Job vacancies at the Science Council

Science Council Registration Assessment Committee

The Science Council is seeking new members for the Registration Assessment Committee. Reporting to the Registration Authority, the Committee has responsibility for overseeing the assessment of applications for registration via the online application system, as well as overseeing training and development for assessors to ensure consistency of standards across the Science Council’s registers.

The Registration Authority is looking to appoint two Registered Scientists and one Chartered Scientist to the Registration Assessment Committee who are committed to ensuring that the Science Council maintains robust and high-quality professional standards.

The vacancies provide an opportunity for individuals to support the Science Council ensure consistency of assessment for registration applications across all of its registers and uphold professional registration standards. Being a member of the Committee will also enable you to support aspiring registrants to achieve the same level of excellence and professional recognition as you.

The biological sciences are well represented on the Committee. To ensure that the Committee has expertise across all science disciplines, the Committee is particularly interested in receiving applications from individuals outside of the biological science disciplines.

Term of office

The role is for an initial three-year term with the potential to renew for a further three years.

Time commitment

  • Between 4 and 6 full days per annum, including attending quarterly meetings and time to read papers.
  • Meetings can be attended by teleconference, but at least one meeting per year should be attended in person.
  • In addition to Committee meetings, other contact – usually electronic or by telephone – may be necessary with the Chair of the RAC.

Further information

The Committee’s terms of reference can be found here. Candidates should submit a short CV and covering letter detailing why they want to join the Committee and the skills that they will would bring. Candidates must submit their application by Friday 10th July to Following the closing date, candidates will be invited to meet (likely via teleconference) with the Chair of the Committee in the week beginning 10th August. The successful candidates will be appointed by the Registration Authority by the end of July.


If you are a registered scientist and would like to volunteer for us we are keen to welcome Assessors or Registrant Champions. If you would like to volunteer with us working in the Science Council office please email us with your CV and a covering note explaining what sort of experience you would welcome.

If you would like to join our Board or Committees please email an expression of interest to us with your CV.