What is the purpose of the Fellowship Council?
The purpose of Fellowship Council is to:
- Lead activity for Fellows, making connections between them, forming networks and being a key conduit to the work that the RSA is undertaking.
- Consult on and support core RSA programmes.
- Represent Fellows acting as the key consultation forum for the strategy and ideas developed by Trustees and staff.
There are two Fellowship Councillors elected by our Fellows in Scotland, Wales, Ireland and each of the areas of England (North, Central, South West, South East and London). Six Councillors are elected to represent the Global regions, with two representing respectively RSA US and RSA Oceania, and two representing the rest of the world.
Councillors will work closely with Area Managers to collaboratively build local activity, support the activities and understand the views of Fellows in their local area, and feed this knowledge back to the organisation through the Chair of the Fellowship Council.
Programme Councillors are selected in accordance to the contribution they can make to RSA programmes of work. This could be as thematic experts or practitioners, or as specialists in supporting the development of Fellowship engagement in those programmes. Scroll down the page to see the areas our live and emerging programmes cover.
Councillors will work closely with programme teams and RSA staff to develop Fellowship engagement opportunities in RSA programmes of work, support the activities of Fellows in their specialist area, including Fellow-led thematic networks where appropriate, and understand Fellows’ views in their programme area and feed this knowledge back to the organisation as appropriate.
What are we looking for?
Familiarity with, and interest in, the work of the RSA
Experience of a volunteer role (preferably with Fellows), and at least one of:
- creating successful networks and events
- developing and delivering successful projects
- supporting and developing people
Willingness to dedicate sufficient time to this volunteer role
How to apply
To apply, please submit a two-sided CV and your answers to the following questions via the RSA recruitment portal:
- Looking at the Role Description, why do you wish to stand and what would you look to contribute?
- In relation to previous experience what skills and attributes make you suitable for the role?
NB: answers will be limited to 250 words. Apply by 10.00 BST on Monday 8 June.
Being part of the Fellowship Council gives you a sense of working together for a better tomorrow. That is invaluable to find & will be something to cherish for years to come.
What's the experience of being a Fellowship Councillor?
- Find out about current Fellowship Council Deputy Chair Peter Clitheroe’s experience of serving as a Fellowship Councillor in this blog
- Watch an online Q&A session with Chair Nick Parker FRSA, Councillor Lucy Griffiths FRSA and others in which they share their experience of serving as Fellowship Councillors. The live session was held on Thursday 21 May, 18.00 - 19.00 BST.
Being part of the Fellowship Council is an excellent way to connect and support people who are trying to make a difference to society.
RSA UK areas
Scotland, Ireland, and Wales each form an RSA area respectively. The RSA in England is divided into five areas: North, Central, South West, South East and London.
We are looking to appoint a group of Councillors who cover confirmed RSA programmes and developing programme areas. We are also interested in hearing from candidates with experience of design thinking or systems change approaches.
The Future of Work programme is now up and running, alongside design & development work on Regenerative Futures. We are exploring programmes in the following areas; the current expression of our thinking on these can be found in our work on Bridges to the Future.
- Educational equality
- A learning society
- People & places
- The future of public services
- Economic security