CHEAD AGM Notice & call for Trustee nominations for the 2020-23 term

January 26, 2020

The CHEAD Annual General Meeting will be held during the Annual CHEAD Conference at Birmingham City University on Thursday 19 March at 14.00pm.

Elections for CHEAD Trustees will be held at the AGM. Four vacancies will arise at the end of the 2019/20 year:

  • Vice Chair
  • Trustee
  • Trustee
  • Trustee

All roles are as Trustees of CHEAD as a registered charity, however the role of Vice Chair has an enhanced role in supporting the Chair of CHEAD. Below are links to a role description for the role of CHEAD Trustee for a three year term (2020 – 2023) together with the relevant nomination forms. The deadline for applications is: 6pm, Friday 21 February 2020. Ballot papers to allow for remote voting will follow once we have received nominations. Those members attending the conference will be asked to vote on the morning of the AGM.

In order to stand for election a candidate must be the main or alternate representative for an institution in membership with CHEAD, or have received the support of the main / alternate representatives. We hope CHEAD members will consider putting themselves forward for the role of CHEAD Trustee or if someone at their institution would be suitable to forward the details to them and support them in their nomination.

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 Executive 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 role description, please contact the Director of Membership and Operations Anna Maloney:

CHEAD Trustee Role description

CHEAD Trustee Nomination Form – Jan 20 Vice Chair

CHEAD Trustee Nomination Form – Jan 20 Trustee

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