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HIS Council Vacancies

Education Committee Chair

The Education Committee is a standing committee of HIS and is responsible for the design, planning and delivery of scientific events and educational initiatives.  During 2018, with the help of a new staff team, the HIS Education Committee will deliver a number of new initiative for the society, including the launch of HIS Public Engagement Grants and HIS Sponsored Events Grants.  We are now seeking a new enthusiastic Chair of the Education Committee who has a real passion for education, events and innovation.  The Chair is also a member of HIS Council, and is appointed for a three year term, which can be extended by up to a further two years.

Time commitment:

  • Council meetings take place four times per year
  • Annual Away Day
  • Annual General Meeting  
  • Education Committee meet twice per year
  • Officer and Chairs teleconference meetings take place every 6-8 weeks for 30 minutes


Details of the current Education Committee, and Terms of Reference, can be found at https://www.his.org.uk/about-his/other-his-committees/.

Ordinary Member of HIS Council - Trustee role
Trustees help inspire, set and maintain the charity’s vision, mission and values, and Trustees who serve as Ordinary Members of Council do so for a three year term of office.  Trustees attend  Council meetings in order to help to develop the HIS strategy, and ensure compliance and accountability for finances, legal and governmental obligations are met. Previous experience in a Trustee role is not essential, as a full induction will take place.

Time commitment:

  • Council meetings take place four times per year
  • Annual Away Day
  • Annual General Meeting  


Details of the current HIS Council can be found at https://www.his.org.uk/about-his/council/

How to apply

The deadline for applications is 5pm on 23 January 2018.  Applicants should submit a CV and a one A4 page supporting statement addressing why you would like to apply to join HIS Council.   A description of the Trustee role is available to download.

All applications and queries should be addressed directly to Dr Kay Miller, Chief Executive kay.miller@his.org.uk.