Jul 222021
North Kent College – Governors

Governors - North Kent College

Business / Organisation Name: North Kent College
Business / Organisation Sector: Public
Business / Organisation Website: https://bit.ly/2Vg2Veb
Business / Organisation Type: Charity or Not-for-Profit
Role Title: Governor
Remuneration: Expenses only

Role Description

North Kent College are looking to appoint two additional Governors to their highly effective Corporation Board, preferably those professionally qualified strategic leaders, who can add significant value in finance and/or audit, along with an understanding of further education and a passion for improving lives and opportunities within the college’s local communities.

North Kent College seeks to engage Governors with a passion for Education and a drive to build on our continued success for the benefit of learners, staff and the college’s local community. This should be underpinned with a track record of strong strategic leadership in finance, audit and accounting.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join an ambitious Corporation Board and make a genuine impact on the future success of the College and its learners. You will support the development and influence the direction of North Kent College at a time of great momentum as we seek to secure the finances, grow the organisation and aspire to provide outstanding, meaningful education opportunities for learners across North Kent, West Kent and further afield.

The Corporation Board will review the College mission, consider strategic developments, systematically monitor college and management performance, review and monitor the implementation of a range of college policies, and ensure compliance with statutory requirements at all times. The Corporation is charged with developing an environment that enables the College to fulfill its mission, for the benefit of learners and the community.


  • Involvement and contribution to meet the needs of everyone in the college communities,
  • Abide by the Seven Principles of Public Life as laid down in the Nolan Principles – selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership,
  • Adhere to a Code of Conduct,
  • Each year of office, members will need to complete a Register of Interests form declaring any interest, financial or other, which might influence their judgement,
  • Attendance of a minimum number of meetings per year (12/15 comprising a mixture of Board meetings and at least one Committee),
  • Continuous assessment on performance and recommendations for improvement.

The benefits:

  • A chance to develop skills in shaping strategic decisions.
  • The opportunity to work with a team of Governors, staff and learners in achieving the goal of becoming an outstanding further and higher education provider.
  • Training in the roles and responsibilities of college governance.
  • A sense of achievement in making a difference to the College and the community.

Application Details

For further information about the role, or to arrange a confidential chat, please contact our advisers at Peridot Partners:

Closing Date: 06/09/2021
Contact Name: Sarah Szulczewski
Contact Telephone: 07841 017043
Contact Email: sarah@peridotpartners.co.uk

Jul 222021
Sulets – Trustee

Trustee - Sulets

Business / Organisation Name: Sulets
Business / Organisation Sector: Not-for-Profit
Business / Organisation Website: https://bit.ly/3eHEMEd
Business / Organisation Type: Charity or Not-for-Profit
Role Title: Trustee
Remuneration: Expenses only

Role Description

Join a successful and growing charity providing high quality housing to students across Leicester.

Sulets is the biggest single provider of student accommodation in Leicester and provides high quality housing and advice to students and 2,200 students last year. With a policy of ‘no fees’ for tenants and a commitment to high quality standards we also provide advice to students ranging from money advice, budgeting or how to deal with repairs. We have been accredited with the prestigious Gold Award from the Investors in People (IIP), recognising that our organisation values and invests in the development of its people.

Having grown our reserves and following another successful year we are poised for growth. There is a continued growing demand for our services from both Landlords and Tenants, and we are now looking towards our next stage of development. To help us to do this we want to invite a new trustee to join and continue to diversify our Board. Working with a diverse board of stakeholders our new trustee will actively contribute to the Trustee Board’s role in giving strategic direction to the organisation whilst maintaining our commitment to providing high quality accommodation at a fair price for students.

We are now looking for a new trustee to join our board and in particular for individuals with property development and/or lettings experience. You will also possess the strategic leadership and creative thinking skills to be able to contribute fully to a diverse and forward-thinking organisation.

Application Details

For an informal discussion about the roles please contact our advising consultants

Closing Date: 23/08/2021
Contact Name: Philippa Fabry
Contact Telephone: 07772 902071
Contact Email: philippa@peridotpartners.co.uk

Jul 152021
North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust – Non-Executive Directors

Non-Executive Directors - North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust


This is a very exciting time for North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, with the retaining of a ‘Good’ rating following the Trust’s Care Quality Commission inspection in 2018, and the development of a number of new service offerings. The Trust operates across Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, County Durham, Darlington and Teesside. We provide an Unscheduled Care service to respond to 999 calls (the emergency element of our services), and a Scheduled Care service which provides pre-planned non-emergency transport for patients in the region (our patient transport service). We also operate the NHS 111 and Integrated Urgent Care services for the region. These services enables us to seamlessly ensure that patients receive the most appropriate response for their condition. Even in the most challenging situations we strive to perform to the highest professional standards in a spirit of collaboration and teamwork. Caring for and treating more patients closer to home is at the heart of our plans, and our committed, compassionate and caring staff are critical to our success.

We are now looking to appoint two Non-Executive Directors to our Board to provide support, oversight, governance and leadership in the pursuit of our strategy. As a new Non-Executive Director, you will be joining a strong and high-performing Board comprised of individuals with a wide range of professional backgrounds and lived experience. Utilising your experience from your chosen profession, whether private, public or voluntary sector, you will bring support, challenge and independent judgement to a complex, fast-paced, regulated environment.

The successful candidate will have proven senior leadership skills and a strong commitment to the values of the NHS. Previous Non-Executive Director experience would be advantageous but is not essential – rather, the ability to challenge constructively through solid knowledge and understanding is a critical component of the role. For one of the two roles, leadership experience of a large, dispersed workforce will be critical, and for the other, either recent senior financial experience or significant financial literacy because of the management of large budgets will be important. The ability to hold others to account and delivering strategy will be important requirements for both roles.

We are committed to and actively promote equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals from all areas of the community who meet the specific criteria are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage/civil partnerships. We want our Board of Directors to reflect the diversity of the population we serve and we welcome all applications, especially from under-represented groups, including people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities.

The appointment is for an initial term of 3 years with a time commitment of on average 3 days per month. At the end of their term Non-Executive Directors are eligible a second term of 3 years.

You must be a resident of the North East to be eligible.

To view the job description and person specification, please visit https://neasappointments.com/

Further info

If you are interested in the role and would like to have a confidential conversation, please contact Robin Staveley, Mark Bate or Peter Guilder on 07545 441127 or at peter.guilder@gatenbysanderson.com

How to apply

To apply for this role, 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.

Recruitment timetable

  • Virtual open evening Thursday 5th August 17.00 – 18.00
  • Closing date 9AM Monday 9th August 2021
  • Preliminary Interviews w/c 16th & 23rd August 2021
  • Final Panel Interviews Friday 10th September 2021
Jul 152021
English Touring Theatre – Trustee

Trustee - English Touring Theatre

The closing date has changed from 2nd August to 9th August

Business / Organisation Name: English Touring Theatre
Business / Organisation Sector: Not-for-Profit
Business / Organisation Website: https://bit.ly/3xjsdGB
Business / Organisation Type: Charity or Not-for-Profit
Role Title: Trustee
Remuneration: Expenses only

Role Description

English Touring Theatre (ETT) are a UK based, award-winning, international touring company, creating theatre of outstanding quality, imagination and ambition; work which interrogates and celebrates contemporary England and reflects the diversity of our nation. Our work enables people to ask challenging questions of themselves and others.

We stage a balance of new and classic work, to make theatre that is imaginative, responsive, and alive: sparking dialogue and fostering connectivity. Each year we work with around 10 venue partners, tour to 25 towns and cities and reach an average audience of 75,000 people.

English Touring Theatre is a limited company and a registered charity and receives significant funding from Arts Council England and is a National Portfolio Organisation.
We believe that touring is a democratic and imaginative way to invite audiences to engage with the world through storytelling. At the heart of our practice is a drive to entertain, engage, challenge and inspire.

We celebrate diversity by placing an examination of contemporary English identity at the heart of everything we do and lead an inclusive and respectful culture.

This is an exciting time to join ETT. Our board is active body; engaged and committed to English Touring Theatre’s ongoing strategic development. This is reflected in our newly re-shaped business plan, which focuses on being a touring company that is flexible, responsive and looking towards an increasingly democratic and open future. We have ambitions to be a leading touring company for the digital age, producing new work and collaboration models which can deepen and widen relationships with our audiences, communities, participants and artists.

We are committed to represent, celebrate and share the full complexity of the nation within our organisational ethos and our practice. This will be shown in the people we employ, the work we create and the audiences and communities we inspire.

We are now looking to recruit new Trustees to drive our organisation to achieve these new strategic goals and diversify and strengthen the board. We seek candidates from a wide range of backgrounds, and as per our commitment to equality and diversity, applications from Black, Asian and global majority candidates and candidates with disabilities are particularly encouraged.

Our new Trustees will possess substantial experience and knowledge in one or more of the following areas:

  • Strategic HR
  • Commercial/Legal
  • Digital Innovation
  • Audience Engagement

Applicants who can bring in new ideas and stimulus from sectors other than the culture sector would be welcome. We are particularly interested in encouraging applications from across the country to ensure we have broad geographical representation on our board.

Our ideal candidates will be individuals who can bring a fresh perspective on theatre as well as be technology-savvy, innovative and action-orientated. A can-do attitude coupled with a forward-looking outlook is essential. We are open to candidates from a variety of professional backgrounds. Understanding and appreciating the multi-dimensional nature of ETT and its values are key.

As well as serving on the Board and overseeing the strategic direction and good governance of the organisation, the Trustees will play a specific role in oversight of the company’s activities and strategy.

As a volunteer, the Trustees will attend quarterly Trustee meetings as well as offer their time to work closely with the ETT staff team throughout the year.

Application Details

For further information about this role, as well as how to apply, please click visit our website.

Closing Date: 09/08/2021
Contact Name: Damla Sat
Contact Telephone: 07904 814264
Contact Email: damla@peridotpartners.co.uk

Jul 132021
Westfield Health – Non-Executive Director (Audit Committee)

Non-Executive Director (Audit Committee) - Westfield Health

Recruiter: Westfield Health
Location: Homeworking
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 12 Jul 2021
Closes: 26 Jul 2021
Ref: ESAZ-35091
Contact: Adam Dickson a.dickson@parkinsonlee.com 07935 502 755
Position/Level: Board
Responsibilities: Executive Management
Sector: Healthcare
Contract Type: Part-time
Language: English

Parkinson Lee Executive Search are delighted to be retained partners to Westfield Health in the search to appoint a Non-Executive Director to join their Board and Audit Committee, and ultimately become the Chair of Audit no later than November 2022 when the current incumbent is due to step down.

Westfield Health are an FCA regulated, International, market leading Insurance, Health & Wellbeing organisation with a head office based in Sheffield and operations at numerous sites in the UK and across Europe.

For more than 100 years Westfield Health have been empowering people to lead healthier, happier lives. The business has evolved significantly since their humble beginnings in 1919, and today Westfield Health are proud to work with over 400,000 customers and more than 8,000 companies.

Their vision is to power the world's most resilient businesses by transforming the mental and physical wellbeing of their people.
Westfield Health are on a mission to transform mental and physical wellbeing, pushing themselves to help more people and businesses experience the benefits of putting wellbeing first. They are proud that their work makes a healthy difference every day, not just to their customers, but to their colleagues and communities.

As a not-for-profit organisation Westfield Health are committed to giving back and in the last 20 years alone, they have donated over £15 Million to a wide range of charitable causes.

In recent years, Westfield Health have undergone substantial transformation and modernisation, with a strategic plan to diversify their product offering and become a major player in the European Wellbeing Market, in addition to being a UK market leader in the provision of health insurance. The business transformation has been a huge success and has seen Westfield Health almost double their headcount through a combination of organic growth and strategic acquisitions.

The organisation has an exceptional Executive Team, led by their CEO, Dave Capper, and COO, Jason Hogan. Through their vision, passion and leadership, the business has a renewed energy, culture and purpose.

The current Chair of the Audit Committee is due to step down no later than November 2022 and as a result an opportunity now exists for a new NED to join the Audit Committee with a view to stepping into the role of Chair within the next 16 months.

The successful candidate will be a qualified accountant and will require FCA/PRA approval to hold Senior Management Function (SMF), so we are inviting applications from only those individuals that have an extensive track record of Audit within the Financial Services Sector and have held or would be capable of being approved to hold an "approved person" role. We would consider individuals looking for their first NED role however you would need to evidence your experience in attending audit committee meetings.

Importantly, we are looking for individuals who are aligned to the vision and values of Westfield Health and have a passion for helping others and improving lives.

Westfield Health are committed to ensuring their workplace environment is inclusive and diverse, we would therefore welcome applicants from all backgrounds to apply.

For more information on this appointment please contact Adam Dickson at Parkinson Lee at a.dickson@parkinsonlee.com 07935 502 755

Jul 122021
Advanced Research and Invention Agency (ARIA) – Chair

Chair - Advanced Research and Invention Agency (ARIA)

Job Reference: QAPASA
Closing Date: Monday 02 Aug 2021

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy are looking for a visionary leader as the first Chair of ARIA, the Advanced Research and Invention Agency. Modelled after the ARPAs in the United States, ARIA’s mission is to pursue high-risk, high-payoff research in breakthrough technologies that create a strategic advantage for the United Kingdom.

The agency will have a high degree of freedom and autonomy from central Government, minimal bureaucracy, and maximal financial flexibility. The Government is committed to providing at least £800m in funding for the agency over the course of this parliament, and we are currently legislating to gain explicit parliamentary consent for the body’s unique characteristics to be protected for the long term.

The Chair is a key figurehead for ARIA and will be integral to shaping the new organisation and ensuring its success and the UK’s continued leadership globally on research and innovation. They will work with the CEO and other Board members, leading ARIA in pursuit of its objectives. The Chair will act as custodian for ARIA’s mission and objectives and be responsible for supporting overall direction and management, ensuring that the Board takes an effective governance role.

The successful candidate will be an experienced board member, with a good understanding of governance and other governing body management issues such as an understanding of compliance and probity as these relate to a publicly funded organisation. An inquisitive and intuitive thinker, they will be able to remain objective in scrutinising ARIA’s executive and holding it to account. They will be able to balance the competing and conflicting strategic pressures from central Government, inside ARIA, and from external stakeholders.

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy is committed to the principle of public appointments on merit with independent assessment, openness, and fairness of process and to providing equal opportunities for all. Applications are welcome from all, but we particularly encourage applications from women, people from an ethnic minority, people with disabilities and other underrepresented groups.

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy on this appointment. For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit www.saxbam.com/appointments using reference QAPASA. Alternatively telephone +44 (0)20 7227 0880 (during office hours). Applications should be received by noon on 2nd August 2021.

ARIA’s mission is to pursue high-risk, high-payoff research in breakthrough technologies that create a strategic advantage for the United Kingdom.

Jul 092021
Business Enterprise Fund – Non-Executive Director

Non-Executive Director - Business Enterprise Fund

Recruiter: Business Enterprise Fund
Location: West Yorkshire (GB)
Salary: £4,000 PA for 1 meeting per month
Posted: 08 Jul 2021
Closes: 22 Jul 2021
Position/Level: Board
Responsibilities: Executive Management, Governance, Marketing, Operations, Policy
Sector: Financial Services, Not for Profit / Charity
Contract Type: Voluntary / Trustee

We are currently working with Business Enterprise Fund who are looking to appoint two additional, high quality, non-executive members to the Board. Business Enterprise Fund is a not-for-profit social enterprise, set up to provide loans to SME businesses that will help them thrive and grow when other lenders can’t fully assist.

The role of a non-exec Board Director is to be part of a team of directors who jointly make decisions and set the strategy and culture of BEF, ensuring that the company pursues its social mission and complies with the regulatory framework that applies at the time. Headed by the Chair of the board the non-executives will provide support for the chair and CEO to ensure that the organisational goals are set and delivered. The board will have a primary objective to ensure that the company applies its treating customers fairly policy (TCF) and that the staff and managers of the company operate within the culture and social mission defined and set by the board.

Ideally NED’s will have experience of working within a regulated services environment, have a good understanding of SME commercial businesses and the ability to set strategic direction and work collaboratively as part of a team. It is important that you are passionate about working with a social enterprise and have a good understanding of the positive impact they have on local communities.

We are looking to appoint 2 NED’s and it would be useful if you were able to demonstrate experience in one of the following areas:

  • Strong commercial acumen and an experience of working with or in an SME environment at a senior level.
  • Senior Marketing strategy experience
  • Entrepreneur with a successful track record of achievement through their career
  • Professional Advisory experience

As an NED you will be expected to attend 1 meeting per month for around 5 hours, there is a modest remuneration for this role of £4k pa and such out of pocket expenses as may be incurred in attending meetings or events on behalf of the organisation.

These roles offer a fantastic opportunity to shape and support Business Enterprise Funds vital work and make a real difference to local communities. If you are as excited about a role of this nature to be part of a highly committed and supportive board, then we look forward to hearing from you.

non-executive director

Jul 092021
Somerset Skills and Learning – Non-Executive Director

Non-Executive Director - Somerset Skills and Learning

Business / Organisation Name: Somerset Skills and Learning
Business / Organisation Sector: Private
Business / Organisation Website: https://www.sslcourses.co.uk/
Business / Organisation Type: Charity or Not-for-Profit
Role Title: Non-Executive Director
Remuneration: Expenses only

Role Description

Non Executive Director (Finance)

SS&L helps people make positive changes to their lives through learning. We work across Somerset providing adult education, apprenticeships, traineeships, qualifications, training & development & workshops. We also invest heavily in community projects. We are a vibrant, forward thinking provider of lifelong learning opportunities for people of all ages throughout Somerset and the surrounding areas, annually deliver learning to over 7,000 residents of Somerset, and work with around 300 employers.

We are big believers in excellence, whether it is in the work we do or the people we work with, we always put the learner at the heart of our provision to ensure we deliver to the highest standard.

Do you want to be a part of our future?

SS&L are seeking to recruit Non-Executive Board member, with a strong finance background, to support us as we move forward. It is essential that the post holder can bring their wider leadership experience to contribute to the board by providing independent oversight and constructive challenge to the CEO along with supporting the continuous development of the company and business development strategy.

As a voluntary position, it will not be paid but travel and other expenses can be claimed. You will need to commit to attending up to eight Board meetings per year held in Somerset. In addition, Board Members may be asked to attend Board away days, training and other events relevant to the role of Non-Executive Director.

In order to be successful in this role, you will need to demonstrate how you are able to meet SS&L’s core values:

Integrity • Growth • Innovation • Respect • Drive

How to apply

If you would like to be part of SS&L, and believe you have the vision and skills to help take the organisation forward, please call 01278 426828 for an information pack and details of how to apply or email: HR@sslcic.co.uk

Closing Date: 5pm, 3 September 2021

If you would like an informal discussion about the post, please contact Kathryn Baker, CEO on 07794 578893|email kbaker@sslcic.co.uk or Dominic Lynch, Chair, on 07977 040246

SS&L is committed to the protection of young people and vulnerable adults and to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of learners and expect all staff to share this commitment


Jul 072021
The Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust – Non-Executive Director

Non-Executive Director - The Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust

The Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust has a rich history of providing healthcare to the people of Reading, West Berkshire and South Oxfordshire, touching the lives of more than half a million of our residents every year. We are committed to innovation, always looking ahead to the challenges of the future, the health and wellbeing of the people we serve and developing and investing in our amazing staff.

This is a challenging time to be working in the NHS, but it is also one rich in opportunity and we know that we are in a strong position to deliver on our vision of working together to provide outstanding care for our community.

To support us on our journey and help us to build on our success as a digital exemplar, we are looking for a new Non-Executive Director. The ideal candidates will have well-developed leadership skills gained at a senior management/Board level, ideally in both an executive and non-executive capacity. S/he will also bring a strong background in/understanding of the digital agenda and have a clear alignment with our CARE values. Beyond this, candidates will need to demonstrate experience of working inclusively with diverse populations, good communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to think independently, challenge appropriately and work effectively as part of a team.

Please note, candidates must live in one of the Trust’s constituent areas and Interviews have been scheduled for TBC.

Please see the information pack provided: Royal Berkshire

All applications should be sent to: applications@hunter-healthcare.com

All applications will be acknowledged.

  • Application Deadline 1 Aug 2021
  • Shortlisting w/c 23 Aug 2021
  • Stakeholder Engagement w/c 13 Sept 2021
  • Selection Event w/c 13 Sept 2021

To learn more please contact our recruitment consultants Rhiannon Smith and Jenny Adrian at Hunter Healthcare on jadrian@hunter-healthcare.com or phone: 07939 250362.

Jul 072021
Thames Freeport Governing Board – Independent Chair

Independent Chair - Thames Freeport Governing Board

Recruiter: Thames Freeport Governing Board
Location: England
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 05 Jul 2021
Closes: 05 Aug 2021
Ref: 83370
Job Function: Board Member
Industry: Engineering / Manufacturing, Leadership / Management
Position Type: Permanent

Thames Freeport – Britain’s Trading Future is a national and international hub for global trade and investment across the UK which will promote regeneration and job creation in communities in urgent need of ‘levelling-up’. The Freeport has the vision to connect the global ports at London Gateway and Tilbury with Ford’s world-class Dagenham facility, creating an economic zone which accelerates investment and jobs in the region. The Thames Estuary has in recent years regained its status as one of the UK’s largest maritime clusters and it is estimated that the Freeport could generate investment in excess of £4billion and create over 25,000 jobs

The Thames Freeport partnership is a private sector led consortium comprising DP World, Forth Ports and Ford that will bring new investment into the Thames Corridor. The private sector consortium is working very closely with HM Treasury, HMRC, MHCLG, as well as local and regional bodies including Thurrock Borough Council, London Borough of Barking and Dagenham Council, London Borough of Havering, the South East LEP, as well as the Thames Estuary Growth Board.

The Freeports will have a governance board that has responsibility for the oversight of the Freeport to ensure consistency and compliance with the business case submitted to government and to ensure that the parties collaboratively work towards the stated Freeports strategic objectives. While the individual parties will retain their own budgets for funding and capital allocation decisions, the governance board will have oversight of specific freeports activities and accountability for ensuring public funds are used in accordance with those objectives and business case. The projects will range from multi-million pound infrastructure improvements to a range of programmes covering innovation, skills development, digital connectivity, low carbon solutions and the hydrogen economy.

This is a high profile position and a transformational role, offering a rare opportunity to provide strategic direction and alignment with other major economic interventions across the region and crucially integrates with wider commercial, strategic social and environmental aspirations. The delivery of the Thames Freeport will have a transformative impact regionally and contribute significantly to national economic growth.

The key responsibilities of the role are to:

  • Act as a champion and Ambassador for the Freeport in attracting new investment and thereby supporting local, regional and national economic growth.
  • Be a highly credible interface between the Board and Government
  • Be the strong strategic voice that represents the vision of the Board.

The successful candidate for this role will hold a well-developed and established leadership profile and be able to articulate and implement a strategic vision operating within complex multi-organisational governance structures. They will be a clear, visible and inspirational leader with the personal authority and influencing skills to champion and to represent the ambitions of the Board with the credibility to work across the public and private sectors and wider stakeholders.

For the full information pack, including details of how to apply, please visit: www.odgers.com/83370.

The closing date for applications is 12noon on Friday 30 July 2021.

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