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RTPI NI Invites Nominations to Executive Committee

Nominations invited for the RTPI NI Executive Committee 2020

NominationsThe RTPI NI Executive Committee is an essential part of our work and is where RTPI members steer our programme of work. We need members to attend meetings and get involved in discussions and contribute to some work in between meetings, but we also make the meetings informal and complete the business as quickly as possible. We need our members to help set our direction of work - we need input on what is being delivered, so we know what's needed and is useful and we need ideas.

Nominations are now invited to positions on the RTPI NI Executive Committee for 2020.

Here are the positions which are open for nominations:

Junior Vice Chair (JVC)

The JVC is the route to Chair of RTPI NI: 1 year is as JVC, then 1 year as Senior Vice Chair (SVC) before becoming Chair for a year, followed by a year as Immediate Past Chair (IPC). The Chair's role is to provide a figurehead for RTPI NI, chair the Executive Committee meetings and represent RTPI NI at events. You also host the RTPI President on their visit to Northern Ireland. The JVC, SVC and IPC provide support to the Chair.

Four Corporate Members

There are 8 Corporate members on the Executive Committee, but to provide continuation, 4 positions are elected in one year, and 4 the next. You would be expected to actively contribute at meetings to the various papers and development of strategies and initiatives within and outside meetings, as are all members of the Executive Committee.

Associate Member

There is one position available for a two year term for an Associate member of the RTPI. You would be expected to actively contribute at meetings to the various papers and development of strategies and initiatives within and outside meetings, as are all members of the Executive Committee.

Student/Licentiate Representatives

There are 2 student/licentiate vacancies available for a one year term.  Student/licentiate representatives support the NI Young Planners and are expected to attend NI Executive Committee meetings

General Assembly Representative

RTPI NI has a representative on the RTPI's General Assembly (GA). This is the representative membership body of the RTPI. The position is for a two year term. You are expected to attend the RTPI NI meetings, as well as the three GA meetings per year,

What is involved?

There are normally five meetings held per year, usually in Belfast.

We need members from across Northern Ireland, so that we are representative of the RTPI NI membership. Reasonable travel and subsistence payments are made to support  attendance at meetings. In return for your contributions, we also offer discounts to the Northern Ireland Planning Conference held in September.  You will be expected to attend all meetings and be fully involved in Committee activities.

How do I get Involved?

If you would like to be nominated, please complete the nomination form. You will need to have your nomination proposed by two other RTPI Members, so allow time for this. Nominations should be submitted by Friday 25 October 2019 to: RTPI NI, PO Box 69, Carrickfergus BT38 8WX or by e-mail to northernireland@rtpi.org.uk

If you would like further information please contact Julie Sullivan on telephone 028 9335 9494 or e-mail northernireland@rtpi.org.uk