Nicky Sharpe - My NBE Exec Story

Each year all standing members of the Executive Committee are required to retire from their positions. All posts on the Executive Committee then become vacant for nominations from the membership body. All persons who hold active membership at both the time of nomination and the time of election are eligible for a position on the Executive. As I reach the end of the maximum 6 years I can serve on the exec, I wanted to reach out to our members to share my NBE exec story, in the hope that I may inspire existing NBE members to nominate themselves for a position, to ensure the organisation continues providing support to the moving and handling community for many years to come. 

I first joined the exec committee as a regional officer. I wasn't really sure what was involved with the role but I knew I wanted to get involved in some way with the running of NBE as I was, and still am, passionate about all aspects of safer moving and handling and the impact on patients and staff if we get it wrong.

I visited a number of local group meetings in the North of England and also attended the Scottish Manual Handling Forum to represent NBE in my role as regional officer. I met lots of fabulous people along the way who were equally passionate about the field of M&H.

An opportunity came to apply to be secretary of NBE and I was successfully voted into this role. I enjoyed this aspect of being on the committee as it allowed me greater insight into the workings of the committee. I found this a relatively straightforward role as I am mainly quite methodical in the way that I work and much of the role involves planning and preparing for the exec meetings and dealing with the paperwork associated with these and the AGM at conference each year.

My final years on the committee have been as the Vice Chair, where I have had the opportunity to work alongside 2 different Chairs. Working with the range of people I have worked with over the years has given me the opportunity to learn from a number of experts in their field which has helped to inform my own practice in my substantive job role. The role does take time, but I have managed to fulfill the role requirements while holding down a demanding full time job in the NHS and supporting my own family.

I have thoroughly enjoyed my experience on the committee, and feel I have learned loads that has helped me in my normal job role. I am happy to discuss the work of the exec committee an d the different roles with anyone interested in joining the committee. It's a great way of working with a diverse group of people who share the same passion, and whatever the role you take on, you will get so much from it.

Nominations are invited for members to form the Executive Committee.

The posts available for nominations this year are

  • Chairman
  • Vice Chairman
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Membership Secretary
  • Public Relations Officer
  • Communications Officer
  • Regional Officers (4 posts)

Please consider standing for one of these roles to ensure that the work of NBE continues and becomes the organisation you would like it to be.

Nominations must be submitted using the form below. All nominations must be received into the NBE administration offices on or before midday on Friday 17th July 2020. Forms received after this deadline will not be eligible for consideration prior to the AGM when any vacant positions will be offered for nominations from the floor. 

This information can also be found on the Members' Forum.

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By Nicky Sharpe

Vice Chair, National Back Exchange




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