Reminder: UK Council needs you!

Claire Donaldson, SoR President explains how to nominate yourself for our five vacancies. Deadline: Friday 10 June 2022.

Published: 07 June 2022 SoR

There is still time to put yourself forward to stand for our five UK Council vacancies. 

UK Council is the governing executive committee and the board of directors for the Society of Radiographers. To serve on Council you need to be elected by members in your region. 

A term of office is three years and all fully qualifed members of the Society are eligible to stand for election: 

Current vacancies 

Are you from one of the following regions? If so, you can put yourself forward for nomination: 

  • Eastern 
  • Scotland
  • South East 
  • Northern 
  • Wales 

As I said in the video if there is more than one nomination, an election will be organised, allowing all members in your region to cast a vote. And that is what we want as a democractic organisation, elections for every seat. 

The role

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

For more information on the role and responsibilities, please see both the nomination pack (application form) and the UK Council member handbook

How to apply

To nominate yourself for one of the above vacancies, you need to have the support of four other SoR members (and a maximum of seven), who will sign your application form (see pg 10-13 of the nomination pack) to declare their support. 

When you return your form, please also 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 deadline for applications is this Friday 10 June 2022.

Got questions? 

If you'd like a quick chat about what it's like to serve on UK Council, get in contact with me and I'll happily share my experience. 

Remember #ifIcanyoucan

Claire Donaldson | President of the Society and College of Radiographers