The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) is looking for Independent Trustees and an Independent Non-Executive Director to be part of their exciting future to help shape IOSH to support its mission and create “a safer and healthier world of work”.
The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) is the world’s largest and only chartered professional body focused on health, safety and wellbeing in the workplace.
They are a registered charity, a professional body and membership organisation with a Royal Charter and act as a champion, adviser, advocate and trainer for safety and health professionals around the world.
The Institution has one wholly owned trading subsidiary, IOSH Services Limited (ISL Ltd), incorporated in the UK. The subsidiary’s principal activities include the sale of health and safety publications, the provision of seminars and conferences and the development and accreditation of health and safety awareness training.
The central Governance of IOSH is made up of the Council, Presidential team and Board of Trustees.
The Board of Trustees is appointed by Council and is responsible for managing IOSH affairs. It ensures efficient and effective governance and management of IOSH through the Chief Executive and the Senior Leadership Team, who make the day to day operational decisions. The Trustees are legally accountable for all IOSH activities, assets and results, ensuring compliance with the charity objects, its governing documents and all relevant legislation and regulation.
The Board of Trustees consists of five Corporate Members, five Independents (non-members of IOSH) and the Chairman, who is also Independent.
There are four Committees of the Board which are chaired by Trustees; Audit and Risk; Finance and Investment; Performance and Development and Policy and Standards. These Committees support the Board of Trustees in fulfilling its roles and responsibilities.
ISL Ltd is the wholly owned trading subsidiary of IOSH, incorporated in the UK. The Board is appointed by its Shareholders (the IOSH Board of Trustees) and has legal accountability for all its activities and results.
The Board can have up to six directors and is currently made up of two directors appointed from the IOSH Board of Trustees and two Executive Directors of IOSH.
Principal activities of the ISL Ltd includes the sale of health and safety publications, the provision of seminars and conferences and the development and accreditation of health and safety awareness training.
Each year it makes a charitable monetary donation to support the charity status and activities of IOSH. In 2019, the turnover was £7.8m and over £4m was donated to IOSH to support free resources to help managers, workers, students, researchers and decision-makers in health and safety and enhance the professional status of IOSH members and other people involved in improving health and safety at work.
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Thank you for your interest in joining The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) as an Independent Trustee on the Board, or as Non-Executive Director of our trading subsidiary, IOSH Services Ltd (ISL Ltd).
IOSH is the world’s leading chartered professional body for people responsible for safety and health in the workplace and its members have a significant and positive impact on the health, safety and wellbeing of working people, providing a powerful voice for change and improvement.
This is a very exciting time to join IOSH as we are in the middle of delivering significant change as we successfully oversee the implementation of our ambitious five-year strategy, WORK 2022 – shaping the future of safety and health, underpinned by an organisation-wide transformation programme ‘Transforming Together’.
For both positions, we seek people who will be committed to IOSH and can demonstrate strategic vision, sound commercial and financial acumen and excellent communication skills. For our Independent Trustees, we are particularly keen to attract commercial people who bring expertise in either technology, digital, finance, audit or risk management within a global business.
To ensure we have a diverse and inclusive Board with different skills and perspectives, we welcome applications from a wide range of backgrounds, particularly women and from black, Asian and minority ethnic communities, as these characteristics are under-represented on the Board.
If you share our vision and believe you have the skills, experience and qualities we are seeking, I very much hope you will be keen to join us and be part of our exciting future to help shape IOSH to support its mission to create “a safer and healthier world of work”.
Thank you for your interest and we look forward to hearing from you.
Chair of the Board of Trustees
The IOSH Board is looking for Independent Trustees with experience of operating at a senior strategic level with a strong commercial acumen, as well as an understanding of governance and the fundamental duties and responsibilities of a trustee.
They seek people who will be committed to IOSH and can demonstrate strategic vision, sound commercial and financial acumen and excellent communication skills and are particularly keen to attract commercial individuals who bring expertise in either technology, digital, finance, audit and risk management within a global business.
As an active role, it also requires a willingness to devote the necessary time and effort to fulfil the duties of a trustee.
The time commitment is around 12 days a year, inclusive of board meetings, development days, and board committee meetings. The term of office is three years which can be extended up to six-years.
The commercial subsidiary ISL Ltd seeks a new Independent Non-Executive Director to join the Board of Directors.
They seek someone who is collaborative with strong business acumen, strategic and analytical skills and substantial experience at Director level reporting to a board. It also requires experience of developing strategic objectives and commercial planning and performance delivery within a modern and agile organisation.
The time commitment is around four days per year and includes four board meetings and preparation time. Meetings can be attended via video conference facilities where practical.
Being a Trustee of IOSH or Non-Executive Director of ISL Ltd will:
For further information about the roles, or to arrange a confidential chat, please contact our executive search team at Peridot Partners:
Founded in 1945, the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) is the world’s largest and only Chartered professional body focused on safety, health and wellbeing in the workplace. They have been registered as a charity since 1962 and in 2002 were granted a Royal Charter. This year they are proud to say they’ll be celebrating a 75th anniversary with a range of activities around the world.
With over 47,000 members in around 130 countries, IOSH has a significant and positive impact on the health, safety and wellbeing of working people. They have an income of £14.5m and 188 employees.
Their strategy includes developing the profession worldwide so it can be seen as having equal standing with other professional bodies. Their latest work is designed to boost productivity, competitiveness, brand reputation and resilience through improved safety, health and wellbeing.
IOSH’s vision is clear: a safe and healthy world of work. Millions of people’s lives are severely affected by the work they do, with illness, injury and death all too common.
However, work, when it’s good, gives people status, positive health benefits, a good quality of life and a sense of wellbeing.
They believe that by working together, we will all achieve a safer and healthier world of work and, as the Chartered body for health and safety, IOSH can lead the way.
Launched in April 2017, the five-year strategy, WORK 2022 – shaping the future of safety and health, sets out a vision and mission which defines the steps that they, as an organisation and profession, must take.
WORK 2022 is designed to make a real difference to the lives of people at work around the world and is underpinned by three broad aims:
It’s been a busy and exciting time for IOSH. They have made impressive progress in delivering several of the key goals of WORK 2022. In the first year of the strategy, they concentrated on developing the profession, by launching their first-ever qualification to ensure that safety and health professionals can help to shape the strategic direction of their organisations; by making new arrangements for continuing professional development; and by providing training, learning and networking opportunities to develop confident professionals, able to influence decision-makers at the highest levels.
In 2020, IOSH will continue to focus on achieving the goals they have set themselves in WORK 2022, by leading a stronger profession, by advancing safety and health worldwide and by providing a platform for their members.
If you would like an informal conversation about the role you can contact our advising consultants at Peridot Partners:
Liz Holderness | firstname.lastname@example.org | 07872 031079
To apply, please submit a CV and supporting statement (the supporting statement should be a maximum of two sides of A4) that clearly outlines your suitability for the role against the criteria provided in the person specification. It would also be helpful to provide an explanation of your interest and motivation in applying for this position within your supporting statement.
Please ensure that your application is emailed to email@example.com inserting “Trustees, IOSH” OR “Independent Non-Executive Director, ISL Ltd” into the subject field.
We wish to encourage applications regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, age or religion or belief. All applications will be considered solely on merit.
Disabled applicants are invited to contact us in confidence at any point during the recruitment process to discuss steps that could be taken to overcome operational difficulties presented by the job, or if any adjustments or support are required regarding the recruitment process.
Closing date: 9am, Monday 17th February 2020
Trustees interviews: Tuesday 3rd March 2020 (London)
ISL Non-Executive Director interviews: Friday 6th March 2020 (Wigston)
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