Dual Assurance

For the first time in 2007/08 various areas of the University’s business, many of which had been governed by a committee in previous years, were governed through a new mechanism known as dual assurance. As its name suggests, this model involves two people. The first of these is a member of the Vice-Chancellor’s Executive Group, who takes responsibility for the management and development of policy in a particular area of business. The second member of the dual assurance partnership is an Independent member of Council, knowledgeable in the same area, who provides assurance to Council that this activity is well-managed and that decisions have been reached following due process and appropriate consultation.

The information tabs below show the areas to be governed through Dual Assurance and the Management and Independent leads in 2017/18. To find out more, contact the dual assurance co-ordinator.

Further information on Task and Finish Groups.

Guidelines for the Operation of Dual Assurance

Arts and Culture Dual Assurance

Arts and Culture Dual Assurance is the University's senior management body responsible for Arts & Culture strategy, its delivery and review.  The Terms of Reference document outlines its aims and membership of the group.

The Independent Lead for Arts and Culture Dual Assurance is Nicholas Bull, management lead is Andrew Thorpe, Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean (College of Humanities), supported by Hannah Rundle, Director of College Operations (College of Humanities). 

The meeting dates for 2017/18 are:

15 November, 1000-1130

Further dates to be advised

Visit the Arts and Culture Dual Assurance SharePoint site for associated paperwork (password protected)

Meeting papers are only available to Council and VCEG members and those involved in the Dual Assurance Partnerships. If you would like to request access to any documents, please contact Jean Lloyd, Council Co-Ordinator, j.a.lloyd@exeter.ac.uk

Management Lead

Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean (College of Humanities)

Independent Lead

Nicholas Bull

Coordinator

Hannah Rundle

Communication and Reputation Dual Assurance

Communication and Reputation Dual Assurance is concerned with the University’s communication and reputation across Corporate, College and Professional Service areas. The Communication and Reputation Dual Assurance Terms of Reference February 2017 document outlines its aims and membership of the group.

Communication and Reputation Dual Assurance group was formed from the previous External Affairs and Corporate Social Responsibility and previous documents can be found within the archive

The Independent Lead is Jo Binding, Management Lead is Jane Chafer, Director of Communication and Corporate Affairs and secretariat support is provided by Tracey Smith, PA to Director of Communication and Corporate Affairs.

The group meet once per term and the dates for 2017/18 are:

  • To be advised

Visit the Communication and Reputation Dual Assurance SharePoint site for associated paperwork (password protected)

Meeting papers are only available to Council and VCEG members and those involved in the Dual Assurance Partnerships. If you would like to request access to any documents, please contact Jean Lloyd, Council Co-Ordinator, j.a.lloyd@exeter.ac.uk.

Management Lead

Director of Communications and Corporate Affairs

Independent Lead

Jo Binding

Coordinator

Tracey Smith

Education Dual Assurance

Education Dual Assurance has responsibility for the management of the University's Education Strategy, including monitoring of University performance and measuring progress in delivering agreed institutional priorities in the area of education. The Education Dual Assurance Terms of Reference document outlines its aims and membership of the group.

The Independant Lead is Richard Atkins, the Management Lead is Professor Tim Quine, Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Education, and secretariat support is provided by Maria Rose, Executive Assistant to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor. Education Dual Assurance meetings are also attended by the Academic Dean for Students, Director of Education and Student Support, the Students' Guild Vice-President Education, the FXU President Exeter, and the Business Manager to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education).

The meeting dates for 2017/18 are:

  • 9 October 2017
  • 20 November 2017
  • 5 February 2018
  • 26 March 2018
  • 30 April 2018
  • 25 June 2018

Visit the Education Dual Assurance SharePoint site for associated paperwork (password protected)

Meeting papers are only available to Council and VCEG members and those involved in the Dual Assurance Partnerships. If you would like to request access to any documents, please contact Jean Lloyd, Council Co-Ordinator, j.a.lloyd@exeter.ac.uk.

Management Lead

DVC (Education)

Independent Lead

Richard Atkins

Coordinator

Maria Rose

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Equality and Diversity Dual Assurance

Equality and Diversity Dual Assurance is concerned with the University’s Equality and Diversity activities and initiatives, and with driving forward the University’s commitment to creating a working, learning and social environment that is free from discrimination and promotes a culture of dignity, respect and equality of opportunity. The Equality and Diversity Dual Assurance Terms of Reference below outlines the aims and membership of the group.

The Independent Lead is Kiron Farooki, the Management Lead is Professor Mark Goodwin, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Innovation and External Engagement), and Dorcas Cowan, Equality, Diversity & Inclusivity Manager, acts as co-ordinator for the dual assurance partnership.

Dual Assurance for Equality & Diversity: Terms of Reference

To drive forward the University’s commitment to creating a working, learning and social environment that is free from discrimination for any irrelevant or irrational reason and promotes a culture of dignity, respect and equality of opportunity. 

To have a strategic overview of the University’s Equality and Diversity activities and initiatives.

To advise the Council of the University on the progress and performance of the University’s Equality & Diversity action plan and the University’s responsibilities under the general public sector equality duty which requires the University to have due regard to the need to:

  • Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation and other conduct prohibited by the Act
  • Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not
  • Foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not.

To be appraised of any external factors which may impact upon the University’s Equality & Diversity agenda.

To provide support and advice to the Equality & Diversity team.

Notes of Dual Assurance meetings and other Key Documents can be viewed from the links below.

Visit the Equality and Diversity Dual Assurance SharePoint site for associated paperwork (password protected)

Meeting papers are only available to Council and VCEG members and those involved in the Dual Assurance Partnerships. If you would like to request access to any documents, please contact Jean Lloyd, Council Co-Ordinator, j.a.lloyd@exeter.ac.uk

Management Lead

DVC (Innovation and External Engagement)

Independent Lead

Kiron Farooki

Coordinator

Dorcas Cowan

Estates and Environmental Sustainability Dual Assurance

Estates and Environmental Sustainability Dual Assurance is concerned with the development, delivery and review of the University's Estate and Capital Programme and the Environmental Sustainability Policy. The ‌Estate & Infrastructure Sustainability Dual Assurance Terms of Reference document outlines its aims and membership of the group.

The Independent Lead is Sarah Buck, the Management Lead is Mike Shore-Nye, Registrar and Secretary, and Lianne Moore acts as co-ordinator for the dual assurance partnership.

The Estates and Environmental Sustainability Dual Assurance was renamed in November 2016 and was previously known as Infrastructure & Environmental Sustainability Dual Assurance.

The meeting dates for 2017/18 are:

  • 20 September 2017
  • 17 October 2017
  • 14 November 2017
  • 12 December 2017
  • 6 February 2018
  • 13 March 2018
  • 24 April 2018
  • 22 May 2018
  • 19 June 2018

Visit the Estates and Environmental Sustainability Dual Assurance SharePoint site for associated paperwork (password protected)

Meeting papers are only available to Council and VCEG members and those involved in the Dual Assurance Partnerships. If you would like to request access to any documents, please contact Jean Lloyd, Council Co-Ordinator, j.a.lloyd@exeter.ac.uk

Management Lead

Registrar and Secretary

Independent Lead

Dr Sarah Buck

Coordinator

Lianne Moore

Please visit the Sustainability webpages to find out more about environmental sustainability at the University of Exeter.

www.exeter.ac.uk\sustainability

Ethics Dual Assurance

Ethics Dual Assurance is concerned with the delivery and review of the Ethics Policy, for the provision of oversight on matters relating to research integrity and governance and for providing leadership on ethics, research integrity and governance across the University and wider community. The Ethics Dual Assurance Terms of Reference document outlines its aims and membership of the group.

The Independent Lead is Clare Marx, the Management Lead is Professor Nick Talbot FRS, Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Research and Impact, and secretariat support is provided by Gail Seymour, Research Ethics and Governance Manager.

The meeting dates for 2017/18 are:

  • 14 November 2017
  • 20 February 2018
  • 25 May 2018

Visit the Ethics Dual Assurance SharePoint site for associated paperwork (password protected)

Meeting papers are only available to Council and VCEG members and those involved in the Dual Assurance Partnerships. If you would like to request access to any documents, please contact Jean Lloyd, Council Co-Ordinator, j.a.lloyd@exeter.ac.uk.

Management Lead

DVC (Research and Impact)

Independent Lead

Clare Marx

Coordinator

Gail Seymour

Ethics and Good Practice

Finance and Investment Dual Assurance

Finance and Investment Dual Assurance is responsible for the oversight of finance and investments. The Finance and Investment Terms of Refererence February 2018 document outlines its aims and membership of the group.

The Independent Lead is Alison Reed, the Management Lead is Andrew Connolly, Chief Financial Officer, supported by Sally Harrington, Executive Assistant to the Director.

The meeting dates for 2017/18 are:

  • Tuesday 26 September at 11am
  • Wednesday 1 November at 2pm
  • Wednesday 13 December at 3pm
  • Tuesday 6 February at 11am
  • Tuesday 13 March at 11am
  • Wednesday 23 May at 4pm
  • Friday 13 July at 9am

Visit the Finance and Investment Dual Assurance SharePoint site for associated paperwork (password protected)

Meeting papers are only available to Council and VCEG members and those involved in the Dual Assurance Partnerships. If you would like to request access to any documents, please contact Jean Lloyd, Council Co-Ordinator, j.a.lloyd@exeter.ac.uk

Management Lead

Chief Financial Officer

Indepedent Lead

Alison Reed

Coordinator

Sally Harrington

Global Advancement Dual Assurance

Global Advancement Dual Assurance is concerned with the University’s alumni engagement, fundraising efforts and international partnership activity. The Global Engagement and Development Dual Assurance Global Advancement Terms of Reference document outlines its aims and membership of the group.

The Global Advancement Dual Assurance group was formed from the previous International Exeter and Development and Alumni Relations Office directorates and archive documents can be found here

The Independent Lead is Gerry Brown (Chair of the University’s Campaign Board), the Management Lead is Professor Janice Kay, Provost, supported by Dr Shaun Curtis, Director of Global Advancement, with secretariat support is provided by the Business Manager to the Provost.

The group meets once three times a year and the dates for 2017/18 are:

  • 26 October 2017
  • 6 February 2018
  • 6 July 2018

Visit the Global Advancement Dual Assurance SharePoint site for associated paperwork (password protected)

Meeting papers are only available to Council and VCEG members and those involved in the Dual Assurance Partnerships. If you would like to request access to any documents, please contact Jean Lloyd, Council Co-Ordinator, j.a.lloyd@exeter.ac.uk.

Management Lead

Provost

Independent Lead

Gerry Brown

Coordinator

Rachel Winzer

Global Strategy Dual Assurance

Global Strategy Dual Assurance has responsibility for overseeing the management of the University Global Strategy, including monitoring of University performance and measuring progress in delivering agreed institutional priorities in the area of global partnerships. The Global Strategy Dual Assurance Terms of Reference ‌document outlines its aims and membership of the group.

The Independent Council member for Education is Graham Cole, the management lead is Professor Mark Goodwin, Deputy Vice-Chancellor for External Engagement, and secretariat support is provided by Roscoe Hastings, Business Manager to the DVCs for Education and External Engagement. Global Strategy Dual Assurance meetings are also attended by the Deputy Registrar and Director of People Services and Global Partnerships.

The meeting dates for 2017/18 are:

  • Tuesday 21 November 2017
  • Tuesday 20 February 2018
  • Tuesday 15 May 2018

Visit the Global Strategy Dual Assurance SharePoint Site for associated paperwork (password protected)

Meeting papers are only available to Council and VCEG members and those involved in the Dual Assurance Partnerships. If you would like to request access to any documents, please contact Jean Lloyd, Council Co-Ordinator, j.a.lloyd@exeter.ac.uk.

Management Lead

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (External Engagement)

Independent Lead

Graham Cole

Coordinator

Roscoe Hastings


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Human Resources and Health and Safety Dual Assurance

Human Resources and Health and Safety Dual Assurance is concerned with the reviewing the human resources and health and safety strategy and policies of the University, including the implementation of major policy initiatives. The Human Resources and Health and Safety Dual Assurance Human Resources Dual Assurance Terms of Reference document outlines its aims and membership of the group.

The Independent Lead is Kiron Farooki, the Management Lead is Jacqui Marshall, Deputy Registrar & Director of People Services and Global Partnerships, and secretariat support is provided by Holly Ricketts, Executive Officer to the Director of HR.

The meeting dates for 2017/18 are:

  • 31 October 2017
  • 15 February 2018
  • 16 May 2018

Visit the Human Resources and Health and Safety Dual Assurance SharePoint site for associated paperwork (password protected)

Meeting papers are only available to Council and VCEG members and those involved in the Dual Assurance Partnerships. If you would like to request access to any documents, please contact Jean Lloyd, Council Co-Ordinator, j.a.lloyd@exeter.ac.uk

Management Lead

Deputy Registrar & Director of People Services and Global Partnerships

Indepedent Lead

Kiron Farooki

Coordinator

Holly Ricketts

Information Technology Dual Assurance

Information Technology Dual Assurance is concerned with the development and delivery of the IT strategy, and ensuring that the risks relating to activity in the business area are being well managed. The Information Technology Dual Assurance Terms of Reference document outlines its aims and membership of the group.

The Independent Lead is Richard Sargeant, the Management Lead is Mike Shore-Nye, Registrar and Secretary, and the partnership is coordinated by Alan Hill, Chief Information and Digital Officer.

The meeting dates for 2017/2018 are:

  • To be advised

Visit the Information Technology Dual Assurance SharePoint site for associated paperwork (password protected)

Meeting papers are only available to Council and VCEG members and those involved in the Dual Assurance Partnerships. If you would like to request access to any documents, please contact Jean Lloyd, Council Co-Ordinator, j.a.lloyd@exeter.ac.uk

Management Lead

Registrar and Secretary

Independent Lead

Richard Sargeant

Coordinator

Rob Hart

Innovation and Business Dual Assurance

Innovation and Business Dual Assurance has responsibility for overseeing the management of the University Business Engagement Strategy, including monitoring of University performance and measuring progress in delivering agreed institutional priorities in the area of business and innovation. The Dual Assurance Innovation and Business Terms of Reference ‌document outlines its aims and membership of the group.

The Independent Lead is Graham Cole, the Management Lead is Professor Mark Goodwin, Deputy Vice-Chancellor for External Engagement, and secretariat support is provided by Roscoe Hastings, Business Manager to the DVCs for Education and External Engagement. Innovation & Business Dual Assurance meetings are also attended by the Director of Innovation, Impact and Business.

The meeting dates for 2017/18 are:

  • 25 September 2017
  • 11 December 2017
  • 20 February 2018
  • 15 May 2018

Visit the Innovation and Business Dual Assurance SharePoint site for associated paperwork (password protected)

Meeting papers are only available to Council and VCEG members and those involved in the Dual Assurance Partnerships. If you would like to request access to any documents, please contact Jean Lloyd, Council Co-Ordinator, j.a.lloyd@exeter.ac.uk.

Management Lead

DVC (External Engagement)

Indepedent Lead

Graham Cole

Coordinator

Roscoe Hastings

Also see:

Research and Impact Dual Assurance

Research and Impact Dual Assurance is concerned with the formulation and evolution of the research and impact strategy and ensures that all aspects of the Strategy are being implemented effectively. The Research and Impact Dual Assurance Terms of reference document outlines its aims and membership of the group.

The Independent Lead is Sir John O'Reilly, the Management Lead is Professor Nick Talbot FRS, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Impact), supported by the Director of Research Services Drs Astrid Wissenburg.

Advising the Leads is the Research and Impact Strategy Management Group. This is composed of the Associate Deans for Research and Impact who meet on a monthly basis to ensure the delivery of the Research Strategy at College level.

The meeting dates for 2017/18 are:

  • To be advised

Visit the Research and Impact Dual Assurance Research Services site for associated paperwork (password protected)

Meeting papers are only available to Council and VCEG members and those involved in the Dual Assurance Partnerships. If you would like to request access to any documents, please contact Jean Lloyd, Council Co-Ordinator, j.a.lloyd@exeter.ac.uk

Management Lead

DVC (Research and Impact) 

Indepedent Lead

Sir John O'Reilly

Coordinator

Charlie Lane

Risk Dual Assurance

Risk Dual Assurance is concerned with the University's Risk Management, considering Corporate, College and Professional Service risks. The ‌Risk Dual Assurance Terms of Reference document outlines the aims of the group, and also its membership.

The Independent Lead is Judy Hargadon, the Management Lead is the Registrar and Secretary, and the Coordinator is the Risk and Compliance Officer. For more information on Risk Dual Assurance, or the Risk Management process at the University, please contact Tracey Tuffin, Risk and Compliance Officer at: T.Tuffin@exeter.ac.uk

The group meet termly, and the dates for 2017/18 are:

  • 21 November 2017
  • 20 March 2018
  • 20 June 2018 

Visit the Risk Dual Assurance SharePoint site for associated paperwork (password protected)

Meeting papers are only available to Council and VCEG members and those involved in the Dual Assurance Partnerships. If you would like to request access to any documents, please contact Jean Lloyd, Council Co-Ordinator, j.a.lloyd@exeter.ac.uk.

Management Lead

Registrar and Secretary

Independent Lead

Judy Hargadon

Coordinator

Chris Lindsay

Sport Dual Assurance

Sport Dual Assurance is concerned with the formulation and development of the University’s sports strategy. The Sport Dual Assurance Sport and Wellness Dual Assurance Terms of Reference document outlines its aims and membership of the group.

The Independent Lead is Nicholas Bull, the Management Lead is Mike Shore-Nye, Registrar and Secretary, and secretariat support is provided by Alison Davidson, Director of Sport.

The group meets termly and confirmed dates for 2017/18 are:

  • Wednesday 13 September 2017, 1200 to 1330 
  • Friday 9 March 2018, 1000-1200
  • Thursday 7 June 2018, 1430 to 1630

Visit the Sport Dual Assurance SharePoint site for associated paperwork (password protected)

Meeting papers are only available to Council and VCEG members and those involved in the Dual Assurance Partnerships. If you would like to request access to any documents, please contact Jean Lloyd, Council Co-Ordinator, j.a.lloyd@exeter.ac.uk.

Management Lead

Registrar and Secretary

Independent Lead

Nicholas Bull

Coordinator

Alison Davidson

Dual Assurance Meeting Notes

18 October 2007 (External Affairs)
21 January 2008 (External Affairs)
28 January 2008 (External Affairs)
21 April 2008 (External Affairs)
6 October 2008 (External Affairs)
18 November 2008 (External Affairs and Corporate Social Responsibility)
2 February 2009 (External Affairs and Corporate Social Responsibility)
23 March 2009 (External Affairs and Corporate Social Responsibility)
20 October 2009 (External Affairs)
12 May 2010 (External Affairs and Corporate Social Responsibility)
28 January 2011 (External Affairs and Corporate Social Responsibility)
24 March 2011 (External Affairs and Corporate Social Responsibility)
11 May 2011 (External Affairs and Corporate Social Responsibility)
30 June 2011 (External Affairs and Corporate Social Responsibility)
20 September 2011 (External Affairs and Corporate Social Responsibility)
5 January 2012 (External Affairs and Corporate Social Responsibility)

Dual Assurance: Corporate Responsibility

Terms (October 2009)
Membership (October 2009)

Task & Finish Group: Corporate Responsibility

23 October 2008
4 December 2008

Task & Finish Group: Excel Award

Excel Award: Award Structure

Reports to Strategy, Performance and Resources Committee

8 February 2008
21 May 2008
17 November 2008
27 May 2009

Advisory Panels

Cornwall Advisory Panel

The Cornwall Advisory Panel, Chaired by Judy Hargadon (Lay Member of Council) provides the forum to enable representatives from the University to engage with the key constituencies in Cornwall from the public and private sectors, with the following aims:

  • To provide advice to the University’s governing body, Council, through the Chair, on developments in Cornwall.
  • To act as a forum for the discussion of Cornish issues which affect the University.
  • To allow for those based in Cornwall to hear about and discuss the University’s plans, and provide advice on how the University can contribute to Cornwall.
  • To allow for those responsible for the University’s strategic direction to hear about Cornish current affairs from its membership, drawn from key individuals based in Cornwall.
  • To meet three times a year, in October, February and May.

Visit the Cornwall Advisory Panel SharePoint site for associated paperwork (password protected)

The co-ordinator for the Cornwall Advisory Panel is Helen Wonnacott. If you have any queries regarding the Cornwall Advisory Panel please contact Helen in the first instance.

Management Lead

DVC (External Engagement)

Independent Lead

Judy Hargadon (Chair)

Coordinator

Helen Wonnacott