IOSH 2021 elections enter final phase
Following a record 81 applications this year for the role of Council Member, a new stage of panel interviews is about to reveal the top 24 candidates to go forward to the member vote.
These elections have seen the introduction of a new Council-agreed selection process that first put 36 applicants forward for interview and now will decide the final 24 candidates to battle it out for 12 Council places.
The 24 candidates will be announced this Friday (3 September), when the names will be unveiled to members in an email from Mi-Voice, the independent third party supporting the election. Members are also invited to keep an eye on the Council webpage that day to see the final names put through for the vote.
Candidates will start campaigning from Monday 6 September, ahead of two virtual hustings events on Tuesday 7 September and Thursday 9 September. These Zoom events will give members the chance to e-meet the 24 and probe them on their candidacies. Candidates will then continue to campaign through the voting period which starts on Monday 13 September, giving members the chance to find out more about them and what they stand for. Voting will close on 14 October (5:00pm BST).
Member votes will be cast through an online process supported by Mi-Voice. All eligible members will receive the Mi-Voice voting email on 13 September (as well as a series of reminders after that), which will give you your unique voter code and a link to the voting site where you will be able to view the candidates and their statements. It will also tell you how to vote for your preferred candidates.
Those elected will join Council after our AGM in November and will serve for the next three years. Meeting at least twice a year, the Council is elected to represent and champion the views of members to the IOSH Board of Trustees. Council provides advice and guidance on matters of strategy and policy relating to IOSH objectives, as well as issues relevant to members, IOSH membership and the OSH profession. It also ensures that the Board of Trustees is acting in the best interests of the Institution and its members, appoints the Chair of the Board and trustees, and nominates the President Elect and Vice-Presidents for approval by the membership at the AGM.
Don’t miss out on your chance to find out more about the 24 candidates and quiz them on what they think they can bring to the key role of IOSH Council member – book your place here and now for a virtual hustings event on Tuesday 7 September OR Thursday 9 September.
This is your chance to have your say in setting the future direction of your professional membership body – make sure you vote for who you, as an IOSH member, want to represent you on Council.