Recruiting: two new Trustees

Recruitment 3rd September 2019
The deadline for applications to these positions is Friday 1st November 2019.

The Urban Studies Foundation (USF) is looking to recruit up to two new Members (also known as Trustees) to sit on its Board, one to commence from Spring 2020 and one for ‘standby start’ until January 2022.

The USF is an increasingly well-known major charitable body involved in the support of urban studies research and education – as well as related knowledge transfer, exchange and mobilisation – with a global reach for its activities. Through their active engagement in such activities, and participation in Board meetings, Members/Trustees play a crucial and responsible role in the strategies, polices and financial decisions of USF.

Further particulars about the roles, profile and person specification of a Board Member can be found here, along with further information about the selection process. Additional information can be sought by contacting the USF Director of Operations, Joe Shaw (, but also feel free to speak informally with other current Board Members.

Individuals wishing to apply for a position as USF Board Member should send the following materials electronically to Joe Shaw (at by Friday 1st November, 2019:

  1. A covering letter (no more than 2 pages A4) explaining why you wish to be considered for a position as Member on the USF Board of Trustees, and detailing your relevant experience/achievements in the field of ‘the urban’ (academically and/or in terms of public policy/civic engagement). Please also state whether you wish to be considered for a Spring 2020 start.
  2. A CV (no more than 5 pages A4) formatted as you wish (but it must be easy to pick out the dimensions of your ‘urban’ experience and achievement, academically or otherwise).


Further Particulars (.pdf)

Selection Process (.pdf)