Director recruitment

When looking to recruit or appoint a new director, you should cast the net wide enough to ensure you find the best person for the job while achieving the optimal skills balance for the board as a whole. The IoD offers two services to help with recruitment for governance vacancies - DirectorSearch and DirectorVacancies.


DirectorSearch is prompt, professional and impartial. And because you receive a list of names that match your requirements, it’s a time efficient way to get the best results.

We help you recruit the best people by searching our extensive database of independent directors, matching individuals’ skills and experience with just what you’re looking for.

In our experience, many boards know what they need in a director. You give us the criteria. We give you a selection of strong, suitably qualified candidates who are members of the IoD, are actively looking for governance roles and have agreed to abide by the Code of Practice for Directors.

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DirectorVacancies is a cost effective way to advertise your governance vacancies to members.

Your vacancy will appear with DirectorVacancies on the IoD website, in the monthly DirectorVacancies email distributed to IoD members, boardroom magazine (where timings permit) and on the IoD Twitter feed.

There's also no time limit. We will list your vacancy until the application deadline closes, or until you find a suitable candidate.

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