Debbie Wright

Dec 062019

Members - Community Justice Scotland

Appointment of Members to the Board of Community Justice Scotland (CJS)Community Justice Scotland (“CJS”) is the public body that supports the delivery of robust and effective community justice services in Scotland.

What is Community Justice?Community justice describes a wide range of services which aim to reduce the use of imprisonment, especially ineffective short-term imprisonment, and prevent and reduce reoffending, with the ultimate aim of reducing further victimisation and damage to individuals, families and communities. This includes the provision of community alternatives to imprisonment (e.g. community sentences), and wider support services which address the underlying causes of offending behaviour (e.g. mental health problems, substance misuse etc).

In order to support successful delivery of community justice in Scotland, it is essential that CJS works closely with all community justice partners including local authorities, NHS Board, Police, Scottish Prison Service and the third sector. Building strong, positive relationships with partners at a strategic level is critical in delivering our shared aims of reducing reoffending and reducing the use of imprisonment.

Changing public attitudes and understanding of community justice is essential if we are to see a shift towards greater use of preventative measures which better address the underlying causes of offending behaviour and, in particular, a greater use of community alternatives to custody. In order to do that we must also build confidence in community justice services – amongst the public, sentencers and wider public services. We need a clear public narrative about community justice: what it is, what it means for communities, families and individuals and how it supports wider public safety – owned and shared by all community justice partners.

Scottish Ministers are looking to appoint 2 new Board Members who bring another perspective and enthusiasm to add to the excellent mix of skills already on the Board. These two roles are very different in terms of skills and experience as set out below. Each appointment is an opportunity to make a difference in communities across Scotland, changing lives for the better and improving safety for all.

The Roles

Role 1 requires robust partnership working and strong local and national leadership. We are looking for someone who understands the landscape that community justice services operate in and has experience of working at senior level with local authorities and partners in wider public and third sectors. This role has a focus on informing the Board's consideration of how to continue to build positive relationships with community justice partners to support delivery of the National Community Justice Strategy for Scotland.

Applicants will be expected to demonstrate evidence of the following criteria:

  • Experience of enhancing positive relationships with local authorities and partners
  • Working cooperatively and collaboratively
  • Analysis and decision making
  • Governance
  • Seeing the ‘bigger picture'

Role 2 is specifically aimed at improving understanding of and building confidence in community justice services. We are looking for applicants with experience of developing and delivering public awareness campaigns, or campaigns which aim to change public attitudes and perspectives. Experience in community justice is not essential as subject matter expertise will be provided by Community Justice Scotland, and wider partners. This role has a focus on informing the Board's consideration of how best to develop and support public messaging on community justice with the aim of building confidence in these services.

Applicants will be expected to demonstrate evidence of the following criteria:

  • Experience of developing and implementing a public communications and engagement strategy which informed and influenced attitudes and understanding.
  • Working cooperatively and collaboratively
  • Constructive and supportive challenge
  • Analysis and decision making
  • Seeing the ‘bigger picture'

Remuneration and Time Commitment

This position attracts a remuneration rate of £226 per day and you will be expected to give a commitment of up to 20 days a year.

Further Information

An application information pack and full details on how to apply for the role can be found via the link below. If you experience any difficulties accessing our website, please contact Scottish Government Public Appointments, on Freephone 0300 244 1898 by email at

Closing date for completed applications is midnight 6 January 2020.

Scottish Ministers particularly welcome applications from groups currently under-represented on the Boards of Scotland's public bodies, such as women, disabled people, ethnic minorities and people aged under 50.

Accessibility to public appointments is a fundamental requirement and the public appointments process promotes, demonstrates and upholds equality of opportunity and treatment to all applicants. The Scottish Government will always give consideration to disability-related reasonable adjustments that an applicant might request to enable them to meet the person specification and participate fully in the selection process. If you require any of the application pack documentation in an alternative format, please contact Scottish Government Public Appointments on Freephone 0300 244 1898 or by email at

Appointed on merit; committed to diversity and equality.

Application Information

How to apply

Application will be by letter supported by a tailored cv/career history and basic application form that captures your personal details, declarations, career history and equalities monitoring information. What you put in your letter will be the key evidence that determines whether or not you will be shortlisted for interview. Additional evidence from interview will then determine how you progress through assessment stage/s and ultimately to appointment. You must, therefore, demonstrate clearly the evidence required in the letter to show how you meet the priority quality/skills for Post 1 or Post 2 at this stage. Please do not substitute a CV for the completed letter of application as a CV will not be considered on its own.

In your letter of application you should provide evidence showing clearly how you meet one of the following criteria:

Post 1 - “Experience of enhancing positive relationships with local authorities and partners.”


Post 2 - “Experience of developing and implementing a public communications and engagement strategy which informed and influenced attitudes and understanding.”

You should provide clear and succinct evidence about how you have demonstrated the skills sought during your career or from your personal experiences. If providing examples, you should choose the ones which best demonstrate to the selection panel what it is you did and what specifically about your approach affected the outcome. The selection panel will not make assumptions about your examples so it is important you take the time to ensure that the information you are providing in respect of your application fully demonstrates how you meet the required competencies. You may be asked to expand on your answers if you are shortlisted for interview so it is a good idea to retain a copy of your letter of application.

The letter containing the evidence requested must be accompanied by the application form that contains your personal details, declaration, a career history and equalities monitoring information. The basic application form is available to download below and should be emailed with the completed letter to by midnight on 6 January 2020. Letters without the accompanying application form will not be considered.

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Dec 062019

3 Non-Executive Directors – NHS Blood and Transplant

non-executive directorRecruiter: Department of Health & Social Care
Location: London (Central), London (Greater)
Salary: Remuneration will be £7,883 per annum for a time commitment of 2 to 3 days per month
Posted: 04 Dec 2019
Closes: 17 Dec 2019
Ref: VAC-1678
Job Function: Non Executive Director
Industry: Public, Central Government
Position Type: Part time

The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care is looking to appoint three Non-Executive Directors to NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT).

NHSBT is responsible for the provision of a reliable, efficient supply of blood to hospitals in England, and associated services to the wider NHS. It is also the organ donation organisation for the UK and is responsible for matching and allocating donated organs.

As a Non-Executive Director, you will work with the Chair; non-executives; and the Chief Executive and her Executive team to govern the activities of NHSBT. With them you will share the corporate responsibility for the decisions of the Board and the performance of the organisation.

To be considered you must be able to demonstrate that you have the qualities, skills and experience to meet all the essential criteria for appointment.

Furthermore, you should be to demonstrate how your skills and experience can be used to the benefit of NHSBT, in one or more of the following areas:

  • a clinician, working in the field of organ donation and transplantation
  • an experienced scientist, who can bring relevant expertise in science/
  • science research to support the development of NHSBT and its services
  • a strong track record in communications, marketing and working collaboratively with others to deliver successful outcomes

Remuneration will be £7,883 per annum for a time commitment of 2 to 3 days per month. The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care determines the length of appointment, which may be for up to a maximum of 3 years.

For more information, please visit the Public Appointments website:

If you require an alternative format please call Sally Brough-Hirst on 0113 254 6138 quoting the reference VAC-1678.

The closing date for applications is midday on 17 December 2019​. The Department of Health and Social Care values and promotes diversity and encourages applications from all sections of the community.

Dec 052019

5 Non-Executive Directors - NHS Lincolnshire CCG

There are vacancies for five Non-executive Directors of NHS Lincolnshire CCG. This is an exceptional opportunity to share your talents and expertise to make a positive difference to the lives of people in your community.

In Lincolnshire our four NHS clinical commissioning groups (CCGs - East, South, South-West and West) have been working increasingly closer together; joining up our approach to purchasing healthcare services for the nearly 800,000 people who live within the county. Since April this year we have had a single Chief Officer leading the four organisations and in October our Regulator, NHS England/Improvement, agreed in principle to a formal merger of the four CCGs to create a new organisation, NHS Lincolnshire CCG, from April 2020. NHS Lincolnshire CCG will have an annual revenue budget of approximately £1.3bn and employ over 200 staff.

We are ambitious for the future of the health and care system in Lincolnshire and for the health of the population we serve. While there are undoubtedly significant challenges to address, we have an exciting agenda to transform care across the county and the creation of NHS Lincolnshire CCG provides an opportunity to accelerate progress.

The fourth largest county in England, Lincolnshire is a predominantly rural health economy, covering almost 6,000 square kilometres. While the county as a whole has a deprivation score (measured by the Indices of Multiple Deprivation) that is close to the England average, there are three local authority areas where the deprivation score is considerably higher than both the county and national average: Lincoln to the west and East Lindsey and Boston to the east.

As a county-wide organisation, we aim to take a system leadership role in Lincolnshire and to work effectively with partners across the system to deliver our ambitious collective vision of improving the health and wellbeing of the population we serve, reducing health inequalities and improving quality of care.

To help us on the next stage of this journey we are now looking to appoint five Non-executive Directors to join our board. These Non-Executives will have significant board-level experience and a track record of working well in teams to deliver continuous improvement. Strong communication and strategic skills are essential, as is the capacity to provide constructive challenge and support to board colleagues.

We are keen to consider people from the broadest possible backgrounds with a particular interest in those with experience in finance, integration, HR& OD, partnership working and digital/technology, alongside governance and public/patient involvement.

If you would like to learn more, please contact our recruitment partners Rhiannon Smith and Jenny Adrian at Hunter Healthcare on 0207 9354570 or email them at

Candidate Information Pack

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    This is a comprehensive information pack for candidates, which explains the requirements to undertake the role, as well as details of how to apply.

Dec 052019

Chair - West College Scotland

West College Scotland is looking for a new chair of the board which is a paid role. This is a great opportunity to make a difference to the lives of people in West Scotland and applications from individuals of under-represented groups are particularly welcome. Board experience is required and applicants need to demonstrate strategic leadership, governance and accountability and an ability to work collaboratively. The closing date is 11th December for applications.

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Public Appointment: Challenge and change in Scotland’s colleges - Appointment of Chair to West College Scotland

Do you want to help make a difference to the lives of people in West Scotland? With 28,000 students, 1,200 staff and turnover of over £65 million West College Scotland is the second largest regional college in Scotland based over 3 campuses. Their vision is based on the premise that vocational education and training can transform people's lives.

Scottish Ministers are appointing a new Chair to West College Scotland. The appointment will be for up to four years from 3 March 2020.

Role and responsibilities:

As Chair, you will establish impactful leadership of the Board ensuring that it fulfils its duties, roles and responsibilities, including those as an employer. You will work in partnership with employers and other regional stakeholders to focus on providing opportunities which meet demand in key industry sectors within the region and beyond; ensure the College develops the right skills and positive attitudes within its student cohort to support the needs of local, regional and national employers, and ensure that West College plays a key role in supporting inclusive economic growth across the region.

You must already have board experience and be able to demonstrate experience, knowledge and expertise in all of the following:

  • Impactful Strategic Leadership
  • Impactful Governance and Accountability which delivers results
  • Working collectively and collaboratively

Length of appointment:

The appointment will be for up to four years with the possibility of reappointment subject to evidence of effective performance and satisfying the skills and knowledge required at the time of reappointment and beyond.

Time commitment:

It is anticipated that you will devote up to 2 days per week to performing your functions as and when required, up to a maximum of 104 days per year. Whilst the majority of Board meetings will take place in the local area, you will be required to attend meetings, representing the board, in other venues across Scotland from time to time. Your time will mainly be spent attending meetings, reading documents, evening and weekend events and contributing to national debate and policy development relating to post-16 learning, as well as keeping abreast of the wider skills and enterprise context to address sector wide opportunities and challenges.

Remuneration and Expenses:

The daily remuneration rate for this position is £265, up to a maximum total fee of £27,560 per financial year.


You will be based at Abercorn Centre, Paisley Campus Board Meetings are rotated between campuses.

For further information and to apply, please see:

The closing date for applications is midnight on 11 December 2019.

Dec 052019

2 Non-Executive Directors - Falmouth MAT

Recruiter: Academy Ambassadors
Location: Falmouth, Cornwall (GB)
Salary: Unpaid/voluntary
Posted: 03 Dec 2019
Closes: 17 Dec 2019
Ref: Falmouth Multi-Academy Trust (MAT)
Position/Level: Board
Responsibilities: Accounting, Finance
Sector: Education
Contract Type: Voluntary / Trustee

About the trust

Currently, Falmouth MAT oversees the education provision of circa 1,777 Nursery to Secondary aged pupils. The trust has a combined annual income of circa £8m and 300 employees.

King Charles Primary School received an Ofsted inspection outcome of ‘Good’ in 2014 and St Francis CofE Primary received an outcome of ‘Outstanding’ in 2012; however, Falmouth School was judged as ‘inadequate with serious weaknesses’ at its most recent inspection in May 2019. Since then the board has overseen a change in leadership with a new Interim CEO starting in post on 18 November 2019 and a number of other key appointments including a new, School Improvement Partner and a new, full-time SENDCo wef January 2020 to increase leadership capacity and support from external expertise. The trust board’s membership has also been refreshed and proactive in addressing the identified improvement priorities alongside working with the Department for Education to find a new academy sponsor to secure long-term stability and certainty for pupils, parents and staff. N.B. This means that this board opportunity is for a time limited period only and expected to end no later than 31 August 2020.

Plans for the future

The trust recently published a statement to parents/carers from the Chair of Trustees, on behalf of the Board as part of the Weekly Newsletter dated 1 November which can be viewed at the end of:

The trust aims to continue engaging with all stakeholders to oversee the smooth transition of all three academies, their respective pupils and staff, into a new academy sponsor no later than 1 September 2020.

Trust ethos & values

At the core of the trust is the ethos is ‘putting our Learners first’, enabling pupils and adults to flourish so that all pupils achieve their best. At this basis of this are their core values: ‘Aspire, achieve, respect and enrich’. Each school has its own individuality but work together to improve the life chances of the young people of the Falmouth area. They seek to improve learning experiences, assessment, professional development of staff and governors, cost effectiveness, as well as access to shared expertise and specialist resources.

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 core functions of their role are: ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction; holding executive leaders to account for the educational and financial performance of a charitable company funded by the public purse.

The board of trustees manages the business of the academy trust and may exercise all the powers of the trust in compliance with its charitable objects, 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.

In the interests of safeguarding, all trustee appointments would be subject to an enhanced disclosure and barring service check.

Person specification

Every trustee is expected to abide by the trust’s code of conduct and the seven principles of public life set out by Lord Nolan: selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership.

The Competency Framework for Governance (DfE) 2017 details the knowledge, skills and behaviours required for effective governance:

The strategic expertise required for NED role 1 includes:

  • Essential (due to multiple roles, candidates may be accepted who possess one or more of the skills below)
    • CFO/ Finance/Qualified Accountant
    • Corporate Governance
  • Desirable
    • Audit
    • Safeguarding
    • Previous experience as a non-executive trustee or company director

The strategic expertise required for NED role 2 includes:

  • Essential (due to multiple roles, candidates may be accepted who possess one or more of the skills below)
    • Change Management
    • Restructure/Turnaround
    • Corporate Governance
  • Desirable
    • Safeguarding
    • Corporate Communications
    • Previous experience as a non-executive trustee or company director

Time commitment

1.5 days per month minimum. The board usually meets on a termly basis but, due to the planned change in strategic direction, additional meetings will be convened to manage urgent business as required.

Location of board meetings and trust website

The Board usually meets at Falmouth School TR11 4LH on Friday mornings but may elect to rotate some meetings to other trust academies also located in Falmouth.

Governance structure

Background on academy trusts

Academy schools, which are charities run independently of local authority control, now account for 69% of secondary schools and 33% 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 900 multi academy trusts of 3+ 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.

“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 (2019)

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: 10 January 2020

Dec 042019

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

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

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

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

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

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

What to expect?

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

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

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

Course Leader: David Doughty CDir FIoD

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Dec 042019

Non-Executive Director - Games Workshop

Recruiter: Games Workshop
Location: Nottingham
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 28 Nov 2019
Closes: 28 Dec 2019
Ref: UK_00632
Contact: Games Workshop Limited
Job Function: Non-Executive Director
Industry: Engineering / Manufacturing, Finance, Retail / FMCG
Position Type: Permanent

About the Job

Do you want to make an active contribution as a Non-Executive Director to this unique, vertically integrated, global business?

Could you contribute at board level to this Stock Exchange listed company's constant drive for improved products, performance and shareholder returns?

Games Workshop has been making the finest fantasy miniatures in the world, for 40 years. We have over 500 retail stores in 23 countries, as well as trade sales teams selling to over 4000 independent retailers worldwide. Our head office in Lenton, Nottingham is home to our global service centre with all of the functions needed to keep a £250m+ public company running - IT, HR & Finance to name a few.

We are looking for a Non-Executive Director who will always put the Company's interest first, who can bring an open mind and considered good judgment to the boardroom whilst supporting the executive team. We would be particularly interested in candidates who have recent, relevant financial experience.

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.

Working at Games Workshop

Games Workshop is a business with a strong internal culture. We have a definite set of ideas, beliefs and ways of doing business. We believe that how you behave does matter, therefore, we believe that attitudes - such as honesty and integrity - are even more important than skills. We will happily teach you the skills needed for many roles if you bring a great attitude to your work.

We believe that everybody in the company should be continually making things better for our customers, whether this is by providing ever better products or delivering ever greater service. We are hard working, committed and cheerful. Above all, we try to put the needs of the business first in our decision-making.

We have a strong culture of personal development at Games Workshop and there are many resources and opportunities for both personal and professional development. If the way you behave at work and the attitudes you display fit with ours, it is highly likely you will be successful, well rewarded and happy. You can read more about Games Workshop's business culture at

Other Essential Information

Closing Date: Applications must be received by midnight, UK time, on Sunday 22 December 2019.

If your application is successful, you must be available for an interview on 21 January 2020, in Nottingham.

How to Apply

If you wish to apply you must send us a letter or a video telling us why you want this role.

This is a great opportunity for you to let us know that you understand what we are looking for. Please include an up-to-date CV to support your application.

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Dec 042019

Trustees - Sue Ryder Council

Location: London and Various
Date Posted: 02/12/2019
Closing Date: 08/01/2020
Pro Bono

Sue Ryder supports people through the most difficult times of their lives. Whether that’s a terminal illness, the loss of a loved one or a neurological condition – we’re there when it matters. Our doctors, nurses and carers give people the compassion and expert care they need to help them live the best life they possibly can.

Halfway through an ambitious five year strategic plan, we have embarked on significant expansion and development of end-of-life care services, and the repositioning and growth of our neurological services. We are developing a new state-of-the-art neurological care centre in Preston to open in 2020 and a new specialist care centre in Aberdeen. We have also launched a cultural programme to ensure all our staff and volunteers are empowered, mobilised and fulfilled by their experience of being part of Sue Ryder and able to contribute effectively.

We are looking to add to our Trustee Council and currently seek senior individuals with board level experience, one of whom will bring expertise of commercial property, leasing and development. The other Trustee will be a senior health leader who will bring a deep and strategic understanding of the health system in the UK, how care is commissioned as well as knowledge of the wider health policy environment.

New Trustees will be of an exceptional calibre, will bring extensive experience, strong insight and a deep commitment to Sue Ryder’s mission and vision.

Reflecting the diverse communities that we are proud to serve, Sue Ryder is very much committed to widening the diversity of its leadership and board. We actively and warmly encourage applications therefore from a broad and deep range of backgrounds and experiences.

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to the Sue Ryder on this appointment. For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit using reference UAHAV. Alternatively telephone +44 (0)20 7227 0880 (during office hours).

Applications should be received by noon on Wednesday 8th January.

Dec 042019

Non-Executive Director Corporate Services -The University of Sheffield

Location: Sheffield
Date Posted: 02/12/2019
Closing Date: 13/01/2020


Ranked 13th in the UK and 75th in the world by the QS World University Rankings, we are home to a truly global and diverse community of over 29,000 students and the only University listed in The Sunday Times 100 Best Not-For-Profit Organisations to Work For.

Our Professional Services team play a vital role in supporting our exciting academic mission and you can therefore play an essential part in our future when you join us as Executive Director of Corporate Services. As a member of the University Executive Board, you will oversee the coordination of eight key professional service departments, inspiring a culture of innovation and continuous improvement across a newly created portfolio. Working closely with academic colleagues and the Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor, you will play a critical role in helping shape the future of our institution. Leading a transformative approach to service improvement and major project delivery during an unprecedented period of change for the higher education sector.

With a significant track record of leading change in a large or complex organisation, you will possess the intellectual capacity, emotional intelligence and influencing skills to engage effectively with a broad range of diverse audiences. A relevant management qualification, underpinned by sustained experience of delivering success in one (and ideally more) of the service areas covered by this post, will be essential; as will a good understanding of the challenges faced by the Higher Education sector (or the ability to quickly develop such an understanding). Above all, a commitment to the mission, values and ethos of the University, and the communities it serves, will be vital.

This is your chance to make a far-reaching impact on the continuing success of the University and enhance the life outcomes of our students.

Closing date: 5pm Monday 13th January 2020

The University is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from a diverse range of applicants. All applicants will be considered entirely on the basis of their relevant merits and abilities.

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Dec 022019

Non-Executive Directors - Guildhall Capital Ltd

Recruiter: The Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames
Location: London
Salary: Remuneration - £10,000 for approximately 12 days per year
Posted: 29 Nov 2019
Closes: 16 Dec 2019
Job Function: Non-Executive Director
Industry: Public

Regional Profit for a local Purpose

The Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames is looking to appoint three Non-Executive Directors to support its commercial property investment ambitions through its new trading company Guildhall Capital Ltd.

The Company will require a mix of expertise from the commercial property, capital financing and fund management sectors to acquire, with the support of Board appointed professional partners, a £70 million balanced portfolio of commercial property. Having acquired the portfolio, the Board will then oversee the management of the fund and the driving out of further value from the assets. Ultimately, profit from trading will return to the Council to support Borough projects, delivering improvement for those living and working locally.

As a successful appointee, you will have knowledge of commercial property investment, the ability to critically appraise investment opportunities and the returns and risks inherent in such investments. You will also have the capability to support company colleagues, transfer your knowledge and apply it to Kingston’s trading ambitions.

Please apply online by uploading your current CV and a supporting statement outlining how you meet the requirements for this role, as outlined in the role profile.

Additional Information:

Closing Date - Sunday 15th December 2019
Interview Date - To be confirmed