Oct 162018
 

Chair - Built Environment Forum Scotland

Reference: 1541
Remuneration: Non - Remunerated
Location: Edinburgh, City of
Closing date: 22 October 2018 at midnight

The current BEFS Chair, Dr Graeme Purves, is stepping down in December. We are therefore inviting expressions of interest from potential candidates for the role.

Expressions of Interest

If you are interested in the position of BEFS Chair, please write to the BEFS Director, Euan Leitch in the first instance, outlining (no more than one side of A4) why you would be a suitable candidate for the post. Please also include a brief career synopsis (maximum 500 words).

About BEFS

The Built Environment Forum Scotland (BEFS) is the strategic intermediary body for Scotland's built environment sector, bringing together voluntary and professional non-governmental organisations that operate at the national level.

As an umbrella organisation, BEFS informs, mediates and advocates on strategic issues and policies affecting the built environment, historic and contemporary. Adopting a holistic approach, our aim is to put people at the heart of places that are both valued and of the highest possible quality.

How does BEFS work? Through its membership, working groups and workshops, BEFS provides a forum for debate and discussion on matters relating to the built environment. Issues are discussed and views presented to key decision makers in national and local government.

The role

The position of Chair is an exciting opportunity for a resourceful and confident individual to play a central role in developing BEFS not only as the Scottish intermediary body for the historic environment but also the wider built environment. As well as continued engagement with the Planning (Scotland) Bill, implications of Brexit and other relevant live policy topics, BEFS main lines of enquiry are currently: the future of religious heritage with a conference in Spring 2019; improving tenement maintenance, holding the secretariat for a cross party working group; addressing the issue of prioritisation in the historic environment; and maintaining an interest in ongoing discussion on land ownership, management and tax issues. BEFS has an important and pivotal role to play in ensuring sector engagement in these developments and candidates will be expected to provide leadership and direction. Candidates will have a passion for Scotland's places, excellent strategic, organisational, interpersonal, communication skills and enjoy working with a focussed and motivated small team.

A significant role of the Chair will be to carry out ambassadorial functions for BEFS, helping the organisation to develop its profile and its upward and outward representation with government and with economic, social and other sectors. The ambassadorial role will involve:

  • helping to identify contacts and open doors to key individuals and decision-makers (public, private, NGO)
  • attending certain functions for BEFS
  • leading certain high-level BEFS delegations (e.g. some ministerial or agency liaison meetings)
  • attending, and on occasion hosting, some BEFS' events
  • developing an understanding of, and contributing to, thinking on the Built & Historic Environment and wider place-making.
  • Attending meetings of the Strategic Historic Environment Forum, chaired by the Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs.

Requirements

  • Approximately 3-4 days per month.
  • Meetings are mainly held in Edinburgh, but may on some occasions be held in Glasgow, Stirling, Perth etc.
  • The position of BEFS' Chair is an honorary one. There is no honorarium but all reasonable expenses are paid.
  • The position is subject to re-election every three years.

The Chair needs to be able to adopt a broad perspective taking on board all views within BEFS and ensure that, at meetings and in statements etc, decisions made are representative of the Forum.

The Chair is a company director that leads the BEFS' Trustees (fellow company directors) with responsibility for governance of the organisation. BEFS has a staff of 4 people. The Chair is supported by the Vice-Chair.

The Chair has particular responsibilities in relation to BEFS' meetings including:

Attending and chairing Board and General Meetings
Ensuring meetings are structured and run competently
Ensuring discussion and decision-making is democratic and everyone is able to participate fully in meetings
Holding the casting vote in the event of a split decision
Preparing agendas for the meeting in consultation with the Director
Acting in partnership with the Director to ensure that BEFS has a clear vision and a resolute strategic direction in line with its core values and principles
Ensuring with fellow Trustees the future funding of the organisation.
Ensuring relevant matters are discussed and appropriate decisions made.

The Person

BEFS is looking for a confident and resourceful individual who is proactive, determined and collaborative. The Chair will be required to speak with an authoritative voice on matters relating to the built and historic environment. He/She will be able to demonstrate a strong interest and past experience of working in the built and historic environment but they will not necessarily require a professional qualification in these areas.

Desirable qualities include:

  • Political credibility, authority, chairing and leadership abilities
  • Proven and credible experience of board level governance
  • Visionary and motivational leadership; able quickly to earn and command respect, build trust and inject enthusiasm
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills
  • Proven intellectual strengths but with flexibility to move from broad strategy to the management of detail
  • Considerable presence and credibility; an obvious standard bearer for BEFS and a champion for the built and historic environment
  • Strong and effective networking skills; able to relate well to people at all levels
  • The ability to work collaboratively building a broad range of positive alliances and partnerships, able to build consensus
  • A high degree of personal and professional integrity
  • empathy with the voluntary sector environment movement in Scotland
  • experience of public life and understanding of the way in which government works
  • Sensitivity to the range of interests represented through BEFS, including sustainable development, urban
  • design and place making, and associated issues relating to the cultural heritage.
  • Experience of providing leadership to a charitable organisation of BEFS' size
  • Confidence and humour

Application Information

Please write to or email:
Euan Leitch
BEFS Director
Built Environment Forum Scotland
3rd Floor, 125 Princes Street

EDINBURGH EH2 4AD

Tel: 0131 220 6241
Email: euan.leitch@befs.org.uk

Oct 162018
 

Member - Independent Living Fund Scotland

Reference: 1543
Remuneration: £172 per day
Location: Glasgow or Edinburgh
Closing date: 22 October 2018 at midnight

ILF Scotland is the organisation responsible for safeguarding the rights of some of the most severely disabled people to lead independent lives. With a budget of around £58 million, ILF Scotland is tasked by Scottish Ministers with making regular and accurate payments of Independent Living Fund (ILF) to over 3000 recipients in Scotland and Northern Ireland. These funds offer people the flexibility they may not otherwise have, to live in their own home, take up employment or education, or to socialise like other members of society.

Following the UK Government announcement to close the ILF, disabled people told us that their overwhelming preference was the continuation of a national ILF scheme for Scotland. ILF Scotland has been established to do just this, to deliver Scottish Ministers' commitment to continue providing this vital support to existing users of the fund. ILF Scotland also opened a Transition Fund in December 2017 which provides money, for up to one year, to support young people living with disabilities (as defined in the Equality Act 2010) to improve their lives.

Scottish Ministers are committed to making appointments that reflect Scotland's diverse population and bring to boards a range of relevant skills and life experience. Our Public Bodies have a valued role in the provision of advice to Scottish Ministers and in the delivery of our public services.

We would welcome applications from people with lived experience of disability.

Application Information

For further information on the appointments, or if any questions arise, or if you require the application information in an alternative format please contact Catriona Mackie at Aspen People on 0141 212 7555 / ksinclair@aspenpeople.co.uk or Caroline Martin, Care, Support & Rights Division, Scottish Government, CarolineMaria.Martin@gov.scot / 0131 244 3546.

Additional Information

Oct 162018
 

Chair - Solent NHS Trust

Join a leading community and mental health NHS Trust as Chair and help us shape the future of local healthcare.

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Solent NHS Trust is an ambitious and forward thinking Trust of 3,500 employees who share a vision to make a difference by keeping more people safe, well and independent at, or close to, their own homes.

Connected by their values and culture they specialise in providing high quality, high value community and mental health services to our communities in Portsmouth, Southampton and parts of Hampshire.

Solent NHS Trust believe in joined up care, the championing of out of hospital, local, integrated care services and they aim to be the partner of choice with other service providers to help them achieve this. To ensure they deliver the highest quality, and safest services they foster a culture of continuous improvement, they learn from their service users, and they invest in the development, and improvement of their people.

The Trust has taken a leading role in the development of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP) because they believe in the future of local, integrated care. Their communities need to be empowered to stay well, to help shape future care, and where possible, be cared for at home. By working as a care system, and leading where possible, they believe they can shape that future care system.

With their current Chair due to retire early next year, we have an exciting opportunity for an individual to become Solent NHS Trust's next Chair, and lead their experienced board to support the Trust. The Chair should bring a depth of leadership, and gravitas that is aligned to the ambitions of the board, and the Trust. You will have drive, energy and enthusiasm and play a vital part in the delivery of the Trust's vision, and the execution of their strategy. Most of all, you will be an ambassador of Solent's values, and play a vital role in connecting with their people, their staff, and their communities, the people who use their service.

This is an exceptional opportunity for someone who passionate about the NHS and the drive to lead, support and promote the work of the Trust, particularly in such challenging times.

Applicants must live in Southampton, Portsmouth or wider Hampshire.

For more information, please contact Carmel Gibbons, Head of Healthcare, Odgers Berndtson on 020 7529 6314.

To register your interest and for general enquiries contact Miriam Walker on 0300 123 2059 or by emailing miriam.walker@nhs.net, quoting reference S1701 in the subject line.

You can also contact Rachel Cheal, Associate Director of Corporate Affairs and Company Secretary at Solent NHS Trust on 023 810 32305 or by emailing Rachel.cheal@solent.nhs.uk

Key dates:

  • The closing date for receipt of applications is 12 noon on 20 November 2018. Applications should be emailed to NHSI.Chairsandneds@nhs.net
  • Long-listed candidates will be invited for a preliminary interview with Carmel Gibbons, Head of Healthcare from Odgers Berndtson. To facilitate this, we will share your application with Odgers Berndtson. Feedback from these interviews will be given to the panel.
  • The shortlisted candidates will be invited to the Trust to participate in a Stakeholder Event, which will involve presenting to key officers and partners, as well as 1:1 meetings with the CEO. The event is scheduled for 11 December 2018.
  • The shortlisted candidates will be invited to undertake psychometric testing prior to the interview date
  • The final panel interviews will take place on 11 January 2019 in central London.
  • The proposed start date is 1 April 2019 when the current Chair’s term of office comes to an end. The successful candidate will be invited to shadow the outgoing chair at the Trust from January / February 2019.

We value and promote diversity and are committed to equality of opportunity for all and appointments made on merit. We believe that the best boards are those that reflect the communities they serve.

We particularly welcome applications from women, people from the local black and minority ethnic communities, and disabled people who we know are under-represented in chair and non-executive roles.

Our recruitment processes are conducted in accordance with the Code of Governance to ensure that they are made on merit after a fair and open process so that the best people, from the widest possible pool of candidates, are appointed.

Oct 162018
 

Non-executive Director - Devon Partnership NHS Trust

We are recruiting a Non-executive Director for Devon Partnership NHS Trust. This is an exceptional opportunity to share your talents and expertise to make a positive difference to the lives of people in your community. The successful candidate will strengthen the clinical challenge on the board.

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Essential criteria

You will need to have a genuine commitment to patients and the promotion of excellent health care services. You will have senior level clinical and patient safety experience gained from medical, nursing or allied disciplines within the NHS. The successful candidate is likely to chair the Quality and Safety Committee.

You will need to be able to demonstrate you can use your experience to:

  • work alongside other non-executives and executive colleagues as an equal member of the board
  • bring independence, external perspectives, skills and challenge to strategy development
  • hold the executive to account by providing purposeful, constructive scrutiny and challenge
  • provide clinical and medical challenge to board colleagues
  • shape and actively support a healthy culture for the trust

All non-executive directors must champion the standards of public life – by upholding the highest standards of conduct and displaying the principles of selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty, and leadership.

As a future NHS leader, the successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the range of behaviours required to contribute effectively in this board level role. These are outlined in the NHS Leadership Academy’s Healthcare Leadership Model.

Applicants should live in or have strong connections with the areas served by the Trust.

We value and promote diversity and are committed to equality of opportunity for all and appointments made on merit. We believe that the best boards are those that reflect the communities they serve.

We particularly welcome applications from women, people from the local black and minority ethnic communities, and disabled people who we know are under-represented in chair and non-executive roles.

Our recruitment processes are conducted in accordance with the Code of Governance to ensure that they are made on merit after a fair and open process so that the best people, from the widest possible pool of candidates, are appointed

Application documents

  • Information Pack (S1794) PDF, 380.2 KB
    This is a comprehensive information pack for candidates, which explains the requirements to undertake the role, as well as details of how to apply and information about the trust
  • Monitoring form (S1794) DOCX, 201.0 KB
    We like to monitor information to establish who applies for our roles and to ensure no group is treated unfairly. Your answers will be treated confidentially and will not be shared with the selection panel unless explicitly stated.

Key dates

  • Closing date for receipt of applications 9 November 2018 at 11am
  • Interview date the afternoon of 22 November 2018
  • Proposed start date January 2019

* Read the information pack to find out how to apply and forward your completed application to NHSI.Chairsandneds@nhs.net

Our recruitment processes are conducted in accordance with the Government’s Principles of Public Appointments and Governance Code and are made on merit after a fair and open process so that the best people, from the widest possible pool of candidates, are appointed. This appointment is regulated by the Commissioner for Public Appointments

Find out more

  • The Trust – for an informal and confidential discussion with Julie Dent, Chair of the Trust or with Melanie Walker, Chief Executive, please contact Janet Morrell on 01392 208662 or by emailing janet.morrell1@nhs.net
  • NHS Improvement – for general enquiries contact Todd Fleming on 0300 123 2922 or by emailing todd.fleming@nhs.net

 

Oct 112018
 

Non - Councillor Board Member -HITRANS

Reference: 1540
Remuneration: Non - Remunerated
Location: Highlands and Islands
Closing date: 31 October 2018 at midnight

The Highlands and Islands Transport Partnership (HITRANS) is one of seven statutory Regional Transport Partnerships established under the Transport (Scotland) Act 2005 to take a regional approach to transport planning and delivery working across the administrative areas of Argyll and Bute (excluding Helensburgh and Lomond) Eilean Siar, Highland, Moray and Orkney Islands councils.

The Partnership's principal duty and responsibility is developing and overseeing the delivery of a statutory Regional Transport Strategy, which sets out a vision, objectives and proposed actions for how transport will support and promote economic prosperity; connect communities and reduce social exclusion; and improve environmental sustainability, health and wellbeing. HITRANS is also a statutory Community Planning agency and active partner in the 5 Community Planning Partnerships which cover our constituent Council areas, and is a statutory Key Agency in the Development Planning process.

The Partnership Board consists of 5 Councillor members, who are nominated by our constituent Councils, and 3 non-Councillor members. A vacancy has now arisen for a non-Councillor Board member and applications are invited from all interested individuals who have the necessary flair, experience and ability to help guide and shape the future development of transport strategy and delivery at a regional level. Applicants are expected to have operational expertise and/or knowledge of working at Board or strategic level in the business, public or voluntary sectors. Knowledge of transport issues and financial awareness are also desirable.

As a listed public authority, with general and specific duties under the Equality Act 2010, HITRANS is committed to promoting equal opportunities, greater diversity and gender representation in the membership of Public Boards. Accordingly, we would welcome applications from sections of the community under-represented on the Board including from young people, women and BAME candidates.

Board membership is not paid but certain expenses are met. The successful candidate will be expected to attend up to 4 meetings a year, with appointment initially for a fixed term of four years.

Application Information

More information on HITRANS and an application pack can be obtained at www.hitrans.org.uk or for an informal discussion contact Ranald Robertson, Partnership Director, HITRANS on 01463 719002.

Additional Information

Oct 112018
 

Non-executive Director - Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust

We are recruiting a Non-executive Director to join the board of Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust. This is an exceptional opportunity to share your talents and expertise to make a positive difference in your community. The successful candidate will become a member of the Quality and Safety Committee.

M1795

Essential criteria

You will need to have a genuine commitment to patients and the promotion of excellent health care services. You will have clinical and patient safety expertise gained from medical, nursing or allied disciplines.

You will need to be able to demonstrate you can use your experience to:

  • work alongside other non-executives and executive colleagues as an equal member of the board
  • bring independence, external perspectives, skills and challenge to strategy development
  • hold the executive to account by providing purposeful, constructive scrutiny and challenge
  • shape and actively support a healthy culture for the trust

All non-executive directors must champion the standards of public life – by upholding the highest standards of conduct and displaying the principles of selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty, and leadership.

As a future NHS leader, the successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the range of behaviours required to contribute effectively in this board level role. These are outlined in the NHS Leadership Academy’s Healthcare Leadership Model.

We value and promote diversity and are committed to equality of opportunity for all and appointments made on merit. We believe that the best boards are those that reflect the communities they serve.

We particularly welcome applications from women, people from the local black and minority ethnic communities, and disabled people who we know are under-represented in chair and non-executive roles.

Our recruitment processes are conducted in accordance with the Code of Governance to ensure that they are made on merit after a fair and open process so that the best people, from the widest possible pool of candidates, are appointed.

Application documents

  • Information pack PDF, 338.9 KB
    This is a comprehensive information pack for candidates, which explains the requirements to undertake the role, as well as details of how to apply and information about the trust.
  • Monitoring form DOCX, 197.7 KB
    We like to monitor information to establish who applies for our roles and to ensure no group is treated unfairly. Your answers will be treated confidentially and will not be shared with the selection panel unless explicitly stated.

Application process

  • Closing date for applications 24 October 2018 at 11am
  • Preliminary interviews 1 November - 6 November 2018
  • Final panel interview During the week commencing 12 November 2018

* Read the information pack to find out how to apply and forward your completed application to NHSI.Chairsandneds@nhs.net

Our recruitment processes are conducted in accordance with the Government’s Principles of Public Appointments and Governance Code and are made on merit after a fair and open process so that the best people, from the widest possible pool of candidates, are appointed. This appointment is regulated by the Commissioner for Public Appointments

Find out more

  • For an informal and confidential discussion with Danielle Oum, the Chair of the trust, please contact Jo Wells on 01922 721172 ext: 6263.
  • Anderson Quigley are helping us to identify potential candidates, if you would like a confidential discussion about the role please contact Helene Usherwood, Head of Practice on 07719322669 or email Helene@andersonquigley.com
  • NHS Improvement – for general enquiries contact Helen Barlow on 0300 123 2038 or by emailing helen.barlow2@nhs.net

Oct 092018
 

Non-executive Director - Bolton NHS Foundation Trust

Bolton FT are looking to appoint a candidate with recent and relevant finance experience gained in a complex organisation, with a recognised financial qualification and/or a recognised accounting qualification. The successful candidate shall act as Chair of the Finance and Investment Committee.

The Governors of Bolton NHS Foundation Trust are looking to appoint a new Non Executive Director.

With an income of around £320m and a staff of 5000 Bolton NHS Foundation Trust is a major integrated healthcare organisation dedicated to providing the best possible healthcare for the local population.

Over the last three years Bolton FT has become one of the strongest performing trusts in the UK and we now need individuals who can assist us in delivering the next phase of our journey. The need to collaborate with local partners and to work positively with colleagues across Greater Manchester offers a real opportunity for individuals to help shape and define our future direction, values and ethics.

We are looking to appoint a candidate with recent and relevant finance experience gained in a complex organisation, with a recognised financial qualification and/or a recognised accounting qualification

You will share our core values and will provide strategic oversight, support and challenge to our Executive team.

We would be particularly pleased to receive applications from candidates from a BME background, as part of our strategy to increase diversity at all levels of our organisation

To arrange an informal discussion, please contact Esther Steel, Associate Director of Corporate Governance and Public Engagement/Trust Secretary on 01204 390654

Closing Date: 9th November

Interviews: 5th December

Further information is available on NHS Jobs Reference: 241-171CD-18-A

Oct 092018
 

Member - Independent Living Fund Scotland

Reference: 1538
Remuneration: £172 per day
Location: Glasgow or Edinburgh
Closing date: 22 October 2018 at midnight

ILF Scotland is the organisation responsible for safeguarding the rights of some of the most severely disabled people to lead independent lives. With a budget of around £58 million, ILF Scotland is tasked by Scottish Ministers with making regular and accurate payments of Independent Living Fund (ILF) to over 3000 recipients in Scotland and Northern Ireland. These funds offer people the flexibility they may not otherwise have, to live in their own home, take up employment or education, or to socialise like other members of society.

Following the UK Government announcement to close the ILF, disabled people told us that their overwhelming preference was the continuation of a national ILF scheme for Scotland. ILF Scotland has been established to do just this, to deliver Scottish Ministers' commitment to continue providing this vital support to existing users of the fund. ILF Scotland also opened a Transition Fund in December 2017 which provides money, for up to one year, to support young people living with disabilities (as defined in the Equality Act 2010) to improve their lives.

Scottish Ministers are committed to making appointments that reflect Scotland's diverse population and bring to boards a range of relevant skills and life experience. Our Public Bodies have a valued role in the provision of advice to Scottish Ministers and in the delivery of our public services.

We would welcome applications from people with lived experience of disability.

Application Information

For further information on the appointments, or if any questions arise, or if you require the application information in an alternative format please contact Catriona Mackie at Aspen People on 0141 212 7555 / ksinclair@aspenpeople.co.uk or Caroline Martin, Care, Support & Rights Division, Scottish Government, CarolineMaria.Martin@gov.scot / 0131 244 3546.

Additional Information

Oct 082018
 

Non-Executive Board Members - Disclosure and Barring Service

Reference: 1537
Remuneration: £12,000 per annum
Location: Nationwide
Closing date: 04 November 2018 at midnight

Do you want to play a leading role in safeguarding children and vulnerable groups?

If so, you can do this by becoming a Non-Executive Board member of the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), which provides a critical public service by supplying information to employers and other organisations in England and Wales (and barring information only in Northern Ireland), so they can make informed recruitment and licensing decisions, particularly for employers and volunteers working with children and vulnerable adults. The DBS also has responsibility for deciding whether an individual is barred from working with vulnerable groups.

The DBS is seeking two Non-Executive Board members. The first is to have a strong commercial background, to provide effective oversight of the DBS commercial landscape. The other should be a safeguarding specialist, with expertise in analysing evidence, assessing risks and providing advice in relation to the suitability of people who seek to work with children and vulnerable adults. We are looking for candidates with a proven track record of delivering success, outstanding communication skills, and excellent political awareness. Both Board members will be committed and goal focused, with the ability to set clear priorities and to contribute meaningfully to Board discussions.

The successful candidates will also possess excellent communication skills, coupled with a personal and professional demeanour that generates trust and confidence in others. They will be able to analyse complex issues and have the ability to constructively challenge and influence strategy and decision making.

This will be a three year appointment with the possibility of re-appointment.

For further information and details of how to apply, please click here:
https://publicappointments.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/appointment/non-executive-board-members-disclosure-and-barring-service/

We encourage a diverse workforce and welcome applications from all suitably qualified people. Appointments to the DBS are regulated by the Office of the Commissioner for Public Appointments

Oct 042018
 

Chair - Health and Care Professions Council

Reference: 1536
Remuneration: £65,000 Annual Allowance
Location: UK
Closing date: 18 November 2018 at midnight

The Health and Care Professions Council

Protecting the public

The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) is a regulator of health and care professionals and our aim is to protect the public. To do this, we keep a register of health, psychological and social work professionals who meet our standards for their training, professional skills, behaviour and health.

Chair of Council

Remuneration: £65,000 annual allowance

Time requirement: approximately 3 days a week

We are seeking to appoint a Chair of Council. You will have experience of providing strong non-executive leadership and be able to uphold the principles of transparency and accountability in all of the HCPC's activities.

You will act as an ambassador for the HCPC, influencing and building effective relationships internally and externally with a range of senior level stakeholders, inspiring confidence in the organisation and promoting the organisation's central commitment to public protection.

The Chair of Council appointment is open to both Lay and Registrant candidates.

The HCPC is committed to equality of opportunity and actively guards against unfair discrimination on any grounds (including sexual orientation, religion or beliefs, race, sex, age or disability). We are a UK-wide regulator and encourage applicants from all countries of the UK.

The closing date for applications is 9am on Monday 19 November 2018 and interviews will be held on Thursday 13 December 2018.

For more information about the work of the HCPC visit: www.hcpc-uk.org

Application Information

For more information, and to apply, visit: www.hcpc-uk.org/aboutus/council/councilappointments or contact: appointments@hcpc-uk.org 020 7840 9170

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