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IEMA Board Members

London / flexible meeting options
Closing date
3 Dec 2021
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About the role

IEMA was incorporated in 1998 and is a not-for-profit organisation limited by guarantee. This means that all profits are re-invested into the company with the objective of increasing member value.

The Board of Directors provide high quality leadership of the Institute within a framework of prudent and effective controls, which enables risk to be assessed and managed. The Board delegates activities to various committees which are advisory in nature and operate under specific terms of reference.

The Board is composed of external non-executive directors, non-executive directors drawn from our membership and executive directors from IEMA

The Board are collectively responsible for the following:

  • Providing a strategic sounding board and being a critical friend to the Chief Executive and Leadership Team.
  • Ensuring an effective and transparent system of governance, with effective Board succession, and appropriate accountability to the membership and to all other stakeholders.
  • Providing financial oversight and approving annual budgets and ensuring the financial stability of IEMA
  • Acting as an ambassador for IEMA ensuring IEMA continues to develop its external relations, raise its profile and support the growth of its impact.
  • Ensuring that IEMA complies with its governance documents, Company law and all other relevant legislation and regulations.
  • Fulfilling at all times the fiduciary and statutory duties of a Company Director.

Person Specification

We are a seeking to appoint four Board Members, with at least two from our membership.

We are particularly keen to hear from candidates with skills in the following areas:

  • Strategic Information Technology / Digital, including customer and/or cyber security
  • Legal, in particular, expertise in company law and/or the environment

Membership Board Members must be Student, Affiliate, Graduate, Associate, Practitioner, Full or Fellow members of IEMA.

For all roles the following person specification criteria apply:

  • An ability to bring insight and interrogation to the implementation of an organisational strategy.
  • An active and demonstrable interest in the environment and sustainability.
  • A strong and demonstrable commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.
  • A supportive team-player with an approachable style, excellent communication, influencing and relationship management skills.
  • Ability to challenge constructively and show independence of view, whilst having the ability to establish collaborative relationships.
  • Sound judgement, and a high level of probity and integrity.
  • An ability to develop and sustain constructive relationships with senior-level stakeholders.
  • A solid commitment to high ethical standards of integrity and honesty


Term of office: Board Members are appointed for an initial period of up to 3 years which can be renewed for one term.

  • Terms of appointment: An offer of appointment will be subject to satisfactory completion of eligibility checks, including reference checks. If you are offered an appointment, you will receive a copy of your terms and conditions.
  • Time Commitment: We anticipate the time commitment will be around 1.5 day per month to include 4 Board meetings per year, a strategy session and participation in one Committee entailing 4 meetings a year with the associated preparation, and follow-up.
  • Location: Board meetings are usually based in London. During the pandemic we have been holding Board meetings remotely and are currently making a phased return to face-to-face meetings and will continue to offer flexible meeting options.
  • Remuneration: Some reasonable remuneration may be available. Reasonable expenses are covered under our Board Member expenses policy.
  • Learning and Development: We are committed to supporting Board Members learning and development through training and professional development.
  • Conflicts of Interest: All candidates will be asked to disclose any actual, potential or perceived conflict of interest, and these will be discussed with the candidate to establish whether and what action is needed to avoid a conflict or the perception of a conflict.

How To Apply

The recruitment process is being supported by Inclusive Boards on behalf of IEMA. If you wish to apply for this position, please supply the following by 23.59 05/12/21

  • A CV setting out your career history, with responsibilities and achievements.
  • A covering letter (maximum two sides) highlighting your suitability for the role and how you meet the person specification. Please note that the covering letter is an important part of your application.
  • Details of two professional referees together with a brief statement of their relationship to you and over what period of time they have known you. Referees will not be contacted without your prior consent.
  • Diversity monitoring form - your data will be stored separately from your application and will at no time be connected to you or your application.

If you have any questions or would like to arrange a call to discuss the role, please email or call 0207 267 8369.

Please send your CV and cover letter to or visit to apply online.

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