Jun 182018
 

Trustee - Public Concern at Work (PCaW)

Public Concern at Work (PCaW), the leading whistleblowing charity, seeks a lawyer with expertise in the legal framework in relation to whistleblowing, including the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998, to join the board as we begin the next stage of our development.

PCaW aims to stop harm sooner by: providing free, confidential legal advice to those who wish to raise whistleblowing concerns in the workplace, supporting and training organisations, and campaigning on improvements to legislation. PCaW participates in major whistleblowing cases at Court of Appeal and Supreme Court level.

As we celebrate our 25th year we are undertaking several expansion projects, seeking to raise our profile and improve our services and we are looking to further enhance our legal expertise at board level. This is an unremunerated position.

For more information and to apply

Please contact Chief Executive Francesca West at fw@pcaw.org.uk.

Jun 182018
 

Accent Group - Non-Executive Directors

Recruiter: Accent Group
Location: Yorkshire and the Humber
Salary: £9,000 (NED) & £4,500 (Committee Members)
Posted: 15 Jun 2018
Closes: 06 Jul 2018
Sector: Asset & Fund Management, Housing & Social, Planning & Development, Residential Investment & Development
Job Role: Director
Contract Type: Permanent
Hours: Full Time

Accent Group

Non-Executive Directors (NED)

Remuneration - £9,000 (NED) & £4,500 (Committee Members)

Accent is a national housing group with a mission to improve lives.

Do you want to use your expertise to make a difference to help deliver our mission?

Do you want to work with passionate, creative and determined people who bring their knowledge, skills and expertise to deliver our ambitious corporate strategy and make a real difference to the lives of our customers?

Then welcome to Accent – we are not your average housing association. We are national with properties across the North and East of England and Surrey. We are a forward-thinking, commercially focused, profit for-purpose business. Our ambition is to build 2,000 new homes in the next 5 years and deliver the highest quality services in the housing sector.

This is a fantastic and exciting time to join us as we transform our business and develop our ambitions for our current and future customers and you will play a critical role in delivering this.

To support the delivery of our ambitious strategy and our vision ‘With you for your journey’ we are looking to appoint a number of NEDs to our Group Board and Committees. Although housing experience will be useful, it is in no way essential as we are looking for passionate and committed people with a good strategic understanding and expertise in one or more of the following areas:

  • strategic asset management in the housing sector
  • large scale housing development probably gained in the commercial sector
  • development and delivery of excellent customer service
  • digital and ICT strategy
  • commercial/business growth/sales
  • funding and capital markets

You will contribute to the highest standards of governance and also be able to demonstrate a sound insight into how you can shape and lead a complex and diverse organisation.

We are an equal opportunities and disability confident employer and welcome applicants from all sectors of the community to reflect the diversity of the customers we serve. In particular, we would welcome applications from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities.

For an informal discussion, please contact Ian Robertson or Anne Elliott at EMA on 01926 887272. For a copy of the briefing papers email responsehandling1@emaconsult.co.uk or call 01926 831467 quoting the relevant reference number EMA347.

Closing date: 6 July 2018.

Jun 132018
 

Non-Executive Director - Birmingham County Football Association (up to six positions)

Recruiter: Birmingham County Football Association
Location: Birmingham
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 24 May 2018
Closes: 21 Jun 2018
Sectors: Management
Contract Type: Permanent
Hours: Full Time

The Board of Directors of the Birmingham County Football Association (BCFA) directs and monitors the business affairs of the Association. In doing so, the Directors determine the vision, strategy, plans, policies and financial investment required to achieve the overall long-term business objectives.

Directors are appointed on a staggered basis and for a maximum of three, three year terms. The post requires a commitment to attend bi-monthly Board meetings which are during office hours at the County Headquarters and to support and promote the aims, objectives and activities of the Association.

The BCFA requires Directors with a specific responsibility at a senior level in at least one of the following areas of expertise:

  • Equality/Diversity;
  • Commercial/Business Development;
  • Sport Participation/Development;
  • Finance/Funding/Investment;
  • Facility Development;
  • PR/Marketing;
  • Customer Engagement;
  • Human Resources;
  • Safeguarding.

To apply please complete the application form and send it along with a covering letter marked "Private and Confidential" to: Chief Executive Officer, Birmingham County FA, Ray Hall Lane, Great Barr, Birmingham, B43 6JF or via email to kevin.shoemake@birminghamfa.com

Supporting Documents:

Jun 132018
 

Independent Trustee - Benenden Charitable Trust

Often ill health can be accompanied by associated financial challenges which can cause significant additional worry on top of health concerns. Benenden Charitable Trust provides financial assistance grants to relieve hardship and distress as a result of sickness, infirmity, disability or any medical condition. We help members and former members of Benenden Health, and also accept non-member referrals from a number of partner charities.

Benenden Charitable Trust is seeking to appoint an Independent Trustee to join its board of trustees. Trustees hold the charity ‘in trust’ for current and future beneficiaries by:

  • Ensuring that Benenden Charitable Trust complies with its governing document (i.e. its Articles of Association), charity law, company law and any other relevant legislation or regulations.
  • Ensuring that Benenden Charitable Trust pursues its objects as defined in its governing document.
  • Ensuring Benenden Charitable Trust applies its resources exclusively in pursuance of its objects, i.e. it must not spend money on activities which are not included in the objects, however worthwhile they may be.
  • Identification and management of risk.
  • Acting as guardians of the charity’s assets, both tangible and intangible, taking all due care over their security, deployment and proper application.

Main Tasks

  • Ensure that the organisation functions within the legal and financial requirements of a charitable organisation and strives to achieve best practice.
  • Contribute specific skills, interests and contacts and support the charity through promoting its activities.
  • Maintain good relations with senior management and all staff.
  • Actively promote the organisation's purpose, values and strategy at all times.
  • Take part in training sessions provided for the benefit of the trustees.
  • Fulfil such other duties and assignments as may be required from time to time by the trustee body.

Knowledge and Experience

  • Awareness of how charities operate and the role of trustees.
  • Ability to operate at different levels, understanding when a detailed assessment is necessary and when to apply a strategic approach.
  • Ability to think outside the box to contribute to strategic discussions.
  • Ability to demonstrate an understanding of social trends and their implications for those in times of hardship.

We are open to all appropriate applications but would particularly welcome candidates with experience at a senior level in management of mental health or social care services.

Flexibility and Adaptability

  • Able to assimilate information quickly and deal with fast moving discussions.
  • Ability to respect boundaries between executive and governance functions

Judgement and Decision Making

  • Understand the need for and actively demonstrate confidentiality.
  • Empathetic to the work of the charity.

Interpersonal Skills

  • Positive attitude.
  • Ability to work as part of a team, with colleagues and management.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Ability to give and receive feedback objectively and sensitively and a willingness to challenge constructively

For full information please refer to the Role Profile.

Further information

Salary

The position is voluntary and unpaid. Travel, accommodation and subsistence expenses will be reimbursed in line with the Benenden Travel & Expenses policy.

If your individual circumstances mean that providing employer referees is not possible or appropriate, personal references are also acceptable for this role.

If you are thinking of applying and have any queries regarding this role, you can speak to a member of our team on 0800 414 8450 (Mon-Fri 8am-4pm) – No agencies please.

Hours of Work

  • Attendance at quarterly Trustee meetings in York, London and Kent.
  • One-day annual strategy seminar.
  • Decision making on cases above the approval limits of the operational team.
  • Casework Monitoring – quarterly (each Trustee completes 1-2 times per year)

Closing Date: 9am, Monday 2nd July 2018

To apply for this job please send the following;

Please clearly indicate that you are applying for Independent Trustee - Benenden Charitable Trust and email to recruitment@benenden.co.uk

If you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of the closing date please assume your application was unsuccessful in this instance. Please visit our website for further vacancies which may be of interest to you.

 

Jun 132018
 

Non-Executive Director - Belong Limited

Our multi award winning organisation is a pioneer of services for older people, creating vibrant village communities in the North West of England and specialising in supporting people to live well with dementia. As we continue to develop our model and expand geographically, we are looking for a high calibre individual to join our Board as a Non-Executive Director.

Belong provides a ‘home for life’, supporting people on their journey with a range of services from home care, through independent living apartments to 24-hour care in specialist households, including nursing and dementia support.

Previous experience as a non-executive director is not essential but an aptitude for strategic thinking and a real commitment to the work we do is.

Our directors come from a variety of backgrounds and, for this vacancy, we are particularly interested in applications from people with significant experience in health or social care at a senior level or experience of governance, risk or assurance.

Applications from candidates with other relevant backgrounds or experience are welcome and we strive to maintain a diverse and inclusive board, comprising individuals who are able to make a real contribution to our organisation.

The position is remunerated based on 2 or 3 half-days per month.

Closing date for applications Monday 9 July 2018

Interviews will be held in Newcastle-under-Lyme on Thursday 19 July 2018

Posted on: 13 June 2018

Closing date: 13 July 2018

To enquire about the Non-Executive Director vacancy email the Human Resources Team at HRteam@belong.org.uk

Write to us:

Belong Limited
Registered Office: Pepper House, Market Street,
Nantwich, Cheshire CW5 5DQ
T: 01270 610666 (Reception)

Jun 132018
 

Trustees - Concern Group - The Mental Health and Wellbeing Group

Concern Group is looking to appoint Trustees to join the Board.

We are a Charity led Group comprising Mental Health Concern, Insight Healthcare and range of other initiatives and projects aimed at helping people who have a wide range of mental health needs. The Group has a strong presence in the North of England and has developed a range of services nationwide. We are primarily commissioned by the NHS and local authorities and provide innovative, specialist mental health, primary care and well-being services.

We are seeking new board members who are enthusiastic, committed and feel they can add real value to the organisation.

As a Trustee, and member of the Board, you will share collective responsibility for the overall strategic direction, organisational effectiveness and financial accountability in line with the Charity’s objectives.

The position is unpaid, but you will be reimbursed for any reasonable expenses incurred.

For further information about the role please refer to the information pack which can be accessed via our website www.mentalhealthconcern.org/work-for-us/current-vacancies/ or arrange a discussion with Ann Robinson (Chair of the Board) on 0191 217 0377.

If you are interested in applying for the role then please complete an expression of interest form, with a copy of your CV, and forward to Claire Farnell, Director of People and Communications claire.farnell@concerngroup.org

Jun 122018
 

Chair - Perth College Board of Management

Reference: 1478

Remuneration: Unremunerated

Location: Perth

Closing date: 06 July 2018 at midnight

Perth College is the largest academic partner in the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI), Scotland's newest university and is a leading College of Further and Higher Education offering training, education and skills development opportunities from access to masters level.

We are looking for talented and enthusiastic individuals who have a strong commitment to Further and Higher Education to join our Board of Management.

Board Members make an important contribution to Perth College UHI and their experience, knowledge and commitment enables them to contribute to the College's strategic direction, decision-making and continued development.

The Board is committed to equality and diversity and to ensuring that our governing body represents the staff, students and community that it serves and applications are particularly welcome from women, people with disabilities and people from ethnic minorities.

Positions on the Board are voluntary and unpaid, but bring huge rewards to members. Your input can make a real difference to the education and prospects of our learners and to the wellbeing and success of the communities where they live.

A minimum time commitment of approximately six days per year is required: the roles require attendance at four Board meetings a year (usually early evening) and members may join a Board sub-committee, which also meets three to four times a year. Reasonable out of pocket expensed for Board business are reimbursed.

Interested?

We are holding an open evening to promote the work of the College and the Board and to provide information to candidates interested in either role. Some of our current Board Members will be there to share their experiences about working on the Board of Management.

  • When: Monday 18 June from 5pm to 5.30pm
  • Location: Room 019 in the Brahan Building

A copy of the application form is below.

Application Information

Further information, including a role description and person specification, is available at:

https://www.perth.uhi.ac.uk/news/recruitment-of-chair-and-independent-member-for-the-board-of-management-.html

To apply please send a CV and application form (available below) outlining your relevant experience to:

Maureen Masson, Secretary to the Board of Management, Perth College UHI, Crieff Road, Perth, PH1 2NX or email

maureen.masson.perth@uhi.ac.uk

Apply for this Vacancy

Jun 112018
 

Non-Executive Director - Yorkshire Collaborative Academy Trust

The Yorkshire Collaborative Academy Trust (YCAT) seeks to appoint two Members. This is a growing multi-academy trust dedicated to working with primary schools. The trust was formed in 2015 by three primary schools that had a long track record of successfully working in partnership; two further schools joined in the 2016/17 academic year. Board meetings are held in the North Yorkshire area.

About the trust

YCAT is building a partnership of schools that put the needs of children at their heart, and is committed to collaborative working. Its schools work together to ensure pupils are confident, responsible and are equipped with the knowledge and skills to take ownership of their life-long learning.

One of the trust’s schools is the lead school for the Harrogate and Rural Teaching Alliance (HART) which includes approximately 50 members. The trust recognises the importance of attracting new teachers into the profession and developing their skills. YCAT plays an active part in this through its School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) programme.

The trust seeks to continue to identify ways to further improve progress in its high attaining schools. This is achieved through the establishment of consistent operational models, to ensure that its provision has the maximum impact on children’s outcomes.

Plans for the Future

YCAT is committed to growing the trust in order to continue to meet the need for more innovative approaches for school improvement across the region and in particular in rural areas.

The trust’s plans for the next year include focusing on the five key elements of its strategy:

  • Improving pupil outcomes;
  • YCAT growth and further developing its trust-wider learning community;
  • Financial & commercial effectiveness;
  • Developing strong leadership and governance;
  • Developing employees.

To improve pupil outcomes, key priorities have been agreed both at school and trust level. Growth in the coming year includes the planned conversion of a school into YCAT, together with focused plans on development of leadership and succession planning. Financial and commercial effectiveness will be further improved through the renegotiation of contracts for services with the aim of achieving better value for money. Work is ongoing to further strengthen governance at all levels including embedding new processes and training.

The trust recognises that its staff is its greatest asset and it is committed to supporting the health & well-being of staff as well as their continued professional development.

Trust ethos & values

YCAT is built on shared core values and a passionate belief in collaborative approaches to learning. At the heart of YCAT are its trustees who have a wide range of experience from the education and business sector and a commitment to good governance. The trustees are the custodians of the vision that YCAT shares with its family of schools and strategically plan school improvement across its schools.

YCAT is a partnership of primary schools that believe that through working and learning together they will make even more difference to children’s lives. Striving to better meet children’s needs is the fundamental goal of the schools, while strong working partnerships and commitment to collaboration will help the trust to more consistently meet all of its pupils’ learning needs.

Role Summary

Number of Positions Advertised: 2

Roles 1 & 2 – Member

The Members provide independent oversight to the work of the Board of Trustees in order to ensure suitable accountability for its decision making and strategy. At Yorkshire Collaborative Trust the Members attend up to two meetings per year. Members have powers and responsibilities as set out in the trust’s Articles of Association, for example to appoint (or remove) trustees/directors where necessary. The role of the Member is often characterised as being “eyes on, hands off’.

The competencies required for this role include:

Essential

  • Corporate Governance
  • Non-executive/ Trustee

Desirable

  • Strategic
  • Finance

Person specification

To become a member, it is desirable for an individual to have had previous experience in a NED (non-executive director) or trustee role, with demonstrable experience of working in a role responsible for corporate governance. Potential candidates should be able to demonstrate experience at a senior manager or director level in the private, charity or public sector. It is important that members of any trust can be relied upon to act honestly, diligently and in good faith.

Time commitment

Two board meetings (including AGM) per academic year

Location of Board Meetings and Trust Website

The trust rotates meeting locations around its schools, so meetings could be in Harrogate, Askwith, Leyburn, Lothersdale or Hawes. Due to the current location of its trustees, most meetings are held in Harrogate or Askwith. The AGM and other meetings with Members are usually held in Ripon.

Trust website: http://ycatschools.co.uk/

Governance Structure

http://ycatschools.co.uk/governance/

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, 6th July

Jun 082018
 

Non-Executive Director Patient & Public Involvement - Viaduct Care CIC

Job Reference: J291-A-18-0039
Employer: Viaduct Care CIC
Department:: Corporate
Location: Stockport
Salary: £3,396

Viaduct Care is newly formed Community Interest Company formed by all Stockport GP practices. Our aim is to find innovative solutions to the challenges currently faced by the NHS, while at the same time protecting the interests of general practice and ensuring that patients continue to receive the very best care, locally.

As well as playing a vital role in the leadership of Viaduct Care, the Non-Executive Director for Patient & Public Involvement will also contribute to work underway to deliver major change in the way that services across Stockport are delivered. Viaduct Care is a partner in the development of a Multi-Speciality Community Provider (MCP) and you will be instrumental in supporting the development of the organisation to play a full and active role in the creation of a new organisational form. Stockport is a national Vanguard site working at the forefront of developing new models of care.

We are currently actively collaborating with NHS England, NHS Stockport CCG, Stockport LMC, Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council, Stockport NHS Foundation Trust and Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust.

Are you looking for an engaging, challenging and rewarding opportunity?

Would you like to be part of Viaduct Care working together to improve the health of patients through supporting GP practices to expand and improve their quality, effectiveness and efficiency of services?

Do you enjoy working directly with people, dealing with a variety of needs and challenges, as well as delivering actual benefits and making a true difference to the wider communities of Stockport?

For an informal discussion please contact us on stoccg.ViaductCareHR@nhs.net and a member of the team will contact you. The closing date for applications will be 14th June 2018. Interviews are likely to be held week commencing the 25th June 2018 but this is indicative and may be subject to change.

Job Type: Fixed term (3 year term of office)
Working pattern: 1 day per month
Pay Scheme: Other
Staff Group: Administrative & Clerical
Specialty/Function: Primary Care

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non-executive director

Jun 072018
 

Independent Members - Perth College Board of Management

Reference: 1479

Remuneration: Unremunerated

Location: Perth

Closing date: 20 July 2018 at midnight

Perth College is the largest academic partner in the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI), Scotland's newest university and is a leading College of Further and Higher Education offering training, education and skills development opportunities from access to masters level.

We are looking for talented and enthusiastic individuals who have a strong commitment to Further and Higher Education to join our Board of Management.

Board Members make an important contribution to Perth College UHI and their experience, knowledge and commitment enables them to contribute to the College's strategic direction, decision-making and continued development.

The Board is committed to equality and diversity and to ensuring that our governing body represents the staff, students and community that it serves and applications are particularly welcome from women, people with disabilities and people from ethnic minorities.

Positions on the Board are voluntary and unpaid, but bring huge rewards to members. Your input can make a real difference to the education and prospects of our learners and to the wellbeing and success of the communities where they live.

A minimum time commitment of approximately six days per year is required: the roles require attendance at four Board meetings a year (usually early evening) and members may join a Board sub-committee, which also meets three to four times a year. Reasonable out of pocket expensed for Board business are reimbursed.

Interested?

We are holding an open evening to promote the work of the College and the Board and to provide information to candidates interested in either role. Some of our current Board Members will be there to share their experiences about working on the Board of Management.

  • When: Monday 18 June from 5pm to 5.30pm
  • Location: Room 019 in the Brahan Building

Application Information

Further information, including a role description and person specification, is available at:

https://www.perth.uhi.ac.uk/news/recruitment-of-chair-and-independent-member-for-the-board-of-management-.html

To apply please send a CV and application form (available below) outlining your relevant experience to:

Maureen Masson, Secretary to the Board of Management, Perth College UHI, Crieff Road, Perth, PH1 2NX or email

maureen.masson.perth@uhi.ac.uk

Apply for this Vacancy

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