Democracy isn’t working as it should, but it’s key to tackling the challenges we face. We believe that a new type of democracy is needed - that puts people at the heart of decision-making. We’re looking for a new chair and two new trustees to help us achieve our vision.

We’re the UK’s leading public participation charity, on a mission to put people at the heart of decision-making. We’re a small but passionate team focused on giving people more power over the decisions that affect their lives. We want to build a stronger democracy that works for everyone – that gives people real power to bring about change in their lives, communities and beyond. 

Find out more about us.

The Involve staff team

It's an exciting time to join us as we demonstrate how democracy can be different. Our recent projects have included:

Find out more about our work.

We are committed to equal opportunities and we want our board to benefit from the advantages that diversity brings, including different skills, life experiences and backgrounds. We would particularly welcome applications from women, people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds and people who would bring fresh perspectives to the board.


Following some pioneering work over recent years and as the term of our current chair - Ed Mayo - comes to an end, we are looking for a new chair with outstanding leadership skills to help us achieve our mission.

The chair provides inclusive leadership to the board of trustees, ensures that each trustee fulfils their duties and responsibilities for the effective governance of the charity, and holds the staff team to account for delivery of the charity’s vision and mission. In addition, the chair works closely with the staff team; supports and, where appropriate, challenges the director; and ensures that the board functions as a unit. They act as an ambassador and the public face of the charity in partnership with members of the staff team.

Download the chair role description to find out more.

Two trustees

We are seeking two new trustees to join our board. In this round of trustee recruitment, we particularly welcome applications from people with specialisms in fundraising; communications and press; or political strategy.

Decisions made by the board set the direction of our charitable activities and have a major influence on the success of our work to embed public participation so that citizens are able to take and influence the decisions that affect their lives. The trustees are collectively responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction of Involve, and for developing the organisation’s aims, objectives and goals in accordance with governing documents and legal and regulatory guidelines.

Download the trustee role description to find out more.

How to apply

To apply, please send a short statement and CV addressing the person specification to jobs@involve.org.uk by midday, 11 January 2019.

We intend to interview prospective candidates on 24/25 January 2019.

For further information, please contact Tim Hughes, director: tim@involve.org.uk