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Voluntary roles

Current vacancies for voluntary roles

Independent trustee to the Board of Trustees

The AAGBI Foundation (registered charity of the Association of Anaesthetists) is seeking to appoint an independent trustee to its Board of Trustees.

The independent specialist will be one of five independent trustee roles. The majority of trustees are anaesthetists and the independent specialist will add a breadth of experience and knowledge to the Board.

The Board of Trustees is responsible for governance of the charity. Its members oversee strategic and annual business plans and budgets, working with the Chief Executive Officer and senior management team, who are responsible for operational delivery. The Board of Trustees is advised on charitable governance by the Chief Executive Officer and by specialist professional advisors when required.

The role offers an opportunity to contribute to the governance and strategic development of a leading medical charity dedicated to promoting patient safety and quality of care in Great Britain and Ireland and internationally. Please read the role description for more information and person specification.

Trustees will be reimbursed for their expenses for travel, accommodation and subsistence in carrying out their duties. Expenses will be paid in accordance with the expenses policy.

The deadline for applications is 17:00 on Friday 2 September 2022. Expressions of interest are invited via a letter and CV to the Chief Executive Officer, Nicky de Beer via secretariat@anaesthetists.org. Your application should address the role description and person specification.

Interviews will be held on Thursday 22 September 2022 at 21 Portland Place, London.

SAS Committee - appointed member

The Association is seeking individuals with interest, energy and commitment to join the SAS Committee. This is a great opportunity to help the Association continue to engage with and advocate for SAS doctors.


  • There is currently one vacancy on the committee, and all appointments are for an initial one year term, renewable annually up to a maximum of four years in total, with consent of the SAS Committee Chair and the Honorary Secretary
  • All applicants must be a SAS member of the Association. This position is open to anyone belonging to this membership group, including long-term trust doctors. Applications will be checked before interview to ensure candidates are in the correct membership group. Committee members will be required to attend three half day committee meetings per year either held in London or virtually, and devote sufficient time to the role
  • Committee members will be asked to represent the committee at other internal or external meetings, such as other Association committees or on the working parties that produce Association guidelines

Please view the role description for full details.

Nominations should be submitted electronically to secretariat@anaesthetists.org.

Your nomination should include a personal statement outlining your relevant experience and reasons for applying for the role (maximum 250 words). You should also include a copy of your short summary CV. 

Applications will be considered by a panel and shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview in autumn 2022.

Anyone wishing to check their eligibility is welcome to contact the Association before applying. For further information about the role, please contact via the Governance team secretariat@anaesthetists.org or call 020 7631 1650 (option 3).

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