Trustee

Recruiter
PHYSIOLOGICAL SOCIETY
Location
London, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
17 Aug 2019
Closes
05 Sep 2019
Ref
1237913665
Sector
Charity
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The Society is seeking to broaden the skills and diversity of its Board of Trustees and is looking to appoint an External Trustee. We are interested in hearing from people with skills, knowledge and expertise in income diversification.

Time commitment

4- 5 meetings per annum (4 year term)

Role specification

We are looking to appoint an External Trustee with experience of operating at a senior strategic level with an emphasis on diversifying business income streams in either the not for profit, or commercial sectors. The candidate would also need an understanding of governance and the fundamental duties and responsibilities of a Trustee.

The Society is researching alternative income streams to mitigate the risk of its current reliance on its publications income. The landscape of publishing is shifting and developments in the open access movement could impact on the security of this income stream over the longer term. Our income diversification and business development Trustee would provide experience to the board on the investment in and, the development of alternative profitable products and services that would also achieve the organisation's purpose.

The Society is committed to inclusion, equality and diversity and encourages expressions of interest from all communities and backgrounds.

Candidates may be asked to attend an interview on 17 September.

Other skills, knowledge and experience
  • Significant and demonstrable experience and knowledge in diversifying business income streams.
  • Understanding of issues affecting the not for profit sector including charity governance are desirable but not essential.
  • Understanding of and commitment to the responsibilities of a Company Director and Charity Trustee according to the law and ethical standards of the UK and the Charity Commission.

Personal qualities
  • Proven successful leadership at a senior level.
  • Ability to act with integrity and in the best interest of The Society, avoiding any personal conflicts of interest.
  • A commitment to the charity, its vision and mission and strategic objects.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and relationship-building skills e.g. quick thinking, open minded, with the ability to listen and engage effectively and promote a collaborative team environment.
  • Ability to demonstrate tact and diplomacy and challenge constructively and positively where appropriate.
  • Ability to persuade others and represent the charity externally as an ambassador and influencer for the organisation.
  • Ability to think creatively.

About the organisation

The Physiological Society brings together over 3,500 scientists from over 60 countries. Since its foundation in 1876, its members have made significant contributions to our knowledge of biological systems and the treatment of disease.

The Society promotes physiology and supports those working in the field by organising world-class scientific meetings, offering grants for research, collaboration and international travel, and by publishing the latest developments in their leading scientific journals, The Journal of Physiology, Experimental Physiology and Physiological Reports.

The Society also runs events for the general public on how physiology relates to everyday life, and for students who may be considering physiology as a career. Membership is available for all career stages, from undergraduate level to senior level scientists.

The Society is a charitable organisation with stated charitable objects and aims which are of public benefit.

Website: www.physoc.org

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