UK Council Elections

Opportunities to join UK Council and election information will be advertised on this page

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UK Council 

The UK Council of the Society of Radiographers is the Board of Directors and the governing Executive Committee for all our activities. Members of the Council are elected from the membership by other members on a regional basis.

All fully qualified members of the Society are eligible to stand for election. The term of office is three years. At the end of a term, the elected Council member may stand again for a further term but it is important that members in the region are given the opportunity either to stand for election or to nominate another member to stand. This ensures that Council retains democratic legitimacy.

If you are elected to UK Council you will have a range of legal duties including (but not limited to): 

  • representing and promoting agreed policies 
  • representing the trades union and professional interests of all Society Members
  • developing and promoting the advancement of the radiography profession and the wider radiographic workforce
  • undertaking campaign work as required 
  • encouraging recruitment of members in the Countries and Region(s)
  • attending and speaking at national and international conferences, events and meetings

When a vacancy arises, you can nominate yourself as long as you have the support of four other SoR members (and a maximum of seven), who will sign your application form to declare their support. 

When you return your form, you also need to send a statement of interest (up to 500 words) covering why you are applying and outlining your professional and personal interests. Should there be an election, this statement will be used. 

The SoR is committed to equal opportunities and values diversity in its workforce. 

For more information on the role and responsibilities, please see the UK Council member handbook. The nomination pack is available at the bottom of this page.


We currently don't have any vacancies open. When we do they'll be posted here.

Recent Election Results 

Following recent nominations for five seats to UK Council, there was an election for the Midlands seat.

  • Leah Marsden is now representing the Midlands on UK Council.

In May 2023 members were invited to vote on who they wanted to become the next Vice President of the Society of Radiographers. The Vice President is part of our Presidential leadership team and will ultimately serve as President, as well as Chair of UK Council. 

  • Katie Thompson is now the Vice President of the SoR.

Further information 

If you'd like to ask any questions about what serving on UK Council is like, please email our immediate past president and current Chair of Council, Ross McGhee, for a quick chat. While for queries about elections, please contact our Governance Manager Zoe Willenbrock

UK Council Nomination Pack

Download the UK Council nomination pack

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