Electing your Branch Officials

The AGM created the following Branch Officer posts which we are now seeking nominations for. These posts were created to strengthen the branch, help deal with the environmental challenges the branch faces and support our self-organised group structures.  You can nominate yourself or other members for any of the following roles as set out on the nomination form:

Environment Officer: Co-ordinate the union’s green and environmental agenda in the branch.

Women’s Officer:  Co-ordinates, supports and campaigns on behalf of women whilst developing the women’s self-organised group for which they would qualify.

Black Members Officer: Co-ordinates, supports and campaigns on behalf of black members whilst developing the black member’s self-organised group for which they would qualify.

Disabled Member’s Officer: Co-ordinates, supports and campaigns on behalf of disabled members whilst developing the disabled member’s self-organised group for which they would qualify.

LGBTQ+ Officer: Co-ordinates, supports and campaigns on behalf of black LGBTQ+ members whilst developing the LGBTQ+ member’s self-organised group for which they would qualify.

We are also looking for nominations to these roles which were not filled and carry a really important set of responsibilities. Whether you’re face to face with managers in negotiations, representing members in a disciplinary, or helping members with a welfare claim, all are necessary to create an effective union team.  You can nominate yourself or other members for any of the following roles as set out on the nomination form:

Vice Chairs (1): Deputises for Chair chairing of meetings.

 Treasurer: Keeps the financial accounts, financial overview, provides budgets, ensures books audited. This role is extremely important to the Branch and cannot remain vacant. Training and support will be provided.

Service Conditions Officers (1 women post): Responsible for general representation and negotiation.

Equalities: Co-ordinate’s equalities strategy.  Brings equality perspective to service conditions.  Keeps up with legislation.

Young Members Officer: Co-ordinates and campaigns on young members issues, encourages involvement of young members.

Membership/Recruitment Officer: Co-ordinate’s recruitment.  Assists in keeping statistics.  Builds services to members.

Lifelong Learning Officer: To identify and co-ordinate opportunities for members who wish to access further learning.

Auditors: To conduct an efficient audit in accordance with NEC principles at least yearly.

If more than one nomination is received for any post an election will take place and the decision will be made by Branch Committee of the 7th April 2021. In this case the candidates will be asked to submit a 250-word profile. This can either be submitted with the nomination or by request, but it must be received by Noon on the 7th April 2021.

Nominations should be received in the branch office by NOON Tuesday 6th April 2021.  Please click here for a branch officer nomination form.

Tom Muir, Chairperson