Get Involved

Get involved at the BOA!

This is your chance to use your skills and expertise to influence and input into the work of the BOA.  If you have an interest in trauma and orthopaedics that you’d like to pursue further as part of your national specialty body, the BOA needs you!

Trustee, Honorary Treasurer and Presidential Election 2020 - Nominations now open!

Nominations are now open for President, Honorary Treasurer and four Trustee positions in the British Orthopaedic Association Election 2020. The President position will be for a four-year term and the Honorary Treasurer and Trustee positions will be for three-year terms.

We particularly welcome applications from women and individuals from ethnic minority groups, as we are currently underrepresented in those areas.

Completed nominations for the Honorary Treasurer and Trustee positions must be submitted by 17:00 on Wednesday 15 April 2020 and for the President position by 17:00 on Monday 01 June 2020.

Please visit our nominations site for further information including how to submit a nomination.

2020 Election Nomination Site

 

Committee Vacancies

Following last year’s restructure of Committees, the BOA has two further vacant positions for terms from May 2020 to December 2022.

Orthopaedic Committee

  • 1 SAS representative

Terms of Reference

Trauma Committee

  • 1 Home Fellow  - from a Trauma unit

Terms of Reference

Please download the committee member job description for more information. If you have any questions please get in touch at policy@boa.ac.uk.

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter to policy@boa.ac.uk by midday on Tuesday 11th February 2020. Interviews for these positions will take place on Wednesday 22nd April. The covering letter should answer the following questions:

  1. What would you bring to the BOA Committee?
  2. How would you approach working on a committee? 
  3. Why are you interested in the BOA Committee Position?

Applications are particularly encouraged from currently under-represented groups in the BOA leadership structures including, but not limited to, women, BAME and LGBTQ+ members.

Regional Specialty Professional Advisor (RSPA) Roles

There are opportunities to improve local standards and shape service delivery through RSPA roles available in the following regions: London (North East), South Central (North), South East Coast, South Central (South), South West, Yorkshire and The Humber (South), London (North West), East Midlands (South), East Midlands (North) and the East of England.  

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter to policy@boa.ac.uk by midday on Tuesday 11th February 2020.

Applications are particularly encouraged from currently under-represented groups in the BOA leadership structures including, but not limited to, women, BAME and LGBTQ+ members.

For more information about the posts, download the Job Description here and some reflections from one of our recent RSPAs and BOA Council member, Rob Gregory here. If you have any questions please get in touch at policy@boa.ac.uk.


UK and Ireland In-Training Examination (UKITE) Editorial Roles 

The BOA is seeking Editors and Lead Specialty Editors to contribute to the authoring and editing process of questions for the UK and Ireland In-Training Examination (UKITE). The editorial team is key to ensuring that high quality questions are available for the exam, through the question development, review and validation processes. 

There are vacancies for the following roles:

UKITE Editors

  • All sub-specialties
     

UKITE Lead Specialty Editors

  • Paediatric Lead Specialty Editor
  • Arthroplasty / Lower Limb Lead Specialty Editor
  • Foot and Ankle Lead Specialty Editor


To apply, please send in a CV and covering letter to ukite@boa.ac.uk by midday on Friday 28th February 2020. Please specify which role (and your chosen sub-specialty) you are applying for in your letter. You must be a current BOA member to apply.

For more information about these roles, please view the job profiles below:

UKITE Editor Job Profile

UKITE Lead Specialty Editor Job Profile

Applications are particularly encouraged from currently under-represented groups in the BOA leadership structures including, but not limited to, women, BAME and LGBTQ+ members.

Past Opportunities

Thank you to everyone who applied, we have had a fantastic response to our committee vacancies, and will be in touch with applicants in due course.