We have made great strides in our first year into becoming a fully inclusive organisation that represents the whole renal team, we need someone to continue to drive towards these aspirations.
Who can apply:
- Any MPT UKKA member in good standing
- The full role description can be viewed here
- The role is appointed for a term of office of up to five years from October 2022: one year as President-Elect, three years in office, and one year as Past President
- The role is supported by the Past President for one year and will work with a supportive board of trustees, leadership training will be available.
How to apply:
- Send a brief 2-page CV, headshot and statement to encourage members to vote for you to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 12 September. The statement should be no longer than 400 words and give a brief overview of why you are suitable for the role and what you see as the key opportunities. These documents will be available on the election software for all members to review.
- This is an elected role; UKKA members will vote on who to appoint.
- The deadline for applications is Monday, 12 September 2022.
- Voting opens on Wednesday 14 September 2022 and closes at 17:00 Wednesday 28 September 2022.
- Candidates will be informed, and the elected Co-President announced
Dr Sharlene Greenwood currently holds this position, she will be stepping back to the role of Past President in October 2022. As Past President, she will support the incoming Co-President Elect for one year.
She says: “Following the merger between the British Renal Society and the Renal Association 12 months ago, the UK Kidney Association continues to gain momentum and is developing into a leading multi-professional organisation. We are already seeing the huge benefits of working more closely together with the whole renal community. I have really enjoyed my time as co-president of UKKA. It has been an exciting and fulfilling role, and a great opportunity to work as part of a forward-thinking group of trustees, and with my medical co-president. There are already many exciting initiatives underway – building a cohesive special interest group structure, supporting the professional groups and establishing the organisation as a professional support structure for innovation in clinical practice and research. The next 5 years are an important time. The new inclusive culture that we are building together must bed in, and there is opportunity to work as part of the UKKA team to grow early career research, leadership roles and further support our renal workforce. I hope that many people from the multi-professional team look to taking on this leadership position, and know that they will enjoy the role as much as I have".