Nomination for election to the Vetlife Board of Trustees

Nomination for election to the Vetlife Board of Trustees

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  • Please provide the names of two referees who know you professionally and are current M’sRCVS or RVNs
  • Further information is available from the Vetlife office and at
  • Declaration

    I declare that if I click submit I:

    • am a "fit and proper person" as defined in H M Revenue & Customs guidance;

    • am not disqualified from holding a senior manager position;

    • will inform the trustees promptly if, after the date of this declaration, one or more of the disqualification reasons applies to me;

    • am not a member of, or participate in, professional disciplinary bodies;

    • will inform the trustees promptly if, after the date of this declaration, my status alters and this declaration needs to be updated;

    • understand that I will be appointed subject to undertaking a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) or Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) check as appropriate;

    • understand that the role of Trustee at Vetlife is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and that if successful, I will be required to declare:

    o all unspent convictions and conditional cautions;

    o all spent convictions and adult cautions that are not protected (i.e. that are not filtered out) as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2020).

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Further Information Regarding The Vetlife Board Of Trustees

  • The Board of Trustees is the governing body of Vetlife with responsibility for management of the assets, charitable distribution of benefits, day to day administration of activities, employment of staff and engagement of consultants. It consists of twelve trustees.
  • A Trustee must be a registered MRCVS or RVN and full member of Vetlife. For details of Vetlife membership, please contact the Vetlife office.
  • Particular attention is drawn to the independence of the Board of Trustees of Vetlife from other veterinary organisations and to the avoidance of potential Conflicts of Interest in relation to Board Membership or voluntary activities. Membership of, or participation in, professional disciplinary bodies such as the Preliminary Investigation Committee or Disciplinary Committee of RCVS will be considered fully conflicted in this context.
  • Trustees are asked to scrutinise and comment on papers put to them by the charity, and to participate in meetings of the Board of Trustees, to which may be added such participation in committees or working groups as may from time to time be required.
  • Trustees are expected to be ambassadors for Vetlife and will be asked to represent the charity at meetings or conferences.
  • By standing for election, nominees will be deemed to be declaring that they are a ‘fit & proper person’ as defined in H M Revenue & Customs guidance.
  • Any Trustee appointed will be required to undertake an enhanced level Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check (England and Wales), Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme, (Scotland). Vetlife has a policy on the Rehabilitation of Ex-Offenders (copy available upon request) and observes both the DBS (England and Wales) and Disclosure (Scotland) Codes of Practice.

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