Health Foundation
This appointment is offered on a pro bono basis.

The Health Foundation makes links between the knowledge gained from working with those improving population health and improving health and social care and their research and analysis. The aspiration is to create a virtuous circle, using what they know works on the ground to inform effective policymaking and vice versa. The Health Foundation believes good health and health care are key to a flourishing society. Through sharing learning, collaborating with others, and building people’s skills and knowledge, we aim to make a difference and contribute to a healthier population in the UK.


Our Board is now seeking an exceptional Governor; someone who shares our goal of better health and care for people in the UK and who wishes to provide insight and challenge towards the strategic direction of the Foundation. You will add to the Board’s current collective expertise and perspective though your own specialism in strategic communications, combined with a depth of knowledge of the policy and politics of health care systems. 

As an established communications expert, and with a ready-made profile in your field, you will bring an outstanding reputation for insight and influence, for shaping the national conversation and ultimately driving change. 

All of our governors demonstrate an open and engaging communication style, with an attention to detail and willingness to work alongside other members of the board and committees in pursuing our shared objectives.

This is a particularly rewarding time to join us. Your personal contribution will help shape the future of health across the nation. If you believe you can demonstrate the experience, skills, and attributes we are looking for, we very much look forward to hearing 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:

a CV (no more than three sides) or equivalent biographical information.

a short covering letter that explains your motivation and availability for the role you would like to be considered for and confirms that you would not be subject to any conflict of interest.

Closing date
Friday 8th March 2024

Selected candidates notified of longlist decision
By 15th March 2024

First stage discussions for selected candidates and Starfish Search
w/c 18th & 25th March 2024

Agreement of the shortlist
w/c 8th April 2024

Informal conversations as required
Following agreement of shortlist

Final interviews
w/c 29th April 2024


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