Each year, members of the Society are invited to nominate fellow members who would be willing to serve as elected members of the BSPP Board for a three-year period.
This year, nominations are required for two elected Board members, starting 1st January 2022:
The role of the Education Secretary is to ensure the proper management of the undergraduate and postgraduate student bursary funds. Chair the Education committee meetings as required drawing on support from other board members.
The role of the Outreach Manager is to ensure proper coordination of BSPP outreach activities. This person will liaise with the Policy and Publicity Officer and the Promotions and Social Media Manager to promote outreach activities delivered through the Promotion of Plant Pathology Fund and other sources.
The Board of BSPP meets four times each year, either in-person or on-line, to manage the affairs and business of the Society. This includes planning the annual Presidential Conference, managing the Society’s finances, and meeting our obligations as a charity. In addition to these formal duties, the Board is exploring ways to promote the interests of the Society and its members and there is a constant stream of new and exciting initiatives. Meetings are conducted in a friendly and relaxed manner and we are lucky to have a wide range of skills, outlooks and interests represented on the Board. Membership of the Board of BSPP provides a great opportunity to shape the activities and future of the Society. The wellbeing of the Society depends on the continuing support members give the Board.
Nominations by any member should be seconded by another BSPP member and have the approval of the nominee. Self-nominations should be seconded by two members. Nominations are open for all members of BSPP, including students.
Nominations from BSPP members should be emailed to the Board Secretary, Trisna Tungadi, by 31st May 2021 (Secretary@bspp.org.uk). Please indicate the preferred Board position in your nomination. Questions regarding the Board position should also be emailed to the Secretary in the first instance.
A short summary (150 words) of the nominee’s academic interests and achievements should also be provided. If more than one nomination is received for either position an electronic ballot will be held. In the event of a ballot, if any member would prefer to vote by post, rather than electronically, they should inform the Secretary and she will make arrangements to provide a postal vote.
The Board look forward to hearing from you.