Grants Committee Members

Ref: 5597

Barts Charity


Role Managed by:

Clara Nelson Strachan

Principal Researcher & Head of Research, Social Impact & Environment Practice

t: +44 (0) 20 7340 6204


Primary Practice Group: Social Impact and Environment

Salary & Benefits: This is an unpaid role - reasonable expenses are covered.

Closing Date: 07/02/2022

Formal Interview Date: Mid-late March

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Are you passionate about driving life-changing improvements to healthcare?

We’re a charity dedicated to supporting improvements to healthcare and transformative research which benefits 2.5 million people in East London and beyond. We do this by funding high quality, ground-breaking research, innovative patient care projects and NHS staff wellbeing initiatives that would not otherwise be funded by the NHS or other grants funders.

We mainly award our funding to Barts Health NHS Trust (which runs St Bartholomew’s, The Royal London, Mile End, Whipps Cross and Newham Hospitals) and to the Barts and The London School of Medicine & Dentistry (part of Queen Mary University London) where there are six medical research institutes.  We also support researchers at City, University of London School of Health Sciences.

We are currently seeking up to three new members of the Grants Committee. As a Grants Committee Member, you will be responsible for the broad strategic direction of Barts Charity funding portfolio, funding decisions, and overseeing monitoring and evaluation of funded activities. You’ll be joining us at an exciting time as we work towards rolling out our ambitious new five-year organisational strategy (2022-2027) that aims to continue our £30 million per year funding programme and celebrate 900 years of St Bartholomew’s Hospital, with our most ambitious fundraising campaign to date.

If you are passionate about funding world-leading healthcare and ground-breaking research, please do get in touch. We are looking for candidates who have a demonstrable track record in health and medical science and/or healthcare delivery within the NHS and/or Higher Education Institutes. You will bring experience of strategic decision-making committees, be comfortable dealing with an advanced level of scientific and/or healthcare related detail and have the ability to understand and view it within a broader context and bigger picture. You will be knowledgeable about funding organisations including their role and impact. We are particularly interested in candidates who live in, work in or are strongly connected with a diverse urban environment.

Committee members are typically required to commit to around 6-7 days per year. Members are appointed for one year, then may be reappointed annually up to a maximum period of five years.  This is an unpaid role - reasonable expenses are covered.

Unfortunately we cannot consider candidates who have a current professional appointment at Queen Mary University of London, Barts Health NHS Trust or City University, London. 

To apply, please submit a CV and covering letter, detailing how you fulfil the role description and personal specification, quoting reference 5597. The deadline for applications is 9am GMT Monday 7th February 2022.  


The population of East London is one of the most diverse in the UK which is reflected in the staffs of both Barts Health and the Medical School.  We at Barts Charity recognise a need for our staff and senior volunteers to be more representative of the organisations which we fund, and the people whose healthcare we are looking to improve. We welcome applications from people from all identities and backgrounds and we particularly want to encourage people from under-represented groups to apply to work with us.

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