Nominations invited for Board Elections

Posted by Rob Smyth | 09/02/2015 | Category: Membership

Nominations are now invited for the Board Elections in April 2015. All eligible members* have until 5.00pm on Monday 2 March to submit a nomination. Nominations received after this deadline will not be accepted.

Each year members of Central England Co-operative have the chance to vote in the elections of the Society’s Board of Directors and stand for election to those positions**. Nominations may be submitted either online or alternatively, by post.

The function of the Board is to ensure that the Society’s affairs are conducted in accordance with its purpose and rules, and the best interests of the Society and its Members. The Board Elections allow members to have their say in the running of the Society.

Nomination forms must be completed in full with the details of the proposed candidate, together with the details of the Proposer and Seconder of each candidate, including member share numbers.

For the elections in April 2015, nominations are invited for three Member Directors, one from each constituency of our trading area (Eastern, Central and Western), and one Employee Member Director from the Central constituency, to serve for a period of three years.

The Society’s three electoral constituencies are defined by post codes and the post code of the place of residence of candidates shall determine the constituency in which they are eligible to stand for election.

All candidates are asked to supply an Election Statement in support of their nomination. This is required to be no more than 350 words in length and will include relevant information in the following four sections:

1. Personal Statement to support your nomination (max. 200 words)

2. Details of Academic & Professional Qualifications (summary, bullet point format, max. 50 words)

3. Skills, Knowledge and Relevant Experience (see pages 11 & 12 for further information (max. 100 words)

4. Candidates must submit a good quality colour ‘head and shoulders’ passport style photograph (5cm x 4cm) with their nomination, which is not less than 12 months old.

Details of the nominations received will be displayed on posters in stores and on the Society’s website on 23 March 2015.

Click here for more information and to begin your nomination


*Eligible members – Members may vote in Society elections only if they have at least £1 in their Society share account for six months or more prior to the last date on which the results of voting in that election are to be declared, i.e. 7 May 2015.

**Candidates must comply with all eligibility requirements outlined in The Society’s Rules (12.7) and if in any doubt, should contact the Secretary.

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