Director General

Chartered Institute of Arbitrators


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  • Salary/Remuneration

    Substantial six figure package

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  • Expiry date

    26 November 2019

  • Client

    Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

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The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) is the world’s leading qualifications and professional body for dispute avoidance and dispute management. Operating through 39 branches throughout the world, CIArb is passionate about promoting a harmonious society and helping people and organisations avoid, manage and resolve conflict through its growing global network of 16,000 members.

This is an exciting time to join CIArb, which plays a critical role in a sector which is growing, and which has developed and diversified significantly over the last few years.  The outgoing Director General has led a period of transformation and this will continue, with the new DG, who will bring a fresh vision and perspective to this. Looking forward, as CIArb focuses on the delivery of the four pillars of its strategy, there will be a keen focus on continued global growth, diversifying its income streams and the expansion of its offering beyond the core professional membership services, as well as servicing the needs of existing members. Maintaining and continuing to promote CIArb’s voice and influence nationally and internationally, with UK Parliament and government, the EU and overseas governments will be critical and, as the country leaves the EU, CIArb will have an important role to play to promote the benefits of ADR and to provide advice to businesses which continue to trade across international boundaries in a post-Brexit world.  

You will work with the CIArb Chair and Board of Trustees to ensure that a clear vision, strategy and strong operational business plans are in place and delivered. An inspiring leader, with outstanding communication skills, you will drive a culture of collaboration and high performance and embody the purpose, values of the CIArb. Whether you are a serving Chief Executive/Director-General, or this is a career step, you will have a demonstrable track record operating and influencing at executive board level in a complex organisation. You will be committed to CIArb’s charitable status and purpose and will play a critical ambassadorial role in promoting its impact and influence, working effectively with our many varied stakeholders.

Politically astute, you will be a visible and motivating leader, exercising diplomacy and sensitivity when required yet willing to challenge the status quo when needed. Your integrity, standing and judgement will inspire confidence in the CIArb and its work, enabling it to hold the respect of a demanding and rapidly developing sector

Closing date5pm Wednesday 27 November
Long listingw/c 2nd December 2019
Preliminary interviewsThursday 12th, Thursday 19th and Friday 20th December 2019
Short listingw/c 6th January 2020
Assessmentw/c 13th January 2020
Final panelw/c 20th January 2020
How to Apply

To apply, please submit:

  • A CV
  • A supporting statement (of not more than 3 pages) giving examples of achievements and highlighting how you can address the Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities criteria in the Person Specification
  • The contact details for 2 referees. NB: References will not be sought without your express prior permission
  • A completed Equality Opportunities Monitoring Form – this will appear onscreen when you submit your application. All monitoring data will be treated in the strictest confidence and will not affect your application in any way.

For more information on this role and to apply, click on the button below. For an informal, confidential discussion, please contact Matt Malone on 0113 205 6063