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Volunteers needed for AGCAS committees and working parties

This is an exciting time for AGCAS: we are now well into the implementation of our 2016–2019 Strategy; we are weeks away from the launch of our new website; and we have a whole host of new areas for members to get involved with.

AGCAS could not function as a professional body without the time and support of you, our members. To take forward our strategic vision we are advertising for a number of volunteers to join our committees and working parties. These new opportunities will allow us to further the AGCAS voice and agenda, to the benefit of you, and wider HE community.  

All vacancies close on 23 February 2018. Even if you have not had any previous voluntary experience with AGCAS we would still encourage you to apply, or to put forward your interest to one of the AGCAS senior managers, listed below. 

Please return the relevant application form, which can be downloaded from the bottom of this page, to the relevant AGCAS senior manager:

•    Governance and Risk committee – Elaine Boyes
•    Research and Knowledge committee – Gemma Green  
•    Learning committee – Linda Byrne  
•    Social mobility working party – Elaine Boyes

Governance and Risk Committee

Governance and Risk Committee takes an independent and objective view of operational and risk management matters for AGCAS and will be working on the following strategic activities: 

•    Provide advice to the Board on likely reputational, regulatory and financial risks to AGCAS activities in a fast changing HE environment by horizon scanning and benchmarking
•    Review the policies and procedures operated for both financial and non-financial risk management and internal control.
•    Ensure that AGCAS business planning and decision making processes satisfy the requirements of good governance  

Appointments for committee members shall be for a maximum of three years. Retiring members may be re-appointed, subject to a maximum of 6 years’ unbroken service. 

The committee will meet at least twice a year, with regular correspondence via phone and email in between face-to-face meetings. 

The Governance and Risk Committee has five vacancies (including three Heads of Member Services)

Governance and Risk Committee Terms of Reference can be downloaded from the bottom of this page.

Learning Committee 

The principal aims of the Learning Committee are to:

•    Oversee the fulfilment of the AGCAS strategy in areas of learning affecting the careers profession and wider society. 
•    Define current learning needs and anticipate future needs in order to identify key areas of Professional Development for all members.
•    Champion and promote commitment to Professional Development in the key areas.
•    Develop the strategic plan for Professional Development to ensure that our programmes and interventions are relevant, effective, accessible and sustainable.

Appointments for committee members shall be for a maximum of three years.  Retiring members may be re-appointed, subject to a maximum of 6 years’ unbroken service.  

The committee will meet at least twice a year, with regular correspondence via phone and email in between face-to-face meetings. 

A vacancy for a full or affiliate member who is experienced in careers information has occurred  

Learning Committee terms of reference can be downloaded from the bottom of this page. 

Research and Knowledge Committee

The principal aims of the Research and Knowledge Committee are to:

•    Oversee the fulfilment of the AGCAS strategy in areas of Research and Knowledge affecting the careers profession and wider society. 
•    Identify emerging ideas, issues, needs and expectations to inform planning and priority areas for research and knowledge creation.
•    Encourage and promote innovation in research and knowledge policy and practice.
•    Provide opportunities for AGCAS members to develop excellence in research and knowledge capacity and identify channels to showcase and disseminate members’ research.

Appointments for committee members shall be for a maximum of three years. Retiring members may be re-appointed, subject to a maximum of 6 years’ unbroken service. 

The committee will meet at least twice a year, with regular correspondence via phone and email in between face-to-face meetings. 

A vacancy for a Head of member service has occurred.

Research and Knowledge terms of reference can be downloaded from the bottom of this page.

Social Mobility Working Party

The principle aims of the Social Mobility Working Party are:

•    Review how social mobility issues and activity support the AGCAS strategy, AGCAS members, the Higher Education (HE) careers profession and wider society. 
•    Review members’ interests, activities, measures and outcomes related to enhancing student and graduate social mobility.
•    Support the enhancement of social mobility by promoting and communicating best practice within the AGCAS membership and HE sector. 
•    Engage with external bodies as appropriate and contribute to discussion, policy development and professional practice, working closely with the AGCAS Advocacy Committee.
•    Generate appropriate responses to external reports and research. 

The working party will exist from 1 February 2018 until 1 January 2020.

The social mobility working party has seven vacancies open to full and affiliate members. 

Social mobility working party terms of reference can be downloaded from the bottom of this page.


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Created on: 21 January 2018

Last updated: 05 February 2018


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