Elections for the proposed Advisory Council of the Institute - reminder, deadline extended

27 Mar 2013

The Extraordinary General Meeting of the Institute, held on 20 November 2012, agreed to the proposal to create a new Advisory Council and there is every reason to expect that the proposals will receive formal approval in the coming months. In this expectation, the Institute has agreed to commence elections in readiness for this event and electees would take office from the time of approval of the new governance structure.

Potential candidates should be aware that if elected, half will serve a four-year term and half will serve a two-year term, in order to initiate a cycle of elections every second year. Members of the Advisory Council will have responsibility for assisting in developing strategy for the Institute and for being a conduit for communication between the Executive Trustee Board and the membership. They will need to abide by the governance structure of the Institute as set out in the Royal Charter, Bye-laws and Regulations. As the Institute is also registered as a charity, members of the Advisory Council will be expected to help ensure that the Institute continues to act in the public good. There are vacancies for all of the directly elected places on the Advisory Council, in the categories listed in the two boxes below. All of the categories of elected councillors are listed for clarity.

Any member of the Institute in the grades indicated may stand for election to those grades and for the regional vacancies any member above the grade of Technician Member may stand for election and may do so by sending a written nomination to the Institute, no later than 31 July.

Further information and nomination forms for these vacancies can be obtained from Graham Woodrow. Documents must carry the signature of the candidate and should indicate the membership grade and number, if known. Contact addresses with telephone, fax and email details should be included.

Potential candidates should include a statement of intent of no more than 150 words describing themselves and the expertise and experience that they would bring to the Institute Advisory Council. These statements will be published with the ballot papers to all Corporate Members to assist them in casting their votes.  No more than 150 words will be printed on behalf of each candidate, so individuals should think carefully about their submissions. Time commitment varies with the post occupied.

From the corporate grades of membership.

Professional Members and Members, 2

Technician Members, 1
Graduate Members, 1

From the six UK regions.

Scotland 1
North East 1

South East 1