How to Join an ICS Committee

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How to Join an ICS Committee

Get involved with the leading scientific organisation in continence research and education

Available ICS Committee positions for 2019

Would you like to make a difference to the future of the ICS? Now is your chance as numerous positions are available. The full list of committee, chair and Trustee positions that are open for application are detailed below. The deadline for all applications is 1st March 2019.

The following Trustee Positions are open for nominations:

• ICS Board of Trustees: 1x Treasurer post and 1 x Trustee post (any profession)

The ICS is an inclusive organisation with full respect for gender, age, ethnicity and faith. It is important that the ICS Board is diverse so we encourage a wide range of applications from the ICS membership. If you would like to discuss any aspect at all of the role of trustee then in the first instance please contact the ICS Executive Director, Dan Snowdon, in full confidence, at Dan@ics.org

Download Trustee Application form

The following Elected Positions are available:

  • Scientific Committee Gynaecology Representative
  • Scientific Committee Nursing Representative
  • Scientific Committee Specialist Representative (Other) – i.e. not Urologist, Gynaecologist, Nursing, Basic Science or Physiotherapist

The office has the following Chair Positions available:

  • Children and Young Adults Committee Chair
  • Developing World Committee Chair
  • Education Committee Chair
  • Physiotherapy Committee Chair
  • Publications and Communications Committee Chair
  • Standardisation Steering Committee Chair
  • Scientific Committee Chair

Download Elected Application form

As per committee terms of reference concerning Committee Chair positions, the ICS office will initially be seeking applications from existing or recent (within the past 5 years) committee members (for the committee in question). Should relevant applications not be received (by 1st March) then the ICS office will call for applications from the wider membership. All eligible Chair nominations will proceed to membership vote.

Please note that all elected positions (Trustee) require nominations from ICS members. So if you are interested in applying for an elected position then you will need to be nominated and seconded by a current ICS member. These nominations should be emailed to info@ics.org

The following Committee Member Positions are available for Expressions of Interest:

  • Children and Young Adults Committee– 3 positions including 1 x Physiotherapist
  • Ethics Committee - 3 position- 2 x scientist, 1 x Allied Health Professional
  • Nursing Committee – 1 x Nurse position
  • Publications Committee – 2 positions in total: 1 committee member, 1 News editor
  • Standardisation Steering Committee – 1 position
  • Urodynamics Committee – 2 positions

Download Committee Application form

Full and final applications must reach the ICS office by 1st March 2019. For more information on any of the above positions please contact the ICS office via email at info@ics.org or call 0117 9444 881.

For a PDF version of this information, please click here

ICS policy on campaigning

Campaigning for ICS elected positions is not permitted by applicants or members. Any campaigning, be it positive or negative, will result in the disqualification of the candidate. The Board of Trustees’ judgement will be final in determining whether a candidate has engaged in positive or negative campaigning. Negative campaigning is not permitted by any candidate or ICS member and will be considered a violation of the ICS Code of Conduct. This policy is in effect at all times and for any position.

During the voting period candidates’ application forms will be circulated by the ICS office for all members to view. In addition, the ICS office will periodically contact all ICS members to encourage voting and provide direct links to the voting section of the ICS website.

Candidates for ICS positions must also abide by the guidelines as stated in the suitability of candidates document.

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