IoD Bucks & MK Branch Chair Vacancy

Could you be our next IoD Bucks and MK Branch Chair?

The Institute of Directors (IoD) is at the forefront of British business.

The Institute champions entrepreneurial activity and good governance, supporting circa 20,000 business leaders in the private, public and third sectors across all regions of the UK and beyond.

The last few years have been like no other; directors, boards and organisations have had their business resilience tested. Amid unique challenges, the IoD has a crucial role to play ensuring directors are fully equipped to lead their businesses faced by the current economic challenges, and as they strive to succeed in a dynamic and globally connected world.

We are seeking a new chair to lead our Buckinghamshire & Milton Keynes branch within the South region.

This branch is currently made up of 450 members and is also supported by branch / regional employees and IoD Central Shared Services. The branch is part of a regional support network which encompasses seven branches.

This challenging and rewarding role will see the successful candidate chairing and supporting the branch committee which will comprise of a vice chair and a team of ambassadors. The committee is active within our membership, the local community and with enterprises.

This voluntary role also involves working with neighbouring IoD branches, regions and nations, providing cohesive and consistent support and services to the IoD membership.

The successful candidate will have a demonstrable track record as a leader, with established business interests and a strong network of contacts within Buckinghamshire & Milton Keynes.

You will be a strong advocate for good governance and responsible business practices amongst directors, with a desire to give back to the community.

The successful candidate will have a strong understanding of the Buckinghamshire & Milton Keynes business economy and will be expected to promote the IoD among the local business community, public sector and policy makers to help grow the IoD membership and to deliver our Royal Charter.

This is an exciting time for the IoD as it enters a new chapter in its long and esteemed history. We have a new value proposition and member proposition which remains true to our core belief that Better Directors build a Better World.

The Institute of Directors is an equal opportunities organisation and is committed to promoting equality and diversity. Applications are encouraged from all backgrounds, geographies and sections of the community.

Questions about the role

To find out more about the role and discuss your questions, please email Faisal Khan, IoD South Chair [email protected] or Juliet Rushent, Senior Branch Manager [email protected]

Alternatively, if you would like to view the IoD Branch Chair Guide then please contact Tania Toriello [email protected]

Deadline for applications:

Applications must be emailed by close of business Monday 8th August 2022.

How to apply

Please email Tania Toriello [email protected] outlining how you feel your skills and experience are aligned with the Chair role. Please also attach your CV.

The selection process will be conducted by our regional team who will be in touch with you following your application.

The regional team will contact the shortlisted applicants to arrange a virtual interview during the week beginning 22nd August 2022 and the recommended candidate will be informed during the same week

Recommendations to the IoD Board will be sent for ratification.

This is a three-year term expected to start in September/October 2022

Upon appointment

Upon successful ratification of appointment there will be a full induction period during which the following key activities will take place:

  • Introduction to all branch ambassadors, branch chairs and regional team
  • Appointment shared in media and via social media platforms
  • Introduction to counterparts in other IoD regions
  • Introduction to the director general and executive team
  • Handover and induction sessions
  • Regional strategy day and the regional committee meetings
  • Appointment of branch committee

Better directors for a better world

The IoD supports directors and business leaders across the UK and beyond to learn, network and build successful, responsible businesses.
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