Nominations for Council elections are now closed.
Candidate statements will be available when the ballot opens on the 6 June 2022.
Our Council is elected by a postal ballot of all members held under the Single Transferable Vote system (STV).
The CSP Council elections are administered by Civica Election Services Limited. They act as independent scrutineers of the nomination and ballot process as required for Trade Union ballots, which is set out in the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 (TULRCA).
The nominations process is now closed. Candidates will now be canvassing for support from among the membership.
All candidates nominations have been verified and each candidate has provided 6 or more CSP member proposers supporting their Council nomination.
Their candidate statements - to demonstrate why they have the attributes and abilities to work on behalf of the profession as a CSP Council member - will be available from the 6 June 2022.
This will be published on the Civica Election Services Limited website and posted to the whole membership to inform their vote.
Election (voting by post only)
The election process opens on Monday 6 June 2022 and closes at 5pm on Monday 27 June 2022.
All CSP members will be sent an election pack by post. This will contain the candidates' election addresses, a ballot paper and a pre-paid return envelope for casting your vote.
During the voting period we will also publish the candidates' election addresses on the Civica Election Services Limited site.
Please note: trade unions are required by law to run postal ballots for all statutory ballots and elections at no personal cost to members. Therefore, a pre-paid envelope is included for casting your vote. Online voting cannot be facilitated.
We understand members' frustration with postal ballots. The process is expensive, time-consuming and limits member participation. We continue to lobby the government for change where possible. But in the meantime, we have to comply with the law and run elections in this way. So we ask you to represent your profession and please return your postal vote to ensure your voice is heard. Your Council needs your vote...
Declaration of results
Results of the election will be announced to members on Monday 4 July 2022.
For more information about Council, please see the following pages...
- The purpose of Council and what Council members do, with a short video message from Vice-Chair of Council Katie Wilkie on 'What's it like to be a CSP Council Member?'
- The skills, experience, costs and time commitment, and getting the support of your manager
- Personal development and imposter syndrome – the role as seen by our CEO
- The support you get from the CSP
If you would like to discuss any aspect of the Council elections process please contact the governance team.
Tips for securing proposers and canvassing support for votes
Alex offers some tips for finding proposers and how to go about canvassing.
Council members elected in 2021 offer some elections tips…
How did you go about finding members to list as proposers on your application?
“I reached out and asked a mix of long-term physio friends (people I'd studied with), mentors, colleagues and members of networks I am part of. The correlation between all of these people were that I respected them and it was personally important for me to have their support and backing”.
“My proposers came from all different organisations and it is really worth reflecting on all the members and colleagues you have had the opportunity to work alongside including students and reach out to them all. This assists with canvassing as you are spreading the word just by this one act. Let your network support you through recommendations”.
How did you canvass members to vote for you?
“To be honest this was a mixture of being really targeted and really scatter gun! The intent was to be visible to as many people as possible in a short space of time, and presenting as clear a view of my vision as I was able to. This meant engaging with work colleagues, professional networks, education providers and well known personalities in the profession. It ranged from large group conversations and 1-2-1 discussions. This was done through a variety of mediums: emails, social media, webinars, presentations and phone calls. Some people engaged, others did not, but this was fine as it was representative of some of the issues faced by the CSP in getting engagement with the election process. I'm an introvert so this took me out of my comfort zone, but it was a really enjoyable experience having the opportunity to speak to so many members and learn about their needs and expectations of the CSP.”