Vacancies on the Council

This page gives details of any current vacancies on the BSECS Council. Vacancies are normally advertised in the autumn of the year and appointments are made or elections held in time for the Society’s AGM, which happens during the Annual Conference in January. Occasionally, vacancies may arise during the year if people step down from the Council.

Those seeking nomination to the BSECS Council should be members in good standing. The roles are voluntary, but we do pay travel and other relevant expenses.

The normal procedure is for people to nominate themselves for a position on the Council. You may nominate someone else but it is probably a good idea to ask them first! The Society will then appoint one of the nominated persons (for appointed roles) or hold an election (for elected roles). For more information about our elections and appointments procedure, please read our constitution.

For queries about vacancies, nominations, appointments, and elections, please contact the BSECS secretary:

Current Vacancies

The British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies is currently seeking one nomination to its Council. We are seeking:

  1. One Assistant Treasurer

Student members of the Society are not eligible for this position. Those elected to the vacant posts will take up their positions immediately.

1. Nominations for Assistant Treasurer

The BSECS Executive Committee invites nominations (and self-nominations) for the role of assistant treasurer. There is one vacancy.

The assistant treasurer works closely with the treasurer to carry out the day-to-day business of BSECS. In practice, this will often entail setting up payments on the online banking system, maintaining the accounts database, and deputizing for the treasurer when they are unable to attend committee meetings.

The position requires team working, organisation, good time management, and attention to detail. Knowledge of accounting practice is not required, but the holder of this role should be comfortable with using Excel. This is a voluntary position but the Society pays for all travel and accommodation expenses associated with the roles.

Nominees should submit a short statement outlining their experience, their current academic status/affiliation (if applicable), and expressing their interest in the role to the Secretary (

The British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies seeks to create and support a diverse and inclusive community of researchers and scholars from all sections of society and warmly encourages applications to council posts from members of under-represented groups. Our Equality and Diversity statement is available here:

For more information, please contact