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Time passes quickly. Too Quickly.

I am always reminded of this when election period returns for another year. During 2014 we have major Fellowship elections taking place both for Fellowship Council and the Trustee Board all part of the RSA governance structure.

Fellowship Council is an advisory forum made up of 40 Fellows from different regions and sectors. Council works to support, promote and broaden awareness of the RSA. There are three opportunities for Fellows to consider standing for:

  • Regional Chairs lead the activities in a Region/Nation and develop a two-year rolling development plan amongst other duties.
  • Regional Fellowship Councillors leads on activity to bring Fellows together. They are part of a core team that leads each area, acting as a deputy to the Chair.
  • Councillor-at-large roles contribute to the RSA’s mission through a particular specialism and expertise, joining up activity across the Fellowship.

If you are interested in standing for Council nominations open on the 24 June. From this date information packs outlining the process, clarifying roles and responsibilities as well as the forms necessary to complete will all be available. Nomination papers for both Council and Trustee positions will need to be submitted by the 16 July and these roles are open to all Fellows.

The Trustee Board is the governing body of the charity and oversees all its activities. The Trustees have ultimate responsibility for organisational strategy, resourcing, risk management and the supervision of all the RSA’s business affairs.

Each of the 14 RSA Regions & Nations elects a Fellowship councillor and a Regional Chair who lead activity and who also sit on the Fellowship Council. In addition the whole Fellowship votes for seven ‘At Large’ Fellowship Councillors and Trustee Board candidates. Voting will take place during September closing just before the RSA AGM.

If you are interested in standing for any of the roles outlined above and supporting the work of the RSA please do get in touch, I am happy to respond to any initial queries and all staff are happy to talk through the opportunities and responsibilities involved.

Vivs Long-Ferguson

Head of Regions

viv.long-ferguson@rsa.org.uk

@vivslf

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