Elected Directors play a key part in setting BASW’s direction and overseeing its mission, as part of Council. They can take on other responsibilities and activities relevant to their interests and expertise and may represent BASW externally. We are looking for people committed to social work, who can represent members, and offer insight and accountability. 

The time commitment includes attendance at up to four Council meetings and two Away Days per year and occasional additional days on BASW business.  Attendance at Council is remunerated. The successful candidate would take up office from the conclusion of the June 2022 AGM for a 2-year term of office and can reapply for one more 2-year term.

Equalities and Diversity:  We encourage members from all communities, identities and backgrounds to consider these roles, 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 these roles are 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 roles 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 election as an Elected Director 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 continuously 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.