How you can become a
Non-Exec or Trustee
There exists a growing army of senior executives seeking to deploy their valuable business and personal knowledge, skills and behaviour in board-level roles, ideally as a Non-Executive Director (NED)
Traditionally, when finding roles, these individuals would have engaged with an appropriate head-hunter and identified a short-list of available Interim Management opportunities; and these would be closely aligned to their current area of discipline – Marketing, Operation, Finance etc.
When an SME seeks an NED, they are not necessarily looking for a “delivery” specialist, (be it at a Senior Manager or Director-level) in these disciplines – what they really want is an individual to take a “helicopter” and strategic perspective of the business.
Those individuals they need should bring to the organisation – a valuable perspective with the knowledge, skills and behaviour in order to ask the right questions – evaluate the appropriate strategies and strategically support the business via a broad network of business contacts, Industry & Sector knowledge, or even access to funding.
Transpire helps you to “work-out” what your “offer” is as a potential NED, with the ability to articulate your value clearly and succinctly – be it in the area of leadership, strategy support, change management, financial re-structuring or team culture and to “go to market” via a combination of one to one coaching and consulting, very practically-based CPD & networking and one to one support around role application.
Your Board Career Journey
How you can become a Non-Exec or Trustee
Becoming a Non-Exec Director or Trustee can be one of the most challenging, stimulating and rewarding periods in a successful professional career. But be warned, you will need training, advice and determination to find a role that works for you and for the organisation which employs you. It wouldn’t be unusual for a NED role advertised in the Financial Times to receive more than a hundred applications. So how do you prepare, add to your skills and find that ideal role?
Transpire – The Director Network Membership benefits include : Free access to all Transpire CPD Accredited Board Training programmes, Board CV Consultation, CV rewrite for Premium Members, Role Application support, Access to Exclusive Membership Resource Library, Discounts on Masterclasses and Workshops, Affiliate Partner Offers e.g. LinkedIn profile update, From as little as £25 plus VAT per month.
How do you “work-out” what your “offer” is as a potential NED, articulate, that value clearly and succinctly and identify a practical “route to market”?
“If you need someone to help you really understand where you should take your career/life next, tease out what it is you are really good at, what it is you most enjoy and what it is you don’t like doing and then fit that into a punchy Board CV and a compelling story then I cannot recommend Transpire’s One to One Programme highly enough.”
Masterclasses and Workshops
Transpire’s Masterclasses & Workshops bring together Directors from some of the UK’s most exciting and fast-growing companies looking to improve their Board skills and established and aspiring NEDs seeking to build their non-executive portfolios.
Transpire’s NED & Director CPD & Networking Programmes bring together a group of highly regarded industry leaders alongside a panel of experts presenting to and debating with the programme delegates on key industry topics relevant to every Director and NED and offer peerless opportunities to develop your board level network.