Vacancy within the BASES Heads of Department Advisory Group

22nd June 2022

Are you passionate about supporting our Sport and Exercise Science Department Heads and Course Leaders? There is a current vacancy within the BASES Heads of Department Advisory Group (HoD AG) and we are seeking expressions of interest for a BASES Professional member to join the Group, to start with immediate effect.

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 19th year in 2023. The Advisory Group considers key topics, themes, and speakers for each Heads of Department 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. Members of the HoD AG will chair any of the sessions, as appropriate. Following the event, the HoD AG will debrief the event, making recommendations for the successful planning of the next annual event.

The successful applicant will commence the role straight away, planning the theme for the November 2022 online event and the next Heads of Department Forum in March 2023.

The appointment of these roles will be via a formal, open and transparent recruitment process, with the aim of attracting the widest range of the most suitable candidates from the BASES community. We are committed to equity, diversity and inclusion as part of our recruitment policies. We therefore encourage applications from the entire BASES community who meet the required criteria, but we particularly encourage applications from women, individuals from ethnically diverse communities, those who have a disability, or members of LGBTQ+ community. Please notify the Executive Director ( if you require reasonable adjustments during the application process.

If you are interested in becoming a new member of the HoD AG (role is 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. Applicants must be Professional members of BASES. You can find the Advisory Group terms of reference here (Appendix AG10, pages 48-49.)

Please submit your expression of interest by 10 am on Monday 11 July 2022 to In the meantime, should you have any questions about the role or the work of the HoD AG, then please contact the HoD AG Chair, Prof Lars McNaughton FBASES (


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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