Opportunities for involvement in University life

Current opportunities

The University is currently seeking highly experienced individuals to join our Board of Trustees and its committees, to work with our Senior Executive Team to support the delivery of our bold new strategic plan.

We currently have vacancies for:

Committee vacancies:

The Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is the governing body of the University and as such has ultimate responsibility for directing the affairs of the University by ensuring that it is solvent, well-run and delivering the charitable outcomes for the benefit of the public for which it was established.

The primary responsibilities of the Board of Trustees are set out in its Statement of Primary Responsibilities (PDF, 78kB) and were approved by the Board of Trustees at its meeting on 2 October 2015.

Committees to the Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is supported by various committees, details of which can be found on the University's Committee structure (PDF, 196kB) chart.

A key part of the University's Vision and Strategy is to ensure that decision-making processes work across the University in a transparent, consultative and collaborative way and with appropriate delegation and empowerment. We promote open, informed and constructive debate in the Board of Trustees and the Board of Trustees' committees. Through our long-term commitment to diversity and equality of opportunity, we seek to ensure that the Board of Trustees and its committees comprise a diverse, representative, informed and engaged membership.

Denis Burn, Chair of the Board of Trustees

The Nominations Committee of Court

The Nominations Committee of Court appoints Lay Members of the Board of Trustees and reviews the skills, knowledge, independence, experience and diversity in the appointment of those members.

The committee is composed of eight members, including two members elected by Court.  For further details about the membership and composition of the committee, please visit the Nominations Committee of Court [INSERT LINK] webpage.

If you would like any further information, please contact the Governance Team at governance@bristol.ac.uk or by telephone on +44 (0)117 331 8084.