The Institution of Lighting Professionals (ILP) is the UK and Ireland’s largest and most influential professional lighting association with 2,000 individuals and over 120 company members.  It provides a range of services to members and the profession including education and training, technical advice and publications and a range of national and regional events.


About the role

Job Title: Chief Executive
Location: Rugby
Salary: Competitive 
Job Type: Full-time, permanent

The role

The Chief Executive will guide the Institution through a period of structural reorganisation advising and guiding the Executive Board, implementing its strategic direction and managing the delivery of all business services.

Key duties include

  • Initiating and contributing to policy formulation.
  • Acting as Company Secretary ensuring compliance and due diligence in respect of the ILP’s status as a charity and a company.
  • Managing the implementation of policy and strategy and reporting to Executive Board meetings.
  • Liaising with governments and all other appropriate organisations fostering and developing relationships.
  • Projecting the Institution at all levels and acting as ambassador for its objectives.

Person specification

  • Applicants will have senior experience within a professional or trade association and be an excellent communicator.
  • They should be politically and diplomatically astute and with well-honed leadership skills.
  • They must have experience of meetings management at senior level and dealing with multiple complex projects simultaneously.
  • Applicants will be analytical in their approach and able to deal with people at all levels.
  • They will have business acumen, presence, gravitas and the ability to lead and motivate staff and volunteers.
  • Unsocial hours and travel are an integral feature of the role.

How to apply

If you’re interested in this role, please apply by email to [email protected] giving details of your experience and aptitude for the job, together with salary expectation.

Closing date for applications – 30 November 2017
Interviews – w/c 11 December 2017

No agencies please