Closing date: 18/03/2018

About us:

Alzheimer’s Research UK is the UK’s leading research charity. We have a bold vision – a world where people are free from the fear, harm and heartbreak of dementia – and a mission to bring about the first life-changing treatment for dementia by 2025. To achieve this, we power world class research that give us the best chance of beating dementia sooner.

The role:

Alzheimer’s Research UK is now looking to recruit up to three new Scientific Trustees who are passionate about helping the charity achieve our vision. We welcome applications from candidates with the required skills and experience to further enhance our Board of Trustees.

We are particularly keen to hear from applicants with the following:

  • Experience of translating basic research towards patient benefits (e.g. pharmaceuticals, medical devices, digital health)
  • Academic leadership experience in neuroscience
  • Clinical experience in neurology or psychiatric fields

The Board currently meets five times a year with its work further supported by Sub-Committees and formal Scientific Advisory Groups. Trustees are expected to attend all Trustee meetings and where relevant, represent the Board on Sub-Committees or Advisory Groups.

Our Trustees play an important part in helping us reach our goals and setting the charity’s strategic vision. In turn we hugely value their support and work with all our Trustees to shape their role around their particular skills and expertise. We will provide exciting opportunities for them to represent the charity in external forums and at public events. We also provide support for all new Trustees through a full induction, followed by ongoing support from our Senior Management and Governance teams.

We are based in a busy and dynamic office on Granta Park, a science park on the edge of Cambridge. Of the five Trustee meetings a year, two are held at the head office in Cambridgeshire and three in London.

These roles are unremunerated, but reasonable expenses will be reimbursed.

For more information on the role of a Trustee at ARUK, please read the full role description.

Interested applicants should send their CV with a covering letter to the HR team at, providing details of your interest in ARUK and the skills and experience you could bring to the role.

Interviews will be held at the Alzheimer’s Research UK office on Thursday, 29 March 2018. Please specify in your covering letter if you are unable to interview on this date.