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We are seeking a visionary chair to lead the new equality, diversity and inclusion strategy board

29 October 2021

The BPS has will be launching its inaugural equality, diversity and inclusion strategic board in 2022.

We are now looking to appoint the board's first chair. This visionary and passionate leader will also hold the role of trustee for the BPS. 

The placement of the new EDI board will mean that it will lead the way and work closely with our existing strategic boards in furthering equality, diversity, inclusion and human rights across the society, while also challenging bias and discrimination. 

In leading the board, the chair will foster new partnerships, build on the work of the outgoing taskforce and engage with a range of stakeholders.

We would be interested in hearing from anyone with experience of sitting on strategic boards, experience and knowledge of EDI work and the vision and drive to shape its delivery across the society as a whole. 

Katherine Carpenter, BPS President, said:

"As president of the society, I am delighted to see the creation of the BPS's EDI Board.

Promoting equity, diversity and inclusion is the job of all of us as BPS members. But we also need the right institutional organisation to support this work.  So it is good to know that the chair of our EDI Board will be a BPS trustee, and can therefore directly engage the leadership and governance of the society in pursuing this agenda. 

I warmly encourage applications from members who would like to consider the role and the opportunity if offers to catalyse change in this critical area of our work."

You can see a full list of requirements for this role on the jobs section of our website, along with details on how to apply. The closing date is 21 November. 

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