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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.


Advisor for the Directors’ Advisory Service

The Directors’ Advisory Service provides IoD members with independent and confidential business advice from a specialist, free of charge, as part of their membership benefits.

All Advisors are senior business people, experts in their individual fields and available to render impartial and confidential advice. We have a panel of Advisors covering a wide range of topics and are currently looking to recruit an experienced Solicitor to join our Advisory team.

We are looking for a Solicitor who covers one of more of the following areas: company, commercial and contract law; intellectual property law; banking and insolvency matters; company secretarial issues. The commitment would be for six hours per week at our Pall Mall office for which an hourly fee is paid. They should have knowledge of both large and small companies, and be able to relate to the problems of members running small and medium sized businesses. Moreover, they should be a good listener and able to give friendly advice and support, as well as having a genuine interest in helping our members

This is an interesting and rewarding role bringing with it the opportunity to meet and assist IoD members from a wide range of industries and sectors.

For further information or if you would like to apply for this role, please contact Sarah Watts, Head of Information & Advisory Services at e-mail us

Deadline: Friday 17th November 2017


Governance and Board Effectiveness Course Leader/Consultant

Associate contract
Northern Ireland with some UK and international travel

The role:

The Institute of Directors has a new opening for an experienced associate course leader who specialises in corporate governance and board effectiveness.  You will work closely with the Professional Development team to design and deliver a range of programmes for the IoD’s clients from all sectors and industries worldwide. You will act as ambassador and thought leader for the IoD promoting the importance of continuous professional development. This is an exciting opportunity to join a leading professional institute that represents business leaders across the globe and a faculty at the forefront of director development

Main responsibilities will be to:

  • Deliver and/or design a range of programmes on behalf of the IoD to the highest quality standards including CPD taster workshops, open courses, in-company solutions, consultancy assignments
  • Undertake consultancy assignments relating to your specialism(s)
  • Support the development of existing and new products and services
  • Work closely with the IoD Sales team  and client stakeholders to understand their learning requirements and desired outcomes
  • Respond to subject-related queries from delegates and clients in a timely manner
  • Demonstrate a commitment to own continuous professional development and keep subject matter expertise up to date
  • Assist the client delivery team in the smooth running of events at the IoD or at the client site
  • Work closely with the IoD Academy Programme Director to ensure the learning experience is of the highest calibre
  • Report any relevant leads to the sales team
  • Work with our marketing and PR teams to support the promotion of the IoD Academy proposition and act as an advocate for the Chartered Director programme
  • Attend annual Course Leader and subject meetings
  • Deliver the IoD’s ‘Role of the Director and the Board’ course (part of the Chartered Director programme)
  • Contribute to the development of the overall syllabus for the Chartered Director programme

Qualifications and experience required:

Essential requirements:

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience as an executive, non-executive director and/or in a senior board advisory role
  • Clear evidence of a high level of expertise and specialisation in corporate governance and board effectiveness. Evidence may include relevant professional qualifications and membership (e.g. GNDI, ecoDa, ICSA, CFA) and/or a track record in a specialist role in the corporate governance (e.g. company secretary or corporate lawyer)
  • Hold adequate Professional Indemnity insurance cover

Highly desirable:

  • Prior teaching experience – although where this is not present, candidates should demonstrate outstanding potential and be willing to undertake relevant training
  • Facilitation experience at director level, including the delivery of courses face-to-face and online
  • Experience with assessment methodologies and writing exam questions
  • Experience of coaching and mentoring at director level
  • Advanced academic qualifications (e.g. Chartered Director, Masters’ degree or PhD)
  • A publications record in the relevant field
  • International experience, particularly in respect of non-UK courses and/or consultancy
  • Strong digital/social media presence
  • Commercial, public and/or third sector business experience
  • Be certified or experienced in the deployment of psychometric tests, personality diagnostics and/or profiling tools

Knowledge and skills required:

  • In depth knowledge of corporate governance structures in the UK and major international markets
  • Up-to-date awareness of the latest corporate governance reforms and legislation, and their implications for directors
  • Highly IT literate and confident using social media/online platforms
  • Excellent facilitation and group management skills
  • Ability to engage and build rapport with a wide range of stakeholders
  • An understanding of the IoD’s professional development portfolio and wide range of membership benefits

The IoD:

The Institute of the Directors is the world’s leading professional institute for directors and business leaders. We have been championing businesses and the people who run them since 1903 and are dedicated to supporting over 30,000 members across the globe. We encourage entrepreneurial activity and promote responsible business practice for the benefit of the business community and society as a whole.

High standards of excellence and professionalism in the boardroom are essential for businesses to succeed. Our range of professional development programmes and services are designed and delivered by directors, exclusively for directors. Our internationally-recognised qualification, Chartered Director, is established as the leading benchmark for directors across the private, public and third sectors.

If you would like to apply for this role, please submit your CV and the completed application form to Kristina.norvidaite@iod.com

Application form

The closing date for applications is Friday 24th November.


Strategy Course Leader/Consultant

Associate contract
Northern Ireland with some UK and international travel

The role:

The Institute of Directors has a new opening for an experienced associate course leader who specialises in strategy.  You will work closely with the Professional Development team to design and deliver a range of programmes for the IoD’s clients from all sectors and industries worldwide. You will act as ambassador and thought leader for the IoD promoting the importance of continuous professional development. This is an exciting opportunity to join a leading professional institute that represents business leaders across the globe and a faculty at the forefront of director development.

Main responsibilities will be to:

  • Deliver and/or design a range of programmes on behalf of the IoD to the highest quality standards including CPD taster workshops, open courses, in-company solutions, consultancy assignments
  • Deliver the IoD’s ‘Directors Role in Strategy and Marketing’ course (part of the Chartered Director programme)
  • Contribute to the development of the overall syllabus for the Chartered Director programme
  • Undertake consultancy assignments relating to your specialism(s)
  • Support the development of existing and new products and services
  • Work closely with the IoD Sales team  and client stakeholders to understand their learning requirements and desired outcomes
  • Respond to subject-related queries from delegates and clients in a timely manner
  • Demonstrate a commitment to own continuous professional development and keep subject matter expertise up to date
  • Assist the client delivery team in the smooth running of events at the IoD or at the client site
  • Work closely with the IoD Academy Programme Director to ensure the learning experience is of the highest calibre
  • Report any relevant leads to the sales team
  • Work with our marketing and PR teams to support the promotion of the IoD Academy proposition and act as an advocate for the Chartered Director programme
  • Attend annual Course Leader and subject meetings

Qualifications and experience required:

Essential requirements:

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience as an executive, non-executive director and/or in a senior board advisory role
  • Clear evidence of a high level of expertise in strategy and marketing. Evidence may include relevant academic or professional qualifications/e and a track record in a specialist role in strategy (e.g. strategy consultant, marketing director etc.).
  • Hold adequate Professional Indemnity insurance cover

Highly desirable:

  • Prior teaching experience – although where this is not present, candidates should demonstrate outstanding potential and be willing to undertake relevant training
  • Facilitation experience at director level, including the delivery of courses face-to-face and online
  • Experience with assessment methodologies and writing exam questions
  • Experience of coaching and mentoring at director level
  • Advanced academic qualifications (e.g. Chartered Director, Masters’ degree or PhD)
  • A publications record in the relevant field
  • International experience, particularly in respect of non-UK courses and/or consultancy
  • Strong digital/social media presence
  • Commercial, public and/or third sector business experience
  • Be certified or experienced in the deployment of psychometric tests, personality diagnostics and/or profiling tools

Knowledge and skills required:

  • In-depth knowledge of business strategy and marketing techniques within the UK and major international markets
  • Up to date awareness of the latest strategic thinking and marketing trends
  • Highly IT literate and confident using social media/online platforms
  • Excellent facilitation and group management skills
  • Ability to engage and build rapport with a wide range of stakeholders
  • An understanding of the IoD’s professional development portfolio and wide range of membership benefits

The IoD:

The Institute of the Directors is the world’s leading professional institute for directors and business leaders. We have been championing businesses and the people who run them since 1903 and are dedicated to supporting over 30,000 members across the globe. We encourage entrepreneurial activity and promote responsible business practice for the benefit of the business community and society as a whole.

High standards of excellence and professionalism in the boardroom are essential for businesses to succeed. Our range of professional development programmes and services are designed and delivered by directors, exclusively for directors. Our internationally-recognised qualification, Chartered Director is established as the leading benchmark for directors across the private, public and third sectors.

If you would like to apply for this role, please submit your CV and application form to Kristina.norvidaite@iod.com

Application form

The closing date for applications is Friday 24th November.


Finance Course Leader/Consultant (Associate contract)

Northern Ireland with some UK and international travel

The role:

The Institute of Directors has a new opening for an experienced associate course leader who specialises in finance and accountancy.  You will work closely with the Professional Development team to design and deliver a range of programmes for the IoD’s clients from all sectors and industries worldwide. You will act as ambassador and thought leader for the IoD promoting the importance of continuous professional development. This is an exciting opportunity to join a leading professional institute that represents business leaders across the globe and a faculty at the forefront of director development.

Main responsibilities will be:

  • Design and deliver a range of programmes on behalf of the IoD to the highest quality standards including CPD taster workshops, open courses, in-company solutions, consultancy assignments
  • Deliver the IoD’s ‘Finance for Non-Financial Directors’ course (part of the Chartered Director programme)
  • Contribute to the development of the overall syllabus for the Chartered Director programme
  • Undertake consultancy assignments relating to your specialism(s)
  • Support the development of existing and new products and services
  • Work closely with the IoD Sales team  and client stakeholders to understand their learning requirements and desired outcomes
  • Respond to subject-related queries from delegates and clients in a timely manner
  • Demonstrate a commitment to own continuous professional development and keep subject matter expertise up to date
  • Assist the client delivery team in the smooth running of events at the IoD or at the client site
  • Work closely with the IoD Academy Programme Director to ensure the learning experience is of the highest calibre
  • Report any relevant leads to the sales team
  • Work with our marketing and PR teams to support the promotion of the IoD Academy proposition and act as an advocate for the Chartered Director programme
  • Attend annual Course Leader and subject meetings

Qualifications and experience required:

Essential requirements:

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience as an executive, non-executive director and/or board advisory role
  • Clear evidence of a high level of expertise and specialisation in finance. Evidence may include relevant professional qualifications e.g. ACCA, CIMA, ICAEW, CFA etc.
  • A proven track record in a specialist role in corporate finance e.g. Chief Financial Officer, Finance Director, Chartered Accountant or Financial Analyst in banking etc.
  • Hold adequate Professional Indemnity insurance cover

Highly desirable:

  • Prior teaching experience – although where this is not present, candidates should demonstrate outstanding potential and be willing to undertake relevant training
  • Facilitation experience at director level, including the delivery of courses face-to-face and online
  • Experience with assessment methodologies and writing exam questions
  • Experience of coaching and mentoring at director level
  • Advanced academic qualifications (e.g. a Chartered Accountant, Chartered Financial Analyst, Chartered Director, Masters’ degree or PhD)
  • A publications record in the relevant field
  • International experience, particularly in respect of non-UK courses and/or consultancy
  • Strong digital/social media presence
  • Commercial, public and/or third sector business experience
  • Be certified or experienced in the deployment of psychometric tests, personality diagnostics and/or profiling tools

Knowledge and skills required:

  • An in depth knowledge of finance in the UK and major international markets
  • Up-to-date awareness of the latest financial and accounting reforms and legislation, and their implications for both financial and non-financial directors
  • Highly IT literate and confident using social media/online platforms
  • Excellent facilitation and group management skills
  • Ability to engage and build rapport with a wide range of stakeholders
  • An understanding of the IoD’s professional development portfolio and wide range of membership benefits

The IoD:

The Institute of the Directors is the world’s leading professional institute for directors and business leaders. We have been championing businesses and the people who run them since 1903 and are dedicated to supporting over 30,000 members across the globe. We encourage entrepreneurial activity and promote responsible business practice for the benefit of the business community and society as a whole.

High standards of excellence and professionalism in the boardroom are essential for businesses to succeed. Our range of professional development programmes and services are designed and delivered by directors, exclusively for directors. Our internationally-recognised qualification, Chartered Director is established as the leading benchmark for directors across the private, public and third sectors.

If you would like to apply for this role, please submit your CV and application form to Kristina.norvidaite@iod.com

Application form

The closing date for applications is Friday 24th November.


Leadership Course Leader/Consultant

Associate contract
Northern Ireland with some UK and international travel

The role:

The Institute of Directors has a new opening for an experienced associate course leader who specialises in leadership.  You will work closely with the Professional Development team to design and deliver a range of programmes for the IoD’s clients from all sectors and industries worldwide. You will act as ambassador and thought leader for the IoD promoting the importance of continuous professional development. This is an exciting opportunity to join a leading professional institute that represents business leaders across the globe and a faculty at the forefront of director development.

Main responsibilities will be to:

  • Design and deliver a range of programmes on behalf of the IoD to the highest quality standards including CPD taster workshops, open courses, in-company solutions, consultancy assignments
  • Deliver the IoD’s ‘Leadership for Directors’ course (part of the Chartered Director programme)
  • Contribute to the development of the overall syllabus for the Chartered Director programme
  • Undertake consultancy assignments relating to your specialism(s)
  • Support the development of existing and new products and services
  • Work closely with the IoD Sales team  and client stakeholders to understand their learning requirements and desired outcomes
  • Respond to subject-related queries from delegates and clients in a timely manner
  • Demonstrate a commitment to own continuous professional development and keep subject matter expertise up to date
  • Assist the client delivery team in the smooth running of events at the IoD or at the client site
  • Work closely with the IoD Academy Programme Director to ensure the learning experience is of the highest calibre
  • Report any relevant leads to the sales team
  • Work with our marketing and PR teams to support the promotion of the IoD Academy proposition and act as an advocate for the Chartered Director programme
  • Attend annual Course Leader and subject meetings

Qualifications and experience required:

Essential requirements:

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience as an executive, non-executive director and/or in a senior board advisory role
  • Clear evidence of a high level of expertise in leadership. Evidence may include relevant academic or professional qualifications/membership (e.g. CMI, ILM, Executive MBA) and a track record in a leadership development and/or strategy implementation (e.g. leadership consultant)
  • Hold adequate Professional Indemnity insurance cover

Highly desirable:

  • Prior teaching experience – although where this is not present, candidates should demonstrate outstanding potential and be willing to undertake relevant training
  • Facilitation experience at director level, including the delivery of courses face-to-face and online
  • Experience with assessment methodologies and writing exam questions
  • Experience of coaching and mentoring at director level
  • Advanced academic qualifications (e.g. Chartered Director, Masters’ degree or PhD)
  • A publications record in the relevant field
  • International experience, particularly in respect of non-UK courses and/or consultancy
  • Strong digital/social media presence
  • Commercial, public and/or third sector business experience
  • Be certified or experienced in the deployment of psychometric tests, personality diagnostics and/or profiling tools

Knowledge and skills required:

  • In-depth knowledge of leadership, board dynamics, business ethics and stakeholder engagement within the UK and major international markets
  • Up-to-date awareness of best practise and current trends in leadership and related fields
  • Highly IT literate and confident using social media/online platforms
  • Excellent facilitation and group management skills
  • Ability to engage and build rapport with a wide range of stakeholders
  • An understanding of the IoD’s professional development portfolio and wide range of membership benefits

The IoD:

The Institute of the Directors is the world’s leading professional institute for directors and business leaders. We have been championing businesses and the people who run them since 1903 and are dedicated to supporting over 30,000 members across the globe. We encourage entrepreneurial activity and promote responsible business practice for the benefit of the business community and society as a whole.

High standards of excellence and professionalism in the boardroom are essential for businesses to succeed. Our range of professional development programmes and services are designed and delivered by directors, exclusively for directors. Our internationally-recognised qualification, Chartered Director, is established as the leading benchmark for directors across the private, public and third sectors.

If you would like to apply for this role, please submit your CV and application form to Kristina.norvidaite@iod.com

Application form

The closing date for applications is Friday 24th November.

 

Executive Coach

Associate contract
Northern Ireland with some UK and international travel

The role:

The Institute of Directors has a new opening for an experienced associate executive coach. You will work closely with the Professional Development team to deliver a range of coaching assignments / programmes for the IoD’s clients from all sectors and industries worldwide. You will act as ambassador and thought leader for the IoD promoting the importance of continuous professional development. This is an exciting opportunity to join a leading professional institute that represents business leaders across the globe and a faculty at the forefront of director development.

Main responsibilities will be to:

  • Provide expert executive individual and team coaching
  • Provide updates in the development of coaching protocols and materials tailored to client/business needs
  • Report any relevant leads to the sales team
  • Work closely with the IoD Sales team  and client stakeholders to understand their learning requirements and desired outcomes
  • Respond to queries from delegates and clients in a timely manner
  • Demonstrate a commitment to own continuous professional development and keep subject matter expertise up to date
  • Assist the IoD Academy team in the smooth running of coaching events at the IoD Academy or at the client site
  • Work closely with the IoD Academy Programme Director to ensure the coaching experience is of the highest calibre
  • Work with our marketing and PR teams to support the promotion of the IoD Academy proposition and act as an advocate for the Chartered Director programme
  • Attend annual executive coach meetings

Qualifications and experience required:

Essential requirements:

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience as an executive, non-executive director and/or in a senior board advisory role
  • Hold adequate Professional Indemnity insurance cover
  • Must be an active member of a recognised coaching institute or association such as the International Coach Federation, European Mentoring and Coaching Council
  • Hold an accredited and recognised coaching qualification
  • Can demonstrate coaching competencies, approaches and techniques
  • Experience delivering coaching to directors and senior executives
  • Can provide testimonials from a selection of coaching clients at director / board level

Highly desirable:

  • Advanced academic qualifications (e.g. Chartered Director, Masters’ degree or PhD)
  • Experience of working with/coaching in a range of sectors and industries
  • Meets regularly with a qualified coaching supervisor to maintain standards
  • Strong digital/social media presence
  • Be certified or experienced in the deployment of psychometric tests, personality diagnostics and/or profiling tools

Knowledge and skills required:

  • Demonstrate areas of coaching specialism, for example, business and personal development, specific leadership skills, handling change, implementing strategy, achieving goals and identifying and resolving conflict
  • An ability to engage and build rapport with a wide range of stakeholders
  • Experience delivering team/group coaching
  • An understanding of the IoD’s professional development portfolio and wide range of membership benefits
  • Highly IT literate and confident using social media/online platforms

The IoD:

The Institute of the Directors is the world’s leading professional institute for directors and business leaders. We have been championing businesses and the people who run them since 1903 and are dedicated to supporting over 30,000 members across the globe. We encourage entrepreneurial activity and promote responsible business practice for the benefit of the business community and society as a whole.

High standards of excellence and professionalism in the boardroom are essential for businesses to succeed. Our range of professional development programmes and services are designed and delivered by directors, exclusively for directors. Our internationally-recognised qualification, Chartered Director is established as the leading benchmark for directors across the private, public and third sectors. 

If you would like to apply for this role, please submit your CV and application form to Kristina.norvidaite@iod.com

Application form

The closing date for applications is Friday 24th November. 


Executive Coach

Associate contract
Northern Ireland with some UK and international travel

The role:

The Institute of Directors has a new opening for an experienced associate executive coach. You will work closely with the Professional Development team to deliver a range of coaching assignments / programmes for the IoD’s clients from all sectors and industries worldwide. You will act as ambassador and thought leader for the IoD promoting the importance of continuous professional development. This is an exciting opportunity to join a leading professional institute that represents business leaders across the globe and a faculty at the forefront of director development.

Main responsibilities will be to:

  • Provide expert executive individual and team coaching
  • Provide updates in the development of coaching protocols and materials tailored to client/business needs
  • Report any relevant leads to the sales team
  • Work closely with the IoD Sales team  and client stakeholders to understand their learning requirements and desired outcomes
  • Respond to queries from delegates and clients in a timely manner
  • Demonstrate a commitment to own continuous professional development and keep subject matter expertise up to date
  • Assist the IoD Academy team in the smooth running of coaching events at the IoD Academy or at the client site
  • Work closely with the IoD Academy Programme Director to ensure the coaching experience is of the highest calibre
  • Work with our marketing and PR teams to support the promotion of the IoD Academy proposition and act as an advocate for the Chartered Director programme
  • Attend annual executive coach meetings

Qualifications and experience required:

Essential requirements:

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience as an executive, non-executive director and/or in a senior board advisory role
  • Hold adequate Professional Indemnity insurance cover
  • Must be an active member of a recognised coaching institute or association such as the International Coach Federation, European Mentoring and Coaching Council
  • Hold an accredited and recognised coaching qualification
  • Can demonstrate coaching competencies, approaches and techniques
  • Experience delivering coaching to directors and senior executives
  • Can provide testimonials from a selection of coaching clients at director / board level

Highly desirable:

  • Advanced academic qualifications (e.g. Chartered Director, Masters’ degree or PhD)
  • Experience of working with/coaching in a range of sectors and industries
  • Meets regularly with a qualified coaching supervisor to maintain standards
  • Strong digital/social media presence
  • Be certified or experienced in the deployment of psychometric tests, personality diagnostics and/or profiling tools

Knowledge and skills required:

  • Demonstrate areas of coaching specialism, for example, business and personal development, specific leadership skills, handling change, implementing strategy, achieving goals and identifying and resolving conflict
  • An ability to engage and build rapport with a wide range of stakeholders
  • Experience delivering team/group coaching
  • An understanding of the IoD’s professional development portfolio and wide range of membership benefits
  • Highly IT literate and confident using social media/online platforms

The IoD:

The Institute of the Directors is the world’s leading professional institute for directors and business leaders. We have been championing businesses and the people who run them since 1903 and are dedicated to supporting over 30,000 members across the globe. We encourage entrepreneurial activity and promote responsible business practice for the benefit of the business community and society as a whole.

High standards of excellence and professionalism in the boardroom are essential for businesses to succeed. Our range of professional development programmes and services are designed and delivered by directors, exclusively for directors. Our internationally-recognised qualification, Chartered Director is established as the leading benchmark for directors across the private, public and third sectors.

If you would like to apply for this role, please submit your CV to Kristina.norvidaite@iod.com

Application Form

The closing date for applications is Friday 24th November