Inclusive Boards are delighted to be supporting The British Science Association (BSA) in their search for a new Vice President of Education.
Since 1831, the BSA has led the way in bringing the public and scientists together to discuss the big societal issues facing the UK. They are a modern and ambitious organisation that aims to change the way people engage with science across society.
Skills and Experience
The new Vice-President for Education is expected to be able to demonstrate these skills and experiences:
• Expertise and professional standing in an educational field;
• Understanding of best practice in STEM school education, especially with underserved young people;
• Understanding of social science research about education;
• Experience & expertise in chairing meetings, and willingness to chair our Education stakeholder group;
• Ability to champion and support our education and policy work.
In addition, the following would be helpful but are not essential:
• Experience of leading EDI change in organisations;
• (Senior) links to stakeholders in education, policy, business, charity or a related field;
• Experience of working on or with boards.
The BSA is looking for candidates from across the UK with different skills and experiences to broaden their diversity, and a science background is definitely not necessary.
The initial term is three years. Council members are eligible for re-appointment at the expiry of that term, for one additional term only.
There are four Council meetings per year, lasting four hours each. Council members are expected to join one or two sub-Committees which have meetings between one and four times per year for approx. two hours each. Each meeting has prior reading which probably takes around an hour. BSA can accommodate requests for reasonable adjustments such as dialling in remotely.
As Vice-President for Education, you will be expected to chair the BSA’s Education Stakeholder Group twice a year, plus have a short pre-meeting briefing with the Education team.
For full details and more information, please download the candidate pack. There is a word version for those who need a larger print.
How to apply:
The recruitment process for this role is being supported by Inclusive Boards. If you would like to apply please send the following to BSA@inclusiveboards.co.uk by 9am on Monday 5 July 2021.
– A detailed CV setting out your career history, with responsibilities and achievements.
– A covering letter (maximum two sides) highlighting your suitability for the role and how you meet the person specification. Please note that the cover letter explaining your suitability is an important part of your application and you will not be considered without one.
For an informal conversation before applying please contact Inclusive Boards via BSA@inclusiveboards.co.uk or 0207 267 8369 to arrange a call with Adeola Olufayo.
Should you choose to apply, as part of Inclusive Boards’ continuing efforts to promote diversity, please fill out our DIVERSITY MONITORING FORM This in no way affects your application to The British Science Association.