Two Non-Executive Directors

Genome Research Ltd

Hinxton, Cambridgeshire

  • Location

    Hinxton, Cambridgeshire

  • Job type


  • Sector

    Not for Profit

  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    17 November 2019

  • Client

    Genome Research Ltd

Ref: GSe58386

Genome Research Ltd (GRL) encompasses a number of interlinked activities undertaken by our operation at the Wellcome Genome Campus, comprising the Wellcome Sanger Institute, Connecting Science, and Enterprise and Innovation. We are an open and collaborative organisation that believes in sharing our data, results, tools and technologies across the world to advance science. Our findings are used to improve health and to understand life on Earth. Our highly specialist work is delivered by more than 1,000 people, including some of the most respected scientists in their field in the world.

We’re now looking for two Non-Executive Directors from a wide variety of backgrounds to join and strengthen the Board including:

  • Venture capital investment
  • Big data science
  • Genomes
  • Biodata commercial, translation
  • Education, communications
  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

We like to foster discussion of the scientific, medical and wider implications of genomes and anyone who comes onto the Board will need to be highly experienced in their field, fiercely curious and engaged with what we do. You will help ensure that our strategy and governance is shaped in a way that keeps us at the leading edge of scientific research.

These are important appointments and you will be able to operate and contribute to a maturing board environment. You will be highly credible leader and ambassador, with an instinctive appreciation of the challenges that go hand in hand with running and growing a complex organisation like ours, reaching across different environments and sectors. Comfortable with ambiguity, your communication, interpersonal and influencing skills will be second to none.   

These roles are unremunerated and the time commitment for these roles is c.6 days a year.

For an informal conversation contact our advising consultants at GatenbySanderson: Rebecca O’Connor or Valentina Serra on 020 3854 2225.

Closing date is 10am Monday 18th November 2019.

Closing date10am Monday 18th November 2019
Preliminary interviewsDecember 2019
Final panelJanuary 2020
How to Apply

To apply for this role, please submit an up to date copy of your CV, along with a Supporting Statement that addresses the criteria set out in the person specification, using examples to demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements. Please provide your home, work, mobile and email contact details and let us know of any dates when you are not available or where you may have difficulty with the indicative timetable. You should also provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. If you do not wish us to approach your referees without your prior permission, please state this clearly.

Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automated email to confirm that you have applied. If you do not receive this email, please make contact with GatenbySanderson.

Contact details
Rebecca O'Connor: 0207 426 3373

Valentina Serra: 07384 114 732