British Sleep Society – Research Sub-Committee Lead
The British Sleep Society (BSS) is a registered Charity to promote knowledge and research in sleep, its disorders and treatment. The society supports multidisciplinary sleep professionals. The BSS Research Sub-Committee seeks to support research and scientific activity within the BSS.
The work of this sub-committee often overlaps with that of other subcommittees and there is close collaboration and exchange between those groups, facilitated and supported by Executive Committee meetings.
The Research Sub-Committee Lead is responsible for the running of the Research Sub-Committee. The Lead answers to the BSS Executive Committee and officers and, as such, holds a co-opted position on the Board.
To coordinate, organise, manage and initiate the research activities of the BSS in alignment with the BSS strategic vision and research and educational priorities (see below).
Portfolio of activities includes:
· Supporting the Executive Committee (EC) with the organisation and delivery of the BSS Biennial Scientific Congress (biennially)
· Supporting the EC with the organisation and delivery of the BSS Writers Retreat (biennially)
· Supporting the EC with the organisation and delivery of the International Sleep Medicine Course (ISMC) in collaboration with the Dutch and Belgian Sleep Societies (annually, but held in UK triennially; next in 2023)
· Other ad hoc meetings and conferences
· Supporting the writing of BSS statements and guidelines
· Organising and leading meetings of the Research Subcommittee as required (4-6 meetings per year, dependent on current activities)
· Attending BSS Executive Committee meetings (bimonthly) and feeding back on behalf of the Research Sub-committee
· Reviewing papers submitted for grants at the BSS Scientific Congress and agreeing awards
· Representing the BSS at meetings, webinars, courses and other events
· Identifying opportunities for new research activities and/or sharing of relevant national and international research to support the mission and aims of the BSS.
Essential skills/ experience:
Excellent communication and networking skills.
· Excellent organisational and teamworking skills.
· Extensive sleep professional experience.
· Current British Sleep Society member in good standing.
· Commitment to attend online and/or face-to-face (sub)committee meetings throughout tenure.
· Long-term vision of commitment to excellence in research in the field of Sleep/Sleep Medicine.
· Experience in research in the field of sleep medicine/sleep science
· Good/outstanding English (written / spoken)