Elections – Secretary

Standing for Secretary

At our next conference in June in Hong Kong, the position of Secretary 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 Secretary

  • Prepare for and service RaAM EC meetings and AGMs, including creating agendas, writing the minutes and organising voting procedures
  • Liaise with and support the Chair
  • Liaise with the Treasurer about membership issues and the members database
  • Liaise with the UK Charity Commission
  • Organise RaAM insurance
  • Keep relevant administrative records

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

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

How do you go about standing? If you want to stand for Secretary, 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.