Council/Trustee Election Nominations

Dear Registrants, 

Serving as a Council Member and Trustee is a valuable and rewarding experience, and one that we would welcome all Registrants to consider. Being a Council Member/Trustee means that you will play a vital strategic role in shaping the future of the AfN, UKVRN and our activities.

Experience as a Trustee/Director is not essential and all newly elected Trustees have training provided, plus the support of other Council Members and the AfN staff team. 

We want Council to be as inclusive as possible; individuals from different backgrounds and experience levels bring with them a valuable range of opinions and expertise, therefore we would encourage all Registrants to consider this opportunity. We would welcome in particular nominations from Registrants who also have finance, legal, regulatory, equality, management or trustee/director experience.

Time commitment is approximately 7-10 days a year, with attendance of four meetings held across the year. Although the post is un-remunerated, travel expenses are provided in accordance with the AfN Expenses Policy for any meetings that are held in London. The majority of meetings are held online using a virtual conferencing platform.

All those wishing to stand for Council must complete the application form, available via the link below, and be prepared to assume all the legal and fiduciary responsibilities of a charity trustee, offer independent and considered oversight of AfN’s regulatory activities, financial plans and strategic ambition.  

Trustees need to be prepared to engage in the detail of issues that emerge during the year, serving on committees and working groups as required, providing sound leadership and acting as a credible, authoritative advocate for the profession.   

If you have any questions about the responsibilities of the role, please do contact the office. 

Kind regards, 

Claire Baseley RNutr, Honorary Secretary 


The nomination form for standing for AfN Council as a Member of Council/Trustee and/or Honorary Officer (Honorary Secretary, Honorary Treasurer and Chair of Council) is now available here.

Completed nomination forms must be received no later than 4pm on Friday 9th October 2020.


Trustee/Council members are elected via a ballot of all fully-paid up Registrants, if more nominations are received than available roles. Honorary Officers must be Trustees (currently or elected during registrant ballot) and are elected via a ballot of Council.  
A list of nominated candidates for Trustee/Council members and details on how to cast your vote will be announced in November. 

Please note – late submissions, incorrect or incomplete nomination forms will not be accepted and will automatically be deemed as void.  

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