22 Oct 2021

The NIHR ARC South London is a research organisation that brings together researchers, health and social care practitioners, and local people to improve health and social care in south London. 

The ARC is governed by an Executive, which is chaired by ARC director Professor Sir Graham Thornicroft and meets monthly. The Executive is accountable to the ARC South London Board, which includes representatives from our collaborating organisations, Health Education England, local public health leads, and will include patient and service user representatives. The Board meets four times a year.

Increasing diversity in the ARC’s governance structures

This is an opportunity to increase the diversity of our membership and ensure diverse local individuals and communities can partner with us in our research projects as well as propose new ideas for research.

We are interested in hearing from community organisations who:

  • Have good experience of working with Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups or those with disabilities to address discrimination or health inequalities
  • Can bring a broader community organisational perspective to discussions on issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion
  • Can attend both ARC Executive and Board meetings to help shape and contribute to research impacting these communities

Payment and attendance 

Payment: We will pay £150 per Executive meeting and £180 per Board meeting to recognise your valuable time in this process.

Attendance: We currently expect all meetings to take place online, via Zoom or Microsoft Teams. To ensure continuity and accountability, we would like organisations to nominate an individual to attend the meetings on a regular basis.

We wish to pilot these positions for a year in the first instance to see how they might work best. 


If you are interested in applying, please complete this application form and return it by Monday 15 November 2021 to: hannah.dasch@kcl.ac.uk

Or email josephine.ocloo@kcl.ac.uk, the ARC’s equity, diversity and inclusion lead, if you wish to discuss this further.