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.

PEHR Chair role

The Chair of the PEHR Committee is an Elected Director and sits on the governing body of the Association as well as chairing the PEHR Committee. They will be responsible for leading on UK policy work, and for reporting to Council on the work of the Committee. They may be required to represent the Association at external meetings to promote the policy work of the Association and in the media. 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 Chair of PEHR Committee nomination

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 Members for a minimum of 1 year continuously immediately prior to nomination. Chair of PEHR is not remunerated but receives expenses. They must meet the criteria set out in the role description. Nomination forms can be downloaded below.