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Knight Healthcare: An investment healthcare group in the business of acquiring assisted living homes and domiciliary care businesses and the plan will be simple; to build the company vigorously through acquisition, consolidate them to eliminate redundant operations, improve operations, and then exit via private sale or IPO (top-line revenue between £130-180 million). Seeking the following positions: CFO: investment banker/corporate finance/M&A. In house accountant: Big 6 accounting firm ex-partner. In house lawyer: International law firm/M&A ideally in healthcare. Senior care industry experts: 2x. Free founders-equity. Equity during acquisition mode paid in the form of bonuses, dividends, salaries, distributions (TOP END OF THE RANGE OF INDUSTRY). Our philosophy is to pay our people first and pay them well. Pay day upon exit – plan to exit between 4-5 years. Quote: Bhandal.
The University of South Wales (USW) was formed in 2013 by the merger of the University of Glamorgan and the University of Wales, Newport. It has two wholly-owned college subsidiaries, the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama and The College Merthyr Tydfil. A major player in the UK higher education sector, it has more than 30,000 students drawn from over 200 countries and contributes over £1bn a year in value-add to the Welsh economy. It’s unique heritage, distinctive educational offer, innovative, applied research and deep-rooted partnerships ensure USW makes a sustained and significant impact within the region, nationally and internationally; transforming lives through the power of knowledge and education. With the launch of its new 2030 Strategy, the University is seeking to appoint a number of exceptional individuals to join its Board of Governors. First-rate governance is essential to institutional success and the Board will play a crucial role in the future development of the University, providing strategic guidance and constructive challenge during a period of unprecedented change for the higher education sector. USW is wholly committed to equality, diversity and inclusion. Expressions of interest from diverse backgrounds and communities, especially with regards to age, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race and religion or belief, and Welsh speakers would therefore be particularly welcome. Expertise in one or more of the following areas: finance, marketing and digital would also be additive; however, we are seeking to fill 4 vacancies and so would be keen to engage candidates with the requisite intellectual capacity, commercial acumen and strategic expertise to make a significant contribution to USW’s future direction in a rapidly changing global environment, irrespective of background. If you share our passion and have the skills and qualities we are seeking, we would be delighted to hear from you. Quote: USW.
Specialist privately owned pension advisory firm seeking an experienced NED as part of its expansion plans and to provide challenge to the Board. The candidate must be a seasoned financial services professional with an acute understanding of the Pensions industry and ideally have a Regulatory background to support their knowledge and experience. Quote: Gaywood.
Centred at the heart of the education landscape, UCAS is a unique and trusted independent charity focused on connecting people to higher education. With over 30 million visitors to our website, we inspire and facilitate educational progression for a wide variety of students in the UK, and across the rest of the world. As part of our continued development, we are seeking to recruit three new Non-Executive Directors to join the boards of our evolving subsidiary companies. We are undertaking an exciting journey and these Boards will play a crucial role in our future development, providing strategic guidance and constructive challenge during a period of unprecedented change for the UK education sector. We are looking for outstanding strategic leaders, individuals with first rate intellectual acuity, strong commercial acumen and wide-ranging personal networks. Specific expertise gained in the areas of data, analytics, commercial marketing, commercial partnerships; start-up/rapid growth businesses; or international education markets would be particularly additive to these three roles. Above all, we are seeking individuals with high levels of personal and professional credibility, who mirror and are committed to UCAS’s values of customer focus, accountability, collaboration, service excellence, and trust. Quote: UCAS.
 Governing Body Lay Member for Patient and Public Engagement. The CCG’s Governing Body is responsible for making decisions for the CCG and is accountable to the CCG’s member practices, while also being regulated by NHS England. Governing Body Lay Members fulfil statutory/key roles that provide key oversight and leadership to the CCG. They will work alongside executive directors, other lay and independent members, clinicians and member representatives to deliver the CCGs strategic and operational objectives.  Governing Body Secondary Care Doctor (1.5 days per month). The CCG’s Governing Body is responsible for making decisions for the CCG and is accountable to the CCG’s member practices, while also being regulated by NHS England. Governing Body Independent Members fulfil statutory/key roles that provide key oversight and leadership to the CCG. They will work alongside executive directors, other independent and lay members, clinicians and member representatives to deliver the CCGs strategic and operational objectives.  Governing Body Independent Nurse. The CCG’s Governing Body is responsible for making decisions for the CCG and is accountable to the CCG’s member practices, while also being regulated by NHS England. Governing Body Independent Members fulfil statutory/key roles that provide key oversight and leadership to the CCG. They will work alongside executive directors, lay members, clinicians and member representatives to deliver the CCGs strategic and operational objectives.  Governing Body Lay Member Finance and Performance. The CCG’s Governing Body is responsible for making decisions for the CCG and is accountable to the CCG’s member practices, while also being regulated by NHS England. Governing Body Lay Members fulfil statutory/key roles that provide key oversight and leadership to the CCG. They will work alongside executive directors, other lay members, clinicians and member representatives to deliver the CCGs strategic and operational objectives.  Governing Body Lay Member Audit and Governance. The CCG’s Governing Body is responsible for making decisions for the CCG and is accountable to the CCG’s member practices, while also being regulated by NHS England. Governing Body Lay Members fulfil statutory/key roles that provide key oversight and leadership to the CCG. They will work alongside executive directors, other lay members, clinicians and member representatives to deliver the CCGs strategic and operational objectives. Quote: Wolahan.
Nottingham and Nottinghamshire ICS are looking for a new Independent Chair to take us on the next stage of our evolution, enabling and galvanising the work of system leaders to maximise the benefits of collaborative working and effective governance whilst also ensuring the Board provides assurance to the wide range of stakeholders including provider trusts, commissioners, NHS regulators, local authorities and the population we serve. You will be leading in an environment where traditional boundaries and authorities are shifting to a wider collective approach and therefore strong influencing skills are crucial in order to ensure that the constituent organisations are working collegiately and are aligned to the strategy and ambition of the ICS, recognising that constituent organisations each have their own statutory responsibilities. These traits will be underpinned by deep knowledge of Health and social care or the broader public sector and you will develop and stimulate a constructive and frank relationship with members of the ICS Board and promote a culture of openness and transparency with all organisations ‘acting as one’. Specifically, you will ensure the ICS Board develops and oversees strategies which will result in tangible improvements to the health of the population. Some of the key determinants of success will be the ability to foster partnerships, build a strong Board, facilitate constructive challenge and debate, and effectively hold the Board to account. A proven track record of chairing within a complex organisation and working in a regulated environment requiring collaborative working with system partners is essential. Quote: Notts ICS.
We are in the process of searching for the right NED. We are in our infancy and are looking for two dedicated people that are happy to start voluntary, our aim is to create learning opportunities for young people with SEN, homelessness and or difficult backgrounds to then go on and earn full time work – ultimate aim would be to create a sort of free school dedicated to giving these young people a chance to showcase their potential and “Break The Mould” in which society and circumstance has given them. Quote: KLeigh.
Oxford University Hospital Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country and we provide a wide range of general and specialist clinical services as well as a base for medical education, training and research. The Trust comprises four hospitals – the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton General Hospital in Banbury. Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community. We focus on the values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence. These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality of healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. We are seeking to appoint two new Non-Executive Directors to join the Trust. The Non-Executive Director role plays a vital part in bringing an independent perspective to the unitary Board. Working alongside other Board Members, Non-Executive Directors have a duty to uphold the highest standards of integrity and probity, and to foster good relations in the Board, in the wider organisation, and with the Trust’s partners. There has never been a more important or indeed more compelling time to join our Board. We care passionately about the delivery of world-class patient care, enabling a culture that supports innovation, cutting-edge research and education and you, as a Non-Executive Director, will be pivotal in enabling us to achieve just that. Quote: Oxford.
Currently, our board has over 150 years’ experience, 500 acquisitions and over £15bn in deals. Former Execs on our board are from companies such as Deloitte, BDO, Interserve and a few others. Irwin Mitchell and KPMG are our professional advisers. Our PwC industrial specialist had to forfeit his role due to a conflict of interest so it requires a suitable replacement and with this new candidate as a former CEO of a large Middle East based EPC/Construction company, there seems to be potential synergy. Our company is a new investment consortium in the construction sector with our focus on Repair, Maintenance and Improvement companies (RMI) which are Roofing, HVAC, Plumbing and Electrical focused. We’re in the process of getting the first 3 deals financed which we have 60% of terms sheets for so waiting on the others. This will put at a book value of £3m. This opportunity was previously filled as mentioned and due to the conflict with the board member, we’re now looking for a replacement. Quote: Callum.
We’re a technology platform looking to take the world by storm. With a unique slant on what it means to manage your work and wellbeing in the new normal and beyond, we’re receiving positive early stage feedback. Working remotely our team are spread around the world, communicating with us and each other via video calls. We currently have two board advisors: one with a background in global business; the other in international finance. We are looking for a remaining board advisor with expertise in technology, who can support us as we scale and grow. Quote: Tomlinson.
The Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport wishes to appoint a new Board Member to The Birmingham Organising Committee for the 2022 Commonwealth Games (“the OC”). On 21st December 2017 the Commonwealth Games Federation awarded the hosting rights for the 2022 Games to Birmingham. The OC has the ultimate responsibility for the planning and delivery of the Games in coordination with its Games partners, namely, The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Commonwealth Games England, Birmingham City Council and the West Midlands Combined Authority. Birmingham 2022 will be the biggest sporting and cultural event ever to be held in the West Midlands. Across eleven days, athletes in 19 different sports will compete in front of over a million spectators and a global TV audience of 1.5 billion. The Games is about much more than 11 days of sport – we want to leave a lasting legacy underpinned by the vision of a Games for Everyone that will bring people together, improve health and wellbeing, act as a catalyst for change, help the region to grow and put the region firmly on the map. Birmingham 2022 will also be at the heart of the economic, cultural and social renewal of the region post COVID. The newly appointed Non-Executive Board Member will be a strong advocate for Birmingham and the West Midlands, be passionate about sport and the Commonwealth Games, and a champion of the vision of a Games for Everyone. The successful candidate will also be required to Chair the Athletes Advisory sub-committee of the Board. The OC Board comprises of members with a mix of skills and all candidates must demonstrate in their applications how they meet the following essential criteria; The ability to provide strategic leadership and to act as an unbiased, objective and impartial member of the Board, ensuring that all decisions are taken in the best, long term interests of the OC, Commonwealth Games and their stakeholders; Political sensitivity and understanding, with the ability to secure the confidence of those around them, and to build highly effective, influential and collaborative relationships with national, regional and local government; Excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills with the ability to influence and offer advice and guidance to the Chief Executive and other Senior Executive team members of the OC; The ability to work in an environment with a high level of scrutiny. This OC Board would welcome applications from candidates who demonstrate the following desirable criteria: A track record of working with and within mega multi-sport events as an athlete, coach and/or official at an elite professional level, and an understanding of what makes a great Games for these groups; An understanding about how domestic and international sport operates, particularly how it relates to the Commonwealth Games. Quote: Birmingham 2022.
The Prime Minister wishes to appoint a new Chair to lead the National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF) and The National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF) Board. The appointment is made with the advice of the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport. Applications are encouraged from all sections of the community to help ensure that the NHMF/ NLHF board is representative of the diverse society it serves. The NHMF would particularly welcome applications from individuals who are based outside of London. The role of the Chair Leadership The Chair is responsible for the strategic leadership of the Board, taking ownership and responsibility for developing and delivering strategy. The Chair provides the Board with direction and purpose and promotes good governance. This involves chairing Board meetings six times a year, attending other committee meetings, and meeting regularly with senior staff. The Chair manages the performance of Trustees and the Chief Executive and contributes to the recruitment of new Trustees and senior staff. Priorities The Chair will need to have a broad appreciation of heritage and promoting its public understanding and enjoyment, together with strong skills in strategic leadership, analytical thinking, influencing, communication and a sound understanding of corporate governance. The Chair will ensure with the Board that the organisation is responding to the priorities of the UK Government and devolved bodies appropriately. The chair will also need to ensure that the organisation is responsive to the National Lottery players and the public at large. The Chair will oversee the embedding of the priorities outlined in the Strategic Funding Framework, as well as leading on the Fund’s strategic campaigns. Another priority will be recognising the NHMF’s 40th anniversary in 2020. These initiatives take place within the context of the Fund’s overall Corporate Strategy. Governance The Chair will also be expected to ensure that any statutory or administrative requirements for the use of public funds are complied with, that all expenditure is in accordance with Treasury rules for the management of public money, and that the NHMF/ NLHF maintains high standards of corporate governance at all times. The Chair has an important role to play in supporting the organisation’s Accounting Officer in delivering high standards of regularity and probity. Quote: Heritage.
We are exploring the possibility of recruiting an additional NED to our Board with a product, sale and marketing focus. The key attributes that we are looking for are as follows: 1. Small & medium sized company experience; 2. Focus on product, sales, marketing and ideally some B2C experience; 3. Some understanding of corporate governance (although this is covered in detail by other Board members); 4. Aware of the responsibility to ALL stakeholders; 5. Some understanding of accounts, particularly of SME accounts; 6. A good listener; 7. Independence; 8. Inquiring mind. Quote: Shears.
Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Shadow [Integrated Care System] ICS are seeking an Independent Chair to provide independent leadership to the system in delivering its plans to develop the architecture of Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent. The Independent Chair will lead the next stage in the evolution towards ICS status, enabling and galvanizing the work of system leaders to maximise the benefits of collaborative working, shared decision making and effective governance. You will need to be adaptive, comfortable within a dynamic environment and seek to influence. Your long-term view will be focused on transformation of the whole system and primarily accountable to people and communities. You will have spent significant time in a Board level role in a complex, large-scale organisational context, either within the NHS, the broader Public Sector and/or the Independent sector. Quote: ICS.
Centred at the heart of the education landscape, UCAS is a unique and trusted independent charity focused on connecting people to higher education. With over 30 million visitors to our website we inspire and facilitate educational progression for a wide variety of students in the UK, and across the rest of the world. Through ownership and oversight of broad-ranging data sets we also provide consultancy, insight and analysis to a growing client base. Channelled through UCAS Media, the trading arm of our organisation, we have created a growing range of customised products and services – re-investing our increasing revenue streams to further improve and advance our core charitable aims. Following an external governance review, we are seeking to appoint an external and independent Chair to lead our non-executive Board of Directors. This will be a ground-breaking appointment for UCAS, and the first of its kind for the organisation. We are undertaking an exciting commercialisation journey and the board will play a crucial role in our future development, providing strategic guidance and constructive challenge to our executive team. Additionally, the Chair will be key in promoting UCAS to a broad range of stakeholders, both nationally and internationally. We are looking for an outstanding strategic leader, someone with first rate intellectual acuity, highly-developed political awareness, strong commercial acumen and wide-ranging personal networks. They will have proven experience of operating as a non-executive and will bring high levels of personal and professional credibility and integrity. Above all, we are seeking an individual who mirrors and is committed to UCAS’s values of customer focus, accountability, collaboration, service excellence and trust. The UK education sector is facing a period of unprecedented change and the role of Chair has never been more important. If you share our passion and have the skills and qualities we are seeking, we would be delighted to hear from you. Quote: UCAS.
The Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames is looking to appoint a Non-Executive Director to support its ambitious regeneration of the Cambridge Road Estate (CRE) through a new joint venture partnership with Countryside Properties UK. With residents at the heart of the plans, the regeneration will provide 2,170 new homes, including at least 767 council rented homes with the promise of outdoor space for every household. An enhanced estate layout will provide shared green spaces and improved community facilities. Following a positive resident ballot result in March, a Limited Liability Partnership is being established with Countryside Properties. The LLP Board will be responsible for delivering the business plan for estate regeneration. This will include programme monitoring, agreeing on strategy and defining the scope, design and viability of each phase of redevelopment. As a successful appointee, you will have knowledge of housing development, with the ability to critically appraise development viability and the returns and risks inherent in such projects. You will also have the capability to support Board colleagues, transfer your knowledge and apply it to the Cambridge Road Estate housing ambitions. Previous experience of regeneration projects and delivering affordable housing will be an advantage. Remuneration – £10,000 for approximately 12 days per year. Quote: Haywood.
Established in 2017, Salford based Northern Care Alliance NHS Group (NCA) is one of the largest and most respected NHS providers in England, employing around 17,000 staff and serving a diverse population of around 1 million people across the North part of Greater Manchester. The NCA brings together the ‘outstanding’ rated Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, an organisation heralded as a beacon of best practice and innovation, with Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust to form a progressive Alliance of Care Organisations under a group arrangement. From 1 April 2020, the NCA is responsible for running a range of hospital and community healthcare services provided through our Care Organisations across Salford, Oldham, Bury and Rochdale. This will be followed by a formal transaction later in the year. The NCA is strongly placed to support the development of emerging Integrated Care Organisations across the wider conurbation, through a partnership model with other health and social care providers. We have worked hard over recent years to develop outstanding standards of care for our local population, with the formation of the Northern Care Alliance marking the start of a new era of healthcare delivery within one of the country’s most dynamic and diverse regions. Our current Chair and leadership team have laid a strong foundation which has equipped us to deliver an extraordinary response to the Covid-19 crisis. Now, as we enter this pivotal next phase, we are seeking to appoint a new Chair. This represents a rare leadership opportunity, a role of significant scope and profile and one that has the chance to impact the lives of the hundreds of thousands of people we serve. We are seeking to appoint an individual with excellent leadership qualities, evidenced by a positive track record of inspiring organisations to excel in service delivery, be that in the health sector or related arena. The new Chair must be able to engage and work collaboratively with a wide range of internal and external senior stakeholders, at all times living and promoting the values of the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group. Quote: NCA.
Calthorpe Community Garden exists to improve the physical and emotional wellbeing of the local community. We are seeking a Treasurer to enhance our board of trustees, bringing innovative ideas and enthusiasm to help deliver services that enhance the lives of vulnerable people. Key in overseeing the financial health of the organisation this voluntary role is vital for shaping a well-governed charity, sustainable for the future. For a full job description please quote Calthorpe.
Four experienced NEDs bringing skills (comprising sector specific, M & A, legal and business transformation) to the table have come together to establish a buy and build strategy to acquire Live – In and Domiciliary Care businesses predominantly in the South East, South West and the Midlands where it is believed there is a growing and developing requirement for enhanced and high quality Live- In and Domiciliary services. We seek a person with appropriate skills to take up the challenge of being a founding CEO to further develop a clear sighted vision, with energy, enthusiasm with a particular emphasis on funding, fund -raising and deal making and, while useful, no requirement for previous sector experience. The NEDs are all keen to enable the project to succeed : however, all have other NEDs/consultancies and wish to remain as NEDs. This is a very credible team together with a well-developed business plan and financial model. The opportunity does not offer an executive salary presently but there is a huge opportunity to invest and acquire a significant shareholding when the right person is appointed to drive the project forward. The business plans to make a significant number of acquisitions in the next 5 years with a view to a trade sale or an IPO. Quote: IanMF.
The Financial Ombudsman Service (the Ombudsman) is the statutory dispute resolution scheme for the financial services industry. A public body established by Parliament, its role is to provide an independent and informal complaint resolution procedure without the need for complainants to resort to the courts. The Ombudsman is independent and impartial. It considers complaints about a vast range of money matters from payday loans, mortgages and pensions to pet insurance, spread betting and payment protection and in the past year has seen its remit extend to larger SMEs and claims management companies. This is a critical period for an organisation that plays a vital role in protecting public interest. It is also an incredibly exciting time to join the board as it prepares to launch its future strategy. Board members will be critical in helping to shape the path ahead to ensure the Ombudsman can remain dynamic and responsive and in helping to develop innovative strategies that allow the Ombudsman to adapt to a changing and uncertain landscape and evolving consumer and business needs. The Ombudsman is looking to appoint four new NEDs over 2020 and 2021. These appointments are to fill vacancies which arise as current NEDs complete their terms and to increase the size of the board. The work of the Ombudsman is highly varied and engages with people and firms throughout the UK: the board seeks to reflect that diversity in its composition. The board plays a vital role in ensuring that the Ombudsman is properly resourced and able to carry out its work effectively and independently. Key responsibilities will include: Agreeing the strategic direction of the Ombudsman and its corporate objectives; Scrutinising performance in meeting agreed goals; Safeguarding and promoting the Ombudsman’s independence as an impartial, decision-making body; Ensuring appropriate policies are in place to manage risks and to ensure a sound system of financial control. Successful candidates will possess a high level of integrity and be able to demonstrate effective communication and influencing skills. Candidates may come from public or private sector backgrounds. They will ideally bring experience in one or more of the following areas: finance/internal controls (including financial controls and financial reporting); digital innovation; large operations/oversight of the end to end customer journey; customer service/customer experience/quality assurance; law. The appointments will also provide for a review of board sub-committee membership, including to allow for appropriate succession planning for chair roles. Beyond this, all candidates will bring: Proven ability to contribute effectively at board level, shaping strategy and monitoring performance. Ability to grasp complex issues quickly and to contribute out with their direct area(s) of expertise. A genuine commitment to representing the public interest, and strong alignment with the culture and values of the Ombudsman and its commitment to fairness. Quote: Ombudsman.
Birkbeck’s [University of London] governing body is collectively responsible for overseeing Birkbeck’s activities. Governors determine Birkbeck’s future direction and promote the fulfilment of our mission, the advancement of our values and the potential of all our learners. They are responsible for ensuring compliance with the College’s constitutional and regulatory framework and take all final decisions on strategic matters and issues of fundamental concern to the College. Governors meet three times a year towards the end of each academic term and have a Strategic Horizons away-day, to discuss the long term aims of the College and strategic proposals, in January or February each year. We welcome expressions of interest from individuals from all walks of life and would be particularly interested in applications from candidates with one of the following professional backgrounds: New and disruptive technologies – understanding of their potential to transform learning, research and the student experience. Strategic planning and decision making – gained as a partner or senior consultant in a management consultancy such as McKinsey, Bain or BCG. Investment management – technical investment skills balanced by an open-minded attitude and a generalist view to contribute to the wide-ranging nature of discussions at meetings. Property and real estate – professional background in commercial strategic estate portfolio development or large-scale capital projects. Philanthropic fundraising – broad understanding and skills gained either as a professional executive fundraiser or as a non-executive member of boards in the not-for-profit sector. Higher education – board level university experience with a deep strategic appreciation of the environment in which Birkbeck operates. Civil Service and wider public sector – understanding of large complex organisations operating in the public sphere, particularly undergoing transformation and change. Quote: Birkbeck.
The Caroline Walker Trust is a small charity but needs a Chair with board experience to drive the trust forward. We have two new initiatives set up with the intention to revive the charity, one is the Annual awards and the other is a fundraising event, along with established lectures and publications. We are also working on a digit strategy going forward. Preferably we would like someone with a health or charity background, but someone strong in governance and has the ability to build relationships with other similar or like-minded organisations. They also need to support the trustees, which is a mix of health professionals and business professionals, thus marrying together the best of both worlds. For a full job description, Quote: Caroline Walker.
One of the country’s leading research-intensive universities, Royal Holloway, University of London, is ranked in the top 20 in the UK. Through the dedication of our teachers, discoveries that change the world and the distinctive feel of the Royal Holloway experience, consistently ranked first among the University of London Institutions for student satisfaction, ours is a community that inspires students and staff to succeed academically, socially and personally. Royal Holloway is home to some of the world’s foremost authorities in the arts, humanities, sciences, business, economics and law. We are strengthened by diversity, and welcome students and academics who travel from all over the world to study and work here, ensuring an international and multicultural perspective within a close-knit and historic campus. The Council of Royal Holloway seeks to appoint two independent members of Council as Chair of the Audit and Compliance Committee and as Chair of the Finance Committee. First-rate governance is essential to institutional success, and the University is, therefore, seeking individuals with the requisite intellectual capacity, commercial acumen and strategic expertise to support Royal Holloway in a non-executive capacity to drive forward its ambitions. These are two key positions on the University Council, and this is an exciting opportunity to make a significant contribution to the future direction of the University in a rapidly changing global environment. The University is keen to increase the diversity of representation present on the Council and would particularly welcome applications that would help our Council better reflect the ethnic diversity of our University Community. Quote: Royal Holloway.
The Woodland Trust is the UK’s largest woodland conservation charity with over 1,200 woods in its care. Founded in 1972, it was the first charity to stand against the spiralling threats to precious woods and trees, particularly ancient woodland, and it also restores damaged woods and create new UK native woodland. The Woodland Trust is at an exciting moment in its history. Its vision for a UK rich in native woods and trees, for people and wildlife, is more relevant and resonant than ever, and the organisation is enjoying a period of record success, financially, reputationally, and in serving its mission. Chaired by Baroness Barbara Young, the board is made up of leaders drawn from the environment, business, the media, and public and not-for-profit sectors and is driving forward an ambitious agenda. A number of trustees will be appointed this year to support in particular areas of strategic focus. The Woodland Trust is specifically seeking skills and experience in creative/communications, digital/IT and data, and business leadership. All of the trustees are expected to have certain qualities, such as integrity, commitment and a passion for its cause, and to ensure the Woodland Trust broadens its reach and impact it needs diversity of thought and ideas, so hopes to hear from candidates from a broad range of backgrounds and at different career stages. Quote: Woodland Trust.
The Bank of England plays a vital role in ensuring the safety and soundness of the UK economy. The central bank of the United Kingdom, its role is to safeguard monetary stability and to protect and enhance financial stability. This year is an exciting time of change for the Bank as Andrew Bailey succeeds Mark Carney as Governor. The Prudential Regulation Committee (PRC) governs the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) which is responsible for the prudential regulation of banks, building societies, other deposit takers, insurance companies and certain investment firms. Chaired by the Governor, and accountable to Parliament, the PRC takes the most significant and high impact supervisory decisions. It is responsible for overseeing and holding to account the PRA’s strategy and policy making functions, and for setting the levy on regulated firms. It also adopts the budget of the PRA. The Government is seeking to appoint up to three external members to fill vacancies which arise from retirements in 2020/21. These are high profile and influential roles. Appointees will be independent and will not represent or lobby for individual groups, interests or sectors. The work is highly varied and the Committee seeks to reflect that diversity in its composition. Successful candidates will be strategic thinkers with excellent communication and influencing skills. They will have the ability to contribute across a broad range of topics and issues considered by the PRC. They will bring: Ability to analyse complex issues quickly, think strategically and reach consistent, firm, balanced and independent judgements. A track record of building effective relationships and collaborating successfully at the highest levels within business and government. Undisputed integrity, and a willingness to challenge others’ viewpoints constructively. Proven track record working in or advising financial services organisations, ideally with knowledge of insurance, retail or wholesale banking. Quote: Bank of England.
We are actively seeking 2-3 exemplary candidates to join our non-executive board. Current members are former, high-profile government officials and industry executives. Fit and complementary skills are essential. Our criteria: – Must be former Chairman/CEO of a FTSE 100, or equivalent. – Must be comfortable to submit to UK national security vetting, if selected. – Compensation will be free equity. – Time commitment ranging from 5-10 hours/month. – In-person meetings will be a maximum of 3 times a year in London. First meeting on 30 March. – Expertise/profiles sought: former senior partner at Big 4 accounting firm (M&A); former senior partner equivalent at investment bank; and former senior partner at Magic Circle law firm (M&A). Quote: Zamshed.
We are seeking to appoint new external members to the University of Essex Council to oversee our work, help us realise the exciting goals we have set for the future and live out our values. The skills and enthusiasm of Council members helps to shape our direction and development. It is our willingness to push the boundaries of conventional wisdom that resulted in us being recognised by Times Higher Education as University of the Year in 2018. These are also the attributes we are looking for from our Council members. To maintain our competitive edge during a period of unprecedented change for the higher education sector, we are seeking to enhance further the expertise and diversity of our University Council, our governing body. We are seeking individuals with the passion to support us in shaping our transformational agenda. This is an exciting opportunity to make a significant contribution to the future direction of the University in a rapidly changing global environment. We are home to the curious, the brave and the bold. If you share our passion and have the skills and experience, we seek, we would be keen to hear from you. Quote: Essex.
The National Forest is one of the country’s most ambitious and highly regarded environmental projects with sustainable development at its heart, transforming 200 square miles across parts of Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Staffordshire. Led by the National Forest Company, the National Forest is helping to transform the landscape, enhance local businesses and improve quality of life for communities. With the launch of a new 25 Year Vision for the National Forest in 2020, a new Corporate Plan and a renewed focus and purpose in light of the urgency of climate change, this is a crucial moment in the development of both the National Forest and the National Forest Company. A new Chair of exceptional calibre and national profile is now sought to lead the Board as it oversees the delivery of these plans. The new Chair will be an inspiring and ambitious leader and an outstanding ambassador for the National Forest far and wide, sharing the vision of the National Forest as an exemplar for sustainable living. Quote: National Forest.
The University of Roehampton has a strong and rapidly growing international reputation for the quality of our teaching and research, and a distinctive ethos. We change lives by helping our students to develop the confidence, knowledge and adaptability they need for a successful graduate career and fulfilling life. With four historic colleges, set on our beautiful parkland campus, we have a proud history stretching back more than 175 years. Roehampton is ranked as the most research-intensive modern university in the United Kingdom. We have a proven ability to work innovatively and flexibly in response to a rapidly changing higher education landscape. The University’s current Chair of Council, Sir David Bell, finishes his term of office in July 2020 and we are seeking to recruit an exceptional individual to succeed him. Our Council plays a crucial role in the development of the University’s vision and strategic direction, providing guidance and constructive challenge to our executive team, and leadership, oversight and accountability for the institution as a whole. Additionally, the Chair will play a key role in promoting the University to partners, regionally, nationally and globally. The University of Roehampton has a clear sense of purpose and an unwavering commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion. We have a diverse student and staff profile. 70% of our campus students are female, 51% are from minority ethnic backgrounds and almost 60% are the first in their family to go to university. Furthermore, over 50% of our staff are female and over 25% are from minority ethnic backgrounds. We are a supportive, close-knit and inclusive community where everyone can fit in and feel inspired to do their best. With a newly appointed Vice-Chancellor, positive progress in our national and international standing, including a TEF silver award, a strong financial position and truly global outlook, this is an exciting time to join the University. We are looking for an outstanding strategic leader, someone with highly developed intellectual acuity, strong commercial acumen and well-developed personal networks. Proven experience of operating as a non-executive will be essential, as will high levels of personal and professional credibility and integrity. Above all, we are seeking an individual who mirrors and is committed to the University’s values of diversity, community, engagement and partnership. Quote: Roehampton.
We have many years of experience investing into SME businesses and we specialise in providing a facility of ongoing operational and strategic support to the companies we have invested in. Headed up by a dynamic and forward-thinking team of directors, Leonne International operates primarily in the healthcare, media and financial services sectors. One of the key differentiators of Leonne International is that we work collaboratively with the management teams of the businesses we acquire. They retain control of the day to day running of the business, with financial, legal and business development support from Leonne International. Now we are looking to strengthen our board and really stand out above the rest. Quote: Leonne.
Wanted by Vector Global Partners (VGP), an Investment Manager of two (soon to be formed) Sharia Compliant Investment Funds (based in the Cayman and fully regulated by CIMA). NED 1 – Real Estate Background – Must have a construction or development background at CEO or Board level. NED 2 – Commodities/Trade Finance Background – Must have a Trade Finance or Commodity Trading background at CEO or Board level. The involvement for both positions will be minimal consisting of approximately 5/6 meetings p.a. post fund raising completion, with slightly more involvement in the pre-launch/raising period (the next 3 months). Demonstrable ability to access own network of potential investors. Desirable (but not essential) – experience with SRI and or Sharia Compliant Finance. Start date: ASAP. Quote; Clare Mills.
Business Description – new investment consortium that will be acquiring and consolidating (where relevant) target companies in the advanced manufacturing and engineering industry. Tremendous opportunity for exponential growth acquiring profitable companies in the sector. Market – Advanced manufacturing and engineering sectors. Demographic; United Kingdom. We have already assembled a formidable team which now requires an experienced and highly competent Non-Executive Director with an accountancy background. Note – during the first 12 months of the role will have some executive support functions making it hybrid (executive/non-executive) until the organisation forms and builds a critical mass. Responsibilities; Supporting the founding principal as required. Analysing new acquisitions opportunities from an accounting perspective. Reviewing ongoing accounts from acquired companies. Monitoring ongoing fees from our accounting partners. Supporting internal audits as required. Ensuring proper financial information for the board. Analysing risks in the organisation. Monitoring accountancy controls and risk management systems (where relevant). Quote: Karlsson.
Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust (BDCFT) is a provider of award winning, high quality mental health, community and learning disability services that look after the ‘whole person’, caring for their physical and mental health needs. We aim to work with individuals, their carers and our partners to connect people to the best quality care, when and where they need it, and aim to be a national role model as an employer. Our health care services cover all ages and are delivered across a diverse district comprising urban and rural Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven. The population is one of the most multicultural in Britain with over 100 languages. We employ 3,000 staff who work for us in a variety of community and hospital roles and our care and clinical expertise is spread over 50 sites. We are recognised as a sector leader on mental health initiatives and we are proud to provide a range of innovative services that have been recognised as best practice nationally in line with our values of We Care, We Listen, We Deliver. There has never been a more important or indeed more compelling time to join our Board as we deliver our strategic plan of Better Lives, Together. Like all NHS and social care organisations we now need to think differently about how we do things. We are facing increasing challenges and continued financial pressures, but we recognise that the challenges also provide opportunities to drive service improvements, building on our strengths. There is now a vacancy for a Non-Executive Director (NED) at BDCFT. This is an exceptional opportunity to share your talents and expertise to make a positive difference to the lives of people served by the Trust to achieve Better Lives, Together. In addition to strategic skills and an understanding of good governance, we are seeking candidates who offer significant senior leadership experience at Board level in the public, private and/or voluntary sector(s) in one or more of the following areas: • Local government; • Estates, Infrastructure and/or Capital Projects; • Finance, Business Development & Innovation; • HR and Workforce Development in complex organisations; • Partnership & Stakeholder Management. Quote: Bradford.
We are looking for a highly experienced M&A lawyer to aid our acquisition efforts as we consolidate the private healthcare industry. Our efforts are focused on care homes and assisted living facilities in and around London. The board lawyer will be instrumental in the due diligence process and while a background in healthcare is not necessary, it is looked at favourably. Free founders equity will be provided as well as acquisition bonuses. Quote: Akbulut.
Our Vision is to be the smart choice for smart wireless connectivity giving people and things the ability to communicate, learn, share and work anywhere. Working in the UK and Ireland since 1999, our specialism is in the design, project management, and integration of “Inbuilding Systems” – which are dedicated in-building antenna systems which provide the mobile operator signals inside large infrastructures such as high-rise offices, corporate Headquarters, shopping centres and sports stadia. We see an opportunity to significantly grow our Smart Buildings business, with particular focus on the UK market and are seeking an advisory or non-executive director to assist us navigate our growth at the intersection of the property, telecoms, and wireless industries. The candidate is ideally UK based and brings experience, expertise, and leadership to the board, in particular around our opportunity for growth and scaling. An understanding of the commercial property development sector and prior engagement with developers, engineering companies, consultants and contractors is required. Quote: Enterprise.
The British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) is the professional body and multi- disciplinary membership association for sport and exercise scientists in the UK. It was founded in 1984 and is a not-for-profit organisation (registered as a private company limited by guarantee). Currently, there are c. 2,500 members of the association. We are recruiting for an additional three independent Non-Executive Directors (NED) to join our Board for a three-year term. The purpose of the BASES Board is to develop our strategic direction, to ensure effective delivery of our plans, and to oversee the management of the Association’s affairs. Our strategic aim is to develop and enhance professional and ethical standards in sport and exercise science by promoting research; developing guidance to support evidence-based practice; distributing knowledge; and implementing professional standards for individuals involved in sport and exercise science. We are a growing organisation; the Board is currently developing the new Strategy for 2021-2025, so now is an exciting time to join our Board. Our NEDs have responsibility for ensuring that appropriate corporate governance is observed. They will be expected to provide advice and direction to the BASES management in the development, implementation and evaluation of the strategy; to monitor our legal and ethical performance; and to monitor the veracity and adequacy of financial and other information provided to members and other stakeholders. In addition to a commitment to the Board, NEDs may be involved in other committees and task groups. Along with the Chair of the Association, NEDs are responsible for the evaluation of the professional staff of BASES. Quote: BASES.
We have identified a gap in the property market for a professional property investment company to purchase, refurbish , tenant and manage residential property portfolios. From a standing start 6 years ago we now own 350 properties in the North of England with plans to purchase a further 100 in 2020. We have a unique funding structure so we can purchase for cash. We have an in house team to manage all aspects of the business. We have a proven track record backed up by 6 years of figures and the properties purchased. Our goal is to have a portfolio of thousands of properties but to achieve that we need to make a quantum leap in our funding and structures. So we are looking for an experienced property person with experience/ contacts in the Institutional/ Family Office market to come on board as a non exec Director and help advise us how to achieve our targets. Quote: Selmon.
The Royal Agricultural University (RAU), set on the edge of Cirencester in the beautiful Cotswold countryside, has been at the forefront of agricultural education and a key contributor to the land-based sector for more than 170 years. Its small size provides an exceptional sense of community, which supports, develops and encourages students from all backgrounds to achieve their ambitions. The RAU is an acknowledged leader in teaching and research across agriculture, agri-business, equine, food, and land and property management. Awarded full University Status with Taught Degree Awarding Powers in 2013, it offers courses at foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate level to more than 1,200 students from some 40 different countries. Deep academic expertise is combined with practical application and industry connectivity. Students are taught leadership, enterprise and entrepreneurship, and leave the University well prepared for successful careers in their chosen field. The new Chair, who will take up post in early 2020, will lead the Governing Council in shaping the nature and strategy of the University, supporting and holding to account the Executive, and ensuring the effective governance and scrutiny of all activity. He or she will also play an important and visible role in University life, attending functions and events and developing strong relationships with the RAU community, external stakeholders and funders. It is expected that the Chair will offer a relevant executive and non-executive track record in organisations of comparable scale and complexity, ideally in areas such as agri-business, land management, animal health, food production and/or related supply chains. He or she should be a powerful and compelling advocate for the RAU, with broad-based national and/or international networks. Financial and commercial acumen is essential, as is empathy with higher education and a commitment to the RAU’s mission. Prior experience of education management or governance is, however, not a prerequisite. Quote: RAU.
Just Vehicle Solutions are looking for an experienced non-executive director within the vehicle rental and/or vehicle leasing industry. We would be looking for advice and strategic help at a board level on a quarterly basis. Experience with financial reporting would be preferred. Quote: Just Vehicle.
Arden University, which is part of the Global University Systems (GUS) group, is a modern, innovative provider of UK and international higher education. To date, it has helped over 50,000 students to achieve foundation, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in a broad range of subjects. Arden University aims to make education more accessible, engaging and beneficial to people everywhere through disrupting traditional sector models. Academic provision is vocationally aligned and endorsed by several professional bodies. Learners can take part-time online or full-time blended learning courses, supported by study centres in Birmingham, London, Manchester and Berlin. Courses and timetabling are student-centric and flexible, to accommodate the high proportion of learners already in employment. The founding Chair, Sir Tim Wilson, has announced his intention to retire at the end of 2019. Arden University is therefore looking for an outstanding individual to lead the governing body. He or she will ensure the highest standards of governance and hold the Vice-Chancellor and Executive Board to account for timely delivery of the strategic plan. The Chair will ensure continued strong relationships with GUS and the Office for Students and will promote the University to current and potential stakeholders. It is expected that the Chair will offer a relevant executive and non-executive track record in organisations of comparable scale and complexity. He or she should be a powerful and compelling advocate for Arden University, with broad-based national and/or international networks. Financial and commercial acumen is essential, as is empathy with higher education and a commitment to Arden University’s academic and access mission. Prior experience of digital delivery or edtech, though not essential, would be an asset. The role is remunerated, with a time commitment of around 25 days per year. Quote: Arden.
The Calthorpe Community Garden is seeking a Treasurer with the financial skills and acumen to help us secure a sustainable future so we can continue to provide great services for those who work and live in Camden. The Treasurer role is vital in helping us develop our future business and helping us to build a secure and sustainable organisation. We are looking for someone with a strong financial background either as an accountant or book-keeper, ideally with experience in the charity sector. You will bring innovative ideas, enthusiasm for our values, and excellent judgment to help us deliver quality services to many of Camden’s most vulnerable residents. You will have a key role on the Board of Trustees and be an important member of the Finance and Governance Committee, supporting the Director and Co-Chairs with financial decisions and their implications. Together with the other members of the Board you will be responsible for the governance, strategic direction and sustainability of the organisation. The Calthorpe inner city community garden and centre exists to improve the physical and emotional well-being of those who live, work or study in Camden and surrounding areas. We achieve our mission through three core objectives and all our activities and services are designed to support these goals. Managing sustainable green space and community facilities – providing a better local environment for all; Developing people and their skills – delivering services that improve the life chances of residents; Creating better social conditions – provide opportunities for people to meet and take care of each other and the environment. Quote: Calthorpe.
De Montfort University (DMU) is an ambitious, globally-minded institution with a relentless focus on delivering excellent teaching and learning, high-quality research and a sector-leading student experience. A culturally rich university with a strong commitment to the public good, it strives to maintain a stimulating and inclusive environment, where staff and students are able to thrive. Awarded ‘Gold’ in the Teaching Excellence Framework, the university is a vibrant, multi-cultural hub of learning, creativity and innovation that was named the first ever ‘University of the Year for Social Inclusion’ in The Times and Sunday Times’ Good University Guide 2019. DMU is seeking to recruit a new Chair of the Board of Governors as the university seeks to build further on its strong position within the sector. The board plays a crucial role in the development of the university’s vision and strategic direction; providing guidance and constructive challenge to the Vice-Chancellor and university’s Executive Board. Additionally, the Chair will play a key role in promoting the university to relevant and potential stakeholders, both regionally and nationally. The higher education sector is facing an unprecedented series of challenges; some of which are shared with all universities, such as the impact of Brexit and the outcomes of the Augar review. Whilst DMU is extremely well placed to respond, with a healthy financial position and robust home and international student recruitment performance, the appointment of an outstanding Chair has never been so important. The successful candidate will bring high levels of personal and professional integrity; highly developed intellectual acuity; strong commercial acumen, and well-developed personal networks. Proven experience of operating as a non-executive will be essential; and chairing experience of an organisation of comparable complexity highly desirable. Quote: DMU.
The University of Manchester is a research-intensive university that is part of the prestigious Russell Group. It is also one of the UK’s largest single-site higher education institutions, with more than 40,000 students and 12,500 staff, a £1 billion turnover, and a significant ongoing capital investment programme. The University has a positive and significant impact on broader society through delivering its three core goals of world-class research, outstanding learning and student experience, and social responsibility. Its academics address some of the world’s biggest and most pressing challenges, whilst its students benefit from tuition that is academically rigorous and geared towards future employability. The Board of Governors holds the senior officers to account for meeting these strategic objectives and fulfilling the academic mission. A recent external review found that the University is very well governed, with an effective Chair and high levels of skill and enthusiasm amongst all Board members. With the term of an experienced Governor coming to an end, the University is now seeking an additional lay member of the Board. He or she will formally take up post as Board Governor and Chair of Finance Committee from September 2020 but will be invited to attend Board and Committee meetings in the second half of the current academic year. The role would suit either a financially literate, non-finance specialist or someone who has served at CFO level or equivalent. Senior, strategic management experience, gained in a commercial business and/or in a not-for-profit institution of significant scale and complexity, is essential. No prior education sector experience is required, but the lay member must have a deep belief in and commitment to the University’s mission. This is a rare opportunity to get involved with governing a higher education institution of considerable scale, success, social impact and ambition. Quote: 73579.
I represent an investment consortium that will be acquiring and consolidating target companies and dominate the healthcare industry in Austria, Germany and Switzerland. We see an excellent opportunity for significant growth consolidating the industry today. I am looking for an experienced chairman who has a history of M&A deals. Respecting the reputations of our board members and conducting our business accordingly will be a core operating principle. Founding Board members will be given equity and will not be asked to contribute capital. If you feel based on your experience this might be a potential fit and worth discussing, please let me know and we can set a convenient time to talk. I’ll explain our plan which will help you make an informed choice on whether we might be a fit. Quote: Nistl.
For the Chartered Institute of Marketing. The purpose of the Audit and Risk Committee is to advise the Board on matters relating to the external audit; risk management and internal controls assurance; the integrity of financial statements; the findings and recommendations of any authorised investigations and to ensure that CIM operates appropriate controls to safeguard its assets. Committee members: • Review and report on the systems of internal control and the risk register; • Review the Statutory Annual Report and Accounts, ensuring that CIM’s financial statements meet statutory compliance; • Oversee the appointment and performance of the external auditors; • Make recommendations to the Board on other financial audit and risk matters. The Committee consists of: • A qualified accountant • One member of the Board of Trustees • Up to four Voting Members. Quote: CIM.
I am in the process of founding a new business. As a fundamental part of this plan I have just embarked on the process of developing a high profile non-executive board to lead the charge in an exciting and ambitious energy acquisition consortium. To obtain the best equipped board I will be having discussions with multiple non-executive search organisations to agree an arrangement based on my terms stated below. My proposed business model involves a string of company acquisitions and in the same way I will charge our high end lawyers and big 4 accountants. I will be looking for fees to be paid on a success fee basis with a period of time after each successful company acquisition. The fees provided will be higher than normal but will have a delayed period for payment. I will be requiring multiple board members and advisors in the next few years. Quote: GKarlsson.
Investment group acquiring and consolidating Managed Service Providers within the UK. The group has over 200 years of combined experience working in IT, Teleco, Cybersecurity and M&A. We are looking for an experienced executive with extensive experience in sales and marketing efforts related to IT who can apply that skill set to the group and acquired entities. In return for providing valuable insight and experience you would be compensated with founding equity. Quote: barrettadam.
Bradford District Care NHS FT is a provider of award winning, high quality mental health, and community and learning disability services for all age groups across a diverse district comprising urban and rural Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven. We also provide 0-19 services in Wakefield following a successful tender bid. We look after the ‘whole person’, caring for their physical and mental health needs and work with individuals, their carers and our partners across the statutory, voluntary and independent sectors to ensure that people get the right care, in the right place with the right support. We employ 3,000 staff who work for us in a variety of community and hospital roles and our care and clinical expertise is spread over 50 sites. We are recognised as a sector leader on mental health initiatives and we are proud to provide a range of innovative services that have been recognised as best practice nationally. There has never been a more important or indeed more compelling time to join our Board. Like all NHS and social care organisations we now need to think differently about how we do things. We are facing increasing challenges and continued financial pressures, but we recognise that the challenges also provide opportunities to drive service improvements, building on our strengths. As our new Non-Executive Director and Chair of our Audit Committee, you will be pivotal in enabling us to do this and be a member of the trusts Finance, Business Investment Committee. In addition to strategic skills and an understanding of good governance, we are seeking candidates who offer expertise in audit and regulation with exposure to working with auditors and scrutinising systems of internal control. Candidates should bring a highly attuned understanding of strategic and operational risk and the requisite experience to lead the scrutiny of risk assurance frameworks in a corporate governance context. Financial expertise will be necessary. Quote: 70736.
I lead a new investment company that will be acquiring and consolidating (where relevant) target companies in the energy industry. I see an excellent opportunity for exponential growth acquiring profitable companies in the sector. Our long term goal is to acquire several companies, consolidate them to eliminate redundant operations and prepare the organisation for a sale. I am seeking exceptional non-executives board members where roles include personnel with comprehensive backgrounds in the following areas; finance (M&A, financial modelling), Accounting (current or former big 4 partner ideally), Law (current or former top 10 partner at a law firm), Energy Expert (Power), Energy Expert (Utilities or Oil & Gas). Members of our Board of Directors, of course, will receive an equity position. Quote: Karlsson.
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The Rugby Football League (RFL) is the national governing body for Rugby League in Great Britain and Ireland and the Board of Directors leads the organisation. The mission of the RFL is to consistently deliver great rugby league experiences and the vision is to be a growing, accessible and vibrant sport. The RFL runs all the England Rugby League teams. In addition, it owns and is responsible for the operation of and marketing and promotion of the Coral Challenge Cup and the Betfred Rugby League Championship and League 1. Further the RFL has responsibility for developing and growing the grassroots game and the Women’s Super League. The RFL governs the whole sport – all clubs, all players and all participants. While there are immediate exciting growth opportunities for the sport, the period up to and including 2021 in particular, represents a unique chance for the RFL Board to continue to move the game forward via the staging of the Rugby League World Cup in England (which will be the biggest and boldest ever held), delivering a new broadcast agreement and the commencement of the next Sport England funding cycle. In recent months Rugby League has undergone a strategic review, a change in governance structure and an organisational restructure. These have now set the governing body up as Fit for Purpose and with a renewed focus to meet the challenges ahead in order to be Fit for Future. The next stage is to recruit a new Independent Non-Executive Chair and Independent Non-Executive Director to complement the existing strong Board performance. The Chair will be required to be the visible leader for the Board and Sport, whilst internally also ensuring that strategy is tested and professionally executed across all areas of operation. The Independent Non-Executive Director will require experience of significant grant funding acquisition and/or delivery of grant funded programmes OR a level of expertise in commercial income acquisition, sponsorship or the commercialisation of intangible assets or properties. The RFL is formally recognised amongst its peers for the quality of governance and organisational operation and the successful candidates must ensure that this reputation be maintained. Please note applicants must not have a “Relevant Association” with a Rugby League club or the RFL and must not be a Relative of any person who has a “Relevant Association” with a club or the RFL. Quote: RFL.
The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust is a modern, progressive Trust, with a reputation for clinical excellence and efficiency. We are committed to improving the health and wellbeing of the population we serve, building a healthier future together and delivering excellent healthcare at home, in the community and in our hospital. Awarded Foundation Trust status in 2005, we provide a wide range of health services to the people of Rotherham (population approximately 263,400) and to an increasing number of patients from further afield. The Trust is an Associate Teaching Hospital of the University of Sheffield and has an active research programme delivered through local, regional, national and international research networks and consortia. Whilst last year, we all celebrated the 70th birthday of the founding of the NHS, we also celebrated 40 years since Rotherham Hospital first opened its doors to patients and their families. Four decades later, we continue to develop our services and are part of the South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Integrated Care System – one of the first in England – and the Rotherham Integrated Care Partnership. The Council of Governors of The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust are now seeking two new Non-Executive Directors to join the Trust’s Board. In addition to strategic skills and an understanding of good governance, we are seeking candidates who offer expertise in one of the following areas: Experience or a background in a medical or clinical profession; Strong financial background with a financial qualification and experience in audit and regulation. Our new NED’s bring challenge, support, innovation and passion to the team. It would be desirable for the successful applicants to have experience of working at board level, but this is not essential. Quote: 72308.
Societe Generale International Limited is seeking to add a new Independent Non-Executive Director with a background in information technology and with experience of working at a senior level in a high volume business operating in regulated environment. SGIL has a strong corporate governance culture and the contribution from its Board members is key in defining the firm’s objectives, strategy, risk appetite and risk management framework. The Board has set up four technical committees to help with its remit: The Risk Committee, The Audit Committee, The Nomination Committee and The Remuneration Committee. Currently the Board consists of eight Directors, as detailed below, and is supported by the Company Secretary, plus the Chief Risk Officer, the Chief Finance Officer and the Chief Compliance Officer. Quote: SGIL.
OTTY Sleep is a leading online bed-in-a-box retailer, looking for a non-exec Chairman to join the team to help establish more corporate governance, build the B2B branch and help with the continuous development of the company via Ecommerce. We are looking for someone with experience in taking companies from start-up stage to a fully managed SME, hiring teams and helping with new product and business development. Quote: Szlas.
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is an independent financial regulator with the strategic objective of ensuring that the UK’s financial markets function well. To do this, the FCA regulates the conduct of over 58,000 businesses and will, for many of them, also consider whether they meet prudential standards that reduce the potential harm to the industry and consumers if they fail. The Government is seeking to appoint a number of Non-Executive Directors to the Board of the Financial Conduct Authority. These appointments are to fill vacancies which arise from retirements in 2019 and 2020 as Directors complete their maximum terms. These vacancies are senior roles requiring people with the necessary skills to assist the Chair in providing strategic leadership and oversight of the FCA and in supporting and positively challenging the FCA’s senior executives. The FCA’s work is highly varied and engages with people and firms throughout the UK: the Board seeks to reflect that diversity in its composition. The Non-Executive Directors play a vital part in shaping the role of the FCA, providing appropriate advice, guidance and counsel to the executive team while holding them to account for the performance of the organisation. Key responsibilities include: Helping to develop the culture and strategic direction of the organisation and ensuring that the regulatory powers and responsibilities specifically reserved to the Board by legislation are exercised appropriately; Debating and taking specific decisions which are of a significance to be taken by the Board; Assisting in maintaining positive working relationships with the FCA’s key senior stakeholders. A Non-Executive Director must have a strategic mindset with excellent listening, influencing and communication skills. They will have intellectual capacity and inquisitiveness, and an understanding of, and concern for, consumer issues in financial services. Quote: FCA.
Our basic premise is fairly simple: To be a dominant player in the Child Day-Care/nursery market and become a major market player within the industry through rapid expansion via acquisitions until it reaches a combined revenue of £500 Million – £1 Billion then exit via a private sale or IPO within 3-7 years. We are consolidating the industry by vigorously acquiring small and medium sized companies via leveraged buyouts. Our goal is to harness their competencies working with each acquired entity to leverage their individual and combined capabilities. We are looking for a retired or former corporate finance partner and corporate M&A lawyer, to complement our current Board of Directors. Quote: ANBC .
This is a fantastic opportunity to join the Board of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, one of the best performing hospital trusts in the country at a time of unprecedented challenge and opportunity within the health service. Our trust has been rated ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission in all five of the main domains of safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led. We have also been awarded an ‘Outstanding’ rating for ‘use of resources’ by an NHS Improvement inspection. We are recognized nationally for the strength of our leadership, with our Chief Executive Lesley Watts receiving the prestigious Health Service Journal Chief Executive of the Year award in 2018. Our staff have won a number of accolades including Health Service Journal and Macmillan excellence awards, teaching and education awards from local universities, Health Education England and Times Higher Education, the Nursing Times Student Nurse of the Year award and Stoma Care Nurse of the Year. We are one of the top NHS employers – our staff say they are engaged, motivated, and would recommend us as a place to work and receive treatment. Our facilities are some of the best in the country. We have been investing around £10 million a year in our estate and have redeveloped emergency departments on both of our sites and a range of new facilities for women’s and children’s services. We are looking for an exceptional individual to contribute to our exciting agenda. We are looking for someone who can demonstrate a track record of achievement, in whatever their particular area of expertise, with the confidence and ability to support and challenge at Board level. You will bring experience of having influenced change amongst colleagues or stakeholders, and ultimately demonstrate the personal qualities and skills to work effectively as a member of the Board and with the Council of Governors. You will subscribe to the Trust’s values and the principles of the NHS and bring a genuine enthusiasm to help the Trust deal with the challenge of providing high-quality healthcare with increasing efficiency. Quote: Chelsea and Westminster.
Role 1: Commercial NED. Thatsshowbusiness.com is an innovative technology start up in the creative sector. We are seeking a Commercial NED with a founder, investor and senior digital leadership background, who has a deep understanding of digital ecosystems. You will need to advise the Chief Executive and Management Team on general business and specialist matters, support business strategy, including the preparation and presentation of specialist papers and briefings. You need to be independently minded, adaptable and undisputed integrity. Given the nature of the next phase, we seek a NED with an understanding of multi-sided business models that will drive and maximise commercial viability. Role 2: Marketing, Design and Brand NED. We are also seeking a Marketing, Design and Brand NED to provide insight and innovative ideas that will maximise our creative revolution. You will need to advise the Chief Executive and team, developing brand strategy that, maximises our ‘Why’ and gains user adoption to support networks effects. Help create a strong brand that fuels transparency, trust and integrity. Maximise creativity, be an ‘Out of the box thinker’! Contribute ideas to the Marketing and Creative Plan. Ideally, you will bring an understanding of online digital content that will help us fuel remarkable growth and increase our market share. You need to be independently minded, adaptable and undisputed integrity. Although, initially, these are pro bono positions, remuneration benefits are offered by a way of share capital. The appointments are for a term of 3 years. Quote: Debra.
The University of Leeds is one of the UK’s largest, most prestigious and diverse research-intensive universities. We are a member of the Russell Group, and our excellence in research, education and knowledge exchange has been recognised in recent years in a series of institutional awards: we achieved Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework, we were the Sunday Times University of the Year 2017, and we are in the world’s top 100 universities in the QS rankings and the UK’s top 10 for research. The University Council, our governing body, plays a significant role in ensuring the effective governance and success of the University. In a rapidly changing external environment (and with an increasing emphasis on regulation and accountability), Council business is growing in complexity. We are currently looking to appoint several external (and ‘lay’) Council Members who will make a significant contribution to the University’s future direction. It is our intention that at least one of the new members of Council will also join the Audit and Risk Committee. We are seeking individuals with outstanding strategic leadership experience, gained in the public, private or voluntary sectors, who will be able to provide expertise valuable to the governing body. Expressions of interest from individuals with experience in and/or knowledge of audit and risk, IT and cyber security, Estates and infrastructure, and Human Resources are particularly welcomed, but experienced leaders without knowledge of those specific areas should not be deterred from applying. A strong personal commitment to the values, aims and objectives of the University is also essential. Quote: Leeds.
We are the UK leader in crystal and glass for the home. Based in North Devon we manufacture and distribute premium crystal and glass to the retail, B2C and specialist B2B markets. Our unique design, manufacturing and sourcing capability has expanded our sales channels to include high street and online retail, wine& spirits, business gifts and awards plus many others. Following a recent MBO the board are seeking a Non- Exec Chair to help steer the strategic direction and further grow the business performance. Suitable candidates should have a strong record in strategic leadership in business and be capable of complimenting the current board team. Specific skills and knowledge that are relevant to our consumer retail markets, new business development or specialist sales channels may be desirable. The time commitment may depend on the candidate but will be a minimum of two days a month to include attending and chairing monthly board meetings. Quote: Halliday.
Fotonow CIC are seeking a Non-Executive Director with financial, commercial or business experience. We are a forward-thinking media social enterprise in Plymouth, with the ambition of becoming a leading, nationally-recognised centre for photography and media in the South West. Your role will be to provide independent oversight, expand our networks as we develop, and input into the strategic management of Fotonow. Quote: Fotonow.
We are working on a new venture, shortly to be launched in the prop tech industry. We are experienced property professionals who have engaged some of the top technical developers in this field to develop one of the best technology (we believe) models for asset tokenisation, Fiat & Crypto asset investment, crowd funding property developers and fractional ownership. We are excited about this space and the funds being invested in the market this year have given us major assurance we have a long term solution for the technology era we are living in. We are seeking some NED’s to complement our expertise and credibility with the following experience; Finance & Banking; Compliance; Digital Marketing; Business Development; Operations and scale ability; Prop Tech. Any other complementary skill sets will always be considered. We will be offering seed tokens and can discuss retainers for the right NEDs. Quote: Kang.
FCA regulated Crowdfunding/P2P lending platform launching soon. NEDs wanted with Banking, Investment, Risk, Treasury, Government, Digital advertising, International Marketing or FCA knowledge would be great. A realistic compensation package also available. Quote: Amit.
We are an Investment Group, operating nationally throughout England, Scotland and Wales; our activities are in acquiring, taking ownership and developing SME’s across various industry sectors. We are appointing talented senior level development consultants regionally throughout Britain to act for OAGI in a self-employed capacity; assisting in the acquisition of SME businesses. You will be; – proactive, self-motivated, analytical, commercially astute, possessing strong business acumen, with excellent communicative, organisational and people skills; with the attitude and ability to succeed. OAGI provides informative training programmes with ongoing daily guidance and support. Exceptional Reward & Remuneration Package; – includes a performance led fee structure and shares (equity stake) in acquired businesses. Quote: OAGI.
A fast-evolving public corporation, the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) is committed to shaping the future of regulation in the UK nuclear industry. As an Independent Member of our Audit & Risk Assurance Committee (ARAC), you’ll play a key role in helping us meet the highest standards of corporate governance. Our Audit and Risk Assurance Committee (ARAC) ensures that our audit processes are adequate and appropriate. It’s responsible for the governance of audit programmes and has oversight of our risk management processes. We now need an Independent Member to join ARAC and help to scrutinise governance at the highest level. With your knowledge of finance, performance and risk, you’ll bring an additional perspective that complements those of the existing Committee members. You’ll also have the diplomacy and judgment to challenge in a constructive way. In total, we’ll expect you to commit 10 days of your time each year for preparation, travel, reviewing reports and attending meetings (at least four per annum). You’ll also need to arrange time for a thorough induction. Dedicated to helping our organisation operate as it should, you are objective, honest, open and responsible. You bring a high level of strategic financial and commercial awareness as well as good knowledge of risk management techniques, with expertise that covers the following: Value for Money Assessment; Modernisation and transformation programmes; IT strategy; Assurance mapping; Performance and risk management; Securing maximum value from external and internal audit resources. Wherever you’ve gained your knowledge, you’ll understand the public sector and ideally the role of audit in corporate governance. Security vetted to SC level (or prepared to obtain this), you’ll be articulate and able to work with senior leaders. Quote: ONR.
We are a start-up aiming to disrupt the MDR and SIEM markets by offering a complete, affordable cyber security solution to SMEs. As a joint venture between two established Internet and Cyber Security Services businesses, we have over 40 years’ experience in the field. Having proven our concept we are recruiting reseller partners in the UK and SE Asia. We are looking for an experienced non-executive director to compliment the founder’s skills, and help the business grow rapidly in an fast paced and dynamic marketplace. Ideally, we would like someone who has experience of taking an IT start-up to the next level through VC fund raising etc. Experience of high level corporate governance or risk management would be ideal. Quote: Lomax.
Swansea University has grown in strength and delivered many successes and achievements over the last decade. Research and teaching excellence, growing student numbers and improving domestic and international league table positions are all firmly rooted in the talent, commitment and dedication of our staff and the powerful way that the community across Swansea University works together. The University is moving towards its Centenary year with great positivity and anticipation for what lies ahead as it builds on these successes and sustains our reputation for excellence in research and teaching. However, Swansea University, alongside other institutions, is facing a set of challenges which are being felt across the UK Higher Education sector and include; • Falling numbers of 18-year olds within the population over the next few years; • Changes in UK competitor behaviour; • Historic underfunding of Welsh HEIs; • UK Government’s Review of Student Financing – recommendations could include reduced fee levels; • Economic or political issues in countries overseas and UK Government policy in relation to overseas students; • Brexit. While some institutions are already feeling the effects of these challenges Swansea has remained in a strong financial surplus position both last year and in the current academic year. Despite this, modelling is showing the emergence of financial pressures from 2019-20 onwards and to continue building on our strengths Swansea University must proactively address these challenges in order to safeguard its long term financial sustainability. Quote: Swansea University.
Falmouth University is changing the way higher education is delivered. Our ethos means that we are planning for the needs of the future economy, ensuring our students and staff have the skills they need to stay relevant in a changing world. For more than 100 years, Falmouth has been at the forefront of using creative thinking as a force for positive economic impact in Cornwall and beyond. Today, our courses represent the entirety of the creative industries, from art and design to gaming and film, while our postgraduate programmes and research and innovation are aligned to defined market needs in high-growth sectors. Falmouth’s status as a leading specialist creative University, headquartered in Cornwall, brings further opportunities and challenges which the combined skill set of the Board must be able to address. We are currently seeking to appoint an outstanding individual to our Board of Governors as an Independent Member. This is an exciting opportunity to make a significant contribution to the future direction of the University. In particular, we are seeking candidates with executive or NED-level business development and financial management experience. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our Board, and encourage applications from candidates whose background, experience and identity will broaden and enhance the balance of perspectives. Quote: Falmouth.
Fast paced, energetic, innovative, growing MGA is looking for an Executive Chair to join the leadership and provide thought leadership to the Board and Executive team. Ideally you will have experience of acquisitions, mergers and bringing together growing businesses. Experience of the Financial Services industry would be helpful, but the role ultimately needs someone who can provide clear and effective guidance and become a sounding board and mentor to the Group CEO. Quote: Seal.
The UK based, female run company owns Collagin gin, and as it enters its third year, is looking for strategic business advice, a fresh holistic viewpoint on the business and recommendations for a more cost effective business approach. As a young entrepreneurial company, vast experience is not essential, Young In Spirit would rather someone who is looking to gain experience as an NED as this is a first role for the company and therefore is a fluid and adaptable one. A background in, or knowledge of, the drinks or spirits industry is preferred but not essential. Young In Spirit is the first company to add spirits to collagen and received two offers from two Dragons on BBC’s Dragons’ Den. The vision of the company is to strengthen and grow the Collagin brand and introduce a new spirit with added collagen to the portfolio but needs counsel to support this vision. Quote: Collagin.
The mission of the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) is to promote transparency and integrity in business. These are cornerstones to generating public trust and confidence in UK business and help attract investment in successful companies that provide jobs, create prosperity and generate economic growth. The FRC sets the UK Corporate Governance & Stewardship Codes which aim to make investors more accountable to their clients and beneficiaries. The FRC also sets standards for accounting, auditing and actuarial work. As the UK’s independent regulator and Competent Authority for Audit it monitors, and takes action where necessary, to promote the quality of corporate reporting and audit. It also operates independent enforcement arrangements for accountants and actuaries. Following the Independent Review in to the Financial Reporting Council (FRC), the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has accepted the recommendation that FRC should be replaced with a new independent regulator and Competent Authority for Audit – the Audit, Reporting and Governance Authority (ARGA). The FRC will therefore be undergoing a period of significant change as the recommendations are implemented, and a new regulator is created. The Government wants to see change implemented to put in place a world-class regulator operating with the highest levels of effectiveness. The incoming Chair will lead the regulator’s Board to take forward the fundamental changes recommended in the Independent Review, and to set the strategic direction of the new regulator once it is established. The successful candidate will initially be appointed to the FRC and will hold to account the executive leadership of the organisation as it undertakes its regulatory duties and commences implementation of the Independent Review’s recommendations. Key responsibilities and accountabilities;- The Board of the FRC is responsible for the long-term strategy and success of the FRC. It maintains prudent and effective controls to assess and manage risk, ensures resources are in place for the FRC to meet its objectives and reviews management performance. The Board also sets the FRC’s values and culture and ensures that its obligations to its stakeholders and others are understood and met. In light of the Independent Review by Sir John Kingman, the Board will ensure that there is oversight and strong governance while driving forward the recommended changes to create a strong and robust regulator. Quote: FRC.
We are a Professional Services practice offering Cost Planning, Project Management & Health and Safety services within the construction industry for over 125 years. About 20 months ago our Management Board was formed to improve the operational effectiveness and day to day running of the business, thus minimising the impact and time of our 16 Partners, who had previously met on a monthly basis. The Management Board consist of our Managing Partner, Operations, Business Development & Marketing, Finance & IT, Compliance and Human Resources. The Partners’ within the LLP have vested everyday responsibility in the Management Board to set the objectives and, deliver the goals for the business, which are agreed within the 5 Year Business Plan at LLP level. Our Non-Executive Director will act on behalf of the LLP to assure their interests are represented within this forum. As we head in to April 2019, we begin year 3 of our 5 year business plan and identify that with the right appointment of a Non-Executive Director, their qualities and competencies will help the business drive and deliver the remainder of this plan. The delivery of our current plan coincides with the end of our present Managing Partner’s tenure and we expect our NED to be involved in the selection and succession process, as this appointment requires assessment from an independent and impartial perspective. The Management Board meet in person once a month and usually have one away day during the year. Attendance to the LLP meeting by invitation are twice a year. Monthly meetings are usually held in London with potential to be held at one of our UK offices (Cambridge, Birmingham, Leicester, Bolton, Manchester and Bristol).Requirements: Upon initial discussions, we have identified key areas of support which includes: Inward development of our business and structure; Increase our NPBT by £150k in the next financial year with an overall objective to increase by £900k by the end of year 5 (2022). Succession process of our next Managing Partner and potential roles within the Senior Leadership team. Influence and develop our existing culture and drive these values for future-proofing. An appreciation and understanding of an LLP to influence organisation development and change. Move from owner to operator. Potential international connections or wider network within specific sectors, such as Health, Residential and Retail. Quote: HRiley.
Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums (TWAM) is a major regional museum, art gallery and archive service. We reach 1.3 million visitors a year as well as a huge on-line community. We manage nine museums and galleries across Tyneside and the archives for Tyne & Wear. Our collections are diverse and cover art, archaeology, history and natural sciences. Our audiences are equally diverse and we pride ourselves on being accessible to all. TWAM is governed by a Strategic Board, chaired by The Rt Hon Baroness Joyce Quin and we are now recruiting a new Strategic Board member to join us and help support TWAM on its journey forward. We are seeking an independent Board member who has an interest in and enthusiasm for museums and archives in the North East and is committed to the contribution they can deliver to making a difference in people’s lives. We actively want to ensure that our Board is as diverse as possible and representative of the population of the North East and would really welcome applications from all sectors of the community. The Board provides support and challenge to TWAM and its staff and we would particularly welcome applications from people with skills in commercial business development, networking, philanthropy, social inclusion and marketing. Most importantly as a prospective member of our Strategic Board you will have an absolute commitment to delivering fantastic museum and archive services which not only reach but engage all the people and communities of the North East and encourage them to help shape museum and archive services to meet their needs. Quote: TWAM.
Exciting, newly launched Tech start-up with MVP, using bespoke on demand technology, looking for NED with scale-up experience and ideally contacts within the tech investment space. Currently beta testing, then we are ready to scale up the business. Remuneration negotiable and equity options possible, appointment subject to successfully raising money. Quote: Wilkinson.
FirstPort Insurance Services are a respected and trusted insurance broker, who work with a range of different customers. We are looking for an independent expert to provide input into the direction and governance of FirstPort IS Limited to ensure the success of the business as a stand-alone company within the FirstPort Group. Preferably ACII qualified, you will have deep experience in the conduct of the UK insurance market, preferably covering Building and Contents insurance. Quote: FirstPort.
Bradford District Care NHS FT is a provider of award winning, high quality mental health, community and learning disability services for all age groups across a diverse district comprising urban and rural Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven. We also provide 0-19 services in Wakefield following a successful tender bid. We look after the ‘whole person’, caring for their physical and mental health needs and work with individuals, their carers and our partners across the statutory, voluntary and independent sectors to ensure that people get the right care, in the right place with the right support. We employ 3,000 staff who work for us in a variety of community and hospital roles and our care and clinical expertise is spread over 50 sites. We are recognised as a sector leader on mental health initiatives and we are proud to provide a range of innovative services that have been recognised as best practice nationally. This appointment comes at an exciting and challenging time. Like all NHS and social care organisations we now need to think differently about how we do things. We are facing increasing challenges and continued financial pressures but we recognise that the challenges also provide opportunities to drive service improvements, building on our strengths. Quote: Bradford.
We will be aggressively acquiring care homes and assisted living facilities in and around London. Target range will start initially from £1 million – £10 million and directors will be paid acquisition bonuses. We are looking for experienced and eager professionals in Finance, Law, Accounting and Healthcare – ideally related to M&A. No personal investment required apart from your time. Quote: Akbulut.
Fifty years of achievement have seen the University of Bath grow into a globally recognised institution with around 18,000 students from 130 countries. We believe in offering our students a well-rounded education, ready for their next steps in the world: high quality teaching from research-led academics, extra-curricular activities such as our award-winning sports facilities; the opportunity to undertake a placement is an integral part of our undergraduate offering; a substantial and growing range of options for post-graduate study. The result: a very engaged, high-quality student body with strong values and good levels of student satisfaction. We are a vibrant, close-knit, intellectual, cultural, sporting and social community who are proud of what we do and who we are, committed to using our skills and expertise to discover and solve real-world problems. With the appointment of a new Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ian White FREng we have reaffirmed our commitment to transforming the lives of our students and to being a place where science, engineering and social sciences come together to benefit wider global society. We continue to invest in new facilities and people to grow the impact of our research and we are proud of the significant contribution we make to the vigour of our local economy. We work closely with globally-recognized as well as small and specialized industrial partners and our Innovation Centre grows new businesses. Our compact campus provides a sense of community which underpins our commitment to collegiality. Our staff and students have strong links with the World Heritage City of Bath. We are now seeking to appoint several exceptional Lay Members to our Council. The University Council is responsible for the strategic oversight of the institution’s activities, determining its future direction and ensuring its framework of governance is representative of best practice. We are seeking outstanding individuals with high levels of personal and professional integrity; highly developed intellectual acuity; strong commercial acumen, and well-developed personal networks. The ability to engage with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders will be critical, in order to be highly effective ambassadors for the institution. The new Lay Members must possess outstanding communication and collaboration skills, and be wholly committed to the vision, values and ethos of a very successful institution. The university is keen to increase the diversity of representation present on the Council and would particularly welcome applications that help address this. This is a unique opportunity to join a world-class university at a transformational time in its development. Quote: Bath.
West Nottinghamshire College is a huge asset to the communities it serves and the 26,000 students it educates, trains and develops. The facilities of the College are some of the best in the country, following £50m of capital projects – including a University Centre for Mansfield with a purpose to raise aspirations in the local area. Having enjoyed over a decade of growth, improvement and development across its quality of provision, scale of delivery and estate the College is now experiencing a period of financial challenge and is being supported through regulatory intervention and ongoing review. Following recent changes to the leadership of the College, the Corporation Board now seek a new Chair following the planned retirement of the incumbent in December 2018. The Corporation Board is the College’s governing body and meets monthly to consider strategic developments and monitor College and management performance. It is made up of highly experienced people drawn from the private sector, public bodies, community groups, educational establishments, staff and student representatives and the Interim Principal & CEO. The Board work closely with the College’s executive team to oversee its management and set its future direction. The College seek to appoint an experienced non-executive Chair to lead the Board and work closely with the interim leadership team to bring financial stability to the College and to satisfy the requirements of stakeholders, funders and regulators. The next 12 months will be a busy period of change within the organisation and the Chair will need to bring together a relatively new Board of non-executive governors, with the support of an experienced Clerk to the Board, to ensure the quality of education and student experience consistently improves and is not affected by the backdrop of financial difficulty. It is expected that candidates for this role will have led substantial change programmes – at both executive and non-executive level – and supported the regular appraisal of executive teams within large and complex organisations. This role would suit someone who thrives on challenge and cares deeply about providing high quality education and training to support social mobility. An understanding of the FE sector is not a prerequisite, though an appreciation of the challenges faced by the sector is. This is a high-profile appointment due to the high-profile nature of the College. Quote: West Nottinghamshire College.
These are exciting and challenging times for the NHS nationally, and locally too. To manage the succession of the Non-Executive Directors on our board and to strengthen the capability of the York Hospital board still further, we are seeking to appoint a new Non-Executive Director with experience in at least one of our key strategic priority areas; To deliver safe and high-quality patient care as part of an integrated system; To support an engaged, healthy and resilient workforce; To ensure financial stability. Our NEDs play a critical role in the effective governance of the trust, providing independence of thought and challenge, as well as support to our executives and a total commitment to the enduring values of NHS: the role of NEDs has never been more important. Successful applicants are likely to be naturally strategic in their thinking, familiar with complex organizations, energized by change, driven by a desire to provide the very best standards of care to patients and service users, and robust and resilient in their approach to working life. We are always interested in meeting applicants from diverse backgrounds who can add different perspectives to our debate at board. Quote: Symington.
The Disabilities Trust is a significant UK charity with income in excess of £55m per annum, assets of over £100m, and 1,800 staff supporting 1,000 people with assessment and rehabilitation for brain injury, complex autism, learning disabilities and physical disability, through residential centres and our day school in Berkshire. Services, tailored for each individual’s needs, include purpose-built residential accommodation, community-based housing, respite care, special education and community enabling services to maximise each individual’s independence. The Disabilities Trust is going through a period of change and transformation to ensure that the charity is positioned well for growth and to meet the increasing levels of competition from private healthcare providers. The opportunity is to create an organisation that has the commercial efficiency of a private provider with the values and person-centred focus of a charity. The Chief Executive, Irene Sobowale, has a vision for the charity to grow and expand, while putting people with disabilities first and their needs at the heart of what the Trust do. The Chair, Steve Howell, shares this ambition and wants to create a board environment where the board members are highly-engaged, committed and feel accountable for supporting the executive team to achieve their goals. As such we are seeking people who want to work with the executive team in a supportive and empowering way and who have the motivation, skills and experience to add real value. The Board meets 4 times a year in Central London plus a yearly strategy away day. There are also sub-committee meetings including the Audit & Risk Committee, and the Finance & Investment Committee. Non-executive board members are expected to join one of the Committees, which meet 3-6 times a year. We are looking for two new people who can provide strategic direction, appropriate oversight, scrutiny, challenge and leadership in support of the Trust’s future development. We are looking for commercially minded finance people with experience in either Audit, Assurance and Risk Management, and Corporate or Commercial Finance. Quote: The Disabilities Trust.
The Children’s Trust is the UK’s leading charity for children with brain injury and neurodisability. We deliver rehabilitation, education and community services through our national specialist centre, based in Tadworth. We also offer support more widely through our community services for children and young people across the UK and via our online Brain Injury Hub. Established for over 30 years, we have a team comprising 520 staff and over 1,000 volunteers who together are dedicated to providing children with brain injury and neurodisability to have the opportunity to live the best life possible. The Children’s Trust School is a non-maintained special school supporting children and young people aged 2-19. There are three residential houses supporting the Day School with registration for 44 young people. You join us at an exciting time, as we are midway through our three-year strategy ‘Creating Futures Together’, which focuses on a number of key objectives including; to be the best at what we do, respond to the needs of children and young people, ensure our services are there for the long term and to scale up. To enable us to achieve our ambitions we are looking for a new trustee with Special Educational Needs experience. You will be required to: Support the future development of the School strategy; Provide support and appropriate challenge to the Director of Education / Headteacher and the senior management team in the delivery of the School Development Plan; Through their educational and SEN expertise, advocate for and proactively represent the needs of the School at Board of Trustees’ meetings. Alongside your experience you will demonstrate empathy with the ambitions and aims of The Children’s Trust and share our values of being can-do, collaborative, caring and supportive, fun, professional and child and family focused. Quote: The Children’s Trust.
Nottingham College is one of the largest colleges in the UK with 34,000 students, 1,300 dedicated employees and ten campuses across Nottingham. We want to ensure that our focus is always on developing employment opportunities for our students through creative and inspirational teaching. We plan to do this through overhauling our curriculum offer to make sure the qualifications we deliver are most appropriate for the aspirations of our students. We’ll also be heavily investing in our digital and IT infrastructure as well as continuing to review the quality of our estate. To support our ambition, we are looking to appoint several new Board Members (Governors) to our Corporation Board – the governing body of our College. We are specifically looking for talented people who can add value to the discussions which take place at the Board and its committees through providing support and challenge to our leadership. You’ll be part of a Board which does this through the appraisal of reports, plans and strategies. Based on our plans for Nottingham College we welcome interest from those with substantial leadership experience from the following sectors: – Education (leadership, regulation and/or awarding) – Estates and capital development – Digital transformation and project management. Whilst having non-executive/board-level experience is desirable, what’s more important to us is your ability to work as part of our Board and provide the scrutiny required in an organisation of this size from a place of experience. As a Member of our Corporation Board, you will become an integral part of the governance and oversight at the College. Ideally, you should live or work locally to Nottingham as your attendance will be required at the meetings of the Corporation Board, which meets ten times per year. All Members are expected to join a committee of the Board and we can discuss this with you on appointment. Quote: Nottingham College.
This is an exciting time for the University of Derby, as they have recently launched their 2018-2030 strategic framework and are subsequently looking to source independent governors to join their main board, the Governing Council. This is a great opportunity for individuals with relevant experience, credentials and interests to contribute to fulfilling the new vision ‘An applied university of today and for tomorrow’. They need people with a passion for contributing to the development of educational opportunities, the senior leadership experience and insight to steer the University through its future goals and the commitment to contribute to the success and future potential of the students. In particular, they are keen to hear from people who have senior leadership experience in one or more of the following areas: – Cultural change, people, reward and driving organisational change – Estates and property – Higher Education – Digital transformation and cyber security – Financial strategy and audit control. Ideally you will: – Be familiar with working in a complex business environment – Have awareness of risk management and performance monitoring and an appreciation of corporate governance and internal quality assurance – Be skilled in challenging effectively at an executive level, but also able to offer support and insight – Have the ability to contribute to strategic thinking and an understanding of compliance challenges within a regulatory environment. And finally, be adept at working in a non-executive role, taking the pulse without being hands-on. Quote: University of Derby.
We are an award-winning corporate finance boutique which raises equity and debt funding for UK SMEs via its large network of HNWs/family offices. We are currently seeking new Associates and NEDs to join our team. The role suits highly networked businesspeople with experience of finance/funding and fits well in a portfolio-type career. Quote: Heys.
The Commonwealth Games Organising Committee requires two Non-Executive Directors with a mix of skills from a variety of backgrounds. Candidates will have been involved with the delivery of complex, multi-stakeholder projects in the public eye and the scale of budget required for an event of this size or have a background in business or community engagement. They will be strong advocates for sport and be passionate about the Commonwealth Games movement and its ambitions for positive social and economic benefits for individuals and communities within Birmingham and the West Midlands. Quote: Commonwealth Games.
The University of Essex’s Remuneration Committee is responsible for determining the remuneration and conditions of service of the University’s senior staff, as well as overseeing the salary review process for all University employees. To further enhance the existing expertise available to the Committee, we are seeking an outstanding individual to join the Committee as an External member with particular experience in strategic reward frameworks. Applicants will have a full appreciation of the particular obligations of institutions with charitable objects and accountability in determining pay and reward systems as well as the requisite intellectual capacity, commercial acumen and strategic insight to support us in applying our pay and reward systems fairly and robustly. The role of all members of Council sub-committees is similar to that of the non-executive directors of companies. Council sub-committee members do not hold executive authority for the University’s operations. They bring to the Council’s deliberations a wide range of knowledge and expertise to complement the executive management responsibilities of the Vice-Chancellor and the University’s senior office holders. All members are invited to join the committee for a three-year term. Council sub-committee members are expected to play a full part in the business of all Committees to which they are appointed. External members of Council sub-committees may be eligible for further periods of appointment up to a maximum of 9 years. Quote: Essex.
Betknowmore UK work tirelessly to raise awareness, deliver more support services and through education, create more understanding about gambling related harm. Betknowmore UK was founded in 2013 by Frankie Graham after his successful recovery in 2006 from a 20-year gambling addiction. Frankie founded this unique organisation to empower individuals to live the life they want to live, free from the harm that gambling causes. Gambling harm is a huge issue as it destroys people, their lives, the lives of their families and has huge health and wellbeing implications. Gambling can become a powerful and extremely disruptive influence on a person’s life and those around them. Betknowmore UK has developed and established a gambling support hub which works with a range of stakeholders and community partners, to provide rapid outreach services to gamblers and their families to deliver therapeutic services so people can get the help they need and move into recovery. Betknowmore UK generates income through service provision, principally training organisations in gambling awareness, providing consultancy services and donations to reduce the harm of gambling. There is a huge opportunity to deliver training to the gambling industry as the Gambling Commission clamps down on poor practice. We have ambitious plans to grow our organisation, scale up and support more people to be free from gambling dependency through continuing to innovate, evolve and deliver new services, develop training toolkits for current & new sectors, and create more resources and additional gambling support hubs. In response to a growing demand for our work and armed with a determined plan to help more people in more ways, we want to build on the momentum achieved so far and realise our ambitious. To achieve this we seek a number of new Board Members including a Chair and Treasurer. We require a Chair who understands our organisation’s role in society, who can get the best out of Board Members and the executive team, and who has a leadership style which is both enabling and inclusive. Working with a small team, the Chair will drive the next strategy to build Betknowmore’s profile, presence and reach so it may continue to expand and develop its work sustainably and impactfully. The Chair is likely to bring experience of growing a small business or a start up and will have both entrepreneurial capabilities and previous Board experience. The Treasurer is likely to be a senior finance professional in a non-for-profit organisation bringing governance experience. Experience of NHS and local government commissioning/contracting is desirable. Quote: Betknowmore.
New City College is East London’s newest and largest college, created by the merger of Hackney Community College and Tower Hamlets College on 1st August 2016 a subsequent merger with Redbridge College on 1 April 2017 and with Epping Forest College on 1 August 2018. New City College shares an ambitious vision for the future of Further Education and its place at the heart of local communities, providing our community with a large choice of courses to help them progress and achieve their future academic and career ambitions. New City College comprises of over 27,000 students, making us the second largest college in London, which provides 100+ courses for young people and adults. Provision also includes internships and apprenticeships, comprising of the highest quality links with leading London businesses. The college is judged by Ofsted as ‘Good” and is sufficiently and financially robust, operating at c£80m, and receiving a ‘Good’ financial health grade by the Education & Skills Funding Agency. This position enables the continued delivery of the colleges’ current provision as well as the development of innovative new programmes in one of UK’s most dynamic locations. This represents an exciting new chapter as the college moves forward to shape the educational character, values and strategic objectives of Hackney Community College, Tower Hamlets College, Redbridge College and Epping Forest College, maintaining a substantial provision in each borough. We are looking for a new member who would also be willing to lead our Board, as its Chair. This presents a unique opportunity for an individual with the drive and determination in ensuring the successful development of a strengthened provision of outstanding further education in the four boroughs and beyond, for the benefit of students, staff and the wider community. We are particularly interested in individuals with a background/involvement in leading a Board in an organisation undergoing transformational change/substantial growth. If you have such experience and you would be interested in leading our Board, we would like to hear from you. It is a very rewarding role that provides a special opportunity to make a valuable contribution to education in our community. Quote: New City College.
The Gambling Commission Audit and Risk Committee has been established to support the Board of Commissioners and Chief Executive (as the Commission’s Accounting Officer) in their responsibilities for issues of control, governance, risk and associated assurance. It meets at least four times a year, generally in October, December, May and June. Meetings are held at the Commission’s office in central Birmingham and are attended by the Chief Executive, senior executives of the Commission and both internal and external auditors. The Commission is now seeking to expand the Audit Committee by the appointment of an independent member with specific accountancy expertise . The independent member will be a full member of the Committee and will work with the Committee, Chief Executive and members of the Commission’s Executive Group to provide clear direction and challenge to steer the organisation and continue to operate to the highest standards of probity, integrity and scrutiny. The appointment will be for an initial fixed term of three years. Quote: Veys.
We see the Cybersecurity sector as quite an attractive and interesting sector for consolidation. We are looking for an experienced legal mind for our board. We need someone that has extensive experience in M&A and Financing that is located within the UK, preferably London area. In return for investing time and valuable insight equity will be made available. Quote: Cybersecurity.
Portsmouth Students’ Union Trading Company Ltd (PSUT) is the social enterprise business arm for the University of Portsmouth Students’ Union. The business exists to maximise sustainable profit that benefits the Students’ Union in delivering its charitable objects. We operate a group of businesses which, to the end consumer, appear to trade as separate specialist businesses in the fields of retail, events and corporate partnerships. The company shares resources with the charity and is based in the centre of Portsmouth. PSUT donates around £130,000 of operating profits annually to the charity and our ambition is to at least double this by 2025. We’ve recently formalised our trading strategy to lead us in transforming our income generation activity through to 2025 and as a result restructured our Board of Directors. We have an exciting opportunity to join a growing and sustainable organisation as an independent Non-Executive Director to support the business in its ambitious plans. The right candidate will embody our values; Pioneering, Inclusive and Enriching have a solid business or social enterprise background and thrive in a fast paced, dynamic environment. The candidate will command confidence, have sound judgement, an enthusiasm for supporting and guiding an excellent student organisation, strong communication and leadership skills. We are particularly interested to hear from applicants with backgrounds in finance, commercial business development and social enterprise, and from BAME and disabled candidates who are currently underrepresented in our organisation. This role acts as an independent Director and does not sit as part of the charitable board. Board of Directors meetings sit 4-5 times per year and in addition we ask our Directors to share their expertise through development workshops and organisational interaction as required. Quote: PSUT.
The Children’s Trust is the UK’s leading charity for children with brain injury and neurodisability. We deliver rehabilitation, education and community services through our national specialist centre and The Children’s Trust School, based in Tadworth. We also offer support more widely through our community services for children and young people across the UK and via our online Brain Injury Hub. Established for over 30 years, we have a team comprising 500 staff and over 1000 volunteers who together are dedicated to providing children with brain injury and neurodisability to have the opportunity to live the best life possible. You join us at an exciting time, recently embarking on our next three-year strategy ‘Creating Futures Together’, which focuses on a number of key objectives including; to be the best at what we do, respond to the needs of children and young people, ensure our services are there for the long term and to scale up. To enable us to achieve our ambitions we are looking for a new Trustee with extensive strategic marketing and communications experience. The role will play a key part in helping us scale-up our activities, with a renewed focus on service developments, enhancing our engagement with key audiences, and improving accessibility to our services. We envisage digital playing a key role in this and so we are looking for an individual who will bring particular expertise in this area. We are looking for an individual with a strong track record in multi-channel strategic marketing and communications which includes a high degree of digital fluency. We want to encourage individuals who possess high levels of creativity and the ability to think innovatively. You will also be able to demonstrate how you have used different digital techniques and technology to extend the reach and scope of services, drive customer engagement and deliver service improvements. Alongside your experience you must demonstrate empathy with the ambitions and aims of The Children’s Trust and share our values of being child and family focused, caring and supportive, professional, collaborative, can do and fun. Quote: Children’s Trust.
We are setting up a new brand which will be a digital/neo bank and will offer similar services as Revolut, Monese and N26 but with some additional services on top. We aim to be ‘crypto friendly’ as we see this as a huge market that conventional banks are not tapping into. One unique feature is that we will be offering sterling and euro loans against ‘crypto colaterall’. We have a full business plan (which we can release subject to candidates signing an NDA). We will offer around 1,000 GBP per month as a retainer, plus some equity in the company – subject to the level of qualifications. Quote: Honeyman.
At Parentkind we are on a mission. A mission to change the way that parents engage in their children’s education. Too often schools and education policy ignore the potential of parents in helping their children grow to their full potential. We want parents to be a force for good in education whether its at home or at school. We have our roots as the umbrella body for PTAs, and we don’t want PTAs to stop fundraising for a moment, but we do want them and individual parents to get engaged with school education in a host of other ways. We changed our name earlier this year to Parentkind (from PTA UK) to emphasise the broader role we see for parents. We are looking for dedicated individuals who can bring proven professional credentials as well as the energy and creativity necessary to support our executive team and staff as we implement our 2018-2020 strategy. Becoming Parentkind marks a real change in what we do as an organisation and makes clear that it’s our mission to support, enable and engage all those who take a parenting role in children’s education whether they are parents, grandparents, carers or older siblings. We are the leading membership body for parent teacher associations in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Around 50 per cent of all schools have a PTA in our membership and raise well over £100 million a year. As the Board of Trustees we provide an essential role in ensuring effective governance, strategic development and holding our executive team to account. We want to have the highest standards of governance, and above all we want to make a difference to parents and children. As we continue to develop the breadth, depth and impact of our work it is vital that our trustees support and add value to our strategic development. Quote: Parentkind.
UK based property asset management company (London/Edinburgh) looking for an experienced UK-based NED, preferably with expertise within the financial services sector (Debt Capital Markets/Sales/Cap Raise). We’re looking for a Key Opinion Leader who has the ability to present as well as leverage current and past relationships to support the company’s growth. We are open to discussion on renumeration. Quote: Haston.
The Heritage Lottery Fund/National Heritage Memorial Fund (HLF/NHMF) Chair and up to 14 Trustees are appointed by the Prime Minister. The Board operates within laws made by Parliament and directions given by Government. Their decisions about individual applications and matters of policy are made entirely independently. The HLF/NHMF Board set the strategic and policy framework within which grants to benefit the heritage of the UK are awarded. The Board determines the Strategic Framework and annual Business Plan, which sets out the activities which enable the HLF/NHMF Funds to deliver their strategies. The Board makes decisions on NHMF funding and on HLF grants currently over £1 million; decision making below £1m is delegated to local decision making committees and staff. This will change to £2m from April 2019. Most Trustees also sit on a local committee and sit on one of the Board’s committees: Audit and Risk or Finance, Staffing and Resources (see page 10 for more information on Board committees). The Trustee for Scotland is also the Chair for the Committee for Scotland. Trustees are invited to attend project openings and can be asked to engage with the media and speak on behalf of the organisation at public events. The Trustee for Scotland presents an exciting and challenging opportunity for an individual with a strong commitment to, and enthusiasm for Scotland and rest of the UK’s diverse heritage, to make a lasting contribution. Quote: HLF/NHMF.
The Responsible Gambling Strategy Board (RGSB) is an expert body, established to provide independent advice to the Gambling Commission, the regulator of commercial gambling in Great Britain. The role of RGSB is to assist the Commission in meeting one of its core aims – to make gambling safer and protect children and vulnerable people. It does this by providing independent advice on the most effective ways to prevent and respond to the harms that can come from gambling, as part of an overall national responsible gambling strategy, and the levels of funding necessary to deliver that strategy. We are looking for 3 new Board members. Quote: Gambling Commission.
Historic Royal Palaces has a fundamental charitable commitment to help everyone learn about the palaces in their care and the stories that they hold. It shares its work with the public on-site, off-site and on-line, and in many ways – for example through formal and informal education programmes, outreach activity and as an Independent Research Organisation. We work in partnership with schools, arts and theatre groups, community organisations and many more. We are award-winning and regarded as internationally-leading in this field in the heritage sector, and we want to build further on this record of achievement. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following qualities: Established academic qualifications in the field of British history and recognition within the sector; Proven ability at bringing history to life for a public audience; Ability to make a significant contribution to the overall strategic direction and governance of HRP, and to think strategically so as to be able appreciate the complex organisational balance between charitable aims and financial and commercial pressures; Commitment to Historic Royal Palaces, its cause and fields of interest, and heritage; Ability to engage constructively with Trustees, the Executive Board, staff and stakeholders on the range of issues necessary to achieve our aims and be able to connect with people effectively at all levels; A firm commitment to promoting diversity in all its aspects. An understanding of the principles of non-profit governance and a willingness to support fundraising appropriately. Quote: Historic Royal Palaces.
Bristol based Digital marketing agency are looking for a UK-based NED, with relevant experience and contacts in the marketing world. You will be working directly with the owner of the business to help guide strategy; give support on decision making; assist in growth and use your knowledge and contacts to help hit ambitious targets. We can be flexible on how we work with you in terms of your time. Quote: Wayland.
How would you influence one of the most diverse Student Unions in the UK? Kingston students are different. Many of our students are the first in their family to go to university, many of us are commuters, and we have an exceptionally diverse student population. We represent 20,000 talented students, across four different campuses, and our students’ study everything from arts to astronautics (that’s literally rocket science!). We are proud of all the different aspects of our diversity and believe that it makes us a vibrant organisation that is able to think of new ideas, transform lives and act as a force for good to support, empower and enrich the lives of all students at Kingston University. We are emerging from a period of significant change; we have relocated, rebranded and refocused our aims, consolidated our activities, strengthened our relationship with Kingston University and appointed a new Chief Executive. We have done this to better represent the ambition of our students, and they are now beginning to realise the power of this transformation. Change is never an easy or quick process, naturally, there are still challenges ahead, but we have built an excellent foundation for the Union and are excited to embark on the next stage of our development. We are coming towards the end of our strategic plan, and you will be joining us at an exciting point in time; where we start to look ahead to the future and begin plotting an ambitious plan that will develop us into one of the leading SU’s in the UK. You will have a significant opportunity to help shape this journey and ensure that we deliver on it. We are looking forward to appointing External Trustees who can provide us with the strategic ability, financial acumen and experience of organisational growth to help us create an exceptional Students’ Union that our students can be proud of. We are particularly interested in candidates with strong accountancy and/or auditing expertise and candidates with experience of income generation (this could be from commercial growth, service development/innovation, bid writing or fundraising). This is a Trustee Board like no other in the not for profit space and you will need to be able to work in partnership and communicate effectively across our wide range of stakeholders which includes students, staff, sabbatical officers, Trustees and university leaders. You don’t need to have a prior knowledge of the student movement, but you do need to be motivated by the opportunity to work with what are often first-time leaders within one of the most diverse organisations in the UK. Quote: Kingston.
We are delighted to have been retained by an expanding Solicitors’ practice based in West London. This firm are in expansion mode and, alongside looking to acquire practices, is interested in talking to employed or self-employed fee earners who might be looking for a new challenge to help take the practice to the next level. They are prepared to offer an attractive package which could include equity, profit share, a salary or even a fee sharing arrangement. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org quoting “Shepherds Bush”.
These are exciting times for the transport sector in Wales. There is no doubt that transport services and infrastructure, and its role in connecting our communities, people and businesses to jobs, facilities, services and markets, is key to the delivery of the Welsh Government’s Programme for Government. Technological changes will transform the transport landscape in coming years. Rapid take-up of electric vehicles is a distinct possibility. As well as electrification the move to automated vehicles, and transport on demand, will present the Welsh Government with a range of policy challenges. These new technologies are opportunities for Wales’ economy to benefit from new highly-skilled jobs. How people use transport in their everyday lives will change dramatically over the next decade and we need to be ready for those changes and to meet the policy challenges ahead of us. Setting aside these emerging trends, there is also a need to focus on the here and now of transport delivery in Wales. The Welsh Ministers’ ambition is to deliver a transformational integrated transport system in Wales, providing high-quality, safe, affordable and sustainable transport for all; a system that contributes to economic growth and the country’s well-being. The improved devolved settlement offered through the Wales Act 2017 will enable the Welsh Government to put in place a framework for the delivery of transport services that can improve network quality, frequency, reliability and punctuality. Together with the Programme for Government this provides an opportunity to help drive a step change in the way we understand, plan, use and invest in transport in Wales. Transport for Wales (TfW) is a not for profit company, wholly-owned by the Welsh Government and established in 2015. Set-up initially as an expert adviser and advocate for transport related matters, TfW has provided technical advice to allow the Welsh Government to procure its Operator and Development Partner (ODP) for the Wales and Borders rail services and the delivery of the South Wales Metro. The Chair is responsible for leadership of the board and ensuring its effectiveness in all aspects of its role. They should promote a culture of openness and debate by facilitating the effective contribution of all non-executive directors in particular and ensuring constructive relations between executive and non-executive directors. Quote: TfW.
Staffordshire University has big ambitions, and our Board of Governors is central to our success. The Board of Governors is made up of: – Chair of Board of Governors; – Independent Governors x9; – Vice-Chancellor; – Staff Representative x2; – Student Representative x2. There are five sub-committees of the Board: – Audit and Risk; – Strategy and Performance; – Sustainability and Resources; – Nominations and Governance; – Remuneration. Governors are fundamental to University business and we are seeking interest from candidates who are or have recently been; leaders or strategists from the higher education sector, or experts from organisations which serve the sector. As a decision maker, setting direction and deciding on proposals which will steer the University’s direction for years to come, it is essential that you have substantial experience which can contribute to the University’s strategic direction. As a Member of the University’s Board of Governors, you will sit on the main Board and at least one sub-committee and should expect to spend around 10 days a year on Board business. Quote: Staffordshire University.
Team Fostering is a not for profit fostering Agency, with an annual turnover of £9m, based in the North East, Yorkshire and the East Midlands. We have been successfully supporting children and young people living in foster care to achieve positive outcomes since 2001. We are looking for a fourth Non- Executive Director, based within this geographical footprint, who has an extensive background in business management in a commercial environment with demonstrable recent success in developing a business with a multi-million pound turnover and proven skills in delivering excellence in customer satisfaction. This person will also be able to demonstrate an understanding of our Not for Profit status and agreement with our principles of working. This successful candidate will also provide a creative contribution to the Board via objective criticism and independent judgement on issues of strategy, performance and resourcing of the Agency, including involvement in key appointments and standards of conduct. The post holder will be independent of any of the company’s interested parties and bring a degree of objectivity and impartiality to the Board’s deliberations and play a valuable role monitoring executive management. This is a part time role requiring, as a minimum, 30 day’s work per year and a minimum of 1.5 days worked each month. Part of this monthly commitment is attendance at a monthly Board meeting in the North East. Quote: Team Fostering.
The Disabilities Trust is a significant UK charity with income in excess of £55m per annum, assets of over £100m, and 1,800 staff supporting 1,000 people with assessment and rehabilitation for brain injury, complex autism, learning disabilities and physical disability, through residential centres and our day school in Berkshire. Services, tailored for each individual’s needs, include purpose-built residential accommodation, community-based housing, respite care, special education and community enabling services to maximise each individual’s independence. The Disabilities Trust is going through a period of change and transformation to ensure that the charity is positioned well for growth and to meet the increasing levels of competition from private healthcare providers. The opportunity is to create an organisation that has the commercial efficiency of a private provider with the values and person-centred focus of a charity. The Chief Executive, Irene Sobowale, has a vision for the charity to grow and expand, while putting people with disabilities first and their needs at the heart of what the Trust do. The Chair, Steve Howell, shares this ambition and wants to create a board environment where the board members are highly-engaged, committed and feel accountable for supporting the executive team to achieve their goals. As such we are seeking people who want to work with the executive team in a supportive and empowering way and who have the motivation, skills and experience to add real value. Quote: Disabilities Trust.
East Midlands based designer and manufacturer of mechanical products related to the power turbine industry seek engineering orientated NED with Oil, Gas & Energy sector experience to assist sales strategy derivation, service development and sector diversification plan. Will be required to attend monthly board meetings and also provide coaching to specific board members. Commercial experience within the energy, turbine, defence, aero and/or other onshore/offshore sectors would be deemed advantageous. Quote: Cullum.
CIM (Chartered Institute of Marketing) are recruiting for their Audit & Risk committee which supports their Board of Trustees. To be eligible for the role you need to be: A qualified accountant and a member of one of the relevant UK accounting bodies; Have experience in auditing and finance. CIM is a chartered body. By joining a committee, you will be supporting CIM’s Board of Trustees and contributing to the organisations’ governance at a strategic level. It is a chance to use your business management skills to give back or to grow your knowledge and experience in a CV enhancing role. Committees meet approximately four times a year with additional reading time and preparation. Quote: CIM.
The Rugby Football League (RFL) is the governing body for the sport of Rugby League in the United Kingdom. With current headquarters in Leeds and Media City, Salford (it is proposed to relocate to one base at the Etihad complex in Manchester by 2021), the RFL administers the professional, semi-professional and community game structures, the England national rugby league team and the Challenge Cup competition. The RFL also works closely with Rugby League World Cup 2021, the company who are tasked to deliver the World Cup tournament. Due to one of our Non-Executive Directors completing her maximum term of office, there is a vacancy on the RFL Board. The role is one of four Non-executive Directors (NEDs) (including the Chair) who sit on the RFL Board alongside two Executive directors. As an Independent Non-Executive Director, you will be expected to ensure that the organisation promotes exemplary corporate governance and transparency, whilst continuing to develop as an effective and commercially successful body. You will have a thorough and demonstrable understanding of either digital, streaming or social media opportunities and how to exploit these to grow awareness and commercial income for the sport of Rugby League. You will be a commercially astute and experienced business leader. With previous Board experience and the capability to chair a Board subcommittee, you will require a sound knowledge of finance and corporate governance as well as a keen interest in technology. You will have recent and relevant experience within a complex multi-stakeholder environment, with excellent ambassadorial and networking skills as well as an ability to demonstrate competence in sport decision making, enabling you to contribute to the Board and assist in determining the strategic direction of the organisation. In addition, you will possess both the ability and the gravitas to provide independent support and challenge to the Board and stakeholders. You will be a natural collaborator able to build effective relationships with all stakeholders both within and external to Rugby League and possess high levels of political sensitivity and judgement. An understanding of Rugby League is desirable. It is anticipated that the time commitment required to perform this role will be circa 30 days per year plus attendance at some matches and key events. Quote: RFL.
The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport is seeking to appoint an outstanding individual as the next chair of the Royal Armouries, to take the Museum forward at this new critical period in its history. The ideal candidate will have a passion for cultural heritage, a commitment to public service, strong commercial acumen and a successful track record in public service, heritage management, or business. This is a very exciting time for the Royal Armouries, having substantially increased its commercial operations, and now in the process of devising a masterplan to transform the museum brand and its offer at the main museum site in Leeds. The successful candidate will be central to taking the Royal Armouries forward and putting it on a long-term sustainable footing, including through playing a key part in raising funds for the museum’s ambitious plans and programme. Quote: Royal Armouries.
HMRC is the UK’s tax, payments and customs authority, a non-Ministerial Department ultimately responsible to the Chancellor of the Exchequer. In 2016-17 HMRC brought in total tax revenues amounting to over £574 billion, generating over £28 billion that would have otherwise been lost to fraud, tax avoidance or evasion via its compliance activities, and collecting over £44 billion in debt. The total cost of running the Department in 2016-17 was just over £46 billion. The Customer Experience Committee is a newly formed sub-committee of the HMRC Board and will play a crucial role in supporting and robustly challenging the Executive on customer experience- related issues to help the Department deliver on its customer promise to be a world-class organisation. The Committee will be constituted of 3 HMRC Non-Executive Board members (including the Chair), one member of the Executive Committee (the Second Permanent Secretary) and 5 Independent Advisers. Other Non-Executive Board Members and Executive Committee members will be invited to attend where they have responsibilities relevant to specific issues to be discussed by the Committee. HMRC is seeking to recruit 5 new independent Advisers to the Committee with a range of skills and expertise. Quote: HMRC.
ACEVO, the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations, has been supporting, championing and connecting civil society leaders for over 30 years. With our new CEO, Vicky Browning, a new three-year strategy, and a newly engaged membership of over 1,100 individuals, it is an exciting time to join us on our journey. In fact, this is our moment. You can take a leading role in driving social change through adding value to the more influential role of ACEVO in promoting increased competence and growing confidence in our civil society. Our diverse membership currently benefits from exclusive personal development opportunities, mentoring tailored to senior leadership roles, networking & learning events, discounted professional services and a range of advice & support. Our new strategy will further develop the skills and competence of civil society leaders; showcase good leadership; better support and connect more leaders; enable more peer-to-peer support and amplify the voices of our members and represent their interests civil society leaders. Improving member engagement in our policy and development work is key to ensuring that our members’ voices are at the centre of all our decisions, and so we can maximise their potential to achieve social change. We have an active and highly-engaged board and need a Chair who understands our sector’s role in society, and ACEVO’s role in supporting the sector. In order to get the best out of board members and the executive team, your civil society experience and profile will give you credibility, and your leadership style be both enabling and inclusive. You will value diversity, actively promote it, and help ACEVO and civil society more broadly to benefit from wider influence and engagement. You will need to demonstrate your ability to help us build strong, long-lasting partnerships as, like us, you’ll understand the value of networks and share our belief that we achieve more through bringing people together. Building the relationships that generate increased confidence and belief in our sector is the aim, and opportunity to leave a real legacy on our society. In promoting ACEVO as the voice of civil society chief executives, and in the support of members’ interests, you may at times need to be an ambassador for ACEVO in Westminster and other public forums, so the ability to influence people at all levels is important. An understanding of the key issues facing civil society CEOs, ACEVO’s purpose and a deep-seated empathy for the sector as a whole, combined with a collaborative and energetic style, previous chairing experience and an appreciation of good governance will position you well for this role. Quote: ACEVO.
UK PLC looking for an experienced UK-based NED, preferably with expertise in the life science, nutrition space sectors. We’re looking for a Key Opinion Leader who has the ability to present as well as leverage past and current relationships to support the company’s growth, with the UK a focus market. You will possess a strong track record of value creation driven by capital discipline & a focus on returns. Quote: St Ledger.
We are based at a GP Practice in West Lancashire and are looking for a NED/Chair who possesses sound judgment, an authoritative personal style inspiring trust and confidence. Essential qualities: Understanding the challenges of a small set up across a wide healthcare environment; Board level experience in independent small to medium enterprises and/or start up organisations; Strategic understanding of the context for regulation; Demonstrating responsibility with a willingness and ability to seek and challenge information; Complex problem solving; Critical reasoning skills; Ability to evaluate and analyse information; High ethical standards of integrity and probity. Experience in at least one of the following: Corporate Governance, risk management, control providing stewardship and assurances; Policy making process; Primary Care sector; Strategic delivery. Time commitment – Quarterly meetings (attend at least 3 quarterly and any ad-hoc meetings). Remuneration: £8400 pa. Quote: Owls.
Manufacturing business based in Harlow, Essex is looking to appoint a new NED to replace an existing NED who is retiring. If you have an excellent track record building a SME into an international business, then it could be for you. Your experience may include any of the following: manufacturing, the education sector, operational excellence, international business, business strategy, HR or customer services. One day a month. Quote: Murray.
Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums (TWAM) is seeking a new non-executive director to join its Board. As an independent member of the Board, you will provide strong and creative strategic thinking and support the commercial development of TWAM Enterprises to ensure that it can generate the income needed to help sustain the nine museums and archives managed by Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums (TWAM). With a proven track record of commercial achievement, you will be able to support, encourage and constructively challenge TWAM Enterprises staff in their roles in order to help develop the business and increases turnover and profitability. We are particularly looking for directors with the following skills and experience: Retail sales, management and development; Commercial marketing and online development. TWAM’s trading activity currently turns over £815,000 p.a. and, as non-executive director, you will help increase this to £927,000 by 2022. Quote: TWAM.
Investa Group is looking to appoint a NED. We are a company in the financial sector dealing with structured investments. We are driven and passionate in providing investment opportunities to clients from all around the world. We have our own Cayman Hedge fund which will be launching 1st July 2018. We are looking for someone with financial experience that can assist in a NED capacity. Quote: Investa.
We provide a comprehensive programme that helps students get accepted to study at Oxford and Cambridge. Unlike other providers, we align our interests with our customers by refunding all students who do not achieve a conditional offer. We are currently searching for a NED to bring wisdom and experience to our board. The ideal candidate would have experience of the education sector and a passion for engaging with young start-ups. Quote: Apollo.
Advisory/Non-Executive Director sought to assist high-margin start-up business in its first 12-months of investment and growth. Key experience in construction and project management is desired. The business is a family-owned venture and progressing towards addition outside funding of +£1m in 2018. Preferable location in the London area, but optional across the UK. Initial commitment of 1-day per week to be reviewed ongoing. Quote: Bott.
We are seeking a suitably skilled finance professional who can demonstrate extensive experience in corporate finance within a commercial environment. We are planning the development of the Portsmouth Guildhall and the strategic development of our business. Guildhall Renaissance is a £15m refurbishment. You will help provide investment advice, tactics and recommendations to the management and Board. Quote: Portsmouth Guildhall.
Established in 2014 The Breck Foundation strives to educate the digital generation to keep safe online. Founded in memory of Breck Bednar, a 14 year-old boy, from Caterham, Surrey, who loved technology and online gaming and was groomed and tragically murdered by someone he met online, The Breck Foundation provides speakers to schools who raise awareness of the issues surrounding the dangers of social network sites, online grooming and other forms of exploitation. It also works with the police and other agencies to promote the education and understanding of safeguarding and online safety for all; ultimately its aim is to ensure young people are more aware so that they can enjoy the benefits of the internet safely. Building on the momentum achieved so far and in response to a growing demand for its work, The Breck Foundation is now looking for a Chair of Trustees to help lead the organisation’s next stage of strategic growth and realise our aspiration to become a national charity. With ambitions to expand its network of speakers across the UK and to take its key messages to more schools and young people, the Foundation is also looking to do more work with the police and other support professionals working in the field of online safety and children’s safeguarding. Alongside this direct engagement it also aims to raise greater awareness of internet safety, building on the ‘No Tech for Breck’ campaign. Working with the Founder, a capable board and a small team, including a recently appointed Fundraising Director, the Chair will drive the next strategy to build The Breck Foundation’s profile, presence and reach so it may continue to expand and develop its work sustainably and impactfully. We are looking for a collaborative and enabling leader with experience of leading an organisation through growth and development; this may have been from a start-up stage or growing from a regional to a national scale and this may be in the charity, social enterprise or private sector. Previous experience as a Chair or Trustee is welcome and you must demonstrate strong empathy with our cause and a keen interest in building young people’s resilience and capability to game online safely. Quote: Breck.
Nickleby is a private investment vehicle working with high-potential companies. We are looking for companies to buy out or take a majority stake in. We are looking for well-connected Non-execs who could introduce us to business owners. We will pay introductory fees for any connection that leads to an investment. We are particularly interested in B2B businesses, with sales between £5-30m and UK headquarters. To date we have invested in businesses from the technology and transport sectors. We expect to complete multiple deals and are looking for long-term partners. There are likely to be advisory and Non-exec roles available across our portfolio companies. We aren’t a traditional fund or PE; our partners are successful entrepreneurs in their own right. Our aim is to provide the capital, ambition and skills to help scale businesses significantly. Quote: Nickleby.
Following the success of Great Britain Hockey at the Rio Olympics this is an incredibly exciting time to be part of our sport. Great Britain Hockey Limited (GBHL) is the organisation responsible for overseeing the selection, preparation and participation of the GB men’s and women’s teams in Olympic Games and other international events. One of the two current Independent Directors has completed his allowable term and will be stepping down in 2018. Therefore, in accordance with the requirements of the company’s Articles of Association the organisation is seeking to appoint a new Independent Director for the next 4 years. Quote: GBHL.
De Montfort University (DMU) is an ambitious, globally-minded institution with a relentless focus on delivering excellent teaching and learning, high-quality research and a sector-leading student experience. A culturally rich university with a strong commitment to the public good, it strives to maintain a stimulating and inclusive environment where staff and students are able to thrive. Awarded Gold in the recent Teaching Excellence Framework, the university is a vibrant, multicultural hub of learning, creativity and innovation that never surrenders to convention. As the higher education sector enters a period of unprecedented change, DMU is now seeking to appoint two exceptional new Board Governors. First-rate governance is essential to institutional success and the University is therefore seeking individuals with the requisite intellectual capacity, commercial acumen and strategic expertise to act as critical friends and support DMU in a non- executive capacity to drive forward its ambitions. Quote: DMU.
The National Ice Skating Association of UK Ltd (NISA) is the National Governing Body for Ice Skating in the UK. Our vision is to succeed on the world stage and inspire all generations to enjoy skating, in all forms, for fun, success and life. Following the successful change to the company’s articles, NISA is seeking to appoint a Chair to lead the Association to deliver its mission and vision by providing inclusive leadership to the Association and Board. At this time of significant change, the Chair will be required to hold the Board to account for NISA’s mission and vision, providing inclusive leadership to the Board, ensuring that each Board member fulfils their duties and responsibilities for the effective governance of NISA. The Chair will also support and, where appropriate, challenge the Chief Executive and ensure that the Board functions as a unit and works together to achieve agreed objectives. He or she will act as an ambassador and the public face of NISA in partnership with the Chief Executive. In addition the Chair will be required to ensure that NISA meets the governance requirements for compliance with the mandatory Code for Sports Governance. Quote: Ice Skating.
We are a technology investment company based in London. We raise funds through equity tokens and develop disruptive technology projects. We also invest in technology start-up projects. We need 2-3 NEDs who have experience in Fintech, Investment and Banking Sector. Quote: Sandhu.
The University of Bristol is one of the most popular and successful universities in the UK. It was recently ranked 44th in the world (by the QS World University Rankings 2018). It was ranked 5th in the UK for its research intensity, alongside Oxford, and its students are amongst the most targeted by Britain’s top 100 employers. Whilst the University’s roots date back to 1876, it is a forward-thinking institution. Bristol was the first higher education institution in the UK to admit men and women on an equal basis, and its commitment to innovation and progress continues today. It is at the cutting edge of global research, with ground-breaking research that tackles some of the world’s most pressing issues in areas as diverse as climate change, human rights, population health, big data and information security. Its education is shaped by the very latest thinking and coupled with bold initiatives to empower students to fulfil their academic and personal potential. The University is currently implementing an ambitious strategy, launched in 2016, which sets out a roadmap of its aspirations for the next seven years and includes a significant programme of investment and development. The Strategy focuses on improving the student experience, further enhancing its research performance, expanding the University’s footprint, and developing its international profile and impact. With a number of current board members reaching maximum time in office, the University seeks well-qualified individuals to join the Board as independent external (lay) members. Three vacancies for lay Trustees will arise from 1 January 2019. Candidates will be accomplished strategic leaders with the requisite intellectual capacity, commercial and financial acumen, and expertise to support and guide the University in driving forward its ambitious agenda. Alongside general non-executive and strategic leadership expertise, particular priority will be given to experience in delivering substantial capital programmes and/or digital transformation. Quote: Bristol.
Coventry University is an ambitious and forward-looking university providing innovative education and impactful research across the world. Founded by entrepreneurs and industrialists in 1843, we celebrate 175 years this year, and since being awarded university status in 1992, we have grown into a dynamic, modern and successful university with a reputation for teaching excellence, bold international initiatives and transformational partnerships with business. We are the fastest growing university in the UK with more than 30,000 students, 3,500 employees and a turnover of £330m. We have multiple campus locations in Coventry, London and Scarborough, with the fourth largest intake of overseas students in the UK, just under 10,000 from over 150 countries. The University is committed to being world-leading in all that it does and offers academic and professional learning across a range of disciplines including health, design, engineering, performing arts, media, business and computing. The Group also includes companies and social enterprises, which provide a platform for innovation, engagement with the community, and provision of professional services and consultancy. We are keen to appoint individuals with significant skills and executive experience on a similar, or larger scale, than the University with substantial expertise in a number of areas, in particular, international operations, research and development, social sciences or biotech, media, arts or humanities, investments and divestments and technology. Governors and Board Members are critical in helping us to build relationships with industry partners both in the UK and internationally. Governors and Board Members are appointed for a fixed term of three years, with the option to serve a further term. For Governors the annual time commitment is approximately 20 days to include six board meetings, two facilitated strategy half-day sessions and on occasion, to attend by invitation, other formal and informal meetings and events as an ambassador or representative of the University. The time commitment for Board Members involves a lighter commitment of 10 days per year. Quote: Coventry.
Sutton is a borough that stands at the top of the national tree when it comes to educational performance in our schools. It is also a borough that has a track record of innovative commissioning of services, including supporting a number to “spin-out” from the Council into new service delivery vehicles. Cognus Limited is the latest of these, delivering services to the Council and to local schools, academies and others. It currently employs around 200 staff and is a joint venture with a range of Sutton governing bodies and academy trusts, with LB Sutton owning 75% of the company. We are seeking to appoint 2 Non-Executive Directors to join the Board. The newly appointed Non-Executive Directors will provide appropriate oversight, scrutiny, challenge in 2 particular areas: Finance and Marketing and Communications. At Cognus, the Non-Executive Directors also have a particular role in scrutinising the performance of the executive management team, in meeting agreed goals and objectives and monitoring the reporting of performance. Like most local authorities the Council is having to reduce its expenditure across its services, and education is no exception. One of the major challenges Cognus will face in the coming year is bringing its income and expenditure into a sustainably balanced position. The challenges you will therefore face, include supporting the development of financial management within the company, improving commercial awareness among staff and developing business and business planning. If you have a proven track record in a senior role in either the area of Finance or the area of Marketing and Communication, have energy and talent and want to make a difference, we would like to hear from you! Quote: Sutton.
We are looking for a Part Time Finance Director due to exceptional growth in the last 3 months. We are envisaging 2-4 days per month which would cover the executive finance function for the company. Bookkeeping and invoicing is managed using the online system of our accountants but we are looking for assistance with Strategy, Statutory Compliance and cash flow management and efficiencies. The ideal FD would have experience with SMEs in the digital space (Software Development). The FD would become an integral part of the company and work closely with the company director to establish procedure and processes within the finance department. Quote: Mind Fury.
The University of Gloucestershire Students’ Union is seeking to appoint a new trustee to join our board. The new trustee should have a financial background and will also chair the Audit and Risk sub-committee, as well as be an active member of our current board that meets 5 times per year. The new trustee will add expertise and skills to help achieve our aims of being a best practice board within the students’ union sector and help to improve our Students’ Union’s effectiveness in supporting every student to have a life-enhancing student experience at Gloucestershire. The Students’ Union at the University of Gloucestershire delivers a range of activities and opportunities to enhance the lives of our students from sport and societies, to welfare and representation. If you have the skills, experience and enthusiasm to help us in our mission then we want to hear from you. Quote: Gloucestershire.
The Founder and Director of an ecommerce menswear retail business located in East Sussex is now in need of assistance to enable growth and improve efficiencies. The business requires transformation and professionalization. The Founder and Director has identified knowledge gaps in the management team and requires a mentor, someone that has done the talk and the walk before. The candidate will have to be brutally honest and work with the Founder and Director developing strategic plans, reviewing the business and working towards targets. Are you up for the challenge? Quote: Abasolo.
London Fire Brigade Enterprises Ltd (LFBe) is the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority’s (LFEPA’S) trading company that draws on the London Fire Brigade’s 150 years of experience in the fire and rescue sector. Through London Fire Brigade Enterprises Ltd, businesses and a wide range of company employees from many sectors of business, industry, the charitable sector and public sector can benefit from this experience, expertise and knowledge. LFBe engages a wide variety of talented people in their respective fields and welcomes diversity and new perspectives. The Board has agreed that the addition of this role will further strengthen the Board. The addition of an independent thinking and committed NED with particular finance expertise is vital to assist the Board to achieve its aims and the appointment will be for 3 years with a significant frontloading of effort to help to develop the strengths of the company for the challenges that lie ahead. In summary the duties of the NED-F will include involvement in all financial aspects of the Board’s responsibilities covering compliance, pursuit of the company’s objectives, evaluation of performance, provision of frank and robust advice during Board discussions including modernisation and streamlining approaches to both operational and financial management within the business. Candidates must be Chartered Accountants, ACCA or CIMA fully qualified and will ideally have experience of working within a small company or group of companies at Board or immediately sub-Board level. Additionally the successful candidate will be in a position to be able to combine the ad hoc requirements of the role with his/her current role or other commitments. The NED-F will need to demonstrate direct senior level experience of audit, scrutiny of annual accounts, management reporting, risk management, budgets, compliance, authorisation of contracts and major expenditure, banking and investment relationships. Quote: LFBe.
Warwick based Propertymark is the largest professional association for the property sector and unites the experience of the five leading membership organisations for property lettings, sales and auctions to create a single voice promoting professionalism and integrity in the property industry. Our membership organisations have for over 50 years advocated the highest professional standards for property specialists. Members that display the ‘Propertymark Protected’ logo are actively ensuring protection for their clients; by offering Client Money Protection, Professional Indemnity insurance, membership of an independent redress scheme and by being held accountable to our Conduct and Membership Rules and disciplinary procedures. The Propertymark Board is made up of industry leaders from a broad range of backgrounds. The board meet regularly through the year to agree and monitor the strategic direction for the organisation. We are now actively seeking a Non-Executive Director to join our board and contribute towards reaching our strategic goal to become the regulator of the industry. The ideal candidate will be from a corporate background either active or retired and will demonstrate strong financial analytical skills with the ability to complete a deep dive into the accountancy and challenge the executive where appropriate to enable the board to be fully informed. The candidate will be able to understand governance principles and demonstrate good legal, compliance and risk management capabilities providing independent scrutiny to such matters. We are looking for an experienced individual who has a sound judgement and high level of integrity and will be committed to Propertymark. The board meets on a quarterly basis and attendance at the AGM and other corporate conferences will be required, therefore you will need to be available and committed to 8-10 days per year. Quote: Propertymark.
I’m looking for help to expand my plant hire company. We have had a good couple of years but I want to grow into a much larger market share. I could do with someone who has experience growing an SME and all of the challenges that brings. We are on the verge of opening our second depot and I’d like to strategise the next 5 years plan before we do it. Quote: Tiger Plant.
Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums (TWAM) is seeking a Chair of TWAM Enterprises to provide independent leadership and strategic vision for this newly established Trading Company. As Chair you will provide strong and creative commercial leadership and support the commercial development of TWAM Enterprises to ensure that it can generate the income to help sustain the nine museums and archives managed by TWAM. With strong commercial and financial management experience, and a track record of entrepreneurial achievement in a business focused environment, you will be able to support and encourage the Trading team in their roles, whilst constructively challenging their advice and decisions. TWAM’s trading activity currently turns over £815,000 p.a. and, as Chair, you will help increase this to £927,000 by 2022. You will have excellent chairing skills and an understanding of legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of directorship and the roles of boards. You will be able to discharge non-executive responsibilities (such as audit, governance and risk management skills) as well as organise, coordinate and follow through on key decisions; manage competing or differing views, and positively challenge to achieve the desired outcome. Quote: TWAM.
These are challenging times for the NHS nationally, and locally too. York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is looking to manage the succession of the Non-Executive Directors of the board, and to strengthen the capability of the board still further. Specifically, we seek to appoint 2 Associate NEDs: one of whom will have senior clinical leadership experience and the other will have a strong background in complex, transformational or digital change. Our NEDs play a critical role in the effective governance of the trust, providing independence and challenge, as well as support and a total commitment to the enduring values of NHS: the role of NEDs has never been more important. Successful applicants are likely to be naturally strategic in their thinking, familiar with complex organizations, energized by change, driven by a desire to provide the very best standards of care to patients and service users, and robust and resilient in their approach to working life. We are always interested in meeting applicants from diverse backgrounds who can add different perspectives to our debate at board. NEDs will be crucial to the seamless succession of our NEDs at Board. Quote: York.
I am looking for somebody to join our insurance business in Saffron Walden. We are a privately owned insurance provider specialising in Surety Bonds, Warranties, Personal Guarantee Insurance, Latent Defects Insurance, Insurance Backed Guarantees, Ancillaries, and Captive Insurance Structures. The group operates via regulated companies in the UK, Gibraltar and Guernsey and writes business throughout Europe. Founded in 2003 our CEO has over 25 years’ experience in the Insurance industry. We are seeking someone to work with us who will report to the CEO in respect of all matters Financial and Compliance providing monthly updates and MI. The ideal candidate will possess Accounting, Compliance, IT systems and process knowledge acquired in the Financial Services space. Salary and conditions to be discussed. The role will be based in Saffron Walden but will involve occasional travel to London, Guernsey and Gibraltar. We have the capacity to grow rapidly and is seeking experienced hardworking colleagues to join its team. Quote: Bidwell.
I represent an investment group that will be acquiring and consolidating target companies in the healthcare industry. We see an excellent opportunity for significant growth consolidating the industry today. In our roll-ups, we will be implementing our proven methodology for consolidation and exponential growth. We are currently looking for ideally retired or active partner from a top firm that has experience in M&A transactions to join our board as director (non-executive) ,CFO(executive) and Industry Expert (care homes preferably, NHS etc.) to help with our roll up and rapid expansion. Quote: Petkov.
Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service serves the public by delivering the sentences and orders of the Courts. Our responsibility is to protect the public and to reduce reoffending – Preventing Victims by Changing Lives. Our role is to deliver and manage world class prison, probation and youth justice services in England and Wales. We aim to provide safe, secure and decent prisons and community services that protect the public, supporting offenders to reform through tackling the underlying causes of offending. Our goal is to provide a continuous path to reform by integrating the prisons system more closely with services in the community and making better use of early interventions. We are also aiming to deliver more effective and tailored interventions for those in our care who are vulnerable or have distinct needs, such as women and young offenders. We are seeking a high calibre individual with a background in either financial scrutiny and risk management or experience of delivering a strategy and/or strategic change. Role – • Sit on the Agency Board and the Agency Audit and Risk Committee, chaired by a Non-Executive Director. • Advise on business performance and transformation, strategy and the effective management of the Agency. • Provide independent scrutiny as part of the Agency’s governance arrangements. • Advise on implementation of Government and Departmental initiatives and policies. • Work with Executives and their offices to continue to improve the performance of the Agency. Person – • Proven senior leadership experience in a complex business environment in the private, public or voluntary sectors. • Extensive experience of risk, performance and financial management. • Ability to bring external, private or social, experience to bear in the government operating environment. • Sound judgement and a high level of integrity and a commitment to the seven principles of conduct in public life. • Have a clear understanding of the key challenges faced by the changing role of the public sector. Quote: 64845.
Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service sits at the heart of the justice system and affects the lives of millions of people each year. We are responsible for administering the criminal, civil and family courts and tribunals in England and Wales and non-devolved tribunals in Scotland and Northern Ireland. We are committed to supporting a fair, efficient and effective justice system delivered by an independent judiciary. We are ambitious for the future. We have recently embarked on a £1 billion transformation programme, which will see us create a world class, cutting edge courts and tribunals system. Our programme of reform – the ambition of which is unmatched globally – will create new ways of working, but also provide entirely new ways to access justice, which are both efficient and work better for service users. We are seeking to appoint a successor to Robert Ayling, who is scheduled to step down at the end of his second term. Our new Chair will provide ongoing leadership, vision and direction to the Board as we continue the task of delivering the most significant set of reforms to the justice system since Victorian times. Role; Ensure that the Board sets overall strategy and objectives and provides advice, challenge, counsel and support for the Chief Executive and Executive team in achieving those objectives; Maintain strong relationships with stakeholders, including Ministers, senior judiciary, legal professionals and key influencers; Chairing Board meetings, ensuring collective working and a high standard of open discussion and decision-making. Person; Ability to lead the Board of a major national operational agency, using sound judgment and decision-making to ensure successful delivery in a highly complex organisation; Proven ability to support an organisation through a period of significant modernisation, change and cultural development, gained in either the public or private sectors; Excellent inter-personal skills and the ability to build strategic consensus and to guide strategy development and delivery. Quote: Courts.
The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) is looking to appoint two individuals as Board Members of UK Sport. UK Sport is a non-departmental public body, sponsored by DCMS. UK Sport is the nation’s high-performance sports agency, funded by the Government and The National Lottery. Its vision is a nation inspired by Olympic and Paralympic success, and the mission is to drive and showcase British medal success on the world stage. UK Sport’s investment and strategic direction helped British sports and athletes deliver 65 Olympic and 120 Paralympic medals at London 2012, four Olympic and six Paralympic medals at Sochi 2014 and a record 67 Olympic and 147 Paralympic medals at Rio 2016. The UK Sport is currently made up of 10 non-executive Board Members, including the Chair and representatives from the Sports Councils of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The Board is appointed by the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport. UK Sport is now seeking to appoint two additional Members to their Board. Quote: UK Sport.
Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service serves the public by delivering the sentences and orders of the Courts. Our responsibility is to protect the public and to reduce reoffending – Preventing Victims by Changing Lives. Our role is to deliver and manage world class prison, probation and youth justice services in England and Wales. We aim to provide safe, secure and decent prisons and community services that protect the public, supporting offenders to reform through tackling the underlying causes of offending. Our goal is to provide a continuous path to reform by integrating the prisons system more closely with services in the community and making better use of early interventions. We are also aiming to deliver more effective and tailored interventions for those in our care who are vulnerable or have distinct needs, such as women and young offenders. We are seeking a high calibre individual with a background in either financial scrutiny and risk management or experience of delivering a strategy and/or strategic change. Role – • Sit on the Agency Board and the Agency Audit and Risk Committee, chaired by a Non-Executive Director. • Advise on business performance and transformation, strategy and the effective management of the Agency. • Provide independent scrutiny as part of the Agency’s governance arrangements. • Advise on implementation of Government and Departmental initiatives and policies. • Work with Executives and their offices to continue to improve the performance of the Agency. Person – • Proven senior leadership experience in a complex business environment in the private, public or voluntary sectors. • Extensive experience of risk, performance and financial management. • Ability to bring external, private or social, experience to bear in the government operating environment. • Sound judgement and a high level of integrity and a commitment to the seven principles of conduct in public life. • Have a clear understanding of the key challenges faced by the changing role of the public sector. Quote: 64535.
We are a university where curiosity prevails, and where exploring new ways of thinking and pushing boundaries, isn’t just encouraged, it’s expected. We are committed to two things: excellence in teaching and excellence in research. Our students are members of a unique, transformational living and learning community which empowers them with the skills to make a difference to the world around them. We are looking for new members of our University’s governing body to join our community and help shape our future success. In evaluating progress against our ambitions, we are proud to be Gold rated in the Teaching Excellence Framework 2017. We’re also in the top 20 for research excellence in the Research Excellence Framework 2014, top 15 in England for student satisfaction (National Student Survey 2017) and ranked as the 15th most international university in the world (Times Higher Education April 2017). Financially we are operating from a position of strength, with continued growth in our annual surplus, ongoing investment in our world-class estate and an annual contribution to the UK economy of over £500m. To maintain our competitive edge, during a period of unprecedented change for the higher education sector, we need to continue to think and act in different ways. We are therefore seeking to enhance further the expertise and diversity of our University Council, our principal governing body, through the recruitment of new Council Members. We are seeking outstanding individuals with the requisite intellectual capacity, commercial acumen and strategic leadership experience to support us in shaping our transformational agenda. This is an exciting opportunity to make a significant contribution to our future direction of travel during a rapidly changing global environment. We are home to the curious, brave and bold. If you share our passion and have the skills and experience we seek, we would be keen to hear from you. Quote: Essex.
Trustee and Strategy & Finance Committee – Chartered Institute of Marketing. Are you interested in Strategy and Finance? Have you thought about possibly giving something back, to further your career objectives and to gain personal board level experience? CIM is looking for a trustee to join their board and to be a key member of its Strategy and Finance Committee. Candidates must be a qualified accountant and be a member of one of the relevant accounting bodies. Quote: Spencer.
I am looking for an NED. Must be solicitor with minimum 5 years PQE and unblemished PC. Would suit a locum or homemaker. This is essentially to keep make up the Board of Directors to 2/3 Directors so that we can stay on mortgage panels. We would pay for annual PC renewal, a stipend and D & O Insurance. Quote: Matrix.
We are looking for a top qualified nutritionist and neuroscientist (with experience in the area of cognitive decline). We are Manchester based and own a diversified portfolio of businesses from renewable energy to commercial property both in the UK and the US. We have around 5,000 employees and $1bn annual turnover. We are looking for 2 NED’s to provide advice and guidance on a project we are currently involved with that focuses on brain health. We are adopting a holistic approach via education, physical exercise, diet, social interaction, cognition training apps and nutraceuticals. This will be an Ecommerce business start-up. We are currently collaborating with Cambridge University regarding nutraceuticals and brain training games that have a strong evidence base. This will be an ongoing relationship. We would like to bring to market products of the highest quality that are safe and clinically effective. Quote: Murray.
Northwest Company (Manchester) with business interests in the UK and US requires a NED with experience in telecoms M’s & A’s. Quote: BrianM.
Non-Exec required with a food industry background, preferably in Petcare with an international bias to help a successful specialist engineering company in the south east of England expand its customer base. Ideally held a senior commercial or engineering position in an international company with an understanding of the challenges facing the food production business. Required 4-days per year plus ad-hoc days as required. Quote: Mortlock.
We looking to form a Joint Venture Partnership with an estate agent chain and architecture company. As an organisation we provide Quantity Surveyor, Architecture, and Planning services. Our company is the leading firm in Gravesham borough and surrounding areas, our structure is proven site are turning over £400k in fees per annum, expanding to new offices in 6 months. 8 members in the team, and once moved to office we will house 20 new members inwards to a major expansion programme. We have a carved a model that will grow tenfold to 50 post codes that we are tapping into. On board RIBA/RICS members no work is subcontracted. Proud to be project managing the build of the tallest skyscraper in Kent. A major client whom is a European fund and is seeking £50m in spend of which £3m is used in this North Kent project. We are looking for 6 NED’s to unite with us for mutual growth to achieve the goal to become a lead organisation in the South East, and grow the profits. Quote: Jaspal.
We are a consortium purchasing businesses in the Freight & Logistics Sector in the South-East of England, with annual turnovers of £1M to £6M. We are interested in N.E.D of former fortune 1000 firms. The candidate has to be familiar with M&A, with a history of doing many business transactions. Candidates committed to and willing to contribute their time, wisdom, credibility, and prestige to take us to the next level of exponential success. Quote: Milo.