POS Elections 2019


Following a recent review of the Society’s rules which examined and amended the way in which Trustees/Directors are appointed , the Society is now seeking nominations for the election of two posts of Directors/Trustees.

The vacancies are as follows:

Junior Vice President – the postholder for 2019-20 will automatically carry on to become Senior Vice President (2020-21), President (2021-22) and Immediate Past President (2022-23).

Chair – appointment for a three-year period (2019-2022)

Job descriptions for the roles can be found here.

Nomination process

All full members (Organisational or Individual) are eligible for nomination.  

DOWNLOAD A NOMINATION FORM.  Nominations must be proposed and seconded by full members (Organisational or Individual).

The nomination form includes a request for some background information on the candidate and should be returned together with a 200-word statement from the candidate in support of their nomination. 

The closing date for nominations these posts is 1 May 2019 and completed nominations should be emailed to the Secretary to the Board: (secretariat@planningoffcers.org.uk) by 17.00 on that date. 

The Immediate Past President will be available to provide guidance to all candidates for the post of Junior Vice President both before and after the nomination process has closed.  (ipp@planningofficers.org.uk)


Elections and voting

A nomination pack containing candidate statements and the ballot paper will be available via the website to all full members of the Society along with the agenda and papers for the Annual General Meeting from 1 June 2019.

Elections will take place at the Annual General Meeting which, this year, will be held at 12.45 on Friday 5 July 2019 at Jury’s Inn, Nottingham.  The vote will be a confidential ballot.

Each full member (Organisational or Individual) has a single vote. If more than one full member (Organisational) from the same organisation casts a vote,

those votes will be nullified. The Organisation which has full membership is

responsible for ensuring that only a single vote is cast on its behalf.

Those who wished to attend the AGM but have to send their apologies will be entitled to vote (via email to the Secretary to the Board prior to a date specified in the nomination pack) at the discretion of the Board of Directors.

If only one valid nomination is received for a post then that candidate is deemed to have been elected.