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.

BASW Vice Chair role

The Vice Chair of BASW will support the Chair in leading the governing body of the Association. They will be a Director and Honorary Officer of the Association. The successful candidate will need to demonstrate effective leadership and chairing skills and commitment to ensure that the Association meets its ambitions, constitutional and legal objectives. 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. The Vice Chair must be available to work on Association business for up to one day per week for which an honorarium of £12,000 is available.

Criteria for Vice Chair nomination

Candidates must be nominated by five full voting members (other than the candidate themselves) or by a branch committee or a National Standing Committee and candidates must have been Members for a minimum of 2 years continuously immediately prior to nomination. They must meet the criteria set out in the role description. Nomination forms can be downloaded below.