BCS has over 60,000 members, with growing influence across government and industry. We are a ‘not for profit’ charitable foundation, operating within a Royal Charter, yet with strongly performing business activities. Our ambition is to “Make IT Good for Society”, achieved through our many initiatives, from education to commercial and public service IT delivery.  We are a voice respected world-wide for independence and influence.

Each year we seek applications for the position of Deputy President – we are now looking to appoint the next Deputy President to commence the role in March 2021. The Deputy President is a one-year appointment and it is expected that the person elected will then take office as BCS President the following year, also for one year.  In the following year, the person will become Immediate Past President and Senior Trustee.

The successful candidate will have an opportunity to make a significant contribution to shaping the future IT industry, in the UK and beyond. This is a prestigious and high-profile position.  You may be from any IT background - academia, business, non-for-profit or public sectors, but will bring a track record of visible and inspirational leadership.  You will have the credibility and the capability to represent the whole IT profession, with significant responsibility of working at the highest levels, in any sector.  Media and influencing skills are essential, as well as the ability to chair the Trustee Board.

The appointment does require commitment in time - typically an average of two days per week (but flexibly), and you are expected to be an existing BCS Professional Member, subscribing to our values and our Royal Charter.  Some international travel is likely during the year as President.  Although the role is not remunerated, all reasonable travel and out-of-pocket expenses will be paid.

A full role description is detailed in the link below.

If you wish to apply or discuss the role further, please contact Michael Grant, Immediate Past President and Chair, BCS Nominations Committee via the Registrar Department at registrar@bcs.uk

As part of BCS’ aim to improve equality and diversity within the profession, we are seeking to increase the diversity of Board members. BCS therefore, welcomes applications from under-represented groups such as women, black and minority ethnic, people with disabilities and the LGBT community.

Applications should include your CV (3 A4 pages maximum), a short statement to support your candidature and a completed application form by 12 noon on Thursday 23rd April 2020.

View the role specification and application form.