May 172019

Trustee & Chair of Fundraising Sub-Committee - Concern Worldwide (UK)

Position: Trustee and Chair of Fundraising Sub-Committee
Location: Battersea, London
Job type: Full Time, Permanent
Salary: Non-Remunerated (expenses paid)
Closing date: 23.59 hours on Sunday 9th June 2019
Interviews on: Friday 28th June 2019.

Concern Worldwide (UK) is an international humanitarian organisation specialising in tackling hunger with the most vulnerable people in the world’s poorest places. Concern Worldwide, the global organisation, was founded in 1968 in response to the devastating famine in war torn Biafra. In 2004, a UK operation was formally established, and we currently have a fundraising office in Belfast together with a base in London. Concern Worldwide (UK) is an integral part of Concern Worldwide, providing a vital link between UK humanitarian and development actors and the organisation’s country programmes. The UK fundraising is crucial to the worldwide organisation, tapping into a wider marketplace to provide £32,104,868 to Concern Worldwide in 2017.

About the role:

Concern Worldwide (UK) is a company limited by guarantee and all of the trustees are also full directors of Concern Worldwide (UK) for company law purposes. The company has one member, Concern Worldwide. The company is registered as a charity with the Charity Commission for England and Wales (Charity Number 1092236).

Trustees are expected to perform a number of duties, as outlined below, as part of their service to Concern Worldwide (UK). Our aim is that the skills of trustees collectively are appropriate to all aspects of our work. Individual trustees are particularly encouraged to engage with the organisation in their field of interest and expertise.


  • Oversee fundraising and ensure it is carried out in legal, honest and accountable ways.
  • Strategically assess where fundraising fits into the overall organisational strategy and work with senior fundraising staff to ensure effective income generation is being achieved.
  • Bring extensive knowledge of fundraising techniques and strategies to the board.
  • Interrogate results and approve budgets with real insight.
  • Ensure appropriate risk assessment is carried out at every fundraising stage, especially when considering new or ambitious fundraising strategies.
  • Support and encourage the fundraising team in their work.
  • Be an active champion of the organisation.
  • Build relationships and rapport between Board and fundraising staff.
  • Encourage an entrepreneurial fundraising culture and assess the cost benefit ratio of each planned type of fundraising.
  • Ensure the charity acts within the law and all the regulatory requirements and complies with the requirements of good corporate governance and with its governing document.
  • Act with integrity and in the best interests of Concern Worldwide (UK) avoiding any possible conflicts of interest.
  • Ensure Concern Worldwide (UK) manages its resources responsibly.
  • Act with reasonable care and skill.
  • Ensure Concern Worldwide UK is accountable.
  • Ensure Concern Worldwide (UK) is carrying out its purpose for the public benefit.
  • Attend and contribute responsibly to quarterly board meetings and appropriate board committees both according to individual members’ experience and expertise, and more generally.
  • Remain informed about and interested in the work of the organisation.
  • Be available to give advice, support and encouragement to the Executive Director, senior management and staff, according to individual members’ experience and expertise.
  • Take appropriate opportunities for advocacy, raising funds, representation and promotion of Concern.
  • Review organisational performance including that of the board and senior management team.

About you:

  • Extensive professional fundraising / income-generation knowledge, including digital fundraising.
  • An understanding of the UK charity sector, good governance practices, Charity Commission and Companies House requirements, relevant legislations and statutory requirements, fundraising regulation and best practice.
  • An understanding of the challenges facing UK charities in maximising income streams and donor cultivation.
  • Experience of diverse fundraising practices, including statutory funds, corporate and philanthropic giving.
  • Excellent networking, influencing and communication skills.

Concern Worldwide (UK) is keen to achieve greater diversity among our Board of Trustees so we welcome applications from all sections of the community. In particular we would like the Board of Concern Worldwide (UK) to have a greater representation of females and individuals originating from developing countries.

You may have experience of the following: Trustee, NED, Non-Executive Director, Trustees, Board Member, Chairperson, Third Sector, NFP, Director, Chair, CEO, Chief Executive Officer, Charity, etc.

Contract type: Permanent
Salary: Non-Remunerated (expenses paid)

non-executive director

May 162019

Trustee - Women's Aid

Organisation: Women's Aid
Vacancy Type: Trustee
Deadline: 24th June 2019
Region: Nation Wide

Vacancy Details

Women's Aid Board of Trustees positions

Women's Aid is the national charity working to end domestic abuse against women and children. Over the past 45 years, Women's Aid has been at the forefront of shaping and coordinating responses to domestic violence and abuse through practice, research and policy. We empower survivors by keeping their voices at the heart of our work, working with and for women and children by listening to them and responding to their needs.

We are currently seeking four trustees to join our board; one of these trustees will hold leadership positions in the women's sector as the Chief Executive or trustee of a member organisation and three positions are open to applicants who are not from a member service. Ideally we are looking for women who have commissioning, legal or financial expertise. Within this, we are also looking to recruit two Co-Treasurers.

  • Meeting locations: London and Bristol with occasional other England-wide travel
  • Salary: Unsalaried; honorarium payment (for members) plus out of pocket expenses, including childcare and to cover any access needs, will be paid
  • Closing date: Midday, 24th June 2019
  • Interviews will be held: 5th July 2019, London

Shortlisted candidates may be required to undertake an assessment in addition to interview. The successful appointments may also be subject to a satisfactory criminal records disclosure and written references.

We plan to conclude the recruitment process and announce appointments by 6th September 2019, to enable the new trustees to complete their initial induction before joining a two-day board meeting being held at the Women's Aid office in Bristol over 21st and 22nd November 2019.

To arrange an informal conversation with one of the co-chairs about the roles or for any further information about the organisation, please contact Rachel Reed at or call her on 01179 157453 or 07534 620498. The recruitment pack can be downloaded from our website:

Advert Start Date: 15th May 2019
Contact Telephone Number: 01179 157 453
Contact Name: Rachel Reed
Contact E-mail:

May 162019

Two associate Non-Executive Directors - East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

We are recruiting two Associate Non-executive Directors for East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust. This is an exceptional opportunity to share your talents and expertise to make a positive difference to the lives of people in your community.

The opportunity

Ref: S2016

There are two vacancies for Associate Non-executive Directors (NEDs) at East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust.

Associate NEDs provide additional support the Board and contribute to a range of Board committees including the Audit Committee, Finance and Investment Committee, People and Organisational Development Committee and Quality and Safety Committee.

The Associate NED role is used successfully in the NHS to support Board succession strategy and achieving a balance of Board level skills. Associate NEDs cannot participate in any formal vote at Board.

The successful candidates will be appointed by the Trust but may also be considered for appointment as a NED of the Board in future, should a vacancy arise and they have the appropriate skills.

Essential criteria

You will need to have a genuine commitment to patients and the promotion of excellent health care services. You will have senior or board level experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • recent finance experience ideally with a recognised financial qualification
  • commercial experience gained at a senior level; for example, bringing sales, marketing, customer focus, company growth, and business development expertise
  • strong track record in partnership working across a range of stakeholders
  • legal expertise ideally gained working in a corporate or commercial environment
  • a healthcare background with experience of the NHS

All non-executive directors must champion the standards of public life – by upholding the highest standards of conduct and displaying the principles of selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty, and leadership.

As a future NHS leader, the successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the range of behaviours required to contribute effectively in this board level role. These are outlined in the NHS Leadership Academy’s Healthcare Leadership Model.

Applicants should live in or have strong connections with East Sussex or the surrounding area.

We value and promote diversity and are committed to equality of opportunity for all and appointments made on merit. We believe that the best boards are those that reflect the communities they serve.

We particularly welcome applications from women, people from the local black and minority ethnic communities, and disabled people who we know are under-represented in chair and non-executive roles.

Our recruitment processes are conducted in accordance with the Code of Governance to ensure that they are made on merit after a fair and open process so that the best people, from the widest possible pool of candidates, are appointed .

Application documents

  • Information pack (S2016)
    PDF, 161.5 KB
    This is a comprehensive information pack for candidates, which explains the requirements to undertake the roles, as well as details of how to apply and information about the trust.
  • Monitoring form (S2016)
    DOCX, 267.7 KB
    We like to monitor information to establish who applies for our roles and to ensure no group is treated unfairly. Your answers will be treated confidentially and will not be shared with the selection panel unless explicitly stated.
  • Monitoring form RTF (S2016)
    RTF, 3.0 MB
    This is an alternate version of the monitoring form in rich text format.

Key dates

  • Closing date for receipt of applications* 13 June 2019 at 11am
  • Information evening
    An information evening for those interested in the roles is due to take place on Thursday 6 June at 5pm at Bexhill Health Centre, Bexhill Hospital, Holliers Hill, TN40 2DZ. To confirm your attendance please contact Peter Palmer on 07976 793249 or email
  • Interview date 25 June 2019
  • Proposed start date TBC

* Read the information pack to find out how to apply and forward your completed application to

Our recruitment processes are conducted in accordance with the Government’s Principles of Public Appointments and Governance Code and are made on merit after a fair and open process so that the best people, from the widest possible pool of candidates, are appointed. This appointment is regulated by the Commissioner for Public Appointments

Find out more

  • The Trust - we strongly recommend an informal and confidential discussion with Steve Phoenix, the Chair of the Trust, please contact Kelly Porter on 01323 435653
  • NHS Improvement – for general enquiries contact Miriam Walker on 0300 123 2059 or by emailing

May 162019

Chair - Action for M.E.

Business / Organisation Name: Action for M.E.
Business / Organisation Sector: Not-for-profit
Business / Organisation Website:
Business / Organisation Type: Charity or Not-for-Profit
Role Title: Chair
Remuneration: Expenses only

Role Description

Action for M.E. takes action to end the ignorance, injustice and neglect faced by children and adults with M.E., every day. With our Chair standing down after a very productive three-year term, we are seeking an exceptional individual to lead our dedicated Board of Trustees.

Myalgic encephalomyelitis (M.E.) is a serious, neurological condition affecting at least 250,000 people in the UK – more than MS and Parkinson’s combined – and most face considerable challenges in accessing appropriate care and support. Action for M.E. is the only UK charity that supports people with M.E. of all ages. We offer an information and support service, including welfare benefits advice and complex family casework, and enable peer-support to reduce isolation; we also recently launched a regional advocacy service in the Midlands and South West. We engage with policy-makers at local, national and international level to address the changes so urgently needed, directly informed by the experiences of children and adults with M.E., and work collaboratively to invest in and campaign for accelerated biomedical research.

Our dedicated Board holds ultimate accountability for everything we do, and our constitution requires that at least half of our Trustees have direct personal experience of M.E. Our Trustees determine our mission and vision, engage in strategic planning, formulate policies, ensure adequate financial resources and oversee Action for M.E.’s charitable activities. Our Chair ensures that Trustees fulfil their responsibilities and accountabilities for good governance, and optimises the relationship between Trustees, our creative and committed staff team, and our enthusiastic volunteers. He or she will support and work in partnership with our brilliant Chief Executive, Sonya Chowdhury, helping her achieve our mission of empowering people with M.E. to fulfil their potential and secure the care and support they need, while working towards a greater understanding of the illness and ultimately a cure.

We are seeking a Chair with experience in a senior strategic leadership role who can provide effective leadership to the Board ensuring that it fulfils its responsibilities and accountabilities for good governance of the Charity. A successful candidate will be able to create additional value for the Charity through soliciting additional resources in the areas of policy and influence, awareness-raising, press and media, and/or income generation. An understanding of M.E. and its impact, and a commitment to Action for M.E.’s purpose, is essential, as is understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of Trusteeship. Independent judgment, tact and diplomacy, and good communication and interpersonal skills are a must, alongside impartiality, fairness and the ability to respect confidences.

To ensure that the Board functions effectively, Trustees are expected to attend as many meetings as possible, with remote access offered to those who face challenges relating to illness and/or disability. Because of the critical role that they play, the Chair is required to attend most, if not all, Board meetings. This will include a minimum of four Board meetings per year in London and Keynsham, and an AGM in the autumn, plus one-to-one sessions with the Chief Executive and ad hoc support and engagement outside of meetings

Application Details

Please use the link below to the relevant page on our website for the application pack:

Closing Date: 10/06/2019
Contact Name: Anna Whitson
Contact Telephone: 01179 376 637
Contact Email:

May 162019

Chair - Stand Against Violence

Organisation: Stand Against Violence
Vacancy Type: Chair
Deadline: 30th August 2019
Region: South West

Vacancy Details

We are looking for passionate, enthusiastic and skilled individual to chair our board of trustees.

Stand Against Violence was set up following the unprovoked attack and murder of a young man, Lloyd Fouracre, on the eve of his 18th birthday.The charity was founded by Lloyd's brother Adam and has grown from a local Taunton charity to an organisation covering the South.The aim is to prevent and reduce violence through educational workshops and resources and raise awareness for the consequences of violence.

A trusteeship and the position of chair is a responsible voluntary role. As chair of the charity you will:

  • hold the Board and Executive Team to account for the Charity's mission and vision, providing inclusive leadership to the Board of Trustees, ensuring that each trustee fulfils their duties and responsibilities for the effective governance of the charity.
  • support, and, where appropriate, challenge the Chief Executive and ensure that the Board functions as a unit and works closely with the entire Executive of the charity to achieve agreed objectives.
  • act as an ambassador and the public face of the charity in partnership with the Chief Executive.
  • Directly contribute to the development and success of the charity from developing strategy and services to managing day to day governance
  • Lead a quarterly trustee meeting for 2 hrsensuring timely agenda distribution and financial reports. You will also be required to meet regularly with the chief executive. There is an hour trustee meeting monthly as a brief catch up.
  • Be actively involved in the fundraising and hands on tasks of the charity
  • Provide a commitment of at least 2 years

Principal responsibilities

  • Strategic leadership
    • Provide leadership to the charity and its Board, ensuring that the Charity has maximum impact for its beneficiaries
    • Ensure that Trustees fulfil their duties and responsibilities for the effective governance of the Charity
    • Ensure that the Board operates within its charitable objectives, and provides a clear strategic direction for the Charity
    • Ensure that the Board is able to regularly review major risks and associated opportunities, and satisfy itself that systems are in place to take advantage of opportunities, and manage and mitigate the risks
    • Ensure that the Board fulfils its duties to ensure sound financial health of the charity, with systems in place to ensure financial accountability
  • Governance
    • Ensure that the governance arrangements are working in the most effective way for the Charity
    • Develop the knowledge and capability of the Board of Trustees
    • Encourage positive change where appropriate Address and resolve any conflicts within the Board
    • Appraise the performance of the Trustees and the Board on an annual basis
    • Ensure that the Board of Trustees is regularly refreshed and incorporates the right balance of skills, knowledge and experience needed to govern and lead the charity effectively, and which also reflects the wider population
    • Work within any agreed policies adopted by the charity
  • External Relations
    • Act as an ambassador for the cause and the charity
    • Maintain close relationships with key members of the Government and with key influences
    • Act as a spokesperson for the organisation when appropriate
    • Represent the charity at external functions, meetings and events
    • Facilitate change and address any potential conflict with external stakeholders
  • Efficiency and effectiveness
    • Chair meetings of the Board of Trustees effectively and efficiently, bringing impartiality and objectivity to the decision making process
    • Ensure that Trustees are fully engaged and that decisions are taken in the best, long-term interests of the Charity and that the Board takes collective ownership
    • Foster, maintain and ensure that constructive relationships exist with and between the Trustees
    • Work closely with the Chief Executive to give direction to Board policy-making and to ensure that meetings are well planned, meaningful and reflect the responsibilities of trustees
    • Monitor that decisions taken at meetings are implemented.
  • Relationship with the Chief Executive and the wider management team
    • Establish and build a strong, effective and a constructive working relationship with the Chief Executive, ensuring s/he is held to account for achieving agreed strategic objectives
    • Support the Chief Executive, whilst respecting the boundaries which exist between the two roles
    • Ensure regular contact with the Chief Executive and develop and maintain an open and supportive relationship within which each can speak openly about concerns, worries and challenges
    • Liaise with the Chief Executive to maintain an overview of the Charity's affairs, providing support as necessary
    • Conduct an annual appraisal and remuneration review for the Chief Executive in consultation with other Trustees
    • Ensure that the Chief Executive has the opportunity for professional development and has appropriate external professional support

Who we are looking for:

  • Essential
    • Understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of Trusteeship and adhering to Nolan's seven principles of public life: selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership.
    • Commitment to the charity's objects, aims and values and willingness to devote time to carry out responsibilities.
    • Strategic and forward looking vision in relation to the charity's objects and aims.
    • Good, independent judgement, political impartiality and the ability to think creatively in the context of the organisation and external environment.
    • Good communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to respect the confidences of colleagues.
    • Balancing tact and diplomacy with willingness to challenge and constructively criticise.
  • Desirable
    • Prior experience of committee/trustee work.
    • Knowledge of the type of work undertaken by the organisation.
    • A wider involvement with the voluntary sector.
    • Experience of chairing meetings, committee work, some experience of charity finance, charity fundraising.
    • Leadership skills exercised through a period change.

Time Commitment

  • The Board meets at least 5 times a year and the Chair is expected to be available at each meeting.
  • It is important that the Chair is able to visit the organisations office(s) and be available to the Chief Executive/senior paid staff members on a regular basis.
  • In addition to Board Meetings, other contact – usually electronic or by telephone – will be necessary as well as a monthly Skype catch up meeting for 1 hour.

Why choose to volunteer with us?

Being a trustee is a responsible role and could be perfect for someone who would like to share skills they already have. Our charity is rapidly developing and this role is ideal for someone who would enjoy contributing to this development. We are a friendly team who support each other and encourage each other's development by listening and sharing ideas. If you are a creative thinker and would relish the opportunity to put these skills into practice then this could be ideal for you.This is an opportunity to affect positive change in your local community by reducing and preventing violence whilst expanding your networks, CV and skill base.

Full induction and support will be provided to welcome you to the board and help you to work to your full potential as an active trustee.The trustees will review your application and if you are successful you will be invited to an informal interview with some of the trustees.

Advert Start Date: 15th May 2019
Contact Telephone Number: 07887758837
Contact Name: Adam Fouracre
Contact E-mail:

May 162019

Treasurer - The Fawcett Society

Organisation: The Fawcett Society
Vacancy Type: Treasurer
Deadline: 3rd June 2019
Region: Nation Wide

Vacancy Details

Do you want to join the fight for gender equality and women's rights?

The Fawcett Society is the leading UK charity campaigning for gender equality and women's rights. We are recruiting Trustees and we are particularly interested in hearing from you if you have experience of campaigning and influencing and/or bring any of the following skills or experience – finance, legal (employment or equality law), academic (with particular reference to gender) or business then we want to hear from you. We are particularly keen to hear from young people, Black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates, disabled people and LGBT candidates who are currently under-represented on our Board.

Previous board experience is not necessary, training and support will be provided. But we do ask that you can make the necessary time commitment.

Advert Start Date: 15th May 2019
Contact Telephone Number: 02035986154
Contact Name: Sam Smethers
Contact E-mail:

May 152019

2 Board Members - Charity Commission

Body: Charity Commission
Appointing Department: Department for Culture, Media & Sport
Sectors: Charity & Public Sector, Culture, Media & Sport, Regulation
Location: Most of the Board members’ work will be based at the Charity Commission’s London Office, successful candidates will be expected to undertake some travel in connection with the role.
Skills required: Change Management, IT / Digital, Major Projects, Regulation, Transformation
Number of Vacancies: 2
Remuneration: Board members will receive £350 per day. Reasonable expenses incurred on official Commission business will be reimbursed. No pension is payable for the appointment.
Time Requirements: Approximately 18-24 days per year, depending on Committee membership.

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched: 13/05/2019
  • Closed for Applications: 19/06/2019 at 10:00
  • Panel Sift: 16/07/2019
  • Final Interview Date: Interviews to be held on 2nd and 4th September 2019
  • Announcement: TBC

Assessment Panel

  • DCMS Senior Civil Servant - Panel Chair - Deputy Director • Departmental Official
  • Baroness Tina Stowell - Chair of Charity Commission • Representative of Organisation
  • Howell James - Independent Member

Vacancy Description

The Secretary of State for the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, the Rt Hon Jeremy Wright MP, wishes to appoint two Board members to the Charity Commission for England and Wales. These are public appointments and will be conducted in compliance with the Commissioner for Public Appointments’ Code of Practice for Ministerial Appointments to Public Bodies under the principles of merit, fairness and openness. The appointment is for a term of three years

The Charity Commission for England and Wales

Last year the Charity Commission redefined its purpose: to ensure charity can thrive and inspire trust so that people can improve lives and strengthen society. To help us meet that purpose, fulfil our proud commitment to represent the public interest in charity, and meet the challenges we face, the Board has set a new and ambitious five-year strategic plan.

To be the effective regulator that the public demands and the sector requires, the Commission must do all it can to ensure that charities show they are being true to their purposes, can demonstrate the difference they are making, and meet the high expectations of conduct and behaviour demanded by the public.
The Charity Commission is the registrar and regulator of charities in England and Wales. It is an independent, non-Ministerial Government Department accountable directly to Parliament. It is based across four sites, employing approximately 420 staff with a budget of £27 million.

There are approximately 168,000 registered charities in England and Wales, with approximately 700,000 people serving as trustees, overwhelmingly on a voluntary basis, some of whom serve as trustees of more than one charity. While some of these registered charities are household names, the majority – about 80% – have an income below £100,000 a year and employ no staff.

As registrar, the Commission is responsible for maintaining an accurate and up-to-date register of charities. This includes deciding whether organisations are charitable and should be registered. It also removes charities that are not considered to be charitable, no longer exist, or do not operate.

As regulator, the Commission has both compliance and enablement functions. It is responsible for investigating and monitoring charities’ compliance with charity law and regulation; it takes enforcement action when there is malpractice or misconduct. It also provides online services and guidance to help charities run as effectively as possible, ensuring charities meet their legal requirements, and makes appropriate information about each registered charity widely available.

Our Statement of Strategic Intent 2018-2023 explains why the Commission must be more than the sum of our statutory objectives if we are to fulfil our purpose and meet our overall ambition of maximising the benefit of charity to society without devaluing what makes charity important to people.

Person Specification

Vacancies for two Non-Executive Directors will be created when two members complete their terms in November 2019. These are senior roles requiring people with the necessary experience and non-executive skills to support the Chair in providing strategic leadership and oversight of the Charity Commission.

Successful candidates will have strong interpersonal, intellectual and analytical skills and sound judgement, together with a commitment to and appreciation of good corporate governance and public service. Candidates with non-executive director and/or senior executive experience at Executive Committee level in the private, public and/or not-for-profit sector (including those for whom this would be a first non-executive board appointment) are encouraged to apply. The Commission’s work is highly varied and engages with people and institutions throughout England and Wales: the Board seeks to reflect that diversity in its composition.

Essential Criteria

All candidates must be able to meet the following criteria:

  • A career record of achievement and high performance in the private, public and/or not-for-profit sector, with an ability to operate effectively on the Board or senior committee of an established organisation.
  • An ability to guide the Commission’s strategic direction, use sound judgement, and consider and challenge complex issues from an impartial and balanced viewpoint.
  • Strong intellectual and analytical ability, with excellent listening, influencing and communication skills and a constructive style in challenging management recommendations where necessary.
  • Experience of giving or holding others to account via effective controls and assurance systems for risk, performance and quality.
  • An understanding of corporate governance and a commitment to the principles of public service, with the highest standards of personal propriety in relation to governance, accountability, risk and financial management.
  • A commitment to and an understanding of the charity sector’s value to the public and – as part of that – the importance of its effective, independent, proportionate, and impartial regulation in the public interest.
  • An understanding of the Charity Commission’s diverse range of stakeholders and the inter-relationships between the charity sector and the Government/public/private sectors.

Preferred Knowledge and Experience

All Boards require a range of knowledge and experience to be effective in their scrutiny, challenge and support of the Executive. Over the next five years, the Commission must continue to improve its operational performance if it is to deliver on its strategy.

We are seeking candidates with experience of one or more of the following areas to complement the collective skills of the Board. Relevant experience will not necessarily have been gained in an executive role, because we are looking for the capability to scrutinise and challenge effectively as a non-executive Board member:

  • operations and customer service. Experience of operations functions processing high volumes of inquiries covering a wide range of issues and degrees of complexity to high standards of service deliv Experience of implementing change programmes which have delivered significant and sustained improvement in operational performance would be an advantage.
  • digitisation of services and emerging technologies to enable users to “self-serve”. Successful procurement and/or implementation of major technology-led change programmes in support of operational and digital strategies – together with the ability to communicate effectively the benefits of technology change, and the risks of failure, to the business.
  • collection and provision of Big Data to improve performance and facilitate innovation. The Charity Commission needs to use the rich data it collects more effectively to increase the impact and performance of charities, and to better inform the public in the choices they make about the charities they support. Experience of using and exploiting the potential of Big Data to develop services or create new opportunities would be an advantage.

We are keen to maintain the gender balance of the Board and to continue to improve the wider diversity of our membership. The Charity Commission welcomes and encourages applications from people of all backgrounds, located in all parts of England and Wales and from underrepresented groups – everyone who can apply their skills and experience to these demanding roles.

Additional Information

Role of the Board and its members

The Chair and eight Non-Executive Directors (NEDs) are ‘Commission Members’ and ultimately responsible and accountable for ensuring that the Commission fulfils its statutory objectives, general functions, duties and appropriately exercises the legal powers vested in it under the Charities Act and other legislation. The Commission Members have also reserved to themselves collectively the power to make some regulatory decisions.

The Chief Executive, who is accountable to the Non-Executive members of the Board, is responsible for the operational and day-to-day management of the Commission; as Accounting Officer, she is directly accountable to Parliament.

Following a review of Governance, a unitary Board of the Commission was established in September 2018, of which the Chief Executive is now a member. Like all corporate unitary boards, its main tasks are to set the vision and long-term strategic direction of the organisation, agree annual budgets and business plans, and set the risk framework and policies within which the Chief Executive and her team operate and for which they are held to account by the Board.

The Commission’s Governance Framework sets out in detail the respective roles and responsibilities of the Commission, Board and the Executive.

The Board is supported by four committees, whose chairs and members are Board members.

Conflicts of Interest

Candidates must note the requirement to declare any interests they may have that might cause questions to be raised about their approach to the business of the Charity Commission. They are required to declare any relevant business interests, shareholdings, positions of authority, retainers, consultancy arrangements or other connections with commercial, public or voluntary bodies, both for themselves and for their spouses/partners. The successful candidate will be required to give up any conflicting interests and his/her other business and financial interests may be published.

Political Activity

Given the need for the Charity Commission to be, and to be seen to be, impartial and independent in its regulation of charities, engagement in significant political activity (holding office, public speaking, making a recordable donation or candidature for election) is likely to prove a significant conflict of interest for candidates applying for this role.

To allow the panel to explore conflicts of interest, and in particular political activity, with the candidates in the context of their ability to perform in the role, candidates should declare any significant political activity which they have undertaken in the last five years. This information will only be provided to the panel for those applicants selected for interview.

Details of the successful candidates declared political activity will be published when the appointment is announced.

How to Apply

To apply, please send:

  • A CV of no more than two sides of A4; this should provide details of your education and qualifications, employment history, directorships, membership of professional bodies and details of any publications or awards.
  • A supporting statement of not more than two sides of A4, setting out how you meet the criteria – please make sure you refer to the contents of this document;
  • The Conflicts of Interest Form and the Diversity monitoring form. The Diversity Form will be kept separately from your application and Conflicts of Interest Form, and will not be seen by the selection panel in order to meet the Cabinet Office’s Governance Code on Public Appointments.
    Completed applications should be sent to: , please put ‘Charity Commission’ in the subject title.

Alternatively, they can be posted to Public Appointments Team, 100 Parliament Street, London, SW1A 2BQ.

Closing Date:

Applications should arrive no later than 10AM on 19 June 2019. Please note that applications after this time will not be considered.

Please note DCMS does not reimburse travel expenses for attendance at interview.


This post is regulated by The Commissioner for Public Appointments

May 152019

Vice Chairman & Chairman of the Sports & Leisure Committee - Civil Service Sports Council Ltd, trading as CSSC Sports and Leisure (CSSC)

Body: Civil Service Sports Council Ltd, trading as CSSC Sports and Leisure (CSSC)
Appointing Department: Department for Culture, Media & Sport
Sector: Culture, Media & Sport
Location: Most meetings are held in London
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: None: this is a volunteer post for which there is no remuneration
Time Requirements: About eight meetings a year – with correspondence, approximately 2 days per month.
This is not a ministerial appointment.

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched: 10/05/2019
  • Closed for Applications: 03/06/2019 at 17:00
  • Panel Sift: TBC
  • Final Interview Date: 12/06/2019
  • Announcement: TBC

Vacancy Description

Officers and the Board

The Board is chaired by Philip Rycroft, who recently stood down as Permanent Secretary at the Department for Exiting the European Union, and comprises the volunteer Officers (three Vice Chairmen and an Honorary Treasurer) appointed by the Board, 12 elected volunteer members and the CEO. The Board is responsible for the management of CSSC and meets 3 times a year, though there is some out-of-meeting business by correspondence, particularly amongst the Vice Chairmen in their role of supporting the CEO. Much of the work of the Board is carried out through two main committees – the Resources Committee and the Sports and Leisure Committee, both chaired by Vice

As a Vice Chairman and member of CSSC’s Board your duties will be:

  • To contribute to the Board’s strategic direction of CSSC by determining the vision, mission and setting overall policy, defining goals and evaluating performance.
  • To ensure that CSSC and its constituent bodies carry out their activities in a proper manner consistent with policies, standards and values.
  • To enhance CSSC’s public image and to act as an ambassador for CSSC.
  • To ensure that CSSC complies with its governing documents, company law, and any other relevant legislation.

The Sports and Leisure Committee

The SLC has responsibility for sports and leisure activities organised or facilitated by CSSC, which includes event management, marketing, sports and volunteer development. The most important strategic issue facing the SLC and its Chair is the overall balance between the leisure opportunities, and the sporting and physical activities, that CSSC
should offer in future.

The Vice Chairman will chair the Sports & Leisure Committee whose overall responsibility includes setting the strategic direction for sport and leisure activities to ensure the provision of high standard competitive and recreational events. The other main responsibilities include:

  • Considering and, if agreed, approving the plans of CSSC funded events and activities.
  • Working closely with the Event Team and other CSSC staff to support and promote national-level events.
  • Ensuring that local, regional or qualifying events are planned to meet set organizational criteria.
  • Attending Board and other meetings (at least eight meetings per year).
  • The SLC delegates to the Volunteer Committee responsibility for policy and practice relating to the recruitment, retention, recognition and ongoing support of CSSC volunteers including the development and maintenance of policy and guidance for volunteers; the development and implementation of structures within CSSC to support and encourage volunteers; and the development and implementation of schemes and mechanisms to value, recognise and reward volunteers.

Person Specification

We are looking for someone with:

  • An understanding of, and empathy with, the aims and values of the CSSC;
  • A clear understanding of the role of an Officer and the willingness and ability to devote the necessary time and effort to the proper discharge of the responsibilities required;
  • The ability to think strategically
  • integrity, honesty, flexibility and the ability to be proactive;
  • Leadership qualities; and

Who has experience of:

  • The sports and leisure industries;
  • projects/budgets/workforce/people management;
  • strategic planning;
  • networking with relevant partners;
  • committee work and;

one or more of the following:

  • event management;
  • marketing;
  • volunteer management and support;
  • change management; and

Who has:

  • The ability to communicate effectively;
  • The ability to work at a strategic level;
  • The ability to think objectively and constructively;
  • The ability to make sound, independent judgements;
  • The ability to work in a team and to work with others
  • The ability to understand the interplay between staff and volunteers;
  • A commitment to inclusion and diversity;
  • listening skills;
  • management skills.

Additional Information

For more information please contact –

Simon Lee, Chief Executive
Telephone: 01494 888 450

How to Apply

Please send your CV with a cover letter explaining how you meet the requirements of the role, to Philippa Glasgow, either by email or post – details below:
CSSC Sports & Leisure
Compton Court, 20-24 Temple End, High Wycombe, Bucks HP13 5DR

This post is NOT regulated by The Commissioner for Public Appointments.

May 152019

Vice-Chair - Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership

Body: Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership
Appointing Department: Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Sector: Business, Finance & Skills
Location: South England
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: The post is not remunerated, although reasonable travel and expenses will be paid.
Time Requirements: 1 to 2 days per month.
This is not a ministerial appointment.

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched: 10/05/2019
  • Closed for Applications: 29/05/2019
  • Panel Sift: 05/06/2019
  • Final Interview Date: 12/06/2019
  • Announcement: TBC

Vacancy Description

We are seeking an outstanding Vice Chair in order to help lead the region and meet our ambitious vision set out in Gatwick 360. The role of the Vice Chair is key in supporting the LEP Chair and the delivery of our objectives. We are keen to hear from outstanding individuals who are capable of representing businesses across our entire area passionate about driving forward our economic growth.

The Vice Chair’s responsibilities are to:

  • Support the Chairman to deliver his duties and deputise for the Chairman at Board and other meetings as required as a proxy, also in instances when the Chairman is conflicted.
  • Attend Coast to Capital Board and Chairman’s Committee meetings and provide support to Board members and Sub-Committees as required.
  • Foster positive working relationships amongst Board members and exemplify Board member behaviour and input.
  • Act as an ambassador and champion for Coast to Capital, engaging in projects which require Board member leadership.
  • Advise the Coast to Capital Chief Executive and support strategy development.
  • Ensure that the LEP acts in a transparent, efficient and effective way.

Further responsibilities as a Board Director include:

  • Contributing to the development of an effective private, public and third sector partnership.
  • Contributing to the implementation of the overall strategy and priorities and to help the Board maintain focus.
  • Contributing knowledge and expertise to illuminate the business issues facing the area, the strengths and opportunities and the initiatives which could be taken to drive business
  • Attending and chairing working groups and other meetings on specific issues.
  • Represent Coast to Capital at high profile events including speaking opportunities.

Person Specification

  • Experience
    • Established in your field with extensive senior leadership experience within the private or commercial sector.
    • Proven experience of performing a non-executive role and experience of working well with non-executive Directors.
    • Experience of working with senior local politicians, MPs, regional and national agencies, and government departments.
    • Proven track record in demonstrating leadership to develop and drive strategic change.
    • Track record of success in actively promoting collaboration, joint initiatives, and partnerships.
    • Strong reputation and professional network with established working relationships within the Coast to Capital area.
  • Skills
    • Ability to grasp strategic issues facing local and central government in relation to economic growth.
    • Well-developed strategic, influencing, and negotiation skills, and ability to work across organisations in an open and effective way.
    • Strong leadership and team working skills, with strong self-confidence and motivational skills.
    • Ability to understand, monitor and manage the detail of complex programme management information.
    • Ability to engage with a wide range of stakeholders from local government, education and business sectors.
    • Ability to exercise effective judgement and decision-making in a political and multi-disciplinary
    • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
    • Excellent networking skills.
    • Ability to Chair meetings effectively.
    • Ability to work closely with the Chief Executive and his senior team to support the work of Coast to Capital.
    • Ability to act in accordance with the seven Nolan Principles of public life.
  • Knowledge
    • Understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing the economy in our region, and a commitment to creating an environment where business can flourish.
    • Familiarity with the wider issues affecting our region and a desire to make a difference to the area. Candidates must live and/or work in the area; or have or have had experience of participating in a business or businesses based in the area. Candidates must also be able to offer the time and commitment necessary to make a success of these roles.

Additional Information

The Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy is the facilitator of this advertisement but NOT the appointing body. The appointing body is the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership.

How to Apply

Please send your application to by Wednesday 29 May.

Please supply the following for your application:

  • An up-to-date CV setting out your career history, with an overview of your responsibilities and achievements and preferred contact details.
  • A supporting statement (or covering letter) of no more than two pages which fully addresses
  • The criteria in the job description and person specification.
  • Details of two referees who can speak authoritatively about you, along with a brief statement of the capacity and period of time in which they have known you. Referees will not be contacted without your prior consent.

It is essential that your CV and supporting statement (or covering letter) reference all the relevant experience that the selection panel will be looking for in the sift process.

We will acknowledge your application within 24 hours. If you have not received confirmation please call 01403 333840.


This post is NOT regulated by The Commissioner for Public Appointments.

May 142019

Commissioner - The Equality and Human Rights Commission Wales

Body: The Equality and Human Rights Commission
Appointing Department: Cabinet Office
Sector: Charity & Public Sector
Location: National with attendance at meetings in central London
Skills required: Business / Commercial, Change Management, International Experience, Legal / Judicial, Regulation
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: The per diem allowance paid to the Commissioner is £400/day
Time Requirements: Approximately 1-2 days per month (up to 25 days per year)

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched: 09/05/2019
  • Closed for Applications: 09/06/2019
  • Panel Sift: 01/07/2019
  • Final Interview Date: 22/07/2019
  • Announcement: TBC

Exact sift and interview dates to be confirmed

Vacancy Description

The Secretary of State for Defence and Minister for Women and Equalities wishes to appoint the Wales Commissioner to the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC). This appointment fulfils the requirements of the Equality Act 2006 that the membership of the Commission must include a Commissioner who knows about conditions in Wales (the “Wales Commissioner”). This appointment will be made with the consent of Welsh Ministers.

The roles and responsibilities of EHRC Commissioners are set out in the Commission’s Governance Manual.

Commissioners are responsible for:

  • working with the Chair and Chief Executive to set the strategic direction of the EHRC;
  • scrutinising the EHRC’s performance, and supporting the Chair in holding the Chief Executive to account; and
  • complying at all times with the Cabinet Office’s Code of Conduct for Board Members of Public Bodies (2011) and the EHRC’s Code of Conduct and conflicts of interest guidance (Part 4 of the EHRC’s Governance Framework).

In addition to the responsibilities of EHRC Commissioners, as set in the Commission’s Governance Manual, the Wales Commissioner has particular responsibilities on the following matters:

  • chairing the Wales Committee;
  • engaging with other EHRC committees and working groups on Wales and Great Britain-wide matters;
  • contributing to the process of advising the Welsh Government about equality and human rights law and its potential effects;
  • contributing to the development of the EHRC’s annual report, strategic plan and business priorities in respect of Wales;
  • representing the EHRC in Wales including stakeholder and community engagement to further the EHRC’s priorities.

Appointments to the EHRC are for between 3 and 5 years.

Person Specification

All candidates must demonstrate, in their CV and supporting letter, how they meet the selection criteria for the post, through their knowledge, skills and experience.

Candidates should be able to demonstrate the following selection criteria:

  • Senior level leadership experience and the ability to work collaboratively and chair at Board level, including the ability to bring a business perspective and practical mind-set to discussions and the credibility to effectively challenge others;
  • The ability to build constructive relationships and influence at the highest level, and to act as an ambassador for the Commission, particularly in Wales, working with key stakeholders and promoting the organisation’s role and aims to the public and a wide range of partners;
  • The ability to provide strategic, knowledgeable, impartial and balanced perspectives on a range of sensitive and complex issues and the ability to contribute to the development of strategic priorities, weighing up competing arguments capable of justification under close scrutiny;
  • A commitment to and knowledge or experience of equality and human rights;
  • An understanding of the context in which the Commission operates and knowledge of conditions in Wales and their relationship to conditions in Great Britain;
  • High standards of integrity, commitment to public service values, and an understanding of the principles and practices of corporate governance.

Applicants will be assessed against these criteria in their application and any subsequent interview.

For this post, a person cannot be appointed as a Board Member if he or she is employed in the civil service of the state, has unspent criminal convictions, is subject to bankruptcy, or disqualification as a company director. There must be no employment restrictions, or limit on your permitted stay in the UK.

How to Apply

Please submit the following completed documentation:

  • A Curriculum Vitae (maximum three sides of A4) outlining your education, professional qualifications and full employment history.
  • An accompanying Supporting Letter (maximum two sides of A4) – setting out your suitability for the role and how you meet the essential and desirable skills set out in the person specification – please ensure your full name is clearly noted at the top of your letter.
  • Monitoring Form (including conflicts of interest, political activity, diversity) – attached as a separate document (please see Annex A).
  • If applicable, Annex B, which concerns the Guaranteed Interview Scheme for disabled people.
  • Names and contact details of two referees who will be contacted if you are shortlisted for interview.

Please send all the above required application documents to If you are unable to email your application, you can send it in the post to:

EHRC Sponsorship Team (for: EHRC Public Appointments)
Government Equalities Office
Sanctuary Buildings
Great Smith St
London SW1P 3BT.

We are happy to accept applications in the Welsh language.

Please contact if you require any materials in an alternative form, explaining what you need and why you require an alternative format. Please note that all documents can be provided in the Welsh language upon request.


This post is regulated by The Commissioner for Public Appointments