Development Board Member


Cure Parkinson's

Cure Parkinson’s is here for the cure. We are seeking a well-connected, influential and collaborative individual to join our newly created Development Board.

Closing date for applications

Who we are

10 million people, globally, already have Parkinson’s. It is the world’s fastest growing neurological condition. 1 in every 37 people will be diagnosed with Parkinson's at some point in their life.

Since its launch in 2005, Cure Parkinson’s has been a disruptive force for good. Most recently redefining Parkinson’s research with the introduction of the International Linked Clinical Trial (iLCT) programme. Each year this programme brings together an international group of scientists, clinicians, patients and charities to work on one goal – to identify drugs with robust evidence of potential to cure Parkinson’s.

But there is much more to be done. We urgently need to accelerate Cure Parkinson’s research to realise the charity’s vision of a world free from Parkinson’s.

The Role: 

Cure Parkinson’s scientists have identified and prioritised for clinical trial a pipeline of 49 iLCT drugs which show the most promise for cure: each of these drugs has the potential to slow, stop or reverse Parkinson’s. Some are already in trial, but at least 15 of the most promising do not yet have funding and need to be put into trial as soon as possible.

Our aim is to dramatically increase the rate at which we can investigate the remainder of these 49 drugs, to be put into trial, over the next five years. This will require Cure Parkinson’s to expand the current run-rate income generation of the charity from £15m over the next five years to £55m.

To assist with this, Cure Parkinson’s is establishing a Development Board: a collection of highly motivated and well-connected individuals that are united in their drive and commitment to cure Parkinson’s.

The Development Board will play a pivotal role in this step-change in income and therefore the rate of research, leading to cure. It is expected that within our goal of £55m the Development Board will either directly generate or influence at least £25m of income for research.

The Board Member’s aim is to utilise their personal contacts, industry insights and connections to enable the Board to raise funds by securing new donations or securing income-generating opportunities.

The Person: 

The ideal candidate for the Development Board will share our drive and commitment to cure Parkinson’s. We are looking for collaborative senior professionals who enjoy working with others.

You will act as an ambassador for the charity and have a wide personal and/or professional network that you, with the support of the charity, will use to secure new donations and/or income-generating opportunities.

The board will meet quarterly in person either in London or virtually. Cure Parkinson’s will provide a detailed induction to the charity and the research funded for all board members.

Previous experience on a charity board is not essential.

A full job description for the board member role is available on request.

Supporting documents

  • FInal-Development-Board-Member-Job-Description.docx - Download
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