Apr 172021

3 Trustees - Tate

Location: London
Date Posted: 08/04/2021
Closing Date: 09/05/2021

The Tate is looking to appoint an Artist Trustee, Public Affairs Trustee and International Business Trustee to the board.

Tate is an executive non-departmental public body sponsored by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, and an Exempt Charity. It is governed by a Board of Trustees in accordance with the Museums and Galleries Act 1992. Its aim is to increase the public’s understanding and enjoyment of British art and of international modern and contemporary art by:

  • Making the Collection available to the public
  • Adding to the Collection
  • Extending the public knowledge and understanding of British, modern and contemporary art
  • Caring for the Collection
  • Researching the Collection

Tate receives Grant-in-Aid funding from Parliament, provided through the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). It raises the majority of its revenue through self-generated income from:

  • Admission to temporary exhibitions;
  • Tate’s relationship with sponsors and corporate members, donors, patrons and members;
  • Tate Enterprises Limited which is Tate’s trading arm comprising catering, retail, publishing, product development, picture library and licensing; and
  • National and international partnerships.

In the last reporting year of 2019-20, total income was £155,000,000. Of this amount, £130,700,000 was applied to ongoing operations, £4,900,000 to the ongoing capital programmes, and £19,400,000 to Collection acquisitions. However, since that point, Tate has like all museums and galleries been heavily affected by the Covid-19 pandemic and is currently adapting to circumstances of reduced income and visitors.

Further information on the 2019-20 activities can be found in Tate’s annual accounts and the annual report covering this period.

Person Specification

Artist Trustee

Tate is looking for its next Artist Trustee. The role is to replace John Akomfrah who retired in June 2020. Tate has a policy on Trustee and Committee Member Conflict of Interest Management. Section 8 of this policy refers to how the Tate works with Artist Trustees.

Candidates should be able to demonstrate that they possess the following skills and attributes:

  • Essential Criteria:
    • A practicing artist, maker or designer from across the cultural and creative industries including but not limited to art, architecture, performing arts, production, fashion, design or music, based in the United Kingdom;
    • A significant national or international standing supported by a successful track record and extensive experience of artistic processes;
    • An ability to contribute to the acquisitions process, based on knowledge and enthusiasm for Tate’s work in developing and sharing the Collection;
    • A willingness both to represent and act as an advocate for Tate in the public arena;
    • Strong communication skills and the ability to contribute to Board-level discussion and wider policy and strategy development;
    • A commitment to preserving cultural heritage, and improving education and understanding of British and World history.
  • Desirable Criteria:
    The ideal applicant will also fulfil one or both of the following criteria:

    • Strong networks and a presence in the British cultural world, preferably also with networks abroad, with a willingness to speak for the interests of the community of artists and makers whose work is presented to the public by Tate; and
    • Experience of art or design school teaching, public commissions, exchange or residencies.

International Business Trustee

Tate is looking for its next International Business Trustee. The role is to replace Dame Moya Greene DBE who retired in November 2020.

Candidates should be able to demonstrate that they possess the following skills and attributes:

  • A high level of credibility acquired through senior leadership roles in, ideally, multinational corporations or major international companies or institutions;
  • International connections at senior levels and excellent networking skills in the business sector;
  • Strong commitment to fundraising, ideally for not-for-profit organisations;
  • A willingness to represent and advocate for Tate in the public realm;
  • A strong interest in the field of visual culture;
  • The ability to contribute at Board level to future policy and strategy developments with freshness of approach and independence of thought;
  • A commitment to preserving cultural heritage, and improving education and understanding of British and World history.

Public Affairs Trustee

Tate is looking for its next Public Affairs Trustee. The role is to succeed Lionel Barber’s public affairs remit, who retired as Chair in January 2021. Roland Rudd, an existing Trustee, has succeeded Lionel in the Chair role.

Tate is looking for an individual with a prominent and respected reputation in the field of public affairs, gained through experience in broadcast, print or digital media, or through service in public institutions or the public sector. The ideal candidate should be keenly aware of current issues and topics in the public realm and will ideally have a broad international perspective. Applicants for the role should also have a strong interest in the visual arts and be willing to advocate on Tate’s behalf.

Candidates should therefore be able to demonstrate that they possess the following skills and attributes:

  • Experience in high-level leadership roles, credibility and networks in their sector gained through their expertise in:
    • Broadcast, print or digital media;
    • Public Affairs; or
    • Public Institutions and/or the Public Sector
  • An ability to advise Tate on issues related to current affairs and public opinion or public policy and relationships with government;
  • Experience in an organisation of comparable complexity to Tate;
  • Experience of operating on a national and international scale;
  • A strong interest in the field of visual culture;
  • A willingness both to represent and act as an advocate for Tate in the public realm;
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to contribute to Board-level discussion and wider policy and strategy development;
  • A commitment to preserving cultural heritage, and improving education and understanding of British and World history.

Additional Information

Eligibility Criteria

You cannot be considered for a public appointment if:

  • you become bankrupt or make an arrangement with a creditor
  • your estate has been sequestrated in Scotland or you enter into a debt arrangement programme under Part 1 of the Debt Arrangement and Attachment (Scotland) Act 2002 (asp 17) as the debtor or have, under Scots law, granted a trust deed for creditors;
  • you are disqualified from acting as a company director under the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986;
  • you have been convicted of a criminal offence, the conviction not being spent for the purposes of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (c. 53);
  • you become subject to a debt relief order or a bankruptcy restrictions order;
  • you fail to declare any conflict of interest.

Conflicts of Interest and Due Diligence

If you have any interests that might be relevant to the work of the Tate, and which could lead to a real or perceived conflict of interest if you were to be appointed, please provide details in your application. If you have queries about this and would like to discuss further please contact the Public Appointments Team.

Given the nature of public appointments, it is important that those appointed as members of public bodies maintain the confidence of Parliament and the public. If there are any issues in your personal or professional history that could, if you were appointed, be misconstrued, cause embarrassment, or cause public confidence in the appointment to be jeopardised, it is important that you bring them to the attention of the Advisory Assessment Panel and provide details of the issue(s) in your application. In considering whether you wish to declare any issues, you should also reflect on any public statements you have made, including through social media.

As part of our due diligence checks we will consider anything in the public domain related to your conduct or professional capacity. This will include us undertaking searches of previous public statements and social media, blogs or any other publicly available information. This information may be made available to the Advisory Assessment Panel and they may wish to explore issues with you should you be invited to interview. The information may also be shared with ministers and Cabinet Office.

How to Apply

To apply, please send the following four documents:

  • a CV of no more than two sides of A4;
  • a supporting statement of no more than two sides of A4, setting out how you meet the criteria (NB: make sure you refer to the contents of this document);
  • the Monitoring Form concerning your personal information and political activity;
  • the Declaration of Interests Form.

Completed applications should be emailed to: [email protected]. Please put the name of the specific Trustee role you would like to apply for in the subject title.

Please note DCMS does not fund travel and subsistence for candidates attending interviews.

Closing Date

The closing date for applications is Sunday 9th May at midday. Please note that applications received after this time will not be considered.

DCMS promotes an equal opportunities policy. Appointments are made on merit, following a fair and transparent process, and these appointments are regulated by the Commissioner for Public Appointments. More detail, including the regulations that appointing bodies are required to follow, is available at the OCPA website:


Diversity and Inclusion

DCMS values and cares passionately about the diversity of it’s public appointments. Boards of public bodies should reflect our diverse society in order to ensure the sector has a leadership that draws fully on the different skills and perspectives our country has to offer.

DCMS and Tate strongly encourage applications from all candidates and particularly welcome applications from women, those with a disability, and those from a black or ethnic minority background.

We ask all applicants to complete a diversity monitoring form. We hope you will help us by providing this information. Your data is not disclosed to the panel, but allows us to constantly evaluate any potential barriers to becoming a public appointee and whether there are any changes we could make to encourage a more diverse field to apply.

Disability Confident

We guarantee to interview anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the role. By ‘minimum criteria,’ we mean that you must provide evidence in your application, which demonstrates that you meet the level of competence required under each of the essential criteria. If you want to apply under this scheme, simply state this in the covering email or letter when submitting your application.

Reasonable adjustments

If you would like a confidential discussion regarding any reasonable adjustments during the process, please also indicate this in the covering email or letter.

Further Information and Queries

For queries in relation to Tate, further information on the role or questions regarding the Public Appointments process, please contact Samuel Jones, Secretary to the Board of Trustees, on 0207 887 8888 or email [email protected], or contact the Campaign Manager, Rhianna Bridgewater at [email protected]

The following advice is designed to assist candidates with the application process:

  • Study carefully information that you have about the role of a Tate Trustee
  • Visit Tate’s website at www.tate.org.uk
  • Read the section of this briefing pack entitled ‘Person Specification’ before applying; you will need to clearly evidence how you meet the criteria for this role


This post is regulated by The Commissioner for Public Appointments

Apr 172021

Non-Executive Director - Crown Commercial Service

Location: Cabinet Office
Date Posted: 02/04/2021
Closing Date: 02/05/2021
£15,000 pa – 2 to 3 days/month

The Role

Led by the Non-Executive Chair, the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) Board is responsible for the oversight of the operation of CCS, with emphasis on its strategic direction, management control, and corporate governance. All Non-Executive Board Members are expected to contribute to decisions covering the strategy for the organisation and the overall direction of the business, adding value by offering counsel, advice and challenge.

We are seeking an exceptional individual to join our Board as a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Customer Committee to ensure that CCS is properly and effectively customer-focused in all its activities. Providing scrutiny, governance and strategic leadership grounded in board / executive committee level experience, you will bring a successful track record of leadership in complex customer-focused environments. To complement our existing Board we are particularly interested in hearing from individuals who have experience in leading the growth of an organisation, by developing a strong customer centric business model (including customer segmentation) together with a track record in building the capability, and leading the successful outcomes of sales teams.*

(* Please note a person cannot be appointed as a Board Member if he or she is currently employed in the civil service of the state.)

Key responsibilities and accountabilities:

  • Provide independent challenge, advice and support to the Non-Executive Chair and Executive through attendance at Board and sub-committee meetings. This Non-Executive Director role will be a member of both the Board and the Audit Committee in addition to chairing the Customer Committee.
  • Support the Executive team in its leadership of the organisation, and assist the Chief Executive to develop the organisation’s capacity and capabilities to meet its future challenges and responsibilities.
  • Provide independent and objective guidance to the Board and Executive team on customer strategy and business development matters.
  • Ensure that the Board maintains compliance with the ‘Corporate governance in central government departments: Code of good practice’, and that personal compliance with the ‘Code of
  • Conduct for Board Members of Public Bodies’ is maintained.

The time commitment for a Board member is approximately 2-3 days a month.

Person Specification

All candidates must demonstrate, in their CV and supporting letter, how they meet the following criteria, through their knowledge, skills and experience.

Skills/experience required

We are seeking to recruit an experienced non-executive Board member who can demonstrate competencies in the following areas:

  • Essential:
    • The ability to provide leadership, strong corporate governance and constructive challenge to the executive.
    • Comprehensive experience at senior Board / executive committee level.
    • Skills, knowledge and experience in the areas of customer strategy, customer segmentation and business development either in the public or private sector.
    • Experience in B2G or B2B sales and driving a successful sales team.
    • An ability to develop strategy at a senior level across all areas of a business, challenge assumptions and decision-making as appropriate.
    • Strong communications and stakeholder management skills, including the ability to mentor senior executives.
  • Desirable:
    • An understanding of the wider public sector, for example education, local government, health.
    • A focus on providing challenge and guidance to ensure that CCS is organised to succeed as a customer-focused, digitally enabled and commercially driven organisation.

Leadership Approach

The successful candidate should be:

  • A powerful advocate of the CCS, the transformation agenda, and value of collective public procurement in the marketplace, and with key Whitehall & public sector stakeholders.
  • A collegiate, supportive board member, able to provide appropriate challenge, and guidance to colleagues and the executive.
  • Demonstrably aligned to the CCS and civil service diversity & inclusion strategy.
  • Aligned to the values of public service.

Additional Information

CCS is the largest procurement organisation in the UK and is also a Trading Fund and Executive Agency of the Cabinet Office. Our organisation plays a vital role helping the wider public sector buy common goods and services to deliver maximum value for the taxpayer. We use our commercial expertise to help thousands of public and third sector buyers in the UK to purchase everything from locum doctors and laptops to police cars and electricity. We are proud of our contribution to the delivery of effective and efficient frontline services and you can find details on our website.

We work with over 18,000 customer organisations in the public sector and our services are provided by more than 5,000 suppliers. Our ambition is to grow the volume of spend through our deals and become a £30bn per annum organisation within the coming years. We are already in excess of £20bn today, as we continue to deliver outstanding and continuously improved commercial benefits, underpinned by excellent public procurement policy. Underpinning this will be continued investment in our capability, ensuring fully engaged and motivated staff and driving our digitisation and transformation plans to make it simple and easy for customers to access and consume our products and services.

A briefing pack for applicants is available to view or download at: www.rraresponses.com

How to Apply

Russell Reynolds Associates (RRA) has been appointed to support this recruitment. Shortlisting of candidates will involve the assessment of information provided in the application documentation.

Application Instructions

The closing date for applications is 23:59 on 2nd May 2021.

Please submit your full application by email to [email protected] . Please quote the role title and assignment code P2012-047L in the subject heading of the email. All applications will be acknowledged.

All applications must include the following:

  • A Curriculum Vitae with your education, professional qualifications and full employment history
  • An accompanying Supporting Letter (maximum 2 A4 pages) – setting out your suitability for the role and how you meet the essential and desirable skills set out in the person specification – please ensure your full name is clearly noted at the top of your letter.
  • Diversity monitoring form (Google) you do not need to have a Google account to complete the form – any information you provide in Section A will not be used as part of the selection process and will not be seen by the interview panel. The form now includes questions about disability. Information to help answer these questions can be found on the Public Appointments website. If you experience problems accessing the monitoring form please contact [email protected]
  • Disability confident – if you want to be considered for the disability confident scheme, please complete the disability declaration form available on www.rraresponses.com and send it with your application.
  • Names and contact details of two referees who may be contacted if you are shortlisted for interview


This post is NOT regulated by The Commissioner for Public Appointments.

Apr 172021

3 Non-Executive Directors - Welsh Government / Llywodraeth Cymru

Recruiter: Welsh Government / Llywodraeth Cymru
Location: Wales
Salary: £350 per day plus reasonable expenses
Posted: 14 Apr 2021
Closes: 30 Apr 2021
Sectors :Engineering, Gas & Renewables, Public Sector, Utilities, Oil, Gas & Energy
Contract Type: Permanent
Hours: Full Time

Natural Resources Wales (NRW) is the first organisation in the world to bring together many of the tools needed to pursue and apply the sustainable management of natural resources in relation to Wales. It is Wales’ largest Welsh Government Sponsored Body, established on 1 April 2013.

Alongside a wide range of operational and regulatory responsibilities, it is the principal adviser to Welsh Government about natural resources. The Board provides leadership and sets the organisation’s strategic direction and objectives and also promotes high standards by upholding the principles of regularity, propriety and value for money.

The Welsh Government is now seeking to appoint three new Board members to commence terms on 1 September 2021.

For all three roles, candidates must be able to demonstrate:

  • Respect for and understanding of the principles of accountability and good governance
  • Judgement in complex decision-making
  • Ability to interpret and challenge financial reports and wider performance issues
  • A focus on our future generations
  • A demonstrable commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion

Two of the roles require candidates to have experience in environment, landscape or land management and for one of these, fluency in Welsh is essential. For the third role, we are seeking a candidate with experience of chairing a committee who also has private sector and/or commercial experience.

If appointed, you will be required to attend six Board meetings a year and will also be expected to be a member of statutory sub-committees which meet 4-6 times a year. The landscape roles have a time commitment of 36 days per year and the Committee Chair role will have a time commitment of 42 days per year. All roles will be offered as an initial appointment of two, three or four years. The roles attract remuneration of £350 per day plus reasonable expenses.

Becoming a member of the Board of NRW offers you the chance to work with, and on behalf of, people who are passionate about the natural resources of Wales. You will be joining an organisation with a commitment to continuous improvement and to being a high performing organisation so that it can fulfil its ambitious purpose.

For a confidential discussion, available in either Welsh or English, please contact us on [email protected], specifying your language preference.

Full details can be found here

Applications must be received by 16:00 on 30 April 2021.

The Welsh Government believes public bodies should have board members who reflect Welsh society - people from all walks of life - to help them understand people's needs and make better decisions. This is why the Welsh Government is encouraging a wide and diverse range of individuals to apply for appointments to public bodies. Applications are particularly welcome from all under-represented groups including women, people under 30 years of age, people from ethnic minority communities, disabled people and the LGBT+ community.

Cyfoeth Naturiol Cymru - 3 x Cyfarwyddwyr anweithredol

Lleoliad: Cymru

Tâl: £350 y dydd ynghyd â threuliau rhesymol

Cyfoeth Naturiol Cymru (CNC) yw'r sefydliad cyntaf yn y byd i gyfuno llawer o'r dulliau gweithredu sydd eu hangen i fynd ar drywydd a chymhwyso rheolaeth gynaliadwy ar adnoddau naturiol mewn perthynas â Chymru. Hwn yw Corff mwyaf Cymru a Noddir gan Lywodraeth Cymru, ac a sefydlwyd ar 1 Ebrill 2013.

Ochr yn ochr ag ystod eang o gyfrifoldebau gweithredol a rheoleiddiol, dyma brif gynghorydd Llywodraeth Cymru ynghylch adnoddau naturiol. Mae'r Bwrdd yn rhoi arweiniad ac yn pennu cyfeiriad ac amcanion strategol y sefydliad ac mae hefyd yn hyrwyddo safonau uchel drwy gynnal egwyddorion rheoleidd-dra, priodoldeb a gwerth am arian.

Mae Llywodraeth Cymru bellach yn ceisio penodi tri aelod newydd o'r Bwrdd i ddechrau ar 1 Medi 2021.

Ar gyfer pob un o'r tair swydd, rhaid i ymgeiswyr:

Barchu a deall egwyddorion atebolrwydd a llywodraethu da
Barnu wrth wneud penderfyniadau cymhleth
Dehongli a herio adroddiadau ariannol a materion perfformiad ehangach
Ffocysu ar genedlaethau'r dyfodol
Ymrwymo yn amlwg i gydraddoldeb, amrywiaeth a chynhwysiant
Mae yn ofynnol i ymgeiswyr feddu ar brofiad o reoli'r amgylchedd, y tirwedd neu dir ar gyfer dwy o'r swyddi ac ar gyfer un o'r rhain, mae bod yn rhugl yn y Gymraeg yn hanfodol. Ar gyfer y drydedd swydd, rydym yn chwilio am ymgeisydd sydd â phrofiad o gadeirio pwyllgorau a sydd hefyd â phrofiad yn y sector preifat a/neu fasnachol.

Os cewch eich penodi, bydd gofyn i chi fynychu chwe chyfarfod Bwrdd y flwyddyn a bydd disgwyl i chi hefyd fod yn aelod o is-bwyllgorau statudol sy'n cyfarfod 4-6 gwaith y flwyddyn. Mae gan swyddi'r tirwedd ymrwymiad amser o 36 diwrnod y flwyddyn a bydd gan swydd Cadeirydd y Pwyllgor ymrwymiad amser o 42 diwrnod y flwyddyn. Cynigir pob swydd fel penodiad cychwynnol o ddwy, tair neu bedair blynedd. Bydd tâl o £350 y dydd ynghyd â threuliau rhesymol.

Mae dod yn aelod o Fwrdd CNC yn cynnig cyfle i chi weithio gyda, ac ar ran, pobl sy'n angerddol am adnoddau naturiol Cymru. Byddwch yn ymuno â sefydliad sydd ag ymrwymiad i welliant parhaus ac i fod yn sefydliad sy'n perfformio'n dda fel y gall gyflawni ei ddiben uchelgeisiol.

I gael trafodaeth gyfrinachol, sydd ar gael yn Gymraeg neu yn Saesneg, cysylltwch â ni ar [email protected], gan nodi eich dewis iaith.

Mae'r manylion llawn i'w gweld ar www.gatenbysanderson.com.

Rhaid i geisiadau ddod i law erbyn 16:00 ar 30 Ebrill 2021.

Mae Llywodraeth Cymru o'r farn y dylai fod gan gyrff cyhoeddus aelodau bwrdd sy'n adlewyrchu cymdeithas Cymru - pobl o bob cefndir - i'w helpu i ddeall anghenion pobl a gwneud penderfyniadau gwell. Dyna pam mae Llywodraeth Cymru yn annog ystod eang ac amrywiol o unigolion i wneud cais am benodiadau i gyrff cyhoeddus. Croesewir ceisiadau'n arbennig gan bob grŵp heb gynrychiolaeth ddigonol gan gynnwys menywod, pobl o dan 30 oed, pobl o gymunedau lleiafrifoedd ethnig, pobl anabl a'r gymuned LGBT+.

Apr 172021

Non-Executive Board Member - Nottingham Community Housing Association

Location: Nottingham
Salary: £5,851 per annum
Closing Date: Tuesday 04 May 2021 at midday
Interview date: Friday 21 May 2021

This is an exciting opportunity to join a caring, complex, successful and innovative ‘not for profit’ organisation as a Non-Executive Board Member.

Our Board has a proud history of a mix of members from diverse backgrounds; with diverse expertise. To continue this trend, we are now looking to recruit three Non-Executive Board Members. As well as welcoming applications from candidates from a diverse background, we would also welcome applications from individuals who are passionate about sustainability and care about the importance of effectively supporting local communities.

We require one of the roles to be filled by someone with experience of property development, so please ensure you highlight that in your application if relevant.

Who are we?

We are Nottingham Community Housing Association (NCHA). Founded in 1973, we are an agile and forward thinking organisation committed to providing and managing housing for people in need, as well as offering vital care and support services. We manage nearly 10,000 homes, house more than 20,000 people and employ approximately 1,200 colleagues in Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Rutland. In partnership with 30 local authorities, we build new affordable homes to meet local needs. This includes homes for sale, social and affordable rent, shared ownership and ‘try before you buy’ schemes.

Want to know more about us? View our Annual Report and Corporate Plan.

About the role

As a Non-Executive Board Member, you will work as part of a team and be collectively responsible for ensuring the success of the Association and its compliance with all legal and regulatory obligations. You will also set the Association’s strategic aims and take key strategic decisions about the Association’s future development whilst providing entrepreneurial leadership and oversight across the NCHA Group, including playing a part in managing the Chief Executive and executive management team.

About You

You will be a values-driven person with an understanding of the needs of diverse communities, including people with disabilities and those who are socially disadvantaged.

You will demonstrate sound independent judgement and have an understanding of how a Board operates and have the ability to work effectively in a team. You won’t necessarily be a seasoned Non-Executive Director, but you will be enthusiastic about NCHA’s aims, have excellent communication skills and a clear understanding of the issues facing the Housing and Care sectors; along with a strong commitment and empathy with the values and objectives of the Association.

Finally, you will accept the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of Board Membership including meeting the fit and proper persons test under the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014.

If you’ve got a passion for housing and/or social care, live within the East Midlands or have a strong understanding of the challenges faced by the region, we’d love to hear from you. Be assured that you will be joining a successful Board and contributing to our vision of “More Homes, Great Services, Better Lives”.

As a Disability Confident and Equal Opportunities Employer, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates, including those from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic groups and disabled candidates. We would particularly welcome applications from women, as they are currently under-represented on our board.

Please note that you will need to attach a CV and a supporting statement addressing the criteria on the person specification of the role profile.

non-executive director

Apr 172021

Chair - The Disabilities Trust

Recruiter: Green Park
Location: United Kingdom
Salary: Unremunerated
Posted: 09 Apr 2021
Closes: 11 May 2021
Ref: SR10363
Position/Level: Board
Responsibilities: Governance, Strategy
Sector: Not for Profit / Charity
Contract Type: Voluntary / Trustee
Language: English

The Disabilities Trust has been at the forefront of driving inclusion for 40 years, ensuring that people with disabilities get the support they need and that the Trust is a place where everyone can find their place and have their voices heard.

The Disabilities Trust (TDT) is a leading national charity providing specialist community-based and residential support for adults with acquired brain injury, complex physical or learning disabilities and for people with autism, including education. People are at the core of our work, and our services across the country include purpose-built residential accommodation, community-based housing, respite care, special education and community enabling services to maximise each individual's independence. TDT has an established track record of delivering leading-edge services that meet the needs of people with complex and challenging disabilities, and continuously refines and transforms its existing services in response to identified individual needs.

We are seeking to appoint a new Chair to lead a dynamic, committed, and values-driven Board.

This is an exciting time to join a refreshed Board of Trustees, and an organisation which is undergoing transformation. You will bring strategic understanding at senior-level experience and offer breadth of vision and a strong grasp of complex governance issues.

With a keen understanding of how governance needs to adapt to better respond to the challenges faced by a forward-thinking, multi-faceted organisation, you’ll offer a track record of fostering organisational transition and change management. You will be knowledgeable in dealing with complexity and your astute judgement will assist the Board and Executive to take key decisions with confidence, insight and clarity.

You will be joining an exceptional, committed and values-driven Board full of intellectual versatility energy and integrity. You will take the lead to inspire an exciting and inclusive debate, and you will possess empathy, emotional intelligence and first-rate influencing skills. You will be a persuasive and natural communicator with the ability to listen and engage effectively. You will have a strong interest in supporting people with disabilities and for delivering high standards of healthcare, and be committed to the ongoing development of high-quality service provision. You will have experience of culture change and transformation in a complex setting and an understanding of the wider environment that TDT operates in.

You will bring a commitment to diversity and inclusion and lead on these key priorities in TDT’s strategic purpose, and through this role you will help to increase our impact to leading a diverse board with a wide range of skills.

The Disabilities Trust is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive organisation. It’s a place where we recognise, celebrate and live our values which includes offering a range of inclusive employment policies and staff engagement forums to support employees from all backgrounds. We welcome candidates who can contribute greater diversity of representation and thinking to our Board and be fully aligned to our vision and values of TDT.

If you would like to find out more about this opportunity, please visit our microsite: https://search.green-park.co.uk/tdt-chair/

Closing date for applications: 11:59pm Tuesday 11 May 2021

Apr 162021

Independent Board Member - Bournemouth University

Recruiter: Bournemouth University
Location: Bournemouth
Salary: Voluntary (expenses paid)
Posted: 09 Apr 2021
Closes: 31 May 2021
Job Function: Board Member
Industry: Education

Bournemouth University and the Board

BU is a successful, modern institution and celebrated a number of league table ranking rises during 2020. We continue to progress our BU2025 strategy which has at its heart the bringing together of research, education and professional practice to create something that is greater than the sum of its parts. Further information about our strategic plan is available here where you can also find out how we work with our students at the centre of everything we do.

The Board oversees the strategic development of the university and ensures the effective use of resources. The Board is committed to conducting its business in accordance with the Public Interest Governance Principles.

Who we are looking for

To help us build upon our success and deliver our strategy we are seeking to appoint several exceptional individuals to join our Board during 2021. These are exciting opportunities for those who are able to contribute at a strategic level.

We are particularly keen to hear from you if you have either of the following specialist skills:

  • Higher Education - knowledge of operating in a regulated environment and an excellent understanding of one or more of the following areas: academic quality and standards; student experience; graduate employability; research impact and professional practice;
  • Current financial/accounting qualification and experience.

The Role of Independent Board Member

By joining our Board, you will be expected to make constructive contributions to debate and to make your knowledge and expertise available to the Board as the opportunity arises. All our Board Members are Charity Trustees of an exempt charity and therefore you will have the responsibilities and potential liabilities that go with Trustee status. All Board Members are also expected to sign a declaration to confirm that they fulfil the requirements of a ‘fit and proper’ person as set by our regulator, the Office for Students.

The approximate overall time commitment is 12 days per annum with Board meetings typically taking place on a Friday morning. This time commitment may increase depending on any subsequent appointment to one or more of the Board’s sub-committees. Membership of the Board is not remunerated, but reasonable expenses incurred in the course of BU business will be reimbursed. The initial term of appointment is 3 years which may be extended upon the recommendation of the Nominations Committee by another 3 years.

Interested applicants are encouraged to consider the Board Member Role Description for further information.

How to apply

For informal enquiries please contact Deborah Wakely, Clerk to the Board, on [email protected].

Individuals with the required skills and knowledge are invited to complete an Application Form and submit it with their CV to [email protected] by the closing date of 31st May 2021. Access to the Application Form and further information about the role can be found at: www.bournemouth.ac.uk/recruitment-board/apply

We are committed to increasing the diversity of our Board and welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates. BU values and is committed to an inclusive working environment. We seek a diverse community through attracting, developing and retaining individuals from different backgrounds to contribute to inspirational learning, advancing knowledge and enriching society.

We expect interviews to be conducted via video conferencing during June or July. The successful candidates will be asked to join the Board during the course of 2021 to replace retiring Members. All new Members will be provided with a thorough induction to the University, their Board Member responsibilities and higher education governance principles.

Apr 162021

Non-Executive Director - Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust is seeking a new Non-executive Director with senior level experience in IT, information management or artificial intelligence

The Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust has a rich history of providing healthcare to the people of Reading, West Berkshire and South Oxfordshire, touching the lives of more than half a million of our residents every year. We are committed to innovation, always looking ahead to the challenges of the future, the health and wellbeing of the people we serve and developing and investing in our amazing staff

This is a challenging time to be working in the NHS, but it is also one rich in opportunity and we know that we are in a strong position to deliver on our vision of working together to provide outstanding care for our community.

To support us on our journey and help us to build on our success as a digital exemplar, we are looking for a new Non-Executive Director. The ideal candidates will have well-developed leadership skills gained at a senior management/Board level in a technological, IT, information management or artificial intelligence environment. Beyond this, candidates will need to demonstrate experience of working inclusively with diverse populations, good communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to think independently, challenge appropriately and work effectively as part of a team.

Please note, candidates must live in one of the Trust’s constituent areas.

Key dates:

  • Application Deadline 2 May 2021 – All applications should be sent to: [email protected]
  • Shortlisting w/c 24 May
  • Stakeholder Engagement w/c 31 May
  • Selection Event 10 June

To learn more please contact our recruitment consultants Rhiannon Smith and Jenny Adrian at Hunter Healthcare on [email protected] or phone: 07939 250362.

Apr 162021

Non-Executive Directors - Cranleigh Arts Centre

Recruiter: Cranleigh Arts Centre
Location: Cranleigh, Surrey
Salary: Unpaid
Posted: 09 Apr 2021
Closes: 07 May 2021
Sectors: Management
Contract Type: Permanent
Hours: Full Time, Part Time

Cranleigh Arts Centre Limited, (a company limited by guarantee and a registered charity), provides a rich variety of entertainment, artistic exhibition, learning and performance to all ages of the community and villages around Cranleigh and has done so for 40 years.

The Board provides governance and strategic guidance to the staff team supported by a large number of dedicated volunteers and ensures that Cranleigh Arts achieve its mission and goals. The role is unpaid and involves around eight board meetings in Cranleigh per year plus any amount of time that can be volunteered to special projects or subcommittees of the Board.

The Board seeks new members (non-executive Directors of the company) to maintain its full complement. We are looking for people committed to the arts, who can contribute effectively to the board and have the skills and knowledge necessary to move us forward. Experience in the arts, business management, IT and finance, fundraising or the promotion of an artistic or charitable enterprise would be welcomed.

An early informal discussion can be had with the Chairman, Mr Robert Wild (01483 278142 outside office hours). For further information on the centre itself and the range of activities that take place please visit www.cranleighartscentre.org.

Applications outlining relevant experience should be made by email to the Chairman, Cranleigh Arts Centre, writing “Directors” in the subject box to:
[email protected]

Apr 162021

Board of Management - City of Glasgow College

Reference: 3918
Remuneration: not remunerated
Location: Glasgow City
Closing date: 22 April 2021 at midday

Join our Board of Management and make a difference

The Board of Management of City of Glasgow College is currently seeking to fill two vacancies, and we would welcome applications from people with a deep commitment to college learning, particularly from groups currently under-represented on Scotland’s public bodies, such as women, disabled people, diverse ethnic backgrounds, and those under 50. While applicants with backgrounds in further and higher education, industry, finance, law, commercial development and other professions are valued, we also welcome those with experience in other sectors.

City of Glasgow College, one of Europe’s largest colleges, is a leading provider of technological and professional education in many specialist areas, serving Glasgow and beyond, with a national and international reputation for excellence in college education. The Board of Management is responsible for the governance of the College.

This is an exciting period for the College, as we continue to redefine and shape a new era of College education in a time of recovery, supporting the regional and national economy by enabling our students to excel and to realise their full potential through innovative approaches to learning and teaching. The College also has a strong international profile and a vibrant, diverse culture, with students from around 130 different countries enrolling each year.

Board members serve on a voluntary basis, with reasonable travel expenses paid. There are around 6 full Board meetings a year, as well as a number of Board Committee meetings. Under normal circumstances meetings would usually be held at 5pm in the City Campus, although remote working at other times is currently supported.

These appointments are overseen by the Glasgow Colleges’ Regional Board (GCRB). Further information about GCRB and other opportunities in the region can be found on its website: www.gcrb.ac.uk Applications will be received until Midday on Friday 22 April 2021.

For a full information and application pack please visit the College website at: www. cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk. or email [email protected] Or contact: Paul Clark, College Secretary, City of Glasgow College, [email protected].

Application Information

*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*

Apr 162021
Solent University – Independent Governors

Independent Governors - Solent University

Location: S England
Date Posted: 08/04/2021
Closing Date: 07/05/2021

Solent University is a modern and ambitious university with exciting plans for the future. We are focused on combining applied learning with the academic side of higher education, providing the connections and confidence to turn knowledge into careers with real meaningful impact. Our community is vibrant and innovative with our six values of respect, ownership, inclusivity, engagement, integrity, and teamwork underpinning everything we do.

Due to several Governor terms coming to an end this summer, we now have three openings to join our Board. These are highly strategic roles as the Board of Governors of the University is responsible for determining the educational character and future direction of the University, overseeing its financial performance and operational activities, to ensure that learners from all backgrounds become enterprising citizens and responsible leaders.

We are keen to explore applications from across sectors, but candidates must be able to demonstrate some previous non-executive experience as well as experience in one of more of the following areas:

  • A professionally qualified accountant, who in addition to Independent Governor will become our Chair of Audit Committee.
  • Senior level, leadership experience in the Higher Education Sector.
  • A clinical practitioner with leadership experience.
  • Strategic HR, OD and change management experience.

You will be able to demonstrate your capacity to work as part of a team whilst exercising independence of judgement. You will appreciate what good governance looks like and easily collaborate and work with colleagues as well as bring a strong personal commitment to higher education and the aims of Solent University.

The role of governor is voluntary and unpaid, although the University will pay reasonable travel and other expenses. For more information on these exciting roles, including the time commitment,
please visit https://andersonquigley.com/solent-governors/

Closing date for applications is Friday 7 May 2021.

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