07 Jan 2021
Vet-led animal welfare charity seeks production animal vets for Board
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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