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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. 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 Digital and Communications Trustee and a Lay Trustee (Finance) 

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 email your application to info@rcvsknowledge.org by Monday 23rd of August.

Digital and Communications Trustee Job Description 

Lay Trustee (Finance) Job Description