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Sound Sense Board Elections
Date posted: 04 September 2018
Sound Sense is run for its members by its members - people like you who form the board of Sound Sense, writes chair Siggy Patchitt. Each year a number of board members have to retire, and this year there are places for three members available for election.

Sound Sense is run for its members by its members - people like you who form the board of Sound Sense, writes chair Siggy Patchitt. Each year a number of board members have to retire, and this year there are places for three members available for election.

As a board, we control the overall policy of the organisation, make sure it's financially sound, and steer the activities of its staff.  Our board members take their responsibilities seriously, and commit to attending at least three meetings a year (expenses paid, naturally) and actively contributing to a working group (we have groups covering finance, staff support, organisational development, and social media).

It's particularly important that Sound Sense's board is as broadly representative as possible, so I particularly welcome nominations from people who are typically under-represented in the sector.

If you want to find out more about being a board member, please email Siggy Patchitt or Åsa Malmsten.

If you're ready to nominate yourself for board membership (you don't need a seconder), just email Åsa on asa.malmsten@soundsense.org  by Friday 19 October 2018 with these details:

  • your name, organisation (if any) and address
  • your email address and phone number
  • the statement "I wish to stand for election to Sound Sense's Board of Management. If elected, I undertake to carry out the duties of a charity trustee and company director, including attending board meetings and contributing to the work of a working group"
  • a short note (up to 100 words) about who you are and what you would bring to the board. Please note that this biog will be emailed out to the membership as part of the election process.

If more than three people nominate themselves we will hold an email ballot opening late October.