Non-Executive Director - The National Centre for Atmospheric Science
Location: Leeds and London
Date Posted: 15/04/2019
Closing Date: 22/05/2019
The National Centre for Atmospheric Science is a world leading research centre dedicated to the advancement of atmospheric science, funded by the Natural Environment Research Council. We carry out research in air pollution, climate and high-impact weather, and long-term global changes in atmospheric composition and climate, and provide the UK community with state-of-the-art technologies for observing and modelling the atmosphere. These include a research aircraft, advanced ground-based observational facilities, computer modelling and support, and facilities for storing and analysing data. We play a significant and influential role in many international science programmes and provide the UK with advice, leadership and national capability in atmospheric science.
NCAS is looking to appoint two non-executive directors to the NCAS Management Board. The Board provides the top level strategy and oversight of the operation of NCAS. The Board was formally constituted in late 2018, its formation being part of an organisation-wide restructuring designed to create a more coherent, agile and dynamic organisation fit for the 21st century and the science challenges that lie ahead. For NCAS, these new non-executive director roles are highly significant, signalling a major shift in the level of organisational maturity.
As a non-executive director, you will provide constructive challenge, thoughtful insight, and independent scrutiny to help the Board achieve its mission to be a world-leading research centre dedicated to the advancement of atmospheric science. You will not necessarily need to have experience as a researcher or practitioner in atmospheric science, however you will have extensive experience of operating at a senior level in a complex science-related research, business or governmental organisation.
The successful candidate will be appointed for an initial period of two or three years by mutual agreement. Remuneration is £450/day with an expected contribution of between 8 and 12 days each year.
NCAS is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and welcomes applications from all. Applications from women, those with a disability and members of minority ethnic groups, who are currently under-represented at senior levels in the research and innovation community, are therefore especially encouraged.
The closing date is 10.00 UTC on Wednesday 22 May 2019.
For more information about NCAS and to download an application pack, please visit our website www.ncas.ac.uk