Vacancies within the BASES Heads of Department Advisory Group

11th November 2021

Are you passionate about supporting our sport and exercise science Department Heads and Course Leaders? Associate Prof Lance Doggart FBASES will be stepping down as Chair of the BASES Heads of Department Advisory Group (HoD AG) in early 2022 and we are seeking expressions of interest for a new HoD AG Chair plus two new members of the Group.

The Heads of Department Advisory Group is responsible for the technical content and planning of the annual Heads of Department event, which will be in its 18th year in 2022. The Chair of the HoD AG will oversee the Advisory Group that considers key topics, themes, and speakers for each event. Once the Advisory Group has agreed on the specifics, the Chair of the HoD AG will confirm the keynote speakers and invited guest speakers, liaising with them over their involvement in the event delivery. All members of the HoD AG will attend the annual Heads of Department event, with the Chair of the HoD AG co-introducing the day with the BASES Chair. Members of the HoD AG will chair any of the sessions, as appropriate. Following the event, the Chair of the HoD AG will lead the debrief of the event, making recommendations for the successful planning of the next annual event.

As part of the role, the Chair of the HoD AG will also be a member of the BASES Stakeholder Committee, feeding into and out of that Standing Committee about the work of the Advisory Group. In addition to the key duties cited above, the HoD AG Chair will support the BASES Operational Team with any technical queries regarding the HoD Forum, dealing with issues as and when they arise.

The successful applicants will commence the roles straight away to enable a smooth handover from the outgoing Chair, in advance of the next Heads of Department Forum in March 2022.

If you are interested in becoming the HoD AG Chair or a new member of the HoD AG (roles are normally initially for a two year tenure) then please submit your expression of interest (no longer than 1 page A4) outlining how you will best represent this role. Please indicate if you are applying for the Chair role or for one of the two member vacancies. Applicants must be Professional members of BASES.

Please find the respective Advisory Group terms of reference here (Appendix AG10, pages 48-49, Appendix SC11, pages 28-29).

Please submit your expression of interest by 10 am on Monday 6 December 2021 to iwilson@bases.org.uk. In the meantime, should you have any questions about the roles or the work of the HoD AG, then please contact the current HoD AG Chair, Assoc Prof Lance Doggart FBASES (lance.doggart@bcu.ac.uk).

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