This template is designed to help you develop a role description for a public member of a group such as a project advisory group or panel. The suggested headings and questions are not intended to be prescriptive but will give you some ideas based on what other people have included in their role descriptions. The ‘See also’ boxes on this page contain a Word version of this template which can be edited or adapted to suit your needs (for non-commerical purposes), together with some real-life examples of role descriptions.
Title: Role description for [insert role and name of group]
Background: for example
Your responsibilities: for example
Our responsibilities: for example
Duration of role: for example
Payment and expenses: for example
Person specification: for example use a grid to list the essential and desirable attributes of the role in terms of experience, knowledge, skills and personal qualities (see Word template for sample grid).
Contact details: for example
Closing date for applications: [insert closing date if applicable]
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