Aug 162018

Chair - Castlefield Gallery

Organisation: Castlefield Gallery
Vacancy Type: Chair
Deadline: 17th September 2018
Region: Nation-Wide

Vacancy Details

Castlefield Gallery invites applications for the role of Chair of the Board of Directors & Trustees.

Established by artists in 1984, Castlefield Gallery was Manchester's first public contemporary visual art gallery to have opened in the city, and over the last three decades has been a significant catalyst for the region's cultural growth.

Castlefield Gallery is a National Portfolio Organisation of Arts Council England and a Manchester City Council Cultural Partner for 2018/19 – 2021/22. Castlefield Gallery is a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee. The trustees of the charity are also board members of the company.

As we look forward to our 40-year anniversary in 2024 we are seeking to appoint a strategic thinker, and dynamic, committed leader for the role of Chair of Castlefield Gallery. After a successful tenure the current Chair, Marla Cunningham, is due to step down in 2018.

The successful candidate will work with us to shape and lead our next chapter. You will chair the Board of Trustees and work with the Director, to further grow our work, and raise our profile nationally and internationally. You will have a deep interest in contemporary art and be familiar with decision making in both public and private sectors. You will be an established leader with a proven track record, and well positioned to ensure excellent governance and Board performance.

This role is voluntary and reasonable expenses are reimbursed. The Board currently meets in Manchester a minimum of four times annually, with additional occasional meetings and subcommittee group meetings.

If you feel you have the vision, drive and skills to Chair Castlefield Gallery, then download the full recruitment pack below.

Closing date for applications: Monday 17 September 2018, 12noon.

Interviews will be held in Manchester on: Monday 1 October 2018 between the hours of 10am – 6pm.

Castlefield Gallery is committed to promoting equal opportunities, and encourages applicants from all sections of the community.

Advert Start Date: 15th August 2018
Contact Telephone Number: 0161 832 8034
Contact Name: Jennifer Dean
Contact E-mail:

Aug 132018

2 external members - Medical Research Foundation - Investment Committee

Organisation: Medical Research Foundation
Reference: IC2018
Vacancy Type: Other
Deadline: 28th August 2018
Region: London

Vacancy Details

Investment Committee Members

Many of the diseases that affect human health have been cured as a result of medical research, but there will always be more to do and there are areas that receive little support – and people's lives that see no improvement. That's where we step in. The Medical Research Foundation is dedicated to improving health through medical research.

A key priority for our Board this year will be implementing our new investment strategy on which our recently established Investment Committee will take the lead. We would like to appoint two external members onto the Investment Committee who will bring their professional experience to ensure that our investment managers are held to account, our investment strategy delivers its agreed objectives and even more funds can be spent on medical research.

The Medical Research Foundation is committed to promoting equality and diversity opportunities and we welcome applications from all aspects of society. We would particularly welcome applications from people from the BAME communities as these characteristics are currently under-represented on the Board.

The Investment Committee is expected to meet twice a year, usually in central London. The positions are voluntary and not remunerated, although reasonable expenses are paid.

The appointment will commence in Autumn 2018.

How to apply

You can find full details of the role and how to apply by contacting Penelope Crockett, Governance Officer (020 7250 8202 or or by visiting our website at:

  • Closing date: Tuesday 28 August 2018 at 12:00
  • Interview date: first week of September 2018 in central London

Advert Start Date: 13th August 2018
Contact Telephone Number: 020 7250 8202
Contact Name: Penelope Crockett
Contact E-mail

Aug 082018

Treasurer - Headway Black Country

Organisation: Headway Black Country
Reference: Hon. Treasurer and Trustee
Vacancy Type: Treasurer
Deadline: 1st October 2018
Region: West Midlands

Vacancy Details

We are looking for someone with financial skills, ideally in accountancy, to join our Board of Trustees in the voluntary role as Treasurer.

Key aspects of the role are ensuring high standards of financial management and contributing to the strategic plans of the charity.

A full role description is available at:

Headway Black Country promotes understanding of all aspects of brain injury and provides information, support and services to adults with a brain injury and to their families/carers across the Black Country.

Our Vision is that any person with an acquired brain injury and their family, living in the Black Country, will have access to all the resources and support they need to enable them to live an active and fulfilled life within their family and communities.

We wish to recruit committed, knowledgeable and enthusiastic individuals as Trustees to guide the continuing expansion of our activities.

The Board of Trustees meets six times a year at our head office in Dudley.

Advert Start Date: 6th August 2018
Contact Telephone Number: 01384 869961
Contact Name: Stephen Phipps
Contact E-mail:

Aug 072018

Trustee -Nottinghamshire Hospice

Organisation: Nottinghamshire Hospice
Vacancy Type: Trustee
Deadline: 31st August 2018
Region: East Midlands

Vacancy Details

Nottinghamshire Hospice is an independent, local charity who has been caring for adults living with cancer and other life limiting illnesses, and their families, across Nottinghamshire since 1980. We pride ourselves on being able to give people support so they can choose where they want to be cared for at the end of life.

We are able to do this by offering services that mean adults can be cared for in their own home by our Hospice at Home team and in our Day Therapy Centre by a multi-professional team supported by many wonderful volunteers. Our family and carer support team provide a listening ear, counselling and advice on solving problems of all shapes and sizes. All care and support is free of charge for patients and their families.

We are looking for Trustees who can make a significant contribution to the Hospice Board by being able to share and implement their knowledge, expertise and experience. Trustees are responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction of the Hospice, its financial health and the probity of its activities in accordance with the Hospice's governing document, legal and regulatory guidelines.

We are particularly keen to hear from local people with experience in the following areas:

  • Legal Practice
  • Marketing / PR
  • Commerce or Business

Successful applicants must be able to attend a minimum of 6 Board Meetings, 6 Sub-committee Meetings, the organisations AGM and 2 Strategic Planning days, per year. We encourage trustees to represent the charity at public events and take an active part in promotional activities as well.

Becoming a Trustee offers the opportunity for both personal and professional development and is highly rewarding. You will be part of a team of skilled people who are passionate about giving up their own time to help others. Training will be provided where necessary and you will be reimbursed for any expenses incurred in connection with your role.

To apply or if you are would like to find out more, please contact Katie Budd on 0115 910 1008 extension 239 or via email and a Trustee Recruitment & Information Pack will be provided.

Interviews and Shortlisting: Sept 2018

Advert Start Date: 7th August 2018
Contact Telephone Number: 01159101008
Contact Name: Katie Budd
Contact E-mail:

Aug 072018

Chair - Intensive Care National Audit and Research Centre (ICNARC)

Organisation: Intensive Care National Audit and Research Centre (ICNARC)
Vacancy Type: Chair
Deadline: 17th August 2018
Region: Nation-Wide

Vacancy Details

Chair of Trustees – Board of Management
Location: London
Time commitment: Approximately 3 to 4 days per month
Term of service: A three-year term to be eligible for re-appointment for one additional term.
Salary: Voluntary although expenses for travel may be claimed.

About the organisation

ICNARC has an outstanding national and international reputation for clinical audit and clinical and health services research. We work to ensure critically ill patients receive the best possible care and outcome. We do this by providing information about the quality of care to those who work in critical care, policy makers, commissioners, regulators, patients and carers, through our national clinical audits and our clinical trials and health services research.

Our Board of Trustees is passionate about achieving the charity's vision. We are seeking to appoint a new Chair to lead the Board in its role of governing the organisation's work and setting ICNARC's forward direction, to ensure it is best equipped to deliver and continues to evolve, change and adapt.

About the role

It's an exciting time to be joining ICNARC as Chair. In 2019, we will launch our five-year strategy and celebrate 25 years of supporting improvements in how critical care is organised and practiced in the UK. We have ambitious plans to grow our portfolio of research, broaden our clinical audits functionally and geographically, and to transform our infrastructure and technology.

The Chair will hold the Board and Executive Team to account for ICNARC's mission and vision, providing inclusive leadership to the Board of Trustees. The Chair will support the Director of Scientific and Strategic Development and Managing Director, ensure that the Board functions as a unit and work closely with the Executive Team to achieve agreed objectives.

About you

We are looking to recruit a dynamic and respected leader, capable of winning the trust and support of diverse stakeholder groups. You will share our passion for improving the care and outcomes of the critically ill patient and be an enthusiastic and persuasive ambassador for ICNARC.

You will have extensive experience of operating at a senior strategic leadership level with a strong commercial acumen, excellent communication skills and a proven track record of collaborative leadership, alongside a thorough understanding of charity governance and experience of working with or as part of a non-executive board. You should have broad knowledge and understanding of the not-for-profit and health sector with strong networking capabilities.

How to apply

For informal and confidential discussion about the position and ICNARC, please contact our HR Advisor, Asia Gibbs:

To apply, please submit your CV and a cover letter letting us know how you meet the requirements of this position to

Closing date: 17 August 2018 – with shortlisting for this role taking place as applications are received. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a suitable candidate has been identified.

Advert Start Date: 7th August 2018
Contact Telephone Number: 02078316878
Contact Name: Asia Gibbs
Contact E-mail:

Aug 072018

Non-executive Directors - Family Psychology Mutual

Family Psychology Mutual, established in 2017, is a Community Interest Company seeking Non-Executive Directors with commercial, financial, academic or legal skills to join the board of employee Directors .

Family Psychology Mutual, established in 2017, is a Community Interest Company also known as a Public Service Mutual, which is wholly owned by its employees. Its’ mission is to work together with young people and families in their homes and communities to create and sustain positive changes, using high quality outcome-based psychological therapeutic interventions.

With a growing portfolio of interventions in Cambridgeshire, East Anglia and London we are seeking two board members who can support and guide the company as we develop our governance. We are seeking Non-Executive Directors with commercial, financial, academic or legal skills to join our board of employee Directors as we endeavour to build a long term and sustainable business, often backed by social investment. Your values should accord with those of the Company as we seek to improve outcomes for young people and families who may be on the edge of public care or custody.

For more information please contact Tom Jefford, Business Development Director ( 07909 687703) or our Chair, Diane McKerracher ( 07939 930453).

Selection is by interview at our office in Huntingdon with representative staff members and then with the Board on the morning of Wednesday 26th September.

Salary: To a maximum of £7000 per annum plus travel expenses as necessary

Expectation :2 days per month including attendance at board meetings, advice calls, reading of papers and financial approvals.

Contract:  Fixed term for 3 years with possibility to extend.

Closing Date:  Midday on 3rd September

Interview Date: Wednesday 26th September.

Non-Executive Specificationo

Non-Executive Application Form

Equal Opportunities Form


Aug 062018

Vice Chair - Peterborough Rape Crisis Care Group

  • OrganisationL Peterborough Rape Crisis Care Group
    Reference: PRCCG-vice-chair2018
    Vacancy Type: Vice Chair
    Deadline: 30th November 2018
    Region: East of England

Vacancy Details

Do you want to make a difference to the lives of women and girls in Cambridgeshire? Could you play a part in ensuring the development and sustainability of a charity in Peterborough that is s key support to the well-being of local women?

We want to hear from people within the following professional backgrounds for the related Trustee appointments:

  • Administrator or PA - Trustee, Secretary
  • Property development - Trustee
  • Business Development Manager - Trustee, Fundraising
  • Project Management - Trustee, Project Management
  • Governance, Charity sector experience - Vice-chair
  • Social enterprise - Trustee

We are particularly interested in applicants with senior charitable fundraising experience.

Over the next 12 months, we will be looking to build our robust board of Trustees. As a charity it is imperative we have a reliable Board, fit for purpose. The charity has significantly grown in the past three years and now has a turnover of over £4000k a year and manages with its sister organisation, the ISVA contract for Cambridgeshire.

It's an exciting time for Peterborough Rape Crisis, with many opportunities for you to help shape decision making and operational plans moving forward. Current board meetings are monthly and if appointed you would need to be prepared to balance both strategic and some operational work. In other words, you must have the ability to get things done, spearhead the areas of work you lead on, pulling in resources and people when needed whilst keeping ahead for crucial judgements. All Trustees work on a voluntary basis and the right candidates would be expected to ensure that professionalism and time management are of a high standard. We are a vibrant, engaging bunch with a depth of professional experience. We look forward to adding new skills to the mix for the benefit of the charity.

We will be working towards a 5-year plan to strategically develop the charity and ensure sustainability for the long term. A significant part of this we expect to include building partnerships and growing revenue outside of the existing revenue stream. We will be looking to set up a number of committees that will support turning our vision into a reality.

All Trustees are asked to attend a minimum of six Board meetings a year, an induction meeting at the start of their term, ad hoc training when available, and give five hours a month to work relating to their specified area or committee.

You will need to either live or work near Peterborough and have an understanding, or strong interest in issues affecting women and/or charitable organisations. Previous Board or Committee experience would be an advantage but is not essential. Please consider if you have been a part of a collaborative decision-making process previously. All appointments are voluntary however expenses will be reimbursed.

The process for recruitment will be:

  1. Submission of CV and covering letter including referee contact details
  2. Informal telephone conversation with a Trustee
  3. Interview with the panel

How to apply

The application will be by CV (no more than three pages) and an accompanying letter (no more than two pages) explaining your interest, relevant professional expertise and motivation in applying for your chosen Trustee appointment and what you believe you can contribute to Peterborough Rape Crisis. Please ensure you supply two referees; full name, relationship to you, email and telephone number. We will not contact them without prior agreement from you.

Visit our partnership website to find out more details about us -

We require the post holder to be female - Genuine Occupational Requirement (GOR), Schedule 9 (Work; Exceptions), Part 1 (Occupational Requirements), of the Equality Act (2010) applies. PRCCG provide a women-only safe space in which women and children who have experienced sexual violence are supported and can access services.

Advert Start Date: 6th August 2018
Contact Telephone Number: 01733 225937
Contact Name: Jacqui Campey
Contact E-mail:

Aug 032018

Non-Executive Director x 4 - Welsh Rugby Players Association (WRPA)

Location: Cardiff
Posted: 02/08/2018 (14:47)
Agency: Acorn Recruitment


Acorn Executive Search are pleased to be working in partnership with the Welsh Rugby Players Association (WRPA), the independent representative body for professional rugby players in Wales.

As a not-for-profit association, the WRPA aims to represent, develop, promote and protect the collective and individual interests of members for today, and for the future. You can see our mission statement here: https://(url removed)/

The WRPA is governed and directed by the executive committee along with the CEO/General Secretary. The executive committee consists of eight current professional players who are nominated and selected by peers at the start of each playing season.

In order to achieve strategic aims, the WRPA is seeking to appoint four Non-Executive Directors to become part of the WRPA’s Board of Directors, in an exciting and revolutionary change for the association. We are looking for individuals that can broaden the skills-base and diversity of the board and support the next stage of growth and development in this exciting organisation.

Role Description

Role Title: Non-Executive Directors x 4

Time Commitment: Approximately 1 day per month. With four board meetings per year, board members may be asked to represent the organisation at other relevant meetings and events.

Remuneration: The position is voluntary, however; all reasonable travel and subsistence expenses will be reimbursed.

Location: Flexible, although the majority of meetings are held in Cardiff, by phone or video conference.

The term of office: 2 years

The WRPA is particularly seeking applicants with skills in the following areas:

  • Legal
  • Human Resources
  • Marketing and Communication
  • Policy and Governance
  • Information Technology/ Digital
  • Recruitment

Role Summary

  • Support in setting the organisation’s mission, vision, values and strategy.
  • Delegating appropriate authority to the CEO, and monitoring and evaluating the implementation of policies, strategy and agreed objectives.
  • Ensuring that internal controls are effective.
  • Creating and maintaining positive and productive relationships with stakeholders.
  • Providing direction and support for staff members and helping them achieve the aims of the organisation.
  • Providing mentoring and support to relevant staff or executive committee members.

Role Responsibilities

In relation to the board:

  • Ensure the WRPA pursues its core purpose, as well as meeting its obligations under company law and other relevant legislation/regulations.
  • Ensure WRPA’s organisational structure and capability, including the resources available, are appropriate for implementing the strategy.
  • Develop organisational policies and monitor progress.
  • Create a strong and fulfilling working relationship with the other directors.
  • Set risk appetite and oversee risk strategy.
  • Maintain careful oversight of any risk to reputation and/or financial standing of the organisation.
  • Carry out regular evaluation of board performance.
  • Ensure compliance with relevant governance requirements, including implementation of the Governance and Leadership Framework for Wales.

In relation to WRPA stakeholders and the sports sector:

  • Represent the WRPA, championing the organisation and its members at appropriate events, meetings or functions.
  • Build strong and dynamic relationships with WRPA members, understanding their diverse needs and uniting their voices.
  • Establish, nurture and maintain effective working relationships with stakeholders including the Welsh Rugby Union, the Cardiff Blues, Dragons, Ospreys and Scarlets.

Person Specification.

The successful candidate will be a strong leader who is passionate and has a strong understanding of rugby in Wales. However, knowledge of rugby is not an essential requirement for the role.

Previous board experience is not essential but would be desirable. However, applications from candidates who have not previously served in a board role but who can demonstrate the skills and competencies necessary to contribute to the WRPA are welcomed.

Role Competencies.

  • Demonstrates robust, collaborative leadership.
  • Experience in developing organisations.
  • Awareness and understanding of board responsibilities in a small business.
  • Ability to influence across the sporting landscape (Desirable, not essential).

Core Competencies

  • Excellent Communication Skills.
  • Organisation and effective planning.
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective professional relationships with a variety of stakeholders.
  • Flexibility.
  • Can operate comfortably in different cultural situations.
  • Independence and objectivity.

Additional Information

The deadline for applications is midday August 22nd, 2018 and interviews will take place shortly after. Please submit a CV with supporting covering letter which demonstrates your suitability for any of the four board roles.

The WRPA is committed to recruiting a diverse, skills-based board, and encourages applications from people from under-represented populations.
Click here for a full job specification.

Acorn Recruitment acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment.

Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP
Contract Length: N/A
Job Reference: BBBH12007
Job ID: 208373305

non-executive director

Aug 032018

Treasurer - Leap Confronting Conflict

Organisation: Leap Confronting Conflict
Vacancy Type: Treasurer
Deadline: 3rd September 2018
Region: London

Vacancy Details

Leap is seeking a new treasurer to support the board of trustees and executive in overseeing the financial affairs of the organisation. This is an exciting opportunity to help drive the success of a growing and successful organisation that makes a profound and positive impact on the lives of young people and their communities.

We are looking for someone who values the potential of young people, is passionate about their growth and development and understands the challenges they face. An interest in Leap's work and approach are essential as well as an ambitious outlook for Leap's future.

She or he will have senior experience of directing finances, will have active networks in business and philanthropy sectors, and will be able to bring these to their support of Leap's work.

The individual will have a proven track record of financial management and monitoring the financial health of an organisation. They will also act as a representative, spokesperson and cause leader creating and identifying donors and business opportunities for Leap.

Leap's Board is made up of a dozen members, who are recruited, selected and approved by the Board of Trustees. Each trustee serves a three-year term, after which they may stand for second and third three-year terms. Leap's Board is a diverse group, made up of leaders from a wide range of backgrounds, including the youth and community sector, business, media, the secure estate, central government, law, as well as young people who have come through Leap's programmes.

Leap's Board meets four times per year, usually at its offices in Finsbury Park, London. The overall time commitment for a trustee is expected to be up to two days per quarter. The position of trustee is voluntary, but reasonable expenses will be reimbursed.

Advert Start Date: 3rd August 2018
Contact Telephone Numbe:r 020 7561 3702
Contact Name: Leigh Gallagher
Contact E-mail

Aug 032018

Trustee - Dudley Canal And Tunnel Trust

Organisation: Dudley Canal And Tunnel Trust
Reference: Finance & Business Management Trustee
Vacancy Type: Trustee
Deadline: 31st August 2018
Region: Nation-Wide

Vacancy Details

Trustee Finance & Business Development

Dudley Canal and Tunnel Trust is seeking to recruit a new Trustee to join its board and help shape and develop the future of this long-standing and ambitious organisation.

This is a great time to join the Trust, a new largescale redevelopment of its site, the merger of its two charities and the extension of its management and executive team sees it looking to the next ten years of its strategic development.

All applicants are welcome, but we especially encourage applications from those with experience and networks in financial management and business development.

A commitment to be actively involved and the ability to help us realise our vision and strategic aims with skills and energy is a must.

Commitment 6 x Board meeting, 6 x Enterprise meetings (Enterprise is our trading subsidiary and meetings are set to take place 2 days before Board Meetings) 1 x AGM and 1 x Board Away Day. There are also opportunities to get involved in events and promotional activities throughout the year at your own discretion.

Currently meetings take place on alternative day and evenings.

Requests for a job description and initial CV and covering letter should be sent to our Chairman Mr Jeff Luesley. or Jeff Luesley, Dudley Canal and Tunnel Trust. 501 Birmingham New Road, Dudley, West Midlands. DY1 4SB.

Closing Date Friday 31st August at 5pm.

Advert Start Date: 3rd August 2018
Contact Telephone Number: 0121 5576265
Contact Name: Jeff Luesley
Contact E-mail:

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