In addition to elections for Amnesty International United Kingdom (AIUK) Board Roles, four important governance roles are also up for election in 2018. Elections will take place on the Sunday morning of the National Conference and Annual General Meeting on 8th April 2018. To find out more about each of the AGM roles - and to access the nomination forms for these -please visit the relevant links below.

AGM Chairperson

The Chair presides over the business of the Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Extraordinary General Meetings (EGMs) and is elected annually subject to a limit of three consecutive years. Experience of chairing large meetings is essential. 

There is one AGM Chair role up for election in 2018.

You can read more about the AGM Chairperson role below.

Standing Orders Committee (SOC)

The SOC consists of three members who are elected for a three-year term at the AGM. Standing Orders are the rules under which general meetings are conducted. The role of the Committee is to apply the Standing Orders to all business relating to AGMs and EGMs. The SOC advises the chairperson during general meetings and, in addition, the SOC updates the Standing Orders to reflect changing needs and external legal requirements. The SOC submits a report and any suggested changes to Standing Orders to each general meeting for ratification. Candidates for election need to be available for AGM/EGM preparatory meetings and reviews after, as well as attending the AGM/EGMs. Experience of managing Standing Orders or agenda committees of similar membership organisations is desirable.

There is one SOC role up for election at the 2018 AGM. Candidates must be Individual Members of AIUK.

You can read more about the SOC role below. 

Members’ and Directors’ Appeals Committee (MDAC)

Elections for the MDAC take place every three years except when a vacancy occurs. The purpose of the committee is to consider any appeals made by individuals who have been denied membership by virtue of serious misconduct or bringing AIUK into disrepute. Ideally candidates should have experience of dealing with high level disputes and disciplinary procedures, such as employment tribunals, and the ability to hear arguments from the Board and the applicant through a fair and open procedure. 

Two places are available for election at the 2018 AGM.

Nomination and Election Process for AGM Roles 

If you would like to nominate yourself or a fellow member for one of the following roles please complete the nomination form and return by email to no later than Friday 16th February 2018.

If an election is required, then this will take place at the AGM on Sunday 8th April 2018. Nominees up for election will be given the opportunity to give a one-minute speech at the AGM as to why they should be elected. If you wish to nominate yourself but cannot attend the AGM, then the Returning Officer would be pleased to read out an election statement on your behalf. Voting will take place at the AGM and the final announcement of the successful post-holders will be made once voting has closed. Successful nominees will take up their posts immediately following the announcement. 

We look forward to hearing from you if you are interested in applying for an AGM role in 2018.


Iman Kouchouk,

AIUK Returning Officer

AGM National Conference Chair Role Description and Nomination form
SOC Role Description and Nomination form