BCS has over 70,000 members, with growing influence across government and industry. They are a ‘not for profit’ charitable foundation, operating within a Royal Charter, yet with strongly performing business activities. Their ambition is to “Make IT Good for Society”, achieved through their many initiatives, from education to commercial and public service IT delivery. They are a voice respected world-wide for independence and influence.


About the roles

Deputy President

Each year BCS seek applications for the position of Deputy President – they are now looking to appoint the next Deputy President to commence the role in March 2018. The Deputy President is a one-year appointment and it is expected that the person elected will then take office as BCS President the following year, also for one year. 

The successful candidate will have an opportunity to make a significant contribution to shaping the future IT industry, in the UK and beyond. This is a prestigious and high profile position.  You may be from any IT background - academia, business, non-for-profit or public sectors, but will bring a track record of visible and inspirational leadership.  You will have the credibility and the capability to represent the whole IT profession, with experience of working at the highest levels, in any sector.  Media and influencing skills are essential, as well as the ability to chair our Trustee Board.

The appointment does require commitment in time - typically an average of two days per week (but flexibly), and you are expected to be an existing BCS Professional Member, subscribing to our values and our Royal Charter.  Some international travel is likely during the year.  Although the role is not remunerated, all reasonable travel and out-of-pocket expenses will be paid. 

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Professional Conduct Panel Members

BCS put a high value on professional conduct and are seeking applications for members of their Professional Conduct Investigation and Disciplinary Panels including lay members for the Disciplinary Panel. Panels are convened to hear cases comprising Investigation and Disciplinary processes. The Investigation Panel will investigate all cases and where appropriate refer onto the Disciplinary Panel.

Time commitment varies but is typically not more than five days a year. You are expected to be an existing BCS Member, fully supporting our values and to our Royal Charter. Although the role is not remunerated, all reasonable travel and out-of-pocket expenses will be paid.

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How to apply

If you would like to apply for either of these roles or if you would like more information, please contact Ray Long immediate past president and chair, BCS nominations committee via the registrar department at [email protected] please state in the subject line of your e-mail which position you are interested in.

Applications should include your CV and a short statement to support your candidature

As part of BCS’ aim to improve equality and diversity within the profession, we are seeking to increase the diversity of Board members. BCS therefore, welcomes applications from under-represented and disadvantaged groups including people from black and minority ethnic communities, people with disabilities and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

Closing Date: Monday 24 April 2017