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BERA Council 2023 – Call for Applications

Could you be part of guiding BERA’s academic and strategic leadership? We are pleased to invite interested members to stand as candidates in the 2023 BERA Council Elections. 

BERA Council has launched an ambitious strategic plan covering 2021-2026 and BERA Council will play a key role its implementation; providing the academic leadership and oversight, expanding and engaging with all those involved with the discipline, and ensuring the stability of BERA in the future. BERA remains in a strong financial and reputational position, with record levels of membership, increasing journal impact factors, a thriving events programme and record BERA Blog readership. In the last 24 months, we have made over £150,000 of awards and funding for research directly to the members, grown our digital resource archive and made a successful return to an in-person Conference.

We are seeking applications by 9th January 2023.   

As part of our wider commitment to greater equality and diversity at all levels of the organisation, we continue to seek increased representation from members with a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) background. In acknowledging the structural inequalities and unjust power imbalances that affect our members, we wish to be proactive in addressing this within our own structures. We are confident that BERA Council will benefit from the advantages that diversity brings, including different skills, life experiences and backgrounds, bringing a fresh perspective to the board. 

We welcome applications from members from any background and stages of their career – be they senior leaders in education, practitioners or ECRs. They key is what you can offer as a Trustee of the organisation, aiding the implementation of BERA’s revised strategic plan. The time commitment during the period will normally be at around 10 days per year, should you also sit on one of our committees.

If you would like any further information, or have any queries, please contact 

Information on the person specification can be found here. To be eligible to stand, candidates must be must be fully paid up members of BERA at the time of the nomination process opening and closing. No extensions are granted. Candidates must not be ineligible to stand according to the rules set out by the Charity Commission or Companies House.


9th January 2023

Council Applications Close

15th – 31st January 2023

Interviews and shortlisting (if required)

1st February 2023

Elections Open for voting

15th March 2023

Election Period Closes

w/c 20th March 2023

Results Announced