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.

We are seeking applications for the position of Vice-President, Community Board to commence the role in March 2021. You will chair the Community Board and play a leadership role as a Trustee and external spokesperson to champion the BCS purpose, which is Making IT Good for Society. The appointment will be for a period of three years.

The BCS volunteer community includes over 120 regional branches, specialist interest groups, student chapters and international sections who collectively provide opportunities for existing members to be involved with BCS and also play a key role in attracting new members to the community. This experience is one that we wish to evolve so that we are building on its strengths, while ensuring it remains inclusive and relevant to the younger generations entering our profession. Our ambition is to grow our community so that it supports members across the UK and beyond with networking, events, seminars and community outreach opportunities. This challenge requires creativity, gravitas and empathy to lead teams of volunteers and staff members, ensuring that positive changes are widely supported. Specifically, we are looking to:

  • Provide suitable structures and event formats for members to meet and work together in order to ‘Make IT Good for Society’
  • Empower member groups to build partnerships with organisations and activities that are aligned with our values
  • Balance a clear direction for the organisation with the opportunity for groups of members to self-organise and operate effectively

The appointment does require commitment in time - typically an average of two days per month and you are expected to be a BCS Professional Member, subscribing to our values and to our Royal Charter.  Although the role is not remunerated all reasonable travel and out-of-pocket expenses will be paid.

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. A full role description is detailed in the link below.

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) and a short statement to support your candidature by 12 noon on Thursday 23rd April 2020.

Read the role specification