ATL's national officers
ATL currently has nine national officers, elected by members. It is the national officers of ATL, along with the general secretary and her representatives, that take part in talks with government representatives and employers, on employment and education issues affecting all of ATL's members.
From September 2014, the makeup of the officer group will change. It will comprise the:
- immediate past president
- treasurer and member governance officer
- policy officer
- AMiE president.
These are listed together with the remit under Appendix F of the rules and constitution.
Once elected, the vice-president follows a path through the ranks, over a three-year period. In their second year they become president, in their third immediate past president. In September 2014 the current junior vice-president will assume the office of vice-president and therefore there will be no election for this position this year.
National officer elections 2013/2014
On 4 November 2013 nominations opened for the positions of treasurer and member governance officer and policy officer. The treasurer and member governance officer will be elected to serve for two years but the policy officer will be elected for a period of one year initially and thereafter for two years.
Candidates must have been a standard member for at least three years and be nominated by:
- at least 10 members of the executive committee or
- at least one branch or
- 25 standard members from more than one workplace.
From 4 November, canvassing in accordance with ATL's protocol may also begin (a copy of the protocol will be included in the nomination pack). Nominations will then close on 16 December 2013 and in the event of a ballot canvassing will only be permitted in accordance with the relevant section of the protocol.
The protocol provides the facility for each candidate to forward a single email communication to the London office for onward circulation to the executive committee and branch secretaries. The cost of this will be borne by the Association. This will only be for the purpose of gaining written nomination and does not cover canvassing after nomination.
This will be a statutory election and will be run according to ATL's rules and constitution. ATL has appointed an independent scrutineer, Popularis Limited, Nutsey Lane, Totton, Southampton SO40 3RL, Tel: 02380 867 335, email firstname.lastname@example.org, and the general secretary will act as returning officer.