04 December 2020

We are calling for nominations for two positions on the Trustee Board.

We welcome Trustees from all walks of life, you don't need to have any special experience or hold a senior role but you do need commitment and a passion for haematology. Diversity is important at Board level to enable us to represent the breath of our membership and to make sure we have a broad mix of skills, knowledge and experience. We are particularly keen to receive applications  from trainees, nurses, scientists and AHPs. All new Trustees receive a thorough induction and support from both other Trustees and BSH staff to help them settle into the role. 

The vacancies are for 

  • The Treasurer
  • An Ordinary Member

The Board of Trustees meets 4-5 times per annum including an overnight retreat, normally in February, April (at the ASM), June, September (Board Retreat) and  November.

In order to stand for election as a Board member, you must be a Full, Full (Reduced) or Legacy Member at the nomination deadline, and have been a Member (including Associate Membership) of the Society for at least two years prior to the date of nomination. 

Why become a Trustee for the British Society for Haematology?

Without our Trustees and Committee Members we could not provide the educational resources and guidelines that are used by so many NHS staff working in haematology, nor could we raise the profile of the speciality or campaign on advocacy issues. We hope you will consider helping to set BSH strategy and continue this good work by putting yourself forward for nomination as a Trustee. 

As well as helping the haematology community, Trustees can also gain skills and opportunities that may help them in their workplace such as  

  • Improved communication skills
  • Increased confidence
  • Team working and networking opportunities
  • Creativity
  • Resilience
  • Leadership skills

Volunteering with BSH video (2018)

How to apply

Please use this link to apply. If you have any queries on becoming a Trustee, please contact Oliver@b-s-h.org.uk.

Posts available

Treasurer

Post

To maintain an overview of the Society’s financial affairs, ensuring that it is financially viable and solvent, to ensure that proper financial procedures are operated and that proper records are kept. This post is supported by the BSH finance officer.

Term

Three years, from 27 April 2021 to April 2024.

Eligibility

In order to stand for election as Treasurer, you must be a Full, Full (Reduced) or Legacy Member at the nomination deadline, and have been a Member (including Associate Membership) of the Society for at least two years prior to the date of nomination. You must also be at least three years short of the normal retirement age at your place of work when you would take up your post (27 April 2021). 

Treasurer Role Description              
https://b-s-h.org.uk/media/17704/2019-12-06_job-description-for-treasurer-v11.pdf

Trustee

Role

To ensure, with the other trustees, that the Society acts in accordance with its constitution (the Articles of Association) and to manage its activities in furtherance of the charitable purposes set out in that constitution.

Term

Three years from 27 April 2021 to April 2024, with the possibility of standing for one further term.

Eligibility

In order to stand for election as an Ordinary Trustee, you must be a Full, Full (Reduced) or Legacy Member at the nomination deadline, and have been a Member (including Associate Membership) of the Society for at least two years prior to the date of nomination. You must also be at least three years short of the normal retirement age at your place of work when you would take up your post (27 April 2021). 

Ordinary Trustee Role Description  
https://b-s-h.org.uk/media/17593/job-description-for-trustee.pdf

 

 

Trustee Responsibilities

  • Ensure that BSH is carrying out its purpose to the benefit of its members
  • Comply with BSH’s governing document and law
  • Ensure that BSH remains accountable
  • Act in the best interests of BSH
  • Manage BHS’ resources so the organisation remains viable and sustainable