Norland’s governance structure

Norland’s governance structure has been developed so that it holds true to the principles and requirements of good governance in higher education. 

On 31 July 2019, Norland College became a subsidiary of The Norland Foundation, registered Charity number 1180292. For further information regarding the foundation, please contact Soo Rusher, at soo@norland.ac.uk. 

The Norland College Board of Directors is the governing body of Norland and as such has statutory responsibility and strategic oversight of Norland ensuring that it remains solvent, fulfils its strategic aims and is accountable to its stakeholders. It also ensures the maintenance of academic standards and the enhancement of the student learning experience.

The board comprises members who have a wide range of skills and expertise bringing significant professional, business and educational experience of working in their particular field. Norland has formally adopted the Higher Education Code of Governance (Committee of University Chairs). In addition, members are expected to carry out their responsibilities in accordance with the Seven Principles of Public Life (the Nolan Principles) of Selflessness, Integrity, Objectivity, Accountability, Openness, Honesty and Leadership.

Becoming a director

Appointments to the board are made on a fixed term basis for an initial period of three years. The board’s nominations and governance committee uses a skills matrix to assess candidates and to ensure the board and its committees, and ultimately Norland, benefit from a wide range of knowledge and experience.

The board meets four times a year. Each director is also asked to join at least one committee. Committees meet a further two to four times a year. Directors have regular opportunities, and are very much encouraged, to participate in Norland visits and attend formal events such as graduation ceremonies.

Directors receive no remuneration but are reimbursed for their reasonable expenses incurred in carrying out their duties.

We are not currently actively recruiting new board members, but welcome expressions of interest at any time. These will be reviewed by the nominations and governance committee, which meets twice a year. Norland is committed to promoting diversity throughout the organisation and expressions of interest from members of minority ethnic groups or those with a disability would be particularly welcome. If you would like to submit an expression of interest, or would like further details, please email soo@norland.ac.uk.

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Board of directors

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Committee and organisational structure

Norland Committee Structure

This document outlines the committee structure of Norland.

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Norland Organisational Structure

This document outlines the organisational structure of Norland.

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Governance documents

Audit Committee Terms of Reference

This document provides the terms of reference for the Audit Committee.

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Board of Directors Terms of Reference

This document provides the terms of reference for the Board of Directors.

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Academic Board Terms of Reference

This document provides the terms of reference for the Academic Board.

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Enterprise Committee Terms of Reference

This document provides the terms of reference for the Enterprise Committee.

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Executive Group Terms of Reference

This document provides the terms of reference for the Executive Group.

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Finance Committee Terms of Reference

This document provides the terms of reference for the Finance Committee.

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Nominations and Governance Committee Terms of Reference

This document provides the terms of reference for the Nominations and Governance Committee.

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Remuneration Committee Terms of Reference

This document provides the terms of reference for the Remuneration Committee.

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Register of Directors' Interests

This document details the interests register of the Board of Directors.

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Register of Interests Policy and Form

This document contains the policy and the register of interests form for the Board of Directors.

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Strategic Leadership Team's Register of Interests

This document details the interests register of the Strategic Leadership Team.

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Board of directors meeting minutes

Board Minutes December 2020

The minutes of the board of directors meeting in December 2020.

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Board Minutes October 2020

The minutes of the board of directors meeting in October 2020.

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Board Minutes June 2020

The minutes of the board of directors meeting in June 2020.

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Board Minutes March 2020

The minutes of the board of directors meeting in March 2020.

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Annual Report 2019/20

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Read the Norland Annual Report for the 2019/20 academic year.