Accreditation Committee Chair

AfN is seeking to appoint a new Chair to its Accreditation Committee.  The Accreditation Committee oversees our accreditation of programmes in higher education which lead to eligibility for Direct Entry to the UKVRN.  This is an exciting time to take up this role, as we work on the implementation of revised standards for accreditation, and will provide an opportunity to help shape the guidance and application of these standards.

Duties

The duties of the Chair include:

  • To Chair meetings of the Accreditation Committee
  • to liaise with the Chief Executive (or appointed deputy) to identify matters for the agenda of committee meetings;
  • to ensure the smooth running of committee meetings in accordance with the terms of reference and the responsibilities described therein;
  • to respond to, make decisions and take action on matters arising in between meetings for matters where the committee has delegated responsibility;
  • To occasionally undertake assessments and/ or mentor new assessors when appropriate
  • to represent the committee and to engage more widely in the business of AfN as a member of the Business, Planning and Governance committee;
  • to engage more widely in the business of AfN as a member of Council.
  • to liaise with AfN staff and other standing committees to support the smooth running of AfN

Time Commitment

Accreditation Committee:

  • Three or four meetings per annum, each lasting around five hours, usually held online
  • Meeting preparation – two to four hours per meeting
  • Follow up actions – one to two hours per meeting
  • Some activity between meetings such as responding to emails, advising staff and taking Chair’s action

Business Planning and Governance Committee

  • Three meetings per annum, each lasting around two hours, held online
  • Meeting preparation – one to two hours per meeting
  • Follow up actions – limited
  • Occasional activity between meetings, such as email responses

Council

  • Three to four meetings per annum, each lasting around five hours, mix of on line and in person
  • Meeting preparation – one to two hours per meeting
  • Follow up actions – occasional
  • Participation in trustee training
  • Occasional activity between meetings, such as ballots and email responses.

Remuneration

This is a voluntary position without remuneration.  Expenses will be paid in accordance with the AfN expenses policy

Person specification

Essential Criteria

The successful candidate will

  • Be a Registered Nutritionist (RNutr)
  • Have experience of working in Higher Education
  • Have an understanding of quality assurance and/ or professional body accreditation of programmes
  • Have a working knowledge of AfN’s accreditation standards, procedures and processes.

Desirable Criteria

The successful candidate is likely to

  • Have experience of contributing to the delivery of an AfN accredited programme
  • Have experience as an accreditation committee member or accreditation assessor

Application process

To indicate your willingness to be considered for this role please complete a Statement of Interest form, indication how your experience meets the criteria above, and email to recruitment@associationfornutrition.org by the closing date.

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