Chair: Mr Philip Carpenter [member of Council]
The University of York is open and transparent in how it decides the remuneration of the Vice-Chancellor and President and senior members of staff and publishes details in its annual report and financial statements 2021 PDF.
The University's Remuneration Committee is a sub-committee of the University's Council and they are responsible for determining the salary and terms of employment of the Vice-Chancellor and President. The Remuneration Committee is comprised in total of four lay members of council plus a further committee member selected for their external independent perspective.
The Committee agreed a total remuneration package having considered external benchmark total remuneration information from the Russell Group Senior Pay Survey and the University and Colleges Employers Association Senior Staff Remuneration survey. The Committee provides a report of each of its meetings to the University Council.
|Annual Base Salary||£297,953|
The above figures reflect the Vice-Chancellor and President's full time equivalent salary up to 31 July 2021. The Vice-Chancellor and President's total remuneration package reflects the level of responsibility and skills required to maintain the reputation of a dynamic institution such as the University of York and is commensurate with the leadership strengths required to guide the University on a sustainable basis through the turbulent and unpredictable future facing the UK Higher Education sector.
The University of York is a member of the Russell Group and is one of the world's leading research-intensive universities with a global reputation for excellence in teaching. The Vice-Chancellor and President is responsible for implementing a strategic vision to strengthen the reputation and the sustainable success of the institution.
The scale, complexity and success of the institution are also factors in determining the total remuneration of the Vice-Chancellor and President. Such factors include the following:
- Total institutional income of £414m in 2020/21
- Over 70 academic departments, research and centres
- Circa 20,000 full-time equivalent students
- Over 4,600 full-time equivalent members of staff
- £435m investment in our new Institute for Safe Autonomy
- The total economic impact of all University of York activities to the UK economy in 2016-17 was over £1.8 billion. (Source: The economic, social and cultural impact of the University of York, London Economics November 2018)
- Gold Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) award, demonstrating that we deliver consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for our students.
- Ranked 17th in the Times Good University Guide 2023, 20th overall in the Complete University Guide 2023, 13 subjects ranked in the top 10
- 16th in the UK in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings (2021)
- 16th in Times Higher Education European Teaching Rankings (2019)
- 139th (joint) in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings (2023); 57th in the world for arts and humanities (2022), top 100 in the world for psychology (2022)
- 162nd in the QS World University Rankings 2021
- 21st in the Guardian University Guide 2023
- 10th in the UK for the quality of our research in the Times Higher Education Ranking of the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021.
- £86m in research income
- 23 Athena SWAN awards for supporting gender representation, including three gold awards for the Department of Chemistry, Department of Biology and the Department of Psychology
- Shortlisted for Times Higher Education Awards 2021 award
- Eight subjects ranked first for âoverall satisfactionâ out of the Russell Group universities included in the National Student Survey 2022.
- 39 subjects ranked within the top 10 in Russell Group.