Statement regarding Vice-Chancellor Pay

Wednesday, 6 December, 2017

Professor Slade stood down as Vice-Chancellor of Bath Spa University after more than five years of service in the summer of 2017. Having taken legal advice the University paid Professor Slade a sum which reflected her contractual and statutory entitlements and was considered to represent value for money. Relevant HEFCE guidance was taken into account and legal advice, based on this guidance, obtained.

The Vice-Chancellor's​ salary at Bath Spa University is determined by the University’s remuneration committee. Members of this committee do not include the Vice-Chancellor or any members of staff. Its members are all independent governors of the University and not paid members of staff.
When determining the salary of the Vice-Chancellor and other senior staff, the remuneration committee is mindful of the need to respond to concerns about excessive salaries and take into account the performance of the University in meeting key performance indicators, the individual contribution of senior staff to achieving the University’s strategic objectives, the need for the University to be competitive in the higher education market, affordability and reputation.

Over the last five to ten years, Bath Spa University has become one of the UKs leading creative universities according to Which? University. Financially sound, it has invested heavily in developing outstanding facilities, generated a significant increase in research activity and become increasingly international in its outlook and activities.

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