Our committee is responsible for overseeing the work of Action for Trans Health and will be accountable to the wider membership. Elected committee members will serve for a term of 2 years on a staggered basis, so you will be joining some members of last years team on the committee. Key responsibilities include: determining the goals and direction of the organisation, appointing and managing volunteer roles appropriately and listening to and acting on the wishes and needs of the membership. Training will be given for new committee members.
Committee members should be willing to spend at least 3 hours most weeks on ATH meetings and work. Although some current members of the committee work 20+ hours per week on Action for Trans Health work, this is not expected of all committee members. Most of our communication happens online, committee members need to be comfortable using online forums and emails to keep in touch with eachother on a regular basis. Job shares are absolutely welcome. We currently have 6 roles on the committee up for election:
1 x Committee Member (reserved for a person of colour)2 x Committee Member (reserved for disabled person)1 x Committee Member (reserved for a non-binary person)1 x Committee Member (reserved for a woman)1 x Committee Member (open place)
It is possible to stand for multiple roles in this election, but you will need to fill out another form.
The election will take place both online via email and at Action for Trans Health conference 26-27th November 2016 in Sheffield, details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1246700588693839/
Any person standing in the election must agree to the following statement:
"Action for Trans Health is a grassroots organisation fighting for democratic trans healthcare and trans liberation. We believe in the principles of mutual aid, education, and solidarity and this is reflected in the training and fundraising work that we do. We believe that trans people come from all walks of life: we are working class, we are black, we are disabled, we are LGB, we are women. As such, for trans liberation to be achieved we need to also be actively fight against all forms of bigotry and build coalitions with other groups with similar, radical aims."
If you have any questions, please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org