Aug 192019

Chair - OpenEdge-Transforming Conflict

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

Vacancy Details

Interim Chair of Trustees needed for OpenEdge-Transforming Conflict

Who are we?

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

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

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

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

What's the ask?

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


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


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

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

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


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

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

Application process

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

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

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

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

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

We look forward to hearing from you!


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

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

Aug 182019

Western Isles NHS Board - Members

Reference: 1683
Remuneration: £7,705 per annum
Location: Stornoway
Closing date: 09 September 2019 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.

NHS Western Isles is responsible for meeting the health needs of around 26,950 people living in the Western Isles, and provides a comprehensive range of acute, mental health, primary and community services.

NHS Western Isles is looking for two 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 priorities and health care needs of the resident population. You will be offered the training you'll need to make a strong contribution.

For these positions you must be able to demonstrate the following essential criteria:

  • NHSScotland Values
    • care and compassion;
    • dignity and respect;
    • openness, honesty and responsibility; and,
    • quality and teamwork.
    • Good communications skills
    • Able to see the ‘bigger picture'
  • Governance

It would be helpful if you can also demonstrate the following desirable criteria:

  • Knowledge about, or connection to, health and/or social care services
  • Understanding of the issues that can affect the quality of the health and social care experience of groups under-represented on the Board, specifically Young people, Gaelic speakers and Ethnic Minorities.

In addition to the above requirements, for one of the posts being filled, we would like to hear from someone who can also bring financial experience to enable them to offer advice to the Board and also participate in the Audit and Finance Committees for both the NHS Board and Integration Joint Board.

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 grow into the role, to develop their skills and to learn new skills they may require.

Scottish Ministers particularly welcome applications from people currently under-represented on Scotland's public bodies, such as women, disabled people, people aged under 50 and people from a BME background.

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 Western Isles and its role within NHS Scotland.

Remuneration: £7,705 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 in the same role will not exceed eight years.

Location: Meetings of the Board and its Committees will normally be held in Stornoway, but may on occasion be held elsewhere in the NHS Board area.

Interviews: It is expected that interviews will be held on the 30-31 October in Stornoway.

Further information: If you would like to discuss these opportunities in more detail, you are welcome to contact the Chairman, Mr Ian Burgess, by calling Michelle McPhail, Business Manager, on 01851 708044; or by emailing

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

Completed applications must be received before midday 9 September 2019.

Appointments to Western Isles 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, or by writing to the Public Appointments Team, Scottish Government, Area 3F North, Victoria Quay, Edinburgh EH6 6QQ.

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Aug 182019

Board Members - Home Office Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA)

Body: Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority
Appointing Department: Home Office
Sectors: Business, Finance & Skills, Charity & Public Sector, Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, Regulation
Location: Flexible
Skills required: Change Management, Regulation, Transformation
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: £270 per day
Time Requirements: 18-25 days per annum

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched: 23/07/2019
  • Closed for Applications: 02/09/2019
  • Panel Sift: Expected W/C 16/9/2019
  • Final Interview Date: Expected W/C 14 October
  • Announcement: TBC

Assessment Panel

  • Zoe Wilkinson - Panel Chair - Head of Home Office Sponsorship Unit • Departmental Official
  • Margaret Beels - Chair • Representative of Organisation
  • Dr Brian Bell - Migration Advisory Committee Member • Independent Member

Vacancy Description

Your mission is to protect the rights of vulnerable and exploited workers, through targeted enforcement action and an effective licensing scheme

As a Non-Executive Board Member of the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA), you will support the GLAA Chair in providing effective strategic leadership for the organisation. You will play a significant role in ensuring GLAA and its staff maintain the right capabilities to protect the rights of vulnerable and exploited workers in a complex and constantly evolving environment.

There has been significant change in labour market regulation in recent years. The GLAA has gained new powers under the Immigration Act 2016. It now has a wider remit, in new sectors of the economy. Labour Abuse Prevention Officers have been recruited, to bring GLAA’s staff complement to approx 120. The Officers have powers to enter and search premises and people, seize evidence and arrest suspects where they suspect labour market offences have been committed. As the organisation exercises these new powers, it must also continue to provide an effective licensing scheme, which targets non-compliant labour providers, whilst allowing those who conform to flourish. Identifying and tackling unlawful employment practices will require highly effective partnership working with other bodies and law enforcement agencies, particularly the Director of Labour Market Enforcement.

We are seeking a candidate experienced in operating at board and senior board level. You will need to work with the GLAA Executive team and the non-executive Board internally, and with a range of external partner organisations, to guide the GLAA in its mission – ensuring workers receive their lawful employment rights, while taking effective action against unlawful or exploitative employers. Experience in business and system change is required, along with excellent relationship management and influencing skills. In addition, you should be able to demonstrate your ability to put robust governance arrangements in place for effective financial, performance and risk management.

This will be a three-year appointment with the possibility of re-appointment.

Person Specification

You will be able to demonstrate:

Part One – Essential Criteria

  • experience of operating at board level and how you can work as part of a team, developing a high performing Board that takes forward the strategic direction for an organisation working in a complex and constantly evolving environment;
  • demonstrable record of creating positive and collaborative relationships with a complex range of stakeholders, in an environment where decisions are taken under tough internal and external scrutiny;
  • ability to develop and implement robust governance arrangements and monitor performance, encompassing financial, performance and risk management;
  • experience of organisational, system or business change to reflect the significant strategic and operational transition GLAA is going through and may face again going forward; and
  • a sound understanding of and strong commitment to diversity, public service values and the principles of public life.

Part Two – Skills and personal qualities

  • Good understanding of the business world, particularly in a labour intensive sector,or one with extended supply chains, and the ability to work effectively with business stakeholders.
  • Good understanding of the operation of high end enforcement or regulation in an international context.
  • Understanding of the experience of vulnerable workers and/or with getting worker voice heard.
  • Ability to work collaboratively using persuasion and influence effectively in a high profile environment
  • Political awareness and the ability to work effectively as Board member of an Arms Length Body with its associated governance.

Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have or be willing to obtain security clearance to CTC level. Pre-appointment checks will also be undertaken on immigration and criminal convictions. It usually takes between 4-6 weeks to obtain the security clearance.

How to Apply

If you wish to apply for this position, please supply the following by 23:00 on Monday 2 September 2019:

  • A comprehensive CV setting out your career history and including details of any professional qualifications.
  • A short supporting statement (maximum two sides A4, minimum 11 font) giving evidence of the strength and depth of your ability to meet the essential criteria for the roles. Please provide specific examples to demonstrate how you meet each of the experience, qualities and skill areas identified in the person specification.
  • The names and contact details for two referees. These must be people who know you in a professional capacity to comment on your suitability for the post. They will be expected to have authoritative and personal knowledge of your achievements. Referees will not be contacted without your prior agreement.
  • In addition, please also complete and return via email the forms at Annex B, relating to referees, diversity, nationality, political activity and conflicts of interest.

Completed applications should be emailed to:

Please note it is your responsibility to ensure we receive your application by the closing date.


This post is regulated by The Commissioner for Public Appointments

Aug 172019

Non-Executive Director - Magenta Living

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

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

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

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

The successful candidate will have:

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

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

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

The Next Steps

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

Interview date(s): Thursday 19th September 2019

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

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Aug 172019

Non-Executive Senior Independent Finance Director - East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust

We are recruiting a Non-executive Senior Independent Finance Director for East Kent NHS Foundation Trust to join the Board of our wholly owned subsidiary company, 2gether Support Solutions, an employer of in excess of 1,100 staff providing total facilities management to EKHUFT.

The Trust established 2gether as a social enterprise principled limited company so that core facilities and support services can continue to be operated successfully with the added benefits that a private sector culture and approach can bring to enhancing and developing these services.

Essential Criteria

We are looking for a Non-Exec to join the Board and provide financial oversight and support to the development of the business. You will be a qualified chartered accountant and strong business acumen, including financial management to support the business and the relationship with the parent company. This will be coupled with an interest in risk and governance. The role will be Chair of the 2gether Audit committee.

Contributing to the work of the Board

  • Contribute to the development of the strategic direction of the organisation and set challenging objectives to underpin continuous improvement in performance.
  • Shape the culture of the organisation, its values and behaviours, ensuring they are demonstrated by the Board in all its actions.
  • Participate fully in the work of the Board, ensuring the corporate responsibility of the board of Directors.
  • Ensure that strategies and actions are approved by the Board of Directors are implemented effectively by the Managing Director and the senior leadership team.
  • Monitor the performance of the organisation and have a clear understanding of the risks and challenges (both internal and external) facing the organisation

Board and other activities

  • Attend and possibly chair other sub committees of the Board and other ad-hoc meetings of the main Board
  • Undergo an individual and Board performance appraisal, attending any additional training highlighted as a result of the evaluation process.
  • Act as an ambassador for 2gether through active participation in external meetings and other events.
  • Ensure a high level of visibility throughout the organisation and personally engage with staff across the organisation.

Governance and compliance

  • Ensure that 2gether complies with all relevant legislation and regulations.
  • Ensure the highest standards of probity, integrity and governance and that 2gether’s internal governance arrangements confirm to best practice and statutory requirements.

Specific requirement for the role as Chair of Audit committee and Senior Independent

  • Chair 2gether’s Audit Committee.
  • Work closely with the Chairman, acting as a sounding board and providing support.
  • Be available to shareholders and other non-executives to address concerns or issues they feel have not been adequately dealt with through the usual channels of communication (i.e. through the chairman, the managing director or finance director).
  • Meeting at least annually with the non-executives to review the chairman’s performance and carrying out succession planning for the chairman’s role.
  • Attending sufficient meetings with shareholders to obtain a balanced understanding of their concerns and issues.

Specific requirement for the role

  • Previously a Board Level Finance Director of a c£100m business.
  • Commercially aware and qualified accountant.
  • Previous experience of an Audit Committee (Chair experience beneficial).
  • Good Risk and Corporate Governance credentials.
  • Ideally a knowledge of healthcare.
  • Understands the parent company interface.
  • Uphold the standards of conduct set out in The Nolan Principles of Public Life.
  • Sufficient time availability to commit to a minimum of 3 days per month.

Key dates

  • Closing date for receipt of applications: 2 September 2019 (11.00am)
  • Interview dates: 25 September 2019 in Canterbury
  • Proposed start date: as soon as possible after appointment

* To read the candidate information pack and find out how to apply, register and complete the application form please go to

Find out More

  • 2gether Support Solutions: Jacqui Siggers, Interim Associate Director of People is available for an informal and confidential discussion on 01233 651965 or email
  • First Flight Non-Executive Directors are helping us to identify potential candidates, if you would like a confidential discussion about the role contact Naomi Scott-Mackie, Senior Consultant on 01797 270 271 or email

Aug 162019

Non-Executive Director - ORE Catapult

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

ORE Catapult

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The current Board of Directors can be viewed at

Further detail on the organisation can be found at

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

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

Closing Date: Friday 30th August 2019

Aug 162019

Chair - Sussex Wildlife Trust

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

Role Description

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

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

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

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

Application Details

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

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

Aug 152019

Non-Executive Director - East West Railway Company

Employer: East West Railway Company
Location: London initially, then based in the Oxford-Cambridge corridor
Basis: Permanent, part-time (15-20 days attendance per year)
Role Summary: Provide guidance, encouragement and support to the Leadership team, establishing a strong team empowered to deliver EWR Co.’s strategic aims and objectives

A little bit about us:

East West Rail is a proposed new rail link between Oxford, Milton Keynes, Bedford, Cambridge and potentially beyond. As part of the wider plans for this strategically important corridor, it is one of the most high-profile infrastructure projects in the UK today. The new railway will improve local connectivity and serve as a catalyst for economic development and the creation of new housing, as well as significantly reducing existing journey times.

We are building a diverse team and we welcome people with different types of experience and outlook.

Diversity and inclusion are at the heart of everything we do. Our commitment is based on strong ethical beliefs because we value the individualism each employee brings to our business.

We introduced a number of initiatives to support our diverse team.

We offer a great opportunity to:

  • Innovate, positively disrupt and make impactful decisions
  • Openly share your ideas and knowledge
  • Be part of a professional passionate and diverse team
  • Have the right work-life balance
  • Be rewarded and recognised for your input

This is a unique opportunity to join the Board of the East West Railway Company, which has been established both to construct the line between Oxford and Cambridge and also to challenge some of the established norms in the rail industry.

In addition to our Chairman, Rob Brighouse, and our Exec Team, we currently have 4 non-Exec Directors and are seeking a 5th NED to complete our Board structure.

Key accountabilities:

  • Provide advice to the organisation, representing the interests of the customer within the expectations of Government, regulatory and commercial stakeholders.
  • Champion the EWR Co. vision and objectives, challenging Board decisions where appropriate to maintain the aspired strategic direction and culture.
  • Provide constructive challenge and hold the Leadership Team to account for effective and efficient delivery against the agreed strategy and business plan.
  • Facilitate discussion on key programmatic issues, balancing the legitimate interests of EWR Co. with external stakeholders together with what is considered to be best for the customer journey.
  • Challenge and scrutinise the Board and the validity of recommendations made; demonstrating sound independent judgement.
  • Offer alternative perspectives to the rail industry norm, based on an ability to consider strategic, complex and often sensitive issues from an informed and balanced viewpoint.

Key Requirements:

  • Advanced leadership and people management skills.
  • Excellent customer insight.
  • Complex and capital-intensive programme delivery/project management.
  • Corporate strategy development and implementation.
  • Large-scale operating environments.
  • Planning process for large, complex programmes.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Independent judgement with the ability to constructively challenge and encourage.
  • Stakeholder engagement – preferably management, government or local authority experience.
  • Negotiation and alignment of conflicting stakeholder interests with the ability to resolve disputes.
  • Complex financing and funding arrangements, including PFI and PPP arrangements.

You will need to have the right to work in the UK.


  • Salary: £15,000 per annum, based on 15-20 days attendance
  • Additional payment: £5,000 per annum if requested to chair any EWR Co Sub-Committee

Application Process:

Please send your resume and a covering letter to

Closing date: 2 September 2019

Aug 142019

Non-Executive Director - Solent NHS Trust

We are recruiting a Non-executive Director for Solent NHS Trust. The successful candidate will have senior clinical experience and a passion for delivering excellent patient experience.

The opportunity

Established in 2011, Solent NHS Trust is a leading provider of community and mental health services, with a top performing and award winning Academy of Research and Improvement. The 4,900 talented people at the Heart of Solent share an ambitious vision to keep more people healthy, safe and independent at, or close to, home.

Rated as ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission, with ‘Outstanding’ in caring, Solent NHS Trust has a strong learning and improvement culture and is striving to be an ‘Outstanding’ organisation. The Trust’s clear and ambitious vision and the active role they take in joining up, and shaping, future care were recently cited by the inspection team as examples of ‘outstanding’ practice.

Solent NHS Trust really is a great place to work. For three years in a row, the Trust have seen an improvement in their NHS Staff Survey results, and their 2018 results saw them as ‘best in class’ nationally in the combined Community, Mental Health and Learning Disability trust class. The Trust continues to invest heavily in creating an environment in which everybody counts, where people feel engaged in their work and motivated to deliver the very best care, embedding their HEART values throughout.

Solent NHS Trust believe that the future is one of local, integrated services, working as a care system. The Board place great emphasis on working with other organisations in joining up, and shaping, future care and play an active role in the development of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP), and in the development of the local integrated care partnerships.

There is a vacancy for a Non-executive Director (NED) at Solent NHS Trust. This is an exceptional opportunity to share your talents and expertise to make a positive difference to the lives of people served by the Trust.

Essential criteria

You will need to have a genuine commitment to patients and the promotion of excellent health care services. We are looking for someone who has clinical experience gained from medical, nursing, allied disciplines or social care experience at a senior level. You will need to have a passion for delivering excellent patient experience, a commitment to patient safety, a desire to make improvements and an orientation to working collaboratively.

You will need to be able to demonstrate you can use your experience to:

  • work alongside other non-executives and executive colleagues as an equal member of the board
  • bring independence, external perspectives, skills and challenge to strategy development
  • hold the executive to account by providing purposeful, constructive scrutiny and challenge
  • shape and actively support a healthy culture for the trust

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 Southampton, Portsmouth or wider Hampshire.

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 (S2014)
    PDF, 349.8 KB
    This is a comprehensive information pack for candidates, which explains the requirements to undertake the role, as well as details of how to apply and information about the trust.
  • Solent NEDs Role Specification
    PDF, 140.2 KB
  • Monitoring form (S2014)
    DOCX, 267.5 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. Please let us know if you require either a RTF or MAC form.

Key dates

  • Closing date for receipt of applications* 1 October 2019 at 11am
  • Preliminary interviews w/c 7 October 2019. Long-listed candidates will be invited for a preliminary interview with Carmel Gibbons, Head of Healthcare from Odgers Berndtson. To facilitate this, we will share your application with Odgers Berndtson. Feedback from these interviews will be given to the panel
  • Interview date end October 2019 (tbc). This will also include carousel interviews involving different stakeholder groups and feedback will be given to the panel
  • Proposed start date This post is to commence 1 April 2020

*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.

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Aug 142019

Board Member - Clarion Housing Group

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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