The trustees, along with the Chair, are collectively responsible for the leadership and direction to the charity. Due to existing trustees coming to the end of their terms of office, we are seeking up to four new trustees to join our board over the next 12 months.

We are looking for people who share our vision. We positively encourage people from all backgrounds to apply and this includes candidates from different socio-economic backgrounds and those who are younger than the average age of charity trustees, those who have a disability and those from the BAME community.

We are interested in a wide range of candidates. We are specifically interested in candidates who:

  • Have knowledge in one of the following policy areas: the natural environment; economic training and research; and social policy.
  • Have a background in law or experience of governance in another organisation.
  • Have specific skills in digital, fundraising, movement building and profile raising.

The deadline for applications is Friday 15st March 2019.
Interviews: week commencing 11th March 2019.

To apply, please send a CV (including details of two referees) together with a supporting statement setting out how you believe your skills and experience match the requirements of the role and an equal opportunities form to Krisztina Hay, New Economics Foundation, 10 Salamanca Place, London, SE1 7HB or by email to


The Chair of Trustees provides leadership and direction to the Board of Trustees, supporting them in fulfilling their responsibilities for the overall governance and strategic direction of the New Economics Foundation. The Chair acts as a critical friend of the Chief Executive and works in partnership with her to optimise the delivery of the charity‚Äôs strategy agreed by the Board.  This role is supported by the Deputy Chair who leads on ensuring a good working relationship between trustees and employees, supporting strategy delivery and the recruitment of new board members. Crucially, the Chair acts as an ambassador for the New Economics Foundation, representing the charity, advocating for our cause and speaking at appropriate events, meetings and functions.

For more information please follow this link to trustees unlimited who are working with us on our search. 

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Happy to talk flexible working

We recognise that people have commitments and responsibilities outside of work, therefore The New Economics Foundation supports flexible working. We are also open to suggestions of Job Shares.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all persons regardless of their race, gender, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.