BCS Elections, 2023 Nominations
About the posts
The Society seeks nominations for 13 elected positions on the British Cardiovascular Society Executive and Committees; two Executive officer posts, one Committee Chair post, eight committee posts and two council posts.
Since 2022 there has been a significant revision of our organisational structure (for both officers and committees) to allow more members to participate at all levels of the society and help drive the delivery of a relevant and effective organisation.
Key changes for 2023 include: an elected member role for the new Digital and IT Committee (DITC); an elected member role for the new Professional and Society Ethics Committee; the establishment of a new formal committee for Women in Cardiology (WiC) and along with that, an elected member role and an elected Chair (and lead) for the Women in Cardiology (WiC) Committee (and work stream).
These changes will further support the reform of the society, to be forward looking and effective in its mission to be the voice of cardiovascular medicine in the UK.
The requirements for the positions for 2023 are outlined in the role descriptions below.
For executive positions (officer posts) application is limited to Ordinary members who have served as a member of Council, a member of a committee of the Society, or as an Officer of one of the Affiliated Societies. For BCS Committee Chair positions and Council, applications are limited to Ordinary members only. BCS Committee membership posts are open to Ordinary and Joint members of the Society. Ordinary and Associate (BJCA) members are eligible to vote on all elect positions (i.e. Executive, Council, Committee Chairs and Committees). Joint members of the Society can only vote on nominations for BCS Committees, for which they are eligible to stand. Please note that in accordance with an amendment to the BCS rules, (Ref. 21.1) members are only permitted to apply for a single position within the Society. Nominations for multiple posts will not be accepted.
- Members are only permitted to apply for a single position within the Society.
- Regular attendance (>75%) at meetings is expected for all of these roles.
- Nominees must ensure that their nominators are fully paid up Ordinary members of the society before submitting their form.
Details of the Society’s committee structures can be found here: BCS Committee Governance Framework.
Executive Officer Roles: 2 Posts
Council: 2 Posts
Chair (and work stream lead) roles: 1 Post
All nominees must complete and submit the following by
11.59pm BST on Wednesday 12 April 2023
1. An online nomination form with:
- A supporting statement for your election profile which must be no more than 500 words (please submit this with word count included at the end of your statement). The statement should include brief career details and your aspirations for the Society in relation to the role you are applying for.
- The names and email addresses of 2 ordinary members of the Society who propose and second the nominee. Please note that it is your responsibility to ensure that your nominators are fully paid up ordinary members of the society.
2. The following completed forms
Once complete, these should be submitted to the BCS elections mailbox (firstname.lastname@example.org) as two/three attachments in one email which includes your name and the post applied for in the subject line of the email:
a. Declaration of Interest form
c. A completed CV - max 2 pages please (N.B. only applicable if applying for President / Vice President roles).
The BCS seeks to improve equality of opportunity, diversity and inclusion throughout all of its activities, including in our committees, our executive roles and on Council. We would like our Society to reflect the diverse nature of the profession and wider society, so welcome nominations of representatives from all backgrounds, cultures and identities, and from all the regions of the UK.
An online ballot will take place between Wednesday 3th May and midnight Wednesday 24th May 2023. An email outlining the voting process will be sent to all members. Outcomes of the elections will be communicated ahead of the AGM. The results will be formally ratified at the Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 7 June 2023.