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 2022 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 2023. 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 £472m in 2021/22
- Over 70 academic departments, research and centres
- Circa 20,000 full-time equivalent students
- Over 4,600 full-time equivalent members of staff
- £45m investment in our new Institute for Safe Autonomy
- 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 2024, 17th in the Complete University Guide 2024, 13 subjects ranked in the top 10
- 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)
- 167th in the QS World University Rankings 2024
- 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
- 22 Athena SWAN awards, 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
- Ten subjects ranked first for 'overall satisfaction' out of the Russell Group universities included in the National Student Survey 2023.
- Ranked 5th in the Russell Group for Learning resources in the National Student Survey 2023.