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Summer School seeks new trustees and celebrates its 80th anniversary

26 July 2013

As part of its partnership arrangement with the Royal Town Planning Institute, Planning Summer School (PSS) offers nomination rights to the RTPI to appoint a proportion of its members. This year, PSS is seeking three new trustees starting in October, one to serve until 2015 and two to serve until 2016, to work with the other trustees, including previous RTPI nominees and those elected by the annual summer school.

Planning Summer School's charitable objective is to advance education in the principles and practice of town and country planning, primarily by organising an annual summer school.

PSS is an independent educational charity established by the Town and Country Planning Association and the RTPI and is celebrating its 80th anniversary this year. Its charitable objective is to advance education in the principles and practice of town and country planning, primarily by organising an annual summer school. The school is held in September at a variety of UK universities, rotated to offer choice and achieve a national presence. This year’s school is at Leeds University from 6-9 September.

By sharing their time and expertise with a group of friendly colleagues, and operating in a transparent and egalitarian way, trustees help ensure that planning practitioners are well equipped for the challenges that lie ahead. Being a trustee brings a number of benefits. You will contribute to the profession; develop varied skills outside your main job; share planning knowledge and expertise; gain experience of charitable governance (for which training is given); network and gain contacts across a broad planning front; and take part in a sociable experience. RTPI members who are interested in being nominated as a trustee to summer school, or in attending this year’s event, can learn more about PSS at its website - www.planningsummerschool.org

If you have any enquiries about the vacancies, contact Colin Bendall, the RTPI’s Governance Officer by email at: colin.bendall@rtpi.org.uk

The deadline for completed forms is 27 August 2013.