Self-nominations open for BGS President Elect

03 May 2022

The BGS is currently accepting self-nominations for the role of BGS President Elect, due to take office from November 2022 for a period of two years. On completion of the term as President Elect, the post-holder will succeed the incumbent BGS President and serve in this position for a further two years (2024-26).

The role of President Elect, and subsequently President, is a crucial, honorary role at the highest level of the BGS, providing leadership for the BGS to deliver its mission to improve healthcare for older people. This is a rare opportunity to lead and represent the Society and to help shape the care of older people on a national scale.

The successful candidate will support the Society to achieve more impact, influence and member value. They will provide leadership across the multidisciplinary professions working to support older people’s healthcare in different care settings across the four nations of the UK.

The current President Elect, Professor Adam Gordon, will succeed Dr Jennifer Burns as BGS President at the AGM on 11 November 2022. The new President Elect will take up their post, supporting Professor Gordon for two years, before themselves taking up the role as President.

Self-nominations must include a statement of consent, a personal statement of up to 400 words, and statements of support from five current BGS members. The deadline for receipt of these materials is 31 May 2022. Interested candidates are invited to discuss the role with the current President or President Elect before applying.

If more than one self-nomination is received, an election will be held. BGS members will be notified that this is the case, with voting taking place between 28 June and 22 July 2022. 

For more information on how to apply, including a full role description, please click here.