Call for nominations to serve on Council
Would you consider standing for election to serve on Council and contribute to the Geological Society’s work – to influence its role as a respected voice serving science, the geoscience profession and society?
As a member of Council, you would play an active role in the delivery of the Society’s strategy to support and facilitate the communication of science through engagement with policy makers, the media and the public, as well as the certification of best practice in the profession.
The Society is committed to a diverse and inclusive Council. To ensure that Council better reflects the community it serves, we particularly welcome nominations from under-represented groups. We also warmly encourage nominations from candidates with trustee experience and/or knowledge of scholarly publishing or fundraising.
The 23 members of Council serve as trustees of the Society and are accountable to the Fellows, as well as other stakeholders and regulators, such as the Charity Commission. The principal responsibility of the trustees is to oversee the affairs of the Society and ensure it acts prudently in the management of its financial resources.
Council generally meets five times a year, usually on a Wednesday afternoon between 14:00-17:00. In addition, there is a one-day residential meeting, usually in late September, to discuss major strategic issues. Currently most meetings are held virtually, but moving forward we may offer a hybrid model.
All members of Council also serve on one of the standing committees (External Relations, Finance & Planning, Professional, Publications & Information, and Science). Standing committees usually meet three or four times a year, mainly virtually. We sometimes ask Council members to join other committees or short-term working groups. The typical time commitment is eight to ten days annually for ordinary members of Council.
For more details, to download the nomination form and to see the names of those members of Council due to retire at the AGM in June 2022, please visit: www.geolsoc.org.uk/councilelections
• To request a form or to submit nominations, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Christina Marron, Geological Society of London, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BG.
• Deadline for nominations: 23:59 on 5 January 2022