Council appointed positions

The deadline for expressions of interest for the 2023 Council Appointed Positions vacancies has now passed. The expressions of interest received will be reviewed by the Council  Appointments Panel who will seek further information from individuals as required and will take a shortlist of preferred candidates and a final recommendation to Council in July for consideration and appointment. 

Council Appointed Positions currently sought are:
Executive Officers
  • General Secretary, who will serve three years from 1 January 2023.
  • Treasurer-Elect, who will serve one year as Treasurer-Elect from 1 January 2023 and three years as Treasurer from 1 January 2024.
Committee Chairs
  • Co-Chair-Elect Sustainability Committee, who will serve one year as co-Chair-Elect from 1 January 2023 and three years as co-Chair from 1 January 2024.
  • Co-Chair of Impact and Influence Committee, who will serve July-December 2022 as co-Chair-elect and then three years as co-Chair from 1 January 2023.
FEMS Delegate
  • FEMS Delegate to serve three years from January 2023.

As a Member Society of FEMS, the Microbiology Society can put forward a Delegate who has the right to attend and vote at the FEMS annual Council meeting on the Society’s behalf. The FEMS Delegate does not sit on the Society Council but is asked to report back to our Council through providing the FEMS Council minutes and a short cover note of points to highlight and any actions required.

The other principal job of the Delegate is, with office support, to review Society members’ applications for FEMS grants to confirm that they really are members and to comment on the quality.

The FEMS Member Delegate position is a unique opportunity to be the liaison for the Society and its European umbrella organisation to ensure maximum influence and collaboration. The candidate will need to be familiar with the Society governance and therefore probably have had recent experience in the governance structures.

 

Job descriptions for each position can be found below. Terms of reference for all Committees and Panels are also available.

General Secretary

General Secretary Job Description

 

General Secretary's Group Terms of Reference


Find out more about the General Secretary's Panels.


Treasurer

Treasurer Job Description

 

Finance Committee Terms of Reference



Co-Chair of the Sustainability Committee

Co-Chair of Sustainability Committee Job Description

  

Sustainability Committee Terms of Reference

Find out more about the General Secretary's Group.


Co-Chair of the Impact and Influence Committee

Co-Chair of Impact and Influence Committee Job Description

 

Impact and Influence Committee Terms of Reference


Find out more about the General Secretary's Group.

If you want to become involved, check out our elected vacancies on Council, Committees and Divisions. Or why not consider joining our Council and Committees Shadowing Scheme so you can gain an understanding of how a role works before you consider applying for a position.


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