Debbie Wright

May 162019

Chair - Stand Against Violence

Organisation: Stand Against Violence
Vacancy Type: Chair
Deadline: 30th August 2019
Region: South West

Vacancy Details

We are looking for passionate, enthusiastic and skilled individual to chair our board of trustees.

Stand Against Violence was set up following the unprovoked attack and murder of a young man, Lloyd Fouracre, on the eve of his 18th birthday.The charity was founded by Lloyd's brother Adam and has grown from a local Taunton charity to an organisation covering the South.The aim is to prevent and reduce violence through educational workshops and resources and raise awareness for the consequences of violence.

A trusteeship and the position of chair is a responsible voluntary role. As chair of the charity you will:

  • hold the Board and Executive Team to account for the Charity's mission and vision, providing inclusive leadership to the Board of Trustees, ensuring that each trustee fulfils their duties and responsibilities for the effective governance of the charity.
  • support, and, where appropriate, challenge the Chief Executive and ensure that the Board functions as a unit and works closely with the entire Executive of the charity to achieve agreed objectives.
  • act as an ambassador and the public face of the charity in partnership with the Chief Executive.
  • Directly contribute to the development and success of the charity from developing strategy and services to managing day to day governance
  • Lead a quarterly trustee meeting for 2 hrsensuring timely agenda distribution and financial reports. You will also be required to meet regularly with the chief executive. There is an hour trustee meeting monthly as a brief catch up.
  • Be actively involved in the fundraising and hands on tasks of the charity
  • Provide a commitment of at least 2 years

Principal responsibilities

  • Strategic leadership
    • Provide leadership to the charity and its Board, ensuring that the Charity has maximum impact for its beneficiaries
    • Ensure that Trustees fulfil their duties and responsibilities for the effective governance of the Charity
    • Ensure that the Board operates within its charitable objectives, and provides a clear strategic direction for the Charity
    • Ensure that the Board is able to regularly review major risks and associated opportunities, and satisfy itself that systems are in place to take advantage of opportunities, and manage and mitigate the risks
    • Ensure that the Board fulfils its duties to ensure sound financial health of the charity, with systems in place to ensure financial accountability
  • Governance
    • Ensure that the governance arrangements are working in the most effective way for the Charity
    • Develop the knowledge and capability of the Board of Trustees
    • Encourage positive change where appropriate Address and resolve any conflicts within the Board
    • Appraise the performance of the Trustees and the Board on an annual basis
    • Ensure that the Board of Trustees is regularly refreshed and incorporates the right balance of skills, knowledge and experience needed to govern and lead the charity effectively, and which also reflects the wider population
    • Work within any agreed policies adopted by the charity
  • External Relations
    • Act as an ambassador for the cause and the charity
    • Maintain close relationships with key members of the Government and with key influences
    • Act as a spokesperson for the organisation when appropriate
    • Represent the charity at external functions, meetings and events
    • Facilitate change and address any potential conflict with external stakeholders
  • Efficiency and effectiveness
    • Chair meetings of the Board of Trustees effectively and efficiently, bringing impartiality and objectivity to the decision making process
    • Ensure that Trustees are fully engaged and that decisions are taken in the best, long-term interests of the Charity and that the Board takes collective ownership
    • Foster, maintain and ensure that constructive relationships exist with and between the Trustees
    • Work closely with the Chief Executive to give direction to Board policy-making and to ensure that meetings are well planned, meaningful and reflect the responsibilities of trustees
    • Monitor that decisions taken at meetings are implemented.
  • Relationship with the Chief Executive and the wider management team
    • Establish and build a strong, effective and a constructive working relationship with the Chief Executive, ensuring s/he is held to account for achieving agreed strategic objectives
    • Support the Chief Executive, whilst respecting the boundaries which exist between the two roles
    • Ensure regular contact with the Chief Executive and develop and maintain an open and supportive relationship within which each can speak openly about concerns, worries and challenges
    • Liaise with the Chief Executive to maintain an overview of the Charity's affairs, providing support as necessary
    • Conduct an annual appraisal and remuneration review for the Chief Executive in consultation with other Trustees
    • Ensure that the Chief Executive has the opportunity for professional development and has appropriate external professional support

Who we are looking for:

  • Essential
    • Understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of Trusteeship and adhering to Nolan's seven principles of public life: selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership.
    • Commitment to the charity's objects, aims and values and willingness to devote time to carry out responsibilities.
    • Strategic and forward looking vision in relation to the charity's objects and aims.
    • Good, independent judgement, political impartiality and the ability to think creatively in the context of the organisation and external environment.
    • Good communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to respect the confidences of colleagues.
    • Balancing tact and diplomacy with willingness to challenge and constructively criticise.
  • Desirable
    • Prior experience of committee/trustee work.
    • Knowledge of the type of work undertaken by the organisation.
    • A wider involvement with the voluntary sector.
    • Experience of chairing meetings, committee work, some experience of charity finance, charity fundraising.
    • Leadership skills exercised through a period change.

Time Commitment

  • The Board meets at least 5 times a year and the Chair is expected to be available at each meeting.
  • It is important that the Chair is able to visit the organisations office(s) and be available to the Chief Executive/senior paid staff members on a regular basis.
  • In addition to Board Meetings, other contact – usually electronic or by telephone – will be necessary as well as a monthly Skype catch up meeting for 1 hour.

Why choose to volunteer with us?

Being a trustee is a responsible role and could be perfect for someone who would like to share skills they already have. Our charity is rapidly developing and this role is ideal for someone who would enjoy contributing to this development. We are a friendly team who support each other and encourage each other's development by listening and sharing ideas. If you are a creative thinker and would relish the opportunity to put these skills into practice then this could be ideal for you.This is an opportunity to affect positive change in your local community by reducing and preventing violence whilst expanding your networks, CV and skill base.

Full induction and support will be provided to welcome you to the board and help you to work to your full potential as an active trustee.The trustees will review your application and if you are successful you will be invited to an informal interview with some of the trustees.

Advert Start Date: 15th May 2019
Contact Telephone Number: 07887758837
Contact Name: Adam Fouracre
Contact E-mail:

May 162019

Treasurer - The Fawcett Society

Organisation: The Fawcett Society
Vacancy Type: Treasurer
Deadline: 3rd June 2019
Region: Nation Wide

Vacancy Details

Do you want to join the fight for gender equality and women's rights?

The Fawcett Society is the leading UK charity campaigning for gender equality and women's rights. We are recruiting Trustees and we are particularly interested in hearing from you if you have experience of campaigning and influencing and/or bring any of the following skills or experience – finance, legal (employment or equality law), academic (with particular reference to gender) or business then we want to hear from you. We are particularly keen to hear from young people, Black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates, disabled people and LGBT candidates who are currently under-represented on our Board.

Previous board experience is not necessary, training and support will be provided. But we do ask that you can make the necessary time commitment.

Advert Start Date: 15th May 2019
Contact Telephone Number: 02035986154
Contact Name: Sam Smethers
Contact E-mail:

May 152019

2 Board Members - Charity Commission

Body: Charity Commission
Appointing Department: Department for Culture, Media & Sport
Sectors: Charity & Public Sector, Culture, Media & Sport, Regulation
Location: Most of the Board members’ work will be based at the Charity Commission’s London Office, successful candidates will be expected to undertake some travel in connection with the role.
Skills required: Change Management, IT / Digital, Major Projects, Regulation, Transformation
Number of Vacancies: 2
Remuneration: Board members will receive £350 per day. Reasonable expenses incurred on official Commission business will be reimbursed. No pension is payable for the appointment.
Time Requirements: Approximately 18-24 days per year, depending on Committee membership.

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched: 13/05/2019
  • Closed for Applications: 19/06/2019 at 10:00
  • Panel Sift: 16/07/2019
  • Final Interview Date: Interviews to be held on 2nd and 4th September 2019
  • Announcement: TBC

Assessment Panel

  • DCMS Senior Civil Servant - Panel Chair - Deputy Director • Departmental Official
  • Baroness Tina Stowell - Chair of Charity Commission • Representative of Organisation
  • Howell James - Independent Member

Vacancy Description

The Secretary of State for the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, the Rt Hon Jeremy Wright MP, wishes to appoint two Board members to the Charity Commission for England and Wales. These are public appointments and will be conducted in compliance with the Commissioner for Public Appointments’ Code of Practice for Ministerial Appointments to Public Bodies under the principles of merit, fairness and openness. The appointment is for a term of three years

The Charity Commission for England and Wales

Last year the Charity Commission redefined its purpose: to ensure charity can thrive and inspire trust so that people can improve lives and strengthen society. To help us meet that purpose, fulfil our proud commitment to represent the public interest in charity, and meet the challenges we face, the Board has set a new and ambitious five-year strategic plan.

To be the effective regulator that the public demands and the sector requires, the Commission must do all it can to ensure that charities show they are being true to their purposes, can demonstrate the difference they are making, and meet the high expectations of conduct and behaviour demanded by the public.
The Charity Commission is the registrar and regulator of charities in England and Wales. It is an independent, non-Ministerial Government Department accountable directly to Parliament. It is based across four sites, employing approximately 420 staff with a budget of £27 million.

There are approximately 168,000 registered charities in England and Wales, with approximately 700,000 people serving as trustees, overwhelmingly on a voluntary basis, some of whom serve as trustees of more than one charity. While some of these registered charities are household names, the majority – about 80% – have an income below £100,000 a year and employ no staff.

As registrar, the Commission is responsible for maintaining an accurate and up-to-date register of charities. This includes deciding whether organisations are charitable and should be registered. It also removes charities that are not considered to be charitable, no longer exist, or do not operate.

As regulator, the Commission has both compliance and enablement functions. It is responsible for investigating and monitoring charities’ compliance with charity law and regulation; it takes enforcement action when there is malpractice or misconduct. It also provides online services and guidance to help charities run as effectively as possible, ensuring charities meet their legal requirements, and makes appropriate information about each registered charity widely available.

Our Statement of Strategic Intent 2018-2023 explains why the Commission must be more than the sum of our statutory objectives if we are to fulfil our purpose and meet our overall ambition of maximising the benefit of charity to society without devaluing what makes charity important to people.

Person Specification

Vacancies for two Non-Executive Directors will be created when two members complete their terms in November 2019. These are senior roles requiring people with the necessary experience and non-executive skills to support the Chair in providing strategic leadership and oversight of the Charity Commission.

Successful candidates will have strong interpersonal, intellectual and analytical skills and sound judgement, together with a commitment to and appreciation of good corporate governance and public service. Candidates with non-executive director and/or senior executive experience at Executive Committee level in the private, public and/or not-for-profit sector (including those for whom this would be a first non-executive board appointment) are encouraged to apply. The Commission’s work is highly varied and engages with people and institutions throughout England and Wales: the Board seeks to reflect that diversity in its composition.

Essential Criteria

All candidates must be able to meet the following criteria:

  • A career record of achievement and high performance in the private, public and/or not-for-profit sector, with an ability to operate effectively on the Board or senior committee of an established organisation.
  • An ability to guide the Commission’s strategic direction, use sound judgement, and consider and challenge complex issues from an impartial and balanced viewpoint.
  • Strong intellectual and analytical ability, with excellent listening, influencing and communication skills and a constructive style in challenging management recommendations where necessary.
  • Experience of giving or holding others to account via effective controls and assurance systems for risk, performance and quality.
  • An understanding of corporate governance and a commitment to the principles of public service, with the highest standards of personal propriety in relation to governance, accountability, risk and financial management.
  • A commitment to and an understanding of the charity sector’s value to the public and – as part of that – the importance of its effective, independent, proportionate, and impartial regulation in the public interest.
  • An understanding of the Charity Commission’s diverse range of stakeholders and the inter-relationships between the charity sector and the Government/public/private sectors.

Preferred Knowledge and Experience

All Boards require a range of knowledge and experience to be effective in their scrutiny, challenge and support of the Executive. Over the next five years, the Commission must continue to improve its operational performance if it is to deliver on its strategy.

We are seeking candidates with experience of one or more of the following areas to complement the collective skills of the Board. Relevant experience will not necessarily have been gained in an executive role, because we are looking for the capability to scrutinise and challenge effectively as a non-executive Board member:

  • operations and customer service. Experience of operations functions processing high volumes of inquiries covering a wide range of issues and degrees of complexity to high standards of service deliv Experience of implementing change programmes which have delivered significant and sustained improvement in operational performance would be an advantage.
  • digitisation of services and emerging technologies to enable users to “self-serve”. Successful procurement and/or implementation of major technology-led change programmes in support of operational and digital strategies – together with the ability to communicate effectively the benefits of technology change, and the risks of failure, to the business.
  • collection and provision of Big Data to improve performance and facilitate innovation. The Charity Commission needs to use the rich data it collects more effectively to increase the impact and performance of charities, and to better inform the public in the choices they make about the charities they support. Experience of using and exploiting the potential of Big Data to develop services or create new opportunities would be an advantage.

We are keen to maintain the gender balance of the Board and to continue to improve the wider diversity of our membership. The Charity Commission welcomes and encourages applications from people of all backgrounds, located in all parts of England and Wales and from underrepresented groups – everyone who can apply their skills and experience to these demanding roles.

Additional Information

Role of the Board and its members

The Chair and eight Non-Executive Directors (NEDs) are ‘Commission Members’ and ultimately responsible and accountable for ensuring that the Commission fulfils its statutory objectives, general functions, duties and appropriately exercises the legal powers vested in it under the Charities Act and other legislation. The Commission Members have also reserved to themselves collectively the power to make some regulatory decisions.

The Chief Executive, who is accountable to the Non-Executive members of the Board, is responsible for the operational and day-to-day management of the Commission; as Accounting Officer, she is directly accountable to Parliament.

Following a review of Governance, a unitary Board of the Commission was established in September 2018, of which the Chief Executive is now a member. Like all corporate unitary boards, its main tasks are to set the vision and long-term strategic direction of the organisation, agree annual budgets and business plans, and set the risk framework and policies within which the Chief Executive and her team operate and for which they are held to account by the Board.

The Commission’s Governance Framework sets out in detail the respective roles and responsibilities of the Commission, Board and the Executive.

The Board is supported by four committees, whose chairs and members are Board members.

Conflicts of Interest

Candidates must note the requirement to declare any interests they may have that might cause questions to be raised about their approach to the business of the Charity Commission. They are required to declare any relevant business interests, shareholdings, positions of authority, retainers, consultancy arrangements or other connections with commercial, public or voluntary bodies, both for themselves and for their spouses/partners. The successful candidate will be required to give up any conflicting interests and his/her other business and financial interests may be published.

Political Activity

Given the need for the Charity Commission to be, and to be seen to be, impartial and independent in its regulation of charities, engagement in significant political activity (holding office, public speaking, making a recordable donation or candidature for election) is likely to prove a significant conflict of interest for candidates applying for this role.

To allow the panel to explore conflicts of interest, and in particular political activity, with the candidates in the context of their ability to perform in the role, candidates should declare any significant political activity which they have undertaken in the last five years. This information will only be provided to the panel for those applicants selected for interview.

Details of the successful candidates declared political activity will be published when the appointment is announced.

How to Apply

To apply, please send:

  • A CV of no more than two sides of A4; this should provide details of your education and qualifications, employment history, directorships, membership of professional bodies and details of any publications or awards.
  • A supporting statement of not more than two sides of A4, setting out how you meet the criteria – please make sure you refer to the contents of this document;
  • The Conflicts of Interest Form and the Diversity monitoring form. The Diversity Form will be kept separately from your application and Conflicts of Interest Form, and will not be seen by the selection panel in order to meet the Cabinet Office’s Governance Code on Public Appointments.
    Completed applications should be sent to: , please put ‘Charity Commission’ in the subject title.

Alternatively, they can be posted to Public Appointments Team, 100 Parliament Street, London, SW1A 2BQ.

Closing Date:

Applications should arrive no later than 10AM on 19 June 2019. Please note that applications after this time will not be considered.

Please note DCMS does not reimburse travel expenses for attendance at interview.


This post is regulated by The Commissioner for Public Appointments

May 152019

Vice Chairman & Chairman of the Sports & Leisure Committee - Civil Service Sports Council Ltd, trading as CSSC Sports and Leisure (CSSC)

Body: Civil Service Sports Council Ltd, trading as CSSC Sports and Leisure (CSSC)
Appointing Department: Department for Culture, Media & Sport
Sector: Culture, Media & Sport
Location: Most meetings are held in London
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: None: this is a volunteer post for which there is no remuneration
Time Requirements: About eight meetings a year – with correspondence, approximately 2 days per month.
This is not a ministerial appointment.

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched: 10/05/2019
  • Closed for Applications: 03/06/2019 at 17:00
  • Panel Sift: TBC
  • Final Interview Date: 12/06/2019
  • Announcement: TBC

Vacancy Description

Officers and the Board

The Board is chaired by Philip Rycroft, who recently stood down as Permanent Secretary at the Department for Exiting the European Union, and comprises the volunteer Officers (three Vice Chairmen and an Honorary Treasurer) appointed by the Board, 12 elected volunteer members and the CEO. The Board is responsible for the management of CSSC and meets 3 times a year, though there is some out-of-meeting business by correspondence, particularly amongst the Vice Chairmen in their role of supporting the CEO. Much of the work of the Board is carried out through two main committees – the Resources Committee and the Sports and Leisure Committee, both chaired by Vice

As a Vice Chairman and member of CSSC’s Board your duties will be:

  • To contribute to the Board’s strategic direction of CSSC by determining the vision, mission and setting overall policy, defining goals and evaluating performance.
  • To ensure that CSSC and its constituent bodies carry out their activities in a proper manner consistent with policies, standards and values.
  • To enhance CSSC’s public image and to act as an ambassador for CSSC.
  • To ensure that CSSC complies with its governing documents, company law, and any other relevant legislation.

The Sports and Leisure Committee

The SLC has responsibility for sports and leisure activities organised or facilitated by CSSC, which includes event management, marketing, sports and volunteer development. The most important strategic issue facing the SLC and its Chair is the overall balance between the leisure opportunities, and the sporting and physical activities, that CSSC
should offer in future.

The Vice Chairman will chair the Sports & Leisure Committee whose overall responsibility includes setting the strategic direction for sport and leisure activities to ensure the provision of high standard competitive and recreational events. The other main responsibilities include:

  • Considering and, if agreed, approving the plans of CSSC funded events and activities.
  • Working closely with the Event Team and other CSSC staff to support and promote national-level events.
  • Ensuring that local, regional or qualifying events are planned to meet set organizational criteria.
  • Attending Board and other meetings (at least eight meetings per year).
  • The SLC delegates to the Volunteer Committee responsibility for policy and practice relating to the recruitment, retention, recognition and ongoing support of CSSC volunteers including the development and maintenance of policy and guidance for volunteers; the development and implementation of structures within CSSC to support and encourage volunteers; and the development and implementation of schemes and mechanisms to value, recognise and reward volunteers.

Person Specification

We are looking for someone with:

  • An understanding of, and empathy with, the aims and values of the CSSC;
  • A clear understanding of the role of an Officer and the willingness and ability to devote the necessary time and effort to the proper discharge of the responsibilities required;
  • The ability to think strategically
  • integrity, honesty, flexibility and the ability to be proactive;
  • Leadership qualities; and

Who has experience of:

  • The sports and leisure industries;
  • projects/budgets/workforce/people management;
  • strategic planning;
  • networking with relevant partners;
  • committee work and;

one or more of the following:

  • event management;
  • marketing;
  • volunteer management and support;
  • change management; and

Who has:

  • The ability to communicate effectively;
  • The ability to work at a strategic level;
  • The ability to think objectively and constructively;
  • The ability to make sound, independent judgements;
  • The ability to work in a team and to work with others
  • The ability to understand the interplay between staff and volunteers;
  • A commitment to inclusion and diversity;
  • listening skills;
  • management skills.

Additional Information

For more information please contact –

Simon Lee, Chief Executive
Telephone: 01494 888 450

How to Apply

Please send your CV with a cover letter explaining how you meet the requirements of the role, to Philippa Glasgow, either by email or post – details below:
CSSC Sports & Leisure
Compton Court, 20-24 Temple End, High Wycombe, Bucks HP13 5DR

This post is NOT regulated by The Commissioner for Public Appointments.

May 152019

Vice-Chair - Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership

Body: Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership
Appointing Department: Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Sector: Business, Finance & Skills
Location: South England
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: The post is not remunerated, although reasonable travel and expenses will be paid.
Time Requirements: 1 to 2 days per month.
This is not a ministerial appointment.

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched: 10/05/2019
  • Closed for Applications: 29/05/2019
  • Panel Sift: 05/06/2019
  • Final Interview Date: 12/06/2019
  • Announcement: TBC

Vacancy Description

We are seeking an outstanding Vice Chair in order to help lead the region and meet our ambitious vision set out in Gatwick 360. The role of the Vice Chair is key in supporting the LEP Chair and the delivery of our objectives. We are keen to hear from outstanding individuals who are capable of representing businesses across our entire area passionate about driving forward our economic growth.

The Vice Chair’s responsibilities are to:

  • Support the Chairman to deliver his duties and deputise for the Chairman at Board and other meetings as required as a proxy, also in instances when the Chairman is conflicted.
  • Attend Coast to Capital Board and Chairman’s Committee meetings and provide support to Board members and Sub-Committees as required.
  • Foster positive working relationships amongst Board members and exemplify Board member behaviour and input.
  • Act as an ambassador and champion for Coast to Capital, engaging in projects which require Board member leadership.
  • Advise the Coast to Capital Chief Executive and support strategy development.
  • Ensure that the LEP acts in a transparent, efficient and effective way.

Further responsibilities as a Board Director include:

  • Contributing to the development of an effective private, public and third sector partnership.
  • Contributing to the implementation of the overall strategy and priorities and to help the Board maintain focus.
  • Contributing knowledge and expertise to illuminate the business issues facing the area, the strengths and opportunities and the initiatives which could be taken to drive business
  • Attending and chairing working groups and other meetings on specific issues.
  • Represent Coast to Capital at high profile events including speaking opportunities.

Person Specification

  • Experience
    • Established in your field with extensive senior leadership experience within the private or commercial sector.
    • Proven experience of performing a non-executive role and experience of working well with non-executive Directors.
    • Experience of working with senior local politicians, MPs, regional and national agencies, and government departments.
    • Proven track record in demonstrating leadership to develop and drive strategic change.
    • Track record of success in actively promoting collaboration, joint initiatives, and partnerships.
    • Strong reputation and professional network with established working relationships within the Coast to Capital area.
  • Skills
    • Ability to grasp strategic issues facing local and central government in relation to economic growth.
    • Well-developed strategic, influencing, and negotiation skills, and ability to work across organisations in an open and effective way.
    • Strong leadership and team working skills, with strong self-confidence and motivational skills.
    • Ability to understand, monitor and manage the detail of complex programme management information.
    • Ability to engage with a wide range of stakeholders from local government, education and business sectors.
    • Ability to exercise effective judgement and decision-making in a political and multi-disciplinary
    • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
    • Excellent networking skills.
    • Ability to Chair meetings effectively.
    • Ability to work closely with the Chief Executive and his senior team to support the work of Coast to Capital.
    • Ability to act in accordance with the seven Nolan Principles of public life.
  • Knowledge
    • Understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing the economy in our region, and a commitment to creating an environment where business can flourish.
    • Familiarity with the wider issues affecting our region and a desire to make a difference to the area. Candidates must live and/or work in the area; or have or have had experience of participating in a business or businesses based in the area. Candidates must also be able to offer the time and commitment necessary to make a success of these roles.

Additional Information

The Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy is the facilitator of this advertisement but NOT the appointing body. The appointing body is the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership.

How to Apply

Please send your application to by Wednesday 29 May.

Please supply the following for your application:

  • An up-to-date CV setting out your career history, with an overview of your responsibilities and achievements and preferred contact details.
  • A supporting statement (or covering letter) of no more than two pages which fully addresses
  • The criteria in the job description and person specification.
  • Details of two referees who can speak authoritatively about you, along with a brief statement of the capacity and period of time in which they have known you. Referees will not be contacted without your prior consent.

It is essential that your CV and supporting statement (or covering letter) reference all the relevant experience that the selection panel will be looking for in the sift process.

We will acknowledge your application within 24 hours. If you have not received confirmation please call 01403 333840.


This post is NOT regulated by The Commissioner for Public Appointments.

May 142019

Commissioner - The Equality and Human Rights Commission Wales

Body: The Equality and Human Rights Commission
Appointing Department: Cabinet Office
Sector: Charity & Public Sector
Location: National with attendance at meetings in central London
Skills required: Business / Commercial, Change Management, International Experience, Legal / Judicial, Regulation
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: The per diem allowance paid to the Commissioner is £400/day
Time Requirements: Approximately 1-2 days per month (up to 25 days per year)

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched: 09/05/2019
  • Closed for Applications: 09/06/2019
  • Panel Sift: 01/07/2019
  • Final Interview Date: 22/07/2019
  • Announcement: TBC

Exact sift and interview dates to be confirmed

Vacancy Description

The Secretary of State for Defence and Minister for Women and Equalities wishes to appoint the Wales Commissioner to the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC). This appointment fulfils the requirements of the Equality Act 2006 that the membership of the Commission must include a Commissioner who knows about conditions in Wales (the “Wales Commissioner”). This appointment will be made with the consent of Welsh Ministers.

The roles and responsibilities of EHRC Commissioners are set out in the Commission’s Governance Manual.

Commissioners are responsible for:

  • working with the Chair and Chief Executive to set the strategic direction of the EHRC;
  • scrutinising the EHRC’s performance, and supporting the Chair in holding the Chief Executive to account; and
  • complying at all times with the Cabinet Office’s Code of Conduct for Board Members of Public Bodies (2011) and the EHRC’s Code of Conduct and conflicts of interest guidance (Part 4 of the EHRC’s Governance Framework).

In addition to the responsibilities of EHRC Commissioners, as set in the Commission’s Governance Manual, the Wales Commissioner has particular responsibilities on the following matters:

  • chairing the Wales Committee;
  • engaging with other EHRC committees and working groups on Wales and Great Britain-wide matters;
  • contributing to the process of advising the Welsh Government about equality and human rights law and its potential effects;
  • contributing to the development of the EHRC’s annual report, strategic plan and business priorities in respect of Wales;
  • representing the EHRC in Wales including stakeholder and community engagement to further the EHRC’s priorities.

Appointments to the EHRC are for between 3 and 5 years.

Person Specification

All candidates must demonstrate, in their CV and supporting letter, how they meet the selection criteria for the post, through their knowledge, skills and experience.

Candidates should be able to demonstrate the following selection criteria:

  • Senior level leadership experience and the ability to work collaboratively and chair at Board level, including the ability to bring a business perspective and practical mind-set to discussions and the credibility to effectively challenge others;
  • The ability to build constructive relationships and influence at the highest level, and to act as an ambassador for the Commission, particularly in Wales, working with key stakeholders and promoting the organisation’s role and aims to the public and a wide range of partners;
  • The ability to provide strategic, knowledgeable, impartial and balanced perspectives on a range of sensitive and complex issues and the ability to contribute to the development of strategic priorities, weighing up competing arguments capable of justification under close scrutiny;
  • A commitment to and knowledge or experience of equality and human rights;
  • An understanding of the context in which the Commission operates and knowledge of conditions in Wales and their relationship to conditions in Great Britain;
  • High standards of integrity, commitment to public service values, and an understanding of the principles and practices of corporate governance.

Applicants will be assessed against these criteria in their application and any subsequent interview.

For this post, a person cannot be appointed as a Board Member if he or she is employed in the civil service of the state, has unspent criminal convictions, is subject to bankruptcy, or disqualification as a company director. There must be no employment restrictions, or limit on your permitted stay in the UK.

How to Apply

Please submit the following completed documentation:

  • A Curriculum Vitae (maximum three sides of A4) outlining your education, professional qualifications and full employment history.
  • An accompanying Supporting Letter (maximum two sides of A4) – setting out your suitability for the role and how you meet the essential and desirable skills set out in the person specification – please ensure your full name is clearly noted at the top of your letter.
  • Monitoring Form (including conflicts of interest, political activity, diversity) – attached as a separate document (please see Annex A).
  • If applicable, Annex B, which concerns the Guaranteed Interview Scheme for disabled people.
  • Names and contact details of two referees who will be contacted if you are shortlisted for interview.

Please send all the above required application documents to If you are unable to email your application, you can send it in the post to:

EHRC Sponsorship Team (for: EHRC Public Appointments)
Government Equalities Office
Sanctuary Buildings
Great Smith St
London SW1P 3BT.

We are happy to accept applications in the Welsh language.

Please contact if you require any materials in an alternative form, explaining what you need and why you require an alternative format. Please note that all documents can be provided in the Welsh language upon request.


This post is regulated by The Commissioner for Public Appointments

May 132019

Chair - New College Lanarkshire

Reference: 1648
Remuneration: £265 per day
Location: Cumbernauld
Closing date: 07 June 2019 at midnight

Appointment of Chair to New College Lanarkshire

Scottish Ministers are appointing a new Chair to New College Lanarkshire. The appointment will be for up to four years from 29 August 2019.

Information about New College Lanarkshire

New College Lanarkshire is one of the largest colleges in Scotland and operates across Lanarkshire and East Dunbartonshire with campuses in Cumbernauld, Motherwell, Coatbridge, Kirkintilloch, Hamilton and Broadwood. The Board of the College, also known as The Lanarkshire Board, is the Regional Strategic Body (RSB) for the Lanarkshire Region. It has responsibility for South Lanarkshire College, based in East Kilbride. Lanarkshire has a higher proportion of its population living in deprived postcode areas than the Scottish average with 11 per cent of Lanarkshire's 1,008 data zones in the top ten per cent most deprived in Scotland. The colleges have been successful in engaging with learners from these areas with around 19% of the student populations coming from these data zones.

New College Lanarkshire has 15,000 students, 1,200 staff and a budget of £50m, while South Lanarkshire College has 5,000 students, 340 staff and a budget of £15m. The colleges' programmes are designed to respond to the needs of the economy and society more generally. The College's extensive provision ranges from access to degree level study and includes full-time and part-time courses, evening classes, flexible and on line learning, vocational qualifications and business training courses.

Role and responsibilities

As Chair, you will establish effective leadership of the Board ensuring that it fulfils its duties, roles and responsibilities, including those as an employer. You will work in partnership with employers and other regional stakeholders to focus on providing opportunities which meet demand in key industry sectors within the region and beyond, the College ensures that its students develop the right skills and positive attitudes to support the local, regional and national workforce needs, and plays a key role in helping to develop the regional economy.

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

  • Working with and through others
  • Effective strategic leadership
  • Effective governance and accountability
  • Planning and delivering results

Length of appointment

The appointment will be for up to four years with the possibility of reappointment subject to evidence of effective performance and satisfying the skills and knowledge required at the time of reappointment and beyond. Reappointment is not automatic. Any appointment and subsequent reappointment will not exceed a maximum total of eight years.

Time commitment

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

Remuneration and Expenses

Remuneration rates for this position is £265, up to a maximum total fee of £27,560 per financial year.


You will be based at Cumbernauld.

Further information

An application pack with full details on this appointment can be found below.

The closing date for applications is 7 June 2019.

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

Appointed on merit; committed to diversity and equality.

Application Information

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, or by writing to the Public Appointments Team, Scottish Government, Area 3F North, Victoria Quay, Edinburgh EH6 6QQ.

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Additional Information

May 132019

Member - Fife NHS Board

Reference: 1645
Remuneration: £8,251 per annum
Location: Kirkcaldy
Closing date: 31 May 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 the NHS in Scotland. Please pass on details of these opportunities to anyone else you think may be interested.

The work undertaken by NHS Boards across the country provides the strategic framework to ensure that the management of our healthcare is more efficient, more accountable and more effective. These Boards bring together key partners, who deliver our healthcare. One of the main functions of these different bodies is to put government policies into practice in the best way possible. There are 14 territorial NHS Boards – of which NHS Fife is one - which are responsible for the protection and the improvement of their population's health and for the delivery of frontline healthcare services.

This is an exciting time to join an NHS Board. The publication of the Scottish Government's Health and Social Care Delivery Plan set out a programme to further enhance health and social care services; working so the people of Scotland can live longer, healthier lives at home or in a homely setting.

NHS Fife is responsible for protecting and improving the health of the 368,000 population of Fife. NHS Fife is looking for one new member to join its Board. The Board works closely with local authorities and third sector partners in providing an integrated system of community-based health and social care.

As a non-executive member of this Board, you will have a key role in supporting the delivery of the organisation's strategic direction in addition to contributing to scrutinising performance, and discharging governance and accountability functions. You may also be required to participate on the Health and Social Care Partnership Board. This role is as challenging as it is rewarding – and you will be offered the training you'll need to make a strong contribution.

For this post you must be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Essential:
    • NHSScotland Values
    • Knowledge of the delivery of health and/or social care services in the area served by the Board
    • Ability to communicate effectively
    • Ability to build effective relationships with stakeholders who have competing interests
    • Ability to influence decision making and challenge constructively
    • Ability to contribute to ‘bigger picture' (eg strategic) thinking
    • Ability to analyse and review complex issues
  • Desirable:
    • Financial Experience

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 grow into the role, 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 Fife and its role within NHS Scotland.

  • Remuneration: £8,251 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: The meetings for Fife NHS Board will normally be held in Kirkcaldy, but may on occasion be held elsewhere in the NHS Board area.
  • Interviews: It is expected that interviews will be held on the 25th June in Kirkcaldy.

Further information

If you would like to find out more about this role you are welcome to contact:

  • Fife NHS Board Chair, Tricia Marwick, by calling Valerie Muir, Personal Assistant to the Chair, on 01592 648080, or by emailing

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 31st May 2019.

Appointments to this Board are regulated by the Ethical Standards Commissioner.

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, or by writing to the Public Appointments Team, Scottish Government, Area 3F North, Victoria Quay, Edinburgh EH6 6QQ.

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Additional Information

May 132019

Chair - Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

Recruiter: Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
Location: Liverpool
Salary: Undisclosed
Posted: 12 May 2019
Closes: 31 May 2019
Job Function: Chair
Industry: Education, Health, Science / Environment

Chair of Board of Trustees

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

Join the innovators, lead the way, make a difference

Founded in 1898 and the oldest of its kind in the world, the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) is an internationally recognised centre of excellence for teaching and research in tropical diseases. Through the creation of effective links with governments, NGOs, private organisations and global institutions and by responding to the health needs of communities, LSTM aims to promote improved health, particularly for people of the less developed/resource poorest countries in the tropics and sub-tropics.

Our Chair, James Ross OBE, is retiring from his position after 12 years of outstanding contribution to our organisation. During his tenure, LSTM has doubled in size, both in terms of revenues and headcount, whilst our global footprint and impact have been equally dramatic.

We are looking to appoint a commercially focussed individual who not only shares our values but can lead our organisation through constant change and diversification. We require an experienced leader who can work closely with the Director of LSTM (Professor David Lalloo), steer the Board in setting our strategic aims and objectives whilst acting as an ambassador and ensuring proper governance throughout the organisation. It is envisaged the Chair will need to commit no more than 3 days per month to this post and will receive reimbursement for expenses incurred during work on behalf of LSTM. It is not possible to remunerate this post due to our charitable status.

The ideal candidate will have recent experience in the capacity of Chair or Deputy Chair, boast a demonstrable record of achievement of leadership in an international commercial setting and be able to evidence some familiarity of the countries in which LSTM operate. Although it is not essential the new Chair has experience of the Higher Education sector, it will be expected she/he will be able to apply her/his skills to the Higher Education sector quickly and with ease.

Interested candidates should submit a CV along with a covering letter to: David Barrett, Head of Recruitment & Selection at LSTM

The newly appointed Chair will be invited to attend LSTM’s AGM on 29th November 2019 and take up their post early in 2020.

Closing Date: 31st May 2019

For further details on this post and to hear a message from our current Chair, please visit

LSTM actively promotes Equal Opportunities and Safeguarding Policies

May 132019

Members - Office of Rail and Road (Road Expert Panel)

Body: Office of Rail and Road
Appointing Department: Department for Transport
Sectors: Regulation, Transport
Location: London
Skills required: Regulation
Number of Vacancies: 6
Remuneration: Members of the panel will be remunerated on a 'fees for service' basis at a daily rate of £1,000 pro-rata for panel meetings. Panel discussions will usually be no more than a half day with a maximum of 4 meetings per year.
Time Requirements: The panel will normally meet a maximum of four times a year (although additional meetings could be called to discuss specific issues). Meetings will normally be held at our head office in London and will be chaired by ORR. Our London office is currently in Holborn, but we will be moving to Canary Wharf in September 2019. On occasion meetings may be held at different locations. We will produce agendas and meeting notes to be published on our website.

This is not a ministerial appointment.

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched: 07/05/2019
  • Closed for Applications: 31/05/2019
  • Panel Sift: 10/06/2019
  • Final Interview Date: w/c 24 June 2019
  • Announcement: pending security checks

Vacancy Description

The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) is a non-ministerial government department, with its duties and responsibilities as the combined safety and economic regulator of Britain’s railways and monitor of Highways England set down in statute.

ORR is seeking to appoint members to a new Road Expert Panel with effect from 31 July 2019. The role of the panel is to provide advice and support to ORR’s work as Highways Monitor. It will complement the role of ORR’s existing consumer expert panel, and freight customer panel.

ORR’s Road Expert Panel will:

  • have a wide range of experience and expertise to help us understand the issues affecting the operation, maintenance and enhancement of roads, and in particular the strategic road network;
  • help ORR to ensure its policies and decisions benefit from a sound understanding of the highways sector and are effective in delivering positive change;
  • be advisory, helping us to deliver better outcomes for road users by providing wider context on the assessment of performance and efficiency and advising us on users’ and service providers’ interests or issues; and
  • complement existing relationships with organisations representing highways infrastructure and road users.

The panel’s work programme will be flexible to respond to ORR’s business need and could range from informing our business planning to providing an expert forum in which to test and inform ORR-led research studies.

Members of the Road Expert Panel are non-ministerial appointments made by ORR. Recruitment will follow the principles of public appointments as set out in the Governance Code on Public Appointments.

Panel members will be appointed in an individual capacity (institutional memberships are not being sought).

Person Specification

We are looking to recruit a diverse panel with a wide range of skills and experience.

Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate one or more of the experience and skills listed below:

  • Understanding of measuring performance and efficiency of delivering operational maintenance, renewals and enhancements schemes
  • Experience of highway infrastructure asset management and/or road design and maintenance standards
  • Experience of highways sector contracts and procurement
  • Experience of highways supply chain, resourcing and materials
  • Knowledge and expertise in road safety and/or H&S within the construction industry
  • Experience in research and development of innovation and technology within the highways sector
  • Experience of matters affecting road stakeholders and road users
  • Experience of road haulage and knowledge of matters affecting the movement of freight by road
  • Knowledge and experience of environmental considerations in the maintenance of roads and delivery of schemes
  • Experience either as an academic or research professional in the transport sector – in particular, candidates with an interest in international benchmarking studies in the transport sector
  • Candidates should also be able to listen and challenge in a constructive manner, providing an objective and independent point of view whilst at the same time building a positive and open relationship with the Highways Monitor.

It would also be desirable for panel members to have

  • A relevant professional qualification
  • A good understanding of the government environment and regulatory/monitor issues
  • Knowledge of other publicly owned infrastructure

Additional Information

From time to time we may wish to draw upon the expertise of individual members of the panel, or small sub-groups, to supply think pieces, critical reviews of existing ORR positions or remedies or other bespoke work. Any such work will be discussed and agreed with you.

How to Apply

The appointment will be made following interview.

We are looking for the successful candidates to be in post from 31 July 2019 and we expect the appointment to be until 1 November 2020. One reappointment may be made.

If you would like further information about the role, please contact Richard Coates, Deputy Director, Highways, email or telephone 020 7282 2166

How to apply: If you are interested in the role then please email with the following:

  • a personal statement, indicating how your skills and experience match the requirements of the role (outline above); and
  • an up to date copy of your CV.

Alternatively, you can post your application to:

Richard Coates
Office of Rail and Road
One Kemble Street
London WC2B 4AN

This post is NOT regulated by The Commissioner for Public Appointments.