Nominations for workplace representatives have now opened ahead of this year’s Police Federation elections.
Members considering standing for election are being urged to put themselves forward as soon as possible and reminded there is still time to find out more about the life of a workplace rep.
Cambridgeshire branch chair Liz Groom said: “Nominations are now open and we would encourage any members who are considering stepping forward to do so now or find out more before making their decision.
“The elections are open to every subscribing member and we would particularly encourage those from under-represented groups to consider standing so that the Federation can be representative of its membership.”
Workplace representatives carry out a vital role within the Police Federation offering support and advice to members across a wide range of issues such as conduct, pay, allowances, terms and conditions, equality, professional development and operational policing.
Full training is given by the Federation to ensure reps are in a position to offer continued advice, guidance and support to members on issues including misconduct, injustice in the workplace and health management.
Elections for Federation reps are held every three years with interim elections being organised if positions become vacant.
The 2018 national elections were the first held under new procedures introduced after the Independent Review of the Police Federation
Each force has a Federation Branch Council made up of its workplace reps.
Nominations for Federation reps for this year’s election close at 11.59pm on 22 July.
All subscribing PFEW members will receive an email directly to their PNN address (or their selected preferred email address) from the Federation’s independent third-party electoral service provider, Mi-Voice.
Non-subscribing members cannot stand for election but can vote. Details of the voting platform will be provided in the coming weeks once the nomination period is closed.
The email to subscribing members will contain a link to an online nomination form. Members who wish to stand for election will need to complete the form, which includes confirming that they are eligible to stand and agree to the Standards and Performance Agreement.
Members are asked to check their junk mailbox if they cannot see the email from Mi-Voice in their inbox.