Executive Committee

Applications are sought for the following positions. All posts to start from the 2021 AGM in October:

  • Chair (to serve for four years)
  • Deputy Treasurer (to serve as Deputy for one year, then Treasurer for three further years)
  • Deputy Academic Convenor (to serve as Deputy for two years, then Academic Convenor for two further years)
  • Deputy Newsletter Editor (to serve as Deputy for one year, then Newsletter Editor for three further years)

Job descriptions


  • Chairing and facilitating EC and Council meetings
  • Giving direction to policy-making Guide and mediate actions with respect to organisational priorities and governance concerns
  • Bringing impartiality and objectivity to decision-making
  • Policy development Representing the organisation at functions and meetings and acting as a spokesperson as appropriate (the Convenor will normally act for the Chair when the he/she is not available)
  • Liaising with the Executive Officer, Convenor and Hon Treasurer to keep an overview of the organisation's affairs and to provide support as appropriate
  • Regular column in each edition of BACCH News
  • Providing line-management to the BACCH Executive Officer
  • Trustee and Company Director

Treasurer (1st year as deputy)

  • Maintain and strengthen the financial base of BACCH, to enable it to fulfil its responsibilities to its members.
  • Prepare, with the help of the BACCH office, a financial report and accounts for the Annual General Meeting.  
  • Monitor BACCH finances and make recommendations to EC on the annual subscription, any major expenditure and any investment decisions.
  • Negotiate any financial arrangements needed with other organizations.
  • Ensure that the organisation’s arrangements for financial probity are sound and transparent.
  • Monitor membership, with the the BACCH office and report on membership twice a year: once at the AGM and to EC after a 6-month interval.
  • Contribute an article to the BACCH News when relevant.
  • Trustee and Company Director

Deputy Academic Convenor

  • Assisting the organisation of the programme for the BACCH ASM, including adjudication of abstracts
  • Assisting the organisation of the BACCH session at the RCPCH annual conference
  • Becoming Academic Convenor (after two years)

Newsletter Editor (1st year as Deputy)

  • Receive all copy for the news: check all submissions for accuracy, proof read copy, check/suggest graphics for content
  • Encourage the submission of articles both from EC and Council members and also via those working within the field of Community Child Health
  • Consult with fellow EC members regarding material which may be contentious
  • Liaise with BACCH office regarding advertising and inserts
  • Liaise with designer and publisher regarding details
  • Produce four editions of Newsletter per year (if on leave ensure a deputy takes over)
  • Attend EC and Council meetings whenever possible
  • Instruct/inform any future deputy over the course of one year prior to them taking on the role
  • Member of Newsletter Editorial Board

PDF of Job descriptions document linked at bottom of page

To apply for posts

  • Please send a CV (three pages max) along with a brief statement (250 words max) outlining your experience and reasons for wanting to take up the role.
  • You should be a current member of BACCH or willing to join.
  • Send applications and queries to the BACCH office at [email protected]
  • If more than one suitable applicant (or more than two for trainee posts) applies for a position, your statement will be sent to the whole membership (or trainee members for trainee rep posts) and a vote will take place.

Deadline for applications: 30 June 2021 [deadline may be extended for some posts if no applications received]

Applications are also being sought for:

BACCH is registered in England & Wales under charity number 1129758 and company number 06738129 at 5-11 Theobalds Road, London, WC1X 8SH.
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