The BAA is seeking nominees for the organisation’s board of directors – both self-nominations and nominations of your colleagues are enthusiastically welcomed.
Being a board member gives you the opportunity to expand your professional network, as you form part of the team looking to provide a clear and strong voice for professionals in audiology, promote excellence in clinical knowledge and practice, and be an advocate for the profession!
BAA board members serve a three-year term beginning at the AGM. The board meets at least four times a year, and board members typically lead a committee that will also meet (virtually) four times each year. You are also expected to attend and help at our annual conference.
This year, we have one vacancy on the BAA Board. The term of office is three years and will start from 13th October 2022.
The deadline for nominations is 5th September 2022 at 11.59pm
The general job description for Board Directors is as follows: OD1715 BAA Board Director (Generic)
We recognise the diversity in our profession’s workforce and would like to encourage applicants from all backgrounds to better reflect this diversity.
Complete the nomination form here: BAA Board nomination form
Read more about being a Board Director in the BAA Articles of Association
We are aware that some of you may have considered standing in the past but are a little unsure about quite what is involved. Below are some ‘frequently asked questions’ which may help you to decide to stand in the forthcoming elections.
The position of Board Director is open to all full members of the BAA. You need to be nominated and seconded by a full member.
No. However, being a member of the BAA board means that you will be asked to represent your profession. You will be asked to give your opinion on various professional matters and will be expected to work strategically within the team to develop professional standards now and into the future. For this reason, the position of Board Director will probably be most appropriate to those who have a senior role within Audiology and who have managerial and other committee experience. However, all members of the BAA are eligible to be nominated and if you feel that you would be able to contribute you are welcome to apply.
People with skills in the Higher Education field would be particularly welcomed as the two current Board Leads for our Education, Accreditation and Registration committee will finish their terms of office in November.
There is an all-day Board meeting 4 times a year and the full Board also attends Conference where we have the Annual General Meeting. In addition to this there is work related to any BAA teams that you are involved with. You need to ensure that you are able to obtain leave from work commitments to allow you to attend meetings.
No. The President position is financially covered on a part-time basis, the other Board Directors do not get paid for their work although reasonable travel expenses are covered.
A term usually lasts for three years. Directors then have the option to stand for a second term of three years.
There are various teams that Board Directors either chair or participate in. Job descriptions for each of the Board roles will soon be available on the BAA website. Here is the generic Board Director Job Description
Further to this, the Directors are asked to review and comment on documents and policies that are both generated within the BAA and by external bodies. Board Directors may be involved in ad-hoc working groups, depending on their specific interests and talents.
The profession needs strong leaders to take it forward, so by being a Board Director you are able to influence the direction of your profession in the future. Board Directors are at the front line of information coming into the profession, this information is key to decision making within your own practice.
Membership of the Board gives an opportunity to work at a strategic level towards advancing the profile of Audiology Professionals within the United Kingdom. We want people that are passionate, dedicated and ready to take the next step forward, no matter where you are in your career or your area of practice. It is also worth noting that future vice-presidents and presidents are elected from within the board.
We recognise the diversity present in our profession’s workforce and would like to encourage applicants from all backgrounds to better reflect this diversity