Jul 222021
North Kent College – Governors

Governors - North Kent College

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

Role Description

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

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

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

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


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

The benefits:

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

Application Details

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

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

Jul 222021
Sulets – Trustee

Trustee - Sulets

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

Role Description

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

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

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

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

Application Details

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

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

Jul 152021
English Touring Theatre – Trustee

Trustee - English Touring Theatre

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

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

Role Description

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Application Details

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

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

Jul 092021
Business Enterprise Fund – Non-Executive Director

Non-Executive Director - Business Enterprise Fund

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

non-executive director

Jul 092021
Somerset Skills and Learning – Non-Executive Director

Non-Executive Director - Somerset Skills and Learning

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

Role Description

Non Executive Director (Finance)

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

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

Do you want to be a part of our future?

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

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

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

Integrity • Growth • Innovation • Respect • Drive

How to apply

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

Closing Date: 5pm, 3 September 2021

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

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


Jul 062021
Performing Right Society Limited (PRS) – Independent Non-Executive Director

Independent Non-Executive Director - Performing Right Society Limited (PRS)

Recruiter: Performing Right Society Limited (PRS)
Location: London
Salary: £42k • c. 20-24 days per annum
Posted: 02 Jul 2021
Closes: 30 Jul 2021
Job Function: Non Executive Director
Industry: Creative, Legal

The Performing Right Society Limited (PRS) is a leading UK collective rights management organisation (CMO) whose members comprise around 155,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers and their successors. We license our members’ music for use by businesses, online, in broadcasts and film, for live performance and in recorded products, and collect royalties on their behalf.

Through our wholly-owned operating company, PRS for Music (PRSfM), as well as partnerships with ICE, PPL and MCPS, we oversee one of the most successful repertoires in the world. The scale of our operations is astonishing. Last year, we processed more transactions (over 22trn) than there are global credit card purchases or Google searches; and though the pandemic has seriously affected our industry, we nevertheless managed to increase our distribution during 2020.

We are now inviting applications to become an Independent Non-executive Director (iNED), sitting on both our Council and our Board. One of four iNEDs, you will bring an invaluable combination of professional experience (ideally in a field in which you have gained a nuanced understanding of intellectual property and / or copyright), together with sound non-executive experience and an independent cast of mind. An understanding of how strategic partnerships can amplify our impact will be an asset, as will a strategic understanding of the continuing move to digital across the spectrum.

Our iNEDs are full, active participants in the strategic governance and leadership of PRS, and yours will be a strong, influential voice as we debate fundamental issues. Just as important, however, will be your part in forging strong collegiate bonds across the extended governance group: building consensus, supporting a thriving culture of accountability, and ensuring informed decision-making. The role is a complex one, and you will need to be certain that you have the capacity to bring your full value to the organisation; but for the right candidate, its very complexity will form part of its attraction.

A key objective of our new governance arrangements is to improve diversity on the Board, and a focus on greater diversity in all aspects – including( but not limited to) ethnicity, socio-economic background, gender, or cognitive style – is a priority of this recruitment process. We warmly encourage interest from candidates whose insights and perspectives wouldn’t otherwise have been present around the table.

If you would like to find out more, please visit www.prs-ned.co.uk in the first instance. To arrange an informal confidential discussion, please contact Shani Newbold or Philip Nelson on +44 20 7947 4960 or email
prs-ned@cadencepartners.co.uk If you require the candidate materials in an alternative format, please request it in your initial contact.

Closing date: 30 July 2021.

Jul 052021
Unity Housing Association – Chair Audit and Risk Management Committee

Chair Audit and Risk Management Committee - Unity Housing Association

Business / Organisation Name: Unity Housing Association
Business / Organisation Sector: Not-for-Profit
Business / Organisation Website: https://unityha.co.uk/
Business / Organisation Type: Association
Role Title: Chair
Remuneration: Paid

Role Description

Chair of Audit and Risk Management Committee and Member with Finance/Treasury Experience

Now is an exciting time to join Unity as we are recruiting a new Chief Executive following the departure of our long-standing Chief Executive, Ali Akbor, who was appointed as the third member of the Grenfell Inquiry Panel in October last year. We have a new draft Corporate Plan that sets out our strategic vision for the next 5 years.

The Chair of Audit and Risk Management Committee is a key role in our governance structure in the support and challenge of our executive team and in helping to manage the risks of the organisation.

We also want to strengthen our finance and treasury skills on the board so if you are not ready to be a Chair but bring those skills we look forward to hearing from you. We are looking for strategic thinking and knowledge of housing association finance or transferrable skills from any sector that will give you the ability to understand housing association finance. As important as your skills set will be the fact that you share our absolute passion for what we do and are committed to our social purpose. We are committed to having a diverse board and are particularly interested in attracting more women and black board members.

These roles offer a fantastic opportunity to shape and support Unity Homes & Enterprise’s vital work and make a real difference to the lives of people in our local community. If you are as excited about our future as we are and want to be part of a highly committed and supportive board, then we look forward to hearing from you.

Application Details


Closing Date: 16/07/2021
Contact Name: Ann Marie Matson
Contact Telephone: 0113 2007750 /07892 714757
Contact Email: annmarie.matson@unityha.co.uk

Jul 052021
National Theatre of Scotland – Non-Executive Director

Non-Executive Director - National Theatre of Scotland

Business / Organisation Name: National Theatre of Scotland
Business / Organisation Sector: Not-for-Profit
Business / Organisation Website: https://bit.ly/3AxLc2e
Business / Organisation Type: Charity or Not-for-Profit
Role Title: Non-Executive Director
Remuneration: Expenses only

Role Description

We are looking for an entrepreneurial leader to join our board; someone who shares our vision and commitment to inclusion for all and is aligned with NTS’ ethos and its social impact. You will work with a passionate and committed executive team to enhance our online and digital platforms, break ground in engaging with underrepresented groups, and help us remove barriers to entry.

Your style should be inclusive and collaborative, to enable and foster open and honest discussion and debate around the board table.

We require an individual who has an enterprising and entrepreneurial background. This , may be in digital technology, however, we are also interested in other areas too. What is important is you bring a commercial drive, a high degree of ingenuity and ability to provoke new thinking to enable us to be bolder and take risks.

Our Artists are hugely diverse, our challenge is having that reflected in our audience. Therefore, experience of engaging underrepresented groups and minority communities is highly desirable. We also want this to be integral on our board so we are actively seeking candidates from ethnic minority communities to ensure we reflect the diversity of Scottish Society in our governance.

The expected commitment is approximately one day per month, and this would constitute four board meetings per annum in March, June, September, and December. There are also sub-committees of the Board, including Finance, Audit, Risk, People and Performance.

In addition to the above stated meetings, a joint Finance and Audit Committee also meets once a year to review the year-end financial accounts.

There may be other ad-hoc elements where trustees can be involved, including, playing an ambassadorial role, attending live events and online productions in their capacity as a trustee.

NTS is committed to promoting diversity and equality for all and encourages applications from candidates of all backgrounds, particularly people from ethnic minorities who are currently underrepresented at board level.

Application Details

If you would like to apply for the position, or would like any more information about this role, please head over to our website to find out more.

Closing Date: 28/07/2021
Contact Name: Martin McCormick
Contact Telephone: 07534 244 249
Contact Email: martin@peridotpartners.co.uk

Jun 292021
KTN – Chair

Chair - Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN)

Recruiter: KTN
Location: London (Greater), Edinburgh, Oxford
Salary: £30,000 per annum, 25-30 days per annum
Posted: 23 Jun 2021
Closes: 18 Jul 2021
Job Function: Chair
Industry: Not-For-Profit, Public Services
Fixed Term Contract (2 years, with possibility to extend)

KTN connects ideas, people and communities to drive innovation that changes lives. Our vision is to create a network of innovators so powerful its ideas will change the world. We consequently operate with breadth; maximising diverse connections spanning government, funders, research and the third sector to connect innovators with new partners and new opportunities beyond their existing thinking. In doing so, we accelerate ambitious ideas into real-world solutions.

Our unrivalled overview and connectivity enable us to be a trusted guide through a complex global landscape of research, development and innovation, and over the next five years we will build collaborations at a local, national and global level to extend and maximise our impact. As our new Chair, you will play an important supporting role in the delivery of our new strategy, particularly helping us to develop and maximise our UK government relationships as we pursue our goal of becoming known as the world’s leading innovation network.

We are looking for a commercial, progressive and energetic leader who has previously operated at the most senior levels of Whitehall, either as a senior civil servant, trusted advisor or strategic supplier. To this end, you will be familiar with UK economic growth agendas and innovation-related public funding, enabling you to help position us appropriately to achieve our goals.

Regardless of background, you will be an experienced Chair, equipped to support and challenge us in equal measure, whilst leading and developing our board to make an outstanding contribution. You will also play an important external role, advocating and reinforcing our mission, purpose, value and representation at the most senior levels of government and industry, whilst holding us to account over the broader agendas that matter to us.

For an informal conversation, contact our advisors at GatenbySanderson: Stephanie Wilson or Olivia Robinson on 0113 205 6298. To find out more and to apply click here.

KTN is an equal opportunities employer that embraces diversity and inclusion. We are proud of our respectful culture that encourages people to thrive through working together.

Closing date: Sunday 18 July 2021 @11.59pm.ere


Jun 292021
Notting Hill Genesis – Board Members / Non-Executive Directors

Board Members / Non-Executive Directors - Notting Hill Genesis

Recruiter: Notting Hill Genesis
Location: London (Greater)
Salary: Remuneration on request
Posted: 25 Jun 2021
Closes: 25 Jul 2021
Job Function: Board Member
Industry: Not-For-Profit, Housing / Regeneration

Notting Hill Genesis (NHG) is an industry leading housing enterprise. At the heart of the affordable housing agenda, NHG is a resident and community centric organisation with over 64,000 homes across London & the South East.

The group is a premier London developer, having delivered nearly 2000 homes over the last financial year across multiple tenures and market segments - whilst continuing to lead a number of the city’s most complex urban regeneration schemes.

NHG also maintains a robust financial position, which underpins their ambitious investment priorities. In FY 19-20 the group posted an asset value of £20bn, turnover of £731m and a surplus of £98.1m. To date, NHG has also been successful in engaging the capital markets and has raised £1.8bn+ through bond issuances to fund its social mission.

In order to be the best for their residents, deliver ambitious technological investment, meet complex operational priorities and overcome capital challenges, NHG relies on world class governance. The group is now seeking 2x new board directors to join a highly committed team with diverse skills and backgrounds.

The sought candidates need to bring proactive strategic leadership and insights to the organisation and to be motivated by NHG’s mission. Whilst only desirable and not essential, the group also has an interest in hearing from candidates with backgrounds in IT, technology & cyber; or customer-centric and operationally intensive industries; or property services and development.

To learn more about the opportunity and process, please contact our retained advisers:

Jonathan Swain jonathanswain@mcleanpartnership.com (07733 304094) or Adam Mahmood adammahmood@mcleanpartnership.com (07445 594678).

To apply, please provide an up-to-date CV, a diversity monitoring form and a cover letter of no more than 2 pages by 19th July at 6pm.

We are proud signatories of the G15 group’s diversity pledge to encourage more diversity in the boardroom and at senior levels. The pledge on Black, Asian and minority ethnic diversity commits NHG to reflect the ethnic diversity of the communities we work in at all levels and particularly at senior managerial, leadership and board levels.

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