Jan 242021
The Geospacial Commission – Chair

Chair - The Geospatial Commission

Recruiter: Geospacial Commission
Location: London (Greater)
Salary: £27,500 per annum
Posted: 22 Jan 2021
Closes: 26 Feb 2021
Job Function: Chair
Industry: Public, Central Government
Time commitment: 4 days per month, including 6 formal meetings per year. This is a 3 year term.

The Geospatial Commission is an independent expert committee at the centre of Government which is responsible for setting the UK’s geospatial strategy and coordinating public sector geospatial activity. As part of the Cabinet Office, its remit is to unlock economic, social and environmental value from geospatial data.

The Government is seeking an outstanding leader to Chair the Geospatial Commission. You will be a leader in your field with the desire and drive to elevate geospatial data into the public consciousness, as well as develop and articulate the UK’s vision for the widespread use of geospatial data.

The role requires a truly strategic thinker who possesses excellent judgement, personal integrity and the proven ability to create a cross-government consensus on the priorities to deliver the Strategy, successfully harnessing the expertise of the Commission’s highly experienced, independent Board. Whoever takes on this role will be able to engage effectively at the highest levels with a wide range of stakeholders within government as well the public and private sectors.

You must be able to advocate successfully for access to data and understand the value that the broad range of uses that geospatial data brings to the UK. You will work in a collaborative manner, building effective relationships with Board colleagues, the executive team, and across the organisation with an open and engaging style.

To apply for this post, you will need to complete the online application process by no later than midday Friday February 26th 2021. All applications must be submitted using the link https://www.allenlane.co.uk/vacancies/8124/

If you would like a confidential discussion about the role please contact our recruitment adviser Rebecca O’Connor at Allen Lane rebeccaoconnor@allenlane.co.uk 07921 336 229.

Diversity and Equality of opportunity

Diversity of opportunity is something the Cabinet Office cares passionately about.

Applications are encouraged from all candidates regardless of ethnicity, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity. We particularly welcome applications from women, those with a disability and those from a black or ethnic minority background. We would also particularly welcome applications from those currently working in, or with experience of, the private sector, and those who have not previously held public appointments. We want to explore the widest possible pool of talent for these important appointments.

Offering an Interview to Disabled People (GIS scheme)

As a Disability Confident employer, we will ensure that a fair and proportionate number of disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for this position will be offered an interview. 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. For more information please visit the Public Appointments website.

Jan 242021
Pennant Homes – Non-Executive Director

Non-Executive Director - Pennant Homes

Job Type: Voluntary
Department: Corporate Services & Executive
Hours: minimum 18 days per year
Salary: 0
Location: Swansea
Closing Date: Monday, 8th February 2021
Closing Time: 12:00
Contact: Debbie Green -

Download Recruitment Pack

Looking for a new home for your skills and experience? Join Pennant Homes as a Non-Executive Director.

We’re recruiting Non-Executive Directors (NEDs) for the board of Pennant Homes. A subsidiary of Coastal Housing Group, a not for profit housing association based in South Wales, Pennant Homes develops homes for sale across south Wales in line with Coastal’s ambitions and ethos.

We’re looking for people who share our values and can use their skills, knowledge and commercial acumen to grow and shape the business.

If you’re an inspirational, progressive leader and a strategic thinker with a proven track record of insight and decision-making, ideally at Board level, we’d love to hear from you.

Apply Now

Jan 242021
Medway Foundation NHS Trust – Non-Executive Director

Non-Executive Director - Medway Foundation NHS Trust

Medway Foundation Trust are recruiting a Non-executive Director with senior finance experience

£13,000 per annum / pro rata

3 days per month

Following the appointment of our Chair Jo Palmer in October, a vacancy has arisen for a Non-Executive Director to complete our board of directors. Medway NHS Foundation Trust runs the Medway Maritime Hospital in Gillingham, Kent a district general hospital with a turnover of £325m.

Main duties of the job

Non-Executive Directors play a critical role in the effective, robust governance of the Trust providing independence of thought, the ability to offer supportive challenge within the Board and a deep commitment to health care and the values of our organisation.

We will be looking for applicants to be able demonstrate a natural ability to think strategically, be energised by the pace of change within the NHS and be driven by a desire to provide the best of care by the best of people.

We are seeking applications from candidates who hold a strong financial acumen, this is to support our existing skill-set on the Board and to serve on our Finance / Audit Committees.

This appointee will work closely with the Board to provide the necessary support, guidance and challenge to the Executive team and use their energy, skills and experience to help drive the delivery of sustainable healthcare services for the people we serve.

Medway NHS Foundation Trust is committed to endorsing diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion; we ensure that this is clearly reflected in all of our services across the Trust.

As part of our commitment to you, we will give you the opportunity to utilise and enhance your talents to assist us in the development of shaping the future of Medway NHS Foundation Trust.

The Trust offers a number of apprenticeships and training opportunities, our hope is that our education pathways will play a key role in enabling you to challenge the practices of the past and build capability for the future.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The Non-Executive’s main role is to provide appropriate oversight, scrutiny, challenge and leadership to the NHS Foundation Trust in the pursuit of its aim to provide the Best of Care, Best of People.

The Chair and Non-Executive Directors will hold the executive to account for the satisfactory operation and management of the Foundation Trust, whilst at the same time ensuring the board plays a full role in the determination and development of the organisation’s strategy.

The Board of Directors is collectively responsible for the success of the Foundation Trust, through the provision of quality integrated services. This includes responsibility to maintain financial viability and using resources effectively within appropriate financial controls. The post holder will ensure high levels of probity and value for money and ensure the delivery of high standards of clinical governance and ensuring that all relevant health standards are met.

As members of the Board of Directors Non-Executive Directors are accountable to the Council of Governors and NHS Improvement for ensuring that the Trust meets its obligations and for the performance of the Trust.

Working for our organisation

Here at Medway, we pride ourselves on working together as one to ensure that our shared vision of Better, Best, Brilliant is achieved. Our culture and values are what drives the Trust and is the heartbeat of who we are as an organisation.

Our Trust is a great choice for people who want to develop their career in an ambitious environment. Our employees are able to choose the coverage and supplemental benefits that best fit their needs and those of their families.

We are committed to endorsing diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion; our policies / procedures ensure that all applicants are treated fairly at every stage of the recruitment process.

All staff at Medway comply the Trust’s and the Kent and Medway Safeguarding Board’s policies on safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults.

For further details / informal visits contact David Seabrooke, Company Secretary by emailing d.seabrooke1@nhs.net

Please visit https://www.jobs.nhs.uk/916342584 for further information and for details of how to apply.

Closing date for applications is 28 January 2021

Jan 232021
Somerset NHS Foundation Trust – Non-Executive Director

Non-Executive Director - Somerset NHS Foundation Trust

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust provides acute, mental health and community hospital services, one of the first trusts in England to provide all three in a single organisation. We are committed to providing integrated patient centred care, supporting our colleagues and working with our partners.

We believe there is strength in diversity and we are looking for a new team member. The ideal candidate will be someone who can bring us different insights, perspectives and challenges as we serve our local population and support our colleagues. We welcome applications from candidates with a broad range of senior level experience which could have been gained in the commercial, public or not for profit sectors; more important to us than your specific professional background is the way in which you use your experience; we want Board colleagues who can support when necessary, challenge constructively and help us to make better decisions because of the rich diversity of thought sat around the Board table.

You would, of course, be joining us at a time of enormous challenge but also of huge potential opportunity. The last 12 months have held unprecedented difficulty and challenge for all of us. Our teams throughout the organisation have pulled together in an outstanding manner (in fact our Trust came into being in April 2020 at the beginning of the pandemic), and developed new ways of working to ensure that we continued to deliver first class services that meet the needs of our population. There is clearly much more to do to ensure that we are well positioned to continue to manage the on-going pandemic, roll out the new vaccines and then begin the work of restoration – taking the best of the changes, learning and innovation from this period and using it as an opportunity to reset how we do things.

We know the way ahead will continue to be rooted in partnership working across our county: together we are bringing to life a clinical strategy that is built from the ground up, based on the experience of our colleagues and services and our knowledge of the growing needs of our population – we know that together we can do more.

For further information, please contact our recruitment partners, Rhiannon Smith or Jenny Adrian, at Hunter Healthcare on 07939 250362 or by email at jadrian@hunter-healthcare.com

Key Dates

  • Application Deadline 27 February 2021
  • Shortlisting 15 March 2021
  • Stakeholder Engagement 22 March 2021
  • Selection Event 29 March 2021

Please see the HH – SOMERSET – NED – Candidate Pack for details on how to apply. All applications should be sent to applications@hunter-healthcare.com. All applications will be acknowledged.

Jan 222021
Department for Education / Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education – Chair

Chair - Department for Education / Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education

Business / Organisation Name: Department for Education / Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education
Business / Organisation Sector: Public
Business / Organisation Website: https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/
Business / Organisation Type: Government
Role Title: Chair
Remuneration: Paid

Vacancy Description

The Government has set itself an ambitious agenda to improve the quality of apprenticeships and technical education, to drive an increase in productivity and improve social mobility. To achieve these goals, we need employers to invest more in training their workforce and for people to be trained to fill skills gaps.

The Institute was established as a Crown Non-Departmental Public Body, independent of Government and employer-led, with a mandate set by Ministers. The Institute is playing a vital role in continuing the apprenticeship and technical education reform process and works on behalf of employers to support the delivery of high quality apprenticeships, T Levels and Higher Technical Qualifications in England. The Institute enables apprentices or learners to be confident that their apprenticeship or technical qualification is of high quality, respected and will help them to build a career with a clear market value.

The chair will take up their role at a key point in the Institute’s development and will need to be able to give outstanding leadership as its board membership evolves, making the most of individual members’ strengths and skills. The board’s effectiveness will be crucial to ensuring the Institute fulfils its vital role in continuing the apprenticeship and technical education reform process, and that it continues to be employer led, supporting the delivery of high quality apprenticeships and T Levels in England while extending its responsibilities for approving technical qualifications.

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate the skills required to lead a growing organisation with an annual budget of some £25 million which employs two hundred people, maintaining effective governance and robust financial management. The chair will need to ensure the Institute discharges its statutory functions in line with government policy, and to guide it through the tension inherent in being employer led while being accountable to government. To achieve this the chair will need to offer both support and challenge to the Institute’s chief executive and staff.
Applicants will be assessed against these criteria in their application and at any subsequent interview. In the event that we receive a large number of applications, those which do not clearly demonstrate the first of these (Exceptional leadership and nonexecutive chairing skills) will be rejected at the first sift stage

We particularly welcome applications from under-represented groups, those based outside London and the South-East and applicants who have achieved success through non-traditional educational routes.

Person Specification

A successful candidate will have the following essential criteria:

  • exceptional leadership and non-executive chairing skills, with significant experience of providing strategic direction, effective decision making, driving delivery and governance oversight at senior board level in a complex and high-profile
  • a current or very recent employer with an ability to offer an employer perspective at all times on the Institute’s priorities, as well as the personal reputation, public profile, broad experience and gravitas that would command the confidence and respect of employers, both large and small, at a senior level
  • the ability to influence and build effective relationships with stakeholders, and to communicate decisions and complex issues clearly and persuasively, both privately and on the public stage
  • a sound understanding of the central role in apprenticeships and technical education that the Government expects the Institute to play, and a passion and determination for it to succeed in this role, and for delivering for employers and learners.

Application Details

Please submit the following documents by email to: PublicAppointments.APPLICATIONS@education.gov.uk

  • a covering letter not exceeding two sides of A4 paper. (Arial size 12)
  • a CV
  • candidate application form
  • diversity form.

The forms and full vacancy details can be accessed via https://bit.ly/IfATEchair

Please include the vacancy title in the subject box and submit each application document as a separate attachment.

We are happy to accept applications in alternative formats from applicants who, for reasons of disability, may find it difficult to fill in our standard form. If you wish to have a chat with us about reasonable adjustments please contact us at: PublicAppointments.APPLICATIONS@education.gov.uk

Closing Date: 01/02/2021
Contact Name: DfE Public Appointments
Contact Email: PublicAppointments.APPLICATIONS@education.gov.uk

Jan 222021
General Medical Council – External co-opted Member – Audit and Risk Committee

External co-opted Member – General Medical Council - Audit and Risk Committee

Recruiter: General Medical Council
Location: Remote working (meetings to take place in the London and Manchester offices in the future)
Salary: £310 per day + expenses
Posted: 21 Jan 2021
Closes: 18 Feb 2021
Job Function: Board Member, Leadership / Management
Industry: Health, Public

Do you have an extensive audit and/or financial background and board-level experience in an executive/non-executive role? If so, the General Medical Council (GMC) is seeking to co-opt one external member onto its Audit and Risk Committee for an initial period of four years.

The GMC has an important regulatory healthcare remit, protecting patients, improving medical education for students and trainee doctors in the UK and supporting doctors throughout their careers. Our operational remit is delivered by 1400 staff working across four countries, supported by high quality back office services. Our audit activities are highly visible, supporting business performance, helping us learn when things don’t work as well as we would like and adding value to the continuous improvement we strive to achieve.

It is an exciting and challenging time for the organisation as we take forward our new Corporate Strategy for 2021-25. The Audit and Risk Committee plays a vital role in providing assurance to Council that operational and strategic activities are supporting us in delivering the Strategy.

Working with the GMC is an extremely rewarding role. As a new co-opted member, you will be joining at an important time as we work to support doctors and to protect patients in health systems that are under pressure like never before.

The Audit and Risk Committee meets five times a year, currently meetings are taking place online. There will be an expectation that members will be available to travel to our offices in London and Manchester once board meetings can take place again in person (previously four meetings a year took place in London with two in Manchester). The Committee’s role is to provide oversight of the GMC’s governance, risk management and internal control practices. The Committee performs its role by providing a structured, systematic oversight of the organisation’s governance, risk management and internal control practices. It assists Council, and management, in fulfilling its responsibilities by monitoring the integrity of the GMC’s financial statements and monitoring and reviewing the activities and performance of our co-sourced internal audit and external audit.

Your expertise will be vital to optimising the Committee’s effectiveness and in enabling us to provide assurance on the important work we do on behalf of millions of patients.

You should have experience of working on boards at a senior level as well as recent, relevant financial experience and be a chartered accountant with a professional qualification from one of the accountancy bodies. Strong knowledge and an understanding of audit, risk management and corporate governance is essential, as is experience of a non-executive role on an audit committee.

You should have an understanding of the duties and responsibilities of a regulatory body and an interest in regulation and the healthcare professions.

You will also need the ability to think and act strategically, influence others and consider the bigger picture as well as detail. With a high degree of integrity, you must be able to comply with the GMC members’ code of conduct and the Nolan Principles of Public Life.

In order to be considered for appointment to do this important work, you will need to submit an application. Please visit jobs.gmc-uk.org for more information and the application documents.

Fees will be paid for attending meetings.

Closing date: 18 February 2021

Interviews will be held in remotely on 21 April 2021.

Jan 212021
General Dental Council (GDC) – Chair and Council Member

Chair and Council Member - General Dental Council (GDC)

Recruiter: General Dental Council (GDC)
Location: London
Salary: £55,000 per annum for the Chair, £15,000 per annum for the Council Member
Posted: 20 Jan 2021
Closes: 22 Feb 2021
Job Function: Chair, Council Member
Industry: Health, Public
Position Type: Permanent

The General Dental Council (GDC) is the UK-wide statutory regulator of around 113,000 dental professionals, including over 42,000 dentists and 71,000 dental care professionals. The GDC’s primary purpose is to protect patient safety and maintain public confidence in dental services. To achieve this it registers qualified professionals, sets and enforces standards of dental practice, investigates fitness to practise complaints, and ensures the quality of dental education.

The environment that the GDC operates within is complex: Brexit, the ongoing impact of COVID-19, and the increasingly divergent healthcare systems across the UK make this a period of significant change for the organisation. We are also seeing changes in the way dentistry is being delivered with new technology and channels emerging. All of this is important, because more people interact with dentistry than any other part of the healthcare system, and the provision of general dentistry services is worth over £7 billion a year.

The Council is looking for a new Chair and one further member who will lead the GDC and Council through this period of challenge and change. Chair candidates will bring significant non-executive Board level experience, and chairing experience at Board or Committee level, with senior-level experience in a public sector or regulatory setting. Member candidates will be strategically-minded professionals with a demonstrable commitment to supporting confidence in public services, and experience of providing objective and practical advice to an organisation at a senior, strategic level. Download the candidate packs on Saxton Bampfylde’s website using the link below to learn more about what we are looking for in these roles. Candidates from both lay and registrant backgrounds are welcome to apply for both roles.

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to the General Dental Council on both of these appointments. For further information about the role, including more information on criteria for candidates and details about how to apply, please visit www.saxbam.com/appointments using reference AZNJ for the Chair role, or AZNK for the Council member role. Applications should be received by noon on Monday 22 February 2021.

The GDC is committed to promoting equality of opportunity and values diversity of culture among our Council members. We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all suitably qualified individuals. We will seek to ensure that all applicants are treated fairly, with respect and without bias. The GDC are part of the Disability Confident scheme and as such are committed to accepting applications from candidates though the scheme. Alternative accessible formats of this document are available on request.

Jan 212021
South Thames College Group – 2 Governors

2 Governors - South Thames College Group

Expiry date: 19/02/2021

About the opportunities

South Thames Colleges Group (STCG) is one of London’s largest providers of post-16 education and training and is an ongoing and significant contributor to its local communities. We aim to put students’ success at the heart of everything we do. STCG is keen to hear from people who are interested in becoming a governor and can contribute to the work of the Board. We are looking for hard-working and collaborative people to join our team and through their challenge and scrutiny help our students to progress and achieve.

STCG was created by a merger in 2017 and operates from four main College campuses located at Carshalton, Kingston, Merton and Wandsworth spread across four London Boroughs. STCG has established itself as one of the top Colleges in London having made impressive progress since its creation, and we are keen to continue making this progress.

The Corporation (Governing Body) is made up of individuals who are committed to education and training and volunteer their time and act in the best interests of the College and its learners. The role of a college governor is unremunerated (apart from reimbursement of expenses) but is extremely rewarding in terms of personal satisfaction. It provides the opportunity to help shape the strategic direction of STCG whilst ensuring that its educational provision meets the needs of the students and the wider community.

The Corporation operates as a non-executive Board and has specific responsibilities for overseeing the strategic direction of the College, its performance and financial health. Governors help to drive up the performance of the College by attending regular meetings and participating in active scrutiny and questioning.

Governor appointments are based on skills – such as audit, finance, legal, or curriculum - and an ability to contribute at strategic level. The Corporation has vacancies for two suitably-qualified Governors for the 2020- 21 academic year. One vacancy is for a qualified accountant as a future Chair for the Finance Committee.

Required Skills

Governors can bring a variety of skills, knowledge or experience from all walks of life. Governors should have an enthusiasm to contribute time and energy to help STCG to grow and continue with its commitment to success and should be committed to training and education. The role requires good interpersonal skills; the ability to work as a member of a team and to devote the necessary time commitment. Governors should be curious with an enquiring mind; able to challenge the status quo to improve things; collaborative to build strong relationships; critical to improve their own work and that of the board; and creative in problem solving and being innovative.

STCG is currently recruiting to fill two vacancies - one for a qualified accountant. For the other vacancy professional qualifications such as audit, law, surveying, estate management, HR, marketing, management skills or an education background would all be very useful but are not essential.

All governors must be prepared to adopt the principles of public life- selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership. Previous experience as a Governor, Trustee or Non-Executive Director would be helpful but not essential as induction and training support is available for all Governors.

South Thames Colleges Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults. All governors are therefore required to undertake an enhanced DBS check.

South Thames Colleges Group seeks to have a diverse Board and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Working Arrangements

Working in a team alongside other Governors to set strategic direction and ensure the effective delivery of STCG’s Strategic Plan.

The time commitment will be approximately 10 days a year for reading meeting papers and attending Corporation and Committee Meetings, away days and training and networking events.


Governors at STCG play a key role in contributing to the strategy and direction of our successful College Group with a strong sense of mission.

For more information, please contact Helen Meredith, Head of Governance, by email to helen.meredith@stcg.ac.uk. Alternatively, email Helen a copy of your CV or career resumé and a short personal statement as to why you are interested in the role and what attributes and experience you believe you could bring to it. The closing date for submissions is Friday 19 February 2021.

Jan 202021
The Environmental Trust Scheme Regulatory Body (ENTRUST) – Non-Executive Director

Non-Executive Director - The Environmental Trust Scheme Regulatory Body (ENTRUST)

Description: Non-Executive Director
Reports to: Chair
Remuneration: £8,500 per year
Closing date: 12 February 2021


The Environmental Trust Scheme Regulatory Body trading as ENTRUST is a not for profit company, limited by guarantee, set up to regulate the Landfill Community Fund (LCF), under a Terms of Approval (TOA) agreed with HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).

The Government permits elements of the landfill tax it levies on Landfill Site Operators (LOs) to be utilised to benefit local communities and the environment. From 1 April 2020 LOs were allowed to contribute up to 5.3% of their landfill tax liability to Environmental Bodies (EBs), set up under the scheme, as a tax credit.

ENTRUST’s role is to regulate EBs, by ensuring that they fully comply with the requirements of the Landfill Tax Regulations 1996 (Regulations). In delivering this role, we register EBs, provide policy advice and guidance and undertake compliance reviews of EBs.


ENTRUST’s Non-Executive Directors (NEDs) work alongside and in collaboration with the Chair, and the Chief Executive (CEO) as equal members of the Board. They share collective responsibility for all Board decisions and for the success of the Company.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

All of ENTRUST’s NEDs should bring innovation and experience and therefore drive forward the strategic agenda of the Board. In achieving this objective, the NEDs should provide a constructive challenge to the Board and the Executive so that decisions made by the Board achieve the best possible outcome.

All NEDs must however, balance the need to remain independent of the operational day-to-day business of the Company, while maintaining a level of knowledge that will enable them to ask challenging and robust questions. They should be able to scrutinise operational and financial performance and satisfy themselves as to the integrity of financial and other information and that financial and other quality controls and systems in operation within the Company are robust and effective.

Depending upon their personal skills and experiences, NEDs may be appointed as Chairs, or members to one, or more of the Committees of the Trust’s Board, namely:

  • Audit; and
  • Human Resources and Remuneration (HR).

The Chairs of the Committees have responsibility for setting their Committees’ agendas in consultation with the CEO to fulfil their terms of reference.

Person Specification

  • Key Responsibilities
    • Providing an independent view and creative contribution at Board and Committee meetings in the pursuit and delivery of ENTRUST’s strategic vision, the delivery of the TOA and the Corporate Plan;
    • Constructively challenging, monitoring and supporting ENTRUST’s Senior Management Team (SMT) and holding them to account for the delivery of the strategic vision, TOA, organisational priorities and business plan objectives;
    • Building and maintaining relationships with key partners, notably Landfill Operators (LOs) and EB Chairs to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of ENTRUST’s role as the Regulator of the LCF;
    • Attending the Company’s Committee meetings where appropriate and providing assurance regarding ENTRUST’s governance framework;
    • Role modelling the company values (collaborative, adventurous, reliable, energetic) and ensuring that the organisation promotes equality and diversity for Stakeholders and Staff; and
    • Ensuring their individual behaviours have a positive impact on ENTRUST, other NEDs and Staff.
  • Essential Criteria
    • Previous Senior Management experience as either an Executive, or NED, preferably with some of that experience gained in a public sector body and/or regulatory body;
    • Chairs of the Audit and HR Committee should possess relevant professional qualifications, or substantial experience in these areas;
    • The ability to develop and maintain constructive professional relationships with other Board members and key stakeholders through excellent interpersonal skills, team working and an open and receptive communication style;
    • The ability to analyse, interpret and challenge complex information in order to support the Executive in managing the business, for example reviewing policy developments;
    • Have the judgement, coupled with the mental resilience, to lead and participate in making challenging evidence-based decisions, for example reviewing complex enforcement case files;
    • Have a demonstrable understanding of providing strategic direction and knowledge of governance and how a Board can add value to an organisation; and
    • Role model the Nolan Principles for Public Life, have strong levels of personal integrity and ensure that the company fully adopts where appropriate other regulatory codes for example FRC Combined code.
  • Desirable Criteria
    • Have an interest and understanding of the benefits that community/environmental projects deliver; and
    • Foster an ethos of continual improvement and a learning and development culture throughout ENTRUST.

Time Commitment

The normal time commitment is approximately 10-12 days per annum, but Members are expected to be available to work up to a further six days per annum during the year. The Board meets about five times a year for a full day. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Audit and HR Committees may also meet on the day before these meetings.

Application Process

  • Applicants will be required to submit a covering letter detailing how their knowledge and experience meet the requirements of the person specification and a CV to the Chair’s Personal Assistant – Helen Maccallum by email to helenmaccallum@entrust.org.uk, or by hard copy to 60 Holly Walk, Leamington Spa CV32 4JE;
  • A short-list of candidates will be drawn up after the closing date (12 February 2021) from applications received; and
  • An interview for shortlisted candidates will take place in March 2021, with a view to the successful candidate taking up the post in June 2021. Interviews will take place using video conferencing.

If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact Christopher Welford ENTRUST Chief Executive on 01926 488 317 or e-mail to helenmaccallum@entrust.org,uk

Jan 202021
Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – Non-Executive Director

Non-Executive Director - Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

non-executive directorRemuneration from £13,000 per annum for a minimum of 3 days per month

WWL is a successful Foundation Trust in the North West of England which serves a diverse population and is rated ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission across all core domains. We provide a range of acute medical, surgical, women’s, children’s and community services to 326,000 people across the Wigan Borough and world-renowned orthopaedic services on a national and international scale from our Wrightington Hospital site.

We have a strong sense of place and are proud to have built effective, collegiate relationships with our partners across the Healthier Wigan Partnership to provide the best possible healthcare for our community. We are also committed to education and research and our goal is to become a university teaching hospital of the future. We recognise the value of our people and we are always looking at innovative ways of working to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to achieve their purpose.

We are now looking for an exceptional Non-Executive Director to join the WWL team as a member of our unitary Board of Directors. You will be a people-centred individual with proven strategic vision and you will have extensive experience, at a senior level, of working in a clinical role including as a nurse, doctor, Allied Health Professional or with a background in public health or infection control.

You will have an in depth understanding of good clinical governance and compliance and be able and willing to chair our Quality and Safety Committee which is a high-profile subcommittee of the Board of Directors.

Previous experience as a non-executive director is welcomed but we are very much looking for the right person to join our team as we pursue our aim to be outstanding in everything we do.

To request an information pack or for a confidential discussion about the role, please contact our recruitment partner, Diane Charnock on 07988 653669 or diane@dianecharnockconsulting.co.uk

  • Closing date 5 February 2021
  • Preliminary interviews w/c 1 March 2021
  • Final interviews 18 & 19 March 2021

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