AUDE Vacancy - seeking new association Treasurer

16 February 2023      Martin Higgs, AUDE Communications and Campaigns Manager

AUDE will be appointing a new Treasurer to take over from Andrew Burgess, Director of Estates, Facilities and Commercial Services, Lancaster University, when he retires at the end of April 2023. Andrew has spent 6 years in this role, and we are very grateful for his support and leadership.

We are inviting you to consider this opportunity.

Who can apply?

Nominees should be the lead/main director of estates (or equivalent) from a subscribing institution of the association. They do not have to be currently serving on the Executive Committee. For further information about the role, please contact AUDE Executive Director Jane White -

How to apply

Nominations and/or expressions of interest (emailed) must be received by the AUDE Secretary, Becky Bradshaw no later than 12 noon on Monday 6th March 2023.  In the event of more than one nomination being received, you will be required to fill in a short personal statement document (we will provide this as a template) a vote taken by the Executive Committee via electronic means. The successful candidate will take up post after the AGM in April.

About the role

The AUDE Senior Executive Officer group comprises the Chair, Chair Elect, Past Chair, Secretary and Treasurer. A role descriptor can be seen within our volunteers handbook.

What’s expected (in brief)

  • To be responsible for overseeing the AUDE accounts with PHES (our parent company) accountant
  • To present the accounts to the membership
  • To prepare budget proposals for consideration by the executive and membership
  • To authorise expenditure over £10k
  • To assist with the AUDE business plan
  • Work closely with the AUDE executive director.


  • A three-year term with an option of a further three years if re-elected to run concurrently, renewable only once.

Time commitments

  • Attend four officers’ meetings per year. These are held in February, May, August and November
  • Attend four executive committee meetings per year. These are held in March, June, September and December
  • Attend one AGM per year
  • Commit four days per year to review papers
  • Attend international conferences.


  • Sit on the AUDE executive committee
  • Drive and shape the association and contribute to its success
  • Raise your profile
  • Enhance your network
  • Add to your CPD.

We know this is a decision you will not make lightly and nor should you. To find out more and understand what this means for you and your time please contact any member of the Officers Group (details below).

Please also ensure you have the support of your line manager(s).


Chair Elect – Syd Cottle

Chair – Umesh Desai

Past Chair – Stephen Wells

Treasurer – Andrew Burgess

Secretary – Becky Bradshaw

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