We have vacancies for enthusiastic and committed individuals to fill the following positions on the BPOS Executive Committee.
SUMMARY OF VACANCY
Role: Chair Elect/Chair
Duration of post: 3 years (1 year as Chair Elect and 2 years as Chair)
- In the first year the Chair Elect will work with the current Chair to support leadership of BPOS and executive committee
- Chairing BPOS executive committee meetings (3 times a year + AGM)
- Overseeing the planning or direction of BPOS activities, including the annual conference, and wider events/webinars including student/early career events.
- Developing and maintaining collaborations with wider oncology organisations e.g. BPS, third sector groups, etc
- As Chair you will work as needed with Wiley and the editor of the Society’s affiliated journal Psycho-Oncology to maintain links. This also involves becoming a member of the journal editorial board.
- Substantial experience of working in psycho-social oncology (in any related field)
- Good communication skills
- Capacity to give the necessary time to support BPOS leadership and activities
SUMMARY OF VACANCY
Role: Psychology representative
Duration of post: 3 years
- Take an active role in the BPOS executive committee
- Attend BPOS executive committee meetings (3 times a year + AGM)
- Lead or support Society activities as required (including aspects of BPOS conference or organisation of other seminars/training events)
- Background and experience in psychology and working within a psycho-oncology context (e.g. through academic/research, clinical role)
- Professional and enthusiastic
- Capacity to give time to attend BPOS meetings and support associated activities as required
- BPOS is a small friendly society founded in 1983 with the aim of advancing and promoting the field of psychosocial oncology. The executive committee oversees the running of the society and is made up of representatives from clinical, nursing, psychiatry, palliative care, psychology and academia as well as postgraduate students and patient representatives.
- Activities linked to these vacancies will be supported by the wider executive committee as needed.
- The BPOS committee meets three times a year (one face to face meeting, the remainder via teleconference) and at the AGM which is usually conducted as part of the yearly conference. Committee members assist with the ongoing development and promotion of the society and contribute to conference planning and organisation of other training and educational events.
- All BPOS committee positions are voluntary. The society covers reasonable travel expenses and costs associated with travel to committee meetings and/or accommodation associated with delivering BPOS related events and activities where this is appropriate.
How to apply
Applicants are asked to submit a covering letter detailing why they would like to join the committee, along with a short CV, to Natasha Campling (BPOS secretary) N.C.Campling@soton.ac.uk
The deadline for applications is Friday 9th July.
If you are interested in either position and would like to discuss the role please contact Kate Absolom (BPOS Chair) for an informal chat firstname.lastname@example.org