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Staff elections to Council 2017-18

The Council Secretariat is inviting self-nominations for three vacancies on Council, the governing body of QMUL:

  • One academic staff member - Faculty and Humanities and Social Sciences
  • One academic staff member - Faculty of Science and Engineering
  • One academic staff member - School of Medicine and Dentistry

 These positions are open to:

All current academic staff who are appointed to full time or part time posts on either a permanent academic contract or a fixed-term academic contract extending to at least August 2018.

For each vacancy, if more than one nomination is received, elections will be held from 12 –25 September 2017.

QMUL Council

Council is the governing body of QMUL. Members listen to, discuss, and constructively challenge the senior executive in relation to the QMUL Strategy, the use of public funds, the management of our finances, and compliance with our statutory obligations.

The Council membership includes both QMUL staff and individuals external to QMUL, including five elected members of academic and Professional Services staff.  Members have a responsibility to act in the best interests of QMUL and not as representatives of a particular staff group, school, institute, or department.

Council member role description [PDF 102KB]

Time Commitment

Council meets five times per year from 4-7pm and members are expected to attend training, a residential event and a dinner each year. Meeting dates can be found here. Elected staff members serve for four years and may be re-elected for a further four years.

The role is not remunerated but members can claim expenses, including for family caring responsibilities, depending on members’ individual circumstances.

The position is available from 30 September 2017 and training and induction will be provided to the successful candidate.

Self-nomination and election process

Staff are invited to self-nominate using the following forms:

Please read the following documents before completing the self-nomination form:

The deadline for submitting completed self-nomination and equality monitoring forms is 5pm on Tuesday 5 September 2017.

For each vacancy, if more than one nomination is received, elections will be held from 12 –25 September 2017.

Any queries should be directed to Sian Marshall.

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