2018 HUB ELECTIONS AND PRIORITIES

Download the outcome of the 2018 Hub elections and priorities setting. Thank you to everyone who took part!


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Timeline

Please note that this is an updated timeline.

  • Friday 14 September, 5pm – Deadline for candidate statements (and for candidates to become an EHN member if they’re not already)
  • Sunday 16 September, 11.59pm – Deadline for non-EHN members to become EHN members in order to vote
  • Monday 17 September – Link to ballot and unique code emailed to EHN members
  • Monday 17 September to Sunday 23 September – EHN members voting for Hub Organising Group members and priorities
  • Tuesday 25 September – Newly elected Hub Organising Group members notified
  • Thursday 27 September – Results of the election and priorities consultation posted

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Elected roles

This section outlines all of the elected roles within the Hubs. These make up the Hub Organising Groups.

Hub Organising Groups ensure their Hub focuses on the areas agreed by its Hub members. They also ensure that the wide range of views of its Hub members is represented. With the help of the Hub’s Support Organisation, the Organising Group produces their Hub’s Action Plan based on the priority issues agreed by Hub members.

Each Hub has discussed and agreed the roles that would enable their Organising Group to be most effective. Elections for all of these Hub Organising Group roles are held every 2 years.

Please refer to the EHN Terms of Reference for more information about the Hub Organising Group roles and the EHN in general.

You can use the links below to jump to a particular Hub:

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Age Hub

The 3 roles to be elected are:

  • Age Hub Co-Chair – This person must identify as a young person. They will co-facilitate Age Hub meetings.
  • Age Hub Representative – young people – This person must identify as a young person. They will be one of 2 people representing the Age Hub at the Equality Hub Network Board.
  • Age Hub Representative – older people/Co-Chair (dual role) – This person must identify as an older person. They will be one of 2 people representing the Age Hub at the Equality Hub Network Board. They will also co-facilitate Age Hub meetings.

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BAMER Hub

The 4 roles to be elected are:

  • BAMER Hub Chair – This person will facilitate BAMER Hub meetings.
  • BAMER Hub Vice Chair – This person will facilitate BAMER Hub meetings when the BAMER Hub Chair is unable to.
  • BAMER Hub Representative – This person must identify as Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic or refugee. They will be one of 2 people representing the BAMER Hub at the Equality Hub Network Board.
  • BAMER Hub Representative – This person must identify as Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic or refugee. They will be one of 2 people representing the BAMER Hub at the Equality Hub Network Board.

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Carers’ Hub

The 2 roles to be elected are:

  • Carers’ Hub Representative – adult carer – This person must identify as an adult carer. They will be one of 2 people representing the Carers’ Hub at the Equality Hub Network Board.
  • Carers’ Hub Representative – young carer – This person must identify as a young carer. They will be one of 2 people representing the Carers’ Hub at the Equality Hub Network Board.

Please note, elections for these roles will take place at the next Carers’ Hub event on Thursday 1 November.

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Disability Hub

The 2 roles to be elected are:

  • Disability Hub Representative/Chair (dual role) – This person must identify as a disabled person. They will be one of 2 people representing the Disability Hub at the Equality Hub Network Board. They will also facilitate Disability Hub meetings.
  • Disability Hub Representative/Vice Chair (dual role) – This person must identify as a disabled person. They will be one of 2 people representing the Disability Hub at the Equality Hub Network Board. They will also facilitate Disability Hub meetings when the Disability Hub Chair is unable to.

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LGBT+ Hub

The 4 roles to be elected are:

  • LGBT+ Hub Chair – This person will facilitate LGBT+ Hub meetings.
  • LGBT+ Hub Vice Chair – This person will facilitate LGBT+ Hub meetings when the LGBT+ Hub Chair is unable to.
  • LGBT+ Hub Representative – This person must identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, or other sexual orientation that is not heterosexual/straight or gender identity that is not binary. They will be one of 2 people representing the LGBT+ Hub at the Equality Hub Network Board.
  • LGBT+ Hub Representative – This person must identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, or other sexual orientation that is not heterosexual/straight or gender identity that is not binary. They will be one of 2 people representing the LGBT+ Hub at the Equality Hub Network Board.

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Religion/Belief/No Belief Hub

The 2 roles to be elected are:

  • Religion/Belief/No Belief Hub Representative – religious belief – This person must identify as having a religious belief. They will be one of 2 people representing the Religion/Belief/No Belief Hub at the Equality Hub Network Board.
  • Religion/Belief/No Belief Hub Representative – no religious belief – This person must identify as having no religious belief. They will be one of 2 people representing the Religion/Belief/No Belief Hub at the Equality Hub Network Board.

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Women’s Hub

The 4 roles to be elected are:

  • Women’s Hub Chair – This person will facilitate Women’s Hub meetings.
  • Women’s Hub Vice Chair – This person will facilitate Women’s Hub meetings when the Women’s Hub Chair is unable to.
  • Women’s Hub Representative – This person must identify as a women. She will be one of 2 women representing the Women’s Hub at the Equality Hub Network Board.
  • Women’s Hub Representative – This person must identify as a women. She will be one of 2 women representing the Women’s Hub at the Equality Hub Network Board.

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How to stand for election

EHN members who would like to stand for election need to submit a short statement to info@equalityhubnetwork.org with the subject ‘Candidate statement’. The statement should be no more than 200 words and include the following information:

  • Candidate’s name
  • Hub name
  • Which role standing for
  • What the candidate can bring to the role

The deadline for candidate statements is 5pm on Friday 14 September.

In order to stand for election, a candidate must be an EHN member by the statement deadline above. People can become a member (or check if they already are) by filling in a quick form.

Candidates can receive support with their statement from the Hub’s Support Organisation. Candidates can contact Support Organisations through the Hub pages. Alternatively, they can email info@equalityhubnetwork.org.

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How to vote

EHN members will be emailed a link to the ballot and their unique code that they must enter on their ballot. This is to help ensure EHN members only vote once.

Statements from the candidates standing for election will be included with the ballot.

Voting will take place online during the week of 17 September 2018 and will close at 11.59pm on Sunday 23 September. EHN members don’t have to complete the ballot all at once – they can start voting on one day, save their work and finish voting on another day. However, they must submit their ballot by 11.59pm on Sunday 23 September.

EHN members will be able to vote for candidates and priorities for each Hub they self-define with. For example, if an EHN member self-defines as a disabled person, they can vote for candidates standing for the Disability Hub Organising Group roles and for the priorities they want the Disability Hub to focus on.

In order to vote, people must be an EHN member by 11.59pm on Sunday 16 September. People can become a member (or check if they already are) by filling in a quick form.

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When the results will be announced

EHN members who are successfully elected to the Hub Organising Groups will be notified on Tuesday 25 September. This will allow the newly elected Hub Representatives to be in place in time for the next EHN Board meeting on 8 October.

Download the outcome of the 2018 Hub elections and priorities setting.

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