Seeking New Trustees - Join our Board 2021

13th April 2021

The EAUC Board is made up of 12 volunteer Trustees and Director with experience in the Further or Higher Education sector.  Two long-standing Trustees reach the end of their tenure at the June 2021 AGM and so we will have TWO available Trustee positions.

At the March meeting of the Board’s People and Performance Sub-Committee we discussed ways to increase the diversity of the Board to better reflect the sector’s demographics. 

Read more about our approach to diversity here.

We looked at barriers to members coming forward for election, one of which was a requirement for previous Trustee experience. To address this:
  1. We have now amended this to “experience of making an impact through committees or working-group membership inside or outside the workplace”
  2. We will be calling for Associates which are new, one-year positions to join the Board as a guest to gain insight into its work. It is not necessary to undertake this before coming forward for Election as a full Trustee. You will be expected to attend Board meetings which we have 4 a year and currently all virtually. You will be a guest and will not be a registered Trustee or Director. Associates can be from organisations that support the education sector and/or sustainability sector, including companies. Please complete the below Associate Application Form. 
From June, the new full Trustees we are seeking will be motivated and dynamic individuals who are either:
  • Sustainability Professional / Practitioner
  • Academic that teaches an aspect of sustainability
Length of time in the role is not a determinant and we are particularly keen to source applications from a greater ethnic diversity than previously. Trustees declaring other protected characteristics are also under-represented so please do make enquiries if a deeper engagement with EAUC appeals to you.

Ultimately it is the EAUC membership which votes on the proposed Trustees at the AGM on 23rd June 2021.

We look forward to receiving your enquiries about both Full Trusteeship and Associates!

The EAUC is committed to equality and valuing diversity within its workforce and trustees and actively encourages diversity in nominations. You can view our Equality and Diversity policy here, which is currently under review.

Please complete the Nomination Form below and refer to the FAQ's for full details. Deadline for applications both roles is 7th May 2021.

If you have any questions please contact Fiona Goodwin.
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