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The British Dietetic Association (BDA) is the professional body and trade union for dietitians. It has over 9500 members and been the leading professional association for nutrition and dietetics in the UK for over 80 years. Due to recent governance changes we are entering an exciting new period with a move away from elected Directors to appointed Directors, based on skills and competencies according to the company’s needs. As a result, we would like to appoint independent members to our Selection Committee, to help appoint the highest calibre of company Directors. Have you had experience of recruitment and selection at a senior level? Do you want to ensure BDA company Directors best meet the company’s needs? If so, we would really like to hear from you. The position is remunerated at £200 per day

About the role

Job Title: Selection Committee Members
Term of Office: Post is normally for a period of 3 years
Remuneration£200 a day plus all actual expenses incurred will be reimbursed

The Selection Committee is appointed by the Directors to contribute to the recruitment process for Directors, to interview candidates, undertake skills and competency-based analysis for advertised roles and make recommendations on appointments to the Directors.

The Selection Committee shall be constituted in accordance with, and shall abide by, article 39 of the Memorandum and Articles of Association and any relevant Byelaws passed by the Council.
The Selection Committee will take direction from the Directors on the skills or experience being sought and support the recruitment and appointment of suitable company Directors from both within the profession and externally.

Normally, the Selection Committee will consistent of 5 people, the majority of whom will be BDA members. The Selection Committee will usually include the Chairman and CEO, along with at least one non BDA member/employee. Other BDA members will be appointed by Council from the membership. Usually 3 or 4 members of the Selection Committee will take part in any recruitment round. Each panel will include at least one Director or the CEO and at least one non-Council member.

The Selection Committee will be appointed by, and be accountable to, the BDA Council. Selection Committee members will be appointed for a period of 3 years and may be reappointed once for a maximum of a further 3 years. 

For complete information about the role please click here to visit the BDA website

How to apply

To apply please submit a CV and letter addressing how you meet the role criteria, by post or email to:

The Honorary Secretary
The British Dietetic Association
5th Floor
Charles House
148/9 Great Charles Street Queensway
B3 3HT


To have an informal discussion about the role please contact the BDA Chief Executive, Andy Burman, on 0212 200 8080 or a.burman@bda.uk.com

Closing Date: 14 January 2019