All branch officers, and the branch committee, will be elected at the meeting in June every four years. Nominations can be made at any of the three meetings on 31st March, 28th April and 26th May 2021. If no nominations are received for a post at these meetings, only then can nominations can be made at the June meeting. (rule 35.7)
It should be noted that these post holders are lay member appointments. They are not employed by GMB but work on behalf of the union to provide advice and support to members in their branch.
- Equality Officer
- Youth officer
- Race Officer
- Two auditors
- An additional 5 committee members
The branch secretary is responsible for running the branch in accordance with the rules*, communicating with members and keeping accounts. As this is a large branch with 2600 members and is financially active, we help support nine foodbanks in Northants, make various charitable donations, it is time consuming.
We hold ten branch meetings a year and the branch secretary must make a commitment to attend all of them, take minutes and carry out any decisions made. She or he should also have a working knowledge of Excel and Word.
Nominations for all officers and committee members will be taken in the March, April and May meetings. If more than one member is nominated for any position then there will be an election at the June meeting.