Volunteer Opportunities

PraxisUnico volunteer Board and Committees are populated by expert knowledge exchange and technology transfer practitioners who are passionate about sharing best practice to shape the profession.

The enthusiasm and energy of these expert practitioners, supported by PraxisUnico's office team, drives and informs a broad range of activities in policy, training and conference programme development.

PraxisUnico encourages volunteer engagement from across its membership, including experienced practitioners with a significant track record as well as relative newcomers.  Members interested in volunteering will usually have attended PraxisUnico training and conference events and will be RTTP qualified, or in the process of qualifying.

With practical training and support provided, volunteering at PraxisUnico is a fantastic opportunity for personal professional development and profile-raising while making a real contribution to the sector.


“I find it rewarding to inspire members of our profession to bigger and better things; PraxisUnico's training courses enable people at various stages in their careers to learn new skills and expertise to deliver their aspirations.  Working with such a broad variety of volunteer and attendee colleagues gives me a broader, wiser perspective on the issues facing our sector on a daily basis.”

Iain Thomas, Head of Life Sciences team at Cambridge Enterprise and Chair of the PraxisUnico Training Committee


"I really enjoy interacting with all of the people on the conference committee who come from a wide variety of different organisations. This also means that I have a great network of peers that I can call on if I need advice or to sense check anything. It is also great to see all of the hard work that goes into the conference coming together and providing a fantastic experience for the delegates."

Angela Kukula, Director of Enterprise at The Institute of Cancer Research, London, and Chair of PraxisUnico


Members of the PraxisUnico community are invited to contact the PraxisUnico office throughout the year to find out more about getting involved.  Information about specific current or upcoming opportunities will be promoted on this website, at PraxisUnico events, via the PraxisUnico Directors’ Jisclist and in advance of the AGM.

Our trainers also volunteer their time to support us, and we welcome enquiries of this nature also. Become a PraxisUnico Trainer.


How to apply

To express interest in volunteering for PraxisUnico, please submit a personal statement and your current CV (including details of a referee, usually a line manager) by email to: maxine.ficarra@praxisunico.org.uk. Your personal statement should describe how you would like to support the work of PraxisUnico and provide details of the particular knowledge, experience, skills and connections that you have to offer.


Board & Committee Membership

Applications for Board Membership will be reviewed by the PraxisUnico Appointments sub-group as vacancies arise, before submission to the PraxisUnico Board for approval and ratification by members at the AGM. Applications to join the Conference, Training, Industry Engagement or Advocacy Committees will be reviewed by the Executive Director and the Committee Chair throughout the calendar year and new appointments made as opportunities arise.

Board appointments