FSRH Council vacancies for Member/Fellows - Deadline 20 December 2022

Posted 6 December 2022

Date: 06 Dec 2022

Type: FSRH News and Information

The FSRH Council is the professional membership body of the FSRH, responsible for implementing the Faculty’s mission and contributing to its clinical expertise and to meeting long-term goals and aims. The Council is comprised of elected FSRH members and nominated external representatives and plays a key role in shaping and overseeing the work of the Faculty, bringing the member voice and experience into our work.

We have two vacancies for Member/Fellows to stand for election to Council. This would be for a three-year term starting January 2023, renewable for a further three years.  

Read more about the FSRH’s governance.

What does this (unpaid) role involve?

This role description outlines the role of an elected Council member. Council meetings currently take place on a Thursday during the day four times a year. Meetings are virtually with one in person meeting in London. 2023 meeting dates are confirmed as follows:

  • Thursday 2nd February at 12:30-17:00 – virtual
  • Thursday 8th June at 13:00-16:00 – hybrid
  • Thursday 28th September at 13:00-16:00 – virtual
  • Thursday 23rd November at 11:00-15:340 – virtual - Joint Board and Council meeting

In addition to Council meetings, there are other opportunities to support FSRH’s work as a member of Council including representing the Faculty at meetings and getting feedback from members. If elected, you would be expected to attend all meetings.

If you would like an informal discussion with the CEO or President about standing for election for one of these roles, please contact Helen Davies, Executive Assistant via hdavies@fsrh.org to arrange.

To stand for election:

  1. Please download and complete this nomination form including signatures* from two current Member/Fellows to support your nomination and scan the document so it can be emailed.
  2. Please produce a paragraph (no more than 300 words) written in the first person (e.g. “I am”) to support your application (this will be shared with members if there is an election).

Return your nomination form and wording to councilelections@fsrh.org no later than than 10:00am Tuesday 20th December 2022.

*If you are looking for support for your nomination and you are unable to secure the signatures, please contact Gareth Groarke via ggroarke@fsrh.org before the deadline and he will try to assist you to connect to members to support your nomination.

When the nomination period has lapsed, if the number of members standing for election does not exceed the number of vacancies a ballot will not be held, and the members nominated will be elected. If the number of nominations exceeds the number of vacancies, a list of candidates, together with ballot forms, will be sent to the relevant membership categories with a ballot paper and an online election will be held.