There are five seats available on Council for election at the 2021 AGM on Saturday 25th September in Royal Tunbridge Wells.
Council is bound by the aims and objectives of the AAPT and the Constitution.
It is the governing body for the AAPT and consists of four Executive members – the Chair, President, Vice-Chair and Treasurer – and up to twelve ordinary Council members. Council also can co-opt members as and when necessary and invites regional leads to ensure appropriate two-way communication at a local and national level.
It is responsible for setting the strategic direction for the AAPT and all Council members sign up to, and abide by, a Code of Professional Conduct.
The honorary officers
The Chair of the AAPT is John Pitchers FAAPT, Dr Mike Osborn is President, Lydia Judge-Kronis FAAPT is Vice-Chair and the Treasurer duties are performed by Debbie James FAAPT.
Who can stand for Council?
The individual will need to be a Fellow or Member and be nominated by another member of the AAPT. You will require diplomacy and the ability to fully understand AAPT policy and discuss confidential issues with a broad outlook of the profession.
All nominations standing for Council election or re-election must be professionally registered by the AGM with either the Academy for Healthcare Science or with the Science Council as a Registered Science Technician, Registered Scientist or Chartered Scientist, to support the AAPT policy of the future regulation of APT staff
As a Council member you will need to attend a minimum of 3 meetings per annum and you will likely be expected to join one of the sub-committees or working groups in areas such as education, CPD, conference planning and paediatrics. There is no payment for work undertaken as a member of Council although reasonable expenses are reimbursed. Council are currently meeting over the Zoom platform and it is expected meeting post-pandemic will be a combination of Zoom and in-person.
A vote will be required if there are more than five nominations. All nominations will require approval at the AGM 2021. The nomination form is downloadable and should be received by the Association Secretariat no later than 6th July 2021.
If you would like an informal chat with regard to the role, please contact the Secretary Christian Burt by email in the first instance.