There are currently 8 members of council who are led by the Society's President in conjunction with the Immediate Past President or President Elect (next President). You can read the professional and Society profiles for these officers below.
As a member of the Council of The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences you are a trustee and subject to the responsibilities outlined by CC3 The Essential Trustee: what you need to know. Full details of your duties and responsibilities as a Trustee can be found at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/charity-trustee-whats-involved
Each member of council has an independent function and is typically engaged in many activities, such as chairing or sitting on committees, convening conferences, developing policy and collaborating with external companies. However, the council members all work as part of a close team to ensure that the aims, values and vision of the Society are fulfilled and consequently customer satisfaction is ensure.
President: Professor Martin Evison Immediate Past President: Tom NelsonVice President (acting): Callum Sutherland - This role supports the President. It has several roles but the main one is to act as the "voice of the membership". They chair the Membership and Ethics Committee and in so doing promote and develop the membership experience.
Honorary Officers - There are four honorary officers of the Society who have an involved and specialised role. The Honorary Treasurer is responsible for the financial well-being of the Society, the Honorary Secretary ensures all activities are carried out under the guidance of the constitution, the Honorary Editor ensures the timely publication of the Society journal, Science & Justice, and the Honorary Chair of Quality Standards overseas accreditation, qualifications and CPD/CPC. The profiles for these four officers are available below.
Honorary Treasurer - Peter Ellis Honorary Secretary - Callum Sutherland Honorary Editor - Professor Tim Thompson Honorary Chair of Quality Standards - Brian Rankin
Co-opted Members - Co-opted members are those who are elected to play a specialist role and support council. Dr Lisa Smith is currently co-opted to reinvigorate the Link program and to look at improving the entire membership experience
The rest of the council is made up of ordinary members who have varied roles. Getting elected to be an ordinary member is a great way to learn about the inner workings of the Society and to play a part in its growth and development.
Dr Claire Gwinnett, Linda Brownlow
Link People -The links are the Societies eyes and ears - they are members of the Society, working within the wider forensic community who volunteer to work with us to grow the membership and spread the word about exciting new initiatives. They essentially act as the sales force and are rewarded with vouchers towards any of our products Are you interested in becoming a link person for the Society?
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