Join our independent grant making advisory panel

The Trustees of Moorfields Eye Charity are inviting applications from experts in vision research, education, clinical service improvement, medical, nursing or allied health within the eye health sectors to join our independent Scientific Advisory Panel.

The work of the panel helps the charity to identify and support leading edge research and fund new equipment, the training of current and future healthcare professionals, and the development of Moorfields’ staff to ensure the care they provide is outstanding, public education about eye health, and improve the experience for Moorfields patients and their families.

We are looking to recruit a number of panel members to cover the spectrum of our grant making programmes such as research and equipment grants, career development awards, clinical innovation and patient experience.

We are also recruiting to the chair of the Scientific Advisory Panel and candidates are asked to indicate if they wish to be considered for this role.  Candidates for this role will need demonstrate their experience and provide evidence of being able to effectively chair and lead a diverse group of highly capable, experienced individuals. 

About the role

We are looking for committed, highly capable and motivated experts to provide independent expert advice to the trustees of the charity.  The role includes providing recommendations on whether individual grant applications merit funding, grant progress reports and charity funding programme development and refinement.   Panel meetings are normally held three times a year, in London, with some additional grants considered outside of these meetings when required.  Applications are sought from individuals who have a range of expertise and experience including established expertise in; vision research, education, clinical service improvement, medical, nursing or allied health within the eye health sector.  

We would particularly welcome candidates that have one or more of the following specialism or experience:

•    Molecular genetics, genomic medicine 
•    Corneal and ocular surface 
•    Imaging, informatics
•    Nursing, allied health and optometry
•    Clinical trials, statistics
•    Public/patient engagement, involvement and experience

How to apply
If you are interested in being considered for a role on our panel, please download the application pack

Please email completed application forms to ailish.murray1@nhs.net by Friday 15 February 2019 with reference MECSP19 in the subject line.

Interviews for shortlisted applicants to be confirmed. 

Contact details
If you have any questions please contact Dr Ailish Murray, director of grants and research, Moorfields Eye Charity. ailish.murray1@nhs.net