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The University Council

The chief purpose of Remuneration Committee is to determine the remuneration of senior staff of the University.

Remuneration Committee business

Remuneration Committee deals with senior staff salary and other remuneration matters on behalf of Council

Click on Terms of Reference and Membership to see Remuneration Committee's full remit.

Secretary to Remuneration Committee

Dr Martin Toner, Corporate Governance Officer (Council), Legal and Governance, Room 620, Maxwell Building 

Dates of Remuneration Committee meetings


Meeting Dates       Final Papers for consideration to be submitted by 12pm on      
Friday 29 September 2017 at 9:15am Tuesday 19 September 2017
Thursday 2 November 2017 at 9:30am Monday 23 October 2017
Tuesday 8 March 2018 at 9:00am Monday 26 February 2018
Friday 15 June 2018 at 11:30am Tuesday 5 June 2018


To determine the remuneration of senior managers and staff of the University as defined by the Committee.  The Committee shall meet as required but no less than twice a year.  

Terms of Reference  

  1. To receive and review comparative information on salaries, other emoluments, conditions of service and general pay trends in the higher education sector where relevant.    
  2. To determine on behalf of Council the salary, other remuneration (including performance reward payments), performance criteria and conditions of service of the  following positions;      
    • Vice-Chancellor        
    • Deputy Vice-Chancellor        
    • Registrar        
    • Pro Vice-Chancellors        
    • Director of Finance        
    • Director of Human Resources        
  3. Exceptionally, the Committee may determine the remuneration of other senior managers and staff, for example when proposed levels of remuneration depart significantly from national and/or sector wide benchmarks.    
  4. To approve the design of, and determine targets for, any performance/merit related pay arrangements operated by the University and approve the total payments made under such schemes.    
  5. To ensure that all provisions regarding the disclosure of remuneration, including pensions, are fulfilled.    
  6. To determine a material financial settlement for i) the Vice-Chancellor and ii) where settlements are outside of normal policy, any member of staff listed in [II] above, in the event of individuals specified in i) and ii) leaving the employment of the institution in circumstances where that is deemed appropriate.    
  7. In respect of Professorial staff and any individual on the management scale the Committee will: (i) receive and review comparative information on salaries, other emoluments and conditions of service in the higher education sector and review decisions made by the Vice-Chancellor in that context; and (ii) approve the overall reward policy.    
  8. To set the terms of reference for any remuneration consultants who advise the Committee.    
  9. To deal with other relevant remuneration matters referred to it by the Council.    
  10. To recommend to Council the establishment, terms of reference and composition of any time or task-limited working groups deemed necessary to develop, advance or review the Committee’s business.    
  11. To review the Terms of Reference as required but normally no less than once every three years.        
  12. To publish its Terms of Reference on the University's website.

3 Ex-officio:

Chair of Council
Deputy Chair of Council

At least 3 Appointed Council members

Up to 2 co-opted members

Officers in attendance: Director of Human Resources, Director of Legal & Governance