Human Resources Committee

Terms of Reference

  1. To ensure that strategic HR and Organisational Development (OD) activities align and deliver against the strategic ambitions of the University strategy.
  2. To develop, approve and monitor strategic HR and OD related activities and policies.  This includes all matters relating to the recruitment, reward, retention, learning and development of the University’s staff, recommending changes as appropriate to Senate and/or Council.
  3. To provide assurance to Senate and/or Council that the University’s HR and OD activities are fit for purpose and represent good practice.
  4. To ensure that HR and OD practices align with equity, diversity and inclusion best practice and with the University’s aspirations as set out in the Strategic Plan and by the EDI Committee.
  5. To ensure that appropriate governance arrangements are in place so that the University operates in an ethical manner.
  6. To consider reports and recommendations from the Ethics Committee.
  7. To ensure that appropriate oversight is provided in relation to the specific risks identified by Council as falling within the remit of the Ethics Committee.
  8. To receive reports of all honorary titles awarded, personal titles and the title of Emeritus Professor.
  9. To make recommendations to Council on the receipt of advice from the appropriate negotiating and consultative sub-committees, concerning the terms and conditions of service of employees of the University.
  10. To receive and consider reports, at least annually, from the Academic and Related Staff Negotiating Sub-Committee, the Joint Negotiating and Consultative Committee, the Promotions Committees, the Reward Committees and the Personal Titles Sub-Committee.
  11. To report to Senate and Council following each of its meetings.