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Nominations being sought for RSM President and Trustees

Nominations are now being sought for the next President of the RSM and two trustees for the RSM Council.

Anyone who is an RSM Member can submit a nomination for both positions, following the criteria process outlined below.

To submit a nomination for either position, you will need to request an application form from the Charity Secretary, Mrs Joanna Rose:

Criteria for RSM President nomination

The RSM is looking to secure candidates from the widest possible selection. The President’s term of office is three years, and will run from 2020-2023.

Any candidate standing for President:

  • Must be of good standing with their professional association (or have retired/resigned whilst in good standing with no outstanding complaints)
  • Must be a current RSM Fellow and have been a Fellow continuously for at least the last five years
  • Should hold or have held a senior role in their professional career within the healthcare sector
  • Must have experience of chairing committees
  • Would ideally have been involved with the RSM via Sections, committees, fundraising or events

It is important that all candidates for the presidency realise that they will have duties as a Trustee of the RSM.

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Criteria for Trustee nomination

The RSM is looking for two Trustees to take up a seat on RSM Council for the 2019-2020 year. The term of office is up to four years and will be determined before appointment.

Any candidate nominated must be a Fellow of the RSM, although proposers and seconders can be Fellows or Associate Members of the RSM. The RSM Council will also elect individuals to fill the vacant Honorary Officer posts from amongst its number.

When considering potential candidates for Council, Trustees are conscious of the need to reflect the characteristics of the broader membership and would therefore like to encourage clinicians currently in NHS practice, and also Fellows from outside London to stand for Council. The Council are also keen to attract individuals who can contribute to the RSM’s mission to advance health through education and innovation.

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How to submit your nomination

You will need to obtain a nomination form from the Charity Secretary, Mrs Joanna Rose:

Forms must contain all required signatures. We recognise that it can sometimes be difficult to obtain signatures from colleagues, therefore we can accept e-signatures, or signatures on a separate completed form. Please note that emails supporting colleagues are not acceptable and any applications without signatures will not be accepted.

Completed forms should be emailed to by 12 noon, Wednesday 27 March 2019.

What happens next?

Candidates will be invited for an informal discussion during May and June 2019.

In the event that more than one candidate is nominated for the role of President, an election will be held. Those eligible to vote are the Trustees of the RSM. The successful candidate will take up post as President-elect on 1 October 2019, and will be installed as President at a Ceremony on 28 July 2020.

Should an election for Trustees be necessary, it will be by electronic and postal ballot. Those members without an email address will be sent papers by post. The results of the ballot will be announced in July 2019.

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