Call For nominations to join the Trustees of the BSN
The BSN is run by a Committee of Trustees, who serve fixed terms on the Board of Trustees, but may seek re-election at the end of any term. This year we will have five Trustee vacancies. Four of the existing trustees whose terms are ending are planning to stand for re-election. As such, we are seeking nominations for the Board of Trustees and there will be at least one new trustee elected.
The ECR Trustee will automatically be replaced by the current ECR Deputy. The full list of current committee members is on the website: www.neuroendo.org.uk/committee.php
According to the BSN’s Rules, the Trustee Committee should reflect all aspects of the BSN community, including:
- subject knowledge and balance;
- geographical and subject distribution;
- gender, ethnic and age balance;
- balance of academic, industrial and other relevant experience; -
- knowledge of and involvement in national and international neuroendocrinology
The BSN actively encourages nominations of neuroendocrinologists from groups historically under-represented in the field. The BSN is a charity, and the Trustees are responsible to the Charity Commission for the governance and management of the charity. Prospective nominees are encouraged to read the relevant Charity Commission information. Trustees serve for a period of three years but may be re-elected for another term. The Committee meets, on average, three times per year, but the number of meetings can be influenced by external factors (e.g. conference planning). Committee meetings may occur in association with scientific meetings, be stand-alone Committee meetings, or more typically be virtual. Trustees will typically be expected to also serve on at least one additional ad hoc or standing sub-committee (e.g., the grants panel).
If you would like to nominate a candidate, or self-nominate, please complete the form (download below) and return to the General Secretary (K.Ellacott@exeter.ac.uk) before 5pm GMT 19th February 2024. Candidates, including existing Trustees, must be nominated by two members of the BSN. If five or fewer members are nominated (including the Trustees seeking re-election), no election will be required. If there are more than five nominees, an election will be held. The results of any election will be notified to members at the AGM.