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Have you considered getting involved with the IRMS?

02 December 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Jessica Waite
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The IRMS’ annual nominations cycle for the Executive Team is open for 2020. How do you fancy getting involved with the IRMS family and helping shape the profession? Nominations for posts on the IRMS Executive team will be open from 1 December 2019 right the way through to the 21 January 2020. Detailed information on the nominations process and the governance of the IRMS can be found in our Constitution.


The following roles are open for nominations this year:

  • Chair (one-year term)

  • Vice-Chair (one-year term)

  • Director, with a remit of developing our Digital offering = Currently Neil Reeves

  • Director, with a remit of developing & supporting our Groups = Currently Jaana Pinnick


Please note that Scott Sammons (currently Chair) has stated that he will not be seeking nominations for any roles as he plans to retire from the IRMS Executive after volunteering for 8 years with the Society. Also Neil Reeves will also not be seeking nominations as he is also looking to retire from the Executive after 6 years with the Society. 


Posts not up for nomination this year are summarised on the website. of these roles over previous years you can read our annual reports for 2018, 2017, 2016 and 2015 on the Governance area of the website. If you are a logged in member you can also see the previous AGM and Executive Meeting minutes on that page as well. 

How nominations work

If you would like to apply for one of the roles up for nomination or know someone else that would be suitable here are the details of how you can nominate and how the process will work;


1. Nominations must be made by valid and current members of the Society in the form of a written nomination (usually an email) submitted to after the 1st December 2019 and by the deadline of 21 January 2020. This nomination should detail the name & contact details of the person being nominated as well as your own. 


2. Nominations must have a nominator and seconder (both members that are happy to support your nomination). Self nominations are permitted if they are seconded. If you cannot find another seconder please let our administration team at Kingston Smith (KSAM) know and they will match nominations if another person also cannot find a seconder. 


3. Both those being nominated and those nominating must be current members of the Society. If membership has lapsed this should be settled before the closure of nominations. 


4. Those being nominated must be made aware of (and be in agreement with) their being nominated ahead of the nomination being submitted. Naturally, if the person being nominated refuses the nomination after you have submitted one it will be discounted. 


Further details on how any elections work, what happens if someone withdraws, how we handle transparency and governance can be found on the nominations area of the website. 

Questions, queries or concerns

If you have any queries about the process you can speak to the Secretary of the Society, David Reeve, ( or the team at KSAM who will be happy to help you.


You can also read more about the benefits of getting involved with the Society here. If you would like to speak to any member of our team about nominating someone or going for a role yourself and you’d like more detail on what this entails you can speak to any member of our team. Their details can be found on the ‘Our team’ page of our website.

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