Independent Advisory Panel Members

Meetings are held in London
Panel members are entitled to a honorarium of £2,500 per annum.

Drinkaware is the UK’s leading alcohol charity. Working together with individuals, communities, academics, researchers, industry and governments, we have a vision of reducing alcohol harm in the UK. Our campaigns, tools, website and app are tailored to raise awareness of alcohol-related harms and help people change their relationship with alcohol. Our approach is evidence based, insight-driven and collaborative. Our three-year strategy, now live until December 2025, seeks to move away from a focus on individual behavioural change. Many factors influence behaviour, including individual motivation, the wider culture in society as well as government policy. Our strategy reflects that and is focused on catalysing change at a societal level, creating a future where people can make informed choices about their drinking and if they do drink, do so in a low-risk way.


Drinkaware is now seeking two new members of its Independent Advisory Panel. Part observatory, part critical friend, the role of the Panel is to help ensure that Drinkaware provides the public with the most up-to-date, accurate and sound information on alcohol and alcohol related harm. In addition, it provides advice that helps the charity raise awareness of both the long and short term risks associated with alcohol consumption.

In line with our shift in strategic focus towards effecting change at a societal level, beyond very much welcoming applications from individuals with appropriate medical expertise, we would be very interested in receiving applications from people with experience and expertise to offer in, for example, behavioural sciences, antisocial behaviour and public health.

Regardless of particular background, we are seeking people with a prominent reputation and profile in their field. You will be highly influential and sought after for your expertise on issues of relevance to the charity. This is a tremendous opportunity to play a significant part in changing the way our society thinks about and consumes alcohol. It is also, we believe, an unusual and exciting chance to engage with other nationally regarded subject experts from other disciplines.

If you have those qualities and attributes and feel that you could contribute to bringing about the step change we are seeking, we very much look forward to hearing from you.


Download the candidate brief to find out about the role.