Call for applications – ESVS President

by | Apr 4, 2023 | News

We would like to announce this call for candidates for the position of ESVS President.

The ESVS President is elected into a 3-year term; one year as Deputy President Elect, one year as President Elect and finally holding the position of ESVS President for the final year (2025-2026).

The ESVS President plays a key role in running and organising the society, in addition to the advancement and development of the ESVS and vascular surgery as a whole. They also have a legal responsibility as a Charity Trustee and represent ESVS externally.

The main responsibilities of the ESVS President are to:

  • Lead the AGM, Council and ExCo meetings in coordination with the Secretary General, including preparation of the agenda, review of content and minutes and chairing the meetings
  • Lead the strategic direction of the ESVS
  • Represent ESVS externally
  • Lead the Annual Meeting during their term

Annual Meeting

The ESVS President decides about the scientific topics and many key aspects.

  • The President decides, in collaboration with the Programme Committee Chair and Secretary General, which Joint-Sessions, common sessions with the hosting nation´s society, and which ESVS-symposia will take place. The organisation of each of these symposia/sessions can be delegated to Programme Committee members, so that work will be equally divided and the President can keep an overall view
  • The President needs to keep an eye on the industry requirements. They need to be respected whenever possible
  • The President proposes the names for the Nikolai Volodos and Janet Powell lectures.
  • Together with SG and Treasurer and the ESVS office, the President makes budget decisions and supervises the budget during the regular budget calls set by the ESVS office. The President can be asked for help for reaching out to potential Annual Meeting sponsors where ESVS office or the PCO has difficulties.
  • The education and training program, adjunct to the meeting, is organised by the ESVS Academy chair in connection with the Secretary General and ExCo

We expect the successful candidate to be engaged with the Society activities from the beginning of their term as Deputy President Elect; and to begin representing ESVS in relevant forums.  As President, the successful candidate will sit on the following committees:

  • Executive Committee,
  • Industry Relations and Business Development Committee,
  • Annual Meeting Programme Committee and Budget team,
  • Masterclass Programme Committee (and as President Elect will chair the committee)

Being part of these committees requires attending regular online meetings (approximately 1 per month per committee) plus onsite meetings when required.  In addition, the ESVS President can be asked to represent the Society at related meetings (Charing Cross, Veith, SVS Annual Meeting, other National Society meetings).

If you believe you fit the profile and could be a driving force in the future of ESVS then we welcome your application.

Please submit your CV and a cover letter to before the 1st June 2023.

Selected candidates will be invited to present their application during the onsite ESVS Council Meeting in Belfast on Tuesday 26th September, and a vote will be cast.  The successful applicant will begin the role of Deputy President Elect at the closing of the 2023 Annual Meeting.

ESVS is committed to encouraging diversity and inclusion and as such welcome applications from groups currently less represented within the Society.

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