Finding the best candidate to fill your boardroom is crucial for the success of your business. This means ensuring you know what type of candidate you need. The best way to do this is to start with a job description that best reflects what you’ll need of the newly appointed non-executive director.

Writing a Job Description for a Non-Exec Director Position

Writing and distributing a job description for your non-exec director position is an important first step. Many businesses forget that a job description is essentially marketing material for your business. Potential candidates will begin to evaluate the personality of your business as soon as they start reading the job description. In many cases, you may be competing against competitors for potential candidates so you want to give off the best impression.

This is why it is often a good idea to have someone from marketing to review the job description to ensure it reflects the company and brand.

A great job description will not only specify the skills and responsibilities of the non-exec director, but it will also show off your company.

Non-Exec Director Job Description Template

The template below provides a sample NED non-exec director job description. This can be used to form the outline of your NED job description.

Job Brief

  • What does the role entail?
  • Explicitly state what type of person you are looking for


  • What do you want from the non-exec?
  • What are they expected to do?


  • Explicitly state what type of person you are looking for


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