BES Vice President

We are currently recruiting for a Vice President to take up the role at the AGM in December 2017. This honorary role plays a vital part in the governance of the Society, helping to shape our strategic direction.

It is one of two Vice President roles within the Society who act as a deputy for the President when needed and chair of a Society Committee. This Vice President role includes chairing the Membership Services Committee, so it has a significant impact on membership and the services that we provide for them. One objective for the Committee is to increase Society membership from its current level of 5,500 to 7,000 by 2020.

As well as providing inclusive leadership to the Membership Services Committee, the Vice President may undertake assignments for the President, such as the chairing of a task and finish group, at the request of the President. They ensure that their Committee operates effectively and works closely with the relevant parts of the Executive Team to achieve agreed objectives; they may also act as an ambassador and the public face of the BES.  A full description of the role is available at the bottom of this page.

The Vice President is a member of our Board of Trustees, the governing body for the BES, and the trustee roles description can be found at the bottom of this page.  To be eligible for the role you must be a current Ordinary, Honorary, Retired or Reduced Rate Member of the BES.

The Membership Services Committee meets twice a year and the Board of Trustees meets four times a year; the time commitment is approximately 1 – 2 days per month.  The role does not have any remuneration, but out of pocket expenses such as travel fares are reimbursed.

If you would like to be considered for the role of Vice President with us, please send a covering letter no longer than two sides of A4 highlighting relevant experience and how you meet the personal specification for the role, and your CV to Hazel Norman, our Executive Director.  The deadline for receipt of applications is 10:00 am GMT on Monday 4 September.  The successful candidate will become the nomination put forward for election at the Society’s AGM in December 2017.  For further information please contact Hazel Norman.