Trustee and Company Director

Deadline: 29 July 2018

Role description

We are seeking to recruit a new board members with the charity or third sector experience. We’re looking for someone from the voluntary and civil society sector, who can help us ground our research in the needs and priorities of practitioners in communities.

We are committed to building a board that benefits from a diverse range of voices, and strongly encourage applications from women and ethnic minority candidates.

The trustees will support and work in partnership with the Chair and other Board members to achieve the organisation’s aims, and to set direction, policy and plans. In particular they will:

  • Help to develop strategy and business plans for delivering the Centre’s core functions as a What Works Centre, and support the development of new business.
  • Act as effective ambassadors for the Centre, ensuring excellent relationships are built and maintained with current and potential stakeholders and partners.
  • Uphold good governance practices and performance management, ensuring that the Centre has proper controls, systems and processes in place.
  • Ensure the needs and interests of users, stakeholders, and the public are at the heart of the Centre’s work.

How to apply

If you’d like to be considered for the role of trustee, please get in touch with Nancy Hey at  with a CV and cover letter outlining why you are interested, and what skills, and experience you would bring to the role. 

About the Centre

The What Works Centre for Wellbeing is an independent, collaborative organisation that works to understand what governments, business, communities and individuals can do to improve wellbeing.

Our vision is of a future where the wellbeing of people and communities improves year on year and wellbeing inequalities are reduced.

We believe that improving wellbeing should be the ultimate objective of policy and community action.

Our mission is to develop and share robust, accessible and useful evidence that governments, businesses, communities and people can use to improve wellbeing across the UK.

Our approach is independent, evidence based, collaborative, practical, open and iterative.

We work with a network of world-leading wellbeing researchers, policy makers and practitioners to bring together the best available evidence on wellbeing, and communicate it in a way that is accessible, timely and useful.