Elections – Chair

Standing for Chair

At our next conference in June in Hong Kong, the position of Chair will be up for election.

What is involved? It is expected that Executive Committee (EC) members will each year attend and report at the two (or sometimes one) EC meetings and the Annual General Meeting (AGM), for which expenses will be reimbursed in line with RaAM policy. Where physical attendance is impossible, some form of video-conferencing link will normally be set up.

Why should you stand for election? It is important that RaAM is run by its members and we need people to be willing to give their time and energy to making sure RaAM continues to develop as an international support for metaphor research and training. So, if you are interested in helping, please stand.

Task description for Chair

  • Providing reliable administration and leadership for the Association in accordance with its constitution and the guidelines of the UK Charity Commission, with which RaAM is registered
  • Chairing the Executive Committee (EC) meetings (once or twice per year) and the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Association
  • Coordinate with the Secretary regarding the agenda for the EC meetings and AGMs
  • Coordinating with the individual members of the EC throughout the year to ensure that the Association's work runs smoothly
  • Troubleshooting problems that extend beyond the purview of individual EC officers' roles, including coordination as needed with local organisers of RaAM conferences and specialised seminars
  • Communicating relevant issues to the RaAM membership

Duration of appointment The Chair will be appointed for a period of four years.

Questions? Any questions about this post can be sent to RaAM's chair

How do you go about standing? If you want to stand for one of the posts available, please fill in the 2018 Elections candidacy form. You will need to be nominated and seconded by colleagues who are members of RaAM at the time of nomination. Candidates will also need to be members of RaAM at the time of voting (i.e., between June 1st and June 27th, 2018). Nominators and seconders should make certain in advance that candidates agree to being proposed.