BACP Healthcare promotes and supports patient choice, accessible services, clinical excellence, competent, professional therapists and effective and efficient service delivery.
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Term of office
Executive members are appointed for up to three years. This may be extended for a further three years.
You'll need to attend up to four meetings a year, which will be held at our offices in Lutterworth or at a suitable location accessible to all executive members. You may also be able to attend remotely using Skype.
You'll also have ongoing tasks, which may include planning divisional events, or attending events to network and build the profile of the division.
The duties of a divisional executive member are to:
- implement divisional strategy and ensure it aligns with BACP organisational strategy, so promoting counselling changes lives
- work collaboratively with BACP staff
- promote the division’s area of expertise and bring best practice into the work of the division and BACP
- network and represent BACP and our members to wider stakeholder groups, addressing counselling and psychotherapy issues and concerns
- act as an ambassador and advocate for BACP and the counselling profession
Carrying out the role
Executive members are expected to:
- devote time and effort and attend divisional executive meetings fully prepared, having read all papers and documentation. We set meeting dates 12 months in advance wherever possible.
- adhere to our volunteer policies, procedures and code of conduct
- adhere to and support the governance framework
- attend the annual general meeting, where possible
- maintain absolute confidentiality for any sensitive or confidential information you receive while carrying out the role
- observe the seven Nolan principles: selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership
Skills and abilities
- be willing to devote time and effort
- work in or have experience of working in a healthcare setting
- have good, independent judgement
- be able to think creatively
- be willing to take decisions and cabinet responsibility
- understand the responsibilities of the position
- be IT literate - able and willing to use technology on BACP business
The following skills are desirable, but not essential:
- experience in working with older people
- links with regional counselling networks
- understanding of IAPT networks
There is no remuneration attached to this role, however, reasonable expenses incurred in carrying out the volunteering role will be reimbursed in line with our volunteers expenses policy.
For more information or to apply for this volunteering role, please send your cv and an application letter stating your relevant skills, knowledge and experience to email@example.com. We welcome applications from across the four nations of the UK.
We'll be holding face to face meetings for successful candidates on 17 November in Birmingham.