RSGB Board Director vacancies

| August 26, 2020

Following recent changes to the RSGB Board of Directors, and the continuing effects of the ongoing pandemic, the Society is looking for Members to be considered for possible appointment to the Board.

Members co-opted to the Board of Directors are appointed until the next AGM (April 2021) after which they may seek nomination as a Nominated Director or stand for election as a Director. For Board appointments, some business or related experience is a great asset since the RSGB operates as a registered limited Company and is required to undertake all the legal and governance requirements of any Company. If you have experience of working within a not-for-profit or volunteer-based organisation you are particularly encouraged to apply.

The RSGB maintains a confidential register of those interested in pursuing Director opportunities. Each person is required to complete an experience/skill matrix which is used by the Nominations Committee to match those skills and experience to the needs of the organisation. The Nominations Committee then presents suitable candidates for consideration for appointment to the Board of Directors.

Essential personal attributes for consideration as a Board Director:

  • Sensitive to the pressures of short-term issues and yet take account of broader, long-term trends
  • Work within a team in pursuit of common objectives
  • Knowledgeable about ‘local’ issues and yet be aware of potential or actual wider competitive influences
  • Focused on the commercial needs of the Society’s business while acting responsibly towards employees, business partners and the public
  • Provide considered but respectful input to business decisions
  • Maintain adherence to the RSGB ethos and codes of conduct
  • Available to respond to communications in a timely manner
  • Relevant specialist skills or general business experience at a senior level

Desirable attributes:

  • Experience within a voluntary organisation
  • Knowledge/experience/awareness of some SME business processes such as finance, governance, project evaluation, marketing, publications, retailing
  • Approachable personality

You can find out more about the RSGB Board on the website:

To register your interest in the role of Board Director, or to ask for an informal discussion, please contact the RSGB Board Chair, Ian Shepherd, G4EVK: chairman@rsgb.org.uk

Category: RSGB Notices, Volunteer Vacancies