Would you like to join Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce Area Council?

Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce has two vacancies on the Herefordshire Area Council and two vacancies Worcestershire Area Council.

Each Area Council meets four times a year. The Councils are comprised of up to fifteen sector specialists who represent the majority of business sectors in each county.

Council Members provide insights into their sector and discuss the opportunities and challenges businesses currently face. The feedback is then used to formulate Chamber policy on the most important business issues in the region.

We are currently looking for businesses in any of the following sectors to join our Councils:

Herefordshire:

  • Sustainability
  • Tourism
  • Healthcare
  • Construction
  • Charity

Worcestershire:

  • Tourism
  • Agriculture/Food & Drink/Horticulture
  • Construction

The eligibility criteria for candidates for election to an Area Council are:

  • Must be a current Member
  • Must hold a senior position within the member business, such as Business Owner, CEO or Senior Director
  • May only seek election to the Area Council in which their business is located, or in which they live
  • Must align to the Chamber’s values and culture
  • Must be able to meet the time demands of the role on a voluntary basis

The key responsibilities of Area Council Members are:

  • To maintain close contact with Members at a local level to help provide sector information on behalf of Members at Area Council Meetings
  • In conjunction with the Executive to maintain close contact with local key partners such as Members of Parliament, Councillors, Council Officials etc
  • To ensure that local networking activities are taking place and to support those activities.
  • To identify key policy issues that need to be taken up by the Chamber.
  • To actively support Chamber membership recruitment and retention initiatives.
  • To approve new Member applications
  • To recommend the termination of membership because of inappropriate behaviour.
  • To bring business issues/concerns in the wider sector community to the attention of the Chamber
  • To regularly attend Area Council meetings at Member’s premises.
  • If Area Council Members fail to attend three consecutive meetings for no significant reason, this member may be removed from the Area Council.

If you would like to apply for a position, please fill in the self-nomination form which can be downloaded Here.

The deadline for receiving applications is 4pm on Friday 12 July 2024.

If you have any questions please contact our Policy department at policy@hwchamber.co.uk

Voting for these positions will take place on 26th July and all candidates will be informed of the results by 2nd August 2024.