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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.
Established in 1998, we provide cloud computing solutions to well over 500 clients, predominantly SME/SMB clients in the UK. We enable companies to cut their IT costs, scale easily, increase staff productivity, work flexibly / remotely and put all of their IT and Telecoms online so that they can work anywhere, anytime from any device. Our hosting provides the latest enterprise class technology; Often traditional small to medium sized businesses find themselves ostracised from this class of technology which we believe is wrong. Security, resilience, disaster recovery and business continuity are at the forefront of our business so you can rest assured your business as well as your data is in safe hands. The platform we have created for our users is more advanced, powerful and sophisticated technology than many corporate networks. At last the SME has somewhere to turn! We have exceptional client retention rates and most of our business has historically come from referrals, but now we are focussed on winning new business. We need to generate more leads/business enquiries and are looking for an NED to introduce our services to decision makers in the UK the SMB space. We are not the cheapest at what we do, as we offer a truly premium service at great value for money, and have expertise/strong case studies across a number of sectors. Quote: Hobbs.
High-profile, successful international entrepreneur has launched LIQUITY, a highly-scalable business that, like a stock exchange, provides liquidity for buyers and sellers of private company shares. Having just closed £150k SEIS-approved funding round, we have a requirement for a part-time Non-Exec Finance Director who should have a formal accountancy qualification, to add substantial value to this exciting high-growth potential company. Successful applicants should have the following: A) Equity fund-raising for an ambitious early-stage venture. Angel Rounds, Series A, Series B. £500k to £5M. B) Expertise relating to investor and shareholder issues in private UK companies; C) Equity finance for medium size high-growth private companies; D) Successful career in Banking or other financial services; The company’s service delivers time-saving and cost effective services for 3 main groups: Directors of private UK companies; an online platform providing a suite of time-saving and cost-effective tools to manage investors and shareholders. Sellers; private UK companies usually have a range of shareholders from founders, to early investors (Friends and Family), to proper Angel investors and then of course up to institutional investors. Plenty of these shareholders are in for the long-run, but plenty also ‘want out’. The platform will enable those shareholders, who want out now, to find investors to buy their shares. All with the cooperation and blessing of the Board of Directors of the company concerned. Investors; the company will offer extensive investor due-diligence tools; enabling investors (both individuals and institutions) to search the web-platform and then assisting the investor to buy shares. Quote: Barry.
An investing, Non-Exec Chairman is wanted for an exciting London-based, highly scalable business that, like a stock exchange, matches investors with those selling shares in established high-growth private UK Companies. The Founder/CEO is a passionate, successful, high-profile international entrepreneur. He considers the truest measure of his success to be how many millionaires he creates. Having recently successfully raised £150k SEIS funding (in under 2 months), we now want to recruit a Non-Exec Chairman to strengthen the Board, provide objective advice, broaden our skill base, and mentor the CEO. We are an aggressive, ambitious business that is hungry for success. LIQUITY’s requirement for the Non-Exec Chairman is a ‘roll your sleeves up and get things done’ type of role. The ideal candidate has: A high-profile, unusually successful track record in banking / finance OR as an entrepreneur; Access to a wide network of people who could become valuable stakeholders in LIQUITY: investors, high-growth private company CEOs, VCs and so forth; the passion, energy, and ability to contribute directly to business development; •expertise in offering independent strategic advisc and consultancy• experience serving as a mentor and relishes that role. Quote: Liquidity.
High-profile, successful international entrepreneur has launched LIQUITY, a highly-scalable business that, like a stock exchange, provides liquidity for buyers and sellers of private company shares. Having just closed £150k SEIS-approved funding round, an investing part-time Non-Exec Technology Director is required to add substantial value to this exciting high-growth potential company. You should have at least TWO of the following: a) Technology leadership role in a financial services business; b) expertise in the SAAS business environment; c) Demonstrate expertise in leadership re-creating an online platform designed to grow an ecosystem of Apps providers, d) Expertise in “post web 2.0” trends in social media, e-commerce, web design. The company’s service delivers time-saving and cost effective services for 3 main groups: Directors of private UK companies; an online platform providing a suite of time-saving and cost-effective tools to manage investors and shareholders. Sellers; private UK companies usually have a range of shareholders from founders, to early investors (Friends and Family), to proper Angel investors and then of course up to institutional investors. Plenty of these shareholders are in for the long-run, but plenty also ‘want out’. The platform will enable those shareholders, who want out now, to find investors to buy their shares. All with the cooperation and blessing of the Board of Directors of the company concerned. Buyers; the company will offer extensive investor due-diligence tools; enabling investors (both individuals and institutions) to search the web-platform and then assisting the investor to buy shares. Quote: Shrier.
SW London-based health & fitness business seeks NED with sector experience; marketing/sales background preferred. Would also consider NEDs with leisure or other B2C industry backgrounds. We have built a 12 week programme of diet, exercise and psychology and are launching it next month – so we are early stage. We already have one NED (former FTSE chief exec) backing us; now looking for a second NED to work alongside. We anticipate fundraising over next 12 months so experience in that also welcome. Quote: Brighta.
We are the Kensington and Chelsea Forum for Older Residents. We are the Royal Borough’s largest independent older people’s forum dedicated to creating an environment in which older people are active partners in the decisions that affect their lives. We seek higher standards of housing, health, social care, transport, leisure facilities, safety and community services for the older residents of the Royal Borough. We have a record since our inception in 1996 of helping older residents gain the confidence to influence decision-making processes. Our diverse membership represents the entire Borough and currently stands at nearly 1000 members. We have enormous recognition in the Borough and have worked in partnership with the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and NHS Kensington and Chelsea. We are looking for retired professionals who have an interest in our principles and who live in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea who would care to join our organisation as trustees. Quote: Kensington and Chelsea.
We are an innovative and dynamic firm of Chartered Accountants, utilising a ‘shared services’ model to deliver exceptional value to clients in the SME and Small Cap sectors. Processes are in place ready for the next phase of growth. What we require is a couple of NEDs who, in return for reward based equity/remuneration, can help the business to grow. Ideally, individuals with knowledge of Natural Resources/Biotech/IT, skilled and highly-committed to contribute to the on-going development, strategy and public profile. Quote AS2.
We are pursuing a roll up strategy in the food processing sector and recently set up a UK SPV along this line. We are therefore currently looking for an NED that would work with us that has experience in food processing sector, as well as having dealt with private equity firms, fund raising activities etc. Quote: Okon2.
NED wanted with banking and/or legal and/or sales backgrounds. We have developed a private, global, online, member only exchange, which functions in a similar way to a stock exchange, helping businesses quickly source Trade Finance Liquidity from Investors. For Investors: An increasing number of offshore funds provide the Trade Finance Liquidity, via structures based in the Cayman Islands and Bermuda. For Mediators: The Exchange enables you to introduce Investors, other Mediators and Businesses looking for Trade Finance Liquidity. For Businesses: All they have to do is post their requirement, uploading requested information. Quote: Trade Finance Liquidity.
NED wanted with banking and/or legal and/or sales backgrounds. TFE enables consumers to support investment in the entire independent film making process. TFE offers a viable, alternative distribution strategy, built on 21st Century principles and focused on earnings, providing a fair deal for films and hence film makers and investors of all types, from angel to EIS. TFE has invented a ‘joined up’ marketing and audience-building capability, using available technologies and social networks, which supports and augments the way the system currently works. Film entertainment is a series of experiences, each and every consumer selects and appreciates them in their own way. TFE offers consumers the chance to enhance those experiences as part of a symbiotic film investment approach. Quote: TFE.
We are a successful engineering business based in Scotland who have recently expanded into various parts of England via new limited companies. We mainly operate in the water/waste industries providing mechanical, electrical, ICA and telemetry services. Our company based in Birmingham is having difficulty gaining traction and one thought to improve the situation is to appoint a NED to offer a strategic overview. The principal issues are: Sales strategy; Management team support; Operational setup. Quote: IainD.
We are a unique proposition – one of the first of a new wave of local authority owned trading companies, designed to deliver adult care and support. The key is to balance financial sustainability and improved social outcomes in order to become a partner of choice for local authorities seeking both quality and value. The company seeks a proactive Non-Executive Director who is empathetic to all stakeholder needs, be it client or shareholder, to aid growing a successful business. They require real care-sector insight to impact on their thinking across strategy, decision-making, structure, prioritisation and modus operandi. The key is to deliver the highest level of care with cost-effective resourcing whilst generating a commercial return. Familiarity with local authority procurement processes, statutory responsibilities and safeguarding issues are key, all against the back-drop of increasing individual choice and reducing budgets. Reputation, value, quality and service are the watch-words. Capability is more important than qualification but the ability to drill-down beneath KPI’s into the reality of costs, outcomes, service levels, tendering and training needs is critical. You could come from either a care provider or commissioner. You will be an experienced director/Board level operator, but could also be a senior advisor. You will have the currency / credibility to both challenge the executive and represent the organisation externally. Your values will be aligned with our proposition to become a partner of choice. Quote: Wheale.
Our charity is seeking to recruit a Trustee Board member to Chair its newly formed Audit Committee. The Audit Committee will consist of 3 Trustees including the committee chair. Because we anticipate our annual turnover will rise from £4.8m in 2012/13 to £6.8m in 2013/14 we are looking for someone with recent and relevant audit experience in the corporate, public or third sector who also has experience of trusteeship. The Board meets quarterly: sub-committees report to each Board meeting. The time commitment required will normally not exceed one day per month. Meetings are usually held in London. Trustees are elected to serve for an initial three years period which can be renewed for a further three years. Quote: Julie Lane.
Hands on NXD board member for consumer good retail business. Applicant must have international retail experience with an understanding of USA, Asia and European markets. In addition to Non Exec responsibilities they will be responsible for supporting countries leaders in a hands-on way” Quote: Opportunity.
Are you looking to become a Non-Executive Director with a dynamic new social care business? Would you like to help improve the lives of communities through home-focused care and support services? We provide services to older people and adults with learning difficulties, as well as refuges for people who’ve been in abusive relationships. Our philosophy’s all about being ‘there for you’. So we’ve developed a range of care and support services designed to have a positive impact on people’s lives. But we know we can do much more. That’s why we want you to share your expertise and experience. We are looking for a strategic thinker with experience within social care or health. And you’ll be committed to the highest standard of governance. More than anything, you’ll have the strength of mind and personality to make a real contribution in the board room. Our Non-Executive Directors receive £4,000 a year for their contribution to the business, plus expenses. If you’re interested in helping us deliver even better and stronger services for our many thousands of customers, we’d love to hear from you. Quote Aster.
A small but established London based Film and TV production company has an opening for an investing NED. Business expertise is particularly sought in fundraising, VCT or PE funding, and/or in corporate accountancy to complement the existing team which consists of a Producer, Director/Writer and Executive Producer. The assets of the business include: a third immediate income share and 50% profit share in a fully funded completed feature film with a distribution deal already in place; a 50% profits share in a second fully funded feature film currently in post-production, ownership of a third feature film proposal with an internationally respected lead Actor attached, copyright in a large number of screenplays and documentary proposals, copyright in an archive of a large number of completed television documentaries, some recently digitised. The Company is therefore now in a strong position to exploit a range of opportunities and is seeking additional expertise and an (EIS qualifying) equity investment of between 75 and 100K GBP to move the business to the next stage. This is a tremendous opportunity to join an experienced and ambitious team in a fascinating industry that benefits from lucrative tax incentives. Quote: PDunphy.
Enterprise Northern Ireland (EMI) was set up in 2000 by the Local Enterprise Agency network to represent the 31 Local Enterprise Agencies throughout Northern Ireland. ENI Currently operates at three levels: Representation -ENI represents the interests of local enterprise agencies and lobbies on behalf of small businesses; Member Services – ENI provides a range of services for members, including, continual professional development, joint purchasing, business development and policy papers; Contract Holder – ENI holds national enterpnse and entrepreneurship contracts which are delivered by its member agencies. The position of Chair is a key appointment as ENI evaluates its mission in the midst of changing economic development structures and as the company embarks on a new three year plan. We are therefore looking for a person who has: a minimum of 4 years’ experience gained in the last 7 years of board level decision making, including at least 2 years’ as chair; a working knowledge of local and central government and a well-developed network within this sector; a thorough understanding of corporate governance issues. This position will therefore appeal to those visionary persons who are effective communicators at all levels of management, have a passion for enterprise, entrepreneurship and the social economy, are commercially astute and are prepared to act as an Ambassador for ENI as it continues to operate at the forefront of delivering highly successful enterprise and economic development contracts. Quote: ENI.
The North Yorkshire Local Safeguarding Children Board are looking for an outstanding leader with extensive experience of child protection and safeguarding children to take on the role of Independent Chair. With a successful track record at executive level, you will have an excellent knowledge and understanding of local and national safeguarding agendas and of recent developments in health and social care, legislation and research underpinning this work. You will be required to represent the LSCB locally, regionally and nationally. In addition you will have experience of chairing complex professional and strategic meetings, a clear understanding of the changing role of an LSCB, excellent leadership skills, a proven ability to think strategically and the ability to resolve issues through negotiation. The Board has a wide representation and a high level of commitment from key statutory and third sector organisations in this large and rural county. Quote: LSCB.