Equality Diversity and Inclusion Lead on BOA Council

A more diverse BOA better serves our patients and best supports our colleagues. Trauma and Orthopaedics should be an inclusive surgical profession that inspires, attracts and retains the best talent from a wide variety of backgrounds. We believe that achieving this vision will promote better quality patient care.

Building on work already undertaken in the BOA this role will take forward the delivery of the BOA Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Strategy and activities and initiatives which will continue to support our members and drive forward change within T&O.


The post will be an Ex-officio (non-trustee) member of the BOA Council and must be a current member of BOA and must be in active clinical practice.

The post is open to all grades, including SAS. Applicants will need to be able to commit to attending Council meetings, leading the delivery of an EDI session at Congress and supporting or participating in ad hoc meetings and initiatives.

As a member of Council the commitment will be the four regular meetings of the BOA Council, usually held on a Wednesday (February, April, October and December).

It is recommended therefore that the post holder has support for the role from their Trust.

The duties fall within those normally supported by the NHS and the post does not carry any remuneration either for sessional reimbursement to the employer or as a personal honorarium. 

Term of Office

3 years, with option to stand for further 3 year term (6 years in total).

Description of Duties

  • To lead the development and delivery of BOA’s Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Strategy
  • To identify and lead on initiatives that promote a more diverse and inclusive community within Trauma & Orthopaedic (T&O) Surgery, that accurately reflects the population we care for.
  • To engage with other key professional stakeholders such as the Royal Colleges, Specialty Associations and NHS bodies
  • To engage with BOA and BOTA Culture and Diversity Champions to support and promote their work
  • To promote, co-ordinate and deliver the BOA DEI session at Congress.
  • To attend Council meetings.

Administrative Support

Administrative support will be provided by BOA policy and programmes team.

Travel and other out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed in accordance with the policies of the Association in force at the time in accordance with the functions of the Association.

Application process

Appointment will be by competitive interview.  Applications, in the form of a covering letter and a brief CV, should be submitted by email to: [email protected].  Applicants are also welcome to contact the President to discuss.  Deadline for applications is 20th January 2023.