Paramedic Council Elections
Becoming a member representative provides full members with an incredible opportunity to develop their skills, broaden their expertise and build up their strengths as an individual. Being the go-to person for members in their area is extremely rewarding and can make a genuine difference, with the Paramedic Council being able to bring a range of new projects to the table for discussion.
The member representative role is a voluntary position which provides unparalleled professional networking opportunities.
We welcome and encourage full members of all backgrounds to stand as candidates.
How the Elections Work
The elections are a straightforward process.
If, after checking they meet the eligibility criteria to stand as a candidate and reading the Personal Attributes and Role Description, full members feel that they can bring the right skills and experience to the role and they’re willing to commit time to it, they’ve completed the first step.
The next step is to find four fellow College of Paramedics members in their region/nation/sector, who support their standing as a candidate, to act as nominators. They will then need to register as a candidate by completing the Candidate Registration Form, in which they will be asked to complete their personal details, the names, membership number and email addresses of their nominators and a written candidate statement explaining how they meet the requirements of the role.
A short period follows where full members will be able to view candidate statements on the College website. They will vote, and our new Member Representatives will be announced.
The maximum tenure for a member representative is two terms, each term consisting of 2 years. At the end of their first term, Member Representatives must consider their wider commitments, reflect on their first term, and decide whether to stand, alongside other full members of the College, to be elected for a second term.
For more information on the Paramedic Council and the role of a member representative click here.
The elections are administered by an independent election service. Votes will be counted using the Single Transferable Vote system, which means second and even third or later choice votes may come into play.
There will be a link here to the information you need to stand in elections when they open