The Radical Association committee election will be held from Nov 01 to Nov 30.
The timetable will be as follows:
Nov 01 - Nominations and submission of motions opens
Nov 10 - Nominations and submissions close
Nov 20 - Voting opens
Nov 30 - Voting closes
All eight committee posts - chair, director, treasurer, access & diversity officer, and four non-portfolio posts - are up for election. Members who join the association by the close of nominations will be allowed to stand and vote - so do get your friends to join! It takes two seconders to support a nomination for a committee role: five members may submit an ordinary or special resolution to be voted on by the membership.
A summarty of the posts is as follows.
The Chair is responsible for the overall direction of the Association, for chairing the executive committee, and for representing the Association at such public events or functions as may be necessary. They have a casting vote at executive meetings if the executive cannot come to a majority decision for any reason. As the face and strategic force behind the organisation, the chair is the most prominent committee role, working alongside the director at the heart of the RA
The Director is responsible for the day to day running of the Association and ensuring that its executive members and volunteer groups continue to function effectively on an ongoing basis. The real workhorse of the organisation, the director's job cuts across everything we do and helps keep everything coordinated and running.
The Treasurer is responsible for the Association’s finances, and for presenting the accounts to the membership coterminous with each year’s election.
The Access & Diversity Officer is responsible for ensuring that the needs of disadvantaged and minority groups are properly represented and catered for and their voices fairly heard in the running of the Association.
The Executive Members (of which there are four) shall have collective responsibilities for all tasks not covered by an individual officer – these include but are not necessarily limited to coordinating policy working groups, maintaining membership lists and other administration for the Association, organising meetings and venues, and assisting with both public and internal communications.
Additional questions should be sent to the returning officer, James Baillie, by email.