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Applications welcome for the position of UKSSB Secretary

The UKSSB is looking for suitable candidates for the post of UKSSB Secretary, which is a voluntary unremunerated post (essential expenses are reimbursed).

We welcome applications from candidates from all areas of the spinal professional community.

For the full job description and candidate specification, download the full advert HERE, or see below.

How to Apply

If you are interested in this position, please send a CV and a short covering letter by Monday 26th June 2023 to


UKSSB Secretary Job Description

The Secretary has both day-to-day and strategic responsibility for maintaining the business continuity of the Board and it’s functions. The Secretary needs to be a well-organised professional who can ensure that the minutes prepared in a satisfactory way and they can then be presented to the Board as required by the Constitution. This takes between one and two hours a week. Every month, the e-bulletin must be prepared collated and published in collaboration with the Executive Assistant – a task that takes two to four hours. The Secretary works to ensure that the Association’s website is up-to-date, and accurately displays information and details of society proceedings. The Secretary has a close working relationship with the Board’s event sub-committee to deliver the biennial conference BritSpine. The Secretary is part of the three-person executive team of the UKSSB along with the Chair and Treasurer, and as a result has voting rights at Board meetings. This role also covers other aspects as required when they arise, and is not limited to the above.

Candidate Specification


• Member of one of the UKSSB constituent societies

• Previous society executive experience

• Proven track record of organisational delivery of projects and documents

• Excellent organisational and communication skills

• Ability to work with UKSSB partners across a number of sectors

• Willingness to commit time on a regular basis for delivery of agreed objectives (average three hours per week, one day every six months for face-to-face meetings and up to a further three evenings per year for Board conference calls)


• Previous scientific or similar meeting organisation experience

• Previous secretarial experience

Duration of Appointment: 3 years (extendable for a further 3 years)

Position Start Date: August 2023 (subject to negotiation and a period of shadowing of current postholder)

If you are interested in this position, please send a CV and a short covering letter by Monday 26th June 2023 to

Interviews via Zoom are envisaged to take place on or near Thursday 6th July 2023 (subject to change).


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