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    Norwich, Norfolk

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    Leadership & Governance, Trustee / Non-exec Director

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  • Contact:

    Brigitte Stundner

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    over 1 year ago

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At the heart of a unique plant-food-health science cluster in Norwich, UK, the Quadram Institute Bioscience (QIB) is an International hub providing a step-change in interdisciplinary food and health research. 

Working directly with clinicians in a new state-of-the-art building (which houses both the Institute and the Gastroenterology unit of the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and academics from the University of East Anglia) QIB scientists have expertise across food science, microbiology, the microbiome, biomathematics and clinical research, at the vanguard of integrated food and health research.

Due to the Chair of Trustees stepping down at the end of their term, QIB is seeking to appoint a Chair of the Board of Trustees. This is an exciting opportunity to have significant impact on an organisation in a unique partnership between science, academia and the UK health service, as the Institute enters a phase of significant growth and increased global impact.

What we are looking for

We are seeking an exceptional candidate with strategic vision who is passionate about helping lead the Institute to meet its mission, to deliver healthier lives through innovation in gut health, microbiology and food. As the successful candidate, you will be an experienced leader, ensuring good governance practice in the board, promoting effective operation and ensuring Trustees work together for the good of the Institute.

You will have the skills to establish a strong constructive relationship with the Institute's Director, Board of Trustees and other key employees and stakeholders across the Institute and with your well-honed communication skills, you will act as an ambassador for the Institute, liaising with a wide range of stakeholders and audiences.

Prior experience as a Trustee Director or Non-Executive Director is essential.

Key accountabilities

  • To attend and chair quarterly QIB Trustee Board meetings and other Trustee meetings, making a commitment of approximately ten days per annum to prepare for and attend meetings in Norwich.
  • To provide leadership to the Institute and its Board of Trustees. Chairing meetings effectively and efficiently, bringing impartiality and objectivity to the decision-making process.
  • To provide advice and guidance to the Institute's management on the effective and efficient management of the Institute.

How to apply for this opportunity

The closing date for applications is 9am Friday 6th March 2020. To express an interest or for more information please email our retained Consultant at TPP Recruitment: Brigitte Stundner at or call 0207 198 6060.


Equality and diversity are core to the development of the Quadram Institute Bioscience.