Vacancies and Elections
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.
Call for nominations has now closed.
There are vacancies for four elected Trustees of the Board of Trustees to take office from the AGM in July 2021, for a four-year term, until the AGM in July 2025.
There are vacancies for three elected members of the Member Communities Board. One of whom must be active within the Local Section networks, one active within the Interest Groups and one active within Early Careers (experience of serving on a network committee within the past five years) to take office from the AGM in July 2021, for a three-year term, until the AGM in July 2024.
There is a vacancy for an elected member of the Professional Standards Board to take office from the AGM in July 2021, for a three-year term, until the AGM in July 2024.
There is a vacancy for an elected member of the Inclusion and Diversity Committee to take office from the AGM in July 2021, for a three-year term, until the AGM in July 2024.
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 Dalton Division and the Organic Division to serve as President Elect for one-year from the AGM in July 2021 and take office as President for a three-year term until the AGM in July 2025, followed by one-year as Immediate Past President until the AGM in July 2026.
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 2021, for a three-year term, until the AGM in July 2024.
Please see the role descriptors to find out more about the roles.
Nominations received for elected Trustees, elected members of the Member Communities Board and Professional Standards Board and elected member of Inclusion and Diversity Committee 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 2021 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 us using the membership contact details on the left or update your membership record through the new on-line Members’ area before Thursday 1 April 2021.
To be eligible to vote in the 2021 elections, members are required to have paid their 2021 membership subscription by Thursday 1 April 2021 and to be eligible to vote in Division elections, you must be subscribed to the Division concerned. To pay your 2021 subscription and subscribe to Divisions go to the on-line Members’ area or contact the Membership team using the contact details on the left.
Postal ballot request
For our members who wish to continue casting their vote by post please request a postal ballot paper by calling Hilary Beckett, Governance Co-ordinator on 020 7440 3341 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 9 April 2021.
Successful candidates will be announced at our Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 7 July 2021.
Please read these documents before submitting your nomination.
2021 Electoral Regulations
General Principles and Working Practices