Chair: Mr Philip Carpenter [member of Council]

Vice-chancellor's remuneration

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.

Remuneration for Professor Jeffery Vice-Chancellor and President
Annual Base Salary £289,275
Total Remuneration £289,275

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: