NNAC Ltd Board

National Network of Assessment Centres


Lesley Morrice, Independent Consultant


Financial Director/Central Region Rep

Jane Dudley, Nottingham Trent University


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Director/Independent Centres’ Representative

Iain Hood, Cambridge Access Centre


Secretary/North West Representative

Phillip Satchell, University of Lancaster


Director/South East Representative

Pauline Poole


South West and Wales Representatives

Val Green, CHACE


Daniel Parrott, Swansea University


Role Summaries

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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

  • 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.
  • 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.