Royal Society of Chemistry

RSC President, Board and Division nominations

We are currently accepting nominations for RSC President, Boards and Divisions. Those elected will serve from the Annual General Meeting (AGM) in July 2020.

Our Trustees would like the members serving on our governance bodies to represent the breadth and diversity of the chemical sciences, with reference to industrial and academic backgrounds, geographical spread, gender, ethnicity and age range.

Closing date for receipt of completed nominations is 17:00 (UK time) on Friday 7 February 2020.

President

There is a vacancy for President of the RSC to become President Elect for a two-year term from the AGM in July 2020 and take office as President from the close of the 2022 AGM for a two-year term until the AGM in July 2024.

Board vacancies

There are vacancies for two elected members of the Member Communities Board. One of whom must be active within the Local Section networks and one active within the Interest Groups (experience of serving on a network committee within the past five years), to take office from the AGM in July 2020, for a three-year term, until the AGM in July 2023.

There is a vacancy for an elected member of the Professional Standards Board to take office from the AGM in July 2020, for a three-year term, until the AGM in July 2023.

Division vacancies

Division Councils have an important role to provide leadership to the Division, and to the development and implementation of the Division’s activities. The Division Presidents and Division Council members come from a range of backgrounds and career stages.

There are vacancies for President of the Faraday Division and the Materials Chemistry Division to serve as President Elect for one-year from the AGM in July 2020 and take office as President for a three-year term until the AGM in July 2024, followed by one-year as Immediate Past President until the AGM in July 2025.

There is a vacancy for Honorary Secretary of the Analytical Division Council to take office from the AGM in July 2020, for a three-year term, until the AGM in July 2023.

There are vacancies for two elected members of the Analytical, Chemistry Biology Interface, Dalton, Education, Environment Sustainability & Energy, Faraday, Industry and Technology, Materials Chemistry and Organic Division Councils to take office from the AGM in July 2020, for a three-year term, until the AGM in July 2023.

Nominations

Any member of the RSC is invited to make nominations for RSC President and Board vacancies and any member of their respective Division are invited to make nominations for their vacancies. Nominees will be asked to declare that they are willing to make the necessary commitments if elected.

To be eligible to nominate and vote in Division elections, you must be subscribed to the Division concerned.  To subscribe to Divisions, you can update your membership record when you renew or contact +44(0)1223 432141, membership@rsc.org

There are two ways of submitting a nomination:

  • Self-nomination

    Any member, regardless of membership category, may self-nominate for one vacancy (this does not prevent a self-nominating member from being nominated for another vacant position by either the Nominations Committee, any other RSC Board or Committee or another member).

  • Proposal nomination

    Any member, regardless of membership category, may propose candidates for nomination.

All nominations are required to be accompanied by names of two RSC members willing to second the nomination. This shall form part of the candidate’s application.

For RSC President and Boards the Nominations Committee will confirm the candidate’s willingness to be nominated and evaluate all valid nominations to produce a shortlist of candidates who meet the requirements of the role descriptor and can demonstrate the requisite of skills and experience to fulfil the role. The shortlist of successful candidates will be put forward for election.

Important documents

Please read these documents before submitting your nomination

Nominations have now closed.

Nominations have now closed.