Vacancies and Elections
Governance Framework implemented from July 2018.
We are currently accepting nominations for our Board of Trustees (Council), Professional Standards Board and Divisions. Those elected will serve from the Annual General Meeting (AGM) in July 2019.
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.
Any member of the RSC is invited to make nominations for Board vacancies and any member of their respective Division are invited to make nominations for their vacancies. Nominees will be asked to declare that they are willing to make the necessary commitments if elected.
There are two ways of submitting a nomination:
Any member, regardless of membership category, may self-nominate for one vacancy (this does not prevent a self-nominating member from being nominated for another vacant position by either the Nominations Committee, any other RSC Board or Committee or another member).
- Other nomination
Any member, regardless of membership category, may propose candidates for nomination.
All nominations are required to be accompanied by names of two RSC members willing to second the nomination. This shall form part of the candidate’s application.
For the RSC President, elected Trustees and elected member of the Professional Standards Board, the Nominations Committee will, confirm the candidate’s willingness to be nominated and evaluate all valid nominations 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.
The RSC has contracted with Mi-Voice, an electoral service provider. Mi-Voice, on behalf of the RSC, has set up a secured online nominations website.
Please go to this link where further information is available on our vacancies and where members are able to submit their nomination for the vacancy they wish to stand for.
Please read these documents before submitting your nomination.
2019 Electoral Regulations
General Principles and Working Practices
Closing date for receipt of completed nominations is 17.00 on Friday 8 February 2019.