Seeking Trustees

Seeking Trustees

An opportunity to contribute to social change.

An opportunity to contribute to social change.

The Tavistock Institute of Human Relations (TIHR) is a long-standing independent social science research, consultancy and professional development institute with a strong national and international reputation and a prestigious brand. We are known for having developed methodologies and theories which have become established practice in organisational development, evaluation and action research. It is our intention to build on our highly respected brand and continue to develop our interdisciplinary institute and its activities in a vibrant, contemporary and thriving way.

Responsible for the strategic direction of the Institute, the Trustees convene six times a year in London. Attending meetings is important as this new group of Trustees form as a team and strive to develop closer working relationships with the CEO and the senior management team. This also means that we need Trustees who can give the time (up to 8 hours per month) and commitment to building knowledge & understanding of TIHR and close relationships, openness and trust with Trustee colleagues and staff.

David Hollywood, our Interim Chair, has the task of strengthening the Council and will recruit at least five new Trustees. We hope to find people with the potential to Chair the Council in the future and are committed to appointing a diverse range of people who will have knowledge, experience and skills in at least one of the following disciplines:

  • Modern marketing and digital communications
  • Fundraising, securing income from charitable trusts and foundations
  • Charity governance or previous charity Trustee experience
  • Academic experience, ideally as a social scientist focusing on social engagement or an applied researcher in a relevant social field.
  • Arts intersecting with organisational behaviour and social science
  • Human resources
  • Legal
  • Pensions

You might also be a senior practitioner with sector expertise in health, employment or social inclusion, or bring experience of leading SMEs in the not-for-profit sector.

Whatever your background, you’ll be motivated and committed to supporting the TIHR in its effort to remain cutting edge and innovative without letting go of its rich heritage.

This is a voluntary role, but travel expenses will be met.

To register your interest and receive further information please email Grant Taylor, Trustee of TIHR. If you can also send your CV or career profile at this time it would be helpful.

Interviews will be in the week commencing 1 June 2020. If you would like to be considered, please submit your CV and supporting statement outlining your interest in the role and what you would bring, by 12:00 noon on Monday, 18 May 2020. Please confirm your availability for interview w/c 1 June.

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