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    Not for Profit

  • Salary/Remuneration


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  • Expiry date

    04 November 2018

  • Client


Ref: GSe46139

Nesta is an innovation foundation with a mission to back new ideas to tackle the big challenges of our time. We seek out, spark and shape powerful new ideas, joining with others to address challenges ranging from healthcare and future skills, to democracy and the arts.

Our primary focus is in the UK but we have an international outlook, working in dozens of countries in Europe and further afield so we can learn from others and achieve a greater impact through partnerships. We intend to grow this global presence – using our new building in London as a hub for sparking ideas and convening people.

We judge ourselves against many measures: from the direct impact of the programmes we fund to our influence on public policy; from the growth of firms and social ventures we invest in to how much value people have gained from our events and publications. But our main aim is to provide people and organisations with tools which help them generate and use new ideas more effectively, and to remind people that the future is something we make, not something that happens to us.

Having recently launched our new strategy 2017-2020 which focuses on 5 key areas – Health, Education, the Arts and the Creative Economy, Government Policy and Innovation Policy – we are seeking to appoint up to four new Trustees, drawn from a range of backgrounds that support these key areas, with the skills and expertise to contribute broadly to our Board, and lead the strategic direction of the organisation.

We are seeking people who can help us think long term and strategically, with strong communication skills and the ability to influence key stakeholders within your sphere of expertise and more widely within the UK and internationally.

We need people of integrity with a strong commitment to our aims and a collaborative approach. You will be joining a highly motivated, high performing board with a genuine desire to make a difference.

Closing DateMonday 5th November 2018
Preliminary Interviewsw/c 12 November 2018
Short listingw/c 26 November 2018
Final Interviewsw/c 3 and 10 December 2018
How to Apply

To apply for this role, please submit an up to date copy of your CV, along with a Supporting Statement that addresses the criteria set out in the person specification, using examples to demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements. Please provide your home, work, mobile and email contact details and let us know of any dates when you are not available or where you may have difficulty with the indicative timetable. You should also provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. If you do not wish us to approach your referees without your prior permission, please state this clearly.

Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automated email to confirm that you have applied. If you do not receive this email, please make contact with GatenbySanderson.

Contact details
Michelle Sander: 020 7426 3377