It is made up of representatives from the Regions, Wales and Northern Ireland, as well as three representatives of the NEU Executive Council (EC). It is chaired by Tracy McGuire, who is the support staff reserved seat-holder on the EC. The SSNC meets on a termly basis.

The SSNC has been given a two-pronged remit by the NEU Executive: Organising, and Policy Development:

Organising

The main focus of NC meetings will be on sharing members’ experiences of organising activities and on:

  • promoting and supporting the engagement of members and their active participation and development into reps;
  • sharing utilising and building on effective practice;
  • developing local networks to further such engagement; and
  • sharing and reporting on policy considerations emerging from local activity which can inform recruitment and development of members and reps.

SSNC members are expected to engage with members and help develop local activist networks at Regional/Wales/NI level, and also to report in writing to each R/W/NI Council meeting and engage with R/W/NI Council delegates as required. 

Policy Development

The NC shall be responsible for advising the Executive on matters which the Executive has asked it to consider, allowing for more detailed work than strategy committees are able to undertake.

Organising and/or policy recommendations will go to the Executive and/or its strategy committees, as determined by the Officer Steering Group.

Current membership of the Support Staff National Council

Tracy McGuire

Executive

 

Katie Harrison

Executive

 

Deirdre Murphy

Executive

 

Simon Newby

North West

Lancaster & Morecambe

Andrea Grice

North West

Wigan

VACANCY

North West

 

Monica White

East Midlands

Southern Derbyshire

Janet Blanchard

East Midlands

Nottingham

Julie Nall

East Midlands

Southern Derbyshire

Shaka Anderson

London

Croydon

David Ball

London

Barnet

Martha Woodward

London

Tower Hamlets & The City

Linda Jennings

London

Barking & Dagenham

Kristabelle Williams

London

Lewisham

Jill Jackson

Northern

Durham

Alison Knighton

Northern

Durham

Debbie Polwarth

Northern

Newcastle upon Tyne

Alex Moore

South West

Plymouth

Kathryn Booth

South West

Dorset

Becs Donnelly

South West

Plymouth

Patricia Graham

Yorks & Humberside

Rotherham

Edwina Shachar

Yorks & Humberside

East Yorkshire

Callum Wetherill Yorks & Humberside Kirklees

Tammy Barnfield

South East

East Kent

Donna Bryant

South East

NE Hampshire

VACANCY

South East

 

Joyce Field

Eastern

Hertfordshire

Paul Widdowson

Eastern

NE Suffolk

VACANCY

Eastern

 

Elizabeth Lincoln

West Midlands

Birmingham

Leah Vigon

West Midlands

Shropshire

Donna Jones

Wales

Denbighshire

Sally Gilbert

Wales

Swansea

VACANCY

Wales

 

Annette Currie

Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland

If you work in one of the areas where there is a vacancy, and you would like to know more about becoming a member of the Support Staff National Council (SSNC), please email Peter Morris, National Official for Support Staff.

The next round of elections for the SSNC will take place in 2021.