The Institute for Family Business (IFB) is the voice of the UK family business sector, supporting and promoting the contribution of the sector to UK economy. As a not-for-profit membership association, we proudly support and promote the UK family-owned business sector through networking and learning activities, advocacy and research. Britain’s 4,8 million family businesses are the backbone of the UK economy – employing close to thirteen million people, and contributing a quarter of UK GDP. The IFB’s impact cannot be underestimated, with our membership having a combined turnover approaching £100bn and includes some of the most well-known and loved brands in the UK.
Who we're looking for
We are pleased to announce that we are searching for a new Membership & Development Director; This is a key leadership and relationship management role within the IFB, with the primary purpose is to lead the IFB’s membership growth, development and retention. You will have the unique opportunity to develop and execute a membership strategy that delivers sustained membership growth, strong retention, enduring relationships with family business owners and which improves peer learning and business knowledge within the sector.
Equally, you will be part of framing and delivering a commercial partnership programme that delivers quality, value enhancing relationships and brand associations. A key part of the role will be to develop, drive and deliver IFB membership growth, with the support of the Director General and a Membership & Events Manager, to establish strong and enduring relationships with family business owners and to develop, enhance and communicate the IFB’s value proposition to members.
Your experience and background
You will come with first class relationship development and management skills with the ability to manage a variety of sometimes complex and demanding stakeholder relationships. A proven track record of delivering effective marketing programmes and the ability to think strategically but also have an eye for detail and be prepared to be hands on will be key. A track record in identifying and exploiting commercial opportunities will be vital. Excellent interpersonal, diplomacy and communication skills, and be an enthusiastic team player is needed. Finally, you will come with genuine passion and enthusiasm for the value of private sector business of which family business make up the 88%.
This is a unique opportunity for a passionate and ambitious person wanting to develop their career in a supportive and ambitious organisation. If you feel you are right for this role, we would love to hear from you.
For more information and details of how to apply please visit the job page on Peridot Partners' website via the application method.