FSRH Council vacancies for Members and Fellows

Posted 15 June 2021

Date: 15 Jun 2021

Type: FSRH News and Information

Can you contribute your time and clinical expertise? We're looking for three FSRH Members/Fellows to join our FSRH Council to support our work.

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

Three vacancies - can you support us?

At our Annual General Meeting (AGM) in October this year, three of our six elected Member/Fellow representatives of our Council will come to the end of their terms. This means we now have three vacancies for Member/Fellows to stand for election to Council.

This would be for a three-year term starting at the end of October, renewable for a further three years. Existing representatives are entitled to stand for a second term.

Find out more about our governance.

What does this (unpaid) role involve?

Council meetings currently take place on a Thursday during the day three times a year, either remotely or in London (once social distancing has eased). The last Council meeting of 2021 is on Thursday, 15 October, 10:30 – 15:30 and is a joint meeting with our Board of Trustees. 2022 meeting dates are yet to be confirmed.

As well as Council meetings, there are other opportunities to support our work as a member of Council, including representing FSRH at meetings and getting feedback from our members. If elected, you would be expected to attend all meetings.

Read the role description

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

We would particularly welcome applications from those from minority ethnic groups and those from the South West, North East, and Northern Ireland as these are currently under-represented on our Council.

How can I apply?

To stand for election, you will need to:

  • Download and complete a nomination form. You will need to include signatures* from two current Member/Fellows to support your nomination and scan the document so it can be emailed.

  • Produce a short 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 hdavies@fsrh.org. This must reach Helen no later than 10:00am on Monday 19 2021. Due to COVID-19 we cannot accept posted nominations.

*If you are looking for support for your nomination and you are unable to secure the signatures please contact Abby Wright-Parkes at awrightparkes@fsrh.org before the deadline. She’ll try to assist you to connect to members to support your nomination.

Download the nomination form

What happens next?

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.

Annual General Meeting – 21 October 2021

Our AGM will be held at 16:15 on Thursday 21 October 2021 via Zoom due to social distancing. A formal notice, together with a link to the annual report and accounts, will be sent to all members in advance.