Call for nominations for election to Council
1 March 2013
From the President Professor Sir Peter Knight FRS CPhys FInstP
I am writing to inform you about the vacancies that will arise on Council in 2013 and the process by which members may make nominations. There are six vacancies on Council from 1 October 2013:
- Honorary secretary
- Vice-president, Membership
- Ordinary member (three positions)
As in previous years Council will make a nomination for each vacancy.
The bylaws setting out the electoral process were updated in 2011 to allow for self-nomination. Candidates must be in the category of Member (MInstP) or Fellow (FInstP).
The Nominations Committee will assess all nominations and use its best endeavours to short-list candidates with such skills and expertise as are appropriate to each vacancy. This process was introduced to allow more opportunity for individual members to stand for election and a better opportunity to address diversity issues in the membership of Council.
Where there are more nominations than vacancies in any of the four categories of vacancy a ‘first past the post’ ballot will be held and the results announced at the Annual General Meeting to be held on 18 July 2013.
As a trustee, membership of Council carries significant responsibility but is immensely rewarding in terms of contributing to the health and development of the Institute. Further information about Council and the vacancies arising in 2013 can be found below.
Nominations should be submitted by email to email@example.com or in writing to the registered address of the Institute, and should state the vacancy of interest, full name, membership number and a statement of up to 300 words in support of the candidacy.
If you would like to know more about what is involved or have an informal discussion please contact us by email as above or on 020 7470 4843.
Nominations must be received no later than 1 April 2013.
Please see our vacancies page.