The Microbiology Society is a membership charity for scientists interested in microbes, their effects, and their practical uses. It is one of the largest microbiology societies in Europe with a worldwide membership based in universities, industry, hospitals, research institutes, and schools.
Our members have a unique depth and breadth of knowledge about the discipline. The Society’s role is to help unlock and harness the potential of that knowledge.
The Audit, Risk, and Evaluation Committee is responsible for ensuring scrutiny and transparency in the financial management of the Society as well as oversight of the Society’s risk management processes and its approach to impact and evaluation to support the Society’s three main strategic objectives:
We will enable our members to strengthen their existing relationships and gain access to new communities, unlocking the potential for knowledge exchange. We will advance our understanding of microbiology and champion the contribution made by microbiology, our members, and their work in addressing global challenges. We will reinforce the Society’s long-term sustainability and resilience by diversifying income streams, increasing efficiency, and ensuring robust governance.
The Chair of the Audit, Risk, and Evaluation Committee, an external Chair, plays a key role by supporting and constructively challenging the executive members of the Council but does not sit on Council directly. The Chair should use their experience and knowledge to provide an external perspective on the strategic direction of the Society’s work and contribute by constructively challenging its performance whilst maintaining independence of thought. They will also provide an informal source of independent advice to the Chief Executive, the Chief Operations Officer, and other directors as appropriate and will report to Council annually at its July meeting.
The appointment will be for a fixed period of three years.
For more information about the Society, please visit our website.
Please attach your CV and a short Covering Letter
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Closing date: 19th August 2022
To know more about this role, please contact Jo Manning, Chief Operations Officer, contact details are available on our website
It is important that you DO NOT include your Personal Information i.e. name and contact details in your CV or Cover Letter. This is because the Microbiology Society is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation, or age. We value, promote, and seek diversity.
The Society also takes the security of your data seriously. It has internal policies and controls in place to ensure that your data is not lost, accidentally destroyed, misused, or disclosed, and is not accessed except by our employees in the proper performance of their duties.
Please note that due to limited resources it is not possible for the Society to acknowledge receipt of applications. If you do not hear from us within two weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.
“We are interested in every candidate who is eligible to work in the United Kingdom. However, we are not able to sponsor visas.”
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