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Like to be an AHI Trustee?

08 September 2017

 Are you interested in becoming an AHI Trustee? If so, download and complete a nomination form by noon on Friday, 22 September 2017.

As an AHI Trustee, you have the exciting opportunity to direct the strategic development of AHI during your term. Being a Trustee is a rewarding position. You will help to shape and support the profession of heritage interpretation in the UK and Ireland.

The committee represents a diverse range of individuals, each of whom has a different set of skills and involvement in interpretation. Each Trustee is expected to meet for at least three committee meetings per year, join one of the working sub-groups and take on an active role in one area or more. Our work is conducted within the context of the current Forward Plan, developed and refreshed by Trustees. This work also contributes to your continuing professional development.

The Executive Committee consists of a maximum of nine elected trustees and three appointed (co-opted) trustees. Trustees are elected or appointed for a three-year term. Four of the nine elected trustees are elected to the posts of Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary and Treasurer.

Each year, one-third of the trustees must retire at each AGM (i.e. three elected and one appointed trustees).
At the 2017 AGM, Laura Sole, Ruth Coulthard and Kate Lindley, are retiring and seeking re-election with the support of the committee.
Appointed trustee Philip Ryland is also retiring and the committee have agreed to appoint him for a second three-year term at their next meeting.
Please email the office admin@ahi.org.uk for the form as a pdf attachment. The 2017 nomination form is available to download from the AHI website page www.ahi.org.uk/downloads/resources/AHI_trustee_nomination_form_2017_v4.pdf

Completed forms, which need to be signed by the nominee and the proposer, should be returned to the AHI Administrator, 54 Balmoral Road, Gillingham, Kent ME7 4PG. Scanned copies sent by email to admin@ahi.org.uk will also be accepted. The closing date for receipt of completed forms is noon on Friday, 22 September 2017.

If nominations exceed the number of places available, there will be a ballot. The results of any ballot will be announced at the end of the 2017 AGM which will be held at 17.00 on Wednesday, 4 October 2017 in Inverness.

Please note that all nominees, as well as those proposing a member for election as a Trustee, must be current individual AHI members (Student, Associate, Full, Fellow or Honorary) or the nominated representative of a Corporate AHI member. Those taking up a position as an AHI Trustee will be expected to apply for or work towards achieving Full Membership if they are not already Full Members.
If you would like any further information, please contact the office by email admin@ahi.org.uk or telephone 01634 329065.

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