Apr 172019

Age UK Lancashire - 2 Non-Executive Directors

Organisation: Age UK Lancashire
Vacancy Type: Other
Deadline: 31st May 2019
Region: North West

Vacancy Details

Voluntary Role - Non Executive Director Advert

Age UK Lancashire is seeking to recruit 2 or more committed and enthusiastic people to further strengthen our Trading Company Board and help us achieve the next phase of our planned development.

Directors are responsible for the good governance, strategic direction and financial oversight of the Trading Company.

If you care about older people and have relevant experience at a commercial and/or strategic level, then we would love to hear from you. We are looking for professional knowledge, experience and skills in one or more of the following areas:

  • Finance, especially accountancy
  • Business/commercial
  • Retail
  • Property/facilities management

NB: This is a voluntary role and reasonable expenses will be paid.

For an informal chat about the role, please contact our CEO, Teri Stephenson on 07817 543037.

If you would like to apply, send your CV and covering letter telling us why you are interested in working with AUKL, and what skills you believe you could bring to our work to Sue Bailey (sbailey@ageuklancs.org.uk). Closing date: 31st May 2019

FAdvert Start Date: 17th April 2019
Contact Telephone Number: 01257444401
Contact Name: Sue Bailey
Contact E-mail: sbailey@ageuklancs.org.uk

Apr 152019

Independent Non-Executive Chair - British Taekwondo

Location: Manchester
Date Posted: 08/04/2019
Closing Date: 19/04/2019

Job Description

Term of Office: Three-year term from AGM (Nov 2019)

Hours: As required

Salary: £6K per annum plus expenses

Time commitment: As required, but at least 30 days per annum

British Taekwondo is the National Governing Body for Olympic Taekwondo in Great Britain and the recognised Member National Association of World Taekwondo. With a 17,000 membership across the whole of the United Kingdom, the martial art & sport has a thriving club and instructor network. British Taekwondo work in collaboration with GB Taekwondo (the elite athlete and Olympic Programme Organisation) who are bringing a series of World Class events to Britain over the next 4 years.

The Chair will lead the Board and organisation through this exciting period, ensuring also that governance is continually enhanced, a new Strategic Plan for the sport is launched, and opportunities for the membership are increased and continually improved.

Duties and responsibilities

  • To lead the Board and organisational strategy.
  • To engage with stakeholders and build strong relationships to further enhance British Taekwondo’s standing at home and abroad.
  • To ensure effective communication with members regarding the strategic direction of British Taekwondo.
  • To ensure all the agreed policies and procedures are in place and to ensure the Board acts within the law, the Code for Sports Governance and in the best interests of British Taekwondo and its members.
  • To lead the Board, ensuring skill levels are appropriate for the needs of the organisation in the delivery of the organisational strategy, and proactively undertaking succession planning.
  • To work closely with the Chief Executive monitoring the operations.
  • To chair all relevant meetings, including the AGM, in an open, fair and constructive manner.
  • To ensure the Board proactively assesses and improves its own performance.
  • To drive continuous development of British Taekwondo.
  • To work alongside the British Taekwondo President and CEO to champion the sport with TOL (Taekwondo Organisation Limited), Sport England, UK Sport and the British Olympic Association as well as World Taekwondo and World Taekwondo Europe at relevant events and forums.
  • Other duties as may reasonably be required.

Person Specification


  • Interest in sport and its role in communities, in performance, participation, and for membership and volunteers.
  • Experience of chairing an organisation, including setting strategic direction, managing a CEO (or equivalent) and solid financial acumen.
  • Sound knowledge of corporate governance including the Code for Sports Governance.
  • Excellent inter personal skills to engage the Board, staff, volunteer structure, membership and stakeholders.
  • Excellent communication skills, written and oral.
  • Demonstrate a positive approach to equal opportunities, diversity and inclusion.
  • Willing to go the extra mile and be available whenever the role requires.


  • Understanding and experience of other bodies in the sports landscape including UK Sport, Sport England and the British Olympic Association.

British Taekwondo welcomes applications from all suitably qualified individuals regardless of race, gender, disability, religion / belief, sexual orientation or age. Candidates must be able to prove their eligibility to work in the U.K.

How to apply

All correspondence, including any questions you may have, as well as your submission of CV and cover letter email (outlining relevant experience and why you are suitable for the role) should be sent to recruitment@britishtaekwondo.org using “REF CHAIR”

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: £6,000.00 /year


  • Executive: 1 year (Preferred)

Apr 152019

Independent Non-Executive Director - Alexandra Palace Trading Limited

Recruiter: Alexandra Palace
Location London: (North), London (Greater)
Salary: £6,000 pa and reasonable expenses will be reimbursed
Posted: 09 Apr 2019
Closes: 07 May 2019
Position/Level: Board
Responsibilities: Business Development, Executive Management, Finance, Risk / Compliance, Strategy
Sector Creative, Hospitality / Events, Property, Travel & Leisure
Contract Type: Part-time
Language: English

About Alexandra Palace Trading Limited (APTL)

Alexandra Palace Trading Limited (APTL) is a wholly owned trading subsidiary of Alexandra Park and Palace Charitable Trust. By donating its profits back to the charity, as Gift Aid each year, it supports the charity to fulfil its obligations. In the last 10 years APTL has supported the Trust to transform the site into an all year round, indoor and outdoor entertainment, event and leisure destination; establish itself as the UK’s largest independent live music venue, and a firm position as a key part of London’s cultural infrastructure.

About APTL Board

The APTL Board is appointed by The Alexandra Park and Palace Charitable Trust Board (APPCT). There are 8 members on the Board; 4 members of the Trust Board, 2 non-executive independent directors, the CEO of Alexandra Palace, and the lead director of trading activity.

About the Role

We currently have vacancies for an Independent Non-Executive Director. Non-Executive Directors have overall responsibility, under the leadership of the Chair, for the effective governance of the Company, including its compliance with its governing documents, the Charities Act regarding trading subsidiaries and Company Law.

The successful candidates will be required to attend 4 meetings per year held at Alexandra Palace, attend workshops and away days (maximum of 2 per year) and be available for telephone discussions and email correspondence if and when required.

The post is remunerated at £6,000 pa and reasonable expenses will be reimbursed.

The term of the appointment is 3 years and appointees are expected to be available to take up their role in June 2019.

How to Apply

Further details including a full role description, person specification and how to apply can be found in the INDEPENDENT NED (APTL) RECRUITMENT PACK

The deadline for applications is 09:00 Monday 6 May 2019

No agencies please.

Supporting documents

Apr 142019

Chair - Middlesbrough and Stockton Mind

Organisation; Middlesbrough and Stockton Mind
Vacancy Type; Chair
Deadline; 24th May 2019
Region: North East

Vacancy Details

We have a fantastic opportunity for a skilled and passionate person to be involved in a community-based charity on Teesside committed to improving mental health. Over the last 25 years, we have become the leading local mental health charity, supporting thousands of people to recover from mental health difficulties. Our goal is that everyone has good mental health.

We have a dedicated and experienced board of trustees, and are now looking for new Chair to help us build on our achievements and lead our organisation through its next phase of development. You will have a proven skills and experience in leadership and share our values and ambition.

There are more details of the role at our website and for an informal discussion or more information please contact Emma Howitt, CEO, on 01642 257020.

Our expectation is that the Chair would be able to commit up to 8 hours per month to the role. This includes the Board meeting, which is held monthly on the second Monday of the month in Middlesbrough, and a monthly meeting with the CEO.

Advert Start Date: 12th April 2019
Contact Telephone Number: 01642 257020
Contact Name: Emma Howitt
Contact E-mail: emma.howitt@middlesbroughandstocktonmind.org.uk
Url: middlesbroughandstocktonmind.org.uk

Apr 112019

Non-Executive Director with Social Housing Expertise - Origin Housing

Role No: 1078 Please click 'here' to apply for this role

Please Read: 'Candidate Brief'

A Non-Executive Director specialising in social housing is required for Origin Housing, a leading Housing Association, based in Central London.

Our client provides housing for those who are unable to afford to rent privately and helps working households on modest incomes to own their own home. They also provide services to people with support needs to enable them to live fulfilling independent lives.

The appointed Non-Executive Director, who will be paid a remuneration of £5k pa, will be also required to sit on the Services Sub-Committee. The time commitment is around 2 days per month formal and informal time.

The Company:

  • Our client is a well-established, successful and ambitious provider of affordable housing and care and support services in London and the Home Counties and has strong social values allied to commercial and business expertise.
  • It owns and manages over 6,500 homes, has a turnover of approximately £60 million, a loan portfolio of £345m and a pipeline of 1,000 homes in development. There has been continued significant investment in maintaining and improving their existing stock.
  • Origin services include key worker accommodation, shared ownership and social housing for both general tenants and vulnerable tenants including older people, young people and those with learning disabilities or mental health issues. These tenants often require additional support and services which the organisation also provides.
  • They invest in communities through partnerships with voluntary and statutory agencies.
  • The organisation also builds homes for outright sale, because the profits from the sales help to finance their charitable activities.
  • The organisation which embarked on a change programme focused on improving service quality and enhancing efficiency
  • Based in Central London, a short walk from major rail and tube stations.

Non-Exec Director Role/Requirements:

We are looking for a Non-Executive Director to sit on the main Board and Services Sub-Committee with the following requirements:

  • Experience of Social Housing and the regulatory framework
  • Proven strategic expertise
  • Customer focus and senior experience in a customer service based industry
  • A commitment to Origin’s social purpose and values
  • A collaborative approach and respectful attitude in working with others
  • An understanding of the Non Exec role but don’t have to have been a Non Exec before.

The remuneration package for this role is of £5k per annum.

The Non-Executive Director will be expected to work on average 2 days per month (more during the first 6 months to accommodate induction).

The Non Executive Director will be expected to attend:

  • 5 Board meetings a year (weekday afternoon/early evening)
  • One day ‘strategy planning event’ (weekday)
  • Serve on the Services Sub-Committee, in addition to the main Board, which will meet 4 times a year
  • Attend occasional training sessions and site visits.

Applying for the role:

A DBS check and declaration of interests will be required for the successful candidate prior to appointment.

Candidates must be available for a final interview with the client on Wednesday, 22nd May 2019.

The role will close on: April 30th

Apr 112019

Trustee - Brighton and Hove Impetus

Reference: Trustee 02/19
Vacancy Type: Trustee
Deadline: 7th May 2019
Region: South East

Vacancy Details

Award-winning Charity seeks new Trustees to support transformation and growth

The charity:

Brighton & Hove Impetus is an award-winning charity that connects people across the city in order to reduce social isolation and improve wellbeing. We have a small staff team and over 400 dedicated volunteers. They help people who are lonely or socially isolated because of age, disability or poor mental or physical health. Our staff and volunteers tell us they love that their role gives them the chance to make a difference to others.

We have a strong reputation within the local sector. Our values and ethos provide a firm foundation for achieving the outcomes that service users want and that we are committed to delivering. Like others, we face the challenge of securing sustained funding in a competitive world but we have ambitious plans for change and expansion so we reach more people across the city.

The role:

We are seeking an energetic, committed and experienced individual to join our friendly, highly skilled team of trustees. In particular, we are interested in hearing from candidates who have senior level experience of good practice in Business development and process design who can advise the Board and our senior team on preparing products, based on our expertise in social prescribing and befriending, as a source of income and on strengthening our business processes as we grow.

Time commitment:

About one day a month – including attending four Board meetings and four Working Group meetings a year; the AGM (in the autumn) and an annual strategy workshop with staff and volunteers. We ask for a minimum commitment of two years.

Closing Date:

7 May 2019

How to apply:

Please apply by sending your CV and a cover letter saying what motivates you to become a Trustee, what you think you can contribute to the Board and what you would like to get out of joining Impetus to hr@bh-impetus.org To discuss the role, call Jo Crease, CEO, on 07930 663 503. Short-listed candidates will be invited to visit our offices and meet key people.

Advert Start Date: 11th April 2019
Contact Telephone Number: 07981 498514
Contact Name: Alison French
Contact E-mail: alison.french@bh-impetus.org
Url: www.bh-impetus.org

Apr 112019

Trustee and Co-Treasurer - Royal Society of Arts

Organisation: Royal Society of Arts
Reference: Trustee and Co-Treasurer
Vacancy Type: Treasurer
Deadline: 3rd May 2019
Region: London

Vacancy Details

Are you an looking for an opportunity to contributing to an organisation that seeks to resolve the challenges of our time?

Are you committed to diversity and a future where all are encouraged to participate?

Are you an experienced accounting or finance professional?

We're looking for a Co-Treasurer (unpaid role) to join our Board to help us support our strategic direction and ensure good governance and financial process at the RSA. Additionally you would be someone who understands the issues around and need for diversity. It is envisaged that the role will be a Board level champion for diversity at the RSA.

You'll show a commitment to the RSA's mission and ideally be able to demonstrate an interest in the RSA's work. You will have a finance background which might either be as qualified accountant but might be through other experience such as background working in finance or banking. You do not need to be a Fellow of the RSA but would be extended to join the RSA as a Fellow if you were successfully recruited. This is a voluntary role and trustees receive no remuneration.

What the role involves:

  • Ensure that RSA complies with its governing document, charity law, company law and any other relevant legislation regulations
  • Overseeing, approving and presenting budgets, accounts and financial statements to the board
  • Being assured that the financial resources of the organisation meet its present and future needs

To find out more about this role, please download our role pack on our website https://www.thersa.org/about-us/Jobs/current-vacancies

About Us

The RSA combines thought leadership with civic innovation to further human progress. Building on our 260-year history as a beacon for enlightenment values, the RSA is currently at an exciting period in its history. We provide platforms for leading experts through the UK's most ambitious free public lecture series, our projects generate new models for tackling the social challenges of today and we are building on our network of 30,000 Fellows around the world – these are achievers and influencers from every field with a real commitment to progressive and social change.

How to apply

To apply for this role please visit our recruitment page https://www.thersa.org/about-us/Jobs/current-vacancies and submit the below documents:

  • Your current CV
  • A short covering letter clearly addressing your interest for the role and setting out how you meet the role specification. You may address your covering letter to Nicholas Bull (General Counsel and Head of Chief Executive's Office).

The closing date for receipt of applications is 9am on 3 May 2019. Candidates shortlisted will be expected to attend an interview at the RSA at a date to be arranged.

Advert Start Date: 11th April 2019
Contact Telephone Number: 020 7451 6806
Contact Name: Ieva Kelpsaite
Contact E-mail: recruitment@rsa.org.uk
Url: https://www.thersa.org/about-us/Jobs/current-vacancies

Apr 112019

Trustee - Wessex Museums Trust

Organisation: Wessex Museums Trust
Vacancy Type: Trustee
Deadline: 7th May 2019
Region: Nation Wide

Vacancy Details

Join us as a trustee – and help shape the future of Wessex Museums

Would you like to…

  • Be part of a dynamic and innovative museums partnership?
  • Develop your skills in new areas?
  • Build a network of contacts in the arts and heritage sector?
  • Gain experience in strategic planning?
  • Be part of promoting culture in the South West?
  • Be involved in the planning of exciting art and exhibition programmes across four museums?
  • Use your experience to give something back to the community?

The Wessex Museums Trust is seeking two new trustees who hold strong connections to the region, and have a passion for art, culture and heritage.

Wessex Museums comprises four museums which tell the stories of Dorset and Wiltshire from prehistoric times to the present day – Dorset County Museum, Poole Museum, The Salisbury Museum and Wiltshire Museum. Together we form the charity, the Wessex Museums Trust and are an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation (NPO). Our ambition is to inspire more people to explore and enjoy the outstanding art and heritage of our region.

It is an exciting time for Wessex Museums. As we celebrate the 1st anniversary of becoming an NPO, we are seeing a series of pioneering initiatives come to fruition. This includes a contemporary artist-in-residence programme which begins touring all the museums this May. We are also planning a major exhibition on the life and work of Thomas Hardy in the summer of 2021. The exhibition will be on display simultaneously across the four museums, before touring to other venues nationally.

At such a pivotal time for the charity we are looking for one trustee to take a financial lead for the charity and another trustee that has experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Organisational/charity leadership and development
  • Business and enterprise
  • Fundraising
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Digital strategy

If you are interested in becoming one of our trustees, we would be delighted to hear from you. Please get in contact with a few details about yourself and we will send you the full role profile.

Advert Start Date: 3rd April 2019
Contact Telephone Number: 01202 262611
Contact Name: Kristina Broughton
Contact E-mail: kristina.broughton@bcpcouncil.gov.uk
Url: http://www.poolemuseum.org.uk/plan-your-visit/wessex-museums-partnership/trustee-opportunities/

Apr 112019

Chair - Arhag Housing Association

We are looking for a new Chair of the Board!

2019 is going to be a very busy and exciting year for Arhag. We are completing the works to our new office which we will share with our hub partners. The Hub will provide a range of services for Migrants and Refugees including employment skills and healthcare.

The launch of the Hub will be a defining moment for us as it is the centrepiece of our vision of becoming the 'Go To' organisation for Migrants and Refugees. Our maiden partnership bid to the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and successful and we were awarded £1m to provide services to BME women and girls. The Real Change Collective (RCC) was created to deliver the services has attached media coverage. The hotline and drop-in centre offered advice to over 70 BME women in a three-month period and improve their combined income by £150,000.

Arhag played a key role in the first ever Migrants Access to Housing Conference, raising awareness around issues facing Migrants and Refugees within the housing sector, and demonstrating areas of best practice. The event saw appearances from the then National Housing Federation David Orr and Chartered Institute of Housing CEO Terrie Alafat as well as national press coverage and social media discussion.

Arhag has continued to deliver on its vision, and has been able to influence others in the sector, with a sustained increase in media coverage and winning of two prestigious national awards, which is just the beginning of our new and exciting journey.

All this is happening while at the same time Arhag continues to manage, develop and expand out BME social housing footprint in key London boroughs and beyond and strives for excellence in service delivery.

We are seeking an individual who shares our passion to lead Arhag from the Chair, who is excited and motivated by what we have already achieved and has the skills and ambition to drive our mission for the next stage of our journey.

For full details, please see see the recruitment pack.

Deadline: Friday 19th April

Interview: Week commencing Monday 27th May

Please return your completed CV, Covering Letter and Equalities & Diversity Monitoring Form and Chair Advert Declaration Form to our Company Secretary at companysecretary@arhag.co.uk by 5pm Friday 19th April.

If you would like to have an informal chat about this role, please contact our Vice Chair, Mark Gomar on 07798 641675 or our CEO Cedric Boston on 0207 424 7370.

Apr 112019

Chair and Trustees - mySociety

Organisation: mySociety
Vacancy Type: Trustee
Deadline: 13th May 2019
Region; Nation Wide

Vacancy Details

Over the next three months we are looking to appoint a clutch of new board members for UK Citizens Online Democracy (our charity board) and for mySociety Ltd (our commercial board) as well as the uniquely important appointment of a new charity board Chair.

With this changing of the guard we have the opportunity to appoint new leadership and advisors to our boards. A strong and diverse board is essential to ensure that our organisation is well-run, solvent, operating within the law, and making the right strategic decisions.

Over the past few years we've already brought in new voices and opinions, improved our gender balance, and moved to fixed term appointments with a maximum of two consecutive three year terms. We're keen to continue this progress through the next phase of our development.

Applications and appointments

For our charity board we are looking for new Trustees who can bring additional legal and policy experience. Specifically we need help in understanding the impact of any legal challenges we might face, especially in relation to data protection and Freedom of Information. We also need advice on how best to shape and influence public policy and consultations, especially where they relate to Democratic Participation, Place and Communities or International Development.

Trustees should have experience of working with the charitable or not for profit sector and must have a passion for our goals and experience of pursuing them.

You can see the full advert and application process here.

For our commercial board we would like to appoint new Non-Executive Directors with SaaS development experience and service provision to government and the public sector. We would especially welcome experience in developing and scaling software as a service products, and working on, or commissioning, service provision within Local and Central Government; especially in relation to Democratic Participation, or Place and Communities.

It would be beneficial for Directors to have experience of working with the charitable or not for profit sector, but this is not essential. They of course must have a passion for our goals and experience of pursuing them.

You can see the full advert and application process here.

We're keen to continue to diversify the make-up of our boards and are particularly keen to see applications from women and underrepresented groups.

A unique new Chair

Appointing a new Chair is an exceptional opportunity to join a pretty amazing and committed, impactful charity. You'll work with your fellow Trustees and the senior management of mySociety to help shape and direct our growth and development over the next few years.

We want to recruit a Chair who represents the best of what mySociety has to offer, who can help extend our ambition, hold us to account and champion our cause. They will need to be comfortable representing UKCOD and mySociety publicly and be prepared to speak on our behalf from time to time.

They will help us continue to diversify our board and team across a range of occupational and personal backgrounds, ensuring we deliver on our support of equal opportunities in ways that reflect the range of our users and work programmes.

They will be able to use their experience and connections to contribute towards helping more people to be active citizens and improving access to and participation in democratic processes around the world.

If our mission motivates you in the way it motivates our staff and volunteers, we would love to hear from you and you can find full details for how to apply here.

Advert Start: Date 9th April 2019
Contact Telephone Number: 020 3239 0725
Contact Name: Mark Cridge
Contact E-mail: mark.cridge@mysociety.org
Url: https://www.mysociety.org/2019/04/09/could-you-be-the-next-chair-trustee-or-director-of-mysociety/