The Vice Chair of BASW works closely with the Chair and Treasurer in leading Council and with the BASW Chief Executive. They are a Director and Honorary Officer of the Association. We are looking for someone who is committed to BASW’s Vision and ethics, knowledgeable about social work practice, and has experience of leadership and strategic oversight. The Vice Chair will receive induction and support as well as remuneration of £1000 per month (under review) and is expected to provide around one day per week to the Association.

Equalities and Diversity:  We encourage members from all communities, identities and backgrounds to consider this role, particularly those previously less well represented in BASW’s leadership. BASW Council is committed to being more diverse and representative of our membership, sector and society. 

BASW will provide personalised support and induction to ensure thie role is accessible to eligible candidates. All Council members can claim reasonable expenses incurred on BASW business in addition to varying other payments associated with the different roles.

The role will start immediately after the Annual General Meeting on 17 June 2022 for an initial term of 2 years.

The closing date for receipt of nominations is 5pm on 31 March 2022.

Candidates should submit their completed nomination form (below), together with an election statement of no more than 300 words and a passport size head and shoulders colour photograph to governance@basw.co.uk

Candidates for Vice Chair must be nominated by five full voting members (other than the candidate themselves) or by a branch committee or a National Standing Committee. Candidates for Vice Chair must have been members for a minimum of 2 years continuously immediately prior to nomination.

All candidates must meet the criteria set out in the relevant role description (below).

An early discussion on any of these roles can be arranged by emailing governance@basw.co.uk.