Members of BMS Council

The following posts on Council are available from 1st January 2025:

  • Vice President
  • President-Elect
  • Chair of Publications Committee
  • Chair of Field Mycology and Conservation Committee
  • International Advisor
  • Council Member

These vacancies offer an opportunity to get involved with the Society, to enable the Society to grow and thrive and achieve our mission of promoting fungal science internationally.  We are looking for people willing to bring energy, enthusiasm and commitment to the role, and who will broaden the diversity of thinking on our Council.  You do not need previous governance experience – we will fully support those who suit the roles but who may have limited or no experience as charity Trustees. 


Further information

The Council is the governing body for the Society, ensuring compliance with the Constitution, developing the strategy, and ensuring resources are used effectively to deliver the Society's mission and objectives. The Council works closely with the Executive Officer and other staff of the BMS Office. All members of BMS Council are Trustees of the Society.

Individual role descriptions - outlines of the main responsibilities of each of the above roles

BMS Trustee role description - responsibilities of a BMS Trustee

Post-holders will start in the roles on 1 January 2025, after election at the Annual General Meeting, and will be expected to become members of the BMS, if membership is not already held.

Questions or queries?  Please email Executive Officer, Dr Emma Thompson.


How to apply

Members are invited to send their recommendations for the above posts on Council.  Recommendations must include:

  • A brief statement (up to 250 words) outlining how the individual meets the requirements of the role 
  • The written agreement of the individual
  • The names of at least two current members of the Society who support the recommendation

Supply of a CV is optional.

Deadline: Friday, 7 June 2024. Please send recommendations by email to the Executive Officer, Dr Emma Thompson


Process of nomination and election

Council will consider all recommendations and circulate the list of nominated candidate(s) for each post to members by 20 June. Members may then submit any other recommendations by 20 July.  If, as a result, the list of nominated candidates has changed, it will be recirculated to members at least two months in advance of the Annual General Meeting (i.e. by 24 July).

Election of candidates will take place at the AGM on 25th September 2024.  The method of voting will be communicated to members in advance.