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Jul 072019

Two Non-Executive Directors - Channel 4

Recruiter: Channel 4
Location: London
Salary: Remunerated
Posted: 05 Jul 2019
Closes: 29 Jul 2019
Job Function: Non Executive Director
Industry: Marketing / Media

Circa. 2 days per month

Channel 4 Corporation (C4C) is a high-profile publicly-owned, commercially-funded broadcaster. It transmits across all digital platforms and operates a range of other services, including digital channels and video-on demand service.

C4C has a unique and important public service remit, under which it provides content that is high-quality and appeals to a culturally diverse society. As a publisher-broadcaster, it does not produce its own programmes but commissions them from a large number and wide range of creative partners across the UK, working closely with independent producers, and investing in training and talent development throughout the industry.

Ofcom is responsible for Non-Executive appointments to the C4C Board, subject to the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport’s approval and is seeking to appoint two Non-Executive Members with executive-level experience in the following areas:

Role 1: from 5 December 2019

  • Essential
    • A qualified accountant and an experienced Finance Director with commercial experience.
    • Able to provide a robust and appropriate level of scrutiny and challenge for the executive team and other Board Members.
    • Able to be an effective Chair of the Audit Committee.
    • Understands and supports Channel 4’s remit.
  • Desirable
    • Brings contemporary knowledge and insight into technological developments in the sector.
    • Experience in the broader media sector.
  • Relevant skillsets include:
    • Finance Director
    • Accountancy Qualifications
    • Audit & Risk Management
    • Investment
    • Advertising
    • Data/CRM/Systems/Digital
    • Corporate Strategy
    • Technology
    • Film
    • CFO experience

Role 2: from 1 September 2020

  • Essential
    • In-depth experience in terms of UK broadcasting content regulation.
    • In-depth insight and perspective on issues relating to news and current affairs at Board level, helping inform and shape Board responses to the significant developments and challenges in an evolving news landscape.
    • Clear knowledge and understanding of contemporary industry views and issues.
    • Clear ability to be an effective member of the Remuneration Committee.
    • Understands and supports Channel 4’s remit.
    • Brings contemporary understanding of how news provision and consumption is changing in the digital age.
  • Relevant skillsets include:
    • News/Journalism
    • Broadcasting; Regulation
    • Legal, Government/Parliament
    • Social Enterprise/Not for profit
    • Arts/Creative Leadership

The successful candidates will demonstrate strategic thinking, vision and exceptional interpersonal skills, with a good understanding of the importance of strong governance.

The Government and Ofcom are committed to diversity and to providing equal opportunities for all, irrespective of race, age, disability, gender, marital status, religion, sexual orientation, transgender and working patterns, and to the principle of public appointments on merit with independent assessments, openness and transparency of process. This recruitment will be conducted in accordance with the Disability Confident Scheme. If you require an adjustment at any stage of the recruitment process, email or call us on 020 7227 0854.

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to Ofcom on these appointments. For further information about these roles, including details about how to apply, please visit using reference QAYZE.

The closing date for applications is on noon on Monday 29 July 2019.

Jul 072019

Treasurer - Young Barnet Foundation

Organisation: Young Barnet Foundation
Vacancy Type: Treasurer
Deadline: 30th September 2019
Region: London

About the role

The Young Barnet Foundation are looking for an experienced accountant &/or treasurer to add their skills to the current Board of Trustees as the Treasurer. Working closely with the operational staff this role is to oversee the financial processes and controls along with reporting back to the Board of Trustees on financial matters.

Overall, you will:

  • Oversee the financial affairs of the organisation and ensure they are legal, constitutional and within accepted accounting practice.
  • Ensure proper records are kept and that effective financial procedures are in place.
  • Monitor and report on the financial health of the organisation.
  • Oversee the production of necessary financial reports/returns, accounts, and audits.

Find out more about this opportunity by reading the Treasurer Job Description and Trustee Recruitment Pack at

About Young Barnet Foundation

We believe that children and young people need safe space to grow and develop into resilient adults. For this, all children and young people need opportunities for learning and fun, beyond family and formal education, building strong trusted relationships with adults and their peers; leading to broadened networks, increased confidence and valuable life skills.
The Young Barnet Foundation is a member driven movement, which invests in charity and community groups to support local children and young people by enhancing opportunities, activities and services. We do this by:

  1. Growing and operating a grants pot for the voluntary and community sector working with children and young people in the borough, through local giving.
  2. Developing consortium / partnership bids to support smaller players within the sector.
  3. Developing (in partnership with others) a venue platform matching organisations with space to organisations that need space.
  4. Impact Monitoring – helping organisations to tell the story, backed up by reliable data.

Who are we looking for?

  • Knowledge and experience of current and fundraising finance practice relevant to voluntary and community organisations.
  • Knowledge of bookkeeping and financial management (as necessary).
  • Good financial analysis skills.
  • Ability to communicate clearly.

The wonderful organisations and the young people that we serve come from a diverse range of backgrounds - they speak dozens of different languages, have a wide range of ethnic backgrounds and experience a broad range of different traditions, religious and cultural influences. We want our organisation to offer the best possible support to the children and young people's voluntary and community sector. We believe that in order to do that we need to be proactive about:

  • Offering all young people, a diverse range of role models.
  • Ensuring that our decision-making processes are informed by a range of different perspectives.
  • Ensuring that our organisation reflects the community it serves.

We are therefore particularly keen to encourage applicants to our trustee board who come from black and minority ethnic communities, who are currently underrepresented on our board.

Practical considerations

Our Board of Trustees meets on the second Thursday of every month from 6.15-8.00pm at our offices in Burnt Oak. We can make arrangements for you to join the meeting remotely from time to time.

We expect that you will provide support and advice to the executive team in between meetings, in order to oversee our financial affairs and ensure they are legal, constitutional and within accepted accounting practice.

This is an unpaid position.

This is a great opportunity to join a dynamic team with drive and passion, which is making a real difference, through its members, to the lives of children and young people. We look forward to hearing from you.

Advert Start Date: 6th July 2019
Contact Telephone Number: 020 3621 6090
Contact Name: Peter Williamson
Contact E-mail:

Jul 072019

Lay Member - Plymouth City Council

Business / Organisation Name: Plymouth City Council
Business / Organisation Sector: Public
Business / Organisation Website:
Business / Organisation Type: Government
Role Title: Lay Member
Remuneration: Expenses only

Role Description

Plymouth City Council wishes to appoint two independent members to fill vacancies on its Audit and Governance Committee. Appointments are for a period of four years, subject to annual review.

As an independent member, you would be expected to have finance, accountancy, corporate governance, risk management or audit background. You must be able to analyse and discuss complex information and act impartially at all times.

The Audit and Governance Committee provides a key source of assurance on the Council’s audit and corporate governance arrangements. Specifically, the Committee is responsible for the council’s internal and external audit activity, risk management, maintaining an effective control environment, treasury management, financial accounts and wider corporate governance and civic matters.

The Audit and Governance Committee comprises up to three independent members and five elected members of the City Council. You will be required to attend up to four meetings a year; training will be provided and travel expenses will be paid for meetings you attend.

We are looking for individuals who share our values, have a commitment to continuous improvement and a desire to deliver better outcomes for all of our residents. Anyone wishing to put themselves forward for this role should be able to demonstrate a commitment to good governance in the public sector, and preferably have some knowledge of local government or other public bodies.

Anyone who wishes to be considered for the role must not:

  • be current or former councillors or officers of Plymouth City Council, or a close friend or relative of such a person
  • have any criminal conviction
  • be an undischarged bankrupt
  • have any significant business dealings with the Council
  • be currently actively engaged in politics or be a member of a political party


As an independent member, you would be expected to have finance, accountancy, corporate governance, risk management or audit background. You must be able to analyse and discuss complex information and act impartially at all times.

Time commitment

Approximately six days per year, including meeting preparation and attendance.

Skills and experience

We are particularly interested in people who can demonstrate the following skills and experience:

  • Essential:
    • Ability to remain independent in thinking and consider matters without regard to personal political views
    • Ability to analyse information, ask pertinent questions, reach rational conclusions and maintain confidentiality
    • A professional qualification or background in accountancy, risk management, law, governance or general management
    • An understanding of local government and/or the public sector more broadly
    • Broad understanding of and commitment to the ‘7 Principles of Public Life’
    • An understanding of governance and ethical standards
  • Desirable:
    • Experience of dealing with Local Government or a similar public sector or voluntary organisation
    • Experience of acting as an independent member/non-executive director or a trustee on a Board or Committee
    • Knowledge of Local Government and an understanding of the role of Council and Councillors
    • Recent senior management experience within a complex organisation

Independent members of Audit and Governance Committee are expected to abide by the Council’s Members Code of Conduct and the Nolan Principles of Public Life

Application Details

How to apply: Please send a CV and covering letter which addresses how you meet the skills outlined in the attached role profile to

Closing dates for applications: 14 July 2019

Informal discussions with shortlisted applicants to be held: w/c 22 July 2019
The scheduled meetings of Audit and Governance Committee for 2019/20 are:

  • 22 July 2019
  • 23 September 2019
  • 9 December 2019
  • 23 March 2019

The committee usually meets from 3 – 5pm.

Please contact Siân Millard, Oversight and Governance Manager on for further information or an informal discussion about the role.

Closing Date: 14/07/2019
Contact Name: Sian Millard
Contact Telephone: 01752 304870
Contact Email:

Jul 062019

Chairman - Motability

Recruiter: Odgers Berndtson
Location: London / Harlow
Salary: Unremunerated
Posted: 03 Jul 2019
Closes: 23 Jul 2019
Ref: 72513
Job Function: Chairman
Industry: Charities, Sales, Finance
Position Type: Permanent

Forty two years ago, Motability was founded with all party support as a highly innovative national charity to help disabled people with their personal mobility. Under its direction the Motability Scheme has provided over 4.5 million vehicles and has helped millions of disabled people and their families to enjoy the ‘road to freedom’. It has grown in scope and significance, and has proven resilient through many economic cycles. It has built long-lasting and valued relations with stakeholders across Government and industry. It is a national success story and today there are over 600,000 disabled people and their families who have cars, powered wheelchairs or scooters under the Scheme. Following a major injection of funds Motability is creating an Endowment Fund of in excess of £500m which will massively increase its grant making activities.

Motability, through its Board of Governors sets the strategic direction and oversees the operation of the Motability Scheme. The Scheme is run by Motability Operations and is owned by the four major banks and runs the scheme on a “not for profit basis” with surpluses reinvested into the scheme.

Lord Sterling, our co-founder, will be stepping down as Chairman of Motability next year and the Board has commenced a search to identify his successor. We seek an independent chair with strong leadership skills capable of leading a high calibre Board that supports and challenges the executive team, and oversees the development and execution of the strategy that drives scrutiny and oversight of the Motability Scheme. Commercially and financially shrewd, you will have the experience and necessary stature and gravitas to manage relationships with the executive team and command respect with Motability and Motability Operations’ shareholders and stakeholders.

This is a genuine opportunity to directly help disabled people improve their lives. To learn more about the difference you can make and for further information and details of how to apply, please call Julia Oliver or James Bailey Johnson on 0207 529 1079.

Jul 062019

Chair in Common - Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust

This is a unique opportunity to play a key leadership role in two high performing NHS Trusts providing all age mental health, specialist learning disability and universal children services, across the Black Country.

Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Dudley and Walsall Mental Health NHS Trust are responsible for the delivery of mental health and specialist learning disability services across the Black Country and for children’s services in Dudley. With the support of our clinicians, our boards have agreed to a merger by Spring 2020 in order to increase our voice and influence, to deliver higher-quality services, and to ensure we are more efficient, thereby making us fit for the future. Together we will have an income of almost £170 million, with 3000 staff operating out of 65 sites in 4 boroughs.

The Chair in Common will be the leader of the Boards of Directors for both Trusts and is also Chair of the Assembly of Governors at BCPFT. The Chair will lead both Boards in the development and delivery of their strategic objectives. This is a unique opportunity to play a key leadership role in two high performing NHS Trusts providing all age mental health, specialist learning disability and universal children services, across the Black Country.

Appointing a Chair in Common to lead both boards through the merger process and beyond will ensure we are guided by a shared ambition to bring care closer to home for the communities we serve and improve outcomes for our patients. The Chair will lead both Boards through the transition and will be the Chair of the Foundation Trust post-merger, and importantly lead the development of a culture that inspires our staff for the benefit of those we serve.

We are looking for someone who will lead the Boards in delivering the merger and who will be an influencer and ambassador for the Trusts and the services they provide within our communities and in the wider health community. You will need to have a passion for quality and excellence to match that of our dedicated and innovative workforce, as well as the ability to work collaboratively with a range of stakeholders, including our Governors to give oversight to the delivery and development of sustainable services in a modern NHS.

This role requires exceptional board leadership skills - whatever sector you have gained this experience in - and you will need to demonstrate an ability to work in partnership with other organisations. You will be expected to provide visible leadership in promoting equality and diversity and developing a positive culture across both organisations.

If you believe you share our values, have the experience, skills and knowledge required and are committed to our vision then please visit, (where you will also find contact details for both Trust CEOs) and call Richard Murphy on 07393 013067 or Robin Staveley on 07789 273778, of GatenbySanderson for a confidential discussion.

Closing date: Friday 9th August. Final interview process; stakeholder event 4th September, panel interview 11th September.

How To Apply

To apply for this role, please visit Gatenby Sanderson's webadvert where you will find full details. Please submit an up to date copy of your CV, completed fit and proper person form, along with a Supporting Statement that addresses the criteria set out in the person specification, using examples to demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements. Please provide your home, work, mobile and email contact details and let us know of any dates when you are not available or where you may have difficulty with the indicative timetable. You should also provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. If you do not wish us to approach your referees without your prior permission, please state this clearly.

Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automated email to confirm that you have applied. If you do not receive this email, please make contact with GatenbySanderson.


Richard Murphy is managing this role and will be happy to answer any questions that are not covered in the person specification. Please contact Richard on 020 3854 2219.

Jul 052019

Two Non-Executive Directors - Welsh Amateur Boxing Association (WABA)

Welsh Amateur Boxing Association (WABA) is the national governing body for amateur boxing in Wales.

Welsh Boxing:

  • represent the interests of the club and individual members
  • promote and advocate the interests of the sport in Wales
  • provide a world class elite athlete programme for male and female boxers
  • develop coaching programmes from grassroots through to world class level

Welsh Boxing currently have just under 120 affiliated clubs across Wales, with an excellent network of club and regional coaches, which enables Welsh Boxing to continue to be the most successful sport that Wales has ever seen within the Commonwealth Games.

WABA is entering a hugely exciting period of development and is looking for skilled based individuals who have the ability and passion to support this growth.

WABA is looking for:

  • a new Board non-Executive member with a passion for boxing
  • an individual willing to learn and make a positive difference to WABA
  • an individual who is able to commit the time to attend Board Meetings
  • an individual who is able to commit time to manage his/her specific monthly tasks
  • the Board to ideally reflect the diversity of the sport across Wales
  • an appreciation of the legal requirements and process of running a modern limited company

Role Objectives

The Board Director will provide leadership and strategic direction.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Be able to deliver the key objectives of the current WABA strategy
  • To provide advice and guidance to the Board, Finance Committee (sub-committee of the Board) and General Manager
  • To work with partners to ensure WABA is complying with all guidelines
  • Ensuring all policies are up to date
  • Resolve issues with all the relevant parties

Skills and Qualities Required

  • Enthusiastic with a good knowledge of WABA and its financial position
  • A knowledge and understanding of boxing
  • Leadership and management skills, a good communicator and confident in public speaking
  • Able to represent WABA at external meetings
  • Well-informed about agendas of meetings and the items to be covered

Role Details

  • This is a voluntary role.
  • Time commitment required will vary throughout the year, however we anticipate 1-2 hours per week.
  • You will be able to claim travel expenses.

If interested, please apply in writing submitting a CV relevant to the role by Friday 12 July.
Interviews are planned for w/c 22 July.
Replies should be sent to:

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

Jul 042019

Trustee - Campaign for Better Transport

Organisation: Campaign for Better Transport
Vacancy Type: Trustee
Deadline: 22nd July 2019
Region: Nation Wide

Vacancy Details

Transport is at the heart of our communities. It connects people to jobs, education, public services, shops, leisure activities, and with other people. It's key to moving goods to where they are needed.

As our 50th anniversary approaches the transport system is transforming. The challenges from the transport system for its users, society, the environment and the economy will have to be tackled. Reducing levels of air pollution that damage health, helping transport make its contribution to meeting net zero greenhouse gas emissions, and tackling loneliness and social exclusion caused by poor transport connections all require action to be taken.

We are seeking candidates to join our Board who are motivated and committed by our purpose, and want to work with the Board to ensure the organisation is able to deliver against our new strategy. We are looking for a range of skills to build up our Board's capacity to support the organisation as we take it through the changes necessary to deliver the impact we wish to achieve.

Find more information at

Advert Start Date: 28th June 2019
Contact Telephone Number: 02037462225
Contact Name: Ruth Chapple
Contact E-mail:

Jul 042019

Two Non-Executive Directors - Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust are seeking two experienced and talented individuals to add value to their vibrant and committed board. This is an ideal opportunity to share your talents and expertise to make a positive difference to the lives of people served by the Trust.

At Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT) we are focused on sustained improvement: improving what we are doing today while also ensuring we sustain the delivery of high-quality care. We are taking action to tackle our immediate challenges with a priority on patient safety and delivering accessible care and at the same time we are developing a culture of openness, inclusion and compassion; a culture where clinicians, staff, patients and carers are provided with the tools and environment to lead and deliver positive change; and a culture where patients and staff share a positive experience of our care. We are building our Board leadership team and capacity and improving our governance systems, locality focus and staff and patient engagement. Financially stable, we are increasingly playing a leadership role in our local and regional health and care partnerships and, while we are a ‘Special Measures’ Trust under external scrutiny, there are a growing number of people who are willing to become involved in ensuring our success.

There is much to do but we remain the provider of mental health services across Norfolk and Suffolk and learning disability services in Suffolk. Our aim is to be amongst the best Trust’s for patient safety by 2020 and our vision is to support people to achieve their hopes, dreams and aspirations and we are looking for two exceptional Non-executive Directors to help us achieve this. We need people who can demonstrate an interest in mental health and learning disabilities and who will live the Trust values of Positively, Respectfully, Together in an open, focused and inclusive way. You will be excited by the potential to contribute to making the Trust a success and working with our leadership team to improve its effectiveness further. Specifically, we are seeking two individuals with senior level experience, in a complex organisation of:

  • HR and organisational develop to support our work on culture change and improvement in staff morale
  • An understanding of quality and how this can be improved in a systematic way, possibly with a clinical background

We would welcome applications from people with the above skills who are women and who are from a BME background, to improve the diversity of experience at the Board, and those with lived experience, either as carers or service users.

If you are interested in applying and would like to have a further conversation to discuss these roles, please contact our recruitment partners, Rhiannon Smith and Jenny Adrian, at Hunter Healthcare on 020 7935 4570.

  • Candidate Information Pack
    PDF, 4.0 MB
    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.

Jul 022019

Independent Members - Care Quality Commission: Audit and Corporate Governance Committee

Location: London
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Regulation
Salary: £500 per day - Annual commitment of between 8 and 12 days
Client: Care Quality Commission
Ref: GSe55687

We are the Care Quality Commission (the CQC), the independent regulator of health and adult social care services in England. Our aim is to make sure better care is provided for everyone, whether that's in hospital, in care homes, in people’s own homes, or elsewhere. Our work is demanding, and it is complex, calling for the highest standards of governance in all areas. We are currently going through a major transformation encompassing digital services and quality improvement initiatives, a significant change programme we must deliver while remaining alert to and keeping step with challenge and change in the wider health and care sector.

Our Audit & Corporate Governance Committee (the ACGC) is an independent sub-Committee of the CQC Board focused on audit (internal and external), finance and risk. We are now looking to appoint two Independent Members to play a key role in and add independent perspective to that Committee’s oversight.

We are looking for individuals with substantial board level experience in large, complex organisations, public or private sector, as well as broad understanding of the public-sector environment. You will have a strong background in audit, finance, risk, regulation, IT, or business processes, and be able to demonstrate an interest in the health and social care sector. Your rich experience of change and/or digital services, not to mention the challenges of governance and control in those areas, will be of considerable benefit to the CQC as we deliver our own programme of transformation, too. We are interested in excellence wherever it occurs, and in diversity in its widest sense.

For more information, click on the button below and to discuss the role in more detail contact Jemima Dalgliesh on 07393013066 or Duncan Ewart on 0113 205 6092.


  • Closing Date 12 noon, Friday 26th July 2019
  • Longlist Meeting w/c Monday 5th August 2019
  • Preliminary Interviews From w/c Monday 5th August 2019
  • Shortlist Meeting w/c Monday 26th August 2019
  • Final Panel w/c Monday 9th September 2019

How to Apply

To apply, you will need to submit the following documentation by no later than 5pm on Friday 26th July:

  • A CV setting out your career history, with responsibilities and achievements.
  • A statement of suitability (no longer than two A4 pages) setting out how your knowledge, skills, experience and personal qualities meet the essential criteria as set out in the person specification above.
  • A completed Equality Opportunities Monitoring Form – this will appear onscreen when you submit your application. All monitoring data will be treated in the strictest confidence and will not affect your application in any way.

If applying under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme (GIS), please download and complete the form and upload when you complete your application. Please see the ‘Terms of the appointments’ section in the job description for more information on the GIS.

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Jul 022019

Non-Executive Director - Transport for Wales

Location: Cardiff (move to Pontypridd by 2020)
Date Posted: 28/06/2019
Closing Date: 08/07/2019
Renumeration: £377 per day + expenses
Duration: up to a 3-year term – 18 days a year
Apply by: 08/07/19 @ 9am


Transport passengers across Wales and its borders can now look forward to an integrated and transformed transport services through significant improvements to the infrastructure and the network. This includes investment into transport infrastructure alongside improvements to the frequency and quality of Wales and Borders rail services.

We are seeking to appoint a Non-Executive Director (Transport), as part of the final stages of

appointing our Board. You’ll help deepen the transportation expertise at Board level by providing insight and advice on the governance, assurance and delivery of complex transformation programmes, which will complement the Executive and Non-Executive Boards.

Role responsibilities

The role will provide an independent and objective perspective and business oversight experience. Your primary duty will be to ensure that the Welsh Ministers receive value for their ownership of Transport for Wales. The Board is accountable to the Minister for Economy and Transport.

The role will leverage knowledge to support the development of integrated transport proposals for Transport for Wales, acting as a subject matter expert to the wider Board and Executive team and giving assurance around project and programme delivery.

Candidates will have significant knowledge of delivery of complex transport programmes and a good understanding of best practice transport authority processes and procedures.

Who we’re looking for

You’ll need to be an experienced transport professional and be able to credibly scrutinise multifaceted projects and plans.

You’ll need to have:

  • An understanding of complex combined transport systems
  • Experience of operating at Board level in a non-executive or executive capacity, including the development and monitoring of business strategy
  • An understanding of the principles of assurance, governance and risk management across the delivery of large and complex transport programmes

It would be beneficial if you also had:

  • Experience of operating as a Non-Executive Director
  • Welsh language skills

Who we are

Transport for Wales (TfW) is the not-for-profit company driving forward the Welsh Government’s vision of a high-quality, safe, integrated, affordable and accessible transport network in Wales. Our mission is to ‘Keep Wales Moving’ by providing customer-focused service, expert advice and infrastructure investment.

Most notably, rail passengers across Wales and its borders can now look forward to the transformation of their rail services thanks to a £5 billion investment that will fund significant improvements to the frequency and quality of Wales and Borders services, as well as the creation of the South Wales Metro.

Job Description

If you have any questions please contact

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