CHEAD 2022 AGM Notice & call for Trustee nominations for the 2022-25 term

January 6, 2022

The CHEAD Annual General Meeting will be held during the Annual CHEAD Conference 2022 taking place on Wednesday 16th March 2022, at 9.15am.

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

One Trustee vacancy will arise in March 2022:

  • Treasurer

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 form. The deadline for applications is: 6pm, Friday 25th February 2022. Main member representatives unable to attend the AGM in person will be able to vote in advance 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.

CHEAD is proactive in the receipt of nominations from underrepresented communities within our membership as we continue to build capacities in incorporating different perspectives.

As a membership body focussing on equity, diversity and inclusivity, we want to promote and support better representation across our board membership. We seek applicants for Treasurer with additional knowledge and expertise within social justice practice and creative HE, to build capacity within our board and centre the voices of staff of colour and marginalised groups at the foreground of meaningful change.

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 Description
CHEAD Trustee Role description Treasurer
Online nomination form: Treasurer nomination form

The Role of Treasurer at CHEAD is light touch and supported by a firm of accountants who deal with the annual return and the Director of Operations who produces financial information for the Board of Trustee meetings.

Taking on this role is a way to be a full and active member of the CHEAD Board of Trustees, with the Treasurer role forming a relatively small part.

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