Appointed Trustees

British Pharmacological Society
London, UK

The British Pharmacological Society is a charity with a mission to promote and advance the whole spectrum of pharmacology. The Society leads the way in the research and application of pharmacology around the world. Connecting over 4,000 members from more than 60 countries, it is a global community at the heart of pharmacology.

In the last 7 years, the Society has grown substantially in performance and impact. Membership has risen by over 20%, while diversification of the Society’s business portfolio has seen annual revenues also grow, providing stability to the organisation and supporting the delivery of a huge range of charitable activities.

In 2018, the Society launched a new five-year strategy. This is aimed at establishing the Society as an influential and proactive force for championing research, education, training and policy issues in pharmacology and clinical pharmacology.

The Society is seeking two appointed Trustees, one in Business and one [MP1] in Equality, Diversity & Inclusion, to join the Society’s President and Council. These Trustees join the Council in the oversight of strategic leadership and effective governance of the organisation, enabling it to support the interests of its members, and ensuring it meets its aims and ambitions.

For the Trustee (Business), a background in e-learning, e-assessment or online education platforms with a commercial mindset is desired. This Trustee will also hold the appointment of NED to BPS Assessment Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Society.

For the Trustee (Equality, Diversity & Inclusion), experience of integrating theory into practice and building shared engagement, is desired. 

The Society is committed to increasing diversity within the Society’s leadership and welcomes applications from all, especially those from under-represented groups.[MP2] 

Location: London

Commitment: Quarterly meetings for BPS Council, some additional committee engagement and evening events. The Trustee (Business) will also attend quarterly meetings of BPS Assessment Ltd. Travel expenses are paid.

For more information or an informal discussion please contact Sarah Engerer at Oxford HR on 07535 693558 or visit

Closing date: 
15th December 2019