Nominations for Doctor, Physiologist & Nurse representatives on Council

British Heart Rhythm Society (BHRS) is looking to recruit extensively for new Doctor, Physiologist & Nurse representatives. There are three Doctor vacancies, four Physiologist vacancies and three Nurse vacancies. One of the Doctor vacancies is reserved for a candidate who does not perform ablation and does not work in a tertiary centre. Please indicate in your application if you wish to be considered for this post.

If you feel you would like to contribute to the running of your Society, please apply to become a member of Council. This is your opportunity to help shape how BHRS develops whilst gaining excellent experience of becoming involved with influencing national policy and gaining a better understanding of national arrhythmia services.

All posts have a tenure of three years and are renewable for a second term after successful re-election. The Constitution does allow for past Council members to apply for these posts.

The successfully elected candidates will officially join BHRS Council at our Annual General Meeting (AGM), during Heart Rhythm Congress (HRC) at the International Convention Centre (ICC) in Birmingham on Tuesday 8th October 2019.

We welcome interest from anyone who is a current BHRS Ordinary Member and would like to join Council. Please note that you will need to be proposed and seconded by current members of BHRS. Nominations should be submitted by 5pm Friday 12th July 2019. Voting takes place electronically over the summer with the result announced on Monday 9th September 2019.

Council work is fulfilling but you should expect to work additional hours to promote the efforts of BHRS!

Council meets five to six times per year, one of which will be at HRC in Birmingham where the AGM is also held . The remaining meetings are usually held at the BCS offices in London. All council members are expected to attend a minimum of two meetings per year.

In addition to the responsibilities of the position, members of Council automatically become Trustees of BHRS, a Registered Charity and must accept the responsibilities associated with that position. It is advised that all nominees acquaint themselves with these responsibilities; a summary entitled ‘The Essential Trustee: What you need to know (Updated 3rd May 2018)’, this can be downloaded from the Charity Commission website at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-essential-trustee-what-you-need-to-know-cc3/the-essential-trustee-what-you-need-to-know-what-you-need-to-do

Please see below nomination papers for the aforementioned posts I would encourage you to consider standing.

Nominations should be accompanied by a personal statement expressing your vision for BHRS. As Council Members become Trustees of BHRS, applications should be accompanied by a photocopy of the photograph page of your passport plus a recent (< three months) utility bill showing your name and home address. This is needed to register with the Charity Commission.

Please note that original papers with handwritten / scanned signatures only will be accepted. We will not accept papers with typescript signatures.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact BHRS Administrator,
Tel: +44 (0) 1789 867 526, Email: admin@bhrs.com.

Yours faithfully

Dr Alistair Slade
BHRS SECRETARY

Nomination Paper (word)
Nomination Paper (pdf)