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Apply for a position within the Council on Basic Cardiovascular Science

For 2024 to 2026

The following positions are vacant within the Council for the period 2024-2026:

- Chairperson Elect
- Treasurer
- Secretary
- Nominating Committee Member x3



Application 

Please submit this form if you wish to apply for one of the elected positions on the Nucleus or Nominating Committee 2024-2026:

  • Chairperson Elect

The Council is led by the Chairperson with support from the Chairperson-Elect. He /she: 

  • Defines the strategy and objectives of the Council in accordance with the ESC Strategic plan and in collaboration with the other Nucleus Members 
  • Supervises the operations and activities to ensure the Council’s goals are pursued 
  • Prepares the agendas and conducts the Nucleus/Board Meetings 
  • Prepares the Council’s Annual Report 
  • Ensures that the Council functions according to ESC corporate governance rules and processes maintaining transparency in all matters 
  • Reports regularly to ESC Vice-President for Councils or another suitable nominee representing the ESC Management Group 
  • The Chairperson represents the Council at official functions of the European Society of Cardiology and outside events. 

The Chairperson serves for two years and automatically becomes the Immediate Past-Chairperson. The Immediate Past-Chairperson ensures continuity in the activities and initiatives of the Council and is automatically Chair of the Council Nominating Committee. The Past-Chairperson serves for two years and then leaves the Nucleus. 
The Chairperson-Elect has a two-year mandate before automatically becoming the Chairperson. He/she works in close cooperation with the Chairperson with the aim to create continuity of strategies once he/she assumes the role of Chairperson and may take on the responsibilities of the Chairperson should he/she be unable to perform his duties. 
After six years in the respective positions of Chairperson-Elect, Chairperson and Immediate Past-Chairperson, a person cannot be re-elected to the position of Chairperson-Elect in the same Council. He/she can however, re-enter the Nucleus in other positions after a period of four consecutive years by voting. 

  • Treasurer

The Treasurer is responsible for the financial affairs and budget management of the Council, according to ESC accounting principles. The Treasurer is elected for two years and may be re-elected for a further two years (four years maximum). 

  • Secretary

The Secretary takes on specific responsibilities in relation to the organisation of the Council’s meetings and annual General Assembly agenda as defined by the Chairperson at the beginning of his/her mandate. This position can be combined with the position of Treasurer if appropriate. The Secretary is elected for two years and may be re-elected for a further two years (four years maximum). 

  • Nominating Committee Member (x 3)

The role of the Nominating Committee is to supervise the good running of elections following a call for candidates for open positions. The Nominating Committee addresses any issues brought to their attention during the elections of Chairperson-Elect and Nucleus members according to procedures detailed in Article 6. 
The Nominating Committee: 

  • Ensures that the criteria for eligibility are pre-defined. 
  • Evaluates the candidates and proposes at least one candidate per position. 
  • Strives to encourage a good balance of candidates by considering the experience of the candidates, the geographical representation of ESC countries, and the gender. There must not be more than one Nucleus member from the same institution. There should not be more than two Nucleus members from the same country of work. 
  • The Nominating Committee may decide not to validate candidates with conflicting roles on the slate for election.
  • The Nominating Committee must ensure full transparency of decision-making in these processes. In no case can the Nominating Committee influence or change the results of the voting. 

Applications must be submitted by 31 March 2024.

After review by the Nominating Committee, this position will be elected by the members of the Council on Basic Cardiovascular Science (who are eligible to vote).

Apply

Eligibility criteria

As a Nucleus Member, you will contribute to the ongoing work and development of the Council on Basic Cardiovascular Science.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Candidates must be members of the Council on Basic Cardiovascular Science
  • Only Council members whose place of work is an ESC member country can be elected to Nucleus positions
  • Persons who, if elected, will hold simultaneously positions on Nuclei/Boards of other ESC Constituent Bodies, are not eligible 
  • Limitations of cumulative positions within the ESC: In order to ensure a renewal within the ESC and a good internal functioning, an officer may not hold more than three leadership positions at the same time.
  • Limitation of representation within ESC Constituent Bodies: for the duration of their mandates, nucleus members cannot simultaneously hold another position as an elected Nucleus / Board Member in an ESC Association, Working Group or another Council, unless if co-opted in a non-voting position
  • Limitations of years of service within a nucleus: Council nucleus members may remain on one same nucleus a maximum of 12 years (consecutive or not).
  • All candidates must be a member of the same council at the time of the application deadline, 31 March 2024, and still have a valid membership on 31 May 2024.

Read the Governance rules

Timelines

31 March: deadline application

27 April: announcement of final candidate slate

2-31 May: e-voting

15 June: announcement of elections results