Key roles now open to Fellows – please apply

We are pleased to invite Fellows to apply to join the Society’s Committees. These roles are vital to our strategic leadership, giving you the opportunity to help set the Society’s future ambitions and direction.

The roles form part of the Society’s governance structure, which you can view here

You can apply directly for all positions. If we receive more applications than the number of places available, an election will be held. 

Gender balance

The Council has made a renewed commitment to retain gender balance within the Fellowship and on our Council and committees. We therefore particularly welcome applications from women for all of these roles.

Terms of office

The term of office for all positions is 3 years, from the first of January on the year of appointment. Thereafter, new appointees may apply to serve one further 3-year term.

Positions available

Human Resources Committee – 4 positions

The Human Resources Committee oversees matters relating to the Society’s staff and will meet once a year with ad hoc meetings arranged as necessary

HR Experience is essential for this Committee

All HR Committee positions are available for new members. 

See below for information on how to apply.

General Purposes Committee – 1 position

The General Purposes Committee oversees events, publications, awards and agreements with stakeholders and will meet four times a year.

The GPC positions are available for new members

See below for information on how to apply

Application process

To apply for the committee positions, please complete this form:

You can apply for more than one role if you wish.

Once completed, return the form by Monday 9th January 2023 to Amanda Kirk –

After the deadline, if we have received enough valid applications to require an election to be held, we will issue ballots to Fellows during the week beginning Monday 9th January, for return by Monday 20th February 2023. All Fellows of the Society will be eligible to vote. The ballots will include the applicants’ supporting statements.

Election results will be officially announced on Monday 27th February 2023.

Please contact Amanda if you have any further questions about the election process.

Further information

What to expect as a Committee member

The Human Resources Committee will meet once a year with ad hoc meetings as required and the General Purposes Committee will meet four times a year. Meetings are currently on Zoom. Each meeting is expected to be no more than 90 minutes in length.

In addition to the meetings themselves, the main time commitment for members is to read the papers for each meeting.

Rules and regulations

The schedule of delegations, which sets out in more detail the responsibilities of each committee, are available here.

Our Regulations, which govern the Council and all our committees, are available here.