Nominations are sought for four academic members of Senate for election to Council for the period 2023-24 to 2025-26 (three year term).
Two of the vacancies must be filled by academic members of Senate who are also Heads of Department; one must be filled by an academic who is not a professor; and the fourth vacancy can be filled by any academic member of Senate.
Nominations have been sought previously to fill a vacancy on Council for a Professional Services Staff member.
We’re seeking academic members of Senate, who are a member of Senate until at least 31 July 2024 to stand for election to Council. We currently have four vacancies on Council that can be filled only by academic members of Senate, two of whom must be a Head of Department or School, and one of which is not a Professor.
We invited staff from across Professional Services to put themselves forward to stand in an election to become a member of Council. We currently have one vacancy and an election will be held to fill this post.
To be eligible to stand for election, you must:
You can download an Applicant Pack and our guidance for applicants, which includes instructions, guidance, and further information on the short forms that need to be completed as part of the pre-appointment process.
All completed forms must submitted to the Governance Office via a secure Box folder. All nominations will be acknowledged.
Upon receipt of nominations, applicants will receive a link to complete an online tool that will allow Council to demonstrate that reasonable steps have been taken to ensure that all members of the governing body are in good standing, and meet the regulatory test of being a ‘Fit and Proper’ person.
Fit and Proper Persons’ declaration forms will also be subsequently reviewed by the Registrar and Secretary, or their nominee, and assurance provided to Nominations Committee.
Should it be necessary to hold an election for the appointment of academic members of staff to Senate, eligible members will receive an email to their Essex email address.
Council normally meets in-person, four times a year (plus at least one away day), and holds an additional joint meeting with the Senate each July.
You can find out more about Council, the role description, the members of Council, Council’s primary responsibilities, the Standing Orders for Council, Council agenda, minutes and meeting dates, and the Committees of Council on the Governance webpages.
Informal queries can also be submitted to the Governance Office, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Find out the meetings dates of Council and Council committees on the diary of meetings, which is published annually.