07 December 2023

We are calling for nominations for three positions on the Trustee Board. The vacancies are for the Vice President, Treasurer and Ordinary Trustee positions.

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 breadth 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, Biomedical 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:

  • Vice President
  • Treasurer
  • Ordinary Trustees

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 or Full (Reduced) 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 the BSH achieve its strategic aims 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
  • Leadership skills

Learn more about volunteering at BSH in our short video here: Volunteering with BSH video (2018) 

Quote from Dr Sue Pavord Current BSH Vice President

"I have been the Vice President of BSH for almost two years. Many years ago I did a 3-year term as an ordinary trustee and was tentative about stepping back in. However, I’m so glad I did. I have found the BSH to be an exciting, progressive organisation, dedicated to education, support and wellbeing of all practitioners in our specialty - more important than ever during the present challenging climate. I feel honoured to be part of the BSH and have the opportunity to shape and influence its future direction. We are a highly active board and encourage you to join up if you can devote time, enthusiasm and good ideas".

Quote from Dr Mark Ethell Current BSH Ordinary Trustee

"I have really enjoyed working as a BSH trustee over the last 18 months and would strongly recommend this to all members. You become involved in projects and initiatives that are so important to our specialty both now and in planning for the future. It is great to work with such a motivated team, both other trustees and most importantly our colleagues from BSH. Everyone is supportive and it is very helpful to bounce new ideas off others on the board".

How to apply

Please see the election platform for more information on the available roles and their responsibilities. Nominations are also made online through the platform.

The deadline for submitting your nomination is 5pm (UTC) on Monday 29 January 2024.

If you experience any difficulties, please contact [email protected] or calling 020 8889 9203.