East Lochaber Laggan Community Trust

Call for Director Nominations

As noted in our post on 6th March we are now seeking nominations for directors.

In accordance with the Articles of Association, at the first General Meeting all directors are obliged to stand down and so there will be seven vacancies arising on the board. Ordinary Members of the Trust are therefore invited to be nominated as directors on the board. At the second and each subsequent AGM, one-third of the elected Directors (or the nearest number upwards) shall retire from office.

Those Ordinary Members being nominated must be proposed and seconded by other Ordinary Members. Nominations for directors should be sent to Claire Harper at Voluntary Action Lochaber, An Drochaid, Claggan Road, Fort William, PH33 6PH by midnight on Monday 27 March. Nominations must be signed by all parties and can be sent by post but may also be scanned and submitted by email to office@valochaber.org If more than seven candidates are nominated, then an election will take place.

Nominations shall include a statement of up to 150 words outlining the candidate’s experience and skills they could bring to the board. Nomination forms can be found in the Downloads section of the website which is at the bottom right hand side of this News page.

If a potential candidate is unaware of the identity of parties who may propose or second then they should contact the Chair on the number below or inspect the list of members at the registered office. (For data protection reasons, the Trust is not permitted to publish the names of members.)

The term of office is set by the requirement for one third of the directors to stand down at each AGM and so will be in the order of two to four years. A director cannot serve more than two consecutive terms.

The role of a director involves attending regular board meetings throughout the year and a representational role at meetings with partners, stakeholders and other parties. Directors are responsible for the statutory requirements of the company. The role is unremunerated but travel to external meetings and subsistence costs will be met.

If you would like to discuss the role of a board member in greater detail, please contact the current Chair, John Hutchison on 07768 537698.