To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what salary is proposed for the new post of Director for Freedom of Speech and Academic Freedom; and what budget will be made available to that postholder.
21 June 2021
The Director for Freedom of Speech and Academic Freedom will be responsible for overseeing the performance of the Office for Students’ (OfS) freedom of speech functions, including the monitoring and enforcement of freedom of speech registration conditions and the new students’ unions duties, as well as the new complaints scheme under the Higher Education (Freedom of Speech) Bill.
The salary of the Director for Freedom of Speech and Academic Freedom has not yet been determined. They will be recruited through the public appointments process.
The department will work closely with the OfS to ensure it has the necessary resources to fulfil its duties.