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BERA Finance & Operations Committee/ Risk Assessment & Audit Committee: Call for new members

We are pleased to announce the call for new members to apply to join BERA’s Finance & Operations Committee, and/or Risk Assessment and Audit Committee (RAAC).

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The closing date for submissions of interest is Monday 22nd June 2020.

Committee members take an active and invaluable role in BERA’s governance, overseeing HR policies, including staff development and review, and other broad arrangements that affect terms and conditions of our employees, contracts, regular financial oversight and operational relationships. It works closely alongside GPC in ensuring that BERA’s finances and operations can support the organisation’s strategic objectives and planned activities. The full committee remits can be found here.

We would be particularly interested in candidates with financial and/ or management experience, with experience of overseeing budgets and accounts or HR expertise. 

BERA is committed to provide opportunities for early-career researchers on all our decision-making bodies, so enthusiasm and commitment can be taken into account in lieu of extensive previous experience. We would particularly welcome applications from all under-represented groups and backgrounds and we would  encourage  people who would bring fresh perspectives to the committee.

Members are expected to attend three meetings per year (two meetings if sitting on RAAC), ordinarily held at BERA’s offices in central London; full expenses paid, and contribute to discussions and initiatives on an ongoing basis. Candidates must be fully paid-up members of BERA, and remain so throughout their tenure.

The role of the Finance & Operations Committee is to ensure:

  • The financial basis upon which BERA operates is secure

  • That the principles and practices of employment we offer to our staff are fair and
    uphold all the necessary standards of probity and good governance

  • That HR functions within the organisation are in place and used appropriately

The role of RAAC is to:

  • Provide oversight and advice to BERA Council on the effective functioning of the Association in relation to:
    o Risk management;
    o Financial processes;
    o Executive Director;
    o Legal requirements;
    o Whistleblowing

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To discuss either of the roles further, please email