Sep 022021
Government Actuary’s Department – Non-Executive Director

Non-Executive Director - Government Actuary's Department

Business / Organisation Name: Government Actuary's Department
Business / Organisation Sector: Public
Business / Organisation Type: Government
Role Title: Non-Executive Director
Remuneration: Paid

Role Description

The Government Actuary’s Department (GAD) is a non-ministerial government department whose mission is to improve the stewardship of public sector finances by supporting effective decision-making and robust financial reporting through actuarial analysis, modelling and advice.

We are seeking to appoint a Non-Executive Director (NED) to join our Management Board and support the Chair and executive team in advising the Government Actuary. We are looking for an exceptional individual with senior leadership experience within the private and/or public sector, to provide expert advice and bring a valuable external perspective to the department.

As a NED you will play a key role in supporting and constructively challenging executive members of the GAD Management Board, to guide and direct the governance process in alignment with GAD’s mission, vision and strategic direction.

If you have the skills and experience we are looking for, and are motivated to help GAD continue to develop its important contribution to the stewardship of public sector finances, then we’d like to hear from you.

For more information, please visit HM Government Public Appointments: | Government Actuary’s Department Non-Executive Director (cabinetoffice.gov.uk)

Application Details

It is essential in your supporting statement that you provide evidence and proven examples of how you meet the requirements.

  • A CV (maximum 3 pages) setting out your career history, responsibilities and achievements.
  • A supporting statement (maximum 2 sides) highlighting your suitability and setting out how you meet the person specification. The supporting statement is an important part of your application and will be assessed along with your CV.
  • Diversity monitoring forms and Disability, Conflicts and Political activity Questionnaire*

*Please note, as part of the recruitment process, due diligence reviews will be undertaken, this will include the review of social media that will be taken on candidates as they progress through the appointment process.

Please email completed documents to recruitment@gad.gov.uk by 12:00pm on 20 September 2021

Closing Date: 20/09/2021
Contact Name: Recruitment Team
Contact Email: recruitment@gad.gov.uk

Sep 022021
Inspire Education Group – Governor

Governor - Inspire Education Group

Business / Organisation Name: Inspire Education Group
Business / Organisation Sector: Public
Business / Organisation Website: https://bit.ly/3juGXxK
Business / Organisation Type: School, College or University
Role Title: Governor
Remuneration: Expenses only

Role Description

Join the non-executive board of Inspire Education Group, and apply your experience of strategic finance, curriculum, or people services to ensure the college group achieves its ambition to be the first-choice provider of education and training across Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire.

We are seeking strategic leaders from the region with the capacity to support our non-executive governing board and executive leadership team in achieving the objectives as set out in our 2021 – 2024 Strategic Plan and beyond.

With a relentless focus on excellence, we will continue to develop exceptional learning opportunities across our two campuses, responding to growth in the city of Peterborough, the rural catchment of Stamford and the surrounding towns and villages.

As a college group, we will continue to meet the demographic uptrend in the number of young learners by maintaining a broad and inclusive post-16 curriculum in both key locations and improving access to and participation in higher education. We will extend our capacity to deliver more apprenticeships, higher technical qualifications, degrees, and specialist training for employers. We will work with key stakeholders to tailor our provision to local skills needs and develop opportunities for upskilling, retraining, personal progression, and business growth.

By joining the Inspire Education Group Board, you will be positively contributing and having a direct impact on the future success of the college group and the life chances of our students. You will support the development and influence the direction of Inspire Education Group at a time of great momentum for us as we look to develop our organisation and provide excellence in education and training for young people and adults across the Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire regions.

With an ambitious strategy to be the first choice technical and professional college for the region, we are seeking senior and strategic leaders from the local area to join our non-executive governing body.
To enable us to achieve our objectives, we aim to appoint up to three non-executive governors who have a passion for technical and professional education and training, and a commitment to supporting our college group’s ambition to build on the successes and use the strengths of both colleges. This passion and commitment should be underpinned by a track record of significant and impactful leadership in one or more of the following areas of expertise:

  • Strategic financial planning and audit
  • Education and curriculum strategy (school or further education)
  • Organisational development, diversity & inclusion, and human resources

These roles offer a fantastic opportunity to join an ambitious and committed non-executive board, and genuinely have an impact on the future success of the college group and our students.

This is an exciting time to join the non-executive board of Inspire Education Group, as we truly believe our ambitious and forward-looking strategy will ensure we continue to make a demonstrable and positive contribution to the communities we serve.

We recognise that our non-executive board is not presently reflective of the diverse communities served by Inspire Education Group. It is because of this that we particularly encourage women and people from ethnic minority communities to apply.

Application Details

For further information about the role, or to arrange a confidential discussion, please contact our advising consultants at Peridot Partners:

Closing Date: 04/10/2021
Contact Name: Sarah Szulczewski
Contact Email: [email protected]

Aug 312021
Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust and Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust – Chair in Common

Chair in Common - Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust and Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

This is a unique opportunity to undertake this leadership role across acute and community services at both Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (KHFT) and Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust (HRCH).

Both trusts have already been working closely together to achieve greater alignment and you will play a critical part in delivering high quality and outstanding integrated health services and be an indispensable partner within the communities and systems they serve.

The Trusts’ individual identities are important, and they are something special that they need to cherish and enhance, while also forging collaborative work to improve outcomes for the people they serve. They must preserve the things that make them strong in terms of the quality of services that they deliver. Both HRCH & KHFT are high performing trusts and they have demonstrated the importance and benefits of system and place-based working and the resilience and outcomes that can be achieved through a coordinated sharing of objectives, a pooling of resources and a sense of common purpose.

This is a fantastic opportunity to lead each Board, as well as the KHFT Council of Governors, and we are seeking an exceptional individual with the personal reputation, profile and professional credentials to lead the organisations through what will be one of the most exciting and significant periods of their development. You will be committed to overseeing the development and support of their fantastic staff at both Trusts, and you will need to be able to forge strong and sustainable relationships across their ICS with the ability to develop and maintain a close working relationship with our national and regional system partners, bringing the best care to the people of Kingston, Hounslow, Richmond and Surrey Downs and across NW and SW London and putting them at the heart of everything they do.

The best boards are those that reflect the workforce and communities they serve. We particularly welcome applications from women, people from local black, Asian and minority ethnic communities, and people with disabilities, who we know are all under-represented in these important roles.

To find out more about this compelling opportunity, contact Carmel Gibbons or Ruth Lewis at Odgers Berndtson on 020 7529 6314

For general enquiries contact Miriam Walker at NHS England / NHS Improvement on 0300 123 2059 or by emailing [email protected]

Application documents

Key dates:

  • Closing date for receipt of applications* 27 September 2021 at 12 noon
  • Preliminary interviews (Odgers Berndtson) October 2021
  • Stakeholder event (shortlisted candidates) 3 and 4 November 2021
  • Interview date: 8 November 2021
  • Proposed start date: 1 April 2022

*Please read the candidate information pack to find out how to apply and forward your completed application to [email protected] quoting reference L2350 in the subject line.

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

Aug 272021

Non-Executive Director - Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

The opportunity

There is a vacancy for a Non-executive Director (NED) at Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust. This is an exceptional opportunity to share your talents and expertise to make a positive difference to the lives of people served by the Trust.

Essential criteria

You will need to have a genuine commitment to patients and the promotion of excellent health care services. You will have experience in one or more of the following:

  • Clinical and patient safety expertise gained from medical, nursing, allied disciplines or social care experience at a senior level in an academic, research, regulatory or clinically focused role
  • Significant experience of working in, and a strong understanding of the Worcestershire Health economy.

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 Worcestershire.

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

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

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

Application documents

Key dates

  • Closing date* 14 September 2021 at 11am
  • Interview date 29 September 2021
  • Proposed start date TBC

*Please read the candidate information pack to find out how to apply and forward your completed application to [email protected].

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

Find out more

  • We strongly recommend an informal and confidential discussion with Sir David Nicholson, the Chair of the Trust. Please contact Donna Wark on 01905 733960
  • NHS England / NHS Improvement – for general enquiries contact Miriam Walker on 0300 123 2059 or by emailing [email protected]
Aug 272021

Non-Executive Director - Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children is seeking an experienced Non-executive Director to join their board

Location: Central London
Time Commitment: approximately 2.5 days per month (and as required)
Remuneration: £13,000 pa

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children (GOSH) is the UK’s pre-eminent paediatric centre and one of the top children’s hospitals in the world. We are renowned for delivering outstanding specialist and sub-specialist clinical services to children and young people from across the UK and overseas.

Working in partnership with the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health (GOS ICH), we support the largest centre in Europe devoted to research and postgraduate teaching in children’s health. Our mission is to provide world-class care by placing the child and their family at the heart of everything we do.

We require an exceptionally talented individual to lead our organisation in shaping and achieving our ambitious strategy. Working in partnership with the Chair and rest of the Board, the Non-Executive Director will provide inspirational and dynamic leadership to our Trust. We wish to hear from candidates with Board level experience as an Executive and ideally as a Non-Executive or Trustee, with specific experience in one of the following areas:

Strong business and financial acumen, with considerable experience at Board level for a large/complex/changing healthcare organisation (NHS or commercial).
Experience of designing, negotiating and delivering innovative technologies (for example digital) within a commercial or public environment (and managing workforce/ transformation/ cultural implications).

The candidate will require a strong commitment to the principles of the NHS and champion effective, safe services and an excellent patient and family experience. They will be passionate about improving child health. They will offer leadership qualities which will enable us to continually improve our clinical, operational and financial performance. They will be able to demonstrate their commitment to sustainability and delivery of our sustainability plans.

Candidates will also demonstrate:

  • Significant intellect, political nous and credibility to understand the NHS landscape in which the Trust operates;
  • A high degree of integrity and diplomacy to collaborate and sustain relationships with internal stakeholders (Board members, Governors and staff members).
  • An in-depth understanding of governance with the ability to hold senior executives to account and challenge accordingly;
  • Outstanding communication skills.

The Trust welcomes interest from individuals who bring exceptional leadership capabilities from a diverse variety of backgrounds

This is a unique opportunity to contribute to the development of a global centre of excellence in child health.

If you would like a confidential discussion about the role please contact Rhiannon Smith or Jenny Adrian on [email protected] or call 07939 250362.

Application closing date – 24 September 2021
Shortlisting date – 11 October 2021
Interview date – 1 November 2021
The information pack will be available shortly.

Aug 262021

Non-Executive Director and Associate Non-Executive Director - Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Have you got what it takes to positively influence the strategic direction of a local NHS Foundation Trust?

  • Can you think differently?
  • Can you challenge constructively?
  • Are you committed to making sure our population receives excellent health services?

If this sounds like you, we would really like to hear from you!

As a Non-Executive Director, you will play an important part in the achievement of the Trust’s objectives, as well as working with other Board members and the Trust’s Council of Governors to help determine its future strategy. We are looking for an individual who will bring skills, enthusiasm, energy and personal experience to the Board as well as a passion for the provision of quality health services. Your commitment to keeping the interests of patients at the heart of what we do will help you both challenge and guide the organisation as we seek to achieve ongoing improvements and transform the way we delivery health care.

If you support and value public service, share our values and believe that you can champion the standards of public life, we would like to hear from you!

We are one of the largest providers of healthcare in the North West. With more than 9,000 employees and an annual income of over £550 million, the Trust offers a wide range of general hospital services to the local population of around 450,000 who live within the boroughs of Chorley, South Ribble and Preston. We are also proud of delivering a wide range of specialist services to the wider population within Lancashire and South Cumbria. Our specialist services include renal, cancer, vascular surgery and neurosciences.

You will need to be able to commit a minimum of 4 days per month (on average) to the role – this may be during the working day and in the evening. In return Non-Executive Directors receive a remuneration of £13,000 per annum, whilst Associates receive a remuneration of £6,500 per annum.

You must be eligible for membership of the Trust (the main requirement being to reside in any local authority area of the North West of England) and have a strong commitment to the NHS. In particular we are looking for individuals who are to demonstrate an ability to understand business and finance issues in a very large and complex organisation and are seeking to appoint candidates who have preferably had a successful career at a senior level working across complex systems and with partner organisation, have experience of strategic change programmes involving multiple organisations and who have a good understanding of local communities and the wider determinants of health and social care.

We are committed to, and actively promote, equality of opportunity for all staff and we want our Board of Directors to reflect the diversity of the population we serve. We welcome all applications, especially from under-represented groups including people from minority ethnic communities and those whose lived experience provides our Board with a fresh perspective. Applications are particularly encouraged from those who:

  • Are from a minority ethnic background
  • Have experience of gender and women’s issues
  • Are a younger person
  • Are open about their faith
  • Have an understanding of or have experienced social deprivation and used this to influence positively
  • Live with a disability
  • Are openly LGBQT+

The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 27th August 2021 and applications should be made via NHS jobs. Please include a CVs and application letter outlining the reasons for your application.

Aug 262021

Chair - The Henry Royce Institute

Recruiter: The Henry Royce Institute
Location: Manchester
Salary: Remunerated
Posted: 25 Aug 2021
Closes: 17 Sep 2021
Job Function: Chair
Industry: Public
Position Type: Permanent

The Henry Royce Institute (Royce) is the UK’s national institute for advanced materials research and innovation and was set up through £260m of funding from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). Royce brings together world-leading academics from across the UK and works closely with industry to ensure translation and commercialisation of fundamental research, delivering positive economic and societal impact for the UK. With its hub at The University of Manchester, the Institute is a partnership of ten leading institutions – the universities of Cambridge, Cranfield, Liverpool, Leeds, Manchester, Oxford, Sheffield, Imperial College London, and the UK Atomic Energy Authority and National Nuclear Laboratory. As the Institute transitions from a set-up to operational phase, it has established a clear vision around Advanced Materials for a Sustainable Society.

With Professor Dame Julia King, the Baroness Brown of Cambridge, stepping down as Chair in early Autumn, Royce is seeking to appoint a new Chair of its Governing body. The Chair will lead Royce’s Governing Board (GB), ensuring the highest standards of governance. They will play a key role in promoting Royce, and provide strategic oversight, support, guidance, and constructive challenge to the CEO and Executive Team. The full Governing Board meets five times a year.

The successful candidate will be a highly regarded leader with strong stakeholder management skills, and the ability to engage and influence at the highest levels across government, industry, and academia. Candidates will be experienced non-executives and ideally bring previous chairing experience to the role. A strong interest in Royce’s vision, mission, and strategy is essential.

Royce welcomes applications from everyone regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, faith or disability. We particularly welcome applications from women and the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic community who are currently under-represented on the Board. All appointments will be made on merit, following a fair and transparent process.

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to the Henry Royce Institute on this appointment. For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit www.saxbam.com/appointments using reference WMND. Alternatively telephone +44 (0)20 7227 0880 (during office hours).

Applications should be received by noon on Friday 17 September 2021.

Aug 252021
Vale of Aylesbury Housing Trust – Board Member

Board Member - Vale of Aylesbury Housing Trust

Recruiter: Vale of Aylesbury Housing Trust
Location: Aylesbury
Salary: £6,750 per annum
Posted: 19 Aug 2021
Closes: 16 Sep 2021
Sectors: Sport & Leisure
Contract Type: Contract
Hours: Full Time

Aylesbury based with some agile working

We provide affordable homes to over 20,000 people and have a growing portfolio of properties. With an annual turnover of GBP50 million and over 280 employees, we make a significant contribution to our communities throughout the Vale of Aylesbury and the surrounding areas of Buckinghamshire and beyond.

Despite the impact of the pandemic this is an exciting time for us. Our 'Bigger, Better, Bolder & Beyond' Corporate Strategy sets out our drive and ambition to 2025 and includes our aim to maintain our position as the most significant social landlord in our area. Providing more homes across all affordable housing tenures and homes for sale through Fairfax Housing, which is our newly created subsidiary, are important goals. We are also responding to the challenges that we face, particularly in reducing our environmental impact and improving our sustainability.

We are seeking a committed and enthusiastic Board member who can bring new perspectives, particularly in our approach to customer services and meeting customer needs. As an affordable housing provider, building on our accountability to residents and ensuring they have an effective collective voice is a key aim for us, so we welcome applications from individuals with expertise in these areas.

Your strong interpersonal skills and enthusiasm will enable you to act as an ambassador for the Trust, and win the confidence of residents, stakeholders and employees alike.

This is an exciting and rewarding opportunity for candidates who have a clear strategic leadership focus and who are strong team players with the ability to both support and challenge through fresh thinking and innovation.

If this looks like an exciting challenge and you are interested in being part of a driven and successful organisation, then we want to hear from you.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

We're inclusive with a strong set of values which express our commitment to becoming a leader in our field, providing quality affordable homes and investing in Aylesbury Vale's diverse communities. We celebrate innovation and different points of view and want a Board that is reflective of the communities we serve. Thus we welcome applicants from BAME backgrounds, and applicants who have status as an individual with a physical or mental disability. This may be your first Non-Executive Director role and we welcome people who are outside the Housing sector. However, more important is your enthusiasm, willingness to contribute and a real commitment to connect and bring us closer to our customers and communities. We are a Disability Confident Employer.

Closing date: 16 September 2021

non-executive director

Aug 242021
Coastline Housing – Non-Executive Director

Non-Executive Director - Coastline Housing

Recruiter: Coastline Housing
Location: Redruth, Cornwall
Salary: £5,000 p.a.
Posted: 20 Aug 2021
Closes: 08 Sep 2021
Sectors: Charity & Voluntary, Management, Surveying & Property
Contract Type: Permanent
Hours: Part Time

Coastline Housing Ltd (CHL) is an independent, not for profit housing association owning and managing almost 5,000 homes for individuals and families across Cornwall. Also part of the Coastline Group are the following wholly-owned subsidiaries;

  • Coastline Services Limited (CSL), a building maintenance and grounds contractor;
  • Coastline Design & Build Limited (CDB), a design and build contractor providing management services to CHL; and
  • Coastline Homes Limited (CHM), a design, construction and residential housing contactor set up for the development and sale of open market housing.

Together our companies form Coastline Housing Group (‘the Coastline Group’ or ‘the “Group’) which employs a great team of over 300 people. We are governed by a Board of up to ten Non-executive Directors supported by co-opted members with specialist experience.

Our vision, values and objectives are all aligned to ensure we provide high levels of customer service, operate efficiently and have a strong financial and service delivery platform. However, we also recognise the challenges that our companies and customers face now, and over the coming years. We are determined to make the most of these challenges and opportunities through innovation and continuous improvement.

We are looking for applicants that will be able to contribute to the strong governance of the Coastline Group. It will be particularly helpful if applicants can offer a background in areas such as ICT, technology, data or systems, property management, maintenance, building technology and the ‘lived experience of social housing’. However, if you feel you could add value to our Board please do apply.

You do not need to have a detailed understanding of our work, but you will be able to demonstrate that you understand some of the challenges that our customers, and the communities in which they live, face. It will be a great advantage if you share a passion for and either live or work in Cornwall. So, if you would like to play a key role in shaping the future of the Coastline Group, we would welcome your application.

We have included headline information about Coastline in our recruitment information pack and there is a wealth of information on our website. I hope you find all the documentation both helpful and stimulating and that you are encouraged to apply.

Closing date for applications: Wednesday, 8th September 2021

Interview dates: Interviews will be held over September and October with a view to securing 2-3 appointments to commence from December 2021 to March 2022.

A copy of the recruitment information pack and diversity monitoring form can be downloaded from the Coastline Housing website or Forest HR website.

Aug 242021

Non-Executive Director - The Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS)

Recruiter: The Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS)
Location: London based (with occasional travel to USS’s Liverpool office)
Salary: £88,300* p/a. (total fee)
Posted: 22 Aug 2021
Closes: 13 Sep 2021
Job Function: Non Executive Director
Industry: Public

Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS), with c440,000 members, and more than £85 billion in assets, is one of the largest private pension schemes in the UK and in the top 50 worldwide. Established in 1974, USS is entrusted by c340 higher education institutions to manage and administer the pension scheme and its investments through Universities Superannuation Scheme Limited (USSL) and its wholly owned subsidiary USS Investment Management Limited (USSIM). USSIM is authorised and regulated by the FCA and designated as an “enhanced firm” by the FCA and is under the Senior Managers & Certification Regime

With upcoming retirements from the USSL board of an Independent Director, USS invites applications for an independent non-executive director to join the board of USSL and also the board of its investment management subsidiary, USSIM, in December 2021. The role will have a focus on investment management (in a pensions context).

Both boards have significant responsibilities for the governance and oversight of a business providing complex operational and advisory functions within a heavily regulated environment and Board members need experience, expertise and capabilities proportionate to this. All Board members therefore require exceptional strategic thinking, leadership, communication, influencing, teamwork and decision-making skills.

The successful candidate will have expertise in the following areas:

  • Recent experience of institutional investment, as a CIO, portfolio manager or advisor. Considerable understanding of investment principles, major asset classes (including private and public markets) and strategic asset allocation. Ideally candidates will have some direct experience of investment decision-making but may have subsequently moved to a broader business management role or been involved in a consulting/advisory capacity.
  • A strong understanding of asset and liability management, with experience of managing pension or insurance liabilities helpful. Candidates should be familiar with the UK regulatory framework for pension funds (DB and / or DC).
  • Candidates must have in-depth practical experience of the financial services sector, with demonstratable knowledge of governance and FCA regulatory responsibilities and best practice.
  • Experience of working with boards/ governing bodies. We would also welcome applications from candidates who have not previously held any non-executive or trustee positions, but can demonstrate a track record of influencing (at board level) the direction of an organisation, or regularly engaging with and attending non-executive / trustee forums, outside of their day-to-day area(s) of responsibility.

We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees, non-executive directors and contractors and would welcome applications from a wide range of candidates, including those who have recently left an executive role and are embarking on a plural career.

Time Commitment: Approximately 55 days per annum (30 days USSL; 25 days USSIM).
Duration: Initial 4-year term with possibility of reappointment.
Further details are available in the full role profile.

To apply, please send a copy of your CV and a statement of suitability to [email protected] including the role title and reference “USSL-NED” in the email subject line. The closing date is 13 September 2021 and interviews are expected to take place in early October.

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