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

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

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


IoD Sussex: Could you be our next Chair?

Our current Branch Chairman, Howard Wilder, comes to the end of his term in the Spring of 2017, and we are taking this early opportunity to start the search for his successor. 

This is a rewarding volunteer role bringing with it the opportunity to become “the voice”, profile and Ambassador of the IoD in Sussex, playing a key role in leading the Branch Ambassadorial team, in their mission to represent the IoD and its members in the county, and supported by a strong, passionate National & Regional Staff & volunteer team. 

It is a fantastic opportunity for a willing volunteer to meet and engage with IoD members across the IoD South of England region; to actively promote & support good governance, to help connect members & non-members across the county & signpost them to the IoD’s support networks - to help them with their businesses challenges, and finally, to have their voice heard as a full member of both the branch and regional committees, made up of our engaged branch and regional chair volunteers. 

Chairmen enjoy a range of additional benefits, including complementary tickets to the prestigious IoD annual convention, and regular contact and access to the IoD’s policy experts, and their expertise. 

It is hoped to confirm the appointment of the incoming Chairman in time for him or her to spend time working alongside the current Chairman until the changeover in late-April 2017. 

This opportunity is open to all current, active members of the IoD Sussex Branch. 

Further information can be obtained by contacting the South regional office. 

If you are interested in applying for this post, please send a short note of introduction to Alan Fitzwater, Director of Regions and Branches (Interim). The closing date for all indications of interest is 20th February 2017.

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Branch Chair - Belgium 

Owing to the impending retirement of the present chairman there is a vacancy for a Branch Chair in Belgium.

 

We are seeking a senior, local business leader, ideally based in or around Brussels, to take on the voluntary position of Chairman for the Institute of Directors in Belgium, which branch also has responsibility for members in Luxembourg. The position is open to all members of the branch.

This is a rewarding role bringing with it the opportunity to become “the voice” of the IoD at the heart of the EU and to play a key role in leading a reconstituted Branch Committee in representing the IoD and its members based in Belgium and Luxembourg.

This is an exciting opportunity for a willing volunteer to grow the branch, to spearhead relationships with local and international businesses, along with EU officials at this critical time while Britain prepares to leave membership of the EU. The successful candidate is expected to actively contribute to the delivery of a varied, professional events programme, and to have his or her voice heard as a full member of both the branch and any regional committee which may be established. Twice yearly visits to London and/or participation in web conferences are expected to be held for discussions with other chairmen and to be updated with developments from the executive.

Regional and branch chairmen and committee members enjoy a range of additional benefits, including complimentary tickets to the prestigious IoD annual convention.

 We are interested in recruiting an individual with good communication skills, charisma, an appreciation of good governance, including world-class leadership skills and a commitment to improving the conditions for local and international business, in short upholding the key tenets for which the IoD stands. 

You will be the face of the IoD in Belgium and Luxembourg, with a direct accountability for being the voice of local members; dealing with local media, attending high level functions on behalf of the IoD and being both the Ambassador, and Leadership role model for the IoD in the territory.

The post of Chairman can be as extensive as you make it, within the above parameters and you will have access to support in this role from the Institute executive team at Pall Mall.

It is anticipated that you will be supported by a small committee, some already in post, who are charged with representing the IoD in such important areas as finance, events and education. It is also possible that funding may be secured for a part-time administrator, to support the operation of the Branch. Regular committee meetings are anticipated to discuss business issues and solutions, with a particular European emphasis in view of the location of the branch.

Please apply in writing to Alan Fitzwater, Director of Regions and Branches (Interim) by the closing date of 10th February 2017.

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Branch Chair - Isle of Man

We currently have a vacancy for a Branch Chair in Isle of Man.

We are seeking a senior, local business leader to take on the voluntary position of Chairman for the Institute of Directors in the Isle of Man with effect from May 2017.

This is a rewarding role bringing with it the opportunity to become “the voice” of the IoD in the island, and play a key role in leading the Branch Committee in representing the IoD and its members.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a willing volunteer to meet IoD members across the Isle of Man, to actively contribute to the delivery of a varied, professional events programme, and to have your voice heard as full member of the branch.

Committee members enjoy a range of additional benefits, including complementary tickets to the prestigious IoD annual convention.

We are interested in recruiting an individual with good communication skills, charisma, an appreciation of good governance, and above all world-class leadership skills and a commitment to improving the conditions for local and National business, in short everything that the IoD stands for. 

You would be the face of the IoD in the Isle of Man, with a direct accountability for being the voice of local members; dealing with local media, attending high level functions on behalf of the IoD and being the Leader and Ambassador for the IoD in the island.

The post of Chairman is whatever you could make of it, and you will be supported in this role by over 300 local members, as well as the Institute itself and its 35,000 members.

You will have the support of an administrator, to run the affairs of the Branch and to help put on great quality engagement opportunities for IoD members, to meet and discuss business issues and solutions, with feedback coming directly back into the institute’s leadership team.

This opportunity is open to all members of the Isle of Man branch with applications closing on the 28th February 2017 

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Regional Chair - South

Our current Regional Chairman, David Seall  CEng, FRAeS, MiMMM, comes to the end of his term of office in the Spring of 2017, and we are taking this early opportunity to start the search for his successor.  

This is a rewarding and respected Senior volunteer role, bringing with it the opportunity to become the lead  “voice”, profile and Ambassador of the IoD in the South region. The Chair also plays a key role in leading the Regional Ambassadorial team, in their mission to represent the IoD and its members, and supported by a strong, passionate National & Regional Staff & volunteer team across seven county branches, namely Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire & the Isle of Wight, Kent, Oxfordshire, Surrey, Sussex.

It is a fantastic opportunity for a willing volunteer to meet and engage with IoD members across the IoD South of England region. As the Chair you will actively promote & support good governance, to help connect members & non-members across the branches & to signpost them to the IoD’s support networks - to assist them with their businesses challenges, and finally, to have their voice heard.

We are looking to recruit a Senior businessperson with a truly collegiate approach to leadership, as you will be operating across country boundaries with colleagues from many sectors, industries and styles. You will be adaptable and inspirational in your leadership and look to innovate and provide strong guidance to the South staff team, and to the Institute as a whole.

You shall have the ability to bring strong-minded groups of volunteers and members together to form a clear regional vision, aligned with the IoD’s purpose, and in line with its National policies and procedures,  and supported by services provided on an established National platform; creating positive engagement opportunities across the South.

You will be active and invested in regional policy issues, forming a convivial and co-operative  working relationship with our National policy experts and other colleagues across the UIK & European networks. You will communicate local members business challenges and opinions to the National team, to ensure we are truly member-centric and representative.

You will support the IoD in its mission to represent, support and develop Senior Leaders across the region and to assist the Regional Director with succession planning for our Seven Branch Chairmen and their Ambassadorial teams, covering areas such as Infrastructure, Skills & Education, Digital economy, Manufacturing, Entrepreneurialism and SME’s.

In return, you will have access to a world-class team of Policy experts, be invited to exclusive events & engagement opportunities, often with Senior decision-makers, to engage with the latest in IoD professional development. You will also receive complimentary tickets to the IoD’s annual convention.

It is hoped to confirm the appointment of the incoming Chair in time for him or her to spend time working alongside the current Chairman until the changeover in late-May 2017. 
This opportunity is open to all current, active members of the IoD South region.

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The closing date for all indications of interest is 6th March 2017