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Call for Applications – Liverpool Chamber NEDs


Liverpool Chamber of Commerce CIC is seeking to appoint several new Directors of the Board in 2022 as several current Directors complete their maximum terms of office.

The Liverpool Chamber connects businesses across the City Region – to a local business community, national conversation and international trade network.

About us

We add value to businesses by tackling the issues our members face; articulating their challenges and finding solutions by connecting the dots. As a credible, trusted partner for business, we’ve become the go-to place for support, signposting and authentic insights.

We’re here to distil policy and translate the business agenda – from Covid-19 recovery and inward investment, to net zero and skills – into tangible support. And we campaign and advocate on behalf of the businesses we represent, listening to them, articulating their hopes and challenges and finding solutions.

With unparalleled knowledge sharing, Liverpool Chamber of Commerce is cultivating business communities. At round tables, masterclasses and through peer to peer engagement, the Chamber connects members with inspiring voices, the thought-leaders shaping the future world of work and the opinion formers shaping our city.

Regionally, the Chamber delivers international trade expertise – stimulating export growth for our businesses and helping drive investment into the city. Through the Quarterly Economic Survey it provides the most comprehensive and respected insight into business sentiment in the region and across the UK.

The Chamber has 16 FTE employees and turnover is approximately £1.1m with revenue generated through membership subscriptions, export documentation and trade support services and publicly funded business support provision.

Role Requirements

The role of Non-executive Director is an important position which ensures the Chamber has effective strategic leadership and operational oversight whilst the CEO and management team is provided with a good balance of support and challenge in efforts to deliver the objectives of the business.

The new cohort of Directors will bring a collection of business skills to the Chamber leadership, and will reinforce the Chamber’s commitment to continuous improvement, development and transformation as the business environment continues to evolve, whilst remaining focussed on the Chamber’s core purpose as the trusted, authentic voice of business in the City.

The role of the Chamber requires strong leadership and, in the role of Non-executive directors, the creation of a collective mix of specialist knowledge, insight and experience. The Chamber is particularly keen to welcome individuals with such specialism as Finance and risk management, Marketing & PR, Legal experience and HR & Talent Management but has a range of skills and attributes it requires to fulfil its remit and is welcoming of all applications including those with experience of delivering social value and impact through their business activity.

A background in business ownership, leadership or related activities relevant to business would be particularly suitable for the role along with an understanding about the Chamber and its role, purpose and values. We would particularly welcome applications from individuals from diverse backgrounds including black and minority ethnic candidates and due to the expertise on the executive team and at board level, we welcome applications from anyone considering their first Non-Executive Director role.

Remuneration & Time Commitment

The position is unpaid although an allowance is provided for Chamber-business travel and expenses incurred. The maximum term of office on the Board is for two terms of three years.

The time commitment envisaged is 6-8 two-hour director/sub-committee meetings per year and one strategy day as well as voluntary attendance and leadership at several ambassadorial functions throughout the year, including the Chamber’s Annual Dinner/Awards and wider British Chambers events and activities.

A role description and terms of reference is provided.

Apply now

Applications should be made to Secretary to the Board, Jon Cranston, by email: jon.cranston@liverpoolchamber.org.uk with a CV and covering note by Friday 21st January 2022.

Interviews will take place in February after a short-listing process undertaken by representatives of the Chamber’s current board and its remuneration & nominations committee.

The Chamber wishes to have the position confirmed by June 2022 to enable a positive transition of the role in October 2022.