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The President and Treasurer of the RHS are elected annually by members of the Society at the Annual General Meeting (AGM). The other elected Members of Council usually serve for 5 years with at least 3 retiring each year. New members are elected at the AGM with candidates having been nominated in accordance with the nomination process.
Candidates who wish to stand for election with the support of Council are asked to submit an expression of interest to The Secretary by 30 October 2020. The deadline for submission of nominations is 26 February 2021.
Council believes that you need to have a keen interest or knowledge of horticulture and/or gardening to serve on the Council of the UK’s leading gardening charity. Council believes you should also possess one or more skills not already represented among trustees. For 2021, Council is particularity interested in hearing from members with experience of:
To be nominated for Council, please read the following:
Covering letter – Council (330kB pdf)
Role of Council (83kB pdf)
Election regulations – Council (150kB pdf)
Nomination form – Council (206kB Word doc)
Supporter form – Council (179kB Word doc)
To be nominated for President, please read the following:
Role description and person specification – President (87kB pdf)
Election regulations – President and Treasurer (144kB pdf)
Nomination form – President (99kB Word doc)
Supporter form – President (97kB Word doc)
To be nominated for Treasurer, please ready the following:
Role description – Treasurer (61kB pdf)
Nomination form – Treasurer (572kB Word doc)
Supporter form – Treasurer (546kB Word doc)
The RHS is committed to providing equal opportunities and will welcome nominations from any eligible member of the Society. We would particularly welcome applications from individuals of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds.
For more information about RHS elections, please refer to the Charter and bye-laws and associated regulations. For further queries, email The Secretary or telephone 020 7821 3068.
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The Royal Horticultural Society is the UK’s leading gardening charity. We aim to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.