May 212021

Chair - TSB

Business / Organisation Name: TSB
Business / Organisation Sector: Public
Business / Organisation Website: http://tsb.co.uk
Business / Organisation Type: Public Company
Role Title: Chair
Remuneration: Paid

Non-Executive Chair, TSB

The Bank is seeking to appoint a new Non-Executive Chair. Candidates should have extensive Non-Executive Director experience ideally in a large retail financial services business, with demonstrated experience of acting in the role of Chair either of a Board, a Committee, or an executive role held during their career.

Candidates must be credible individuals with integrity, gravitas and a strong reputation. They will be able to gain the confidence and respect of a wide range of stakeholders.

Ideally, candidates will bring sufficient practical experience of:

  • Board leadership and stakeholder management in a regulated sector;
  • Customer experience and the ability to put this at the heart of the business’ strategy; and
  • The digital transformation agenda and trends of the banking sector.

Expertise, skills & background

  • Significant Non-Executive Director experience including acting as a Committee Chair in a plc environment. Prior Chair experience would be helpful;
  • A clear understanding of UK FS (ideally UK Banking) having worked in a dual regulatory environment (PRA and FCA), and an appreciation of ring fencing would be an advantage;
  • Have worked in or understand the dynamics of a business that serves the public and all the scrutiny that brings with it;
  • The ability to forge excellent relationships with key stakeholders, including the Shareholder and the Executive team;
  • The ability to foster and maintain an excellent and proactive relationship with both regulators;
  • A sensible, pragmatic and collegiate approach;
  • An advantage to have an understanding of the European banking market.

Time Commitment

Candidates must be able to commit a minimum of 2 days per week to the role.

Application Details

Please send your CV with covering letter FAO Deanne Sutherland to:
[email protected]

Closing Date: 31/05/2021
Contact Name: Axelle Sznajer
Contact Telephone: +442079431929
Contact Email: [email protected]

May 052021

Non-Executive Director (Finance Background) - Restaurant Group

London, Greater London
Permanent, Part-Time
Senior / Executive
70,000 - 90,000 per Annum

Non-Executive Director – Restaurants – Finance Background

Position: Non-executive
Commitment: 2 days a month
Salary: Negotiable

We are currently working with a small restaurant group, who have had consistent growth and are now trading at circa £20 million. As they embark on the next stage of their journey, they are keen to appoint an experienced Restaurant Executive to guide, mentor and advise. The CEO and CFO have ambitious plans for growth and are looking to double turnover within 2 years. The concept is fresh seasonal and stylish and very adaptable within new locations and settings. While they have created a replicable model, they are keen to retain the individuality in each business as well as the quality product.

The position and individual:

This position is aimed at experienced Non-Executives, with extensive experience in the hospitality Sector. The business is specifically looking for someone with much larger experience as well as experience moving a business in a listed position, for example AIM or London stock exchange. The incoming NED will need to have strong knowledge of seeking funding, delivering quick growth and brand rollout as well as personal experience of their journey taking a small business into a listed market. You will support and mentor the CEO and CFO, Chair the Audit Committee and work with the greater board which includes previous investors. The business is hoping to find someone that can share their passion for the business and enjoys working in a supportive capacity as well as someone that can commit long term.

Essential Criteria includes:

  • Previous NED, chair, trustee or committee experience
  • Currently holding or have held a CFO position, in a medium to large branded restaurant / food business / retail business
  • Fully Qualified Accountant
  • Extensive knowledge of pivoting and developing brands though changing circumstances
  • Previous experience working on or chairing an Audit committee is ESSENTIAL
  • Strong knowledge of the UK hospitality market
  • MUST HAVE experience listing a business, for example AIM or London Stock exchange. (this is a non-negotiable criteria for this search)
  • Strong understanding of investor relations would be ideal

Additional desirable experience:

  • Experience in mentoring and coaching
  • Strong knowledge of the UK hospitality market
  • Experience listing a business, for example AIM or London Stock exchange.

If this sounds like an interesting opportunity and you meet the essential criteria, please do click apply today and upload your up to date CV to begin a confidential chat.

non-executive director

Jan 042021
The Ryedale Learning Trust – Non-Executive Director/Trustee

Non-Executive Director/Trustee - The Ryedale Learning Trust

Location: North Yorkshire
Salary: Voluntary
Posted: 23 Dec 2020
Closing date: 29 Jan 2021
Ref: JN -102020-3731
Industry: Charities, Children, Community development, Social welfare, Trustee, Schools
Job function: Trustee & Non-Executive Director
Job level: Board / Trustee
Hours: Part time
Contract: Contract

Could you be an Academy Ambassador in North Yorkshire?

The Ryedale Learning Trust seeks three non-executives/directors to join its board. Board meetings are held at YO62 7SL when safe to do so.

The Academy Ambassadors programme brings the expertise of the business world onto boards at multi-academy trusts (MATs) throughout the country to raise standards of education and improve the life chances of young people, which is critical to our social and economic success.

The opportunity

The Ryedale Federation is due to establish the Ryedale Learning Trust with effect from 1st February 2021. The trust is currently seeking three Non-Executive Directors/Trustees and one Member to help strengthen the areas of financial management, HR and law/legal frameworks during this exciting transition and to shape the future from federation into becoming an academy trust.

The Ryedale Learning Trust's schools are all located within a few miles of each other, along the stretch between Helmsley and Sinnington. The trust's three primary schools, Helmsley Community Primary, Kirkbymoorside Community Primary and Sinnington Primary, are all Ofsted rated 'Good', while the secondary school, Ryedale School, is Ofsted rated 'Outstanding'.

The trust employs c.150 staff and has approx. 1,180 pupils, with a budget of £6.80mn/p.a. The number of pupils entitled to Free School Meals (FSM) - an indicator of deprivation - Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and English as an Additional Language (EAL) are low and below the national average in all four schools within the trust.

The board seeks three business leaders with board level experience in

  • CFO/Finance
  • HR
  • Legal/ Compliance

As a key member of the board you will support the trust in achieving the following over the next 12 - 24 months:

  • System development - to continue establishing and refining the systems and structures that come with being a new trust - including the governance structure;
  • Financial management - to demonstrate robust financial planning and a healthy budget to ensure the trust can continue to meet its annual loan repayments;
  • Growth - to continue to grow and work with more schools.

In the longer term, the Trust Board seeks to expand the trust to include at least ten primary schools in the Ryedale area, in addition to the planned secondary schools, referenced above.

What's involved?

Board governance in education is a strategic, 'eyes on, hands off' commitment which typically involves attending c. six board meetings per year/6-8 hours' time per month.

You will be responsible for:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the effective and efficient performance management of staff; and
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent

As an Academy Ambassador, you will join our ambassador network which provides resources, guidance, networking events and webinars to support you in your role.

All roles are pro bono.

People from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

What next?

Please register your interest now to be considered for the role.

A full trust specification is available here: The Ryedale Learning Trust - FINAL - Dec2020.docx

Please be aware the closing date may change if we have received sufficient applications.

Nov 242020

Non-Executive Director - The Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

The Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust are seeking to recruit a new Non-Executive Director to join their board.

After significant recent success in working collaboratively, Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust were merged to form the Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust from 1 April this year. This is an exciting time for our new organisation who will be responsible for the delivery of mental health and specialist learning disability services across the whole of the Black Country health system. This merger provides a unique opportunity to build on the outstanding joint work our clinicians have been leading to deliver innovative developments which improve services for people across the Black Country. We are excited about the future and share a passion and commitment to developing an outstanding organisation. Together we will have an income of almost £170 million, with over 3,000 staff operating out of 65 sites over four boroughs.

The Trust is a major provider of specialist mental health services across Sandwell and Wolverhampton, and specialist services for people with a learning disability across the four Black Country boroughs. It also provides universal community children’s services in Dudley.

We are seeking a person with:

  • an understanding of the Culture in the Black Country
  • a background in public health
  • general understanding of how IT can support the local health economy
  • have experience in one or more of the following:
    • Clinical
    • Financial
    • Business / Commercial / Entrepreneurial
    • IT Projects / Cybersecurity
    • Social care
    • Community

The time commitment is expected, between 3 and 4 days per month.

In return we offer:

  • Annual remuneration of £12,500pa (pending increase from 1 April 2021)
  • Full reimbursement of travelling and subsistence expenses
  • Ongoing training and development
  • An initial three year term with extensions thereafter subject to satisfactory performance and governing body approval. This may be subject to amendment dependent on current organisation transactional plans.

All applicants need to be registered as public members of the Trust, residing in any of the areas within the Trust’s designated public constituency.

Interested? Then for an informal discussion about the posts contact:

  • Trust Chair, Jeremy Vanes on 0121 612 8081
  • Mark Axcell, Chief Executive Officer, 0121 612 8081
  • Gilbert George, Interim Company Secretary on 0121 612 8072 or email [email protected]
  • Ashi Williams, Director of People on 07775 014 326 or [email protected]


  • Closing Date: 7th December 2020
  • Interview Date: 21st December 2020

The Trust is committed to equal opportunities, and is a non-smoking organisation.

You will be eligible to upload a supporting statement document, no more than 3 pages long with your application.

Complete and submit an application form and equal opportunities form via NHS Jobs online at https://www.jobs.nhs.uk/

Nov 122020

Senior Non Executive Director - Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS)

Location: London
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Central Government, Community Protection & Defence
Salary: £12,000 - Three year fixed term period (Approximately 10-20 days per annum)
Ref: GSe68828

Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) is an executive agency of the Ministry of Justice (MoJ). As set out in our Business Strategy ‘Shaping our Future’ our vision is to work together to protect the public and help people lead law-abiding and positive lives. The strategy sets out the outcomes we will achieve to deliver the vision, and the principles we will work to in doing so.

The Agency Board is chaired by a Non-Executive Director. Non-Executive Directors are appointed by the Department’s Permanent Secretary, in consultation with the Secretary of State and the Agency’s Chief Executive following the normal rules of public appointments. The Agency Board sets the vision and strategy for the Agency to meet Ministerial objectives and expectations. The day to day management of HMPPS is the responsibility of an Executive Management Committee.

We are looking to appoint up to two Non-Executive Directors, one of whom will chair the Audit and Risk Committee. As a result, the key responsibilities and corresponding personal experiences required may vary slightly.

Please view the candidate information pack for detailed information about the role description and responsibilities.

Person Specification

In addition to a number of key skills and expertise, successful candidates will need to demonstrate strong strategic communication skills and evidence of delivering transformation programmes in a large-scale organisation.

Please view the candidate information pack for the full list of essential criteria.

For an informal discussion to explore the role and your fit in more detail, please contact Peter Guilder at GatenbySanderson via email: [email protected] or mobile: 07545 441127


  • Closing Date 08:00am Monday 7th December 2020
  • Longlist Meeting w/c 14th December 2020
  • Preliminary interviews with GatenbySanderson w/c 14th December 2020
  • Shortlist Meeting w/c 11th January 2021
  • Informal Stakeholder Discussions w/c 18th January 2021
  • Final Panel Interviews Date w/c 25th January 2021

How to apply

You should register and then submit the following documentation no later than 08:00 UK time on Monday 7th December 2020.

  • CV setting out your career history, with key responsibilities and achievements. Please ensure you have provided reasons for any gaps within the last two years.
  • Statement of Suitability (no longer than two pages) explaining how you consider your personal skills, qualities and experience provide evidence of your suitability for the role, with particular reference to the criteria in the person specification.
  • Diversity Monitoring Information which will be gathered on the GatenbySanderson site as part of the registration process.
  • Conflict of Interest, Conduct and Declaration of Public Appointments held currently and previously in the attached form.
  • Two Professional Referees together with a brief statement of the capacity and over what period of time they have known you in the attached form. Referees will not be contacted without your prior consent.

Please view the candidate information pack for detailed information about the recruitment process.

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

Associated documents

For full details and to apply: https://www.gatenbysanderson.com/job/GSe68828/senior-ned/apply/

Oct 302020

Member - Welsh Government Independent Remuneration Panel

Body: Independent Remuneration Panel
Appointing Department: Welsh Government
Sector: Charity & Public Sector
Location: Meetings held in Cardiff and across Wales - currently these are being undertaken through video-conferencing
Skills required: Audit and Risk, Regulation
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: £282 per day
Time Requirements: 1 day per month
Closed for Applications: 25/11/2020 at 16:00

Function of the Body

The Panel is independent of Welsh Government and local government. It was established on a permanent basis initially to determine the range and levels of allowances payable by county and county borough councils to their councillors and co-opted members with voting rights.

The Local Government (Wales) Measure 2011 extended the remit and gave the Panel its current statutory status,. Its remit now also includes town and community councils, National Park Authorities and fire and rescue authorities. The Panel’s remit was then further extended in 2014, and the Panel may now also make recommendations in respect of any proposal to change the salary of the Head of Paid Service (HoPS) as and when required.

Role Description

  • Attendance at Panel Meetings to discuss and determine levels of remuneration
  • To engage effectively with a wide range of individuals and organisations about remuneration issues.
  • To actively contribute to panel discussions, providing constructive challenge where appropriate
  • To undertake analysis of information and effective use of evidence to support decisions taken by the Panel
  • Contribution to policy development through experience / knowledge of local government or other branches of public service – including the preparation of discussion papers/ report writing
  • Demonstrate an understanding and commitment to equality issues and challenging discriminatory practices in undertaking the role of Member.

Person Specification

Essential Criteria

All Candidates should show evidence of:

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing to individuals ranging from members of the public to elected representatives and senior leaders.
  • Ability to consider and analyse evidence from a wide range of sources and reach decisions based upon that evidence which are both fair and reasonable.
  • Ability to work confidently as both a member of the team and independently as required.
  • An understanding and commitment to equality issues and challenging discriminatory practices.
  • Understanding of, and commitment to, the principles of public life (Nolan Principles).
  • Ability to work in a politically neutral way.
  • An understanding of the importance of local democracy and public service.

Desirable criteria

  • Ability to understand and speak Welsh
  • Awareness of the role of Councillors and / or the work of local authorities, National Park Authorities and Welsh Fire and Rescue Authorities.

Additional Information

For further information regarding the selection process, please contact:

Public Appointments Team
Email: [email protected]

For further information regarding the role of the Independent Remuneration Panel for Wales and the role of Member please contact Leighton Jones, Local Government Democracy Division:

Tel: 0300 025 3038
Email: [email protected]

If you need any further assistance in applying for this role, please contact the Public Appointments Team on [email protected].

For further information about Public Appointments in Wales, please visit www.gov.wales/publicappointments

How to Apply

For more information or to apply go to www.gov.wales./publicappointments or for queries contact the Shared Service Helpdesk at the Welsh Government by e-mail: [email protected] or telephone: 029 2082 5454.


This post is regulated by The Commissioner for Public Appointments

Sep 172020

Non-Executive Director - Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Business / Organisation Name: Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Business / Organisation Sector: Public
Business / Organisation Website: https://www.moorfields.nhs.uk/
Business / Organisation Type: NHS
Role Title: Non-Executive Director
Remuneration: Paid

Role Description

Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is an organisation internationally recognised for innovation and delivering leading edge ophthalmic treatment, research and teaching. We are now the leading eye hospital in the world seeing 750,000 patients across 25 UK and UAE sites. We continually rank as number one for research and education delivery in ophthalmology. We are ambitious for our future, and key to our strategy is the progression of our plans with the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology and Moorfields Eye Charity to develop a new centre of excellence for education, research and clinical care in central London (Oriel). This will transform eye care, research and education for decades to come, for the benefit of our patients.

At this exciting time, we are seeking to appoint a new Non-Executive Director to join our Board. Our Non-Executive Directors play a vital role in bringing an independent perspective to the unitary board. Working alongside other Board members, Non-Executive Directors have a duty to uphold the highest standards of integrity and probity, ensuring that the Trust is focused on providing the best possible care to our patients. Specifically, we are seeking candidates with high-level commercial expertise commensurate with the role of general counsel in a FTSE 100 organisation or other equivalent broad based legal experience. Candidates with recent regulatory, IP, healthcare or property experience would be of particular interest. Non-Executive Directors are expected to devote around 1.5 - 3 days per month to the role.

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 are balanced and reflect the communities they serve. We particularly welcome applications from groups underrepresented at board level, in particular people from the Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities and women, who are able to make a real contribution to shaping our strategic direction.

If you are excited by this challenge and feel you have skills and experiences that can be of value to the Trust, we would love to hear from you.

Closing date for applications is Wednesday 30th September.

Application Details

For further information on this role, please see the candidate brief. Alternatively you can contact us on 0207 518 2612 or visit our website www.odgers.com/80859

Jul 102020

Independent Chair - Cheshire West Recycling Limited

Location: West Cheshire

Salary: £12,000 pa
Tenure: 2 years
Time Requirements: Usually one to two days per month but in excess of this will likely be required in the early months following appointment


This is an exciting opportunity to help shape a new local authority trading organisation wholly owned by Cheshire West & Chester Council delivering waste collection and recycling services to the borough’s 157,000 households.

The company has been operational since the end of March this year and is now looking for an Independent Chair who, along with other Board members, will provide strategic direction and oversee the company’s transition from the previous commercially contracted service to an innovative company with a co-operative ethos at Board Level.

Working collaboratively with key partners of council, staff and community the company will deliver an exceptional waste collection and recycling service while empowering our local communities in supporting the wider climate change agenda.

We are looking for an experienced strategic thinker with demonstrable experience in the waste industry and a high level of commercial acumen.

We need an individual who is politically astute, has an awareness of the challenges and opportunities within the public and private sectors and who will help us deliver our vision for the future.

Cheshire West Recycling Limited is a wholly owned company of Cheshire West and Chester Council. Set up in March 2020, the company provides the household waste and recycling collection on behalf of the council for households across the Borough. The company is limited by guarantee with a co-operative ethos working in partnership with the council, residents and workforce.

The Board structure is an Independent Chair, two non-executive Directors one of which is a Resident Representative Director, two Employee Representative Directors and an Executive Managing Director. The Board also has two observers who attend Board meetings in a non-executive capacity and these are a Local Authority Cabinet Member and a Shareholder/Officer representative.

Board Members are responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction of the company, committing to the established vision and values to ensure its continuing financial viability.

As Cheshire West Recycling Limited is a wholly owned council company the Independent Chair will be expected to carry out proactive engagement with the local authority as the Shareholder. The Chair needs to have an understanding of the political environment in which the company operates.

Co-operative & Social Value Ethos

Below are some of the proposals for embedding a co-operative ethos and ways of working within the company with the three key partners of community, staff and council.

Community Staff Council
Give residents opportunity to influence by providing views on direction of organisation and ways the service could be improved Reduce reliance on temporary and agency labour, focusing on a stable, supported and local workforce Fulfilling a ‘community stewardship role’, acting as the eyes and ears for the council.
Community waste forums, and/or an annual meeting with resident committees Employee directors on the Board Collaborative working with partners and other council companies (e.g. Vivo Offering vulnerable people work experience)
Bespoke locality based initiatives that tackle issues that matter to people in their own community Actively recruit from vulnerable or disadvantaged groups that the council supports (e.g. Workzone, care leavers etc.) Business plan aligned to council priorities – including digital and technology and climate emergency
Engage voluntary sectors, charity organisations, schools and universities Commitment to apprenticeships and training and development opportunities Contribute towards climate change and carbon reduction
Commitment to local employment of workforce and local supply chain networks Partnership working (e.g. with Brio – health & wellbeing for staff and their families) Delivery of service specification and truly accountable for its performance
Empower communities with information and support to reuse and recycle more and to waste less Bespoke employee incentive scheme linked to company values, principles and performance  Robust performance management measures, encouraging innovation and efficiency
Employee ‘have your say’ programme, acted upon by the Board

Role and Responsibilities of the Chair


  • Chair the CWR Board in a Non-Executive capacity
  • Bring an external, independent perspective and advise the Board accordingly
  • Proactive engagement with the local authority as Shareholder.
  • Assist in setting and revising strategy and objectives
  • Challenge executive directors on their decision making
  • Scrutinise the performance of management against the objectives and values of the company
  • Advise on risk management and internal control frameworks
  • Support the ongoing development of co-operative principles


  • Involvement in business development, (working closely with Board and senior team), including stakeholder engagement where appropriate
  • Provide access to useful contacts and networks to help develop the business in line with strategy

Person Specification

Previous Experience

  • Waste/environmental services industry expertise gained in a business development or strategic role within the sector
  • Strategy development, governance, business development and operational experience
  • Chairing business committees or Boards

Skills and Personal Qualities

  • Understanding of Cheshire West Recycling co-operative and environmental ethos
  • In depth knowledge of the waste industry
  • Understanding of corporate health and safety responsibilities
  • Understanding of systems and risk management
  • Good understanding of management accounts and related management information
  • Appreciation of co-operative and social value principles in practice
  • Appreciation of climate change and carbon reduction agenda
  • Strategic thinker and business development orientation with excellent commercial acumen
  • Gravitas to be respected internally and externally
  • Ability to engage constructively with senior management and to challenge on difficult issues in a non-confrontational way
  • Ability to build consensus
  • Successful motivator of senior management
  • Clear and enthusiastic communicator; verbal and written
  • Political awareness and an understanding of the political environment within which the company operates.

Role of the Board

With the Chair as Lead, Board Members share accountability to ensure:

  • the company develops vision, strategy and clear objectives to deliver its organisational purpose
  • that the necessary financial and human resources are in place for the organisation to meet its objectives
  • that there is an understanding at Board level of the external context (national policy; the economic and legislative context; regulation; technological developments ; public expectation)
  • Board members operate with a clear and shared understanding of where multiple accountabilities lie including:
    • To the community and end recipients of the service
    • To partners/commissioners
    • To Cheshire West & Chester Council and its Members as a wholly owned council company
    • To staff, including their health, safety and welfare
  • that the organisation is broadly accountable for operating with transparency and candour
  • that the organisation operates compliantly with all statutory requirements relating to waste processing, environmental protection and health & safety
  • that the organisation operates in line with its stated broad co-operative principles
  • that governing body committees that support accountability and systems of control are properly constituted

The framework below outlines in more detail the competencies required from Non-Executive Directors in fulfilling their role(s)

1. Understanding Context and Formulating Strategy 1.1 Contributes to and communicates a clear, coherent, well informed vision
Provides clarity and aspiration of vision for the organisation as a member of the Board1.2 Contributes effectively to the setting of a clear strategic direction for the Company
Demonstrates an ability to think flexibly into the future; contributes creatively and realistically to planning; can balance needs and constraints; debates effectively. Demonstrates a high level of understanding and insight; able to rise above operational detail and embrace change; and ensures that the strategy is focused on quality outcomes for service users1.3 Contributes to effective strategic decision-making
Contributes to focused debate; offers clear objective thinking; makes a disciplined contribution; seeks transparency and evidence based decisions and facilitates transparency for partners, stakeholders and the public
Performance Management
2.1 Supports the setting of challenging but achievable goals and standards of performance for the organisation
Focus on the goals of the organisation and the priorities agreed by the board2.2 Identifies opportunities to increase the organisation’s business advantage.
Adds to the collective skills of the Board and widening the range of Board perspectives to ensure success; contributes to the management of resources to ensure best value for money, financial sustainability and best judgement in financial and service investment2.3 Takes responsibility for their own performance and behaviour and that of their organisation
Learns from their own successes and mistakes and encourages a culture of learning in the organisation
Governance and Risk Management
3.1 Demonstrates an understanding of the laws and regulations applicable to the waste sector
Understands how the company complies with regulations;

3.2 Demonstrates understanding of and contributes to the organisation’s governance structures, processes and practices
Adheres to governance processes; is aware of and supports the ethical policies and practices of the organisation, supports the board to comply with ethical codes and ethical decision-making

3.3 Supports the structures and systems which enable the organisation to effectively identify, assess and manage risks and crises
Takes a pro-active stance on understanding and managing the risks associated with; the growth of the organisation, its customers and reputation. Raises concerns and follows appropriate risk processes to support Risk Management

3.4 Understanding Council requirements as company owner and commissioner of services. Working collaboratively to build positive and productive relationships within the Council and align Company strategy and actions to Council outcomes

People & Culture
4.1 Models the values of the organisation
Demonstrates behaviour which conforms to high standards of public conduct; Learns from their own successes and mistakes and encourages a culture of learning in the organisation

4.2 Contributes to the process and review of the Board members performance and learning plan
Enables a balance between continuity and renewal within the board membership; supports the identification of learning needs and learning solutions to address these needs

4.3 Contributes to developing a people culture aligned to the businesses vision
Enables a learning cultures, considers the organisations approach to building capability and skills

If you feel you have the necessary qualities to take up this position we would be delighted to hear from you.

To apply please send your CV and a covering email outlining how your skills and experience meet our requirements to:

[email protected]

To arrange an informal discussion about the role please contact Rob Edmondson, Managing Director
[email protected]

Closing Date: 5pm, Friday, 31st July 2020

Jul 072020

Chairperson & Trustees - The West of England Sport Trust (Wesport)

West of England (Unpaid Volunteer)

The West of England Sport Trust (Wesport) is a Registered Charity (1114495) & Company Limited by Guarantee (05794916) and fulfils the role of the Active Partnership for the West of England, which covers Bath & North East Somerset, Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire, working with a network of organisations across this area. There are 43 Active Partnerships across England, all of whom are linked together via the Active Partnerships National Network.

Wesport’s vision is: Improving lives in the West of England through championing, developing, and delivering sport & physical activity. The mission is to: Create, Inspire, and Empower through Sport & Physical Activity. This describes what Wesport aims to achieve in the long-term and serves as a guide for choosing the current and future courses of action.

Wesport is seeking to add to its existing Board of non-executives, an independent Chairperson and additional Trustees to broaden the skills of the governing body. This is a voluntary role requiring approximately 1-2 days per month of Trustee time to fulfil role responsibilities.

Knowledge & Experience

  • Leadership/resource/people management.
  • Leading Strategic planning from a senior management role.
  • Knowledge of the West of England within own industry sector preferred.


  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing at all levels
  • Able to think objectively and make sound, independent judgements

The following areas have been identified as desirable areas of expertise:

  • Finance / accountancy
  • Fundraising (charitable, commercial and / or grants)
  • Marketing / Public relations / social media
  • Legal
  • Health and / or social care
  • Human Resources
  • Education
  • Sports background (elite, volunteer and / or coaching)
  • Experience of working with traditionally "hard to reach" groups
  • Community development
  • Personal development
  • Public sector knowledge / engagement

Main responsibilities

  • To determine the overall direction and development of Wesport through good governance
  • To ensure that the policies of, and delivery by, the Trust match its Charitable objectives.
  • To ensure the Trust has a clear purpose, vision and strategic direction, and is focused on achieving these
  • To safeguard the Trust’s good name and values
  • To further the strategic objectives of Wesport, acting in the best interests of the Trust at all times and supporting its development through participation in agreed projects
  • To act as a guardian of the Trust’s assets, both tangible and intangible, taking all due care over their security, deployment and proper application
  • To ensure that the Trust’s governance is of the highest possible standard
  • To work in partnership with other Trustees, the Chief Executive and other senior staff
  • To advocate for and represent Wesport positively at meetings, events or conferences

The Role of the Chair

  • Leading and managing the Wesport Trust Board including chairing meetings
  • Liaising with the Chief Executive to ensure that the Board actively and comprehensively
    manages the Company’s business
  • Ensuring that the Board and the Chief Executive carry out the legal responsibilities
    relating to a company limited by guarantee & a registered charity, its work and its staff
  • Promoting and working as an advocate of the role and objectives of Wesport
  • Building and maintaining working relationships with a range of key partners and
    stakeholders from the public, private and third sectors

The Recruitment Process

Moon Executive Search has been appointed as chosen Search Partner to Wesport and will manage the recruitment process.

To register your interest, please send a copy of your latest CV or biography together with a supporting statement, explaining your motivations for applying for the role, how your skills, knowledge and experience match the requirements sought. To Sandy Hinks, Head of Charity Practice via [email protected] quoting MC02091 “WESPORT”.

Moon Executive Search is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all areas of society.

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Sep 272019

Trustee - Priest's House Museum Trust

Business / Organisation Name: Priest's House Museum Trust
Business / Organisation Sector: Not-for-Profit
Business / Organisation Website: http://priest-house.co.uk/
Business / Organisation Type: Charity or Not-for-Profit
Role Title: Trustee
Remuneration: Pro Bono

Role Description

The Priest’s House Museum is an award winning independent museum located in the centre of Wimborne Minster. We serve communities across East Dorset, providing a wide range of outreach activities and learning programmes.

The Museum has been awarded Heritage Lottery funding in June 2018, totally £1.6M for an exciting major re-development of the Museum incorporating the East Dorset Tourist Information Centre that will transform our visitor offer and enable us to reach out to and engage with new audiences.

The Trust is seeking to appoint up to two new Trustees to join the Trustee Board, with a view to being formally appointed by Thursday 28 November 2019 AGM, who can bring experience and skills in the following areas:

  • Accountant/treasurer – who could be from any type of accounting, tax and wider finance background
  • Running/being involved and familiar with a small and / or medium sized charity and / or business and including interpretation of management accounts and to be strategic at the same time
  • Commercial and financial acumen
  • Fundraising including from bespoke events, business, community, grants and foundations, individual and legacy giving etc.
  • Dorset and wider networks
  • Hospitality and Leisure/Tourism

In order to support us to deliver this exciting project and to develop the Trust’s longer term ambitions we are seeking trustees who are diplomatic, be able to present ideas and challenge points in a convivial manner and have the ability to get on with trustees, staff and volunteers. The role of Trustee is non-executive, providing a rewarding opportunity to use your expertise and experience to support and shape our future.

The Trust is seeking to diversify the board as widely as possible and welcomes applications from all ages and backgrounds including those who may not have been a trustee before. The Trust is open to applicants from beyond the East Dorset area, although any trustee must be available to attend 4 board meetings each year, to sit on one of the committees and equally to support with attendance at museum events and ad hoc volunteering.

For an initial informal discussion and recruitment pack please contact:

Deadline for applications: Friday 18 October 2019

Panel review of applications: Friday 25 October 2019

Interview date: Friday 1 November 2019 (backup Thursday 31 October)

Application Details

Please post or email your application, in confidence, to:

David Morgan
Priest’s House Museum and Garden
Museum of East Dorset
23-27 High Street
Wimborne Minster
Dorset BH21 1HR
[email protected]

Closing Date: 18/10/2019
Contact Telephone: 01202 882533
Contact Email: [email protected]

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