It’s time to start thinking about whether you want to stand for a Vice Chair role and help to take APComm’s work forward.
Vice Chairs are elected for a two year period, and any member of APComm is welcome to stand. We currently have four Vice Chairs, although there is an option to add additional roles to meet the delivery of the APComm Business and Training Plan.
All you need is permission from your line manager, and your Chief Constable, as the work involves attendance at four national meetings, and a number of other meetings throughout the year requiring your abstraction, and travelling costs to be met by your employer. There is also work to be done in your own time.
In return, you will get a chance to network with colleagues across policing and partners, the opportunity for a “big picture” view of the communications landscape, and the chance to work with members to shape the future of your professional association.
Interested? Then here is what you need to do:
- Nominations – If you wish to nominate yourself to stand for the post of Vice Chair, you can do so between Friday 1 – Friday 29 November 2019. All you need to do is complete the nomination form, and get three APComm members to sign to support your nomination.
- You will need to provide 400 words outlining what you as an individual will bring to the role of Vice Chair, and a head and shoulders picture. These should be emailed to the Secretary – email@example.com no later than midnight on 29 November.
- All nominees will have their picture and supporting statement placed on to the APComm website and between Monday 2 – Monday 16 December 2018, members will get the chance to vote for their choice of chair.
- Voting – votes are collective – one per force or organisation, and details of how to do this will be circulated nearer the time.
- Results – Will be announced in December, with the new Vice Chairs taking up office from 1 January 2020 for two years.
All that remains to say is – GET INVOLVED! You do not need to be a Head of Communications to stand for the role – you just need the knowledge and skills to bring to the role, and the time to dedicate to moving the Association forward.
However, the rewards are many, including the opportunity to shape and influence the future direction of the Association, gain an overview of national issues and matters, and form networks with peers within police communications, and among partners.
Any one of the current exec will be happy to have a confidential and informal discussion – just get in touch!