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12th Jan 2018

NIAA Vacancy: Board Chair

National Institute of Academic Anaesthesia (NIAA) Board Chair

We are inviting applications for the role of Chair of the NIAA Board, which will become vacant in July 2018.

The post holder will oversee the strategic direction of the NIAA and provide leadership for all aspects of NIAA work. An understanding and support of the NIAA Aims, Strategy, Vision & Mission is essential for this role.

The successful applicant will need to be able to develop and maintain good working relationships with NIAA funding partners to strategically support research in national priority areas. As well as working with other major funders such as MRC, NIHR, and the Wellcome Trust to explore funding opportunities.

The appointment is a three-year fixed term contract subject to review by the RCoA Council and is renewable for a further three-year term on the agreement of the NIAA Board. The Board Chair is also a voting member of the NIAA Research Council.

There are four scheduled NIAA Board meetings per year, and the post-holder will also be expected to attend NIAA Research Council meetings - of which there are two per year.

The role will formally commence in July 2018, and a handover with the outgoing Board Chair is scheduled for May-June 2018. There is no direct remuneration for this role however all reasonable expenses will be covered by the RCoA.

Full details of the role and person specification are available in the document below.

How to Apply

Applicants should complete the application form below and submit this together with their current CV and a one page letter of support from their Head of Department/Line Manager by email to the NIAA Coordinator.

Please also email if you'd like to discuss the role with the existing post-holder Prof Monty Mythen, and we can put you in touch.

Application Form
 NIAAB Chair Application Form 2018.docx (38 KB)

Job description & Person Specification
 NIAA Board Chair JD PS 2018.pdf (102 KB)

APPLICATION CLOSING DATE: 5pm, Friday 6 April 2018

Further Information

The NIAA Aims, Strategy, Vision & Mission are available here

NIAA meeting dates are available here

Timeline for recruitment

5pm, Friday 6 April 2018: Deadline for applications

Monday 23rd April 2018: Interview date

May-June 2018: Appointment of incoming Chair and handover with outgoing Chair

Friday 13 July 2018: Outgoing Chair leads Board meeting; official handover to incoming Chair

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