Website IAM Roadsmart

About Us:

IAM RoadSmart is a national road safety charity. Founded in 1956, our mission promotes being a force for good with skills development and education at the core of what we do, teaching post licence holders (drivers and riders) new skills to create fulfilling and safe journeys on the road.

Our community is formed of over 70,000 members nationally, 164 groups, and 5,000 volunteers who help deliver our courses. Our groups, all run by volunteers, enable members to share ideas and contribute to the important work IAM RoadSmart does in developing and promoting innovative road safety strategies.

Our next Chair:

IAM RoadSmart is on an exciting journey of transformation that draws on its heritage of educating and upskilling drivers and riders for almost 70 years.

Established as a traditional membership body, the charity is now on a significant journey of change which will help challenge perceptions to bring road safety to the top of everyone’s agenda, and we need a Chair who will support us on this journey.

The role is an important volunteer role; it will hold responsibility for leading the Board of Trustees and for holding the CEO and senior team to account, ensuring that decisions are made in the best interest of the charity, to help futureproof it and to continue making safer drivers and rider on road.

The successful applicant will be required to have regular check-ins with the CEO and be required to support IAM RoadSmart national community events from time to time, with expectations to provide marketing input and be led by the team to help with community engagement.


  • Demonstrate a strong and visible passion and commitment to the charity, its strategic objectives and cause.
  • Personal gravitas to lead a significant national organisation.
  • Exhibit strong inter-personal and relationship building abilities and be comfortable in an ambassadorial role.
  • Experience of operating at a senior strategic leadership level within an organisation
  • Successful record of achievement through their career
  • Experience of charity governance and working with or as part of a Board of Trustees
  • Strong leadership skills, ability to motivate staff and volunteers and bring people together.
  • Fiscal management expertise and a broad understanding of charity finance issues
  • Good understanding of charity governance issues

Time commitment: 

Board meetings happen 5 times per year at our Welwyn Garden City head office. As a national charity, the role of Chair of IAM RoadSmart will be required to attend a variety of events and key stakeholder meetings, and is highly encouraged to visit local branches of IAM RoadSmart. Expected time commitment is 2-3 days per month.

Eastside People is supporting IAM RoadSmart in the recruitment for this role. To apply please click here to submit your CV and Cover Letter.

Before you make an application, please download and read the IAM Roadsmart Candidate Information Pack.

We want you to have every opportunity to demonstrate your skills, ability, and potential. Please contact us if you require any assistance or adjustments so that we can help with making the application process work for you.

We would discourage you from deselecting yourself if you are in doubt about meeting all the criteria. Instead, if you have specific questions about the role, please email Melissa Coope at at our recruitment partners Eastside People to arrange a conversation.

The closing date for this role is Friday 23rd August. 

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