Volunteer with the Science Council

Volunteering with the Science Council helps other potential registrants become professionally registered, allow you to make a difference within the Science Council and provides an excellent CPD opportunity, which you can use as a submission to our CPD Awards.

We are always looking for volunteers for the roles listed below. Additional roles will be listed on our vacancies page from time to time.

Trustee Vacancies

Increasing your influence and network though Board membership

We are looking for three new trustees to join our Board and work collaboratively to support the Science Council to: strengthen the collective impact of the science community for public benefit; work effectively with our community of 35 member organisations (collective membership of over 320,000 scientists, technicians and educators); inspire and empower the science workforce to strive towards professional excellence.  Our ambition is to see a diverse and growing science profession that is trusted, respected and is equipped to deliver national ambitions.

We are committed to the principles of equity, diversity and inclusion, and as such we welcome applicants of all backgrounds to represent the diverse population of people that we serve. This year, we are particularly keen to recruit people with experience in:

  • Marketing and brand development.
  • Finance
  • Business development.

This is an exciting time to join our Board: over the coming months we will be developing our next strategy with a focus on growth. This is your opportunity to join the Board of an ambitious and well-run organisation, and play a leading role in the shaping the future of the Science Council.

Being a trustee is an excellent way of developing skills, growing your network and learning about governance.  Whatever your background and experience, Board membership will enable you to influence the future direction of the Science Council and have an impact across the scientific community and beyond.

Trustees are responsible for ensuring that the Science Council delivers on its charitable purposes and that it has the required governance and strategic direction to achieve its objectives. Trustees will be expected to use their expertise and experience to offer advice to the executive and provide oversight that ensures that the charity is resourced and administered appropriately.

Whether you are looking to take on your first trustee role or are an experienced trustee, if you have the time to commit to the role, we want to hear from you.

Visit our online application site to submit your application.

The trustee recruitment pack will provide you with further information about the role and its requirements.

Registrant Champions

Encourage others at your place of work to become professionally registered by becoming a Registrant Champion. Find out more.

You must hold a professional registration award to volunteer in this role.


Help uphold the standards by assessing applications for Science Council professional registration. Find out more.

You must hold a professional registration award to volunteer in this role.

Board and committee members

The Science Council is governed by the Board of Trustees as well as several sub-committees. Find out more about this governance structure.

Applicant Support Mentors (ASMs)

Facilitate professional registration workshops for potential and current applicants. For further information email enquiries@sciencecouncil.org.

Meet our current applicant support mentors.

You must hold a professional registration award to volunteer in this role.

CPD Awards Judges

As part of the yearly CPD Awards judges assess submissions against Science Council CPD standards. More about the CPD Awards and how to get involved in judging. 

License Reviewers

Help the Science Council conduct License Reviews of our Licensed Bodies.