Science Council seeks next President

Science Council seeks next President
17 February 2020
Are you passionate about championing the value of the science profession to a wide audience?

The Science Council is seeking its next President to succeed Professor Sir Keith Burnett FRS, who will step down in October 2020 after four years in the role.

The office of President is a critical role for the Science Council; they welcome applications from high calibre individuals who can passionately champion the value of the science profession, and with the time and energy to commit to the role.

The ideal candidate is someone who has the gravitas and ability to influence at the highest level, acting as an ambassador for the Science Council to strengthen the reach and impact of the charity.

If you are interested or know of someone who would be interested in this role, we encourage you to share this opportunity with them.


Time commitment

The role requires a minimum commitment of 10 full days per annum.


Term of office

The successful candidate will succeed Sir Keith in October 2020. Currently the term of office for the position is a four-year term, but the Science Council is in the process of amending their Bylaws so that the President’s term of office will be for two years.

More information about the role and the essential criteria can be found in the Candidate information pack and on the Science Council website.


How to apply

To formally apply, please provide a statement outlining why you are interested in the opportunity and what you would bring to the role. Applications should be sent to the Governance Manager, Oliver O’Hanlon by 11.59pm on Monday 16th March 2020. Shortlisting will take place on Thursday 26th March and shortlisted candidates will be invited to discuss the role with the Nomination Committee. The expected date for appointment is at our 2020 Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 30th June.

If you would like to have an informal conversation about the role you can contact the Chair, Dr Helen Pain and/or the Chief Executive, Helen Gordon

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