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Non-Executive Director IOSH Services Ltd (ISL Ltd)

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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 are a registered charity, a professional body and a membership organisation with a Royal Charter and act as a champion, adviser, advocate and trainer for safety and health professionals around the world.

  • Location: Wigston, Leicester
  • Salary: Unremunerated

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.

The principal activities of ISL Ltd 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.

Each year it makes a charitable monetary donation to support the charitable objectives 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. In 2020 the COVID pandemic caused a significant reduction in trading activity resulting in £2.28m being gift aided to the parent charity. The development of virtual training to compliment traditional face-to-face delivery and the adoption of digital publications has generated an upward trend more recently.

Over the past two years ISL Ltd has been working in partnership with the International Social Security Agency (ISSA) to co-develop the Vision Zero training package which provides trainers with the tools they need to deliver training to those committed to embedding a vision of zero harm in their organisations.

The current Directors are:

  • Rebecca Joyce (Independent Trustee of IOSH and Chair of the Board of ISL Ltd)
  • Ruth Lake (Director of Strategy & Business Development, IOSH)
  • Neal Walker (Independent Trustee of IOSH)
  • Zuned Yusuf (Finance Director, IOSH)

Who we are looking for

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.

For further information about the role, or to arrange a confidential discussion, please contact our advising consultant at Peridot Partners:

Simon Richards | simonr@peridotpartners.co.uk | 07496 885125

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About the IOSH Services Ltd (ISL Ltd)

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’ve been registered as a charity since 1962 and in 2002 were granted a Royal Charter.

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.

The Vision

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. IOSH believes 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.

Charitable objects

  • to promote systematic and organised methods of improving occupational safety and health and to advocate, advise on, disseminate, explain and advance the principles, methods and systems of their application at work;
  • to facilitate the exchange of information and ideas among the members of the Institution and of other professional bodies in the field of occupational health and safety and to work together with other professional bodies in pursuit of mutual objectives; and
  • to do anything necessary or desirable to maintain and improve the professional status of members of the Institution and of people in other professions who require health and safety knowledge, in the interests of the general public benefit.


Additional Information 

IOSH Website

Annual Report

Corporate Strategy

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    For further information about the role, or to arrange a confidential discussion, please contact our advising consultant at Peridot Partners:

    Simon Richards | simonr@peridotpartners.co.uk | 07496 885125

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    Closing date: Monday 20 June 2022
    Candidates informed of outcome: by Thursday 23 June 2022
    Interviews: Tuesday 28 or Wednesday 29 June 2022

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