Are you, or do you know, someone who would bring valuable experience, perspective and judgment to the CHA-UK Board of Directors?
It’s that time of year again and we would like to invite you to nominate someone for a CHA-UK Board position. This person can be yourself or indeed anyone you feel we could benefit from their knowledge and expertise.
The CHA-UK (Craft & Hobby Association UK) operates with a volunteer Board of Directors, comprising of industry professionals with key knowledge and experiences, each year positions become available as terms come to an end.
We aim for our Board of Directors to be representative of our membership base across the whole industry – both in terms of the variety of disciplines across crafts and also different levels in the supply chain including craft retailers, designers, service providers, distributors and manufacturers.
Members of the CHA-UK are invited to be a part of this process, as our nominating committee prepare to elect new board members to fill vacant positions in 2016.
“When you join the board, you’re saying that you agree to put your personal interests and ambitions in the background, you are there to best serve the best interests of the CHA-UK.” Comments Barry Short – CHA-UK Board Director and Chair of the nominating committee 2015/16, he continues “With serving the best interests of CHA-UK in mind, it’s important to choose social causes you are most passionate about. I believe the most important element in being a successful Board Director and helping to make a board much more effective is your own interest, passion and being seen as an ambassador for the CHA-UK”
CHA-UK Board of Directors:
Have Personal Satisfaction – Volunteering as a CHA-UK Board Director is an immensely satisfying experience both personally and professionally. On a personal level, volunteering provides you with the opportunity to contribute to a cause that you believe in and feel passionate about. Moreover, you will be volunteering your time to a sector that is dedicated to social good and this in itself is a hugely rewarding experience.
Enhance your own personal networks – Volunteering as a CHA-UK Board Director is also a great way to enhance your own personal networks. Of course it goes without saying that this should not be the only reason for joining the board.
Be able to Sharing Knowledge – Each CHA-UK Board Director will bring a different skill set and perspective, the opportunities for knowledge sharing are plentiful.
Contribute to better governance – Making the decision to become a CHA-UK Board Director should not be made lightly. As a member the responsibility bestowed upon you is indeed significant. Whilst this should not be underplayed, it also highlights the importance of your contribution. By bringing much needed skills, you are enhancing the governing capacity of the board and by extension, the performance of the organisation as a whole.
To be eligible to serve on the CHA-UK 2016 board:
- Individuals must be a CHA-UK member or employed by a voting CHA-UK member company in good standing.
- Nominate himself/herself or any eligible association member. It is preferable that a nominee’s interest be ascertained prior to nominating that person as a candidate.
- There is no limit to the number of nominees you can submit
To nominate download, complete and return the following forms:
[download url=”/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Nomination-Form-2016.pdf“] Click here to download the Nomination form[/download]
[download url=”/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Profiling-forms-2016.pdf“] Click here to download the Profiling form[/download]
To request the Job role and responsibilities or you require further information contact our team on email: firstname.lastname@example.org or 01206 364977.
All information is kept confidential, nominations must be sent before 31st October 2015