Trustees wanted with finance and risk management skills

Job Title: Trustees wanted with finance and risk management skills
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: London
Salary: 0 - 0
Reference: N/A
Contact Name: Oli O'Hanlon
Contact Email:
Job Published: February 19, 2020 10:12

Job Description

Do you have an interest in science? Do you have the 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 environmental challenges, deliver economic growth, and societal progress.

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.

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

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

  • Finance and risk management; because we want to safeguard against short and long-term uncertainties in fluctuations in our income and manage our exposure to risk.
  • Workforce planning/long-term workforce trends; because we want to be able to adapt to the long-term changes in the world of work to ensure we meet the needs of the scientific workforce.
  • Policy networks and influence; because we want to influence science and education policy, and raise the profile of professionalism in science.
  • Practising scientists of all disciplines; because we want to better understand what support the scientific workforce needs from the Science Council and professional bodies.