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Lay Trustee

Lay Trustee


The British Thoracic Society (BTS) is seeking a Lay Trustee to provide non-clinical input and insight on the Board of Trustees.

To work with senior staff and Trustees to develop the work that has already been done to involve public and patient/carer contributions and voices in the work of the Society.

We hope that the new appointee will bring expertise about the health service (in as wide a definition of that term as possible) and add to the diversity of the membership of the current Board. Board members demonstrate a positive mix of ages and gender, with all other Trustees being employed within the NHS in clinical (not necessarily medical) roles.


We are seeking someone to serve for a three year term, to December 2023. The Board of the Society meets (currently via remote meetings software) 4 times a year (with an Awayday every third year in addition to the quarterly meetings). We expect that the Lay Trustee will also be involved, possibly as many as one extra meeting per month. We have accessible offices in central London which we anticipate will be used as soon as circumstances allow.

We also provide Trustee training (refresher and induction) annually

This is a non-remunerated role. Travel expenses and other reasonable out-of-pocket expenses will be met, however.

Please see the Job Description here for full details.

Further information can be found on our website here, which includes an interview with our previous Lay Trustee.

If you are interested in the role, please apply by sending a short CV about your life and work; and a short statement about why you are applying and what you could bring to the position, by email to

Sheila will be happy to answer any queries you may have before you apply. Please email her to arrange a call.