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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. Please note closing date is 10th December 2018.
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 email@example.com 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.
CIM (Chartered Institute of Marketing) are recruiting an experienced senior HR professional to sit on their Appointments & Remuneration committee which supports their Board of Trustees. By joining a committee, you will be supporting CIM’s Board of Trustees and contributing to the organisation’s 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. Committees meet approximately three times a year with additional reading time and preparation. Quote: CIM.
Non-Exec Director wanted for specialist technical consultancy operating globally in the Oil & Gas sector. Offices in Northamptonshire in addition to Houston, Kuala Lumpur and UAE. The ideal candidate will have a high degree of industry experience and act as a soundboard on strategic decisions. The NED must have proven experience in driving company growth, with preference given to those experienced in the Oil & Gas and/or Recruitment industries. Quote: OwenG.
Formally established as a Limited Liability Partnership in February 2017, the Public Services Lab is an exciting collaboration between Catch22, Interserve, Big Society Capital and Club Finance. The idea of the Lab is to create a space through which public services can be re-imagined. The new economics make it clear that business as usual is no longer possible and that public bodies will need to think very differently about how they ensure the delivery of high quality public services. Over the last 30 years, people-facing public services have become increasingly bureaucratic, hard to access, and removed from the communities they are designed to serve. This has contributed to stubbornly poor outcomes, driving spiralling costs as service users continue to develop more acute needs that could have been prevented. With conditions in many of our communities worsening, and demand for services soaring there is a need for fundamental improvement. Solving this requires more human, user-focused services that are better able to deliver end outcomes. We believe that the voluntary and community sector can help to drive this improvement with preventative and personalised interventions along with vibrancy, innovation, relationships, social purpose, volunteers and access to communities. It is equally vital that this is done in collaboration with commissioners for services designed around achieving outcomes. Based in the Cunard Building at Liverpool’s Pier Head, the Lab seeks to make a difference to the delivery of public services across the Liverpool City Region. Our first projects are already under way. Quote: Public Services Lab.
We are an investment company, operating nationally throughout England Scotland and Wales our activities are acquiring and developing (SME’s) small to medium size businesses across various industry sectors. We are appointing talented freelance, self-employed energetic individuals to join our regional teams and assist in acquiring and developing businesses. The role includes sourcing business opportunities and participating in the management and development of the business post acquisition. You will be proactive, motivated, with strong commercial acumen, a senior level negotiator, deal maker and team builder, possessing excellent planning, organisational and people skills, having the attitude and ability to initiate change. Experience in business development growth strategies across multiple sectors and ideally being conversant with M&A investment procedures would be advantageous. Exceptional Reward & Remuneration Package; to include equity stake (shares), directorship and an excellent income stream. Apply forwarding your CV., expressing your interest in this excellent opportunity by quoting OAGI.
The University of Worcester is seeking to appoint new independent members of its governing body. We are a dynamic and fast-growing University community that prides itself on its inclusivity, innovative and inspirational teaching, research and leadership throughout the organization. We are seeking applications from high achieving strategic thinkers, with strong analytical and problem-solving skills, awareness of public accountability and whose personal values align with those of the University. During this recruitment round, we are seeking in particular applications from committed candidates with significant experience in the following areas: Alumni relations and development work; IT; Law. The University is committed to promoting diversity throughout the organization and expressions of interest from women, members of minority group or those with a disability would be particularly welcome. The governing body comprises 21 members of whom 15 are independent non-executive members, who each bring significant professional, business and educational experience of working at a senior level in their chosen field. As the University is a charity, members of the board are the trustees. They have oversight of the educational character, reputation, mission and strategy of the University, with specific responsibilities for financial sustainability probity and the effective use of resources. Quote: Worcester.
Sheffield is one of the UK’s leading research-intensive universities with an international reputation for excellence. We are a values-led institution with global purpose and a reputation for the provision of outstanding research, teaching and student experience. We are committed to changing the world for the better through the power and application of ideas and knowledge. Our governing body, the Council, 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 therefore looking to appoint up to three exceptional external Council Members who will make a significant contribution to the University’s future direction of travel and to the effective operation of Council. 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 finance, marketing/communications and the Higher Education arena are particularly welcomed. A strong personal commitment to the values, aims and objectives of the University is also essential. Quote: Sheffield.
Based in Stirling, thinkWhere Limited is a highly respected geographic information services (GIS) and location-based solutions business. The company is recognised at local, regional, national and European levels for its innovative approach to technology development and delivery of GIS solutions. The Company was formed as an arms-length entity from local government in 2007, having traded as a shared service (Forth Valley GIS) since 1996. At present, thinkWhere Limited is wholly owned equally by Falkirk and Stirling Councils who are two of the founding shareholders, and is a company limited by shares. As a result of another unexpected commitment, the current Chair, Bruce Beveridge, will not be available for re-appointment at the end of his current term of office (10th February 2017). The Company is now seeking an independent non-executive Chair to ensure effective leadership and operation of the Board and to actively lead and support the next stage of company development in the interests of increasing market share, turnover and profitability of the business. Quote: thinkWhere.
A Non-Executive director is wanted for a young fast-growing software development and consulting firm based in Milton Keynes and London with a current turnover of £1.2m. We’ve built large applications for some top-tier organisations in banking, property, media and smart-cities. The non-exec will have had senior executive experience within the IT industry, and experience of growth strategies for a start-up company, including advising on generating new sales leads, and contract negotiation. Quote: juxt.pro.
Creative England is dedicated to unlocking the creative power of our country to drive national prosperity. Against this background of success, and with a high-profile Board of committed and experienced Non Exec Directors, Creative England recognises that it must continue to innovate and grow if it is to serve a fast-growing sector of the economy at a time of major shifts in the political and economic landscape. We are now looking for an exceptional, inspirational Chair to lead the organisation though its next stage of growth. If you are an outstanding natural leader, and skilled communicator; if you can manage an organisation of many parts and constantly changing demands; if you want to play a part in helping some of England’s most creative young businesses thrive in the future – this is a role for you. Creative England discovers, champions and invests in creative people and creative businesses. We connect talented people and promising businesses with the money, markets and networks they need to thrive. With a focus on digital content ranging across film, TV and games and on the creative application of digital technologies the company’s activities and offices cover England. Quote: Creative England.
We have recently launched Uplond, the luxury products division of R&D Core Limited. We have quickly come to the realisation that we will need an NED who has experience promoting & selling high-end luxury products. We need someone to help us open the doors to the prestigious UK luxury retailers and then help us grow our business by expanding internationally. Quote; Uplond.
Tectrade attacks the toughest, most complex infrastructure challenges for the world’s most data-intensive companies. Our systems software experts design, implement and manage data-optimized infrastructures for the agile, real-time Age of Data. The result: a software-defined data architecture that fits your business needs exactly, without over-provisioning, over-spend, risk or disruption. While our business has been profitable, we have struggled to break through a glass ceiling of £25m revenue and 60 staff. We are looking for someone who has expertise in taking a business like ours and setting in on a path to consistent growth. Our goal is to become a £40m revenue business within three years while maintaining our current ratio of profitability. Our business has been largely predicated on partnering with IBM, we have recently expanded our vendor relationships to increase or relevance to our clients and help our business grow. We would be looking for a candidate who has operational experience in growing a sales and marketing function and setting a business on the path to sustainable growth. Quote: Tectrade.
XacBank is one of the systemic banks in Mongolia which has branch network of 86 branches nationwide with 1,500 employees. XacBank is owned by major international financial institutions including IFC, EBRD, ORIX Japan, and National Bank of Canada. Currently, the Bank is in search for a retail banking expert experienced in development and implementation of comprehensive Retail Banking Transformation Strategic Plan focusing on segmentation, products, and distribution channel strategies while leveraging new digital technologies. Quote: XacBank.
We are currently looking for a Non-Executive Director to join our London Board. We require someone with a background in financial services and an understanding of the pensions Industry. You will be commercially astute with the ability to advise and guide the Company in delivering its strategy. Experience in the UK Life & Pensions sector would be advantageous, as would experience in working with entrepreneurial and high growth companies. Quote: NOW.
We are looking for an experienced insurance professional to join us on our Board at this exciting stage in our development. We offer Mercedes-Benz insurance products, on a brokerage basis, both directly B2C and through the Mercedes-Benz Passenger Car, Van and Truck network. Our products range from Motor Insurance to GAP and other motor ancillary products. We currently have a live portfolio of around ~130,000 policies with about 100,000 customers. Our company employs 55 people in total, including a call centre which handles in excess of 200,000 calls per annum. We also manage insurance cover for all Daimler UK Group Companies as well as a significant portfolio of specialist corporate clients. We are looking for a NED to help us transition to a more digital organisation, understanding better the needs of our customers and their willingness to self-service their accounts through our portal, as well as refining our business model with respect to route-to-market and route-to-customer. Daimler Insurance Services UK Limited is part of the Daimler Group of Companies in the UK, based in the Mercedes-Benz Headquarters campus in Milton Keynes. Quote: Daimler.
I have two Trustee roles, 18/20 days per year, to be advertised for the British Council. Here are some details: To focus on organisational transformation/change – possibly with CTO/CIO background; Internal communications. They are looking for people who are the top of their game. These are opportunities to: Join and contribute to an intellectually stimulating environment; Join BC at a very important time; Help influence important world events – e.g. Teaching English to help persuade young people in middle east to avoid Daesh; Deliver benefits to Britain; Travel overseas – interested in other cultures; Could be a retirement opportunity or suit someone who has a portfolio of non exec director type roles or someone who can afford not to work. Could come from an academic background. Probably will appeal to people who are well travelled and interested in international events. Quote: RLain.
I opened a patisserie company called “Gabrielle Paris “. I named my company Gabrielle Paris, in order to be able to sell any kind of product and to not be closed by a special market. I have created a whole universe that engages the client to a luxury pastry world and have one aim: stun, transport and engage all your senses. I want to achieve a fine balance of innovation and tradition for our customers. The real strength of our brand lies in the limitless luxury universe that we have created. The Eclair, the Eclairette and Croquembouches will be our first products marketed. We created the Eclairette based on the same market as the Macaron in order to disrupt it. New concept which opens more doors for corporates, Fashion Week, Haute Couture, Wedding, Birthday,… Any events. Think about a Chanel-like universe centred around the patisserie world and you will get the essence behind our concept. Concept: When Haute Couture meets Haute Cuisine. One sentence: Gabrielle on your lips. I would like to sell more than a product, I would like to sell a whole concept and the product to be marketed as unique pieces and jewellery. Establishing in London will permit us to confirm that our business model is sustainable. We are looking to expand to the UAE, Tokyo, New York and Singapore. I am still looking for investors. That is why I would like to employ a non executive director in order to give more credibility to my project and the experience that I don’t have. Quote: Gabrielle.
P2P lending platform launching shortly with the benefit of an internationally recognised brand owned by a well-known billionaire. CV which includes, Banking, Risk, Treasury or FCA would be helpful. Quote: Candole.
Currently pursuing strategic acquisitions in two sectors – financial services as well as food and beverage. Currently looking to fill NED positions with people that have strong sectoral experience in either, turnaround and restructuring and played operational roles in any of these sectors. Quote: Okon.
Leading technology company working in the payments and payroll space is currently seeking a experienced non-executive director with a strong background of working in regulated entities. We have specific interest in professionals with a background in payments services, e-money, law and/or general banking to serve as a director for a brand new entity being formed in our corporate structure. The organisation is in process of being regulated for providing payments services, which promises to be an exciting time for the prospective director to join our organisation. Quote: Qayyum.
The Federation of Sports and Play Associations (FSPA) is the national not-for-profit umbrella trade body representing and promoting the interests of 14 trade associations and over 500 member companies within the UK Sports and Play Sectors. A new position of Executive Chair of the British Golf Industry Association (BGIA) which is a trade association under the FSPA has arisen. Summary of Responsibilities: Leadership and direction of the BGIA Executive Board. The Chairs aim is to enable the Executive Board to fulfil their responsibilities; Continue to Raise the Profile of the BGIA, and ensure that the Associations views are communicated to target audiences and the media; Through the Executive Board to have overall strategic responsibility for BGIA; To represent the organisation externally with key stakeholders and with senior figures nationally; Commitment is up to 40 days per year, including contact via telephone/email with a daily rate of remuneration plus expenses. Quote: Montgomery.
A Financial services company is looking for an NED. The ideal candidate would have held a governance role in financial services, particular where this involved elements of compliance oversight and regulatory involvement. A holder of CF10 and or CF11 status would be advantageous but not a must have. And familiar with safeguarding legislation and fiduciary duties. Quote: Ibekwe.
We are an income protection provider that is fully owned by its members and with a reputation for protecting its members that stretches back nearly a hundred years. Due to planned retirements from its Board of Directors, it is seeking a new Non-Executive Director. Candidates must be willing to spend at least two days a month working for us. In return they will be remunerated through an annual fee and attendance allowance that is regularly reviewed and is currently worth on average £15,000 a year including travel expenses. Our prime requirement is for an experienced dental professional who has knowledge of how recent changes in the industry have been implemented to organize our Marketing strategy to recruit new members from the profession. Our client is based in England with the majority of meetings held in London. Quote: Thompson.
We are looking to appoint a non-executive director to join a board already comprising two other non-executives. The skill-set we require are in areas of strategic business and enterprise technology. The board meets once a quarter and informal meetings with the directors to address any issues arising. Remuneration is negotiable, experience of enterprise scaling through technology is our key requirement. Quote: Solomon.
M & A expert is sought for my board.
I have a world class chairman and now I am looking for similar calibre M & A man/lady to come on board and to add to our collective experience and skills. Someone who is either retired or semi-retired with a list of deals that he/she has done. It is a non-exec board position with 1% to 2% equity stake as well as bonus. Quote: Nazirh 1.
Marketing director (non exec) required.
If you have spent your life in the trenches and consider yourself to be a marketing expert then I invite to join my board of directors. This position will suit someone who is either retired or semi-retired. The area of business is health and the growth is to come through acquisitions. The successful candidate will have 1% to 2% equity plus bonus. I have a world class chairman and I am looking for a world class team. Quote: Nazirh 2.
Industry expert health area.
Industry expert in the health area is required to join my board (non exec). The right candidate will have spent 20 plus years in the health area with extensive knowledge of the sector. Someone who has had roles at the board level. This board position will suit someone who is either retired or semi-retired. The successful candidate will be given a 1% to 2% equity stake depending on their respective involvement/commitment and be paid a bonus too. You will be joining a world class team because my chairman is world class. Quote: Nazirh 3.
I am seeking NEDs who would be interested investing up to £400k to get involved in an internet (sending e-mails to the board ) marketing / business/ product development/branding/ip protection / business planning etc consultancy to CEOs of UK blue chip / Global companies turnover 20M+ to 10B+ turnover, to also provide access to potential Global investors. No accountancy/legal/marketing company provides such a service. I am a Global marketer/innovator part of a high profile team. Quote: Sanders.
We require a talented experienced senior executive (NED) to join the board, as director of a newly formed holding company that will be specialising in M&A activities, acquiring SME’s. The board of directors will comprise of successful individuals with clear expertise in acquisitions providing and implementing growth strategies for SME’s. Quote: O A G I.
We are an energy development company based in London. Our focus is renewable energy resources. We are currently working to develop a 50MW project using biomass straw in Poland and have six more projects on the drawing board in the UK and Poland. Our team is technically well qualified and have engaged the leading consultants in this technology. However, we lack some credible names to be part of our board in advisory capacity. I am writing to you to find out if you may have leads to some names who could lend credibility to our projects and also provide, from time to time, useful advice. We are quite open to, and in fact would also heartily welcome women in top position. We believe that they add tremendous value to companies if their expertise is technically at par for the same job as for men. Energy focused NEDs could be useful. but there could be others from high finance and company management that could be equally useful. Quote: Sood.
We looking for a member for the Joint Independent Audit Committee which has been established by The Police and Crime Commissioner for Lincolnshire and the Chief Constable. Quote: Lincolnshire.
Santok Group, a highly successful Technology/Telecommunication business, is in search for an experienced Non-Executive, with vast knowledge and contacts in the Technology/Telecoms industry and Private Equity/Venture Capital, to assist us in achieving our goal. Details of our strategy will be discussed during the first meeting. Quote: Santok.
Wanted by an established Reading based expert telecommunications reseller with t/o circa £1m, having recently purchased from the defence industry and now developing world leading remote collaboration software with global potential. Highly ambitious growth plans with primary target markets of International Oil & Gas, International construction and architecture. Quote: Jocelyn.
Financial/Business NED wanted for Start-up Specialist Veterinary Referral Hospital: A for-profit hospital (pre-funding) affiliated with a newly formed charity (veterinary care, education, community); Sole founder with limited business experience looking for a NED to provide experience and expertise for fund-raising, pre- and post-launch phases; Veterinary sector experience not required; healthcare, dentistry, or ophthalmology experience preferred but not a pre-requisite; Private equity experience/contacts desirable but not a pre-requisite; Equity is being offered by way of remuneration for this role. Quote: Jasani.
We are a long standing company operating in the security sector with a reputation for providing excellent service and integrity. We are looking for a Qualified Accountant with proven experience of operating at Board level, ideally in the business services sector. The successful candidate will chair the Audit Committee so must have commercial acumen, strategic understanding and strong communication skills. Quote: Declan.
Ever since RICS was established, it’s been our mission to set the highest professional standards. Over a hundred years later, that hasn’t changed. But the world we work in has. Today, as new economic powers emerge and development booms, there’s a greater need than ever for high standards in land, real estate, construction and infrastructure. A recognised authority, both in the UK with a growing reputation around the world, we can play a central role and set benchmarks across the globe. With our influence, tomorrow’s world can be built on solid principles that result in a safe, well-built environment. The RICS are currently seeking a motivated non-executive with appropriate remuneration experience to join its Remuneration Committee. The Committee is responsible to the Management Board for setting and reviewing the remuneration policy of the Institution. In particular the Committee are responsible for reviewing and setting the total remuneration for those senior Executives, Independent Non-Executive Directors and Senior Managers that fall within its remit; this is in order that the Institution is able to recruit, retain, motivate and engage high calibre senior staff to deliver its business objectives globally. A significant proportion of remuneration should be structured so as to link reward to organisational and individual performance to promote the long-term global success of the RICS. The committee meets at least three times per year. Requirements: Ensure the Committee demonstrates a global perspective and reflects the fact that RICS is an organization which is growing internationally; Ensure the Committee is aware of the risks and obligations of an Global organization; Understand and support the RICS corporate strategy, being clear on the committee’s remit within that strategy; Ensure the Committee collectively has the skills to discharge its responsibilities as per its TORs; Represent the Committee at other meetings/functions acting in a representative capacity as required; Develop and promote effective relationships and open communication, both inside and outside of Committee meetings; ‘Role model’ the values and behaviours of the organisation; Ensure all committee members act in ‘collegiate’ fashion, make an effective contribution and take joint responsibility for Committee decisions; Apply the seven principles of public life (The Nolan Principles) within all dealings as a committee member. These are Selflessness, Integrity, Objectivity, Accountability, Openness, Honesty and Leadership. Quote: RICS.
We are one of the most successful independent co-operatives in the UK with gross sales in excess of £1bn and over 8,800 colleagues operating across 16 counties. We are a membership based organisation with our values and our active membership of 320,000 at our core. Our main business activities include retail food and funeral services, although our diverse interests range from coffin manufacture to florist shops and travel agents, as well as the management of a significant property portfolio. We have an ambitious growth strategy and in 2013 were proud to be named UK Co-operative of the Year. We are seeking two Non-Executive directors to join the twelve elected Directors on our Board, contributing to the formulation and approval of commercial strategy and supervising the Society’s affairs ensuring adherence to co-operative values and principles. Candidates should be able to demonstrate enthusiasm for the Co-operative model and an understanding of the difference this has for a Co-operative Board. The roles require active strategic contribution, analysis and decision making, in addition to ensuring the Society is managed effectively and in line with legal and regulatory requirements, best practice and our governance structures. It goes without saying that a Non-Executive Director will have a proven track record of decision making at a senior level, independence of mind and an intuitive understanding of boardroom dynamics. However, in order to provide the breadth of skills and experience to deliver upon our ambitious growth strategy each role will carry a different emphasis; for one position individuals will be preferred who can demonstrate an understanding of commercial funding arrangements and the management of capital requirements. They may have a commercial banking background or have operated on a Board or Committee where this was a significant activity. For the other position individuals will be preferred who have experience in contract, commercial law and governance at a senior level. A professional legal qualification is a pre-requisite. Whilst our priority is to acquire skills in these specific areas, applicants with a generalist finance background, experience in risk management and corporate governance or with pensions experience may also be of interest. Quote: Poole.
St Martin-in-the-Fields is a beautifully restored church in Trafalgar Square. It has an impressive legacy of worship, broadcasting, cultural life and involvement in social issues. St Martin’s is at an exciting time in its history. A major £36m redevelopment is complete, the congregational, commercial, cultural and charitable aspects are all healthy, growing, and expanding. We have ambitions for the future both to do ‘new’ things, and to do ‘old’ things better. St Martin’s is a community of nationally- and internationally-respected organisations, one of which is St Martin-in-the-Fields Limited (SMITFL). SMITFL is a limited company established in 1987 to manage all St Martin’s commercial activities. These include an extensive music programme, two cafés, and a shop. SMITFL makes a significant contribution to funding the wider work of St Martin’s. SMITFL is looking for enthusiastic, energetic and committed people to join its Board as Non-Executive Directors to shape and drive its future. You may have expertise in Events Management, HR, Marketing (particularly via digital media), Social Enterprise, Space Planning, Entrepreneurship, or have other skills that will make a contribution to the commercial, social and cultural life of St Martin’s. If you are interested in becoming a Non-Executive director of SMITFL we would like to hear from you. You will need to able to commit and devote time to the position, probably one day a month. If you volunteer for specific projects this may increase. The role is unremunerated, although reasonable travel expenses are paid, if necessary. Quote: St Martin.
We are a two-site motor retail group in the North-West of England operating a popular European franchise. We are ambitious to grow, have recently formed a group board, and are now seeking an NED with a financial background and experience in the automotive sector. Experience as a mentor would also be helpful. Quote: Worrall.
The type of person we are looking for ideally would have an engineering background and have current experience in a growing a Manufacturing business from turnover circa £10m to £20m in both the UK and Export markets. The Board meets once a quarter mainly in London but on occasion in North Yorkshire. It goes without saying that the candidate should have aspirations for the Company, which are in harmony with the rest of the Board. Be keen to help develop the business, broadly on existing lines. They should not be wholly reliant on the Company for income nor be motivated by the opportunity to derive personal financial gain. They should be keen to acquire shares in the Company. Remuneration would be £12,000 per annum. Quote: Deere.
Looking for investing non executive board members for luxury start-up specializing in formal menswear aimed at high end retailers but more specifically at the export markets looking for UK luxury branded products. The USP is that garments are manufactured in the UK using UK fabrics and materials. The founder is involved in menswear manufacturing/retail for a high end European brand and has the contacts and market know-how. Creative and professional Non- execs with experience and knowledge of luxury goods, export markets and growing brands, please get in contact for more details. Quote: Haigh.
We are a mutual insurance company with over 120 years’ experience of providing great value, high quality insurance to member of trade unions and other like- minded customers within the general public. We are now looking for an experienced Non-Executive Director (or recent Executive) with solid financial experience, preferably gained as an Actuary within the insurance personal lines sector. Knowledge of and experience of risk management as well as direct involvement in the implementation of preparedness for the Solvency II regime, will also be an advantage. Whilst Actuarial experience is desirable, the ideal candidate will possess other commercial knowledge such as previous responsibility for a functional area in their capacity as an Executive Director. Knowledge of and experience within the mutual financial services sector will also be an advantage. The position calls for strong commercial acumen and leadership skills as well as the ability to deliver sound independent judgement but work within a team in a manner that is beneficial to the Company. The ability to commit at least 3 days per month to the fulfilment of the role will be required, to include attendance at Board/ Committee meetings and preparation time. Quote: HDyer.
I am interested in finding a NED to help us build our B2B sales of an innovative high technology electronic product. Skills: Business development, high technology products, B2B marketing, Sales Development, Financing. Based in Surrey. Quote: Papakostas.
We are looking for 2 NEDs for our businesses. One is a furniture and home-wares online retailer, specialising in furniture made from reclaimed materials and quality handcrafted items. The primary skill set would be e-commerce and retail within the interiors sector. The other is an importer and stockist of food additives and speciality chemicals – including guar gum, cassia gum, soya lecithin and oxalis acid. The primary skills and experience should be in food ingredients, import and also oil and gas experience would be of interest to us as guar gum is frequently used in fracking. Our objectives: Both business are at a stage where we would like to have the input/guidance of an experienced NED who can help us to grow the business and to build them to a point where they can stand alone. We are based in Pinner (North-West London). Quote: Rughani.
We are a rapidly growing Oil & Gas Service provider, with offices in the Midlands (UK) and Houston (USA). We provide Inspection Consultancy & QA/QC Recruitment to the energy sector. We are looking for a Non-Executive Director, ideally with director level experience in sales/business development, operations, or commercial & contracts. The ideal candidate should have worked for a major global Inspection/recruitment company (ie Intertek/Moody, Velosi, DNV/Det Norsk Veritas, GL Noble Denton, Air Energi, Brunel, Fircroft etc), interacting with global Oil & Gas Operators (ie BP, Chevron, Exxonmobil, Petrobras, Statoil, Total etc) and Engineering Procurement Contractors (ie AMEC, Bechtel, CB&I, Fluor, Foster Wheeler, KBR, Worley Parsons etc). The scope of work will be assisting the management team by developing the company’s growth strategy to facilitate expansion into new regions, re-defining current value proposition and sales offering, optimising internal processes & quality systems, and support in acquisition of new clients and contracts. Quote: QA/QC.
We own and manage approximately 6,000 homes across the south of England. We are a rural specialist with a strong commitment to environmental sustainability and innovation. We are seeking up to three new Board members with strong financial skills and/or experience of the housing association sector. We are particularly looking for chartered accountants and/or candidates with a strong understanding of treasury management and the banking and capital markets. You must be working or have worked at a senior level within your organisation. Having an interest in rural communities and/or environmental sustainability is desirable. You must understand and be committed to the provision of good governance and playing an active role in strategic leadership of the Group. The role requires at least 15 days a year to attend Board and Committee meetings and training and also on occasion to represent us at seminars, staff conference and scheme openings. The Board meets six times a year, mainly in central London. There is an annual fee of £4,500 plus expenses. Quote: Hayward.
We are a new London based reinsurance firm with a focus on business emanating from Africa. The company is currently going through the FCA/PRA regulatory application process and we expect to receive our licence imminently. In the meantime, we are seeking to strengthen our Board with the appointment of a Non Executive Director Chairman. As well as providing leadership for the Board, the minimum requirements of the position are; To be based in the UK; To have an understanding of the Insurance Industry; To have a strong understanding of the UK regulatory regime, and To be able to provide a strong, independent challenge and counter balance to the Executive Board members. This is an exciting opportunity to join the early stage development and be part of the growth of this new organisation which aims to be the leading reinsurance choice for firms across Africa. We are hoping to appoint someone immediately and we estimate that the position would require approximately ten days work per annum. Quote: Mahaffey.
Renewable Energy Company based in Powys, Wales are looking for an NED. To act as Chair of the Board of Directors, offering guidance, support expertise and an objective perspective to the Board on the key matters of strategy, operational management, organisational structure and development, commercial and financial affairs, and risk management. To provide advice, judgment and feedback to the Board of Directors on business planning and Company strategy. To support the Board of Directors in establishing clear objectives for delivering and achieving strategic and business plans. To assist the Board of Directors in setting challenging objectives for improving organisational performance. To contribute towards the leadership, planning and implementation of change. To provide an external perspective to constructively challenge and analyse the development of Company strategy. To ensure that financial information is accurate and that financial controls are robust and defensible. To provide the approval of business plans and annual budgets at Board level. Quote: Trevelyan.
I am the sole Director of a Renewable Fuel (Biomass) Distribution Company. Since August 2013, the company has turned over £200,000 with a gross profit margin of 8%. I would like to build a network of experienced Non-Executives/Mentors/Angels to join me in growing this company, and creating new companies in the future. I am looking for individual/s with contacts and ‘top level’ experience in the following: Finance (Trade); Distribution; Legal; FMCG/Wholesale/Retail; Sales/ Marketing/ Branding. I am flexible over equity and compensation. However, I am looking for people who are motivated by success who enjoy winning! Quote: Biomaster.
As a specialist buildings insurance repair contractor based in Edinburgh, we are looking to appoint a suitably qualified NED who has experience either within an insurance based or loss adjuster role, and experience of contractor works. Our aim is to secure insurance and loss adjuster based contracts within the relevant contractor networks. The vacancy will be divided between not only adapting systems within the business but also growing and securing new business on an ongoing basis. Ideal candidate would be located in Central Scotland and be available 1-2 days per month to attend board meetings in Edinburgh. £Negotiable – Dependant on experience. Quote: Paul Mac.