Nominations for vacancies on the British Society for Immunology's Board of Trustees and Forum committee open at 10am on Monday 26 February. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to get involved in the work of the Society and make a real difference to immunology in the UK. Watch our video to find out why you should consider standing for one of these positions.
We welcome applications from BSI members from all backgrounds and career grades. For most positions, you don't need to have previous experience of sitting on a committee, but you do need lots of enthusiasm and a willingness to get involved to help formulate our activities and policies.
The positions available are:
- Chair of Forum
- General Trustee
- Early Career Trustees (2 vacancies)
- Secretary (non-Trustee)
- Public Engagement Secretary
- Forum (non-Trustees)
- From Summer 2018
- Clinical Representatives x 2
- Early Careers Representative
- Regional Representative England
- Veterinary Representative
- From January 2019
- Regional Representative Scotland
- From Summer 2018
We have set up a specialist portal run by the Electoral Reform Services to ensure that our elections are run to the highest standards. In this portal, you can view more information on the election process along with job descriptions of the positions up for nomination and submit your nomination. All paid-up members* of the BSI will receive an email on Monday 26 February from the Electoral Reform Services to inform them that nominations are open - please look out for this email!
What happens next?
Nominations open at 10:00 on Monday 26 February 2018 when you will be able to put yourself forward to stand for one of the vacancies. The nominations period closes at 17:00 on Tuesday 20 March 2018. If more than one person has stood for a position, that position will then go to elections, which will open on Tuesday 3 April and close on Friday 27 April. The final result will be announced on Friday 4 May 2018.
Please do consider putting your name forward to serve on one of our Committees. If you have any queries, please contact our Committees Officer, Angela Rausch.
* You must be a current member of the British Society for Immunology to be eligible to put your name forward for nomination and/or to vote in the elections. Nomination and voting rights are open to all paid categories of membership and honorary members. Please note, this excludes undergraduate members and low income economy overseas members who do not have to pay a membership fee. If you are not yet a BSI member, you can join the organisation by visiting our membership pages. You will be eligible to put yourself forward for nomination if you join the Society by Tuesday 13 March 2018. You will be eligible to vote in the election if you become a member by Friday 20 April 2018.