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Debbie Wright

Sep 032021
 
Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust – Non-Executive Directors

Non-Executive Directors - Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, is seeking three non-executive directors

We’re looking for three non-executive directors to join our Trust as a member of our unitary Board. Working alongside other non-executives, the Chair of the Trust, and the executive directors, this is a fantastic opportunity to use your skills, knowledge and expertise to direct the work of our Trust.

Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is a dynamic, forward-thinking and successful organisation serving the communities of Leeds and more widely in the Yorkshire and the Humber region, with some specialist services being provided nationally. We work to provide the best services we can for our service users which includes working in partnership across organisational boundaries at a local level and within Integrated Care Systems.

We are looking to recruit three non-executive directors to our Board of Directors offering you the opportunity to improve health outcomes for our population now and in the future. Applicants must have the intellect and strategic ability to contribute actively to the Board of a large public sector organisation which operates in a complex environment, and they will bring a passion for mental health and learning disability services.

We operate in diverse and vibrant cities and welcome applications from a wide diversity of applicants including: people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds; people with protected characteristics; and those with experience or a demonstrable understanding of issues faced by those living with mental health problems and or learning disabilities

We will also provide development opportunities and support with carrying out the role where these have been identified through the appraisal and personal development programme.

  • Post one: Applicants must have an understanding of the complex environment in which the NHS operates including cross-boundary working to ensure quality of care for all our service users. Specifically, applicants must have recent experience in a senior role with a demonstrable track-record within clinical governance and / or have a clinical background. They must be able to supportively challenge the quality agenda within the Trust and will be the chair of the Trust’s Quality Committee. (This position will be available from Spring 2022)
  • Post two: Applicants must have an understanding of the complex environment in which the Trust operates including cross-boundary working to ensure the development of our services internally and also at system and Place level. Specifically, applicants will have recent experience at a senior level within a complex commercial business / third sector / non-public sector organisation with a knowledge of fostering partnership working to create opportunities to enhance the services we provide. Applicants should have experience of working in complex organisations, or of working with numerous partners. (This position will be available from Autumn 2021)
  • Post three: Applicants must have an understanding of the complex environment in which the Trust operates including cross-boundary working to ensure we work with partners to provide opportunities to support the development of our current and future staff. Specifically, applicants will have recent experience at a senior level within a higher education environment. Applicants should have experience of working in complex organisations, or of working with numerous partners. (This position will be available from Spring 2022)

Web link: Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust – Non-Executive Directors (leedsandyorkpft.nhs.uk)

Remuneration is currently £12,939 per annum and is subject to an annual review.

Expected time commitment is a minimum of 2 ½ days and up to 4 days if a chair or member of a Board sub-committee plus some time for reading and meeting preparation.

All applications should be returned to Cath Hill, [email protected] by midnight on Thursday 30 September 2021. Final details of the interviews will be confirmed to the successfully shortlisted candidates.

Sep 032021
 
Age UK Oxfordshire and Action for Carers Oxfordshire – Chair

Chair - Age UK Oxfordshire and Action for Carers Oxfordshire

Business / Organisation Name: Age UK Oxfordshire and Action for Carers Oxfordshire
Business / Organisation Sector: Not-for-Profit
Business / Organisation Website: https://bit.ly/2V0qDeI
Business / Organisation Type: Charity or Not-for-Profit
Role Title: Chair
Remuneration: Expenses only

Role Description

Age UK Oxfordshire (AUKO) and Action for Carers Oxfordshire (AfCO) are sister charities with a group turnover of over £4 million, who enable older people and carers across our county to live well. We have over 160 staff and 235 volunteers to support us to deliver services and activities for older people in Oxfordshire. We work within our communities to support older people, stay independent and live life to the full, and to support carers to maintain their health and wellbeing. Our services include, information and advice, home support services, befriending, dementia services, and providing activities throughout the county.

We are proud of the positive effect our organisations have on the lives of the people we support and of how creatively and innovatively, we have developed and grown our organisations. During the Covid -19 pandemic we are proud of our staff and volunteers as we have continued and enhanced our support for our beneficiaries during this time, whilst also receiving positive feedback and growing our reputation both in our communities and nationally. We have learned so much in this time and as we emerge from the pandemic, we are looking to continue to be innovative and develop a new blended approach to services and support.

Looking to the future, we want to strengthen our reach and our partner networks and ultimately to enable more people from our communities to live the life they want to live.
As we embark on our new strategy for 2022-2025 and our current Chair, Davina Logan comes to the end of her term in Summer 2022, we are looking to appoint a new Chair at a time of great excitement and challenge.

We are looking for a “Chair in waiting” who is aligned with our vision and who is passionate about our cause and aims. This is a hugely rewarding role to lead our organisations through our next strategic stage of development.

We are looking for a committed leader who will bring a wealth of knowledge and leadership experience to the board, who will also be an ambassador and representative of our organisations.

The Age UK Oxfordshire ‘family’ comprises four separate legal entities: Age UK Oxfordshire, the main charity, Age UK Oxfordshire Trading Co (now dormant), Action for Carers (Oxfordshire) and Ethical Legal Services Ltd, trading as Beacon. Beacon is chaired by Penny our Chief Executive.

The separate Boards of Trustees of Age UK Oxfordshire and Action for Carers Oxfordshire are chaired by one Chair and the two charities share the same Senior Management team. AUKO has 10 Trustees including the Chair and Action for Carers Oxfordshire has seven Trustees including the Chair. The Chair and Treasurer sit on both boards.

We expect the time commitment to be circa 4-5 days a month. This includes the six main board meetings a year for AUKO and the four main board meetings for AfCO plus a strategy away day and the AGM. The Chair chairs the Remuneration and Nominations committee and can attend the Finance Review Group.

Application Details

For further information about the role, or to arrange a confidential discussion, please contact our advising consultants at Peridot Partners:

Closing Date: 11/10/2021
Contact Name: Jennifer Horan
Contact Email: [email protected]

Sep 032021
 

– UK, Braintree –  Nexus Infrastructure PLC (LON: NEXS), a leading provider of infrastructure services, multi utilities, and EV charging, today announced the appointment of Richard Kilner as its Independent Non-Executive Chairman with effect from 1 January 2022, succeeding Geoffrey French who will step down from the Board on 31 December 2021.

Mike Morris CEO commented: “I am delighted that Richard has agreed to accept the appointment of Non-Executive Chairman and I am looking forward to working with him even more closely in his new role.”

Richard will chair the Nomination Committee, with effect from 1 January 2022, and will continue to serve on the Audit and Remuneration Committees.

About Richard Kilner

With his extensive experience as a Senior Non-Executive Director of Nexus since 2016, Richard Kilner has been part of the Board team responsible for the evolution of the Group that resulted in Admission to AIM in July 2017. Richard is a qualified engineer, with significant M&A experience in engineering and energy from his time at 3i.

About Nexus Infrastructure

Nexus Infrastructure is a leading provider of essential infrastructure services in the UK housebuilding and commercial sectors. The Group comprises:

  • TriConnex which designs, installs, and connects multi-utility networks to properties on new residential and commercial developments. TriConnex was established in 2011 to take advantage of deregulation in the utility market to be recognized as the UK’s leading independent provider of multi-utility connections to new developments.
  • eSmart Networks focuses on electric vehicle charging infrastructure smart grid solutions and renewable infrastructure. eSmart Networks was set up in 2018 to meet the UK’s growing need for charging infrastructure as the transition from internal combustion engines to electric vehicles gathers pace and has since diversified into smart grid solutions and renewable infrastructure.
  • Tamdown, a provider of civil engineering, infrastructure, and high-rise construction services. Tamdown has a well-established market position having been in operation for over 40 years and counts amongst its customers the majority of the top ten largest UK housebuilders.

For more information: https://www.nexus-infrastructure.com

Sep 022021
 
Government Actuary’s Department – Non-Executive Director

Non-Executive Director - Government Actuary's Department

Business / Organisation Name: Government Actuary's Department
Business / Organisation Sector: Public
Business / Organisation Type: Government
Role Title: Non-Executive Director
Remuneration: Paid

Role Description

The Government Actuary’s Department (GAD) is a non-ministerial government department whose mission is to improve the stewardship of public sector finances by supporting effective decision-making and robust financial reporting through actuarial analysis, modelling and advice.

We are seeking to appoint a Non-Executive Director (NED) to join our Management Board and support the Chair and executive team in advising the Government Actuary. We are looking for an exceptional individual with senior leadership experience within the private and/or public sector, to provide expert advice and bring a valuable external perspective to the department.

As a NED you will play a key role in supporting and constructively challenging executive members of the GAD Management Board, to guide and direct the governance process in alignment with GAD’s mission, vision and strategic direction.

If you have the skills and experience we are looking for, and are motivated to help GAD continue to develop its important contribution to the stewardship of public sector finances, then we’d like to hear from you.

For more information, please visit HM Government Public Appointments: | Government Actuary’s Department Non-Executive Director (cabinetoffice.gov.uk)

Application Details

It is essential in your supporting statement that you provide evidence and proven examples of how you meet the requirements.

  • A CV (maximum 3 pages) setting out your career history, responsibilities and achievements.
  • A supporting statement (maximum 2 sides) highlighting your suitability and setting out how you meet the person specification. The supporting statement is an important part of your application and will be assessed along with your CV.
  • Diversity monitoring forms and Disability, Conflicts and Political activity Questionnaire*

*Please note, as part of the recruitment process, due diligence reviews will be undertaken, this will include the review of social media that will be taken on candidates as they progress through the appointment process.

Please email completed documents to recruitment@gad.gov.uk by 12:00pm on 20 September 2021

Closing Date: 20/09/2021
Contact Name: Recruitment Team
Contact Email: recruitment@gad.gov.uk

Sep 022021
 
Inspire Education Group – Governor

Governor - Inspire Education Group

Business / Organisation Name: Inspire Education Group
Business / Organisation Sector: Public
Business / Organisation Website: https://bit.ly/3juGXxK
Business / Organisation Type: School, College or University
Role Title: Governor
Remuneration: Expenses only

Role Description

Join the non-executive board of Inspire Education Group, and apply your experience of strategic finance, curriculum, or people services to ensure the college group achieves its ambition to be the first-choice provider of education and training across Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire.

We are seeking strategic leaders from the region with the capacity to support our non-executive governing board and executive leadership team in achieving the objectives as set out in our 2021 – 2024 Strategic Plan and beyond.

With a relentless focus on excellence, we will continue to develop exceptional learning opportunities across our two campuses, responding to growth in the city of Peterborough, the rural catchment of Stamford and the surrounding towns and villages.

As a college group, we will continue to meet the demographic uptrend in the number of young learners by maintaining a broad and inclusive post-16 curriculum in both key locations and improving access to and participation in higher education. We will extend our capacity to deliver more apprenticeships, higher technical qualifications, degrees, and specialist training for employers. We will work with key stakeholders to tailor our provision to local skills needs and develop opportunities for upskilling, retraining, personal progression, and business growth.

By joining the Inspire Education Group Board, you will be positively contributing and having a direct impact on the future success of the college group and the life chances of our students. You will support the development and influence the direction of Inspire Education Group at a time of great momentum for us as we look to develop our organisation and provide excellence in education and training for young people and adults across the Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire regions.

With an ambitious strategy to be the first choice technical and professional college for the region, we are seeking senior and strategic leaders from the local area to join our non-executive governing body.
To enable us to achieve our objectives, we aim to appoint up to three non-executive governors who have a passion for technical and professional education and training, and a commitment to supporting our college group’s ambition to build on the successes and use the strengths of both colleges. This passion and commitment should be underpinned by a track record of significant and impactful leadership in one or more of the following areas of expertise:

  • Strategic financial planning and audit
  • Education and curriculum strategy (school or further education)
  • Organisational development, diversity & inclusion, and human resources

These roles offer a fantastic opportunity to join an ambitious and committed non-executive board, and genuinely have an impact on the future success of the college group and our students.

This is an exciting time to join the non-executive board of Inspire Education Group, as we truly believe our ambitious and forward-looking strategy will ensure we continue to make a demonstrable and positive contribution to the communities we serve.

We recognise that our non-executive board is not presently reflective of the diverse communities served by Inspire Education Group. It is because of this that we particularly encourage women and people from ethnic minority communities to apply.

Application Details

For further information about the role, or to arrange a confidential discussion, please contact our advising consultants at Peridot Partners:

Closing Date: 04/10/2021
Contact Name: Sarah Szulczewski
Contact Email: [email protected]

Sep 022021
 
Next Plc welcomes Soumen Das to its Board as Independent Director

– UK, Enderby –  NEXT Plc  (LON: NXT) today announced the appointment of Soumen Das to its Board as an independent non-executive director with effect from 1 September 2021.

His appointment will strengthen the Board’s knowledge and experience of the UK property and capital markets after Francis Salway stepped down from our Board in May of this year.

About Soumen Das

Soumen Das is CFO of SEGRO plc, the largest UK and European Real Estate Investment Trust and a constituent of the FTSE 100. He has over eleven years’ board-level experience with listed companies having been Managing Director and CFO of Capital & Counties Properties plc prior to joining SEGRO, and was previously an Executive Director of UBS within the investment bank.

For more information: https://www.nextplc.co.uk/

Aug 312021
 
Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust and Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust – Chair in Common

Chair in Common - Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust and Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

This is a unique opportunity to undertake this leadership role across acute and community services at both Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (KHFT) and Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust (HRCH).

Both trusts have already been working closely together to achieve greater alignment and you will play a critical part in delivering high quality and outstanding integrated health services and be an indispensable partner within the communities and systems they serve.

The Trusts’ individual identities are important, and they are something special that they need to cherish and enhance, while also forging collaborative work to improve outcomes for the people they serve. They must preserve the things that make them strong in terms of the quality of services that they deliver. Both HRCH & KHFT are high performing trusts and they have demonstrated the importance and benefits of system and place-based working and the resilience and outcomes that can be achieved through a coordinated sharing of objectives, a pooling of resources and a sense of common purpose.

This is a fantastic opportunity to lead each Board, as well as the KHFT Council of Governors, and we are seeking an exceptional individual with the personal reputation, profile and professional credentials to lead the organisations through what will be one of the most exciting and significant periods of their development. You will be committed to overseeing the development and support of their fantastic staff at both Trusts, and you will need to be able to forge strong and sustainable relationships across their ICS with the ability to develop and maintain a close working relationship with our national and regional system partners, bringing the best care to the people of Kingston, Hounslow, Richmond and Surrey Downs and across NW and SW London and putting them at the heart of everything they do.

The best boards are those that reflect the workforce and communities they serve. We particularly welcome applications from women, people from local black, Asian and minority ethnic communities, and people with disabilities, who we know are all under-represented in these important roles.

To find out more about this compelling opportunity, contact Carmel Gibbons or Ruth Lewis at Odgers Berndtson on 020 7529 6314

For general enquiries contact Miriam Walker at NHS England / NHS Improvement on 0300 123 2059 or by emailing [email protected]

Application documents

Key dates:

  • Closing date for receipt of applications* 27 September 2021 at 12 noon
  • Preliminary interviews (Odgers Berndtson) October 2021
  • Stakeholder event (shortlisted candidates) 3 and 4 November 2021
  • Interview date: 8 November 2021
  • Proposed start date: 1 April 2022

*Please read the candidate information pack to find out how to apply and forward your completed application to [email protected] quoting reference L2350 in the subject line.

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.

Aug 312021
 
Small Pharma appoints Board Member Lyne Fortin as Chair of its Board of Directors

– UK, London / CANADA, Vancouver –  Small Pharma Inc. (TSX: DMT), a neuro-pharmaceutical company focused on psychedelic-assisted therapies, today announced the appointment of Board member Lyne Fortin as non-executive independent chair of its Board of Directors.

“With 35 years of experience across Big Pharma and biotech, including 26 years at Merck, Lyne has already proven invaluable as an independent director and I couldn’t be happier to welcome her as Chair. Her in-depth experience will continue to be invaluable to Small Pharma as we look to build on the strong progress we have made this year,” said CEO, Peter Rands.

About Lyne Fortin

Ms. Fortin has served as a director of the Company since April 29, 2021 and will continue to serve in her roles as chair of the Compensation Committee and the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee and as a member of the Audit Committee.

Lyne Fortin, new Board Chair said: “I am honored to be Chair of the Board of Small Pharma as the growing burden of mental health is in need of ground-breaking solutions. Small Pharma represents the perfect match of a clearly differentiated program in psychedelic research, with the drive of a strong and passionate team to deliver tangible results.”

About Small Pharma

Small Pharma is a neuro-pharmaceutical company specialized in IP-led development of novel treatments for mental health conditions, with a focus on depression. Small Pharma initiated a clinical program into N,N-dimethyltryptamine assisted therapy in February 2021. This program includes a Phase I/IIa trial on its lead candidate alongside development of a robust pipeline of proprietary preclinical assets.

For more information: https://www.smallpharma.com

Aug 272021
 

Non-Executive Director - Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

The opportunity

There is a vacancy for a Non-executive Director (NED) at Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust. This is an exceptional opportunity to share your talents and expertise to make a positive difference to the lives of people served by the Trust.

Essential criteria

You will need to have a genuine commitment to patients and the promotion of excellent health care services. You will have experience in one or more of the following:

  • Clinical and patient safety expertise gained from medical, nursing, allied disciplines or social care experience at a senior level in an academic, research, regulatory or clinically focused role
  • Significant experience of working in, and a strong understanding of the Worcestershire Health economy.

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 live in or have strong connections with Worcestershire.

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

Key dates

  • Closing date* 14 September 2021 at 11am
  • Interview date 29 September 2021
  • Proposed start date TBC

*Please read the candidate information pack to find out how to apply and forward your completed application to [email protected]

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

  • We strongly recommend an informal and confidential discussion with Sir David Nicholson, the Chair of the Trust. Please contact Donna Wark on 01905 733960
  • NHS England / NHS Improvement – for general enquiries contact Miriam Walker on 0300 123 2059 or by emailing [email protected]
Aug 272021
 

Non-Executive Director - Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children is seeking an experienced Non-executive Director to join their board

Location: Central London
Time Commitment: approximately 2.5 days per month (and as required)
Remuneration: £13,000 pa

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children (GOSH) is the UK’s pre-eminent paediatric centre and one of the top children’s hospitals in the world. We are renowned for delivering outstanding specialist and sub-specialist clinical services to children and young people from across the UK and overseas.

Working in partnership with the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health (GOS ICH), we support the largest centre in Europe devoted to research and postgraduate teaching in children’s health. Our mission is to provide world-class care by placing the child and their family at the heart of everything we do.

We require an exceptionally talented individual to lead our organisation in shaping and achieving our ambitious strategy. Working in partnership with the Chair and rest of the Board, the Non-Executive Director will provide inspirational and dynamic leadership to our Trust. We wish to hear from candidates with Board level experience as an Executive and ideally as a Non-Executive or Trustee, with specific experience in one of the following areas:

Strong business and financial acumen, with considerable experience at Board level for a large/complex/changing healthcare organisation (NHS or commercial).
Experience of designing, negotiating and delivering innovative technologies (for example digital) within a commercial or public environment (and managing workforce/ transformation/ cultural implications).

The candidate will require a strong commitment to the principles of the NHS and champion effective, safe services and an excellent patient and family experience. They will be passionate about improving child health. They will offer leadership qualities which will enable us to continually improve our clinical, operational and financial performance. They will be able to demonstrate their commitment to sustainability and delivery of our sustainability plans.

Candidates will also demonstrate:

  • Significant intellect, political nous and credibility to understand the NHS landscape in which the Trust operates;
  • A high degree of integrity and diplomacy to collaborate and sustain relationships with internal stakeholders (Board members, Governors and staff members).
  • An in-depth understanding of governance with the ability to hold senior executives to account and challenge accordingly;
  • Outstanding communication skills.

The Trust welcomes interest from individuals who bring exceptional leadership capabilities from a diverse variety of backgrounds

This is a unique opportunity to contribute to the development of a global centre of excellence in child health.

If you would like a confidential discussion about the role please contact Rhiannon Smith or Jenny Adrian on [email protected] or call 07939 250362.

Application closing date – 24 September 2021
Shortlisting date – 11 October 2021
Interview date – 1 November 2021
The information pack will be available shortly.

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