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  • Members of the Committee shall be appointed by the General Purposes Committee. The Committee shall have a minimum of five members, at least one of whom shall be a Barclay Fellow. The Chair of the HR Committee shall be a member ex officio.
    College Accountant in attendance
    Human Resources Manager in attendance
  • No-one for whom the College is his or her principal employer may serve on the committee.
  • Only members of the Committee have the right to attend committee meetings. However, other individuals such as the Principal and external advisers may be invited to attend all or part of any meeting as and when appropriate.
  • Appointments to the Committee shall be for a period of up to three years, which may be extended for two further three-year periods.
  • The Governing Body shall appoint the Committee Chair. In the absence of the Committee Chair the remaining members present shall elect for one of themselves to chair the meeting.
  • The quorum for the meetings shall be any three members of the Committee. A duly convened meeting of the Committee at which a quorum is present shall be competent to exercise all or any of the authorities, powers and discretions vested or exercisable by the Committee.

Terms of reference

  1. The Committee shall advise Governing Body on the remuneration of the Principal, College Officers and such other staff of the College as the Governing Body may specify from time to time. No member of the Committee shall be involved in any decision as to his or her own remuneration.
  2. The Committee shall keep the College's policy for the remuneration of academic staff and officers under review and make recommendations to the Governing Body for any modification of that policy with a view to the more effective achievement of its objective. The objective of the College's policy for the remuneration of academic staff and officers shall be to ensure that academic staff and officers of the College are provided with appropriate incentives for retention purposes and to encourage enhanced performance and are, in a fair and responsible manner, rewarded for their individual contributions to the success of the College.
  3. In reviewing this policy and in setting the remuneration of any employee of the College, the Committee shall:
    - consider such internal and external information as may be relevant and specific proposals made by the Governing Body;
    - consult where appropriate with the University and with other colleges in the University; and
    - be sensitive to the remuneration and other employment conditions throughout the University.
  4. The Committee shall keep under review, and advise the Governing Body on, the financial benefits provided to Governing Body Fellows.
  5. The Committee shall determine the policy for and scope of pension arrangements, termination payments and compensation commitments for academic staff and officers of the College. The Committee shall seek to ensure that contractual terms on termination, and any payments made, are fair to the individual and the College.
  6. The Committee shall develop and, subject to its approval by the Governing Body, implement a policy for authorising claims for expenses from the academic staff and officers of the College.