Healthcare psychologist sought for JDRF UK Scientific Advisory Council

By Editor
22nd September 2021
Charity, Type 1 diabetes

Applications are being sought for a leading position on a British advisory council responsible for providing critical advice and opinion to a ‘renowned’ type 1 diabetes charity. 

The JDRF UK Scientific Advisory Council (SAC) has a new vacancy for a healthcare psychologist to join a team of healthcare professionals and researchers who offer their clinical expertise around type 1 diabetes.

The successful applicant will gain a thorough understanding of the JDRF’s wider strategic goals and help guide the organisation’s research decisions by providing critical opinion and advise on responses to relevant government policies.

Additionally, the new post holder will increase the charity’s profile by acting as an ambassador.

Duties will also include reviewing and awarding small grants received under JDRF UK-specific funding schemes.

The new applicant will engage with a diverse range of individuals and develop their skills and networks by building upon JDRF’s current work.

The role is predominantly based remotely, however occasional travel to London is required, with all travel expenses included.

Applicants should have the following skills and attributes to be eligible to apply:

  • Be a healthcare professional
  • An interest in research (not required to be an expert in research)
  • An understanding of the workings committees
  • Familiarity with usual Office IT packages (MS Word, Excel, Email) is expected
  • A willingness to listen to different views with respect and encourage open debate
  • Confidence to share your opinions in a committee setting with mixed membership and potentially differing opinions
  • You must be willing to sign a confidentiality agreement and conflict of interest declaration

The SAC Council consists of 15 members and includes healthcare professionals, non-scientific members with a personal connection to type 1 diabetes and researchers in equal numbers.

Members of the SAC Council all work on a voluntary basis, part time and are expected to stay in the post for a minimum of three years.

JDRF UK fund research to cure, treat and prevent type 1 diabetes.

To apply for the role, email your CV and a covering letter explaining why you would be a suitable candidate for the role to Caroline Schmutz at

There is currently no deadline for this vacancy.

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