Term: Two, three-year terms (max of 6 years), starting 8 June 2021
Salary: Unpaid role with basic expenses for travel costs
Deadline for applications: 16 April 2021
Please apply with a covering letter and a C.V to email@example.com
A pivotal role as a Non-Executive Director on the CBI Board. The CBI is the UK’s most effective and influential business organisation, and the CBI Board plays a key role in our purpose to help business create a more prosperous society. The role requires a senior, experienced professional with demonstrative leadership experience and a passion for helping and supporting UK business. The time commitment for the role will be attending four, two-hour CBI Board meetings a year and the relevant preparation time for these as well as possibly one or two dinners and attending several key events such as the CBI AGM and Annual Conference.
The current composition of the CBI Board can be found on our website.
Key responsibilities of the CBI Board
The CBI Board is responsible for strategic and financial decisions at the CBI including the CBI business plan, strategy and long-term viability, signing off the annual budget and yearly accounts and reviewing risk and control process at the CBI.
It is comprised of 6 Non-Executive Directors, the Director-General, the Finance and Corporate Services Director and is chaired by the CBI President, Lord Karan Bilimoria on a quarterly basis. The Board is assisted by an Audit Committee and a Remuneration Committee comprising of CBI Non-Executive Directors. Day to day management of the CBI is in the hands of the Director-General (Tony Danker) and supported by a wider Executive Committee.
Roles and responsibilities of a Non-Executive Director
In line with the UK Corporate Governance Code, Non-Executive Directors of the CBI Board provide constructive challenge, help monitor and manage corporate-wide risk and provide guidance on the CBI strategy, commercial goals and finances. This includes:
- Working closely with the CBI President, Director-General, Finance and Corporate Services Director and wider Executive Committee to help set and maintain the strategy and commercial goals of the CBI.
- Scrutiny of management's performance in meeting agreed goals and objectives and the monitoring of performance.
- Satisfying themselves on the integrity of financial information and that controls and risk management systems are robust and defensible.
- Providing challenge and guidance on the CBI's business plan, strategy and budget.
- Demonstrating behaviours conducive to effective decision making by the collective Board.
Preferred skills, knowledge & experience for Non-Executive Directors
- Candidates should have relevant experience at Board level either in an Executive or Non-Executive capacity.
- Experience and a good understanding of setting and achieving a business strategy and commercial goals.
- Knowledge of the UK’s wider business environment, and the challenges, priorities, and opportunities facing UK business.
- Strong understanding of how changes to the policy, legislative and economic landscape will impact on business decisions and economic performance across the UK.
- Relationships with a broad number of senior business and political stakeholders.
- A passion for the CBI’s mission in supporting UK Business and helping grow a more prosperous society.
- A strong vision and grasp of how innovation, tech and digital could help drive opportunities and growth for organisations like the CBI.
Diversity & Inclusion
At the CBI, we are committed to attracting diverse talent that represents the society we live in. We encourage applications from all regardless of age, sexuality, socio-economic background, disability, ethnicity, gender, religion, or beliefs. We are committed to building a culture of belonging and inclusion and this is reflected in our policies, practices, and internal employee-led networks and supported by our executive leadership team.