Deputy Chair and Trustees

The Institute of Leadership & Management is looking to recruit a new Deputy Chair and two Trustees as part of its annual Board renewal cycle. This is a major opportunity for you to take a leading role in the development of your Institute.

We have ambitious plans for our future as an innovative and growing community, capable of pushing the boundaries of leadership practice and engaging people globally to inspire the next generation of leaders. With a new vision, strategic plan and senior team in place, we are investing heavily in our growth and impact so that we can fulfil our mission to inspire great leadership, everywhere.

Becoming a Trustee offers a fantastic opportunity to develop your leadership practice, your strategic skills and your network and to make a significant contribution to how leadership is developing in the 21st century. 


We are looking to appoint two Members, Fellows or Companions to our Board for a period of two years. Responsible for the strategic and financial stewardship of the Institute, Trustees will need to commit to attending Board meetings and engaging in debate and decision making in-between formal meetings.

Deputy Chair

Carrying significant leadership responsibilities, our new Deputy Chair* will become Chair of The Institute after a period of two years. We’re looking for someone who will possess the skills and attributes required to lead and represent the Institute externally.

*Please refer to the Deputy Chair application form for more information.

Skills and attributes

It is vital that our Board has a good diversity of knowledge, skill and other attributes and as such, we are encouraging applications from people who can demonstrate a track record of experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Public affairs, policy formation and influencing activity
  • International business development
  • Strategic partnerships and alliances
  • Strategic financial planning and oversight

We are particularly keen to attract people who are employees in a small, medium or large sized business or within a public-sector organisation.

Our Trustees are expected to work collaboratively, bringing constructive challenge to all matters under consideration and at all times upholding The Institute’s values of Authenticity, Vision, Ownership, Collaboration and Achievement.

Meeting commitments

2018/19 meetings are detailed below along with a one-day induction which takes place with all other new Trustees.

Induction Day, London*: 13 September 2018
Board, London*: 14 September 2018
Board, London*: 14 December 2018
Board, London*: 12 February 2019
Board, London*: 24 May 2019
Board, London*: 13 September 2019
Board, London*: 12 December 2019
*location to be confirmed

These are full day meetings.  Accommodation is arranged including an evening meal for the night prior to each meeting.

All positions are voluntary and non-executive. Applications will be subject to a short-listing process followed by election by members of the Institute.

The Institute’s AGM will be held on Thursday 28 June 2018 at 17:30, at Goodenough College, Mecklenburgh Square, Bloomsbury London, WC1N 2AB – more information will follow.