Governance

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Governance
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Governance

The Society is governed by its Council, democratically elected by its members under the Single Transferable Vote.

The Society is governed by a Governing Council made up of 15 people who are democratically elected by our members under the Single Transferable Vote.

On 14 July 2012, the Society voted to renew its constitution and to adopt a refreshed set of Articles of Association and Byelaws.

The final result was a 78.7% majority in favour of adopting the new documents.

The new documents were introduced with immediate effect and can be found below.

Members

The Society is a membership organisation driven by the commitment of thousands of members and supporters. Members provide the democratic governance via Council elections and take an active role in the Society’s campaigning activities.

The Council

The Council is the governing body of the Society, with ultimate responsibility for its governance and strategic direction. The Council consists of 15 directors, elected every other year by the Single Transferable Vote. All ERS members (other than members who are also members of staff) are allowed to stand for election to Council.

Members of the Council elect five Officers via the Alternative Vote, (Chair, Vice Chair (Management), Treasurer, Deputy Chair (Group Relations) and Deputy Chair (Campaigns and Research), who have particular areas of strategic focus.

The Council meets four times a year, working with the Senior Management Team to make decisions on policy, strategy and governance issues. Find out more about our Council.


The Senior Management Team

The Council delegates responsibility for the day-to-day management of the Society to the Chief Executive and Senior Management Team.

Continue here for more information about the Senior Management Team and other ERS staff…