BIG needs you! Recruitment for the Balance Interest Group

Due to longstanding membership of some committee members, the British Society of Audiology (BSA) Balance Interest Group (BIG) steering committee wishes to recruit in 2019 up to two additional members as we phase out 1-2 existing members of the group. We are looking for individuals with a good level of experience and expertise with (one or more of): assessment, diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, and management of patients with vestibular and balance disorders. Applications are invited from clinicians, education/ academia, and third sector; but crucially enthusiasm, fresh ideas and commitment to contribute to the work of the committee are highly sought.

The committee meets for three five-hour meetings each year, currently held in London, although this may change in the future. You must be prepared to commit to attending the majority of these. There is also regular email correspondence and the requirement to carry out project work inbetween meetings. Committee work includes: writing and updating specialist Recommended Procedures, advising the BSA Council on balance issues, responding to balance related queries to the BSA, organizing educational events, encouraging balance related research, and other projects aimed at improving the assessment and management of balance disorders.

The committee reflects the multidisciplinary nature of the BSA, to include input from Clinical Scientists, Audiologists, Physiotherapy, Neurology, academia, and the Director of a Charity. We will be looking to continue this multidisciplinary representation, and this will form part of our selection criteria.

Please submit both your CV and a brief statement (approx. 200-300 words) detailing your commitment to being a member of the committee and how you might contribute to the group. Please email these to: Dr Andrew Wilkinson, Chair, BSA Balance Interest Group: Andrew.Wilkinson@UHBristol.nhs.uk by Friday 1st March, 2019.

Informal and confidential inquiries are of course very welcome (Tel: 0117 342 5854).