Current Vacancies on Challenger Council


There are presently three vacancies on the Challenger Council replacing existing members rotating off in September this year, at the end of their terms. In each case the usual period for serving on the council is three years, although some Councillors extend this period. As a member of the Council, you join the managing board of Society which usually meets four times per year in London, although it is likely that more or these will become remote meetings in future. You would contribute to all decisions made on behalf of the Society by the council.   

We are very keen to hear from enthusuiastic scientists from the membership who might like to joint the council to help steer the Society and its activities. Your opportunity to make a difference!

  • Membership Portfolio - we seek a member on council to supervise membership for the Society. The role involves maintaining a watching brief over the web-based database system which holds all of the Society's records and membership infomation. You would report to the council on all membership issues, and field queries from members from time to time.The database is hosted externally on a secure server and you would also liaise quite closely with the Honorary Secretary, Treasurer and web development team. You would also hold the post of Data Protection Officer for the Society.

  • Special Interest Groups - as liaison member for the SIG organisations you will coordinate their activities and become the Council member responsible for dissemenation and reception of information. The Society supports their activities financially and you would coordinate these events through conference and non-conference years. Maintaining high engagement and activity for SIGs is an important part of the Society's work.

  • Web Develepment - we seek a member to take on a more technical role on Council, maintaining the Web-based information system as the central point of information for the Society. The system is hosted by a Domain management company and you would work closely with them to ensure systems are working fully. Developing new features is part of this portfolio keeping the Society's members informed of new events and awards. 
If you are interested in joining the Challenger Society council to perform in any of these roles, or would like further information, then please email our Honorary Secretary Prof. Mattias Green ( ). We do hope to hear from you.

Mattias Green
Honorary Secretary - Challenger Society


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