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Trustee recruitment at the Institute of Business Ethics

The Institute of Business Ethics (IBE) is the UK's leading organisation working in the field of business ethics. We currently have vacancies for several trustees to join our Board. If you would like to be considered for a challenging role providing sound governance and wise guidance to the IBE, please email your CV and covering letter expressing your interest and what you believe you can bring to the IBE to [email protected]

The IBE is also looking to appoint one of its new trustees as IBE Treasurer. Further details of this position are provided below.

Trustee Role Description

Salary Trustees are unremunerated, but expenses to carry out Trustee duties are available by prior agreement with the Chair.

About the IBE The IBE was established in 1986 by business people for business people. We are an education charity primarily funded by companies and business associations through subscription by donations.

The IBE works with organisations to support them to achieve the highest standards of ethical behaviour. Our supporters include a broad cross-section of British and international businesses.

What we do

We raise public awareness of the importance of doing business ethically. We help organisations to strengthen their ethics culture and to encourage high standards of business behaviour based on ethical values. We undertake research and surveys into good practice and ethical business conduct, publishing practical reports to help identify solutions to business dilemmas. Through advocacy, our events programme and advisory work, we support the promotion and sharing of good practice. We collaborate with other UK and international organisations with interests and expertise in business ethics.

Further information can be found on our website:


Profile We are looking to recruit up to three new trustees and would particularly welcome applications from those who hold/have held a senior role in a commercial business.

Given the current balance of Trustee expertise, candidates with experience of Communications, Finance, ESG, People & building ethical cultures are particularly encouraged to apply. Although not essential we would welcome familiarity with media relations, social media and sponsorship/fundraising in the charitable sector.

Duties As a trustee you will be one of a group of about 10 people who set the strategy of the IBE, review performance and ensure that the Institute is running effectively and maximising its impact.

Trustees meet four times a year for board meetings in London / virtually.

An additional two meetings are held annually with the IBE's Advisory Council to help develop thought leadership and strategy. The IBE is a growing organisation and is continually seeking to increase the scope, profile and impact of its activities.

Beyond involvement in the IBE's governance, trustees are encouraged to participate in the IBE programme by attending events and publication launches.

Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion: The IBE is committed to equality, diversity, and inclusion. We are an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/ belief, sexual orientation, or age.

Details of current trustees can be found at:

For further information please contact:

E-mail: [email protected]


Please email your cv and an expression of interest in becoming a trustee and /or and treasurer of the IBE to [email protected]

Deadline for applications: 31 March 2023.

This role is advertised as part of TPP's Free Giving Back Services. This volunteer advertisement copy has been supplied to TPP and applicants apply direct to the organisation. Please contact the organisation directly if you have any questions about this volunteer role.


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