Recruitment for Trainee Reps for BCS Committees
The British Cardiovascular Society (BCS) is a membership organisation and relies on members volunteering to serve in all of its roles and on its committees. Trainee representation on all BCS Committees is particularly important to ensure that the trainee voice and perspective is considered and included in discussions and decision-making. The representatives are not only there to represent their own personal views but also to ensure engagement with the wider trainee community in to and out from the respective Committees, which they should seek to do in collaboration and liaison with the BJCA President, so a big thank you to all those trainees who put themselves forward for these positions.
The BCS is opening up recruitment for a number of trainee rep position on its Committees as follows:
- Archive Committee – 1 vacancy
- Digital and IT Committee – 2 vacancies
- Education Committee – 2 vacancies
- Finance Committee – 1 vacancy
- Guidelines and Practice Committee – 1 vacancy
Details of each of the Committees can be seen in the accompanying role descriptors (links above).
Trainee representatives are normally appointed on to a BCS Committee for a period of 3 years with a 6-month lead in time to this 3-year period allowing for an overlap with the current trainee reps to support transition and continuity. The 6-month lead in period will run from 30th May 2023 and the three year term will officially commence on Monday 27th November 2023 and will run until 26th November 2026. Minimum attendance requirements for members (including trainee reps) is 75%.
A bi-annual meeting is held with the BCS Leadership and all trainee reps to enable a joined up approach and discuss any matters arising.
This is a fantastic opportunity to get involved in the inner workings of the Society at an early stage and help influence and shape our activities in support of our broader strategic aims.
Improving Equality of opportunity, diversity and inclusion
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 membership, so welcome applications from trainee representatives from all backgrounds, cultures and identities, and from all the regions of the UK.
The application process is now open and will close on Friday 19th May at 5pm. In order to apply we require that you submit an application detailing the following information:
- Your name
- Current training year (or most recent year if currently out of programme)
- Training region
- Confirmation that you are a BCS Associate Member and that you expect to be able to serve on the relevant committee for the duration of the appointment
- 200 words detailing your reasons for wanting the join the committee, your previous experience in similar roles including representing trainees.
Applications should be sent to Executivepa@BCS.com. Please mark the subject line of your email ‘Trainee rep application – [insert committee role applied for]'.
Selection will be made by the Chair of the respective Committee together with the President of the BJCA based on your application and the needs of the committee.
Dr Guy Lloyd Dr C. Fielder Camm
BCS Honorary Secretary BJCA President