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The Institute of Business Ethics (IBE) is at the forefront of the growing movement for responsible and ethical business. We have been promoting ethical business conduct for over 30 years. Now more than ever, we believe ethical behaviour is at the very heart of what makes for successful and sustainable companies. If you agree - and want to join us in this mission at what is an uncertain and challenging time for businesses wanting to play a positive role in society - then we are recruiting additional board trustees to help provide us with sound governance and wise guidance. Please send your CV and covering letter explaining your interest to the Chair, Professor David Grayson CBE, via email to or by post C/O, 24 Greencoat Place, London SW1P 1BE before the deadline for responses.

About the IBE

The IBE was established in 1986 by business people for business people. It is an education charity primarily funded by companies and business associations through subscription by donations.

Our purpose:

To promote high standards of business behaviour based on ethical values and by being an important partner to any business wanting to preserve its longterm reputation by doing business in the right way.

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 and through advocacy, our events programme and advisory work support the promotion and sharing of good practices. We collaborate with other UK and international organisations with interests and expertise in business ethics. Further information can be found on our website:

Candidate Profile

We are looking to recruit up to four 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, High Tech, Business & working across cultures are particularly encouraged to apply. Although not essential, we would welcome familiarity with Media Relations, Social Media and understanding of the charitable sector. Training will be given on business ethics and the IBE approach.


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. 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.

IBE being an equal opportunities employer is seeking a suitably diverse Board of Trustees. Details of current trustees can be found here.

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

Please Note Closing date for applications is Friday 30 August 2019. Interviews will be held at the IBE office on 23 and 24 September 2019.

For further information please contact: Institute of Business Ethics, 24 Greencoat Place, London SW1P 1BE. Telephone: 020 7798 6040. Email Web: