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RCVS Fellowship Board Elections 2024

RCVS Fellows have the opportunity this year to stand for election for one of two positions on the RCVS Fellowship Board. The vacant positions are Chair of the Fellowship Board and Chair of the Credentials Panel for the Meritorious Contributions to Clinical Practice pathway.

The elected candidates for these positions will play key roles in shaping the direction of the Board and their respective Panels and will help to lead the Fellowship’s ongoing work to improve the diversity of its members, sharing knowledge and promoting the work of the Fellowship in the broadest sense. Each successful applicant will serve a three-year term, starting in November 2024, and will also have the opportunity to stand for re-election after their first term.   

Applications open Monday, 29 April 2024
Closing date for submission of nominations 4pm, Friday, 24 May 2024
Voting information published to Fellows Tuesday, 28 May 2024
Closing date for receiving votes 5pm, Friday, 21 June 2024
Candidates informed of results Week commencing Monday, 24 June 2024
New members join Fellowship Board Thursday, 28 November 2024

The Chair of the Board should be a prominent and visionary leader capable of spearheading the continued advancement of the Fellowship. They will be tasked with overseeing the meticulous process of appointing new Fellows, determining and directing the implementation of the Fellowship’s strategy to deliver the objectives agreed by the RCVS Council and overseeing the work of the Fellowship Science Advisory Panel.

Chairs of the Credentials Panels should be able to make informed assessments of applicants within the relevant pathway to Fellowship and, chair any required appropriate panel meetings.  Chairs would co-ordinate and oversee a review of applications, within their panel area, by their panel members.  Chairs will ultimately list all the applicants that meet or exceed the required criteria within their panel area after assessment and make appropriate recommendations to the Fellowship Board.

If you are a Fellow who is interested in standing for election, please fill out an election nomination form, which can be found below. This form includes a statement that outlines why you think you should be elected, and proving have the backing of two other RCVS Fellows.

All applications and nomination forms should be sent to [email protected] by 4pm Friday 24 May.

Please use the links below to access further information about the RCVS Fellowship Board Elections: