Membership of the OTS is open to anyone who wishes to apply. Certain categories will apply:
Any member may be expelled from the Society if they bring the Society into disrepute. This decision must be taken by a two-thirds majority of votes cast at a General Meeting, their names having been notified to the membership by the Committee at least fourteen days before the meeting.
Cessation of Membership will occur:
All posts, other than President Elect and Immediate Past President (both for 1 year – non-contiguous), will be for three years. Post holders other than the President, Immediate Past President and President Elect may opt to extend their tenure for up to one year. Post holders, other than the President, Immediate Past President and President Elect, may choose to stand for re-election to that post for one further term of office. Post holders may resign to the Committee with four weeks notice. Post holders may stand for as many different roles on the Committee as they wish. The posts of Treasurer, Secretary and President must held by separate individuals.
The President will also sit on the BOA Trauma Group.
If charitable status is applied for, four Trustees will be nominated – The President, the Secretary, the Treasurer, the Public Relations officer.
The Society may affiliate with other organisations as decided at a General Meeting.
Constitutional amendments will be notified to the membership prior to a General meeting and need at least two-thirds agreement of the attendees at that meeting for ratification.
The OTS Constitution was ratified at the Annual General Meeting held on 11 January 2018 at the Bristol Marriott Royal.