19. Council (By-Laws 16-21)
Council shall consist of the following:
(i) the President, the Treasurer, the Deans of the Faculties, the Wardens of the Faculties and the Registrars of the Faculties ex-officio;
(ii) five Fellows of the Faculty of Clinical Radiology resident in the United Kingdom and five Fellows of the Faculty of Clinical Oncology resident in the United Kingdom, who shall be elected in accordance with the procedures outlined below (hereinafter described as elected Members of Council);
(iii) not more than four individuals co-opted in accordance with the procedure outlined below.
(b) Elected Members of Council
Elected Members of Council shall be elected for a term of three College years and shall assume office at the conclusion of the Annual General Meeting at which their predecessors retire from office.
The elected Members of Council shall be elected by the Fellows in good standing on the roll of their respective Faculties who are resident in the United Kingdom. The returning officer shall seek nominations from all those entitled to vote in the respective elections and shall accept nominations signed by two nominators accompanied by the candidate’s consent to stand. At the time of nomination, candidates must be in active clinical practice. If there are more candidates than vacancies in any Faculty, an election shall be held in accordance with Regulation 10. The election process shall be completed before 1 April in any year in which it takes place.
(c) Events in which elected Members of Council shall cease to hold office
An elected Member of Council shall cease to hold office:
(i) if he ceases to be a Member of the College, or
(ii) if by notice in writing to the Registrar of the College he resigns his office, or
(iii) if in the opinion of the Council he becomes incapable of performing his duties for physical or mental reasons, or
(iv) if he fails to attend two consecutive meetings of the Council without leave of absence being granted by the President, who shall report to the Council any leave of absence he may grant, or
(v) if at any time after due enquiry the Council resolves that the interests of the College require it, or
(vi) if the College in General Meeting resolves to remove him from office.
(d) Casual vacancies among elected Members of Council
Any casual vacancy arising among elected Members of Council may be filled by the Council by appointing a person who would be eligible to be elected to the vacancy. Any person so appointed to fill a casual vacancy shall hold office until the next Annual General Meeting which follows an election for the office (at which he may be a candidate). The period during which a person is appointed to a casual vacancy shall not be counted towards the period for which he is eligible for election to the office.
(e) Co-opted members of the Council
The Council may decide from time to time on those individuals who are to be co-opted on to it having regard to the aims of the College and the need for advice and contribution to the work of the Council. The following shall be deemed to be co-opted members of Council ex-officio:
(i) the President of the British Institute of Radiology for the time being;
(ii) a lay representative.
Co-opted members of the Council shall have the right to speak but not to vote at meetings of the Council.
(f) Meetings of the Council
The Council shall meet together for the despatch of business, adjourn and otherwise regulate its meetings and proceedings in accordance with the Standing Orders made hereunder and otherwise as it considers fit. In addition the Council may reach decisions by any suitable means of communication between members of the Council (including electronic communications).