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Opportunities to join the Trustee Board of UKRIO


We are seeking to make new appointments to our Board of Trustees.

The UK Research Integrity Office (UKRIO) is an independent charity, offering support to the public, researchers and organisations to further good practice in academic, scientific and medical research. We promote integrity and high ethical standards in research, as well as robust and fair methods to address poor practice and misconduct. We pursue these aims through our publications on research practice, in-depth support and services for research employers, our education and training activities, and by providing expert guidance in response to requests for assistance from individuals and organisations. More than 100 universities and research organisations subscribe to UKRIO, including most of those within the Russell Group.

We are interested in encouraging a broad range of applicants from academia, professional bodies and the corporate sector. We intend that one of the successful new appointments will have expertise in finance and/or from the charity sector.

Particular consideration will be taken to the diversity composition of the Trustee Board.


The work of UKRIO and its Trustees

Learn about our vision, mission and values here.

As a member of the Trustee Board, you will share the collective responsibility for the effective governance and development of UKRIO, setting its major policies and agreeing the strategic direction of the charity. A role description and person specification can be found here.

The Board is chaired by Professor Sir Ian Boyd and meets four times a year. Board members are also encouraged to undertake specific duties e.g. membership of sub-committees, or other cross-cutting positions. Board members will also be expected to represent the charity in other forums, including external roles and at public events.

Salary: these roles are unremunerated, but reasonable expenses will be reimbursed.

Time commitment: four Trustee meetings a year plus several other meetings of Trustee Board sub-committees. Trustees are also able to become involved in the wider work of the charity if they wish to, but this is not obligatory.


Application process

If you would like an informal discussion about the role of a Trustee of UKRIO, please email james.parry@ukrio.org and a call with a member of the senior leadership team will be arranged.

To apply, please submit your CV and cover letter of no more than 500 words to james.parry@ukrio.org by 21 December 2020.


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