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This is a volunteer (unpaid) role as a charity trustee. The Vice-President for Cultural Development aims to support the organisation’s work to diversify the pool of leaders within science and society – and bring in voices from policy, business, the media and underrepresented groups. This role sits alongside the Vice-Presidents of our Engagement and Education programmes and fellow Council members.

We are looking for someone who has a passion for our vision and goals, and can commit to the time and effort required. Our Council members need strategic vision, independent judgement, and an ability to work effectively as part of a team. 

As one of the charity’s senior representatives, you will have extensive networks in policy with experience of working with key influencers in government and the civil service in areas such as science, technology, innovation, digital, the creative industries or education.

It would be helpful to have experience of supporting change management initiatives around equity, diversity and inclusion, but this is not essential. Leadership abilities, communication skills, good judgement, and personal gravitas will be very valuable.

We are especially keen to hear from people from communities who are currently under-represented on Council, including people from ethnic minority backgrounds and people with disabilities.

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