Board member

## Please note: we have extended the deadline for this application, and applications now close on the 9th of July 2024 at 17.00 UK time ##


Join our board and help us create a happier world

Are you passionate about improving happiness around the world through research, advocacy, and grantmaking? We’re looking for dedicated individuals to join our board and amplify our work to increase global wellbeing. 

As a board member, you’ll play a pivotal role in shaping the strategic direction of our organisation. We value diversity and welcome applicants from all backgrounds who share our commitment to creating positive change.

What we do

At the Happier Lives Institute, we research the most cost-effective ways to improve wellbeing, then work with donors, academics and policy-makers to help them have a bigger impact.  Using the latest subjective wellbeing data, we identify the problems that matter most to people and find evidence-based ways to solve them. At the end of 2023, we launched the Bloom Wellbeing Fund and began our grantmaking efforts.

Why join us

Joining our board offers a unique opportunity to make a meaningful impact on a global scale. You’ll have the chance to collaborate with like-minded individuals who are dedicated to making a difference in the world. If you have experience or passion for strategy,  governance, fundraising, finance, networking, or wellbeing research, we want to hear from you.


  • Quarterly or bi-annual board meetings with Co-Directors Dr Michael Plant and Peter Brietbart.
  • Input on HLI’s strategic direction, including our research agenda and wider value proposition.
  • Review and governance of grantmaking activities.
  • Assisting the Co-Directors with fundraising activities and networking efforts.

Apply now

If you’re ready to make a difference and be part of something meaningful, apply now to join our team. Please note that the board member role is a voluntary position and does not include remuneration.

How to apply

To apply, please complete the application form below. Your responses will provide us with insights into how you might contribute to the strategic goals and governance of the Happier Lives Institute. We appreciate your interest in our organisation and look forward to learning more about your qualifications and vision for contributing to our work.

Please complete the application process via this link.

Application Deadline: 9th July 2024, at 17.00 UK time

Directors: Peter Brietbart (Managing Director) and Dr Michael Plant (Research Director and Founder) 

Additional Information: If you have any questions about the application process or would like more information about the Happier Lives Institute, please contact Peter at peter@happierlivesinstitute.org. We’re excited to welcome new members to our team and continue our journey towards creating a happier world for all.