Members elect the General Secretary who is the Chief Executive and the key spokesperson for Advance. Linda Rolph has been Advance’s General Secretary since 1997. Linda is supported by a team of full-time union officials who support the General Secretary and support the day to day activity of Advance.
Members elect representatives from across our membership to serve on the National Executive Committee (NEC). The NEC is the policy-making body of Advance and meets regularly to agree on the union's policy. The NEC is split into areas based on Geography and the bank's structure.
Local representatives are elected from each 'area' by members and represent their members' views and meet with Senior leaders for their business area throughout the year as well as being the face of Advance in your workplace
Advance also has an office of administration and helpline staff based in Tring Advance’s dedicated Helpline is open from 8.30 am to 5.00 pm, Monday to Friday. This is a small team are usually the first point of contact when a member wants to discuss a matter in confidence or if they need the support of an accredited representative.