All SoR representatives are elected by the members and are answerable to them. Your role is to represent your members’ interests to the employer. This may be through negotiation with your departmental manager on issues such as on-call payments or grading, at Trust level through the joint consultation and negotiating machinery, or individually if members have a grievance or are called to a disciplinary hearing.
As a representative of the SoR you are obliged to abide by the union’s rules and its policy as agreed by the Annual Delegate Conference. Your Regional Officer is available to advise you on policy.
One of the main reasons why members join the SoR is so that they will have union support if they have a problem at work. They value SoR representation if they have a grievance or are called to a disciplinary hearing.