BWFCST BOARD ELECTION UPDATE FROM THE ELECTION MANAGEMENT GROUP

Nominations Being Accepted

Lines are now open for BWFCST members to put their nominations forward for election to the trust board.

Any member who wishes to put themselves forward for election should now send a completed Nomination Form to Electoral Reform Services, The Election Centre, 33 Clarendon Road, London N8 0NW. Completed forms can also be emailed to Electoral Reform Services on nominations@electoralreform.co.uk. All forms (posted or emailed) are to be received by ERS before 5.00pm on Monday 20 November 2017.

Candidate Nomination Forms are available here on the BWFCST website.

Meet the Candidates

It is proposed to hold a meet the candidate event on the evening of Wednesday 22 November 2017 (time and venue to be confirmed). On the evening, there will be an opportunity for BWFCST members to meet the prospective candidates and to put questions to the potential board members before the voting process starts on 27 November 2017. Existing retained board members will also be present on the evening.

Election Timeline

The election timeline is as follows:

27 Oct ‘17 Registration closed for members to stand as a candidate in the elections. Any member who wishes to submit a nomination form should have registered as a BWFCST member by this date

30 Oct ’17 Open nominations. Any member wishing to stand for election to the BWFCST board can submit a completed nomination form to Electoral Reform Services from this date

13 Nov ’17 Registration closes for members to vote in the elections. Any member who wishes to be eligible to vote will need to be registered as a BWFCST member by this date

20 Nov ’17 Close nominations. All nominations from members wishing to stand for election to the BWFCST board will need to have forwarded their completed nomination form by 5.00pm on this date

22 Nov ’17 Meet the Candidate Evening

27 Nov ’17 Issue ballot packs and open voting

08 Dec ‘17 Voting closes

15 Dec ‘17 Results announced

Important Election Documents

The Board Nomination Form contains guidance notes regarding the eligibility of members to stand for election. Specific attention is drawn to clause 5.9 of the Election Policy which refers to the requirements of any elected board member to submit a signed Board Membership and Conduct Policy prior to taking his/her place on the Board.

Key skills and tasks relating to Board Member positions are referenced in more detail in the Board Membership and Conduct Policy.

Both the Election Policy and the Board Membership and Conduct Policy documents can be viewed here.

Ensure Your Details Are Up to Date

All members are urged to ensure that their contact details held by the Trust are correct by logging on to: https://www.bwfcst.co.uk/my-account/ If you have forgotten your password simply click the “Lost your password?” link. If you have lost or changed your original membership email and cannot access your account please email your details to lost@bwfcst.co.uk and assistance will be given.

Further updates will be given during the above election process as necessary by the Election Management Group and Electoral Reform Services.

You can also contact the Election Management Group on emg@bwfcst.co.uk with any queries that you may have.

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