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Chair of the Board – Transparency International UK

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About the Charity

Transparency International is a global movement sharing one vision: a world in which government politics, business and the daily lives of people are free of corruption. Transparency International UK (TI-UK) is the accredited UK national chapter in this movement. We work with the UK and devolved governments, parliamentarians, civil society and the private sector to tackle corruption at home, addressing the UK’s global corruption footprint and helping multinational companies prevent corruption by operating with integrity.

About the role

You will need to demonstrate proven experience as a board member and be inspired by the role you will play as chair that will:

  • Enable and facilitate open and inclusive discussion, ensuring everyone in Board Meetings is heard and without imposing opinions or directions from the Chair
  • Lead the Board to consensus and closure on decisions after all voices have been heard
  • Effectively manage and use Board and Executive time, including during Board Meetings
  • Support and amplify the leadership of the Chief Executive
  • Maintain and develop constructive relationships with key stakeholders, including fellow TI-UK trustees, the Chief Executive, TI-Secretariat and others across the global TI movement
  • Where possible, amplify TI-UK’s impact through high-level profile and networking consistent with TI-UK’s strategy.


About you

You will be committed to the charity’s values of acting with integrity, valuing and respecting differences, working collaboratively and having the courage to demand better of ourselves and others.

You will be able to demonstrate governance, leadership, engagement and communication skills. You will be dedicated and committed to your Trustee responsibilities.

As the TI movement has Chapters in more than 100 other countries, we are only able to appoint individuals who are permanently resident in the UK.

Time commitment:

The term of office of Chair is for three years. Reappointment is for a maximum of two consecutive terms (six years cumulative). Board members are eligible for appointment/ re-appointment by the members at the AGM.


The amount of time to undertake this role somewhat depends on how the new Chair chooses to shape the role.  At a minimum, it is estimated to be 2 days per month including the four half day board meetings per annum.


The charity’s main office and board and committee meetings are held in Central London.

Application Process

To apply

If reading about this unpaid, voluntary role has inspired and you’re available to take up the position this Autumn then please send a CV and covering statement to the Company Secretary (

Deadline: midnight Sunday 3rd September.

Interview dates likely to be Friday 22nd, Monday 25th & Thursday 28th September (with flexibility).

Further details on the role and details of discussing it with the current Chair are contained in the Briefing Pack.

We welcome and encourage applications from people of all identities and backgrounds, particularly those that are under-represented. Diversity monitoring will be undertaken for all candidates.