Sep 252020
 

Chair - East West Railway Company Ltd

Recruiter: Department For Transport
Location: Nationwide
Salary: £75k, 2 days per week
Posted: 23 Sep 2020
Closes: 19 Oct 2020
Job Function: Chair
Industry: Public

Looking for a new and exhilarating challenge leading a visionary UK based infrastructure delivery organisation? Excited by the thought of positively challenging industry norms and inspiring a team to surpass customer expectations? Then look no further than the opportunity to chair the Board of the East West Railway Company – a company at the forefront of the changing landscape of the rail industry, delivering a multi-billion pound rail link with services connecting Oxford, Milton Keynes, Bedford and Cambridge and places in between.

The East West Railway Company (EWR Co) was set up as a company in 2017, and constituted as an arms-length body of the Department for Transport in September 2018. It was created to drive forward the delivery of the East West Rail project – a new direct line, providing much-needed East West connectivity to unlock the economic potential of the Oxford Cambridge Arc – supporting new jobs and communities, as well as reducing journey times, congestion and travel costs for residents and commuters.

More than that, EWR Co has a vision to be a force for positive change – both for the industry in which it operates and the communities it serves.

East West Rail is a complex project, with multiple phases, sections and delivery partners, and complex interfaces with the existing transport network. The Secretary of State for Transport is EWR Co’s only shareholder. Importantly, the company also benefits greatly from the input and insights of the East West Rail Consortium – a longstanding group of local authorities and businesses with an interest in improving access to and from East Anglia and the Milton Keynes South Midlands growth area.

The Secretary of State is now recruiting a permanent Chair. It is critical that candidates share the company’s high-level strategic commitments not only to the vision of the organisation, but to ensuring that the long-term economic benefits for the region are maximised.

Candidates will have extensive senior and board experience, as well as a record of exceptional achievement in their field. This must include experience of major infrastructure projects (though not necessarily transport related) and a good understanding of complex programme management.

Strong candidates will understand how to operate effectively in organisations which are highly scrutinised or regulated, and where transparent accountability for the expenditure of public monies is non-negotiable. You will also be adept at managing the interface between a highly experienced executive team and an expert board, in a way which optimises the contributions of each.

How to Apply

The candidate briefing is available to download at https://publicappointments.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/EWRCo-Chair-Candidate-Brief.pdf

For an informal discussion, please contact Shani Newbold at Cadence Partners on +44 20 7947 4960 or email ewrco@cadencepartners.co.uk

If you require the candidate materials in an alternative format, please request it in your initial contact.

If you wish to apply, you will be required to submit the following:

  • A comprehensive CV setting out your career history and including relevant details of any professional qualifications.
  • A short supporting statement (maximum two sides A4, minimum size 11 font) giving evidence of your ability to meet the essential criteria for the role. Please provide specific examples to demonstrate how you meet each of the areas identified in the person specification.
  • In addition, please also complete and return via email the Supporting Documentation form relating to referees, diversity, nationality, political activity and conflicts of interest. This form is available to download at https://publicappointments.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/appointment/east-west-railway-company-chair/

These documents must be emailed to ewrco@cadencepartners.co.uk (subject line: Application for Chair of EWRCo) by no later than the closing date of 19 October 2020.

Sep 252020
 

Non-Executive Director - Life Sciences Hub Wales Ltd

Body: Life Sciences Hub Wales Ltd
Appointing Department: Welsh Government
Sectors: Health, Science & Technology
Location: Meetings will typically be held in Cardiff at the Life Sciences Hub, 3 Assembly Square, Cardiff Bay, but there may be occasions when meetings will be held at other locations. Meetings are currently held remotely due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Skills required: Accountancy, Audit and Risk
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: Members will receive £282 per day (up to a maximum of £15,000 p.a.) (Pro rata). Travel and subsistence costs will be paid in line with recognised limits.
Time Requirements: Members will be expected to be available to work a minimum of 12 days per year (1 day per month; the Board will meet at least 6 times a year). The nature of the role makes it difficult to be specific about the maximum time commitment and time demands may fluctuate considerably as matters of urgency arise.
Closed for Applications: 15/10/2020 at 16:00

Vacancy Description

The Minister for Health and Social Services is seeking to appoint a Board Member for Life Sciences Hub Wales Ltd. For this post, applicants are sought with an interest in the Life Sciences sector with particular experience of the life sciences or health technology industry.

Applicants will be expected to demonstrate a commitment to generating and developing opportunities for achieving economic growth and developing the industryNHS joint working interface. Consideration will also be given to candidates from outside the Life Sciences sector who can demonstrate similar skills and experience.

The role of the Board is to:

  • provide effective leadership; defining and developing strategic direction and setting challenging objectives;
  • promote high standards of public finance, upholding the principles of regularity, propriety and value for money;
  • ensure the LSHW Group’s activities are conducted efficiently and effectively
  • monitor performance to ensure the LSHW meets its aims, objectives and performance targets;
  • ensure strategies are developed for meeting the LSHW’s objectives in accordance with the policies and priorities established by the LSHW in conjunction with the Welsh Ministers and other relevant stakeholders, for example employees, customers and funding providers;
  • ensure that Ministers are kept fully informed of any changes likely to impact on the strategic direction of the LSHW or on the attainability of its targets, and of steps needed to deal with such changes;
  • ensure the LSHW banking arrangements are adequate for its purposes;
  • ensure effective arrangements are in place to provide assurance on risk management, including information security, governance, internal audit, external audit and internal control in accordance with applicable statutory and regulatory requirements and, where relevant, Codes of Practice or guidance applicable to the financial services sector.

Board Members will:

  • demonstrate and promote the Seven (Nolan) Principles of Public Life.
  • take an active part in discussions, providing your advice, opinion and challenge, and support to the Board on key issues.
  • support the CEO in the appointment of senior staff and the mentoring of existing staff.
  • contribute to the development and maintenance of a healthy culture across the organisation.
  • contribute to the work of the Board based upon your independence, your past experience and knowledge, and your ability to stand back from the day to day operational management.
  • fully understand the business through active involvement, establishing effective mechanisms for maximising economic opportunities from the life sciences sector to support health and social care in Wales.
  • analyse and critically review complex information and contribute to sound decision-making, strategy development and guide the operational plan of the business.
  • oversee the effective stewardship of resources, ensuring openness and accountability in the allocation and utilisation of resources
  • discharge effective governance of the organisation, in all its integrated forms.
  • foster close working relationships with experts and organisations within the sector at national and international level and act as an advocate for LSHW.
  • serve on any sub-committees of the Board, such as the Audit, Risk Assurance sub-committee (ARAC) or the
  • Human Resource and Renumeration sub-committee (HRRC) and keep abreast of any matters arising.

Person Specification

  • Essential Criteria
    • Experience of holding a senior finance practitioner role with board level experience of audit and risk management.
    • Relevant financial qualification.
    • Experience of audit, governance and compliance at board level.
    • Experienced member of a committee or sub-committee.
    • Ability to contribute to discussions, offer challenge and engage in the decision making process.
    • Ability to credibly represent a wide range of perspectives for example by having a strong network already in place or the ability to develop and maintain a credible and effective network.
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
    • A demonstrable interest in, knowledge and understanding of the sector including the challenges and opportunities available.
    • An understanding of the obligations involved when serving on a board and the credibility to do so.
  • Desirable Criteria
    • Experienced chair of a committee or sub-committee.
    • An interest in new models of health, social care and wellness.
    • Experience of working across the public and private sectors.

Welsh Language

  • Board Members – Welsh desirable

Welsh language skills are highly desirable but not essential to undertake the duties of this role. However, it is essential that the board, as a whole, increases its Welsh language skills and is actively seeking Welsh speaking candidates. Therefore, applications from individuals with Welsh language skills (at Level 2 and above) are particularly welcomed:

  • Can understand basic conversations about everyday topics;
  • Can read simple material on everyday topics with understanding.

All Board members are expected to display an understanding of and empathy towards the Welsh language.

Additional Information

Contacts:
For further information regarding the selection process, please contact:

Andrew Richardson
Head of Governance, Risk and Compliance
Life Sciences Hub Wales
Tel: 07503 643719
Email: andrew.richardson@lshubwales.com

Public Appointments Team
Public Bodies Unit
Welsh Government
Email: publicappointments@gov.wales

How to Apply

To apply for this role, click on the ‘Apply’ button on the Welsh Government online recruitment centre. The first time you apply for a post, you will need to complete a registration form for the Welsh Government’s online application system. You will only need to register once, and you will be able to keep yourself updated on the progress of your application, and any other applications you make, via your registered account.

Once you’ve registered, you’ll be able to access the application form. To apply you will need to submit two supporting documents. The first, a document outlining how your knowledge, skills and experiences meet the criteria for the role as outlined in the information for candidates. This document should be no more than 2 sides of A4. Your application may be rejected if you exceed this limit. The second document is a full, up to date CV. The two documents should be uploaded to the ‘Reasons for applying’ section of the online application form.

In your application, you will also be asked to provide details of any activities which have helped you to develop skills that would be useful in a public appointment role, and list the organisations for which you undertook these activities. We also need to know about any political activity that you’ve undertaken over the last 5 years.

It is recommended that you register for an account and access the application form as soon as possible so that you see how the application form is structured, before starting to prepare your evidence. You don’t have to complete the application form all in one go. You can save your responses, and log in and out as required, until you’re ready to submit – just follow the guidance in the application form.

If you’d like to apply for this opportunity in Welsh, please use the Welsh version of this advert, from which you can apply in Welsh.

If you need any further assistance in applying for this role, please contact the Welsh Government’s Public Appointments Team on: PublicAppointments@gov.wales.

For further information about Public Appointments in Wales, please visit www.gov.wales/publicappointments.

Attachments

This post is regulated by The Commissioner for Public Appointments

Sep 252020
 

Academic Trustee - Royal Armouries

Body: Royal Armouries
Appointing Department: Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Sector: Culture, Media & Sport
Location: Meetings will take place at the three museum sites - Leeds, Fort Nelson and the Tower of London (remotely at present).
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: The position is not remunerated, but reasonable expenses are paid.
Time Requirements: Trustees need to commit around eight days a year to the Royal Armouries, in addition to reading and attending other meetings and events on occasion.
Closed for Applications: 24/10/2020

Vacancy Description

The Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport is seeking to appoint an outstanding individual to join the Board of Trustees of the Royal Armouries. Applications are welcomed from underrepresented groups to ensure the Royal Armouries reflects the diverse society it serves. This is an exciting period in Royal Armouries’ history, which, having recently transformed its commercial operations, is now making important progress in many areas and developing an ambitious Master Plan.

The Royal Armouries is one of the most important museums of its type in the world. Its origins lie in the Middle Ages, and at its core is the celebrated collection originating in the nation’s working arsenal, assembled over many centuries at the Tower of London. In the reign of Elizabeth I, selected items began to be arranged for display to visitors, making the Royal Armouries heir to one of the oldest deliberately-created visitor attractions in the country, and in all but name its oldest public museum.

The collection of c.75,000 objects and 500,000 archive items – apart from the c.2,400 loans to other bodies – is now displayed and housed not only at the Tower of London but also at the purpose-built museum in Leeds and at Fort Nelson, near Portsmouth. Since 2005 the museum has also managed the collection of small arms assembled since the early 17th century by the British armed forces (the former Pattern Room), now also in Leeds, and known as the National Firearms Centre.

More information, including the Royal Armouries’ Corporate Plan 2019-24 and the Annual Report and Accounts for 2018/19 can be found at: https://royalarmouries.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Royal-Armouries-Corporate-Plan-2019-2024.pdf and https://royalarmouries.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Royal-Armouries-Annual-Report-18-19.pdf

Person Specification

In their application, candidates will need to demonstrate how they meet the majority of the following essential criteria:

  • Essential:
    • Personal expertise and a track record of publication in aspects of history – European or otherwise – of relevance to the activities and ambitions of the Royal Armouries;
    • Experience of developing and managing major research projects and programmes and disseminating the results;
    • An understanding of the role and potential of museums in providing an education service;
    • An understanding of the role of material culture and its study in historical research;
    • Experience of obtaining external funding to support research, including from the AHRC;
    • The capacity to develop collaboration with higher education institutions and other bodies as appropriate;
    • A sharp, critical and constructive eye for the highest intellectual standards, evidenced by related writing and communication and;
    • A commitment to preserving cultural heritage in its place.

While recognising that no one person will offer skill and expertise in all the areas listed below, the Royal Armouries would be interested in candidates who also demonstrate the following desirable criteria:

  • Desirable:
    • A broad grasp of world history with particular reference to conflict and its consequences;
    • Profound expertise in an aspect or aspects of the history of warfare;
    • Expertise in an aspect or aspects of the history of arms and armour;
    • Employment by, or formal and active connections with, an institute of Higher Education;
    • Experience of and success in popularising history for non-specialist audiences;
    • A high media and public profile and;
    • Experience of the role and potential of museums in providing an education service.

Additional Information

In the broadest terms, in addition to participating in the general business of the Board, the appointee will take an interest in and provide appropriate support to the achievement of the following Objectives in the Royal Armouries 2019-24 Corporate Plan.

  • Objective 1.3: Expand the range and quality of the education programme at Leeds and Fort Nelson to provide learning opportunities for visitors of all ages;
  • Objective 1.9: Continue to extend the publishing programme to engage national and international audiences with Royal Armouries’ expertise;
  • Objective 2.2: Make appropriate investment in storage, conservation, library, archive and research facilities at all sites, taking in to account the development and outcomes of The Master’s Plan;
  • Objective 2.3: Publish and implement the Royal Armouries’ Research Strategy, identifying the main themes of investigation in the plan period and how it will support the development of the public offer;
  • Objective 2.4: Promote the development of an international Research Framework for arms and armour research;
  • Objective 2.5: Seek Independent Research Organisation (IRO) status and use to maximum advantage;
  • Objective 2.7: Develop international arms and armour and collections management related training, consultancy and knowledge exchange programme;
  • Objective 2.11: Develop a programme for the dissemination of the Royal Armouries’ research output.

How to Apply

To apply, please send the following four documents:

  • a CV of not more than two sides of A4;
  • a supporting statement of not more than three sides of A4, providing examples and setting out how you meet the criteria;
  • the Diversity Monitoring Form concerning your personal information and political activity, and the Declaration of Interests Form.

Completed applications should be emailed to publicappointments@dcms.gov.uk. Please put ‘Royal Armouries Trustee’ as the subject line of your email.

If you have any questions regarding your application please contact the Campaign Manager, Rhianna Bridgewater, via email at rhianna.bridgewater@dcms.gov.uk. Each application will be assessed against the requirements set out above by the advisory assessment panel.

We guarantee to interview anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the role. By ‘minimum criteria,’ we mean that you must provide evidence in your application, which demonstrates that you meet the level of competence required under each of the essential criteria. If you want to apply under this scheme, simply state this in the covering email or letter when submitting your application.

If you would like a confidential discussion regarding any reasonable adjustments during the process, please also indicate this in the covering email or letter.

Attachments

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Sep 242020
 

Non-Executive Board Member - Civil Service Pension Board and Scheme Advisory Board

Body: Civil Service Pension Board and Scheme Advisory Board
Appointing Department: Cabinet Office
Sector: Business, Finance & Skills
Location: London
Skills required: Business / Commercial, Change Management
Number of Vacancies: Minimum 2 maximum 4
Remuneration: Range of £10,000 to £15,000 per annum
Time Requirements: Approximately 10 to 15 days per year
Closed for Applications: 19/10/2020

Vacancy Description

The role of the Non- Executive Board Member (NEBM) is to provide professional expertise, challenge and direction to the CSPB/SAB while observing the responsibilities under the Public Service Pension Scheme Act 2013 (PSPA13) and the Code of Practice issued by the Pensions Regulator.

NEBMs will play an important part in the governance, administration and formulation of policy of the Civil Service pension arrangements. Scheme members, employers and the Minister for the Cabinet Office, as the Scheme Manager, rely on the Boards for advice and support. NEBMs play a vital role in bringing an independent perspective to the Boards in addition to specific knowledge and skills from the private sector.

The issues that the NEBMs will consider may at times be sensitive and complex, they will need to carry out their duties with the utmost care and attention, adhering to strict confidentiality rules.

The NEBMs role will be to work closely in assisting the Scheme Manager and the Cabinet Office with the management of the scheme. They will support the appropriate Board chair who will lead the Board in providing constructive challenge and advice to the Cabinet Office and on occasion to the Minister for the Cabinet Office. This may involve leading a subgroup as directed by the chair for specific tasks.

The Boards will assist the Cabinet Office through constructive challenge in respect of:

  • The administration of both the defined benefit and defined contribution arrangements to make sure members of the schemes value and understand their benefits and are actively planning for their retirement.
  • Securing compliance with the scheme regulations and other legislation relating to the governance and administration of the Civil Service pension arrangements;
  • Securing compliance with requirements imposed in relation to the Civil Service pension arrangements by the Pensions Regulator;
  • Ensuring any breach of duty is considered and followed under procedures for reporting to the Pensions Regulator and to the Scheme Manager
  • Influencing the behaviours of all parties, including employers and administrators in pursuit of the successful delivery of the Civil Service pension arrangements.

NEBMs should be able to use their specialist skills, knowledge and experience to help the Board carry out its business effectively. They will be required to scrutinise board papers, lead discussions, focus on key issues, and provide advice and guidance to other Board members. Non-Executive Members have a duty to uphold the highest standards of integrity and probity and to foster good relations.

Person Specification

Essential Criteria

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills – able to collaborate effectively champion diversity and difference; accept collective responsibility and challenge appropriately;
  • Experience in developing and implementing change for complex issues taking into account all relevant factors to reach practical workable solutions.
  • A commitment to diversity, equity, efficiency and innovation
  • The capacity to bring a fresh, external view to decision-making and independence of judgment;
  • A professional track record of personal achievement at a senior level in turning complex projects around;
  • Ability to analyse complex information, understand options presented and provide constructive feedback seek clarity as required.

Additionally, post holders will demonstrate experience and appreciation of the points below.

Desirable Criteria

  • Experience in public or private reward schemes, with knowledge of the pension sector being an advantage and an understanding of how government works
  • An understanding of policy and public accountability, sound judgement and awareness of political sensitivities.

Additional Information

Opportunity to appoint an experienced and highly skilled professional to join both boards.

How to Apply

In order for us to progress your application please submit the following completed documentation:

  • A Curriculum Vitae with your education, professional qualifications and full employment history
  • An accompanying Supporting Letter (maximum 2 A4 pages) – 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 (Google) you do not need to have a Google account to complete the form (here) – any information you provide in Section A will not be used as part of the selection process and will not be seen by the interview panel. The form now includes questions about disability. Information to help answer these questions can be found on the Public Appointments website If you experience problems accessing the monitoring form please contact Karen Wilson (karen.wilson@cabinetoffice.gov.uk).

Attachments

This post is regulated by The Commissioner for Public Appointments

Sep 242020
 

Non-Executive Director - Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust

Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust are seeking to appoint a non-executive director to their Board of Directors who will help them to better reflect the diverse experiences of staff, patients and stakeholders.

These are exciting times at Sheffield Children’s.

We are a Trust with a strong local, regional and national identity that invests in its infrastructure and quality of care for patients. Indeed, we have just invested almost £50m in a new Outpatients facility and wards.

In 2018, we were the number one trust in the country for achieving the four-hour accident and emergency standard and are a trust that consistently surpasses other national targets. In our most recent inspection of our quality and leadership we were rated ‘Good’ by the CQC (July 2019).

We are seeking to appoint a non-executive director to our Board of Directors who will help us to better reflect the diverse experiences of our staff, patients and stakeholders. We particularly would welcome applications from members of our Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities who are currently under-represented on our Board of Directors.

The successful candidate will have a significant track record of leadership, strategic focus and personal achievement in a complex environment. As a non-executive director you will need the ability to influence the strategic direction of the organisation and have a passion for developing the quality of service provided by the Trust. You will also need to act as an ambassador and advocate for the Trust.

The time commitment is three days each month.

The closing date for applications is 11th October. Initial interviews will take place 2nd November and final interviews will take place 9th November. Appointment will be confirmed 17th November for a 1st December start date. Interviews are likely to be conducted virtually.

To apply, please submit a CV and a structured letter of application of no more than two sides that identifies how you meet the requirements of the person specification (see penultimate page of the candidate guide) to matthew.kane1@nhs.net

If possible, your application documents should be in Microsoft Word format.

  • Candidate Pack
    PDF, 660.7 KB
    This is a comprehensive candidate pack for candidates, which explains the requirements to undertake the roles, as well as details of how to apply and information about the trust.

Sep 242020
 

Board Members - Ayrshire and Arran NHS Board

Reference: 3816
Remuneration: £8,842 per annum
Location: Ayrshire
Closing date: 13 October 2020 at midnight

If you are looking for a rewarding and worthwhile opportunity, we would like to hear from you.  Applications are invited from a wide range of people who have an interest in public service and are committed to the NHS in Scotland.  Please pass on details of these opportunities to anyone else you think may be interested.

NHS Ayrshire and Arran is responsible for meeting the health needs of around 400,000 people living in the area, and provides a comprehensive range of primary, community-based and acute hospital services for the population.

NHS Ayrshire and Arran is looking for three new members to join its Board.  As a non-executive member of the Board, you will be expected to play a central role in guiding the strategies which address the health and social care priorities and care needs of the resident population and monitor the performance of the Board in delivering these.  You will be offered the training you need to make a strong contribution.

NHS Scotland’s values are at the heart of everything that this organisation does.  As a member of the Board, you will not only need to have the right skills, knowledge and experience for the role, but also be able to demonstrate behaviour aligned to these values.  The NHS Scotland values as outlined in the NHS Scotland Workforce Strategy Everyone Matters: 2020 Workforce Vision are:

  • care and compassion;
  • dignity and respect;
  • openness, honesty and responsibility; and,
  • quality and teamwork.

In addition to the values highlighted above, you must also be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Appreciation of the issues and challenges that can affect the quality of the health and social care experience in NHS Ayrshire and Arran, including under-represented groups
  • Ability to influence decision making and challenge constructively
  • Ability to build effective relationships with people who have competing interests
  • Ability to contribute to longer term planning by seeing the ‘bigger picture’
  • Ability to analyse and review complex issues

As well as the essential criteria listed above, for one of the posts, we are also looking for the following:

  • Finance /Audit/Risk experience

Although not an essential requirement for any of the posts, it would also be helpful to the Board at this time if you had the following:

  • Program/Change Management experience

You do not need to be an expert in health or have previous experience of being on a Board.  We are looking for people who have the capacity and commitment to develop their skills and to learn new skills they may require.

Scottish Ministers particularly welcome applications from people with protected characteristics that are under-represented, such as women, disabled people, LGBTI+ people, those from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities and people aged under 50.

For more specific detail of the particular requirements of the roles, please see the the person specification, which forms part of the application pack.  Also included in the pack is more detailed information about NHS Ayrshire and Arran and its role within NHS Scotland.

  • Remuneration: £8,842 per annum (non-pensionable) is payable.  You will also receive reimbursement for all reasonable travel and subsistence costs and any reasonable dependant-carer expenses incurred whilst undertaking Board duties and for support required to help you carry out your duties effectively.
  • Time commitment: The time commitment will vary week to week, but on average the role will take up around 8 hours per week.  This time will be a mix of daytime Board meetings, committee meetings, reading documents and attending stakeholder events.  You should also demonstrate an adequate degree of flexibility to attend at a greater frequency subject to the Board’s ongoing business needs.  Should you be required to contribute more than the average 8 hours per week on a regular basis, then, at the discretion of the Board Chair, you may receive additional remuneration.
  • Appointment details: The term of appointment will be for up to 4 years.  When a term comes to an end, the skills the Board requires will be reassessed.  If you satisfy the requirements of the new person specification at that time, and there is evidence of your effective performance, Scottish Ministers may consider reappointing you for a further term.  A non-executive member’s total period of appointment will not exceed eight years.
  • Location: The meetings for Ayrshire and Arran NHS Board are held across Ayrshire.
  • Interviews: Interviews will be held on 23rd, 24th and 26th November.  We will make a decision nearer the time on how these will be held, taking in to account up to date Public Health guidance in relation to physical distancing.  If it is not safe to meet, other arrangements will be considered which may include conducting the interviews remotely by video link.
  • Start dates: For one of the posts, we would expect you to take up appointment from 1st January 2021.  For the second post, the expected start date will be 1st April 2021 and for the final post, the start date will be 1st November 2021.
  • Further information: If you would like to discuss these opportunities in more detail, you are welcome to contact the Board Chair, Lesley Bowie, by calling Margaret Weir, Head of the
    Chair’s Office, on 01292 513648, or by emailing Margaret.Weir@nhs.net.

For full information on the appointments, please read the Application Information Pack accessed via the link below.

Completed applications must be received on or before Tuesday 13th October.

Appointments to Ayrshire and Arran NHS Board are regulated by the Ethical Standards Commissioner.

Appointed on merit; committed to diversity and equality.

Application Information

Please apply online. If you experience any difficulties accessing our website, or in the event that you require a word version of the application form, please contact the Public Appointments Team on (Freephone) 0300 244 1898, by email at PA_Applications_Mailbox@gov.scot, or by writing to the Public Appointments Team, Scottish Government, Area 3F North, Victoria Quay, Edinburgh EH6 6QQ

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Additional Information

Sep 232020
 

2 Non-Executive members of the Board - National Audit Office (NAO)

Recruiter: National Audit Office (NAO)
Location: London
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 15 Sep 2020
Closes: 11 Oct 2020
Job Function: Non Executive Director
Industry: Public

The National Audit Office (NAO) supports the Comptroller and Auditor General (C&AG) in his role as the statutory auditor of government departments, the BBC and a wide range of other public bodies, reporting directly to Parliament. Independent of government, the NAO scrutinises public spending for Parliament and investigates major government projects and programmes. The resulting reports support high profile inquiries by the Public Accounts Committee and other select committees of the House of Commons and play an important role in improving the use of public money and outcomes for citizens.

The term of office of two current non-executive members of the NAO Board will come to an end on 31 December 2020 and the Board is now seeking to appoint two new non-executive members to succeed them.

These are important roles within a high-profile organisation. The non-executive members of the Board play an active role in contributing to the Board’s strategy development, corporate assurance and governance objectives thereby ensuring the NAO is an effective and efficient organisation.

Candidates will be passionate about the role of public audit in helping to improve public service delivery. They will be politically astute, with an awareness of the workings of local and / or national government and the context of the NAO’s work and Parliamentary accountability. They will have experience at senior executive and/ or board level and will bring strong intellect, sound judgement, common sense and diplomacy. The successful candidates will be able to help shape strategy, develop robust governance arrangements and monitor performance.

Moloney Search is acting as employment agency advisor to the NAO Board on this appointment. For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please email nao@moloneysearch.com.

Alternatively, telephone 0207 368 5100. Applications should be received by Midnight on 11 October 2020.

Supporting documents

Sep 232020
 

Non-Executive Board Members - A2 Dominion Housing

Recruiter: Green Park
Location: London (Central), London (Greater)
Salary: £11,000
Posted: 21 Sep 2020
Closes: 05 Oct 2020
Ref: JM9805
Position/Level: Board
Responsibilities: Executive Management, Finance, Information Technology, Strategy
Sector: Not for Profit / Charity
Contract Type: Voluntary / Trustee
Language: English

One of the largest providers of new housing in London and the South East, A2Dominion is a residential property group with a clear social purpose. We own or manage over 38,000 homes across a range of tenures and reinvest all of our profits into building award-winning, sustainable new homes and supporting the communities with whom we work.

With the Group now half-way through an exciting transformation project called ‘Fit For The Future’, during which we are redesigning and rebuilding our systems, joining the Board at this time promises to be an exciting opportunity. These are challenging times, but we are immensely proud of how the organisation is responding, with care, resilience and a ‘can do’ approach. It is simply the way we work. As a new Board Member, you will be joining an ambitious Board, and act as a real driver for change.

You will bring a track record of strategic oversight, constructive challenge and sound judgement, helping us to shape the future of the Group and our role in society. Equally, your ability to demonstrate a history of influence, presenting different approaches, and creating the conditions for innovation is critical.

While we are looking for Board members with all round Board and business management skills, we are especially keen to hear from those who bring diversity of thought and background and in particular have experience of:

  • Funding and finance, preferably within real estate lending or property development or investment
  • People and/or change management
  • Data usage/technology

If you would like to find out more about this opportunity, please visit our microsite: https://search.green-park.co.uk/a2dominion-housing/

Closing date for applications: 08:00 on Monday 12th October 2020

Sep 222020
 

Board Members - The Greater Manchester Local Enterprise Partnership (GM LEP)

Recruiter: The Greater Manchester Local Enterprise Partnership (GM LEP)
Location: Greater Manchester
Salary: Not Specified
Posted: 16 Sep 2020
Closes: 09 Oct 2020
Job Function: Board Member
Industry: Public

The Greater Manchester Local Enterprise Partnership (GM LEP) is looking for senior business professionals to become new Members. We are seeking Members who are passionate about the region and can help shape its future.

The GM LEP sits at the heart of Greater Manchester’s governance arrangements ensuring business leaders, working with the Combined Authority, are at the heart of setting the strategic course of Greater Manchester, determining local economic priorities and driving growth and job creation within the city region.

As we work to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, the economic challenges and opportunities faced by society are unprecedented and will require innovative and bold approaches to ensure that we emerge stronger than ever.

Against this backdrop of change, you’ll help us set the future direction. With your expert business knowledge, you’ll see that we address the city region’s needs through our Greater Manchester Strategy and GM Local Industrial Strategy. It’s a chance to take the lead in areas where you have particular expertise. With your influence and knowledge, you can make a significant impact.

This role calls for considerable Group or Board level experience. You’ll bring formidable business skills and clear insight into the Greater Manchester region. An independent thinker, you combine your knowledge with a gift for analysis. You are quick to understand issues and able to contribute to strategy. Strong communication skills mean you can express your thoughts articulately and collaborate with others.

We are looking for a diverse group of business leaders from the region and beyond who reflect the full range of Greater Manchester’s business sectors and the diversity of its people. In particular, the LEP would benefit from more representation from our Local Industrial Strategy frontier sectors including Clean Growth; Advanced Manufacturing and Materials; Health innovation; and Digital.

We would also like to hear from individuals with expertise in culture; hospitality/retail and social enterprise but we welcome applications from anyone with relevant experience.

As part of its wider role driving delivery of our Local Industrial Strategy, the LEP is also interested in hearing from individuals who wish to join the Graphene, Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Alliance - or GAMMA - Board. GAMMA will help steer development of an advanced materials and manufacturing strategy in partnership with Government, ensuring GM is at the centre of the revolution in materials science that is transforming manufacturing in sectors from aerospace, to construction, to health technology. This presents an opportunity for candidates who have the experience and drive needed to shape the direction of a new global cluster and particularly individuals with experience in translating R&D into commercial success.

For an informal discussion about joining the LEP Board, or being part of GAMMA, please contact our colleagues at Penna, Pete John on 07701 305617 or Roger Russell on 07710 701570 or visit http://execroles.penna.com/ to download the candidate briefing pack.

Closing Date for Applications: Friday 9th October 2020 at 9:00am

Sep 222020
 

Board Members - The State Hospitals Board for Scotland

Reference: 3815
Remuneration: £8,842 per annum
Location: Lanark
Closing date: 13 October 2020 at midday

If you are looking for a rewarding and worthwhile opportunity, we would like to hear from you.  Applications are invited from a wide range of people who have an interest in public service and are committed to the NHS in Scotland.  Please pass on details of this opportunity to anyone else you think may be interested.

The State Hospital is one of four high secure hospitals in the UK. Located in South Lanarkshire in central Scotland, it is a national service for Scotland and Northern Ireland and one part of the pathway of care that should be available for those with secure care needs. The principal aim is to rehabilitate patients, ensuring safe transfer to appropriate lower levels of security.

The State Hospitals Board for Scotland is looking for three new members to join its Board.  As a non-executive member of the Board, you will be expected to play a central role in ensuring equitable provision of high quality, secure and clinically effective services to meet the mental health and social care needs of all patients.  You will be offered the training you need to make a strong contribution.

For these positions, you must be able to demonstrate:

  • The NHS Scotland Values;
  • An understanding of effective governance;
  • The ability to influence decision making and challenge constructively;
  • The ability to contribute to longer term planning by seeing the ‘bigger picture’; and
  • The ability to analyse and review complex issues.

For one of the positions you must also be able to demonstrate:

  • Experience of strategic Human Resources and/or Organisational Development

You do not need to be an expert in mental health or have previous experience of being on a Board.  We are looking for people who have the capacity and commitment to grow into the role, to develop their skills and to learn new skills they may require.

The Scottish Ministers particularly welcome applications from groups currently under-represented on Scotland’s public bodies, such as women, disabled people, those from minority ethnic communities, and people aged under 50.

For more specific detail of the particular requirements of the roles, please see the the person specification, which forms part of the application pack.  Also included in the pack is more detailed information about the State Hospitals Board for Scotland and its role within NHS Scotland.

  • Remuneration: £8,842 per annum (non-pensionable) is payable.  You will also receive reimbursement for all reasonable travel and subsistence costs and any reasonable dependant-carer expenses incurred whilst undertaking Board duties and for support required to help you carry out your duties effectively.
  • Time commitment: The time commitment will vary week to week, but on average the role will take up around 8 hours per week.  This time will be a mix of daytime Board meetings, committee meetings, reading documents and attending stakeholder events.  You should also demonstrate an adequate degree of flexibility to attend at a greater frequency subject to the Board’s ongoing business needs.
  • Appointment details:  The term of appointment will be for up to 4 years.  When a term comes to an end, the skills the board requires will be reassessed.  If you satisfy the requirements of the new person specification at that time, and there is evidence of your effective performance, Scottish Ministers may consider reappointing you for a further term.  A non-executive member’s total period of appointment will not exceed eight years.
  • Location:  Meetings of the Board will normally be held within The State Hospital, Carstairs, Lanark.
  • Interviews:  We are planning for interviews to be held face-to-face on 23rd, 24th & 26th November in Edinburgh.  However we will continue to review this in relation to the guidance on physical distancing and if it is not possible to meet, we will conduct the interviews remotely by video link for anyone who requires this, or for all of the interviews.
  • Further information:  If you would like to find out more about the role, you are welcome to contact the Chairman, Mr Terry Currie, by calling Ms Margaret Smith, Board Secretary, on 01555 842012; or by emailing margaret.smith34@nhs.net

For full information on the appointments, please read the Application Information Pack accessed via the link below.

Completed applications must be received on or before midday on Tuesday 13th October.

Appointments to the State Hospitals Board for Scotland are regulated by the Ethical Standards Commissioner.

Appointed on merit; committed to diversity and equality.

Application Information

Please apply online. If you experience any difficulties accessing our website, or in the event that you require a word version of the application form, please contact the Public Appointments Team on (Freephone) 0300 244 1898, by email at Public.appointments@gov.scot, or by writing to the Public Appointments Team, Scottish Government, Area 3F North, Victoria Quay, Edinburgh EH6 6QQ.

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