UCU General Secretary, Trustee, Officer and National Executive Committee (NEC) Elections 2012 call for nominations

Nominations are sought for a Vice-President from the Further Education sector (going on to become President of UCU), for NEC members, for three trustees, and for the position of General Secretary. Nominations open on Friday 14 October 2011.

There are over 30 NEC seats to which nominations are sought. Positions include HE and FE seats elected on a UK-wide basis, seats specific to London and the East, the North East, the North West (a casual vacancy), Northern Ireland and Wales, plus seats for representatives of women members and staff on casualised contracts. NEC seats are ordinarily for a term of two years; this year’s call also includes five shorter terms. Terms of office begin at the close of UCU’s Congress on 10 June 2012.

The trustee and General Secretary positions are for a term of five years.

The deadline for the receipt of all nominations – including all support required for nominations – is 17:00 on Wednesday 23 November 2011. Candidates standing in contested elections will be asked to provide election addresses by 17:00 on 7 December 2011. Ballots take place in February 2012.
Full information, including full text of the calling notice listing all positions, and nomination forms, can be found on UCU’s website at http://www.ucu.org.uk/elections   Alternatively, to be sent information in hard copy, or for further information about these elections, contact Kay Metcalfe at UCU’s head office – kmetcalfe@ucu.org.uk, 020 7756 2551.

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