Trustee Directors - Scientific

Salary range: n/a
Post no. 1004414
Contract length: 3 years
Department: Governance
Opening date: 23 February 2023
Closing date: 06 April 2023

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You will need to download, save and complete a copy of the application form using Microsoft Word or prepare a copy of your CV that contains all the information requested in the application form.


The Earlham Institute (EI) is a hub of life science research, training, and innovation focused on understanding the natural world through the lens of genomics. The Institute is located with five other partners on the Norwich Research Park, a bioscience cluster with an excellent reputation in plant and microbial sciences, interdisciplinary  environmental  sciences, and food, diet and health research.

The Board of Trustee Directors is looking to appoint 2 new Trustees who have experience in a scientific field. Previous experience as a member of executive or non-executive relevant board or committee is essential. As a non-executive director and trustee of the charity you will use strategic leadership skills, together with integrity, to lead EI. You will be prepared to devote at least 10 days per year, for a term of 3 years.

If you believe you can make a significant contribution to the governance and development of this cutting-edge research institute, and you can give the necessary commitment, please see the candidate brief:

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Board Structure

The EI’s Board is currently chaired by Professor Peter Holland. There are currently nine non-executive Trustee Directors; their collective experiences include: scientific research, commerce, finance and law.

Full details of the current Board members can be found here.

This recruitment is to replace two of the four current Trustee Directors with scientific experience on the Board, when Professors Tom Richards and Ed Louis rotate off the Board in March and June 2023 respectively. 


Application process

You should make your application by forwarding your CV, equal opportunities monitoring form, and cover letter saying why you should be appointed to this post, together with a personal statement addressing the candidate specification.

We suggest this is no more than two sides of A4 as a Word document. These should be sent to: View our application privacy policy here

You will find it useful to have a look at our website before applying, and The Charity Commission website will also be useful.

The closing date is 6 April 2023 (11.59 pm BST).

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