Find a non-executive role with women on boards
We support six members a week, on average, to secure a new board role, both sourced from our Vacancy board and their own networks. Take a look at our recent Success Stories.
I would not have known about the role without Women on Boards and really appreciate all the wonderful work you and your team have done." Jessica Turner, Non-Executive Director at UCAS Media.
You will find roles at all levels on our Non-Executive Vacancy Board: from community organisations looking for mid-career professionals with no prior board experience, to Chair roles for established non-executives and everything inbetween. It is available to our Full Members only, reflecting the time and care taken in maintaining and developing it.
Women on Boards is different as we are in your corner as a candidate. Our wider support offer is designed to ensure you do yourself justice as a candidate, identify suitable roles (from a range of sources) and reach your full boardroom potential.
"I thought the Getting Started workshop, CV guidance and pre-interview support were all very helpful. Thank you for being open to all, including men." Nick Pink, Non-Executive Director at JP Morgan Russian Securities.
We advocate for all organisations to transparently advertise their board vacancies, but know that the vast majority of non-executive roles are still recruited through networks. We therefore strongly encourage you to cultivate your networks, tell people you are looking for a board role, and build relationships with headhunters (if targeting the more competitive roles). We offer a range of events and networking opportunities to facilitate this.
“Thank you for all the encouragement and practical pre-interview support from Women on Boards. It feels like a team appointment.” Terri Lucas, Independent Non-Executive Director at the Smith Institute
We recommend the Vacancy Board as a way to understand the range of opportunities out there. We also observe a difference between recruitment practice in different sectors, with public sector bodies having a lengthy recruitment process and private sector firms often working on quicker time scales (as little as a few days in some cases). The turnover of non-executives also tends to be much slower than executives, so roles appear less frequently.
For these reasons, we would suggest regularly checking the roles available over a period of time to get a full sense of the opportunities. We support this with regular email alerts to our Full Members, which both give an overview of the latest positions and highlight roles aligned with your skills and ambition.
"Thanks to Women on Boards for first getting me in the right mindset through your events…. That primed me to act when I saw the opportunity on your list of vacancies." Rebecca Trengove, Director of Triathlon Scotland
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