Feb 212019
 

Non-executive director - Beacon Multi-Academy Trust

East of England and North East London | Redbridge
Change Management Risk
Deadline date: 22nd March 2019

Beacon Multi-Academy Trust in Essex and London Borough of Redbridge seeks a talented non-executive director with experience in organisational change management to support the growth of the trust. Board meetings are usually held at Beal High School in Redbridge.

About the trust

Beacon Multi-Academy Trust (BMAT) is an Essex based trust made up of a diverse range of educational institutions and exciting plans for expansion in the future. In total BMAT has around 3300 students and an annual income of approximately £21m. BMAT was formed on 1 February 2014.

BMAT’s core purpose is simple: to help all students reach their full potential. BMAT celebrates the diversity of their students and has created a varied range of institutions to reflect that placed at the heart of the communities they serve. BMAT wants its pupils to live well and thrive academically and personally into adulthood. They ensure this by developing a solid foundation of skills to prepare them to play their part in society successfully and to achieve their full potential through informed choices, seizing opportunities and being able to live the life they choose. This is embodied by their approach to raise standards in education for all through high expectations inclusive practice. BMAT believes every young person deserves to have the best education possible.

The trust currently consists of four schools. The Beal High School is an outstanding secondary school that incorporates a specialist unit for autistic students. It is one of the biggest secondary schools in the country and has just expanded from eight to 12 forms of entry. The Forest Academy is a good secondary school on the journey to outstanding (Ofsted) and is beginning to attract a larger student intake. The Trust has just amalgamated the two sixth forms at Beal and Forest to create Beal Sixth Form. The amalgamated A’ Level results in 2017-18 put the sixth joint first for progress in London Borough of Redbridge. The Business Innovation Hub Free School (BBIH) offers unique and creative occupational pathways for 14-19 year olds and the Trust is supporting the school to improve its Ofsted rating.

The North East London Teaching Alliance (NELTA) is an outstanding teaching school alliance that works with others to provide high-quality training and development to new and experienced school staff. NELTA incorporates a school-centred initial teacher training (SCITT) that trains teachers and awards Qualified Teacher Status in the same way a university would.

The trust has worked hard to overcome recent financial challenges and is looking to consolidate outstanding provision, a successful sixth form and improvements in standards at BBIH. Their ambition is to utilise its solid basis and infrastructure to grow the academies, which may, in time, include setting up nurseries, primary schools and expanding the sixth form.

Plans for the Future

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

  • Balancing the BMAT budget with reduced income; whilst maintaining the quality of provision.
  • Future proof BMAT leadership succession planning and development.
  • Three-year growth and expansion plan to maximise income, value for money and mitigate identified risks.

In the longer term, the trust would like to:

  • Expand on the Trust’s strategic objectives
  • Define the key goals and performance indicators that will demonstrate its successes and the success of the academies and SCITT
  • Outline financial management, growth strategy linked to business efficiency and effectiveness
  • Build upon the individual academy and SCITT successes already achieved

Trust ethos & values

The trust’s mission is to raise standards in education and believe every young person deserves the best education possible. The core purpose and vision is simple: they want all students to reach their full potential; through high expectations inclusive practice; with the schools at the heart of the communities they serve.

Role Summary

Number of Positions Advertised: 1

Role 1 – Trustee/Non-Executive Director

Trustees – or non-executive directors - are both charity trustees and company directors of the academy trust; the role is to hold to account the executive and senior leadership team. The board of trustees manages the business of the academy trust and may exercise all the powers of the trust. The trustees ensure compliance with the trust’s charitable objects and with company and charity law.

Person Specification

The competencies required for this role include:

Essential

  • Change Management
  • Risk

Desirable

  • Corporate Governance
  • Growth Management
  • Capacity to sit on the risk and finance or pay and personnel committee (max. six meetings a year)

The trustee will have a business background with experience in growing organisations and in M&A in order to guide the trust as it grows.

Time commitment

Four board meetings/year (occasionally extraordinary meetings are convened) of three hours duration.

Location of Board Meetings and Trust Website

Board meetings are held at Beal High School in Redbridge with occasional rotation at The Forest Academy.

The trust’s website can be found at: http://beaconacademytrust.co.uk/

Governance Structure

Please see https://www.beaconacademytrust.co.uk/bmat-trustees-and-governors-register/

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.

Applications

Academy Ambassadors is a non-profit organisation 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 academyambassadors@newschoolsnetwork.org. 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 www.academyambassadors.org.

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 22nd March 2019

Feb 192019
 

Trustee - SATEDA

Organisation: SATEDA
Reference:
Vacancy Type: Trustee
Deadline: 29th March 2019
Region: South East

Vacancy Details

SATEDA are seeking new trustees to join their dynamic and passionate board. SATEDA is a charity which supports survivors of domestic abuse within the Swale and Medway districts of Kent. The board meet bi-monthly and there is some expectation of involvement with the CEO and senior management team between meetings. The current board are very pro-active and involved with the organisation at a strategic level. Specific experience in marketing/comms or finance would be welcomed.

Please contact Chair of Trustees, Janet Garnons-Williams, for further information at janet@ivydenegardens.co.uk

Advert Start Date: 18th February 2019
Contact Telephone Number: 07932696547
Contact Name: Janet Garnons-Williams
Contact E-mail: janet@ivydenegardens.co.uk
Url: www.sateda.org

Feb 192019
 

Trustee - Carers' Support - Canterbury, Dover & Thanet

Organisation: Carers' Support - Canterbury, Dover & Thanet
Reference:
Vacancy Type: Trustee
Deadline: 6th March 2019
Region: South East

Vacancy Details

Do you share our ambition of improving the lives of people caring for others? Are you looking for Board-level experience and training?

Our charity in East Kent provides information and support services to Carers. We are seeking Trustees to expand our Board in readiness for the next phase of our development.

A Carer is someone who looks after a family member, partner, friend or neighbour who due to physical or mental illness, disability, age related difficulties or an addiction cannot manage without support. (A Carer is not the same as a paid care worker). In Kent alone, over 151,000 people are Carers, with 3 in 5 of us becoming Carers at some stage in our lives and many juggling caring and paid work. It is vital that Carers have access to information and support and are recognised for their valuable contribution to society.

In the coming years we expect to significantly increase our range of services and sources of income. As part of this new strategic focus, and to ensure a balance of skills and experience on the Board, we are particularly looking to recruit Trustees with a background in one of the following areas:

  • Human resource management knowledge and expertise.
  • Digital transformation experience, and good IT skills and expertise.
  • Legal experience, particularly within the social care, health and voluntary sectors.
  • Experience of fundraising, commissioning or bid writing.
  • Marketing and/or Public Relations.

For more information about the role and person specification please visit our website to view our information pack.

If you don't have these particular skills but feel you can contribute to helping us create a better life for carers in East Kent, and that your background could be useful to us, please do still get in touch.

We will ask you to send us your CV and a covering letter explaining why you want to join us as a Trustee and what skills and experience you can bring.

If you would like a confidential discussion about being a Trustee or the application process our Chair, Paul Curd will be happy to organise a conversation.

Trustee roles are voluntary but out of pocket expenses are reimbursed.

Advert Start Date: 6th February 2019
Contact Telephone Number: 01304 364637
Contact Name: Paul Curd
Contact E-mail: chair@carers-doverdistrict.org
Url https://www.carers-supportcdt.org.uk/

Feb 182019
 

Trustee - Tynedale Hospice at Home

Organisation: Tynedale Hospice at Home
Reference:
Vacancy Type: Trustee
Deadline: 1st March 2019
Region: North East

Vacancy Details

Tynedale Hospice at Home
Hexham, Northumberland

Are you passionate about making a difference in an organisation that supports people with life-limiting illnesses and people who are experiencing bereavement? If this sounds like you, then we would be very interested to hear from you.

Tynedale Hospice at Home is a Northumberland-based charity providing nursing care in the home, Hospital Transport and Family Support Services to people living in the areas of West Northumberland, Tynedale and Ponteland. We serve a community of around 70,000 people across 800 square miles of rural Northumberland. We are looking for Trustees to support and enhance the skill set of our current Board of Trustees and help drive our three-year strategy forward. In particular, we are looking for energetic, talented and committed people with excellent leadership and interpersonal skills, who are used to being in a people-focused environment, and who can formulate and implement strategy.

We are particularly keen to attract interest from people with relevant senior experience and expertise in the following areas.

  • Clinical, medical, social care practitioners and/or Medical Administration/Management
  • Income Generation/Fundraising
  • Retail /Business Management
  • Governance, Accountancy, HR or Law

The role is voluntary and Board meetings take place six times a year. Away-days will be held for strategic planning and there is also Board training and development on offer. Board members are expected to attend the Hospice's AGM and to serve on one or more sub-committees and to take part in Hospice-wide initiatives or Working Groups held by stakeholders from time to time.

If you would like to speak to the Chair in more detail about what is involved, please contact Charlotte Greenwood, Tynedale Hospice at Home, in the first instance, by calling 01434 600 388 or email charlotte@tynedalehospice.com. To download an application pack visit www.tynedalehospice.com/jobs

Advert Start Date: 7th February 2019
Contact Telephone Number: 01434 610044
Contact Name: Charlotte Greenwood
Contact E-mail: charlotte@tynedalehospice.com
Url: www.tynedalehospice.com/jobs

Feb 182019
 

Non-executive director X 2 - Yorkshire Collaborative Academy Trust (YCAT)

NORTH OF ENGLAND | HARROGATE | NORTH YORKSHIRE
CFO/Financial Human Resources Legal/Compliance
Deadline date: 22nd March 2019

Yorkshire Collaborative Academy Trust (YCAT) seeks two non-executive directors to join its board. This is a growing multi-academy trust dedicated to working with primary schools. The trust was formed in 2015 by three primary schools with a long track record of successfully working in partnership. Two further schools joined in the 2016/17 academic year. Board meetings are held in North Yorkshire.

About the trust

YCAT is building a partnership of schools that put the needs of children at their heart and is committed to true collaborative working. Its schools work together to ensure pupils are confident, responsible and are equipped with the knowledge and skills to take ownership of their life-long learning.

One of the trust’s schools is the lead school for the Harrogate and Rural Teaching Alliance (HART) which includes approximately 50 members; the trust recognises the importance of attracting new teachers into the profession and developing their skills. YCAT plays an active part in this through its School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) programme.

The trust seeks to continue to identify ways to further improve progress in its high attaining schools. This is achieved through the establishment of consistent operational models, to ensure that its provision has the maximum impact on children’s outcomes.

The trust has recently been praised in a national DfE media release as one of the top ten MATs in the country for attainment levels at Key Stage 2 (end of primary stage):

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/gap-between-disadvantaged-pupils-and-their-peers-narrows--2

Plans for the Future

YCAT is committed to growing the trust in order to continue to meet the need for more innovative approaches for school improvement across the region, in particular in rural areas.

The trust’s growth strategy is supported by promotion of YCAT through targeted marketing activities and increased profile of senior leaders at conferences and other events, to further build on its reputation for collaborative and innovative approaches to school improvement.

The trust’s plans for the next year include focusing on the five key elements of its strategy:

  • Improving pupil outcomes;
  • YCAT growth and further developing its trust and wider learning community;
  • Financial & commercial effectiveness;
  • Developing strong leadership and governance;
  • Developing employees.

To improve pupil outcomes, key priorities have been agreed both at school and trust level. Growth in the coming year includes continued working with interested schools, discussions with the DfE regarding potential sponsor schools and focused plans on development of leadership and succession planning.

Financial and commercial effectiveness will be further improved through the renegotiation of contracts for services with the aim of achieving better value for money. Work is ongoing to further strengthen governance at all levels including embedding new processes and training.

The trust recognises that staff are its greatest asset and it is committed to supporting the health and wellbeing of staff as well as their continued professional development.

Trust ethos & values

YCAT is built on shared core values and a passionate belief in collaborative approaches to learning. At the heart of YCAT are its trustees who have a wide range of experience from the education and business sector and a commitment to good governance. The trustees are the custodians of the vision that YCAT shares with its family of schools and strategically plan school improvement across its schools.

YCAT is a partnership of primary schools that believe that through working and learning together they will make even more difference to children’s lives. Striving to better meet children’s needs is the fundamental goal of the schools.

Strong working partnerships and commitment to collaboration will help the trust to more consistently meet all of its pupils’ learning needs.

Role Summary

Number of Positions Advertised: 2

Roles 1&2 – Trustee/Non-Executive Director

Trustees – or non-executive directors - are both charity trustees and company directors of the academy trust; the role is to hold to account the executive and senior leadership team. The board of trustees manages the business of the academy trust and may exercise all the powers of the trust. The trustees ensure compliance with the trust’s charitable objects and with company and charity law.

Non-executive directors will be responsible for maintaining stability during a period of rapid growth and the management of a dynamic structure. The role also includes contributing to financial planning for sustainability and growth, and holding the CEO/CFO to account.

The competencies required for this role include:

Essential (due to multiple roles, candidates may be accepted who possess one or more of the skills below):

  • CFO/ Finance OR
  • HR/ Legal

Desirable

  • Non-executive Trustee
  • Change Management
  • Growth Management
  • Corporate Governance
  • Strategic

Person specification

  • Role 1: YCAT seeks a non-executive director with a strong background in accounting, finance and business. The appointed candidate will join the finance, resources, audit and risk committee; responsible for financial oversight, monitoring of budgets, finance planning and reporting, internal controls and audit and risk management. Due to the YCAT’s plans for growth, experience of growth management would be advantageous.
  • Role 2: YCAT seeks to appoint a non-executive director who can proactively support the capacity building needed for growth, preferably with some experience of human resources issues particularly associated with change management and culture change. The appointed candidate will provide strategic input into the creation of policies and practice that will support the growth, ethos and values of YCAT. They will also assist the executive in developing a staff development and retention strategy that nurtures talent and supports the objectives of YCAT, putting staff health and wellbeing at the centre of the trust’s approach.

Time commitment

  • Preparation and attendance at five board meetings per academic year.
  • Preparation and attendance at committee meetings (approximately four per academic year).
  • Ad hoc strategic support to leadership on appropriate issues.

Location of board meetings and trust website

The trust rotates meeting locations around its schools, so meetings will alternately be held in Harrogate, Askwith, Leyburn, Lothersdale or Hawes. Due to the current location of its trustees, most meetings are held in Harrogate or Askwith.

The AGM and other meetings with the Members board are usually held in Ripon.

Trust website: http://YCATschools.co.uk

Governance Structure

http://ycatschools.co.uk/about-us/governance-school-improvement/

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.

Applications

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 academyambassadors@newschoolsnetwork.org. 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 www.academyambassadors.org.

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, 22nd March 2019

Feb 182019
 

Chair - RISE

Organisation: RISE
Reference:
Vacancy Type: Chair
Deadline: 28th February 2019
Region: South East

Vacancy Details

Recruiting a new Chair for RISE

RISE, a Sussex based, 2.5 million turnover, violence against women and girls charity, is seeking an outstanding leader as our new Chair of the Board of Trustees.

The successful applicant will take ownership, shared with our board, of this next phase for RISE as it seeks to continue to secure funding for its services and raises awareness of its work. If you are a feminist with proven leadership in public sector, private sector, commercial or charitable organisations we would love to hear from you.

Candidates must demonstrate strategic vision and governance skills and experience. As an ambassador for RISE, you will bring knowledge and experience, alliances and partnerships that RISE is renowned for across Sussex. You will be passionate about ensuring the diverse voices of survivors are heard, and will be faithful to the legacy of RISE as it seeks to grasp new challenges and opportunities in the next phase of its strategy. You must demonstrate the highest personal and professional ethics and integrity, be a positive role model inspiring confidence and respect from the team (Board members, staff, volunteers and supporters) and be demonstrably living RISE values.

Key responsibilities include leadership of the Board of Trustees, review and appraisal of the CEO, and ensuring that RISE is well governed in line with charitable regulation and best practice.

The role of Chair is voluntary with paid expenses.

This post is open to female applicants only as being female is deemed to be a genuine occupational requirement under Schedule 9, Paragraph 1 of the Equality Act 2010

To request a pack contact Shannon Durkan at shannon.durkan@riseuk.org.uk or call 01273 622828 ext 215. You can download a pack at https://www.riseuk.org.uk/support-us/volunteer/current-volunteer-vacancies . Additional information can also be found on our website www.riseuk.org.uk and you can follow us on Twitter (@riseuk) and Facebook.

Timetable:

  • Closing date: Thursday 28th February 2019
  • First round interviews: Friday 15th March
  • Second round interviews: Friday 22nd March

About RISE:

RISE is a Sussex-based charity, established in 1994 to support people affected by domestic abuse and violence. RISE stands for Refuge, Information, Support and Education: our vision is freedom from abuse and violence. Based in Brighton and Hove, RISE is the only local provider of specialist domestic abuse services and is well known through the area. RISE has grown from being a small grass roots charity to a much larger well-respected local specialist provider over 25 years.

RISE services include a helpline; emergency refuge accommodation; professional legal and housing advice; counselling; family interventions and therapeutic support for children and young people. We also provide one of the few dedicated lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans* (LGB&T*) refuge and support services.

The core values of RISE: Respect, independence and empowerment, safety, equality, diversity, learning and development and client centred, place the victim/ survivor at the heart of their recovery.

Advert Start Date: 11th February 2019
Contact Telephone Number: 01273 622828 x 215
Contact Name: Shannon Durkan
Contact E-mail: shannon.durkan@riseuk.org.uk
Url: www.riseuk.org.uk

Feb 182019
 

Trustees - All We Can

Organisation: All We Can
Reference: All We Can Board of Trustees
Vacancy Type: Trustee
Deadline: 26th March 2019
Region: Nation Wide

Vacancy Details

Could you help us fulfil potential as a Trustee?

The Board of Trustees of All We Can is currently seeking trustees for a variety of roles focused on finance, our partnership and programmatic work as well as public engagement and general governance.

Your contribution will help have a direct impact on our transformational work to end poverty and injustice all around the world. As part of the Board of Trustee's, you will help govern All We Can in line with its charitable objectives and to maintain oversight of the organisation's financial affairs on behalf of the Board.

All We Can is an international development and relief organisation. It is the relief and development agency of the Methodist Church and its vision, priorities and values are grounded in Christian principles. It helps people in the world's poorest communities to become all that they can, by investing in partnerships that improve quality of life and create positive, long-term change for individuals, families and nations. It also provides emergency support in humanitarian crises, and challenges the causes of poverty, inequality and injustice and promotes solutions through engaging in education and advocacy, both in the UK and internationally.

All We Can has ambitious plans for the future, and is near to the beginning of development of a new 5 year strategy. To support this, the organisation's governance also needs to be highly effective and far sighted in outlook and to provide the right balance between challenge, championing and support.

Candidates will need to be able to commit at least 5 half day meetings a year and 1 full day meeting a year which includes 3 daytime Board meetings in London and extra committee meetings either in person or by video conference.

Trustees are all volunteers, though expenses are met. We are keen to receive expressions of interest from people from a range of backgrounds, to ensure the Board continues to have a diverse ethnic, gender and age profile.

For an informal discussion and to find out more, download an information pack from allwecan.org.uk/jobs or call Patti Tobin on 0207 467 5266.

To apply to become a Trustee please submit your CV and a supporting statement of no more than 1,000 words that addresses how you will meet the requirements of the Trustee responsibilities and outlines your personal motivation for becoming a Trustee of All We Can. You can email your submission to jobs@allwecan.org.uk.

Closing date: 26 March, 2019 - Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis as they are received.

All We Can is the operating name of the Methodist Relief and Development Fund, a charity registered in England and Wales, number 291691

Advert Start Date: 11th February 2019
Contact Telephone Number: 02074675266
Contact Name: Patti Tobin
Contact E-mail: p.tobin@allwecan.org.uk
Url: https://www.allwecan.org.uk/about-us/vacancies/

Feb 182019
 

Trustee - Sarcoma UK

Organisation: Sarcoma UK
Reference:
Vacancy Type: Trustee
Deadline: 10th March 2019
Region: London

Vacancy Details

Every day 15 people in the UK are told they have sarcoma, a cancer of the bone and soft tissue which can develop anywhere in the body.

Sarcoma UK is a national charity that funds research, supports anyone affected by the disease and campaigns for greater awareness and better treatments.

By next year we intend to be a £1m investor in sarcoma research, maintain our position as an expert information provider of choice and develop the charity as a strong national voice for sarcoma patients, healthcare professionals and researchers.

We are an organisation with big ambitions. Our vision is for a world where everyone affected by sarcoma cancer has the treatment, care and support they need. To do this we need to raise awareness of the condition and our charity, grow our income, attract and retain the best people and expand our lifesaving work. We are looking for dynamic, passionate individuals to join our volunteer Board of Trustees to help govern the charity.

We have a strong board of twelve trustees but we are currently seeking to replace two trustees who have come to the end of their terms.

We have recently carried out a skills and board review. A background in healthcare, HR, research, law, finance, business, communications are among the skills and experience that would contribute positively to the Board. Applications from people who have been personally affected by sarcoma will also be warmly received.

The Board supports the principles of the Charity Governance Code and welcomes applications from people with difference backgrounds, life experiences and career paths.

No experience of charities or governance is required – knowledge you have gained from other sectors or roles may be just as useful, coupled with energy, enthusiasm and a desire to make a difference. Sarcoma UK supports trustees to gain governance training.

There has never been a more exciting time to get involved with the work of Sarcoma UK.

If you are interested in joining us please contact Katie Haywood on via email: katie.haywood@sarcoma.org.uk.

Closing date: 10 March 2019

Advert Start Date: 11th February 2019
Contact Telephone Number: 02072508272
Contact Name: Katie Haywood
Contact E-mail: katie.haywood@sarcoma.org.uk
Url: https://sarcoma.org.uk/about-sarcoma-uk/current-vacancies/trustee-vacancy

Feb 182019
 

3 Governors - The University of Aberdeen

The University of Aberdeen is one of the UK’s oldest and most distinguished universities. Named as the Scottish University of the Year in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019 and awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education 2017 in recognition of our world-leading research into health economics and health services over the last forty years, we are committed to building further on our history and international reputation for teaching and research excellence.

School/Section: University Senior Management
Staff Category: Academic
Position Type: Part Time
Closing Date: 01/03/2019
Ref No: WVBW
Documents: University of Aberdeen Independent Governors Appointment Brief.pdf (PDF, 3184.6kb)

We are seeking to appoint three exceptional individuals to serve as independent members on our governing body (the Court) who can support us in that endeavour. The Court plays a crucial role in the development of the University’s vision and strategic direction and this opportunity arises at an exciting time as we seek to build upon our recent successes and develop our new Strategic Plan for implementation in 2020.

Applications are invited from individuals with a record of successful leadership at a senior level within a public or private sector organisation who are keen to support an internationally competitive research based university. Experience of governance in a non-executive director/charitable trustee role would also be desirable. Two of the positions carry with them membership of our Audit Committee and applications from those able to demonstrate the ability and experience necessary to serve on and potentially lead that committee are sought. Interest would also be particularly welcome at this time from those with expertise in any of the following: major capital projects, information technology/digital transformation projects, international/international partnership working.

Expressions of interest from women and individuals from protected characteristic groups currently under-represented on the Court who would further enhance its diversity are particularly welcome. The expected time commitment is a minimum of 10 days per year including attendance (in person or by teleconference) at four meetings of the Court per year and a willingness to serve on at least one sub-committee of Court. The position is unremunerated but appropriate expenses are paid. The positions are tenable for a period of three years in the first instance. The commencement dates are flexible and can be from summer 2019 onwards.

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to the University of Aberdeen on this appointment.

For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit www.saxbam.com/appointments using reference WVBW. Alternatively telephone +44 (0)20 7227 0880 (during office hours).

Applications should be received by noon on Friday 1 March 2019.

For further information on the University visit: http://www.abdn.ac.uk

Feb 162019
 

Trustee -  Jubilee Hall Trust

Organisation: Jubilee Hall Trust
Reference:
Vacancy Type: Trustee
Deadline: 14th March 2019
Region: London

Vacancy Details

Trustee Application Pack

Welcome Message

Thank you for expressing an interest in becoming a Trustee for Jubilee Hall Trust.

We are an ambitious charity that makes a measurable difference in the health of our local communities. The way we know we are making a difference is that it shows up in statistics and we aspire to have our local communities show up in national statistics as being significantly healthier than the norm.

We focus on local communities. We focus on specific, measurable initiatives that target a defined community as close as possible to our gyms. We insist on impact before expansion. Only when we have created a sustained momentum of improvement, and a sustainable infrastructure of support, including a fully funded organisation, do we expand initiatives to our other communities.

We build balanced and sustainable partnerships. We foster partnership in our local communities from community leaders, local government, schools, businesses, the NHS, and individuals (both residents and gym members).Working together with partners builds community, expands our reach, deepens our impact and creates sustainability.

We have balanced and sustainable funding. We fund our initiatives not only from the operating surplus from our gyms, but just as much from large and small grants, sponsorship from local businesses, and individual contributions.

Our gyms are shining examples of a healthy community. We serve our members well.

Our employees are proud of where they work. Each of our gyms is financially healthy.

We are known and in demand. Our approach is embraced across London and impact is noticed and celebrated nationally.

Joining Jubilee Hall Trust as a Trustee will enable you to make a significant contribution to the health of our local communities. If you have the enthusiasm, commitment, skills and experience we are looking for, then I very much look forward to hearing from you.
Roslyn Perkins
Chair

Background

Jubilee Hall Trust is a charity that aims to build strong healthy communities by promoting the fitness and wellbeing of the individuals within them. We do this through our network of health, fitness and sports centres located in Covent Garden, Hampstead, Southwark and Westminster and through our outreach community programmes.

Primarily our funding is self generated through the sale of gym memberships and other services at value for money rates, enabling us to subsidise memberships for people on low incomes and to provide our community programmes through the surpluses made.

For more information on the services that we provide, visit our website:
http://www.jubileehalltrust.org/jubilee-hall-trust/

Our Mission

Building Healthier Communities

Our Vision

Making a Measurable Difference to the Health & Wellbeing of our Local Communities.

We will measure this through the number of activity sessions we deliver both inside and outside of our facilities. Our aim is to continuously grow the number of activity sessions, whilst ensuring that at least 25% of these are Community or Concessions.

Our 3-year goal: By 2020: Half a Million Activity Sessions with 25% concessions

Our Strategic Principles

Our strategy is based around the following six principles:

  1. Secure the future
  2. Differentiate our business
  3. Operate efficiently
  4. Build healthier communities
  5. Look after our people
  6. Work with our partners

Our Values

  • Passionate
    We're passionate about our purpose, about the service we provide and about our supporters / members. We love what we do and how we go about doing it.
  • Inclusive (Open, Friendly, Accepting)
    We welcome everyone into our community irrespective of their background, motivations or ability.
  • Productive (Results Orientated)
    We are going to make a difference. We set goals and aim to beat them.
  • Enterprising (Imaginative, Energetic)
    We go the extra mile, find smart solutions to issues, invent new ways of doing old things better and learn from our mistakes.
  • Supportive (Co-operative, Compassionate)
    Together we're stronger. We work as a team to build the organisation and no one - colleague, supporter or participant - gets left behind.

Trustee Role Description

  • To ensure that Jubilee Hall Trust complies with its governing document, charity law, company law and any other relevant legislation or regulations
  • To ensure that Jubilee Hall Trust pursues its objects as defined in its governing document
  • To ensure that Jubilee Hall Trust uses its resources exclusively in pursuance of its objects: the charity must not spend money on activities which are not included in its own objects, no matter how worthwhile or charitable those activities are
  • To contribute actively to the board of trustees' role in giving firm strategic direction to the organisation, setting overall policy, defining goals and setting targets and evaluating performance against agreed targets
  • To safeguard the good name and values of Jubilee Hall Trust.
  • To ensure the effective and efficient administration of Jubilee Hall Trust
  • To ensure the financial stability of Jubilee Hall Trust
  • To protect and manage the property of the charity and to ensure the proper investment of the charity's funds
  • To appoint the Chief Executive Officer and monitor his/her performance

Other duties

In addition to the above statutory duties, each trustee should use any specific skills, knowledge or experience they have to help the board of trustees reach sound decisions. This may involve:

  • Scrutinising board papers
  • Leading discussions
  • Focusing on key issues
  • Providing guidance on new initiatives
  • Other issues in which the trustee has special expertise

Person Specification

  • Essential
    • Commitment to Jubilee Hall Trust
    • Willingness to devote the necessary time and effort
    • Strategic vision
    • Good, independent judgement
    • Ability to think creatively
    • Willingness to contribute openly to debates and discussions
    • Understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship
    • Ability to work effectively as a member of a team
    • Ability to apply Nolan's seven principles of public life:
    • Selflessness
    • Integrity
    • Objectivity
    • Accountability
    • Openness
    • Honesty, and
    • Leadership
  • Desirable
    • Skills, experience and expertise in HR, Legal, Property and Planning, Fundraising or Marketing would be an advantage.
    • A connection with the local areas in which our services are provided

Additional Information

  • Appointment Term: Initial term of three years.
  • Time Commitment: Minimum of 7 evenings per annum, typically Monday evenings from 6.30pm to 8.30pm.
  • Location of Board Meetings: Central London.
  • Fees: This post is unpaid although the Charity will reimburse you for all reasonable and properly documented expenses you incur in performing the duties of your office.
  • Insurance: The Charity has directors' and officers' liability insurance.

How to Apply

To apply for a role of Trustee, please provide the following:

  • A short introductory statement (no more than one side of A4), demonstrating your motivation for the role and explaining how you believe your skills and experience match the requirements of the person specification;
  • A copy of your CV including details of two referees (who will not of course be contacted without your prior knowledge or consent).

Your CV and introductory statement should be emailed to: trustees@jubileehalltrust.org

The closing date for applications is Thursday 14th March at 12noon.

If you would like an informal discussion about these opportunities, please contact: Phil Rumbelow, Chief Executive, Jubilee Hall Trust on 020 7395 4094 or email philrumbelow@jubileehalltrust.org or contact Roslyn Perkins, Chair on 0775 357 7570.

We welcome applicants from all backgrounds. All applicants who apply for opportunities with us will receive fair treatment and will be considered solely on their ability, competence and suitability for the role. If you have a disability, please indicate in your application whether you need any specific assistance or adjustments to enable you to be interviewed.

Recruitment Timeline

  • Closing Date: Thursday 14th March at 12noon
  • Shortlisting: Week commencing 18th March
  • Interviews: Friday 29th March (other dates maybe available)

Interviews will take place at:
Jubilee Hall, Covent Garden.

*Please let us know in your application if you are unable to meet the proposed interview date as it may be possible to arrange an alternative date.

Advert Start Date: 14th February 2019
Contact Telephone Number: 020 7395 4094
Contact Name: Phil Rumbelow
Contact E-mail: philrumbelow@jubileehalltrust.org

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