Governance

There are currently a number of vacancies for Society officers and board members.

The Annual General Meeting

The overarching body of the Society is our Annual General Meeting (AGM). The AGM receives and ratifies the Society's Annual Report, including the accounts. It also ratifies the election of Honorary Officers and of members directly elected to our main Boards.

Immediately after the AGM, an Open Meeting takes place. This is an opportunity for members to ask questions, raise issues and suggest topics for discussion by our Trustees. Any member of the Society can attend the AGM and Open Meeting.

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is the Society’s executive and ensures that we conform to the terms of our Royal Charter and status under law as a charitable body.  It has the ultimate responsibility for ensuring that the Society’s objectives are met and for the financial transactions of the Society.

Representative Council

The Representative Council consists of our Trustees and representatives of all the Society’s Member Networks. It exists as a mechanism for members to advise the Board of Trustees.

The Boards

The Society has five main boards which report to the Board of Trustees, each with a specific area of delegated responsibility to develop policy for approval by the Trustees. Like all Society bodies, these boards are made up of Society members.

Our four boards are:

The Chair of each of these four Boards is a member of the Board of Trustees. Each Board also has subcommittees and working parties.

Standing Committees, Subcommittees and Working Groups

There are a number of other bodies that advise the Board of Trustees

Two standing committees:

And two subcommittees and working groups:

  • Audit and Risk Committee
  • Personnel Committee

Member Networks

The Society also has member networks. Our divisions, sections and special groups represent members working in particular professional area of psychology or with particular academic interests. These networks report to one of our five main Boards.

We also have geographical branches, which report directly to the Board of Trustees.

 

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