Debbie Wright

Jan 262020

Chair of Council - The University of Roehampton

Recruiter: Odgers Berndtson
Location: London
Salary: The role is unremunerated.
Posted: 20 Jan 2020
Closes: 17 Feb 2020
Ref: 73957
Job Function: Chair
Industry: Education
Position Type: Voluntary / Trustee

The University of Roehampton has a strong and rapidly growing international reputation for the quality of our teaching and research, and a distinctive ethos. We change lives by helping our students to develop the confidence, knowledge and adaptability they need for a successful graduate career and fulfilling life. With four historic colleges, set on our beautiful parkland campus, we have a proud history stretching back more than 175 years. Roehampton is ranked as the most research-intensive modern university in the United Kingdom. We have a proven ability to work innovatively and flexibly in response to a rapidly changing higher education landscape.

The University’s current Chair of Council, Sir David Bell, finishes his term of office in July 2020 and we are seeking to recruit an exceptional individual to succeed him. Our Council plays a crucial role in the development of the University’s vision and strategic direction, providing guidance and constructive challenge to our executive team, and leadership, oversight and accountability for the institution as a whole. Additionally, the Chair will play a key role in promoting the University to partners, regionally, nationally and globally.

The University of Roehampton has a clear sense of purpose and an unwavering commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion. We have a diverse student and staff profile. 70% of our campus students are female, 51% are from minority ethnic backgrounds and almost 60% are the first in their family to go to university. Furthermore, over 50% of our staff are female and over 25% are from minority ethnic backgrounds. We are a supportive, close-knit and inclusive community where everyone can fit in and feel inspired to do their best.

With a newly appointed Vice-Chancellor, positive progress in our national and international standing, including a TEF silver award, a strong financial position and truly global outlook, this is an exciting time to join the University. We are looking for an outstanding strategic leader, someone with highly developed intellectual acuity, strong commercial acumen and well-developed personal networks. Proven experience of operating as a non-executive will be essential, as will high levels of personal and professional credibility and integrity. Above all, we are seeking an individual who mirrors and is committed to the University’s values of diversity, community, engagement and partnership.

The higher education sector is facing a period of unprecedented change and the role of Chair has never been more important. If you share our passion and have the skills and qualities we are seeking, we would be delighted to hear from you.

The University is keen to increase the diversity of representation present on the Council. We would particularly welcome applications by candidates from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, candidates of all genders and disabled candidates.

For further information, including details of how to apply, please visit

Jan 262020

The Effective Non-Executive Director course is an interactive one-day course designed for existing Non-Executive Directors who want to further develop their skills or for those who have just embarked on their first non-executive position and are keen to prepare themselves for a non-executive portfolio career.

This practical, comprehensive and highly interactive course is delivered by globally recognised Corporate Governance expert; David Doughty, who currently holds or has held Chair and Non-Executive Director positions on private, public and not-for-profit sector boards in the UK, US and EU.

A Chartered Director with over 30 years experience as a board member, David will share his insights with you to help you with improving board effectiveness and increasing your contribution to the board.

The effective Non-Executive Director

The course 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.

Attendance counts as 6 CPD hours of structured learning.

The Effective Non-Executive Director course helps you to be an effective non-executive director. It instils a real sense of what is expected of NEDs, and how you can meet the challenge.

This course identifies the various ways and circumstances in which non-executive directors can make an effective contribution to a board's work.

Who should attend?

Individuals who are serving or newly appointed   non-executive directors.

What to expect?

  • Clarifies how and why non-executive directors can strengthen a board
  • Provides practical guidance on how to be effective 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

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, public and not-for-profit 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: 

Key Details
Duration: 1 day
Institute of Directors
116 Pall Mall
London SW1Y 5ED
£350.00 (ex VAT)
Payment with Booking Price
£320.00 (ex VAT)
Partner Discount Price
£295.00 (ex VAT)*

Book Now

To see course dates and to book your place now follow this link:
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The fee includes lunch, refreshments and a copy of the course handbook
Courses can be delivered 'in-house' to a group of Non-Executive Directors - to find out more contact or call 01173 827 820

*Discounts on Excellencia course fees are available for:

Jan 262020

Chair - The Channel Islands Competition and Regularity Authorities

Recruiter: The Channel Islands Competition and Regularity Authorities
Location: Jersey
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 20 Jan 2020
Closes: 18 Feb 2020
Job Function: Chair
* Paid Role* Remuneration: £50,000 per annum
Industry: Public

CICRA operates as a combined competition and markets body and economic regulator and works to ensure that Channel Islanders receive the best value, choice and access to high quality services, in addition to promoting competition and consumer interest. CICRA’s role is an essential component of ‘making markets work’ in Jersey and in Guernsey. The organisation regulates the telecom sector across the Channel Islands, together with the electricity sector in
Guernsey and the ports and postal services sectors in Jersey.

CICRA is now looking to appoint a Chair who will bring experience at a senior professional level of both competition policy and/or utility regulation with a successful track record of achievement in their professional field. Experience operating at board level is essential, as is an appreciation of consumer, competition and regulatory policy and the unique challenges faced by smaller economies.

CICRA is a relatively small organisation but with a broad remit covering regulation and competition across two jurisdictions. Additional complexity arises from the broad scope of external interactions, across a wide range of stakeholders. Candidates will therefore need a track record of building and managing relationships with complex and disparate stakeholders.

The time commitment for the Chair is a minimum of 35 days per year, with a large proportion of this time expected to be in the islands. This includes time required to attend meetings of the Authorities and to liaise with key stakeholders.

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to CICRA on this appointment.

For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit using reference QAIALA. Alternatively, telephone +44 (0)20 7227 0880 (during office hours).

Applications should be received by noon on Tuesday 18 February 2020.

Jan 252020

Independent Governors - The University of Greenwich

Recruiter: The University of Greenwich
Location: Greenwich, London
Salary: Unremunerated
Posted: 21 Jan 2020
Closes: 24 Feb 2020
Job Function: Governor
Industry: Education

The University of Greenwich has a long and proud history of delivering excellent teaching and learning, of widening access to higher education, and of research and enterprise producing impact and benefit for society.

The University seeks to appoint three outstanding individuals with a strong sense of public commitment who will bring their strategic insight and experience to enable Greenwich to achieve its ambition of being the best modern university in the UK for student success and research achievement. As Independent Governors, you will be Directors and Trustees of the University and will play a crucial role in setting the institution’s strategy.

Greenwich has made great strides in recent years in student satisfaction, graduate employment and research impact, and is now moving into an exciting new era under its new Vice-Chancellor, Professor Jane Harrington. The Governing Body intends to build on the University’s successes while ensuring that Greenwich continues to thrive in an increasingly uncertain and challenging higher education environment.

Prospective Governors should have the innovative thinking, commercial acumen and freshness of insight that will enable Greenwich to continue to fulfil its mission of Transforming lives through inspired teaching and research. The University would be particularly interested in candidates with backgrounds in finance, estates and property, the law, and higher education.

For more information about the University of Greenwich, and Further Particulars about the appointment please contact Moloney Search on 0207 368 5100 or, the University’s advisors in this process.

Applications should be sent to, and include:

  1. A curriculum vitae,
  2. A concise statement explaining the candidate’s reason for applying, and how the candidate believes they match the qualities that the University requires.

The closing date for applications will be Monday 24th February at 12pm.

The University of Greenwich is committed to diversity and equality and is an equal opportunities employer.

Jan 252020

Non-Executive Director - The Evolve Trust

Recruiter: Academy Ambassadors
Location: Mansfield, Nottinghamshire (GB)
Salary: unpaid/ voluntary
Posted: 21 Jan 2020
Closes: 04 Feb 2020
Ref: The Evolve Trust
Position/Level: Board
Responsibilities: Executive Management, Finance
Sector: Education
Contract Type: Voluntary / Trustee

About the trust

The Evolve Trust, formed in 2014, provides education across all sectors – primary, secondary and special. The trust is passionate about quality education for all children; all of it schools have one simple mission – to give children the very best education possible and the very best start in life.

The Evolve Trust is a values-driven organisation with an unwavering vision to ‘open minds, creating opportunities for all to believe in themselves, achieve their potential and develop the skills needed to succeed and enjoy life’.

The trust has a unique combination of mainstream and special schools, which consists of The Beech Academy is one of the highest performing special schools in the country. It caters for 70 secondary-aged students who make great progress overcoming the challenges of autism. The Brunts Academy, a secondary with 1,500 children and The Bramble Academy, a primary with 130 children.

Plans for the future

The key challenges for the board over the next 12-24 months are:

  • To raise attainment and continually improve pupil progress through increasing the quality of provision in all schools.
  • To engage staff in professional development activities that enable them to flourish and demonstrate impact on teaching and learning.
  • To develop new partnerships and embed collaboration across the trust to build strong infrastructure which is financially viable and sustainable.

Trust ethos & values

The Evolve Trust places students at the centre of everything it does. It’s drive and focus is on creating and providing a first class, innovative and creative education for all. The trust aims to nurture, develop resilience and empower potential in every child, making it possible for them to lead productive and successful lives.

The trust’s vision is to open minds, creating opportunities for all to believe in themselves, achieve their potential and develop the skills needed to succeed and enjoy life.

This vision is underpinned by the values of Ambition, Integrity, Inclusivity, Endeavour and Resilience.

Role summary

Number of positions advertised:2

Role 1 – Trustee/Non-Executive Director

Trustees – or non-executive directors - are both charity trustees and company directors of the academy trust; the role is to hold to account the executive and senior leadership team. The board of trustees manages the business of the academy trust and may exercise all the powers of the trust. The trustees ensure compliance with the trust’s charitable objects and with company and charity law.

Non-executive directors will be responsible for maintaining stability and the management of a dynamic structure. The role also includes contributing to financial planning for sustainability and potential growth, and holding the CEO/CFO to account.

Person specification

The competencies required for this role include:

  • Essential
    • CEO/ General Management
    • CFO/ Finance
    • Non-executive/ Trustee
  • Desirable
    • Change Management
    • Corporate Governance

The trust seeks a trustee possessing a strong ‘general’ skillset from across the business sphere, but with specific emphasis on financial strategy at management level. Experience within public sector funding would be an advantage. The trust also seeks a number of complementary skills, as listed in the ‘desirable’ section, to help develop its board strength and breadth. Experience in business management at senior level would be advantageous, along with a willingness to work constructively and effectively with all in accordance with the ‘Nolan Principles: Standards of Public Life.’ (Click here for details)

Time commitment

4-6 hours per month (on average). There are five board meetings per year (autumn, spring and summer terms) with each being up to 3 hours (although the new chair is seeking to reduce their length closer to 2 hours). Meetings start around 6 p.m. In addition, there are four formal subcommittee meetings per year and the successful candidate is likely to be invite to join the audit committee which provides close scrutiny of all matters, particularly finance.

Role 2 – Members

A Member is able to alter the trust’s Articles of Association and appoint (or remove) trustees/directors where necessary. They provide independent oversight to the work of the board of trustees in order to ensure suitable accountability for its decision making and strategy. The Evolve Board have developed the role of Members to encourage closer oversight of the board’s work. At The Evolve Trust, the Members are expected to be signatories for the academy trust, to attend three meetings per year, and to add to the already broad skillset within the existing team of Members.

Person specification

The competencies required for this role include:

  • Essential
    • Non-executive / Trustee
    • Corporate Governance
    • Change Management
  • Desirable
    • CFO Finance
    • CEO/ General Management
    • Entrepreneur/ Founder

The trust seeks individuals with an extensive and demonstrable background in change management, with strategic vision and knowledge of the role of a non-executive director.

A good communicator committed to attending Members’ meetings, the ideal candidate will be an individual with good business acumen, as well as experience of working within a charity or non-profit environment, preferably at board level. An interest in education and an awareness of current educational priorities would also be advantageous but not essential.

Time commitment

Members are required to attend three general meetings per year (one per term, autumn, spring and summer). Members’ meetings have previously been held early in the day and last up to 2 hours. Members may be invited to other ad hoc events or meetings to allow them to have an oversight of the work of the board and the trust. These could include occasional celebration or presentation evenings.

Location of board meetings and trust website

Fairholme Drive, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG19 6DX.

Governance structure

Background on academy trusts

Academy schools, which are charities run independently of local authority control, now account for 71% of secondary schools and 26% of primaries – and their number is growing all the time.

Many of these schools are grouped together as multi-academy trusts (MATs). There are currently 980 multi academy trusts of 2+ schools. If the schools are to fulfil their potential, the trusts need non-executives (known in charity law as trustees) to bring a wide range of skills and experience to help guide strategy, ensure their ambitions can be soundly financed and keep their schools up to the mark delivering for their pupils.

“Academy boards must be ambitious for all children and young people and infused with a passion for education and a commitment to continuous school improvement that enables the best possible outcomes. Governance must be grounded in reality as defined by both high-quality objective data and a full understanding of the views and needs of pupils/students, staff, parents, carers and local communities. It should be driven by inquisitive, independent minds and through conversations focused on the key strategic issues which are conducted with humility, good judgement, resilience and determination.” Source: Governance Handbook, Department for Education (2017)

Trusteeship is a voluntary, unpaid role for people who have the energy and skills to make a real contribution to shaping the future of our schools. You do not need to have any specialist knowledge of education.


Academy Ambassadors is a non-profit programme which recruits senior business leaders and professionals as volunteer non-executive directors onto the boards of multi-academy trusts. If you are interested in applying for the role please send your CV and a short expression of interest detailing which role you are applying for to Please note candidates should live within reasonable travelling distance of the trust and/or have a link with the region. For more information, please call 0207 952 8556 or visit

Key dates

We strongly recommend applying as early as you can to have the best possible chance of being considered as we may change the closing date if we have received sufficient applications. Applicants should be aware of the following key dates in the recruitment process.

Deadline for applications: Friday 31st January 2020

Jan 252020

Advisory Council members - Wilton Park

Recruiter: Wilton Park
Location: West Sussex
Salary: WPAC appointments are not paid. In line with the policy, some costs are reimbursed.
Posted: 23 Jan 2020
Closes: 23 Feb 2020
Job Function: Advisor
Industry: Not-For-Profit
Position Type: Contract

The role of individual members is to:

  1. Advise the Chairman and the Chief Executive on issues relevant to the member’s experience and expertise; and
  2. Promote awareness and support for Wilton Park within their professional networks; assisting in the identification of speakers and participants for individual events and help identify sources of funding.

Person Specification

We are looking for candidates with:

  1. A keen interest in the UK’s strategic foreign policy priorities and a commitment to help advance the agenda on wider international issues; and
  2. The ability and experience to support Wilton Park programme development and its role in working to achieve a safe, just and prosperous world.

Candidates may come from a varied set of backgrounds, bring experience from the many sectors in which we work, including, for example, but not limited to:

  • Defence, intelligence and security;
  • Private sector / industry;
  • Global Health;
  • Climate and environment;
  • Science and Technology;
  • Trade and economics; or
  • Government or Multilateral institutions.

Candidates should also be able to demonstrate:

  • Experience of dealing with senior officials and stakeholders;
  • Strong networking and stakeholder engagement skills; and
  • Commercial acumen and management experience.

Applications are encouraged from all candidates regardless of ethnicity, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability or gender identity. We particularly welcome applications from women, those with a disability and those from a black or ethnic minority background.

For more information and how to apply please see below:

Jan 242020

Non-Executive Director - West London NHS Trust

We are recruiting a Non-executive Director for West London NHS Trust. This is an exceptional opportunity to share your talents and expertise to make a positive difference to people’s lives and to support one of the UK’s leading NHS Trusts.


The opportunity

There is a vacancy for a Non-Executive Director at West London NHS Trust. This is an exceptional opportunity to share your talents and expertise to make a positive difference to the lives of people served by the Trust.

West London NHS Trust (WLT) is one the most diverse providers of NHS mental and physical care in the UK. The trust was rated ‘good’ by the Care Quality Commission and ‘outstanding’ for caring and its forensic services.

WLT cares for people with mental and physical illness, helping them to recover and go on to lead full and productive lives. The trust aims to be the best organisation of its kind in country.

WLT provides care and treatment for children, adults and older people living in the London boroughs of Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham and Hounslow, delivering services in the community (at home, in GP surgeries, care homes), hospital specialist clinics and forensic (secure) units.

WLT’s physical healthcare services includes Ealing Community Partnership which provides community health services in Ealing and intermediate care services in Hammersmith & Fulham as part of the Community Independence Service partnership.

Essential criteria

You will need to have a genuine commitment to patients and the promotion of excellent health care services. You will have senior level commercial experience gained in a large and complex organisation. You will also have links to the local community, which includes the London boroughs of Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham and Hounslow.

You will 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.

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 (L2177)
    PDF, 169.5 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 (L2177)
    RTF, 925.6 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.

Key Dates

  • Closing date for receipt of applications* 19 February 2020 at 11am
  • Interview date 18 March 2020 after 1pm
  • Proposed start date 1 April 2020

* 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 information about the trust, such as business plans, annual reports, and services, visit their website. We strongly recommend an informal and confidential discussion with Tom Hayhoe, the Chair of the trust. Please contact Carol Carter on 020 8354 8067.
  • NHS Improvement – for general enquiries contact Leslie Horn on 0300 123 2057 or by emailing

Jan 242020

Trustee-Director – Chair of Audit Committee - The Nuclear Liabilities Fund (NLF)

Recruiter: Odgers Berndtson
Location: United Kingdom
Salary: £28,500
Posted: 22 Jan 2020
Closes: 19 Feb 2020
Ref: 75359
Job Function: Chair, Trustees
Industry: Finance, Investment Management, Public, Central Government
Position Type: Part time

The Nuclear Trust and Nuclear Liabilities Fund, Trustee-Director – Chair of Audit Committee

The Nuclear Liabilities Fund (NLF) holds approximately £9.5 billion and was established to meet the costs of decommissioning the UK’s second-generation nuclear power stations, which are currently operated by EDFE. The Fund helps ensure the industry is able to meet its security and environmental responsibilities with regard to the waste management and decommissioning of these plants.

The NLF is controlled by the Nuclear Trust, a Scottish Trust with five trustees. By convention, the trustees of the Nuclear Trust appoint themselves as directors of the NLF, with the Trust Chair chairing the NLF Board. Three of the Trustee-Directors are appointed by the BEIS Secretary of State and two by EDFE.

UK Government Investments (UKGI) on behalf of the BEIS Secretary of State is seeking to appoint a Trustee-Director with investment and finance experience to the boards of the Nuclear Trust and NLF to fill a vacancy which arises this spring with the retirement of one of the Trustee-Directors. The new Trustee-Director will also chair the NLF’s Audit Committee. The anticipated time commitment for the role is c.33 days per year.

The primary objective of the NLF board and the Trustee-Directors is to manage the Fund assets to meet its decommissioning liabilities. The Fund also has an ancillary role in offering strategic challenge to EDFE’s decommissioning plans.

The Role

This role offers the opportunity for active participation in managing innovative investment strategies to meet the Fund’s future liabilities. In addition, the right candidate will oversee the development of the Audit Committee at a time when payments out of the NLF are expected to increase significantly.

The appointee will join a board that is making a major contribution to the UK economy, to the public good and to the financial and environmental wellbeing of future generations.

Key responsibilities of the Trustees include:

  • Determining appropriate investment strategies to implement the agreed investment policy, and evaluating options and providing advice to help the BEIS Secretary of State shape future investment policy.
  • Monitoring the performance of the investment portfolio and providing appropriate oversight and challenge to NLF’s fiduciary manager in relation to investment strategy, fund governance and risk management.
  • Ongoing review of liquidity requirements, to anticipate possible changes to investment strategy necessary in the future and advice to BEIS on these.
  • Monitor, evaluate and manage risks to (and opportunities for) the fund.
  • The board is collectively responsible for fostering constructive relationships with key stakeholders to further the NLF’s strategic objective. To this end, ensure the Fund’s strategic objective is fully understood and has the support of stakeholders.
  • Appreciation of the political context within which the NLF operates and its public sector responsibility. The board’s governance and conduct must exhibit the highest standards of governance, propriety and transparency.

The Individual

The successful candidate will need a combination of high level investment expertise and accounting and / or audit knowledge, together with excellent inter-personal, communication and influencing skills. The appointee must demonstrate the highest levels of integrity, authority and independence.

Key requirements:

  • A demonstrable record of leadership at senior management level in an investment/asset management/financial institution, or similar role.
  • Senior level expertise and competence in accounting or auditing.
  • Experience of operating at Board level, preferably including in a non-executive capacity.
  • Excellent inter-personal skills with the ability to challenge and be challenged and a demonstrable ability to manage complex stakeholder relationships within a senior leadership context.
  • Strong intellectual capability, with the capacity to understand technical financial issues and to think strategically.
  • A commitment to the values of public service.

The application deadline is midnight on Wednesday 19th February 2020.

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non-executive director

Jan 242020

Non-Executive Director - leading professional service sector business

Job Reference: 11498
Date Posted: 22 January 2020
Recruiter: Paul Mitchell Associates
Location: Leicester
* Paid Role * Salary: £600
Sector: Administration & Business Operations
Job Type: Permanent
Work Hours: Part Time

Job Description

Non-Exec Director, Leicester.

About the Job.

Do you want to make an active contribution as a Non-Executive Director to this professional firm?

Could you contribute at Board level to this company in terms of performance and shareholder returns?

Our client is a leading professional service sector business, with offices in Leicestershire. We are looking for a Non-Executive Director who will always put the firm's interest first, who can bring an open mind and considered good judgement to the boardroom whilst supporting the executive team. The firm is seeking someone with commercial acumen who can also act as a sounding board. You will need to spend sufficient time in the Company, to get to know its people and how it works. You will attend all board and related meetings. It has a definite set of ideas, beliefs and ways of doing business. It believes that how you behave does matter, therefore, it believes that attitudes - such as honesty and integrity - are even more important than skills. It believes that everybody in the firm should be continually making things better for its clients, by delivering ever greater service. The company is hard working, committed and cheerful. Above all, it tries to put the needs of the business first in its' decision-making.


1 day per month. c.£600 per day

non-executive director

Jan 202020

Non-executive Director - Sirona Care & Health CIC

Post Title: Non-Executive Director
*Paid Role* Salary: £10,000 per annum
Working Pattern: 2-3 days per month
Department: Non-Executive Board
Closing date: 26 January 2020
Interview date: 14 February 2020

Sirona Care & Health are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and energetic Non-Executive Director. This is an exciting opportunity to share your talents and expertise to make a positive difference to the communities served.

You will work closely with the other Board members to set the strategic context within which high quality, evidence based health and social care is delivered. They are looking for someone who can play a key role in corporate leadership, governance and stewardship of Sirona care & health, and can contribute effectively to the strategic development and planning of the wider Healthier Together system. Their strong culture, ethos and values have helped develop a strong reputation for delivering safe, efficient and effective services which service users would choose and recommend, but they also aspire to set the benchmark of excellence in integrated health and social care services for adults and children.

Sirona Care & Health have recently been awarded a 10 year contract for Adult Community Health Services in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire (BNSSG) which is a really exciting opportunity for all working at Sirona. They are already providing these services in South Gloucestershire and are the prime provider of the Community Children’s Health Partnership (CCHP) for Bristol and South Gloucestershire, providing high quality services to children, young people and their families.

This means from April 2020 they will have a turnover of more than £160m and 3,500 staff. They have ambitious plans working with colleagues across the system, in particular in Primary Care and the Voluntary Sector, along with individuals, carers and families to transform community services. Sirona want to work together to transform out-of-hospital services to support people to live longer and healthier lives, accessing care and support close to where they live and ensure consistency and equity across BNSSG.

Sirona Care & Health are a not for profit, values driven organisation providing NHS and Local Authority funded community based health and social care to a very high standard. They have a commitment to add value to the local community and as a Social Enterprise they exist purely for this purpose.

Do you have senior leadership experience and the credibility to forge strategic alliances and build effective relationships at all levels internally and beyond the organisation?

They are particularly keen to hear from individuals in the Bristol or North Somerset area, and those with a strong commercial or education background and a strategic understanding of the digital agenda.

At Sirona Care & Health, they continue to build an inclusive culture that encourages, supports, and celebrates the diverse voices of their service users and staff. They would be particularly interested to hear from candidates from diverse backgrounds to continue to increase diversity within their Board.

They believe it is important for all the Board and senior managers to be visible and encourage the Non-Executives to visit their services, to meet staff and the people they care for. You would also be required to attend regular Board and committee meetings.

Please read the attached candidate information pack for more details about Sirona and this exciting opportunity.

If you would like a confidential and an informal discussion about the role, you are welcome to contact Janet Rowse, Chief Executive or Simon Knighton, Chair on 0300 124 5470.

For more information about Sirona Care & Health, you can visit their website and to apply for this role please visit NHS Jobs.