I’m thinking of standing for election but I’m not sure I have the time or experience
Being a Council member is not a day-to-day role; in fact, there are only four meetings a year, held either in central London or online, plus the AGM.
While the Council is ultimately responsible for the decisions and actions of the ERS, it cannot and should not do everything. Instead, the focus of the Council is on strategy, performance and making sure the Society is well run, rather than daily matters.
We would love to see a fantastic range of candidates from across the country, with different backgrounds, experiences and viewpoints that they can bring to the Council.
Travel, accommodation and childcare costs
We want our members to be able to elect a Council that is representative of the diversity of the UK, that can scrutinise the ERS from a range of different perspectives, and who you may not imagine would usually sit on a company board.
Nobody should miss out because they are caring for others or need extra support. That’s why we cover any reasonable expenses, like travel, meals, overnight accommodation, and even things like childcare costs.
You don’t even need to have sat on a board before to put yourself forward – so what’s stopping you?
How do I stand for the Council?
Nominations open this year on 4th August, and we will be contacting all our members with details of how to nominate themselves nearer the time.
For now, if you are interested in the Society and in nominating yourself to stand for election to our Council, become a member today and we will be in touch with everything you’ll need to stand. The deadline to submit a nomination is 23:59 on Friday 10 September 2021.
Do you still have questions?
If you have any questions about standing for the ERS Council please contact us on [email protected]
We’re looking forward to you getting involved!