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Sep 032021
 
Age UK Oxfordshire and Action for Carers Oxfordshire – Chair

Chair - Age UK Oxfordshire and Action for Carers Oxfordshire

Business / Organisation Name: Age UK Oxfordshire and Action for Carers Oxfordshire
Business / Organisation Sector: Not-for-Profit
Business / Organisation Website: https://bit.ly/2V0qDeI
Business / Organisation Type: Charity or Not-for-Profit
Role Title: Chair
Remuneration: Expenses only

Role Description

Age UK Oxfordshire (AUKO) and Action for Carers Oxfordshire (AfCO) are sister charities with a group turnover of over £4 million, who enable older people and carers across our county to live well. We have over 160 staff and 235 volunteers to support us to deliver services and activities for older people in Oxfordshire. We work within our communities to support older people, stay independent and live life to the full, and to support carers to maintain their health and wellbeing. Our services include, information and advice, home support services, befriending, dementia services, and providing activities throughout the county.

We are proud of the positive effect our organisations have on the lives of the people we support and of how creatively and innovatively, we have developed and grown our organisations. During the Covid -19 pandemic we are proud of our staff and volunteers as we have continued and enhanced our support for our beneficiaries during this time, whilst also receiving positive feedback and growing our reputation both in our communities and nationally. We have learned so much in this time and as we emerge from the pandemic, we are looking to continue to be innovative and develop a new blended approach to services and support.

Looking to the future, we want to strengthen our reach and our partner networks and ultimately to enable more people from our communities to live the life they want to live.
As we embark on our new strategy for 2022-2025 and our current Chair, Davina Logan comes to the end of her term in Summer 2022, we are looking to appoint a new Chair at a time of great excitement and challenge.

We are looking for a “Chair in waiting” who is aligned with our vision and who is passionate about our cause and aims. This is a hugely rewarding role to lead our organisations through our next strategic stage of development.

We are looking for a committed leader who will bring a wealth of knowledge and leadership experience to the board, who will also be an ambassador and representative of our organisations.

The Age UK Oxfordshire ‘family’ comprises four separate legal entities: Age UK Oxfordshire, the main charity, Age UK Oxfordshire Trading Co (now dormant), Action for Carers (Oxfordshire) and Ethical Legal Services Ltd, trading as Beacon. Beacon is chaired by Penny our Chief Executive.

The separate Boards of Trustees of Age UK Oxfordshire and Action for Carers Oxfordshire are chaired by one Chair and the two charities share the same Senior Management team. AUKO has 10 Trustees including the Chair and Action for Carers Oxfordshire has seven Trustees including the Chair. The Chair and Treasurer sit on both boards.

We expect the time commitment to be circa 4-5 days a month. This includes the six main board meetings a year for AUKO and the four main board meetings for AfCO plus a strategy away day and the AGM. The Chair chairs the Remuneration and Nominations committee and can attend the Finance Review Group.

Application Details

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

Closing Date: 11/10/2021
Contact Name: Jennifer Horan
Contact Email: [email protected]

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 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 232021
 
De Montfort Students’ Union – Chair

Chair - De Montfort Students’ Union

Business / Organisation Name: De Montfort Students’ Union
Business / Organisation Sector: Not-for-Profit
Business / Organisation Website: https://bit.ly/3lvWkYo
Business / Organisation Type Association
Role Title: Chair
Remuneration: Paid

Role Description

De Montfort Students’ Union is an independent, student run and student led organisation. Here to involve, represent and inspire DMU students to make the most of their time at university.
We are looking for new Trustees to join us. You will have the chance to contribute to the development and of a new three-year strategic plan and help us ensure it’s delivered with the desired impact.

We are seeking Trustees with a high level of emotional intelligence, experience of leading change and a desire to work with developing leaders.

It would be ideal if you had experience in at least one of the following areas:

  • finance,
  • SUs/higher education,
  • governance and
  • hospitality/income generation.

Inclusion is one of our core values and we believe that DSU is for everyone, and we therefore encourage all interested candidates with relevant experience to apply. We would particularly welcome applications from candidates who reflect the vibrant diversity of our student population and the wider community in Leicester.

We can be flexible in our approach, so if there are any barriers that may prevent you from applying, please don’t hesitate to get in touch so that we can talk these through.

Application Details

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

Or visit the link for full details and to apply at: https://bit.ly/3lvWkYo

Closing Date: 13/09/2021
Contact Name: Bill Yuksel
Contact Email: [email protected]

Aug 232021
 
Alive and Kicking – Trustees and Ambassadors |

Trustees and Ambassadors - Alive and Kicking

Business / Organisation Name: Alive and Kicking
Business / Organisation Sector: Not-for-Profit
Business / Organisation Website: https://bit.ly/2Ua2D8v
Business / Organisation Type: Charity or Not-for-Profit
Role Title: Trustee
Remuneration: Expenses only

Role Description

Award winning international development charity, Alive and Kicking are looking for three new trustees, and a number of ambassadors involved in professional sport, to support the strategic growth of their revenue, reach and impact. This is an incredible opportunity to change the lives and livelihoods of people facing disadvantage by using football as a force for good.
Background

Founded in 2004, Alive and Kicking (AK) is the world’s only not for profit sports ball manufacturer and the only formal producer on the African continent. The organisation was originally started to ensure that young people could play on a regular basis with a high-quality durable sports ball. Since opening, the impact of the organisation has grown and now focuses on three key impact areas, Make, Play and Live.

Our board of trustees are responsible for the overall governance, financial health and strategic direction of the charity, developing its organisational aims, objectives and goals in accordance with the governing document, legal and regulatory guidelines.

As a member of the Board of Trustees, there is a shared responsibility for the strategic direction of the organisation, supporting the charitable objectives of AK and ensuring sound governance.
In addition to the statutory duties, each Trustee uses their specific skills, knowledge and experience they have to help the Board of Trustees reach sound decisions.
As an AK ambassador you will have an agreed time commitment to attend events, post impactful content through your social channels and represent AK as a spoke’s person in media publications. We will work with your schedule to ensure that you are not over committing your time whilst having the biggest impact for AK.

Application Details

For further information or to arrange a confidential discussion about this role, please contact our advising consultants:

Closing Date: 06/09/2021
Contact Name: Eddie Taylor
Contact Email: [email protected]

Aug 122021
 
Learning and Work Institute – Audit Committee Chair and Board Member

Audit Committee Chair and Board Member - Learning and Work Institute

Business / Organisation Name: Learning and Work Institute
Business / Organisation Sector: Not-for-Profit
Business / Organisation Website: https://bit.ly/3iEdWiB
Business / Organisation Type: Charity or Not-for-Profit
Role Title: Board Member
Remuneration: Expenses only

Role Description

Learning and Work Institute are seeking an ambitious Audit Committee Chair and Board Member skilled in corporate governance and risk management. You will be driven by our mission to provide learning and work opportunities for everyone in society to realise their potential. This is an exciting opportunity to join a progressive organisation in its centenary year.

Who we are looking for

We are looking for an Audit Committee Chair and Board Member skilled in financial governance and compliance. The Committee consists of three members of the Company Board and up to three external representatives. The successful candidate will:

  • Share our passion for individuals to have the opportunity in life to reach their ambitions and potential.
  • Understand governance and preferably have experience of chairing Finance or Audit Committees and as a Board member.
  • Have the capacity to lend support and expertise. The Audit Committee meets three times a year for approximately two hours. The Board meets four times a year for two hours with an annual away day strategy meeting. Meetings rotate between London, Leicester with up to 50% of meetings being remote.
  • Demonstrate a sense of proportion of control relative to L&W’s operational needs.
  • Be objective and independent without bias to any particular interest or stakeholder.
  • Possess analytical ability, informed judgment and the ability to focus on strategic issues.
  • Have perspective, broad knowledge and experience that can be applied to discussions and decisions at Board level.
  • An ability to balance challenge and support to the executive team.

If you possess the experience and skills above and have a passion to support the delivery of our vision then you could be the person we are seeking.

Application Details

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

Closing Date: 06/09/2021
Contact Name: Shaun Eden
Contact Email: [email protected]

Aug 122021
 
The Royal College of Emergency Medicine – Corporate Governance Committee Members

Corporate Governance Committee Members - The Royal College of Emergency Medicine

Business / Organisation Name:  The Royal College of Emergency Medicine
Business / Organisation Sector: Not-for-Profit
Business / Organisation Website: https://bit.ly/3AfuiV1
Business / Organisation Type: Charity or Not-for-Profit
Role Title: Lay Member
Remuneration: Expenses only

Role Description

This is an opportunity to join the Corporate Governance Committee of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine

The Royal College of Emergency Medicine works to ensure high quality care for patients by setting and monitoring standards of care in emergency departments, as well as providing expert guidance and advice on policy to relevant bodies on matters relating to Emergency Medicine.

We have embarked on our new 2020-2023 Corporate & Business Plan focusing on improving patient care, supporting our membership to achieve sustainable satisfying careers, and delivering high quality care, and advancing the practice of Emergency Medicine through research and engagement in Global Health. We are at an exciting time in our development which includes a governance change to create a new Trustee Board chaired by our President and Chair of Council, Dr Katherine Henderson.

Our structure includes a Council, Executive, Trustee Board and a number of standing committees through which the College carries out its work. Our Corporate Governance committee is responsible for a range of areas including College budgets, financial performance, investment strategy, risk management, human resource policy and legal compliance. Members are not trustees of the College but do have full voting rights on the Committee.

The Committee needs two new Independent Lay Members to be involved in our work and the strategic challenges we are managing. We seek people with governance experience, as well as a range of skills including but not limited to budget, financial performance, investment strategy, risk management, human resources policy, legal compliance, and digital technology.

Application Details

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

Closing Date: 20/08/2021
Contact Name: Liz Holderness
Contact Email: [email protected]

Aug 112021
 
British Pharmacological Society – BPS Assessment Limited – Non-Executive Director (Legal)

Non-Executive Director (Legal) - British Pharmacological Society – BPS Assessment Limited

Business / Organisation Name: British Pharmacological Society – BPS Assessment LimitedNon-Executive Director (Legal) |
Business / Organisation Sector: Not-for-Profit
Business / Organisation Website: https://bit.ly/3s08sSA
Business / Organisation Type: Charity or Not-for-Profit
Role Title: Non-Executive Director
Remuneration: Expenses only

Role Description

The British Pharmacological Society is a charity with a mission to promote and advance the whole spectrum of pharmacology. The Society leads the way in the research and application of pharmacology around the world. Connecting over 4,000 members from more than 60 countries, it is a global community at the heart of pharmacology.

In the last 8 years, the Society has grown substantially in performance and impact. Membership has risen by over 20%, while diversification of the Society’s business portfolio has seen annual revenues also grow, providing stability to the organisation and supporting the delivery of a huge range of charitable activities.

In 2018, the Society launched a new five-year strategy. This is aimed at establishing the Society as an influential and proactive force for championing research, education, training and policy issues in pharmacology and clinical pharmacology.

The Society is seeking a Non-Executive Director with a legal background for its subsidiary company BPS Assessment Limited. Non-executive Directors provide oversight of strategic leadership and effective governance of the organisation, enabling it to support the interests of its members, and ensuring it meets its aims and ambitions.

In alignment with our vision for equality, diversity and inclusion in pharmacology, the Society seeks to represent, and be inclusive of people from a wide variety of backgrounds across the communities we serve. The Society encourages applications from all suitable candidates, especially women, gender minorities and those from racialised minority groups.

Commitment: Quarterly meetings for BPSA Board are currently being held virtually. However, travel expenses in line with the Society’s expense policy will be paid for face-to-face meetings.

Application Details

If you would like to have an informal conversation about this opportunity you can email our advising consultants at Peridot Partners to arrange a call;

James Hunt | [email protected] | 07711 405 444

Closing Date: 17/09/2021
Contact Name: James Hunt
Contact Email: ja[email protected]

Aug 032021
 
Overcoming MS – Chair

Chair - Overcoming MS

Business / Organisation Name: Overcoming MS
Business / Organisation Sector: Not-for-Profit
Business / Organisation Type: Charity or Not-for-Profit
Role Title: Chair
Remuneration: Expenses only

Role Description

Overcoming MS (OMS) is the world’s leading multiple sclerosis (MS) healthy lifestyle charity. We share the evidence behind the OMS program focussing on the everyday practical things that people can do to improve their health outcomes and quality of life.

We are unique in our whole person approach and practical evidence-based focus upon self-management of MS, formulated as a holistic program. This incudes following a plant based diet, supplementing with Vitamin D, exercising and using stress management techniques.

We believe that people with MS can lead full and healthy lives after a diagnosis.

Since our inception as a UK charity, inspired by Australian Professor of Medicine, Professor George Jelinek’s programme and book Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis, our founding Chair, Linda Bloom has grown and evolved OMS to inform, support and empower more people with MS and their families to live positive and fulfilling lives.

We have recently appointed a new CEO and have developed a new three-year strategy “Find Realistic Hope and Full Life, Find OMS”, which marks the beginning of a transformation programme to become more visible, accessible, and have a greater impact through information, support, empowerment, and collaboration. We want to have a bigger, wider and more inclusive impact in supporting, inspiring and fostering a culture of hope and positivity. We have the ingredients in place to build on our momentum to engage our community, healthcare professionals and others across the world.

Who we are looking for:

As we embark on our new strategy and enter a new phase in our development and growth, we are looking for a new Chair. As our new Chair you will be aligned to our vision, highly empathetic to our cause and motivated to support us to grow, scale and realise our vision of a world where people with MS feel empowered to take control of their health, are making informed lifestyle choices and living a full and healthy life. This will be a challenging but hugely rewarding role, offering the opportunity to take OMS to the next level and be the momentum for change.

We welcome a passionate, ambitious, and entrepreneurial focused leader to join us for this exciting next stage of development.

We expect the time commitment to be circa three days a month.

Application Details

For further information or to arrange a confidential discussion about this role, please contact our Consultants at Peridot Partners:

Closing Date: 27/09/2021
Contact Name: Lucy Mavers
Contact Email: [email protected]

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