Open Call: Campaign Board seeks new members
August 4, 2015
The Campaign for Social Science is seeking three new members to serve on its advisory Board, which is chaired by Professor James Wilsdon.
These are uncertain times and the need for active advocacy on behalf of the social sciences is as pressing as ever. Applicants with experience of one or more of public policy and practice, communications and outreach, and fundraising and development would be particularly welcome. We also actively encourage applications from practitioners, early/mid-career researchers, women, those with a disability and those from a black or ethnic minority background, to ensure that the Board reflects the rich diversity of UK social science. But the most important requirement is enthusiasm for the Campaign and a willingness to contribute (both at, and beyond Board meetings) to our efforts to promote and strengthen the voice of social science in policymaking, the media and with the wider public.
The Campaign was set up in 2011 as an initiative of the Academy of Social Sciences, but with its own governance arrangements. In February this year, it published a landmark report, The Business of People, https://campaignforsocialscience.org.uk/businessofpeople/ to make the case for social science with the incoming government and through the Spending Review.
A successor project, The Health of People, is now underway for publication next year. A further report on social sciences and Parliament is also being prepared.
Appointments are for an initial three years duration, with the potential to renew for another three years. Board members are unremunerated, but travel and related expenses for quarterly Board meetings in London are paid.
The application procedure is to write a short letter (accompanied by a CV) and send to James and Stephen at the email addresses above, to outline the basis for your interest in the role, relevant experience and what you hope to bring to the Campaign.
This is an open call: please pass on as far and wide as you are able.
Applications close on Monday 7th September at 5pm