Can you help lead the AAPT by joining Council?
There is one seat available on Council for election at the 20th September AGM in Newcastle. 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 eight ordinary Council members. Council also has the ability to 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 Ishbel Gall FAAPT, Dr Mike Osborn is President, John Pitchers FAAPT is Vice-Chair and the Treasurer duties are performed by David Scott 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 registered by the AGM with the Voluntary Registration Council (VRC) to support the policy of regulation of APT staff.
Time commitments and how to be nominated
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, conference planning and forensics. There is no payment for work undertaken as a member of Council although reasonable expenses are reimbursed.
A postal vote will be required if there are more than one nomination. All nominations will require approval at the AGM.
The nomination form is downloadable here and should be received by the Association Secretariat no later than Friday 27th June 2014.
If you would like an informal chat with regard to the role, please contact the Secretary Christian Burt on 0207 278 2151, Chair Ishbel Gall on 01224 553704 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.