Sep 202018

Foundation Years Trust - Trustee

Organisation: Foundation Years Trust
Vacancy Type: Trustee
Deadline: 31st October 2018
Region: North West

Vacancy Details

Foundation Years Trust (FYT) is looking for a new trustees to join our Board to guide the charity through its next exciting period.

FYT is based in Birkenhead and works across the Wirral Borough. We are also linked at national level with a range of partner institutions.

What we do

The key to social mobility is to take action in the first five years of a child's life. These critical foundation years are when a child's propensity for learning is established – and they set the course for the years to come.

Children from lower income families frequently start school already 6 – 18 months behind their peers and this attainment gap tends to persist throughout the child's school life.

However, the evidence shows that parents' positive influence on their child's early development can override the impacts of poverty and social class on the attainment gap. What happens at home in the first five years is incredibly powerful: what parents do is more important than who they are.

FYT is building on this evidence, to create a momentum for change amongst parents and nursery teachers and practitioners. We support parents to recognise and value their critical role in their child's early development and we help them build on existing skills to promote their child's early development. We support professionals to build trusting relationships with parents, to enhance the support around the child in the first five years.

How you can benefit from joining our Board

FYT is proud to have an extremely strong board of trustees who represent expertise in a variety of fields. Our Chair is a nationally and internationally renowned academic in the early years sector. Our board provides strong links with the national policy sphere and our ambition is to influence early years policy through evidencing the impact of the work we do with parents in Wirral.

We are also proud that our Patron, HRH Duchess of Cornwall, is extremely supportive of our work, which reflects her personal interest in early literacy and learning.

The next three years are an extremely exciting time for the charity as we focus in on evaluating our impact and share our findings more widely. Our trustees will be part of this journey, guiding our strategy and supporting the management team to maximise our impact.

What we are looking for in our new trustees

Some of our current trustees' terms are coming to an end in the coming year. The trustees have identified some key skill sets that can help FYT's strategic development:

  • Business and marketing acumen
    FYT are at the stage of starting to generate some income from the services we offer to schools and nurseries. We are seeking a trustee wo can help us develop our commercial approach.
  • Campaigning and media
    FYT would like to grow our awareness raising techniques at community level and to maximise the opportunities presented by media to get our success stories out there.
  • Private sector expertise
    We aim to improve our links with the world of business, to create partnerships with the business sector. This is not only to diversify our funding streams but also to explore ways to engage employers and employees in some of the key messages on supporting a child's early development.

Time Commitment

FYT's Board meets three times yearly, usually in London. Our Trustees provide guidance on the strategic direction of the charity, but do not need to be involved with the operational detail which is managed by our two senior director positions. Individual trustees may engage with the team at different points on specific issues but we are mindful of the fact that most of our trustees are working full time.

Advert Start Date: 20th September 2018
Contact Telephone Number: 01516474830
Contact Name: Anna-Louise van der Merwe
Contact E-mail:

Sep 202018

Non-executive Director - Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust is a leading provider of community and mental health services. Our vision is to deliver the best care to patients, people and families in our local communities by working effectively with partners to help people to live well.

With a key role in the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care partnership, we are moving at pace to develop integrated health and social care services for our population. We have a workforce of 5,500 dedicated staff and an annual income of £274m.

At this exciting time in our development we have a vacancy to appoint a Non-Executive Director (NED) for our Board and would welcome applications from candidates who can demonstrate the following:

  • Experience of working in a senior clinical position in a healthcare environment with empathy for the experience of our service users and carers, who can help ensure we keep the patient perspective at the forefront of our decision-making;
  • The skills to complement yet bring appropriate challenge to our current Board members who represent medical, nursing, healthcare professionals and social care perspectives, and who will have credibility and ability to engage with dedicated staff, Governors and members;
  • Direct involvement with range of diverse communities;
  • Experience of working at Board-level (or equivalent) within a complex, service-driven environment;
  • Ability to promote the highest standards of integrity and corporate governance, ensuring that quality, finance and operational demands are held in balance;
  • The credibility and political awareness to collaborate with our wide range of external stakeholders.

Whilst NHS experience would be an advantage, the Trust welcomes fresh perspectives. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and ensure we meet our legal duties under the auspices of the Equality Act. As such within our recruitment processes we will ensure there is no discrimination on the basis of race, religion, colour, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, any physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status, caring responsibilities or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment will be decided on the basis of qualifications and merit. Additionally as a major employer we have signed up to being a Disability Confident Employer. Currently our Board is under-represented by members from diverse backgrounds therefore we would welcome applications from BME communities.

How to respond:

All applications must be made by completing the NED application form available via the Trust’s website:

For an informal discussion about the role please contact the Trust Chair, Evelyn Asante-Mensah OBE on 0161 716 3001. There will also be an opportunity to meet representatives of the Trust and get valuable information to support your application, details of which can be found in the candidate pack in the above link.

  • Information Pack
    PDF, 166.6 KB
  • Closing date: Monday 8 October 2018
  • Expected interview date: Monday 5 November 2018
  • Remuneration: £15,150
  • Commitment: Equivalent to 4-6 days per month

Sep 202018

Trustee - Big C

Organisation: Big C
Vacancy Type: Trustee
Deadline: 24th October 2018
Region: Nation Wide

Vacancy Details

Can you help Big C?

Big C is looking for enthusiastic and innovative people to join our Board of Trustees and make a real difference to people affected by cancer in Norfolk & Waveney.

We are looking to fill three specialist vacancies and are keen to hear from anyone who has experience at a strategic or senior level management in the following areas:

  • Clinical research
  • Education (primary or secondary)
  • Fundraising
  • GP or public health professional preferably in practice

Trustees must be over 18.

What does this involve?

Trustees meet quarterly in Norwich usually between 4pm and 7pm and the successful applicants will also join our Education and/or Fundraising & Retail Committees which meet quarterly in the daytime approximately 4-6 weeks prior to each Board meeting. Trustees are also asked to attend strategic planning days and other internal and public events and are encouraged to take an active part in representing and promoting Big C. Trustees are volunteers but travel costs and reasonable expenses will be reimbursed.

Application process:

Please send your CV and a typed covering letter setting out why you are suited to the role and why you are interested in joining the Board of Big C to Kate Morgan at Big C, Centrum, Norwich Research Park, Colney Lane, Norwich, NR4 7UG. If you would like to discuss the role before submitting your application please contact Kate Morgan, Company Secretary on 01603 619900 or by email to

Big C is committed to equal opportunities for all and once we have received your application you will be invited to complete our equal opportunities monitoring form. The form will be kept separately and the information will not be made available to the people involved in shortlisting applicants or to members of the interview panel. The information provided will be treated as confidential and will be used for the purpose of equal opportunities monitoring.

Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed in November 2018 by a small panel of Big C Trustees, including the Chair and references will be required at offer stage. Big C is committed to safer recruitment practices and reserves the right to obtain DBS checks on any eligible staff or volunteer role.

A note on data protection: Big C is aware of its obligations under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and will treat your personal data as being confidential and comply with all data protection legislation in respect of it. We will only use the personal information you provide us to process your application for the above role where we have a lawful basis to do so. Your data will be collected from your application, CV or notes made by us during the recruitment process. If your application is successful, your data will be used to administer your Trustee records and fulfil statutory requirements. If you are not successful we will retain your data for six months after the vacancy has been closed to support administration of any appeals or enquiries relating to your application. Your legal rights in relation to data we hold about you, including your right to request access to your personal data, is included in our main Privacy Policy on our website

Closing date: Wednesday 24 October 2018

Advert Start Date: 24th September 2018
Contact Telephone Number: 01603 619900
Contact Name: Kate Morgan
Contact E-mail:

Sep 182018

Non-executive Director x 2 - North Bristol NHS Trust

We are recruiting 2 Non-executive Directors for North Bristol NHS Trust. Candidates will need to have either Clinical and patient safety expertise, or organisational development and engagement expertise.


Essential criteria

You will need to have a genuine commitment to patients and the promotion of excellent health care services. You will have senior or board level experience gained within a large complex environment in one of the following:

Post 1

  • Clinical and patient safety expertise gained from medical, nursing, allied disciplines or social care experience at a senior level in an academic, research, regulatory or clinically focused role

Post 2

  • Organisational development and engagement expertise gained at a strategic level in a commercial environment

For both posts, you will need to demonstrate a commitment to the NHS and specifically North Bristol NHS Trust. You will also 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.

Applicants should live in or have strong connections with Bristol or the surrounding areas of North Somerset, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire.

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 (S1689) PDF, 536.6 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 (S1689) DOCX, 171.6 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 receipt of applications 11 October 2018 at 11 am*
Interview date 1 November 2018
Proposed start date One from a date to be agreed, the other from 1 April 2019

* Read the information pack to find out how to apply and forward your completed application  to

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 Michele Romaine, the Chair of the trust, please contact Angela Grant on 0117 414 3816
  • NHS Improvement - For general enquiries contact Joe Porter on 0300 123 2908 or by emailing

Sep 182018

Trustee - Sustainable Merton

Organisation: Sustainable Merton
Vacancy Type: Trustee
Deadline: 5th October 2018
Region: London

Vacancy Details

Merton's leading environmental charity is recruiting Trustees now

Sustainable Merton aims to be the borough of Merton's leading environmental sustainability charity. Over 50 people (staff, trustees, community champions and volunteers) help deliver our agenda – focusing on Air Quality, Food, Waste and Energy.

We currently have three vacancies on our trustee board. The role of the Board is to set our overall strategy and to provide governance and guidance to our CEO, Ms Diana Sterck and her excellent team. The board brings together a group of people with the range of professional skills and experience we need to ensure that the charity is well governed.

Due to the next phase of growth the Board is now particularly looking for leadership and professional skills including marketing/PR/digital communications, fundraising and campaigning/lobbying, and enterprise growth and business planning.


Our trustee positions are ideal for people who have environmental/sustainability experience in any of the four key agenda areas wishing to further their career- as well as for professionals wanting to cross over to/gain experience in the environment/sustainability sector.

Ideally you need to live in or near to Merton and we encourage applications from all members of the local community.

The minimum commitment we require is for 6 (evening) Board meetings each year plus our Annual General Meeting and Members evening.


The positions are voluntary but reasonable travel expenses can be reimbursed.

Role Description:

** Please apply with a CV and covering letter by 5th​ October **

Send by email to with ‘Trustee Application' in the subject line.
We are planning an informal meeting for applicants on 15th October

Advert Start Date: 17th September 2018
Contact Telephone Number: 0203 4170476
Contact Name: Sustainable Merton Team
Contact E-mail:

Sep 182018

Non-Executive Directors x2 - Nottinghamshire Healthcare

Main area: Non Executive
Grade: Executives / VSM: Executives / VSM
Contract: 3 years fixed term
Hours: 4 days per month
Job ref: 186-644-18-CHX-GC
Site:: Duncan MacMillan House
Town: Nottingham
Salary: £13,261
Closing: 28/09/2018 23:59

A great opportunity to join a successful £449m turnover integrated NHS Foundation Trust. Our service portfolio includes mental health, intellectual disability and specialist mental health services, community physical health for both adults and children, prison health and our low, medium and high secure hospitals including Rampton Hospital. The Trust is also involved in a number of collaborations in research and innovation with the Institute of Mental Health, the University of Nottingham and other partners.

Our services are provided by 8,900 staff in hospitals, community settings and patients' own homes, predominately in Nottinghamshire, but services are also provided in Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and Leicestershire.

Nottinghamshire Healthcare is positive about providing integrated healthcare services, including mental health, intellectual disability and physical health services. The Trust has over 8,800 dedicated staff providing services in a variety of settings, ranging from the community through to acute wards as well as secure settings, including the high secure Rampton Hospital near Retford.

The Trust is committed to being recognised as the leading national integrated healthcare provider. As an NHS Foundation Trust, we can offer an exceptional opportunity to put your talents to use by making a positive difference to the lives of people in your community and our patient population.

This Non-Executive Director vacancy on our Board of Directors requires an individual who can bring personal commitment to the role, independence, impartiality, a wide range of experience, special knowledge and personal qualities.

We’re looking for two Non-Executive directors one of whom must be financially qualified, with senior-level financial management experience, to join our strong and stable unitary Board. In addition to financial expertise, we are also interested in receiving applications from individuals with a clinical or medical background. You will have the ability to build strong relationships, provide support and constructive challenge to the Executive team, and help us to continue to improve the services we deliver. You will bring the capability and enthusiasm to support our ambitious vision and goals within the context of significant change, transformation and opportunity, both within the organisation and in the wider NHS.

You will demonstrate an ability to engage positively and collaboratively in Board discussions and act as an ambassador for the Trust. You should also bring strong relationship management skills and have a passion for delivering excellence. Able to champion and drive service excellence, you will demonstrate working, ideally at Board level, in large, complex, customer focused organisations.

Preference will be given to applicants who live in the East Midlands, or have strong connections with the area. However, we will accept applications from candidates living in the surrounding areas if they have the relevant expertise. To be eligible for appointment, candidates are required to be a member of the Trust; further details are on our Trust website. Applications are welcomed from all aspects of society, including people from BME communities, people with disabilities, younger people, services users and carers.

  • The time commitment is a minimum of 4 days each month.
  • The closing date for applications is 28 September 2018.
  • Interviews are scheduled for 5 and 12 November 2018.

*The closing date given is a guide. We reserve the right to close the post early once we have received a sufficient number of applicants, so we advise you to submit your application early to prevent disappointment.

*We will be requesting references by email. Please ensure you include email addresses and contact numbers for your referees to avoid delay in the recruitment process.

Local & Regional Restrictions: This vacancy is available to employees of Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust who are currently declared 'at risk' & also NHS employees currently at risk in the West Midlands, East Midlands & East of England. Where staff wish to relocate beyond their local geography, employers will seek to support redeployment across a wider geography.

Preferential consideration will be given to employees of Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust who are currently declared ‘at risk’.

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Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is now a Smoke Free Trust . This means that there will be no smoking on all Trust premises including buildings, gardens or car parks.

The Trust believes in treating everyone with dignity and respect and encourages applications from all sectors of the community. We guarantee an interview to candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum essential criteria.

We positively encourage people who have experienced mental health problems to apply for a role within the Trust.

When you apply for a position with the Trust using Trac Jobs you will be contacted by E-mail regarding invitation to attend interviews. Please note any further correspondence regarding any offer of employment and contract will also be sent from Trac to the email address provided on your application.

In submitting an application form, you authorise Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust to confirm from your previous or current NHS employer and other prior employers; previous NHS service details and personal data held about you, including Occupational Health data (inoculations and screening tests). This data will be transferred using NHS Electronic Staff Record and third party systems via an automated process and only used for the purposes of obtaining and maintaining accurate employment records, should you be appointed to the post. Should you require any further information please refer our Privacy Policy shown on the Trust website, please click here for more information

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Therefore, convictions which would otherwise be considered as 'spent' will also be checked as part of an Enhanced DBS Disclosure.

For eligible posts, DBS disclosures are mandatory before commencement of employment within the Trust. Therefore, if you are in a position that is deemed a regulated adult and/or child care role, you will not be able to start your employment until we have received a satisfactory DBS Disclosure.

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Documents to download

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Sep 182018

Trustee - Home Start Cambridgeshire

Organisation: Home Start Cambridgeshire
Vacancy Type: Trustee
Deadline: 30th November 2018
Region: East of England

Vacancy Details

Help parents build better lives for children across Cambridgeshire

We wish to appoint two Trustees, one of whom should have expertise in HR.

Both will be enthusiastic promoters of our charity and will be able to give time and energy to their role.

For more information about Home-Start Cambridgeshire visit: or contact our office:
01480 700 242

Advert Start Date: 18th September 2018
Contact Telephone Number: 07729319823
Contact Name: Sini Rinne-Kerridge
Contact E-mai:l

Sep 182018

Board member - Beyond Housing

Location(s): North Yorkshire/North East
Job Type: Non-Executive
Closing date: October 05 2018
Salary: £6,000 per annum

With 15,000 homes; substantial capacity to increase housing supply and invest in neighbourhoods; and 700 staff who are shaping how we make a meaningful impact for our 27,000 customers – we are proud to be introducing Beyond Housing – the newest arrival on the social housing landscape.

About the role

Having recently advertised to recruit our new Chief Executive we are excited to supplement our current shadow Board with an additional member. We are looking for someone with a senior track record in development from either an executive or non-executive role. You will need to offer an appreciation of development matters across our region; as well as strong insight into strategic risk appraisal and management for development, regeneration and growth opportunities.

This is an organisation that is creative and entrepreneurial, with an agenda to be shaped by the Board and new leadership team. Your offer will include experience at a senior level, with a relevant professional or business skill in development: securing strategic opportunities, delivery of development programmes and innovation in residential housing

As Beyond Housing, we are not seeking to be just a bit better than our two existing individual organisations. In coming together, we are expecting to take an enormous leap. If you wish to play a strategic role in influencing our journey to deliver continued investment and regeneration in our neighbourhoods, as well as a substantial increase in the development of affordable housing supply – get in touch.

Key contact

Kelly Shaw on 07900 363 803 at Campbell Tickell is happy to have an informal conversation and you can also download a job pack from

Key dates

  • Closing date: Friday 5th October 2018
  • First interviews: Tuesday 16th October 2018
  • Final interviews: Friday 26th October 2018

How to apply

Please download and review the recruitment pack and associated documents below:

Send an up to date CV and supporting statement, detailing how you meet the criteria for this role using the person specification, along with your completed declaration form. We advise that your supporting statement is no longer than 3 pages and your CV no more than 3 pages. Your CV must contain dates worked and a brief description of your key responsibilities for each role including consultancy/project work.

Once complete, please send your application in MS Word format by email

Sep 182018

Trustee - Age UK Cheshire

Organisation: Age UK Cheshire
Reference: Trustee Recruitment
Vacancy Type: Trustee
Deadline: 1st October 2018
Region: North West

Vacancy Details

We are looking for new Trustees to join our team. We want board members who want to make a difference to the lives of older people and to ensure that their voice is heard. Previous board experience is not necessary and we welcome applications from people of all ages and backgrounds.

Age UK Cheshire has been established since 1983 and has been providing services since that time to enhance later life for older people in Cheshire.

The board has identified key skills which would complement our current team and help us to develop in the future which include; social enterprise, social media marketing, campaigning, safeguarding, project management & social care.

We expect the time commitment needed for this role to vary depending on availability, however it is expected that duties would include: -

  • attendance at our quarterly board meetings with time in between to read papers and carry out small actions
  • attendance at quarterly subcommittee meetings
  • engaging with Age UK Cheshire activities, projects, training and events

If you would like to contact us informally to find out more about the role or the organisation please contact John Webb, our current Chair via email

For further information and to apply, please visit our website, or email us at

Closing Date – No later than 5pm on Monday 1st October 2018

Advert Start Date: 13th September 2018
Contact Telephone Number: 01606 539775
Contact Name: Claire Cooper
Contact E-mail:

Sep 182018

Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee - BBC

Job Reference: BBC/TP/416559/30918
Contract Type: Fixed Term – Part Time
Closing Date: 30 September, 2018
Job Category: Other
Business Unit: Corporate, Policy and External Affairs
Location: The Board and Audit Committee generally meet in London, though may also meet at other locations around the country during the year., United Kingdom

Job Introduction

Established by Royal Charter in 1926, the BBC is the world's largest public service broadcaster, providing services including 9 national TV channels, the online TV channel BBC Three, regional programming, 10 national radio stations, 40 local radio stations and an extensive website. Its mission is to enrich people's lives with programmes that inform, educate and entertain. The BBC is funded by both the licence fee and by commercial undertakings. In 2017/18 the BBC had a total income of £5bn, with £3.8bn of this coming from licence fee funding.

The current Royal Charter took effect in 2017. It transferred regulation of the BBC from the BBC Trust to an external body, Ofcom, and set out a clear framework for governing the organisation, including establishing a new unitary Board that sets strategy, runs operations and is responsible for the BBC’s output.

Role Responsibility

The successful candidate would sit as a non-executive on the BBC Board which, under the new Charter, came into effect in April 2017 and is chaired by Sir David Clementi. The Board consists of ten non-executive directors, including the Chairman, and four executive directors, including the Director-General and Editor-in-Chief, Tony Hall.

A number of committees have been established to support the work of the Board, including the Audit and Risk Committee, which fulfils a key role in the corporate governance of the BBC. The Chair of the Committee has a core role in holding the Executive of the BBC to account for the expenditure of the licence fee and the publication of accurate and thorough annual accounts. The Current Audit Committee Chair leaves the Board in July 2019.

Are you the right candidate?

The successful candidate will be a chartered accountant (or equivalent) and have recent experience as a chief financial officer of a large quoted company or equivalent organisation. They will also have board level experience in a complex organisation.

Candidates should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the public/private interface, show sound knowledge of UK corporate governance, and have enthusiasm and empathy for the public purposes of the BBC.

Package Description

The role has an indicative commitment of 4 days per month and the salary will be £33k per annum. There is an additional fee of £5k per annum for Committee Chairs. The Board and Audit Committee generally meet in London, though may also meet at other locations around the country during the year.

Closing date for applications: 30 September 2018. It is anticipated that initial interviews will be held in the week commencing 5 November. The successful candidate would be appointed early in 2019 and would formally take up the post in July 2019.

About the BBC

We don’t focus simply on what we do – we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below.

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all individuals. To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC, please click here

Attached documents

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