We are the premier lobbying organisation for UK business on national and international issues. We work with the UK government, international legislators, the business community and policymakers to help UK businesses compete effectively. Every department of government influences the prosperity and profitability of business, but the impact of proposed legislation may not be fully understood by those who devise it. The CBI is therefore vital to the entire business community because it can mobilise opinion and successfully bring influence to bear on government.
Our framework describes the behaviours essential for effective performance at the CBI. They are key to achieving results now, as well as in the future, and play a vital role in helping us to deliver our strategy.
Builds rapport and engages, to share knowledge and skills, build partnerships and achieve results
Is accountable, showing pride and passion for what we do and communicates our purpose with clarity.
Is proactive and responsive in supporting an agile culture, demonstrating a learning mindset, respecting and collaborating with others with a focus on delivering value and adapting to change.
Understands our environment and has a commercial and financial mind-set, ensuring all activities deliver added value.
Is bold in their thinking and has the energy and tenacity to drive change and improvement and learn from their mistakes; innovating in small steps as well as big leaps.
Evidence driven; gathering information, analysing, problem solving, and making informed decisions.
Our Skills Framework describes the skills that are essential for effective performance at the CBI. As individuals, the skills are central to high performance and career progression, and as a business, alongside the behaviours, they support us to deliver our CBI strategy.
“Working at the CBI has given me the opportunity to work on issues that I feel passionately about and to see first-hand the impact of public policy on businesses across the UK. To be part of an organisation that is at the heart of delivering such change makes every day rewarding.”
Tania Kumar, Senior Policy Advisor
Once you’re here, we’ll provide you with unparalleled opportunities for development and growth. On top of that, take a look at what else we offer our employees:
We take wellbeing seriously, with access to mental health professionals and subsidised private health care.
25 days annual leave, plus an extra three days off for Christmas as standard.
Competitive parental leave pay, maternity and shared parental leave is 26 weeks full pay with a £400 allowance to support new parents.
Loans for Season tickets, rental deposits, cycle to work scheme and gym flex. Plus a range of insurance options.
Our employee-led networks (BAME, LGBT+, Working Families and Women) to help promote workplace diversity and inclusion.
We always fully consider flexible working and aim to facilitate different patterns of work with the use of our excellent IT support.