Applicants guide

Nurole is different. We notify you of all the roles that match the interests you have selected. When we notify you about a role, we do not know if it is a role you are qualified for, only that it is a role you are interested in. The Nurole model means we rely on you to self-screen. In other words, you must only apply for those roles for which you are well qualified.

Should I apply?

To help you gauge your suitability, all roles are posted with clear role specifications, which describe the precise competencies and experience that the successful candidate will be required to demonstrate.

If you apply for roles where you are clearly not qualified, you should expect to be rejected. Doing this repeatedly may lead to your membership being withdrawn.

If it’s not right for you

If you see a role that’s not right for you, but know someone who would be ideal for the role, please recommend them. There is a button to recommend someone for a role in all notification emails and also when you look at the role on the website. (If you’d like to recommend someone to Nurole but not for a specific role, use the recommendation form.)

Tips when applying

  1. 1. You are applying directly to the organisation

    When you apply for a role on the Nurole platform, your application is passed to the organisation as-is. The organisation will evaluate your suitability for the role based primarily on what you write on the application form. CVs are typically referred to later in the process, at the shortlist and interviewing stage.

  2. 2. Provide evidence

    It is important that you complete the application form the way the organisation has requested, providing all the information and evidence that is required for each question. As questions can be viewed in isolation, you must answer each one fully, without reference to previous answers or other parts of your application. The space available for your responses has deliberately been kept short. Clear, concise responses are the order of the day.

    The best candidates typically include strong evidence in their applications. You may find the example responses to the following question helpful:

    Have you had CEO/Chair experience in a FTSE 250 publicly listed company? Please summarise your most relevant experience including key achievements.

    A good response
    "I was Chair of FTSE 250 Company ABC plc from 2006-2011. Key achievements during that period included the successful succession planning for replacing the highly regarded CEO and overseeing a successful launch into the US where we invested $20m and built a $200m turnover business in 5 years."

    A weaker response
    "I have been a Chair for over 20 years all in service businesses many with international aspects. I am a dynamic, creative Chair with an investment mindset and good governance and supervisory skills."

    Although both responses could describe the same person’s background, the good response cites particular companies, specific dates and quantifies the scale of the achievements mentioned. The weaker response is largely qualitative and offers much less evidence. Providing clear, relevant information will help reviewers spot that you are a good fit for the role and will give you an advantage, particularly if you are applying for a very competitive role.

  3. 3. Your chance to stand out

    The information you provide is your opportunity to convey why you are the perfect fit for the role, what you will bring and your passion for the sector or organisation. It is your chance to stand out.

What happens next?

At Nurole we want to ensure all our members have a positive experience when using the platform. We will keep you updated on your progress irrespective of the outcome. You should expect your first update two weeks after the role deadline, with further updates until the end of the process.

If you have any feedback on the Nurole process, positive or negative, we would like to hear from you - please click the feedback tab below or email