How to join your branch, district or section committee

Your branch, district or section represents IOSH in your area, providing member benefits, sharing knowledge and leading the local IOSH community. It is supported by a group of dedicated member volunteers who make up the committee.

Resources for volunteers, including committee roles and responsibilities, can be found by visiting the Volunteer Portal.

Important changes to the AGM, nomination and election process

As the global pandemic continues to disrupt the way that we would normally do things IOSH has taken measures to enable branches, districts and sections to be able to hold their AGMs and conduct elections on a virtual platform in a safe, fair and effective way.

Regulation 15 which governs branches, districts and sections has been amended to enable branch AGMs to be held virtually and for nominations and elections to take place electronically.

A summary of the main changes to Regulation 15, FAQs and a timeline will also help members when considering how and when the processes will be implemented.

How do I join a branch, district or section Executive Committee?  

Taking up an Executive Committee role is a great opportunity to develop your CPD and enhance your skills, experience and leadership. Elected roles this year include thChair, Vice-Chair, Treasurer, Secretary, Communications Co-ordinator and Committee members. 

The nomination period in this year's branch, district and section committee executive election has now closed.

How do I vote in this year’s branch, district and section Executive Committee election? 

The election period will take place between Monday 5 April and Monday 19 April 2021, when branch members will be able to vote for their preferred candidates.

Below you will be able to see a list of which executive committees have positions that are contested and therefore subject to an election using the voting process;

  • Caribbean Branch
  • East Anglia Branch
  • Edinburgh Branch
  • Ireland Branch
  • London Metropolitan Branch
  • London Metropolitan Construction Section
  • Manchester and North West Districts Branch
  • Merseyside Branch
  • Northern Ireland Branch
  • Oman Branch
  • Qatar Branch
  • Singapore Branch
  • South Downs Branch
  • South Midlands Branch
  • South Wales Branch
  • Thames Valley Branch
  • UAE Branch
  • West Wales Branch
  • Yorkshire Branch

Now is the time to cast your vote and choose the individuals that will sit on the executive committee of your branch, district, or section. You have until Monday 19 April to cast your vote.

All eligible members will receive an email from Mi-Voice, an independent organisation managing the election process, on Monday 5 April and a series of reminders after that. The email will detail your unique voter code, which will allow you see who’s in the running and vote on for your preferred candidate(s).

Alternatively, please visit MyVoice and enter your unique voter code. If you do not have your unique voter code please contact support@mi-voice.com.

On the voting site you will also be able to see which members have been elected to positions uncontested on the above listed executive committees and the districts and sections associated with them.

Nominees will be informed of the outcome as soon as practicably possible with positions being confirmed at the branch AGMs.