New chairman for BBRC

Published on 04 May 2007

On 1st April 2008, Colin Bradshaw will retire as chairman of BBRC after a total of 19 years on the committee, including 11 as chairman. We are seeking nominations for a new appointment to this administrative position. The successful candidate will be involved in setting the direction of and overseeing the development of BBRC during the next decade, as well as ensuring that the committee functions smoothly on a day-to-day basis. The successful candidate, subject to successful completion of a 12-month probationary period, will be invited to serve for a period of three years which can be extended to a maximum of ten years in total.

The new chair will be appointed by a panel consisting of BBRC members and BB directors. There are several essential criteria for this post:

  • Experience of working on BBRC, preferably with some experience of electronic circulation and voting procedures;
  • Up-to-date expertise in bird identifcation and record assessment (even though the chair will be a non-voting position);
  • An ability to think and act in a strategic capacity;
  • Experience of chairing an organisation;
  • Excellent organisational and communication skills; and
  • Familiarity with IT both in terms of daily usage and its potential for development.

Anyone interested in the post should contact Richard Porter (e-mail richardporter@dialstart.net tel. 01263 740322) for informal discussions. Closing dates for applications will be 1st 15th June and a decision will be made by the end of August.