SIBA – Non-executive Director

Remote
Part-time
SIBA

Background

SIBA, the Society of Independent Brewers, was founded in 1980 and represents 700 British independent craft brewers across the UK. Our vision is that the United Kingdom will have a vibrant, thriving and sustainable brewing industry. We want consumers to choose and be able to choose independent beer at a fair price to all.

We have a plan which seeks to grow the market share of independent brewers from 6% towards 20% of the UK beer market.

We will do this by.

  1. Lobbying Government for changes that benefit the pub and brewing sectors, but independent brewers in particular.
  2. Developing a range of tangible member benefits for independent brewing members
  3. Developing SIBAs commercial offering beyond membership subscriptions

SIBA also represents 250 supplier businesses – from hop merchants and maltsters to container suppliers and brewery fabricators.

SIBA offers brewing members a range of benefits, including Government lobbying, entry into our beer awards, compliance advice, a variety of brewery business tools, promotional opportunities and practical guides which pull together essential legislative advice for brewers on everything from bottle and can labelling, to dealing with changes in the law.

SIBA Commercial Services Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of SIBA. Beerflex, as it is known operates without profit and ensures that the UKs brewers can partially access the tied pub estates of some of the UKs biggest pub companies. BeerFlex currently facilitates the trade between around 500 brewers and over 1500 pubs and stores across Britain –with beer delivered in the freshest, most cost effective and environmentally friendly way.

Role Purpose

Your role is to help develop the strategic direction of SIBA the trade body and its commercial wholly owned subsidiary , to monitor performance, to help set remuneration for staff and the Chief Executive, to help develop the organisation and provide advice through your network of  potentially useful contacts, to ensure good governance and to demonstrate commercial experience with sound understanding of financial information and the need for robust and defensible financial controls and systems of risk management.

For this role we are looking for candidates with strong lobbying and, if possible, IT/cyber experience who can help advise the Board on engagement with Government on key policy issues. We are also looking for leadership, governance and chairmanship experience to potentially take over the Chairmanship role of the Executive at a future point in time. We are an equal opportunities organisation and are keen to attract candidates from diverse backgrounds and with experience in both small and large organisations.

Organisational Structure

The Non-Executive Director will report to the Chairman of the Executive and the Chairman of the SIBA Board. The Non-Executive Director will sit as a full member of SIBA’s Board which sets the strategic direction of the organisation and the Executive Committee, which governs the day to day running of the organisation scrutinising the work of the Chief Executive and his team.

Main Role Requirements Knowledge and Experience: 

  • Experience or knowledge of working in the Hospitality, brewing or supply chain industry helpful.
  • Experience of other non-executive director roles with demonstrable experience in similar organisations.
  • Experience of working on or with a Board or management committee.
  • Upholding high standards of integrity.
  • Supporting other Directors of SIBA.
  • The ability to question intelligently, debate constructively, challenge rigorously and make decisions objectively.
  • To be able to listen sensitively to the views of others

Regular Annual Commitments

  • 5 meetings per year of the SIBA executive
  • 3x 2 day meetings per year of the SIBA Board
  • Attendance at SIBA’s AGM
  • Meetings with Chief Executive and other members of staff as appropriate in person or zoom

Applications

Please apply to accounts@siba.co.uk enclosing a full cv and a personal statement on how your application fits the role by 5pm on the Friday July 26 2024. Successful shortlisted candidates will be interviewed for the role.

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