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Council vacancies

There are 2 vacancies for Members' representatives on College Council. This is your opportunity to stand for election to the College’s most senior professional body, responsible for furthering our mission and supporting members.

This page provides information about the roles, why and how to apply, and the process.


UK Regional elections

  • North West
  • Kent Surrey Sussex


Nominations are therefore requested for Members in the following regions:



North West


Kent Surrey Sussex




Eligibility for nomination to a regional post is as follows:

  • A Member with their main or principal appointment in the appropriate constituency and in active practice
  • Member of relevant Constituency and nominated in writing by at least 3 Members (MRCOG) of the same Constituency, all of whom must be up to date with their membership subscription


Role description

The role description includes information about the responsibilities, time commitment and eligibility of RCOG Councillors.

For more information about Council, including terms of reference and meeting dates, please visit the Council webpage.


Why stand for Council?

Being a member of Council is a wonderful opportunity to get involved with a wide range of projects across the RCOG, and to ensure your colleagues’ voices are represented in the College’s decisions.

Council members have shared their experiences, which we hope will inspire you to put yourself forward:


How to apply

Nominations for these Regional (UK) vacancies are now invited.

To request a nomination form, please email Kim Dawson at

Candidates for Regional (UK) vacancies must send their nomination form, their consent to stand and a signed declaration of good standing to the Chief Executive’s office by 5pm on Friday 26 October 2018. Late submissions will not be accepted.

Please note: No Member (MRCOG) may canvass for election to Council other than through the nomination form approved by Council.


Voting process

Ballot papers will be circulated electronically to Members, as appropriate, in those constituencies where elections are being held. See the timeline below for more details.

Only those ballot papers from Members who are up to date or exempt from paying subscriptions will be included in the election process.

The elections are held using the single transferrable vote (STV) system.



All new Council members will take up post at the Council meeting on 25 January 2019.

Amended dates for ballot and elections as follows:

UK Regional Members (MRCOG) representatives

Closing date for receipt of nominations: 26 October 2018
Ballot papers circulated to Members in applicable regions 9 November 2018
Closing date for receipt of ballot papers 23 November 2018
Votes counted 30 November 2018
Attendance at first Council meeting 25 January 2019


Contact us

If you have any questions about the process, please contact Kim Dawson: