Governance Manual

APPENDIX H. Role descriptions for all members of boards and committees

Members of the Faculty Office’s boards and committees play a significant role in helping to ensure delivery of the Faculty Office’s objects, and in maintaining its reputation and history.

The following qualities and skills are sought in all members of Faculty Office boards and committees:

  • Committed to the Faculty Office’s objects and willing to work in ways that demonstrate this
  • Good understanding of the legal duties, liabilities and responsibilities of trustees and a clear grasp of the difference between governance and management
  • Previous experience of board service
  • Ability to assimilate complex information and data quickly and thoroughly
  • Ability to work well with a diverse and professional team
  • Understanding of high-level strategic issues
  • Willingness to quickly learn concepts relevant to the notarial profession
  • Experience of challenging and supporting executive leaders effectively