CHEAD AGM Notice & call for Trustee nominations for the 2021-24 term

January 5, 2021

The CHEAD Annual General Meeting will be held during the Annual CHEAD Conference taking place online on Wednesday 17th March 2021, at 12.00pm.

Elections for CHEAD Trustees will be held at the forthcoming AGM.

Four Trustee vacancies will arise in March 2021:

  • Chair
  • Treasurer
  • Trustee
  • Trustee

The role of the Board of Trustees is to carry out CHEAD’s charitable purpose to advance education for the public benefit by promoting knowledge and understanding of art and design within higher education institutions and to represent and respond to the demands of the membership.

Please see below links to the job description for the role of CHEAD Trustee together with the relevant nomination forms. The deadline for applications is: 6pm, Friday 26th February 2021. Main member representatives will then be able to vote online and the results of the election will be announced during the AGM.

In order to stand for election a candidate must be the main representative for a CHEAD institutional member, or have received the support of the main representative. Please note that no single institutional member may be represented by more than one Trustee on the Board.

The Board of Trustees believes that effective leadership and good decision-making is enabled through a diverse board membership, a culture of listening to, and acting on, diverse perspectives and, having board behaviours that embody respect, openness and constructive challenge.

CHEAD welcomes nominations from the breadth of its membership and we value and encourage different perspectives in the co-creation of our culture, plans and programmes. We want, as a membership body, to promote new board members with knowledge and expertise within creative HE, to improve our board and bring the voice of black and brown academics and those with diverse backgrounds to the fore.

Benefits of becoming a CHEAD Trustee
It is appreciated that Trustees are already busy people and will be contributing even more of their time for the benefit of CHEAD and its general membership. The Board of Trustees runs as a relatively informal group and past members have almost all said how much they have enjoyed their periods of office, that as well as making a contribution to our sector, they benefited in many ways themselves.

Some of the benefits former Trustees have reported include:

• Satisfaction of being closely involved in the strategic planning and decision-making of a national body.
• Representing their own institutions at the highest level
• Always having the latest information and news of the sector
• Being aware of latest Government and Funding Council Policies and decision making
• Invaluable networking opportunities inside and outside of HE
• Promoting their individual institutions
• Opportunities to speak to national and international peers
• Other professional opportunities, eg presenting and speaking at events, advisorial, involvement in case studies, consultation as a senior advocate, making useful new contacts

If you have any questions about the role that is not covered by the job description, please contact the Director of Membership and Operations Anna Maloney:

Role Descriptions
CHEAD Trustee Role description
CHEAD Trustee Role description Chair
CHEAD Trustee Role description Treasurer

Online nomination forms
Trustee nomination form
Chair nomination form
Treasurer nomination form



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