Could you make a difference and help to improve and protect the public’s health?
The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) believes that everyone should have the opportunity to optimise their health and well-being, and we work to inform policy and practice, educate, empower and support communities and individuals to live healthier lives. We are currently seeking Trustees to fill vacancies on our Board of Trustees, the RSPH Council.
We are the independent voice for the public’s health and campaign and develop policy on a range of public health issues, including obesity, drug policy reform and making the high streets more health promoting. Our recent work includes the publication of a landmark report exploring the impact of social media on mental health and wellbeing.
We are also the home of Scroll Free September (#SFS) our first public facing campaign. Our work covers a wide range of health improvement and health protection issues, and recent examples include Skins and Needles (a report investigating the regulatory environment of special procedures such as tattoos and body piercing) Moving the Needle (which explores attitudes to vaccination at different stages of life) and Health on the High Street (exploring the impact of outlets on health).
With over 6500 members including academics, students, and frontline professionals, we are the leading health education charity dedicated to the public’s health and wellbeing. We have a long history of providing education, training and developing programmes to improve the public’s health.
We work in partnership with a broad range of different organisations, including charitable trusts, business, the public sector and think tanks. We recognise the importance of the environment in shaping the public’s health and are committed to tackling health inequalities. We are governed by a Council of Trustees.
In order to ensure our governance is robust, the Trustees are appointed from a wide cross section of professional backgrounds. The common denominator is that all Trustees have a passion for protecting and improving the health and wellbeing of the public. Each year a number of Trustees step down and we look to replenish the skill-set and experience of the Council.
Currently, we are seeking candidates with proven public health experience to fill the vacancies at the Council. We would welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) and female candidates as they are underrepresented on the Council.
You will work with other Trustees and our executive leadership team. For more details about the role, the role description and supporting information, please email us. This is a voluntary, unpaid role. Appointments are usually made for an initial three-year term which may be extended.
Each year you’ll commit to:
- One full-day strategy session
- Four Council meetings in London up to 3 hours each meeting
- Serve on sub-committees
We’ll cover expenses and there are no restrictions on where you’re based within the UK. If you would like to apply to become an RSPH Trustee please email a personal statement and CV to by 31 August 2019. Interviews will be held on 11 or 12 September 2019 in Central London.