Question - Can a board member apply for a job in the same organisation?

We are advertising a job and one of our board members is interested in applying . Does the member have to resign while handing in their application or only if they were to get the job?

(Posted by The Wheel, on behalf of inquirer)


paul.meade's picture

Thanks for your question. In

Thanks for your question. In response, unless you have a specific policy in place that prohibits the scenario you describe, then no, your board member does not have to resign in order to take up an internal post.  However, we would recommend that the entire process be done very openly and transparently, with the board member declaring their conflict of interest and removing themselves from anything related to the recruitment process - board meetings, discussions, etc.  You should also clearly document the entire process, for possible future reference.