Trustee of the Board

We are seeking to appoint two individuals with an interest in health and health policy to join our Board of Trustees.


Closing date: 23/08/2019 23:59

Salary: Unsalaried, reasonable expenses reimbursed

For more information on this vacancy contact:

020 7631 8450

To apply for this position, please email Jon Morrison ( with your CV and a short covering letter detailing why you would like to work with the Nuffield Trust.

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The Nuffield Trust is seeking to appoint two individuals with an interest in health and health policy to join our Board of Trustees.

As one of the leading independent health-policy charitable trusts in the UK, the Nuffield Trust is an authoritative and independent source of evidence-based research and policy analysis for improving health care.  In everything we do we strive to be independent, rigorous, relevant, open-minded and to make a difference.

Our vision is to help provide the objective research and analysis that boosts the quality of health policy and practice, and ultimately improves the health and health care of people in the UK.

The Trust provides influential research and policy insights, and rigorous evaluations of key policy and health care developments. Chief Executive Nigel Edwards has a well established reputation as a significant thought leader on health and social care policy, with unparalleled connections to NHS chief executives, clinical leaders and policy makers. He leads an experienced senior management team, each member a leading figure in his or her own field. The Trust has an endowment of some £80 million, an annual income of about £4.5 million mostly drawn from the endowment, and approximately 45 highly professional, well-qualified and committed staff.

The Trust currently makes a distinctive contribution through its quantitative and qualitative analysis and its commentary on service developments, funding and performance. We are a respected forum for high-level debate and thinking on health care reform. Our role as a trusted convenor enables us to bring together a wide group of influential people in the UK and abroad to inform and influence emerging health policy. Our respected and widely attended seminars and conferences, including our flagship Annual Health Policy Summit, provide a platform for policy-makers, health care chief executives, clinicians, managers, academics and the media to engage in critical debate.

The Nuffield Trust is funded primarily from income generated from the Nuffield Trust’s own endowment – this helps to secure the independence of its research and wider activities. The endowment, which is currently c£80 million, was given to the Nuffield Trust in 1940 by Viscount Nuffield. The investment income is used to fund in-house research and support its dissemination. In addition we seek grant funding and commissions from external partners for research projects that support our corporate priorities. Income generated from the endowment remains the most important source of income for the Trust, and ensures that it is not dependent on any other source of income to carry out its charitable purpose.

To find out more about the Trust’s work, our Annual Reports and financial statements, please visit the website

Our Board of Trustees make a highly valued contribution to our work through the insight and experience they bring. In addition to the formal Board and committee meetings, Trustees are invited to attend our annual Policy Summit, and to other events which may be held throughout the year.

New Trustees will join us at an exciting time as we refresh our long term strategy in the context of the recently published long term plan for the NHS and other relevant changes in the external environment. We are keen to expand the range of diverse voices around the Board table so that we ensure that our work is truly relevant to all those who deliver and use health and care services across the UK.

To learn more about the role, please download a copy of the appointment brief.

To apply for this position candidates are asked to provide their CV and a short covering letter detailing why they would like to work with the Nuffield Trust.

Please forward this information to Jon Morrison ( by Friday 23rd August 2019.

Suitable candidates will be contacted and invited to interview on either 19th or 20th September 2019.

The Nuffield Trust is committed to being an equal opportunities employer. We wish to ensure that all applicants are treated fairly and appointed solely on their suitability for the post irrespective of ethnicity, gender, age, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, marital / civil partnership status or religion / belief.