Aug 232019

Trustee/Vice Chair - The Harry's Rainbow Charitable Trust

Organisation: The Harry's Rainbow Charitable Trust
Reference: NCVO VC
Vacancy Type: Vice Chair
Deadline: 30th August 2019
Region: South East

Vacancy Details

Reports to: The Chairperson
Directly Manages: n/a
Indirectly manages: The Board

The Charity

Statistics show in the Milton Keynes area alone, on average, 100 parents will die in one year, leaving 170 dependent children. This figure is highly likely to be higher as we also support children in the surrounding areas, including Buckingham, Northampton and Leighton Buzzard.

We support children and young people in the Milton Keynes and surrounding areas, who have been bereaved of a parent or sibling. As well as providing information and guidance on our website and social networking sites, we provide various bereavement support services. These include regular support groups, activities and trips, and individual tailored support, as appropriate.

The support package we provide is predominantly built to support the bereaved child, but all activities consider the whole family to ensure that parents and carers are involved and also supported as a result. This also includes the larger extended family where there may be step siblings and parents.

The various services we provide are designed to ensure that bereaved children are supported in the grieving process, from provision of books and resources and individually tailored memory boxes to activities that promote wellbeing by building confidence and self-esteem. Facilitating contact with others who have also suffered a bereavement can also reduce the feeling of isolation and loneliness.

General Responsibilities of a Trustee

  • Ensuring that the organisation pursues its stated objects (purposes), as defined in its governing document, by developing and agreeing a long-term strategy
  • Ensuring that the organisation complies with its governing document, charity law, company law and any other relevant legislation or regulations
  • Ensuring that the organisation applies its resources exclusively in pursuance of its charitable objects (ie the charity must not spend money on activities that are not included in its own objects, however worthwhile or charitable those activities are) for the benefit of the public
  • Ensuring that the organisation defines its goals and evaluates performance against agreed targets
  • Safeguarding the good name and values of the organisation
  • Ensuring the effective and efficient administration of the organisation, including having appropriate policies and procedures in place
  • Ensuring the financial stability of the organisation
  • Protecting and managing the property of the charity and ensuring the proper investment of the charity's funds
  • Following proper and formal arrangements for the appointment, supervision, support, appraisal and remuneration of the chief executive
  • Attend at least 75% of board meetings
  • Attend additional ‘emergency' meetings where necessary
  • Aim to attend at least 2 events and/or support groups throughout each year
  • Attend the AGM, which is normally held in November
  • Report any problems, personal concerns or absence to the Secretary
  • Report any conflict of interest to the Board of Trustees as soon as possible
  • Adhere to the charity's own Code of Conduct
  • When involved in operational activities, for example on the Events Team, be clear about the capacity of the role taken on, what is and isn't authorised and who to report to

In addition to the general responsibilities of a trustee, duties include the following:

  • Providing leadership to the organisation and the board by ensuring that everyone remains focused on the delivery of the organisation's charitable purposes in order to provide greater public benefit
  • To assist the chairperson in ensuring the Charity is compliant with relevant legislation, as well as the requirements of regulatory bodies such as the Charity Commission
  • To act as deputy, in the chairperson's absence, and chair and facilitate board meetings
  • To assist in giving direction to board policy-making
  • Checking that decisions taken at meetings are implemented
  • Representing the organisation at functions and meetings, and acting as a spokesperson as appropriate
  • Bringing impartiality and objectivity to decision-making
  • To be designated chairperson should the existing chairperson step down

With the Chief Executive Officer (CEO):

  • To assist the chairperson however required

Where staff are employed:

  • To assist the chairperson however required
  • Sitting on appointment and disciplinary panels

Person specification

  • Commitment to the organisation for at least one year
  • Leadership skills
  • Experience of committee work
  • A willingness to devote the necessary time and effort to their duties as Vice Chairperson and Trustee
  • Ability to take decisions for the good of the organisation
  • Excellent communication skills, including tact and diplomacy
  • Willingness to speak one's mind and listen to the views of others
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a team
  • Understanding of the legal responsibilities and liabilities of a Trustee
  • Impartiality, fairness and the ability to respect confidences

Additional information

To be a Vice Chairperson:

  • You must be 18 or over
  • You must not have been convicted of a serious crime
  • You must not have been declared bankrupt
  • You must not have been disqualified as a Company Director
  • There will be a probationary period of 3 months

Advert Start Date: 21st August 2019
Contact Telephone Number: 07507111066
Contact Name: Heidi Math
Contact E-mail:

Aug 212019

2 Independent Non-Executive Directors - Sussex Cricket Limited (SCL)

Location: Hove
Date Posted: 16/08/2019
Closing Date: 15/09/2019

The SCL Board is seeking to identify and co-opt two independent Non-Executive Directors within the next year (by June 2020). It invites interested parties to attend a Briefing session with the Chair of SCL and the Chief Executive, between 6pm and 8pm on Thursday 19th September or Monday 23rd September 2019 at the 1st Central County Ground, Eaton Road, Hove, BN3 3AN.

Individuals should register their interest with Laura Walford at

The Board of Sussex Cricket Limited is the governing body for cricket within Sussex and derives its authority from the Membership, for whose benefit (and the common good) the Organisation exists.

The role of the Board is:

  • to create, adopt and monitor the strategy to promote cricket in Sussex;
  • to guide, support and monitor the operational management of the Organisation; and,
  • to ensure that all forms of risk are identified and managed effectively.

The Board of Directors meet formally between four and six times per year and the role is unpaid (apart from some expenses).

Sussex Cricket is about ‘inspiring a passion for cricket’. The Board of Directors is responsible for ensuring that Sussex competes each season at as high a level as possible in the professional game and in competitions organised by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB). In addition, ‘inspiring a passion for cricket’ includes developing the future professional cricketers of tomorrow, further enhancing Women and Girls’ cricket, organising and supporting the recreational game across Sussex, and promoting cricket in the community as a means for the development of young people and adults, including those with disabilities.

For a full list of the objectives of Sussex Cricket Limited and the responsibilities of the Board of Directors, please see the RULES and REGULATIONS, available on the Sussex Cricket website ( and follow the prompts at ‘Club’, and then ‘Club Governance’).

The Board of Directors of Sussex Cricket Limited (SCL) consists of elected Directors, an Honorary Treasurer, up to three Executive Directors and up to four independent Non Executive Directors co-opted by the Board of Directors (please see the RULES, paragraphs 7.29 to 7.33).

The Roles, Responsibilities and Individual Competencies of Directors of the Board of SCL are detailed in REGULATION 10 under the heading ‘Qualification for Board Director’.

The Board’s aim is to represent the diverse mix of backgrounds and identities present across our Sussex cricket communities.

In seeking to co-opt two independent Non-Executive Directors, the Board would welcome interest from people with a legal background and/or experience/interest in women’s cricket.

The Board is committed to promoting diversity and inclusiveness and no candidate will be excluded on the grounds of sex, gender reassignment, pregnancy, maternity, race, marital status, disability, age, religion, belief or sexual orientation.

The Briefing session will provide an ideal opportunity for anyone interested in becoming an independent Non-Executive Director of SCL to find out more about the role of the Board and to meet and talk with the current Chair and Chief Executive of the SCL. Application forms will be available at this Briefing session. These will then be considered by the SCL Nominations and Elections Committee and recommendations made to the Board of Directors.

If you would like to learn more, please register your interest with Laura Walford at

Aug 202019

Non-Executive Director - Brio Leisure

Business / Organisation Name: Brio Leisure
Business / Organisation Sector: Not-for-Profit
Business / Organisation Website:
Business / Organisation Type: Association
Role Title: Non-Executive Director
Remuneration: Paid

Role Description

Non Executive Director
Job reference: REF-18-GBSV9TL

We’re Brio Leisure – the ambitious and innovative face of community leisure! Our mission is to ensure that everyone in Cheshire West and Chester can live a happier, healthier life with affordable access to great fitness, entertainment facilities alongside health & wellness services.

Exciting opportunities have opened up for three highly talented and strategically minded individuals to join the Brio Board as Non-Executive Directors, to continue to help shape and champion our successful community interest company

We’re interested in people who have experience in the following:

  • Capital investment and project management, as we have an extensive asset portfolio and forthcoming development projects on the horizon;
  • Digital and Business professional expertise, to support ongoing transition through technical innovation, as a leisure industry leader;
  • Legal and/or Commercial experience, providing financial acumen and awareness of market trends, and seeking out business opportunities.

You’ll not only be providing strategic direction and governance, but your passion in all things health & wellbeing will be invaluable in supporting our management team. Ideally you’ll have worked as part of a board or at a senior management level previously.

Our board of directors work in collaboration with a number of key agencies across the borough to further strengthen our reputation as a leading leisure and wellbeing provider. Your drive, ambition and forward thinking will help ensure this continues to be the case.

In return, you’ll become part of a strong board that is committed to making Brio Leisure an exemplar company – blending commercial drive with strong social values. We are a successful organization and have recently won UK Active Organisation of the Year 2019; we are members of the Parliamentary Review panel 2019, and most recently have been listed in the London Stock Exchange 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain 2019.

This role will be for a period of four years and is subject to annual review. You’ll be expected to commit to providing the equivalent of 2 days per month, which includes attendance at quarterly scheduled board meetings. In return there is remuneration of up to £7000 per annum and reasonable expenses will also be paid. Preference will be given to applicants residing in Cheshire West and Chester, or who have had previous employment in the borough. The posts are as a result of a retiring director and changes to our Articles of Association, and you’ll be required to take up the post in November 2019.

If you’d like to discuss your skills and suitability further, please contact David Woods, Chair Designate or Elly McFahn, Managing Director at and we’ll be able to chat through with you.

Interviews are scheduled to take place in early October 2019. Further information is available on our website.

Closing Date: Sunday 22nd September 2019

Application Details

***To apply for the above post, please submit your CV to ***

IMPORTANT - Invitations to interview are sent to the email address provided on your application form. Please ensure that you check your email account regularly.

Closing Date: 22/09/2019
Contact Telephone: 01244567258
Contact Email:

Aug 202019

Board Member - Walsall Housing Group

Business / Organisation Name: Walsall Housing Group
Business / Organisation Sector: Not-for-Profit
Business / Organisation Website:
Business / Organisation Type: Charity or Not-for-Profit
Role Title: Board Member
Remuneration: Paid

Role Description

As one of the Midlands’ leading landlords, whg helps thousands of people access safe, affordable and energy efficient homes. We are seeking new Board members and Committee members who can provide support and challenge through strategic debate and decision making.

We are recruiting to the whg Group Board and the Board of Anthem Homes, which is our commercial subsidiary responsible for developing homes for Outright Sale. We are also looking for committee members for our Audit and Assurance Committee and our new Development Committee.

Application Details

whg are looking to recruit new board members who share our vision and commitment to improving local communities.

We particularly welcome applications from candidates with experience in property development, finance or treasury management.

However, as a community-focused business we are also keen to recruit members from a wide range of backgrounds, who can add value by their ability to think differently and strategically. As we seek to increase the diversity of our board, we particularly welcome applications from women.

For further information about the role and instructions on how to apply, please download the recruitment pack from our website.

Closing Date: 16/09/2019
Contact Name: Karen Marshall
Contact Telephone: 01922 425705
Contact Email:

Aug 202019

Trustee - Into The Light Counselling and Support for Survivors CIC

Organisation: Into The Light Counselling and Support for Survivors CIC
Vacancy Type: Trustee
Deadline: 31st December 2019
Region: London

Vacancy Details

Volunteer Director/Trustee with Energy and Ideas Wanted!

Do you have the passion and commitment to be part of the Into The Light Counselling and Support for Survivors Community Interest Company working to improve the health and well being of Survivors of sexual abuse?

We are looking for a new Director to join our effective and friendly board of Directors to build on the success we have had over the last twenty years and steer the project forward.

We are particularly seeking Directors with expertise in one or more of the following:

  • Fundraising Experience
  • Business Background
  • Counselling Profession

You will need to be able to attend Directors meetings three times a year, and any other sub-committee meetings and contribute to the work of the project. Directors roles are voluntary.

We can pay travel expenses.

To find out more please email us at and we will send you an information pack with all the details.

Advert Start Date: 15th August 2019
Contact Telephone Number: N/A
Contact Name: Rebecca
Contact E-mail:

Aug 192019

Chair - OpenEdge-Transforming Conflict

Organisation: OpenEdge Transforming Conflict
Reference: OE01
Vacancy Type: Chair
Deadline: 16th September 2019
Region: Nation Wide

Vacancy Details

Interim Chair of Trustees needed for OpenEdge-Transforming Conflict

Who are we?

OpenEdge-Transforming Conflict came together because we wanted to share a different approach to conflict, peace, identity politics, justice and development, where relationship is key to transforming violent systems and beliefs. With many years experience in UK and international conflict work, we found ourselves increasingly bound by the restrictions of traditional approaches.

Our work is underpinned by concepts such as decade-thinking rather than project funding-thinking, built in obsolescence of outside technical expertise, interdependent needs, multiple social truths, empathy and resonance; concepts that don't always fit a traditional log-frame!

We are a small but unique team with broad experience and expertise, working in diverse contexts in the UK and internationally. We concern ourselves with hid- den, unconscious and normalised violences and challenges within human thinking, systems and structures, and personal behaviours. By working with day-to-day lived experiences, we identify the un-asked questions and seek out the un-ad- dressed blockages, to get to the roots. We reunify individual and systemic experiences to bring both personal and structural transformation. We are passionate about and good at what we do! ...AND WE NEED YOUR HELP!

Check us out individually and collectively here! Our charitable objects and constitution

What's the ask?

OpenEdge is looking for an enthusiastic individual who would value being in the role of Interim Chair of Trustees with a developing small charity. This opportunity would suit anyone who has experience of being a trustee and is looking to build your skills, practice and portfolio. We are small and only work part time hours a week, so this is a gentle yet exciting challenge to develop yourself and expand your edges, as you support us to do the same.


The purpose of our Interim Chair is to help OpenEdge prepare for development of our activities and projects.


The role of interim Chair requires you to create and undertake tasks in the following areas connection, review, development ...lite (because we are so small)!

In collaboration with all the OpenEdge community, we invite you to...

  1. Build Connection:
    Listen, learn and get to know us. Get to know our talents and experience, individually and collectively
    Get excited by our work and understand what we do and why we want to do it. Understand our purpose, and what we want to develop in the next 5 years
  2. Review our activities and organisation:
    Help us identify and understand where our work and organisation is weak in supporting our organisational purpose
    Energise, motivate and facilitate us to create a clear, collective strate- gy to attend to the gaps, and build on the strengths, to better achieve our purpose
  3. Develop all areas of the organisation:
    Help us consolidate our collective ideas for development of activities and projects, and along with the organisational, governance and income generation elements, capture this in an organisational strategy
    Create an action plan with us, to bring our development strategy into be- ing...


While meeting Charities Commission requirements and best practices, and fully connected to the vision and strategy for developing activities and projects to achieve our purpose, bring 'power-with' thinking, systems and structures to our work and our organisation. Be creative and collaborative to help us develop sustainable and resilient

  • fundraising and income generation
  • financial systems and controls
  • feedback and accountability systems
  • external publicity and communication
  • research, professional and project development
  • networks with possible partners and funders
  • organisational roles, relationships, tasks, meetings, and decision making
  • record keeping, policies, information flow
  • ..anything more that is identified...

Application process

We invite you to apply if you can demonstrate the following:

  • embody a collaborative, 'power-with' approach to working in organisations
  • have experience of managing and developing organisations towards being more sustainable and resilient (either within an organisation or as a trustee)
  • have a depth of awareness and understanding of life experiences beyond mainstream Western or Global North centric life experiences
  • have experience of being a trustee for a UK based charity, with knowledge of the purpose and functioning of a board of governance, and readiness to develop this as you develop the board and the organisation
  • are ready to match your needs, skills and contributions, with our needs, expertise and purpose
  • you have a current enhanced DBS certificate, or are in the process of current enhanced disclosure application
  • can provide a relevant professional reference
  • can commit to 6 months with us.

Giving examples of the above, please send us a one or two page document, telling us

  • about yourself, your personal and professional passions and experiences
  • why you would like the role of Chair of Trustees with OpenEdge
  • what you will bring
  • what you will need
  • what you will learn
  • anything else you would like to share

Please send this, along with your CV, to If you have any questions, please contact us at the same email address.

We look forward to hearing from you!


  • Closing date for applications: 5pm, Monday 16th September 2019.
  • By 20th September we will let you know if we would like to invite you to an online conversation with us, to discuss more and see how we can work together.
  • On 25th September, we will meet 3 final candidates to discuss more and see how we can work together.
  • By Tuesday 1st October 2019 we will formally let you know if you have been selected, with feedback about our decision.
  • Appointment of Interim Chair will take place in an online meeting of the board, on Thursday 10th October 2019, 11am-1pm.

Advert Start Date: 17th August 2019
Contact Telephone Number: 07475714188
Contact Name: Sarri Bater
Contact E-mail:

Aug 172019

Non-Executive Director - Magenta Living

Job Reference: 000218
Closing Date: 08/09/2019
Salary: £5,000 per annum plus expenses
Department: Executive Leadership Team (ELT)
Status: Fixed Term
Hours Per week: Not Specified

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Board Director to join our busy company.

Magenta Living is the largest registered housing provider in Wirral and a not-for-profit organisation, owning and managing just under 13,000 properties. Employing around 500 staff, we are a significant local employer demonstrated by our accreditations of Investors in People Gold standard and our Customer Service Excellence certificate.

This is an exciting time to join Magenta Living - we have invested almost £200 million in our existing properties and have ambitious plans to add to the 239 properties already on site being constructed with a further 400 to follow in our development program for social / affordable / private rent, shared ownership and private market sale over the coming years across Wirral, Halton and Cheshire East and Cheshire West.

The successful candidate will have:

  • significant commercial business acumen / commercial development / commercial construction sector experience
  • significant experience of asset management and business growth
  • property sales experience
  • executive level housing sector experience
  • non-executive director experience with the ability to offer constructive challenge
  • knowledge of the North West housing market

Applications are particularly encouraged from women and BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) candidates who are currently under-represented on our Board (Section 158 of the Equality Act 2010).

To apply please submit your CV with a covering letter explaining your relevant experience and why you are interested in the role.

The Next Steps

To arrange an informal chat to find out more about the role please contact Linda Eastwood on 0151 606 3150

Interview date(s): Thursday 19th September 2019

To find out more about Working for Magenta Living such as our values and fantastic employee benefits package, click here.

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Aug 162019

Non-Executive Director - ORE Catapult

Recruiter: Catapult
Location: Nationwide
Salary: £10,000 per annum (Rising to £12,000 if appointed Chair of a sub-committee)
Posted: 12 Aug 2019
Closes: 30 Aug 2019
Job Function: Non Executive Director
Industry: Public

ORE Catapult

Non Executive Director – £10,000 per annum (Rising to £12,000 if appointed Chair of a sub-committee)

Offshore Renewable Energy (“ORE”) Catapult is one of a network of world-leading centres designed to transform the UK’s capability for innovation in specific areas and help drive future economic growth.

The vision for ORE Catapult is to be the world’s leading offshore renewables technology centre. ORE Catapult’s mission is to accelerate the creation and growth of UK companies in the offshore renewable energy sector and add substantial GVA to the UK economy.

ORE Catapult is seeking a Non-Executive Director for an initial term of three years which may be extended for a second term. The duties as a Non-Executive Director will vary but will include as a minimum:

  • attendance and participation at Company meetings, either in person or remotely via electronic link;
  • service on the Company’s Sub Committees as directed from time to time;
  • participation in ad-hoc discussions between the Board and other employees of the Company and individuals as agreed from time to time; and
  • promoting, protecting, developing and extending the business of the Company.

We are looking for experienced Board Members who are strategic, innovative and understanding of sector.

We are keen to speak to candidates from a Finance and Accountancy background as we are looking to appoint the role as Vice Chair of the Audit Committee, therefore a recognised accountancy qualification and background in the finance and accountancy space is essential.

In terms of time commitment for the role: There are 4 - 5 board meetings and 2 strategy meetings per year. There are typically 3 Audit committee meetings per year.

The Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult appreciates the value of diversity in the workforce and would welcome applications from the broadest range of candidates.

A copy of the Annual report for 2017/2018 can be downloaded here

The current Board of Directors can be viewed at

Further detail on the organisation can be found at

For a confidential discussion about the role please contact Debbie Shields or Donogh O’Brien on 0141 212 7555.

To apply, please complete the form and upload your cover letter and CV. You should receive an automatic acknowledgement - if you do not receive this, please contact Sarah Maguire on 0141 212 7555.

Closing Date: Friday 30th August 2019

Aug 162019

Chair - Sussex Wildlife Trust

Business / Organisation Name: Sussex Wildlife Trust
Business / Organisation Sector: Not-for-Profit
Business / Organisation Type: Association
Role Title: Chair
Remuneration: Unpaid

Role Description

We are looking to continue to reflect key business experience through our board of trustees and are seeking to recruit two additional representatives with a combination of significant project management and/or fundraising and marketing expertise.

The successful candidates will be familiar with the responsibilities of both charity governance and management and have experience of being a trustee, advising on effective strategic direction as well as development and implementation of major capital projects, such as the set-up and development of visitor centres, and/or fundraising.

In addition, experience of Health & Safety, HR knowledge and chartered accountancy skills would be advantageous.

This role is voluntary and unpaid. If you have experience in any of these areas and would like to help us make Sussex a place for nature’s recovery, we would very much like to hear from you.

Application Details

Please send your up-to-date CV along with a covering letter to the Chief Executive Office, or telephone 01273 497526 for an informal talk.

Closing Date: 30/09/2019
Contact Name: Maria Jonsson
Contact Telephone: 01273 497526
Contact Email:

Aug 142019

Board Member - Clarion Housing Group

Recruiter: Clarion Housing Group
Location: London
Salary: Remunerated
Posted: 12 Aug 2019
Closes: 03 Sep 2019
Job Function: Board Member
Industry: Construction / Property

Clarion Housing Group is the country’s largest housing association, with a turnover in excess of £815m and nearly 125,000 homes nationwide.

We are a business for social purpose and a leading developer, committed to building 50,000 homes over the next 10 years. We are also delivering one of the most substantial social investment programmes in the UK, committing £150m over 10 years to support communities and improve the lives of our residents.

We are proud of our national footprint and capacity to have a positive impact across the country. Building new homes and investing in communities is a high priority. Our scale, talented workforce of over 4,000 people and financial strength allow us to take a long-term vision and approach to investment in our homes and communities, helping to deliver on our mission to provide good quality, affordable homes and neighbourhoods to people inadequately served by the market.

With the appointment of a new Chair, David Avery earlier this year, and a number of current board members due to complete their maximum terms in the coming year, we are looking to strengthen our already high-calibre board ensuring we bring in new board members who will add diversity and quality as we navigate the urgency and complexity of the housing crisis in this country.

We are looking to appoint up to four new board members in 2019 and initially looking for people with either track records in senior roles within digital marketing and communications gained in large complex, customer-facing organisations or bring significant experience of local authorities and the public sector, and ideally knowledge of planning legislation and policy. A strong understanding of good governance and prior experience as a serving non-executive is desirable.

We are embedding diversity and inclusion into everything we do at Clarion and we will welcome applications from people with the widest possible range of backgrounds.

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to Clarion Housing Group on this appointment. For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit using reference JADAUB. Alternatively, telephone +44 (0)20 7227 0880 (during office hours).

Applications should be received by noon on Tuesday 3 September 2019.