Independent Member of Council (Property), City St George’s, University of London

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Overview

In February 2024, City, University of London and St George’s, University of London signed a historic agreement to merge, creating a powerful new multi-faculty, multi-campus institution. The combined university, to be known as City St George’s, University of London, will come into being in August 2024 and will be one of the largest higher education providers in London. The merger is a significant point in the development of Higher Education in the UK and its capital city. The strategic alignment of subject mix and ethos of City and of St George’s will create a health powerhouse for students, researchers, the NHS and partners. More broadly, it will bring advantages in terms of scale, reach, capability and resilience that will enable the University to provide a full-service Higher Education that is innovative and responds to society’s future needs.

A Chair of Council is now being appointed for City St George’s, through a process that has been agreed formally between both Universities, and there is also a need for new Council Member who brings experience of strategic property management.

The Council has overall responsibility for the strategy, direction and performance of City St George’s, ensuring that the best interests of stakeholders are met, notably students, staff and alumni.

Distinctive for its focus on business, practice and the professions, City has extensive strengths across law, technology, engineering, business, arts, social science and health disciplines (such as nursing, midwifery and allied health professions). St George’s is an independent University and member of the University of London, with a long history in medicine and related disciplines including pharmacology, biomedical science, allied and global health and including a medical school first established in 1756, and now co-located with a major teaching hospital. Both Universities have a shared ethos that brings together ambitions for excellence in student experience and ground-breaking research with a commitment to the communities they serve.

At the current time we are looking for a key Council member with experience in property to join Council.  Ideal candidates will bring considerable experience at board level, ideally with expertise in property matters, and ideally with some track record of engaging with higher education.

Members of Council shall be appointed for a term of up to three years, renewable to a maximum of nine years in total. The Charter states that the total period of membership will be nine years or three terms of three years in any one capacity.

Ordinary independent members of Council will typically spend around eight hours a month on the role.

Candidate Pack

St George’s, University of London

City, University of London

Apply

Applications should be in the form of a cover letter and CV, and sent to csgcouncil@minervasearch.com  

Interviews will take place in early July (date to be confirmed).