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Policies and documents

Governance

Policies and documents relating to the University's Governing Body, committees and administration.

York St John University is a company limited by guarantee (Company Number 4498683) and an exempt charity.

Governing Body Membership

The full list of Governing Body members, with brief profiles, is available on the Our structure and governance page.

Articles of Association

YSJU Articles of Association_July2019 (PDF 0.2MB)

Governing Body Statement of primary responsibilities

Statement of Primary Responsibilities 2020-21 (PDF, 0.1 MB)

Scheme of Delegation

Scheme of Delegation, PDF (0.3MB)  

Financial Regulations

A list of our finance policies is available on the Finance documents page.

Governing Body Review of effectiveness

Governing Body effectiveness review statement May2018 (PDF 0.2MB)

Governing body meeting dates

Meeting dates 2021 to 2022

Thursday 11 November 2021
Friday 25 March 2022
Thursday 14 July 2022

Confirmed minutes of Governing Body meetings

2018 to 2019

GB minutes 2018-10-05 (PDF 101.3 kB)
GB minutes 2018-11-15 (PDF 0.2MB)
GB minutes 2019-03-21 (PDF 0.2MB)
GB minutes 2019-07-30 (PDF 0.2 MB)

2019 to 2020

GB minutes 2019-11-14 (PDF 0.2MB)
GB minutes 2020-03-19 (PDF, 0.2 MB)
GB minutes 2020-07-09 (PDF, 0.3 MB)

2020 to 2021

GB minutes 2020-11-12 (PDF, 0.2 MB)

2021 to 2022

GB Minutes 2021-03-25 (PDF, 0.3 MB)

GB Minutes 2021-04-29 (PDF, 86.6 kB)

Constitution and Terms of Reference

Audit Committee - Constitution and terms of reference 2020-21 (PDF, 133 kB)

Membership

Members

Jennifer Adams (Chair)
Rt Revd Paul Ferguson
Professor Graham Henderson CBE DL
Ian Wallace

Co-opted members

Joanne Evans

Executive Officer

University Secretary, Dr Amanda Wilcox

Meeting dates 2021 to 2022

Friday 24 September 2021
Friday 29 October 2021
Friday 14 January 2022
Friday 4 March 2022
Friday 24 June 2022

Constitution and Terms of Reference

Finance and Capital Development - Constitution and ToR 2020-21 (PDF, 109.7 kB)

Membership

Members

Neil Braithwaite (Chair)
Cath Clelland MBE
Russell Davidson
Mark Fordyce 
Julia Unwin DBE

Co-opted members

Peter Baren
Craig Colton
Ann Allen MBE

Non-voting members

Staff Governor, Vacancy
Student Governor, Jamie Andrews

Executive Officer

Chief Operating Officer, Rob Hickey

Meeting dates 2021 to 2022

Wednesday 20 October 2021
Monday 7 March 2022
Wednesday 15 June 2022

Constitution and Terms of Reference

Foundation Committee - Constitution and Terms of Reference 2020-21 (PDF, 0.1 MB)

Membership

Members

Rt Revd Richard Frith (Chair)
Julia Unwin DBE

Rt Revd Dr Helen-Ann Hartley (Diocese of Leeds)
Revd Dr Hayley Matthews (Diocese of Leeds)
Rt Revd Paul Ferguson (Diocese of York)
Rt Revd Dr Jonathan Frost (Diocese of York)

Vice Chancellor, Professor Karen Bryan OBE
Nominated Pro Vice Chancellor, Professor Rob Mortimer
Member of University leadership team, Dr Richard Bourne
Member of University leadership team, Vacancy
Chaplain, Revd Jane Speck
University's Equality and Diversity Adviser, Marije Davidson BEM

Student representatives

SU President, Jamie Andrews
SU President Wellbeing and Diversity, Christian Smith

Faith Advisors

Dr Avijit Datta
Suki Matharu

Co-opted member

Judith Hewitt

Executive Officer

University Secretary, Dr Amanda Wilcox

Meeting dates 2021 to 2022

Monday 18 October 2021
Monday 16 May 2022

Constitution and Terms of Reference

Governance and Nominations Committee - Constitution and ToR 2020-21 (PDF, 0.1MB)

Membership

Membership

Chair of Governing Body, Julia Unwin DBE
Deputy Chair of Governing Body, Maggie Pavlou
Chair Audit Committee, Jennifer Adams
Chair Foundation Committee, Rt Revd Richard Frith
Chair Finance and Capital Development Committee, Neil Braithwaite
Chair People Committee, Jon Hammond Booth DL
Vice Chancellor, Professor Karen Bryan OBE
Staff Governor, Vacancy
Student Governor, Jamie Andrews
Staff member, Jim Irving

Executive Officer

University Secretary, Dr Amanda Wilcox

Meeting dates 2021 to 2022

Thursday 16 September 2021
Thursday 10 March 2022
Thursday 9 June 2022

Constitution and Terms of Reference

People Committee - Constitution and Terms of Reference 2020-21 (PDF, 0.1 MB)

Membership

Jon Hammond Booth DL (Chair)
Mohammed Ali OBE
Cath Clelland MBE
Maggie Pavlou
Vice Chancellor, Professor Karen Bryan OBE
Chair of Governing Body, Julia Unwin DBE
A Students' Union President, Jamie Andrews
Pro Vice Chancellor for Learning and Teaching, Professor Susan Orr
Chief Operating Officer, Rob Hickey
Director of Human Resources, Sally Marlow
Director of Student Life, Debbi Boden-Angell

Co-opted member

Alison Davies
Andy Falconer

Executive Officer

University Secretary, Dr Amanda Wilcox

Meeting dates 2021 to 2022

Tuesday 12 October 2021
Tuesday 8 February 2022
Tuesday 26 May 2022

Documents

Remuneration Committee (VC) - Constitution and ToR 2020-21 (PDF, 0.1 MB)
 
Framework for Decision Making (PDF 0.4MB)

Membership

Chair of Governing Body, Julia Unwin DBE
Chair of Audit Committee, Jennifer Adams
Chair of Finance and Capital Development Committee, Neil Braithwaite
Chair of People Committee, Jon Hammond Booth DL

Co-opted member

Ed Pritchard

Executive Officer

University Secretary, Dr Amanda Wilcox

Meeting dates 2021 to 2022

Tuesday 15 March 2022
Monday 4 July 2022

Documents

Remuneration Committee (SLT) - Constitution and ToR 2020-21 (PDF, 0.2 MB)

Framework for Decision Making (PDF 0.4MB)

Membership

Chair of Governing Body, Julia Unwin DBE
Chair of Audit Committee, Jennifer Adams
Chair of Finance and Capital Development Committee, Neil Braithwaite
Chair of People Committee, Jon Hammond Booth DL
Vice Chancellor, Professor Karen Bryan OBE

Co-opted member

Ed Pritchard

Executive Officer

University Secretary, Dr Amanda Wilcox

Meeting dates 2021 to 2022

Tuesday 15 March 2022
Monday 4 July 2022

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