Debbie Wright

Apr 132018
 

Up to two Associate Non-executive Directors - Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust

We are recruiting up to two Associate Non-executive Directors for Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust. These are exceptional opportunities to share your talents and expertise to make a positive difference to the lives of people in your community.

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The opportunity

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust is a large acute hospital trust in the south east of England. The Trust was legally established on 14 February 2000, and provides a full range of general hospital services and some areas of specialist complex care to around 560,000 people living in the south of West Kent and the north of East Sussex.

The Associate NED role is used successfully in the NHS to support Board succession planning and achieving a balance of Board level skills. Although not legally a member of the Board and does not participate in any formal vote, the individual is an integral member of the wider Board team comprising executive and non-executive roles and attending Board and key committee meetings as required.

The successful candidates will be appointed by the Trust but may also be considered for appointments as a NED of the Board in future, should vacancies arise and they have the appropriate skills.

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 experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Organisational change management expertise gained at a strategic level
  • A portfolio of high level governance and organisational skills including strategic planning, financial management, risk management, performance management and service development
  • Commercial management experience gained in a major contracting environment ideally with a recognised professional qualification and experience of managing significant budgets

You will also 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.

Applicants should ideally live in Maidstone or have strong connections with the area.

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.   

Application documents

Information pack (S1665) PDF, 455.4 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 (S1665) RTF, 1.9 MB

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.

Application process

Closing date for receipt of applications * 11 May 2018 at 11am
Interview date 25 May 2018
Proposed start date To be confirmed

* Please forward your completed application to public.appointments@nhs.net

This appointment is regulated by the Commissioner for Public Appointments

Find out more

For an informal and confidential discussion with David Highton, the Chair of the trust, please contact Kevin Rowan on 01622 228 698 extension 28698

NHS Improvement – for general enquiries contact Miriam Walker on 0300 123 2059 or by emailing miriam.walker@nhs.net

Apr 132018
 

Independent Chair - Table Tennis Wales

Job Reference: BBBH10352
Location: Wales > Cardiff > Cardiff
Salary / Hourly Rate: annum
Sector: Senior Appointments
Job Type: Permanent
Start Date: asap

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Job Description

Non Executive Director,

Chair, Table Tennis Wales

At an exciting time for Table Tennis Wales, we are currently seeking a Chair to drive the strategy and direction of the organisation. Our vision is that table tennis in Wales will continue to be a growing and successful sport.

We are looking for an individual with an interest in the sport sector who has the skills and abilities that can effectively lead the sport including integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty, and leadership.

The Chair will lead and manage the Board of Table Tennis Wales and will be required to develop a vision, strategy and related policies in collaboration with the Executive Directors, staff and key volunteers. We strongly recommend that potential applicants read the person specification/role description to understand the role, commitment and the skills and competencies we are looking for.

Table Tennis Wales is a company limited by guarantee and all Board Members are Directors of the company. Table Tennis Wales is committed to equality of opportunity and the formation of a balanced, inclusive and skilled board and we positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of race, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion or beliefs.

Please submit a CV with a supporting letter which sets out how you meet the person specification and your suitability for the role

Role Summary

TTW Chair Key Responsibilities

  • To lead the board in promoting and directing Table Tennis Wales to meet its primary objectives, including setting the organisation's vision, values and strategic direction
  • With the board, to ensure TTW's organisational structure and capability, including the resources available, are appropriate for implementing the strategy
  • To ensure the effectiveness of the board in securing the long-term success of the organisation and the sport of Table Tennis
  • To manage, support and act as a trusted adviser to the General Manager, liaising closely and holding them to account for the achievement of agreed plans while maintaining a high level of staff morale, commitment and motivation
  • To be an ambassador for the sport of Table Tennis and to assist the General Manager in developing and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders and funders
  • To ensure the board maintains careful oversight of any risk and/or financial standing of the organisation
  • To ensure that decision-making is democratic, and everyone can make a full contribution in meetings; enable the Board to function as a team
  • Able to "lead from the front" in terms of demonstrating the highest standards of integrity at all times. Ensure that Board and Staff aspire to best practice in all areas of corporate and sport governance

Person Specification

The successful candidate will have a proven track record of effective leadership in an organisation with multiple stakeholders. They will demonstrate credibility and gravitas to lead the organisation and represent table tennis at the highest levels. An interest in sport and table tennis is desirable.

Role Competencies

  • Commitment to Table Tennis Wales, its values, goals and ethics
  • Can drive and develop high performing boards
  • Can inspire with confidence and commitment, encouraging all Board members to contribute to ensure fulfilment of strategic aims
  • Understanding of the environment
  • Understanding the contribution sport makes to society and the funding available to sports bodies
  • Influencing skills
  • Strong interpersonal and negotiation skills, with the ability to develop effective partnerships and gain commitment
  • Understanding of good corporate governance
  • Has experience of applying sound governance principles to decision-making, systems and structures.
  • Understanding of sports governance
  • Knowledge of sport-related governance standards and challenges, including important areas such as safeguarding, anti-doping
  • Highly developed communication skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. Able to adapt communication and messages to a variety of audiences
  • Values-based behaviour
  • Displaying integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty, and leadership.
  • Instils trust and confidence and behaves in a fair and ethical manner toward others
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to analyse and assess information to make effective decisions
  • Business skills and experience
  • Experience of applying business principles. This might be within a corporate business, membership, not-for-profit or sporting organisation.

Additional information

PLEASE SUBMIT A CV WITH A SUPPORTING LETTER ATTACHED, WHICH SETS OUT HOW YOU MEET THE PERSON SPECIFICATION AND YOUR SUITABILITY FOR THE ROLE

If you would like an informal discussion regarding this role then please contact either Rhian Pearce, General Manager on: 029 20 334999 or rhian.pearce@tabletennis.wales, or Neil O'Connell, Company Secretary on: 01495 352118 or company.secretary@tabletennis.wales or Gareth Edwards, Director Executive Search at Acorn on 01633 287131 or gareth.edwards@acornpeople.com

TTW is committed to equality of opportunity and the formation of a balanced, inclusive and skilled board. TTW positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of race, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion or beliefs.

Closing Date: 5pm, Friday, 27th April 2018

Acorn Recruitment acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment.

 

Apr 122018
 

St. Anne's Community Services - Non-Executive Director

Posted  by St. Anne's Community Services

Unpaid but expenses included

Permanent

Job Description

“Making a difference every day”

Non- Executive Director Opportunities

About St Anne’s

St Anne’s Community Services is a leading provider of care, support and housing to some of the most vulnerable members of society. Based in Leeds, but operating across the North of England, we have built our reputation as a highly respected social care provider for over 45 years. We support 5,000 clients who have learning disabilities, mental health issues, substance misuse issues or who are homeless. Currently over 90% of our services are rated as “Good” by CQC, well above the national average. We employee over 1,400 staff and have a turnover of £43 million.

Through our people we strive to make a positive impact to the lives of our clients every day, putting them at the heart of all we do and ensuring our values are reflected in our actions and decisions. We believe in delivering compassionate, caring, person centred support and housing services that are of both a high quality and are value for money. If you also believe in these values, we are keen to hear from you.

About You 

We are looking to appoint new non-executive Directors with a broad skill set from a range of backgrounds. Experience of working within; clinical governance, nursing, social care, the charity/not for profit sector, housing management, commercial business, or human resource management would all help to provide a greater diversity of skills and experience within our board.

Applicants that have experience of Learning Disabilities, Mental Health, Addiction or Homelessness, either through their professional or personal experience, would be advantageous but this is not essential.

We are keen to receive applications from people who help us reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. This includes candidates from a Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) background, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community and individuals living with a disability as well as younger adults.

About the Role

As a non-executive Director, you will use your skills, knowledge and experience to work collaboratively with the organisation’s executive team to achieve the highest standards of operational and financial performance throughout St Anne’s. You will adopt a robust and thorough approach to be assured that St Anne’s continues to operate to the highest standards.

Please note this is an unremunerated position due to the organisation’s Charity status. We expect the role to take up at 1.5 days per month on average, and in return for your expertise and commitment we offer;

  • The opportunity to build your non-executive experience.
  • Building your network of senior contacts by working with likeminded people to shape and influence the development of social care across the North of England.
  • The chance to contribute to local communities, supporting some of the most vulnerable members of society and helping them to lead safe, fulfilling lives.
  • The opportunity to challenge yourself and develop new skills by working with a diverse organisation, in a complex regulatory environment (we are regulated by the CQC, Charity Commission & HCA).
  • Reasonable expenses.
  • A full programme of induction and development to support your entry onto the board.

 

How to Apply

If you believe you have the skills, drive, passion and enthusiasm for the role we are keen to hear from you.

To apply for the role, please click here. Informal discussions can be arranged on request if you would like to find out more about the organisation.

In addition to a formal interview our recruitment process requires potential trustees to attend a board meeting as an observer.

Closing date for applications: Friday 27th April 2018

Interviews: Week commencing 7th May 2018

Meeting observation: Wednesday 30th May 2018

Apr 122018
 

Associate Non-executive Director - Epsom & St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust

There is a vacancy for an Associate Non-executive Director at Epsom and St Helier University Hospital NHS Trust. This is an exceptional opportunity to share your talents and expertise to make a positive difference to the lives of people in your community.

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Essential criteria

Candidates will need to have a genuine commitment to patients and to the promotion of excellent health care services.

The ideal candidate will have significant primary care experience (such as that gained as a practising GP) and the skills to chair a Board committee including internal and external stakeholders.  To avoid a conflict of interest, the successful candidate will NOT be able to hold a directorship or equivalent in one of the trust’s host CCGs or partner GP federations.

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.

Information pack (L1673) PDF, 377.6 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 (L1673) DOCX, 174.0 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.

Application process

Closing date for receipt of applications * 8 May 2018 at 11am
Interview date 22 May 2018
Proposed start date to be confirmed

* Please forward your completed application to public.appointments@nhs.net

This appointment is regulated by the Commissioner for Public Appointments

Find out more

The trust - for an informal and confidential discussion with Peter Davies, the Trust’s Director of Strategy, Corporate Affairs and ICT please contact, Debra Beer on 0208 296 2267

 NHS Improvement – for general enquiries contact Leslie Horn on 0300 123 2057 or by emailing leslie.horn@nhs.net

Apr 122018
 

Associate Non-executive Director - The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust

We are recruiting an Associate Non-executive Director for The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust. This is an exceptional opportunity to share your talents and expertise to make a positive difference to the lives of people in your community.

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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 Board level experience gained in a healthcare environment. Previous non-executive experience gained within the public, ideally NHS or private sector would also be an advantage.

Desirable criteria

Clinical and patient safety expertise gained from medical, nursing or allied health discipline, preferably with experience at a senior level in an academic, research, regulatory or clinically focused fields.

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.

Application documents

Information Pack (M1670) PDF, 456.0 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 (M1670) DOCX, 174.7 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.

Application process

Closing date for receipt of applications * 30 April 2018 at 11am
Interview date 9 May 2018
Proposed start date Mid-May 2018

* Please forward your completed application to public.appointments@nhs.net

This appointment is regulated by the Commissioner for Public Appointments

Find out more

For an informal and confidential discussion with Alan Burns, the Chair of the trust, please contact Heather Schultz on 01279 444455 ext. 2555 or email heather.schultz@pah.nhs.uk

NHS Improvement – for general enquiries contact Miriam Walker on 0300 123 2059 or by emailing miriam.walker@nhs.net

Apr 122018
 

Non-executive Director x 2 - Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust is seeking two exceptionally talented individuals to join the Board of Directors to help lead the organisation in shaping and achieving its strategy.

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (EPUT) was formed on 1 April 2017, following the merger of the former North Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (NEP) and the former South Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (SEPT). The Chair of the Trust is Professor Sheila Salmon.  The Trust provides community health, mental health and learning disability services for approximately 2.5 million people throughout Bedfordshire, Essex and Suffolk.

We are seeking two exceptionally talented individuals to join the Board of Directors to help lead our organisation in shaping and achieving our strategy. Working with the Chair, other Board Directors and Governors, you will contribute to the development of the strategic direction, provide advice and constructive challenge and encourage a culture of outstanding quality, innovation, and accountability.

We wish to hear from candidates with Board level experience in an organisation of similar complexity.  In particular we would welcome candidates with a proven track record of driving and operating at the highest level in at least one of the following areas:

  • quality improvement and innovation at a strategic level
  • commercial experience including new business models and service re-design
  • strategic development of commercial, joint ventures, estates, land, property and asset management.

Our Non-Executive Directors all require a strong commitment to the principles of the NHS and will champion effective, safe services and excellent patient, service user and carer experiences. This is an exceptional opportunity for a highly experienced individual with the expertise, talent, drive and a passion for public service to join the Trust Board to influence and shape the NHS and make a positive difference to the lives of people in your community.

The successful candidate will utilise their professional skills, perspective and add value to the governance and strategic development of the Trust, hold senior managers to account and offering collaborative challenge and advice. Most importantly you will share our focus on ensuring the users of our services are always our first priority.

To apply, you must be resident in one of our constituencies: Essex (based on Essex County Council boundaries), Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Suffolk. We value and promote equality and inclusion, and encourage applications from all sections of the community particularly candidates from a BAME background.

How to apply:

To apply please submit by email a comprehensive CV and a detailed supporting letter together with the signed test of independence and pre-employment self-declaration to cathy.lilley@eput.nhs.uk quoting NED application in the subject field. Full details for applying are included in the Candidate Information Pack.

Candidates are not to submit applications via NHS Jobs the above process should be followed.

Full details, including the candidate brief and application instructions, can be downloaded from the Trust’s website, NHS Jobs, NHS Improvement, NHS Employers or by contacting Cathy Lilley, Trust Secretary at cathy.lilley@eput.nhs.uk For an informal and confidential discussion about the role with the Chair of the Trust, please call 01268 739679 or email cathy.lilley@eput.nhs.uk

The closing date for receipt of applications is 10:00 on Tuesday 8 May 2018.

Informal meetings will be held on Tuesday 15 May 2018 and formal interviews will take place on Thursday 17 May 2018 at the Basildon Holiday Inn in Essex.

Candidate Information Pack PDF, 209.5 KB

Apr 122018
 

Non-executive Director - Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust

We are recruiting a Non-executive Director for Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust. This is an exceptional opportunity to share your talents and expertise to make a positive difference to the lives of people in your community.

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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 commercial experience gained at a senior level with skills including estates management, strategic planning, finance management and procurement of services.

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 NEDs 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.

Application process

Information pack S1666 PDF, 569.6 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 S1666 DOCX, 174.1 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.

Application process

Closing date for receipt of applications: 10 May 2018 at 11am.
Interview date: 31 May 2018.
Proposed start date: June 2018

* Please forward your completed application to public.appointments@nhs.net

This appointment is regulated by the Commissioner for Public Appointments

Find out more

For an informal and confidential discussion with Melloney Poole, the Chair of the Trust, please contact Teresa Cunningham on 023 9228 6283

For general enquiries contact Miriam Walker on 0300 123 2059 or by emailing miriam.walker@nhs.net

Apr 112018
 

Chair - Architecture and Design Scotland

Reference: 1440

Remuneration: £200 per day

Location: Edinburgh, City of

Closing date: 04 May 2018 at midnight

Do you want to help shape Scotland's built environment?

Architecture and Design Scotland: Appointment of Chair to the Board

Scottish Ministers are looking to appoint a new Chair of the Board of Architecture and Design Scotland (A&DS).

About A&DS

Architecture and Design Scotland (A&DS) is an Executive Non-Departmental Public Body of the Scottish Government. Established in 2005 to promote good architecture and sustainable design, our work supports the delivery of the Scottish Government's objectives and outcomes.

Our role is to improve the quality of development in Scotland and support and promote excellence in the delivery of good architecture, successful places and efficient processes. This role requires us to work with other organisations to help to develop an effective focus on place, architecture and urban design across policies and working practices.

Our responsibilities are set out in Creating Places – A Policy statement on architecture and place for Scotland and include supporting the creation and renewal of sustainable buildings and places, improving skills and increasing understanding.We have recently published our Corporate Strategy for 2017-2020, which outlines our priorities and objectives for the coming three years. Our vision is that “We live in a Scotland where a well-designed built environment supports sustainable, resilient communities which meet the needs of all.” More information about Architecture and Design Scotland, including the recently launched Corporate Strategy, is available on www.ads.org.uk

Key responsibilities/Purpose and role of the chair

The Chair, along with the Company Board, will ensure the A&DS's strategy and business plan continue to support and promote the value good architecture and sustainable design add to everyone's lives.

The Chair, will be expected to have an understanding of how architecture, design issues and the built environment can support a wide range of policy outcomes and support people's lives; able to see the bigger picture, and have strong communication and influencing skills. You will have strong leadership skills and be able to uphold good governance.

Terms of appointment

The Board meets at least once a month except in July where then is no meeting. At present, the anticipated time commitment for the Chair is around 4 days per month (circa 48 days a year) on Board business including attending events. There will also be periods when pressure of business may require additional time.

The Chair appointment is remunerated at the gross daily rate of £200 per day, providing a yearly remuneration of £9,600. You will also receive reimbursement for reasonable travel expenses and reasonable child care/carer costs incurred whilst undertaking Board duties.

This appointment will be for up to 4 years in the first instance. This appointment will be formally effective from 1 October 2018.

The closing date for applications is: Friday 4 May 2018.

For full information on this appointment, please read the Application Information Pack accessed via the link below.

Scottish Ministers particularly welcome applications from groups currently under-represented on Scotland's public bodies, such as women, disabled people, ethnic minorities and people aged under 50.

Appointed on merit; committed to diversity and equality.

Application Information

Please apply online.  If you experience any difficulties accessing our website, or in the event that you require a word version of the application form, please contact the Public Appointments Team on (Freephone) 0300 244 1898, by email at PA_Applications_Mailbox@gov.scot, or by writing to the Public Appointments Team, Scottish Government, Area 3F North, Victoria Quay, Edinburgh EH6 6QQ.

Apply for this Vacancy

Additional Information

  1. Applicant Information Pack
  2. FAQs

 

Apr 092018
 

Board Members - Highlands and Islands Enterprise

Reference: 1436
Remuneration: £419 per day
Location: Inverness
Closing date: 24 April 2018 at midnight

Appointment of Members of the Board of Highlands and Islands Enterprise

Appointments are for three years from 1 July 2018

Scottish Ministers are looking to make three appointments to the Board of Highlands and Islands Enterprise.

Information about Highlands and Islands Enterprise

Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) is the economic and community development agency for an area covering more than half of Scotland’s land mass, stretching from Shetland in the north to the southern tip of Argyll and including almost 100 inhabited islands.  In collaboration with partners in the public, private and third sectors, HIE supports the delivery of Scotland’s Economic Strategy, which reaffirms Scottish Government’s commitment to create a more successful country, with opportunities for all of Scotland to flourish, through increasing sustainable economic growth.  HIE recognises and supports the unique culture of this area, for example through delivering its Gaelic plan.

HIE has statutory powers to promote and assist economic development, enterprise, training, business competitiveness, strong communities, environmental improvement and international competitiveness and to advise Scottish Ministers on all related matters.  HIE also works collaboratively with the other Enterprise and Skills agencies, with Scottish Government and more widely to support the wider enterprise and skills landscape though the aims of the Enterprise and Skills Strategic Board.

The Board

Scottish Ministers appoint the non-executive Board Members in accordance with the Enterprise and New Towns (Scotland) Act 1990.  The appointments are made in line with the Code of Practice issued by the Commissioner for Ethical Standards in Public Life in Scotland.  The Chief Executive is a full member of the Board.

The Boards role and responsibilities

The Board has corporate responsibility for ensuring that HIE fulfils the aims and objectives set by the Scottish Ministers and for promoting the efficient and effective use of staff and other resources by HIE, in accordance with the principles of Best Value.  To this end, and in pursuit of its wider corporate responsibilities, the Board shall:

    • establish the overall strategic direction of HIE within the policy, planning and resources framework determined by the Scottish Ministers;
    • ensure that the Scottish Ministers are kept informed of any changes which are likely to impact on the strategic direction of HIE or on the attainability of its targets, and determine the steps needed to deal with such changes;
    • ensure that any statutory or administrative requirements for the use of public funds (i.e. all funds falling within the stewardship of HIE) are complied with; that the Board operates within the limits of its statutory authority and any delegated authority agreed with the Scottish Government sponsor Directorate, and in accordance with any other conditions relating to the use of public funds; and that, in reaching decisions, the Board takes into account relevant guidance issued by the Scottish Ministers;
    • ensure that the Board receives and reviews regular financial information concerning the management of HIE; is informed in a timely manner about any concerns about the activities of HIE; and provides positive assurance to the Scottish Government sponsor Directorate that appropriate action has been taken on such concerns;
    • demonstrate high standards of corporate governance at all times, including by setting up and using an independent audit committee - in accordance with the guidance on Audit Committees - to help the Board to address the key financial and other risks facing HIE. The Board is expected to assure itself on the effectiveness of the internal control and risk management systems;
    • provide commitment and leadership in the development and promotion of Best Value principles throughout the organisation; and
    • appoint with the Scottish Ministers' approval a Chief Executive to HIE and, in consultation with the Scottish Government sponsor Directorate, set performance objectives and remuneration terms linked to these objectives for the Chief Executive which give due weight both to the proper management and use of public monies and to the delivery of outcomes in line with the Scottish Ministers' priorities.

Board Member responsibilities

Individual Board members shall:

    • comply at all times with the Code of Conduct for HIE www.hie.co.uk/board-members/conduct that is adopted by HIE and with the rules relating to the use of public funds, conflicts of interest and confidentiality;
    • not misuse information gained in the course of their public service for personal gain or for political profit, nor seek to use the opportunity of public service to promote their private interests or those of connected persons or organisations;
    • comply with the relevant Code of Conduct on the acceptance of gifts and hospitality, and of business appointments;
    • act in good faith and in the best interests of HIE at all times;
    • contribute to consideration of key issues before the Board - including major investment support for account managed businesses and communities as well as strategic focus and outcomes of the organisation;
    • support the Chief Executive, the Senior Management Team and wider HIE staff, ensuring that the values and standards expected are maintained at all times;
    • take responsibility for specific tasks, including representing the Board at events, as agreed with the Board and/or Chairman; and
    • consistently demonstrate high standards of personal integrity and corporate governance.

Requirements

It is the aim of Scottish Ministers is to appoint candidates who have a very close affinity and understanding of the issues impacting on the Highlands and Islands area (Argyll and the Islands; Caithness and Sutherland; Inner Moray Firth; Lochaber, Skye and Wester Ross; Moray; Orkney; Outer Hebrides; and Shetland).  As a consequence, they have agreed that two of the three candidates appointed must live, work or study currently in the Highlands and Islands area as described above.

For the third position, no such conditions will be attached but, as for the other two positions, the successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the economic, cultural and fiscal issues impacting on the Highlands and Islands area.

Applicants must also demonstrate:

    • the ability to analyse and review complex issues affecting a major organisation, weigh up conflicting opinions and reach informed decisions;
    • the ability to engage effectively with a range of HIE customers and stakeholders and be an ambassador for the organisation and the Region;
    • the ability to engage with Board colleagues and HIE Directors to challenge constructively and help inform decision making; and
    • appetite and capacity to learn continually, in particular the issues affecting HIE, its operations and its influential role in the area.

It would be desirable if applicants could demonstrate:

    • knowledge and experience relating to strengthening communities, including community assets, social enterprise, and arts and culture;
    • knowledge, understanding and/or experience of issues affecting Scotland’s economy, including growth sectors and key themes such as innovation, internationalisation, investment and inclusive growth; and
    • knowledge and understanding of issues relating to the Gaelic language.

Applicants will be asked to indicate on their application the areas of the desirable criteria where they consider they can demonstrate relevant knowledge, understanding and/or experience.

Length of Appointment

The appointments are three years with the possibility of reappointment subject to evidence of effective performance and satisfying the skills and knowledge required at the time of reappointment and beyond.  Reappointment is not automatic.  Any appointment and subsequent reappointment will not extend beyond a maximum of eight years.

Remuneration and Expenses

The current arrangements are that members of the Board are paid up to £10,065 per annum, paid monthly, based on daily fee of £419.00 for an average of two days per month  Travel and subsistence allowances are payable as are child and carer costs.  The appointments are not pensionable.

Time Commitment

Overall, it is anticipated that the appointment will involve a time commitment of an average two days per month after the induction phase.  This will include attendance at Board meetings of which there are usually six per year.  In addition, you will be expected to devote appropriate preparation time ahead of each meeting.  Additional time is available for those travelling from remote parts of the country subject to agreement with the Chair.

Further Information

The closing date for applications is 24 April 2018.

Scottish Ministers particularly welcome applications from groups currently under-represented on Scotland’s public bodies, such as women, disabled people, those from minority ethnic communities, and people aged under 50.  The public appointments process promotes, demonstrates and upholds equality of opportunity for all applicants.

Accessibility to public appointments is a fundamental requirement and the public appointments process promotes, demonstrates and upholds equality of opportunity and treatment to all applicants.  The Scottish Government will always give consideration to disability-related reasonable adjustments that an applicant might request to enable them to meet the person specification and participate fully in the selection process.

Appointed on merit; committed to diversity and equality

Application Information

More information about HIE can be found at www.hie.co.uk/ or by contacting Chris Roberts, Head of Communications at HIE on 01463 244236 or by email at chris.roberts@hient.co.uk.  Full information on the appointments is at www.appointed-for-scotland.org/.

If you require any of the application pack documentation in an alternative format, please contact Scottish Government Public Appointments on Freephone 0300 244 1898 or by email at public.appointments@gov.scot.

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Apr 092018
 

Two Associate Non-executive Directors - Weston Area Health NHS Trust

These are exceptional opportunities to share your talents and expertise to make a positive difference to the lives of people in your community.

S1668

The opportunities

We are recruiting two Associate Non-executive Directors for Weston Area Health NHS Trust (WAHT). WAHT is working with University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) to consider a potential merger by acquisition, however it is anticipated that this process will take up to a further year, therefore the successful candidates will work with the Board up to the time of a completed transaction.

The Associate Non-executive Director roles are used successfully in the NHS to support Board succession strategy and achieving a balance of Board level skills. Associate Non-executive Directors cannot participate in any formal vote at Board.

The successful candidates will be appointed by the Trust but may also be considered for appointment as Non-executive Directors of the Board in future, should opportunities arise and they have the appropriate skills.

Essential criteria

We are looking for two exceptional candidates to provide leadership, informed independent and objective challenge within a framework of mutual respect and diversity to the Board of Directors. The successful candidates must have relevant experience and / or expertise to contribute to the effectiveness of the Board and the wider organisation.

In order to complement the existing skill mix of the Board, the Trust is seeking candidates with a genuine commitment to patients and the promotion of excellent health care services. You will have senior level experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Clinical and patient safety expertise gained from medical, nursing, allied health disciplines or social care experience at a senior level in an academic, research, regulatory or clinically focused role
  •  Experience in a human resources and organisational development setting, leading and influencing the development of improved employee engagement
  • Commercial and financial strategy expertise

The successful candidates will demonstrate commitment to and personal interest in enhancing health and care services, and will have the highest standards of personal integrity. They will also be able to demonstrate a clear understanding of and alignment to the Trust’s values.

WAHT strives to be a high performing organisation to be recognised nationally as a pioneer within the NHS especially in achieving sustainable services within the setting of a small district general hospital.

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.

Applicants should live in or have strong connections with North Somerset and the surrounding area.

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.   

Application documents

Information pack (S1668) PDF, 620.2 KB

Monitoring form (S1668) DOCX, 174.2 KB

Application process

Key dates 

  • closing date for receipt of applications: 26 April 2018 at 11am.  Please forward your completed application to public.appointments@nhs.net
  • interview date: 3 May 2018
  • proposed start date: mid May 2018

Getting in touch

  • For an informal and confidential discussion with Grahame Paine, the Chair of the Trust regarding the role, please contact his Executive Assistant, Julie Fisher on 01934 647001 extension: 3001
  • NHS Improvement – for general enquiries contact Miriam Walker on 0300 123 2059 or by emailing miriam.walker@nhs.net.

Full details of how to apply are included in the information pack.

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