At present we have no vacancies to fill. Please check back for future opportunities. 

Please note – the application window for the trustee vacancies has now closed. Applicants can expect to hear from us toward the middle of February. 

Two Trustees



Tackling the root causes of social disadvantage is at the heart of everything we do at the Nationwide Foundation. By supporting and enabling remarkable organisations, we bring to life our Decent Affordable Homes strategy, which addresses the lack of good quality affordable homes for people in need. We know that with both our funding and our influencing, we can bring about positive and meaningful systems change to the UK’s housing sector.

Launched in 2013, our strategy is all about transforming the housing system and we’re committed to it until at least 2026. This long-term approach means we can take a detailed and balanced view of the complexity and severity of the housing crisis, and work towards real, sustainable change for those who need it most.

We are now seeking two new trustees to join our board, leading the Foundation’s strategic direction, financial management and governance. You will have a strategic outlook and the personal credibility to contribute as part of an engaged and forward-thinking board.

We welcome applicants from all sectors, but as a charity with a focus on housing, we especially seek those with a housing background, as well as candidates that understand the challenges and changes our housing system requires. We’re also looking for people who bring experience in grant-making, monitoring, evaluation and influencing social change. We would hope to gather these skills onto our board across the two trustee appointments, so don’t worry, we’re not looking for all this experience in one person! We’re keen to hear about the particular knowledge and expertise you can bring.

We value diversity of experience and perspective. Interest from people with varying experiences in the housing sector – from an understanding of lived experience to those working in the private sector – would be especially welcome, as would applicants from areas of the UK that are outside London. Similarly, we’re committed to ensuring we have a diverse board and would love to hear from you, regardless of  your ethnic background, physical abilities, class background, age or geographical location in the UK.

The closing date for these trustee roles is 31st January 2020 and interviews will be held in London on 4th and 5th of March.

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