Member of Council


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Job Description

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) is a world-leading centre for research and postgraduate education in public and global health. Our mission is to improve health and health equity in the UK and worldwide; working in partnership to achieve excellence in public and global health research, education and translation of knowledge into policy and practice.

The Council is responsible for the strategic direction of LSHTM and approves major developments and receives regular reports from Executive Officers on the operations of its business, in accordance with the Financial Memorandum between LSHTM and the Office for Students (OfS).

Council is also responsible for its governance, control and supervision in accordance with the LSHTM’s Charter and relevant external regulations. These external requirements are set out in the Financial Memorandum between LSHTM and the OfS. Council comprises a majority of lay members, as well as staff members and a student member. The roles of Chair and Deputy Chair of the Council are separated from the role of LSHTM’s Chief Executive, the Director.

Council welcome applicants that have significant knowledge and skills in the following areas:

Global Public Health
Science and Scientific Research
Third Level Education and Distance Learning
Technology and Information Security
Legal, Risk & Compliance

Amongst the desirable attributes sought from members of Council are: 

a strong personal commitment to the mission and objectives of LSHTM
familiarity with global needs and organisations, not just the UK
collaborative skills and the ability to work as a member of a team, including with other Council members, students and members of the School’s academic and professional support staff; 
tact and diplomacy, with the ability to listen and engage effectively
strong networking capabilities that can be utilised for the benefit of LSHTM
a demonstrable commitment to equality and diversity 

LSHTM promotes an inclusive and diverse culture and would welcome applications from all communities. LSHTM would particularly like to encourage members of the LGBTQ+, disabled and BAME communities to join us.

Council members are expected to attend four Council meetings each year, and other committee meetings as necessary. The nature of the role requires a commitment of time to prepare, attend and actively participate in Council and committee meetings. 

This is a non-remunerated role that does not attract a salary or honorarium. Independent Members of Council will be able to reclaim all travelling and similar expenses incurred in the course of LSHTM business. 

How to apply
Interested candidates should send an expression of interest and a CV to Kessar Kalim, Director of HR, by Monday 15 June 2020.

If you have a disability we will try our best to make reasonable adjustments to remove any barriers to this post in the application / interview process due to a disability.