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Non-Executive Director Recruitment

The Role

The main purpose of the role of the Non-Executive Director is to participate fully in the activities of the Board and Sub-Committees to ensure that the organisation meets its commitments to stakeholders.

Candidates will either have a clear understanding of the operating context of the organisation and the ability to operate at Board level through previous strategic / Board experience or a drive and aptitude to develop the experience and skills required at Board level.

The Institute would be keen to receive applications from candidates with experience in one or more of the following:

  • Knowledge of the UK research and innovation landscape
  • Science, policy or practice background relevant to the Institute mission
  • Knowledge of and/or commercial experience within the agricultural sector
  • Knowledge of Environmental, Sustainability and Governance aspects of leading an organisation
  • Qualified Chartered Accountant

Candidates should have the ability to work strategically and collaboratively and be able to demonstrate an ability to contribute to change, to build consensus and to influence individuals and organisations.  Candidates must demonstrate a strong commitment to equality and diversity and be committed to fostering an inclusive Board and workplace.


Remuneration and Time Commitment 

The Non-Executive appointments (apart from Chair and sub-committee chair positions) are not remunerated but travel and subsistence expenses are met.

The time commitment for the Non-Executive Director role ranges from 8 – 12 days per annum, including committee work.




Non-Executive Director Candidate Pack


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