Vacancies and Elections
Governance Framework implemented from July 2018.
Our Trustees would like the members serving on our governance bodies to represent the breadth and diversity of the chemical sciences, with reference to industrial and academic backgrounds, geographical spread, gender, ethnicity and age range.
There is a vacancy for President of the RSC to become President Elect for one-year from the AGM in July 2019 and take office as President for a two-year term until the AGM in July 2022.
There are vacancies for three elected members of the Board of Trustees (Council) to take office from the AGM in July 2019, for a four-year term, until the AGM in July 2023.
There is a vacancy for an elected member of the Professional Standards Board to take office from the AGM in July 2019, for a three-year term, until the AGM in July 2022.
Division Councils have an important role to provide leadership to the Division, and to the development and implementation of the Division’s activities. The Division Presidents and Division Council members come from a range of backgrounds and career stages.
There are vacancies for President of the Analytical Division, Chemistry Biology Interface Division, Education Division, Environment, Sustainability & Energy Division and the Industry & Technology Division to serve as President Elect for one-year from the AGM in July 2019 and take office as President for a three-year term until the AGM in July 2023, followed by one-year as Immediate Past President until the AGM in July 2024.
There is a vacancy for Honorary Treasurer of the Analytical Division Council to take office from the AGM in July 2019, for a three-year term, until the AGM in July 2022.
There are vacancies for two elected members of Analytical, Chemistry Biology Interface, Dalton, Education, Environment Sustainability & Energy, Faraday, Industry & Technology, Materials Chemistry and Organic Division Councils to take office from the AGM in July 2019, for a three-year term, until the AGM in July 2022.
Please see the role descriptors to find out more about the roles.
Nominations received for the RSC President, elected Trustees and elected member of the Professional Standards Board will be evaluated by the Nominations Committee to produce a shortlist of candidates who meet the requirements of the role descriptor and can demonstrate the requisite of skills and experience to fulfil the role. The successful shortlist of candidates will be put forward for election.
Elections: your vote counts
Voting will open in May for our 2019 elections.
All members of the Royal Society of Chemistry and members of the respective Divisions will be contacted by our electoral services provider, Mi-Voice, with information on how to vote on-line. If you would like to update your email address, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org before Friday 15 March 2019.
Postal ballot request
For our members who wish to continue casting their vote by post please request a postal ballot paper by contacting Hilary Beckett, Governance Co-ordinator tel: 020 7440 3341; email: email@example.com by Monday 15 April 2019.
To be eligible to vote in the elections, members are required to have paid their 2019 membership subscription by 1 April and be subscribed to any of the Divisions they wish to vote in.
Successful candidates will be announced at our Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 10 July 2019.
2019 Electoral Regulations
General Principles and Working Practices