The Royal Economic Society has recently adopted a Code of Conduct and agreed a Complaints Procedure for investigating complaints in relation to the Code. Volunteers are now sought for the new RES Standards of Conduct Committee, which will report to the Trustee Board.
Earlier this year the Society called for Expressions of Interest for membership of the Standards of Conduct Committee and is now seeking further Expressions of Interest from UK-based senior female academic economists to balance the panel. It is anticipated that the Committee will have six members, including people from outside academic economics, and it will choose its own chair. Committee members are not required to be members of the Royal Economic Society.
In line with the RES Complaints Policy, members of the Standards of Conduct Committee are expected to:
- Attend the annual meeting of the full Standards of Conduct Committee;
- Contribute to the further development of processes for the review and investigation of complaints in relation to the Society’s Code of Conduct;
- Contribute to the Committee’s annual report that provides an overview of all complaints received during the year;
- Participate, as appropriate, in the review of individual complaints to determine whether these fall within the Code and warrant further investigation as Serious Complaints;
- Participate, as appropriate, as members of Complaints Committees that investigate individual Serious Complaints;
- In conjunction with other members of the Committee, make recommendations to the RES Trustee Board on changes in the Code of Conduct and/or the Complaints Policy that arise as a result of investigations or from other sources.
If you feel this role suits you, please submit an expression of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 20 May 2022.
To apply and for more information, click here.