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Nominations are invited from Associate Members for the two remaining positions on the AGCAS Board of Directors: Company Secretary and Director (Quality and Membership). Both positions are for three years, from 1 August 2008 to 31 July 2011.
1) Company Secretary
The Company Secretary is a Director of AGCAS the Company, a Trustee of AGCAS the Charity and a Company Law Member. Responsibilities include conducting AGCAS business and liaising with Directors, staff and members in administrative and strategic roles - far more than taking minutes. The Company Secretary has specific responsibility for making annual returns to Companies House, the Charity Commission and the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator.
2) Director (Quality and Membership)
The Director (Quality and Membership) is a Director of AGCAS the Company and a Trustee of AGCAS the Charity. The Director (Quality and Membership) chairs the Quality and Membership Advisory Group (QMAG), co-ordinated by the AGCAS Quality and Membership Manager, which will include representatives with expertise from within and outside of the AGCAS membership as required. The purpose of the role is to promote, develop and monitor quality standards in AGCAS services and to advise on AGCAS membership criteria, make strategic recommendations to the Board, commission and monitor task group and project activity as appropriate. The operational aspects of the remit of QAC will be carried out by small task groups, each led by a QMAG member.
Both positions are for three years (1 August 2008 – 31 July 2011). Candidates may be nominated for one or both posts. Candidates will need to complete and return a Nomination Form and a Charity Trustee Declaration.
For more information about the activities of Board members, see the document Roles and Responsibilities of the AGCAS Board. You are also welcome to contact Wilma Martinelli (AGCAS President-Elect), Margaret Dane (AGCAS Chief Executive) or the Board member currently filling the role in which you are interested.
We all rely on AGCAS and the important work it is doing. These are challenging times and you can make a difference. It is vital that we have a full and capable team to lead our association.
The closing date for nominations is 16 May 2008.
New Board members announced
Three new members have been elected to the AGCAS Board to replace this year's outgoing directors.
AGCAS Company Secretary - John Kirwan, Oxford University
Director (Products and Services) - Martin Pennington, University of Leicester
Director (Quality and Membership) - Sharon Bristowe, University of Huddersfield
All three will take up their positions from 1 August 2008.
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AGCAS is now recruiting motivated and enthusiastic members to join the Board of Directors from 1 August 2010. These are challenging times and you can make a real difference. It is vital that we continue to have a full and capable team to lead our association.
Do you want to get involved in the strategic management of AGCAS and make key decisions about its future development? Have you got ideas about what AGCAS should be and what it should be able to provide for its members, staff and stakeholders? As a professional body, a company, a charity and an employer, AGCAS needs to be represented at the highest level by a diverse group of committed individuals. As a director you will be making a difference to the future of AGCAS.
Nominations are invited for the four positions below. All positions are for three years (1 August 2010 - 31 July 2013). Candidates may be nominated for one or more of the posts and a full induction will be given.
• AGCAS Treasurer
• AGCAS Company Secretary
• Director (Professional Development)
• Director (ICT)
For more information about the activities of Board members please see the document Roles and Responsibilities of the AGCAS Board or contact the Board member currently filling the role in which you are interested:
Stuart Marriott (Treasurer)
John Kirwan (Company Secretary)
Tom Davie (Director Professional Development)
Jim Campbell (Director ICT)
In addition, you may also contact Wilma Martinelli (AGCAS President) or Margaret Dane (AGCAS Chief Executive).
All candidates will need to complete and return a Nomination Form and a Charity Trustee Declaration by fax or post to:
AGCAS Company Secretary
Careers Service, University of Bristol
11 Priory Road
Tel: 0117 9288072 Fax 0117 9546818
These are challenging times and you can make a real difference. It is vital that we continue to have a full and capable team to lead our association.
The closing date for nominations is Friday 14 May 2010.
Election for AGCAS Director of ICT
AGCAS Associate Members are invited to vote in an online poll to decide who should be elected to the post of Director of ICT on the AGCAS Board.
Mr Paul Cox of the University of the West of England (UWE)
Mr James Mears of the University of Warwick
In accordance with the Memorandum and Articles of Association of AGCAS, an election is being held. Associate Members of AGCAS are now invited to vote to decide which nominee should be elected. (Associate Members of AGCAS are heads of careers services, careers advisers and other professional staff and administrators currently employed by an AGCAS-member careers service.
Each Associate Member may cast only one vote and the nominee who secures the most votes by the closing date of Thursday 15 July 2010 at 5.00pm will be duly elected. Further details of the role and short profile statements from each nominee outlining what they hope to bring to the AGCAS Board are reproduced below:
The role of the ICT Director on the AGCAS Board
The Director (ICT) is a Director of AGCAS the Company and a Trustee of AGCAS the Charity. The role involves: acting as an ambassador internally and externally for AGCAS; working closely with the AGCAS Communications and Marketing Manager in promoting, developing and monitoring the use of ICT both within AGCAS and by member services, concentrating on how ICT is being used to further the guidance/information process, online services, e-guidance, online testing, VLE CMS modules, etc. The postholder will work in close consultation with the relevant AGCAS senior staff to make strategic recommendations to the Board.
Nominee profile statements
Mr Paul Cox:
Quality ICT is vital to the effectiveness of careers services and information and guidance provision, particularly in the challenging climate we now face. AGCAS needs to be at the leading edge of ICT awareness and developments in order to be able to respond quickly and appropriately in support of services and the sector.
I see the ICT Director role as crucial to the Board's capacity to achieve this, and I feel it requires effective strategic liaison and coordination of staff and membership expertise within AGCAS and from external partners, rather than individual technical expertise.
I feel my extensive previous involvement within AGCAS, on a variety of committees and working groups, as well as my Board experience as Information Products Director and in the Deputy and President roles, gives me a good grasp of strategic necessities and mechanisms for influencing and developing policy and delivery within AGCAS and the sector. I feel this experience will enable me to further develop effective working relationships with key AGCAS staff, Board members and other stakeholders/partners to ensure that AGCAS remains a key player in this vital area of innovation and value for money through high quality ICT vision and provision.
Mr James Mears:
I have worked as the IT Manager in the Centre for Student Careers & Skills at the University of Warwick since January 2007. My main responsibilities at Warwick are to manage the IT requirements and operations for the centre, including strategic planning and development to enhance service provision. I was also recently responsible for implementing our centre's new IT system and I manage the day-to-day support, training and maintenance alongside our information team. I previously worked for Royal Mail for eight years in various IT roles, including computer network design and as a third line support engineer. I have a degree in integrated engineering from Sheffield Hallam University.
I am nominating myself for the ICT role because I have already been a very active member of the AGCAS ICT Advisory Group, producing several ICT-related articles on podcasting, audio editing and use of twitter. I feel that the role of ICT director would be a logical progression that would allow me to bring my wealth of knowledge, experience and credibility around the areas of ICT to the Board of Directors. I am very keen to work with AGCAS and to help advise the HE careers sector in promoting and developing the use of ICT.
How to vote
To vote, please make sure you are first signed into the AGCAS website and then go to the poll. Only AGCAS Associate Members are eligible to vote. In the case of any difficulty registering your vote, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
AGCAS is looking for an enthusiastic member to join its Board of Directors in the role of Company Secretary. This is a great opportunity to get involved in the strategic management of AGCAS and to help the organisation make key decisions about its future development, especially how it can best support member services. The role of Company Secretary involves a number of administrative, legal and statutory responsibilities. A full induction will be given, however, and there is plenty of support available both from experienced AGCAS staff and from other members of the AGCAS Board.
Being an AGCAS Director brings responsibilities, but it also confers significant benefits on both individual directors and their services, as a result of the professional development it offers, together with many opportunities to liaise with a wide range of members and stakeholders.
The role of Company Secretary involves a number of administrative, legal and statutory responsibilities, which are outlined in the Roles and Responsibilities of the AGCAS Board document (available below). A full induction will be given, however, and there is plenty of support available both from experienced AGCAS staff and from other members of the AGCAS Board.
The role will particularly appeal to someone who has an eye for detail, is well-organised and can communicate clearly and concisely. In addition, the role calls for good interpersonal skills and the ability to manage time effectively and to work to deadlines.
How to apply
We want the AGCAS Board to fully reflect the diversity of the AGCAS membership and so please don't feel you have to be from a certain sort of institution or have a particular role in your institution. In the first instance, you just need to supply the names of a nominator and seconder on a nomination form (available below).
The position is tenable for three years. The closing date for nominations is Friday 27 January 2012.
For further information about the role, please contact:
• Dan Ferrett, outgoing AGCAS Company Secretary
• Martin Pennington, Interim AGCAS CEO
• Anne Marie Martin, AGCAS President
The deadline for nominations for the position of Plenary Representative on the AGCAS Board of Directors has been extended to Friday 25 May 2012. This position is an excellent opportunity for any head of service who would like to play an important part in ensuring that the association continues to serve well all AGCAS-member higher education careers and employability services and the staff who work in them.
How to make a nomination
Three nominations were received by the deadline for the position of Vice-President, so an election will be held. Details will be made available shortly.
Following the recent advertisement for three positions on the AGCAS Board, we are delighted to announce that members have now been elected and will take up their positions with immediate effect.
Director of Quality - Lucy Madahar, Head of Careers and Employability at De Montfort University
Director of Membership - Tammy Goldfeld, Assistant Director at The University of Manchester
Director of Research - Bob Gilworth, Director of the Careers Centre at the University of Leeds
All three directors take up their positions with immediate effect.
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Following the recent election for the role of AGCAS Director of Communications, Mark Stow, Head of Careers and Employability at the University of Lincoln, has been elected to the AGCAS Board. Mark will take up the position with immediate effect.
Mark will work closely with AGCAS Communications Manager Gemma Green over the next three years to promote, develop and monitor the AGCAS communications portfolio, and to make strategic recommendations to the wider Board.
"I am thrilled to have been given this opportunity to work for, and on behalf of, colleagues across the sector. I have been a long-time supporter and advocate of AGCAS and am thoroughly dedicated to making the most of this opportunity to further promote our messages internally amongst the membership, whilst at the same time raising the profile of our profession externally.
I look forward to working closely with the Board and our members to ensure a strong collective voice, which embraces a spirit of inclusivity for all institutions and roles within our very diverse profession. In the highly politicised arena in which we now operate, I am committed to ensuring that, working in collaboration with the wider Board, AGCAS becomes a flagship professional representative body of which all members can be proud.
Thank you again for offering me such an exciting opportunity and I look forward to working with all members over the next few years."
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Launch of the new AGCAS Strategy
Building on the invaluable contribution of members, AGCAS has formulated its new strategy, which begins today and will run through to 2019. Following months of work and consultations we are absolutely delighted that the Board have approved the strategy and the changes that it will bring to AGCAS as an organisation.
The strategy is based around five key areas, which will shape our work:
• Advocacy - to be regarded as thought leaders and influence policy
• Research and Knowledge - to be experts in HE student careers development and graduate employment
• Quality - to be recognised as a professional body
• Community - create a sense ofcommon purpose, all AGCAS members feel that their progession/missing/group/region is represente
• Learning- AGCAS delivers professional development for all members
These core areas are explained in much greater detail in the full strategy (attatched below) and they will help us focus on a number of important current themes, namely internationalisation, regionalisation, TEF and degree apprenticeships. We believe that these five key areas will help us target our research and our knowledge to best serve our highly driven membership.
The new strategy has also meant changes of governance at AGCAS, meaning alterations to the structure of both AGCAS staff and the AGCAS Board of Directors in order to best deliver it.
The full strategy can be downloaded from the document attached below:
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