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Council elections nomination form
By submitting this form I declare that in accordance with the Standing Orders and other Council decisions I:
a) am paying a full payment plan in the nurse membership category (country/regional seats) or am paying a full payment plan in the Nursing Support worker category of membership (health practitioner seat)
b) have my workplace address in the country or region concerned (or my home address if not employed, or branch if retired) if standing for the country/regional seats
c) have been a current member of the RCN for at least three consecutive years immediately prior to the closing date for nominations
d) have not held a position on RCN Council (unless as an ex officio role) for two previous consecutive terms (i.e. served no more than eight years consecutively) or for more than the equivalent of three full terms (i.e. no more than 12 years, in total)
e) do not hold office in any organisation which competes with the RCN for members or which, in the opinion of Council, propounds policies which are in conflict with the main objects of the RCN's Royal Charter and its overall philosophies
f) have not held a permanent salaried contract of employment or a fixed term/zero hours contract for longer than six months with the RCN during the two years prior to the election period*
g) am able and willing, if elected, to fulfil the role and commitments as set out in the role descriptor and to adhere to all RCN policies
h) have discussed and agreed with the RCN in advance of submitting my nomination any special requirements I may have to enable me to fulfil the commitments of the office
i) do not hold a position on an RCN committee where there may be a conflict
j) am not a member of the following representative committees: Learning Representatives, Stewards, and Safety Representatives
k) do not have any active NMC cautions against my name
l) will declare if I am subject to ongoing disciplinary proceedings in respect of any role I hold at the RCN
m) meet the criteria in the RCN’s Regulation on Fit and Proper Persons and, as required in that Regulation:
- have the support of my employer (if employed) to carry out the role, as well as the time and availability
- commit to uphold the Nolan Seven Principles of Public Life
n) am not prohibited by law from being a Council member for any other reason
o) know of no reason why I cannot stand for election
p) will stand down from my role, if elected, should I fail to meet any of the above criteria during my term of office.
* a person is a salaried member of staff if they receive payment of any kind, and not necessarily financial, in return for service to the RCN. This includes secondees whose employers may receive payment from the RCN to compensate them for loss of the secondee’s services, and any person paid on a self-employed basis, either full or part time.
Royal College of Nursing