Who’s who in the branch

Branch Officers 2023/24

Branch officers are elected every year at the aggregate Annual General Meetings which were held during February and March 2023.

Branch Chair: Andy Argyle

Branch Secretary: Wendy Nichols

Assistant Secretary: Helen Gray

Vice-Chair: Sarah Carter

Treasurer: Sandra Langthorne

Communications Officer: Rachel Horsman

Health & Safety Officer: Simon Purcell

Young Members Officer: Vacant

LGBT+ Officer: Vicky Darbyshire

Labour Link Officer: Wendy Nichols

Branch Women’s Officer: Sasha Johnson

Learning Representative: Andrew Vaughan

Retired Members’ Secretary: Shelia Crosby

The following branch officer posts are vacant. If you are interested in any of these roles please contact the branch office for more information.

Welfare Officer, International Officer, Equalities Officer, Education Co-ordinator, Black Members’ Officer, Communications Officer, Health & Safety Officer.

We also have seats on the branch committee reserved for area representatives. Each area has a number of seats based on the number of members in each area. The number of seats is shown in brackets. There are vacancies for area representatives, so if you are interested please contact the branch office.

  • Hambleton/Richmond (7) – Helen Gray, Simon Purcell
  • Scarborough/Ryedale (8) – Neil Morrish
  • Selby/York (5) – Sophie King, Andrew Vaughan, Rachel Horsman, Andy Argyle
  • Harrogate (5) – all vacant
  • Craven (3) – all vacant
  • Independent/Voluntary sector (1) – vacant

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