Join the Faraday Institution Board of Trustees

The Faraday Institution is the UK’s independent institute for electrochemical energy storage research, skills development, market analysis, and early-stage commercialisation. Our mission is to make significant breakthroughs in electrochemical energy storage research in the global race to electrification. We are developing a model of research based on the collaborative working together of large research teams, drawing on many disciplines to work quickly towards mission-driven goals.

With an initial £78M funding from the UK Industrial Strategy Fund, the Faraday Institution is a registered charity and company limited by guarantee and is governed by its Board of Trustees.

Position: The Board is looking to recruit one or more additional Trustee/Trustees.

Role of Trustee: As a Trustee of the Faraday Institution, you will share responsibility for the effective governance and development of the organisation, helping to set its strategic direction and deliver results in line with its charitable objects, its mission, vision and values.

In this role, you will work collaboratively with the other Trustees and with the Chief Executive and senior staff, providing oversight and guidance, using your knowledge and skills to help inform and aid discussions, to deliver results and to fulfill statutory governance obligations.

Qualities of Trustee: In order to complement the existing experience across our Board and ensure a good balance of skills, on this occasion, we are particularly looking for someone who can bring significant experience of the automotive industry alongside the qualities required to meet the duties of a Trustee and a strong passion for the mission of the Faraday Institution.

Diversity: The Faraday Institution values diversity within its community at all levels. We are committed to ensuring that all applications are treated fairly. The Faraday Institution will provide suitable training in relation to the duties of a Trustee where required.

Remuneration: this position is not remunerated however travel expenses may be claimed.

Time commitment: The Board meets at least three times per year, with interim briefing calls held in between these meetings. Trustees will be expected to prepare for Board meetings ahead of time, for example by pre-reading Board materials. Trustees may also be invited to join one or more of the Board committees. In addition to Board Meetings, other interactions, either by email or phone will be required.

How to apply: applications should be sent to including a current cv and a covering letter explaining what skills and qualities you would bring to the role and why you would be a good fit.


Closing date for applications: 30th September 2021


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