Call for nominations: Invitation to stand for election to the Governing Board

Call for nominations: Invitation to stand for election to the Governing Board

Cochrane’s Governing Board is seeking to elect a new member. Cochrane is an international organisation and a registered charity in the UK, and members of the Governing Board from around the world are ‘Trustees’ of the charity. The Trustees carry ultimate responsibility for Cochrane and this is a critically important role. More information about being a Trustee of a UK charity is available from the UK Charity Commission

This is an exciting opportunity to join an international team providing strategic oversight to Cochrane, making sure the organisation’s work is effective and innovative, and that it delivers on its mission to promote evidence-informed health decision making by producing high-quality, relevant, accessible systematic reviews and other synthesised research evidence.

Candidates must be Cochrane Members. We welcome nominations from individuals with the skills required to fulfil the responsibilities of a Trustee. We are especially seeking candidates who have one or more of the following areas of expertise, in order to complement those of existing Board members:

  • Financial management
  • Organisational governance
  • Human Resources management/management of people
  • Legal experience
  • Knowledge translation/transfer and communication
  • Consumer engagement
  • Evidence-informed health care or policy

In line with the usual requirements for UK charity Trustees, this is a voluntary, unpaid role. Each year you will need to commit to attending two face-to-face meetings at different locations internationally, and at least three teleconferences.  You will be expected to be a member of one or more Board Sub-Committees. Your expenses will be paid to attend these meetings. The term of appointment is three years, from August 2018 to August 2021, and you should be available to attend the Cochrane Colloquium in Edinburgh this September.

The deadline for nominations is Sunday 15 July 2018. To find out more, please visit

June 21, 2018