Trustee vacancies

Our mission is to 'advance the quality of veterinary care for the benefit of animals, the public, and society'.

We are looking for committed individuals to expand the range of Trustee skills as well as to consolidate existing skills with an eve to succession planning. We require dynamic and motivated people who are sympathetic to the aims and objectives of RCVS Knowledge to fulfil these voluntary duties. 

We expect Trustees to contribute actively to the Board by giving strategic direction; setting overall policy; defining goals and setting targets; evaluating performance; ensuring the charity’s effective and efficient administration and financial stability. 

We want to have a wide range of people on the Board, and seek to be representative of the diverse population of the profession.  There is no need to have trustee experience to apply.

If you would like to use your skills and experience at Board level to help us support improvements in the quality of veterinary care, we very much look forward to hearing from you.

Current positions

We are looking to appoint a Veterinary Nurse Trustee and a Lay Trustee.

At a time when we want to develop more active support for veterinary nurses, the Veterinary Nurse Trustee is an important appointment, so we hope to recruit someone who has a strong vision and new ideas about how this ambition can be realised.

The Lay Trustee will ideally have expertise in digital and communications. We are seeking an individual with the experience, energy and drive to contribute to the work of the Board in supporting the charity expand its impact and influence.

Please see the two role descriptions at the bottom of the page for further details.

Trustees are expected to:

  • attend up to four meetings a year;
  • get involved in supporting work including fixed term projects;
  • contribute advice and support on an ad hoc basis; and
  • attend events. 

These posts are unremunerated but reasonable expenses will be paid.

Please apply with a CV and covering letter, outlining your suitability for the role and including your contact details, by 5pm, 31st May 18 to