London Metropolitan University, commonly known as London Met, is a public research university in London. The University of North London (formerly the Polytechnic of North London) and London Guildhall University (formerly the City of London Polytechnic) merged in 2002 to create the university. With roots going back to 1848, it is one of London’s oldest educational institutions.
The university has campuses in the City of London and in the London Borough of Islington, a museum, archives and libraries.
In October 2006 the University opened a new Science Centre as part of a £30m investment in its science department at the North campus on Holloway Road, with a “Super Lab” claimed to be one of Europe’s most advanced science teaching facilities, and 280 workstations equipped with digital audio visual interactive equipment.
Board Meetings: 6 per annum (including strategy day)
Strategy Meetings: 2 per annum
Finance Committee: 4 per annum
Audit Committee: 4 per annum
Remuneration Committee: 2 per annum
Governance Committee: 4 per annum
(acts as Nominations as well)
All meetings held in Holloway / Aldgate
The apprentice would be invited to all Board meetings plus sub-Committee by prior agreement.
A real interest in or empathy with the higher education sector is essential, although work experience in the sector is not required.
Candidates should be willing to get involved in the day to day life of the University, e.g. by attending events on invitation.
Candidates should be committed to the University’s mission of transforming lives through excellent education and meeting the needs of students from a wide cross-section of society, including the most socially disadvantaged groups.
The Board would be especially open to applications from Board Apprentices with any background which aligns with the University’s mission of widening participation.
In light of the challenges facing the sector, a financial understanding is desirable.
The University would be particularly interested in candidates with backgrounds in estates/property, finance/accountancy and the law.
The University is committed to improving the diversity of the Board of Governors. Candidates who help to ensure that the diversity of the Board (e.g. in gender, ethnicity and age) reflects the diverse makeup of the University would be particularly welcome.
Audit/accounting specialist /legal/ IT or estates/property.
Either considered but note expenses policy.
UK, in line with University expenses policy.
If you are interested in being put forward for this placement, and you fit the required criteria, please confirm permission for your Bio, CV and Board Apprentice Questionnaire to be submitted. Please also confirm that you have no conflict of interest with this Board.
In the event of a large number of applicants, a list of applicants, together with their Bios, will be sent to the Board for consideration. Please do not underestimate the importance of your BIO in this respect. The Board will then draw up a shortlist of candidates whose CVs and Board Apprentice Questionnaires they wish to see and/or invite to interview. Please ensure that we have your most up to date Bio.