Debbie Wright

Feb 232018
 

Non-Executive Director x 2, Member - Dormers Wells Learning Trust (DWLT)

North West London and South Central England | Southall | Ealing
CFO/Financial Growth Management Human Resources Legal/Compliance
Deadline date: 9th March 2018

Dormers Wells Learning Trust (DWLT) is a newly formed trust in Southall, Ealing. The trust seeks one members and two non-executive directors to support the trust’s plans to grow in a diverse community with high levels of deprivation. Board meetings are held in Southall, West London.

About the trust

Dormers Wells Learning Trust (DWLT) is a small trust in Southall, Ealing currently made up of two schools: Dormers Wells High School and Dormers Wells Junior School. The trust serves a diverse community where approximately 70% of the school population have learnt English as an additional language (EAL) with over 30 languages spoken across the community, and where approximately one-third of pupils live in areas with high levels of deprivation. The trust also provides for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities with the most common needs being cognitive and learning as well as social and emotional needs. DWLT strives to support all groups of pupils to overcome barriers and achieve success.

DWLT intends to grow in a measured and sustainable manner. Initially, the trust has capacity to support one primary school, and through that will build up the expertise and capacity to support others as that primary improves. DWLT anticipates being able to sponsor a new school approximately every 18 months so that each school can be secure before another school joins (this timescale may reduce as the trust grows and current successful schools join who would boost the pool of expertise and the capacity of the trust). The trust envisages containing approximately six schools by 2020 with all DWLT schools being easily accessible to each other in order to maximise the opportunities for collaboration and support.

Plans for the Future

The key challenges for the board over the next 12-24 months are:

  1. Managing the finances of both schools and planning for future growth of the trust.
  2. Recruitment of pupils and teachers.
  3. Developing the strategy and guidance to support the planned growth of the trust.

Trust ethos & values

The Dormers Wells Learning Trust knows that all children can succeed. Every school will have the highest expectations for the wellbeing, progress and achievement of all its learners, reducing the achievement gaps between groups of children and their peers and for improving the performance of each school.

Role Summary

Number of Positions Advertised: 3

Role 1-2 – Trustee/Non-Executive Director

The Board of Trustees is accountable for the performance of the Trust. The role of the Trustee is to set strategy and hold the Executive Headteacher to account for delivery of that strategy and performance (including compliance).

The competencies required for this role include:

Essential (due to multiple roles, candidates may be accepted who possess one or more of the skills below)

  • HR OR
  • Legal OR
  • Finance OR
  • Growth management

Desirable

  • Audit Committee Chair
  • CEO/ General Management
  • IT/ Technology
  • Non-executive/ Trustee Change Management
  • Restructuring
  • Growth management

Person specification

The ideal candidates will have strong strategic or change management background with the ability to provide direction and oversight of the trust’s relationships. Candidates are particularly welcomed with a background in business growth, with an understanding of the risks and challenges facing organisations seeking to grow sustainably. The candidates will also need to commit to the vision, values and objectives of the trust, possess strong communication skills, an ability to evaluate, and develop specific knowledge and understanding of the trust and community.

Time commitment

6 hours per month minimum.

Roles 3 – Member

A member is able to alter the trust’s Articles of Association and appoint (or remove) trustees/directors where necessary. They provide independent oversight to the work of the board of trustees in order to ensure suitable accountability for its decision making and strategy. At Dormers Wells Learning Trust, the members are expected to be signatories for the academy trust and to add to the already broad skillset within the existing team of members.

The competencies required for this role include:

Essential

  • Branding/ Marketing
  • Chair
  • IT/ Technology

Desirable

  • Entrepreneur/ Founder
  • HR
  • IT/ Technology
  • Legal/ Compliance

Person specification

Candidates should have an ability to develop an objective view of the trust’s financial and corporate health and form a strategy to support the long-term vision of the trust.

Time commitment

6 hours per month minimum.

Location of Board Meetings and Trust Website

www.dwhs.co.uk

Board meetings are held at Dormers Wells High School, Dormers Wells Lane, Southall, UB1 3HZ.

Governance Structure

http://www.dwhs.co.uk/Governance

Background on academy trusts

Academy schools, which are charities run independently of local authority control, now account for 72% of secondary schools and 27% of primaries – and their number is growing all the time.

Many of these schools are grouped together as multi-academy trusts (MATs). There are currently 980 multi academy trusts of 2+ schools. If the schools are to fulfil their potential, the trusts need non-executives (known in charity law as trustees) to bring a wide range of skills and experience to help guide strategy, ensure their ambitions can be soundly financed and keep their schools up to the mark delivering for their pupils.

“Academy boards must be ambitious for all children and young people and infused with a passion for education and a commitment to continuous school improvement that enables the best possible outcomes. Governance must be grounded in reality as defined by both high-quality objective data and a full understanding of the views and needs of pupils/students, staff, parents, carers and local communities. It should be driven by inquisitive, independent minds and through conversations focused on the key strategic issues which are conducted with humility, good judgement, resilience and determination.” Source: Governance Handbook, Department for Education (2017)

Trusteeship is a voluntary, unpaid role for people who have the energy and skills to make a real contribution to shaping the future of our schools. You do not need to have any specialist knowledge of education.

Applications

Academy Ambassadors is a non-profit programme which recruits senior business leaders and professionals as volunteer non-executive directors onto the boards of multi-academy trusts. If you are interested in applying for the role please send your CV and a short expression of interest detailing which role you are applying for to academyambassadors@newschoolsnetwork.org. Please note candidates should live within reasonable travelling distance of the trust and/or have a link with the region. For more information, please call 0207 952 8556 or visit www.academyambassadors.org.

Key dates

We strongly recommend applying as early as you can to have the best possible chance of being considered as we may change the closing date if we have received sufficient applications. Applicants should be aware of the following key dates in the recruitment process –

Deadline for applications: Friday 9 March 2018

Feb 232018
 

Chair of Independent Investment Programme Advisory Group (IIPAG), Strategic Advisor to TfL Board - Transport for London

Recruiter: Transport for London
Location: London
Salary: £1,000 per day before tax
Posted: 06 Feb 2018
Closes: 28 Feb 2018
Ref: 025902
Position/Level: Board
Responsibilities: Executive Management, Project / Programme Management, Strategy
Sector: Engineering, Public Sector, Transport & Logistics
Contract Type: Part-time
Language: English

Chair for IIPAG, Independent Investment Programme Advisory Group, Non - Executive Directors for TfL

1 day per week (mainly from home)

We keep London moving, working and growing and drive to make life in our city better. Our public transport and infrastructure plays a role in opening up opportunities, provides access to education and employment and connects people’s lives. We’re about more than just transport. We have ambitious plans for regeneration.
You will help Transport for London transform our Capital and provide stewardship to one of the largest capital infrastructure programmes in Europe - £30bn. The programme is based around the key priorities described in the Draft Mayor’s Transport Strategy (published in June 2017).

Our capital programme is delivering the infrastructure that London needs, from easing congestion with the Silvertown tunnel river crossing, through to increasing capacity on our New Tube for London Programme and the extension of the Northern Line, all worth billions.

As a member of IIPAG you will provide powerful and far-reaching advocacy on hundreds of high value projects, in excess of £50m. You’ll constructively challenge and provide strategic input on a broader range of matters affecting our programmes, including external market forces.

As the IIPAG chair, you’ll develop the Group following the detailed review last year, including recruiting new members in the summer. The IIPAG Review Report and the new Terms of Reference are posted here:

With the new Group, you’ll help us drive a forward-looking agenda to maximise efficiency, effectiveness and value for money of our major Investment Programmes. You’ll help London to thrive for years to come.

You’ll manage and provide leadership to IIPAG and act as the direct liaison between the Mayor, TfL Board and Executives. We are seeking an exceptional individual with relevant experience to influence, shape and guide the strategy of our investment programme. Alongside overseeing our largest projects, you’ll provide insight and advice on the key strategic issues across the investment Programme. To succeed, you will need a track record of strategic leadership at board level in a high-profile business, with experience of developing and delivering complex transport or infrastructure across the mega projects sphere.

You will need strong communication skills, with the ability to influence high-level stakeholders in government and business, and positively represent TfL with the media.

Applications

Please submit an up to date copy of your CV and a Cover Letter (no more than 500 words).

Closing date for applications: 28th February at 11:59pm

As an equal opportunities employer we strive to reflect the city that we serve and we look forward to receiving a diverse range of applications.

non-executive director

Feb 232018
 

Non-Executive Director x 2 - The Priory Learning Trust (TPLT)

South West England | Weston Super Mare
Change Management Corporate Governance Growth Management Human Resources Legal/Compliance
Deadline date: 9th March 2018

The Priory Learning Trust (TPLT) is seeking up to two non-executive directors with expertise in HR/Organisation design, or legal skills and with experience of growth and/or change management to join this growing trust. Board meetings are held in Weston super Mare (BS22 6BP).

About the trust

The Priory Learning Trust (TPLT) is a Multi Academy Trust (MAT) which supports primary and secondary schools in the North Somerset area of the South West of England. The trust started in August 2016 and currently comprises of two secondary schools:

  • Priory Community School (PCSA) is an Academy in Worle, a suburb of Weston-super-Mare in North Somerset. Students are aged 11 to 16. OfSTED rated Priory 'outstanding' in all categories in November 2014. Currently, there are 1,275 students on roll. First choice applications went up by 9% for 2018 entry with a new PAN set at 1,500.
  • Worle Community School is a coeducational foundation secondary school located in Worle, a suburb of Weston-super-Mare in North Somerset for ages 11 to 16. There are currently 1,490 students at the school. First choice applications went up by 14% for the 2018 entry.

Two primary schools in Weston-super-Mare that have close connections with the existing secondary schools and intend to join the trust in April 2018. This will bring the trust up to around 3800 students with an annual revenue of c. £16.6m and 529 staff.

There are plans for a further secondary school (11-19) and a further primary school to join the rust in the next academic year (October 2018). This will bring the number of students up to around 5,000. Further conversations with other potential schools that may explore joining TPLT are also taking place, and there may be opportunities to explore mergers with other trusts locally.

Plans for the Future

With fast moving plans for growth – the need for capacity is everything in academy trusts. The key challenges for the board over the next 12-24 months are:

  1. Managing effective growth: The trust will need to consider developing and or bringing in additional leaders and school improvement capacity, developing trust services and ‘scaling up’. This will also require re-educating staff at all levels from ‘school’ level thinking to trust/multi-school thinking, attracting other ‘good’ schools to join the trust to support capacity development. The trust will also review the governance and wider trust operations, this may well also include opportunities to develop a hub model as the growth plans move forward.
  2. Improvement: TPLT has ‘turned around’ one school that was in ‘Special Measures’ with a 14% improvement in the ‘basics’ outcome this year. They are two schools joining the trust where educational standards need to be addressed and must ensure the outstanding school remains highly effective.
  3. Succession: The trust have had good outcomes by ‘growing its own’ but need to consider succession planning further and avoid relying on key figures. They have a Teaching School Alliance. In 2018-19 they will have 33 School Direct places.

Trust Ethos & Values

"STUDENTS FIRST" underpins all TPLT does. Its’ mission is to develop happy, confident and successful young people. It focuses on respect for each other, fair access and opportunity, maximizing potential for students and staff. Please see http://www.priorylearningtrust.org.uk/our-values.php for more information.

Role Summary

Number of Positions Advertised: 2

Roles 1 & 2 – Trustee/Non-Executive Director

Trustees – or non-executive directors - are both charity trustees and company directors of the academy trust the role is to hold to account the executive and senior leadership team. The board of trustees manages the business of the academy trust and may exercise all the powers of the trust. The trustees ensure compliance with the trust’s charitable objects and with company and charity law. Trustees are decision makers and are responsible for advising and holding the Executive Principal and COO to account.

The competencies required for this role include:

Essential

  • HR / Organisation Development OR
  • Legal / Compliance
  • Non-executive/ Trustee
  • Corporate Governance
  • Change Management
  • Growth Management

Desirable

  • Chair
  • IT/Technology
  • Risk
  • Estates planning / H&S

Person specification

This is an exciting and dynamic time for the trust. TPLT welcomes applicants with experience of operating at scale from the commercial, charity and public sectors (rather than education) world that can support the trust as it grows. The Priory Learning Trust is seeking candidates with strategic planning skills, who have the ability to take on large amounts of data and quickly cut to the key issues.

  • For the HR/OD experienced skill set – candidates should have experience of managing teams of employees, experience of change management and growth management.
  • For the Legal experienced skill set – candidates should be able to advise and guide the trust on all matters of compliance.

The trust would also welcome candidates with knowledge of safeguarding. There will be opportunities for successful candidates to explore succession planning towards the Chair of trustee role, as well as for leading the trust board in particular areas of focus – such as strategic estate planning to support growth, or possible future board committee chair roles.

Successful candidates are not required to be practicing Christians or to attend church regularly but, in light of the trust’s plans to include Church schools within the trust, all Directors are required to support the Christian ethos of Church schools. The trust would also be interested in meeting candidates who may meet the Foundation Trustee criteria.

Time commitment

6 hours /month minimum.

Location of Board Meetings and Trust Website

Board meetings are held at Priory Community School, Queensway, Worle, Weston super Mare BS22 6BP

Please find out more at the trust’s website: http://www.priorylearningtrust.org.uk/

Governance Structure

The current structure of governance is available on the website: http://www.priorylearningtrust.org.uk/members.php.

The trust board currently meets formally 3 times per year and additionally as required for ‘special’ requirements, such as the due diligence review of a school proposing to join the trust. There is one Resources (Finance and Estates) committee of the main board and a Pay and Remuneration sub-committee. Going forward the governance model is being reviewed to both adjust its model to enable it to support Church schools that will join the trust, and to ensure its continued effectiveness as the trust grows.

Background on academy trusts

Academy schools, which are charities run independently of local authority control, now account for 72% of secondary schools and 27% of primaries – and their number is growing all the time.

Many of these schools are grouped together as multi-academy trusts (MATs). There are currently 980 multi academy trusts of 2+ schools. If the schools are to fulfil their potential, the trusts need non-executives (known in charity law as trustees) to bring a wide range of skills and experience to help guide strategy, ensure their ambitions can be soundly financed and keep their schools up to the mark delivering for their pupils.

“Academy boards must be ambitious for all children and young people and infused with a passion for education and a commitment to continuous school improvement that enables the best possible outcomes. Governance must be grounded in reality as defined by both high-quality objective data and a full understanding of the views and needs of pupils/students, staff, parents, carers and local communities. It should be driven by inquisitive, independent minds and through conversations focused on the key strategic issues which are conducted with humility, good judgement, resilience and determination.” Source: Governance Handbook, Department for Education (2017)

Trusteeship is a voluntary, unpaid role for people who have the energy and skills to make a real contribution to shaping the future of our schools. You do not need to have any specialist knowledge of education.

Applications

Academy Ambassadors is a non-profit programme which recruits senior business leaders and professionals as volunteer non-executive directors onto the boards of multi-academy trusts. If you are interested in applying for the role please send your CV and a short expression of interest detailing which role you are applying for to academyambassadors@newschoolsnetwork.org. Please note candidates should live within reasonable travelling distance of the trust and/or have a link with the region. For more information, please call 0207 952 8556 or visit www.academyambassadors.org.

Key dates

We strongly recommend applying as early as you can to have the best possible chance of being considered as we may change the closing date if we have received sufficient applications. Applicants should be aware of the following key dates in the recruitment process –

Deadline for applications: Friday 9th March 2018

Interviews: following shortlisting, interviews are likely to be held in mid-late April

Feb 232018
 

Chair - One Housing

Recruiter: One Housing
Location: London
Salary: Remunerated
Posted: 05 Feb 2018
Closes: 02 Mar 2018
Ref: GSe36854
Position/Level: Board
Responsibilities: Operations, Sales, Strategy
Sector: Property
Contract Type: Part-time
Language: English

One Housing is at the forefront of tackling England’s housing crisis. Everyone agrees we need to build more new homes. We are determined to play our part and we are focused on our aim of building more new homes to meet the widest possible range of needs from first time buyers to older people who need support and care. Across London and the South East we are developing over 2,500 new homes with plans for many more.

This is a very exciting time to be joining One Housing, we are long term investors building for the future and we strive to provide a first-class service to our thousands of customers and residents. We’ve set up our own maintenance company and are investing around £25m a year to improve our properties, both for the benefit of residents and to protect our assets (with a current vacant value of around £4bn). We place value for money at the heart of the way we operate, helping to improve affordability for all our residents. Our forward thinking and emphasis on quality, individuality and choice, are what continue to drive us today.

We are looking for a new Chair who can bring a blend of professional and strategic skills to lead our Board. We are particularly interested in attracting individuals with diverse backgrounds and experience as well as a passion for working at Board level within a sector with a strong purpose.

If you are passionate about our mission, share our ambition and can bring a strong commercial outlook to our Board then please visit our website or for an informal confidential discussion, please contact our advisers Simon Wing on 020 7426 3976 or Mark Turner 020 7426 3983.

Closing date: 2nd March 2018

How to Apply

To apply for this role, please submit an up to date copy of your CV, along with a Supporting Statement that addresses the criteria set out in the person specification, using examples to demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements. Please provide your home, work, mobile and email contact details and let us know of any dates when you are not available or where you may have difficulty with the indicative timetable. You should also provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. If you do not wish us to approach your referees without your prior permission, please state this clearly.

Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automated email to confirm that you have applied. If you do not receive this email, please make contact with GatenbySanderson.

Contact

The following consultants are managing this role and will be happy to answer any questions that are not covered in the person specification on the next webpage.

Contact: Simon Wing Telephone: 020 7426 3976

non-executive director

Feb 222018
 

Board Members - Architecture and Design Scotland

Reference: 1399
Remuneration: £165 per day
Location: Edinburgh, City of
Closing date: 09 March 2018 at midnight

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

Architecture and Design Scotland: Appointment of 2 Board Members

Scottish Ministers are looking to appoint up to 2 new Board members of Architecture and Design Scotland (A&DS).

About A&DS

Architecture and Design Scotland (A&DS) was established in 2005 to promote good architecture and sustainable design. 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.

We are an Executive Non-Departmental Public Body and our work supports the delivery of the Scottish Government's objectives and outcomes as set out in the National Performance Programme (NPF).

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.

Our published our Corporate Strategy for 2017-2020, which outlines our priorities and objectives for the next 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 Corporate Strategy, is available on www.ads.org.uk

Key responsibilities/Purpose and role of Board Members

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.

Board Members will be expected to have a keen interest and understanding of the built environment; able to see the bigger picture, and have strong communication and influencing skills, along with monitoring performance and uphold good governance skills.

Architecture & Design Scotland have filmed video messages with the Chair, Karen Anderson and current Board Members, Alan Sim and Sue Evans. Here they explain the benefits of joining the board: https://www.ads.org.uk/board_vacancy2018/

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 Board Members is around 2 days per month (circa 24 days a year) on Board business including attending events. There will also be periods when pressure of business may require additional time.

The Board Member appointment is remunerated at the gross daily rate of £165 per day, providing a yearly remuneration of £3,960. 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 June 2018.

The closing date for applications is Friday 9 March 2018.

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

If you would like more information about the role, or an informal discussion about it please contact, Jim MacDonald, CEO, A&DS at Jim.MacDonald@ads.org.uk or on tel. No. 0131 556 6699.

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.

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Additional Information

Feb 222018
 

Trustee (IT / Web Development / Finance / Accountancy)

Recruiter: EasyWeb NFP
Location: Nationwide
Salary: Non-remunerated posts, but all reasonable expenses are paid
Posted: 08 Feb 2018
Closes: 26 Feb 2018
Ref: 00319158
Function: IT & Web Development
Sector: Public Services
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Permanent

Trustee (IT / Web Development / Finance / Accountancy)

Our client is a charity dedicated to improving the choices of people affected by infertility and genetic conditions by advancing public understanding of science, law and ethics in assisted reproduction, genetics and stem cell and embryo research.

Position: Trustees
Location: National
Salary: Non-remunerated posts, but all reasonable expenses are paid

Closing Date: 26 February 2018
Interview date: 13 & 14 of March 2018 in central London

About the role:

They have reached an exciting point in its development. It is at the beginning of a transformation programme thanks to a Sustaining Excellence Award it has received from Wellcome Trust with some interesting new opportunities to consider. Our client is now looking to recruit two Trustees with the vision to help shape the charity's future and make best use of the Award.

They are specifically looking for two Trustees one with expertise in IT and Website Development and one with expertise in Finance and Accountancy. This is a chance for you to contribute your knowledge, expertise, passion and enthusiasm - and gain huge learning and fulfilment in return.

Meetings are held four times per year, twice a year the Board also hold a meeting with our client's Advisory Committee. Some meetings take place during office hours, others in the early evening. Trustees are consulted in advance of setting the dates to ensure that the dates are convenient to the majority. Trustees are able to join meetings via video or telephone conference facilities.

About you:

If you have an interest in the area our client is involved in as well as the experience, commitment, time and enthusiasm to help take their organisation to the next level then please apply.

Interested applicants should send a cv (maximum 2 sides of A4) and a supportive statement outlining how you meet the requirements of the trustee person specification (using examples where possible) plus information about your skills in either IT and Web Development or Finance and Accountancy and your motivation for applying (maximum 1 side of A4).

You may have experience of the following: Trustee, Trustees, Not For Profit, NFP, Director, Board Director, Chair, Chairperson, Charity, Charities, NED, Non-Executive Director, Board Member, CEO, COO, IT, Web Development, Finance, Accountancy, Audit, Auditor, Forecasting, Front End Developer, Back End Developer, Database Administrator, etc.

This vacancy is being advertised by Easy Web Recruitment, the UK’s leading Online Recruitment Agency. The services advertised by Easy Web Recruitment are those of an employment agency. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of gender, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, or belief, and we confirm that we will gladly accept all applications.

non-executive director

Feb 222018
 

Non-Executive Director x 3 - The Tilian Partnership

East of England and North East London | Eye
CEO/ General Management Change Management Corporate Governance Human Resources
Deadline date: 9th March 2018

An award-winning board seeks new non-executive directors to support village primary schools in rural Suffolk. The Tilian Partnership seeks three trustee/non-executive directors with expertise in corporate governance, human resources and change and estates/multi-site operations. Board meetings are held near Eye, Suffolk. Applicants of all faiths and of none are welcomed.

About the trust

Formed in 2016 The Tilian Partnership has a track record and expertise in leading and improving rural primary schools. The trust began as a two school partnership and currently comprises of six Church of England Primary Schools (Gislingham, Palgrave, Bardwell, Old Newton, Ixworth and Rougham) and is on track to reach a seventh school. As the trust has successfully built a multi-academy trust from a federation of small schools it has been approved as a sponsor. The trust is now charged with using its expertise to bring other schools to viability, maintaining the strong Suffolk tradition of village schools. The challenges facing the village primary school are great with financial viability a constant concern and the need to ensure outstanding education with fewer resources than those available in urban centres.

Plans for the Future

The trust is growing rapidly and the trust needs to develop and mature the corporate governance and management structure for the new scale of the trust. This context sets three key board challenges over the next 12-24 months are:

  1. The creation of a multi-academy trust structure appropriate to the scale of the trust. The corporate governance model and systems will be refined to focus board attention on strategic issues. This will be supported by a trust-wide management structure with sufficient capacity to execute the growth strategy and integrate the new schools and trust-wide people planning to support rapid improvement in the new schools.
  2. Rapid school improvement in two of the new schools, following their inadequate Ofsted judgements before joining the trust.
  3. Continued financial stewardship in a challenging climate where the small pupil numbers require tight management to ensure long-term viability of the village school model. This will require board oversight and scrutiny as well as considering income streams and fund-raising.

Trust ethos & values

The name Tilian is an Anglo-Saxon word meaning "to aspire". Tilian schools have Christian values at heart - evident, in particular, in the schools' emphasis upon good relationships, inclusion, spirituality, and enjoyment, and on each pupil using their individual gifts to the full. As church schools, the trust aims to be a community where all are appreciated and respected, where children are helped to reach their full potential and where they are given a firm foundation for life.

Role Summary

Number of Positions Advertised: 3

Role 1 – Trustee/Non-Executive Director

The non-executive directors of the trust are legally responsible and accountable for all statutory functions and performance of academies within the trust. They are responsible for establishing, reviewing and updating vision, ethos and strategic direction; holding the executive to account for the educational performance of the trust’s academies; and overseeing the financial and educational performance of the trust. The trustee might also be required to sit on a committee.

The competencies required for this role include:

Essential

  • HR
  • Change Management

Desirable

  • Growth Management
  • Restructuring

Person specification

Tilian seeks a non-executive with a background in human resources and change to support the board’s development of the new and larger organisation. Key areas of board attention will include organisational design, developing business management capacity, offering scrutiny and challenge to the human resources systems and structures and resolving differentials across the trust, including within schools joining the trust.

Time commitment

6 hours /month minimum. 6 board meetings/year plus an AGM.

Role 2 – Trustee/Non-Executive Director

The non-executive directors of the trust are legally responsible and accountable for all statutory functions and performance of academies within the trust. They are responsible for establishing, reviewing and updating vision, ethos and strategic direction; holding the executive to account for the educational performance of the trust’s academies; and overseeing the financial and educational performance of the trust. The trustee might also be required to sit on a committee.

The competencies required for this role include:

Essential

  • Corporate Governance
  • Change Management

Desirable

  • Non-executive/Trustee
  • Chair
  • Compliance

Person specification

The trust seeks a non-executive with expertise in corporate governance and experience in working on or with high performing boards in any sector. A good understanding of structural corporate governance would be an advantage including the use of committees as well as soft skills in building board capacity.

Time commitment

6 hours /month minimum. 6 board meetings/year plus an AGM.

Role 3 – Trustee/Non-Executive Director

The non-executive directors of the trust are legally responsible and accountable for all statutory functions and performance of academies within the trust. They are responsible for establishing, reviewing and updating vision, ethos and strategic direction; holding the executive to account for the educational performance of the trust’s academies; and overseeing the financial and educational performance of the trust. The trustee might also be required to sit on a committee.

The competencies required for this role include:

Essential

  • General Management/CEO

Desirable

  • CFO/Finance
  • Real Estate / Property
  • Risk

Person specification

The trust is also seeking a non-executive with experience of multi-site operations and estates, with a focus on securing value-for-money across the estate and sustainable financial planning. This is a particularly key role given the small size of the schools where efficiencies and cross-trust planning are essential to the long-term viability of the village school.

Time commitment

6 hours /month minimum. 6 board meetings/year plus an AGM.

Location of Board Meetings and Trust Website

Board Meeting will be held at: Broadfields Road, Gislingham, Eye, IP23 8HX.

For the trust website please see: www.tilian.org.uk

Governance Structure

The board of the founding school won the National Governor’s Award for Outstanding Governing Body in 2013-14. The current Chair, Kit Wells MBE, also won Governor of the Year in 2014. Successful candidates will join a board with existing strengths in education leadership, finance, entrepreneurship, logistics, and customer service. The board welcomes challenge and recognises the need for the new board members to bring robust challenge and change.

Each school has a School Governance Committee (SGC) with delegated powers to support and challenge their school. The SGCs are comprised of one director (or appointed member) who takes the Chair, two elected parents, the Head of School, a staff member and representatives from the community and church.

Please see: https://sites.google.com/a/tilian.org.uk/ti/governors

Background on academy trusts

Academy schools, which are charities run independently of local authority control, now account for 71% of secondary schools and 26% of primaries – and their number is growing all the time.

Many of these schools are grouped together as multi-academy trusts (MATs). There are currently 980 multi academy trusts of 2+ schools. If the schools are to fulfil their potential, the trusts need non-executives (known in charity law as trustees) to bring a wide range of skills and experience to help guide strategy, ensure their ambitions can be soundly financed and keep their schools up to the mark delivering for their pupils.

“Academy boards must be ambitious for all children and young people and infused with a passion for education and a commitment to continuous school improvement that enables the best possible outcomes. Governance must be grounded in reality as defined by both high-quality objective data and a full understanding of the views and needs of pupils/students, staff, parents, carers and local communities. It should be driven by inquisitive, independent minds and through conversations focused on the key strategic issues which are conducted with humility, good judgement, resilience and determination.” Source: Governance Handbook, Department for Education (2017)

Trusteeship is a voluntary, unpaid role for people who have the energy and skills to make a real contribution to shaping the future of our schools. You do not need to have any specialist knowledge of education.

Applications

Academy Ambassadors is a non-profit programme which recruits senior business leaders and professionals as volunteer non-executive directors onto the boards of multi-academy trusts. If you are interested in applying for the role please send your CV and a short expression of interest detailing which role you are applying for to academyambassadors@newschoolsnetwork.org. Please note candidates should live within reasonable travelling distance of the trust and/or have a link with the region. For more information, please call 0207 952 8556 or visit www.academyambassadors.org.

Key dates

We strongly recommend applying as early as you can to have the best possible chance of being considered as we may change the closing date if we have received sufficient applications. Applicants should be aware of the following key dates in the recruitment process –

Deadline for applications: Friday 9th March 2018

Interviews: TBC

Feb 222018
 

Non-Executive Director - East of England Ambulance Services NHS Trust

non-executive chair East of England Ambulance Services NHS Trust (EEAST) is recruiting for a Non-executive Director (NED) to join their board.

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The opportunity

Joining them at a particularly key stage of their journey, successful candidates will be highly motivated and will demonstrate a commitment to enhancing health and care services, and will have the highest standards of personal integrity. The new NED will be financially qualified and need an appreciation of the diversity of the stakeholder landscape, be an inspirational leader and bring challenge, support, innovation and passion to the team.

Essential criteria

You will need to have a genuine commitment to patients and the promotion of excellent health care services with an understanding of the diversity of the stakeholder landscape. You will have senior level finance experience gained in a large and complex organisation. You will ideally have experience of chairing an Audit Committee and a financial qualification.

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 must live within Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Suffolk or Essex.

  • On average this role will require the equivalent to 2 to 3 days a month.
  • The remuneration payable for this role is £6,157 pa.

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. NHS Improvement makes a number of specific background checks to ensure that those we appoint are “fit and proper” people to hold these important roles. More information can be found on our website.

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
    PDF, 454.0 KB
    This is a comprehensive information pack for candidates, which explains the requirements to undertake the roles, as well as details of how to apply and information about the trust.
  • Monitoring form
    DOCX, 173.3 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 March 2018 at 11am*
  • Interview date 29 March 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 Sarah Boulton, the Chair of the trust, please contact Laila Abraham on 07834249951.

NHS Improvement – for general enquiries contact Cody Landshaw on 0300 123 2067 or by emailing cody.landshaw@nhs.net

Feb 212018
 

Board Chair - Mulgrave Estate

PIC_11Recruiter: Mulgrave Estate
Location: North Yorkshire
Salary:.
Posted: 12 Feb 2018
Closes: 12 Mar 2018
Sector: Land, Rural Practice
Job Role: Director
Contract Type: Contract
Hours: Part Time

Mulgrave Estate

North Yorkshire

Position of Board Chair

Mulgrave is a significant rural estate situated in the North Yorkshire Moors National Park and encompasses agricultural, residential and minerals interests with potential for an expansion of tourist related enterprises.

The management team of 9 is headed by an experience Estates Director and supervised by the Estate Board, including non-executive members.

The post of part time Executive Chair is ideally suited to an experienced entrepreneurial person who will be well versed in rural property matters.

It is envisaged that the position may need up to 5 days per month to chair board meetings, deliver objectives and facilitate the performance of the management team.

For further details, please apply in confidence to:-

Mr Philip S Coles

Savills UK Limited

26 Coniscliffe Road

Darlington

County Durham

DL3 7JX

Tel:- 01325 370511 (direct) 07768 708224 (mobile)

Email: pcoles@savills.co.uk

Feb 212018
 

Non-Executive Director x 5 - Advantage Schools

North West London and South Central England | Bedford
CEO/ General Management Entrepreneur/Founder Growth Management Human Resources Legal/Compliance Non-executive/Trustee Restructuring Risk
Deadline date: 28th February 2018

Advantage Schools is a newly formed trust in Bedford looking for up to five new non-executive directors to support the success and eventual growth of the new trust. Board meetings are held in Bedford.

About the trust

The trust was formed in 2017 to give a choice of educational provision to communities in Bedford and the surrounding area. The trust currently consists of one primary and one secondary school both rated Good by Ofsted and is in the process to open another secondary school in nearby St Neots.

Bedford is an area of significant educational underperformance and the trust believes in raising attainment regardless of background.

Plans for the Future

The key challenges for the board over the next 12-24 months are:

  1. To ensure that the performance of its current schools remains rated as Good and improves further, as measured by outcomes and Ofsted grades.
  2. To successfully open the new free school: St Neots Academy.
  3. To establish the correct central services of quality to create the capacity for the trust to grow (rather than looking to grow and then trying to find capacity)

The trust is ambitious to grow to about ten schools in five years. This is not a fixed number, and it will only take on schools that match its vision and ethos, and commit to a knowledge-based curriculum.

Trust ethos & values

Advantage Schools believes in developing honesty, respect and aspiration, underpinned by a knowledge-based curriculum. The trust believes that this should be available to all regardless of attainment of background. The trust's key objective is to run a family of phenomenal schools within which students achieve extraordinary outcomes.

Role Summary

Number of Positions Advertised: 5

Roles 1-5 – Trustee/Non-Executive Director

Trustees – or non-executive directors - are both charity trustees and company directors of the academy trust; the role is to hold to account the executive and senior leadership team. The board of trustees manages the business of the academy trust and may exercise all the powers of the trust. The trustees ensure compliance with the trust’s charitable objects and with company and charity law.

The competencies required for this role include:

Essential (due to multiple roles, candidates may be accepted who possess any one of the skills below)

  • Non-executive/ Trustee AND
  • HR OR
  • Legal OR
  • Risk Management OR
  • Growth Management OR
  • Entrepreneur/ Founder OR
  • CEO/ General Management OR
  • Restructuring

Desirable

  • Branding/ Marketing
  • Turnaround
  • IT/ Technology

Person specification

  • HR: The trust seeks a candidate who is a strategic thinker with a clear vision for excellence, good communication and interpersonal skills with a commitment to confidentiality, tactful and diplomatic with the ability to constructively challenge.
  • Growth management: The trust seeks a non-executive director with exceptional business skills, to join its board and support the trust in delivering improvement, growth and transformation across the schools. Candidates with experience of strong risk management are also welcomed.
  • Entrepreneur/ Founder: The ideal candidate will have a background in managing businesses and creating systems for new organisations.
  • CEO/ General Management: The trust would welcome applicants with experience in trusteeship or management of a complex organisation with multiple sites/subsidiaries and/or general management experience.
  • Restructuring: A professional with experience of managing staffing restructures and issues for financial and operational outcomes, is desired.

Time commitment

6 hours per month minimum. Number of board meetings/year

Location of Board Meetings and Trust Website

Board meetings are held at Bedford Free School, Cauldwell Street, Bedford, MK42 9AD.

www.advantageschools.co.uk

Governance Structure

Click here to view the governance structure.

Background on academy trusts

Academy schools, which are charities run independently of local authority control, now account for 72% of secondary schools and 27% of primaries – and their number is growing all the time.

Many of these schools are grouped together as multi-academy trusts (MATs). There are currently 980 multi academy trusts of 2+ schools. If the schools are to fulfil their potential, the trusts need non-executives (known in charity law as trustees) to bring a wide range of skills and experience to help guide strategy, ensure their ambitions can be soundly financed and keep their schools up to the mark delivering for their pupils.

“Academy boards must be ambitious for all children and young people and infused with a passion for education and a commitment to continuous school improvement that enables the best possible outcomes. Governance must be grounded in reality as defined by both high-quality objective data and a full understanding of the views and needs of pupils/students, staff, parents, carers and local communities. It should be driven by inquisitive, independent minds and through conversations focused on the key strategic issues which are conducted with humility, good judgement, resilience and determination.” Source: Governance Handbook, Department for Education (2017)

Trusteeship is a voluntary, unpaid role for people who have the energy and skills to make a real contribution to shaping the future of our schools. You do not need to have any specialist knowledge of education.

Applications

Academy Ambassadors is a non-profit programme which recruits senior business leaders and professionals as volunteer non-executive directors onto the boards of multi-academy trusts. If you are interested in applying for the role please send your CV and a short expression of interest detailing which role you are applying for to academyambassadors@newschoolsnetwork.org. Please note candidates should live within reasonable travelling distance of the trust and/or have a link with the region. For more information, please call 0207 952 8556 or visit www.academyambassadors.org.

Key dates

We strongly recommend applying as early as you can to have the best possible chance of being considered as we may change the closing date if we have received sufficient applications. Applicants should be aware of the following key dates in the recruitment process –

Deadline for applications: Wednesday 28 February

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