May 272020

Board Member Opportunities - Johnnie Johnson Housing Trust

Recruiter: Johnnie Johnson Housing Trust
Location: Nationwide
Salary: Remuneration £4,448 (Depending on role) + Expenses
Posted: 22 May 2020
Closes: 19 Jun 2020
Ref: JJHT98298
Sectors: Charity & Voluntary, Health, Nursing & Social Care, Housing, Management
Contract Type: Contract
Hours: Full Time

Johnnie Johnson’s Board are seeking to appoint new Board Members in line with our approach to succession planning for future vacancies.

Specifically, we are looking for two positions:

  • Group Board member who will also join the Audit & Risk Committee – our current Chair has 2 years term of office remaining, so we are looking for a designate Chair of Audit & Risk.Our expectation is that the postholder will have experience in finance, risk and treasury. (This is the “Audit” Role).
  • Group Board member with housing development and investment skills and experience – to join our Development Committee which focuses both on new build and existing asset management. (This is the “Development” role).

However, we would also like to take this opportunity to look for other, generally interested Board Members with the competencies and skills that would contribute to our vision of “Living Longer, Living Better and making Johnnie Johnson Housing an Outstanding Provider of Homes and Services for Independent Living”. If you think you have something to offer outside of the two specific roles we have stated above, please do make a submission. (These are “General” roles.)

Positions are currently for up to 3 terms of a period of 3 years, (subject to annual performance reviews) although this is currently under review.

Experience in a Non-Executive role is desirable, however is not essential.

We also have an under representation of females and Board Members from black, minority and ethnic communities.

Group Board Member roles are remunerated at £4,448 per annum. The Development Committee Board Member role is £1,523 per annum. In addition, reasonable expenses are paid in line with our policy.These will be reviewed this year in line with our 3-year Remuneration Review.

Board Meetings are quarterly, with 2 additional Strategy Sessions (summer and winter).Committee Meetings may vary depending on need.Engagement with the organisation is expected between formal meetings, within the remit of a Non-Executive Director.

Due to the current Covid19 measures, all Board Meetings and Committee Meetings are virtual.This recruitment exercise will also be undertaken on a virtual basis using video or call conferences.

About Johnnie Johnson Housing Trust

Johnnie Johnson Housing is a not for profit housing association, with 5,000 homes and 7,000 residents across the North West, North East and Yorkshire and Derbyshire. Our Mission is to help people to live longer, live better and remain as independent as possible for as long as possible, in their own homes.In January our Board set our Vision for 2025 and our 2020/21 Corporate Objectives.Now really is an exciting time to join Johnnie Johnson.We are committed to providing:

  • Outstanding Homes
  • Outstanding Services
  • Outstanding Value
  • Outstanding People

We are committed to delivering 1,000 new homes over the next eight years, as well as continued significant investment in our existing stock.We have an Astraline Telecare Service which we are ambitious to grow.In the last 12-18 months as a Board we have reviewed our Governance, our belief is that we want to strive for Outstanding Governance, in line with our Outstanding Corporate Objectives.Working together, with the Exec Team, we feel empowered to challenging ourselves to be pioneering and delivering outstanding results together.

How to apply:

A Recruitment Pack is available including Role Profiles, Terms of Reference and our Current and Future Plans to download when you complete this online application.

Please submit a CV and a covering letter by 26th June 2020, stating why you wish to be considered for the role.We also ask that you complete our Declaration of Interest and Fit and Proper Persons Form and our Equality Monitoring Form. We also ask for two Telephone References.

If you have any initial questions then please contact Please state the title of the role (Board Member Audit, Development or General) as the subject of your email.

Prospective Board Members who best meet our requirements will be invited to our virtual WebEx recruitment process.

Closing date 26th June

Interview date for the Board member/Audit & Risk Committee – 7th July

Interview date for the Board member for Development board – 9th July

We look forward to hearing from you.

Supporting Documents

non-executive director

May 272020

Non-Executive Director - Inspire Partnership

Corporate Governance | Entrepreneur/Founder | Non-Executive/Trustee
Deadline date: 28th June 2019

Inspire Partnership Multi Academy Trust seeks two new members to join its board. The trust’s aim is to support schools through collaboration, ensuring schools in the trust are able to provide an excellent education for children, families and the communities they serve. Board meeting are held in the Wakefield area.

About the trust

Inspire Partnership Multi Academy Trust (IPMAT) was established on 1st August 2016 and is focused on improving the life chances for primary school pupils and communities across the Wakefield District. The founding member of the trust is Gawthorpe Community Academy.

The trust caters for children aged 3-11 years and consists of six primary schools and one infant school, with plans to grow to nine schools by the end of the next academic year 2018/2019. All of its academies have Nursery Units attached to them.

Plans for the Future

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

  1. Managing change and strategic planning
  2. Managing further growth of the relatively new trust
  3. Creating risk management strategies

Longer term, IPMAT are looking to expand the number of schools to a maximum of 15.

Trust Ethos & Values

The trust believes in the transformative power of education, for pupils, the local community and the wider society. IPMAT’s aim is to ensure that all children receive an outstanding education, achieving to their fullest potential academically, socially, morally and in their wider sporting and aesthetic development.

The trust believes in freeing teachers and leaders to concentrate on providing the very best teaching, learning, support and development that every child deserves.

Role Summary

Number of Positions Advertised: 2

Roles 1 & 2 – Member

A member is able to alter the trust’s Articles of Association and appoint (or remove) trustees/directors where necessary. They provide independent oversight to the work of the board of trustees in order to ensure suitable accountability for its decision making and strategy. At Inspire Partnership Multi-Academy Trust the members are expected to be signatories for the academy trust, to attend one or two meetings per year, and to add to the already broad skillset within the existing team of members.

The competencies required for this role include:

  • Essential
    • Entrepreneur/Founder
    • Non-Executive/Trustee
  • Desirable
    • Corporate Governance

Person Specification

A good communicator and a ‘team player’, committed to attending Members’ meetings. An individual with good business acumen is advantageous, as well as experience of working within a charity environment, preferably at board level. An interest in education and an awareness of current educational priorities would also be advantageous.

Time Commitment

Around 6 hours per year

Location of Board Meetings and Trust Website

Board meeting are held in the Wakefield area.

Background on academy trusts

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

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

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

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


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

Key dates

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

Deadline for applications: Friday 28th June 2019

May 262020

Non-Executive Director - Silva Homes

Location: Bracknell
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Housing
Salary: £7,000 plus reasonable expenses
Ref: GSe64880

Silva Homes is a vibrant, forward thinking housing association. We improve lives by providing the stability of a home and supporting communities - investing today for a secure tomorrow. Our vision is to be trusted for the quality of homes and services we provide – something our customers will judge us on.

We own and / or manage nearly 7,500 homes across Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Hampshire and are financially strong with a turnover of £47m. As well as managing, maintaining, improving and developing social housing, we provide design and build construction services via our subsidiary company, Forest Future Homes.

We are looking to appoint two new Non-Executive Directors to our board to provide strategic direction and good governance, ensuring we deliver on our vision. We are particularly interested in people with the following skills:

  • An asset discipline such as residential or commercial development, construction, surveying or regeneration. A good understanding of building safety would be an advantage. This new board member will also serve on our audit committee.
  • A customer service or customer insight/engagement background with an emphasis on digital and sound commercial experience. This new board member will also serve on the remuneration committee. They will also act as the board partner to our customer partnership board.

This is an exciting time to join Silva Homes, midway through our 2018-2021 strategy, where we have launched a programme of new developments, a major asset regeneration programme and a 5-year programme investing into our existing homes. All of this whilst enhancing our customer relationship management, moving our focus towards greater customer self-sufficiency.

As there are two positions available, candidates are required to have a background in some but not all the above areas.

If this sounds like you, we would welcome your application.

For a confidential discussion, please contact our advising consultants at GatenbySanderson: Frazer Thouard on 07384 810743 or Tim Hills on 07393 011130.


  • Closing date: 19th June
  • Preliminary interviews From week commencing 22nd June 2020
  • Final panel Week commencing 3rd August 2020

How to Apply

To apply for this role, please submit an up to date copy of your CV, 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.

Contact details

  • Frazer Thouard: 020 3854 1485
  • Tim Hills: 0113 205 6085

non-executive director

May 262020

Non-Executive Director - Gateway Housing Association

Location: Mile End, London
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Housing
Salary: £3,400 plus reasonable expenses
Ref: GSe65126

Gateway Housing Association is looking to appoint two new Board Members, to provide strategic leadership and governance and ensure we deliver our vision and mission.

We are an ambitious resident focussed London based housing association with over 3,000 homes in the heart of London’s East End. We provide social rented homes, shared ownership and sheltered housing. We are at the start of an exciting new three year strategy and are looking to deliver 390 homes by 2023 . We also run our own in-house maintenance service, Gateway Homeworks.

We are looking for individuals to join our experienced Board. We are particularly interested in people with the following skills:

  • Financial expertise, having operated at Director level, with both financial performance and treasury experience. This board member will serve on our subsidiary boards of Gateway Living and Victoria Park Housing Development
  • Experience of asset management and/or Health and Safety property compliance

As there are two roles to fill candidates are required to have a background in some but not all of the above areas.

This is an exciting time to join Gateway Housing as we’ve been making great strides in creating an open and engaging culture; among our staff, and our residents. We’re looking for individuals with a passion for the housing sector, an ability to reflect and, ideally, knowledge of Gateway’s geography and demography to compliment this.

If you are interested in the housing sector, passionate about Tower Hamlets and would be able to contribute some of the skills we are looking for, we look forward to hearing from you.

We would also strongly welcome applications from people who are residents in or near Tower Hamlets. We are Leadership 2025 Diversity Champions. The Board has committed to an aspirational target of 50% recruitment of women and/or BAME candidates to ensure a diverse board.

For a confidential discussion, please contact our advising consultants at GatenbySanderson: Frazer Thouard on 07384 810743 or Tim Hills on 07393 011130.


  • Closing date: 19th June
  • Preliminary interviews: Week commencing 22nd June 2020
  • Short listing: Friday 17th July 2020
  • Final panel: Week commencing 20th July 2020

How to Apply

To apply for this role, please submit an up to date copy of your CV, 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.

Contact details

  • Frazer Thouard: 020 3854 1485
  • Tim Hills: 0113 205 6085

non-executive director

May 222020

Chair and Trustee - Oxfordshire Dyslexia Association

Where: Oxford, OX4 2AU Remote opportunity Travel limit? No
Time: Either in or out of office hours
Estimate of time needed: 0-3 hours / week
There are no fixed hours required. On average probably 2 hours a week would be needed, but this would vary week to week.
Deadline: 01 Jun 2020

About Oxfordshire Dyslexia Association


The objects of our organisation are to help children to overcome the problems of dyslexia and associated learning difficulties

The charity has been running for 50 years and its main activity is running a Saturday School for dyslexic children. The Chair does not need to be a dyslexic specialist, but should, but should have good administrative skills.

What will you be doing?

Trustees are volunteers who have a real desire to help children and adults to overcome the problems of dyslexia. We want to make sure that as many children as possible can benefit from our Saturday School.

The chair person's responsibilities would be:

  • Communicating with Trustees on general matters, and the organisation and leadership of all Trustees' meetings.
  • Communication with Saturday School Co-ordinator and Helpliners.
  • Communication when required to respond to queries and requests from other similar organisations.

What are we looking for?

Ideally, the volunteer will have at least three years' experience in a management position. They will have a strong interest in dyslexia, good organisation skills, and a desire to continue the success of a charity that is 50 years old. Good communication skills will be vital, as there is no physical location for the charity, and it is essential that the Trustees all work as a team under the direction of the Chair Person

What difference will you make?

This is a great opportunity to take the reins of a small but very well established charity, which is financially sound.

What's in it for the volunteer?

This is an opportunity to work from home with a hardworking and friendly group of trustees.

non-executive director

May 212020

Chair - The Pensions Ombudsman (TPO)

Body: The Pensions Ombudsman
Appointing Department: Department for Work and Pensions
Sector: Regulation
Location: National (Board meetings to be held in London)
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: £20,000
Time Requirements: A minimum time commitment of 30 days annually
Closed for Applications: 19/06/2020

Vacancy Description

The Pensions Ombudsman (TPO) investigates and determines complaints and disputes about the way that occupational and personal pension schemes are run. The Pension Protection Fund Ombudsman considers decisions made by the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) Board under the PPF’s internal procedures and decides on appeals against decisions by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) Financial Assistance Scheme. Although the roles are provided for separately in legislation, they are held by one post holder. Throughout this document the term ‘PO’ will therefore cover both roles.

TPO provides an accessible service for dealing with pensions complaints. Determinations are final and binding on all parties, subject only to appeal in the High Court on a point of law. Services are provided free of charge.

In recent years the office has seen a steady increase in business which also includes the transfer of the Early Resolution Service from The Pensions Advisory Service to TPO in March 2018.

TPO is a statutory tribunal and Non-Departmental Public Body (NDPB) sponsored by the DWP.

Following the recommendations from the 2019Tailored Review of The Pensions Ombudsman (TPO) governance structure DWP Ministers agreed to implement a full Board structure consisting of three Non-Executive Board members (including a Chair), and two Executive Directors (the Pensions Ombudsman, and a Chief Operating Officer – to be appointed in July 2020), in line with Cabinet Office principles for effective and proportionate governance. There is currently an interim Board structure including the interim Chair who has been tasked with setting up the new board. However, it is envisaged that the new Chair will be involved in the later stages of the recruitment and appointment of the Non-Executive Directors

The Role of the Chair

The Chair of TPO will be able to demonstrate excellent communication and strong and effective leadership qualities to shape and support the delivery of the strategic objectives required to support TPO in fulfilling its objectives. The successful candidate will have responsibility for:

  • Providing clear strategic leadership in the setup and implementation of the new Board structure, supporting the Executive Team with this transformation. You will ensure the Board is focused on the organisation’s current and future priorities and that views are communicated clearly across the organisation and DWP;
  • Setting TPO’s strategic direction ensuring alignment with DWP Ministerial priorities; ensuring that its plans are challenged constructively by the Board so that priorities and targets are clear and appropriate;
  • Providing strong leadership to ensure the organisation delivers on those plans in line with the statutory, administrative and governance / financial frameworks that apply to the organisation;
  • Ensuring there is a constructive working relationship with Ministers and officials in the sponsoring body, the Department for Work and Pensions;
  • Working with the Ombudsman to ensure TPO is effective and efficient and so provides excellent value for money in a culture of continuous improvement;
  • Supporting and motivating the Executive Team whilst also holding them to account for agreed delivery objectives and sound financial management;
  • Conducting performance reviews of the effectiveness of the individual Non-Executive board members and ensuring that regular reviews of overall Board effectiveness take place; and
  • Demonstrating commitment to the Seven Principles of Public life set out by the Committee on Standards in Public Life (see Annex 1 in the Candidate Pack)

Person Specification

Essential Criteria

  • You will possess strong and effective senior leadership qualities including the ability to shape and support the delivery of agreed goals, priorities and statutory obligations, and the ability to lead through others;
  • You will have excellent communication skills including the ability to influence people, and develop and maintain relationships across different groups;
  • You will have the ability to operate constructively and build positive relationships with Board level and senior stakeholders – in particular the ability to engage and build effective relationships quickly with stakeholders in the Pensions industry;
  • You will have an understanding of the economic and political environment within which the public sector operates;
  • You will be able to demonstrate an excellent knowledge of corporate governance and a clear understanding of the role of the executive versus that of non-executive; and
  • You will be able to demonstrate the ability to fulfil the role with professional integrity, exemplifying the highest standards of behaviour in public life.

How to Apply

In order for us to progress your application please submit the following completed documentation:

  1. A CV (maximum 2-3 pages) with your education and professional qualifications and full employment history.
  2. An accompanying Supporting Statement (maximum 2 pages, font 12) – this is your opportunity to demonstrate how you meet each of the criteria set out in this information pack. You should aim to provide specific examples that demonstrate how your knowledge and experience matches each of the criteria, and which describe what your role was in achieving a specific result.
    Please ensure your full name and the post for which you are applying are clearly noted at the top of your CV and Supporting Statement.
  3. Personal Information Form Most of the information requested is not seen by the panel assessing your application (though the panel may consider your declaration of interests).
  4. Diversity Monitoring Form. Collecting and analysing candidate data will help us improve our diversity strategy. It will allow us to run more successful recruitment exercises in the future and ensure that competitions are fair for all. This form is not part of the selection process and will be treated in strictest confidence. It will be kept separate from your application and not be seen by the selection panel.

Please email your application to: by 23:00 on 19th June 2020

If you have any difficulty in sending your application or need the application pack in an alternative format (e.g. Braille, large print, audio CD, tape or e-text), please contact the ALB Public Appointments Team by e-mail to


This post is regulated by The Commissioner for Public Appointments

May 212020

Lead Non-Executive Board Member and Non-Executive Board Member - Department for International Trade

Body: Department for International Trade
Appointing Department: Department for International Trade
Sectors: Business, Finance & Skills, International
Location: London (occasional travel in the UK)
Skills required: Business / Commercial, International Experience
Number of Vacancies: 2
Remuneration: £20,000 per annum for Lead NEBM role and £15,000 per annum for NEBM role.
Time Requirements: The time commitments for both roles will be approximately 15-20 days per annum, including at least 4 Departmental Board meetings per annum. The Lead NEBM will be required to Chair the Nominations and Governance Committee and will need to attend around 2 Nominations and Governance meetings per annum. The Non-Executive Board Member will be required to attend around 5 Audit and Risk Assurance Committee per annum.
Closed for Applications: 14/06/2020

Please note following interviews the Secretary of State may wish to meet with all appointable candidates to finalise the appointment. We will provide reasonable notice to all candidates invited to interview stage.


This is an important time for the Department for International Trade (DIT), a Department at the heart of the UK’s relationship with the global economy. Our role is to promote and enable UK trade globally, enabling businesses to take advantage of the appetite for British goods and services around the world, attracting foreign companies and investment to our shores, and enabling international companies to collaborate with UK suppliers.

Following the UK’s exit from the European Union, the Department has been working hard to establish an independent trade policy and champion free trade around the world. The Department will be a liberalising force, tackling protectionism head-on and defending the rules-based framework that underpins our ability to trade freely. The Department will be striking trade agreements with some of the largest advanced economies, building trade relationships with the economies of the future, and championing the multilateral rules-based trading system with the WTO at its heart. The Department, as part of its levelling up agenda, will be supporting and encouraging UK businesses to grow and attract FDI across the whole of the UK. It will be supporting businesses to trade through trade dialogues and targeting market access barriers. It has a critical role in promoting great innovations, products and skills in our country through our Trade Commissioners, who are strategically placed to champion the UK, trade advisors who help exporters reach new markets, the GREAT campaign and trade shows.

The Department is currently working at pace to respond directly to the global health pandemic, COVID-19. As the situation unfolds the consequences for businesses and trade are acute and require immediate action to keep trade flowing and supply chains functioning. The Department is focused on immediate activity to provide practical support to businesses and enable trade through the crisis for example working with G20 trade ministers, working with BEIS and HMT to provide support to UK businesses, using our regional and overseas networks and sector teams to unblock supply chains and on international procurement of critical medical supplies. The Department also has a critical role to play in supporting the economy and British businesses to recover once we are through the worst of the immediate crisis.

The Department had a large regional and overseas presence, with its headquarters based in London. Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioners (HMTCs) lead the overseas regions and are a crucial part in maintaining our strong trading relationships with other countries.

The Role

The Department for International Trade is seeking to fill the position of two Non-Executive Board Members. The Department for International Trade embraces and values diversity in all forms. We welcome and pride ourselves on the positive impact diversity has on the work we do, and we promote equality of opportunity throughout the organisation.

  1. The first vacancy is for a Lead Non-Executive Board member position.
  2. The second vacancy is for a Non-Executive Board Member and Member of the Audit and Risk Assurance Committee.

The time commitments for both roles will be approximately 15-20 days per annum, including at least 4 Departmental Board meetings per annum. The Lead NEBM will be required to Chair the Nominations and Governance Committee and will need to attend around 2 Nominations and Governance meetings per annum. The Non-Executive Board Member will be required to attend around 5 Audit and Risk Assurance Committee per annum.

Candidates have the option to apply for one or both vacancies. Please make clear in your cover letter, which vacancy you are applying for. If you are applying for both vacancies, please state a preference. The Advisory Assessment Panel will identify which role you will be appointable for based on their assessment of how you meet the criterions for the roles and will discuss this with you. (See ‘How To Apply’ for more details).

Key responsibilities of Non-Executive Board Members

Both Non-Executive Board Members roles will exercise their role through influence and advice, supporting as well as challenging the executive, and covering such issues as:

  • support, guidance and challenge on the progress and implementation of the Departments Strategy (the single departmental plan)
  • performance (including agreeing key performance indicators), operational issues (including the operational and delivery implications of policy proposals), adherence to relevant standards (e.g. commercial, digital), and on the effective management of the department
  • the recruitment, appraisal and suitable succession planning of senior executives, as appropriate within the principles set out by the Civil Service Commission

Key responsibilities of Lead Non-Executive Board Member

As Lead Non-Executive Board Member there are additional responsibilities. The successful candidate’s responsibilities will include:

  • supporting the Secretary of State in her role as chair of the Departmental Board, enabling the Board to advise effectively on Departmental strategy and on the operational, commercial and delivery implications of policies;
  • working with the Permanent Secretary, Directors General and senior managers to scrutinise information about the Department’s performance and management, and challenge the Department on how it is delivering its strategic priorities;
  • providing independent scrutiny for the Department, on request;
  • lead the Department’s non-executive team, ensuring that they are able to fulfil their role effectively and meet the other NEBMs regularly, ensuring that their views are given due weight on the Board and the Lead Minister is aware of any concerns;
  • ensuring that the non-executive board members collectively meet the lead minister for 1:1 meetings from time to time;
  • work with the Government Lead NEBM, and non-executives across government, to learn from the experiences of other government Departments and other comparable organisations, including playing an active role in the cross-government network of lead NEBMs and to feedback views to the Prime Minister;
  • Chair the Nominations and Governance Committee.

The two Non-Executive Board Members will become members of the Departmental Board on appointment. Departmental boards are an advisory body to support and challenge ministers and accounting officers. Policy will be decided by Ministers alone, on advice of officials. For more information on Departmental boards and government non-executives please refer to the Corporate Governance Code. The individual appointed in to the second roles as the Non-Executive Board will become a member of the Audit and Risk Assurance Committee on appointment.

Person Specification

Candidates for the role of Lead Non-Executive Board Member should demonstrate the following essential criteria:

  • proven leadership in large and complex organisations in the private, public or voluntary sectors, with main board-level experience as an executive or non-executive; and
  • able to commit to the time requirement for the Lead NEBM role, unless due to unforeseeable circumstances.

Candidates applying for the Non-Executive Board Member role should demonstrate the following essential criteria:

  • experience in crisis management and/or change management;
  • macro-economic expertise, particularly in relation to international trade and free trade agreements; and
  • able to commit to the time requirement of the NEBM role, unless due to unforeseeable circumstance.

The following are also desirable criteria for both roles. Please share evidence of this experience where relevant:

  • experience in trade policy, driving exports and/or driving foreign direct investment (FDI) decisions;
  • experience of risk, performance and financial management;
  • experience of leading major projects from initiation, through development and to delivery, using sound evidence to inform decisions;
  • the ability to contribute and inspire confidence with a wide range of stakeholders both in formal environments (such as Board meetings) and in less formal environments (such as one-to-one meetings with Executives)
  • an understanding of the key challenges faced by the public sector and the ability to bring their experience to bear on these challenges.
  • sound judgement and a high level of integrity (including when dealing with confidential or sensitive issues);
  • genuine interest in contributing to the effective running of the Department, at the Board, elsewhere in the Department and (as appropriate) across Government.

Additional Information

Important information to consider

All candidates are expected to the adhere to the Principles of Public Life and the Code of Conduct for Board members.

The successful candidate will be required to undertake security checks in line with the Civil Service guidelines, which we would envisage to be at SC (Security Check) level. For more information regarding security clearance please see the UK National security vetting: advice for vetting subjects.

Due diligence will be carried out at the shortlisting stage, which will include character references and background checks.

How to Apply

The Department for International Trade embraces and values diversity in all forms. We welcome and pride ourselves on the positive impact diversity has on the work we do, and we promote equality of opportunity throughout the organisation. To make an application please email us your CV, covering letter, Candidate Declaration form and Diversity monitoring form (attached below) and send to

*Applications must be received by [23:59 on 14/06/ 2020]

Guidance on CV Format

Please ensure you CV includes:

  • Your full name, title, contact number and your personal email address.
  • Maximum two sides A4, minimum 11 Arial black font, setting out your career history in chronological order, and including the dates you occupied these roles.

Guidance on Cover Letter Format

  • The supporting letter is your opportunity to demonstrate to the Advisory Assessment the Panel how you can demonstrate the skills and experience outlined in the role and person specification
  • Please use a heading to state clearly which role you are applying for. If you are applying for both the Lead NEBM and NEBM vacancies, please make this clear as well as your preferred role e.g. Applying for Lead Non-Executive Board Member and Non-Executive Board Member role and my first preference is Non-Executive Board Member.
  • Please provide subheadings and separate paragraphs describing how you meet essential and any desired criteria.
  • Write all acronyms in full when first used.
  • Ensure your full name and the title of the post are clearly noted at the top of your letter.
  • The maximum page limit for your letter is two sides A4, minimum 11 Arial black font.

Candidate Declaration Form

It is a requirement of the appointments process that we ask interested applicants to declare the below activity as part of our due diligence. These comprise:

  • Declaration of: conflicts of interest or perceived conflicts of interest; previous conduct which could bring the reputation of the Department into disrepute; political activity;
  • Requests for references;

As such, please complete and return the attached Candidate Declaration Form as part of your application.

Please note, this form will be shared with the Panel as part of your application. We will only contact the referees of candidates invited to interview and will also carry out the following searches; financial probity, public statements, and publicly available social media profiles on all candidates invited to interview.

Diversity Monitoring Form

We are committed to recruiting candidates that reflect the diverse communities we serve. To do this we ask candidates to fill out a diversity monitoring form. Candidates should complete the hard copy signposted below at the end of this information page and submit the form as part of their application. The information you provide will help support us ensure that our recruitment processes are fair to all and allow us to attract diverse and talented candidates.

Diversity monitoring information will not be seen by the Assessment Panel assessing your application. However, you should note that political activity detailed in this form will be provided separately to the panel and may, if appropriate, be discussed with you during your interview.

Disability Confidence Scheme

The Department for International Trade is committed to providing equality of opportunity for all candidates during the selection process, so that appointments are selected from the widest pool of talent available.

We are signed up to the disability confidence scheme and as part of that commitment is that we guarantee an interview to any candidate who:

  • has disclosed a disability as defined under the Equality Act 2010 (see definition below); and
  • meets the essential criteria for the post(s) in question, as set out in the role advertisement.

The Equality Act 2010 defines a person as disabled if they have a physical or mental impairment and the impairment has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on their ability to carry out normal day to day activities.

If you wish to apply under the disability confidence scheme, please complete the disability confidence form (attached) and return it with your application.

All applications will be acknowledged by email after the closing date.


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

May 202020

Chair & 3 Non-Executive Directors - Hillingdon Credit Union

Business / Organisation Name: Hillingdon Credit Union
Business / Organisation Sector: Not-for-Profit
Business / Organisation Website:
Business / Organisation Type: Charity or Not-for-Profit
Role Title: Chair & 3 Non-Executive Directors
Remuneration: Expenses only

Role Description

Hillingdon Credit Union is a small but ambitious organisation that punches above its weight in terms of impact on our 3000 members in West London. We are currently in a growth phase, with a potential merger taking place later in 2020, and are now seeking to strengthen our Board through recruitment to the following posts:

President (Chair)

With in-depth Non-Executive Director experience, you will have strong governance and leadership skills and the ability to work closely with our local communities and beyond to raise our profile.

3 Non-Executive Directors

We are particularly seeking applicants with the following professional disciplines:

  • IT/Digitalisation
  • Compliance and Audit
  • Commercial or Finance Law

We are very open to applications from current professional candidates with no previous NED experience, and from female candidates who are underrepresented on our Board.

Application Details

For further information go to then contact our retained Consultant, Denise Kirkham from Distinctive People on 07833 475669 for an informal discussion.

Closing Date: 10/06/2020
Contact Name: Denise Kirkham
Contact Telephone: 07833 475669
Contact Email:

May 202020

Non Executive Directors - London CIV

Recruiter: London CIV
Location: London (Greater)
Salary: £15k per annum
Posted: 18 May 2020
Closes: 08 Jun 2020
Job Function: Non Executive Director
Industry: Finance, Investment Management, Not-For-Profit

London LGPS CIV Limited (“London CIV”) has been established for and on behalf of London’s Boroughs and the City of London as an investment fund manager through which they can collaborate and collectivise the investment of their individual pension fund assets. With about £35 billion of assets across the 32 funds there is significant scope for savings and efficiencies.

London CIV is authorised as an Alternative Investment Fund Manager (“AIFM”). It has £8.5 billion of assets under management (as at 31/3/2020) and £11.5 billion of passively managed assets under oversight. Work is ongoing to open more sub-funds with the aim of providing greater investment choice for London’s Local Authorities (“LLAs”) who are also London CIV’s shareholders.

The London CIV has now completed its start-up phase and continues to be one of the most exciting projects in the financial services sector. This is an opportunity to help it grow and achieve its full potential.

The Role:

As a non-executive Director, you will play an active role on the board of London CIV, supporting the London CIV Executive Team and Chair to deliver the company’s strategic plan and priorities, overcome challenges and exploit opportunities, including establishing an effective partnership with shareholders. You will bring a range of skills and experience to the board, that will ensure effective oversight of the strategy, governance and operations of London CIV, as well as steering the organisation through the development and delivery of any organisational change.

Person Specification

The successful candidates will have financial services experience which includes investment of pension funds and experience which enables them to establish credibility as a NED of a LGPS pooling company. Candidates will have board experience which will enable them to provide advice, guidance, support and effective challenge to the London CIV Executive Leadership Team to ensure that the board’s responsibilities are properly discharged.

For more details of the role, please visit the London CIV website or contact Kristina Ingate the Company Secretary at

Application Process:

For more information and the details on how to make an application, please visit

Closing date is 7pm on Monday 8 June 2020.

May 192020

Director/Trustees - St. Mary Redcliffe Church Lands Charity

St Mary Redcliffe Church is a Gothic masterpiece, but also a highly diverse parish in one of the more deprived areas of Bristol and is an active place of worship and is home to a growing, inclusive congregation. This parish church has stood for over 800 years.

St. Mary Redcliffe Church Lands Charity (Charity no 211109) are looking for new directors (of a Trustee style) for the charity which provides extensive funding for the maintenance of St Mary Redcliffe Church and support of its charitable works in the parish it serves.

Who are we looking for and sectors of interest:

  • Historic building conservation
  • Investment/real estate management,
  • Community engagement living or working within the parish of St Mary Redcliffe

What will the role entail?

  • To operate and manage the charity and the corporate trustee in keeping with the charity’s charitable objectives and their respective legal financial obligations and within the parameters of good governance.
  • Management of the charity’s income and assets.
  • Manage the distribution of the income principally by the ways of grants to the Parochial Church Council of St Mary Redcliffe which has a legal responsibility for maintaining and running the church.
  • Formulating and reviewing the strategic aims of the charity and ensuring that the policies of the charity are in accordance with its aims.
  • The role requires that you work with integrity, honesty and the ability to understand and work within the legal constraints of a limited company and a charity.
  • Crucially, you will have a passion for preserving and enhancing this unique building and feel a duty to help to promote it going forward as a beacon of religious cultural and charitable activity within the Parish.
  • 4 x meetings a year (usually held in the evening), you may be asked to join other sub-committees that may result in a couple of meetings per year.
  • If you haven’t been a Trustee before, they will provide a full induction and support.
  • People of all faiths and no faith are welcome, but you must be sympathetic for the principles of the Church of England, as this is an active place of worship.
  • These roles are of a voluntary nature and unremunerated.

Moon Executive Search has been appointed as chosen Search Partner to St Mary Redcliffe Church Lands Charity and will manage the recruitment process.

To register your interest, please send a copy of your latest CV or biography together with a supporting statement, explaining your motivations for applying for the role, how your skills, knowledge and experience match the requirements sought.

Moon Executive Search is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all areas of society.

Completed Expressions of Interest should be sent by email to
quoting reference ‘MC02077’ FAO: Sandy Hinks

NB: All direct applications will be forwarded to Moon Executive Search