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Elections to council 2022

Would you consider standing for election to Council and contributing to the work of the Society, as a member both of Council and one or more of its committees? As a member of Council you would play an active role in the delivery of the Society's strategy to support and facilitate the communication of science through engagement with policy makers, the media and the public, and the certification of best practice in the profession. In addition, Council membership offers an opportunity to develop your knowledge and experience of science and governance, and contributes to Continuous Professional Development.

There are 23 Council members who serve as trustees of the Society and are accountable to the Fellows and to other stakeholders and regulators, such as the Charity Commission. The principal responsibility of the trustees is to oversee the affairs of the Society and ensure it acts prudently in the management of its financial resources.

Council appointment is open to any Fellow irrespective of age, gender, employment or career stage. The Society is committed to a diverse and inclusive Council and particularly welcomes nominations from under-represented groups to ensure the Council better reflects the community it serves. Nominations from candidates with trustee experience and/or knowledge of scholarly publishing or fund-raising are warmly encouraged.

Details of the process are on the nomination forms which are available to download below. There is also advice to candidates which gives more information about serving on Council as well as guidance on the information to put in your supporting statement.

Council Nomination forms 2022

Advice to candidates

Nominations must arrive no later than noon on Wednesday 5 January 2022.

Please contact Christina Marron at christina.marron@geolsoc.org.uk with any queries.