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Research Grants Committee – vacancy for co-chair

Research Grants Committee - vacancy for co-chair

Unpaid, voluntary role

Closing date: 5pm, 25 May 2022

Call for an experienced funding panel or committee member.

We are looking to recruit a new co-chair to co-lead our Research Grants Committee, with the formal appointment by end of June 2022. The successful individual will be expected work jointly with the current co-chair.

Who are we?

We are the largest charity dedicated to kidney research in the UK.  Our research strategy to 2030 outlines our four strategic objectives and what we want to achieve through research in the next ten years or sooner. We rely almost wholly on donations from the UK public and we believe that everybody deserves a life free from kidney disease.

Thanks to the generous gifts from our supporters, our research breakthroughs mean more kidney patients and their families have the chance of a normal life.

Is this you?

We are seeking a new co-chair to join us following rotation of a current co-chair and to continue to provide excellent leadership of our Research Grants Committee and adherence to governance processes.

Candidates should have experience sitting on a funding panel or committee prior to applying.

We are seeking a new co-chair to join us now and help us!

Bearing in mind our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusivity and providing equal opportunities to everyone, we encourage applications from all sections of the community.

What is expected?

Ideally we are seeking an individual who will be able to undertake the role with us before rotating off after a maximum of six years’ service.

The time commitment is remote working leading and during the assessment process, with attendance at virtual panel meetings. Administration support is provided to the co-chairs by our office.

We are looking at when we might re-establish at least one panel meeting as a face-to-face meeting which would be held a convenient location and venue for attendees. The role is voluntary and all reasonable out of pocket expenses will be promptly reimbursed.

How to apply

If you are interested in this opportunity, and would like to discuss with us to find out more please contact:

Elaine Davies, director of research operations
[email protected]
01733 367835

Or if you wish to submit your interest and be considered, please email a short CV (no more than two pages) and brief summary outlining your area of expertise, previous or current review panel experience and how you feel you could contribute to the committee by 25 May 2022.

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