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Chair of the Board

Lead the future of Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland

Vacancy: Chair of the Board

This is an exciting time for Rotary GB&I. With new governance arrangements in place and a clear strategic direction, we are now seeking nominations for the roles of Chair of the new Rotary GB&I Board, together with Chair-Elect and Chair-Nominee.

The Rotary GB&I Board is our governing body. Under the leadership of the Chair, the Board members are collectively responsible for setting the overall direction and strategy of the Rotary GB&I Board, defining clear goals and ensuring that the Association is accountable to members. The Chair champions Rotary’s values of leadership, integrity, diversity, service and fellowship, ensuring they are embedded in the Association’s activities, behaviours and decisions. The Chair-Elect and Chair-Nominee support the Chair in this role.


What's involved?

As Chair, you will provide leadership to the new Board and the Association. You will work closely with the General Secretary to ensure that the Association is governed effectively. You will be an advocate for Rotary, representing Rotary GB&I at all times.  

The Rotary GB&I board meets at least four times a year. As Chair, you should expect to meet regularly with the General Secretary and the RI Director, alongside other public-facing duties.

Who is eligible?

As a candidate for any of the Chair positions will need to meet the criteria set out in the role description and person specification for Chair of the Board. We are seeking to nominate candidates with a commitment to Rotary’s mission and values. You will also need to understand our role, functions and purpose. You will need to meet some basic eligibility criteria to serve as a Rotary GB&I Board Member, but you won’t need to have held office previously.  

Rotary GB&I aims to be an inclusive and diverse Association. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds and identities to apply. Please let us know if you have access needs or require reasonable adjustments as part of the appointments process.

What to do next

If you wish to be nominated as the Rotary GB&I Chair, Chair-Elect or Chair Nominee, please read the role description and person specification and complete an application form. You should also read the guidance for applicants. 

You should also ensure you are available for interview on 22nd-23rd November 2021, as all candidates must attend an interview with the Nominating Committee.

You’ll need to submit your completed application to governance@rotarygbi.org by 5pm on Wednesday 10th November 2021.


Key dates
  • Closing dates for applications: 5pm, 10th¬†November 2021
  • Appointments Panel meeting: 22nd-23rd¬†November 2021. Candidates must be available for interview on both of these dates
  • Candidates will be informed of the Nominating Committee‚Äôs selection in the week following interview.
  • Clubs will be informed of the Nominating Committee‚Äôs nominee in the same week.

Any questions?

If you have got any questions, please get in touch with us at governance@rotarygbi.org.


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