Early Childhood Education and Care – SIG Convenor vacancy
15 Aug 2019
Call for SIG Convenor
The Early Childhood Education and Care SIG aims to:
construct and interpret relevant theoretical frameworks;
analyse critically the foundational disciplines as well as inter-disciplinary links that underpin the early childhood field;
interrogate the boundaries between education and care;
contribute to debate about on-going changes in the political, social, cultural and moral landscape that impact upon professional practice in the field;
encourage and provide mentor support for peers as well as new researchers in the field;
consider the practical applications and implications of research that will contribute to professional training and practice in the service of young children and their families;
inform key stakeholders of the expanding knowledge base;
forge strong links between existing early childhood research groups, both nationally and internationally.
As a SIG convenor you receive a number of benefits, support from the BERA office and are invited to attend convenor meetings in London, with all other SIG convenors.
Convenors are vital to the work of BERA, investing energy in the promotion of the SIG and its activities. The main role of the SIG Convenor(s) is to co-ordinate, oversee and develop the mission and activities of the particular SIG.
Convenors should expect to work within all the guidelines and advice provided by the BERA Office. These are in place to ensure good practice and that all legal, financial and insurance matters are taken care of and that any risks to individuals or organisations are minimised. In particular with regard to planning events, activities or any expenditure, SIGs should all follow the appropriate procedures
By agreeing to assume a position of SIG convenor, individuals are committing to fulfilling all of the responsibilities and obligations that go with that role. SIG Convenors are expected to exercise their own judgment to meet the requirements listed in BERA guidance and to seek further advice from the BERA Office if in any doubt. If any procedures are not followed then the BERA Office reserves the right to take whatever action may be necessary to protect BERA’s legal, financial and reputational position. Such matters will also form part of the review of each SIG that is undertaken by Council.