Oct 152019

Trustee - Conway Hall

Organisation: Conway Hall
Vacancy Type: Trustee
Deadline: 2nd December 2019
Region: London

Welcome from Liz Lutgendorff, Chair:

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Trustee of Conway Hall Ethical Society.

Conway Hall is Where Ethics Matter.

We curate, support and facilitate people and ideas that make ethics matter in the world.

Together, we are Creative, Diverse, Historic, Human and Kind.

We host talks, concerts, exhibitions, courses, performances, community and social events. We are an independent charity and receive no funding from the government. Everything we do is dependent upon our commercial activity and the generosity of volunteers like you.

For more information, please see our Annual Review for 2017-2018.

For this coming AGM, our internal Trustee Skills audit has identified that expertise in the following areas would benefit the Society:

  • Finance & Accounting,
  • Fundraising,
  • Legislation (in the charity and venues sectors),
  • Property & Estate Management,
  • Diversity,
  • Campaigning

As Chair, I look forward to working closely with you and I am excited to see what you can bring to Conway Hall Ethical Society.

If you are interested in this unique role and would welcome the opportunity to have an informal conversation, please contact our Chief Executive Officer, Dr Jim Walsh, on 07786 968250 or via email at ceo@conwayhall.org.uk

Role Profile

  • Remuneration: The role of trustee is not accompanied by any financial remuneration.
  • Location: Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, Holborn
  • Time commitment: Approximately 1 day per month. The Trustees meet every other month but there are also sub-committees, which Trustees are encouraged to join.
  • Reporting to: Trustees and Members of the Society

Trustees have overall control of the Society and are responsible to the Charity Commission and the wider membership for making sure the charity stays true to its object, vision and strategic priorities. Being a trustee of a dynamic and local charity means that you will witness the positive impact that your decisions have on people's lives, on the communities we serve and on the strategic direction of the Society.



  • Understand the Society's object as set out in its governing document and ensure compliance with Charity Law as per The Essential Trustee from the Charity Commission;
  • Ensure the sustainability of the Society;
  • Oversee what the Society does and what it needs to achieve;
  • Understand how the Society benefits the public by carrying out its activities;
  • Actively contribute at Trustee and Subcommittee meetings and monitor the implementation and subsequent outcomes of decisions.


  • Contribute to the development of the charity's long-term strategy;
  • Support, encourage and helpfully challenge the staff team;
  • Represent the charity at high profile engagement events;
  • Raise public profile and promote the reputation of the organisation and seek financial support where possible;
  • Serve on sub committees where expertise is appropriate.

Financial Management

  • Maintain sound financial management of the trust's resources, ensuring expenditure is in line withthe organisations' objects and investment activities meet accepted standards and policies.
  • Ensure that the charity's assets are only used to support or carry out its purposes;
  • Evaluate risks to the charity's assets or reputation;
  • Comply with any restrictions on spending funds;
  • Monitor and assess the organisation's results in relation to the agreed strategy, budget and implementation plan.

The above list is indicative only and not exhaustive. Trustees will be expected to perform all such additional duties as are reasonably commensurate with the role.

Person Specification

We seek to identify candidates who bring a blend of experience but have specific skills relating to any of the following:

  • Finance & Accounting,
  • Fundraising,
  • Legislation (in the charity and venues sectors),
  • Property & Estate Management,
  • Diversity,
  • Campaigning


  • Ability to commit to essential meetings on a monthly basis and participate in email discussions as appropriate;
  • Alignment to the Society's charitable object;
  • Strategic vision and excellent judgement of implementation plans;
  • Creative and innovative approach in the role of trustee;
  • Multifaceted experience in a professional arena;
  • Experience of making decisions at board level in a complex stakeholder environment;
  • Good communication skills across all levels;
  • Excellent planning and organisational ability with long term focus;
  • Understanding of governance/acceptance of trustee legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities;
  • Understanding and acceptance of an entrepreneurial approach to income generation
  • Genuine passion and interest in the work of Conway Hall.

The process

Under the Society's constitution, trustees are elected at the Society's AGM each November by the members at that AGM. Please note, there are no postal or electronic voting provisions at present.
All candidates must submit the following to the Society's office at least 8 weeks before the date of the AGM:

  • A Curriculum Vitae (CV),
  • A supporting statement,
  • A list of any non-executive directorships and trustee posts currently held,
  • A completed equality and diversity form

Candidates submissions may be signed and submitted electronically.

Notice of the candidates received will be given to each member at least eight days before the date of the AGM.
At the AGM, members may vote once each for up to five candidates. When there are more candidates than vacancies the candidates with the most votes will be elected.

If you are interested in being a candidate for election at the AGM

Please forward a copy of your CV, together with a supporting statement and a list of any non- executive directorships and trustee posts that you currently hold to ceo@conwayhall.org.uk

Please ensure that your submission fully addresses the criteria in the person specification and provides the names, positions, organisations and contact telephone numbers of two referees.

References will only be taken once your express permission has been granted.

We would be grateful if you could also let us know if you require any special provision as a result of any disability should you be called for an interview.

Finally, please ensure that you have included your mobile and home telephone numbers, as well as dates when you will not be available or might have difficulty with the indicative timetable:


  • Closing date for submissions: Anytime up to and including 2nd December 2019
  • AGM: 4th February 2020 at 6pm – attendance is required

These dates may be subject to change. Candidates will be advised in advance should this happen.


If you have any queries on any aspect of this process, need additional information, or would like to have a preliminary informal discussion, please contact Dr Jim Walsh on 07786 968250 or via email at ceo@conwayhall.org.uk

Advert Start Date: 10th October 2019
Contact Telephone Number: 07786968250
Contact Name: Dr Jim Walsh
Contact E-mail: ceo@conwayhall.org.uk
Url: https://conwayhall.org.uk/

Oct 152019

Board Member (Non-Executive Director) - Welcome to Yorkshire

Location: Leeds
Appointment term: Three years.
Time Commitment: Approx. 8 days per year
Salary: Unremunerated. Reasonable expenses may be claimed.

Welcome to Yorkshire is looking for people from a wide diversity of backgrounds with a passion for Yorkshire who can oversee the running and governance of the organisation and play a key part in forming the company’s strategy over the next 10 years.

Welcome to Yorkshire is the destination marketing organisation for the county, with the sole aim of growing Yorkshire’s visitor economy. It is a private limited company formed in 2009, run on a not-for-profit basis, with both private and public funding. The organisation has established the county as a world class destination, helping to increase the county’s visitor economy from £6bn in 2011 to £9bn in 2017.

Working in collaboration with local authorities and proud Yorkshire businesses Welcome to Yorkshire has helped to build a new confidence in the county bringing in more international visitors than anywhere else in England.

It’s creative and ambitious marketing and PR campaigns have delivered more than £100m of media coverage as well as high profile events such as the annual Tour de Yorkshire, showcasing Yorkshire at RHS Chelsea Flower Show, The White Rose Awards and a huge presence at the Great Yorkshire Show.

Incredibly proud of its achievements over the past 10 years, Welcome to Yorkshire has bold and ambitious plans to build on that success over the next decade.

The organisation is recruiting several non-executive directors to replace board members coming to the end of their terms. All applications will be welcome, but we are particularly keen to hear from those with experience in: tourism, finance, legal, marketing, people culture or commercial income generation. Welcome to Yorkshire is actively encouraging applications from suitable candidates from diverse backgrounds.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Overseeing the governance and running of Welcome to Yorkshire, playing a key part in the decision-making process and strategy;
  • Offering expertise, guidance, support and an objective perspective on key matters of strategy, governance, commercial and financial affairs, and risk management;
  • Ensuring the Board and Executive Directors demonstrate the highest standards of integrity at all times;
  • Encouraging and maintaining positive relationships with major external stakeholders;
  • Encouraging and facilitating an open, accountable, transparent and trustworthy culture with both staff and all external partners and stakeholders;
  • Conforming to all statutory duties and regulations including accounts, taxation, health and safety, employment and the environment.

Suitable candidates may come from a private or public sector background but will have a strong knowledge of not-for-profit governance board-level responsibilities and be accustomed to the principles of public sector propriety, regularity and accountability.

They will have ability to ‘lead from the front’, while demonstrating the highest standards of integrity and a commitment to transparency, honesty and equity at all times.

Experience of successfully setting and implementing strategy and managing risk is vital and a passion for Yorkshire and a desire to see the county thrive is essential.

non-executive director

Oct 152019

Board and Audit & Risk Committee Member - Settle (Housing Association)

Location: Letchworth, Herts
Date Posted: 10/10/2019
Closing Date: 30/10/2019
£7,500 per annum

At settle we have just launched our new vision – to be the housing association in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire by 2024 – together with an ambitious new strategy. Our purpose is to help people who are struggling to find a place to live, for our customers to stay in their homes comfortably so that they can live the life they choose.

With over 9000 properties in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire, we are well on the way to achieving both our vision and purpose and we are building on our asset base to significantly expand our production of affordable new homes. We want to grow by at least 1500 new homes in the next 5 years and expect to raise a further £100 million of funding in the near future to deliver these plans.

We are now looking for a new Board and Audit and Risk Committee Member to help us achieve our vision, bringing expertise in internal controls, audit and risk. You will ideally have a financial and/or audit background – either through a specific audit role or through senior responsibilities in a housing association or regulated environment giving familiarity with internal controls and control frameworks. Your understanding of the challenges facing housing organisations, now and into the future, coupled with your commitment to making a difference to people’s lives will be central to your own personal values.

Your ability to understand a complex business, together with bringing insight and constructive challenge to the Executive and Leadership Teams will be essential.

For further details about the role, you can download the pack at www.campbelltickell.com/jobs or contact our retained consultant Kathy Carter on 07786 831 690 for an informal discussion.

Closes Wednesday 30th October 2019 at 12 noon.

Oct 142019

Non-Executive Director - Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM)

Director's Fee £28,000 - Time commitment: up to 30 days per year
Greater Manchester (GB)

The organisation

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) has responsibility for the delivery of Greater Manchester Combined Authority’s (GMCA) transport policies and priorities across the city-region. An effective transport network is an essential catalyst to realising the potential of Greater Manchester. TfGM is the organisation responsible for ensuring the right transport connections are in place to support the economy and communities of the city-region.

TfGM is an employer of choice across Greater Manchester, their 900+ strong team is diverse and industry leading. From project managers and bus station attendants to designers, apprentices and accountants, together they keep the city-region moving and growing. With safety at their core, they ensure passengers can complete in excess of 5.6 million journeys each day.

Alongside leading day to day operations, TfGM and their partners are responsible for delivering a wide and complex range of transport services and infrastructure on behalf of the GMCA, and manage a c£1.8 billion asset portfolio. TfGM is leading on a number of large, complex ‘change programmes’ including the development of an Assessment in relation to Bus Reform for Greater Manchester; and the development of the Clean Air Plan on behalf of the 10 Local Authorities.

The Role

The TfGM Board currently comprises three Executive Directors and three Non-Executive Directors. With ambitious plans for the future, recent strong performance and positive results, TfGM is looking to strengthen the composition of their Board with the appointment of an additional Non-Executive Director.

The role of the newly appointed NED is to contribute independent perspectives, working with the rest of the Board to provide strategic direction and leadership on organisation wide issues, overseeing TfGM’s future direction and delivery of their wider strategies.

The role includes supporting TfGM’s Executive through providing advice and constructive challenge, encouraging a culture of innovation and a strong sense of accountability.

The Candidate

Suitable candidates will hold strong experience of working effectively at Board level, or will have previous experience as a Non-Executive Director, Trustee, or similar. Consideration will be given to Executive level candidates looking for their first NED position from relevant sector backgrounds.

Key attributes include:

  • A proven ability to influence and shape strategy and make informed strategic decisions of major importance
  • A highly credible ambassador with strong personal reputation amongst relevant peers at the most senior level
  • A strong leader, able to challenge constructively, engaging both internal and external stakeholders
  • Board-level experience within a business or organisation of similar size or complexity

Prospective candidates will demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of one or more of the following:

  • Transport operations
  • Engineering or other technical fields
  • Operating in an international setting
  • IT / digital transformation

Please apply with your CV and current salary details, quoting reference number IDBB6268. You can also email Korinna Sjoholm at ks@warrenpartners.co.uk or alternatively telephone +44 (0) 845 261 0600.

All third party and direct applications will be forwarded to our recruitment partner, Warren Partners.

Oct 132019

Members - Public Health Scotland

Reference: 1708
Remuneration: £8,416 per annum
Location: Edinburgh, and to other locations throughout Scotland
Closing date: 01 November 2019 at midnight

Public Health Scotland – Appointment of Non-Executive Board Members

The public health landscape in Scotland is changing. Applications are invited from individuals who want to be part of that important change, with an interest in public service and who are committed to improving and protecting the health of the people of Scotland.

Public Health Scotland

The overall aim of Public Health Scotland will be to increase healthy life expectancy and to reduce health inequality in Scotland. Our vision for public health reform is ‘a Scotland where everybody thrives'.

Public Health Scotland will employ around 1100 staff and is expected to have a net operating budget of around £60m. Through its efforts, our ambition is:

  • For Scotland to be a world leader in improving and protecting the public's health and wellbeing, using knowledge, data and intelligence in more innovative ways.
  • To create a culture for health in Scotland, with an economic, social and physical environment which drives, enables and sustains healthy behaviours, and where individuals take ownership of their health.

This represents a new and ambitious partnership between the Scottish Government and Local Government, with the Board of Public Health Scotland being jointly accountable to Scottish Ministers and the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA).

We are seeking to recruit capable and committed individuals who will bring different perspectives and views to inform the vision and work of Public Health Scotland.
We are looking for up to seven individuals to join the new Board who will bring different skills, experience and strong commitment to help shape the body's future strategic direction.

About NHS Scotland

NHS Scotland's values will be at the heart of everything that Public Health Scotland will do. These values, as outlined in the Everyone Matters: 2020 Workforce Vision, are:

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

As a member of the Board, you will not only need to have the right skills, knowledge and experience for the role, but also be able to demonstrate behaviour aligned to these values.
In addition to these values, all Board members will need to have some general skills which will enable them to make a contribution to the work of the Board. These are:

  • Communication;
  • Working cooperatively and collaboratively;
  • Ability to question and challenge constructively;
  • Longer term planning/seeing the ‘bigger picture';
  • Ability to analyse, reflect on impact and review complex issues.

The Board also needs people who bring some very specific skills/experience to the Board and these will take priority during the appointment process. You must be able to demonstrate one of the following:

  • A track record of financial oversight in a complex organisation with the capacity to Chair the Audit Committee, preferably with a financial qualification.
  • Experience of governance of an organisation in the private, public or third sector.
  • Experience of working in partnership and collaboration with a range of organisations and/or groups.
  • Experience of influencing organisational change.
  • The ability to reflect critically on your experience of health inequalities in order to inform solutions.

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

The Scottish Ministers particularly welcome applications from people with protected characteristics that are not fully reflected 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 Public Health Scotland and its new role within NHS Scotland.

  • Remuneration: £8,416 per annum (non-pensionable) is payable. You will also receive reimbursement for all reasonable travel and subsistence costs and any reasonable dependant-carer expenses incurred whilst undertaking Board duties and for support required to help you carry out your duties effectively.
  • Time commitment: The time commitment will vary week to week, but on average the role will take up around one day per week. Please note that initially you may be asked to attend at a greater frequency to support the establishment of the new body in partnership with the Chief Executive, Chair and other Board Members. Once the Board is established, your time commitment 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 Board will most likely be based in Edinburgh, but Board meetings may be held elsewhere across Scotland
  • Interviews: It is expected that interviews will be held on 16th, 20th (am), 22nd, 23rd, 27th (am) and 30th of January in Edinburgh.
  • Further information: If you would like to find out more about the role, the process or the Public Health Reform Programme, please contact Derek Grieve, Head of Health Protection Division at the Scottish Government, on 0131 244 0268, email at Derek.Grieve@gov.scot; or John Wood, Chief Officer for Health and Social Care at COSLA, on 0131 474 9315, email johnw@cosla.gov.uk.

Completed applications must be received on or before Friday 1st November 2019.

It is the intention of the Scottish Ministers that appointments to Public Health Scotland will be regulated by the Ethical Standards Commissioner. More information on the regulated status of these appointments is available in the application pack.

Appointed on merit; committed to diversity and equality.

Application Information

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

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Additional Information

Oct 132019

Chair - NHS Highland

Reference: 1709
Remuneration: £31,149 per annum
Location: Inverness
Closing date: 01 November 2019 at midday

Highland NHS Board Chair appointment

Scottish Ministers are looking to appoint a new Chair to Highland NHS Board.The role

You will have the experience required for this significant appointment and will play a central leadership role in guiding the strategies which address the health priorities and health and care needs of the people of Highland. If you have what it takes to fulfil this rewarding and challenging role, we would like to hear from you. You will be accountable to Scottish Ministers for leading the Board, comprising non-executive and executive members, which will improve, sustain and protect the health of the local communities. You will understand and promote diversity. An essential requirement of this post is that you can demonstrate an understanding of the Board and the challenges it faces.

You must also be able to demonstrate skills and experience in the following areas:

  • leadership;
  • governance;
  • performance;
  • constructive/supportive challenge & influencing; and,
  • communication.

NHS Scotland's values are at the heart of everything that this organisation does. As Chair of the Board, you will not only need to have the right skills, knowledge and experience for the role, but also be able to demonstrate behaviour aligned to these values.

The NHS Scotland values as outlined in the NHS Scotland Workforce Strategy Everyone Matters: 2020 Workforce Vision are:

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

Further information about the role of the Chair and essential criteria to be met for the position can be found in the Applicant Information Pack. The pack also provides additional information about NHS Scotland and the Board of NHS Highland and can be accessed from the link below.


We value different experience and points of view on our Boards. Accordingly, we hope to receive applications from a wide range of talented people irrespective of their religion or belief, gender, age, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, ethnic origin, political belief, relationship status or caring responsibilities.

The Scottish Ministers particularly welcome applications from groups currently under-represented on Scotland's public bodies, such as, disabled people, those from minority ethnic communities, women and people aged under 50. Please do complete our monitoring form when you apply as this helps us to ensure that the appointments process is accessible to everyone.

For the first time, we are also inviting applications from people who wish to undertake the role on a role-share basis. In such cases, applicants will apply as a ‘partnership' but be assessed individually, in the same manner as all other applicants. Both ‘partners' will need to be successful at each stage of the assessment process. Further details are provided in the Application Information Pack.

Appointment Information

  • Remuneration: £31,149 per annum (non-pensionable) is payable. You will also receive reimbursement for all reasonable travel and subsistence costs, reasonable dependant-carer expenses incurred whilst undertaking Board duties and for support required to help you carry out your duties effectively, subject to Board policy.
  • Time commitment: As Chair of the Board, you must be able to make a firm commitment to spend 3 days per week on Board and NHS Scotland business. Role-share partners must also be able to commit to a combined total of 3 days per week and remuneration will not be provided for handover periods. In all cases, the time will be a mix of daytime board meetings, daytime visits and other meetings, reading documents and attending stakeholder events, some of which may be in the evenings or at weekends and may involve you having to travel. You should also demonstrate an adequate degree of flexibility to attend at a greater frequency subject to the Board's ongoing business needs. You will also have the opportunity to engage in regional and national level activities.
  • Appointment details: Appointment will usually be for 4 years, subject to regular performance appraisals, with the possibility of re-appointment.
  • Location: Meetings for the Board will normally be held in Inverness. Meetings for other committees and the Integration Joint Boards are held across Highland. Regular meetings with other NHS Board Chairs and the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport are held 6 times per year, in Edinburgh.
  • Assessment Process: Assessment will happen in two stages. The first stage is a written application form. The second and final stage will involve a psychometric test, role-play exercise and a competency based interview. You will complete the psychometric test online at home and in advance of the interview. Interviews will be held in Edinburgh on Friday 22 November. As part of the interview, you will be asked to undertake a practical exercise, provided to you in advance, which will involve you preparing a verbal presentation for the panel.

For more information about the role, you can contact Malcolm Wright, Director General Health and Social Care/Chief Executive NHS Scotland by emailing dghsc@gov.scot.

Completed applications must be received on or before MIDDAY Friday 1 November 2019.

Application Information

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

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Additional Information

Oct 132019

Trustee - OXPIP (Oxford Parent Infant Project)

Organisation: OXPIP (Oxford Parent Infant Project)
Reference: Trustees Nov 19
Vacancy Type: Trustee
Deadline: 8th November 2019
Region: South East

Vacancy Details

OXPIP is looking for new people to join the charity's Board of Trustees.

Founded in 1998, at OXPIP we help parents and their babies build close and loving relationships from the start of life. We provide time limited, intensive therapeutic support to parents and their babies from conception to 2 years old as well as training for professionals. OXPIP also works with policy makers and the general public to build awareness, support and capacity for parent-infant attachment and infant mental health.

We are lucky to have eight very experienced Trustees, but would like to recruit an additional two people to join the team. We are particularly interested to hear from people with experience of fundraising and digital marketing, and those who can help us ensure that the Board is reflective of the communities that OXPIP serves.

Full details are available in the application pack and further information or an informal discussion can be arranged. Please email Anna Thorne, OXPIP Executive Director anna.thorne@oxpip.org.

Advert Start Date: 11th October 2019
Contact Telephone Number: 07934517400
Contact Name: Anna Thorne
Contact E-mail: anna.thorne@oxpip.org.uk
Url: www.oxpip.org.uk

Oct 132019

Trustee - Endometriosis UK

Organisation: Endometriosis UK
Vacancy Type: Trustee
Deadline: 11th November 2019
Region: Nation Wide

Vacancy Details

Are you passionate about supporting people affected by endometriosis? Do you have the skills to help strengthen our organisation and bring about change for those with endometriosis?

Apply to join our Board of Trustees.

With four current trustees soon to reach their maximum 6-year length of service, we are looking for four new trustees. We are looking for a Chair and a Treasurer, a young trustee with recent personal experience of living with endometriosis at school, and another trustee with relevant skills and experience to join our friendly, dynamic, experienced and effective board of 10 trustees.

Applications close November 11.

For more information and to download an application pack, visit: https://www.endometriosis-uk.org/current-vacancies

Advert Start Date: 11th October 2019
Contact Telephone Number: 02072222781
Contact Name: Angela Style
Contact E-mail: assistant@endometriosis-uk.org
:Url: https://endometriosis-uk.org/trustees-2014

Oct 132019

Members - Careers Choices Gyrfa (CCDG) Trading as Careers Wales

Body: Careers Choices Gyrfa (CCDG) Trading as Careers Wales
Appointing Department: Welsh Government
Sector: Education
Location: CCDG meetings, which are held quarterly, will predominantly take place at venues throughout Wales and the expectation is that Board members will engage with their duties on a Pan Wales basis.
Number of Vacancies: 5
Remuneration: Board Members of CCDG are not employees of the company or Welsh Government and currently serve in a voluntary, unpaid capacity. Travel and subsistence expenses you incur in attending CCDG meetings or on visits on behalf of CCDG will be reimbursed by CCDG itself at the rate currently applying to members of Government Committees. Claims for reimbursement should be made to the CCDG Secretariat. Childcare and other dependent expenses may be paid, on production of receipts, for additional costs incurred as a direct consequence of duties performed in the capacity of your work for CCDG. Chairs of the three committees also receive a daily payment.
Time Requirements: 10 days per year

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched: 09/10/2019
  • Closed for Applications: 03/11/2019 at 16:00
  • Panel Sift: TBC
  • Final Interview Date: TBC
  • Announcement: TBC

Assessment Panel

  • Andrew Clark - Panel Chair - Deputy Director of Further Education and Apprenticeships Division, Welsh Government • Departmental Official
  • Dr Debra Williams - Chair, CCDG Board • Representative of Organisation
  • Miss Sam Evans - Head of Careers Policy, Welsh Government • Departmental Official
  • James Russell - Acting Director of Operations, Skills Development Scotland, • Independent Member

Vacancy Description

A CCDG Board Member will:

  • Play an active role in delivering the CCDG’s remit and ensuring CCDG will achieve maximum impact. This will include sharing their expertise in what works, challenging the status quo and suggesting solutions;
  • Ensure compliance with relevant procurement rules, both in relation to the Welsh Government funding of CCDG (as wholly owned Welsh Government subsidiary and Teckal company) and CCDG expenditure as a contracting authority subject to the procurement rules;
  • Attend Board meetings regularly and prepare thoroughly for those meetings;
  • Be prepared to serve on sub committees;
  • Provide leadership to CCDG management and staff in implementing the Careers Wales Strategic Vision, Changing Lives – A Vision for Careers Wales;
  • Actively provide, and balance, both challenge and support to CCDG management and staff in their work;
  • Represent CCDG at public functions;
  • Promote the profile of CCDG; and
  • Facilitate contact with CCDG’s stakeholders and actively promote equality and diversity with communities and respective stakeholders
  • Understand and subscribe to the commitments of a public role, as defined in Nolan’s Seven Principles of Public Life

Person Specification

CCDG is seeking five new board members (Welsh desirable) with a range of expertise, across a broad range of economic sectors, professions and social groups.

We would also welcome applications from individuals with skills in one the following areas;

  • Legal
  • Education
  • Corporate governance
  • Procurement and tendering
  • Corporate or Business Management
  • Employer representation
  • Entrepreneurship

Essential Criteria

To be considered, you must be able to demonstrate that you have the qualities, skills and experience to meet all the essential criteria for appointment:

  • An ability to constructively challenge
  • A proven track record in building relationships with a range of stakeholders
  • Knowledge and understanding of learning and work issues at community, local and regional or national levels
  • An understanding of communities in Wales and a commitment to promoting equality and diversity.
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to clearly and succinctly explain complex issues, while demonstrating respect for the views of others
  • Sound judgement, sensitivity and political awareness
  • An understanding of public life and the principles of good governance

Candidates shortlisted for interview will be required to expand on how they meet the criteria above using examples and evidence.

Welsh Language

Welsh Language skills are desirable for each of the five posts. Although Welsh language skills are not essential all candidates should demonstrate an awareness of the importance of the Welsh language in a bilingual Wales with an appreciation of the Welsh Government’s policies and strategies for the language.

CCDG currently provides its services bilingually and will play a clear role in the promotion and integration of support and advice regarding the Welsh language and Welsh language skills in its operations and delivery of advisory services.

Additional Information


For further information regarding the selection process, please contact:

Public Appointments, Public Bodies Unit
Tel: 03000 255454
Email: publicappointments@gov.wales

For further information regarding the role of the CCDG Board and the role of Members please contact: Emma Hughes, Careers Policy Manager, Careers policy:

Tel: 0300 625 640
Email: Emma.Hughes2@gov.wales

If you need any further assistance in applying for this role, please contact the Public Appointments Unit on publicappointments@gov.wales.

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

How to Apply

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This post is regulated by The Commissioner for Public Appointments

Oct 102019

Non Executive Directors - St Martin-in-the-Fields Ltd

London, Greater London

Job description

St Martin-in-the-Fields is a beautifully restored church in Trafalgar Square. It has an impressive legacy of worship, broadcasting, cultural life and involvement in social issues.

St Martin’s is at an exciting time in its history. A major £36m redevelopment was completed in 2007, and for the congregational, commercial, cultural and charitable aspects to continue growing and expanding the “Building Futures” campaign is currently underway to raise a further £25m.

St Martin’s is a community of nationally- and internationally-respected organisations, one of which is St Martin-in-the-Fields Limited (SMITFL). SMITFL is a limited company established in 1987 to manage all St Martin’s commercial activities. These include an extensive music programme, two cafés, and a shop. Through its trading activities SMITFL makes a significant contribution to funding the wider work of St Martin’s. We have set ourselves the goal of doubling profits by 2022 and are making good progress towards achieving that target. Due to succession planning we are now looking for enthusiastic, energetic and committed people to join the SMITFL Board as Non-Executive Directors to shape and drive its future enabling us to achieve our goals.

We are looking to appoint immediately two Non-Executive Directors, who have experience of:-

  • Position 1 – hospitality (particularly cafes and restaurants), including as a social enterprise
  • Position 2 – classical music venue management and/or classical music promotion

If you are interested in becoming a Non-Executive director of SMITFL, and you do not have the experience referred to above, we would still love to hear from you because we anticipate that further vacancies will arise in the next nine months or so. Your skills and experience will make a big contribution to the commercial, social and cultural life of St Martin’s.

As a Non-Executive Director you will need to able to commit and devote time to the position, probably one day a month. If you volunteer for specific projects this will likely increase. The role is unremunerated, although reasonable travel expenses are paid, if necessary.

Additional documents

More about St Martin-in-the-Fields

St Martin-in-the-Fields is a landmark church in Trafalgar Square, in the heart of London. It is unique in bringing together a wide-ranging cultural programme, a thriving commercial enterprise and charitable work - all rooted in a vibrant and inclusive congregational life.

Posted on: 02 October 2019
Closing date: 30 October 2019