Jul 062020

Independent Treasury Committee Members - Optivo

Recruiter: Optivo
Location: London
Salary: £3,137
Posted: 02 Jul 2020
Closes: 20 Jul 2020
Position/Level: Board
Responsibilities: Finance, Risk / Compliance, Strategy
Sector: Public Sector
Contract Type: Permanent
Language: English

Currently providing 44,000 homes for 90,000 people across London, the Midlands and South East England, Optivo is one of the largest housing associations in the UK, with an annual turnover of £340m and a diverse team of over 1,500 people.

We are proud to have created an efficient, well-resourced and modern housing association, with a strong and lived set of values which really guide us in all we do. Our residents are at the heart of everything - it’s what distinguishes us and makes us unique. At every level of the business our residents work alongside us as one team, to co-design, scrutinise and improve our work so we can deliver brilliant service and value for money.

Optivo’s core tenure is social rented housing, but the organisation is about more than bricks and mortar. Residents are encouraged to reach their full potential with financial and employment support as well as training, and events to promote good health and wellbeing.

Looking ahead, there is much to do and this is an exciting time for Optivo but also a challenging one, not least as we are now getting to grips with all social and economic upheaval caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. At the same time, the Black Lives Matter movement is rightly prompting all organisations to reflect and, even though we are proud of our long-standing commitment to diversity, our role in supporting and developing BAME talent across the sector, and our strong outcome-driven diversity strategy, we are equally committed to learning and adapting all the time. We recently launched our 2020-25 strategic plan, Co-Creating our Future which outlines a range of important goals around our inclusiveness as an organisation, the quality, safety and sustainability of our homes and the ways in which we can support people and communities to thrive.

Our Treasury Committee plays a critical role in ensuring we have the financial resources, structures and partnerships in place, now and in the future, to deliver our objectives. We are now looking to strengthen this Committee with the appointment of two new people. We invite applications from people with strong experience and knowledge of capital markets and of working with large and complex organisations on fundraising and restructuring, risk management as well as other treasury and related matters.

The expected time commitment, including meetings, preparation, reading and training averages out at around one day a month. The annual remuneration for Independent Committee Members is currently £3,137.

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to Optivo on these appointments. For further information about the roles, including details about how to apply, please visit www.saxbam.com/appointments using reference JAJASB. Alternatively, telephone +44 (0)20 7227 0880 (during office hours).

Applications should be received by noon on Monday 20 July 2020.

Jul 032020

Non-Executive Director - Real Life Options (RLO)

Recruiter: Brewster Partners Recruitment Group
Location: Knottingley
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 30 Jun 2020
Closes: 28 Jul 2020
Sectors: Travel & Tourism
Contract Type: Permanent
Hours: Part Time

The Company:

Brewster Partners Recruitment Group are delighted to be working with Real Life Options (RLO) to recruit up to four Non-Executive Directors to join their team. RLO are a registered charity, employing 2000 individuals across England and Scotland, supporting more than 2000 people with learning disabilities and autism, some with complex or age-related needs, to have a strong voice and a real choice in the way they live their lives.

Established over 25 years ago RLO is one of the leading care support providers in the UK. They are now looking forward the next exciting stage of this journey which will see their services expand to more people than ever before, using leading care methodologies and the increasing the use of innovative/assistive technology to further improve the lives of those they support.

The Role:

Key responsibilities for the role of Non-Executive Director will include:

  • To ensure the organisation complies with its governing document, charity law, company law, and any other relevant legislation or regulations
  • To ensure the organisation pursues its objectives as defined in its governing document
  • To contribute actively to the Board of Trustees, giving firm strategic direction to the organisation, setting overall policy, defining goals and setting targets and evaluating performance
  • To safeguard the good name of values of the organisation
  • To help guide Real Life Options in a formal governance position and play a key 'challenge and support' role for Real Life Options' executive, staff and volunteers.THE PERSON:

We are looking for candidates with a proven record of working at a senior management / Director level, who demonstrate one of the following areas of knowledge and expertise:

  • Finance and Accountancy
  • Assistive Technologies or the use of technology to improve service provision
  • Experience of working within the national government framework and care related public policy

In line with RLO's national coverage we are looking to identify individuals anywhere in the UK and we are particularly keen to hear from those with the requisite skills and experience that are based in or have a commitment to the delivery of RLO's services in Scotland


The role of Non-Executive Director is a voluntary position and as such is unremunerated, however reasonable travel and subsistence expenses can be reimbursed. Time commitment is approximately 8 days a year.

For more information or to apply, please contact Sarah Metcalfe [email protected] 07971 673 152 or 01302 308 040

Brewster McBride Search & Selection is a division of the Brewster Partners Recruitment Group focusing on the recruitment of executive talent. Please visit our website at https://www.brewstermcbride.co.uk/trustee-non-executive-practice for more details about how we may be able to assist you in your job search

Jul 032020

Governors - Waltham Forest College

Business / Organisation Name: Association of Colleges
Business / Organisation Sector: Private
Business / Organisation Type: School, College or University
Role Title: Governor
Remuneration: Expenses only

Application Details

Waltham Forest College - Governors (non-remunerated with expenses)

At Waltham Forest College we strive to make a positive impact on our local communities and to be the first choice for vocational excellence. With an income of around £20m, a broad offer and a focus on outstanding teaching, learning and support, we make a huge impact on the success and well-being of our learners, employers and local communities.

Our ongoing journey of transformation over the last few years has brought about impressive successes in our learners’ outcomes and an aspirational culture with a passionate, committed workforce. In addition, we have developed a superb campus, doubled our apprenticeship numbers year on year and strengthened our platform for future development.

Key to our success will be ensuring that a responsive, high-quality curriculum serves the needs of our communities and that our teaching and learning are innovative and consistently striving for excellence.

We are now seeking new governors to complement the skills within our Board who will strategically support our forward trajectory and ensure that the college is effectively positioned to make the most of future opportunities. We are seeking individuals who have experience of working strategically and can demonstrate a real passion for empowering and transforming the lives of our diverse communities.

You may have previous non-executive director (NED) or trustee experience, or perhaps this is your first NED role; either way you will benefit from an induction and training programme and support from our experienced board members and Clerk to the Corporation.

Please contact Bernie Cullen at the Association of Colleges for a further discussion at [email protected] or at 07867 178735

Closing Date: 12/07/2020
Contact Name: Bernie Cullen
Contact Telephone: 07867 178735
Contact Email: [email protected]

Jul 022020

Audit and Risk Commissioner - Church Commissioners for England

Recruiter: Green Park
Location: London (Central), London (Greater) (GB)
Salary: Unremunerated
Posted: 30 Jun 2020
Closes: 14 Jul 2020
Ref: JM9577
Position/Level: Board
Responsibilities: Accounting, Finance, Governance, Regulation, Risk / Compliance
Sector: Not for Profit / Charity
Contract Type: Voluntary / Trustee
Language: English

The Church Commissioners hold investments, valued at over £8.6bn at the end of 2019, across a wide range of asset classes including UK and overseas securities, commercial, residential and rural property and alternative strategies. The fund exists to meet the cost of clergy pensions earned in service before 1998 and to provide a sustainable level of support for parishes, bishops, cathedrals and other purposes of the Church of England.

We are looking for a Church Commissioner who will be a member of the Board of Governors and will also serve on the Commissioners’ Audit & Risk Committee. Given the Board and Committee’s current make-up, our focus is on candidates with strong experience of financial scrutiny. You might have built this within an audit context, or in a senior finance role, and an accountancy qualification is desirable. Candidates will also bring enthusiasm and energy for the full range of activity of the Church Commissioners. You must be a practising Anglican with an empathy for the Church’s mission.

This is an opportunity to be involved with an exciting and innovative organisation, which takes its ethical responsibilities very seriously. You can make a real difference to the Church of England, work with a committed team, and be part of a relational team culture at a time of significant change. We are keen to speak to a wide range of people and to ensure the Commissioners reflect the community we serve, so if you think this might be for you do get in touch for a conversation.

The Audit & Risk Committee meets in London for half a day three times a year and the Board meets, usually in London, for half a day four times a year (although remote participation is sometimes possible), in addition to the Annual General Meeting at Lambeth Palace in June.

This role is not remunerated but all reasonable travel costs and other disbursements are reimbursed. The term of the appointment is expected be for an initial period of three years with the possibility of renewal.

Partners, directors, consultants, associates or employees of the Commissioners’ appointed auditors (Grant Thornton) or actuaries (Hymans Robertson) are not eligible for appointment.

Full information and details of how to apply are here https://search.green-park.co.uk/churchcommissioners/welcome/

Closing date: 08:00am Thursday 3 August 2020

Jul 012020

Non-Executive Directors - Ayrshire College

Reference: 2770
Remuneration: No remuneration but reasonable expenses will be reimbursed
Location: Ayrshire
Closing date: 17 July 2020 at midnight

Ayrshire College is restarting the process for the recruitment of new members to the Board of Management, following its suspension in March 2020 in response the Covid19 restrictions.

The College is seeking to recruit two new members to its Board of Management. You may never have considered a Board position before however, your experience may be invaluable! Many of us don't realise how much we have to offer, so even if you are really not sure that the Boardroom is for you, please contact us to discuss the role of the Board and its Members and the contribution you could make.

Ayrshire College is a vibrant, student-centered place of learning and our motto ‘Start Here, Go Anywhere', we believe, sets the scene for our approach to encouraging and engaging our students at this important stage in their lives.

You will be committed to a public service role where you can use your experience to influence the strategic direction of the College to serve the communities and address business needs.

Board Members will also be expected to act as public ambassadors and advocates for the College in the wider community of Ayrshire and beyond. As an ambassador you will value and respect diversity and promote an ethos of inclusion, equality and positive well-being.

The Board encourages applications from individuals representing all aspects of the communities of Ayrshire and would therefore welcome applications from individuals with small business experience and under-represented groups such as people with disabilities and ethnic minorities. The essential criterion is for you to have an appropriate level of commitment, knowledge and experience to add value to the deliberations and work of the Board of Management.

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

The time commitment is approximately 15 days or 105 hours per year, mainly in the afternoons/early evenings although this also includes the time for reading papers. There is no remuneration for the posts; however, reasonable expenses will be reimbursed. The appointment term will be up to four years.

It is currently envisaged that virtual interviews will be held during the week beginning 10 August 2020, using the Microsoft Teams platform. The interview and candidate assessment process may also include a further virtual event held in the week beginning 17 August during which applicants would meet informally with students and staff of the College.

If you wish to discuss further the role of the Board Member, please contact Willie Mackie, Chair of the Board of Management, at [email protected] or Brendan Ferguson, Board Secretary, email [email protected].

Application Information

To apply for the post, please visit https://careers.ayrshire.ac.uk/.

If you require the application pack documentation in an alternative format or require any assistance, please contact the HR Team, email [email protected].
Thank you for your interest in pursuing a role with Ayrshire College.

Additional Information

Jul 012020

Non-Executive Director  - Your Own Place CIC

Business / Organisation Name: Your Own Place CIC
Business / Organisation Sector: Not-for-Profit
Business / Organisation Website: https://www.yourownplace.org.uk/
Business / Organisation Type: Charity or Not-for-Profit
Role Title: Non-Executive Director
Remuneration: Expenses only

Role Description

We're seeking several Non-Executive Directors.

Like many businesses, we’re entering a new phase. No longer a start-up, doing more digital, changing our business model and engaging our people more than ever.

THIS IS THE TIME TO GET INVOLVED - never has it been a better time to support us to give back.

Application Details

Details on our website.

Deadline midday 24th July.

CVs to [email protected]

Contact Name: Rebecca White
Contact Telephone: 01603 611910
Contact Email: [email protected]

Jul 012020

Council Members - The GMC

Recruiter: The GMC
Location: Nationwide
Salary: See Job Description
Posted: 29 Jun 2020
Closes: 24 Jul 2020
Job Function: Council Member
Industry: Public

We are seeking to appoint one medical member and three lay members for our governing Council.

The GMC‘s primary role is to protect the public. You will join us in 2021 as we launch our new corporate strategy which builds our work in recent years to become an upstream regulator. Working closely in all four countries of the UK we aim to support doctors and the wider healthcare system to recover, and renew, in response to the Covid-19 pandemic and deliver consistently safe and high standards of care.

We are responsible for setting the standards for medical students and doctors, for supporting them in achieving and exceeding those standards, and for taking action whenever these are not met. We work hard to promote professionalism and a culture of learning. The Government has recently announced that we will also in future regulate physician associates and anaesthesia associates and we are now preparing for this new chapter in our regulatory work.

Learning and insight isn’t just for our registrants - it applies to us too, and underpins everything we do to be a modern, inclusive, more active and proportionate regulator.

Council comprises of 12 members (6 lay and 6 medical). It sets our strategy, defines our high-level policies and is responsible for making sure that we fulfil our statutory and charitable purposes. We are currently seeking four new members, one of whom must live or work wholly or predominantly in Northern Ireland. The current registrant vacancy is open to medical applicants currently GMC registered and licenced to practise from anywhere in the UK. Three lay people are sought for the remaining vacancies. Applicants for these roles must be able to contribute to setting strategy, exercising oversight and ensuring effective corporate governance. The time commitment for the role will average around three days a month and remuneration is £18,000 per year.

For further information including how to apply, please click here and for an informal confidential discussion contact our advising consultant Duncan Ewart at GatenbySanderson on 0113 205 6092.

Closing date: 5pm on 24 July 2020

The GMC values equality and diversity and is committed to processes and procedures that are fair, objective, transparent and free from bias and unlawful discrimination.

The GMC is a charity registered in England and Wales (1089278) and Scotland (SC037750).

Jun 292020

Chair - Joint Contracts Tribunal (JCT)

Recruiter: JCT
Location: Central London
Salary: Expenses reimbursed
Posted: 28 Jun 2020
Closes: 01 Sep 2020
Job Function: Chair
Industry: Construction / Property

3-year term from March 2021

The Joint Contracts Tribunal (JCT) is the premier contract writing body for the UK construction industry. It has a unique span of influence across the industry, with a membership that includes private and public employers, professional bodies, contractors, and sub-contractors. The chair acts as an ambassador for JCT to government and the industry at large.

We are seeking a person experienced in chairing board meetings and large meetings comprising various interest groups. The ability to overcome challenges and to facilitate and achieve collaboration and consensus is essential. Knowledge and understanding of the structure and operation of the construction industry is desirable in this period of major change.

All participants in JCT are unpaid, apart from a small staff, but expenses are reimbursed in accordance with JCT Expenses Reimbursement Policy.

The minimum time commitment will be 5 days a year.

About the candidate

You will have experience of operating at a senior level within your profession for a number of years and will have been recognised for your contribution in terms of leadership, innovation, or achievement in a particular field.

Your experience in chairing groups and forums at a high level will be essential, and you will welcome the opportunity to bring your expertise to bear with one of the most well regarded organisations in the construction industry.

You will be heading up a multi-disciplinary, cross-sector industry body, whose work impacts all aspects of the construction and contract drafting process. Your skills and leadership will contribute to representing and raising the profile of JCT nationally and internationally, and at local and national government level.

To apply, please go to


Closing date: 1 September 2020

Interviews will be held in October 2020.

Jun 272020

Independent Chair - ICAEW

Recruiter: ICAEW
Location: London
Salary: Remuneration £10,000 pa
Posted: 24 Jun 2020
Closes: 24 Jul 2020
Job Function: Chair
Industry: Finance, Accountancy, Not-For-Profit, Public Services

Independent chair of the ICAEW Regulatory Board Nomination Committee

We protect the public interest by making sure our firms, members, students and affiliates maintain the highest standards of professional competency and conduct.

ICAEW’s regulatory and disciplinary roles are separated from ICAEW’s other activities so that we can monitor, support or take steps to ensure change if standards are not met. These roles are overseen by the independent ICAEW Regulatory Board (IRB).

The public interest is at the forefront of everything the IRB does. It also has regard to the objectives of the profession, as set out in ICAEW’s Royal Charter.

ICAEW is seeking to strengthen the independence of its regulatory function. As part of this process, a new Regulatory Board Nomination Committee is being established, reporting formally to the IRB for:

  • the appointment and appraisals of the IRB chair and members;
  • setting the terms and conditions and remuneration of the IRB chair and members; and
  • the supervision of other regulatory committee appointments.

The successful candidate will:

  • be a lay person, ie, not an accountant or legal professional;
  • be a skilful and experienced chair, preferably at a senior level;
  • have experience in the recruitment and appraisal of board members and others;
  • have knowledge or experience of regulation and the public interest.

We value diversity and encourage applications from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences.

Download a detailed role profile and application form

Remuneration £10,000 pa

Time commitment c 10 days pa

Term of office: 3 years

Closing date: 22 July 2020

Jun 262020

Chair of the Board of Directors - Shetland Institute UHI

Reference: 2768
Remuneration: unremunerated
Location: Shetland
Closing date: 31 July 2020 at midnight

The Board of Directors of the Shetland Institute UHI is wishes to appoint a Chair to lead the Board and to inspire leadership in our students, staff and partners.

The new Shetland Institute UHI will be the single merged tertiary education institution for Shetland, the most northerly partner of the University of the Highlands and Islands. This is a unique opportunity to create a leading organisation.

The Board of the Directors of Shetland Institute UHI will play a vital role in its success, supporting the Principal, staff and students by bringing the critical thinking and good governance we require to develop and grow.

The Chair will bring skills and experience to lead the Board of Directors ensuring they are an effective, supportive group providing strategic direction to develop and shape Shetland Institute UHI.

Our ambitions to ensure all learners get the best possible opportunities, to meet employers' needs and to contribute research, knowledge and expertise to Shetland and beyond, will need a hard-working Chair who will invest their time and energy in our future.

To find out more visit www.a-new-college-for-shetland.uhi.ac.uk/chair-of-the-board/

Application Information

Please send a letter of application and your CV to [email protected]

*Please note that this is not a regulated public appointment, therefore the Public Appointments Team are unable to answer any queries in relation to this vacancy, please contact the Board directly*

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