The Science Media Centre (SMC) is an independent press office for science, set up by the science community in 2002 in the wake of media frenzies around GM, the MMR vaccine, and animal research. Celebrating its 20th birthday this year, the centre is now an established and much-loved part of the science media relations landscape, staffed by a fast-moving, bold and ambitious team who embrace controversy in the news to ensure the public can get the best science.
We are now looking for a new treasurer who would enjoy helping the SMC remain a well-governed and financially secure organisation. This is an unpaid voluntary role. The successful applicant will become an ordinary Trustee in October 2022 and will spend a full year taking part in the organisation’s activities in that role and shadowing the current position holder before becoming Treasurer themselves in October 2023.
The Treasurer is not involved in the day-to-day running of the SMC. The role is instead about overarching financial governance, oversight and advice, including investment and budgets. The successful candidate will have proven interest and expertise in financial management or financial governance. Experience dealing with budgets would be advantageous, as would some familiarity with profit and loss accounts and balance sheets.
Applications are invited from anyone who would like to be considered. We particularly welcome applications from those at an earlier career stage or others who are often overlooked for similar positions.
Full details and the application process can be found at https://www.sciencemediacentre.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/Role-profile-Treasurer-Science-Media-Centre-Jul22.pdf.