New BTS Committee Positions

The British Trauma Society is expanding our team. We are an all-inclusive multispecialty charitable society for all those involved in the care of the injured – from point of injury to rehabilitation. We aim to promote education and research to our members and to the wider community.

We organise an Annual Scientific Meeting and multiple educational events throughout the year, and we are currently building our online resource bank to benefit our members. We support other trauma societies and strive to continuously build relationships, both national and international, and aim to publish trauma guidelines involving the wider mutli-disciplinary team.

We are excited to offer the following roles for 2022! The first 3 months will be probationary and review of progress will be done at 6 months.

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Positions Available are as follows:

  • Member Secretary
  • Student liaison officer
  • International liaison officer
  • Website update lead
  • Email communications lead
  • Social media lead
  • Education sub-committee

 

Specific role descriptions and desirable skills are below, but we expect all committee/sub-committee members to exemplify the following attributes:

  • Computer literacy
  • Good English Language skills, able to communicate in both professional as well as natural colloquial English
  • Knowledge of Trauma  and/or Trauma Surgery to allow insightful updating of the written and video content
  • Bring fresh ideas to advance the BTS and member engagement
  • Organisational and Leadership skills – ability to take on responsibility, and work with an element of autonomy. Also, be able to make a useful contribution towards organising our next Annual Scientific Meeting.
  • Good communication skills are essential – both for responding to tasks as well as discussing amongst Exec and sub-committees
  • Ability to work flexibly, and share the load of the other respective sub-committee roles as required/ is reasonable according to need, within your sub-teams
  • Ability to organise and perform their role efficiently around clinical responsibilities and other commitments
 
ROLETEAMDESCRIPTOR/DUTIES/DESIRABLE SKILLS
Member SecretaryExecutive committee

· To lead BTS membership including: managing new members, communications to members, create and maintain a membership database

  • Lead the student liaison and international liaison officers, engaging with the wider trauma community and promoting the BTS
  • Work closely with the communications team to keep membership databases up-to-date

· To attend and contribute to all executive committee meetings

· To assist with the organisation of the annual scientific meeting and other events throughout the year

Student liaison officerSub-committee working with Member Secretary
  • To act as a liaison between the BTS and universities with regards to advertising and sponsorship
  • To liaise with student bodies/societies related to trauma to encourage engagement with the BTS
  • To assist with the organisation of the annual scientific meeting and other events throughout the year
International liaison officerSub-committee working with
  • To act as a liaison between the BTS and international, trauma-related bodies with regards to advertising and sponsorship. To increase engagement of such international bodies with the BTS
  • To assist with the organisation of the annual scientific meeting and other events throughout the year
  • To assist with the organisation of the annual scientific meeting and other events throughout the year
Website update leadSub-committee working with Communication Officer

·         Your role will be primarily to help with regular updates to the BTS Website. This will include content, both written and multimedia. In particular, we are planning to significantly expand the digital, interactive aspect of our website, and fill the members’ area with multimedia content.

·        To assist with the organisation of the annual scientific meeting and other events throughout the year

Desirable Skills:

  •  Computer literacy, familiarity with website design (specifically WordPress interface) and video editing
  • Familiarity with setting up private YouTube channels/ embedding into websites is desirable
  • Insight into Trauma care and Trauma Surgery is essential, to allow credible, high quality updating and editing of content
  • To assist with the organisation of the annual scientific meeting and other events throughout the year
Social media leadSub-committee working with Communication Officer

·        Your role will be to facilitate daily updates of the BTS Twitter Feed. This will include retweeting important news relating to Trauma in its entirety – ensuring a pan-specialty interest. You will also have to tweet about new, interesting and important innovations and research in the sphere of Trauma.

·        To assist with the organisation of the annual scientific meeting and other events throughout the year

             Desirable Skills:

  • Critically appraise a scientific/medical paper to ensure quality and create discussions on social media
  • Develop good online rapport with other Twitter users, and manage ‘troll traffic’ appropriately
  • Familiarity with Twitter and experience with updating and Retweeting is desirable
Email communications leadSub-committee working with Communication Officer

·        Your role will be to manage the two BTS email accounts daily (Exec account and Google account), and alert the appropriate member of the Exec as needed for any response. Where able/possible, you will be responsible for responding on behalf of the Exec or other sub-committees as appropriate. This role is new and set to expand and develop throughout the course of this year.

·        To assist with the organisation of the annual scientific meeting and other events throughout the year

Desirable Skills:

  • Good communication and organisational skills are paramount for this role.
Education sub-committeeSub-committee working with Education Leads

In line with the British Trauma Society’s overall mission of having a global impact on the care of the polytrauma patient, the Education Committee are actively engaged with numerous projects and international collaborative activities.

On behalf of the British Trauma Society we:

-support and deliver educational events including pre-conference workshops, adhoc themed conferences and courses and of course, the Annual Scientific Meeting.

-publish multi-disciplinary, multi-professional guidance and practicable protocols, for use in the care of severely injured, polytrauma patients