We are the UK's leading organisation dedicated to realising the potential of scientists and engineers returning to research following a career break

Could you be our new Chair of Board of Trustees?

The Daphne Jackson Trust is the UK's leading organisation dedicated to realising the potential of scientists and engineers returning to research following a career break and is currently recruiting a new Chair of Board of Trustees, and new Trustees. Read on to find out more.

The Trust works in partnership with host universities and sponsors to offer flexible part-time paid fellowships to individuals who have taken a career break of two years or more for family, caring or health reasons. Fellowships are held in UK universities and research institutions.

As Chair of Board you will lead the Trust as it pursues its charitable objects in line with its mission and vision. The Board of Trustees sits twice a year and the post holder will need to commit at least 14 days per year to the role.

The ideal candidate will have a detailed understanding of the higher education, research and charity sectors, and preferably experience of being a Trustee. You will have a commitment to the Trust's purpose and values, demonstrate integrity, strategic vision and judgement, and be an effective leader. You should also have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and be able to work effectively with a team of experienced Trustees and the Trust's Chief Executive.

This position is not remunerated but expenses are paid.

We are extremely grateful to outgoing Chair of Board, Professor Dame Glynis Breakwell, Vice Chancellor at the University of Bath, who has led the Trust since 2009 and helped shape it into the forward looking organisation it is today.

Click here for further details of the role of Trustee and Chair of Board, or e.mail djmft@surrey.ac.uk.

Applications comprising CV and cover letter demonstrating your suitability for the role should be submitted via email by Wednesday 19th November 2014

A networking reception and interviews will take place on Wednesday 14th January 2015.