Chris Cornforth writes:-
In the early years of VSSN all activities were undertaken on a voluntary basis by the members of the Steering Group (who are the organisation’s trustees), and a few other willing helpers. However, since 2007, VSSN has created the role of Executive Officer which is provided under contract. From 2007 to 2010 the Executve Officer role has been provided by the Association of University Administrators. However, the initial three year contract for this work is now almost complete, and the Steering Group is inviting fresh tenders from individuals or organisations which can take over this role and develop VSSN further for the period from 1 July 2010.
The full text of the invitation to tender is available here (PDF format). Tenders should be submitted by 5pm, Wednesday 21 April 2010 (by e-mail if possible) to Professor Chris Cornforth, VSSN Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org or by post at Open University Business School, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA.
The support provided by the Executive Officer is crucial to the smooth running and success of VSSN. If you know of any individual or organisation that you believe would be suitable to provide this service do encourage them to apply.