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IoD Northern Ireland seeks new Regional Chair - Apply Now

08 Jan 2018

IoD Northern Ireland is looking for a new Regional Chair to take over from Ian Sheppard when his tenure comes to an end in Q1 2018

The successful candidate has a track record in senior leadership, and will be a strong advocate for IoD Northern Ireland, working alongside the regional team to support a growing membership base of business leaders and promote excellent governance and responsible business practices.

The ideal candidate will have a great understanding of Northern Ireland, and will be expected to promote the IoD with the region’s business community, public sector and policy makers.

What it entails;

It really is what you can make it. The Regional Director and her team are keen to enhance the member experience and member engagement in Northern Ireland. This involves bringing quality events and CPD to the region, and ensuring that we are well connected to policy and decision makers so that we can offer the right support to our members.

Core Profile - Inclusive & engaging Leader. A current business practitioner, who actively demonstrates IoD’s behaviours and values, and has an alignment with the IoD vision around CSR, governance, leadership & member support. Who understands the NI economy, and has the requisite gravitas, skill, experience, passion and understanding of leadership, business and collaboration.

Accountable to:

IoD Director General, through -

  1. Regional Director;
  2. Director of Regions (Regional Engagement);

Formal requirements are:

  • Two year term
  • Strategic steering of regional priorities and activities, within IoD structures.
  • Leading on the agenda and chairing Regional Committee meetings quarterly).
  • Representing the IoD at external events and meetings.
  • Building the regional Committee by:
    • Introducing Members of suitable calibre (i.e. those who are prepared to contribute at meetings, assume responsibility for designated regional activities and who represent a cross- section of local business leadership).
  • Acting as a regional spokesperson on IoD matters and being sufficiently well versed on national policies and in regional business interests to comment on behalf of the IoD when requested.
  • Pro-actively building contacts with key regional business and community figures.
  • Attending a Regional Chairs Induction programme within three months of assuming role.
  • The Regional Chair is the principal representative of the IoD in the Region.
  • Upholding and promoting the policies and national decisions of the IoD within the Region, and to ensure that national standards and objectives are applied.
  • Establishing and maintaining top level relationships with the leaders of other business organisations and major businesses in the Region, the leaders of other public agencies and the Government Office.
  • Forming and leading the Regional Committee by bringing out the best of its potential and ensuring that it functions effectively with a positive team spirit, and provides a group capable of creating the greatest possible influence within the Region.
  • Supporting the Regional Director.
  • Taking responsibility for public statements made by the Regional Committee.
  • Ensuring that IoD nationally is kept informed of progress and attending national meetings of Chairs, and other meetings as required.
  • Objectives of the Regional Committee include:
    • To promote national IoD objectives and policies within the Region.
    • To ensure that the IoD has appropriate influence and has a strong profile within the regional business community.
    • To ensure that IoD national services (e.g. professional development) are available and promoted in the region.
    • To drive and co-ordinate activity within the Region and promote best practice within it.
    • To increase membership in the Region.
    • To run major events at a regional level.

Apply Now

Deadline is 5pm on Friday 19th January 2018

To apply, simply send your CV and a covering letter that includes your thoughts and intentions for how IoD Northern Ireland could better operate in the future, and why you’d be great in the role to Kirsty McManus.

If you would like to discuss the role please arrange a call directly with National Director, Kirsty McManus via email.

For more information, please contact the IoD NI Office on: 

028 9694 6740


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