The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) is the UK's largest organisation for funding research on economic and social issues and for nearly 50 years has been committed to supporting the very best research with wide ranging impact to help shape public policy and make business, voluntary bodies and other organisations more effective, as well as shaping wider society.
The Council’s Appointments Panel is seeking applications from senior academics in the area of economics/finance or experienced individuals from the voluntary sector, to fill two vacancies on its governing Council. These vacancies are for part-time, fixed term membership and the total time commitment would be approximately 20 – 25 days per year. All reasonable travel and subsistence expenses to meetings will be reimbursed. An honorarium of £6,850 is paid annually.
The Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills will appoint members to the Council on merit after considering advice from the Appointments Panel. The Secretary of State is committed to the principle of public appointment with independent assessments, openness and transparency of process and to providing equal opportunities for all, irrespective of race, age, disability, gender, marital status, religion, sexual orientation, transgender and working patterns.
The closing date for applications is 16.00 on 6 October 2014.
ESRC Council appointments are organised by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS). You can find details on the Public Appointments website.
Further information about the vacancies, application forms and interview dates are available to download via our website at: http://publicappointments.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/ and the ESRC’s website: www.esrc.ac.uk/vacancies.aspx.
Alternatively please contact Ms Marie Lloyd on 01793 413132.
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