The NFSP is seeking nominations for members to serve on its Board of Non-Executive Directors.
Regional elections are to be held in the Midland, North West, London, South East and South West regions.
The terms of office for the Midland, North West and South East roles will be from June 2021 to June 2024.
The terms of office for the London and South West roles will be from June 2021 to June 2023.
Members will serve on the Board in accordance with the Articles of Association and Regulations of the Company.
The legal duties that a Non-Executive Director is required to uphold in accordance with the Companies Act 2006, part 10, chapter 2 are:
Each Region is entitled to ONE Non-Executive Director. Elections shall take place in one-third of the regions each year.
Nominations are invited from NFSP members/Organisational Representatives (OR) to be appointed as the elected Non-Executive Director for the above regions.
An OR exercises company membership rights, including the right to be elected as a Non-Executive Director, of his/her nominating member (e.g. voting at AGM); each member must appoint an OR. For more details and a form to appoint your OR, contact the NFSP on 01273 452324 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
If more than one nomination is received, it will be necessary to hold a ballot. If this is the case, candidates will be given the opportunity to submit an election address for circulation along with ballot papers to the members of the above regions. As a guide, the election address should be approximately 350 words.
Nomination forms must be submitted together with an election address (if candidates wish these to be distributed with the ballot papers) to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) by 5pm on Wednesday 10 March 2021. The nomination form must be completed and signed by the person nominated and the proposer and seconder - who must also be NFSP members/OR.
A list of nominations will be sent to the appropriate Regional Council Secretary within one week of the closing date for nominations.
There will be a pre-election discussion to ensure that the candidate is fully aware of the responsibilities and expectations they are taking on. If they are successful an induction and training day will take place soon after.
Civica Election Services will act as the Independent Scrutineer for the election and Independent Person to distribute ballot papers for the election. They will prepare ballot papers and distribute them by post to all members in the appropriate region by Saturday 10 April 2021.
Completed ballot papers must be received by Civica Election Services at The Election Centre, 33 Clarendon Road, London, N8 0NW no later than 10am on Friday 30 April 2021.
If an election is not necessary, the name of the elected Non-Executive Director will be announced via email, our Facebook and WhatsApp groups, and in the June edition of The SubPostmaster magazine.
If a ballot is held, the results (certified by Civica Election Services) will be notified to the CEO, who will in turn notify the Regional Council Secretary. Notification of the person elected will be announced across the NFSP's communications channels.