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Recruitment underway for Honours Committee Chairs

We are recruiting for a new chair for the Economy, Science and Technology and Health Honours Committees. We are also recruiting for members of the Education Honours Committee.

The closing date for applications is 5th July, and for the Education Committee positions the application deadline is 19th July.

Honours committees are made up of independent people who are experts in their respective fields. The successful candidate should be an expert in one or more of the areas covered by the Committee’s work. They must be able to command the confidence of other experts in the sector and will be persons of distinction in their own fields who are well qualified to judge the relative merits of competing candidates for honours.

They will be able to act with independence of judgement and be individuals of the highest standards of probity and discretion. Experience of operating as Chair in a Committee environment is desirable, but not essential. They will need to be sympathetic with the aims of the honours system and have an awareness of the importance of diversity in the honours process. We would particularly welcome applications from those with a proven track record of championing and improving diversity in their field.

As Chair, the postholder will be responsible for setting the Committee’s strategy on pipeline development, and would be expected to undertake some promotional and outreach activity.

Candidates can apply through the Public Appointments website.