Debbie Wright

Dec 112018
 

Chair & Non-Executive Director - ZOO Digital Group plc

Role: 1069

A Non-Executive Chair is required for ZOO Digital Group plc, a fast-growing and ambitious AIM-listed tech disruptor with a current market cap of c£100m. ZOO offers a range of software-based services to showcase, localise and distribute movies, TV shows and other digital content. The company is based in UK (London & Sheffield) and the US (California).

ZOO’s services help Hollywood studios, global broadcasters, online retailers and independent distributors reach audiences in nearly every country of the world. ZOO’s vision, based on its innovative technology and thinking, is to be the “go-to” service partner for TV and movie businesses to deliver content to consumers in any language and on any platform, a market with an estimated current value of $3bn and growing at over 10% pa.

ZOO is seeking candidates who are prepared to work closely with the CEO and have a focus on the medium to long term growth of the business, collegiate in approach and able to bring together the views of the ZOO Board members to ensure high quality decision-making to support the development of strategic plans that will underpin significant international business growth.

The Non-Executive Chair will be appointed for an initial three year term and will be expected to work 2-3 days per month (formal & informal time) for Board & sub committee meetings and strategy away days. Meetings are held in London and Sheffield and include one meeting per year held in the US; remuneration will be £45k per annum (to be reviewed in year 2).

In addition to the Chair role, ZOO is also seeking to add a Non-Executive Director who can contribute effectively to the Board; candidates should be able to demonstrate involvement with one or more disruptive, rapid growth companies.

This role will close on Monday 7th January 2019

Please click here to log on to the First Flight website for further information and to complete an application form.

Dec 112018
 

Trustee - Upper Norwood Library Trust

Organisation: The Upper Norwood Library Trust
Reference:
Vacancy Type: Trustee
Deadline: 28th December 2018
Region: Nation Wide

Vacancy Details

Opportunities to join the trustee board of a dynamic social enterprise in Upper Norwood

The Upper Norwood Library Trust

We are looking for people with fundraising, accountancy, HR, legal, and community relations experiences to join our trailblazing trust.

The Upper Norwood Library Trust (UNLT) was formed in November 2012 by local residents to take over the operation, governance and management of the Upper Norwood Joint Library (UNJL) as a community library hub. Now a thriving community hub contributing to the social, cultural and economic well -being of the Upper Norwood local community and beyond.

The Library Hub has professional staff employed by the Trust running the building, developing services and raising revenue. The building hosts a library service delivered to the Trust by Lambeth Council Library Services, co-funded by Croydon Library Services. The focus for the Trust over the next few years is to be fully sustainable through a blend of statutory funding, grants and by generating our own income.

As we drive forward to achieve sustainability and create a library of the 21stcentury, we are looking for new trustees to join us. We wantpeople who can ideally bring knowledge of working in the social enterprise/charities or start ups; have both a passionate belief in keeping libraries open and an entrepreneurial and pragmatic approach to organisational and business development.

The trustees are responsible for governance of the charity, setting the strategic direction as well as meeting legal requirements. Trustees may also serve on a committee or other ad hoc group such as our finance committee.Trustees are expected to commit between 30 + hours a year (by agreement and business need) it includes quarterly trustee meetings, strategy, business and advisory activities. You will be expected to attend profile raising public/community events.

If you would like to learn more about this exciting opportunity and want to be part of this essential local charity, please contact Emily Jewell or Margaret Adjaye on 0208 6704389 or via email info@unlt.org.

Advert Start Date: 3rd December 2018
Contact Telephone Number: 0208 670 4389
Contact Name: Margaret Adjaye / Emily Jewell
Contact E-mail: info@unlt.org
Url: https://www.uppernorwoodlibraryhub.org

Dec 112018
 

Board of Management - The Lanarkshire Board

Reference: 1569
Remuneration: Unremunrated
Location: South Lanarkshire
Closing date: 07 January 2019 at midnight

Following the Scottish Government's programme of reform of the college sector, which saw colleges grouped into defined geographical regions, The Lanarkshire Board performs the statutory function as the Regional Strategic Body for Lanarkshire and East Dunbartonshire and is responsible for the effective governance of New College Lanarkshire and South Lanarkshire College.

To meet current and anticipated recruitment needs, we are seeking applications from individuals who have the right skills, knowledge, attributes and experience to make a valuable contribution as a Board Member to the Board's work and the strategic direction of the Lanarkshire colleges. To complement our existing strengths, we are particularly keen to receive applications from individuals with human resources, finance, estates development and legal experience.

We wish our Board to be representative of the communities we serve and you should have proven experience in, or knowledge of, our region. We are also keen to hear from individuals with proven experience of education, industry and commerce and applications from people with a wide variety of professional backgrounds are encouraged. In particular, we welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented on Scotland's public bodies, including women, people with disabilities and individuals from ethnic minority backgrounds.

Board Members do not receive a salary, but reasonable expenses are met. Board meetings are normally held in the evenings 3/4 times per year; however, board members are expected to commit to membership of the board's committees which can be held during the college day to promote engagement with the wider college community.

A PVG (Protecting Vulnerable Groups) check will be required as a condition of appointment and all non-executive appointments to the Board are subject to ratification by Scottish Ministers on recommendation from the Chair of the Board. Members of the Lanarkshire Board also have a specific legal role and defined responsibilities as a Charity Trustee under the Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005.

Recruitment for these appointments is being hosted by New College Lanarkshire via My Job Scotland and for more information and to apply, please go to at www.nclanarkshire.ac.uk.

Application Information

The main contact for this advert is Diane McGill, Secretary to the Board – roles@thelanarkshireboard.co.uk

Further information on the role of board members and the work of The Lanarkshire Board is available on the Board’s webpage at https://www.nclanarkshire.ac.uk/us/board-of-management.

Dec 102018
 

Members - NHS Highland

Reference: 1571
Remuneration: £8,416 per annum
Location: Highland
Closing date: 11 January 2019 at midnight

If you are looking for a rewarding and worthwhile opportunity, we would like to hear from you. Applications are invited from a wide range of people who have an interest in public service and are committed to the NHS in Scotland. Please pass on details of these opportunities to anyone else you think may be interested.

NHS Highland's catchment area comprises the largest and most sparsely populated part of the UK. It is responsible for meeting the health needs of around 320,000 people living in the area, and provides a comprehensive range of primary, community-based and acute hospital services for the population.

NHS Highland is looking for two new members to join its Board. As a non-executive member of the Board, you will be expected to play a central role in guiding the strategies which address the health and social care priorities and care needs of the resident population and monitor the performance of the Board in delivering these. You will be offered the training you need to make a strong contribution.

NHS Scotland's values are at the heart of everything that this organisation does. These values, as outlined in the Everyone Matters: 2020 Workforce Vision guide the work of the Board in all that it does. As a member of the Board, you will not only need to have the right skills, knowledge and experience for the role, but also be able to demonstrate behaviour aligned to these values:

  • care and compassion;
  • dignity and respect;
  • openness, honesty and responsibility; and
  • quality and teamwork.

An essential requirement for these posts is that you can demonstrate knowledge about or connection to the delivery of health and social care services in the area served by the Board. You must also be able to demonstrate:

  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Longer term planning / Seeing the bigger picture
  • Constructive and supportive challenge

In addition to the above requirements, NHS Highland is looking for one member who lives or works in the Argyll and Bute area, who will participate immediately as a member of the Argyll and Bute Integration Joint Board.

You do not need to be an expert in health or have previous experience of being on a Board. We are looking for people who have the capacity and commitment to develop their skills and to learn new skills they may require.

The Scottish Ministers particularly welcome applications from groups currently under-represented on Scotland's public bodies, such as women, disabled people, those from minority ethnic communities, and people aged under 50.

For more specific detail of the particular requirements of the roles, please see the the person specification, which forms part of the application pack. Also included in the pack is more detailed information about NHS Highland and its role within NHS Scotland.

  • Remuneration: £8,416 per annum (non-pensionable) is payable. You will also receive reimbursement for all reasonable travel and subsistence costs and any reasonable dependant-carer expenses incurred whilst undertaking Board duties and for support required to help you carry out your duties effectively.
  • Time commitment: The time commitment will vary week to week, but on average the role will take up around 8 hours per week. This time will be a mix of daytime Board meetings, committee meetings, reading documents and attending stakeholder events. You should also demonstrate an adequate degree of flexibility to attend at a greater frequency subject to the Board's ongoing business needs.
  • Appointment details: The term of appointment will be for up to 4 years. When a term comes to an end, the skills the board requires will be reassessed. If you satisfy the requirements of the new person specification at that time, and there is evidence of your effective performance, Scottish Ministers may consider reappointing you for a further term. A non-executive member's total period of appointment will not exceed eight years.
  • Location: Meetings of the Board and its Committees will normally be held in Inverness, but may on occasion be held elsewhere in the NHS Board area.
  • Interviews: It is expected that interviews will be held on 5th and 6th March 2019 in Inverness.
  • Further information: If you would like to find out more about the role, you are welcome to contact the Chairman, David Alston by calling Seonaidh Laing, Personal Assistant to the Chair on 01463 704953; or by emailing seonaidh.laing@nhs.net.

For full information on the appointments, please read the Application Information Pack accessed via the link below.

Completed applications must be received on or before Friday 11th January 2019.

Appointments to Highland NHS Board are regulated by the Commissioner for Ethical Standards in Public Life in Scotland.

Appointed on merit; committed to diversity and equality.

Application Information

Please apply online. If you experience any difficulties accessing our website, or in the event that you require a word version of the application form, please contact the Public Appointments Team on (Freephone) 0300 244 1898, by email at PA_Applications_Mailbox@gov.scot, or by writing to the Public Appointments Team, Scottish Government, Area 3F North, Victoria Quay, Edinburgh EH6 6QQ.

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Additional Information

Dec 102018
 

Trustees – Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales

Body: Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales
Appointing Department: Welsh Government
Sectors: Culture, Media & Sport
Location: Most Board meetings take place in Cardiff. Travel to other Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales sites across Wales will also be required.
Number of Vacancies: 3
Remuneration: Trustees of AC aren’t paid, but are able to claim travel and subsistence costs (at allowances agreed by AC).
Time Requirements: 12 days per year

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched: 22/11/2018
  • Closed for Applications: 02/01/2019 at 16:00
  • Panel Sift: TBC
  • Final Interview Date: 01/03/2019
  • Announcement: TBC

Assessment Panel

  • Carol Bell - Panel Chair - Vice-President, Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales. • Representative of Organisation

Vacancy Description

The Board’s Role and Responsibilities

The Board of Trustees is the governing body of Amgueddfa Cymru and holds the national collections in trust for the people of Wales. The role of the Board is to provide effective leadership, define and develop strategic direction and set challenging objectives. The Board promotes high standards of public accountability and upholds the principles of regularity, propriety and value for money. It monitors performance against Amgueddfa Cymru’s aims, objectives and performance targets.

Amgueddfa Cymru is a registered charity and a Welsh Government Sponsored Body. Trustees have obligations to the Welsh Government and National Assembly for Wales. Amgueddfa Cymru currently receives c.80% of its annual funding (c.£22 million revenue funding in 2018-19) from the Welsh Government, as Grant in Aid.

The Role of a Trustee

Trustees must first and foremost support the Director General in implementing the Museum’s Vision of ‘Inspiring People; Changing Lives’.

Trustees must also:

  • attend Board meetings regularly and prepare thoroughly for those meetings;
  • be prepared to serve on sub committees;
  • actively support the Museum’s management and staff in their work;
  • represent the Museum at public functions;
  • promote the profile of the Museum;
  • give the Museum the benefit of their experience and expertise;
  • facilitate contact with the Museum’s stakeholders; and
  • contribute to the development of policy, strategies and priorities in the management of the Museum’s collections.

Trustees must be aware of their obligations arising from the position of the Museum as a Welsh Government Sponsored Body. These are laid out in the Framework Document, which sets out the Terms and Conditions of Welsh Government funding to the Museum.

Person Specification

To be effective, the Board needs Trustees with a broad range of expertise and experience. As a Trustee you will help determine policy, strategies and priorities in the Museum’s core activities. You should be able to draw on your own knowledge, skills and experience to provide evidence of your abilities in a range of the following areas:

  • a commitment and enthusiasm for the Museum’s work in supporting change and development in Wales through cultural participation;
  • an understanding and interest in the cultural sector as a whole and a sensitivity to cultural issues;
  • excellent representational and communication skills;
  • ability to work in a collegiate manner with fellow Trustees;
  • management experience and/or a business, institutional, administrative or other context, with an appreciation of the distinction between the executive and non-executive functions;
  • a commitment to equality issues and to challenging discriminatory practices when appropriate.

Essential Crieria

Candidates should be able to demonstrate:

  • a commitment to the values and the Vision of Amgueddfa Cymru and an appreciation of its role and purpose as a national institution in Wales; including the cultural, learning, health and well-being, economic and socio-political contexts in which it operates, as well as understanding its obligations under the Well-bieng of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015;
  • an ability to enhance the Museum’s role in serving and representing the diverse communities and regions of Wales
  • expertise in one or more of the following areas:
    • learning, participation and community engagement;
    • health and well-being;
    • public / charitable / third sector
    • digital media;
    • design and the built environment / delivery of large or capital projects;
    • fundraising;business and income generation.
  • a commitment to Nolan’s ‘Seven Principles of Public Life’ https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-7-principles-of-public-life

Welsh Language Skills – Desirable

The Welsh Government acknowledges the importance of developing and growing bilingual capabilities in public appointments in Wales, and welcomes applications from candidates who demonstrate their capability to work in both English and Welsh. The following list of language requirements represents an objective assessment by the recruiting body of the Welsh language skills required to undertake the duties of this particular post.

Additional Information

Eligibility

Applicants should be persons who conduct themselves at all times in a manner which will maintain public confidence

In particular, applicants are required to declare whether they are aware of anything in their private or professional life that would be an embarrassment to themselves or to the Welsh Government if it became known in the event of appointment.

Information about the eligibility of current or former Trustees to apply for positions on the Board is included in Amgueddfa Cymru’s Royal Charter. https://museum.wales/charter-and-statutes/

Trustees are not eligible to serve on the Board for more than 8 consecutive years in the same role, and 12 consecutive years in total (in any combination of different roles as a Trustee and as an Officer; e.g. Treasurer, Vice President or President). Former Trustees may apply for appointment, provided that they last served as a Trustee more than 4 years ago.

Applicants should also note that being a member of the Board of Trustees of Amgueddfa Cymru is a disqualifying post for membership of the National Assembly for Wales under the National Assembly for Wales (Disqualification) order 2015. http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2015/1536/contents/made

Conflict of Interests

You will be asked to declare any private interests which may, or may be perceived to, conflict with the role and responsibilities as President of Amgueddfa Cymru, including any business interests and positions of authority outside of the role in Amgueddfa Cymru.

Any conflicts of interest will be explored at interview. If appointed, you will also be required to declare these interests on a register which is available to the public.

Standards in Public Life

You will be expected to demonstrate high standards of corporate and personal conduct. All successful candidates will be asked to subscribe to the Code of Conduct for Board Members of Public Bodies; you can access this document at:

http://www.bl.uk/aboutus/governance/blboard/Board%20Code%20of%20Practice%202011.pdf

Contacts:

For further information regarding the role of Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales contact: Elaine Cabuts (Email: elaine.cabuts@museumwales.ac.uk Tel: 02920 573204)

If you need any further assistance in applying for this role, please email publicappointments@gov.wales

How to Apply

To apply for this role, click on the ‘Apply’ button on the Welsh Government e-Recruitment Centre. The first time you apply for a post, you will need to complete a registration form for the Welsh Government’s online application system. You will only need to register once, and you will be able to keep yourself updated on the progress of your application, and any other applications you make, via your registered account.

Once you’ve registered, you’ll be able to access the application form. To apply you will need to submit two supporting documents. The first, a document outlining how your knowledge, skills and experiences meet the criteria for the role as outlined in the information for candidates. This document should be no more than 2 sides of A4. Your application may be rejected if you exceed this limit. The second document is a full, up to date CV. The two documents should be uploaded to the ‘Reasons for applying’ section of the online application form.

In your application, you will also be asked to provide details of any activities which have helped you to develop skills that would be useful in a public appointment role, and list the organisations for which you undertook these activities. We also need to know about any political activity that you’ve undertaken over the last 5 years.

It is recommended that you register for an account and access the application form as soon as possible so that you see how the application form is structured, before starting to prepare your evidence. You don’t have to complete the application form all in one go. You can save your responses, and log in and out as required, until you’re ready to submit – just follow the guidance in the application form.

If you’d like to apply for this opportunity in Welsh, please use the ‘Newid Iaith / Change Language’ link at the top of this page, to take you to the Welsh version of this advert, from which you can apply in Welsh.

If you need any further assistance in applying for this role, please contact the Welsh Government’s Public Appointments Unit on 03000 616095 or PublicAppointments@gov.wales.

For further information about Public Appointments in Wales, please visit www.gov.wales/publicappointments

Attachments

This post is regulated by The Commissioner for Public Appointments

Dec 102018
 

Non Executive Director  - The National Online Self Exclusion Scheme Limited (NOSES Ltd) - GamStop

Recruiter: NATIONAL ONLINE SELF EXCLUSION SCHEME
Location: United Kingdom
Salary: £5,000 per year
Posted: 03 Dec 2018
Closing date: 17 Dec 2018
Ref: NED
Industry: Charities, Charity & volunteering support, Community development, Policy & research, Social welfare, Government & politics, NGOs, Policy, Leisure, Sport & fitness
Job function: Trustee & non-executive director
Job level: Senior executive
Hours: Part time
Contract: Contract
Listing type: Job vacancy
Education level: Undergraduate degree (or equivalent)

Company Overview

The National Online Self Exclusion Scheme Limited (NOSES Ltd) is a not for profit private company limited by guarantee, trading as GAMSTOP and was incorporated in November 2016. GAMSTOP was set up and is funded by the online gambling industry to provide a central online solution for individuals resident within the UK to exclude themselves from being able to gamble on all British licensed online gambling websites. On 25th April 2018 GAMSTOP went live to consumers, providing a platform for them to centrally exclude from 57 operators integrated at that time. Since that date the vast majority of British licensed operators have integrated with the service; it is the company’s ambition that it will become a licence condition, close to the first year anniversary of GAMSTOP operation, for all British licensed online gambling operators to be integrated with the scheme.

GAMSTOP is run by a small team located at the head office in Harrogate, North Yorkshire. The technology provision is outsourced to a third party located in Leeds, with a team of 12FTE dedicated to the GAMSTOP service. GAMSTOP also manages an outsourced contact centre for customer queries, which is based in Wales, providing a team of 14 working between 8am – midnight, Monday to Sunday. Contracts are in place for the provision of other professional services, utilised on an ad hoc basis.

For more information about the service please see GAMSTOP website.

Position

Following the recruitment of an independent Chair of GAMSTOP in September 2018, we are seeking two Independent Non-Executive Directors to join the NOSES Ltd Board. Working with the other board members they will provide leadership and non-industry perspective to NOSES Ltd, as it develops and embeds its national self-exclusion scheme (GAMSTOP) within the British market. The aim is for the Board to reflect the independence of NOSES Ltd from the industry despite it being wholly funded by licensed operators: following the recruitment of these two directors the Board will be composed of a majority of independent members.

Role Requirements

As members of the board, all Directors are required to:

  • Promote the long-term sustainable success of the company, contributing to wider society.
  • Set the company’s vision, values and standards and satisfy themselves that these and its culture are aligned.
  • Act with integrity, lead by example and promote the desired culture.
  • Set the company’s strategic aims, ensure that the necessary resources are in place for the organisation to meet its objectives, and review management performance.
  • Satisfy themselves on the integrity of financial information and that financial controls and systems of risk management are robust and defensible.
  • Provide constructive challenge, strategic guidance, offer specialist advice and hold management to account.
  • Allocate sufficient time to meet their board responsibilities.

In addition to these requirements for all Directors, the role of Independent Non-Executive Director has the following key responsibilities:

  • Constructively challenge Board decision making from a neutral and independent perspective.
  • Utilise specific skill set to offer specialist advice and guidance to the Board and executive management team.

Person Specification

Essential

  • We will be appointing 2 NEDs. One will bring experience in data ethics or data protection from an organisational perspective. The other will have strong financial experience holding a financial qualification and with experience in a senior financial position.
  • Demonstrable independence from the gambling industry, both current and historic
  • The skill to represent and promote NOSES Ltd to external stakeholders as necessary
  • The availability to attend meetings in the UK
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and an understanding of, or sympathy with, the social responsibility sector

Desirable

  • Experience in any of the following areas:
  • Outsourced IT delivery
  • Working with vulnerable individuals
  • Consumer research and evaluation
  • Previous experience as a trustee or non-executive director

Time Commitment and Remuneration

The position of Independent Non-Executive Director is remunerated at the level of £5,000 per year. Reasonable travel expenses will also be covered for attendance at board meetings and events.

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying to become an Independent Non-Executive Director for The National Online Self Exclusion Scheme Limited, please send a copy of your curriculum vitae along with a covering letter of no more than 2 pages that clearly sets out how you meet the criteria for the role, ahead of the deadline, by email via the button below.

The deadline for applications is Monday 17th December 2018 at 5pm.

Successful applicants will be invited to attend an interview in central London on either the 29th or 30th January 2019. If you are unable to make the interview dates, please make this clear in your covering letter advising possible alternative suitable dates.

We are a small staff team so we regret that only applicants invited to interview will be contacted, and we will be unable to provide feedback to those who are unsuccessful.

  • Up to 1 day per month, ensuring sufficient time is allocated to attend and prepare for all meetings
  • Required to attend all Board meetings, minimum of 4 meetings per annum held within the UK
  • Provision of advice and challenge to the staff team on an ad hoc basis
  • Independent Non-Executive Director will serve a two-year term to be eligible for re-appointment for one additional term

non-executive director

Dec 102018
 

Treasurer -  Underground Lights

Organisation: Underground Lights
Reference:
Vacancy Type: Treasurer
Deadline: 7th January 2019
Region: West Midlands

Vacancy Details

Theatre has the power to change lives.

We know this from our own personal experiences and observations, but also from research that shows how participation in drama can improve mental health and wellbeing.

Underground Lights is a new independent community theatre organisation that is run for (and ultimately aims to be run by) adults experiencing social disadvantage, homelessness and/or mental health issues.

We are seeking someone with financial experience to join our board.

We are based in Coventry, where we run weekly theatre workshops at the Belgrade Theatre. We've been lucky to secure funding from three charitable trusts to date. Our current treasurer will shortly be unavailable for medical reasons, and we're looking for someone who can help us make a very real difference to the lives of some in

If you would like to learn more and have an informal chat, please visit our website or contact Chris Campbell.

Who are we?

Underground Lights is an independent community theatre (registered charity 1179553) that is run for (and ultimately aims to be run by) people experiencing homelessness and/or mental health issues. We are supported by the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry and are now running regular drama/performing arts workshops

What is a trustee and what do they do?

  • They have ultimate responsibility for the successful and legal running of Underground Lights
  • They are in charge of the overall direction of Underground Lights
  • They employ people, treating them properly and within the law
  • They are responsible for making sure we have enough money and that it is spent appropriately and in line with the law
  • They make sure that policies are put in place and put into practice
  • They ensure that all the essentials are in place - such as a website, marketing and admin - but do not have to do those things themselves
  • They are not expected to help with the day-to-day running of Underground Lights

What would your commitment be?

  • The trustees meet at least four times a year, and it's important that everyone is there every time
  • Trustees normally need to prepare for an hour or two before each meeting to understand what's going on
  • They usually take on one additional responsibility, such as finance, safeguarding, employment, training and events. This would take an additional five hours per month
  • Trustees need to be reliable and available to communicate in between meetings by email and phone
  • Trustees are usually in the role for three years, but can step down at any time

What sort of person are we looking for?

  • Someone who is passionate about community theatre in Coventry and Warwickshire
  • Someone who is reliable and does what they say they'll do
  • Someone who can express an opinion and disagree respectfully with others
  • Someone who is unafraid to ask for help - we all make mistakes and find things difficult
  • Someone who can keep things confidential - we want to be a very open organisation, but sometimes some of the things discussed will be confidential

We encourage and welcome applications from people from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from people who have personal experience of mental health issues and/or homelessness.

Advert Start Date: 7th December 2018
Contact Telephone Number: 07772926011
Contact Name: Chris Campbell
Contact E-mail: chriscampbell10@hotmail.com
Url: https://www.undergroundlights.org/

Dec 102018
 

Member - Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland

Reference: 1570
Remuneration: £227.48 per day
Location: Edinburgh, City of
Closing date: 11 January 2019 at midnight

If you are looking for a challenging, rewarding and worthwhile opportunity, we would like to hear from you. Applications are invited from a wide range of people who have an interest in public service and are committed to protecting the rights and welfare of people with mental illness, learning disability and related conditions. Please pass on details of this opportunity to anyone else you think may be interested.

The Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland (the Commission) protects and promotes the human rights of people with mental health problems, learning disabilities, dementia and related conditions. The Commission has a key statutory role in safeguarding individual rights and monitoring how the principles of mental health and incapacity legislation are applied in practice. Through direct interventions in the care and treatment of individuals using mental health and learning disability services, providing guidance and conducting investigations, the Commission has a strong influence on the quality of care and treatment provided for the people of Scotland.

The Commission is looking for one new member to join its Board. As a non-executive member of the Board, you will be expected to play a central role in ensuring the efficient, effective and accountable governance of the organisation and play your part in providing strategic leadership and direction. This role is as challenging as it is rewarding – and you will be offered the training you'll need to make a strong contribution.

You must also be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Current or recent (within the last two years) experience of being an unpaid carer (ie not as a paid careworker) for a friend or family member living with mental illness, a learning disability, dementia or related condition who uses or has used specialist services
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Ability to contribute to ‘bigger picture' (eg strategic) thinking
  • Ability to analyse and review complex issues
  • Ability to build effective relationships and work collaboratively with others
  • Ability to influence decision making and challenge constructively
  • Enthusiastic and passionate in promoting individual rights

We are looking for people who have the capacity and commitment to grow into the role, to develop their skills and to learn new skills they may require. You do not need to be an expert in mental health or have previous experience of being on a Board, however, as indicated above, you will require to have current or recent experience as an unpaid carer.

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.

For more specific detail of the particular requirements of the roles, please see the the person specification, which forms part of the application pack. Also included in the pack is more detailed information about the Commission.

  • Remuneration: A fee of £227.48 (non-pensionable) is payable for each per day devoted to Commission business. You will also receive reimbursement for all reasonable travel and subsistence costs and any reasonable dependant-carer expenses incurred whilst undertaking Commission duties and for support required to help you carry out your duties effectively
  • Time commitment: A commitment of around 15 days per year is expected. This time will be a mix of daytime Board meetings, reading documents and attending stakeholder events throughout Scotland. You will need to have flexibility in order to attend at a greater frequency subject to the Commission's ongoing business needs
  • Appointment details: The term of appointment will be for up to 4 years. When a term comes to an end, the skills the board requires will be reassessed. If you satisfy the requirements of the new person specification at that time, and there is evidence of your effective performance, Scottish Ministers may consider reappointing you for a further term. A non-executive member's total period of appointment will not exceed eight years.
  • Location: Commission Board meetings will normally be held in Edinburgh.
  • Interviews: It is expected that interviews will be held on 20th February in Edinburgh.
  • Further information: If you would like to find out more about the role, you are welcome to contact Alison McRae, Head of Corporate Services, Mental Welfare Commission on 0131 313 8764 or at Alison.McRae@mwcscot.org.uk.

For full information on the appointment, please read the Application Information Pack accessed via the link below.

Completed applications must be received on or before Friday 11th January 2019.

Appointments to the Commission are regulated by the Commissioner for Ethical Standards in Public Life in Scotland.

Appointed on merit; committed to diversity and equality.

Application Information

Please apply online. If you experience any difficulties accessing our website, or in the event that you require a word version of the application form, please contact the Public Appointments Team on (Freephone) 0300 244 1898, by email at PA_Applications_Mailbox@gov.scot, or by writing to the Public Appointments Team, Scottish Government, Area 3F North, Victoria Quay, Edinburgh EH6 6QQ.

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Dec 072018
 

Non-executive Director - Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is committed to providing exceptional healthcare services through openness, engagement and integrity. The Trust now wish to recruit two replacement Non-Executive Directors to the Board.

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is committed to providing exceptional healthcare services through openness, engagement and integrity.

The Trust now wishes to recruit two replacement Non-Executive Directors to the Board. The role of the Non-Executive Directors is to support the Board of Directors in providing an independent view on the Trust’s Strategy and to oversee the Trust’s implementation of national strategies and regulatory compliance.

The Trust is currently in year three of its five year strategic plan and, as a Non-Executive Director, you will be part of an enthusiastic, transforming Unitary Board, taking an active involvement in implementing the strategy – keeping the patient at the heart of the Trust’s objectives so they receive the very best care possible. Our requirement is for the candidates to have senior level/Board experience in a large and complex organisation.

Applications are welcomed from all sections of the community; we would be particularly pleased to receive applications from candidates from a BME background and women as part of our strategy to increase diversity at all levels of our organisation.

For an informal discussion, please contact Pearse Butler, Trust Chairman, on 01253 956857.

The closing date for applications is Friday 28th December 2018 (midnight) and the interviews will take place on Wednesday 16th January 2019.

Please note that if you are successful in obtaining a position with the Trust you will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring (DBS) check.

The remuneration is £13,312 per annum with a time commitment of around 4 days per month.

The post can be viewed at http://jobs.bfwhospitals.nhs.uk/job/v1439341

Dec 072018
 

Trustee - OCD Action

Organisation: OCD Action
Reference:
Vacancy Type: Trustee
Deadline: 4th January 2019
Region: London

Vacancy Details

OCD Action is the leading national charity focusing on Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).

We provide support and information to anybody affected by OCD, work to raise awareness of the disorder amongst the public and frontline healthcare workers, and strive to secure a better deal for people with OCD.

We are a dedicated charity with a clear vision, solid objectives and a real understanding of OCD. Formed by a group of volunteers and leading professionals in 1994, the charity is recognised as both a strong voice for people with OCD and a vital source of help.

We are now experiencing higher demand for OCD Action's services than ever before and to meet this challenge we are looking to increase the number of trustees. We need a dynamic and skilled board to steer us through this next phase of growth and development, and would be especially interested in hearing from people who can bring high level expertise in

  • Finance
  • Charity governance
  • Marketing and digital communications
  • HR

As we are looking to expand and develop the trustee team, we are also looking for experience in fundraising, volunteer management, working with young people, social work and advocacy.

Personal experience of OCD is not a prerequisite but a real empathy to the cause and an understanding of the value of our work is a must.

Trustees are required to be able to commit sufficient time for this work. There are an average of 6 Trustee meetings annually, typically early evenings held in London, with trustees from outside London able to join meetings remotely. This is an un-remunerated role although reasonable travel expenses will be paid in accordance with our policy.

To apply for a trustee role please send a current C.V and cover letter to chair@ocdaction.org.uk. Your cover letter should highlight the skills that you would bring to the trustee board and your reason for wanting to be a part of the OCD Action team. If you would like an informal discussion about this opportunity please contact Piers Watson, Chair of Trustees, on 07887 995913

Before applying for the post, we ask that you read the Charity Commission's guidance on becoming a trustee which can be found here (link to https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-essential-trustee-what-you-need-to-know-cc3/the-essential-trustee-what-you-need-to-know-what-you-need-to-do)

For more information about the Charity please visit www.ocdaction.org.uk

Advert Start Date: 5th December 2018
Contact Telephone Number: 07887 995913
Contact Name: Piers Watson
Contact E-mail: chair@ocdaction.org.uk
Url: www.ocdaction.org.uk

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