BARS Council Elections - Council Positions Vacant

Council Vacancies

BARS Council Elections 2021


The British Association of Retinal Screening is run by an elected council of volunteers drawn from a range of roles within the field of diabetic eye screening across the UK. We have six upcoming vacancies on the BARS Council, and are therefore looking for enthusiastic individuals to fill these positions.

As a BARS council member you will be expected to attend four council meetings a year, one of which is at the annual BARS conference. The others are a mix of Teams and/or face to face which are generally held in London, although other locations may be used as required, and your travel expenses will be paid to attend these meetings.

To stand for election to the BARS Council you must be a BARS member resident in the UK and currently working within diabetic eye screening in some capacity, and if successful, you will be elected to council for a period of 3 years. During that time you will have the opportunity to contribute to everything BARS does. That may include helping to organise the annual conference and other events, working to develop our education and training resources, assisting with the production of the Diabetic Eye Journal and suggesting new ways for BARS to support its members. We do our best to utilise council members' particular skills whenever possible, but the main requirement is an enthusiasm and interest in diabetic eye screening, and a willingness to give up your time to help those working within it.

2021 Positions

This year we are looking for members with particular skills to take on the roles of

  • Treasurer - You will deal with the accounts and reconciliation of BARS incomings and expenditures.
  • QA/Failsafe co-ordinator - You will be involved with the failsafe forum and will ensure quality assurance issues are dealt with.
  • Conference co-ordinator - You will assist with the planning and delivery of the annual conference.
  • Two Web/education design skills members - You will assist with education matters and the website.
  • Trainee/student member - for the first time, we are looking to have a trainee/student member who is currently undertaking the health screeners diploma (proof required from your programme).

The support of your manager is important, and if you are successful in the election, BARS will seek their approval before confirming your place on council.

If you would like to stand for election

If you would like to stand for election to the BARS Council, please enter some brief details about yourself. As a guide, see the council member profiles by clicking here »

To enter your details

If you are currently logged into the BARS website then it is recommended that you logout of the BARS website and then click here »

You will be prompted to login. After logging in you will be automatically redirected to the Bars election system where you can choose the position(s) you wish to stand for.

If for some reason you find that you are logged in and are not redirected to the election system then you can click here »

If you register then you should receive an email to your registered email address after registration, it may take up to 30 minutes. If you encounter any issues or do not receive a confirmation email after registering then please contact

You have until Midnight on Friday 30th July 2021 to do this, and your details will be published on the BARS website when the election opens on 2nd August 2021. Voting will remain open until Midnight Friday 27th August 2021 and other members will have the chance to cast their votes during this period. The winners will be announced at the beginning of September via email and confirmed at our virtual conference and on the BARS Website on 24th September 2021.


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