Royal Agricultural University seeks new Independent Governors – legal knowledge sought
Want to get involved in supporting the next generation of leaders in the fields of agriculture, the environment or rural business? We are looking for governors to join us and make a contribution to the next stage of our strategic development.
The Royal Agricultural University has been at the forefront of agricultural education and a key contributor to the land-based sector for over 175 years. The RAU has some 1,200 students studying a range of subjects, including agriculture, animal science, business, environment, equine science, farm management, food, real estate and rural land management. Set on the edge of Cirencester in the beautiful Cotswold countryside, its small size provides an exceptional sense of community amongst students and staff, which supports, develops and encourages students from all backgrounds to achieve their ambitions.
The University is looking to recruit Independent Governors to its Governing Council. The Governing Council is responsible for setting a clear vision, mission and strategy for the University and monitoring the implementation of the University’s strategic plan by the Vice Chancellor and the Executive Team.
Of primary importance is a strong personal commitment to higher education and to the environment and land-based economy, as well as to the vision, mission and purpose of the University. The ability to build effective working relationships with fellow governors, the Vice-Chancellor, the executive team and University staff and students is key. We’ll also be looking for sound judgement, a flair for thinking creatively and strategically and a willingness to speak your mind and, of course, devote the necessary time and effort.
We would particularly welcome applicants with any of the following:
- Experience in a related sector, such as land/estate management; agricultural technology; food production/processing; farming and sustainable land use
- International business experience
- Legal knowledge and experience in relation to higher education and/or not for profit sectors
- Digital/data strategy or cyber security
- Marketing and communication skills
- Fundraising or philanthropy expertise
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