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Ability Network invites nominations for upcoming elections

The PDA Ability Network has grown substantially over the last year. In the coming weeks, the PDA will be running an election for Ability Officers to lead the network.

Mon 13th September 2021 The PDA

Three positions are available: President, Vice-President, and Honorary Secretary. Further details about the roles can be found below.


The duties and responsibilities of the President shall be as follows:

  • Liaise with PDA staff to plan and deliver an annual programme of activity
  • Chair virtual and in-person meetings for the network
  • Keep up to date with issues of interest to disabled pharmacists
  • Represent the network at external meetings
  • Be the principal spokesperson for the Ability Network, giving interviews and being quoted in communications as required
  • Be a member of the PDA Equalities Council.


The duties and responsibilities of the Vice-President shall be as follows:

  • Support the work of the President
  • Deputise for the President where necessary
  • Keep up to date with issues of interest to disabled pharmacists.

Honorary Secretary

The duties and responsibilities of the Honorary Secretary shall be as follows:

  • Ensure meetings are effectively organised and minuted
  • Share a copy of the agenda and minutes with the PDA’s Organising Assistant within two weeks after a meeting has taken place
  • Liaise with appropriate members of PDA staff to ensure the effective administration of the network
  • Keep up to date with issues of interest to disabled pharmacists.

These roles are voluntary and the term is for 2 years. Only PDA Ability Network Members can apply for these positions. You may apply for more than one of the advertised roles but can only be elected to one of the positions. Nominations must not already be officers of another PDA EDI Network.

If you are interested in standing for any of the above positions, please email the information below to: by Friday 8 October at 5pm.

  • First and second name
  • Year commenced practice/study
  • Qualifications
  • Previous/current positions held that you feel are relevant to the role (role title; employer/organisation/university; year started; year ended)
  • Supporting statement explaining which position/s you are nominating yourself for and why (up to 250 words)

We look forward to hearing from you!


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