We're looking for a Chair for our Research Review Panel

Chair of the Research Review Panel

Remuneration The role is unremunerated. The Royal Free Charity will pay for reasonable travel and subsistence expenses

Length of term Three years with the possibility of re-appointment once for a further three years

The Royal Free Charity is seeking to constitute a Research Review Panel. As a first step we are seeking to recruit a chair of the panel.

The role

The chair of the Research Review Panel will lead the committee on the review and recommendation of research applications to the charity. The chair will also provide insight and expertise to the charity on its research activities. This includes the research strategy, future funding initiatives and the research landscape relevant to the work of the charity.

The grants department

The grants department sits within the newly formed grants and services directorate. We work strategically with the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust (RFL) to align funding with objectives and priority areas. The department allocates research and non-research grant funding to RFL and University College London (UCL) through its grant programmes. Furthermore, we oversee expenditure from Special Purpose Funds. We want to significantly develop our research and non-research grant funding and are expanding the team to reflect this ambition.

Over the coming months, we will begin developing our research funding strategy and are currently strengthening our research funding operations to enable us to meet the Association of Medical Research Charities membership requirements.


The Royal Free Charity stands at the threshold of its most important period of development. Our vision is for everyone served by the RFL to have access to world-leading healthcare, delivered by a thriving workforce, and driven by medical research that has a global impact. We support the 10,000 staff of the RFL and their 1.6 million patients across Barnet, Chase Farm and Royal Free hospitals and more than 30 NHS services. Through the services we provide, and the programmes and equipment we fund, we make a profound and immediate difference to patients’ experiences of care.

Application process

Please download the application pack here before you begin your application.

To apply for this post, send to [email protected] your:

● CV
● Supporting statement outlining your skills and experience relevant to the role
● Motivations for applying for the role

Closing date for application:  31 August 2022, 5 pm

Interview date:  19 September 2022

As an equal opportunities’ employer, the Royal Free Charity is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership.

We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join the Royal Free Charity.

To find out more about the Royal Free Charity, please see the short video: https://youtu.be/mVQ0Bcj-ftk