Oct 212019

Non-Executive Chair - The Football Foundation

Recruiter: The Football Foundation
Website: http://www.footballfoundation.org.uk
Location: London
Salary: Non-remunerated; expenses only
Posted: 18 Oct 2019
Closes: 11 Nov 2019
Job Function: Board Member, Chair, Chairman, Non Executive Chair, Non Executive Director, Trustees
Industry: Charities, Hospitality / Leisure, Fitness / Sport, Sport
Position Type: Permanent

The Premier League, the FA and the Government’s charity, the Football Foundation, is the largest sports charity in the UK – with an annual budget of c. £72 million, which is invested into grassroots football. The prime objective of the Foundation is to deliver the National Football Facilities Strategy, a targeted investment into local grassroots football facilities to improve the quality and experience of playing at this level, while improving lives and strengthening communities.

The Foundation is seeking to appoint a senior, altruistically-minded figure to chair its non-remunerated Board of Trustees, which comprises influential figures from across football who are dedicated to supporting the national game at the grassroots level.


  • Chair four meetings of the Board of Trustees per calendar year. Promote the highest standards of governance and transparency, ensuring that the Board fulfils its responsibilities for the governance of the charity.
  • Together with the Board and the Chief Executive, determine the strategic direction of the Foundation and set policy.
  • Represent the Foundation, as appropriate and required, at official events.


  • Experience of chairing a Board at the highest level and a track record of running a substantial business or comparable organisation.
  • Top-level communication skills, confident public speaker able to manage the media in all its forms.
  • Comfortable acting as an Ambassador for the Foundation.
  • Working knowledge and genuine interest in the charitable sector; an interest in sports and an understanding of the inter-relationships between Sports Governing Bodies in the UK

This is an opportunity to make a major contribution to football at the grassroots level. If you are interested in becoming the Foundation’s Non-executive Chair, please download the Information Pack from this page or visit our website.

The closing date is: Sunday 10 November 2019 (midnight).

Supporting documents

Oct 192019

4 Non-Executive Directors - Chorus Education Trust

Recruiter: Academy Ambassadors
Location: Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Salary: Unpaid/voluntary
Posted: 14 Oct 2019
Closes: 14 Nov 2019
Ref: Chorus Education Trust
Job role: NED/Trustee
Sector: Education and training
Contract type: Contract
Hours: Part time

Chorus Education Trust seeks to recruit four non-executive directors to the board, which currently oversees three secondary academies and has plans to expand further in the future. In December last year Westfield School in Sheffield joined the trust and in September this year Hope Valley College joined the trust: both schools were deemed inadequate by Ofsted when then joined.

The trust team are currently working with both schools, sharing skills and experience to build capacity and quality. Early evidence is encouraging, but clearly there is much more to do. The trust seeks professionals who are keen to work with the trust’s team and make a strong contribution to consolidating the trust’s position and developing the trust into its next phase. Board meetings are held in the Sheffield area.

About the trust

Chorus Education Trust started as Silverdale Multi-Academy Trust, with Silverdale School at its centre. Silverdale School is based in state-of-the-art buildings in south-west Sheffield. It is considerably oversubscribed and includes a highly successful sixth form; over 30 languages are spoken across the diverse and rich community.

Chorus Education Trust now served almost three-and-a half-thousand students (some of whom come of areas of disadvantage) and employs over 300 staff. The annual budget is approximately £20 million.

The trust’s Teaching School - one of the biggest in the country - was designated as one of the first

Teaching Schools in 2012 and sits at the heart of the Sheffield Teaching School Alliance (STSA). It has a large, cross-phase, nationally-recognised School Direct Teacher Training Programme in conjunction with Sheffield Hallam University, providing Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs) and a fully developed programme of professional development for existing teachers.

Plans for the future

Four key challenges for the trust over the next 12-24 months are:

  • Consolidating the trust’s position, now that it has three secondary schools. Ensuring each school is stable and growing in line with the trust’s strategic plans.
  • Building additional capacity and skill in the new board as several new trustees join at the same time.
  • Further improving the performance of Westfield School and Hope Valley College.
  • Management of finance and funding.

Trust ethos & values

The trust aims to be highly inclusive and aspirational for its students - with a strong emphasis on outstanding teaching and learning.

URL to full mission statement https://www.chorustrust.org/aboutus

Role summary

Number of positions advertised: 4 Roles 1 to 4 – Trustee/Non-Executive Director

Trustees – or non-executive directors - are both charity trustees and company directors of the academy trust. The core functions of their roles are: ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction; holding executive leaders to account for the educational and financial performance of a charitable company funded by the public purse.

The board of trustees manages the business of the academy trust and may exercise all the powers of the trust in compliance with its charitable objects, company and charity law.

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

In the interests of safeguarding (and in accordance with DfE requirements) all new trustees will be subject to an enhanced disclosure and barring service check.

Person specification

The trust seeks professionals who are keen to share their specialist skills in a broad strategic context to help build further on its strong reputation and further raise standards in the sponsored academies. This may require some trustees to join working parties (along with fellow trustees and trust staff) to target specific projects, in order to challenge and support the trust’s leaders.

Every trustee is expected to abide by the trust’s code of conduct and the seven principles of public life seven principles of public life set out by Lord Nolan: selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership.

The Competency Framework for Governance (DfE) 2017 details the knowledge, skills and behaviours required for effective governance:

The strategic expertise required for this role includes:

  • Essential (due to multiple roles, candidates may be accepted who possess one or more of the skills below)
    • CFO/ Finance
    • CEO/General Management
    • HR
    • IT/technology
    • Risk
  • Desirable
    • Change Management
    • Growth Management
    • Non-executive director
    • Corporate Governance

The trust seeks pro-active people who will prepare thoroughly for the meetings and are able to contribute to specific projects/working parties as necessary, working closely with other trustees and employees. Senior experience in either the public or business sector is welcomed.

Time commitment

Board meetings are held every half term (= 6 meetings a year) and are held on Thursday evenings starting at 6 pm and run for 2 hours. The trust has two sub-committees (Resources & Finance and Education Standards) to which some trustees are invited to join. For those with more time available, there will be the opportunity to bring challenge and support to working parties to drive improvements further and help the board understand the day-to-day challenges.

An induction programme will be devised to meet individual needs but this may be in conjunction with other newly appointed trustees. It is expected that trustees would need to devote around 8 hours per month minimum which would include reading papers and attending meetings as well as any training and follow-up.

Location of board meetings and trust website

Silverdale School, Bents Crescent, Sheffield, S11 9QH
Governance structure


Background on academy trusts

Academy schools, which are charities run independently of local authority control, now account for 74% of secondary schools and 31% 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 832 multi academy trusts of 3+ 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.

“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 (2019)

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.


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 15th November 2019

Interviews: TBC

Oct 192019

Trustee - The Sikh Channel

Organisation: The Sikh Channel
Vacancy Type: Trustee
Deadline: 5th November 2019
Region: Nation Wide

Vacancy Details

Sikh Channel is the world's first 24/7 free-to-air television channel specifically made for the global Sikh Community.

Starting in 2010, the Sikh Channel has grown from a fledgling start-up channel to what is now an established, free-to-air, broadcaster catering to diverse communities around the world. We have 4 million viewers globally, thanks in part to our added presence in Canada on Rogers TV and Bell Fibe as well as our established bases in the UK and India.

The channel boasts millions of additional viewers online as our website provides free access to the channel 24/7 to anyone anywhere. We also have our own apps, meaning that for the first time in history, a Sikh faith channel is available in any part of the world on most Smart TVs.

Sikh Channel's Trust Board is now looking to recruit additional Trustees to be Non-Executive Directors, tasked with shaping the future direction and projects of the Channel as well as assisting with the fundraising aims and projects of Sikh Channel Aid and ensuring good governance.

We, therefore, need experienced members of the public to join our Board. We are particularly keen to recruit members who have one or more of the following skills:

  • Governance
  • Experience of working in media
  • International aid work
  • Compliance

These are voluntary positions although travel to meetings and out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed.

To apply for a trustee position and a place on Sikh Channel's Trust Board, please send a covering letter outlining why you consider yourself to be suitable and the reasons for your interest in the role, along with your CV and full contact details (including daytime and evening telephone numbers) to:


Sikh Channel will then send you further information on becoming a trustee.

Advert Start Date: 16th October 2019
Contact Telephone Number: 01213801050
Contact Name: Sharon Charlton
Contact E-mail: sharon.charlton@sikhchannel.tv
Url: www.sikhchannel.tv

Oct 192019

Non-Executive Director - St Leger Homes

Location: Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Posted: 16/10/2019 (12:03)
Agency: Brewster Partners

The Company

St Leger Homes manages Doncaster's 20,000 council homes and provides a range of innovative additional services to support the tenant community.

We are a high performing organisation and are recognised as such. We operate as Doncaster Council's award winning social housing company. A proud and passionate organisation providing homes in neighbourhoods that people are proud to live in.

As an Arm's Length Management Organisation (ALMO) we provide services on behalf of Doncaster Council and have an excellent relationship with both the Executive team members and local Councillors.

We're delighted that we recently signed a new management agreement which means we will continue to manage Doncaster's council housing until 31st March 2024. We also recently launched an ambitious Corporate Plan setting out our vision for the next five years.

We had over two thousand ideas and comments from tenants, staff and partners from our consultation events around the borough which demonstrates both our reach and our engagement with our communities. We won one national award and were shortlisted for seven further awards during the last twelve months - and alongside this we also secured a number of important accreditations.

We have been awarded the highest health and safety rating from the British Safety Council for the eighth year in a row - and we have also received our Customer Service Excellence re-accreditation from the Government for the ninth consecutive year. 2019 also marks the centenary of council housing being introduced in the UK - we are delighted to have been raising awareness of this throughout the year.

We remain a good performing, mid-to-low cost housing provider, but we aren't being complacent. We continue to aim high as an organisation, transforming our services, tackling challenges and adding to the experience by adding new Board members and tenant representatives.

The Role

The role of the Board Member will be to effectively contribute to decision-making at Board level, providing an independent viewpoint and challenge, in order to contribute to the strategic vision and operational focus to deliver sustainable organisational development. The time commitment for this role will be approximately 2 days per month. We are looking for individuals who have the following skills or come from the following employment background:-

  • Finance
  • Legal
  • HR/Organisational Development
  • Housing background
  • Public Sector or Voluntary Organisation background
  • Have an awareness of Doncaster / South Yorkshire issues.

The Candidate

The successful applicant will join a highly motivate and capable Board who are all individually and collectively committed to providing the best services for the tenants of Doncaster's council homes.

As part of their Board responsibilities, candidates will be required to attend 6 Board Meetings per annum (held bi-monthly), 2 Board Strategic Planning Away Days per annum as well as joining a sub-committee of the Board which meets 4 times per annum.

All new Board members are fully supported in fulfilling their role and will also receive training and be supported by our Executive Directors. To apply, candidates must meet the following criteria

  • Be over 18 years of age
  • Not be employed by St Leger Homes or Doncaster Council.
  • Not be a Doncaster Council Councillor

For further information or to apply please contact Sarah Metcalfe of Brewster McBride Search & Selection on 01302 308 040 smetcalfe@brewsterpartners.co.uk 

Brewster McBride Search & Selection is a division of the Brewster Partners Recruitment Group focusing on the recruitment of executive talent. Please visit our website at for more details about how we may be able to assist you in your job search.

Oct 192019

Trustee - Friends of the Geffrye Museum

Organisation: Friends of the Geffrye Museum
Reference: Social Media Coordinator
Vacancy Type: Trustee
Deadline: 17th November 2019

Vacancy Details

To prepare for the Museum's reopening, and for a more digitally engaged future, the Friends have undertaken a communications review which has identified the need for new social media campaigns. We are seeking someone to fill a new Trustee role to lead the devising and running these campaigns.

The Social Media Coordinator will be supported by our Communications Working Group and responsible for ensuring that our current Facebook and Twitter accounts are regularly refreshed with suitable engaging material.

They will also be responsible for establishing our presence on other platforms. Experience of planning social media campaigns and familiarity with several social media platforms is required.

Advert Start Date: 17th October 2019
Contact Telephone Number: 07747024394
Contact Name: sarah martin
Contact E-mail: sarahmartinn7@googlemail.com
Url: www.fotgm.org

Oct 182019

Chair - Sovereign Housing Group

Recruiter: Sovereign Housing Group
Location: Basingstoke
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 16 Oct 2019
Closes: 06 Nov 2019
Job Function: Chair
Industry: Charities, Construction / Property

Sovereign is one of the largest housing associations in the country. With deep connections to our communities, we manage more than 58,000 homes across the south, south west and Isle of Wight. We’re also one of the largest providers of new and much-needed affordable homes in the sector. We’re driven by our social purpose, where our residents are at the heart of everything we do and our ambition is to provide more homes, better places and excellent services.

While we’re not-for-profit – with every penny reinvested in homes and services – we are a major business. With the financial clout of a FTSE-250 business, we combine our financial and organisational strength, along with funding from government, banking and capital markets, to maximise our social impact.

Our fantastic people, good reputation and strong financial and organisational foundations mean we can do even more as we work towards achieving our ambitious five-year strategy.

Our current Chair, Gordon Holdcroft will be leaving us in 2020 as he reaches his maximum term in office following an extended period of outstanding service. We’re seeking an exceptional individual to step into the Non-Executive role of Chair of Board and take our organisation on the next stage of its journey. This is a challenging and high-profile role requiring a strong and commercially-astute leader who is highly regarded, influential and people orientated.

We are looking for someone with substantial board level experience as an executive or non-executive in large complex consumer facing organisations. The incoming Chair will bring strong commercial and financial awareness with the ability to listen, engage and inspire as well as analyse performance, financial and other business information in organisations with a diverse range of activities, objectives and stakeholders. Potential candidates will be strongly aligned to Sovereign’s culture and values, demonstrating a collaborative, enabling leadership style and a deep and authentic commitment to generating social value.

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to Sovereign on this appointment. Candidates should apply for this role through our website at www.saxbam.com/appointments, using code JAHAE. Click on the ‘apply’ button and follow the instructions to upload a CV and cover letter.

The closing date for applications is noon on Wednesday 6 November 2019.

Oct 182019

Trustee - Church of England Pensions Board

Recruiter: Campbell Tickell ltd
Location: London
Salary: Unremunerated
Posted: 16 Oct 2019
Closes: 13 Nov 2019
Job Function: Trustees
Industry: Not-For-Profit, Housing / Regeneration

The Pensions Board has been providing pensions and housing for retired clergy for 100 years. We now assist over 40,000 people, manage funds in excess of £2.5 billion, we have issued two bonds raising £100 million in recent years and have retirement housing assets of £350m.

Housing is a critical part of what the Pensions Board does, as we assist those who have been unable to make their own provision for somewhere to live in retirement. We currently provide homes for some 2000 retired clergy across the country, either to rent, or to purchase through a shared ownership scheme. We have seven Christian retirement (supported housing) communities to house clergy pensioners who want to live as independently as possible but with access to support services.

The range of issues considered by the Board is complex and diverse as a new Trustee you will operate within a published set of values, including behaving with openness and transparency, understanding our customers and their needs, and valuing our people and the contribution that they make.

We are now looking for a Trustee with senior corporate finance or housing finance background who will come to this assignment with a strong understanding of our strategic environment and the inherent challenges and opportunities for a complex, and diverse pension and retirement provider. You will need to need to be very financially astute and either have, or acquire, the ability to understand and discuss investment or actuarial issues.

For further details about the role you can download the pack at www.campbelltickell.com/jobs or contact our retained consultant Kathy Carter 07786 831690 for an informal confidential discussion.

Closes Wednesday 13th November 2019, 12 noon

Oct 172019

Trustee - Wimbledon Guild

Business / Organisation Name: Wimbledon Guild
Business / Organisation Sector: Not-for-Profit
Business / Organisation Website:
Business / Organisation Type: Charity or Not-for-Profit
Role Title: Trustee
Remuneration: Pro Bono

Role Description

The Wimbledon Guild is dedicated to reducing social isolation and loneliness, helping people who are experiencing difficulties, and enabling older people to be active and healthy. We support as many local people as we can through challenging periods of their lives. Our mission in the London Borough of Merton is to provide people with help and support in times in need.

Demand for our services has never been higher, and we are now looking for a Trustee to join our high performing and professional Board, bringing skills in property development and investment, and an understanding of the property market locally. We have a sizeable property portfolio comprising mainly residential flats and maisonettes which is managed by external managing agents; their work is overseen by our Properties Committee which the successful candidate will be expected to Chair. We are looking for an individual who is enthusiastic and supportive, and who operates in a collaborative way with a range of stakeholders.

Wimbledon Guild is financially independent, so an appreciation of strategic and business decision making is key. Our organisation is changing and growing, and this is a rewarding and exciting time and place to build your non-executive skills.

Application Details

For further information download a candidate pack at https://www.campbelltickell.com/jobs/. For an informal discussion please contact our retained consultant, Denise Kirkham on 07833 475669 or 020 3434 0990.

Closing Date: 06/11/2019
Contact Name: Denise Kirkham
Contact Telephone: 07833 475 669
Contact Email: recruitment@campbelltickell.com

Oct 152019

Trustee - Conway Hall

Organisation: Conway Hall
Vacancy Type: Trustee
Deadline: 2nd December 2019
Region: London

Welcome from Liz Lutgendorff, Chair:

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Trustee of Conway Hall Ethical Society.

Conway Hall is Where Ethics Matter.

We curate, support and facilitate people and ideas that make ethics matter in the world.

Together, we are Creative, Diverse, Historic, Human and Kind.

We host talks, concerts, exhibitions, courses, performances, community and social events. We are an independent charity and receive no funding from the government. Everything we do is dependent upon our commercial activity and the generosity of volunteers like you.

For more information, please see our Annual Review for 2017-2018.

For this coming AGM, our internal Trustee Skills audit has identified that expertise in the following areas would benefit the Society:

  • Finance & Accounting,
  • Fundraising,
  • Legislation (in the charity and venues sectors),
  • Property & Estate Management,
  • Diversity,
  • Campaigning

As Chair, I look forward to working closely with you and I am excited to see what you can bring to Conway Hall Ethical Society.

If you are interested in this unique role and would welcome the opportunity to have an informal conversation, please contact our Chief Executive Officer, Dr Jim Walsh, on 07786 968250 or via email at ceo@conwayhall.org.uk

Role Profile

  • Remuneration: The role of trustee is not accompanied by any financial remuneration.
  • Location: Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, Holborn
  • Time commitment: Approximately 1 day per month. The Trustees meet every other month but there are also sub-committees, which Trustees are encouraged to join.
  • Reporting to: Trustees and Members of the Society

Trustees have overall control of the Society and are responsible to the Charity Commission and the wider membership for making sure the charity stays true to its object, vision and strategic priorities. Being a trustee of a dynamic and local charity means that you will witness the positive impact that your decisions have on people's lives, on the communities we serve and on the strategic direction of the Society.



  • Understand the Society's object as set out in its governing document and ensure compliance with Charity Law as per The Essential Trustee from the Charity Commission;
  • Ensure the sustainability of the Society;
  • Oversee what the Society does and what it needs to achieve;
  • Understand how the Society benefits the public by carrying out its activities;
  • Actively contribute at Trustee and Subcommittee meetings and monitor the implementation and subsequent outcomes of decisions.


  • Contribute to the development of the charity's long-term strategy;
  • Support, encourage and helpfully challenge the staff team;
  • Represent the charity at high profile engagement events;
  • Raise public profile and promote the reputation of the organisation and seek financial support where possible;
  • Serve on sub committees where expertise is appropriate.

Financial Management

  • Maintain sound financial management of the trust's resources, ensuring expenditure is in line withthe organisations' objects and investment activities meet accepted standards and policies.
  • Ensure that the charity's assets are only used to support or carry out its purposes;
  • Evaluate risks to the charity's assets or reputation;
  • Comply with any restrictions on spending funds;
  • Monitor and assess the organisation's results in relation to the agreed strategy, budget and implementation plan.

The above list is indicative only and not exhaustive. Trustees will be expected to perform all such additional duties as are reasonably commensurate with the role.

Person Specification

We seek to identify candidates who bring a blend of experience but have specific skills relating to any of the following:

  • Finance & Accounting,
  • Fundraising,
  • Legislation (in the charity and venues sectors),
  • Property & Estate Management,
  • Diversity,
  • Campaigning


  • Ability to commit to essential meetings on a monthly basis and participate in email discussions as appropriate;
  • Alignment to the Society's charitable object;
  • Strategic vision and excellent judgement of implementation plans;
  • Creative and innovative approach in the role of trustee;
  • Multifaceted experience in a professional arena;
  • Experience of making decisions at board level in a complex stakeholder environment;
  • Good communication skills across all levels;
  • Excellent planning and organisational ability with long term focus;
  • Understanding of governance/acceptance of trustee legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities;
  • Understanding and acceptance of an entrepreneurial approach to income generation
  • Genuine passion and interest in the work of Conway Hall.

The process

Under the Society's constitution, trustees are elected at the Society's AGM each November by the members at that AGM. Please note, there are no postal or electronic voting provisions at present.
All candidates must submit the following to the Society's office at least 8 weeks before the date of the AGM:

  • A Curriculum Vitae (CV),
  • A supporting statement,
  • A list of any non-executive directorships and trustee posts currently held,
  • A completed equality and diversity form

Candidates submissions may be signed and submitted electronically.

Notice of the candidates received will be given to each member at least eight days before the date of the AGM.
At the AGM, members may vote once each for up to five candidates. When there are more candidates than vacancies the candidates with the most votes will be elected.

If you are interested in being a candidate for election at the AGM

Please forward a copy of your CV, together with a supporting statement and a list of any non- executive directorships and trustee posts that you currently hold to ceo@conwayhall.org.uk

Please ensure that your submission fully addresses the criteria in the person specification and provides the names, positions, organisations and contact telephone numbers of two referees.

References will only be taken once your express permission has been granted.

We would be grateful if you could also let us know if you require any special provision as a result of any disability should you be called for an interview.

Finally, please ensure that you have included your mobile and home telephone numbers, as well as dates when you will not be available or might have difficulty with the indicative timetable:


  • Closing date for submissions: Anytime up to and including 2nd December 2019
  • AGM: 4th February 2020 at 6pm – attendance is required

These dates may be subject to change. Candidates will be advised in advance should this happen.


If you have any queries on any aspect of this process, need additional information, or would like to have a preliminary informal discussion, please contact Dr Jim Walsh on 07786 968250 or via email at ceo@conwayhall.org.uk

Advert Start Date: 10th October 2019
Contact Telephone Number: 07786968250
Contact Name: Dr Jim Walsh
Contact E-mail: ceo@conwayhall.org.uk
Url: https://conwayhall.org.uk/

Oct 152019

Board Member (Non-Executive Director) - Welcome to Yorkshire

Location: Leeds
Appointment term: Three years.
Time Commitment: Approx. 8 days per year
Salary: Unremunerated. Reasonable expenses may be claimed.

Welcome to Yorkshire is looking for people from a wide diversity of backgrounds with a passion for Yorkshire who can oversee the running and governance of the organisation and play a key part in forming the company’s strategy over the next 10 years.

Welcome to Yorkshire is the destination marketing organisation for the county, with the sole aim of growing Yorkshire’s visitor economy. It is a private limited company formed in 2009, run on a not-for-profit basis, with both private and public funding. The organisation has established the county as a world class destination, helping to increase the county’s visitor economy from £6bn in 2011 to £9bn in 2017.

Working in collaboration with local authorities and proud Yorkshire businesses Welcome to Yorkshire has helped to build a new confidence in the county bringing in more international visitors than anywhere else in England.

It’s creative and ambitious marketing and PR campaigns have delivered more than £100m of media coverage as well as high profile events such as the annual Tour de Yorkshire, showcasing Yorkshire at RHS Chelsea Flower Show, The White Rose Awards and a huge presence at the Great Yorkshire Show.

Incredibly proud of its achievements over the past 10 years, Welcome to Yorkshire has bold and ambitious plans to build on that success over the next decade.

The organisation is recruiting several non-executive directors to replace board members coming to the end of their terms. All applications will be welcome, but we are particularly keen to hear from those with experience in: tourism, finance, legal, marketing, people culture or commercial income generation. Welcome to Yorkshire is actively encouraging applications from suitable candidates from diverse backgrounds.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Overseeing the governance and running of Welcome to Yorkshire, playing a key part in the decision-making process and strategy;
  • Offering expertise, guidance, support and an objective perspective on key matters of strategy, governance, commercial and financial affairs, and risk management;
  • Ensuring the Board and Executive Directors demonstrate the highest standards of integrity at all times;
  • Encouraging and maintaining positive relationships with major external stakeholders;
  • Encouraging and facilitating an open, accountable, transparent and trustworthy culture with both staff and all external partners and stakeholders;
  • Conforming to all statutory duties and regulations including accounts, taxation, health and safety, employment and the environment.

Suitable candidates may come from a private or public sector background but will have a strong knowledge of not-for-profit governance board-level responsibilities and be accustomed to the principles of public sector propriety, regularity and accountability.

They will have ability to ‘lead from the front’, while demonstrating the highest standards of integrity and a commitment to transparency, honesty and equity at all times.

Experience of successfully setting and implementing strategy and managing risk is vital and a passion for Yorkshire and a desire to see the county thrive is essential.

non-executive director