Board of Trustees – Call for Nominations

In accordance with the provisions of the draft new Supplemental Charter and Bye Laws and the Regulations adopted by the Commonwealth Management Committee on 21 November 2016, the RLSS proposes to establish the new Board of Trustees to come into existence following the grant of the new Supplemental Charter and Bye Laws.

This notice is a formal call for Nominations for the following positions.

  1. Trustee from a Major Contributing National Branch
  2. Regionally Elected Trustees
  3. Youth Trustee

For the Terms of Reference for the Board of Trustees click here and details of the role of a Trustee click here

Procedure

Nominations

Major Contributing National Branches

The three Major Contributing National Branches RLSS UK, Lifesaving Society Canada and RLSS Australia shall nominate an appropriately experienced, knowledgeable and skilled person to be a Trustee of RLSS.

The term of office for Regionally Elected Trustees will be for a 2 year period with a maximum 4 consecutive terms – consecutive terms to be first endorsed by the Member Branch.

The nominee shall as a minimum meet the Recruitment Criteria as provided below.

The RLSS POSITION NOMINATION FORM will be completed and submitted for all nominees by the closing date and time.

Regionally Elected Trustees

Nominations for two Regionally Elected Trustees from the respective regions of Europe/Africa, Americas and Asia Pacific shall be submitted by Member Branches from their respective regions using the RLSS POSITION NOMINATION FORM.

The term of office for Regionally Elected Trustees will be for a 2 year period with a maximum 4 consecutive terms – consecutive terms to be first endorsed by the Member Branch.

The nominee shall as a minimum meet the Recruitment Criteria as provided below.

The RLSS POSITION NOMINATION FORM will be completed and submitted for all nominees by the closing date and time.

Youth Trustee

Nominations for the Youth Trustee shall be as outlined in the YOUTH TRUSTEE APPOINTMENT PROCESS  A nominee for the Youth Trustee shall be not older than 29 years at the time of his/her initial nomination. The Youth Trustee may be older than 29 years when nominating for a second consecutive term. The term of office for the Youth Trustee will be for a 2 year period.

Click on the following links for the YOUTH TRUSTEE POSITION OUTLINE and the RLSS YOUTH TRUSTEE APPLICATION FORM  Nominations must be completed and submitted by the close of business on 21st February 2018.

Diversity

The Regulations require the Board to reflect diversity in its membership, and specifically, at all times, the Board shall be made up of no fewer than 2 of any one gender. Therefore when submitting nominations Members of the RLSS are requested to consider carefully the gender of any respective nomination.

Recruitment Criteria

Meetings of the Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees shall meet quarterly via teleconference, one of which shall be an Annual General Meeting. The Board should endeavour to meet face to face when meetings are held of the Commonwealth Council and the Advisory Committee of Presidents.

Closing Date and Time for Nomination Forms

Duly completed nomination forms for all Trustee positions shall be submitted by email (preferred) or in writing to the contact details as provided below and no later than the close of business on 21st February 2018.

Elections

If necessary, elections will be held in accordance with the Regulations of the RLSS.

Contact

Operations Manager
The Royal Life Saving Society, Commonwealth Headquarters,
Red Hill House, 227 London Rd,
Worcester WR5 2JG,
UNITED KINGDOM

Email: commonwealth@rlss.org.uk