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 Wednesday 9th May 2018.
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.
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 2018 are listed in Table #1:
Table #1: Positions for election in 2018
|Trustee positions||Alternate positions|
|Northern Ireland||Northen Ireland|
|East of England||Wales *|
|South West||South Central *|
|North East *|
*Due to vacancies or current casual appointments
Timetable for elections
The Articles of Association set out the general timetable for the electoral process which for 2018 is set out in table #2. Because the appointments are to be formally announced at the AGM on the 9th May 2018, 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 2018.
Table #2: Timetable for 2018 elections
|Formally give notice of elections||70 days before AGM||28 February 2018|
|Nominations to be received||Within 28 days of formal notice||28 March 2018|
|Send out ballot papers||No later than 28 days before AGM||11 April 2018|
|Ballot papers returned||No later than 7 (seven) days before AGM||2 May 2018|
|Board declares ballot||At AGM||9 May 2018|
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 2018. Submissions and nominations can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org 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 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 email@example.com
Affirmation of Trustee Officials
In accordance with the Trustee Official Succession Bylaws, the Trustee Officials listed below will seek affirmation as Trustees from the membership. This will take place at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 9th May 2018.
The Trustee Officials standing for affirmation at the 2018 AGM are:
· John Martin
· Paul Younger
· Tracy Nicholls
No later than 28th March 2018, their statements of desire to continue as a Trustee will be posted on the College of Paramedics website. Affirmation will be achieved through a majority show of hands from members at the AGM.