Nominations for the Executive 2020-21
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 the 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. However, all relevant details are set out below...
Roles up for nomination:
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 serving 8 years in the team. 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:
- Treasurer (2 year term) = David Bowen
- Secretary (2 year term) = David Reeve
- Director, with the remit of Marketing (2-year term) = Laura Stockwell
- Director, with a remit of developing our membership (2-year term) = Katharine Stevenson
- Director, with a remit of developing and supporting our training programme (2-year term) = Sarah Norman
- Co-opted Director, with a remit of developing our commercial and private sector offering = Simon Ellis
- Co-opted Director, with the remit of Conference (as this is an appointed role and not formal nomination) = Joe Chapman
- Current officer posts as these are by appointment by the Executive and not formal nomination
If you want to see the work 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 go 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 in the form of a written nomination (usually an email) submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org after the 1st December 2019 and by the deadline of 21 January 2020. This nomination should detail the name, contact details and membership number of the person being nominated as well as your own. You can find out your membership number by logging into the website and viewing your membership profile.
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.
Will there be elections?
If more than one candidate has been nominated for a post an election will be called. In accordance with the Constitution, these will take place in the 8 weeks leading up to the AGM (the date of which is Sunday 17th May at the Hilton Metropole in Birmingham. All members are encouraged to vote and the candidate with the majority of votes will be the successful post holder for that term.
Governance and transparency
1. All nominations must be submitted direct to our membership administrator at Kingston Smith (KSAM) either at our registered postal address or via email@example.com. No one outside of KSAM will has sight of these nominations until the nominations period has closed.
2. Where a nomination received is unclear or lacks required elements KSAM may engage directly with the individual/s involved to rectify the problem. KSAM may liaise with one of the Constitutional Officers if any arise that they cannot resolve themselves but no identifiable information is shared.
3. All valid nominations received will be published to the membership within five working days of the closing date.
4. In the event of a nomination being withdrawn, the reason will also be published to the membership.
Questions, queries or concerns
If you have any queries about the process you can speak to the Secretary of the Society, David Reeve, (firstname.lastname@example.org) or the team at KSAM email@example.com 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.