Debbie Wright

Aug 162018
 

Chair - Castlefield Gallery

Organisation: Castlefield Gallery
Reference:
Vacancy Type: Chair
Deadline: 17th September 2018
Region: Nation-Wide

Vacancy Details

Castlefield Gallery invites applications for the role of Chair of the Board of Directors & Trustees.

Established by artists in 1984, Castlefield Gallery was Manchester's first public contemporary visual art gallery to have opened in the city, and over the last three decades has been a significant catalyst for the region's cultural growth.

Castlefield Gallery is a National Portfolio Organisation of Arts Council England and a Manchester City Council Cultural Partner for 2018/19 – 2021/22. Castlefield Gallery is a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee. The trustees of the charity are also board members of the company.

As we look forward to our 40-year anniversary in 2024 we are seeking to appoint a strategic thinker, and dynamic, committed leader for the role of Chair of Castlefield Gallery. After a successful tenure the current Chair, Marla Cunningham, is due to step down in 2018.

The successful candidate will work with us to shape and lead our next chapter. You will chair the Board of Trustees and work with the Director, to further grow our work, and raise our profile nationally and internationally. You will have a deep interest in contemporary art and be familiar with decision making in both public and private sectors. You will be an established leader with a proven track record, and well positioned to ensure excellent governance and Board performance.

This role is voluntary and reasonable expenses are reimbursed. The Board currently meets in Manchester a minimum of four times annually, with additional occasional meetings and subcommittee group meetings.

If you feel you have the vision, drive and skills to Chair Castlefield Gallery, then download the full recruitment pack below.

Closing date for applications: Monday 17 September 2018, 12noon.

Interviews will be held in Manchester on: Monday 1 October 2018 between the hours of 10am – 6pm.

Castlefield Gallery is committed to promoting equal opportunities, and encourages applicants from all sections of the community.

Advert Start Date: 15th August 2018
Contact Telephone Number: 0161 832 8034
Contact Name: Jennifer Dean
Contact E-mail: recruitment@castlefieldgallery.co.uk
Url: https://www.castlefieldgallery.co.uk/news/recruitment-of-chair-of-the-board-of-directors-trustees/

Aug 132018
 

Non-executive Director - James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

This is an exciting opportunity to make a real contribution to the healthcare of our local community. We are seeking a person living in the locality to join our dynamic Board to help us shape the way that we use our financial resources to provide quality care in an ever changing political landscape.

We provide acute hospital services to the population of Great Yarmouth and Waveney and a substantial number of visitors. Our first priority is to ensure our patients remain central to everything we do and that they always come first.

The Care Quality Commission’s most recent rating confirms that we are a ‘Good’ Trust. We are proud of our hospital and the people that work here; we are ambitious, innovative and focused on continuous improvement, delivering services in different ways to ensure they are sustainable and provide what our patients need. Overall we are doing well, but there is always room for improvement; the financial situation remains an ongoing challenge when balanced against safe, high quality care and access to services.

After a period of hand over, you will take over as Chair of the Board’s Audit Committee, providing an ‘oversight’ role on behalf of the Board, reviewing the adequacy and effectiveness of controls. This will focus on the Trust’s governance processes, risk management and internal control, internal and external audit, counter fraud and financial reporting. We are developing a more commercial approach as an important way of increasing our income to help us develop our site and our services and to maximise the benefit for our patients. This role would challenge and provide assurance on value for money and the effectiveness of systems and processes.

As a corporate Board member, you will work with other Non Executive Directors and the Executive Directors, collectively taking full responsibility for the success of our organisation. Our current Board is very effective and demonstrates shared values. If you are likeminded and are….

Passionate about quality of care

  • An excellent communicator with a talent for influencing change
  • Able to relate to groups and individuals at all levels
  • Skilled at questioning, offering challenge and independent thinking
  • A strategic thinker, giving consideration to complex challenges
  • Honest with integrity and high ethical standards
  • Suitably qualified and experienced

... we would very much value your application. As a diverse multicultural organisation, we welcome interest from all sections of society. A full programme of induction and relevant training will be offered to the successful candidate.

The James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust recognises the requirement to promote health and reduce ill-health. The Trust is committed to the principles of improving working lives through a number of initiatives such as job share, flexible working and the development of a culture of openness and transparency. The Trust is committed to ensuring that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of their gender, race, disability, age, sexual orientation or identity, and religion or belief.

Tier 2 Sponsorship : We are pleased to consider applicants who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK but it is unlikely that we would be able to appoint if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available. Applying for entry clearance into the UK, must provide a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification before making your application to ensure that your application demonstrates that you meet the minimum requirements. Further details and how to apply can be found on NHS Jobs 177-CORP-1113

Please check your account regularly under “My Applications” to view the progress of your applications. If you do not hear from us within 4 weeks, please assume your application has been unsuccessful.

In submitting an application form, you authorise the Trust to confirm any previous NHS service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process.

The Trust will process personal data about you in accordance with and to the extent permitted by Data Protection Legislation in order for the Trust to perform its obligations under this application. Personal data relating to you may be kept electronically or in hard copy format.

Please note that should we experience a high level of interest in this post, the vacancy may be closed prior to the stated closing date.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.opens in a new window

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

Find out more

Please talk to us if you are interested in this role. For an informal discussion contact the Chair’s PA on 01493 452680 to arrange a discussion with Anna Davidson or email directly anna.davidson@jpaget.nhs.uk Arrangements can also be made to discuss the role with the current Audit Committee Chair.

Closing date: Sunday 26 August 2018

Interviews: Monday 17 September 2018

Aug 132018
 

Board Member - Student Awards Agency Scotland

Reference: 1503
Remuneration: £208.12 per day
Location: Edinburgh, City of
Closing date: 02 September 2018 at midnight

Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) is offering an opportunity for an exceptional individual to serve as a Non-Executive Board Member (NEBM).

The Agency provides financial support and advice to eligible students in full-time and part-time Higher Education. In particular, SAAS administers the student support arrangements for Scottish domiciled Higher Education students studying throughout the United Kingdom (UK), and to some out-with the UK, as well as European Union (EU) students studying in Scotland.

Due to the challenges of our improvement programme and emerging priorities we are keen to recruit someone with recent experience or knowledge of the operation of the college sector in Scotland.

Non-Executive Board Members play an important role in the work of the Agency offering advice, support and challenge. We are looking for a highly motivated individual who will bring their considerable skills and experience to help us successfully guide and influence our business, deliver value to our customers and comply with our responsibilities. If you can demonstrate an inclusive approach to dealing with other Board members and stakeholders, have a focus on the ‘big picture' and have college sector experience we would particularly welcome your application.

The appointment will be for a term of three years with the possibility of re-appointment, subject to a satisfactory performance assessment and meeting the continuing requirements of the Agency. All Non-Executive Board Members are appointed by and ultimately accountable to the Chief Executive.

An application pack and full details on this appointment can be found on the public appointments website: www.appointed-for-scotland.org.

We encourage applications from under-represented groups such as people from ethnic minority backgrounds, and people with disabilities.

Application Information

Complete the application form and return by email :

SAAS_NEBMrecruitment@gov.scot

or by post to :

SAAS HR
Non Executive Board Recruitment
G Spur (Room G1)
Saughton House
Broomhouse Drive
Edinburgh, EH11 3UT

Additional Information

Aug 132018
 

Non-executive Director - University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

We are recruiting a non-executive director for University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust. Candidates will need to have senior level finance experience ideally with a recognised financial qualification. The successful candidate will also become Chair of the Audit Committee.

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Essential criteria

You will need to have a genuine commitment to patients and the promotion of excellent health care services. You will have senior level finance experience ideally with a recognised financial qualification. The successful candidate will also become Chair of the Audit Committee.

You will need to be able to demonstrate you can use your experience to:

  • work alongside other non-executives and executive colleagues and establish your credibility as a Board member through the quality of your contributions
  • bring independence, external perspectives, skills and challenge to strategy development
  • hold the executive team to account by providing purposeful, constructive scrutiny and challenge
  • shape and actively support a healthy culture for the trust

All non-executive directors must champion the standards of public life – by upholding the highest standards of conduct and displaying the principles of selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty, and leadership.

As a future NHS leader, the successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the range of behaviours required to contribute effectively in this board level role.  These are outlined in the NHS Leadership Academy’s Healthcare Leadership Model.

We value and promote diversity and are committed to equality of opportunity for all and appointments made on merit. We believe that the best boards are those that reflect the communities they serve.

We particularly welcome applications from women, people from the local black and minority ethnic communities, and disabled people who we know are under-represented in chair and non-executive roles.

Our recruitment processes are conducted in accordance with the Code of Governance to ensure that they are made on merit after a fair and open process so that the best people, from the widest possible pool of candidates, are appointed.

Application documents

  • Information pack (M1779) PDF, 0 bytes
    This is a comprehensive information pack for candidates, which explains the requirements to undertake the role, as well as details of how to apply and information about the trust.
  • Monitoring form (M1779) DOCX, 200.0 KB
    We like to monitor information to establish who applies for our roles and to ensure no group is treated unfairly. Your answers will be treated confidentially and will not be shared with the selection panel unless explicitly stated.

Closing date for receipt of applications 20 September 2018 at 11am
Information evening The trust is holding an information evening from 5pm to 6.30pm on 17 September 2018 at the Clinical Education Centre, Glenfield Hospital. For more information and to confirm your attendance please contact Mandy Johnson on 0116 258 8940.
Interview date 12 October 2018
Proposed start date 4 November 2018

* Read the information pack to find out how to apply and forward your completed application to NHSI.Chairsandneds@nhs.net

Our recruitment processes are conducted in accordance with the Government’s Principles of Public Appointments and Governance Code and are made on merit after a fair and open process so that the best people, from the widest possible pool of candidates, are appointed. This appointment is regulated by the Commissioner for Public Appointments

Find out more

For an informal and confidential discussion with Karamjit Singh, the Chair of the trust, please contact his PA, Mandy Johnson on 0116 258 8940NHS Improvement – for general enquiries contact Helen Barlow on 0300 123 2038 or by emailing helen.barlow2@nhs.net

Please forward your completed application to NHSI.Chairsandneds@nhs.net

Aug 132018
 

2 external members - Medical Research Foundation - Investment Committee

Organisation: Medical Research Foundation
Reference: IC2018
Vacancy Type: Other
Deadline: 28th August 2018
Region: London

Vacancy Details

Investment Committee Members

Many of the diseases that affect human health have been cured as a result of medical research, but there will always be more to do and there are areas that receive little support – and people's lives that see no improvement. That's where we step in. The Medical Research Foundation is dedicated to improving health through medical research.

A key priority for our Board this year will be implementing our new investment strategy on which our recently established Investment Committee will take the lead. We would like to appoint two external members onto the Investment Committee who will bring their professional experience to ensure that our investment managers are held to account, our investment strategy delivers its agreed objectives and even more funds can be spent on medical research.

The Medical Research Foundation is committed to promoting equality and diversity opportunities and we welcome applications from all aspects of society. We would particularly welcome applications from people from the BAME communities as these characteristics are currently under-represented on the Board.

The Investment Committee is expected to meet twice a year, usually in central London. The positions are voluntary and not remunerated, although reasonable expenses are paid.

The appointment will commence in Autumn 2018.

How to apply

You can find full details of the role and how to apply by contacting Penelope Crockett, Governance Officer (020 7250 8202 or contact@medicalresearchfoundation.org.uk) or by visiting our website at: https://www.medicalresearchfoundation.org.uk/about-us/join-us

  • Closing date: Tuesday 28 August 2018 at 12:00
  • Interview date: first week of September 2018 in central London

Advert Start Date: 13th August 2018
Contact Telephone Number: 020 7250 8202
Contact Name: Penelope Crockett
Contact E-mail contact@medicalresearchfoundation.org.uk
Url: https://www.medicalresearchfoundation.org.uk/about-us/join-us

Aug 132018
 

Non-Executive Directors (Clinical) - Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust

Recruiter: Harvey Nash Healthcare
Location: Berkshire (GB)
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 10 Aug 2018
Closes :24 Aug 2018
Ref: AXWI-765275
Position/Level: Board
Responsibilities: Executive Management
Sector: Healthcare
Contract Type: Permanent
Language: English

Rated as ‘Outstanding’ in the Care Quality Commission review, the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust is a highly regarded district general hospital foundation trust. With a turnover of over £345m, employing over 5,000 staff and delivering care from 5 locations, we provide acute medical and surgical services to a population of 500,000 patients in Reading, Wokingham and West Berkshire and specialist services to a wider population of 1 million across Berkshire and its borders.

We are a designated specialist centre in cancer, bariatric care, heart attack and stroke and have many things to be proud of, including the fact that heart attack patients arriving at the Hospital are receiving the fastest lifesaving treatment anywhere in the country.

The Trust is proud to be at the forefront of developing an Integrated Care System (ICS) which will deliver better coordinated services to patients, reducing duplication variation, and therefore ensuring the population’s experience of healthcare continues to improve.

The Trust remains ambitious for its future and is now seeking two exceptional new Non-Executive Directors with clinical backgrounds to support the Board through the continued transformation of the Trust’s clinical services.

The role:

  • To contribute to developing the Trust’s mission, vision and values, ensuring that the Trust’s obligations to its stakeholders and the wider community are understood and fairly balanced at all times.
  • To provide high level clinical scrutiny, challenge and rigour to the Trust’s clinical and patient services, ensuring they are patient-centric, safe, high quality and responsive.
  • Working in collaboration with Governors, providing guidance and support as necessary, in addition to constructive challenge and the ability to ask critical questions, to ensure high standards of probity and governance.
  • Assist fellow Directors in setting the Trust’s strategic objectives and in ensuring that the necessary financial and human resources are in place for the Trust to meet its objectives, and that efficiency and performance is effectively monitored, challenged and reviewed.
  • As a member of the Board, set the tone of the organisation and through effective leadership behaviours help to influence and shape the culture of the organisation.

The Candidates:

Our ideal candidates will:

  • be experienced clinicians with strong management and leadership experience having worked in a senior clinical environment within the NHS, including from an Acute setting, Mental Health, Community Services, Physical Health or Commissioning.
  • have knowledge and experience of working in an organisation known for its patient-orientated focus with a personal orientation toward developing safe, progressive and efficient organisational cultures, driven through strategies aimed to maximise clinical effectiveness.
  • have experience of working with diverse populations and representing a range of interests within a local and regional community.
  • have the leadership qualities required for participating at Board level, maintaining a profile across the Trust and externally, encouraging debate, whilst articulating the highest standards of governance.
  • have a strong commitment to the NHS with an understanding of the key drivers of transformation.
  • have the interpersonal skills to provide challenge and advice to the Board and a series of internal and external committees.

We particularly welcome applicants from ethnically diverse and/or socio-cultural backgrounds, as well as from other underrepresented communities, to ensure the applicant pool is representative of the rich local communities we serve. We value and promote equality and inclusion, and encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly candidates from a BAME background.

For further details and/or informal visits please contact Owen Francis on +44 (0)20 7333 1548.

How to Apply

All applications must include:

  • A full curriculum vitae/resume quoting reference: AXWI-765275
  • A covering letter highlighting the aspects of the job description and Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust that particularly attract you to the post
  • A photocopy of your passport (photo page)

(There is a requirement for all search and recruitment organisations to verify the identity of individuals, to confirm their right to work in the UK. This is a legal requirement placed on us which we have no option but to comply with. http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2003/3319/pdfs/uksi_20033319_en.pdf)

Given the significant public profile and responsibility members of NHS boards hold, it is vital that those appointed inspire confidence of the public, patients and NHS staff at all times. New regulations now require the Trust to make a number of specific background checks to ensure that those we appoint are “fit and proper” people to hold these important roles.

* The equal opportunities monitoring online form will not be shared with anyone involved in assessing your application. This is an optional part of the application process.

For a confidential discussion on these roles contact:

Frank McKenna, Managing Director or Johnny Townson, Lead Researcher, on +44(0)20 7333 1429.

Key milestones:

  • Closing Date: Thursday 6th September 2018, Noon.
  • Final Interview: 11th October 2018
Aug 132018
 

Non-executive Director - West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

Organisation: West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust
Post: Non-Executive Director
Location: Brierley Hill, Dudley, West Midlands
Remuneration: £12,000 pa (based on an average of 4 days per month)

West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (WMAS) is a £240m NHS Foundation Trust providing emergency and urgent services across the West Midlands region to a population of c5.5m people.

The Trust is currently under-represented in terms of people from BME backgrounds and welcomes applicants from these communities. Selection will be on a basis of merit. The Trust has achieved the status of a Disability Confident Employer and guarantees to invite to assessment applicants who meet the criteria for the job vacancy. To ensure the diversity of the workforce and understand the differing needs of our communities, the Trust is committed to the principles of Positive Action.

West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (WMAS) is a £240m NHS Foundation Trust providing emergency and urgent services across the West Midlands region to a population of c5.5m people. The Trust has an exceptional financial track record with growth, great financial stability and resilience during a period of the unprecedented challenge to the NHS as a whole. Whilst facing this challenge we are committed to ensuring the patients receive quality care in the most appropriate settings. This is an extremely busy Trust and we receive around 3500 calls every day from patients requiring our assistance.

We are currently seeking to appoint a Non-Executive Director (NED) to join our Board of Directors and we want to engage with candidates with substantial senior / Board level experience gained within large and complex organisations. We would consider candidates from any sector or profession but those who could bring strong commercial experience to our Board would be of particular interest.

As a Non-Executive Director with our Trust you will provide leadership, independent and objective challenge and diversity to our Board. You will demonstrate commitment to and personal interest in enhancing health and care services and will have the highest standards of personal integrity. You will also be able to demonstrate a clear understanding of and alignment to our values. You will need to be a strategic thinker with experience of operating in a rapidly changing environment.

Candidates must be resident within the operating area of WMAS.

  • Application closing date: Thursday 6 September 2018
  • Shortlisting Interviews to be held: Monday 17 & Tuesday 18 September 2018
  • Final Interviews will be held: October 2018

The West Midlands Ambulance Service wishes to see the community it serves represented at Board level and will therefore particularly welcome applicants from women and black and ethnic minorities.

We do endeavour to respond to all candidates on an individual basis. Therefore we do ask for your co-operation and patience whilst the short listing process takes place. After the closing date please ensure you check your emails & NHS Jobs account regularly as contact is usually made via this method.

Further details and how to apply are available at NHS Jobs vacancy reference 217-VN138-18-19

  • WMAS Information pack PDF, 369.2 KB
    This is a comprehensive information pack for candidates, which explains the requirements to undertake the role.

Aug 082018
 

Treasurer - Headway Black Country

Organisation: Headway Black Country
Reference: Hon. Treasurer and Trustee
Vacancy Type: Treasurer
Deadline: 1st October 2018
Region: West Midlands

Vacancy Details

We are looking for someone with financial skills, ideally in accountancy, to join our Board of Trustees in the voluntary role as Treasurer.

Key aspects of the role are ensuring high standards of financial management and contributing to the strategic plans of the charity.

A full role description is available at: https://www.headwayblackcountry.co.uk/about-us/vacancies/honorary-treasurer-trustee/

Headway Black Country promotes understanding of all aspects of brain injury and provides information, support and services to adults with a brain injury and to their families/carers across the Black Country.

Our Vision is that any person with an acquired brain injury and their family, living in the Black Country, will have access to all the resources and support they need to enable them to live an active and fulfilled life within their family and communities.

We wish to recruit committed, knowledgeable and enthusiastic individuals as Trustees to guide the continuing expansion of our activities.

The Board of Trustees meets six times a year at our head office in Dudley.

Advert Start Date: 6th August 2018
Contact Telephone Number: 01384 869961
Contact Name: Stephen Phipps
Contact E-mail: admin@headwayblackcountry.co.uk
Url: https://www.headwayblackcountry.co.uk/about-us/vacancies/honorary-treasurer-trustee/

Aug 072018
 

Non Executive Director - DAC Beachcroft Llp

Title: Non Executive Director
Location: Bristol, Bristol (County)
Posted: 06/08/2018 (12:29)
Company: DAC Beachcroft Llp

About the Role

Our LLP Group Board (the Board), which has responsibility for the management of the LLP Group delegated to it by the Members (the owners of the business), is seeking to appoint a Non-Executive Director (NED) to the Board.

This appointment is an important one for the firm at a time when we are continuing to build on our improving financial performance as we work to deliver our strategy in a fast moving market that is presenting its fair share of opportunities and challenges.

Our NEDs assist our Board in ensuring the business achieves its objectives by bringing invaluable external insight and thinking alongside experience of the setting and management of strategy, decision making and the oversight of a Group Board. In addition, our NEDs are members of our Audit and Remuneration & Nomination Committees. The duties associated with this appointment, in addition to that of Board member, include Chair of our Audit Committee and membership of our Remuneration & Nomination Committee.

By way of context, our Board currently comprises, in addition to two NEDs (one of whom is retiring), the Senior Partner (acting as Chair), five Elected Members (elected by the Members from within the Member group), the Managing Partner and the Group Finance Director. The Governance Structure of the firm allows for the appointment of three NEDs and the appointment of any additional NED will be kept under review by the Board but there is no current intention to increase the number of our NEDs from two to three.

Core responsibilities

The core responsibilities are set out in our Governance Handbook but in summary the duties are as follows:-

  • To promote the success of the LLP Group for the benefit of the Members.
  • To support the Board in its decision making by ensures that consideration is given to the likely consequences of any decision in the long term, the interests of employees, the impact on community and the environment, the impact on clients, suppliers and others and the need to maintain our reputation for high standards of business conduct.
  • Along with Board colleagues, to both support and constructively challenge the executive members of the LLP Group Board.
  • To assess external and internal risk factors.
  • To help the Board in the development of our strategy.
  • To scrutinise the performance of management in delivering our strategy and in meeting agreed objectives.
  • To monitor the reporting of performance and be satisfied with the integrity of financial information and that financial controls and systems of risk management are robust and defensible.
  • Act as a sounding board for the Senior Partner and Managing Partner (and for the Group Finance Director, in respect of the Audit Committee Chair).
  • Serve as an intermediary for other LLP Group Board members as necessary. By way of background our Board is a relatively new Board four of the five Elected Members having been elected in the last 12 months.
  • To Chair the Audit Committee. By way of background the Committee comprises the Senior Partner, our other NED and two of our Elected Members.
  • To be a member of the LLP Group Remuneration and Nomination Committee. By way of background the Committee comprises our other NED acting as Chair and the Senior Partner.
  • To regularly develop and refresh knowledge, skills and familiarity with the business and supported by our Head of Practice Governance & Risk to have regard to the prevailing law and regulation under which we operate.
  • To uphold high standards of integrity and probity and instil the appropriate culture, values and behaviours (underpinned by Our Cultural Principles) in the Boardroom and beyond.
  • Perform the duties faithfully, efficiently and diligently to a standard commensurate with the role and individual knowledge, skills and experience.

About You

Our ideal candidate will have energy, enthusiasm and time to commit to our business coupled with excellent people and communication skills and the ability to support and challenge the debate in the Boardroom and influence fellow Board members.

We are looking for someone with a finance background. Someone who has worked at a senior level in an audit firm and has Finance Director/Chief Executive experience within medium/large fast moving organisations preferably operating internationally.

Our successful candidate will be able to demonstrate current and relevant Non-Executive Director experience.

As the role will involve

  • Chairing our Audit Committee we are interested in candidates with relevant Audit Committee experience (preferably acting as Chair) coupled with the ability to support the less financially experienced members of our Board in financial data analysis and commercial acumen.
  • Membership of our Remuneration & Nomination Committee we are interested in candidates who have Remuneration & Nomination Committee experience.

Professional services/law firm experience may be considered of value in particular experience in the application of good corporate governance and risk management in a professional services/law firm environment, however, we would not want potential candidates to rule themselves out should they be unable to demonstrate experience in these sectors.

Experience in the areas of innovation/digitisation/AI and enhanced automation would provide useful support to the Board as we consider their potential impact on legal services businesses and consequential changing business models.

We are looking for an individual able to command the respect of our Members and whose ambitions and values align with ours.

"What's in it for me?"

Joining our Board as our second NED will give the successful candidate the opportunity to:-

  • Support the Board of a business that is in a sector that is fast moving and in certain areas overcrowded. One where disruption dominates discussion (new entrants/AI etc), where clients are demanding more (often for less), where attracting and retaining talented colleagues requires flexibility and agility of approach and the ability to invest as never before is critical
  • Play a key role in the continued growth of an International law firm that has outperformed many in the legal services sector over the last three years and whose leading position in the marketplace is increasingly recognised by clients, colleagues and competitors alike
  • Join a Board with a collaborative but appropriately challenging culture committed to the continued success of our business
  • Support the development of our new Board as it moves from the decision-making made at an operational level to that made at a more strategic level
  • Be a part of an organisation that over the last three years has undertaken, alongside the Governance Review, a wholesale review of its Strategy, Vision, Purpose and Values (referred to within our business as our Cultural Principles) to ensure we are clear as to both our intent and our delivery (“the what and the how” of DAC Beachcroft) as we continue to build a resilient business with a sustainable future
  • Support an owner managed business as it continues to move towards a more corporate structure as evidenced by our recently introduced revised Governance Structure whilst seeking to preserve the essence of partnership.

About the firm

With over 2,400 people, DAC Beachcroft combines one of the most comprehensive UK legal networks with coverage across Europe, Latin America, North America and Asia-Pacific. We provide a full service claims, transactional, commercial, risk and advisory capability. We work with clients in a select range of industry sectors and are market leaders in health, insurance and real estate. We are agile, progressive and easy to engage with.

We are committed to supporting the communities where we operate through charitable giving, pro bono work and programmes such as those operated by Business in the Community and The Prince's Trust.

In Legal 500 UK, 2017, the firm received top tier ranking for 29 of its practice areas and 60 practice areas in the top two tiers. In addition, Chambers UK, 2017, awarded 99 rankings to our partners and professionals as leading lawyers and 57 rankings in 30 separate practice areas, 36 of these rankings being in Band 1 and 2.

DAC Beachcroft holds certification under ISO9001, the quality assurance standard and ISO27001, the information security standard.

non-executive director

Aug 072018
 

Non-executive Director - Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust

We are recruiting a Non-executive Director for Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust. Candidates will need to have clinical and patient safety expertise gained from a medical discipline and an understanding of the current quality agenda in the NHS.

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Essential Criteria

You will have clinical and patient safety expertise gained from a medical discipline and an understanding of the current quality agenda in the NHS.

You will need to be able to demonstrate you can use your experience to:

  • work alongside other Non-executives and Executive colleagues as an equal member of the Board
  • bring independence, external perspectives, skills and challenge to strategy development
  • hold the Executive to account by providing purposeful, constructive scrutiny and challenge
  • shape and actively support a healthy culture for the Trust

All Non-executive directors must champion the standards of public life – by upholding the highest standards of conduct and displaying the principles of selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty, and leadership.

As a future NHS leader, the successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the range of behaviours required to contribute effectively in this board level role. These are outlined in the NHS Leadership Academy’s Healthcare Leadership Model.

We value and promote diversity and are committed to equality of opportunity for all and appointments made on merit. We believe that the best boards are those that reflect the communities they serve.

We particularly welcome applications from women, people from the local black and minority ethnic communities, and disabled people who we know are under-represented in chair and non-executive roles.

Our recruitment processes are conducted in accordance with the Code of Governance to ensure that they are made on merit after a fair and open process so that the best people, from the widest possible pool of candidates, are appointed.

Application documents

  • Information pack (M1776) PDF, 282.9 KB
    This is a comprehensive information pack for candidates, which explains the requirements to undertake the role, as well as details of how to apply and information about the trust.
  • Monitoring form (M1776) DOCX, 206.6 KB
    We like to monitor information to establish who applies for our roles and to ensure no group is treated unfairly. Your answers will be treated confidentially and will not be shared with the selection panel unless explicitly stated.

Key dates

Closing date for receipt of applications 6 September 2018
Interview date 21 September 2018

* Read the information pack to find out how to apply and forward your completed application to NHSI.Chairsandneds@nhs.net

Our recruitment processes are conducted in accordance with the Government’s Principles of Public Appointments and Governance Code and are made on merit after a fair and open process so that the best people, from the widest possible pool of candidates, are appointed. This appointment is regulated by the Commissioner for Public Appointments

Find out more

  • For an informal and confidential discussion with the Trust Chair, Geraldine Broderick, please contact Terry Siedlecki on 01603 697 415.
  • NHS Improvement – for general enquiries contact Joe Porter on 0300 123 2908 or by emailing joe.porter@nhs.net
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