Carnegie UK


Job Reference CCQC
Closing Date Wednesday 11 May 2022

Carnegie UK is the UK’s leading wellbeing foundation with a 100-year history of inspiring, supporting, and promoting wellbeing. We are an operating trust, with our policy, practice, and advocacy activities funded from our endowment. Our current Chair steps down in 2022 and we are looking for someone to lead the Board as we implement our new strategy.

We take a holistic approach to collective wellbeing, believing that this is realised when social, economic, environmental, and democratic wellbeing outcomes are given equal weight. We work in partnership with individuals and organisations from all sectors to advance the ideas, evidence and practice that make a difference to wellbeing. Our experience tells us that we can have the biggest impact on people’s lives when we influence decision makers, whether in business, politics, civil or public services, or non-governmental organisations. Our geographical remit provides us with a unique role working across the UK and the Republic of Ireland. We are also proud to be part of an international community of institutions set up by our founder, Andrew Carnegie.

We are looking for an individual who is enthused by the mission of the organisation, aligned to our values, and motivated by the prospect of continuing to innovate to drive meaningful improvements in collective wellbeing across the UK and Ireland. Candidates should bring considerable leadership experience to the role, ideally gained in both an executive and non-executive capacity. Our Chair will help us to deepen and develop our governance practice, form a strong working partnership with the CEO, and be a confident ambassador for Carnegie UK, advocating for the mission and work of the organisation. For this reason, the successful candidate will have exceptional communication skills, and be able to work with a wide range of stakeholders.

As an organisation which works across all jurisdictions of the UK and Ireland, with networks in the public, private and third sectors, we are excited to see where our next Chair will come from. We believe in the value of different experiences and perspectives and are committed to further diversifying the voices around our Board table.

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to the Carnegie UK on this appointment. For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit using reference CCQC. Alternatively telephone +44 (0)20 7227 0880 (during office hours). Applications should be received by noon on 11th May 2022.

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