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The Board of Trustees of the Resolution Foundation invite expressions of interest to fill two vacant positions. Our existing team of trustees led by Clive Cowdery, Founder and Chair, oversee the work of a highly impactful organisation managed by Torsten Bell, Chief Executive. The Foundation is a small friendly group with high standards and an extensive output. The Board works closely with the Senior Management Team to deliver our ambitious plans and is now looking to expand the expertise we draw upon.

What does the role involve?

The Board has overall control and legal responsibility for the Foundation and ensures it is effectively carrying out its purposes for public benefit and complying with charity law, statutory regulations and other relevant legislation. Trustees safeguard the Foundation’s people and resources, ensuring maximum benefit for our beneficiaries and oversee strategic direction, offering guidance and expertise as required.

As the Foundation seeks to strengthen its role as the UK’s leading home of expertise on living standards, and bring about economic and social change, it will draw on the insights of an expanded and diverse trustee group.

Trustees are expected to serve for a three-year term, providing ample opportunity to work closely with our existing Board members and senior leadership team. Alongside contributing to board meetings where strategic plans and organisational budgets are discussed and agreed, Trustees are invited to attend RF events and liaise with members of the team as required.  Each trustee contributes their unique skills, drawing on extensive and varied professional experience.

What kind of people are we looking for?

First and foremost, we are looking for individuals who are passionate about improving living standards for those on low and middle incomes.  The positions would suit those in leadership roles in the corporate sector, voluntary sector, local government or the wider public sector. We are looking for people who will complement and extend our knowledge base so if you feel you have something to offer, we are interested in hearing from you.

What is the time commitment?

Board meetings are held in person four times a year in our London office, with some contact time between meetings, depending on current priorities. It may be possible to attend some Board / other meetings remotely, but we envisage the majority of the interaction with the Foundation trustees and wider team will be face to face. Trustees are also invited to attend RF public events. Board roles are voluntary, unpaid positions, but travel and other expenses will be covered.

Diversity at the Resolution Foundation

The Resolution Foundation values and is committed to increasing diversity within both our own organisation and the economic policy making sector more widely and we are particularly keen to increase the diversity of our Board.

For a broad summary of some of our work in this area, please see our recruitment brochure or contact our Senior Resources Manager,, for an informal discussion

As you will be aware, in line with our determination to attract a diverse team, we regularly analyse a variety of diversity statistics in order to inform the focus of our work in this area. To help with this, all those who express an interest will be sent a link to an equal opportunities monitoring form. Any information you provide will be collated anonymously, gratefully received and used solely to track the effectiveness of our recruitment campaign.

Closing date: 08:59am on 4 October 2022 

Interviews: week beginning 17 Oct 2022

For more information on how to apply, please download the application pack.

For more information about what it is like to work at the Foundation, please download our recruitment brochure.


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