Closing date: 6 June 2022

Full job description available here.

Ground breaking treatments and innovations address a need – a healthcare challenge that requires a solution. Charities are a big part of this. They focus on the priorities of patients, supporting research into unmet needs and neglected conditions bringing together partners to remove barriers and accelerate the delivery of treatments and improvements to prevention, diagnosis and care.

Around half of the medical research carried out by non-commercial organisations in the UK is funded by charities. The Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC) is the membership organisation that represents over 150 of the UK’s leading medical and health research charities. Together they funded a staggering £1.7 billion of research in 2020. As a membership body, this one is special. Being part of it is a hallmark of quality and responsible research funding. We provide a strong collective voice to influence on behalf of our members, whilst connecting and supporting them.

After seven highly successful years, our current chair Lord Sharkey will be standing down and we now seek a new chair to lead the AMRC through the next period of its development.

The role requires a proactive and influential individual with a strong track record of senior leadership. An appreciation of the contribution of charities to medical and health research would be helpful.

Working with the Executive Council and Chief Executive, the chair’s leadership is vital to maintaining a strong membership body ready to meet the challenges ahead. The ability to help build/strengthen relationships within government and with new/existing external partners is essential. The role is unpaid and will require a commitment of two days per month including Council meetings. The term is for three years with the possibility of serving a further three-year term. The chair is well-supported by the Chief Executive and our small team based in London.

Queries can be directed to AMRC’s Chief Executive, Nicola Perrin, at [email protected].

To apply please write to Nicola Perrin at [email protected].