Debbie Wright

Aug 072020
 

Non- Executive Director - Ethical Property

Home-based
£5,556 per year
Part-time, Temporary
Closing Date: 12.00am on Wednesday, 16th September 2020

Looking for a new challenge? Join us!

The Ethical Property Company is a great place to work, placing equal value on the social, environmental and financial outputs it generates and supporting an inspiring range of charities, social enterprises and small local organisations in the process.

As an ethical employer we aim to create a positive working environment, pay salaries which are fair and appropriate, and promote equality of opportunity.

Staff here are passionate, ambitious and are encouraged to be independent and entrepreneurial in their approach while working towards agreed collective goals. Achieving a healthy work life balance is seen as a positive achievement and benefits such as the 'cycle to work' scheme and sabbaticals after 5 years of service are all the result of the direct feedback from staff over the years.

When surveyed, 94% of our staff said they enjoyed working for the Company and that they shared our values in whole or in part. In addition, in January 2013 we were accredited as a Living Wage employer and we continue to maintain our exceptionally low pay ratio between the highest and lowest paid member of staff – 4.9:1.

Ethical Property is looking for inspiring and engaging people to join the board of one of the pioneers of social enterprise.

You need to be an innovative and creative individual with a proven strategic profile in the commercial or voluntary sectors who can help us set the direction of the company. We are especially interested in hearing from those with a background in social impact investment raising, commercial non-residential property management or accounting although we are keen to hear from anyone who feels they have the passion and determination to help drive the company forward.

We have become the largest provider of workspace for changemakers in the UK, with 21 Centres across England, Scotland and Wales last year alone we supported over 1000 impactful organisations. Formed in 1998, we are still true to the values we had at the start and we’re backed by 1,350 plus shareholders, many of whom are progressive impact investors.

The Board plays a vital role in the work we do, providing governance and guidance to the senior management team. We’re looking for directors who can complement the existing Board and bring a new excitement and energy to how a large property portfolio can achieve maximum social impact.

Time commitment:  6 Board meetings throughout the year, which are held at our centres across the UK as well as a further six days on sub-committees and our Annual General Meeting.

To discuss this opportunity in more detail and to request an information pack please email Juliana Otalora, our HR Manager Juliana.otalora@ethicalproperty.co.uk

Applications

The closing date for applications: Wednesday 16th September

Interviews: Will be held online

The existing directors are able to appoint new directors until the next AGM, when they must be voted in by the shareholders for a three-year term.

Aug 072020
 

Chair of the Board - National Lottery Community Fund

Body: National Lottery Community Fund
Appointing Department: Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Sectors: Charity & Public Sector, Culture, Media & Sport
Location: Meetings usually take place in London and on occasion in other locations in the UK. Some travel is required to attend meetings and events across the UK.
Skills required: Business / Commercial, Change Management, Communication / Media / Marketing
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: The Chair’s remuneration will be £40,000 per annum. The role is not pensionable. Expenses will be paid.
Time Requirements: The Board meets quarterly, including a two-day meeting with overnight stay. We also hold a Board and Committee day once a year. In addition, the Chair currently chairs the Remuneration and Appointments Committee. The time commitment can be up to two days a week.

Closed for Applications

07/09/2020

Vacancy Description

The Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport is seeking to appoint an outstanding individual to be Chair of the National Lottery Community Fund. Applications are welcomed from underrepresented groups to ensure the National Lottery Community Fund reflects the diverse society it serves.

The Fund is currently supporting communities across the UK to adjust to and recover from the coronavirus crisis. It is also a time when the Fund has gone through a period of investment and development, making it well placed to deliver our ambitious plans to achieve the Fund’s purpose: supporting people and communities thrive. The Fund has many of the building blocks in place to add even greater value to civil society and public life. Our contribution is as varied as it is vital.

The National Lottery Community Fund’s core purpose is to support people and communities thrive. This is delivered through its Strategic Framework, People in the Lead.

The Fund is the largest funder of community activity in the UK. Every year we distribute £600m of funding raised by players of The National Lottery.

Through our funding and catalytic role we develop deeper and broader relationships at both local and national level; sharing insights and telling the story of our impact, and we continue to champion and support the extraordinary work of communities throughout the UK.

The organisation

The National Lottery Community Fund is established as a non-departmental public body by an Act of Parliament. The Board is responsible for the overall strategic direction of the Fund, as set out in its Strategic Framework, People in the Lead and for the Fund’s governance.

Funding decisions are delegated to five portfolio committees (UK, England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales) and to Executive Officers, with the Board retaining strategic oversight for delivery of the Fund’s strategic framework: People in the Lead, and governance responsibility.

Policy responsibility for The National Lottery Community Fund, including setting policy directions, rests with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and devolved administrations in the nations.

Further information about the Fund’s programmes and its Strategic Framework People in the Lead can be found on our website.

The Role

  • Provide leadership to the Board and wider non-executive group across the UK, ensuring that its funding has the greatest possible impact
  • Ensure that Board members fulfil their duties and responsibilities for the effective governance of The National Lottery Community Fund
  • Shape and sustain a group of diverse and high-quality Board members whose skills and experience are appropriately deployed
  • Is involved in the appointment of Board members and review their performance
  • Lead the appointment and appraisal of the Chief Executive and provide support, advice, and challenge to her/him
  • Hold the Chief Executive to account for the overall performance of the Fund
  • Drive effective relationships with senior stakeholders from for example Government, Parliament, devolved administrations, civil society, and the media and opinion formers
  • Act as an ambassador for The National Lottery Community Fund

Person Specification

Essential

  • An appropriate understanding of the charity and community sectors
  • A strong track record of strategic leadership in civil society, public service, or business
  • Board level experience and a strong understanding of corporate governance
  • A demonstrable commitment to diversity and inclusion

Desirable

  • Previous experience of grant funding
  • Familiarity with operating at the scale of The National Lottery Community Fund
  • Experience of building and leading diverse and inclusive organisations
  • A commitment to the principles of public sector propriety, regularity and accountability with regards to NDPBs

Additional Information

Length of Appointment

The appointment is for up to 4 years.  Re-appointment for a second term may be made, at the discretion of the Secretary of State for the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.

Start Date

It is expected that the new Chair will take up the appointment in Autumn 2020.

Type of Appointment

The Secretary of State for the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has formal responsibility for the appointment of the members of the Board.

In line with the ‘The Commissioner for Public Appointments’ Code of Practice for Ministerial Appointments to Public Bodies’ the Secretary of State for the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport will be kept informed of the progress of the public appointments process and will be responsible for the public appointment as the appointing authority.

How to Apply

To apply, please send the following four documents:

  • a CV of not more than two sides of A4;
  • a supporting statement of not more than three sides of A4, providing examples and setting out how you meet the criteria;
  • the Monitoring Form concerning your personal information and political activity, and the Declaration of Interests Form.

Completed applications should be emailed to publicappointments@dcms.gov.uk. Please put ‘National Lottery Community Fund – Chair’ as the subject line of your email.

If you have any questions regarding your application please contact the Campaign Manager, James Emberley, via email at james.emberley@dcms.gov.uk. Each application will be assessed against the requirements set out above by the advisory assessment panel.

Disability Confident 

We guarantee to interview anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the role. By ‘minimum criteria,’ we mean that you must provide evidence in your application, which demonstrates that you meet the level of competence required under each of the essential criteria.

If you want to apply under this scheme, simply state this in the covering email or letter when submitting your application.

Reasonable Adjustments

If you would like a confidential discussion regarding any reasonable adjustments during the process, please also indicate this in the covering email or letter.

About DCMS

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) helps to drive growth, enrich lives, and promote Britain abroad.

We protect and promote our cultural and artistic heritage and help businesses and communities to grow by investing in innovation and highlighting Britain as a fantastic place to visit. We help to give the UK a unique advantage on the global stage, striving for economic success. DCMS is a ministerial department, supported by 45 agencies and public bodies.

If you are not completely satisfied

We aim to process all applications as quickly as possible and to treat all applicants with courtesy. If you have any complaints about the way your application has been handled, please contact publicappointments@dcms.gov.uk.

Regulated by OCPA

This process is regulated by the Office of the Commissioner for Public Appointments’ (OCPA‘s) Code of Practice. All applicants are expected to have adhered to the Seven Principles of Public Life.

Eligibility Criteria

You cannot be considered for a public appointment if:

  • you become bankrupt or make an arrangement with a creditor
  • your estate has been sequestrated in Scotland or you enter into a debt arrangement programme under Part 1 of the Debt Arrangement and Attachment (Scotland) Act 2002 (asp 17) as the debtor or have, under Scots law, granted a trust deed for creditors;
  • you are disqualified from acting as a company director under the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986;
  • you have been convicted of a criminal offence, the conviction not being spent for the purposes of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (c. 53);
  • you become subject to a debt relief order or a bankruptcy restrictions order;
  • you fail to declare any conflict of interest.

Conflicts of Interest and Due Diligence 

If you have any interests that might be relevant to the work of the National Lottery Community Fund, and which could lead to a real or perceived conflict of interest if you were to be appointed, please provide details in your application. If you have queries about this and would like to discuss further please contact the Public Appointments Team.

Given the nature of public appointments, it is important that those appointed as members of public bodies maintain the confidence of Parliament and the public. If there are any issues in your personal or professional history that could, if you were appointed, be misconstrued, cause embarrassment, or cause public confidence in the appointment to be jeopardised, it is important that you bring them to the attention of the Advisory Assessment Panel and provide details of the issue(s) in your application. In considering whether you wish to declare any issues, you should also reflect on any public statements you have made, including through social media.

As part of our due diligence checks we will consider anything in the public domain related to your conduct or professional capacity. This will include us undertaking searches of previous public statements and social media, blogs or any other publicly available information. This information may be made available to the Advisory Assessment Panel and they may wish to explore issues with you should you be invited to interview. The information may also be shared with ministers and the Cabinet Office.

Attachments
National Lottery Community Fund - Chair - Annex A and B
Code-of-Conduct-for-Board-Members-of-Public-Bodies
Declaration-of-Conflicts-of-Interest-Form (2)
Diversity-Monitoring-Form
OCPA-Complaints-Procedure-1
Public-Appointments-Privacy-Notice-2020 (2)
NLCF - Chair Role Specification
OCPA Regulated

This post is regulated by The Commissioner for Public Appointments

Aug 062020
 

Chair - British Film Institute (BFI)

Body: British Film Institute (BFI)
Appointing Department: Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Sector: Culture, Media & Sport
Location: London
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: This position is not remunerated.Except for administrative support, travel, and accommodation costs in relation to Board members’ duties.
Time Requirements: The Chair will be expected to be available for up to two days per month, and as required in consultation with the CEO. The ideal candidate will also be able to operate with flexibility and responsiveness when required, as occasionally decisions will be needed with tight timescales (especially when external to the BFI).

Vacancy Description

The screen sectors promote the UK’s cultural capital and values around the world, encourage greater understanding and sense of community across the UK, and are of huge economic importance. The sectors employ over 137,000 people, attract more than £3bn of investment and were worth £7.9bn in GVA in 2016. The BFI sits at the heart of this economic and cultural success story, having both a leading industrial role and a continued focus on the cultural and societal impact of the screen sectors, including being one of the UK’s national collections and a programme operator in its own right. However, this is a moment of unprecedented change and challenge for the organisation, and the wider sector, particularly in managing the impact of Covid-19.

This role is therefore an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who is passionate about the success of the BFI and the wider British film/screen industry, and who has a track record of board leadership, to support the next chapter of British film and the continued success of the screen sectors. The selected Board Chair will be expected to work alongside the recently appointed CEO in shaping and delivering an emerging vision for the sectors’ recovery from Covid-19, and long-term success thereafter. To do so, the selected Board Chair must have achieved leadership stature in the film industry, business, a major charitable or cultural  institution, or government.

The BFI is the UK’s lead organisation for film, television and the moving image

Founded in 1933, the BFI is a registered cultural and education charity governed by Royal Charter that:

  • Curates and presents the greatest international public programme of World Cinema for audiences; in cinemas, at festivals and online;
  • Cares for the BFI National Archive – the most significant film and television archive in the world;
  • Actively seeks out, nurtures, educates and supports the next generation of filmmakers;
  • Works with Government and industry to make the UK the most creatively exciting and prosperous place to make film internationally.
  • Acts as the distributor of National Lottery funds for film.

Looking ahead, the BFI is now over half way through BFI2022, its five-year plan to shape the next chapter for film, television, animation and the moving image, embracing the fast-evolving technological creative arena and post-EU exit world. The BFI2022 strategy is arranged in four sections:

  • Future audiences
  • Future learning and skills
  • Future talent
  • Leadership

It is also underpinned by a wider interpretation of “film” to embrace new forms, a sustained commitment to diversity and inclusion, and a focus on creating more opportunity for everyone across the UK.

In carrying out its duties, the BFI undertakes to:

  • Consider the views of the industry, its audiences and partners;
  • Be efficient, effective and accessible;
  • Be honest, open and accountable for its actions;
  • Provide clear and appropriate information, guidance and feedback;
  • Share and learn best practice.

The Role 

Leadership

  • Providing leadership to the BFI and its Board, ensuring that it has the maximum impact possible and supporting the Chief Executive to deliver the aims and objectives of the BFI;
  • Providing leadership to the organisation as it develops its remit, and particularly during a period of change caused by the COVID-19 outbreak and the UK’s departure from the EU.
  • Supporting the Board and Executive to formulate a vision for the BFI and deliver against this;
  • Ensuring that Board members fulfil their duties and responsibilities for the effective governance of the BFI;
  • Ensuring that the Board operates within its charitable objectives, and provides a clear strategic, economic, and cultural direction for the BFI;
  • As Chair, approving the BFIs annual budget and material business decisions; being informed of, and meeting all, legal and fiduciary responsibilities; and,
  • Reviewing outcomes and key performance indicators created by the BFI for evaluating its impact, and regularly measuring its performance and effectiveness using those indicators.

External Relations 

  • Acting as an ambassador for the organisation;
  • Maintaining close relationships with the Government and with key influencers;
  • Developing, managing and nurturing relationships and communicating with partners and other stakeholders, both across the UK and internationally.

Fundraising 

  • In collaboration with the Chief Executive, generating substantial annual revenue and fostering the BFI’s overall financial health;
  • Ensuring that all of the BFI’s Board members are fully involved in fundraising activity;
  • Identifying and stewarding major individual donors, corporate, and/or foundation gifts.

Governance 

  • Ensure that any statutory or administrative requirements for the use of public funds are complied with, that all expenditure is in accordance with Treasury rules for the management of public money and that the BFI maintains high standards of corporate governance at all times;
  • Ensuring that the governance arrangements are working in the most effective way for the BFI and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS);
  • Assisting DCMS with the recruitment of Board members through the OCPA regulated process;
  • Supporting and developing BFI Board members and assessment of their performance through annual appraisals;
  • Planning, presiding over, and facilitating Board and committee meetings;
  • Championing the BFI’s commitment to Diversity and Inclusion, and its reach to all regions of the United Kingdom.

Relationship with the Chief Executive 

  • Building a strong, effective and supportive working relationship with the Chief Executive, ensuring they are held to account for achieving agreed strategic objectives;
  • Liaising with the Chief Executive to maintain an overview of the BFIs affairs, providing support as necessary;
  • Conducting an annual appraisal and remuneration review for the Chief Executive as Chair of the Remuneration Committee.

Person Specification

Prospective candidates for the role need to be able to demonstrate a commitment to the independence, mission and public purposes of the BFI, as well as demonstrating that they meet a majority of the following criteria to a high degree:

  • Professional experience and accomplishments in the film/screen industry, business, major cultural or charitable institutions, or government;
  • A commitment to and understanding of the BFI’s partners and mission. This will include supporting the work of the BFI2022 five-year plan and looking forward to the next chapter;
  • The ability to lead a Board of Governors and support the leadership of a high-profile organisation by providing strategic guidance and effective challenge;
  • An outstanding track record at senior level, including partnership working, the management of organisations through periods of change and maintaining the highest standards of governance;
  • Excellent diplomatic skills and an affinity for cultivating relationships and persuading, convening, facilitating, and building consensus among diverse individuals;
  • The ability to be an effective public ambassador for BFI;
  • Personal qualities of integrity and credibility, and a passion for film, television and the moving image.

In addition, for those currently employed in the industry, candidates will need to be clear about any potential conflicts of interest between this role and their other professional activities and be able to propose ways to manage conflicts should they arise.

Additional Information

Length of Appointment

The appointment is for up to 4 years.  Re-appointment for a second term may be made, at the discretion of the Secretary of State for the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.

Start Date

It is expected that the new Chair will take up the appointment in Winter 2020.

Type of Appointment

The Secretary of State for the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has formal responsibility for the appointment of the members of the Board.

In line with the ‘The Commissioner for Public Appointments’ Code of Practice for Ministerial Appointments to Public Bodies’ the Secretary of State for the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport will be kept informed of the progress of the public appointments process and will be responsible for the public appointment as the appointing authority.

How to Apply

To apply, please send:

  • a CV;
  • a supporting statement of not more than three sides of A4, providing examples and setting out how you meet the criteria; and,
  • the two Monitoring Forms concerning your personal information and political activity, and the Declaration of Interests Form.

Completed applications should be emailed to: publicappointments@dcms.gov.uk.

Please put ‘BFI Chair’ in the Subject line.

If you have any questions about the appointment process please contact the DCMS Public Appointments Team at publicappointments@dcms.gov.uk.

We aim to process all applications as quickly as possible and to treat all applicants with courtesy. If you have any complaints about the way your application has been handled, please contact publicappointments@dcms.gov.uk.

This process is regulated by the Office of the Commissioner for Public Appointments’ (OCPA’s) Code of Practice. All applicants are expected to have adhered to the Seven Principles of Public Life.

Disability Confident 

We guarantee to interview anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the role. By ‘minimum criteria,’ we mean that you must provide evidence in your application, which demonstrates that you meet the level of competence required under each of the essential criteria.

If you want to apply under this scheme, simply state this in the covering email or letter when submitting your application.

Reasonable Adjustments

If you would like a confidential discussion regarding any reasonable adjustments during the process, please also indicate this in the covering email or letter.

About DCMS

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) helps to drive growth, enrich lives, and promote Britain abroad.

We protect and promote our cultural and artistic heritage and help businesses and communities to grow by investing in innovation and highlighting Britain as a fantastic place to visit. We help to give the UK a unique advantage on the global stage, striving for economic success. DCMS is a ministerial department, supported by 45 agencies and public bodies.

If you are not completely satisfied

We aim to process all applications as quickly as possible and to treat all applicants with courtesy. If you have any complaints about the way your application has been handled, please contact publicappointments@dcms.gov.uk.

Regulated by OCPA

This process is regulated by the Office of the Commissioner for Public Appointments’ (OCPA‘s) Code of Practice. All applicants are expected to have adhered to the Seven Principles of Public Life.

Eligibility Criteria

You cannot be considered for a public appointment if:

  • you become bankrupt or make an arrangement with a creditor
  • your estate has been sequestrated in Scotland or you enter into a debt arrangement programme under Part 1 of the Debt Arrangement and Attachment (Scotland) Act 2002 (asp 17) as the debtor or have, under Scots law, granted a trust deed for creditors;
  • you are disqualified from acting as a company director under the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986;
  • you have been convicted of a criminal offence, the conviction not being spent for the purposes of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (c. 53);
  • you become subject to a debt relief order or a bankruptcy restrictions order;
  • you fail to declare any conflict of interest.

Conflicts of Interest and Due Diligence

If you have any interests that might be relevant to the work of the British Film Institute, and which could lead to a real or perceived conflict of interest if you were to be appointed, please provide details in your application. If you have queries about this and would like to discuss further please contact the Public Appointments Team.

Given the nature of public appointments, it is important that those appointed as members of public bodies maintain the confidence of Parliament and the public. If there are any issues in your personal or professional history that could, if you were appointed, be misconstrued, cause embarrassment, or cause public confidence in the appointment to be jeopardised, it is important that you bring them to the attention of the Advisory Assessment Panel and provide details of the issue(s) in your application. In considering whether you wish to declare any issues, you should also reflect on any public statements you have made, including through social media.

As part of our due diligence checks we will consider anything in the public domain related to your conduct or professional capacity. This will include us undertaking searches of previous public statements and social media, blogs or any other publicly available information. This information may be made available to the Advisory Assessment Panel and they may wish to explore issues with you should you be invited to interview. The information may also be shared with ministers and the Cabinet Office.

Attachments
Code-of-Conduct-for-Board-Members-of-Public-Bodies
Declaration-of-Conflicts-of-Interest-Form (2)
Diversity-Monitoring-Form
OCPA-Complaints-Procedure-1
Public-Appointments-Privacy-Notice-2020 (2)
BFI Chair 2020 - Role and Person Specification.docx
OCPA Regulated

This post is regulated by The Commissioner for Public Appointments

Aug 062020
 

Chair - The Pensions Regulator – Determinations Panel

Recruiter: Hays Executive
Location: Brighton (although it is expected that an increasing number of meetings will continue to be held virtually)
Salary: £900 per day (based on an estimated 40-60 days a year)
Posted: 05 Aug 2020
Closes: 24 Aug 2020
Ref: 3833551
Position/Level: CEO
Responsibilities: Legal
Sector: Government
Contract Type: Permanent
Language: English

The Pensions Regulator (TPR) is the UK regulator of work-based pension schemes. It is empowered by the UK government to regulate and look after the interests of defined benefit (DB) occupational and defined contribution (DC) work-based pension schemes, along with the employer compliance regime for auto-enrolment.

Together with its partners, it is driving up standards of trusteeship and improving savers’ understanding of their situations to create better outcomes in their later life.

The Determinations Panel’s decision making is independent of TPR, operating at arm’s length and reporting to TPR’s Chair. The Panel plays a key role in TPR’s exercise of its statutory functions. It is responsible for making decisions relating to cases where TPR seeks to use certain powers. The Panel has the power to make determinations in relation to a range of activities including scheme funding, imposing fines, appointing, suspending and prohibiting trustees. It has a separately appointed membership and legal support, enabling it to make independent and impartial decisions. It considers all the evidence before it and provides each party with reasonable opportunity to present their case.

This is a compelling time to join the Determinations Panel. Changes to TPR’s scheme funding, information-gathering and anti-avoidance powers has enabled it to be clearer about what it expects from employers in relation to scheme funding, and tougher where a scheme is not getting the funding it needs. Additionally, after successfully authorising existing master trusts in 2018/2019, the Panel will continue to be engaged in a range of new activities such as deciding requests for withdrawal of authorisation and scheme funder exemption requests. These changes to the regulatory setting, combined with a different macro-economic environment, promise an exciting future caseload for the Panel.

The Role

The Chair is responsible for leading the Panel in its approach to its role, as well as providing sound advice and guidance to individual members and its administration support team. The Chair will also take a lead in maintaining good relationships with the leaders of TPR, which includes TPR Chair, CEO and Executive Directors in Frontline Regulation.

Other responsibilities include:

  • Working with other Panel members to reach fair and reasoned decisions, on all matters referred by regulatory case teams to the Panel for decision on the use of powers.
  • Analysing significant and complex data/reports.
  • Sound, consistent and robust decision making across all Panel activities
  • Maintaining an independent, objective perspective.
  • Both provide and receive feedback on the working arrangements within the Pensions Regulator, as they affect the Determinations Panel’s activities.

The Candidate

This is a high profile and demanding post with serious impact. We require an individual with substantial analytical skills as well as demonstrable experience in a senior regulatory, quasi-judicial or judicial decision-making environment. You will also need sound inter-personal skills, capable of being a true mentor to the Panel members (all of whom are very experienced in their own fields) as well as maintaining effective relationships with the leaders of TPR while maintaining the independence of the Panel.

For more information or to apply please visit https://webmicrosites.hays.co.uk/web/tpr-determinations-panel, alternatively contact Andrew Timlin or Simon Winspear at Hays Executive on 020 7259 8743.

Closing Date: 24th August 2020

Aug 052020
 

3 Senior Board posts - Environmental Standards Scotland

Reference: 2781
Remuneration: £300 per day for Chair, £200 per day for Members
Location: Central Belt - some meetings will be held virtually
Closing date: 07 September 2020 at midnight

Scottish Ministers are looking to appoint the first Chair and Members to the Board of Environmental Standards Scotland.

Environmental Standards Scotland

Environmental Standards Scotland will be a new, independent public body established to help uphold Scotland’s high environmental standards.

It is being created in direct response to EU Exit.  At the end of the transition period, the European Commission will no longer have a role in scrutinising public authorities’ environmental performance and compliance with environmental law, including that of the Scottish Government and regulators. Environmental Standards Scotland will fill this governance gap and ensure our high standards of environmental governance are maintained.  It will be responsible for making sure that public authorities in Scotland correctly apply environmental law, and that environmental law in Scotland is effective in protecting nature and our wellbeing.

Environmental Standards Scotland will form an integral part of Scotland’s strategic approach to environmental policy, following EU Exit.  It will be established through legislation, introduced to the Scottish Parliament in June 2020: The UK Withdrawal from the European Union (Continuity) (Scotland) Bill.

The Board

Environmental Standards Scotland will be established, initially, on a non-statutory basis from January 2021.  It will transition to a statutory, independent body over the course of 2021.

The Board will initially comprise of the Chair and two other members.  Once Environmental Standards Scotland becomes established as a statutory organisation, further board appointments are expected.

Members of the Board of Environmental Standards Scotland will shape how the Board performs its role, including by exercising judgement on what information to monitor; selecting environmental concerns for initial review and for detailed investigation; resolving these through agreement with public authorities, where possible; and, highlighting any significant issues to Ministers.

Once the organisation is established on a statutory basis, the Board will be responsible for the development of the organisation’s strategy to set out how it will exercise its functions and powers including appropriate use of its enforcement powers.

The Board will function as the organisation’s governing board, leading it and making decisions about its direction and allocation of resources; priorities for gathering information and monitoring; commissioning research; and operating practices.  It will be supported by an executive team which will include a chief executive; secretariat and investigative resources.  It will also have access to independent advice.

Chair’s role and responsibilities

The Chair will be the first leader of Environmental Standards Scotland and will play the key role in establishing and shaping the organisation and setting the tone of its future relationship with the Scottish Parliament, public institutions and the people of Scotland. The Chair will provide leadership and help the development of how Environmental Standards Scotland operates and transitions from a non-statutory to a statutory body.  It will be an exciting and challenging role. It requires strong strategic leadership skills and ambassadorial qualities including the ability to develop positive relationships and influence at very senior levels. It is likely that you will already have a reputation for leading the set-up of a new organisation or board, with a strong understanding of corporate governance needs and a track record of leading strategic investigations.

The person specification, outlining the essential and desirable criteria, can be found in the Chair application pack in the Additional Information section below.

Members’ role and responsibilities

Members will play a key role in shaping the approach that Environmental Standards Scotland takes to its monitoring, investigation, research and enforcement roles. They will have a unique opportunity to influence the future direction of environmental governance in Scotland. Members will bring their knowledge of environmental law or policy and their abilities to evaluate complex sources of information and deliver sound judgements to the core work of Environmental Standards Scotland. These roles require strong analysis and influencing skills. It is likely that you will already have a reputation for your capacity to take a holistic view of strategic environmental issues, based on a strong evidence base, and effectively promote your views to others.

The person specification, outlining the essential and desirable criteria, can be found in the Member application pack in the Additional Information section below.

Eligibility

Eligibility criteria are set out in the application packs.

Time commitment

In initial months, the Chair may spend up to 8-10 days a month on Environmental Standards Scotland business. As the organisation becomes established, this is expected to reduce to up to 4 days per month.

Members are expected to devote about 2 days per month to Environmental Standards Scotland business although, in the early stages, more time may be required.

It is expected that the Board will convene for the first time in late November or early December 2020.

Length of term

Appointments are expected to last between two and four years, with the possibility of extension. The term of initial appointments will be discussed with successful candidates, taking into account personal preferences and the needs of the Board.  The combined length of terms cannot exceed eight years.

Both appointments and reappointments to Environmental Standards Scotland are subject to Parliamentary approval.

How to apply

To apply, please send:

  1. A letter, of not more than 1000 words, providing evidence to demonstrate how you meet the essential criteria and skill requirements for the role, as described in the Application Packs.
  2. A  CV (not longer than two sides of A4), detailing roles and experience relevant to this appointment
  3. A completed application form with your personal details, declaration, three referees and interview date preferences.
  4. A completed equalities monitoring form. All information will be treated in the strictest confidence, in line with the principles GDPR Articles 6(1) (c) and (e), which are the lawful bases for processing, and GDPR Article 9 (2) (b) so we can comply with a legal obligation which is the condition for processing.

You must demonstrate clearly the evidence required to show how you meet the essential criteria, as the content of the letter and your CV will be the evidence that determines whether or not you are shortlisted for the interview stage.

Further information is provided in the relevant application pack.

To complete your application, all four documents (Letter of application; CV; application form, and Equalities Monitoring form) should be submitted to: applications@environmentalstandards.scot.

The closing date is 7 September 2020.

Accessibility

Accessibility to public appointments is a fundamental requirement and the public appointments process promotes, demonstrates and upholds equality of opportunity for all applicants. The Scottish Government will always give consideration to disability-related reasonable adjustments that an applicant might request to enable them to demonstrate their merit and participate fully in the selection process. If you require any of the application pack documentation in an alternative format, please contact Freephone 0300 244 1898 or public.appointments@gov.scot.

Scottish Ministers appoint on merit and are committed to diversity and equality, and, value very highly the benefits of having different points of view and experiences on our Boards.  Accordingly, we hope to receive applications from a wide range of talented people irrespective of their religion or belief, gender, age, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, ethnic origin, political belief, relationship status or caring responsibilities. The Scottish Ministers particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented on the Boards of Scotland’s public bodies, such as women, disabled people, ethnic minorities and people aged under 50.

Additional information

All applications will be acknowledged on receipt

It is expected that all interviews will be held virtually, using a suitable technology platform.

Application Information

Please note that this is not a regulated public appointment, therefore the Public Appointments Team are unable to answer any queries in relation to this vacancy*, please contact applications@environmentalstandards.scot

* If you require any of the application pack documentation in an alternative format, please contact Freephone 0300 244 1898 or public.appointments@gov.scot

Aug 052020
 

2 Associate Non-Executive Directors - The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

We are seeking two Associate Non-executive Directors with experience of engaging with the diverse social, economic and cultural groups served by the Trust and also senior level experience of transformational change (Post 1) and/or the adoption of innovations (Post 2).

The opportunity

There are vacancies for two Associate Non-executive Directors (NEDs) at The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (LTHT). 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.

The Associate NED role is used successfully in the NHS to support Board succession strategy and achieving a balance of Board level skills. Although Associate NEDs take full part in all aspects of Board work including as members of board sub committees the only difference from a full NED being, they do not participate in any formal vote at Board.

The successful candidates for the Associate role will be appointed by the Trust but may also be considered for appointment as a NED of the Board in future, should a vacancy arise, and they have the appropriate skills.

Essential Criteria

You will need to have a genuine commitment to patients and the promotion of excellent health care services. It is likely that you will have senior level experience gained in a complex situations and organisations.

Leeds and its surrounding areas have a rich background of cultures and LTHT is committed to ensuring their organisation reflects this at all levels. For either role LTHT wants to seek people who have experience of engaging with the diverse social, economic and cultural groups served by the Trust, particularly the black, Asian and minority ethnic communities. This may have been gained through links with the voluntary or not for profit sectors, community involvement or business initiatives.

Whatever your background, LTHT is interested in your ability to add to the existing board members’ life experience and bring personal insights into one or more of the following:

Other areas the Trust is looking to increase the skills of organisation and board are:

Role one: experience of the design and implementation of transformational change at scale, delivering improvements in service quality and delivery

Role two: experience of the adoption of innovations at pace

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.

Applicants should either have strong connections with the Leeds area or the ability to travel to Leeds.

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 (N2210)
    PDF, 395.7 KB
    This is a comprehensive information pack for candidates, which explains the requirements to undertake the roles, as well as details of how to apply and information about the trust.
  • Monitoring form (N2210)
    DOCX, 151.8 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 of receipt of applications 10 September 2020 at 11.00 am
  • Preliminary interviews 16, 18 and 21 September 2020
  • Panel shortlisting 22 September 2020
  • Interview date (via Microsoft Teams) 30 September 2020
  • LTHT Board Strategy session (two days) 15 & 16 October 2020 (successful candidates will be included in these critical sessions)
  • Proposed start date October / November 2020

* Read the information pack to find out how to apply and forward your completed application to NHSI.Chairsandneds@nhs.net

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 Linda Pollard, the Chair of the Trust, please contact Joy Murphy on 0113 206 4326 or email joy.murphy1@nhs.net
    GatenbySanderson are helping us to identify potential candidates, for a confidential discussion about these posts, please contact Robin Staveley or Julia St Clair on 0113 205 6097 or robin.staveley@gatenbysanderson.com
  • NHS England / NHS Improvement – for general enquiries contact Miriam Walker on 0300 123 2059 or by emailing miriam.walker@nhs.net
  • More information is available at www.ltht-future.com and on the Trust’s website, including the Trust's Annual Report. An interview with Dr Linda Pollard, Chair of the Trust, talking about these roles is available to view at https://we.tl/t-7ZKPobztyK.

Aug 042020
 

Non-Executive Board Member - Dover Harbour Board

Recruiter: Odgers Berndtson
Location: Dover, Kent
Salary: £26,500 per annum
Posted: 02 Aug 2020
Closes: 28 Aug 2020
Ref: 76304
Job Function: Board Member
Industry: Other

The Port of Dover is Europe’s busiest ferry port, a vital international gateway for the movement of people and trade. It is an award-winning cruise port, the second busiest in England, and hosts some of the world’s most prestigious cruise lines. It has a shared vision to protect and enhance short and long-term port capacity for the nation, whilst becoming a catalyst for the regeneration of Dover. Welcoming 11 million passengers travelling in 2.0 million tourist vehicles, and 2.4 million freight vehicles, the Port handles up to £119bn of trade each year.

The Port of Dover has international significance in providing a gateway to the UK; its ability to support a resilient cross-Channel service is of both national and international importance. The port also operates as a highly successful commercial enterprise locally, supporting around 22,000 local jobs. It has, through development of its operations and continual investment, been able to future proof its existing facilities and plan for future demand.

The Port of Dover is a Trust Port, controlled by the Dover Harbour Board (DHB). Trust Ports are autonomous bodies created by Acts of Parliament and are controlled by an independent board. They are not Government-owned and have no shareholders. Surpluses are reinvested into the port for the benefit of the stakeholders of the port. The stakeholders are all those using the port, employees of the port, the local community and all those individuals, organisations and groups having an interest in the operation of the port.

Dover Harbour Board currently consists of seven Non-Executive Members, one of whom is appointed as the Board Chairman, and two Executive Members (Chief Executive, and the Chief Financial Officer and Infrastructure Director ). Of the current seven Non-Executive Board Members, the Chairman and two Non-Executive Board Members are Department for Transport (DfT) Ministerial appointees; and the remaining four are Dover Harbour Board appointees with two being Community Directors, holding special knowledge and experience of the position of the port within the local community and economy.

The board is looking to appoint a Non-Executive Board Member who:

  • has previously gained wide and relevant experience at senior levels in organisations of comparable complexity, profile and prominence to Dover Harbour Board. Those organisations should be of good standing and espouse the principles of good corporate governance.
  • has company board or equivalent experience and a good understanding and appreciation of business and government issues in Kent and the South East.
  • displays outstanding interpersonal and communication skills
  • is highly respected within their sector and is able to engender the confidence of their peers
  • has the ability to formulate and discuss strategic subjects in a board room environment in a coherent and structured way
  • can contribute effectively and constructively challenge in group discussions involving a wide range of subject matter and people, including technical specialists and professionals
  • has sufficient scope and availability to attend Board meetings, Committee meetings and additional forum meetings as required
  • is committed to working as part of a team which is engaged and ambitious for the Port

For the full information pack, including details of how to apply, please visit: www.odgers.com/76304

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Friday 28 August 2020.

Aug 042020
 

Non-Executive Director  - Hull University Students' Union

Business / Organisation Name: Hull University Students' Union
Business / Organisation Sector: Not-for-Profit
Business / Organisation Website: https://hulluniunion.com
Business / Organisation Type: Charity or Not-for-Profit
Role Title: Non-Executive Director
Remuneration: Expenses only

Volunteer Non-Executive Director, H.U.U. Services Limited

H.U.U. Services Limited is the wholly owned company of Hull University Students' Union (HUSU) - a registered charity and student led organisation at the heart of the University. We provide services and social and recreational activities for all students at the University, which support the core objectives of our parent charity, the Union.

Our Board of Trustees govern Hull University Students' Union, and the Board of Non-Executive Directors govern H.U.U. Services Limited. They develop and set the business plan, including budgets for approval by the Board of Trustees. The Board of Directors ensure organisational compliance in all areas of legislation, policy and procedures. The Board is made up of two Trustees from the Charity Board, and four Volunteer Non-Executive Directors,

The Board of Directors meets a minimum of four times a year. Directors are encouraged to spend time in the Students’ Union when they can - attend events and get to know our students and staff and how we work. Directors are also invited to attend activities throughout the year including the awards ceremonies, fundraising and sports events. This is an unpaid role, but travel expenses and all out-of-pocket expenses in connection with the Trustee role will be reimbursed.

We are looking for individuals with skills in areas including the hospitality industry, legal, and HR - with the ability to influence strategic direction and business planning.

Experience of the students’ union movement, charity, or HE sectors, or a membership organisation would be an advantage. We are particularly interested to hear from applicants who have good personal local networks within Hull, and who live locally or within the Yorkshire area.

A comprehensive induction and training programme will be provided.

Application Details

Application forms and details can be found at: https://hulluniunion.com/about-us/work-with-us/vned

Interviews will take place week commencing 17th August 2020. Successful applicants will be appointed by the Appointments & Governance Committee on behalf of the Trustee Board and may serve for a term of up to three years with the option of a second term.

We hope to welcome our new Directors to their first Board meeting in September 2020.

If you would like to discuss any aspect of this role with a member of HUSU's Senior Management Team please email huu-execsupport@hull.ac.uk or ring 01482 462108 to arrange a phone call.

Closing Date: 14/08/2020
Contact Name: Executive Support Team
Contact Telephone: 01482 462108
Contact Email: huu-execsupport@hull.ac.uk

Aug 032020
 

Members - Edinburgh College Board of Management

Reference: 2778
Remuneration: Non-remunerated
Location: Edinburgh, City of
Closing date: 05 August 2020 at midnight

The Edinburgh College Board of Management currently seeks to fill two non-executive vacancies by 22 September 2020.

We are looking for individuals with a strong commitment to changing lives and an understanding of the value of education. You will be part of a dynamic and influential Board following a period of considerable change and emerging opportunity for Edinburgh and its students. We are particularly looking to attract candidates with experience of:

  • relevant education;
  • industry, commerce, finance, the third sector, local authorities or trade unions; or,
  • the region (or part of it) and its needs.

The College would also welcome applications from individuals with relevant expertise in the following areas: (i) Human Resources and Organisational Development; and/or, (ii) Relevant aspects of Scots Law (including contract and commercial law).

Applications are encouraged from groups currently under-represented on Scotland's public bodies.

Time Commitment: During the first year of appointment it is anticipated you may need to devote an average of 1.5 days per month.

Remuneration: All Non-Executive roles are non-remunerated. Incidental expenses will be reimbursed.

Appointment details: Appointments to the Board of Management will come into effect from 22 September 2020, following approval from the Cabinet Secretary for Further Education, Higher Education and Science.

The appointment will be for a period up to 4 years, with the possibility of re-appointment subject to evidence of effective performance and to satisfying the requirements of the person specification for the role at the time of re-appointment.

Interviews: Interviews will be held remotely on 26 August 2020.

Further Information: If you would like to find out more about the role, you are welcome to contact the Clerk to the Board and Governance Advisor, Marcus Walker on Tel. 0131 297 9326, or by emailing Marcus.Walker@edinburghcollege.ac.uk

Full details of the criteria to be met for the positions are contained in the person specification, which forms part of the application pack and can be found here: https://www.myjobscotland.gov.uk/education/edinburgh-college/jobs/appointment-members-edinburgh-college-board-management-191763

Aug 032020
 

NExT Director scheme - supporting tomorrow's non-executives

non-executive directorThe programme matches people who want to be NHS non-executives with trusts so that they can learn first-hand about the challenges and opportunities associated with being a non-executive director in the NHS today.

The opportunity

There is emphatic evidence that diverse boards make the best decisions. We want to take positive action to increase the diversity of our talent pool of people who want be NHS non-executives so that they can learn first-hand about the challenges and opportunities associated with being a non-executive director in the NHS today.

The NExT Director Scheme is a development programme created and designed to help find and support the next generation of talented people from groups who are currently under-represented on our NHS boards into these important non-executive roles. It focuses particularly on supporting people from local BAME communities and disabled people with senior level experience into board level roles in the NHS. People with other protected characteristics will also be considered for placements.

We undertook a board diversity survey in 2017 and established a baseline set of figures for NHS provider board diversity which highlighted the work needed to achieve the ‘50:50 by 2020’ target for gender balanced boards, the significant gaps in BAME representation in comparison to local populations and workforce, and the lack of representation of those declaring a disability.

Placements

The 12-month programme gives successful candidates a unique insight into the role and responsibilities of being an NHS non-executive director by supporting senior people in bridging knowledge gaps, for example by helping them with:

  • Operating at board level
  • Transitioning from executive to non-executive roles
  • Board level exposure in an organisation of huge size and complexity
  • Understanding NHS structures and accountability, how the money flows, who the key partners are, where all the regulators fit and the board’s role in quality and safety

Individual NExT Directors will be offered a placement with a provider trust in their area for up to 12 months, depending on each individual’s rate of progression. This will provide the opportunity to learn first-hand about the challenges and opportunities associated with being a non-executive director in the NHS today.

Suggest a candidate

We're now working to identify potentially suitable candidates for the scheme. Do you know someone who you think has what it takes to be a non-executive director in the NHS and has the motivation to commit to a placement as a NExT Director?

If you would like to suggest a candidate please email Keely Howard, Resourcing and Appointments Development Manager keely.howard1@nhs.net

Host a placement

NHS provider chairs are really supportive of the NExT Director Scheme, and many trusts have already signed up and are offering support to placements.

Could you and your trust take part in the scheme by hosting one or two NExT Director placements?

Participating trusts will be asked to offer a range of development support including:

  • Access to board and committee meetings and papers as appropriate, including an opportunity to review and analyse meetings to learn with board members
  • The assignment of an experienced non-executive director mentor for the period to help shape the individual’s personal programme and provide regular feedback and advice
  • Opportunities to shadow key senior staff and meet staff and patient groups
  • A comprehensive local induction programme based on your offer to new substantive non-executives and access to the same training and networking opportunities available to them
  • The opportunity to learn and contribute to the full range of your trust’s organisational challenges, leadership styles and governance structures

If you would like to host a placement please email Carolyn May, Head of Non-Executive Talent and Appointments Team carolyn.may3@nhs.net or Ness Clarke, Senior Non-executive Development Manager ness.clarke@nhs.net

Current chair and non-executive vacancies

View all current vacancies

We’re always on the lookout for talented people for our chair and non-executive director (NED) roles. If you or someone you know has the skills and experience necessary to be an effective chair or non-executive director, please contact us at nhsi.chairsandneds@nhs.net.

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