After the nomintation, members hold an election within the Department/Workplace. Every Rep is subject to re-election every 2 years.
If only one person has been nominated the election process can be by a show of hands during a gathering such as a staff meeting when the majority of SoR members are present. It is not necessary to have formal ballot papers unless more than one rep is nominated.
Assistant Practitioners can also become accredited reps for that staff group. Separate departments such as Ultrasound, MRI, CT etc may wish to nominate their own reps as specific issues may arise which require knowledge of particular staff groups and working practises.
Please complete the Reps Notification of Election/Re-election form.
Please complete the Rep Notification of Resignation form
Confirmation of accreditation and Rep card is sent to the new Rep typically 1 week after receipt of the notification form.
The SoR will also write to your Human Resources Director to advise them of your rep status – you may wish to check that they have received this notification so that queries over your rights to act as a rep are not queried at some later date.
If another member takes over from an existing Rep there may already be a file containing this information which should be handed over to the new Rep upon election.
The SOR provisionally book all newly elected reps onto a 3 day residential induction course, which is held in Birmingham. All arrangements are made by the SOR and all costs are covered. Reps can use our Trainline business account to book their train tickets or claim back mileage costs if they choose to drive. A letter is sent to the new rep to inform them that a place has been reserved for them along with details of the course.
The rep is asked to confirm their attendance on the course with the SOR as soon as possible or book onto an alternative course.
The SOR will then send confirmation details for the course.