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 Trish Fay, 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:
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.
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
|Monica White||East Midlands||Southern Derbyshire|
|Julie Nall||East Midlands||Southern Derbyshire|
|Adam Crump||East Midlands||Nottingham|
|Paul Widdowson||Eastern||NE Suffolk|
|Gillian Palmer||Eastern||South Essex District|
|Sadia Moaeed||London||Barking & Dagenham|
|Linda Jennings||London||Barking & Dagenham|
|Peter East-Farrell||South East||Bracknell Forest|
|VACANCY||South East||South East|
|Michaela Wilde||South West||Bristol|
|Callum Pollard||South West||Cornwall|
|Sarah Branton||West Midlands||Telford & Wrekin|
|Katie Harrison||West Midlands||Coventry|
|Chris Hubble||West Midlands||Birmingham|
|Patricia Graham||Yorks & Humberside||Rotherham|
|Edwina Shachar||Yorks & Humberside||East Yorkshire|
|Lisa Addinall||Yorks & Humberside||North Yorks|
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.