AGM and election 2019

By the end of the AGM this September, members will have elected a new Council and have voted on resolutions brought forward. This is your opportunity to be involved in this process.  

The RPS is headed by our elected Council, who also act as the Board of Trustees, as the RPS is a registered charity. They set the overall policy and direction, working in partnership with RPS staff, and are supported by various committees. The role offers a fascinating and rewarding experience, helping to broaden interests and develop new skills.

This year the process will be online enabling a quicker, secure and confidential system and provides us with cost savings and increased responsivity. Full details of this, standing for election, voting, and the AGM will be posted online by 1st April 2019. We will continue to remind and signpost in the Journal, eRPS and by direct email throughout the year.

We appreciate that some Members will prefer a paper-based approach and we will provide details of how to register for this in a flyer in the April Journal.

Our anticipated key milestones for the process are:

  • 1st April: Full election, details available online and familiarisation day at RPS House

  • 1st May: Nominations period for Council positions opens. You will be able to put yourself forward as a candidate or register your support for a nomination. Candidates will need 10 supporters in order to be able to stand for election

  • 30th June: Nominations period closes

  • 1st August: Voting for Council positions and resolutions brought forward opens

  • 23rd September: Online and postal voting closes

  • 28th September: AGM

To find out more and to register for additional direct updates please visit:

Please also ensure we have your up-to-date contact details for communications. You can check by visiting to update your information.

If you are interested in volunteering with the RPS but don’t feel a Council role is right for you at present, please visit to find out the other fantastic ways you can get involved.