23rd November 2022

We are seeking nominations for Members of Council from across all areas of membership. Candidates should ideally have been involved in Society activities at some level and have a demonstrable understanding of BSAC and its strategic aims and direction.

The following positions are open for nomination for election to BSAC Council in 2023 (click links to access job descriptions for each role):

Vice President (elect) (2023-2024), then President (2024-2027), then Vice President Past President (2027-2028)
• 3 Ordinary Members of Council (2023-2026)
•  Officer for International Affairs (2023-2026)
Officer for Data and Surveillance  (2023-2026)

Please note, we have also decided to establish a co-opted position of Officer for Maternal and Child Health, if successful this will become a substantive officer position within 3 years.

Eligibility for nomination

• Nominees must have been Members of the Society for 2 years
• Self-nomination is permitted. Such nominations will be considered and then formally proposed and seconded by Members of Council and/or eligible Members of the Society
• All positions are open for nomination by Ordinary and Honorary Members of BSAC
• Officer positions are elected by Council and, where there are more candidates than vacancies, Ordinary Members are elected by an alternative vote ballot of Ordinary and Honorary Members of BSAC
• All candidates for Ordinary Members’ vacancies must stand for election against any other candidates that Ordinary and Honorary Members may nominate
• Ordinary Members will serve a fixed 3-year term of office with the opportunity for re-election for a second term of office; thereafter individuals will not be eligible for re-election until a lapse of one year
• Elected Members of Council serve as Trustees and Directors of BSAC
• Where more nominations are received than positions available, Ordinary Members of Council are elected by a postal ballot of Ordinary and Honorary Members that is administered via the Electoral Reform Ballot Services and is overseen by the General Secretary

• No position is assured.

Timetable for elections

• Members are invited to submit nominations by 1700hrs on Monday 30 January 2023.
• If required, a ballot of Ordinary and Honorary Members will be held in March 2023 to elect Ordinary Members to Council.
• Positions of Vice President and Officers will be elected by Council in February 2023.

You can access the nomination form here: Nomination Form

If you have any questions please contact Tracey Guise, CEO via membership@bsac.org.uk

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