Apr 212017
 

Trustee with a nursing background - Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability

London  w Approximately 12-15 days per year w  Expenses payable

The Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability (RHN) is a leading UK hospital for people with profound and complex disabilities resulting from damage to the brain through accident, injury or neurological illness.

Founded in 1854, we are a highly-respected charitable hospital and research centre, providing services for adults with acquired brain injury. Our Putney based community provides specialist care, therapies and innovative technology to meet the complex needs of people with profound disabilities. We pride ourselves on caring for our patients as individuals, offering hope and practical and emotional support to them and their families.

The RHN is determined to continue as a leader in its field and excellence in nursing care is central to this success and so the Board now wish to strengthen the profile of nursing by appointing a new trustee who has a nursing background.

This is an exciting role, requiring excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to establish credibility rapidly with diverse stakeholder groups.  Your reputation in nursing as a clinical leader, significant track record in transformational or organisational change in complex environments, or alternatively leading research and development in an academic setting will have been gained ideally at Board level. A passion for excellence will be a key driver for you and your values should align with those of the RHN.  Your understanding of current clinical practice and governance, not necessarily in the neuro-disability sector, will be coupled with knowledge of wider healthcare policy and you will have an interest in the unique role of specialist services alongside NHS provision.  You will be very comfortable with major strategic issues and also have the ability to focus on operational details. Ideally you will have worked at regional, national or international level during your career. Alternatively, you may be at an earlier stage in your career and see this role as part of a wider portfolio of Board level interests.

We believe that our Board should reflect the diverse communities that we work in and serve. We therefore welcome applications from any individual with the relevant knowledge and expertise.

For further information, see the Veredus website reference 929672, or for an informal discussion, please contact our retained consultants: Annette Sergeant on 020 7932 4393, annette.sergeant@veredus.co.uk, or David Rason on 020 7932 4212, david.rason@veredus.co.uk

Please apply with a CV and short covering statement to VeredusHealthTeam@veredus.co.uk by 30th April 2017.

Apr 192017
 

Board of Governors/Independent Governors

Recruiter: OXFORD BROOKES UNIVERSITY
Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire
Salary: Not salaried
Posted: 18 Apr 2017
Closes: 05 May 2017
Job Function: Governor
Industry: Education

The Board of Oxford Brookes University is responsible for the educational character and mission of the University and oversight of its activities. We are looking for three new Independent Governors to join the Board.

Oxford Brookes is a successful and ambitious University with sound finances and an effective Board. The role of Governor is not salaried, but it provides an opportunity to contribute to the development of the University, working with other members of the Board, the Vice-Chancellor and other senior staff.

In order to maintain the right balance of skills and expertise on the Board, we are particularly interested in appointing Governors with significant and successful backgrounds in the following areas; IT/Transformational change, Capital Projects and  European or International experience.

Equality and diversity are fundamental to the University’s values and we would welcome applications from under-represented areas, especially those from black and minority ethnic groups.

Further details of the role are available at:
http://www.brookes.ac.uk/about-brookes/structure-and-governance/board-of-governors/governor-vacancies/

If you would like to be considered for this vacancy, please submit a brief CV and covering letter, preferably by email to Beverley Watson bkwatson@brookes.ac.uk) at the Senior Management Team Offices, Oxford Brookes University, Headington, Oxford, OX3 0BP.

Closing date: 5th May 2017, 12pm

It is anticipated that informal conversations with the Chair of Governors, Ms Leslie Morphy OBE and the Registrar and Chief Operating Officer, Mr Brendan Casey will take place during May. Formal interviews with members of the Nominations Committee will take place at the end of May/beginning of June.

 

Apr 192017
 

Chair of Risk and Assurance Committee

Recruiter: Stonewater
Location: Varying locations across England
Salary: £15k pa
Posted: 18 Apr 2017
Closes: 08 May 2017
Job Function: Chair
Industry: Construction / Property

Varying locations across England

Stonewater is one of the UK’s most significant social housing providers, with 30,000 homes under management across the country and an ambitious development programme to help address the rising demand for housing. These are exciting times for the organisation, which is at the beginning of a new era, and the following opportunities now have arisen for a Non-Executive Director to bring their outstanding professional skills to the Board of an organisation that embraces change and welcomes new ideas and thinking.  We are committed to improving the diversity of our board membership and are signed up to the CIH leadership challenge ‘10 by 2020’.

As a qualified Accountant with previous non-executive director experience, you will have in-depth knowledge of Risk Management and be aware of the external financial environment within which Stonewater operates.  Your substantial experience at a strategic level in a customer-focused organisation will provide you with the leadership skills required of this role, and the ability to motivate others with a focus on teamwork and collaboration.

This is an excellent opportunity for candidates who demonstrate support for Stonewater’s values, ethos and objectives, and who are able to balance commercial considerations with social responsibility.

For further information please visit the Campbell Tickell website at www.campbelltickell.com/jobs. For an informal discussion, you can contact our retained consultant, Denise Kirkham, on 07833 475 669 or 020 3434 0990.

Closing date: Monday 8th May 2017, at 12 noon

 

Apr 192017
 

Treasurer - The Open University

Recruiter: Korn Ferry International (UK)
Location: United Kingdom
Salary: Pro Bono
Posted: 15 Apr 2017
Closes: 29 Apr 2017
Ref: IF355
Position/Level: Board, Chair
Responsibilities: Finance, Strategy, Treasury
Sector: Education
Contract Type: Non-executive director
Language: English

The Open University (OU) seeks a proven, strategic and dynamic financial/commercial leader for appointment to the non-executive position of Treasurer.

The OU is the largest academic institution in the UK, with a diverse student body of over 170,000. With a mission “to be open to people, places, methods and ideas”, the OU was the world’s first successful distance teaching university and aims to promote educational opportunity and social justice by combining a radical open admissions policy with the highest standards of scholarship. With an income of over £400m, the OU is currently preparing to embark upon a significant change and strategic development process to thrive and grow within the dynamic international higher education sector.

The Treasurer will serve as a member of the OU’s Council and contribute to the Council’s strategic and policy decision-making process. The Treasurer will serve as Chair of the Finance Committee, working closely with the OU’s Group Finance Director on strategic financial matters, and also serve on the Investment, Strategic Planning & Resources, and Remuneration Committees.

Candidates will possess a strategic mindset, demonstrable financial experience at senior executive and/or Board-level within a major commercial or public benefit organisation, the ability to challenge the executive whenever necessary and ideally hold Board/non-executive experience. A strong commitment to diversity and the mission and values of the OU will be critical.

The overall time commitment of this pro bono position will be approximately 23 days per year with initial appointment for a term of four years and eligibility for reappointment.

For further information and to apply, please send a CV, covering letter and completed Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form to OpenUniversity@kornferry.com by the closing date of 12th May 2017.

An Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form can be downloaded from www.ekornferry.com by clicking on ‘Opportunities’ and entering the following ‘Opportunity Code’:  IF355.

 

Apr 192017
 

Chair - Together for Mental Wellbeing

Recruiter: Together for Mental Wellbeing
Location: London (Greater)
Salary: Unremunerated; Three days per month
Posted: 13 Apr 2017
Closes: 30 May 2017
Job Function: Chair
Industry: Health

Chair

Three days per month

London      

Since Together was formed in 1879, we have believed that people with mental health issues have the right and the abilities to lead independent, fulfilling lives as part of their communities. We offer a wide variety of support services to help people deal with the personal and practical impacts of mental health issues, from one-to-one support in the community to supported accommodation.

The people who use our services are at the heart of everything we do – they influence and shape the support they receive from us and the way our services are run. We currently work with around 5,000 adults every month via 80 projects throughout England, but we aspire to reach many, many more across the nation.

Our charity has already made significant progress but there are still plenty of challenges ahead. Our aspiration is to continue to develop the infrastructure of the organisation – reaching out to more service users, growing our clinical health and accommodation services, increasing our income via new corporate partnerships, continuing to improve our support and mobilisation of volunteers, and to communicate effectively with all of our stakeholders.

Our current Chair is reaching the end of his term of office, and we now seek a new Chair to continue to lead and direct our successful and growing organisation. In partnership with the Trustees and our Chief Executive, you will play an important part in the leadership challenge ahead – helping us grow with vision and enterprise to achieve our ambitions to help more people with mental health issues to lead the independent, fulfilling lives that they deserve.

As an experienced senior leader, you will bring a thorough understanding of what good leadership and effective governance looks like in order for us to succeed. You will be driven and motivated by the real and lasting positive impact that we have on people’s lives and will instinctively understand the challenges and opportunities that we face. With outstanding communication skills and strong financial acumen, you will possess a natural ability to work closely with our Chief Executive and lead our Board, as well as demonstrate the highest standards of conduct and integrity. If you have the skills, experience and qualities we are looking for then we very much look forward to hearing from you.

To find out more about the Chair appointment, please visit our website at www.gatenbysanderson.com/job/GSe33826

For an informal confidential discussion about the role, please contact our advising consultants, Helen Anderson (0207 426 3977) or Juliet Taylor (020 7426 3373).

The closing date is 12:00 on Tuesday 30th May 2017.

 

Apr 192017
 

Trustees - Together for Mental Wellbeing

Recruiter: Together for Mental Wellbeing
Location: London (Greater)
Salary: Unremunerated; One day per month
Posted: 13 Apr 2017
Closes: 30 May 2017
Job Function: Trustees
Industry: Health

Trustees

Unremunerated; One day per month

London

Since Together was formed in 1879, we have believed that people with mental health issues have the right and the abilities to lead independent, fulfilling lives as part of their communities. We offer a wide variety of support services to help people deal with the personal and practical impacts of mental health issues, from one-to-one support in the community to supported accommodation.

The people who use our services are at the heart of everything we do – they influence and shape the support they receive from us and the way our services are run. We currently work with around 5,000 adults every month via 80 projects throughout England, but we aspire to reach many, many more across the nation.

Our charity has already made significant progress but there are still plenty of challenges ahead. Our aspiration is to continue to develop the infrastructure of the organisation – reaching out to more service users, growing our clinical health and accommodation services, increasing our income via new corporate partnerships, continuing to improve our support and mobilisation of volunteers, and to communicate effectively with all of our stakeholders.

With significant progress achieved, there are still challenges ahead and we’re now seeking two new Trustees to join our Board. In these crucial non-executive appointments, you will contribute through your own professional expertise and background and as a collegiate member of the team, ensure that we are well positioned to deliver our strategic priorities. We are interested in hearing from individuals from the private, public or voluntary sectors with broad experience gained in the specific fields of clinical health and housing; both of which are key strategic areas of development for our organisation going forwards.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a successful and growing organisation. Whatever your background, you must be motivated to champion our vision to support individuals with mental health issues to lead the most independent, fulfilling lives that they deserve.

To find out more about these Trustee appointments, please visit our website at www.gatenbysanderson.com/job/GSe33195

For an informal confidential discussion about the roles, please contact our advising consultants, Helen Anderson (0207 426 3977) or Juliet Taylor (020 7426 3373). The closing date is 12:00 on Tuesday 30th May 2017.

 

Apr 192017
 

Independent Members of Council - University of Sussex

Recruiter: University of Sussex
Location: Sussex
Salary: Unremunerated
Posted: 12 Apr 2017
Closes: 05 May 2017
Ref: 62460
Job Function: Council Member
Industry: Education
Position Type: Permanent

Since Sussex’s foundation in 1961, the University has valued – and continues to encourage – a pioneering spirit. It has pushed for change, and demanded more, creating a better future for individuals and communities all over the world. Currently ranked in the top 20 in all major UK league tables, over 75% of research activity at Sussex is categorised as world leading (4*) or internationally excellent (3*) in terms of originality, significance and rigour. Its work in Development Studies is recognised as 1st globally by the QS University World Rankings 2017.

Creative thinking, pedagogic diversity, intellectual challenge and interdisciplinarity have always been fundamental to a Sussex education. The University’s goal is to deliver teaching and learning programmes that are informed by current research, are attractive to students from all socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds and which deliver skills for life.  Sussex is ranked 6thnationally by the Times/Sunday Times for graduate prospects.

These opportunities coincide with a time of significant change, both for Sussex and the broader Higher Education sector. The University is currently reviewing its strategy, to ensure that it is ready to take responsibility for the next phase of its history – being strategically opportunistic in the endeavours it pursues and meeting the varied challenges it expects to face head-on. The University has already embarked on an ambitious £500m investment programme into its campus infrastructure to provide the most conducive environment for both students and staff alike.

Independent members of council have a number of responsibilities towards ensuring the University’s primary charitable purpose of teaching and research. They will contribute to the setting of goals for the institution and the strategies by which those goals will be delivered.  Through the agreement of key indicators/targets they will collectively hold management to account for the performance of the University.

You will have varied experience (be that executive and/or non-executive) at a senior-level within a comparably complex organisation. With strong commercial and/or political acumen, you will be aware of the environment in which the University operates and have a strong personal commitment to both higher education and empathy with the values, aims and objectives of the University of Sussex.

As of 1 August 2017 two (possibly three) independent positions on Council will become available. In addition to the broader commercial and political acumen that is being sought, applications are particularly welcomed at this time from individuals with strong records in accountancy, enterprise and innovation or digital.

A candidate pack with more details about the University, the role and how to apply can be found at http://www.sussex.ac.uk/about/jobs/independent-members-of-council.

Deadline for applications is 9am on Friday 5th May 2017.

 

Apr 082017
 

Non-Executive Directors (Board Member)

Recruiter: Futures Housing Group
Location: East Midlands Region
Salary: Fee £7,128 p.a.
Posted: 07 Apr 2017
Closes: 21 Apr 2017
Ref: EMA300
Position/Level: Board
Responsibilities: Business Development, Change Management, Customer Service, Information management, Sales
Sector: Housing
Contract Type: Non-executive director

Non-Executive Directors (Board Member)

Futures Housing Group

Fee: £7128 pa

Futures Housing Group is an ambitious and successful housing business working across the East Midlands, and our purpose is to make a significant social difference to the communities in which we work. Already high-performing – with a diverse asset base, very satisfied customers, and a healthy financial position – we’re determined to build on our achievements and consolidate our class-leading position.

Our forward strategy includes delivering an effortless customer experience and a focus on the development of a range of new property assets, which will include homes both for sale and for rent. To enable this we are transforming the ways in which we deliver our services and how we work.

Resources and capacity to deliver these programmes are in place, but it’s important that we also have significant experience of comparable activity at board level where we currently have two vacancies.

With a high level of expertise in one or more of the following:

  • customer insight and organisational development to optimise the customer experience;
  • digital and ICT strategy, and/or
  • commercial/business growth/sales.

You’ll also have a good strategic understanding of the delivery of development projects, finance and stakeholder relations. We will also expect a wider contribution to the Board’s work, and you’ll need to demonstrate sound insight into how non-executive directors shape and lead a complex and diverse organisation such as ours. You’ll appreciate our values-driven approach and will share not only our sense of social purpose but also our conviction that running a great business is the best route to achieve it.

For an informal discussion, please contact Ian Robertson at EMA on 01926 887272. For a copy of the briefing papers visit www.emaconsult.co.uk, email responsehandling1@emaconsult.co.uk, or call 01926 831467 quoting reference EMA300.

Strictly no agencies, please.

Closing date: 12 noon Friday 12 May 2017

Apr 082017
 

SRUC is seeking to appoint two new Non-Executive Directors to the SRUC Board

Reference: 1227

Remuneration: Unremunerated, Expenses will be paid

Location: Edinburgh, City of

Closing date: 30 April 2017 at midnight

Scotland's Rural College (SRUC) is an innovative, knowledge-based organisation which supports the development of land-based industries and communities through its specialist research and development resources, its education and learning provision and its expert advisory and consultancy services. Its work is wide ranging but there is particular emphasis on agriculture and related science, rural business development and management, food chain quality and safety and rural resource and environmental management.

Individuals joining the Board will be expected to bring independent judgement to bear on issues of strategy, policy and performance and to offer high level advice on the development and management of programme and policy initiatives. These are challenging opportunities for highly motivated individuals to put their experience and expertise to use in support of rural businesses and communities, education and research.

Applications are invited from individuals who can demonstrate all or most of the following:•Experience of strategic planning and management.•Board level experience at a national and international level.•An appreciation of the functions and responsibilities of an organisation which receives significant funding from both Government and commercial sources.•Ability to give a time commitment of at least 18 days per annum.

Experience or knowledge of the following is desirable:

  • Farming, rural policy and the environment.
  • Land Use Management
  • Further Education
  • Research
  • Finance and Accounting

These appointments would carry the responsibilities of a Company Director and Charity Trustee.

Closing date for applications is 30 April 2017.

For a detailed Candidate Brief and further information on how to apply, please visit our website:
https://www.sruc.ac.uk/jobs

SRUC Leading the way in Agricultural and Rural Research, Education & Consultancy.

SRUC is committed to valuing Diversity, advancing Equality and respecting Human Rights throughout the organisation and encouraging applications from disabled people using the “Disability Confident Employer” symbol. SRUC is a member of the Athena SWAN charter.

SRUC. A Charitable company limited by guarantee, SC003712. Registered in Scotland No SC103046

Apr 082017
 

Non Executive Director

Recruiter: Midland Heart
Location: Birmingham, West Midlands
Salary: £9k pa
Posted: 04 Apr 2017
Closes: 01 May 2017
Ref: Midland Heart Board Member
Job Function: Board Member, Non Executive Director
Industry: Charities

Midland Heart is a charitable Registered Provider of Social Housing with 33,000 homes in management in a variety of locations across the Midlands.  We are a major provider of housing and care services in the Midlands, employing circa 1,600 staff. Our 2015/16 turnover was £208 million, delivering a surplus of £27.5m.

We have consistently improved our financial and operational performance over the last few years: we achieve high levels of customer satisfaction and, as a charitable, not for profit business, we reinvest all of our growing surplus into our existing stock and in building new homes – something we are very proud of.

We provide decent and affordable homes to young and old, who would otherwise struggle to afford homes in the private rented sector.  We also support a range of residents who have care and support needs, to assist them to live independently.

We have exciting plans to improve our services to customers and to further improve our financial performance, to enable us to play our part in building the new homes needed in the Midlands.

Non Executive Board Director

£9,000 per annum, plus expenses

We know that a skilled and diverse Board is key to our future plans and we are looking to recruit three new board members to join the Board later in 2017 who will provide high quality stewardship of the business, to help us to maintain the confidence of our stakeholders, including lenders, regulators and Local Authority commissioners.

We are actively looking to increase the diversity of our Board.  We will appoint the best applicants for the roles.  We are particularly interested in individuals with specialist skills in Finance/Treasury or who can demonstrate specialist knowledge of the delivery of excellent customer services in a large scale consumer business.

The Board meets around eight times a year and Board Members will additionally be required to join 1-2 Board Committees where their talents can best be used.

If you wish to have an informal discussion about the role, please contact Andrew Foster (Executive Director of Governance and Contracts and Company Secretary) on 0121 666 5533.

For an information pack and details of how to apply, go to:

www.midlandheart.org.uk/boardmembers/

Closing date:  1 May 2017

Interviews to be held on 24 May and 8 June

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