Vacancies: Executive Committee

The British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies (BAFTSS) Executive Committee (EC) has several posts coming up for election in April 2021 and we are inviting nominations to stand.

Posts (click on role titles to see detailed role descriptions on the BAFTSS website)


The posts are for three years. You may then stand for election for a second term for a maximum of six years consecutive service. 


Nominations for election into these positions shall comprise a proposer, a seconder and the agreement of the nominee. In the event of more than one candidate being nominated for any named position, an election will be held. Nominations will be made available ahead of the AGM. The winner will be the candidate achieving the highest number of votes cast by those present and eligible to vote. Each candidate, the person nominating and seconding has had to have current BAFTSS membership.


If you are interested in standing please fill in this Google Form stating which role you are standing for, including a brief candidate statement (200-250 words) outlining why you are interested in standing and what you can bring to the role, this should include your name, current institutional affiliation and job title and will be used in the election process.


  • Deadline for Nominations: 12 noon 15 March 2021

  • Nominations announced, online voting opens: 29 March 2021

  • Voting closes by: 12 noon 9 April

  • Results announced at Conference on 9 April


Before you apply

The current BAFTSS EC is majority white, cisgender and non-disabled. We believe our work will be stronger with greater diversity and welcome applications from those who bring difference. BAFTSS welcomes the whole person, and we understand that each of us bring our experiences, our backgrounds and our own unique lens to what we do. The current EC is also predominantly based in England so we also strongly encourage nominations from the Nations (Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland) and Regions so we can make the EC more representative. 


Read our Mission Statement

Read our Inclusivity Statement 

If you have any further enquiries about the roles or the process, then please email our current Chair, James Leggott –