Member Group representation

The Member Regulations (available in MyBCS) specify that Council shall include members elected by the following constituencies:-
  • 5 members elected by the Regional constituency 
  • 2 members elected by the International constituency 
  • 5 members elected by the Specialist Group constituency
  • 3 members elected by the Young Professionals constituency
In accordance with sections 4.2, 4.3 and 4.4 of the Member Regulations, the following process for nominations to these will be followed.
 
General
 
A member can be nominated to represent only one constituency at any one election. Nominees must meet the eligibility criteria set out in the Member Regulations for election to the Council.
 
Nominations will usually be sought in October/November for each of these constituencies.
 
Regional, International and Specialist Group Constituencies
 
The Regional constituency comprises the branches within the United Kingdom constituted under Bye-Law 47(d); the International constituency comprises the International Sections constituted under Bye-Law 47(f); and the Specialist Group constituency by the specialist groups constituted under Bye-Law 47(e).
 
A nominee for election by one of these constituencies must be a member of a group within that constituency when nominated and, if elected, they must remain a member of the group within the same constituency throughout their term of office on Council. The nominee need not be a committee member of a group.
 
A meeting will be called for the purpose of electing a representative to fill any ordinary vacancies in each of these constituencies. These meetings will usually be held electronically, with a period of voting when the Chair of each Member Group within a constituency (after consultation with their committee) should indicate that committee’s choice of candidate for that constituency via online voting. Successful candidates will commence their term at the close of the first BCS AGM after election.
 
Young Professionals Constituency
 
A nominee for this constituency must be a member of any age who is the Early Career Representative of a branch or specialist group or the Chair of a Student Chapter at the time of their election and, if elected, will be an ex-officio member of the Early Career Executive for their term of office on Council.
 
A meeting will be called for the purpose of electing a representative to fill any ordinary vacancies in this constituency. The meeting will usually be held electronically, with a period of voting when the branch and specialist group Early Career Representatives and Student Chapter Chairs (after consultation with their respective committees) should indicate that committee’s choice of candidate via online voting. Successful candidates will commence their term at the close of the first BCS AGM after election.