Vacancies and Elections
Call for nominations have now closed
There is a vacancy for President of the RSC to become President Elect for a two-year term from the AGM in July 2020 and take office as President from the close of the AGM in July 2022 for a two-year term until the AGM in July 2024.
There are vacancies for two elected members of the Member Communities Board. One of whom must be active within the Local Section networks and one active within the Interest Groups (experience of serving on a network committee within the past five years) to take office from the AGM in July 2020, for a three-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 2020, for a three-year term, until the AGM in July 2023.
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 Faraday Division and the Materials Chemistry Division to serve as President Elect for one-year from the AGM in July 2020 and take office as President for a three-year term until the AGM in July 2024, followed by one-year as Immediate Past President until the AGM in July 2025.
There is a vacancy for Honorary Secretary of the Analytical Division Council to take office from the AGM in July 2020, for a three-year term, until the AGM in July 2023.
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 2020, for a three-year term, until the AGM in July 2023.
Please see the role descriptors to find out more about the roles.
Nominations received for the RSC President, elected members of the Member Communities Board and 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 2020 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 13 March 2020.
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 Friday 10 April 2020.
To be eligible to vote in the elections, members are required to have paid their 2020 membership subscription by Wednesday 1 April 2020 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 8 July 2020.
Please read these documents before submitting your nomination.
2020 Electoral Regulations
General Principles and Working Practices