Nominations guidance and forms

For the 2018 and 2019 elections we successfully used an online nominations system on the RSGB website, and we are doing so again in 2020

These instructions explain how the system works.

Please also read carefully the candidate packs which can be found below.

Candidate pack

Unsure about whether to stand?

An informal discussion can be arranged so you can talk about the requirements of the role.

For Director vacancies please contact Board Chair, Ian Shepherd, G4EVK on g4evk@rsgb.org.uk and for Regional Representative vacancies, Philip Hosey, MI0MSO on rr8@rsgb.org.uk.

Enquiries can also be made by email to elections@rsgb.org.uk.

Candidate form

Before you can be nominated you must complete a candidate’s form which can be found below.

Complete the form and email it as an attachment to candidate@rsgb.org.uk.

YOU MUST ALSO PRINT OUT YOUR FORM

You must also print out the form, sign it and post it to Elections c/o RSGB HQ, 3 Abbey Court, Priory Business Park, Bedford MK44 3WH or you will not be properly nominated—this is because the Board wishes to have a physical signed record of each candidate’s acceptance of the obligations associated with the post they seek election to.

Note that the Company Secretary is permitted under the Bylaws to remove any defamatory or misleading statements in written statements, and to shorten any statements which exceed the word limits.

Otherwise written statements will be published verbatim.

When we receive the email, we will reply by sending you a personal link which allows nominators to nominate you via this web site—this is a simple process.

Nomination requirements

Office Requirement
Elected Director At least 10 members of the Society
Regional Representative At least 10 members of the Society

Please note that we will only list the required number of nominators names in Radcom or other publications—if you have more nominators than the required number we will try, if time permits, to allow you to select the ones you wish to use.

Nomination process

Give the person you wish to nominate you an email or hardcopy note which contains the nominator’s link specific to you.

When the nominator uses that link they will be required to log into RSGB Membership Services using their usual username and password.

When they access the page, they are asked to confirm their nomination, and once they have clicked confirm the nomination is completed.

The system then sends both you and your nominator an email to confirm the nomination has been accepted.

Please note the Bylaws require that someone can only make nominations for the number of Board Directors for which there are vacancies as part of this process.

If there is a vacancy in the Region in which they live they may also nominate a Regional Representative separately.

Once a nomination is made it cannot normally be withdrawn or amended.

Photo

You are requested to supply a recent passport style, head-and-shoulders photo in JPG format—this will be published in Radcom and on the RSGB website.

Acceptance of nomination

When you have received the relevant number of nominations, and we have received a hard copy of your Candidate form and the your photo, the Company Secretary will email you to confirm that you have been validly nominated.

If time permits, he will share with you the text which will be published in Radcom.

Timing

The nomination process ends at 2359hrs on 31 January 2020.

Late candidate forms and nominations will not be accepted.

Because you need to be accepted as a candidate before you can be nominated please submit the candidate form as soon as possible.

Data protection

We will use the data you have provided us with as follows—

  • Name and call sign and what you put in your CV and statement will normally be published verbatim in Radcom and on the Society’s website
  • The remaining information will be used by HQ staff and the Company Secretary only

Any questions?

Email candidate@rsgb.org.uk and we will do our best to answer.