Council Regulations consultation - Section 8

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Council REgulation consultation - section 8

As a Board administrator can I suggest the following revised wording for the Appointment Process and Term of Office sections.

Appointment Process

3.1. When a vacancy occurs the Council Secretary shall notify all Council members. The notification shall include the Board’s Terms of Reference,role Description for its Board Members and closing date for applications.

3.2. Council members wishing to volunteer to serve on a Board as a Council representative shall forward a statement of their eligibility and set out how their skills and experience can contribute to the Board’s purpose and key responsibilities to the relevant Board’s secretariat by the specified closing date.

3.3 Following the closing date, the Board Chair assisted by a small group of other Board members shall conduct a formal process to select the Council member best fitted to the needs of the Board. The process may include an interview conducted either face-to-face or by telephone.

Term of Office

4.1 The term of office will be dependent on remaining a member of Council and made in accordance with the relevant clause in each Board’s terms of reference subject to the maximum term of office in accordance with Trustee Board Regulation Section IX.

4.2 On ceasing to be a member of Council the Board may choose to appoint the individual as a Board member through the normal Board appointment processes. Such an appointment would be subject to the maximum term of office in accordance with Trustee Board Regulation Section IX.

4.3 Should a member of Council wish to resign from a Board appointment the member should inform both the Council and Board secretariats who will be responsible for co-ordinating a new appointment.