Debbie Wright

Feb 212019
 

Members - Creative Scotland

Reference: 1612
Remuneration: Non-Remunerated
Location: Edinburgh and Glasgow
Closing date: 15 March 2019 at midday

Creative Scotland is the public body that supports the arts, screen and creative industries across all parts of Scotland on behalf of everyone who lives, works, studies or visits here. The organisation distributes funding from the Scottish Government and the National Lottery with an annual budget of over £90m and a staff team of more than 120 people.

The Scottish Government is seeking to appoint Board members to help Creative Scotland in the delivery of the ambitions set out in its 10 Year Plan, Unlocking Potential, Embracing Ambition, to the benefit of the arts and culture and to the people of Scotland as a whole. The Board comprises up to 14 members, led by the Chair, Robert Wilson.

We are seeking to appoint up to 4 people with significant art form and cultural sector knowledge and experience to join the Board and to work effectively with the Chair, the rest of the Board, the Acting Chief Executive Iain Munro, the leadership team and the team of dedicated, committed and experienced staff.

The Board members will play a key role in making strategic decisions on the delivery of Creative Scotland's statutory functions, overseeing its effective governance, financial accountability and its delivery of value as a public body, in line with Scottish Government and Ministerial priorities.

These are high profile positions in Scottish public life and they offer an opportunity to make a significant and positive difference to Scotland's creative life, society and economy. We encourage applications from individuals who feel they have the knowledge, experience, energy and commitment to successfully fulfil the demands of these roles.

You must be able to demonstrate the following personal qualities, skills and experience:

  • Art form knowledge and experience;
  • Challenging the views of others in a constructive and supportive way
  • Seeing the ‘bigger picture'
  • Communicating effectively
  • Knowledge/understanding of equalities

The selection panel invites applications from people with a knowledge and understanding of the wider cultural sector, awareness of the current issues it faces, and evidence of decision-making in this field.

As a Lottery distributor and public funder, Creative Scotland is committed to addressing diversity, as outlined in our Equalities, Diversity and Mainstreaming Report 2017.

We are keen to attract applicants from under-represented groups, and who understand the barriers to entry and progression through lived experience. Full details of the criteria to be met for the position are contained in the person specification, which forms part of the application pack.

Applications are invited from a wide range of people across Scotland, who have an interest in public service and are committed to the work of Creative Scotland. Scottish Ministers welcome applications from groups currently under-represented on Scotland's public bodies, such as women, disabled people, ethnic minorities and people aged under 50.

  • Remuneration: All reasonable receipted expenses required in helping you carry out your duties effectively will be reimbursed, including carer expenses such as childcare. Members' appointments for Creative Scotland are however non-remunerated and the appointment is not pensionable.
  • Time commitment: At present the anticipated time commitment for Board members is 1 day per monthon Board business, including preparation for meetings and attending events, though members are welcome to spend as much additional time as they wish on Board business. There will also be periods when pressure of business will require additional time.
  • Appointment details: Scottish Ministers determine the length of appointments for Board appointments. Appointments are normally for a four year term, with the possibility of re-appointment up to a maximum combined length of eight years.
  • Location: We are seeking applications primarily, but not solely, from people who are ordinarily based in UK/Scotland. Creative Scotland has offices in Edinburgh and Glasgow. Its headquarters are located in Edinburgh. Board meetings alternate between Edinburgh and Glasgow with occasional meetings held in locations across Scotland. If attendance at meetings in person is not possible, it may be possible to take part using Skype, video conferencing or by telephone on an exceptional basis.

The closing date for applications is: Friday 15 March at midday.

Full details of the criteria to be met for the position are contained in the person specification, which forms part of the application information pack.

Appointments are made on merit, alongside a commitment 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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Feb 212019
 

Non-executive director - Beacon Multi-Academy Trust

East of England and North East London | Redbridge
Change Management Risk
Deadline date: 22nd March 2019

Beacon Multi-Academy Trust in Essex and London Borough of Redbridge seeks a talented non-executive director with experience in organisational change management to support the growth of the trust. Board meetings are usually held at Beal High School in Redbridge.

About the trust

Beacon Multi-Academy Trust (BMAT) is an Essex based trust made up of a diverse range of educational institutions and exciting plans for expansion in the future. In total BMAT has around 3300 students and an annual income of approximately £21m. BMAT was formed on 1 February 2014.

BMAT’s core purpose is simple: to help all students reach their full potential. BMAT celebrates the diversity of their students and has created a varied range of institutions to reflect that placed at the heart of the communities they serve. BMAT wants its pupils to live well and thrive academically and personally into adulthood. They ensure this by developing a solid foundation of skills to prepare them to play their part in society successfully and to achieve their full potential through informed choices, seizing opportunities and being able to live the life they choose. This is embodied by their approach to raise standards in education for all through high expectations inclusive practice. BMAT believes every young person deserves to have the best education possible.

The trust currently consists of four schools. The Beal High School is an outstanding secondary school that incorporates a specialist unit for autistic students. It is one of the biggest secondary schools in the country and has just expanded from eight to 12 forms of entry. The Forest Academy is a good secondary school on the journey to outstanding (Ofsted) and is beginning to attract a larger student intake. The Trust has just amalgamated the two sixth forms at Beal and Forest to create Beal Sixth Form. The amalgamated A’ Level results in 2017-18 put the sixth joint first for progress in London Borough of Redbridge. The Business Innovation Hub Free School (BBIH) offers unique and creative occupational pathways for 14-19 year olds and the Trust is supporting the school to improve its Ofsted rating.

The North East London Teaching Alliance (NELTA) is an outstanding teaching school alliance that works with others to provide high-quality training and development to new and experienced school staff. NELTA incorporates a school-centred initial teacher training (SCITT) that trains teachers and awards Qualified Teacher Status in the same way a university would.

The trust has worked hard to overcome recent financial challenges and is looking to consolidate outstanding provision, a successful sixth form and improvements in standards at BBIH. Their ambition is to utilise its solid basis and infrastructure to grow the academies, which may, in time, include setting up nurseries, primary schools and expanding the sixth form.

Plans for the Future

The key challenges for the board over the next 12-24 months are:

  • Balancing the BMAT budget with reduced income; whilst maintaining the quality of provision.
  • Future proof BMAT leadership succession planning and development.
  • Three-year growth and expansion plan to maximise income, value for money and mitigate identified risks.

In the longer term, the trust would like to:

  • Expand on the Trust’s strategic objectives
  • Define the key goals and performance indicators that will demonstrate its successes and the success of the academies and SCITT
  • Outline financial management, growth strategy linked to business efficiency and effectiveness
  • Build upon the individual academy and SCITT successes already achieved

Trust ethos & values

The trust’s mission is to raise standards in education and believe every young person deserves the best education possible. The core purpose and vision is simple: they want all students to reach their full potential; through high expectations inclusive practice; with the schools at the heart of the communities they serve.

Role Summary

Number of Positions Advertised: 1

Role 1 – Trustee/Non-Executive Director

Trustees – or non-executive directors - are both charity trustees and company directors of the academy trust; the role is to hold to account the executive and senior leadership team. The board of trustees manages the business of the academy trust and may exercise all the powers of the trust. The trustees ensure compliance with the trust’s charitable objects and with company and charity law.

Person Specification

The competencies required for this role include:

Essential

  • Change Management
  • Risk

Desirable

  • Corporate Governance
  • Growth Management
  • Capacity to sit on the risk and finance or pay and personnel committee (max. six meetings a year)

The trustee will have a business background with experience in growing organisations and in M&A in order to guide the trust as it grows.

Time commitment

Four board meetings/year (occasionally extraordinary meetings are convened) of three hours duration.

Location of Board Meetings and Trust Website

Board meetings are held at Beal High School in Redbridge with occasional rotation at The Forest Academy.

The trust’s website can be found at: http://beaconacademytrust.co.uk/

Governance Structure

Please see https://www.beaconacademytrust.co.uk/bmat-trustees-and-governors-register/

Background on academy trusts

Academy schools, which are charities run independently of local authority control, now account for 71% of secondary schools and 26% of primaries – and their number is growing all the time.

Many of these schools are grouped together as multi-academy trusts (MATs). There are currently 980 multi academy trusts of 2+ schools. If the schools are to fulfil their potential, the trusts need non-executives (known in charity law as trustees) to bring a wide range of skills and experience to help guide strategy, ensure their ambitions can be soundly financed and keep their schools up to the mark delivering for their pupils.

“Academy boards must be ambitious for all children and young people and infused with a passion for education and a commitment to continuous school improvement that enables the best possible outcomes. Governance must be grounded in reality as defined by both high-quality objective data and a full understanding of the views and needs of pupils/students, staff, parents, carers and local communities. It should be driven by inquisitive, independent minds and through conversations focused on the key strategic issues which are conducted with humility, good judgement, resilience and determination.” Source: Governance Handbook, Department for Education (2017)

Trusteeship is a voluntary, unpaid role for people who have the energy and skills to make a real contribution to shaping the future of our schools. You do not need to have any specialist knowledge of education.

Applications

Academy Ambassadors is a non-profit organisation which recruits senior business leaders and professionals as volunteer non-executive directors onto the boards of multi-academy trusts. If you are interested in applying for the role please send your CV and a short expression of interest detailing which role you are applying for to academyambassadors@newschoolsnetwork.org. Please note candidates should live within reasonable travelling distance of the trust and/or have a link with the region. For more information, please call 0207 952 8556 or visit www.academyambassadors.org.

Key dates

We strongly recommend applying as early as you can to have the best possible chance of being considered as we may change the closing date if we have received sufficient applications. Applicants should be aware of the following key dates in the recruitment process –

Deadline for applications: Friday 22nd March 2019

Feb 212019
 

Chair and Non-Executive Directors - University Hospitals of Derby and Burton

Job Reference: TYDX11 (Chair), TYDX12 (Clinical NED), TYDXI3 (Finance NED)
Closing Date: Tuesday 12 Mar 2019

We are looking for an exceptional leader to chair University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust (UHDB) as well as two Non-Executive Directors.

This a particularly exciting time to join UHDB – having merged two single organisations from Derby and Burton – Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, in July 2018. We are now one of the largest NHS Trusts in the country, with over 12,000 staff across five hospitals. Our vision is to be one of the best hospitals in the country and significantly contribute to the population we serve, not simply in terms of our specialist health and well-being services, but also as one of the largest employers in the region and as an emerging leader in healthcare research, education and innovation. The Chairman and Non-Executive Directors must be able to continue the integration of UHDB – particularly to support our staff – working across all sites. The Board of Directors and the Council of Governors will work in partnership to achieve these important goals, building on rising staff engagement, strong clinical leadership and increasingly important relationships with many partners cross Derbyshire and Staffordshire, as well as nationally.

The successful Chair candidate will have substantial leadership experience, ideally gained within organisations of significant size and complexity in the public, private or voluntary sectors. The Chair will have an enabling and collaborative style with first class chairing skills, building respect at all levels of the organisation through their highly developed interpersonal and communication skills. The ability to influence and persuade at the most senior levels in private and public sector contexts and to forge strong partnerships will be important. The Chair will provide credible support and challenge to the Trust and have experience of building strong alliances with a wide and diverse range of stakeholders.

We are also looking for a qualified accountant to serve on the board as a Finance Non-Executive. This new Non-executive Director will bring the confident strategic corporate and financial insight that could only be gained through having served at board level in a complex and highly regulated consumer facing organisation. It is likely that the successful candidate will have non-executive or trustee experience as well.

We are also looking to appoint our new medical Non-Executive. This individual 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, with the ability to challenge and support the Trust’s executive clinical leaders. This individual will be a doctor who might have developed experience in acute care or community health services. Evidence of system-wide understanding of healthcare would be beneficial.

Across all appointments, a commitment to UHDB’s values and to the needs of patients, staff and the local and national communities served by the Trust is essential. The time commitment for the Chair is approximately 3 days per week, remunerated at £50,000. The time commitment for both Non-Executive roles is 4-6 days per month, and the remuneration is set at £13,500 per annum plus additional (£1,500) fee for Committee Chair and expenses.

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust on these appointments. For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit www.saxbam.com/appointments . If applying for the Chair role, please use code TYDXI1, if applying for the Clinical NED use code TYDXI2, and if applying for the Finance NED use code TYDXI3. Alternatively telephone +44 (0)20 7227 0880 (during office hours). Applications should be received by noon on 12th March 2019.

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Feb 192019
 

Trustee - SATEDA

Organisation: SATEDA
Reference:
Vacancy Type: Trustee
Deadline: 29th March 2019
Region: South East

Vacancy Details

SATEDA are seeking new trustees to join their dynamic and passionate board. SATEDA is a charity which supports survivors of domestic abuse within the Swale and Medway districts of Kent. The board meet bi-monthly and there is some expectation of involvement with the CEO and senior management team between meetings. The current board are very pro-active and involved with the organisation at a strategic level. Specific experience in marketing/comms or finance would be welcomed.

Please contact Chair of Trustees, Janet Garnons-Williams, for further information at janet@ivydenegardens.co.uk

Advert Start Date: 18th February 2019
Contact Telephone Number: 07932696547
Contact Name: Janet Garnons-Williams
Contact E-mail: janet@ivydenegardens.co.uk
Url: www.sateda.org

Feb 192019
 

Trustee - Carers' Support - Canterbury, Dover & Thanet

Organisation: Carers' Support - Canterbury, Dover & Thanet
Reference:
Vacancy Type: Trustee
Deadline: 6th March 2019
Region: South East

Vacancy Details

Do you share our ambition of improving the lives of people caring for others? Are you looking for Board-level experience and training?

Our charity in East Kent provides information and support services to Carers. We are seeking Trustees to expand our Board in readiness for the next phase of our development.

A Carer is someone who looks after a family member, partner, friend or neighbour who due to physical or mental illness, disability, age related difficulties or an addiction cannot manage without support. (A Carer is not the same as a paid care worker). In Kent alone, over 151,000 people are Carers, with 3 in 5 of us becoming Carers at some stage in our lives and many juggling caring and paid work. It is vital that Carers have access to information and support and are recognised for their valuable contribution to society.

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.

For more information about the role and person specification please visit our website to view our information pack.

If you don't have these particular skills but feel you can contribute to helping us create a better life for carers in East Kent, and that your background could be useful to us, please do still get in touch.

We will ask you to 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.

If you would like a confidential discussion about being a Trustee or the application process our Chair, Paul Curd will be happy to organise a conversation.

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

Advert Start Date: 6th February 2019
Contact Telephone Number: 01304 364637
Contact Name: Paul Curd
Contact E-mail: chair@carers-doverdistrict.org
Url https://www.carers-supportcdt.org.uk/

Feb 182019
 

Non-executive Director - Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust

We are recruiting a Non-executive Director to chair the Audit Committee for Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells 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.

S1935

Essential criteria

You will need to have a genuine commitment to patients and the promotion of excellent health care services. You will have senior level finance experience gained within in a large and complex organisation, preferably with a financial qualification.

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 ideally live in West Kent or have strong connections with the area.

We value and promote diversity and are committed to equality of opportunity for all and appointments made on merit. We believe that the best boards are those that reflect the communities they serve.

We particularly welcome applications from women, people from the local black and minority ethnic communities, and disabled people who we know are under-represented in chair and non-executive roles.

Our recruitment processes are conducted in accordance with the Code of Governance to ensure that they are made on merit after a fair and open process so that the best people, from the widest possible pool of candidates, are appointed.

Application documents

  • Information pack (S1935) PDF, 336.2 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.
  • Monitoring form (S1935) DOCX, 199.8 KB
    We like to monitor information to establish who applies for our roles and to ensure no group is treated unfairly. Your answers will be treated confidentially and will not be shared with the selection panel unless explicitly stated.

Key dates

  • Closing date for receipt of applications 4 March 2019 at 11am
  • Interview date 25 March 2019
  • Proposed start date As soon as available

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

Our recruitment processes are conducted in accordance with the Government’s Principles of Public Appointments and Governance Code and are made on merit after a fair and open process so that the best people, from the widest possible pool of candidates, are appointed. This appointment is regulated by the Commissioner for Public Appointments

Find out more

  • We strongly recommend an informal and confidential discussion with David Highton, the Chair of the Trust Board (although Mr Highton will only be available for such a discussion on 1 March 2019). Please contact Kevin Rowan, Trust Secretary, on 01622 228 698 or via kevinrowan@nhs.net. Mr Rowan is also available to respond to any practical queries about the role.
  • NHS Improvement – for general enquiries contact Miriam Walker on 0300 123 2059 or by emailing miriam.walker@nhs.net

Feb 182019
 

Non-executive Director - Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust

We are recruiting a Non-executive Director to chair the Audit and Assurance Committee for Northern Devon Healthcare 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.

S1837

Essential criteria

You will need to have a genuine commitment to patients and the promotion of excellent health care services. You will have recent, relevant senior level finance experience in a large and complex organisation with the capacity to Chair the Audit Committee. The successful candidate must also have a financial qualification.

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 Devon or its surrounding counties.

We value and promote diversity and are committed to equality of opportunity for all and appointments made on merit. We believe that the best boards are those that reflect the communities they serve.

We particularly welcome applications from women, people from the local black and minority ethnic communities, and disabled people who we know are under-represented in chair and non-executive roles.

Our recruitment processes are conducted in accordance with the Code of Governance to ensure that they are made on merit after a fair and open process so that the best people, from the widest possible pool of candidates, are appointed.

Application documents’

  • Information Pack (S1837) PDF, 261.3 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 (S1837) 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 receipt of applications: 5 March 2019 at 11am
  • Interview date 20 March 2019
  • Proposed start date 1 April 2019

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

Our recruitment processes are conducted in accordance with the Government’s Principles of Public Appointments and Governance Code and are made on merit after a fair and open process so that the best people, from the widest possible pool of candidates, are appointed. This appointment is regulated by the Commissioner for Public Appointments

Find out more

  • The Trust – we strongly recommend an informal and confidential discussion with James Brent the Chair of the Trust, please contact Geraldine Garnett-Frizelle on 01271 311830
  • NHS Improvement – for general enquiries contact Miriam Walker on 0300 123 2059 or by emailing miriam.walker@nhs.net

Feb 182019
 

Trustee - Tynedale Hospice at Home

Organisation: Tynedale Hospice at Home
Reference:
Vacancy Type: Trustee
Deadline: 1st March 2019
Region: North East

Vacancy Details

Tynedale Hospice at Home
Hexham, Northumberland

Are you passionate about making a difference in an organisation that supports people with life-limiting illnesses and people who are experiencing bereavement? If this sounds like you, then we would be very interested to hear from you.

Tynedale Hospice at Home is a Northumberland-based charity providing nursing care in the home, Hospital Transport and Family Support Services to people living in the areas of West Northumberland, Tynedale and Ponteland. We serve a community of around 70,000 people across 800 square miles of rural Northumberland. We are looking for Trustees to support and enhance the skill set of our current Board of Trustees and help drive our three-year strategy forward. In particular, we are looking for energetic, talented and committed people with excellent leadership and interpersonal skills, who are used to being in a people-focused environment, and who can formulate and implement strategy.

We are particularly keen to attract interest from people with relevant senior experience and expertise in the following areas.

  • Clinical, medical, social care practitioners and/or Medical Administration/Management
  • Income Generation/Fundraising
  • Retail /Business Management
  • Governance, Accountancy, HR or Law

The role is voluntary and Board meetings take place six times a year. Away-days will be held for strategic planning and there is also Board training and development on offer. Board members are expected to attend the Hospice's AGM and to serve on one or more sub-committees and to take part in Hospice-wide initiatives or Working Groups held by stakeholders from time to time.

If you would like to speak to the Chair in more detail about what is involved, please contact Charlotte Greenwood, Tynedale Hospice at Home, in the first instance, by calling 01434 600 388 or email charlotte@tynedalehospice.com. To download an application pack visit www.tynedalehospice.com/jobs

Advert Start Date: 7th February 2019
Contact Telephone Number: 01434 610044
Contact Name: Charlotte Greenwood
Contact E-mail: charlotte@tynedalehospice.com
Url: www.tynedalehospice.com/jobs

Feb 182019
 

Non-Executive Director - Delt Shared Services Ltd

Business / Organisation Name: Delt Shared Services Ltd
Business / Organisation Sector: Private
Business / Organisation Website: http://www.deltservices.co.uk
Business / Organisation Type: Private Company
Role Title: Non-Executive Director
Remuneration: Paid

Role Description

Delt Shared Services Ltd. exists to help our partners and clients do amazing things. We continue to deliver significant financial benefits, greater resilience, faster innovation and nearly £12.5M of socio-economic gain (per annum) to the South West. Over 300 jobs that would otherwise have left the region are now supported through our activities.

More than 100 doctors’ practices, children’s social care, and over 300 other critical services are delivered by our clients to around 900,000 people across the South West. Even though the work we do is often behind the scenes, that doesn’t make it any less important.

How do we do it?

  • By working together as a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts. When we talk about collaboration, we really mean it.
  • We take the core views of our shareholders (who are also our customers), the best of the private and public sectors and put them all together.
  • We have a set of values that are core to everything we do.
  • We integrate health and social care. We work with disparate groups that share a common purpose.
  • We constantly seek to challenge, to refine, to do things better, faster or cheaper.
  • We are committed to the value of doing things locally, not because it looks good in a corporate social responsibility statement but because we have shown it to produce such powerful results.

The shared services journey is not easy and many attempts at sharing back office services end poorly. The Delt Board and Shareholders have been relentless in their belief that the benefits outweigh the difficulties and have successfully tackled the issues that beleaguer similar enterprises. The state of our company is strong and our new business pipeline remains significant.
During 2018 we delivered on the promise of taking our original managed services IT business and expanding it to provide a wider back office service. With the ongoing development of further new lines of business, an increasing list of new clients, we are now seeking two additional non-executive directors to join our Board.

The Role:

Our Non-Executive Directors (including the Chair of the Board, Staff Nominated Non-Executive Director, Shareholder Representative Non-Executive Directors and other independent directors) share a number of specific roles and responsibilities:

  • participate with the Board of Directors in developing a vision and strategic plan to guide the organisation;
  • identify, assess, and inform the Board of Directors of internal and external issues that affect the organisation;
  • make a creative and informed contribution and act as a constructive critic in looking at the objectives and plans devised by the chief executive and the executive team;
  • monitor and constructively challenge the Company’s performance against strategic objectives;
  • scrutinise financial information and seek assurance that financial controls and systems of risk management are robust and defensible;
  • identify and evaluate the risks to the organisation's people (clients, staff, management, volunteers), property, finances, goodwill, and image and implement measures to control risks;
  • participate in ongoing training and keep up to date with developments in the company and the relevant business sector; and

For those without a specific role within the Board, (that is, not Chair, Staff Nominated or Shareholder Representative Directors), they also bring a level of independence and additional skills and experience to the board. Their major focus is on:

  • constructively challenging and helping develop strategy;
  • participating actively in the decision-making process of the Board;
  • scrutinising the performance of management in meeting agreed goals and objectives;
  • independently reviewing levels of appropriate remuneration for executive directors (though such review will not include the Staff Nominated Director); and
  • promoting networks which connect the business and Board to potentially useful people and organisations.

What we need from you:

Do you have a set of skills and experience that can help us succeed?

Do you have the time and commitment to help make our growing and innovative company the best it can be?

Are you excited about our objectives?

Do you personify our values?

We would love to hear from anyone who believes they have the requisite skills, experience and attitude but are particularly interested in talking to those who have experience in:

  • Growth
  • Entrepreneurial and Commercial
  • Information Technology
  • Human Resources Management
  • Marketing and PR
  • Shared Services
  • Human Resources and Payroll
  • Local and Central Government
  • Healthcare
  • Policing

Meetings and time commitment:

The board of directors meet approximately every four weeks. Meetings typically last three or four hours.

  • Potential directors should also allow a similar amount of time for pre-reading and preparation before each meeting.
  • Board members are asked to attend no more than two special events or meetings per year, as they are determined e.g. AGM

Application Details

To apply for one of these roles please send a copy of your CV and a covering letter to recrutiment@deltservices.co.uk

Your covering letter should explain in detail why you believe you are a good fit for Delt

Closing Date: 01/03/2019
Contact Name: Giles Letheren
Contact Email: recrutiment@deltservices.co.uk

Feb 182019
 

Non-executive director X 2 - Yorkshire Collaborative Academy Trust (YCAT)

NORTH OF ENGLAND | HARROGATE | NORTH YORKSHIRE
CFO/Financial Human Resources Legal/Compliance
Deadline date: 22nd March 2019

Yorkshire Collaborative Academy Trust (YCAT) seeks two non-executive directors to join its board. This is a growing multi-academy trust dedicated to working with primary schools. The trust was formed in 2015 by three primary schools with a long track record of successfully working in partnership. Two further schools joined in the 2016/17 academic year. Board meetings are held in North Yorkshire.

About the trust

YCAT is building a partnership of schools that put the needs of children at their heart and is committed to true collaborative working. Its schools work together to ensure pupils are confident, responsible and are equipped with the knowledge and skills to take ownership of their life-long learning.

One of the trust’s schools is the lead school for the Harrogate and Rural Teaching Alliance (HART) which includes approximately 50 members; the trust recognises the importance of attracting new teachers into the profession and developing their skills. YCAT plays an active part in this through its School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) programme.

The trust seeks to continue to identify ways to further improve progress in its high attaining schools. This is achieved through the establishment of consistent operational models, to ensure that its provision has the maximum impact on children’s outcomes.

The trust has recently been praised in a national DfE media release as one of the top ten MATs in the country for attainment levels at Key Stage 2 (end of primary stage):

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/gap-between-disadvantaged-pupils-and-their-peers-narrows--2

Plans for the Future

YCAT is committed to growing the trust in order to continue to meet the need for more innovative approaches for school improvement across the region, in particular in rural areas.

The trust’s growth strategy is supported by promotion of YCAT through targeted marketing activities and increased profile of senior leaders at conferences and other events, to further build on its reputation for collaborative and innovative approaches to school improvement.

The trust’s plans for the next year include focusing on the five key elements of its strategy:

  • Improving pupil outcomes;
  • YCAT growth and further developing its trust and wider learning community;
  • Financial & commercial effectiveness;
  • Developing strong leadership and governance;
  • Developing employees.

To improve pupil outcomes, key priorities have been agreed both at school and trust level. Growth in the coming year includes continued working with interested schools, discussions with the DfE regarding potential sponsor schools and focused plans on development of leadership and succession planning.

Financial and commercial effectiveness will be further improved through the renegotiation of contracts for services with the aim of achieving better value for money. Work is ongoing to further strengthen governance at all levels including embedding new processes and training.

The trust recognises that staff are its greatest asset and it is committed to supporting the health and wellbeing of staff as well as their continued professional development.

Trust ethos & values

YCAT is built on shared core values and a passionate belief in collaborative approaches to learning. At the heart of YCAT are its trustees who have a wide range of experience from the education and business sector and a commitment to good governance. The trustees are the custodians of the vision that YCAT shares with its family of schools and strategically plan school improvement across its schools.

YCAT is a partnership of primary schools that believe that through working and learning together they will make even more difference to children’s lives. Striving to better meet children’s needs is the fundamental goal of the schools.

Strong working partnerships and commitment to collaboration will help the trust to more consistently meet all of its pupils’ learning needs.

Role Summary

Number of Positions Advertised: 2

Roles 1&2 – Trustee/Non-Executive Director

Trustees – or non-executive directors - are both charity trustees and company directors of the academy trust; the role is to hold to account the executive and senior leadership team. The board of trustees manages the business of the academy trust and may exercise all the powers of the trust. The trustees ensure compliance with the trust’s charitable objects and with company and charity law.

Non-executive directors will be responsible for maintaining stability during a period of rapid growth and the management of a dynamic structure. The role also includes contributing to financial planning for sustainability and growth, and holding the CEO/CFO to account.

The competencies required for this role include:

Essential (due to multiple roles, candidates may be accepted who possess one or more of the skills below):

  • CFO/ Finance OR
  • HR/ Legal

Desirable

  • Non-executive Trustee
  • Change Management
  • Growth Management
  • Corporate Governance
  • Strategic

Person specification

  • Role 1: YCAT seeks a non-executive director with a strong background in accounting, finance and business. The appointed candidate will join the finance, resources, audit and risk committee; responsible for financial oversight, monitoring of budgets, finance planning and reporting, internal controls and audit and risk management. Due to the YCAT’s plans for growth, experience of growth management would be advantageous.
  • Role 2: YCAT seeks to appoint a non-executive director who can proactively support the capacity building needed for growth, preferably with some experience of human resources issues particularly associated with change management and culture change. The appointed candidate will provide strategic input into the creation of policies and practice that will support the growth, ethos and values of YCAT. They will also assist the executive in developing a staff development and retention strategy that nurtures talent and supports the objectives of YCAT, putting staff health and wellbeing at the centre of the trust’s approach.

Time commitment

  • Preparation and attendance at five board meetings per academic year.
  • Preparation and attendance at committee meetings (approximately four per academic year).
  • Ad hoc strategic support to leadership on appropriate issues.

Location of board meetings and trust website

The trust rotates meeting locations around its schools, so meetings will alternately be held in Harrogate, Askwith, Leyburn, Lothersdale or Hawes. Due to the current location of its trustees, most meetings are held in Harrogate or Askwith.

The AGM and other meetings with the Members board are usually held in Ripon.

Trust website: http://YCATschools.co.uk

Governance Structure

http://ycatschools.co.uk/about-us/governance-school-improvement/

Background on academy trusts

Academy schools, which are charities run independently of local authority control, now account for 71% of secondary schools and 26% of primaries – and their number is growing all the time.

Many of these schools are grouped together as multi-academy trusts (MATs). There are currently 980 multi academy trusts of 2+ schools. If the schools are to fulfil their potential, the trusts need non-executives (known in charity law as trustees) to bring a wide range of skills and experience to help guide strategy, ensure their ambitions can be soundly financed and keep their schools up to the mark delivering for their pupils.

“Academy boards must be ambitious for all children and young people and infused with a passion for education and a commitment to continuous school improvement that enables the best possible outcomes. Governance must be grounded in reality as defined by both high-quality objective data and a full understanding of the views and needs of pupils/students, staff, parents, carers and local communities. It should be driven by inquisitive, independent minds and through conversations focused on the key strategic issues which are conducted with humility, good judgement, resilience and determination.” Source: Governance Handbook, Department for Education (2017)

Trusteeship is a voluntary, unpaid role for people who have the energy and skills to make a real contribution to shaping the future of our schools. You do not need to have any specialist knowledge of education.

Applications

Academy Ambassadors is a non-profit programme which recruits senior business leaders and professionals as volunteer non-executive directors onto the boards of multi-academy trusts. If you are interested in applying for the role please send your CV and a short expression of interest detailing which role you are applying for to academyambassadors@newschoolsnetwork.org. Please note candidates should live within reasonable travelling distance of the trust and/or have a link with the region. For more information, please call 0207 952 8556 or visit www.academyambassadors.org.

Key dates

We strongly recommend applying as early as you can to have the best possible chance of being considered as we may change the closing date if we have received sufficient applications. Applicants should be aware of the following key dates in the recruitment process.

Deadline for applications: Friday, 22nd March 2019

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