Equalities and Diversity

BASW is committed to an action plan on equality, diversity and inclusion to make the Association’s leadership more representative and diverse.

Eligible members from different backgrounds and identities, and any stage of career, are encouraged to apply. We aim to be inclusive and remove barriers to involvement based on age, disability, sex, gender/gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, pregnancy/maternity, marriage and civil partnership.

The closing date for receipt of nominations for all of the above vacancies is 5pm on 30 June 2020.

Candidates should submit their completed Nomination form, together with an election statement of no more than 300 words and a passport size head and shoulders colour photograph to Ruth Allen by email to governance@basw.co.uk.

An early discussion on any of these roles can be arranged with the BASW Chief Executive by emailing governance@basw.co.uk.

All Council members must be eligible to be Directors of BASW, a not for profit company.

Elected director role

Elected Directors do not have a fixed committee role or portfolio but play a key part in setting the direction of the Association through being part of Council and other responsibilities and portfolios of activities relevant to their interests and expertise. Elected Directors are not remunerated but receive expenses. Time commitment includes attendance at up to four face to face Council meetings per year and approximately four additional days on BASW business. The term of office is for two years from the September 2020 AGM and they may stand for a consecutive second term of two more years.

Criteria for candidates applying for nomination as Elected Directors

Candidates must be nominated by two full voting members (other than the candidate themselves) or by a branch committee or a National Standing Committee and candidates must have been full voting members for at least 1 year prior to nomination. They must meet the criteria set out in the role description. Nomination forms can be downloaded below.