Board of Trustee Position(s)

The Faraday Institution is the UK’s independent electrochemical energy storage research institute. 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 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 a company limited by guarantee. It is governed by its Board of Trustees.

Position: The Board is looking to recruit one or more additional Trustee(s).

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 and 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, we are looking for someone who can bring experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • energy storage related experience, which could include, for example, battery supply chain or battery manufacturing,
  • experience in energy storage end user industries such as automotive, grid, energy, or aerospace,
  • experience in a senior academic or public funded role in a complementary field,
  • managing change and or developing skills and capability within a large organisation.

Diversity: The Faraday Institution values diversity within its community at all levels. We are committed to ensuring that all applications are treated fairly.

Training: 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. 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.

Appointment period: this appointment is for an initial period of 3 years, which may be extended.

Application: Applicants should submit a CV and 1-page cover letter via email to

Application deadline: 5pm on 15 January 2020

Posted on December 9, 2019 in Uncategorized

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Louise Gould is a marketing and communications professional who has centred her career around technology-based organisations. She joined the Faraday Institution after 5 years as Marketing Communications Manager at the renewable fuels company Velocys. View her biography here


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