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


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


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 092018

Members - Board of Management of Ayrshire College

Reference: 1439

Remuneration: Unremunerated

Location: Ayrshire

Closing date: 27 April 2018 at midnight

Ayrshire College is recruiting new members to its Board of Management. You may not previously have considered a Board position; however, your experience may be invaluable! The Board is very keen to increase the diversity of its non-executive membership. You may not have considered a Boardroom position before, so please contact us to discuss the role of the Board, its Members and the contribution you could make to the work of the College.

The vision of Ayrshire College is raising aspirations, inspiring achievement and increasing opportunities in our communities by delivering creative and innovative solutions to support the educational, economic and social needs of Ayrshire.

It is a crucial part of this vision that the Board of Management delivers excellence in corporate governance and provides leadership and strategic direction for the College, inspiring staff to deliver the highest standards of learning, teaching and support services for our students. The Board also has a crucial role in engaging with key stakeholders, businesses and employers in Ayrshire and beyond.

Applications are particularly invited from individuals with experience of key local economy sectors including Hospitality, Engineering, the Third Sector and Sport. In addition, applications from individuals with specific skills in Health & Social Care, Human Resource Management, Information Technology, Accounting, Audit, Financial Management and Construction are also welcomed.

Application Procedure

To apply for these roles, please visit the website:
http://www1.ayrshire.ac.uk/about-us/vacancies/ and apply online. If you require any assistance, please contact the HR team on 01292 293005.

Thank you for your interest in Ayrshire College.

Apr 052018

Non-Executive Director - Progress Housing Group

Location: Leyland, Lancashire
Salary: £5,467 p/a
Posted: 09 Mar 2018
Closes: 09 Apr 2018
Industry: Finance & accounting, Accountancy, Financial services, Housing, Advice/benefits, Business development, Housing services, Strategy & policy, Social enterprise
Job function: Trustee & non-executive director
Job level: Senior executive
Hours: Part time
Contract: Contract
Listing type: Job vacancy

Progress Housing Group has been meeting the needs of over 10,000 customers and developing the communities in which they live for over 20 years. Looking at the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead, we wish to recruit non-executive directors to strengthen our governance team further.

We are committed to equality and diversity and would like our Registered Provider Board to represent the diverse communities that we work in.  We positively welcome applications from people from diverse backgrounds.

We are looking to recruit team members who will help us deliver our vision whilst ensuring the Group’s values are at the heart of everything we do. Your experience must be matched by your freedom of mind, ability to think differently and question the norm.

As a forward thinking person you will have a desire to help us grow and develop new products and services to meet the needs of our customers and the communities we serve. You may have experience in the housing sector although this is not required or be a senior manager in a financial role e.g. Financial Controller or Financial Director.  A background in financial, commercial and business, accountancy, treasury, voluntary or housing sectors or regional networks would be beneficial.

The current remuneration for non-executive directors is £5,467 per annum.

Please note that successful applicants may be required to serve on one of the Board’s sub-committees.

Information packs are available by clicking here and application forms are available by clicking here.

Alternatively, please contact Gill Pettitt – Governance Officer on 01772 450876 or email gpettitt@progressgroup.org.uk

If you would like to see the organisation’s current Strategic Plan or would like to speak to Jacqui De-Rose, our Group Chief Executive, please contact Gill Pettitt.

The closing date for all applications is noon on Monday 9 April 2018

Interviews will be held on Thursday 3 May and Friday 4 May 2018 at our offices in Leyland.

Mar 292018

Non-Executive Directors - Coastline Housing Ltd

Recruiter: Coastline Housing Ltd
Location: Redruth, Cornwall
Salary: £5,000 Per Annum
Posted: 29 Mar 2018
Closes: 11 Apr 2018
Sectors: Public Sector
Contract Type: Permanent
Hours: Full Time

Great Homes. Great Services. Great People.

Coastline Housing is an independent not-for-profit housing association and registered charity providing over 4,300 homes for people living in Cornwall. We are one of the leading housing associations in the country, and with a group turnover of over £25m and 250 employees, we are a significant local business and play a valuable role in the community and local economy.

Non-Executive Directors

£5,000 per annum plus expenses, average 3 days per month

Based Redruth

Our challenging 5 year corporate plan will see us build more than 1,000 new homes, increase our support for the most vulnerable in our communities, while further improving our financial performance. To help us achieve this we are looking for talented strategic individuals with proven board level experience who will bring energy, drive and commitment along with specific skills to further strengthen our Board and help maintain our top regulatory ratings.

In particular we need people with senior level accountancy, treasury, risk management and property development experience.

You must be ready to make an impact in the board room and be able to work with other directors to achieve ever greater success for our business.

If you would like to know more about these exiting opportunities, please contact sara.pascoe@coastlinehousing.co.uk or call 01209 200125 for an application pack

Completed applications to be returned by 20th April 2018

Interviews week commencing: w/c 8th May 2018

CHL is an Equal Opportunities Employer. We particularly encourage applications from individuals representing the diversity of the communities with which we work, who are currently under-represented amongst our Non-Executive Directors.

Mar 292018

Board Member - Harakat

Recruiter: Harakat
Location: Kabul and Virtual Meetings
Salary: Sitting allowance, per diem and travel expenses
Posted: 27 Mar 2018
Closes: 10 Apr 2018
Ref: HKT-BD-01
Position/Level: Board
Responsibilities: Business Development, Executive Management, Finance, Risk / Compliance, Strategy
Sector: Financial Services, NGO, Not for Profit / Charity, Private Equity
Contract Type: Part-time
Language: English


Harakat is a multi-donor funded NGO aiming to address the key constraints affecting private sector led growth in Afghanistan. The organization was established in 2009 and is governed by an independent Board. Working with civil society, the private sector and government to remove obstacles to domestic and international investment, Harakat’s goal is to make Afghanistan a better place to do business by playing a catalytic role in business environment reform in Afghanistan.

Harakat is the main delivery partner for the Afghan Investment Climate Program (AICP) with a planned duration of seven years. It is positioned as an Afghan owned, private sector led initiative with high level political support and designed to complement other business environment reform efforts.

Operating with a high political and commercial profile in Afghanistan, Harakat works to deliver the objectives of the AICP. This is delivered through engaging stakeholders, employing international best practice and through partners, implementing its core programs across Legal and Regulatory Reform, Public Private Partnerships, Investor Facilitation and Women’s Economic Inclusion.

The Opportunity

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Board of this high profile organization at the inception of its next phase of delivery and to positively impact the business and investment climate in Afghanistan.

In this next phase, Harakat is seeking to appoint seven non-Executive Board Members, including the Chair of the Board, to build on Harakat’s earlier work and successful engagements. Each member will contribute their expertise to form a collective wealth of knowledge and skills to put in place the governance strategy and management structures to drive the successful and efficient operation of Harakat.

The first priority will be to finalize the modus operandi for the Board and appoint the CEO and CFO, followed by continued delivery of the Board’s responsibilities to achieve Harakat’s strategic objectives.

Role Summary

As a member of the Harakat Board, oversee the process of implementing a coherent strategy for Harakat consistent with the aims and objectives for the organization. Be ultimately responsible for the corporate governance arrangements of Harakat including oversight of the performance of the CEO.

Applicant Summary

We are seeking applicants with the following essential attributes:

  • Demonstrable commitment to Harakat’s mission, vision and values
  • Has held Board, Executive or Consultancy roles in private sector companies or other appropriate institutions
  • An extensive leadership or management experience in an international, multicultural environment  with experience of providing oversight and advice at Board level
  • Knowledge and experience of issues that affect the investment climate and business environment in Afghanistan
  • Proven intellectual and strategic thinking skills, including strategy formulation and implementation and the ability to communicate results concisely and simply
  • Strong communication, relationship management and influencing skills
  • Excellent leadership and management skills with sound decision making and judgment
  • Ability and willingness to provide scrutiny, challenge, and make changes in the context of governance, legal and compliance obligations
  • Be able to contribute to Harakat’s governance structure and leverage expertise and existing networks in support of the organization’s activities
  • Available to perform duties detailed in this role description and Board Terms of Reference, attend Board meetings and contribute to organizational work within the Board’s remit

Applications are welcome from candidates with strong experience in Afghanistan and/or strong international experience. Women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Additional desirable attributes to ensure the Board contains a wide range of skills and expertise are included in the Board Member Terms of Reference in the supporting document below.

Time Commitment

10 – 12 days every six months. An additional time commitment will be required during the Inception Phase of approximately two additional days for Board Members and five additional days for the Chair.

Board Members must be available to attend quarterly full Board meetings, at least two per year in person to be held in Kabul or at an alternative location to be agreed (most likely Dubai). Each Board Member will also be available to sit on a minimum of two Board Sub-Committees, which will be held in conjunction with full Board meetings. During the Inception Phase additional in-person meetings of the Board and Sub-Committees may be required at the discretion of the Chair.


General and sitting allowances to Board Members will be paid in recognition of the professional skills and knowledge they bring to the Board. Compensation for travel costs, time dedicated to preparation for and contribution to Board meetings.

All Board Members travelling internationally shall receive a daily per diem allowance equivalent to prevailing International Civil Service Commission (http://icsc.un.org) per diem guidelines for the country of destination.


A rolling interview process will be undertaken with all first round telephone interviews scheduled and conducted by 24 April 2018. Second round interviews will take place week commencing 12 May 2018 and will be conducted in Kabul or remotely as required.

How to Apply

Please send your CV and covering letter detailing your suitability for a role and indicating if you would like to be considered for the role of Chair to recruitment@creativemetier.com  by 10 April 2018.

Please ensure that any potential conflicts of interest are identified in your covering letter to enable mitigations to be discussed at interview.

Mar 262018

Chair - Dimensions

Recruiter: Green Park
Location: England, Berkshire, Theale
Salary: £18,000 per annum
Posted: 23 Mar 2018
Closes: 17 Apr 2018
Ref: JM7604
Position/Level: Board
Responsibilities: Executive Management, Strategy
Sector: Not for Profit / Charity
Contract Type: Permanent
Language: English

Dimensions' Head Office is located in Theale

Dimensions is one if the UK's largest not-for-profit providers of services and support for people with learning disabilities and people who experience autism. We are a charitable registered society and a housing association, with a budgeted turnover for 2017/18 of £181m. We operate across England and Wales, and we currently support approximately 3,500 people and employ over 7,000 colleagues. Committed, innovative and evidence-based, Dimensions is ambitious to enable thousands of people to have greater choice and control.

We are now looking for a new Chair to lead this dynamic and complex organisation. We need someone who cares passionately about what we do, and who will live our values, and bring energy and commitment to match our own. We have an ambitious strategy, which will keep us in the forefront of innovation in the sector, and the Chair will be at the heart of seeing this implemented. Understanding how to lead an organisation through growth and change, and experience of delivering this at a senior level, will be essential for success.

As a large organisation working with a range of partners Dimensions has a complex governance structure, and the Chair will need the cabinet skills to navigate this deftly, ensuring all voices are heard, and decisions taken at the appropriate level.

Dimensions is a highly values-driven organisation, and the Chair needs to inhabit and live by these values, comfortable with a high degree of openness and transparency, and committed like us to equality and diversity, and to championing the human rights of people with learning disabilities.

The Chair will encourage the Board to listen and respond to the voices of the people we support, their families and friends, and to new thinking from across the sector and beyond. We are strongly evidence-driven, and root our strategy in what works, and what is right for the people we support. This is a remunerated position, at £18,000 per year plus expenses. The Head Office is in Theale, outside Reading, and The Chair will be expected to spend some time visiting services.

Full details of the role and the recruitment process are at http://www.green-park-jobs.co.uk/dimensions.

Closing date: Tuesday, 17th April 2018 at noon.

Mar 222018

Non-Executive Director with expertise in HR/Organisational Development - The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists

The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) is the professional membership body for Speech and Language Therapists with over 17,000 members. The RCSLT head office is in London with satellite offices in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

The RCSLT is looking to appoint a Trustee with expertise in HR/Organisational Development.

Along with the general duties for a Trustee, we hope that the successful individual will bring the following to this specific role:

  • Seek assurance on ongoing organisational development (OD) for the RCSLT
  • Provide support to any relevant working groups

The selection process is by means of a covering letter stating how you feel you fulfill the requirements of the role, a CV and a completed skills matrix. If you are short-listed, there will be an interview at our London offices.

The Role specification, Skills matrix and Board Terms of Reference are downloadable and more information about the RCSLT can be found here www.rcslt.org.

Interested candidates are invited to contact the CEO for an informal discussion by phoning 0207 378 3007.

The successful applicant's term of office would run from the RCSLT’s Annual General Meeting on 4 October 2018, with the expectation of a three year term, which is renewable for a further three year term.

The closing date is 9 April 2018 and you will be informed if you have been short-listed for interview by 17 April. Interviews will be at our London offices on 24 April.

Please email applications to jo.offen@rcslt.org

Mar 222018

Charity Director - Caring in Bristol

Salary: £35,000-£45,000
Contract Type: Permanent
Hours: Full Time
Hours: 37.5 hours
Location: Bristol

Details of Role:

Caring in Bristol is a small, effective and local charity which delivers support to homeless and vulnerable people in Bristol 365 days a year. We are striving to create a society where everyone has a home, has hope and is a part of their community. We deliver projects to tackle homelessness that engage an amazing community of volunteers to bring people together to make change happen.

We work closely with other organisations in the city to build powerful partnerships and develop projects which respond to the need we see.  We deliver our Caring at Christmas project, run a Big Lottery funded project called Bristol Nightstop, publish the Survival Handbook, carry out research and put on events to share good practice and new ideas.  We also run our 365 shelter, providing 15 beds every night of the week, every day of the year for people who find themselves sleeping on the streets of the city.  Our short term supported lodgings project works to provide 45 night safe accommodation for young people under 18, giving them support when they most need it.

It’s an exciting time to be part of this and a great time to bring your skills and knowledge to the team.

Over the past five years we have expanded the work that we do, increased our influence and profile and developed new projects.  We’re now looking for an exceptional leader to build on our success and lead the charity through to the next phase of development.

The role of Charity Director will focus on:

  1. Leading an outstanding team to deliver work that makes a difference in the city;
  2. Bringing insight and knowledge to direct and inform our strategic development;
  3. Ensuring our organisational compliance; and
  4. Overseeing and securing income generation.

The role will be full time, with some evening and weekend work based in Bristol. We are a small, agile charity and are committed to making this an interesting and worthwhile opportunity with plenty of scope to grow and develop as a leader and influencer in the city.

We are open to exploring flexible working arrangements and supporting you to meet other commitments you may have.

We're looking for an inspiring leader who can work in a dynamic and challenging environment. You will have extensive experience in the social sector or in a mission-led business but, most importantly, you will have decided to use your time and talents to do good in the world.

You’ll be keen to make an impact and be committed to making our work a success. We are looking for someone to lead our charity, someone who has energy, enthusiasm and good humor. You will be able to build a professional rapport quickly with colleagues, our volunteers and our guests who use our shelters and services. Alongside this, you'll bring experience which will support and challenge our outstanding teams, building confidence and professionalism.  Your initiative and experience will take our organisation to the next stage in its development.

Closing Date: Friday, 6 April, 2018 - 17:00

How to Apply:

Download the documents below and return your completed application to info@caringinbristol.org.uk

Deadline: Friday 6th April 2018, 5pm

Interviews for shortlisted candidates: 19th/20th April 2018

For an informal chat about this post or the working conditions please call our current Charity Director Matt Dowse on 01179244444.

Contact Person:
Matt Dowse
Contact Phone:
Postal Address:
Caring in Bristol The Night Shelter 14 Little Bishop Street Bristol BS2 9JF
Mar 152018

Audit and Risk Committee Chair, Non-Executive Director - Age UK

Location: City of London, London, Greater London
Hours: Full-time
Category: Finance , Governance
Sectors: Social Welfare

Job Description

Job Purpose

  • To utilise extensive experience of financial services and the general insurance distribution in order to provide effective independent challenge of the senior executive and mitigate conduct risks within Age UK's business model and strategy.
  • To lead the Age UK Enterprises Audit and Risk Committee, ensuring that that the Committee meets its objectives set out in its Terms of Reference
  • To act as a ‘consumer champion’ and ensure that the customer is at the heart of the business.

Main Responsibilities

Chair of Audit and Risk Committee

  • To provide assurance to the Board on Age UK Enterprises’ internal controls, including financial controls, and compliance with relevant law and regulation
  • To provide assurance to the Age UK Group Audit and Risk Committee in relation to the quality of Enterprises’ systems of internal control and risk management and compliance
  • To oversee the Internal Audit Function ensuring Age UK Enterprises has a strong planned and proportionate programme of Internal Audit


  • In conjunction with the executive team, to set the tone, values, culture and direction of the company.
  • Always operate with integrity ensuring the safeguarding of staff, volunteers, consumers and older people.
  • Always ensure that the Board operates with fairness and upholds the organisations values and commitment to Diversity and Inclusion.
  • To work as a team to provide entrepreneurial leadership – setting and communicating a clear and realistic strategy within a framework of prudent and effective controls.
  • To provide an independent and effective challenge to the decisions, actions and strategy of the executive team.
  • To demonstrate internally and externally, honesty, integrity, fairness and good faith and to advise on matters of ethics and conflicts of interest.
  • To provide an external perspective on the company’s activities, bringing to bear extensive experience and insights from the GI industry that help to produce rounded judgments and a sustainable business.
  • To utilise experience and insights from the GI sector to enable the company to develop in line with current best practise, the UK Corporate Governance Code and relevant rules and guidance.

Corporate Governance

  • To ensure effective, compliant and consistent corporate governance systems throughout the organisations including in the operation of the board, its direct committees and the senior management.
  • To use knowledge and understanding of the financial services sector to ensure the board receives the necessary management information and has sufficient understanding to effectively fulfil its function.
  • To ensure that the board is appropriately resourced and that responsibilities are appropriately separated and allocated.


  • To oversee the compliance standards of the organisation, to receive regular briefings directly on compliance issues and to be alerted about any important issues that arise immediately.
  • To oversee the embedding of a values-led compliance culture throughout the organisation.
  • To ensure the necessary support throughout the company for a culture that fully supports the compliance and risk functions
  • To support and foster a culture that ensures full compliance with relevant anti-money laundering obligations and the provisions of the UK Bribery Act (from June 2011).

Financial controls and risk

  • To support the development of a quality driven, sustainable business fulfilling both the needs of an ongoing concern and the long-term health and financial performance of the company.
  • To agree with the Executives the financial strategy and oversee major capital or special revenue expenditure. Set limits and robust systems and controls. Ensure ongoing concern and orderly wind down, including capital requirements
  • To agree with the Executives the framework for robust risk management, including management of opportunities and the strategic implications.
  • To drive a risk-based approach for supervision of the network of appointed representatives.
  • To ensure that internal controls are effective, consistent and robust. To regularly and effectively review performance against agreed goals and objectives.
  • To ensure the shareholders are correctly informed and protected.
  • To review and challenge regular reporting on the company’s full financial position. To ensure internal and external reporting is accurate, full and fair.

External relationships

  • To use industry experience and interface and develop productive and positive relationships where appropriate with external stakeholders such as regulators, investors, shareholders, media and the wider community.
  • To develop the company’s commitment to community engagement and responsibility.
  • To develop commitment of the company to ongoing learning, high standards and industry leadership.
  • To represent the company to the regulators, customers, outside interests, the media and the wider community and to take some leadership, or to contribute to developments as appropriate, in the industry sector.
  • To sponsor and foster positive relationships with the shareholder and be a positive Age UK Ambassador


  • Be committed to the purpose, objects, values and ethics of the organisation.
  • Fully committed to safeguarding the needs of the consumer, older people, staff and volunteers
  • Operate with commitment to Age UK diversity and Inclusion strategy
  • Significant recent Executive Board level experience in the UK financial services industry
  • Previous Non-Executive Director experience
  • Previous experience of / ability to chair an Audit and Risk Committee
  • Significant recent P&L responsibility at a senior level in a FTSE 250 company or equivalent
  • Knowledge of the General Insurance market
  • Marketing awareness particularly in FSVS
  • Experience in consumer product development particularly in GI
  • Legal and governance at Board level
  • Finance and investment experience, advantageous experience in social investment
  • Strong commercial acumen
  • Considerable experience of FCA regulation, preferably with recent FCA Approved Person status (of FSA as previously identified)
  • Gravitas, strong communicatorExcellent re
  • lationship management and brokering skills
  • Professional credible ambassador for Age UK
  • Passionate about supporting people in later life with credible products and services
  • Committed to treating customers fairly and to the values of Age UK
  • Reliable honest and trustworthy
  • Ability to meet and maintain fit and proper status under section 2 of the FCA rulebook.

Additional Information

Term of office

Initial term of office will be 2 years, with further extensions of 2 terms of 3 years possible by mutual agreement.


This role provides a remuneration of £20,000 per annum plus expenses to be paid via bacs into a nominated bank account. The role is not an employee and is therefore not applicable to any other terms other than those stated in any letter of appointment.

The time commitment for the post is:

Enterprises Board up to 6 half day Board Meetings per annum, Enterprises Audit and Risk Committee up to 6 half days, Age UK Audit and Risk Committee up to 6 half days, plus preparation time for all meetings.

Attendance at annual away days and additional time as required by the Board when it is undergoing a period of particularly increased activity.

Age UK Board or committee meetings as required.

Occasional travel to sites outside of London to enable performance of the duties and responsibilities and for the purposes of maintaining and updating professional skills and development

non-executive director

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