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Non-Executive Director required for Women on Boards based in London.

Women on Boards is an independent, action-oriented business operating on social enterprise principles who have a proud history of supporting women to leverage their professional skills and experience into Non-Executive Director roles.  WOB UK Ltd is part of a global operation; launched in the UK in 2012 based on a successful Australian business model.  Globally, Women on Boards offers services to 50,000 members and in the UK who are supporting 5 women a week to take on a new board role.  

Company Details

Women on Boards exists to provide information, encouragement and connections to help women get to the top within their own company or to take on a Board or Committee role as a Non-Executive Director (NED), Trustee or Governor. WOB are breaking down the barriers to entry to the Boardroom and building the pipeline of Board-ready women.

As an organisation, Women on Boards prioritise growth in impact over growth in revenue.

Position Description

Women on Boards in the UK is seeking an independent Non-Executive Director to support ongoing growth and long-term sustainability.

They are looking for someone with the capacity to strategically influence the direction they take as a business and with strong networks in the UK and beyond.  International experience as an Executive will be viewed favourably as will previous experience as a Non-Executive Director.   WOB anticipate the time commitment required to be 12 to 15 days a year.

Remuneration is £6,000 pa, with a term of 3 years.

While this role is on the Board of WOB UK Ltd, an ability to contribute to their coordination with Women on Boards Australia would be welcome, as would an interest in the global opportunities that exist to extend our impact beyond Australia and the UK.

Skills Sought

Financial Oversight; Governance; Digital Technology; Business Growth; Brand Strategy

Selection Criteria

a.    Experience building a business in a customer focused sector (retail/B2C market, professional services, membership services);
b.    Experience delivering commercial growth strategies, both national and global;
c.    Strategic understanding of the role of digital technology in customer acquisition / service delivery.

You will be an effective communicator and influencer with a commitment to improving gender balance and inclusion in workplaces across the UK.  You will also have a strong business network, particularly across the private sector. 

WOB encourage applications from men and women.

Closing date: 15 April 2019    

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