Start date: as soon as possible (for an initial term of 3 years)
Deadline for applications: to be advised please contact email@example.com for further information.
Applications will be considered by the ROTOS Foundation Board
Fundraising is essential for the Foundation as ROTOS is a charitable organisation which relies on fundraising, grants, and donations to take its work forward. We are seeking someone with skills and experience in these areas and an understanding of the European context to lead this successfully. All business is conducted in English, so a working
knowledge of spoken and written English is necessary. Other Board members may be asked to contribute to grant and funding applications to support this role. All members may be asked to represent ROTOS at meetings with other organisations or to speak on behalf of ROTOS at conferences, events, and webinars. We especially welcome applications from people with backgrounds in fundraising. Knowledge of occupational therapy and occupational science is not essential as other Board members come from these backgrounds.
The work of the ROTOS Foundation is overseen by a Board comprising up to 7 members. The Board mostly meets virtually (via Teams or Zoom) and meets around 10 times a year, with the annual meeting being held each June. In addition to a defined Board role, each Board member contributes to the delivery of the ROTOS strategy (2020-2025) and action plan.
The Research into Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science (ROTOS) Foundation https://www.rotosfoundation.eu/ plans to grow the research connectivity amongst the European occupational therapy and occupational science community. Its strategic aim is that knowledge from Occupational Therapy and Occupation Science research will be appropriately used to inform and shape European policy and practice, by establishing a
strong European profile of Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science researchers that both supports access to occupation-based knowledge for the benefit for all people in Europe and strengthens occupation-based knowledge generation. Work to achieve the vision and aim began as an Occupational Therapy Europe standing committee in 2016 and in March 2020 ROTOS was registered as a charitable Foundation in The Netherlands and
its bank account will also be held in the Netherlands.
Improving European citizens’ lives through occupation centred research and science by
having one strong voice for occupational therapy and occupational science research.
That knowledge from Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science research will be
appropriately used to inform and shape European policy and practice, through the
establishment of a strong European profile of Occupational Therapy and Occupational
Science researchers, that both strengthen occupation-centred knowledge generation
and supports access to this knowledge for the benefit of all Europeans.
- Establish occupation as a powerful knowledge domain
To use current research and evidence, and support the development of further research, by
bringing together established researchers and encouraging a strong voice regarding
Occupational Therapy research at all levels.
- Use occupational therapy and occupational science research outcomes for advocacy
and to influence policy development.
To develop research leaders confident in promoting the outcomes of Occupational
Therapy, Occupational Science and interdisciplinary occupation-centred research as
beneficial to the lives and occupational wellbeing of individuals and communities.
- To build strong collaborations to achieve the ROTOS Foundation’s vision.
To achieve a sustainable ROTOS Foundation and create a strong research community
linking researchers to practitioners, educators and other researchers, through facilitating
working across boundaries in the European context.
For further information or to organise an informal discussion regarding the role, please
Alison Laver-Fawcett, Chair of ROTOS at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Naomi Hankinson, ROTOS Board member at: email@example.com