1 April 2019

The Early Career Network Committee is looking for new members for the 2019-2020 academic year and would be delighted if you would like to nominate yourself or another member. Nominations should be sent to ecn@psa.ac.uk by Saturday 1st June 2019.

 

The specific positions that are available are Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, and Communications Officer, and brief role descriptions can be found below. This is an excellent opportunity to get involved in an active, dynamic, and highly collegiate committee, to contribute to an array of well-received events and activities organised by the ECN, and to shape the future of the PSA's provision for early career researchers.

Nominations are now open and will close on Saturday 1st June, with elections held as necessary after that. To nominate yourself or someone else (with their permission) please send an email to ecn@psa.ac.uk indicating the position that you or the nominee wish to stand for along with a short (200 words maximum) statement on why you or the nominee are suitable for the post and wish to stand for it.

All of the roles entail attendance at ECN meetings, which take place at most once a month, either in person or via Skype. Further, all committee members are involved in the organisation of the ECN's events (such as activities at the PSA Annual International Conference, and the ECN's own annual conference), and should be available to attend at least some of them over the course of the year. All travel and subsistence costs incurred in relation to ECN activities can be claimed back from the PSA, and ECN committee members enjoy free attendance at the PSA Annual International Conference.

 

Which roles are up for election?

Chair
 

  •  Chairs and introduces public events organised by the ECN
  •  Chairs the monthly ECN committee meetings
  •  Represents the ECN to and within the PSA
  •  Acts as the first point of contact for high-profile external speakers at ECN events
  •  Contributes to the general activities of the ECN and, especially, event organisation
     

Secretary
 

  • Draft and circulates the agenda and minutes relating to the monthly ECN committee meetings
  •  Coordinates the activities of the ECN committee and ensures relevant information is shared
  •  Manages the ECN's shared Dropbox folder
  •  Supports the Chair in their activities
  •  Contributes to the general activities of the ECN and, especially, event organisation
     

Treasurer 
 

  • Drafts the ECN's annual budget request to the PSA, in consultation with the ECN committee
  •  Maintains a record of the ECN's expenditure and available funds
  •  Advises the ECN committee on appropriate expenditure relating to its activities
  •  Maintains contact and coordinates with the PSA Finance Officer
  •  Contributes to the general activities of the ECN and, especially, event organisation
     

Communications Officer
 

  • Maintains the ECN's Twitter account and Facebook page
  •  Regularly posts information and updates on the ECN's activities via the above social media
  •  Draws together and sends the ECN's quarterly e-newsletter and additional mailshots as required
  •  Sets and maintains the schedule for ECN communications as well as keeping the ECN committee appraised of the copy deadlines for PSA News and the PSA's e-newsletters
  •  Maintains contact and coordinates with the PSA Communications and Media Relations Officer
  •  Contributes to the general activities of the ECN and, especially, event organisation