A college vice-chancellor obtained greater than £800,000 in her ultimate 12 months in submit, it has been revealed.
Accounts for Bathtub Spa College present Prof Christina Slade was paid £429,000 “for lack of workplace” on prime of her £250,000 wage and different advantages.
The College and Faculty Union (UCU) has referred to as for an “pressing overhaul” of senior pay at British universities.
A spokeswoman for the college stated the sum “was thought of to symbolize worth for cash”.
Prof Slade, who served as vice-chancellor till August, was additionally given a housing allowance of £20,000 and one other £20,000 for “different benefits-in-kind”.
There have been additionally pension contributions of £89,000.
In complete, she obtained a pay bundle, together with advantages and pensions, price £808,000.
A spokeswoman for the college stated: “Having taken authorized recommendation, the college paid Prof Slade a sum which mirrored her contractual and statutory entitlements, and was thought of to symbolize worth for cash.”
She stated that the vice-chancellor’s wage was determined by a pay committee, which didn’t embody the vice-chancellor or employees.
The committee was “aware of the necessity to reply to issues about extreme salaries and have in mind the efficiency of the college,” she added.
The brand new revelations got here on the day it emerged the retirement phrases of Britain’s highest paid vice-chancellor are being investigated by a watchdog.
Prof Dame Glynis Breakwell introduced she was resigning from the College of Bathtub after a row over her £468,000 wage.
UCU basic secretary Sally Hunt stated that when it got here to senior pay in universities “many vice-chancellors and senior employees appear to be they’re residing on a distinct planet”.
She referred to as for larger transparency into how senior pay awards have been determined, with employees and college students included on remuneration committees.
“We’re seeing what occurs when selections are taken in secret with out correct checks and balances,” she added.
“This merely can’t be allowed to proceed; we want an pressing overhaul of how senior pay and perks are decided, and the way our universities are ruled.”