Applications are invited from individuals with relevant professional expertise and an interest in the ocean environment for a Trustee of the Marine Biological Association (MBA). The preferred candidate will also be expected to take on the role of Chair of the Finance and Management Committee of MBA Council after one year in post. The MBA ( is a learned society of scientists and members in over 40 countries, across 5 continents. Its in-depth scientific research into the interconnected marine environment is carried out from its prestigious laboratory HQ in Plymouth, UK.

It has a Royal Charter that recognises its world-leading status in marine biology. Since 1884, the MBA has worked as a voice for the ocean and in the interests of the global marine biological community.

This is an exciting opportunity to become a Trustee and help oversee the delivery of the MBA’s role as the representative body for marine biology and a deliverer of world-class ocean research. In addition, an opportunity to have fiduciary and strategic oversight of an organisation undergoing significant change in a challenging financial climate.

For details of the expected role of Trustee and Chair of the Finance and Management Committee, and for application details, see Informal enquiries should be addressed to Professor Willie Wilson (

Applications will close at 4pm (BST) on 13th September 2021.

Aug 12, 2021 By maypla