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Mar 272020
 

Governors - Birmingham City University (BCU)

Recruiter: Birmingham City University (BCU)
Location: Birmingham
Salary: Unremunerated
Posted: 16 Mar 2020
Closes: 13 Apr 2020
Job Function: Governor
Industry: Education

Birmingham City University (BCU) has been at the heart of Birmingham for over 175 years. With over 25,000 students from nearly 100 countries, the University has a deserved reputation as a vibrant, ambitious and successful institution. The investment of some £340 million into the estate has created a truly astonishing environment for students and staff, in the heart of the city. BCU has a clear sense of its identity, captured in the recent “I Am BCU” campaign and supported by the 2025 Strategy which champions its values of ambition, collegiality and community. With over 50 percent of our students from a BAME background, we are proud of how we represent and positively impact this wonderful city, and with Sir Lenny Henry as our Chancellor, we are truly the University for Birmingham.

BCU is now looking to make several appointments to its Board of Governors. The role of Governor provides an important opportunity to contribute to the shape and development of the University at an exciting time for BCU and higher education more generally. The Board of Governors will play an essential role in the delivery of the 2025 Strategy, and be fundamental in supporting our staff, challenging, of course, where necessary, and providing corporate governance that is effective and constructive.

We are keen to hear from candidates who offer strategic level experience in one or more of the following desirable areas: Finance, Digital technology, Audit and Risk, Estates and Education. Expressions of interest are welcome from those with strategic vision and an ambitious entrepreneurial outlook balanced with the ability to operate within a challenging and unpredictable sector. A strong personal commitment to higher education and the values, aims and objectives of the University is essential. Previous non-executive experience is desirable but not essential, however an analytical and constructively challenging approach is required. Knowledge of the city and diverse community in and around Birmingham would be an advantage.

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to Birmingham City University on this appointment. For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit www.saxbam.com/appointments using reference WAJAG. Alternatively telephone +44 (0)20 7227 0880 (during office hours).

Applications should be received by noon on Monday 13 April 2020.

Mar 272020
 

Board members - Ayrshire College

Reference: 2759
Remuneration: No remuneration but reasonable expenses will be reimbursed
Location: Ayrshire
Closing date: 10 April 2020 at midnight

Recruitment to Membership of the Board of Management Board Members Reference: REQ00429

Ayrshire College is recruiting two new members to its Board of Management. You may never have considered a Board position before however, your experience may be invaluable! Many of us don't realise how much we have to offer, so even if you are really not sure that the Boardroom is for you, please contact us to discuss the role of the Board and its Members and the contribution you could make.

Ayrshire College is a vibrant, student-centered place of learning and our motto ‘Start Here, Go Anywhere', we believe, sets the scene for our approach to encouraging and engaging our students at this important stage in their lives. You will be committed to a public service role where you can use your experience to influence the strategic direction of the College to serve the communities and address business needs.

Board Members will also be expected to act as public ambassadors and advocates for the College in the wider community of Ayrshire and beyond. As an ambassador you will value and respect diversity and promote an ethos of inclusion, equality and positive well-being.

The Board encourages applications from individuals representing all aspects of the communities of Ayrshire and would therefore welcome applications from small businesses and under-represented groups such as people with disabilities and ethnic minorities. The essential criterion is for you to have an appropriate level of commitment, knowledge and experience to add value to the deliberations and work of the Board of Management.

Applications are also particularly invited from individuals with experience of key local economy sectors including STEM, Commerce, Hospitality, Tourism and the Third Sector. In addition, applications from individuals with specific skills in Health & Social Care, Human Resource Management/Strategy, Academia, Accounting, Audit, Financial Management and Construction are also welcomed.

The time commitment is approximately 15 days or 105 hours per year, mainly in the afternoons/early evenings although this also includes the time for reading papers. There is no remuneration for the posts; however, reasonable expenses will be reimbursed. The appointment term will be up to four years.

It is currently envisaged that interviews will be held during the week beginning 11 May 2020. The interview and candidate assessment process may include a social event at which applicants would meet with other Board members, students and staff of the College, together with members of the College Senior Leadership Team, in an informal setting.

If you wish to discuss further the role of the Board Member, please contact Willie Mackie, Chair of the Board of Management, at willie@williemackieconsulting.co.uk or Brendan Ferguson, Board Secretary, on 01292 293543, email brendan.ferguson@ayrshire.ac.uk

Application Procedure

To apply for the post, please visit https://careers.ayrshire.ac.uk/. If you require the application pack documentation in an alternative format or require any assistance, please contact the HR Team on 01292 293005 or email ayrshirecollegecareers@ayrshire.ac.uk Thank you for your interest in pursuing a role with Ayrshire College.

Mar 262020
 

Non Executive Director (Scotland Based) - Real Life Options (RLO)

Location: Central Belt, Scotland
Salary: Unremunerated
Reference: SM / NED/RLOS
Job Type: Permanent
Sector: Other Business Support
Closing date: 18/04/2020

The company

Brewster Partners Recruitment Group are delighted to be working with Real Life Options (RLO) to recruit up to four Non-Executive Directors to join their team. RLO are a registered charity, employing 2000 individuals across England and Scotland, supporting more than 2000 people with learning disabilities and autism, some with complex or age-related needs, to have a strong voice and a real choice in the way they live their lives.

Established over 25 years ago RLO is one of the leading care support providers in the UK and they are now looking forward the next exciting stage of this journey which will see their services expand to more people than ever before. Using leading care methodologies and the increasing the use of innovative/assistive technology to further improve the lives of those they support.

The job

Key responsibilities for the role of Non-Executive Director will be:

  • To ensure the organisation complies with its governing document, charity law, company law, and any other relevant legislation or regulations
  • To ensure the organisation pursues its objectives as defined in its governing document
  • To contribute actively to the Board of Trustees, giving firm strategic direction to the organisation, setting overall policy, defining goals and setting targets and evaluating performance
  • To safeguard the good name of values of the organisation
  • To help guide Real Life Options in a formal governance position and play a key 'challenge and support' role for Real Life Options' executive, staff and volunteers.

The person

We are looking for candidates with a proven record of working at a senior management / Director level, who demonstrate one of the following areas of knowledge and expertise:

  • Finance and Accountancy
  • Assistive Technologies or the use of technology to improve service provision
  • Experience of working within the national government framework and care related public policy

In line with RLO’s national coverage we are looking to identify individuals anywhere in the UK and we are particularly keen to hear from those with the requisite skills and experience that are based in or have a commitment to the delivery of RLO’s services in Scotland

The benefits

The role of Non-Executive Director is a voluntary position and as such is unremunerated, however reasonable travel and subsistence expenses can be reimbursed. Time commitment is approximately 8 days a year with meetings to be held at our offices in Knottingley, West Yorkshire.

For a full information pack and further details on how to apply please visit

https://www.brewsterpartners.co.uk/real-life-options/jobs/12886

PLEASE NOTE ALL THIRD PARTY APPLICATIONS WILL BE SENT DIRECTLY TO BREWSTER PARTNERS

Contact

Sarah Metcalfe
Head of Research
Brewster Partners Recruitment Group

T: 01302 308 040
M: 07971 673 152
E: smetcalfe@brewsterpartners.co.uk

Applications

To apply for this job, please send your CV to the email above or to info@brewsterpartners.co.uk quoting "Vacancy: Non Executive Director (Scotland Based), Reference: SM / NED/RLOS". Thank you for your interest.

Mar 262020
 

Non-Executive Director - The Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS)

Recruiter: The Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS)
Location: London
Salary: Remuneration
Posted: 24 Mar 2020
Closes: 10 May 2020
Job Function: Non Executive Director
Industry: Finance

Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS), with c440,000 members, and more than £68 billion in assets,is one of the largest private pension schemes in the UK and in the top 50 worldwide. Established in 1974,

USS is entrusted by c340 higher education institutions to manage and administer the pension scheme and its investments through Universities Superannuation Scheme Limited (USSL) and its wholly owned subsidiary USS Investment Management Limited. USSL is the trustee of USS and is led by a board of directors comprised of 4 directors appointed by Universities UK (UUK), 3 directors appointed by the University and College Union (UCU), and 5 independent directors.

UUK invites applications for a director to join the Board of USSL as one of the 4 directors appointed to the Board by UUK. USSL is an equal opportunity organisation. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees, non-executive directors and contractors and would welcome applications from a wide range of candidates.

The Board has significant responsibilities for the governance and oversight of a business providing complex operational and advisory functions within a heavily regulated environment and Board members need experience, expertise and capabilities proportionate to this. All Board members therefore require exceptional strategic thinking, leadership, communication, influencing, teamwork and decision-making skills.

It is essential that the successful candidate possesses:

  • Experience of working in a senior and substantial leadership capacity in the Higher Education (HE) sector including, but not limited to, Vice Chancellors or as a member of a university council or equivalent, as well as a deep understanding of the governance structures of HE institutions, the
    economics of the sector and institutions’ financial models.
  • Demonstrable skills in relation to developing and successfully delivering strategies at an enterprise level combined with an understanding of the USS Scheme and the context within which it operates.
  • Good working knowledge of defined benefit (DB), defined contribution (DC) and mixed benefit pension funds.
  • Excellent working knowledge of corporate governance best practice and The Pensions Regulator’s codes of practice and guidance.

There are certain additional skillsets which are considered to be desirable. Further details are available in the full role profile.

Time Commitment: Approximately 30 days per annum
Duration: An initial term of office of 3 years with the possibility of reappointment

For more information please contact pensions@universitiesuk.ac.uk Interested candidates should submit a letter of application – accompanied by their CV – and send these details by email to pensions@universitiesuk.ac.uk The closing date for applications is 10th May 2020. Interviews are expected to be held on 16th June 2020 in London.

*Increased fees are payable for directors who chair one or more of the board’s standing committees. Reasonable travel and subsistence expenses are reimbursable.

Mar 252020
 

Protector of the Millennium Awards Trust - UnLtd

Recruiter: UnLtd
Location: Applicants can be based across the UK
Salary: Honorarium of £5,000 per annum
Posted: 23 Mar 2020
Closes: 24 Apr 2020
Job Function: Governor, Lawyer, Non Executive Director, Trustees
Industry: Charities

Protector of the Millennium Awards Trust

UnLtd is the foundation for social entrepreneurs. We find, fund and support social entrepreneurs to get started and then scale their ventures, all of which address major social challenges in the UK. Last year, we backed over 450 social entrepreneurs, with 83% feeling more able to act for social change and 93% growing their impact and revenue; they improved the lives of over 333,000 beneficiaries.

We’re also helping to shape the policy and investment environments that will enable social entrepreneurs to thrive. Our current impact areas are building access to employment for those far from the labour market, developing solutions for an ageing society, and fostering resilient communities.

A registered charity, UnLtd is the sole trustee of the Millennium Awards Trust, which was established by the Millennium Commission with a permanent endowment of £100 million of National Lottery funds. The Trust’s Protector has a fiduciary duty to ensure the integrity of the administration of the Trust and the propriety of its procedures. Appointed by the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport to a three-year term, we are looking to identify a suitably qualified individual to succeed the incumbent who is approaching the end of their term.

The Protector must be a qualified barrister, solicitor, or chartered accountant / investment manager with at least five years’ senior experience, and we are looking for an individual who believes in the potential of social entrepreneurs to transform the UK for good. The role will attract an honorarium of £5,000 and has an average time commitment of c.4 hours per quarter.

The full role specification is attached to this advert.

To apply, please submit your CV and a covering letter that details how your qualifications, experience, skills, and values meet the role’s requirements.

All applications and queries should be submitted by email to AlexMurtough@unltd.org.uk.

Applications must be received by 17.00 on Friday 24 April 2020.

Supporting documents

Mar 242020
 

Chair - Scope

Recruiter: Green Park
Location: London (Central), London (Greater) (GB)
Salary: Unremunerated
Posted: 21 Mar 2020
Closes: 30 Apr 2020
Ref: JS9308
Position/Level: Board
Responsibilities: Executive Management, Strategy
Sector: Not for Profit / Charity
Contract Type: Voluntary / Trustee
Language: English

Scope is the disability equality charity in England and Wales. They provide practical information and emotional support when it's most needed and campaign relentlessly to create a fairer society. Scope is currently two and a half years into an ambitious five-year strategy, ‘Everyday Equality’, and have made significant process. Since 2017, the charity made the decision to stop running regulated services and channel more resources and energy into bringing fairness, justice and equality to disabled people in Britain. Scope is seeking their new Chair to lead a talented Board of Trustees and work with its dynamic and experienced Executive Leadership team to help the charity to achieve its ambitious goals.

The new Chair needs to bring the ability to advocate for disabled people in all contexts, and a strong commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion. We are looking for a leader who takes a collaborative and partnership-focused approach. You will need to be able to demonstrate well developed, effective and agile chairing skills and a track record of delivering strategic and sustainable change within an innovative organisational setting.

Whilst Scope welcomes all applications from suitably qualified individuals, the Trustee Board has expressed a preference for the Chair to be a disabled person. Applications from those with lived experience of disability are also welcomed.

It’s an incredibly exciting time to join Scope as Chair and in these uncertain and challenging times that we find ourselves in, the work of Scope will be even more important.

If you would like to find out more about the role and application process please visit: http://green-park-jobs.co.uk/scope-chair/

Closing date: Thursday 30 April at 9:00am

Mar 232020
 

Non-Executive Director & Chair - Heart of Medway Housing Association

Chatham, Kent
Location: Chatham, Kent
Closing date: 17/04/2020
Interview date (week commencing) : 27/04/2020
Salary: £8,852 per annum
Employment type: Permanent
Team: Heart of Medway Housing Association
Hours: N/A

We’re unique in being the largest social landlord in the UK not registered with the social housing provider. We own and manage over 10,000 homes across north Kent – a place of high demand and housing stress, where the population is forecast to grow by 146,000 in the next 20 years.

We believe that everyone needs a decent home. Our ultimate ambition is to help end the housing crisis in north Kent. The Board set the overall strategic direction of the organization, with a clear focus to deliver excellent services to our customers and make sure we’re governed well. The mhs homes Group Board meet seven times a year and the subsidiary board meets six times a year.

We have a strong group of leaders on our Boards and within our Leadership Team. Together they’re responsible for the overall direction, management and delivery of the group.

We’re looking for someone to join our Group Board as a Non-Executive Director and Chair the Heart of Medway Housing Association Board. Someone with extensive experience in the social housing sector, with a strong understanding of the role of a Non-Executive Director/Trustee and the ability to be an effective Chair.

You’ll be an agile thinker, used to quickly assimilating new and complex ideas and able to clearly articulate your insights and perspectives in a range of settings.

Our values and behaviours apply to everyone at mhs homes and they underpin everything we do. You can find out more about these here; https://www.mhs.org.uk/about-us/work-for-us/our-values-and-behaviours/

We want to hear from you if you share our commitment to provide high-quality housing to people in housing need.

To find out more, please have a look at the attached Role Profile and Candidate Pack.

For an informal conversation, please call Anna Keast, Company Secretary, on (01634) 354167.

If you're read enough and want to join #teammhs, please send your CV and a supporting statement by email to; Governance@mhs.org.uk.

Please also complete and submit the attached 'Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form' and 'Fit & Proper Persons Declaration'.

Interviews will be held on Monday 27th April 2020. Interview dates and arrangements may be subject to change based on current guidance about coronavirus.

Mar 232020
 

Non-Executive Director - Real Life Options (RLO)

Location: Knottingley, West Yorkshire
Salary: Unremunerated
Reference: SM / RLO/NED
Job Type: Permanent
Sector: Other Business Support
Closing date: 18/04/2020

The company

Brewster Partners Recruitment Group are delighted to be working with Real Life Options (RLO) to recruit up to four Non-Executive Directors to join their team. RLO are a registered charity, employing 2000 individuals across England and Scotland, supporting more than 2000 people with learning disabilities and autism, some with complex or age-related needs, to have a strong voice and a real choice in the way they live their lives.

Established over 25 years ago RLO is one of the leading care support providers in the UK and they are now looking forward the next exciting stage of this journey which will see their services expand to more people than ever before. Using leading care methodologies and the increasing the use of innovative/assistive technology to further improve the lives of those they support.

The job

Key responsibilities for the role of Non-Executive Director will be:

  • To ensure the organisation complies with its governing document, charity law, company law, and any other relevant legislation or regulations
  • To ensure the organisation pursues its objectives as defined in its governing document
  • To contribute actively to the Board of Trustees, giving firm strategic direction to the organisation, setting overall policy, defining goals and setting targets and evaluating performance
  • To safeguard the good name of values of the organisation
  • To help guide Real Life Options in a formal governance position and play a key 'challenge and support' role for Real Life Options' executive, staff and volunteers.

The person

We are looking for candidates with a proven record of working at a senior management / Director level, who demonstrate one of the following areas of knowledge and expertise:

  • Finance and Accountancy
  • Assistive Technologies or the use of technology to improve service provision
  • Experience of working within the national government framework and care related public policy

In line with RLO’s national coverage we are looking to identify individuals anywhere in the UK and we are particularly keen to hear from those with the requisite skills and experience that are based in or have a commitment to the delivery of RLO’s services in Scotland

The benefits

The role of Non-Executive Director is a voluntary position and as such is unremunerated, however reasonable travel and subsistence expenses can be reimbursed. Time commitment is approximately 8 days a year.

For a full information pack and further details on how to apply please visit

https://www.brewsterpartners.co.uk/real-life-options/jobs/12886

PLEASE NOTE ALL THIRD PARTY APPLICATIONS WILL BE SENT DIRECTLY TO BREWSTER PARTNERS

Contact

Sarah Metcalfe
Head of Research
Brewster Partners Recruitment Group

T: 01302 308 040
M: 07971 673 152
E: smetcalfe@brewsterpartners.co.uk

Applications

To apply for this job, please send your CV to the email above or to info@brewsterpartners.co.uk quoting "Vacancy: Non Executive Director, Reference: SM / RLO/NED". Thank you for your interest.

Mar 202020
 

Non-Executive Director (Development and Participation) - Welsh Athletics

Cardiff
Salary: Voluntary Role
Job Type: Contract
Start Date:
Job Reference: BBBH19732
Added: 17 Mar 2020

Job Description

Welsh Athletics is the Governing Body for all Athletics and Running activities in Wales. They have recently launched an exciting new strategy for the sport in Wales and are now seeking a passionate and forward-thinking individual to join its Board and support the development of sport in Wales.

This is a voluntary role with all reasonable travel and subsistence expenses will be reimburse. Your time commitment will be 1 to 2 days per month approximately, and there are typically 5 board meetings per year.

The successful candidate would also be required to Chair the Development and participation sub-group, there are typically 5 sub-group meetings per year.

Terms of office - You will be appointed for an initial three-year term and be responsible to the Welsh Athletics Board. A non-executive Director is eligible for a maximum of two terms.

Location - Welsh Athletics offices are located at the Cardiff International Sports campus in Leckwith, Cardiff and the majority of meetings are held in Cardiff (Skype is available).

Role Summary:

The role of the Board and its members is to supervise the management of Welsh Athletics business and to discharge the responsibilities of the directors under the Companies Act.

You will be required to:

  • Be a company director of Welsh Athletics Limited and provide leadership and expertise in the area of Club Development and Participation
  • Ensure that controls and systems are in place to safeguard corporate governance of Welsh Athletics and report to membership, through the AGM
  • Prepare policy papers and undertake specific development projects as directed by the Board
  • Chair the development and participation sub-group of the Board, reporting back to the Board on key items at each meeting
  • Work closely with the Head of Development and Participation in ensuring that all strategic objectives are met, and key projects are delivered on time and to budget
  • Advise the Board on areas relating to club development and participation
  • Advocate, support and champion the club modernisation agenda across Wales
  • Provide direct support to the Run Wales social running programme, supporting the Programme Manager with advocacy with key stakeholders and partners
  • Advise the Board on areas relating to Coach Education and Coach Development
  • Support the delivery of the development and participation elements of the new Welsh Athletics Strategy
  • In conjunction with the Non-Executive Director with the remit for Performance, ensure that all projects are aligned across the sporting pathway
  • Promote the highest standards of governance and seek compliance wherever possible

Person Specification

The successful candidate will:

  • Have a passion for the Sport of Athletics and have intimate knowledge of the sport in Wales, including an understanding of the club system in Wales
  • Have significant experience of involvement within Sport Development or within a programme aimed at increasing participation levels in Sport
  • Have knowledge of the current sporting landscape in Wales, and be aware of the changing political landscape in relation to the role Sport will play in the wider political agenda in Wales
  • Be prepared to attend Board meetings, usually a set number per annum with dates agreed in advance and be available for training and development opportunities as agreed by the Board itself

Role Competencies:

You must be able to demonstrate:

  • A commitment to Welsh Athletics, its values, goals and ethics the duty of care of all involved are safeguarded at all times
  • An understanding of the environment with an awareness of the sporting pathway for athletes and coaches in Wales
  • An understanding of good corporate governance
  • Highly developed communication skills
  • Values-based behaviour
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Business skills and experience

The full recruitment pack is attached. Apply via our recruitment partner, Jan Hughes (Director, Executive Search at Acorn)

Closing date: 5pm, 30 March 2020

Acorn Recruitment Ltd is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

Welsh Athletics

non-executive director

Mar 172020
 

Chair - Crisis

Recruiter: Green Park
Location: London (Greater) (GB)
Salary: Unremunerated
Posted: 13 Mar 2020
Closes: 2 Apr 2020
Ref: JS9279
Position/Level: Board
Responsibilities: Executive Management, Strategy
Sector: Not for Profit / Charity
Contract Type: Voluntary / Trustee
Language: English

Crisis was founded in 1967. We never intended to exist for this long. We didn’t expect to be here, facing a similar crisis, for more than 50 years. We certainly don’t intend to be needed in 50 years’ time. At Crisis, we believe that homelessness should not exist in 21st Century Great Britain. Tackling this injustice is what motivates our people. It is not inevitable, and policy choices can be made to end homelessness for good.

Ending homelessness is what underpins our five year strategy. It is why a carefully researched plan Everybody In: How to End Homelessness in Great Britain was written. This This sets out for the governments of the UK, Scotland and Wales what needs to be done if they are committed to ending homelessness. We recognise that homelessness will not be resolved in the lifetime of this strategy but the plan demonstrates our clear ambition; to eradicate homelessness in all its forms.

We are now seeking a Chair who will complement and strengthen our existing skill-set and experience at Board level. It is essential that our new Chair is passionate about ending homelessness and will challenge our thinking to drive the organisation forward. Our impact will ultimately mean we are no longer needed as a charity, and will lead to our ambition to make homelessness a thing of the past.

We seek a Chair who is committed to strengthening the diversity of both the Board and the organisation overall to ensure we better reflect the people we work with and to ensure we deliver the most appropriate and effective services.

The new Chair will need to bring senior leadership experience in a significant national organisation, ideally having worked in a ‘challenger’ or pioneering organisation, or with experience of leading significant change and innovation. An understanding of charity governance and working with or as part of a Board of Trustees is needed, with experience of chairing meetings and events highly desirable.

If you would like to find out more about this exciting opportunity, please visit https://search.green-park.co.uk/crisis/

Closing date for applications: 09:00 Thursday 2 April