Call for applications for Hon. General Secretary

Author: 
Dinesh Nagi, Chair ABCD Committee
Date of the announcement: 
Wednesday, 21 November, 2018

Following the recent resignation of Dr Russell Drummond as General Secretary of ABCD (Diabetes Care) Ltd, we are now seeking nominations and inviting applications from members to stand for election.

What’s involved?

The committee, as the main standing management group of ABCD, is the main driving force and focal point of the organisation, responsible for advising on, developing and implementing all the activities of the charity.

There are two full committee meetings each year which you will be expected to attend and to prepare for by preparing/reading the papers circulated in advance.  Much of the work is conducted by email through which you will be expected to comment on and contribute to the day to day work of the organisation.  You may also be asked to participate in regular teleconferences among the executive team. In addition, you may be expected to be a member of one of the sub committees. You will also be encouraged to attend our annual conference and other events.

For general committee members you should expect to spend no more than a couple of hours per week on ABCD activities except where you have a meeting to attend.  For details of the role description please see the attachment.

This position is voluntary but standard class travel expenses are reimbursed for meetings attended.

What do I gain?

If you are successful in being elected to the committee you will be able to influence the future decisions of ABCD and get involved in planning all aspects of the ABCD business. It is a great developmental opportunity to learn how the organisation operates at a senior, strategic level and to understand more about the behind-the-scenes operational planning and project management.

You will meet new colleagues who share your passion on the management of diabetes and will have the opportunity to represent ABCD at a senior level, meeting well respected and senior professionals from other Charities / Societies and the pharmaceutical industry. There is no better way to raise your profile – whether with policy makers, the industry or simply within ABCD. Most importantly, you will have the satisfaction of knowing you are making a real difference to ABCD and to the care available to people with diabetes.

How do I apply?

All applications must be submitted online by 5pm on 31st December 2018. You will need to include the name and email address of two endorsers who support your application.  

Apply now.

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