Board Directors - UK Biobank

Greater London

UK Biobank Ltd

Trustees Unlimited is very proud to be supporting UK Biobank with their search for Board Directors.

Closing date for applications

Who we are

Established in 2003, UK Biobank is a major, unparalleled resource for health research on a national and international scale. It’s a ground-breaking project that provides scientists with extraordinary information, to grow a unique and valuable resource for future generations.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a truly exceptional organisation.
Trustees Unlimited is very proud to be supporting UK Biobank with their search for Board Directors.  
The Role
The Board Directors are responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction of UK Biobank, its financial health, the probity of its activities and developing the organisation’s aims, objectives and goals in accordance with their agreed strategy, legal and regulatory guidelines. We expect that Board Directors will also sit on one of the main sub-committees, namely the Access Committee, the Ethics Advisory Committee or the Audit and Risk Committee.  
The Person
The successful candidates will combine strong intellect and gravitas with commercial acumen, senior experience of operating at Board level and a commitment to inclusivity. We are keen to strengthen the Board by recruiting new Board Directors who will broaden the existing skills and drive UK Biobank forward. We are particularly interested in hearing from people who have expertise in:
  • Finance, Research Ethics and Governance
  • Genetics and Genetic Epidemiology
  • General Epidemiology
Further Information
Board Director roles are remunerated at £8,000 per annum and up to £12,000 per annum dependent on committee membership. For extensive information about UK Biobank, the scope of the Board Director role, and the candidates we are looking for, please download the Candidate Information Pack.  
Closing date: Friday 20th September 2019 Preliminary interviews with Trustees Unlimited: Week commencing 30th September 2019 Final interviews with the UK Biobank appointments panel, and other informal meetings: Week commencing 28th October 2019  
How to Apply
To apply for this position please provide the following two pieces of information:
  • A comprehensive CV, including details of your achievements in each role and details of two referees.
  • A supporting statement, explaining how you believe your skills and experience match the requirements of the role, directly addressing the criteria as outlined in the person specification.
For an informal and confidential discussion about the role, please contact: Melissa Baxter - 07789 985229 /
Closing date for applications

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