The IoD employs approximately 240 permanent staff. The majority of these staff work in our head office in Pall Mall, London, although we also have staff in our regional offices in Reading, Birmingham, Manchester, Belfast and Edinburgh.

The IoD is committed to staff training and development. All staff are appraised regularly and new staff receive thorough induction training.

The IoD is an equal opportunities employer, aiming to recruit a diverse range of talented people. We recruit a range of staff in a number of different areas, including: Hospitality, Professional Development, Policy Unit, Support Services (HR, Finance), Marketing, Business Information and Advisory Services, Publications, Commercial and Membership.

As well as a competitive basic salary, IoD employees are entitled to a comprehensive range of benefits.

Business Information Service Manager

Full-Time | Pall Mall, London | Competitive salary

The Institute of Directors is a leading professional body supporting 35,000 members worldwide and providing them with world class business information and advice. Our award-winning Information and Advisory Service (IAS) team provides a crucial membership benefit essential for IoD members’ recruitment and retention and enjoys a high profile among IoD members and staff.

We are seeking to recruit a Business Information Service Manager who will be responsible for the day to day running of a high quality information service to IoD members, and its promotion. You will also be responsible for managing and developing online content for the Guidance section of the IoD website (  In addition, you will manage 2 Team Leaders and will deputise for the Head of the Department in her absence.

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced, hands on manager, with a postgraduate information management qualification and at least 3 years’ experience of managing an equivalent customer facing business library or information service or a significant aspect of it.  The post holder must have excellent staff management, IT, marketing, research, communication, interpersonal and customer care skills.

A full job description for the role is attached here. 

The right candidate will be offered an excellent package, which includes 25-days annual leave, non-contributory pension scheme, life assurance, private health insurance and interest free season ticket loan.

The post is based at the IoD Business Library in Pall Mall, London.

To apply, please send a full CV with current remuneration details and names of two referees to Aarti Bhasin in the HR department at  

Closing date for applications is 28 July 2014.

Events and Regional Administrator – Manchester

Full Time

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Events and Regional Administrator to join the North West Region to provide professional administration, financial and events management support and general office management. Assisting with the daily running of the office, the successful candidate will manage, develop and deliver the full IoD regional and branch events programme.

This role will include responsibility for Event Management, Marketing and communications and office and financial administration.

We are looking for a friendly and professional individual with the strong communication skills and flexible approach to make this role a success; in particular the candidate will have previous event experience in the NW region with a strong relationship with suppliers and venues.  A proven track record of sales and income generation combined with the tenacity to deliver, you will be IT literate with office and financial administration experience. 

The post is based at the Manchester office. Occasional travel throughout the region and to Pall Mall may be required.

A full job description for the role is attached here.

To apply, please send your CV to Vicky Taylor at

Closing date for applications is 4 July 2014.

Head of Examinations and Professional Standards

Full Time | Pall Mall, London | Attractive salary + excellent benefits

The Institute of Directors (IoD) is the UK’s number one organisation for business leaders.   We provide leading edge representation, support and training and we are the standard setters for director education in the UK and internationally.    The IoD has over 35,000 members and 48 branches worldwide.

The IoD’s strategy places a strong emphasis on the importance of Learning and Development for the delivery of its business objectives.  This vacancy, which reports to the Director of Corporate Governance and Professional Standards, is pivotal to the achievement of our goals by ensuring the delivery of qualifications, examinations and CPD and achieving our objectives for supporting directors and boards.   

This is a multi-faceted role with much scope.  While attention to detail and confidentiality around the examination process are critical, the role is very much focused on interaction with committees and groups that are largely voluntary and central to the to the governance and standard setting functions that the role delivers.  The production and marking of examination papers and the need for ensuring that due diligence is carried out on Chartered Directors are key aspects of the role.  Events management for, and engagement with, the Chartered Director community are also critical activities for the postholder.

The successful candidate will be involved in commissioning examination questions and case studies for which excellent communication, people management and decision making skills are essential.  You will manage two team members.  Persuasiveness and diplomacy are key for this role, as are committee secretarial skills.  Through the development of professional relationships with tutors, volunteers, and board members you will ensure that there is transparency in the examination processes and adherence to published rules and regulations.  You will have worked at a similar level in another professional organisation and will have experience of managing international activities remotely.  Experience of managing events, speakers and committees is a must.  This is a fantastic opportunity for someone with an eye for detail and a background in qualifications learning and development to take the next step in their career by joining an exciting organisation that is changing and growing.

Please send your CV and covering letter to the HR department by e-mail to or by post to 116 Pall Mall, London, SW1Y 5ED.  

A more detailed role profile can be obtained from Vicky Taylor in the HR Department.  E-mail

Closing date for applications is 24 July 2014

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