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ScotPEN committee election announcement! 

The ScotPEN committee is pleased to announce the next Committee elections, which will take place in January and February 2023. Following input from the membership gathered during the 2022 consultation we have drawn up the following process. If you have any questions or comments please do not hesitate to get in touch with e.hardee@dundee.ac.uk.

The ScotPEN committee positions are open to all individuals working in or delivering public engagement in Scotland. We encourage members from all areas of public engagement including arts and humanities, STEM subjects, the heritage sector, community engagement and especially those outwith higher education institutions.

The ScotPEN committee is pleased to announce the next Committee elections, which will take place in January and February 2023. Following input from the membership gathered during the 2022 consultation we have drawn up the following process. If you have any questions or comments please do not hesitate to get in touch with e.hardee@dundee.ac.uk.

The ScotPEN committee positions are open to all individuals working in or delivering public engagement in Scotland. We encourage members from all areas of public engagement including arts and humanities, STEM subjects, the heritage sector, community engagement and especially those outwith higher education institutions.

The ScotPEN committee is pleased to announce the next Committee elections, which will take place in January and February 2023. Following input from the membership gathered during the 2022 consultation we have drawn up the following process. If you have any questions or comments please do not hesitate to get in touch with e.hardee@dundee.ac.uk.

The ScotPEN committee positions are open to all individuals working in or delivering public engagement in Scotland. We encourage members from all areas of public engagement including arts and humanities, STEM subjects, the heritage sector, community engagement and especially those outwith higher education institutions.

The ScotPEN committee is pleased to announce the next Committee elections, which will take place in January and February 2023. Following input from the membership gathered during the 2022 consultation we have drawn up the following process. If you have any questions or comments please do not hesitate to get in touch with e.hardee@dundee.ac.uk.

The ScotPEN committee positions are open to all individuals working in or delivering public engagement in Scotland. We encourage members from all areas of public engagement including arts and humanities, STEM subjects, the heritage sector, community engagement and especially those outwith higher education institutions.

Timeline

  • January 4: Nominations open

  • January 20: Nominations close, candidates announced

  • January 30: Voting opens

  • February 6: Voting closes

Nomination Process

Anyone in ScotPEN (defined as ‘in the Facebook Group or on the Mailing list’) can nominate someone or themselves to any of the positions listed. Nominees will require a second nomination to be put forward to stand. People who are nominated for multiple positions will be asked in advance of the voting process what their preferred position is. All nominees will be asked to confirm they are standing ahead of the voting period.

Members of the current committee are available to act as a seconder for those without ScotPEN contacts – just get in touch for a brief chat!

All persons standing for the committee will be listed on the website, with an optional brief written/filmed statement about why they are standing.

If nobody is nominated for a position the current holder will be invited to remain in the role; if they decline a second round of nominations will be encouraged, with the committee reaching out to members they think may be fitting.

Voting Eligibility

Any member of the public engagement community in Scotland who is a member of ScotPEN (through the Facebook Group or Mailing list).

Voting 

Will be conducted through an online ballot, circulated on the website, Facebook page and mailing list. Voting will be anonymous, but email addresses will be validated to ensure good voting practices. Voting will be open for the duration of one week, and the standing committee responsible for collating and communicating the results to the membership.

List of positions and responsibilities:

Terms and conditions: 1) The officers of the ScotPEN committee will consist of: Chair, Secretary, Communications coordinator, Annual Gathering Coordinator, Journal Club coordinator, Ordinary member x 3 2) ScotPEN committee membership is a voluntary position with no funding support attached. 3) Committee members are expected to maintain membership of ScotPEN through either (or both) the Facebook group and the JISCmail list. 4) The ScotPEN Committee is expected to meet at least three times a year. 5) The Committee will be elected to serve for a period of 2 years.

ScotPEN currently has no formal membership. To join in, simply

- send a request to join our Facebook group - please include a sentence or two about your interest or involvement in public engagement.

- follow us on Twitter @scotpenetwork

​- If you have an ac.uk email address, join our JISC list.

Chair

Responsibilities: Chairing committee meetings, collating items for agendas, overseeing committee outputs, facilitating elections.

Annual Gathering coordinator

Responsibilities: Organising the annual gathering, consulting with membership re: gathering sessions, training, etc. Oversee any volunteers recruited to help with AG.

Secretary

Responsibilities: Setting committee meeting dates, taking minutes at committee meetings, circulating ScotPEN communications via email and liaising with communications role.

Journal Club coordinator

Responsibilities: Coordinating the regular meetings of the journal club, including setting dates, circulating articles, and chairing meetings. Oversee any volunteers recruited to the journal club.

Communications coordinator

Responsibilities: Ensuring all communications channels (e.g. Twitter, Facebook, website, mailing list) are kept up to date and being used to their best ability. Oversee any volunteers recruited to contribute to comms.

Ordinary member

Responsibilities: The Ordinary Member does not have strictly prescribed responsibilities. It enables more members to work with the committee and represent a wide range of viewpoints and backgrounds.

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