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Apply to be an AAC Member

Are you interested in helping alumni be heard at Board level and helping support the work of the IDS Alumni Relations Office? We need a new member for the AAC.
29 Jun 2022
Written by Michelle Cruickshank

We are currently recruiting for a new member of the AAC. The successful appointee will have the requisite experience and will meet Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) 'fit and proper' test. 

The Alumni Advisory Committee (AAC) is made-up of alumni who are appointed by the IDS Board of Trustees and IDS volunteers. Chaired by an AAC alumni member who is also a member of the IDS Board of Trustees, the AAC contributes to the governance of IDS ensuring that the alumni voice is heard at Board level. The AAC also guides and supports the work of the IDS Alumni Office.

Please note that we are also recruiting for a new Chair of the Alumni Advisory Committee. Please see the details including how to apply to be the Chair here

What is the process of applying?

All IDS alumni (anyone who has finished studying at IDS) are eligible to apply. You need to complete a short application form outlining your relevent experience and what you will bring as a member of the Committee. Applications are being accepted up to and including 1 August 2022.

All applications will be reviewed by a sub-committee of the AAC and they will make a recommendation of the new member to the Board of Trustees via the Nominations Committee.

We are aiming for the new member to be approved at the December 2022 Board meeting; with a first term start date of 1 January 2023.

Please complete this short online form in order to be considered.

What's the commitment?

Members are appointed for an inital 4 year term, followed by 2 or 4 years renewal option, up to a maximum of 8 years total.

Members are expected to attend regular AAC meetings (three 2 hour meetings per year), and are encouraged to help with ad-hoc projects in between meetings. All members of the AAC are asked to be proactive in supporting alumni events and in connecting with IDS Alumni network volunteers. 

AAC meetings are held virtually on Microsoft Teams and you will need to have access to a good stable internet connection to engage effectively with IDS and the rest of the AAC.

Find out more

You can find out more from our existing Alumni Advisory Committee members on our website and download the AAC terms of reference.

Please feel free to contact the Chair of the AAC Esther McIntosh or the alumni relations office if you wish to discuss the work of the AAC further.

Application form, deadline is1 August 2022.

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