How to nominate someone and the process
Any member can make nominations for any of the vacancies.
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).
2. Proposer nomination
Any member, regardless of membership category, may propose candidates for nomination. All nominations are required to be accompanied by the names of two RSC members willing to second the nomination. This shall form part of the candidate’s application.
To be eligible to nominate and vote in community elections, you must be subscribed to the community concerned. To subscribe to particular communities, you can update your membership record through the new online members’ area; by calling +44 (0)1223 432141; or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Nominees will be asked to declare that they are willing to make the necessary commitments if elected.
For elected members of the Board of Trustees, Member Communities Board and 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 necessary skills and experience to fulfil the role. Successful candidates will be put forward for election.
For subject community presidents and elected members of the subject community councils, the Nominations Committee will establish that each nomination is valid, confirm each member’s willingness to serve if elected, and put them forward for election.
The RSC has partnered with Mi-Voice, a leading electoral service provider, to set up a secure online nominations website. Please use this link to find further information on our vacancies, including role descriptors and details of how and where members can submit nomination(s).
The closing date for receipt of completed nominations is 5pm (UK time) on Monday 6 February 2023.