East Midlands & Eastern Volunteer Vacancies

17 February 2020

The soon to be formed CMI East Midlands & Eastern Board is currently inviting applications for new Board members to help support, shape and influence the important management and leadership work in the region. Board members are all volunteers and act as the link between CMI, its members and partner organisations within the Region. Each Board member takes the lead in a particular area of Board responsibility. There are roughly 4 - 6 Board meetings per year, the majority of which are virtual. Timings of meetings are agreed by the Board and members are expected to participate. Board members may also be required to contribute to working groups and support volunteers/events.  This may involve some evening work. The CMI advise that volunteers should expect to commit at least 8 hours per month.

We are looking to appoint suitably qualified professional individuals with the motivation, drive, resilience, time and skills to contribute to the Board from April as we start to roll out more opportunities for our members to engage through local events and workshops. If you live or work in Derbyshire; Leicestershire; Northamptonshire; Lincolnshire; Cambridgeshire; Norfolk or Suffolk and have the interest, time and enthusiasm to be a member of the Board we would encourage you to apply. Whether you are in the early stages of your career or have significant experience we are keen to hear from you. This is a great opportunity to develop your Board skills and/ or to share your experience and expertise to the benefit of the CMI community.

The available roles are listed below. Further information on each role can be found in the links, and supported by further information on volunteering with CMI.

Board Secretary

Finance Lead 

Events Lead

Partner Engagement Lead 

Why Volunteer with CMI

How to apply: Please submit your current CV plus a covering statement in which you answer all of the following questions:

  • The Board meets approximately 4-6 times during the year, with additional telephone/virtual conferences as needed. In addition, Board members may be required to contribute to working groups and attend events as well as supporting members who volunteer to assist with particular activities. This is likely to involve some evening and weekend activities. Why are you happy to commit to this – and what would you hope to get out of it?

  •  What are you good at that would be helpful if you were a Board member? 
  • Which role are you interested in and why? 
  • The East Midlands and Eastern region spans a large geographical area. What do you see as the main challenges for Board members that result from this? 
  • The Board makes decisions about how best to further the aims of the Institute – mostly by rolling out initiatives generated at a national level – but also implementing our own local strategy. Much of our energy will be devoted to supporting members who get involved in making things happen providing direction, encouragement and making sure they are connected to the right resources. Some of these members will be very senior and experienced managers. What do you think will be the necessary skills and attributes to get the best from these members and how would you use your skills and experience to contribute to this?

While there is no limit to the number of words you can use in response to each question we think that 150 words should be more than adequate.

Please answer in plain language – we would prefer you to be yourself and speak from the heart.

There are no ‘trick questions’! 

Please email your applications to: cmiregionalsupport@managers.org.uk no later than Thursday 12 March.

Following this initial tranche of recruitment from April onwards we will be looking to launch several Hubs within the new region.  Our Hubs will provide a local interface for members and will be a focus for local activity and engagement and will initially be located in member population hotspots.

Each Hub will have an organising committee of approximately three local members, one of whom will act as the Hub Lead. Hub Leads will also be members of the Regional Board. We are currently exploring the following locations for the initial Hubs:





We look forward to receiving your applications for the vacant Board roles and/or your expression of interest in being involved in the Hubs.

In the meantime if you have any further queries please do not hesitate to contact cmiregionalsupport@managers.org.uk