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Director: Business Integrity Programme

TI-UK’s Business Integrity Programme

The Business Integrity Programme (BIP) is a well-established programme at TI-UK and the leading one of its kind in the wider Transparency International movement. It is recognised globally as a “centre of excellence” in relation to its work with the private sector and in running one of the most successful Business Integrity Forums in Transparency International.  The team consists of three people, led by the Director.

TI-UK’s aim is to be the premier voice and resource centre on private sector corruption matters, not just bribery, with the wider business community in the UK.  We aim to work constructively with the business community, but to be robust and challenging where necessary.

We are looking for an exceptional individual who will build on an excellent foundation to take the Programme to a new level.  This does not primarily mean an expansion of staff or revenues, although income-generating is an important function of this role and there will be incremental annual targets to meet.  We will expect the new Director to develop a new strategy, which will focus on how TI can have a positive impact in the corporate anti-corruption field, as well as the areas of corporate transparency and accountability.  The Director will be authoritative and credible when dealing with companies, knowledgeable about anti-corruption issues and able to act both as an independent facilitator of dialogue and offer robust but constructive challenge when required.

The Programme’s current activities are in four areas:

  • Business Integrity Forum – a membership forum of around 35 companies committed to TI’s values; the Forum comes together at bi-annual conferences which require the Programme team to demonstrate thought leadership and awareness of current trends, identifying anti-corruption topics that will engage and inform BIF members.
  • Corporate Benchmark – a standard-setting benchmark facilitated by TI with leading companies as participants; the Benchmark provides detailed engagement with participant companies and enables TI to develop its own knowledge base.
  • Thought Leadership and Guidance – publications that seek to provide high quality information and to set high standards for companies and regulators.
  • Creating a favourable operating environment – engaging government and regulators to ensure there is a level playing field for responsible businesses.

In addition, the BIP team is periodically involved in other activities such as training, providing advice and occasional consultancy projects.

Programme development

The new Director will inherit a well-established team with expertise and a good track record.  We are aiming to find an individual who will take the Programme to the next level, building on what has been achieved to deliver real impact in the corporate anti-corruption field.   Among the key opportunities and challenges facing the new Director will be:

  • Strategy: some elements of the BIP strategy are already clearly defined by the Board, such as focussing on building our Forum’s quality over quantity. Other areas are yet to be specified, such as identifying and addressing new corporate trends where there may be a role for TI like collective action or resolving issues around transparency and privacy, and what role TI might play towards SMEs.
  • Benchmark and Forum: reviewing the best way to organise these activities so that they provide maximum value to TI’s mission as well as retaining members and participation rates.
  • Extending our ‘influencing’ into new areas eg investors, trade associations, different parts of government.
  • TI movement: TI-UK’s business–related activities are among the most highly developed of any TI national chapter, and as such need to remain in line with TI’s wider mission and changing definitions of corruption.
  • Business development: the Board sees scope for building a small number of more substantial partnerships with companies, as long as this can be done without compromising TI’s reputation or independence.

Terms & Conditions

The terms of the appointment include a competitive salary for the UK charity sector, in the range £62-70,000 p.a. depending on qualifications and experience, pension contribution and 25 days holiday (in addition to public holidays).  Dependent on the success of the Director in fundraising, there is an opportunity for reasonable increases in the salary level in future years.

All applicants must have the right to work in the UK.

Recruitment timetable

  • June 30th               closing date for applications
  • w/c July 10th         first round interviews
  • w/c July 17th                   second round interviews
  • September 1st       start date (or as soon as possible thereafter)

How to Apply

Applicants should submit the following:

  • A CV of no more than two pages
  • Cover letter of no more than two pages outlining how the applicant meets the criteria, confirming that you already have the right to work in the UK.

Applications should be sent by email with the subject heading ‘BIP Director’ by 1700 on June 30th 2017 to:


Applicants who are invited to interview will be asked to submit a piece of written work which will form the basis of a short presentation at the interview.

Role profile

1. Overall responsibilities

The Director of the Business Integrity Programme at TI-UK provides the overall strategic and operational leadership for the programme, which has been established to work in a complex sector.  The Director is responsible for the implementation and on-going review of the Programme’s strategy and delivery of its objectives and revenue targets, in order to achieve real change in the fight against corruption.  The role is both strategic and hands on – the Director is expected to roll up his/her sleeves and get closely involved in operational delivery.

2. Responsibilities

2.1 Programme mission delivery

  • Oversees the strategic development of the Programme in conjunction with the Executive Director in line with TI-UK’s overall strategy and the strategic objectives of the TI movement
  • Creates an annual business plan in line with the Strategy with clear targets both for mission impact and revenue generation
  • Provides intellectual leadership for the Programme, ensuring that the products, activities and outputs are of the highest quality and maintain a reputation for objectivity and independence
  • Guides the formulation of the TI’s policy positions with regard to business, and oversees high quality relationship building and advocacy with those we seek to influence and those who can help us to exert influence
  • Promotes and builds the profile of TI and TI’s mission, and represents TI to external stakeholders and in the media
  • Fosters positive relations with the Programme’s stakeholders, primarily the private sector, also including trade associations, Civil Society Organisations, relevant Government departments, and the global TI movement
  • Contributes measurably to the Programme’s mission to achieve genuine change in the corporate sector through reducing corruption and promoting transparency, integrity and accountability.

2.2 Programme management

  • Maintains close operational oversight over project management and delivery to ensure projects are effectively planned and executed, within agreed budgets and timeframes and meeting donor requirements
  • Ensures that the Programme’s financial, legal and reputational risks are managed effectively
  • Manages and develops staffing arrangements which enable the Programme to meet its goals, including the effective performance of staff and playing a hands-on delivery role when required
  • Manages the Programme’s finances within agreed budgets and takes personal responsibility for meeting the annual revenue targets, including recruitment and retention of corporate partners
  • Reports regularly to the Executive Director on progress with the implementation of the Programme’s annual plan and consults with and keeps the Executive Director informed on all major aspects of the Programme’s work
  • Plays an active role as a member of the senior management team of TI-UK and ensures that the Programme operates in an integrated and coordinated manner with TI-UK’s other programmes and the global TI movement
  • Fulfils other responsibilities as required by the Executive Director.

3. Experience, characteristics and qualifications

To be successful in this role, the BIP Director will:

  • Have knowledge and experience which is relevant to TI’s mission, with an existing expertise in business and corruption, ideally a deep knowledge of corporate anti-corruption and bribery programmes and related compliance areas (e.g. AML, transparency)
  • Feel motivated by the challenge and opportunity of making a positive difference by combating corruption in the business environment
  • Have relevant experience in senior executive functions, with an ability to make an active contribution to the Senior Management Team, combined with energy, drive, resilience and focus
  • Have a proven track record as a manager of people, able to develop and get the best out of a small team, working collaboratively in a high-pressure environment
  • Be authoritative and credible, able to form and manage stakeholder relationships at senior level in a range of sectors, principally the private sector, government and civil society, able to act both as an independent facilitator of dialogue and offer robust but constructive challenge when required
  • Have proven ability in business development, from proposal writing to closing; recruitment and retention of corporate partners is a key function of this role
  • Have experience of project management and taking responsibility for delivery of complex projects within specified budgets and timeframes
  • Be confident and experienced in external representation and public speaking – articulate and numerate, with the ability to write with flair in English, undertake public speaking in a wide variety of contexts, facilitate events and meetings of all sizes, and influence and persuade others
  • Be educated to degree level or equivalent, with the intellectual abilities and confidence to master a complex subject and play a role in thought leadership at one of the world’s leading NGOs
  • Have at least twelve years’ relevant experience.

For more information download the job description here



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