Board of Trustees

Are you interested in the strategic leadership of the professional body and could you provide that leadership in turn to your country or regional members?  A Trustee has a responsibility for the governance and financial running of BIOS and provides the strategic direction for the profession and as such all Trustees are voting members of the board.

BIOS will support those who are successful in a new role by offering trustee training and the opportunity to have access to a funded place on the professional associations Future Leaders course which is currently run by the BDA.

Please note all roles are for a term of 3 years which would start at the AGM in 2021.  All roles will include a full handover from the current post holder.

The Trustee Job Description and Person Specification is available here.

Trustee for the Republic of Ireland

This position is open to all members who work in the ROI and understand and contribute to the health system and the specific needs to the orthoptists working in the ROI.

For further information please contact:
Jaina Byrne – current ROI Trustee – roitrustee@orthoptics.org.uk
Julie Dowdney – BIOS Vice Chair – vicechair@orthoptics.org.uk
Veronica Greenwood – Chair of BIOS chair@orthoptics.org.uk

Trustee for Wales

This vacant position is yet to be filled and is open to members who work in Wales and understand and contribute to the health system and the specific needs of the orthoptists working in this Wales.

For Further information please contact:
Julie Dowdney – BIOS Vice Chair – vicechair@orthoptics.org.uk
Veronica Greenwood – Chair of BIOS chair@orthoptics.org.uk

Chair of LOOP (Trustee)

This role is to lead and Chair the Leads of the Orthoptic Profession group and provide the leadership and support to the workforce through development of guidance in particular to Heads of Service, Professional leads and Service leads.  Recent workstreams include BIOS workforce survey and job planning.

For further information please contact
Sonia MacDiarmid – current LOOP Chair – loopchair@orthoptics.org.uk
Julie Dowdney – BIOS Vice Chair – vicechair@orthoptics.org.uk
Veronica Greenwood – Chair of BIOS – chair@orthoptics.org.uk

Application Information:

  • Submit a CV and a supporting statement demonstrating evidence of the requirement of the role.
  • Provide a supporting statement from your Manager.
  • Send applications to bios@orthoptics.org.uk and type the role applied for in the email header.
  • Trustee roles are voluntary.
Closing date for applications: Sunday 28th February 2021
2021-01-28T13:55:08+00:00