WOB UK NED - Applications are now closed

About Us

Women on Boards is an independent, action-oriented business operating on social enterprise principles.  We have a proud history of supporting women to leverage their professional skills and experience into non-executive director and other board level roles.  WOB UK Ltd is part of a global operation; we 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 we are supporting 5 women a week to take on a new board role.  

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. We are breaking down the barriers to entry to the boardroom and building the pipeline of board-ready women.

As an organisation, we 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 our ongoing growth and long-term sustainability.

We are looking for someone with the capacity to strategically influence the direction we 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.   We anticipate the time commitment required to be 12 to 15 days a year.

While this role is on the board of WOB UK Ltd, an ability to contribute to our 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

We are looking for:
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. 

We encourage applications from men and women.

How To Apply

Please provide by email:

  • a cover letter addressing the selection criteria and how you can add value;
  • your board CV;
  • your LinkedIn profile url.

We recommend you read our article on Applying for an NED role, which you will find on this page.

For further information about the role or to arrange a confidential discussion, please contact Rowena Ironside.

Other Details

Closing date: 15 April 2019    
Remuneration: £6,000 pa
Term: 3 years  
Location: Board meetings are held in London.