Are you interested in broadening the pool of potential candidates for your board vacancy?
Women on Boards invites organisations in all sectors to list non-executive director, trustee and board committee roles on our website. A summary of the roles is sent to our growing network of more than 21,000 women and men once a week. There is no cost to list a role, however you will need to register as a free member of our network to do so (click here to start the registration process).
The WOB Vacancy Board is designed to link the supply and demand for non-executive board roles and we have helped over 1500 candidates find a new role in the last 5 years. WOB actively searches for board positions in newspapers, on the web and via our network and we have listed around 15,000 roles since the service launched in the UK in October 2012. We also encourage organisations to list their own board roles - it's free and simple to do, just follow our How-to-Post-a-Vacancy guide.
Please click on the icons below to Post a Position or to Search for a Vacancy (to access full details of the vacancies posted to our website you need to be a WOB subscriber or an employee of one or our corporate subscribers).
For more information on the Vacancy Board and how we source our vacancies, watch the videos below.
Research shows that providing information about the available opportunities is a key enabler for women gaining directorships. Women on Boards provides this service as part of our mission to increase the transparency of the board recruitment process and the breadth of access to these roles. The testimonials below are from people who have found roles via the website. It is worth noting that the majority of board roles in the private and listed sectors are never advertised, so the roles listed are primarily in the public and not-for-profit sectors.
Watch this video of Joanne Read explainng how to put your best foot forward and how WOB can help when you secure an interview, followed by testimonials from WOB members:
"It was past 11 o'clock at night when Rowena first replied to the email I had sent a couple of hours earlier. I wanted to find out about WOB pre-interview support. Rowena's email offered prompt, helpful and detailed advice. It felt as if someone was holding my hand, guiding me with care and skill. The next day I met Fiona at a WOB Information Evening. Her invaluable insight was straight to the point. It is exactly what I need: practical advice coupled with tailored assistance before each interview. WOB team's experience and contacts are outstanding. WOB also stay true to their word. Their genuine commitment to assist women achieve success on Boards is highly commendable. Thank you WOB!" Clara Durodie, July 2015
"Both positions came directly as a result of seeing the roles posted on the WOB website: having all the advertised positions in one place - a one-stop shop - makes it so much easier to sift and follow through. I am delighted and looking forward to them both, and many thanks to WOB for the excellent support."
"Thanks again for all your support. Attending the Getting Started workshop last October gave me the confidence to apply for this role which I saw listed on your website. The workshop gave great practical insights into the process and how to improve my CV, and the personal encouragement and guidance you gave me was invaluable."
"I'm delighted to tell you that I got the job with British Wool Marketing Board, starting April! I found it on the WOB site and I was really encouraged by your support, thank you!"
"I am delighted to have joined WoB and have just become the trustee of a national women's charity. I would not have known of this opportunity otherwise. Actually I was on maternity leave when I saw the vacancy and at first thought that meant I was out of action. However having read the inspiring case studies about the women who just went for it, I decided that I would apply and see what happened - and it worked."
"After a long wait my appointment to the Board of the Environment Agency has been announced. Thank you so much for all your help and support, without your encouragement I think I would have assumed that this one was 'too big' for a first appointment"
"I wanted to share with you both the good news that I have been asked to join the Board for Volleyball England, following my interview yesterday. Thank you both so much for your help and support. If I hadn't attended the WOB breakfast briefing you held through City Women's Network back in November, I would have thought it was years away before I could think of applying for a NED role. If I hadn't joined WOB's website I would never have had the chance to browse so many NED vacancies and spot the Volleyball England one. And then the detailed support and contacts you gave when I reached out for help on the interview was just amazing."