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2017 Elections to the College of Paramedics Governing Board

Posted: 27.02.2017

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In accordance with Clause 52.1 of the Articles of Association of the College of Paramedics, notice is hereby given of the positions for election to enable formal declarations to be made at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the College of Paramedics on Tuesday 9th May 2017.

Nominations are invited by eligible members of the College for those positions to be filled which are listed in table #1 below. It is important that members wishing to stand for election should familiarise themselves with clauses 51, 52 and 53 of the Articles of Association which are available for download on the College’s website.

Please note that eligible members are full members who are currently subscribed with the College of Paramedics.  Therefore only full and subscribed members are eligible to stand and to vote. The only exceptions to this are the student member and student alternate seats which are non-voting positions on the Board and are thus open to student members for nominations and open to all student members to vote for candidates entering the elections.   Full members wishing to stand for election will need to receive nominations from four full and subscribed members and students members wishing to stand should receive nominations from four subscribed student members.

The Articles of Association are available to view on the College website. If you would like a copy of the Handbook detailing the role of a Trustee please contact Penny Jones.

Positions for election

Consistent with the Governing Board’s previous decisions regarding elections to Board positions, there will be approximately 50 percent of Board positions subject to elections each year.  This is to avoid the potential loss of corporate knowledge through exposing all positions to elections in any single year.  The positions for election in 2017 are listed in Table #1:

Table #1: Positions for election in 2017

Trustee position Alternate position
Scotland Scotland
Wales Wales (two positions)
North East North East
North West North West
Yorkshire West Midlands
East Midlands East of England
West Midlands South Central
London London
South East Coast South East Coast
Great Western Great Western
South West Independent
South Central Military
Student  

 

Timetable for elections

 

The Articles of Association set out the general timetable for the electoral process which for 2017 is set out in table #2.  Because the appointments are to be formally announced at the AGM on the 9th May 2017, notice is being given at least 70 days in advance of the AGM.

Nominations must be received within 28 days of the formal notice, which in this case is by no later than 17.00 hours on 28th March 2017.

Table #2: Timetable for 2017 elections 

Action Provision Date
Formally give notice of elections 70 days before AGM 28 February 2017
Nominations to be received Within 28 days of formal notice 28 March 2017
Send out Ballot papers No later than 28 days before AGM 11 April 2017
Ballot papers returned No later than 7 (seven) days before AGM 2 May 2017
Board declares ballot At AGM 9 May 2017

 

Receipt of submissions and nominations

 

Members wishing to stand for election for one of the positions in Table #1 above, should ensure their submission and nominations are received by the Company Secretary by no later than 5pm on 28th March 2017.  Submissions and nominations can be emailed to penny.jones@collegeofparamedics.co.uk and should be marked for the attention of the Company Secretary.  Alternatively they can be posted to:

Head of Administrative Services

The College of Paramedics

The Exchange

Express Park

Bristol Road

Bridgwater

TA6 4RR

 

The College of Paramedics will commission an independent company to manage ballots and the count of ballot papers.

If you have any queries about the electoral process, please contact Penny Jones, Head of Administrative Services at penny.jones@collegeofparamedics.co.uk

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