Carnegie UK
The roles require approximately 12 days per year
Unremunerated with expenses covered

Carnegie UK has been working to improve wellbeing in the UK and Ireland for over 100 years. Established and endowed in 1913 by the Scottish-American philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, that mission has evolved over time to reflect changes in society and governance. Previously a grant-making foundation, we gradually moved to our current approach of seeking to influence policy and practice at a systemic level, building on evidence and research to argue for change.


In our new trustees we are seeking “thinkers” and “doers” from across the UK and Ireland – people who can contribute towards the continued growth of our work in driving social change and in making change happen. We are particularly interested in attracting people whose work and interests are connected to social, economic, environmental and/or democratic wellbeing causes. We already have a respected track record of putting wellbeing at the heart of decision-making and growing support for a wellbeing approach to public policy. We believe that this mission is more important than ever given the challenges of the current times, and people like you can help us build on our strong foundations for even greater future impact. 

We want to work with a diverse Board,  believing that greater diversity of experience, skills and ways of thinking will challenge our approaches and broaden our collective knowledge and networks.  For this reason, we hope that individuals from a wide range of backgrounds will be attracted to a trusteeship at Carnegie UK. If you are motivated by our mission for collective wellbeing; curious about the levers of social change; open to learning, and attracted by a values-based organisation, then we’d love to hear from you.


Download the candidate brief to find out about the role.

How to apply

To make an application, please click on the apply now button below, with the following prepared:

  • Your CV (no more than three sides).
  • A supporting statement (no more than two sides) that sets out why you would like to join the Board of Carnegie UK and how you meet the knowledge and experience criteria.

Closing date

Monday 6th November 2023

Preliminary Interviews
w/c 20th and 27th November 2023

Final Panel Interviews
January 2024