Seeking New Trustees - Join our Board

We are seeking Trustees with financial or commercial experience/background and/or from a FE college
The EAUC Board is made up of 12 volunteer Trustees and Directors with experience in the Further or Higher Education sector. We have one long-standing Trustee reach the end of their tenure at the June 2022 AGM and a further trustee has retired from the Board so we will have TWO available Trustee positions.

At the February meeting of the Board’s People and Performance Sub-Committee we discussed what skills and experiences we are looking for from our new trustees as well as ways to increase the diversity of the Board to better reflect the sector’s demographics. 

Read more about our approach to equality and diversity here.

Last year we looked at barriers to members coming forward for election, one of which was a requirement for previous Trustee experience. To address this:
  • In 2021 we amended this to “experience of making an impact through committees or working-group membership inside or outside the workplace”
  • In 2021 we created new Associates positions for the Board, we will have a full review post AGM once their one year tenure has completed.
From June, the new full Trustees we are seeking will be motivated and dynamic individuals who are either:
  • Financial or commercial experience/background and/or
  • From a FE college
As one of the trustees that is retiring has a financial background we are seeking to replace this essential skill. You do not need to have financial qualifications but an understanding of budgeting, risks and income generation is welcome.

The Board wishes to retain at least 2 positions on the Board to be from the FE college sector. So at least one of the vacancies will be ring-fenced for FE applicants.

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 2022.

We look forward to receiving your enquiries about joining our Board!

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 information here.

Please complete the Nomination Form below and refer to the FAQ's for full details. Deadline for applications is 4th May 2022.

If you have any questions please contact our Company Secretary, Fiona Goodwin.
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