Governing bodies are expected to establish a Remuneration Committee. The Committee's role is to determine and review the salaries and the terms and conditions of the head of the institution and other senior post holders.
Membership of the committee is expected to include the chair of the governing body and at least three other independent/lay/co-opted members and, where such a position exists, the ‘lay treasurer’.
The head of the institution may be a member of the committee and is expected to be consulted on the remuneration of the other senior post holders. They should not however be present during any discussion of their own remuneration.
The Committee is expected to obtain and use comparative data to help inform its judgment as to the level of remuneration the head of the institution should receive.
Further information about the work of the Remunerations Committee can be found in Governors' briefing note No. 16: Remuneration
Readers may find it helpful to consult the Illustrative Practice Note No.1: Remuneration Committees, published by the Committee of University Chairs.
The Universities and College Employers’ Association undertakes an annual Senior Staff survey, covering the remuneration of heads of institutions, and senior and middle managers.
Using information from each institution's annual report and accounts, the Times Higher Education publishes each year the salaries of heads of institution.
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