Vet-led animal welfare charity seeks production animal vets for Board

03 August 2018

Trustees are responsible for helping the charity achieve its mission, providing strategic direction and safeguarding AWF's brand and reputation

The
Animal Welfare Foundation (AWF) is looking to recruit two trustees to help
drive the charity's mission to improve the welfare of animals through
veterinary science, education and debate.

AWF
funds research, supports veterinary
education, provides pet care advice and
encourages debate on animal welfare issues. AWF trustees are
responsible for facilitating the achievement of the charity's mission,
providing strategic direction and safeguarding
AWF's brand and reputation. The charity is now inviting applications from
veterinary professionals with current or recent experience in production animal
practice.

Trustees are expected to attend at least
two meetings a year during their three-year term, as well as AWF's annual
flagship event in Westminster, the AWF Discussion Forum. In addition to this,
they are also encouraged to engage with one or more of AWF's Sub Committees focussing on particular areas of the charity's
activity, such as grant making and public education. This is an important role
which requires a commitment to work collectively in AWF's best interests.

AWF
Trustee Nicola Martin said:

“Being an AWF
Trustee gives you a fantastic opportunity to work on a wide range of welfare
issues facing a variety of species rather than just those in your area of
expertise. I enjoy discussing and debating issues, sharing my views and
understanding those of others, as well as having the chance to shape the future
of this great charity.”

Simon
Doherty, British Veterinary Association Junior Vice President and AWF Trustee,
said:

“As
a vet with a long-standing interest in research that provides an evidence base
for animal welfare policy decisions, my involvement with AWF has given me the
opportunity to promote research not only within my specialist fields of
livestock and aquaculture but also learn more about welfare research in the
companion animal sector. AWF does excellent work in engaging members of the
public and the profession with crucial animal welfare topics, so I'd urge my
colleagues to apply as Trustees to help direct the charity's work in the
future.”

The
deadline for AWF Trustee applications is 9am on 20 August 2018.

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