There are over 200 RCM branches across all four countries which receive funding to host branch learning events, support members to attend RCM Conference and reimburse workplace representatives expenses incurred in the course of supporting members. Many branches meet regularly to give and receive support, discuss professional and workplace issues and of course hold an Annual General Meeting to elect workplace representatives and branch officers. RCM branches also organise fundraising events, hold study days, branch conferences, invite guest speaker to their meetings, hold Union Learning events and throw parties for their members.
If you are a branch secretary and would like to advertise your branch meetings online, have you thought about using RCM Communities? If you would like any help advertising your meeting on here please contact Alice Sorby RCM Project Worker – Organising (email@example.com)
If you want to get involved with your RCM branch speak to your branch secretary, if you are not sure who to speak to please contact Alice Sorby, if you do not have an active branch or would like to set up an employer based branch please also contact Alice Sorby for information and help in getting more involved. Please see below brief description of branch officer roles:
The Branch Chairperson presides over Branch meetings and is the key person in controlling the meetings, maintaining good order, ensuring that all members have an opportunity to express their views and deciding when a subject needs to be put to a vote. It is the responsibility of the Branch Chairman and the Secretary to draw up the agenda.
The Branch Secretary is responsible for the smooth running of the Branch, for arranging meetings and keeping members informed of Branch and Headquarters activities. Besides arranging meetings of the Branch and compiling the Minutes of Meetings, they the official correspondent of the Branch with the College, with Trusts/Boards, and with other organisations. In this respect Headquarters will send information of College matters and policy to the Secretary and will receive details of Branch activities, opinions and representations from their members. If you are a current branch secretary and would like to update the RCM of branch leavers please click here to download the branch amendment form and return to the membership department.
Treasurer’s Duties include collecting subscriptions, paying bills, scrutinising expenditure, informing the Branch of the financial position (preferably at each meeting), advising on the necessity to raise funds for special purposes, preparing statement of receipts. The Treasurer is responsible for the proper recording of all financial transactions. It is not the responsibility of the Treasurer to raise money. This is the responsibility of the Officers or Committee of the Branch. The Treasurer is acting for the Branch and RCM Headquarters. Please click here to download the Unity bank application form for branches .
To be an ambassador for the branch and the RCM.