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Make the most of your NED entry

Once you have registered on the IoD NXD Directory you will have the opportunity both to complete your own candidate profile, and submit a requirement search for another member to act as a NXD on your board. Your NXD Directory home page will be dictated by whether you clicked the "register as a recruiter" checkbox when you first joined the directory.

As a recruiter simply navigate via "For candidates" to complete your own profile, and as a candidate please use the "For recruiters" link to start your own search for a NXD.

My profile

This page shows your profile as it will appear to prospective recruiters.

Edit profile

This is where you create, edit, activate and deactivate your profile.

Manage my preferences

This page shows the email address and phone number used on your NXD profile that will be shared with prospective recruiters. The details here are pre-filled from your IoD membership profile. You can change these here, but please note that these changes will only apply to your NXD Directory profile. To update your IoD membership account please log in to IoD.com. The email address is the only compulsory field.

You can set a preference on this tab to have your profile automatically sent to a recruiter should your profile be matched to their search criteria. The default setting is for the IoD to always seek your approval before the profile is sent.

You can also change your password here.

Invitations

The invitations tab shows details of the posts where your profile is matched to the recruiter's search criteria. Where there is more than one post, please click on the arrow on the right hand side of the header bar to reveal the full details. The header bar will show when the invite was sent, and when it will expire.

If you wish for your details to be forwarded for this post please press 'Send my details' before the expiry date. Alternatively you can press 'Decline request'.

Both of these buttons will be deactivated once the invitation deadline has passed. If you have set your preference to send your profile automatically, the text on the header bar will state that the invitation has been automatically accepted.

Terms and conditions

These are the obligatory terms of use for the IoD NXD Directory. You must agree to these to register on the Directory as either a candidate or a recruiter.

Personal profile - This is you in your own words. Use this section to put across your distinctive characteristics and communicate specific achievements from your career. This section is mandatory.

Type of role sought - These fields cover the basic features of a role that you would be happy to fulfil. This section is mandatory.

Non-executive role - If you are looking for a specific role type please indicate that here. Otherwise tick "Any".

Time commitment - Enter the minimum and maximum number of days you are willing and able to commit to the role each month.

Minimum compensation - Please choose to complete one of these fields for the minimum payment that you would be happy to receive for a NXD role. The annual fee or day rate must be expressed in UK Pounds (and there is a link to a currency converter here to help, if that is not your normal currency.)

Preferred business sector - You can specify one business sector here, and optionally one related sub-sector. This does not have to be a sector in which you already have experience. A recruiter's search will look for business sectors in three places: your preferred business sector, your employment history, and your industry knowledge / experience.

Preferred locations - From the drop-down list, please chose the UK regions where you are happy to work. Add as many areas to the list as you are comfortable to travel within for the number of days per month you have entered for your time commitment. The majority of searches will be for UK appointments, but if you are based overseas, or are willing to travel overseas on a regular basis, please tick the overseas box, and add details of the countries / regions where you would be able to perform the role. This section is mandatory (and will be pre-populated based on your postcode.)

Employment history

Please complete all these fields to provide your executive and non-executive employment history. This section is mandatory. You can list as many of your positions as you feel is appropriate.

Type - Select 'Exec' or 'Non-exec'; from the drop-down list.

Company - Enter the company name of your employer.

Position - The role you fulfilled at this company.

Business sector - Specify the business sector and related sub-sector.

Turnover - Choose the turnover level of the company (at the time of your employment) from the drop-down list.

Start - The month and year you started to work in this position.

End - The month and year this stopped working in this position. Leave blank, if you continue working in this position and the system will automatically insert 'To date'.

Industry knowledge / experience

Use this section to give an outline of your experience in the various business sectors that you have had exposure to. You can add as many sectors as applicable.

Business sector - Specify the business sector and related sub-sector.

Notes - Enter the details of your specific knowledge and experience here.

Skills

Please tick the checkboxes of the skills you possess, and use the notes field to elaborate or add any other skills that you feel are relevant to prospective recruiters. Although this is not a compulsory section, we recommend that you complete it, as it may help us with searching.

Qualifications / professional memberships

This section allows you to list your qualifications and memberships. Please note that IoD Chartered Director or IoD Diploma will be pre-filled on this list. Although this is not a compulsory section, we recommend that you complete it, as it may help us with searching.

Type - Choose from Academic qualification, Professional qualification or Professional membership.

Start - date Please enter the date you started your studies or took up membership of the professional body.

End - date Please enter the date you obtained the qualification, or ended a professional membership. Leave blank if the membership of a professional body continues.

Description - Enter the details of your qualification or membership here.

Languages

Please tick your competence level in any of the languages listed, if applicable. If you speak a language that is not listed please note the details of this in the "Other languages" field.

My saved NXD searches

This page will show a status bar for each of your searches. The arrow on the right hand side will expand the section to reveal the details of your search. Saved searches can be edited or deleted. Submitted searches can be copied to create a new search.

When a search has been fulfilled by the IoD, the matched candidates will be listed underneath the details of your search requirement.

The status bar shows the status for each search - but you will receive email prompts if any action is required on your part, such as, for example, to telephone us with your payment.

My current NXD search

This is where you specify your requirements for a NXD search. Your name, email and telephone numbers will be completed automatically. You can override the email address and phone numbers for specific posts. Your contact details will be visible only to IoD staff and will not be disclosed to potential candidates.

Candidate profile

When you select a candidate from the list on a completed search, their profile will display here, including their contact details.

Terms and conditions

These are the obligatory terms of use for the IoD NXD Directory. You must agree to these to register on the Directory as either a candidate or a recruiter.

Recruiter details

Use this section to provide details about your company. All fields apart from the telephone numbers are mandatory.

Name - Your name as used in your IoD membership account. You cannot change this field.

Job Title - Please use your job title within the company recruiting for this specific post.

Company - The company for which an NXD is sought.

Address / City / County / Postal Code - Your address details. This will be mapped to regions that NXDs are willing to work within.

Email - The email address to which you would like correspondence regarding this position to be sent.

Landline - Your fixed-line telephone number. You do not have to complete this field.

Mobile - Your mobile telephone number. You do not have to complete this field.

Business sector - Specify the business sector and related sub-sector of this company.

Registered number - Company or Charity registered number.

Company / Charity / School - Please check the button that applies. Schools need not provide a registered number.

Audited turnover - Please enter your audited annual company turnover in £ Millions, and the year for which this figure relates.

Role details

Use this section to provide details about the non-exec role that you wish to fill, and the expectations you have of the candidates.

Closing date - this is the deadline for us to submit to you candidate profiles, please not this is not the deadline for your overall NXD recruitment campaign. Please enter a date by which you would like us to send you the matched candidate profiles (not more than 8 weeks from the date of submission.)

Non-executive role - The type of role for which you are recruiting.

Time commitment - The minimum and maximum number of days you expect will be required for this role.

Compensation - Enter minimum and maximum for either Annual fee or Day rate in UK £, or tick unpaid if applicable. (There is a link to a currency converter here to help, if UK £ is not your normal currency.)

Candidate board-level experience - Enter the minimum number of years of board level experience you require from the candidate.

Candidate turnover experience - Select from the drop down bands the minimum level of company turnover you expect to find on a candidate's employment history.

Role - Use up to 1000 words to provided a detailed description of the non-exec role for which you are recruiting.

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