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Why join the Fellowship Council?

Why join the Fellowship Council?

Becoming a Fellowship Councillor will enable you to use your skills and experience to make a lasting difference to the RSA. 

You will get to work with a great network of people to develop activity, all whilst broadening your experience and enhancing your skillset.

Area fellowship councillor

Details 

We are seeking 21 Area Fellowship Councillors to enable and support local activity. These are outward-facing roles with time spent helping other Fellows get activity off the ground, whether that’s events, networks, or projects.

The RSA in England is divided into five areas, North, Central, South West, South East, and London. Each area is represented by three Fellowship Councillors. Two are to be elected through the current process, with the third selected after the AGM in October by the Nominations and Governance Panel.

Ireland, Scotland, and Wales will have two elected Fellowship Councillors. Those elected as Fellowship Councillors in Wales will also be expected to join a Welsh Advisory Board, which will help take the RSA forward in Wales.

The term of a Fellowship Councillor is two years and it is possible to stand for election for one additional two-year term. It is a voluntary position with all out-of-pocket expenses reimbursed.

What we are looking for 

  • You will have experience of at least one of the following:
    • Creating successful networks and events
    • Developing and delivering successful projects
    • Supporting and developing people
  • Familiarity with, and interest in, the work of the RSA
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Willingness to dedicate sufficient time to the role

How to apply 

  • Applications are now closed and nomation packs are unavailable.
  • A committee of three Fellowship Councillors along with our Chairman and Chief Executive will review all applications and star those candidates they believe meet the required skills and experience.
  • All candidates will go forward for election on 10 September and elections will close on 5 October. If you put your name forward for election and are not starred, you will have the opportunity to withdraw your candidacy before the election
  • The results of the election will be announced at the RSA AGM on 9 October 2018. 

Fellowship UK Areas map

 

 

 

 

Scotland, Ireland, and Wales each form an RSA area respectively. The RSA in England is divided into five areas: North, Central, South West, South East and London.

The core role of the Fellowship Council is to support and encourage Fellows to contribute to the RSA mission.

Rod Hyde

Chair of Fellowship Council

thematic Fellowship Councillor

Details

We are seeking six Thematic Fellowship Councillors who have the experience and ability to contribute to our key areas of work. Two Fellowship Councillors will be selected for each work theme. These are:

The term of a Fellowship Councillor is two years, and every Fellowship Councillor can stand for a maximum of two terms. It is a voluntary position with all out-of-pocket expenses reimbursed. 

What we are looking for 

  • Experience to be able to make a significant contribution to the direction of the RSA in one of the key areas of our work
  • Familiarity with the work of the RSA in their area of experience
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Willingness to dedicate sufficient time to the role

How to apply

Applications are now closed. 

A panel of Fellowship Councillors and Trustees will review all applications and select those who have the experience and ability to support the RSA in each key area of work. The panel may decide to interview candidates.

The results of the election will be announced at the RSA AGM on 9 October 2018.

Being part of the Fellowship Council is an excellent way to connect and support people who are trying to make a difference to society.

Lucy Griffiths FRSA

Director, We Are Lucky; Fellowship Councillor

Do you have a question?

Whatever your question, get in touch with Stuart McLeod or Charlotte Eisenhart who will be able to help or direct you to the right person. Stuart is on hand if you want a general chat about the Area roles or Charlotte Eisenhart to discuss the Thematic roles. 

 

 

Stuart Mcleod

Stuart Mcleod

Head of UK Areas

 

Charlotte Eisenhart

Charlotte Eisenhart

Head of Engagement