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We're looking for highly enthusiastic and motivated members to help us deliver BSR's strategic aims. If you'd like to join a committee or Council or the Board of Trustees, now's the time to get involved.


Nominations open on Monday 5 October – you've got until 5pm on Friday 23 October to submit your nomination. See below for details on current vacancies and more information on how to apply.


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Board of Trustees

Members of the Board set the strategic direction of BSR's work and make up its governing body. We're looking for two member trustees to join the Board in newly-created roles. We welcome applications from all members with voting status.


These posts are great for developing leadership skills and comprehensive training is provided to help prepare you for the role. Please click on the two links below for further reading material on the Board of Trustees and the role description for the two available vacancies.


Board of Trustees terms of reference

Member Trustee role description


MDT Advisory Council

The Council is BSR's advisory body, and is responsible for local activity and supporting members at a regional level. We're looking for a number of regional chairs to join the Council; you must be based in one of the regions specified below. We encourage nominations from all members with voting status:


  • Regional Chair for Mersey
  • Regional Chair for North West
  • Regional Chair for South Central
  • Regional Chair for London North West
  • Regional Chair for London Central & North East
  • Regional Chair for South West
  • Regional Chair for South East Coast
  • Regional Chair for Yorkshire & Humber
  • Regional Chair for West Midlands


Click on the link below to find out more about the role of the Council and the role of the regional chair.


Regional chair role description


Committee vacancies

Join us on a committee focusing on a specialised area of work, such as policy, service improvement, delivering the annual conference or our educational programme, and contribute to exciting projects that make a real difference.


Clink on the links below to find out more about what each committee role entails.


Registers Committee

Chair Elect role description

Committee member role description (two vacancies available)


Heberden Committee

Committee member role description (seven vacancies available)


Education Committee

Committee member role description (five vacancies available)


Clinical Affairs Committee

Committee member role description (five vacancies available)


Trainees Committee

Committee member role description – following vacancies available (applicants must be based in the following regional locations):


  • North East
  • North West
  • Yorkshire & Humber
  • West Midlands
  • East of England
  • London North West
  • London South
  • South Central
  • South West
  • South East Coast.


For queries about any of the roles, please contact BSR's governance team on 0207 842 0900 or governance@rheumatology.org.uk. We strongly advise all applicants to discuss their intention to stand for elections with their employers in the first instance.


The time you'll need to carry out the duties of the posts, including meeting attendance, differs for each position but we are committed to helping successful applicants secure time away from their practice.


UK Engage conducts the elections on BSR's behalf.