The Co-operative College is now accepting nominations for election to its board. Having just become a charitable incorporated organisation, the college is seeking to develop a diverse board.
In particular, the charity wishes to attract nominations from members with experience in change management, strategic leadership, human resources, international development, fundraising, co-operative heritage, charity finance and marketing and communication skills, among others.
The board will include four members elected by and from the membership, up to two board members appointed by co-option (selected by the board of governors for their particular skills and experience), one board member who is a student learner at the College, one board member who is a member of the College’s staff and one board member appointed by Co-operatives UK.
Members can submit nominations online by 7 March at 12:00pm, which have to be seconded by a college member. More information is available on the College’s website.
Simon Parkinson, principal of the Co-operative College, said: “We are delighted to announce that nomination for election for our Board, under our new status as a charitable incorporated organisation, is now open and all members are eligible to stand. As an organisation led by co-operative values and principles, we aim to build on our strong heritage to create an exciting future. We are incredibly keen and committed to developing a diverse board that represents all the communities that we serve and we are looking for members with a range of skills and experience.”