Debbie Wright

Nov 122018
 

Non-executive Director - Airedale NHS Foundation Trust

We are seeking a Non-Executive Director to join the Board in a radically changing and evolving NHS landscape. The Trust’s ‘Right Care’ Vision is the focus for all our Board, working with our partners and stakeholders to ensure patients are placed at the heart of every decision.

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust is a highly successful and award winning acute hospital and community services trust with a workforce of around 2,500 and 300 volunteers serving a population of over 200,000 people across West and North Yorkshire and East Lancashire. The Trust has a turnover of over £164million, is regulated by NHS Improvement and the CQC and is led by a proven Board of Directors.

We are seeking a Non-Executive Director to join the Board in a radically changing and evolving NHS landscape, within a financially challenged national economy. The Trust’s ‘Right Care’ Vision is the focus for all our Board, working with our partners and stakeholders to ensure patient experience and population health is placed at the heart of every decision.

You will thrive in an innovative environment with the opportunity to shape the future of healthcare services for our population ensuring we put patients first and deliver the right care every time. We are therefore keen to hear from individuals who have strong links to the diverse communities that we serve and can contribute to shaping our organisation’s strategic direction, bringing a depth of understanding of their different and changing healthcare needs.

We are interested in candidates with a deep understanding of the people agenda, the factors that motivate employees and culture change. You will likely to have been responsible for leading and managing people or a people function in a large complex organisation and will understand the levers that enable transformational change. You will Chair our newly established People Committee so will need to be able to quickly get to grips with issues around workforce supply and employee development; and have some understanding of employment law. Experience of large-scale management change would be an advantage.

We are also seeking candidates with the knowledge and career experience that equips them to make a highly informed contribution to Board debate about healthcare strategy and delivery.

We would welcome applications from people who live within easy reach of the main hospital site and who ideally have local knowledge and networks in Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale, Craven and East Lancashire region.

Applicants for the vacancy to which this brief relates should meet the eligibility criteria to be a director. A copy of the self-declaration that the successful candidate will be required to sign is available on request.

The expectation is that the Non-Executive Director will spend an average of 5 days per month on Trust business or more if business dictates.

  • Closing date for applications: 12 Midnight on 25 November 2018
  • Final interviews: to be held w/c: 10 December 2018
  • Remuneration: £12,877
  • Commitment: an average of 5 days a month
  • Information Pack DOCX, 106.2 KB
    This is a comprehensive information pack for candidates, which explains the requirements to undertake the role, as well as details of how to apply and information about the trust.

Nov 122018
 

Trustee - Music In Detention

Organisation: Music In Detention
Reference:
Vacancy Type: Trustee
Deadline: 30th November 2018
Region: Nation Wide

Vacancy Details

“Even though we are locked up someone is listening to us”

Music In Detention takes participatory arts into immigration detention centres and then takes detainees' creative work out again, to groups living difficult lives in communities near the centres and to the public in general. Our work helps detainees to cope with detention, and people in the wider community to understand their experience of it. We use shared experiences of music and the arts to build supportive relationships between detainees and other communities. You can find stories about our work, and lots of music tracks, at www.musicindetention.org.uk.

Set up in 2006, MID is a highly respected, specialist charity with a strong track record. Following a strategy review, we have set ambitious goals for strengthening social impact and artistic quality over the next six years. We are now looking for able and motivated individuals to join our Board of Trustees, to help lead and guide this important work.

We're especially interested in hearing from people with:

  • Personal experience of immigration detention / as a migrant in the UK
  • Extensive experience as an artist / arts practitioner / arts sector professional
  • A background in communications
  • Senior experience in charity finance

We are looking for people who are excited by MID's work, share our values and will play an active part in the work of our Board.

MID's Board meets 4 times a year in London. We also seek to involve Trustees in the work of the organisation outside of Board meetings, for example by visiting music workshops once in a while, and joining sub-committees (Finance, Communications & Fundraising, Ethics). We pay travel expenses but of course the role of Trustee is unpaid.

For more information please go to our website (link provided). To register your interest please email the address provided with a little information about your experience and what you would bring to the role.

Advert Start Date: 30th October 2018
Contact Telephone Number: 07828 065624
Contact Name: John Speyer
Contact E-mail: john@musicindetention.org.uk
Url: https://www.musicindetention.org.uk/news/were-looking-for-trustees/

Nov 122018
 

Non-executive Directors - Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust are seeking two experienced Non-Executive Directors and an Associate Non-Executive Director to help achieve their vision for the Trust. They are seeking individuals who can demonstrate the character and integrity to lead in today’s NHS.

About the Trust

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest hospital trusts in England, delivering services from two general hospitals, in thriving Gloucester and beautiful regency Cheltenham.

Gloucestershire has excellent transport links and stunning countryside, and was recently ranked in the top three places to live in the UK.

Gloucestershire Hospitals has a £530m annual income, 900 beds, over 140,000 emergency attendances and nearly 800,000 outpatient appointments each year. It has over 7,700 members of staff who are committed to providing high quality, acute, elective and specialist services under the vision of ‘Best Care For Everyone’ to a diverse population of more than 628,000.

The Trust is entering an exciting period as it progresses ambitious plans, led by a largely new Board, for continuous improvement in clinical performance, financial stability and new ways to better deliver services to people who use the Trust hospitals.

About the roles

The Non-Executive Directors (NEDs) are accountable to the Chair of the Trust who also chairs the Council of Governors. It is the Council of Governors which has specific responsibility for the appointment of the NEDs. The primary role of NEDs is to constructively challenge and help develop proposals for strategy, and review management performance of the Trust by providing independent experience and perspective.

The Associate Non-Executive Director (Associate NED) role is used successfully in the NHS to support Board succession strategy and achieve a balance of Board level skills. This is a developmental post for someone looking to take the next step in their career in strategic business management.

About you

Given the Board is currently under represented by members of Black or Minority Ethnic communities the Trust would particularly welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds. Their ambition is to secure Non-Executive Directors who can help to make decisions which reflect the diverse communities it serves.

They have recently reviewed the skill set of Board members and are looking to bring in additional Board members with:

  • Vacancy 1:
    • Significant executive-level leadership experience and track record of leading/sponsoring a range of major IT programmes with innovative digital and information business strategies. Proven capability to challenge, contribute to and support the vision and strategic objectives. An ability to act as a champion for digital hospital
  • Vacancy 2:
    • Significant strategic-level experience of multi-agency integration of health and social care and/or delivering new models of care gained in an executive-level strategy/policy/transformation role of relevance to Gloucestershire’s journey to become an Integrated Care System (ICS)
    • Candidates with other skills sets may be considered at the discretion of the panel.
  • Associate NED:
    • The Trust are seeking an individual with genuine commitment to patients and to the promotion of excellent health care services to help achieve the Trusts vision.

All candidates must have relevant experience at Board level or equivalent, in the private and/or public sector and a passion for delivering health and care.

As one of the reasons for creating the role is to enrich the diversity of the Board, the Trust are interested to hear from people who represent the diversity and richness of the communities the Trust serves and who have diversity of thought that can benefit the Trust

The Trust are seeking individuals who can demonstrate not only a high level of competence but also the character and integrity to lead in today’s NHS. Both positions require committed team players, able to offer strong strategic ability, insight and the skills to challenge colleagues in a values oriented organisation.

Further Information

For further information see the Trust website.

If you meet the criteria for the role and would like to discuss your application informally, please contact Lukasz Bohdan, Director of Corporate Governance on 0300 422 2932 or email lukasz.bohdan@nhs.net

  • Closing date: midnight on 25 November 2018
  • Interview Date: week commencing 10th December 2018

If you have not heard from the Trust by 7th December please assume you have not been shortlisted on this occasion.

Additional Information

Nov 122018
 

Trustee - Carers' Support - Canterbury, Dover & Thanet

Organisation: Carers' Support - Canterbury, Dover & Thanet
Reference:
Vacancy Type: Trustee
Deadline: 30th November 2018
Region: South East

Vacancy Details

We are seeking four new Trustees to expand our Board in readiness for the next phase of our development. In the coming years we expect to significantly increase our range of services and sources of income. As part of this new strategic focus, and to ensure a balance of skills and experience on the Board, we are particularly looking to recruit Trustees with a background in one of the following areas:

  • Human resource management knowledge and expertise.
  • Digital transformation experience, and good IT skills and expertise.
  • Legal experience, particularly within the social care, health and voluntary sectors.
  • Experience of fundraising, commissioning or bid writing.
  • Marketing and/or Public Relations.

If you don't have these skills but you believe that your background could be useful to us and you are interested in joining our board, please do still get in touch. We particularly welcome applicants from black and minority ethnic groups, to address under representation amongst these groups.

If you share our ambition of improving the lives of people caring for others in East Kent, and would like an opportunity to develop your own skills and experience at Board level we'd be delighted to hear from you. If you are, or have been a Carer yourself, your understanding and experience would be especially valuable.

Trustee roles are voluntary but out of pocket expenses are reimbursed.

Apply today

If you feel you can contribute to helping us create a better life for carers in East Kent, email admin@carers-doverdistrict.org to request a recruitment pack which has more detail of the role and person specification, then send us your CV and a covering letter explaining why you want to join us as a Trustee and what skills and experience you can bring.

Email your application to our Chair, Gordon Viggers, at chair@carers-doverdistrict.org or contact Gordon at the same address if you would like a confidential discussion about being a Trustee or the application process.

Application closing date: Friday 30 November 2018

Advert Start Date: 8th November 2018
Contact Telephone Number: 01304 364637
Contact Name: Martin Lord
Contact E-mail: admin@carers-doverdistrict.org

Nov 122018
 

Non-executive Director - London Ambulance Service NHS Trust

We are recruiting a clinical Non-executive Director to join the board of London Ambulance Service NHS Trust. This is an exceptional opportunity to share your talents and expertise to make a positive difference to the lives of people in your community.

L1802

Essential criteria

You will most likely have worked at executive board level and will bring experience of governance and seniority of view to provide guidance on clinical development to the wider board. It is expected that this NED will also bring challenge and support to the Trust’s executive clinical leaders.

The successful candidate will be a doctor who has contributed to leadership at board level. You might have developed experience in acute care, community/mental health services or primary care. Evidence of system-wide understanding of healthcare would be beneficial. Passion about patient care and public service is a must. You will also have an understanding of the current quality agenda in the NHS and the assurance processes needed to deliver effective clinical governance.

You will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the challenges and opportunities faced by ambulance trusts. You will also be interested in understanding how technological advances can improve patient experiences.

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 London.

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.

  • Information pack (L1802) PDF, 523.7 KB
    This is a comprehensive information pack for candidates, which explains the requirements to undertake the role, as well as details of how to apply and information about the trust.
  • Monitoring form (L1802) DOCX, 198.2 KB
    We like to monitor information to establish who applies for our roles and to ensure no group is treated unfairly. Your answers will be treated confidentially and will not be shared with the selection panel unless explicitly stated

Key dates

  • Closing date for applications 28 November 2018 at 11am
  • Interview date 17 January 2019
  • Proposed start date to be confirmed

Find out more

  • The Trust – For an informal and confidential discussion about the role please contact Philippa Harding, the trust’s Director of Corporate Governance on 0207 783 2498
  • Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency adviser to LAS and NHS Improvement. If you would like a confidential discussion about the role contact Brett Anderson, Partner on 020 7227 0800 or email kate.crotty@saxbam.com
  • NHS Improvement – for general enquiries contact Joe Porter on 0300 123 2908 or by emailing Joe.porter@nhs.net

Nov 122018
 

Treasurer - Pawprints Dog Rescue

Organisation: Pawprints Dog Rescue
Reference:
Vacancy Type: Treasurer
Deadline: 19th November 2018
Region: West Midlands

Vacancy Details

Pawprints Dog Rescue Registered Charity No: 1149888 are seeking a Treasurer to join the Board of Trustees. This is an unpaid position. The charity is now into its 6th year and the Trustees require the right candidate to help us deliver our future plans and strategy. We are a diverse board and welcome people from all walks of life to apply if they have the necessary financial or business background. Empathy to the aims of the Charity, though not essential, would be beneficial.

ROLE DESCRIPTION FOR TREASURER (TRUSTEE)

The role of the treasurer is to monitor the financial administration of the charity and report to the board of trustees at regular intervals on that and its state of financial health, in line with best practice and in compliance with the governing document and legal requirements.

The treasurer will be involved in budgeting and strategic financial planning, financial and management reporting, risk assessment and risk management and is likely to be involved in areas such as investments, governance, reserves and pensions.

In addition to the general responsibilities of a trustee, duties of the Treasurer are as follows

  • Ensure proper records are kept• Ensure effective financial procedures are in place
  • Monitor and report on the financial health of the charity
  • Oversee the production of necessary financial reports/returns, accounts and audits
  • Manage and advise on strategic financial planning• Manage risk
  • Work with the Board to produce an annual budget
  • Ensure that salary, pensions, PAYE, NI and VAT records are kept
  • Provide trustees with necessary information to facilitate decision-making
  • Ensure that debtors are paid in a timely manner
  • Work with the Board to ensure that the charity acts responsibly, reasonably and honestly
  • Apply, implement and ensure effective record keeping for Gift Aid

Person specification

In addition to the person specification for a trustee, the treasurer should have the following qualities:

  • A keen interest in taking the charity forwards
  • Experience of business or committee procedures
  • A strong background in Finance and/or Business
  • Effective communication skills
  • The ability and time to work to deadlines
  • The ability to work as part of a strong team
  • Able to attend meetings at least 4 times per year usually during the evening or weekend
  • Able to give enough time as required to fulfil the obligations

Before applying for this role please ensure you have read the following and are eligible to apply to be a charity Trustee:

  • You must be at least 18 years old to be a trustee of our charity.
  • You must be properly appointed following the procedures and any restrictions in the charity's governing document.
  • You must not act as a trustee if you are disqualified unless authorised to do so by a waiver from the Commission.

Please visit the relevant links to ensure you can apply:
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/charity-trustee-disqualification

You should also read the Essential Trustee available from the Charity Commission:
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

If you feel you can offer the necessary time and skillset required for this position, please apply by email to pdrescue@hotmail.com attaching your CV for the attention of the Chair. The closing date for applications is 19th November 2018.

Pawprints Dog Rescue will use the personal data you provide (as defined by the Data Protection Act 2018) for the purpose of recruiting a Trustee to its Board. This may involve specifically:

  • Keeping administrative records
  • Corresponding with you in respect to your application
  • Contacting you in the future about other opportunities

We will only contact you in respect of this application or other roles that may be considered suitable for you.

Pawprints Dog Rescue is opposed to all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination. Everyone will be treated fairly and will not be discriminated against. Recognising that supporting Equality is of primary importance, all the Trustees, volunteers and staff work to develop sound and effective practices that impact on the charity, its services and the community it serves.

Advert Start Date: 12th November 2018
Contact Telephone Number: 07415030165
Contact Name: Anita Twigger
Contact E-mail: pdrescue@hotmail.com
Url: www.pawprintsdogrescue.org

Nov 092018
 

Trustee - British Future

Organisation: British Future
Reference: BF2018
Vacancy Type: Trustee
Deadline: 20th December 2018
Region: Nation Wide

Vacancy Details

This is an opportunity to contribute to an organisation which plays a leading role in shaping constructive public discussion about some of the most contested issues in Britain today.

British Future in 2018 is in a strong position, driven by a passionate Director and an engaged Board of Trustees. Our vision is to encourage an open conversation about identity, integration, migration and opportunity. British Future is an independent, non-partisan thinktank which engages with peoples hopes and fears about immigration, integration and identity, seeking to build a broad consensus among the public and opinion-formers for reforms that work for everyone. The organisation's long-term aim is a country where we are no longer ‘Them and Us' but rather a confident and welcoming Britain, inclusive and fair to all.

Three new trustee's are being sought to join a high-calibre Board and Executive Team in developing and executing our strategy.

We are looking to recruit a Trustee from each of the following backgrounds; Governance, Fundraising and Media & Communications with a knowledge of Social Media an advantage but not a necessity. You would be joining a Board of Trustee's from a wealth of backgrounds all with a shared interest in immigration and integration in the UK. Your skills will help British Future continue to grow from strength to strength, both internally and outward facing in it's aims and mission. In keeping with the charitable nature of the organisation's work, the role is unremunerated. Four Trustee meetings are held annually as well as subcommittee meetings and events throughout the year.

Ideal candidates will have experience of playing a strategic leadership role in a complex organisation, and of contributing to non-executive governance. They will have a strong commitment to the aims of British Future. A clear understanding of the principles of good governance, and of the appropriate division between executive and non-executive responsibilities will be key.

For more information on British Future, including details of our current Board of Trustee's, please visit www.britishfuture.org.

Alternatively please email the Chair of the Board of Trustee's Shirley Cramer directly at scramer@rsph.org.uk.

All applications should be emailed to Office Manager Louise Hickmott – louise@britishfuture.org. The deadline for receipt of all applications will be December 20th.

Advert Start Date: 8th November 2018
Contact Telephone Number: 02076329069
Contact Name: Louise Hickmott
Contact E-mail: louise@britishfuture.org
Url: http://www.britishfuture.org/

Nov 092018
 

Non-Executive Members - National Assembly for Wales: Wales Audit Office

Public Appointments

The National Assembly for Wales is responsible for making appointments to some public offices, other bodies and individual roles.

Non-Executive Members Wales Audit Office

Time Commitment:: 2 - 3 days per month
Duration: Up to 4 years
Location: The Wales Audit Office has offices in Cardiff, Abergele and Swansea and board meetings rotate between these locations.
Remuneration: £12,500 p.a.
Closing Date: 10.00 23 November 2018

The Wales Audit Office was established as a corporate body under the Public Audit (Wales) Act 2013 and commenced its full range of functions on 1 April 2014.

The Wales Audit Office Board comprises nine members, five of whom are non-executives (including the Chair) plus the Auditor General for Wales and three employees of the WAO. The non-executive members are appointed by the National Assembly for Wales. One employee member is nominated by the Auditor General for appointment by the non-executive members and the other two are appointed by the non-executive members following a ballot of Wales Audit Office staff.

The National Assembly for Wales is seeking to appoint two non-executive members to fill vacancies on the Board that will be created when terms of office come to an end in March 2019.

Download Documents

If you would prefer the information above in a different format or would prefer a pack sent in the post please email us on jobs@assembly.wales or call us on 0300 200 6507

Submitting your application

Submit your application by e-mail to: Jobs@Assembly.Wales or post it to us:

Human Resources Recruitment Team
National Assembly for Wales
Cardiff Bay
Cardiff

CF99 1NA

Nov 092018
 

Durham Cathedral - Trustee

Organisation: Durham Cathedral
Reference: 2018-31
Vacancy Type: Trustee
Deadline: 2nd December 2018
Region: Nation Wide

Vacancy Details

Role Title: Member of Chapter & Lay Canon
Location: Durham Cathedral
Status: Voluntary Post holder (3 year tenure)
Hours: Commitment of up to one day per week

The Bishop and Chapter are looking for an influential and inspirational team player to join the Chapter at Durham Cathedral. At ‘the best Cathedral on planet earth' we are seeking a colleague who is committed to investing up to one day per week in a vital and strategic role in enhancing the governance of the Cathedral, especially in the field of finance.

With a professional qualification in accounting, finance or management, and with supporting evidence of commercial or charitable experience at Board level, you will be passionate about our core purpose, committed to enabling the whole Cathedral community to live our values, deliver our strategic objectives and fulfil our vision.

As a member of Chapter you will draw upon your substantial experience of working collaboratively with a Board of Trustees or Governing Body, collectively and individually and will fulfil this challenging role with energy and resilience.

Being a person of faith, attentive to your own spiritual life, you will be have the opportunity to be influential in the mission of the Cathedral and the quest for excellence in every aspect of the ministry of the Cathedral.

If you aspire to be a key leader in the future of ‘Britain's Favourite Cathedral' (2017), part of the Durham UNESCO World Heritage Site, then we would love to hear from you.

Should you wish to have a confidential discussion about this role, please call Ian Hunter, Head of HR&OD in the first instance on (0191) 386 4266, who will make the appropriate arrangements.

For an application pack please go to:
https://www.durhamcathedral.co.uk/about-us/jobs

Closing date for receipt of completed application form: Sunday 2nd December 2018
Shortlisting date: w/c 3rd December 2018
Selection Event date: Wednesday 12th December 2018
Start date: January 2019

Advert Start Date: 6th January 2019
Contact Telephone Number: 0191 3864266
Contact Name: Ian Hunter
Contact E-mail: recruitment@durhamcathedral.co.uk
Url: https://www.durhamcathedral.co.uk/about-us/jobs

Nov 062018
 

Non-Executive Director x 4 - Swim Wales

Location: Cardiff
Posted: 18/10/2018
Agency: Acorn Recruitment

Acorn Executive Search acts as strategic partner with the Welsh Sports Association, to assist with the recruitment of NEDs for their Boards. Swim Wales is the National Governing Body for all 66 of the registered Aquatic Sports in Wales.

Its purpose is to create and govern a safe environment for the delivery of all aquatic activities across the nation, and determine how such activities will be implemented internationally, nationally, regionally and locally.

A world leading National Governing Body delivering excellence, inspiring our nation to enjoy, participate, learn and compete in Welsh aquatics. We are a company limited by guarantee and all Board Members are Directors of the company. At an exciting time for Swim Wales, we are currently seeking four new Board members to join us.
Time Commitment: Approximately 1 day per month. There are six board meetings per year and board members may be asked to represent the organisation at other relevant meetings and events.

  • Remuneration: The position is voluntary and all reasonable travel and subsistence expenses will be reimbursed.
  • Location: Flexible, although the majority of meetings are held in Cardiff, by phone or video conference. The Swim Wales office is located at the Sport Village, Wales National Pool, Swansea.

The Swim Wales team is spread geographically with 50% of the staff office based, they are led by our Chief Executive who is based in the NGB head office.

Role Summary

  • Setting the organisation's vision, values, mission and strategic direction
  • Delegating appropriate authority to the Chief Executive, and monitoring and evaluating the implementation of policies, strategy and agreed objectives
  • Ensuring that internal controls are effective
  • Ensuring that communications both to and from members are effective
  • Creating and maintaining positive and productive relationships with stakeholders
  • Provide direction and support to the staff team, helping them achieve the aims of the organisation

Responsibilities

  • Ensure Swim Wales pursues its core purpose as set out in the Articles as well as meeting its obligations under company law and other relevant legislation/regulations
  • Contribute to the formulation of Swim Wales strategic plans
  • Ensure Swim Wales’ organisational structure and capability, including the resources available, are appropriate for implementing the strategy
  • Develop organisational policies, define goals, set targets and evaluate performance against these
  • Ensure Swim Wales implements good practice
  • Create a strong and fulfilling working relationship with other Directors and the Chief Executive Officer
  • Participate in a review and self-reflective evaluation of board performance
  • Assume guardianship of the legal and financial integrity of Swim Wales as required under the Companies Act (2006)
  • Set risk appetite and oversee risk strategy
  • Provide constructive support and guidance to the Chief Executive, in the context of the implementation of strategy and policies
  • Receive regular progress reports of Swim Wales’ work and financial performance through the Chief Executive
  • Maintain careful oversight of any risk to reputation and/or financial standing of the organisation.
  • Represent Swim Wales, championing the organisation and its members at appropriate events, meetings or functions
  • Build strong and dynamic relationships with Swim Wales’ members, understanding their diverse needs and uniting their voices
  • Actively promote the benefits of sport and recreation for people in Wales
  • Establish, nurture and maintain effective relationships with stakeholders including Sport Wales, Welsh Government, Chief Executive Officers’ Forum and Wales Council for Voluntary Action, the Commonwealth Games Council for Wales.
  • Attend and be a member of other committees or working groups as appropriate.

Person Specification

  • You will have a thorough understanding of how sport contributes to the wellbeing of people in Wales through education, health and communities policy. An awareness of the ways in which elite sport success contributes to a strong sport sector is desirable, as well as an understanding of the current political and policy landscape in Wales.
  • Although previous experience in a board position is desirable, applications from candidates who have not previously served in a board role but who can demonstrate the skills and competencies necessary to contribute to Swim Wales are welcomed.

Swim Wales is currently recruiting 4 new board members. Following a comprehensive board skills audit, the organisation is seeking individuals with specific skills and knowledge in one or more of the following fields:

  • Business Development / Commercial Partnership
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Communications, Brand and Public Relations (to include digital and social media)
  • Education, Development and Training
  • Workforce Development and Engagement

Competencies

  • Demonstrates strong business acumen
  • Strong professional awareness
  • Ability to influence across the sporting landscape
  • Demonstrates by actions a thorough understanding of good governance
  • Highly developed financial acumen
  • Highly developed communication skills
  • Demonstrates honesty and integrity
  • Innovation and Problem Solving
  • Strong planning and organising
  • Ability to be flexible
  • Can assimilate and respond to different cultural situations

Additional information

The deadline for applications is Friday 16 November 2018 and interviews will take place shortly after. Please submit a CV with a supporting letter which demonstrates your fit with the person specification and your suitability for the role.

Swim Wales is committed to equality of opportunity and the formation of a balanced, inclusive and skilled board and encourages applications from people from under-represented groups. We particularly welcome applications from people with disabilities, individuals from diverse ethnic and LGBT backgrounds, women and young people.

Acorn Recruitment Ltd is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

Type: Part Time
Start Date: ASAP
Contract Length: N/A
Contact Name: Jan Hughes
Contact Email: jan.hughes@acornpeople.com
Telephone: 01633 287132
Job Reference: BBBH12906Job ID208850286

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