Managing Director at the IoD

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Dear Applicant,

First of all thank you for considering applying for this important role.

The creative spirit of IoD in Scotland is already making its mark, and we continue to expand our footprint with new Chairs appointed for Central and South Scotland to help bring a revitalized membership proposition to more existing and potential members.

These are exciting times at IoD with a significant project underway to realign the organization to make it fully relevant and vibrant for the future. This includes a much more decentralised model which will give Scotland significantly more autonomy in how we approach the marketplace here and allow us to invest more in growing our membership. Through a motivated group of volunteer leaders that run our branches and our National focus in Scotland the successful candidate will be warmly welcomed and supported to build on David Watt’s legacy as the previous incumbent.

You will have the opportunity to help create and lead the agenda for Scotland, linked closely to our overall UK strategy for growth, lead a great team based at our headquarter office in Edinburgh, and build on great foundations for the future. While we live in challenging times, the core offering of IoD, fully modernized for our digital world, remains both relevant and important as we help build a sustainable ecosystem of leaders across all sectors in Scotland, with our core values of integrity, transparency and good governance being so important in today’s environment.

If you believe you possess the right mix of skills and experience coupled with high levels of drive and enthusiasm, we look forward to receiving an application from you.

Yours Faithfully

Aidan O’Carroll, Chair of IoD Scotland

The IoD is the UK’s leading organisation for individual business and organisational leaders. It is a non-party political business organisation founded by Royal Charter in 1903 with 30,000 current members and a turnover of just under £30million. Its key activities include providing leading edge representation, support and development for directors and leaders in organisations –helping them achieve greater success for their organisations and their own careers.

In Scotland, the IoD currently has 1,650 members who are supported from its Edinburgh Member hub and through a number of regional branches focusing on the Highlands & Islands, Central ,Tayside, Fife, Aberdeen, Edinburgh ,Glasgow and South geographical locations. The member base in drawn from all three main sectors of the Scottish business diaspora; Private, Public and Third Sectors, and reflecting this, the IoD represents a diverse community of interests across Scotland. The IoD Scotland has been proud to champion not only the entrepreneurs in our country, but the broader leadership that is so important for a connected society in Scotland.

The IoD’s has 5 key values that underpin all activities:

  • Integrity
  • Passionate
  • Inclusive
  • Commercial & Enterprising
  • Professional

IoD Scotland has a small team of professional staff, led by the Managing Director focused on delivering:

  • A suite of member services and benefits;
  • Effective networking events;
  • Director Training and Development;
  • Lobbying and representation activities;
  • The annual conference;
  • Director of the Year Awards and Gala Dinner.
The IoD across the UK is currently embarking on a period of significant change. As part of that change Scotland will be granted an increased level of autonomy and accountability in terms of the organisation’s ongoing performance and long term financial sustainability.

Building on the hard work and legacy of the previous Managing Director, the new leader will initially be focused on the development and delivery of an overarching vision and strategy to lead the organisation forward in this exciting next phase of its evolution.

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Interested candidates should provide a covering letter and a tailored CV to Douglas Adam at [email protected]

All third party applications will be forwarded to Livingston James.

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