Sep 102020

Non-Executive Director - Widgit

Recruiter: Widgit
Location: Royal Leamington Spa
Salary: £8,000 - £12,000 per annum DOE
Posted: 07 Sep 2020
Closes: 19 Oct 2020
Ref: HKXBL1910/KP-HL
Sectors: Management
Contract Type: Contract
Hours: Part Time

Widgit is an educational software provider with over 30 years of success. Our mission is to give people who have difficulty with text the same opportunities as everyone else. This is primarily achieved by our ‘symbolisation’ technology, which translates text into graphical symbols.

Our symbols and software titles are used in a wide range of locations, including thousands of schools, healthcare settings and homes, to support communication, education and understanding.

We are also involved in a range of Accessibility Projects where we work with customers across various sectors to create professional, easy-to-read versions of content. Our aim is to make content accessible to people who may have issues accessing text, or for those who don’t speak English as their first language.

We are currently looking for two Non-Executive Directors to join us on a part-time basis. This is a rolling one year renewable contract that has an anticipated tenure of three – six years.

The Benefits

  • Salary of £8,000 - £12,000 per annum DOE
  • Work just two – three days per month on average

If you are a senior level professional from a business and finance or SaaS and IP background, this is a brilliant opportunity to drive the success of an organisation that champions accessibility.

As part of our Board, you will have the chance to make a real impact and use your expertise to guide the development of the organisation.

Our core values are integrity, kindness and quality, and they underpin everything we do. If you share these values and feel you could make a difference as part of our forward-thinking team, we are eager to hear from you.

The Role

As a Non-Executive Director, you will help to steer the direction of our organisation during a pivotal time of expansion.

Widgit has recently grown to a size where more formal policies and procedures are necessary, and we are still in the process of putting many of them in place. As a member of our Board, you will be required to adapt to these changes and support the organisation’s development in this area.

You will play a key role in balancing our natural cautiousness with the ability to take the action needed to achieve our objectives.

About You

To join us as a Non-Executive Director, you will have experience at a senior level in one of the following fields:

  • Business and finance
  • SaaS and IP

You may have previously held the title of CEO, Chief Executive, MD, Managing Director, Finance Director, Head of IT, CTO, Chief Technology Officer, Head of Finance and Operations, or Head of Operations.

Webrecruit and Widgit are equal opportunities employers, value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. We are keen to encourage a greater degree of diversity on the Board, particularly across race and gender lines, as we feel the company will benefit from a wide range of experiences and viewpoints.

We have a dedicated PSL which includes The HR Consultancy and Webrecruit, should any further agency assistance be required, partners will be contacted directly. As such, we will not accept unsolicited applications or approaches from agencies.

So, if you are seeking your next challenge as a Non-Executive Director, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.

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