What we are looking for

You may be looking for your first step into a Non Executive Director role or you may have proven success in a previous governance or directorship role. What is important to us is your drive to champion the CILEX values, the passion to support diversity and inclusion initiatives, combined with credibility in your field of commercial expertise.

As well as generalist board members, we are also looking specifically for individuals with knowledge, experience and credibility in Finance, Accountancy, Audit and/or Statutory Compliance, experience in, or with, Legal regulatory bodies or a background in the development of Senior or Further Education or in legal services education. Working with or in third sector Charitable Organisations or foundations will also be advantageous.

The time commitment for these paid Non Exec roles is approximately two days per month plus two extra days attendance at Board meetings with a maximum term duration of six years.

This time commitment must be combined with a willingness to ‘roll up your sleeves’ and support the Senior Team when necessary.

Meetings will be mostly virtual with an expected in-person commitment of approx. 6 days per year.

Personal Specification

Essential requirements

The Nolan Principles of Public Life

All members of the bodies that comprise CILEx Governance Structure are expected to have an awareness and commitment to the Nolan Principles of Public Life.

The ‘Nolan principles’ are the basis of the ethical standards expected of public office holders. They were first set out by Lord Nolan in 1995 and they are included in the Ministerial code:

  • Selflessness
  • Integrity
  • Objectivity
  • Accountability
  • Openness
  • Honesty
  • Leadership
Student member

“A lot of people think you have to go to university to become a lawyer; a big thing that pushed me in to doing the CPQ was that you don’t need to have a degree, you can achieve the dreams of becoming a lawyer without going to university.”

CILEX student member