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Vice-President and NEC casual vacancies 2020

Attention is drawn to the following officer and national executive committee casual vacancies for which nominations are now open:

  • Vice-President (becoming president 2023-2024) from the higher education sector
  • NEC member - representative of LGBT+ members (from the further education sector)

1.      Casual vacancy: Vice-President (becoming president 2023-2024)

A vacancy in the office of Vice-President is due to arise from the close of Congress 2020.  This vacancy has arisen due to the tragic death in January 2020 of Nita Sanghera, President Elect.  In accordance with Rules 21.2 and 21.8 a by-election to fill the vacancy will be held. 

This vacancy is for a Vice-President who is a higher education member, and only members in the higher education sector are eligible for nomination.

The successful candidate will serve as Vice-President for two years from the close of Congress 2020 until the close of Congress 2022; as President Elect from the close of Congress 2022 until the close of Congress 2023; and as President from the close of Congress 2023 until the close of Congress 2024.  This will complete the four-year term of office for officers under the Rules: the successful candidate will not serve as Immediate Past-President.

2.      Casual vacancy: representative of LGBT+ members (from the further education sector)

Following the resignation of NEC member Louise Gooddy, a casual vacancy exists on the NEC for a representative of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT+) members, from the declaration of the result until the close of Congress 2021. Candidates standing for election to this seat must state that they are LGBT+. (In UCU's rules, 'LGBT+' means lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, or any other non-heterosexual or non-binary identity.)

This seat is reserved for a representative from the further education sector and only members in the further education sector are eligible for nomination.

The deadline for nominations is 17:00 on Friday 6 March 2020.    A nomination and election address form for these vacancies is available. [195kb]  Attention is also drawn to the election guidance notes below.

To be sent information in large print or other formats, of for further information about these elections, contact Kay Metcalfe or Catherine Wilkinson at UCU's head office (tel: 020 7756 2500).

Relevant documents

Calling notice: UCU1004.html | UCU1004.rtf

nomination and election address form [195kb]
election address regulations [101kb]
election guidance notes [96kb]
election rules [256kb]

 

 

Last updated: 7 February 2020