The BACPR is seeking BASES members to be appointed to their Exercise Professionals Group

13th March 2023

BASES is seeking to appoint a highly experienced specialist practitioner in cardiovascular disease prevention and rehabilitation as a representative to the British Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (BACPR) Exercise Professionals Group (EPG). As a member of the BACPR EPG, you will have the opportunity to shape UK guidelines for the delivery of exercise-based cardiovascular disease prevention and rehabilitation and to help develop educational material from UK practitioners. You will also support practitioners by providing expert advice on how to manage patients with complex healthcare needs.

The voluntary role is best suited to someone who has skills, competences, and experience in the management of workforces or teams of practitioners. It is highly recommended that they are well established in their current careers to such a degree of possessing autonomy and flexibility in their workload, working hours and agreement with their employer, to effectively carry out the duties, roles, and responsibilities.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please forward a two-page maximum covering letter and CV to Dr Kiara Lewis FBASES, Chair of the BASES Physical Activity for Health Division. The covering letter should provide information on how you meet the essential and desirable criteria of this position (see below), your current job role and experience in cardiovascular disease prevention and rehabilitation. Dr Lewis and representatives from the BACPR EPG will review all applications. Please note there is no interview, and this role will be appointed based purely on covering letter and CV application.

The appointment of the above roles will be via a formal, open and transparent recruitment process, with the aim of attracting the widest range of the most suitable candidates. We are committed to equity, diversity and inclusion as part of our recruitment policies to make BASES a welcoming, engaging and successful Association. Having a diverse workforce where each member is entirely accepted and feels they genuinely belong in BASES opens up a wealth of possibilities, makes us a more creative Association and accelerates our impact on society.

All BASES members, officers and employees should live the BASES values. We welcome volunteers to this Group who appreciate the diversity of our community and who want to play their part in supporting the mission of inclusivity.

Essential Criteria

  • Current member of BASES
  • Current member of BACPR
  • Must be an exercise physiologist
  • Experience of delivering exercise-based cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation
  • Familiar with national BACPR and other national/international guidelines and standards
  • Available to review documentation and respond to member e-mail enquiries
  • Can participate in at least two telephone meetings per year.

Desirable Criteria

  • Academic and/or research experience.


The role typically demands the following commitments:

  • There are generally at least two telephone meetings per year lasting approximately two hours each
  • Any face to face meetings can take place across the country for which BACPR will cover reasonable travel expenses.
  • In between meetings, there is an expectation that the committee responds to emails and queries
  • Expenses will be paid to attend the annual EPG conference/study day.
  • The minimum term is two years and can be up to six years
  • There is an opportunity that the person can become the EPG Chair which is a two-year term
  • Time commitment is around two hours per month for an ordinary member, which increases to around four hours per month / one hour per week when they become Chair.


  • All CVs must be submitted to Dr Kiara Lewis by 5 pm on Friday 31 March 2023.
  • The shortlisting panel will review all covering letters and CVs week commencing 3 April 2023.
  • All candidates will be notified of the decision week commencing 17 April 2023.

The selected candidate will start the role in May 2023 (evening of 11 May 2023, before the EPG Study Day, to meet other committee members and the speakers, then the Study Day itself (12 May 2023).

For further information on this role please contact Dr Eddie Caldow (BASES Rep to BACPR EPG).


BASES stands for the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences. BASES is the professional body for sport and exercise sciences in the UK.

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