Published on: 12 December 2019 in Directors UK

Directors UK needs you!

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We’re recruiting members to join our brand new Directors UK Access and Inclusion Committee. 

Committee members are central to identifying the industry change our members need. They advise our Board, meet with stakeholders and partners, appear as spokespeople at internal and external events, and support the running of open meetings for the wider membership. 

The new Access and Inclusion Committee will focus on issues of access and inclusion in all their many forms, including age, caring responsibilities, disability, ethnicity, gender, mental health and wellbeing, neurodiversity, pregnancy and maternity, religion and belief, sexuality and socioeconomic background. 

This is your opportunity to shape Directors UK policy in this hugely important area. 

New committee structure 

The launch of the new Access and Inclusion Committee is just one part of a wider restructuring of our committees here at Directors UK. 

We want to be able to respond to the interests and concerns of our members in the most effective way possible, and so over the coming months we are planning to introduce a total of five new committees to sit alongside the continuing Distributions Committee: 

  • Access and Inclusion 
  • Distribution 
  • Nations and Regions 
  • Nominations (for leadership succession planning) 
  • Pay and Working Conditions 
  • Nations and Regions 

Rather than having a narrow focus on one specific genre, these new committees are themed around various issues that affect all our members, regardless of the genre they’re working in. This ensures that issues can be considered across multiple genres at the same time, and action taken in such a way that benefits the largest number of members. 

Some of these committees will be made up of invited members, while others will be subject to an application process like this one – so look out for further announcements in the new year. 

Apply to join the Access and Inclusion Committee 

If you have an interest in issues surrounding access and inclusion – in particular, at least one of the issues listed above – then we’d love to hear from you. 

We anticipate that committee members will need to be able to volunteer around 20 hours of their time per year. 

If you’d like to be considered then please send the following to [email protected]: 

  • Your full name and contact details 
  • A 200-word statement about the issues that are important to you and how you’d like to help 

Your application will be reviewed by our existing committee chairs, Board Vice-Chairs and staff liaison, and we’ll select a group of up to 20 contributors who represent a broad set of interests, across all types of membership. 

Please get your applications in to us by Wednesday 1 January 2020. 

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