Oct 162018

Treasurer - Society of Designer Craftsmen

Organisation: Society of Designer Craftsmen
Reference: SDC V1/2018
Vacancy Type: Treasurer
Deadline: 16th November 2018

Region: London

Vacancy Details

Closing Date: - 16 November 2018


This is a Voluntary position - expenses for travel to meetings will be will be reimbursed in accordance with the Society's Expenses Policy

SECTOR:-Crafts, Arts, Culture and Heritage

Location - London & South East due to the requirement to travel to meetings in London

We are seeking to appoint an Honorary Treasurer to oversee all financial aspects of the Association and play a leading role in the Society's exciting and ambitious growth and development plan. Ideally we would wish to appoint an honorary treasurer in December 2018 or earlier.

This is a great opportunity to make a significant contribution to the ongoing sustainability and success of handmade British Crafts, and of the Society of Designer Craftsmen (SDC), formerly the Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society (ACES), founded in 1887; it is the oldest multi craft organisation in Britain.

DCMS statistics on 29 November 2017 showed the the Craft sector showing particularly high growth of 14.6% some 3.2% higher than IT, Software and Computing.


The Society is a registered Charity and a Company Limited by Guarantee, not having a share capital. It is a national membership organisation; members are some of the UK's top designers & craftsmen and women; we also have a licentiate scheme for recently qualified apprentices and graduates who have up to a five year period as Licentiate.

It is managed by a Council of volunteers who are the trustees of the Charity. We are a friendly, supportive, committee and it would help us to have a Treasurer who will take an interest in the Society and have good independent judgement and willingness to devote time to attend Council meetings and the AGM. The Council usually meets 4-6 times a year at our office in London.

Our Financial Management

In financial terms we are a small Charity, our main income stream is from members' subscriptions.

We use XERO Accounting Software and have an account for training and support. Our bank account sends regular feeds of transactions and statements to our XERO Account.

The Society's bookkeeper is responsible for the day to day bookkeeping and bank account reconciliation on XERO Accounting. Management Account reports are easily obtained from XERO as necessary.

Our annual accounts are prepared by our accountants and are fully audited. Our accounting year is 1st January to 31st December.


Although not essential we would welcome a person with an interest in the Creative Industries, specifically Craft sector; also an understanding of corporate, and charity financial governance principles and practices.

A willingness to develop an understanding of the Society, its structure and operation ;and key issues facing its trustees and members.

Experience of the use of XERO accounting would be welcome but not essential. A financial or accounting qualification is desirable.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Advising the Council on strategic financial planning, to ensure best practice, in line with regulatory requirements.
  • To develop an annual budget and cash flow forecast; advising the Council as appropriate on the management and implementation.
  • To identify and bring to the attention of the Council any financial risks.
  • To ensure that the Society maintains adequate systems in place for financial and internal controls.
  • Ensuring that Trustees are informed about their financial duties and responsibilities and any changes introduced by governing bodies.
  • Attending meetings of the Council (approximately six times a year) as an ex-officio member, contributing to the governance and management of the Society and reporting on its financial position.
  • To report on the Society's financial position and related matters at the AGM and Open Meetings.
  • Liaising with the external auditors on specific issues raised by the Auditor.
  • Providing financial reports as necessary to assist with applications to possible funders and stakeholders.
  • Although this is likely to be very small at present some advice on investments, governance and reserves would be useful in our longer term plans.

The Society does not have any paid staff so PAYE or pensions are not of concern at present.

Time - The anticipated time commitment is one day a month working from home in addition attending committee meetings and meetings with trustees as applicable in our London office.

If you are interested in the role please send your CV or Statement to Christine Dove, Chairman or call her for further details or clarification.

PRIVACY - The data you provide in your application will be used by the Society only to assess your application for this role. By applying for this role, you consent to the Society processing your data for this purpose. Further information about how we protect and use your personal data is set out in our Privacy Policy.

Advert Start Date: 15th October 2018
Contact Telephone Number: 07503 280906
Contact Name: Christine Dove
Contact E-mail: chair@societyofdesignercraftsmen.org.uk
Url: www.societyofdesignercraftsmen.org.uk

Oct 122018

Chair & 3 Non-Executive Directors - Castle School Education Trust (CSET)

Audit | CEO/ General Management | CFO/Financial | Chair | Change Management | Corporate Governance | Growth Management | Human Resources | IT/TechnologyLegal/Compliance | Non-executive/Trustee | Property/Estate management | Risk
Deadline date: 19th October 2018

Castle School Education Trust (CSET) in South Gloucestershire seeks a Chair and three non-executive directors to join its board and help shape the forward vision that takes the trust to the next level. CSET is currently made up of four large secondary schools and three primary schools. Board meetings are held across the schools in South Gloucestershire.

About the trust

CSET is a thriving multi-academy trust based in South Gloucestershire, on the outskirts of Bristol. It was created in 2013 when The Castle School in Thornbury converted to an academy. The trust has grown rapidly in its first five years and currently serves approximately 4900 pupils with a staff team of around 700 and a revenue budget of approximately £24 million. Today CSET comprises four large secondary schools and three primaries - with current Ofsted ratings ranging from Outstanding to Special Measures.

The trust is committed to working closely with other schools and academies in South Gloucestershire and the wider region. CSET is an important member of the North Avon Teaching School Alliance who work collaboratively to develop, improve and invest in teachers at all stages of their career. The trust is proud of its diverse and comprehensive intake, seeking the best learning opportunities and life outcomes for all its students. In addition, the trust runs its own separate trading company that operates some sports facilities.

Plans for the future

The key challenges for the board over the next 12-24 months are:

  1. Performance: the 2018 academic outcomes demonstrate continued improvement, but the trust needs to ensure that all CSET schools are rated at least Good by Ofsted.
  2. Finance: Ensure CSET is financially sustainable following a substantial restructure in 2017. Like many schools in the UK, the trust faces a very difficult funding position and so the incoming non-executive directors will work with the board and the CEO and team to deliver educational improvements in a financially sustainable way.
  3. Building conditions: There are some significant issues with building conditions at several of the trust’s sites, which the trust is seeking innovative ways to address. The trust needs to implement plans with South Gloucestershire Council to ensure The Castle School and Marlwood sites are fit for purpose.
  4. Vision and Growth: Having grown rapidly the trust now needs to shape the next stage of its vision and explore the options for viable growth while collaborating with other MATs to improve educational outcomes for all. This includes seeking opportunities to further develop the trust’s trading company.

Trust ethos & values

The trust’s mission is to provide high quality, whole education in a caring environment. They aim to establish and maintain a collaborative network among schools, both within and outside of the trust, who share their values, in order to provide excellent outcomes for all students that no school can achieve alone.

They have a strong belief in the importance of collective responsibility for the success of all children in their community and ensure a deep-rooted and continued commitment to inclusive education.

Role summary

Number of positions advertised: 4

  • Role 1 – Chair and Non-Executive Director/Trustee
    The Chair leads the board of non-executive directors/trustees, which manage the trust’s business while providing leadership for the organisation as a whole. The role is to hold to account the executive and senior leadership team, most specifically the CEO, set the vision and ensure successful outcomes and sustainability. The Chair needs to ensure that the board is able to deal with problems and related proposals professionally, both in terms of the skills of the trustees and the way in which it conducts its business. S/he will have a key role to play in recruiting and inducting future new trustees.
    The Chair also provides strategic leadership and governance for the trust. They are responsible for the safeguarding and education of pupils, as well as for setting and monitoring performance benchmarks.

    • Person specification
      The competencies required for this role include:

      • Essential
        • CEO/ General Management
        • Non-executive/ Trustee
        • Chair
        • Corporate Governance
      • Desirable
        • Change Management
        • CFO/ Finance
        • Growth Management

      The trust is looking for a candidate that can bring a fresh perspective and new thinking to the trust board. The successful applicant will work with the existing Chair to plan for succession. Commercially aware, they will have a track record of successful Chair/CEO experience, bringing strong inter-personal skills, with an adaptive approach and strategic mindset. Additionally, they will be committed to the CSET aim, mission and values. This means having the willingness to devote time and effort to create positive change for pupils.
      As Chair, they will ensure compliance in budget setting and monitor expenditure in line with statutory obligations. They will lead the board to strategise for asset management and risk management, and will develop productive and supportive professional relationships across the board and with the CEO.

    • Time commitment
      12 hours per month minimum. Board meetings are held 6 times a year.
  • Roles 2-4 – Trustee/Non-Executive Director
    Non-executive directors/trustees will be expected to provide strategic leadership and guidance. They will be responsible for the safeguarding and education of pupils. As members of the board, they will set and monitor performance benchmarks holding the executive leadership to account to ensure the highest standards of outcomes and governance. Additionally, they will provide strategies for asset management and risk management, in line with the statutory obligations of the trust. All non-executive directors/trustees will be expected to fulfil some board leadership responsibilities.

    • Person specification
      The successful individuals will have board level or senior management experience within a public or private organisation and experience in corporate governance. Their skillset will include strategic planning skills and the ability to adapt and transfer their experience to an educational setting. Successful individuals will have excellent communication and data analytical skills.All new trustees/non-executive directors will bring a fresh perspective and challenge to the trust, with a desire to create positive change for its pupils. They will form part of a strong team and be able to contribute their individual perspectives to discussion and the forward plans for the trust. A commitment to CSET’s aim, mission and values and a willingness to devote their time and effort is essential. CSET will invite all non-executive directors to sit on a trust committee in addition to board duties.The competencies required for these roles include:

      • Essential (due to multiple roles, candidates may be accepted who possess one or more of the skills below)
        • CEO/ General Management
        • Non-executive/ Trustee
        • Corporate Governance
        • Growth
        • CFO/ Finance
        • Strategic Leadership
        • IT Technology
        • HR
        • Real estate/ Property
        • Audit Committee Chair
        • Legal/ Compliance
        • Remuneration Committee Chair
        • Risk
        • Change management

        The trust is open to hearing from candidates with a broad range of skills. In particular, the following skills would be of value: -

        • Finance: the trust seeks an experienced finance professional with an eye for financial sustainability and driving efficiencies. They will have expert knowledge of financial regulatory frameworks and the role of internal and external auditing and risk management.
        • Estates: an experienced estates/property management professional with financial acumen; well versed in recommended practice and able to advise on strategies for asset management across a multi-site environment.
        • HR: the ideal candidate will have an advanced understanding of HR and organisation development, as well as experience in handling legal and compliance issues. Previous experience as Remuneration Committee Chair is desirable.
        • IT/Technology: CSET requires an experienced individual with knowledge of overseeing technology operations. The ideal candidate will have experience of effective strategies needed to monitor and update IT policies and systems. They will have a proven understanding of the IT purchasing environment.
    • Time commitment
      6 hours per month minimum. Board meetings are held 6 times a year.
      Committee meetings are held 3-4 times a year.

Location of board meetings and trust website

CSET Office, Mangotsfield School, 2 Rodway Hill, Emersons Green, Bristol BS16 9LH. Meetings will rotate around the schools.


Governance structure


The trust model has a members board of 3 which they aim to extend to 5 over time, and a trust board of up to 12 including the CEO.

The board operates with 4 committees. The board meets 6 times a year and each committee meets 3 to 4 times a year. There is an additional committee for the trading company.

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.


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 19th October
  • Interviews: 8th November and 15th November

Selected candidates will be put forward to the trust as they are confirmed. There will be opportunities for informal visits with the Chair/trust and interviews will be held in November.

Oct 122018

Trustee - Novaturient International

Organisation: Novaturient International
Vacancy Type: Trustee
Deadline: 12th November 2018
Region: Nation Wide

Vacancy Details

Novaturient International is a UK based, Voluntary Aid and Support organisation, focusing on Education, Conservation, Healthcare and Community Development projects, both in the UK and Worldwide.

Working together with our network of volunteers, consultants and partner organisations, Novaturient International aims to provide volunteer staffing solutions, training, equipment, educational resources, operational facilities, networking and the procurement of necessary goods and services for some of the worlds most vital education, community development, healthcare, and conservation projects.

Through our scholarship program, Novaturient International also provides school placements, healthcare and safe and secure accommodation to children disadvantaged by poverty, disability, abuse or displacement in some of the worlds most deprived areas.

About the opportunity?

Novaturient International is searching for new trustees to join our growing organisation and support the charity during a crucial time by ensuring the effective implementation of our strategic goals. The overall role of a Trustee is to ensure the organisation conducts activities in accordance with legal and regulatory responsibilities and to strive to achieve the overall mission of the charity.

Each trustee must have:

  • integrity
  • a commitment to the organisation and its objectives
  • an understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship
  • a willingness to devote the necessary time and effort to their duties as a trustee
  • strategic vision
  • good, independent judgement
  • an ability to think creatively
  • willingness to speak their mind
  • an ability to work effectively as a member of a team

Ideally, the new trustees will also have skills and experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Grant Applications
  • Strategic Planning skills
  • Financial planning and management
  • Understanding of Charity Commission legislation
  • Children and young people, particularly in the context of education, poverty, disability, mental health, inclusion, and well-being
  • Fundraising/Events
  • Marketing
  • International Aid

Novaturient International is an equal opportunities organisation and we welcome applications from all areas of the community, If you are interested in applying for this role, you can apply by emailing k.boyle@nova-int.org or call on 01202 242286

Advert Start Date: 10th October 2018
Contact Telephone Number: 01202 242286
Contact Name: Kevin Boyle
Contact E-mail: k.boyle@nova-int.org
Url: www.nova-int.org

Oct 112018

Trustee - Transparency International UK

Organisation: Transparency International UK
Vacancy Type: Trustee
Deadline: 5th November 2018
Region: London

Vacancy Details

Transparency International UK (TI-UK) is seeking new members of its Board of Trustees.

We are looking for people who are strongly committed to fighting corruption and to promoting integrity and good governance to achieve this.

This is an opportunity to join the Board of the UK Chapter of the world's leading anti-corruption NGO and provide strategic direction and guidance, supporting our work on anti-corruption in the UK and on the UK's impact on corruption around the world. Members of the Trustee Board are not paid, but travel and other expenses can be reimbursed.

In light of the organisation's strategy and operations, we are particularly looking for people with experience of defence and security organisations; fundraising and communications; and advocacy and campaign management. We would also welcome applications from people with experience of co-ordinating limited resources to maximise and measure the impact we have.

Joining the Board of TI-UK is a senior non-executive appointment. Prospective members of the Board of Trustees should be able to demonstrate that they:

  • Have professional expertise in a discipline relevant to TI-UK
  • Are motivated to contribute to TI-UK's work
  • Understand corporate governance and the role of boards and of charity trustees
  • Have experience of contributing to the strategic direction of organisations
  • Are willing to provide support to the work of TI-UK and are able to commit time to fulfil their Board responsibilities
  • Appreciate that this is a voluntary, unpaid position

TI-UK welcomes diversity of experience, background, knowledge, expertise, contribution and perspective. Applicants will be asked to complete a diversity monitoring form. TI-UK is putting in place a comprehensive Safeguarding Policy and asks all staff and Trustees to sign its Code of Conduct. A DBS disclosure may be requested for the successful candidates.

For more information about TI-UK, please see our website, www.transparency.org.uk.

To express your interest in this opportunity, please send your CV, and a covering letter of no more than two pages, explaining why you are interested in joining the Board of TI-UK and outlining what skills and experience you bring to the role, to: company.secretary@transparency.org.uk, no later than 5 November 2018.

Advert Start Date: 10th October 2018
Contact Telephone Number: 020 3096 7675
Contact Name: Mandy Salter
Contact E-mail: company.secretary@transparency.org.uk
Url: http://www.transparency.org.uk/get-involved/new-board-members/#.W74JPfZFzIU

Oct 092018

Trustees - RECLAIM Project Ltd

Organisation: RECLAIM Project Ltd
Vacancy Type: Trustees
Deadline: 15th November 2018
Region: North West

Vacancy Details

RECLAIM is a pioneering charity supporting, amplifying and creating space for a new generation of working class leaders. From our innovative leadership programmes for children and young adults to our own senior leadership, we are working class people standing together to ensure that Britain's top tables better reflect all of Britain's talents.

Our charity is small but growing quickly and we are now looking for new Board Trustees as we consolidate and take our impact nationwide. As we enter this exciting phase for RECLAIM we are looking for new Trustees with a variety of experiences who can work with our new senior management team to deliver ground breaking programmes and campaigns.

RECLAIM welcomes applications from anyone excited by the potential of supporting and enabling working class young people. We are especially keen to hear from people who will ensure RECLAIM's Board has a range of perspectives that mirror the amazing diversity of Britain's working class today.

We would especially like to encourage applications from:

  • People who have a working class background themselves and are BAME, LGBT and/or are a disabled person;
  • Candidates with experience of forging new corporate-charity partnerships and/or new major donor programmes;
  • Those with experience of running winning campaigns and/or political influencing efforts;
  • People with accountancy experience and qualifications;
  • Those with experience of meeting the highest standards of charity governance and child safeguarding; and,
  • Candidates with experience of helping a charity scale sustainably.

For more details about RECLAIM and our work, please visit our website RECLAIMproject.org.uk. We will be happy to discuss the role with interested candidates. If you would like to discuss please email recruitment@reclaimproject.org.uk

Trustees will be required to attend a minimum of 4 Board meetings per year normally held in Manchester but with the potential for other locations. RECLAIM is only as strong as its people so this is an active volunteering role with an expectation of around 6-8 days work per year minimum from each Trustee.

All Trustees are required to pass a DBS check and must not be barred from holding a company Directorship.

To apply please send a CV (2 pages) and short cover letter (1 page) detailing why you would like to join RECLAIM's Board and what you could bring to the organisation's work and governance.

Closing date: Midnight November 15th 2018.

Interviews: w/c December 3rd 2018.

Advert Start Date: 8th October 2018
Contact Telephone Number: 0161 806 0665
Contact Name: Cheryl Latham
Contact E-mail: recruitment@reclaimproject.org.uk
Url: http://www.reclaimproject.org.uk

Oct 082018

Chair - Centre for Homelessness Impact

Organisation: Centre for Homelessness Impact
Reference: CHI001
Vacancy Type: Chair
Deadline: 12th November 2018
Region: Nation Wide

Vacancy Details

Chair of the Board of Trustees

We are looking for an exceptional new Chair who can help us achieve our mission and ambitious goals over coming years. We ask that any candidates are passionate about the value of rigorous evidence, doing the most good possible with limited resources and committed to improving services for people affected by homelessness or at risk.

>>Download Recruitment Pack

We believe that evidence informed policy-making and practice can, and does, improve the lives of people affected by homelessness. The Centre was created in 2018 to be an independent champion of using rigorous evidence to underpin policies and programmes that aim to tackle or prevent homelessness.

For the past eleven months we have been hosted by our founding partners at Crisis and GHN and supported and guided by a Shadow Board, but aim to become a fully independent Charity by the summer of 2019. The building blocks and timeline to achieve this are well developed.

We are now looking for an exceptional new Chair who can lead the transition of the Shadow Board into a Trustee Board and steer the Centre in the right direction to achieve its ambitious goals and maximise the impact of its work.

A recruiting pack including background information, job description, person specification and application details is available to download here.

Applications close at 12pm, Monday 12th November 2018. Interviews will take place in late November (possible dates include Nov 22nd and 27th).

We are committed to safer recruitment practice and pre-selection checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. The role is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service disclosure.

To apply

To apply in confidence to become our Chair of the Board of Trustees please email human.resources@crisis.org.uk a copy of your CV or extended biography with a supporting statement (no more than two sides of A4). For more information see the recruitment pack. If you would like to speak to someone about the role, feel free to contact us to arrange a call with either Ligia Teixeira, ligia@homelessnessimpact.org, Maggie Brunjes, Mbrunjes@ghn.org.uk or Jon Sparkes, Jon.sparkes@crisis.org.uk

Advert Start Date: 8th October 2018
Contact Telephone Number: 447872648404
Contact Name: Ligia Teixeira
Contact E-mail: ligia@homelessnessimpact.org
Url: https://www.homelessnessimpact.org/jobs/chair-board-trustees

Oct 042018

Chairman - Management Board of The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries

Role: 1063 - Apply for Role

The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) has retained First Flight Non-Executive Directors Ltd to search for the Chair of its Management Board. The IFoA is an international body based in London but with a worldwide membership of some 32,000 of which around half are based the UK. The Management Board is responsible for overseeing, in general terms, the management and operation of the IFoA and holding the Executive accountable for its activities. The Chair of the Management Board is therefore pivotal to the smooth running of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries.

Candidate Requirements

Candidates can be actuaries (Fellow or Associate) or non-actuaries but must meet the following criteria:

  • Successful track record in executive role at board level, ideally in an enterprise wide role.
  • Non-Executive Director experience.
  • Experience of chairing boards and committees.
  • Experience of working with diverse stakeholders
  • Knowledge of governance and risk management frameworks.
  • Understanding of the role of public interest professional bodies.
  • Awareness of the range of actuarial work and the role of actuaries.
  • High ethical standards with good interpersonal skills (including tact and diplomacy) and an ability to take a pragmatic approach without compromising on quality.
  • Experience of international markets.

In addition, it would be desirable for candidates to have:

  • Experience of professional bodies and/or not for profit organisations with a public interest.
  • Experience of organisations with complex governance regimes and/or membership involvement in their governance.

Key Responsibilities

  1. Board Leadership
    • Leading a high performance board including continuous board member development.
    • Plans the work of the board in conjunction with its members, to ensure delivery of the IFoA’s strategy as set by Council, by identifying the strategic and operational priorities.
    • Ensures that the board performs effectively and in accordance with its Terms of Reference, the IFoA’s Governance Manual and IFoA’s principles of equality, diversity and inclusion.
    • Builds and gets the best from all board members and understands how to deliver conformance and performance.
    • Sets the cultural tone, incorporating values, performance and a common purpose and enables open and rigorous debate.
    • Chairs board meetings, which take place quarterly (full-day face to face) and monthly (by call) between full meetings.
    • Upholds the values of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries.
    • Participates in other relevant, sometimes more informal, meetings or events.
    • Balances challenge and holding accountable the Executive with support and mentoring.
    • Contributes an external perspective on the IFoA’s activities.
  2. Governance
    • Leads the board in exercising its governance role and measuring success in delivering the strategy set by Council.
    • Reports regularly to Council on progress against the strategy, progress against the business plan and performance of responsibilities under the scheme of delegation.
    • Defines appropriate (stretching, quantifiable and transparent) success measures for strategic and operational delivery and regularly monitors progress.
    • Works with Council and Executive to ensure that the strategy and business plans are aligned and to ensure that members’ interests are duly considered.
    • Ensures that the Institute and Faculty has an appropriate risk framework in place.
    • Ensures papers are of an adequate quality and fit for purpose.
    • Agrees the agenda for board meetings and reviews draft minutes.
    • Acts, on behalf of the board, as the Chief Executive’s line manager and as a member of the board’s remuneration sub-committee (which sets the Chief Executive’s remuneration).
    • Guides strategy implementation, while being on the lookout for threats and opportunities and serving the IFoA’s members.
    • Keeps a watchful eye on succession planning for the Chief Executive.
    • Identifies the important decisions and combines long term thinking with operational effectiveness.
  3. Stakeholder Relationships
    • Manages diverse relationships, builds trust and takes responsibility for effective communication.
    • Uses a clear understanding of the organisation, its values and stakeholder expectations and to provide focus and clarity to the board’s deliberations.
    • Works effectively with the Presidential Team (President, President Elect and Immediate Past President) and Chief Executive, establishing a relationship of mutual respect.
    • Promotes and builds a relationship of trust with Council and the Presidential team.
    • Promotes two way communication and feedback with stakeholders and creates honest and open relationships.
    • Works with Council, the Presidential team, fellow board members and the executive to build a sense of mutual trust among the different stakeholders.
    • Guides the Board in its duty to staff, to treating them with respect and ensuring their personal development is prioritised.

Time Commitment Required

The time commitment is expected to be between 40 and 60 days per year, including meeting attendance and preparation. The Chair must be available to attend in person 4 management board and 4 council meetings (at least 4 of these will be in London). There are also approximately 8 further interim management board meetings which the Chair is expected to attend either virtually or in person.


  • c. £60,000 (under review)


The appointment would be for three years, subject to annual performance review. There is the possibility of reappointment for a second term.


The closing date for application is 9am on 17th October 2018. Applicants are encouraged to apply early.

Oct 042018

Treasurer - Self Management UK

Organisation: Self Management
Vacancy Type: Treasurer
Deadline: 5th November 2018
Region: Nation Wide

Vacancy Details

Honorary Treasurer

Also looking for Trustees with Fundraising, HR, Commissioning, Campaigning, Clinical or Research expertise

Self Management UK supports people experiencing one or more long-term health condition and is one of the leading providers of self-management structured education support nationally.

Now in our 16th year we have provided self-management support to more than 150,000 people, helping to remove the barriers and challenges having a long-term condition can present. In fact, last year our small team of staff and incredible team of volunteers delivered 176 courses to more than 2500 people through 900 individual course workshops totalling more than 2700 of support.

The Honorary Treasurer will play a leading role in the oversight of the finances of the Self Management UK.
Having established a platform from which to expand and with a commitment to promoting high quality self-management we are also seeking to expand the Board by the appointment of two further trustees. We would particularly welcome applications from those with backgrounds in: fundraising, commissioning, campaigning, HR, clinical or research areas.

Your time commitment will normally include six Board meetings annually, together with some involvement in committees, plus possibly representing us at occasional events. The majority of meetings are held in our London office with the occasional travel in England.

You will serve an initial term of three years to be eligible for re-appointment for one additional term. This is a voluntary position and so not remunerated, although travel expenses will be reimbursed.

How to apply and the selection process

For an informal and confidential discussion about the role, please contact our retained consultancy company NFP Consulting:
Carroll Lloyd, Director, NFP
E: carroll.lloyd@nfpconsulting.co.uk
T 07765 001 033

Closing date: Applications should be in asap with the intention of being able to have appointed all trustees by the end of the year.

Application is by way of CV and a Supporting Statement setting out your motivations for applying and how your experience and interests to date meet the role requirements.

Advert Start Date: 4th October 2018
Contact Telephone Number: 02070969639
Contact Name: Carroll Lloyd
Contact E-mail: carroll.lloyd@nfpconsulting.co.uk
Url: https://nfpconsulting.co.uk/executive/job/18009

Oct 042018

Trustee - Isabel's Voice

Organisation: Isabel's Voice
Reference: Trustee position
Vacancy Type: Trustee
Deadline: 2nd November 2018
Region: London

Vacancy Details

Isabel's Voice are a campaigning charity (no 1177480), working to enhance the outcomes for children in care. We are working at a strategic position, campaigning at Government and local authority level, to ensure that children in care receive the support they need to overcome the trauma they may have experienced and maximise their educational experiences.Early indications highlight that Ofsted (the Government's regulator of Children Services in local authorities) is failing to ensure that the mental health of children in care is assessed when young people enter the care of a local authority, despite there being legislation that states this should be done.

Although we have been in operation for nearly three years, our charity status was not approved until the 22nd March this year.

Currently we have 5 trustees and are looking to increase this number to around 8-10. We are looking for new trustees who have an interest in this area and would especially like to hear from colleagues who have a background in fundraising, finance or PR.

We look forward to hearing from you.

With best regards,


Advert Start Date: 3rd October 2018
Contact Telephone Number: 07951141379
Contact Name: Will Calver
Contact E-mail: w.calver@isabelsvoice.org.uk
Url: http://www.isabelsvoice.org.uk/

Oct 032018

Independent Governors - Robert Gordon University

Reference: 1528
Remuneration: Not Remunerated
Location: Aberdeen City
Closing date: 12 October 2018 at midnight

Appointment of Independent Governors

Robert Gordon University, a leading university with a track record of excellence, ambition and innovation, wishes to appoint a number of independent members to its Board of Governors. The university is known for its excellence in preparing its students for the world of work, has an outstanding record for high quality education, and it committed to strong engagement with business, industry and the public sector. RGU has one of the best graduate employment records in the UK.

The Board of Governors, working with the Principal, has ultimate responsibility for approving the strategy of the university and for monitoring the proper and effective use of funds and resources.

The university has an immediate requirement for independent governors from the health and finance professions who have demonstrated leadership and integrity and have skills and contacts that can benefit the university.

Successful candidates are likely to have experience of operating at the highest level within an organisation and be able to demonstrate a track record of success in either the health or finance profession.

In the coming period we also anticipate requirements and would welcome applications from, individuals in the following areas of expertise:

  • Arts, Design and Creative Industries
  • Digital Technology
  • Secondary Education

For these requirements, we would also welcome notes of interest from individuals with less experience who we would consider in a developmental role.

Application Information

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