SPA Elections – Deadline June 14th – Apply Now

The Elections to editorial boards Journal of Social Policy, Social Policy & Society, and Social Policy Association Executive Committee

Deadline June 14 17.00, complete nomination form and email all nominations to r.dobson@kingston.ac.uk

Nominations to the Social Policy Association Executive Committee, and editorial boards of the Journal of Social Policy and the Journal of Social Policy & Society are now open. Elections will take place at the Annual General Meeting of the Social Policy Association in a secret ballot. The AGM is held at Durham University Monday July 10, Palace Green room PG20, Pemberton Rooms 17.30 – 19.00. Elections will take place for:

  • three vacancies on the SPA Executive Committee
  • one vacancy on the Journal of Social Policy Editorial Board
  • one vacancy on the Social Policy & Society Editorial Board

Nominees will be notified of the election outcomes after the AGM.

SPA Executive Committee:

The SPA executive committee meets quarterly and elected members are expected to attend and contribute to the ongoing activities of the committee.

Applicants need to be a member of the Social Policy Association and nominated by two members of the association. Applicants must complete the attached form, which includes a 250-300 word statement. Please provide brief details of interests, experience and what you think you can bring to the SPA executive committee, and the names of a proposer and a seconder (both of whom must also be SPA members). The statement will form the basis of a short summary on the ballot form.

The deadline for nominations is June 14 17.00. Please send completed nomination forms to SPA Secretary, Rachael Dobson, r.dobson@kingston.ac.uk.

If you have any questions about what is involved in the role please do not hesitate to get in touch (r.dobson@kingston.ac.uk).

Nominations for the international, peer-reviewed editorial board of the Journal of Social Policy:

There is one vacancy arising on the editorial board of the Journal of Social Policy. The editorial board meets twice a year, with the January meeting in London, and the July meeting taking place at the annual Social Policy Association Conference venue.

Members are expected to attend meetings and to contribute to the strategic development of the Journal of Social Policy. There is also the opportunity to take an active role in encouraging the submission of high quality papers, as well as disseminating information regarding articles and blogs to the wider community. Members of the Journal of Social Policy Editorial Board also have an important role in supporting the co-editors by reviewing papers submitted for publication. Whilst a vital process for the Journal, Editorial Board members can expect to be asked to review between 3 to 5 articles a year, so it is not too arduous a task.

Editorial board members serve on the board for four years starting from 1st January 2018. Applications from any social policy expertise are welcome but particularly encourage those with an expertise in employment/labour market, comparative social policy and quantitative research methods to apply.

Applicants need to be a member of the Social Policy Association and nominated by two members of the association. Elections will be held at the AGM at the Social Policy Association Conference held this year at Durham University in July. If you require any further information regarding the role of editorial board member of the Journal of Social Policy please do not hesitate to contact the Co-Editors Patricia Kennett (p.kennett@bristol.ac.uk) or Misa Izuhara (m.izuhara@bristol.ac.uk).

Otherwise, nominations should be emailed to the SPA Hon. Secretary Rachael Dobson, r.dobson@kingston.ac.uk. Please provide brief details of interests, experience and what you think you can bring to the Journal of Social Policy, which will form the basis of a short summary on the ballot form, and the names of a proposer and a seconder (both of whom must also be SPA members), by June 14 17.00.

Nominations for the editorial board of Social Policy and Society:

There is one vacancy arising on the editorial board of Social Policy and Society. The editorial board meets twice a year (usually January (in London) and July (at the annual SPA conference) and members of the editorial board attend both meetings. The key role of the editorial board is to support the managing editors in defining and implementing the strategic direction of the journal, and as such, members are expected to play an active role in promoting the journal, including through encouraging high quality submissions of articles and themed section proposals. Members are also expected to review themed section proposals, and may be asked to referee articles in accordance with their expertise. Editorial board members serve on the board for four years. Nominations from previous board members are welcome provided a period of four years has passed since their last membership.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the board, please feel free to contact the editors, Majella Kilkey (m.kilkey@sheffield.ac.uk) and Liam Foster (l.foster@sheffield.ac.uk) to discuss the role of editorial board members.

Nominations should be emailed to the SPA Hon. Secretary Rachael Dobson, r.dobson@kingston.ac.uk. Please provide brief details of interests, experience and what you think you can bring to Social Policy & Society, which will form the basis of a short summary on the ballot form, and the names of a proposer and a seconder (both of whom must also be SPA members), by June 14 17.00.