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Board Directors - UK Biobank

Organisation: Board Directors - UK Biobank
Reference: 5850
Vacancy Type: Other
Deadline: 16th September 2019
Region: Nation Wide

Vacancy Details

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

The Organisation

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.

The Role

We are looking for high-calibre individuals with a passion for and commitment to the organisation's vision to join the Board and work with the Chief Executive to drive the organisation forward into the next phase of the strategy.

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: Monday 16th September 2019
  • Preliminary interviews with Trustees Unlimited: Weeks commencing 16th & 23rd September 2019
  • Final interviews with the UK Biobank appointments panel, and other informal meetings: Week commencing 14th 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 / melissa.baxter@russam-gms.co.uk

Advert Start Date: 29th July 2019
Contact Telephone Number: 07789 985229
Contact Name: Melissa Baxter
Contact E-mail: melissa.baxter@russam-gms.co.uk
Url: https://trustees-unlimited.co.uk/become-a-trustee/5850/board-directors-uk-biobank

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