Skip to content

FAQs

Filter FAQs
01.

Under the new governance arrangements the new smaller Council meets more frequently (likely six, but up to eight, times per year).

In 2022, Council meetings are scheduled in January, March, June, July (RCVS Day), September and November. Committee meetings are four times per year in February, May, September, and November.

Subcommittees and working parties meet on a more ad hoc basis, and it is sometimes possible to join by conference call/video conference.

02.

VN Council meetings are generally held in February, May, September and November. RCVS Day is generally the first or second Friday of July.

Subcommittees and working parties meet on a more ad hoc basis.

03.

We certainly try to be, both for staff and Council members. Council and Committee meetings are planned at least a year in advance, although additional meetings may be added at shorter notice and, generally, there are fewer meetings during the holiday periods, because we follow an academic calendar. 

04.

We certainly try to be, both for staff and Council members. Council and Committee meetings are planned at least a year in advance, although additional meetings may be added at shorter notice. Generally, there are fewer meetings during the holiday periods because we follow an academic calendar. We also have baby-changing facilities on the premises.

05.

Council members are not paid directly for the work they do. However, employers can claim a loss of earnings allowance on your behalf (and, if you are self-employed, you can do this). The rate is set at £325 per day.

Additional reading/administration time can be claimed at the end of the College year if the meetings had been attended:

  • RCVS Council – two days
  • RCVS Council committee members – one day
  • Chairs of RCVS Council committees – two days

 

06.

VN Council members are not paid directly for the work they do. However, employers can claim a loss of earnings allowance on your behalf (and, if you are self-employed, you can do this). The rate is currently set at £155 per day, but this is currently under review.

Days spent on specific College business can be claimed for – eg meetings – but not time spent on emails or preparation for a meeting.

07.

Yes, reasonable expenses are covered, including an overnight stay in London, if that is required.

08.

Yes, reasonable expenses are covered, including an overnight stay in London if that is required.

09.

Council members are effectively trustees of the RCVS and have overall responsibility for RCVS activities. As stated in the answer to Question 7, you will be expected to abide by the Code of Conduct for Council and Committee Members, incorporating the Seven Principles of Public Life (the ‘Nolan principles’).

10.

New VN Council members are invited to an induction day where they meet the President and senior staff to find out more about the role of Council and the activities of the College.

VN Council members are happy to support newly-elected members, with informal advice and a more formal “buddy” system.

  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4
  5. 5
  6. 6
  7. ...
  8. 31

Page 1 of 31