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Charity Trustee

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh – with option to join remotely
  • Closing 4th February 2024

  • Advertised from 3rd January 2024


Would you like to join our board?

Medical Research Scotland are looking for a number of Trustees to help us to continue our mission in using research to change lives and improve health in Scotland and globally.

We are Scotland’s largest independent medical research charity committed to encouraging and supporting promising individuals at the early stages of their research careers.

Desired experience and skills

Our Trustees come from a variety of backgrounds and have different expertise. We currently seek Trustees with at least one of the following overall skills:

  • A strong communications, fundraising and marketing background, including knowledge of digital or social media.
  • An understanding of the UK charity sector, good governance, OSCR requirements, relevant legislation and statutory requirements.
  • An ability to contribute to strategic development and decision making.
  • Experience of working in scientific or clinical research, nursing, pharmacy and allied health professions or in the commercial environment in the life sciences industry.

Trustees are appointed for a term of up to four years and are eligible to serve up to a further four years, after which they must retire from the Board. The board usually meet two to three times a year in person/online. Trustees may also be required to contribute between meetings including sitting on ad-hoc sub committees and attending events as appropriate. The role is non-remunerated however reasonable expenses will be reimbursed. If you have any questions or would like a quick chat to find out more, please contact

Application notes

To apply please send a CV and covering letter expressing your interest to or by post addressed to:

Professor Heather Wallace


Medical Research Scotland

1 Earl Grey Street



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