Executive Committee

National Network of Assessment Centres

Chair

Lesley Morrice, Independent Consultant

chair@nnac.org

Vice Chair

Ian Webb, ATOP

vicechair@nnac.org

Treasurer/Central Region Rep

Jane Dudley, Nottingham Trent University

treasurer@nnac.org

Independent Centres’ Representative

Iain Hood, Cambridge Access Centre

independents@nnac.org

North West Representatives

Phillip Satchell, University of Lancaster

nw@nnac.org

Andrew Broadbent, Broadbent & Co

andy@broadbentco.co.uk

North East Representatives

Greg Brachacki, University of Leeds

ne@nnac.org

Matthew Timmis, Aim Assessments

matthew@aimassessments.co.uk

South East Representative

Pauline Poole, North Hertfordshire College

se@nnac.org

South West and Wales Representatives

Daniel Parrott, Swansea University

wales-at@nnac.org

Val Green, CHACE

val.green@chace.ac.uk

Representation and Role Summaries

The Executive Committee consists of Chair, Vice-Chair, Treasurer and five regional representatives. The regional representatives are Managers of member Centres. Additional members may be elected to the Committee and appropriate persons may be co-opted onto the Executive for specific tasks as required. The Chair and Vice Chair normally will be Assessment Centre Managers, although other appropriate persons may be proposed for election or co-option.

Each of NNAC’s regions elects a representative to the Executive prior to the Annual General Meeting.

Nominations for the three Officers of Chair, Vice Chair and Treasurer are made to the Administrative Centre on the nomination forms supplied prior to the Annual General Meeting (AGM). In the event of there being more than one nomination for an office, a postal, electronic or other alternative confidential ballot will be conducted and the outcome announced at the AGM.

Role Summaries

Chair
  • Chairs meetings of the Executive.
  • Represents the Network at meetings with stakeholders including DfE and DSSGand as required for DSA and student support related activity.
  • Requests and proposes agenda items to external meetings.
  • Distributes external meeting minutes and communications as appropriate.
  • Liaises closely on ongoing basis with Executive.
  • Maintains a log of Chair/Executive activity and distributes to the Membership.
  • Consults with members on reviews of DSA and student support related activity, collates feedback and reports according to agreed protocols.
  • Maintains oversight of implementation and maintenance of assessor registration and accreditation processes, in liaison with NNAC colleagues and other stakeholders.
  • Reports routinely to Executive Committee meetings and to Annual General Meeting.
  • Liaises with NNAC Administration.
Vice Chair
  • Deputises for the Chair as required and agreed by the Executive and between the two officers.
Treasurer
  • Maintains accurate and complete accounts.
  • Receives and records payments.
  • Liaises closely with NNAC Administration regarding invoices, payments received and outstanding.
  • Arranges annual financial auditing and produces accounts for the AGM.
  • Reports routinely to Executive.
  • Evaluates proposals for use of NNAC funding and ensures any agreed are authorised by a quorum of the Executive.
Administration
  • Arranges Executive meetings, including booking of venues.
  • Compiles agendas in liaison with Executive and membership as appropriate.
  • Takes notes in meetings, produces Minutes for circulation to Executive and to the Membership.
  • Maintains log of actions agreed and follows up as appropriate.
  • Produces and sends out membership fee invoices.
  • Liaises with Treasurer regarding payments and follows up as required.
  • Monitors Admin mailbox and responds as required.
  • Liaises with webmaster regarding additions and amendments to NNAC website.
  • Maintains appropriate administrative records relating to centres and assessors.
  • Arranges and organises the AGM, including the booking of the venue; invitation to guest speakers; the production and collation of papers and the distribution of these at the AGM.

Regional Representatives

Specific
  • Organisation of regional meetings according to schedule agreed by NNAC Executive Committee (generally 3 per annum) including:
    • Venue, ensuring accessibility to encourage full attendance of region’s centres.
    • Distribution of agenda including items proposed in addition to those agreed by NNAC Executive Committee.
    • Collating feedback on discussion points as required.
    • Recording and producing minutes including reporting on attendance and apologies.
    • Monitoring of attendance and reporting of issues at NNAC Executive Committee meeting as necessary.
  • Attendance at NNAC Executive Committee meetings, according to schedule agreed (generally 4 per annum plus 1 on day before AGM).
  • Raising/reporting back to region on issues within the Network.
  • Seeking and collating feedback on national discussion and policy issues.
General
  • Developing and maintaining understanding of the centres in the region to ensure representation is across membership, acknowledging range of models of service delivery.
  • Willingness to visit and report to Executive on potential new centres.
  • Willingness to represent NNAC at stakeholder meetings and telephone conferences etcetera if required.
  • Commitment to development and maintenance of regional support networks and consortia for activities including assessor registration, training and assessment observations for quality assurance.

Purpose – Liaison and Networking

(Summarised extract from HERA Role Profile Statements 2010)

Initiates, develops or leads (and participates in) networks which are external to the Institution/organisation; maintains relationships over time; establishes (and maintains) communication channels and thus:

  • advances the profession or subject; 
  • influences external developments; 
  • generates benefits for the institution/organisation in order to influence events or decisions; 
  • undertakes active collaboration to pursue a shared interest;
  • ensures dissemination of information;
  • builds relationships and contacts to facilitate future exchange of information.
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