Interested in science? We are looking for trustees like you

Job Title: Interested in science? We are looking for trustees like you
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: London
Salary: 0 - 0
Reference: TE2021
Contact Name: Oli O'Hanlon
Contact Email:
Job Published: February 08, 2021 17:13

Job Description

Do you have a passion for science and are looking to uses them to good effect? Do you have the interest, passion and skills to help lead the Science Council forward? This is an exciting opportunity to join our Board of Trustees to provide strategic leadership and direction to help us work collectively to tackle health and environmental challenges, deliver economic growth, and societal progress.

We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and experience, particularly those who are not afraid to challenge the status quo, who can provide new perspectives on the way we work and provide strategic leadership and direction to help us navigate the challenges facing the charity and the science community more broadly.

Whether you are an experienced trustee or looking to take on your first trustee role and have the time and energy to commit to the role, we want to hear from you.  

This year we are looking to fill FOUR trustee vacancies and is particularly keen to receive applications from people with knowledge and skills in the following areas (we don’t expect to find all of these skills in one person):

  • Policy networks and influence; because we want to influence science and education policy, and raise the profile of professionalism in science.
  • Employers of the scientific workforce; because we want to better understand what support the scientific workforce needs from the Science Council and professional bodies. 
  • PR / marketing; because we want to raise or visibility and profile so that we can connect better with the scientific workforce and support the career development of scientists and technicians of all disciplines.

If you do not have these skills but you believe that your background and expertise could be useful to us and you are interested in joining our Board, we still want to hear from you.

We want to ensure that our Board is as representative of the scientific workforce as possible. We would therefore particularly like to hear from women, ethnic minorities, younger people, disabled people and marginalised groups.

About us

The Science Council is a membership organisation for professional bodies and learned societies in science. Its membership embraces the breadth of science and represents most sectors of the economy; a broad range of scientific disciplines and multi-disciplinary scientific activity; and encompasses research scientists, industrial scientists, and technical staff.