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Accord's Section Executive Committees

Section Executive Committees are part of Accord's democratic structure. They help us represent your voice in the workplace.

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Functions & Powers

About Section Executive Committees

  • Section Executive Committees consider all industrial relations issues of exclusive concern to members of the union within the section and, if appropriate, make representations to the Principal Executive Council (PEC)
  • Recruit and maintain members within the section
  • Develop and maintain appropriate and effective structures for communications within the section
  • Where authorised by the PEC, negotiate with the appropriate employer on matters of exclusive concern to members within the section
  • Formulate representations for consideration by the PEC
  • Inform all members within the section of activities undertaken on their behalf
  • Appoint health and safety representatives and ensure that health and safety representatives are appointed at all workplaces within the section
Meet your committee The roles of the Committee

Meet your Sectional Executive Committees

BoS Community Bank

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Bank of Scotland Community Bank

Allison Howie 

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Jayme Williams 

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Gillian Watson 

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Derek Robertson 

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Iain Grant 

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Halifax Community Bank

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Halifax Community Bank

Mark Small 

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Andrew Nevett 

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Shem Szelest 

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Haroon Rashid 

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Sam Lane 

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Jill Wallace 

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Gemma Cook 

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Customer Financial Assistance (CFA)

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Customer Financial Assistance (CFA)

Ben Adams 

Chester

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Neema Shah 

Hove

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Karen Talbot 

Based at home

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Customer Contact

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Customer Contact

Zahra Khan 

Leeds

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Carole Morrison 

Speke

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Jennifer Winning 

Glasgow Atlantic Quay

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Nicola Hunter 

Belfast

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Edel Morris 

Belfast

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Kelly Douglas 

Pitreavie

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Customer Operations & Resolutions

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Customer Operations & Resolutions

Teresa House 

Andover

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Thomas Pardon 

Manchester

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Stuart Cairney 

Halifax

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Group Transformation

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Group Transformation

Lisa Sullivan 

Halifax

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Aarren Mowle 

Halifax

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Section Executive Committee roles

There are 6 Section Executive Committees from the following Lloyds Banking Group business areas:

The roles

Each Section Executive Committee comprises of a maximum of 7 representatives taking responsibility for one or more of the following roles to carry out its functions and powers.

  1. Chair

    Main duties and responsibilities:

    • Call meetings within the timescales set out in the model rules
    • Ensure that the committee discusses clearly, and in the necessary depth, the various issues before it, keeping members from digressing to irrelevant side issues
    • Make sure that the committee takes action on those issues which need decisions
    • Ensure that such decisions are clear and well-defined and within the Committee’s powers
    • Control the meeting to ensure that the committee gets through its business
    • Provide opportunity for all members to contribute
    • Be impartial in handling meetings
    • Conduct meetings under the recognised rules of debate i.e:
      • Keep to the agenda
      • Encourage members to address their remarks to the chair
      • Insist upon one speaker at a time
      • Do not allow one or two members to dominate discussions
      • Remember that the objective is to reach a decision
      • Be clear about decisions and votes

  2. Communications Lead

    Main duties and responsibilities:

    • Draft communications for members/reps reporting on SEC and BAU meetings
    • Liaise with paid lead officer and/or Accord HQ to agree final versions of comms and circulation method
    • Work closely with Accord’s Communications Officer at HQ on all communications needed to support the work of the SEC

    • Health & Safety Lead

      Main duties and responsibilities:

      • Take all reasonably practicable steps to keep informed of the legal requirements relating to health and safety at work
      • Stay up to date with the employer’s health, safety and fire policies, procedures and guidelines
      • Identify health and safety concerns across the business section through regular liaison with Accord reps and members either directly or through the Accord Groups
      • Advise and support Accord members and reps within the Section to take forward health and safety concerns through the correct channels
      • Raise health and safety concerns at BAU meetings where appropriate
      • Consider the health and safety implications of proposals brought to BAU meetings and respond accordingly
      • Act as point of contact for all health and safety issues within the business section

    • Membership & Recruitment Lead

      Main duties and responsibilities:

      • Actively monitor membership levels in the section in close liaison with Accord HQ
      • Regularly report to the SEC on membership levels across the section
      • Work with Accord groups and reps to maintain and grow membership in the section through planned recruitment initiatives
      • Co-ordinate recruitment initiatives across the business section and analyse and report results to SEC and HQ
      • Act as the point of contact between HQ and the SEC in respect of membership queries and initiatives across the section

    • Secretary

      Main duties and responsibilities:

      • Notify committee members of date, time and venue of meetings in good time
      • Book room/venue/organise virtual meetings/calls (MS Teams)
      • Prepare the agenda in consultation with the Chair
      • Circulate the agenda, in good time, with copies of other documents which may be necessary for discussion
      • Take notes, including any action points, and circulate to committee members as soon as practically possible
      • Monitor progress of action points

    • Vice-Chair

      Main duties and responsibilities:

      • Carry out the duties and responsibilities of the Chair in the Chair’s absence
      • Support the activities of the Chair, including sharing responsibilities as appropriate

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