Nominations for the 2022 BSA Board of Trustees Elections are now open.  Deadline: 23 March 2022, 17:00 GMT.

The BSA is seeking four new trustees who would be interested in taking up roles as Membership Services (x2) and Public Engagement (x2) trustees. The board are particularly keen to recruit a public engagement trustee that has expertise in teaching in schools/ colleges. Trustees are expected to attend five board meetings a year and two Advisory Forum meetings where representatives from each constituency within the BSA are present. Meetings are usually, held on Fridays and most will be virtual, thus requiring limited travel (September meeting is the only planned face -to -face meeting to be held in Durham). The board is a supportive and collegial community. Trustees focus on four main areas of business – governance, publications, public engagement and conference and membership services – and all trustees are expected to be active in one of these areas and prepared to commit to several hours per month where necessary.

It is key that trustees can commit to attending meetings and giving voluntary time to carry out BSA tasks. The first virtual board meeting you will be required to attend is 10th June via Zoom.

The Trustees seek to achieve a good balance of people in key positions with respect to equality and diversity and request that members are mindful of this when nominating. The board is particularly keen to increase the presence of minoritised groups amongst the Trustees. Applicants need to be fully paid-up members of the BSA and need to be proposed by any other fully paid-up member of the association.

Nominees should complete a form, which is available from where role descriptions are also available. Forms should be submitted to by 23 March 2022.

If elected, you will become a trustee of the Association as well as a company director. Trustee training is provided but applicants are strongly advised to read the available guidance before applying. The following may be useful:

For an informal discussion about Trustee roles and responsibilities, please contact Louise Ryan (Chair of the Board of Trustees).