"BSH supports trainees with educational resources and excellent guidelines and I wanted to contribute to that."

Amany I. Mohamed, Communications Committee 

"Since becoming a member of the BSH Haemato-Oncology Task Force, I have really enjoyed the opportunity to be involved in discussions around new guideline proposals, as well as reviewing new or updated guidelines before they are published.

It's a friendly, approachable group with a broad range of interests across haemato-oncology - I really enjoy sharing ideas and learning from others in the meetings, which take place every three months."

Matthew Wilson, Haemato–Oncology Task Force 

Take a look at the BSH Committees, SIGs and lead volunteers organogram.

Current BSH committee vacancies

Education Committee vacancies - four vacancies: extended deadline: 28 June 2024

The Education Committee develops and delivers resources and events, including: 

  • Webinars and training days for consultants, trainees, scientists and medical students (with plans to expand offerings for other groups, including nurses and physician associates)
  • Educational resources for the BSH website. 

We are currently looking for four new members to join the Committee from September 2024: 

  • One consultant member
  • One healthcare scientist (RCPath Part 2 Qualified)
  • Two nurse representatives 

This is an opportunity to support and contribute to events and resources that are highly valued by BSH members. The committee is also a friendly space in which new ideas are welcomed. 

All applicants must be BSH members and will be expected to assist in organising or leading at least one BSH educational event in addition to editing/writing educational material on the BSH website. 

The initial appointment is for a three-year term, renewable for a further three years by re-application. 

The Education Committee meets six times per year: 

  • Virtual meetings are usually held in January, May and September 
  • Hybrid meetings are usually held in March, June and November 

Committee members are expected to attend at least 50% of meetings per year and to actively contribute to the work of the committee. Time commitment can vary but committee members are expected to complete some work outside of committee meetings and events. 

For more information about these roles please email Angela Rausch at
[email protected]. 

Apply to join the Education Committee.

Haematology-Oncology Task Force (BSH Guidelines) - two vacancies - deadline: 12 July 2024

The Haematology-Oncology Task Force is recruiting new Task Force members. The appointment will be for three years in the first instance. 

Applications are invited from consultant haematologists involved in the field of haematology-oncology. We particularly seek applicants with a special interest in myeloma and related disorders, or in general haemato-oncology. 

Applicants must be a BSH member and work in a UK healthcare setting with recent hospital-based experience and should have a history of publications or presentations in haematology-oncology, including the writing of local protocols, guidelines or standards; relative to their career stage. 

The Task Force meets four times a year via Teams/Zoom. 

The work of the Task Force involves producing and updating guidelines and addressing other areas of development relevant to the UK. 

Being part of this group offers an excellent opportunity to help advance your career and contribute to best practice in the field of haematology-oncology. 

Please send your CV and a cover letter to [email protected] by Friday, 12 July 2024. 

Health Volunteers Overseas (HVO) Task Force vacancy - deadline 2 August 2024

The Health Volunteers Overseas (HVO) Task Force is looking for a new volunteer member. This group meets once every two months to plan the activities of the BSH-HVO scheme.

We currently have one volunteering site open in Cambodia and will be adding more sites in the coming years. The role includes replying to potential volunteers, setting direction for new sites, helping organise virtual teaching, and formulating support for volunteers. We are particularly interested in applications from people with experience of working or volunteering in low- to middle-income country settings or who have previously undertaken HVO placements.

Deadline: 2 August 2024.

Eligibility: you must be a BSH member to apply.

Find out more and apply.

Why volunteer with us?

Volunteers play a crucial role in helping to deliver the Society's charitable objectives. We have a wide range of opportunities for those who wish to get involved in BSH's activities.

Video: Volunteer with BSH
BSH committee members and trustees talk about the benefits of volunteering on one of our committees.

The benefits of volunteering include:

  • helping us to fulfil our mission of transforming patient care through excellence in haematology 
  • getting involved with interesting projects
  • meeting and networking with peers
  • using your knowledge to help others
  • learning new skills

Employers can also benefit from staff volunteering for BSH and learning new skills they can transfer to the workplace. This letter, which you can print out and give to employers, outlines the benefits of employer-supported volunteering.

A summary of committee and SIG activities (February 2024).

Please be aware that Committee vacancies are only open to BSH members.

We also advertise vacancies in the monthly member bulletin; members can elect to receive this on MyBSH.