Diversity Co-Options

Diversity Committee

Could you be the Young Liberals' latest committee member? We're looking for people to joining the Diversity Committee - specifically, a Carer Leavers' Representative and a BAME Representative.


This page will answer the following questions:

  • What is Diversity Committee?
  • What does co-option involve?
  • Which positions are being co-opted?
  • How do I apply?

What is Diversity Committee?

The Diversity Committee is a new committee aimed at helping expand and diversify the Young Liberals’ membership. Their primary task is to assist the Accessibility, Diversity, and Standards Officer and BAME Officer in matters concerning diversity and representing their respective liberation groups within the organisation. They’re also tasked with trying to promote greater diversity amongst both Young Liberals and the wider party.

What does co-option involve?

A co-option occurs when someone isn't elected to the role, or someone resigns during their term. It is a simple application process, where the remaining executive choose who will be their new colleague.

The executive will go through the applications anonymously and base their judgements on the quality of the application. They will vote and the names top 25% of applicants will be revealed and then discussed by the executive until a winner is chosen. We are continuing with the now constitutionalised two-level co-option process, more similar to a job interview. 

These Diversity Committee representatives will be co-opted using the same process as Executive Officers.

Which positions are being co-opted?

Care Leavers' Representative, Diversity Committee

BAME Representative, Diversity Committee

You'll be supported in your role by the Young Liberals Executive - so you don't have to do it all alone!

How to apply

To apply, all you need to do is complete the form above and email it to [email protected] Don't worry about writing an essay, we only want to see the content of ideas, not writing style or quantity!

Here is the timetable for this co-option:

  • Sunday 6th December - nominations open

  • Sunday 13th December, 12 noon - nominations close

  • Sunday 13th December - voting and deliberation by the executive begins on stage one

  • Wednesday 16th December - voting closes

  • Wednesday 16th December - voting and deliberation by the executive begins on stage two
  • Saturday 19th December - at the end of the executive meeting the vote will close

  • Sunday 20th December - winner announced

If you have any questions please get in touch with Jack Worrall ([email protected]) who can answer any questions you may have.

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