Apr 302017

Find out how you can obtain a Non-Executive Director position by booking a place on this interactive 1-day course.

non-executive director

"As an introduction to the world of Non-Executive Directors this course is well structured to give an honest and practical insight in to how to identify and prepare for a move in this direction. Money well spent!"

John Cooper, Vice President, North West Europe at Weber-Stephen Products LLC United Kingdom

The How to become a Non-Executive Director course helps you to plan and prepare for your first Non-Executive Director position. It instils a real sense of what is expected of Non-Executive Directors, and how you can meet the challenge.

This one-day interactive course is aimed at aspiring Non-Executive Directors and covers essential knowledge about roles, responsibilities, strategy and corporate governance that are key foundations for a Non-Executive board role. It also considers up to date thinking on corporate governance and the responsibilities of owners, the board and employees.

This is followed by practical sessions on identifying Non-Executive Director opportunities, the process of obtaining a first appointment and performing due diligence before any position is accepted. There is emphasis on the importance of presenting your experiences with clarity and relevance.

This course identifies the various ways and circumstances in which non-executive directors can make an effective contribution to a board's work. It also examines methods for their selection and reviews their motivation, induction and reward.

Who should attend?
Individuals who are currently a non-executive director; those seeking appointment as a non-executive director and those looking to appoint a non-executive director.

What to expect?

  • Clarifies how and why non-executive directors can strengthen a board
  • Provides practical guidance on how best to secure an appointment as a non-executive director

Course objectives
Participation on this course will provide you with the knowledge to:

  • Clarify the board's role, purpose and key tasks
  • Appreciate the contributions that non-executive directors can make to the board in different types of company and situations
  • Recognise the qualities and experience needed to fulfil a non-executive director appointment
  • Appreciate appropriate methods for finding, selecting, appointing and rewarding non-executive directors
  • Understand the preparation required to interview for or be interviewed for the post of non-executive director

Course Leader: David Doughty CDir FIoD

David Doughty - Chartered DirectorThe course is delivered by David Doughty, a Chartered Director and highly experienced Non-Executive, Chief Executive, Chair, Entrepreneur and Business Mentor. David has extensive executive and non-executive experience in small and medium enterprises in private and public sectors. He is also a board level consultant to multi-national organisations and a Chartered Director Ambassador for the Institute of Directors. See his LinkedIn profile here: (http://uk.linkedin.com/in/daviddoughty)

Key Details
Duration: 1 day

Institute of Directors
116 Pall Mall
London SW1Y 5ED

£330.00 (ex VAT)
Payment with Booking Price
£300.00 (ex VAT)

Partner Price*
£280.00 (ex VAT)

Book Now
To see course dates and to book your place now follow this link:
Course Registration
The fee includes lunch, refreshments and a copy of the course handbook

Attendance counts as 6 CPD hours of structured learning


*Discounts on Excellencia course fees are available for:

Apr 242017

Chair, Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust

We are recruiting a Chair for Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust.


Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust (LGT) was formed on 1 October 2013.  The Trust provides NHS services for local people in Lewisham, Greenwich, Bexley and other parts of South East London.

To register your interest and request further information about Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust, the chair role and a detailed person specification please contact Leslie Horn by calling 0300 123 2057 or emailing leslie.horn

Closing date 11.00am on 8 June 2017
Stakeholder event to be confirmed
Interviews to be confirmed

This appointment is regulated by the Commissioner for Public Appointments

Apr 242017



Remuneration:£217 per day

Location:Edinburgh, City of

Closing date:05 May 2017 at midday

The Scottish Ministers invite applications for a Judicial Complaints Reviewer.

The Judicial Complaints Reviewer is independent of both the Judical Office for Scotland and the Scottish Government.

Role: The role of the Judicial Complaints Reviewer is to review the handling of complaints against members of the judiciary, either at the instance of the complainer or the judicial office holder who has been the subject of a complaint, and to determine whether the investigation has been carried out in accordance with the Complaints About the Judiciary (Scotland) Rules 2017 or the Complaints About the Scottish Tribunals Rules 2016.

The appointed Judicial Complaints Reviewer will receive a Direction from Scottish Ministers in terms of Section 2(2)(e)(i) of the Judiciary and Courts (Scotland) Act 2008 and Schedule 8, paragraph 9(2)(c) of the Tribunals (Scotland) Act 2014, requiring the publication of reports on an annual basis.

Eligibility: Applicants should not be disqualified from appointment in terms of Section 30(5) of the Judiciary and Courts (Scotland) Act 2008. A satisfactory Basic Disclosure Certificate is also required from the successful applicant.

Appointment: The successful candidate will be appointed by Scottish Ministers with the consent of the Lord President of the Court of Session.

Remuneration: Currently £217 per day. Travel and subsistence costs and reasonable expenses directly related to the work of the Judicial Complaints Reviewer will be reimbursed.

Term of Appointment: 3 years.

Time commitment: Demand led but flexible. Expected to be around 3 to 4 days per month. The workload may increase as Tribunals are transferred to the Scottish Tribunals by virtue of the Tribunals (Scotland) Act 2014.

Location based at: Edinburgh

Closing date for application: Noon on Friday 5 May 2017.

Application Information

For full details and an application pack, please see the website at:


Alternatively, application packs can be obtained by writing to the address below.  You should provide your name, address and the appointment that you are interested in.

Completed applications should be e-mailed to:


Or return by post to:

Pauline Miller

Civil Law and Legal System


St Andrews House

Regent Road



Tel: 0131 244 0357

Apply for this Vacancy

Additional Information

  1. Person Specification
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

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:

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

4 Non-executive Directors - Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest providers of mental health, learning disability, social care and community services in the country, with a reputation for innovation.

Essential criteria

Our Non-Executive Directors are responsible for providing appropriate oversight, governance and leadership to the Trust in pursuit of its strategies to provide effective and high quality healthcare services.

The new Non-Executive Directors will be integral in supporting Southern Health through the next steps in our journey. They will seek to ensure that clinical quality and safety are integral to the provision of high quality, person-centred services. They will critically assess the integrity of financial, clinical and other information, and ensure that financial and clinical quality controls and systems of risk management are robust and defensible.

They are responsible for determining appropriate levels of remuneration of Executive Directors and will play a significant role in safeguarding Southern Health through effective succession planning and embedding a strong leadership culture across all levels of the Trust.

Role Summary

  • Uphold the values of the Trust and ensure that the Trust promotes equality and diversity for all its patients, services users and other stakeholders
  • Ensure the Trust complies with all its terms of authorisation, the Constitution and any
    other applicable legislation and regulations at all times.
  • Oversee Trust financial information to ensure its accuracy and that financial controls and risk management systems are robust and defensible, in accordance with the requirements set out by NHS Improvement
  • Ensure the Trust operates within the highest standards of probity, value for money and governance at all times
  • Provide independent judgement and advice on issues of strategy, vision, performance, resources and standards of conduct and constructively challenge, influence and support the Board
  • Support, and challenge where appropriate, the Chief Executive and other Board Directors to ensure the Board conforms to the highests standards of corporate governance.

Remuneration - £13,000 -£16,000 per annum depending on responsibilities

Time commitment - 3/4 days per month

Application documents

Application process

Closing date for applications: 11 May 2017
Shortlisting: w/c 29 May 2017
Interview date: w/c 12 June 2017

Find out more

How to apply:

All applications must quote the reference SHNEDS and include:

  • A full curriculum vitae
  • A covering letter indicating how you meet the selection criteria and articulating why you are interested in the role
  • Contact details for four referees (who will not be contacted without your permission)
  • A contact email address and telephone number
  • A completed Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form and Fit and Proper Person Self-Certification Form (available on our website: www.hunter-healthcare.com/opportunities/)
  •  Shortlisted candidates will be expected to meet the Fit and Proper Persons Test - further information can be found here: http://www.nhsconfed.org/resources/2014/12/fit-and-proper-person-test-briefingopens in a new window.

Please send by email to Rhiannon Smith at Hunter Healthcare on: applications@hunter-healthcare.com

Apr 192017

Chair - Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest providers of mental health, learning disability, social care and community services in the country, with a reputation for innovation.

Essential criteria

The Chair will lead both the Board of Directors and the Council of Governors. He/she will provide strategic leadership and will develop strong trust-based relationships with patients, service users, their families and carers, staff and other stakeholders. He/She must ensure high standards of probity and governance and that the Trust complies with its enforcement action, its constitution and statutory obligations at all times and returns to, and remains within, compliance with its license. The Chair will lead the board in upholding its corporate responsibilities, safeguarding and promoting the organisation’s values and philosophy, particularly relating to ethics, integrity and social responsibility. The Chair will ensure the trust implements its strategic vision and plans, and ensure that the organisation evolves into one with a culture of continuous improvement.

Role Summary

  • Provide exceptional leadership to the Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust Board and Council of Governors, and play a central role in ensuring the Trust realises its corporate objectives and fulfils its statutory requirements
  • Ensure that Southern Health always meets the needs of those individuals in its care, and addresses all clinical and financial challenges through the delivery of safe, high quality and cost-effective services
  • Uphold the values of Southern Health by example, and ensure that the organisation promotes equality and diversity for all its patients, staff and other stakeholder
  • Work as an ambassador for Southern Health, in partnership with the Chief Executive, to continue to improve and strengthen external relationships at a local, regional and national level
  • Communicate effectively with stakeholders, staff and the public, providing ongoing reassurance that the leadership of the Trust is stable and that the quality of care provided to service users and their families is all that it should be.

Remuneration - £45,000 per annum

Time commitment - 2/3 days a week

Application documents

Application process

Closing date for applications: 28 April 2017
Shortlisting: w/c 15 May 2017
Interview date: w/c 22 May 2017

Find out more

For a confidential discussion, please contact Rhiannon Smith or Jenny Adrian on: 020 7935 4570.

How to apply

All applications must quote the reference SHChair and include:

  • A full curriculum vitae
  • A covering letter indicating how you meet the selection criteria and articulating why you are interested in the role
  • Contact details for four referees (who will not be contacted without your permission) • A contact email address and telephone number
  • A completed Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form and Fit and Proper Person Self-Certification Form (available on our website: www.hunter-healthcare.com/opportunities/).

Shortlisted candidates will be expected to meet the Fit and Proper Persons Test – further information can be found here: http://www.nhsconfed.org/resources/2014/12/fit-and-proper-person-test-briefing

Please send by email to Rhiannon Smith at Hunter Healthcare on: applications@hunter-healthcare.com

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


Three days per month


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.


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