Alzheimer’s Research UK (ARUK) is the UK's leading dementia research charity, dedicated to causes, diagnosis, prevention, treatment and cure. We have a bold vision - a world where people are free from the fear, harm and heartbreak of dementia. Backed by our passionate scientists and supporters, we’re challenging the way people think about dementia, uniting the big thinkers in the field and funding the innovative science that will deliver a cure.
We are now looking for two Trustees to join our Board and are keen to hear from candidates who share our passion and vision; who can bring energy and expertise to our Board; and who can apply their skills and expertise to help us reach our goals. As an ARUK Trustee, you will be taking on a highly valued and critical role at the charity, setting the strategic vision; taking overall responsibility for the charity’s governance and operations; and acting as ambassadors for our work and vision.
We would like to hear from candidates who can enhance the work of our Board. We welcome applicants from all communities, backgrounds and geographies in order that we reflect the diverse nature of the people we serve and who support us. We particularly encourage women and people from BAME communities to apply for these roles, as these groups are underrepresented at this level.
The Board meets five times a year. While meetings are currently virtual, we hope that in the future we will be able to meet in person twice a year either at our head office in Granta Park, near Cambridge, or in London.
The work of the Board is further supported by Sub-Committees and Scientific Advisory Groups.
We ask all our Trustees to commit to attending meetings, where possible, as well as to join suitable Committees/ Groups, based on their skills and expertise.
In turn we hugely value their support and work with all our Trustees to shape their role around their particular skills and interests. We will provide exciting opportunities for them to engage with the charity’s work; provide support for all new Trustees through a full induction; and we offer ongoing support from our Senior Management and Governance teams.
Trustees are appointed for an initial term of one year, followed up by up to three subsequent terms of up to three years (maximum of 10 years). Roles are unremunerated, but reasonable expenses (e.g., travel) will be reimbursed.
For more information on the role of a Trustee at ARUK, please download the Vacancy Pack for more details.
The closing date for applications is the 9 May 2021, with interviews likely to be held on 17 & 18 May 2021. We would encourage applicants to submit their application at the earliest opportunity as the closing date may be brought forward at any time. Should we wish to contact you to arrange an earlier interview this will be arranged based on the availability of the candidate and the panel. Please indicate in your cover letter if you are unable to attend on a particular day.
In order to be considered, please create an online account using our Online Recruitment System which can be accessed through our Job Vacancies Page. You will be able to attach a CV and covering letter to your application, track your application and view other vacancies that may be of interest.
To view further details about this role and the benefits of working for us please visit the Alzheimer’s Research UK website.
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