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Council and Officers

Management of the Faculty is vested in its Council of Management (Council) which currently comprises:

  • Honorary Officers (5)
  • Elected Members (10) comprising Fellows/Members (6) and Diplomates (4)
  • RCOG representatives (2)
  • Co-options (up to 4)

The Honorary Officers are:

  • the President who holds office for three years and is not eligible for re-election to that office,
  • the Vice-Presidents who holds office for three years and are eligible for re-election to that office for a further three year term but no more,
  • the Honorary Secretary and Treasurer who hold office for five years and are not eligible for re-election to their respective office.

Elected Members of Council:

Each Elected Member of the Council holds office from the close of the Annual General Meeting immediately following their election for a term of three years, at the end of which they retire. Elected Members are eligible to stand for re-election for a further term but are not thereafter eligible for re-election as an Elected Member of the Council until the expiration of two years after they ceased to be an Elected Member.

Here are our Council Members

Role of Elected Council member of Faculty Council

  1. Purpose of role – Elected Members (Fellow/Member or Diplomate)
    • With the Officers and RCOG representatives to be responsible for the policy and management of the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare of the RCOG
    • With the Officers and RCOG representatives to act as Trustees for the charity and be responsible for its administration
  2. Appointment and length of tenure
    • Elected Council members will be elected to Council by the membership for a term of three years, and will be eligible for re-election for one further term of an additional three years
  3. Key responsibilities

    As an Elected member your involvement will be

    • To represent views of the group from which elected (e.g. Fellow/Member)
    • To act as a Trustee of the Faculty
    • To attend and take a full part in meetings of Council held every two months
    • To approve the annual work plans of the committees and the annual budget
    • To appoint the Officers of the Faculty
    • To consider the recommendations of the Honorary Officers for the appointment of chairs for Faculty committees and working parties/groups
    • (Where permitted by your employer) to take an active apart in a Faculty committee as a Council representative
    • To take part in the formulation of Faculty policy on financial and administrative matters
    • To take part in additional policy discussions (usually by email) and approve the annual budget
    • To take part in the monitoring of expenditure and supervision of the administration of the Faculty
    • To take part in sub-committees, short life working groups and other tasks as agreed by Council
    • To represent the Faculty externally when required to do so by Council at regular meetings or one off events
  4. Time commitments
    • Council meet 6 times a year with each meeting being a whole day (including travel)
    • Faculty committees meet 3-5 times a year with each meeting being a whole day (including travel
    • Some additional time is required to read papers prior to meetings
  5. Good Medical Practice
    • Applicants for election should disclose if they are
      • suspended or removed from practice by any authorising body
      • involved in professional disciplinary proceedings
      • under investigation related to their medical practice in any country
    If elected members should advise the Faculty if, during their term of office, their circumstances change and any of the above then apply
  6. Other Information
    Charity Commissioners pamphlet – The Essential Trustee

Disqualification from Council/Committee

The following Faculty regulation relates to the disqualification of a member from Council or committee for non-attendance at meetings. Council requires that

"If a member fails to attend two consecutive meetings of a committee* on which they serve Council will require that the member resigns from that committee."

NB. * In this respect committee means Council or committee.

Process: In the circumstances described

  1. a member of a committee will be written to by the committee chair who will remind them of the regulation and to ask if they wish Council to be advised of any mitigating circumstances as to why the regulation should not be enforced. The committee chair will submit the name of the member and any mitigating circumstances to the next meeting of Council for its deliberation.

  2. a member of Council will be written to by the Company Secretary who will remind them of the regulation and ask if they wish the President to be advised of any mitigating circumstances or wish to meet with the President to discuss their personal circumstances. The Company Secretary will submit the name of the member and detail of any mitigating circumstances to the President for deliberation.