Chair of the Board of Trustees

The Science Council
Contract type
Voluntary role
hybrid working, with approximately two Board meetings per year in person in central London.
Closing date
15 Apr 2024
Voluntary, but reasonable expenses paid.

We are looking for a Chair who is passionate about science and promoting trust in the profession and work closely with trustees and our Chief Executive to lead the organisation.

You will need to have strategic leadership experience to drive and support our development and growth, bring a strong understanding of good governance, and be adept at leading and building inclusive, collaborative teams and cultures.  Our current strategy runs until 2025, and the next Chair will play a key role in shaping the Science Council’s future.

The appointment will be for an initial three-year term starting in September 2024 with the potential for renewal for a further three years.

How to apply 

The closing date for applications is midnight Monday 15th April. Interviews will be held in person in central London on Monday 29th April and the Science Council Board will make an appointment on Wednesday 22nd May. The successful candidate will start their term in office at the end of the Board Meeting in September.

Prior to making an application we invite you to have a discussion with Adam Donnan (Chair of the Board). Please contact the Governance and Corporate Services Manager, Oliver O’Hanlon ([email protected]) to arrange an informal discussion.

The candidate recruitment pack provides further details about the role and the application process.

If you do wish to apply, please send an up to date CV (which should be no more than 2 pages in length) and covering letter (which should be no more than 2 pages in length) outlining your suitability for the role to Oliver O’Hanlon ([email protected]). Please note that we will not accept applications that do not include a CV and covering letter.