Oct 012021
 
Department of Health and Social Care – Chair of NHS Blood and Transplant

Chair of NHS Blood and Transplant - Department of Health and Social Care

Body: NHS Blood & Transplant
Appointing Department: Department of Health & Social Care
Sector: Health
Location: London
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: £63,000 per annum
Time Requirements: 2 to 3 days per week
Closed for Applications: 08/10/2021 at 12:00

Vacancy Description

Ministers are seeking to appoint a new Chair to the board of NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT).

The Chair will lead the Board which comprises 7 Non-executive Directors (NEDs) and 5 executive directors, including the Chief Executive, Finance Director and Medical Director.

With them, the Chair will share corporate responsibility for the decisions of the NHSBT Board and the performance of the organisation. Along with the NEDs, the Chair will contribute to the development of strategy; agree the goals, objectives and business plans of the organisation; monitor and review performance and ensure sound governance, including robust and effective systems of financial control and risk management.

The role of the Chair is to:

  • Lead the Board in an open and positive way, which supports and encourages all board members to make a full contribution and work effectively as a team.
  • Develop an effective partnership with the Chief Executive to lead NHSBT in meeting the needs of the NHS, patients and donors, and to continuously improve the services it provides to them.
  • Set the tone for excellent and constructive working relationships between NHSBT, its donors, customers and key stakeholders responsible for the successful operation of the health and social care system.
  • Oversee the formulation of the Board’s strategy for the organisation, ensuring that it supports the wider strategic aims of the health departments to which NHSBT is accountable
  • Ensure the strategy is underpinned by clear performance systems and financial controls along with robust governance and risk management across the trust
  • Ensure the NEDs provide constructive challenge to the executive directors and each other as part of a unitary board
  • Ensure the Board operates high standards of regularity and probity
  • Promote the efficient and effective use of all resources.

The Chair also has an obligation to ensure that:

  • The Board works effectively, and NEDs have a balance of skills and expertise appropriate for directing NHSBT business, as set out in the Government Code of Good Practice on Corporate Governance.
  • There is a code of practice for non-executive members in place, which is consistent with the Cabinet Office Model Code.
  • The work and performance of the Board and its members is reviewed annually and DHSC is advised annually on the performance of individual NEDs

NEDs are fully briefed on terms of appointment, duties, rights and responsibilities.

DHSC is advised on the future needs of the NHSBT board to inform potential re-appointment decisions for NEDs and succession planning.

Person Specification

Essential Criteria

To be considered, you must be able to demonstrate that you have the qualities, skills and experience to meet all the essential criteria for appointment.

  • Able to lead the Board of a significant national organisation, delivering robust board level governance and accountability, and encouraging a culture of continuous improvement and ambitious target-setting which is performance driven.
  • Have experience of transformation in a substantial private or public sector organisation with a significant technical / operational mission.
  • Strong commercial skills, to provide effective advice in areas such as pricing policy and supplier negotiation.
  • Proven communication skills, with an awareness of the sensitivity of the services NHSBT provides, and the ability to address issues in a way which acknowledges individual and wider public feeling.

Additional Information

NHSBT provides the NHS with a range of products and services for the direct benefit of patients. In delivering its responsibilities, NHSBT maintains relationships with its many altruistic donors and a variety of NHS customers, as well as managing complex supply chains.

For further information about NHS Blood and Transplant and the role of chair, please see the candidate information pack.

How to Apply

To make an application please email your CV, a supporting letter and completed monitoring forms to:

appointments.team@dhsc.gov.uk – please quote VAC 1786 in the subject field.

If you are unable to apply by email please contact: Ben Jones on 0113 254 6557

Applications must be received by midday on 8th October 2021.

Attachments

This post is regulated by The Commissioner for Public Appointments

Sep 302021
 
Thirteen Group – Chair

Chair - Thirteen Group

Employer: Thirteen Group
Location: Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire
Salary: Remunerated
Closing date: 28 Oct 2021

As a charitable not-for-profit housing association, Thirteen exists to provide housing and support services across the North East of England and Yorkshire. We are here for anyone who needs a home and maybe a helping hand too. We work to improve the fabric of places where our customer live.

Today, we own over 34,000 properties and manage over 35,000 homes. Our 1,600 colleagues provide services for more than 72,000 customers – but we’re more than just a landlord. We are all about providing homes, support and opportunities to grow, and our vision is of a caring landlord and housing developer, which recognises everyone as an individual. We go beyond bricks and mortar, and our range of extra services means we can give people a helping hand specifically tailored to them if they need it.

Strong and improving operational performance and a culture of inclusivity with customers and colleagues means that our range of partnerships and impact is increasing but there is always more to do. Over the next five years we will invest over £1billion to improve our services, tenants’ homes and their neighbourhoods, as well as delivering new affordable homes.

It is against this background, and in this time of change and opportunity, that we are looking for a new Group Chair, as George Garlick prepares to step down after 6 years of outstanding service.

For this role we would welcome interest from people who have held leadership roles in large and complex organisations in any sector, and who have sufficiently substantial non-executive experience to land with confidence as our Group Chair.

Most importantly, we are looking or a Chair who connects with our values and those of the social housing sector, and who strongly believes in the role we play in supporting communities and individuals to thrive. It will be important that our new Chair brings an understanding of regulated settings (not necessarily housing) and has the commercial and financial acumen to help lead what is a £186m turnover organisation, with assets close to £1bn in value, and range of partnerships across the private and public sectors. Our Chair needs either to know our patch already or be really excited about getting to know it, and spending time across the different parts of our footprint.

The precise remuneration is under review but will be in the region of £20,000. There are generally 5 main board meetings a year held in our offices close to Middlesbrough station, with additional Committee meetings and strategy days, plus webinars and other board events also taking place in typical year. We expect the total time commitment to average around 2 days a month.

At Thirteen, we like to be inclusive, looking at things from different perspectives to drive innovation. We have a clear intention and need to diversify our board over the coming years so we would like to very warmly encourage applications from individuals in under-represented groups, such as young people, women and people from ethnic minority backgrounds, to come forward for a conversation.

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to the Thirteen Group on this appointment. For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit www.saxbam.com/appointments using reference JATAAB. Alternatively telephone +44 (0)20 7227 0880 (during office hours). Applications should be received by noon on Thursday 28th October 2021.

Sep 292021
 
Urban Intelligence – Chair / Non-Executive Director

Chair / Non-Executive Director - Urban Intelligence

Urban Intelligence Ltd (UI) is looking for a highly skilled non-executive Chairperson to join an existing Board of three Directors (2 Exec / 1 NED) and two advisors/observers. This is a rare opportunity to join an exciting and unique award-winning business entering its prime within the Property Technology (PropTech) space. Working with the directors and advisors of the company, you will have an opportunity to provide valued guidance and shape the next exciting chapter of our story. We are quickly increasing traction, particularly in the public sector market. We have successfully won clients such as HM Government, Transport for London, Birmingham City Council and others.

Founded at UCL, UI is a technology business with a focus on urban planning and property development. We’ve developed a range of first-of-a-kind solutions, including a methodology for automatically identifying and assessing a site’s development potential and sustainability within planning parameters. The market for innovations in this area is developing rapidly due to several pressures; from climate change to the housing crisis which are driving planning reform. Our services transform our clients' ability to dramatically increase productivity in planning and development processes and provide data insight to aid decision-making in a range of segments. Existing investors in the business include leading PropTech VC Pi Labs, the Development Bank of Wales, Ordnance Survey and a group of high profile angels from the property sector.

After seven years of developing an extensive catalogue of proprietary IP, UI launched our latest product (PlaceMaker) in Summer 2021 with the London Borough of Hounslow. UI has since successfully rolled out the solution to other government clients. The business is now at break-even and has successfully been increasing profitability year on year. We are uniquely positioned within our niche, and proud to benefit from significant levels of client satisfaction.

We are seeking a Chairperson to lend experience to our management team and help to provide valuable independent judgement and advice to optimise our growth. The preferred candidate will have a background working within local government, economic development and/or regional planning. You will support the directors with promoting the business within the sector, driving awareness of the benefits and value of digital approaches to planning and development. In addition to this, you will support the monthly management of the Board and assist with fundraising, investor relations and promotion of the business.

We’re keen to attract candidates that can enable a young, driven team to fulfil their potential in a fascinating, fast-moving sector. The time commitment is up to 30 days per year (around 2-3 days a month), but we can offer flexibility for the right person. The role will largely be remote but you may be required to occasionally travel to Cardiff/London from time to time.

Requirements

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate:

  • A track record of high-performance commercial management experience with strong relationship skills.
  • Experience in fundraising and attracting external investment.
  • A wealth of experience working with investors and providing stakeholders with crucial information to make business and investment decisions promptly.
  • You will have impeccable communication and have demonstrable experience of working with a range of stakeholders, both internal and external to the business.
  • Familiarity with best practices in Board Management and relevant legislation.
  • A creative, supportive and encouraging approach to leadership and empowerment.
  • An existing extensive relevant network.

Benefits

Up to £1,000 per day + reasonable expenses

The ability to work with a friendly, honest, passionate and hard-working group of professionals at the top of their game that cares about delivering outstanding innovative solutions to improve society, the economy and the environment.

The deadline for applications is 5 pm on Friday 15th October 2021. Please apply via the website using the application link. For more information or any questions about the role, please contact Daniel Mohamed (Founder and Managing Director) at careers@urbanintelligence.co.uk.

Sep 282021
 
Insolvency Service – Non-Executive Director

Non-Executive Director - Insolvency Service

Body: Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Appointing Department: Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Sectors: Business, Finance & Skills, Regulation
Location: London, but virtual for the foreseeable future
Skills required: Legal / Judicial
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: £11,000
Time Requirements: 20 days per annum
Closed for Applications: 17/10/2021

Vacancy Description

Chair’s message to candidates

The Insolvency Service, as an agency of central government, delivers economic confidence by supporting those in financial distress, tackling financial wrongdoing and maximising returns to creditors. The agency guides the development of and implements the legislative frameworks that deal both with financial misconduct and any resultant insolvency. The core purpose of the Agency is thus to act as steward of both a corporate and personal insolvency regime which is fair and that gives individuals businesses and investors the necessary confidence to take the commercial risks that support economic growth.

The Insolvency Service has an outstanding reputation, both within the insolvency profession but also across Government, as a centre of excellence for operational insolvency work, investigations and enforcement. However, in the light of the fast-changing business environment the agency has embarked on the implementation of a new strategy, directed at modernisation of its focus on continuing to deliver an outstanding service to our customers.

This is thus an exciting time to be part of the agency. whose public profile is higher than it has ever been before dealing as it does with not just some huge public interest cases and also the impact on both corporate and personal insolvency of the pandemic. The agency is looking to appoint a new Non-Executive Board Member to work closely with the Executive Leadership Team with a special focus on ensuring that any proposed legal changes and practices are validated and have the intended beneficial impact on the fulfilment of its core purpose .

The successful candidate will be part of a committed and enthusiastic Board which is seeking to bring independent thought and a strong support to ensuring that the agency continues to respond to future economic, political and professional demands.

The Insolvency Service is wholly committed to promoting greater diversity and welcome applications from the widest possible field of candidates.

If you think you have got what it takes then we would very much like to hear from you and would welcome your application.

Mark Austen

Chair, Insolvency Service

Person Specification - Non-Executive Director

The role of the Non-Executive Director (NED) is to provide challenge and support to the executive team on behalf of the Board. In order to do this, they will need to maintain an up-to-date understanding of the heat decarbonisation and energy efficiency challenges faced by public sector organisations. They will also provide constructive challenge on the business strategy, performance and use of resources, as well as scrutinising the performance of management on their agreed goals and objectives.

Our NEDs also verify the reliability of financial information, and the controls used for the management of risk. They ensure that effective governance structures and risk management methods are robust and in line with current standards. NEDs uphold the highest standards of integrity, probity, impartiality and objectivity and supporting the chairperson and executive directors in instilling the appropriate culture, values and behaviours in the boardroom and beyond.

The role

We are looking for an experienced legal professional with recent experience of insolvency practice to join the board. As a Non-Executive Director (NED), you will provide insights into the current and prospective legal framework; and guide and challenge the Executive. You will contribute substantially to decisions covering the strategy and direction of the Insolvency Service.

You will have the following main responsibilities:

  • Ensuring there is a current and independent view of the practicalities and relevance of modern insolvency law; and assisting with framing prospective development in line with Insolvency Service core principles.
  • Supporting the delivery of strategic priorities and contributing to the development of long-term strategies using your skills, experience, and judgment to scrutinise short and long-term Insolvency Service performance.
  • Maintaining the integrity of financial information, and keeping financial controls, systems and risk management robust and defensible.

Essential Criteria

You will be a qualified lawyer, with recent, substantial and recognised experience of practising in the area of insolvency law.

You will also demonstrate the following:

  • Experience or the capability to work at a senior leadership level or as a board member in a large or complex organisation.
  • An understanding of the wider legal context, and how it applies to the role played by the Insolvency Service.
  • Independence of judgment, and the ability to provide constructive and independent challenge to the board.
  • The capacity to bring a fresh and external point-of-view to decision-making, through the analysis of complex information in order to reach practical decisions.
  • Outstanding communication skills.

Desirable Criteria

It is desirable that candidates demonstrate experience/skills in one or more of the following areas:

  • A performance history of building and sustaining relationships with key stakeholders, and responding to and balancing their differing needs.
  • A track-record of successfully identifying and managing external change.
  • Overseeing the management of risk, preferably in a commercial environment.

How to Apply

Your application is submitted in two parts.

Both parts must be submitted by 23:00 on 17 October 2021 in order for your application to be considered complete. Applications which are incomplete or received after this date will not be considered.

Part one: CV and Statement of Suitability

One document combining a two-page statement of suitability and two-page CV (no more than four sides of A4 in total). The key to a good application is to give the reader specific information about how you meet the criteria for appointment. Think about your knowledge, skills, experience and personal attributes, and take full advantage of the space available. Provide practical evidence that best demonstrates how you meet the essential criteria.
Send to Joshua Sweet at publicappointments@beis.gov.uk with ‘INSS, NED’ in the subject heading.

Part two: Diversity Monitoring and Conflict of Interest Form.

Complete a diversity monitoring and conflict of interest form via the following link.

Attachments

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

Sep 272021
 
University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust – 3 Non-Executive Directors and 1 Associate Non-Executive Director

3 Non-Executive Directors and 1 Associate Non-Executive Director - University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust are looking for three new Non-Executive directors to help shape and influence its future strategic direction whilst supporting and challenging executive directors during on-going pandemic recovery, reduction of waiting lists and financial recovery; in addition an Associate NED with expertise in Digital. Non-Executive Directors will work with the Chair and other Executive and Non-Executive colleagues as voting members of the Board. 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.

We are particularly looking for NEDs who possess at least one or more of the following:

  • Finance with strong commercial awareness. Strong preference for experience in/exposure to the public sector. Qualified accountant would be preferable but candidates with strong commercial expertise would also be considered. Track record of reducing cost and adding value.
  • Experience and understanding of how acute hospitals operate, considerable experience of transformation of health services and organisational and leadership development. An understanding of system working in the health and care sector would be an advantage.
  • Experience of wider system working outside of the acute sector, preferably a clinician or other professional.

In addition we would like to recruit an Associate NED with expertise and knowledge of digital and information in the NHS or wider public sector including introducing new technologies into a service organisation.

You will need to have a genuine commitment to patients and the promotion of excellent health care services. 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

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

Key Dates

  • Closing date for receipt of applications: 25 October 2021
  • Interview date: 25 November 2021
  • Proposed start date: TBC

*Please read the candidate information pack to find out how to apply and forward your completed application to NHSI.Chairsandneds@nhs.net.

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

Sep 232021
 
One Manchester – Non-Executive Director

Non-Executive Director - One Manchester

Recruiter: Campbell Tickell Limited
Location: Greater Manchester
Salary: £6,124 pa
Closing date: 14 Oct 2021

Our new NED will need to be as passionate as we are about greater Manchester. We are providing growth for the region, and not just with the delivery of affordable housing. At One Manchester we also support people to contribute in a myriad of way so that our communities can thrive.

About the role:

For this vacancy we are looking for someone with a finance background. We would especially value a colleague who can take a rounded business view, constructive questioning and debate that helps us as a Board leadership team ensure that our organisation remains strong, ambitious and open to innovation. Prior NED experience is also not necessary, but insight into good governance and operating in a regulated environment will be helpful.

We need to continue stepping up and being there for those that need out support. What we say and do at this critical time will speak volumes about our values, integrity and impact. If you feel the same was as us, then we hope you will step forward for this role.

Key contact:

For informal discussion please contact Bill Barkworth, at Campbell Tickell on 07706 369273.

You can download a job pack at www.campbelltickell.com/jobs.

CLOSING: THURSDAY 14th OCTOBER 2021 AT 12 NOON

Sep 232021
 
The Pension Regulator (TPR) – Non-Executive Directors

Non-Executive Directors  - The Pension Regulator (TPR)

Business / Organisation Name: Department for Work and Pensions
Business / Organisation Sector: Public
Business / Organisation Type: Government
Role Title: Non-Executive Director
Remuneration: Paid

Role Description

DWP is seeking 4 Non-Executive Directors for The Pension Regulator.

The Pensions Regulator (TPR) is the independent UK regulator of work-based pension schemes. It is an arms-length public body sponsored by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). TPR works with trustees, employers, and business advisers of occupational pension schemes in the private and public sectors, to help them understand their legal duties and the standards it expects.

TPR also works with employers and their advisers to ensure compliance with Automatic Enrolment duties.

TPR’s statutory objectives are set out in the Pensions Act 2004. These are:

  • to protect the benefits of members of occupational pension schemes;
  • to protect the benefits of members of personal pension schemes where direct payment arrangements are in place;
  • to reduce the risk of situations arising which may lead to compensation being payable from the Pension Protection Fund (PPF);
  • in relation to its functions for DB scheme funding only, to minimise any adverse impact on the sustainable growth of an employer;
  • to maximise employer compliance with employer duties and the employment safeguards introduced by the Pensions Act 2008;
  • to promote, and to improve understanding of, the good administration of work-based pension schemes.

TPR works within the policy and resource framework determined by the Secretary of State; its Corporate Plan and its financial resources and headcount budget is agreed with the DWP.

TPR is based in Brighton, United Kingdom, where its Board meetings are generally held. More information can be obtained from the TPR website and from the TPR Annual Report and Accounts.

The Board of TPR meets around eight times a year and currently comprises: the Chair, five Non-Executive Directors, the Chief Executive and four Executive Directors. The Board oversees TPR’s strategic and policy direction, ensures that TPR is properly run as a public body having proper regard to its statutory objectives and has effective internal controls. It also ensures TPR complies with statutory and administrative requirements for value for money and the use of public funds.

The role of a Non-Executive Director

Each Non-Executive Director will:

  • contribute to the Pensions Regulator Board meetings and discussions, drawing on their breadth of expertise and ability;
  • contribute to and review the strategic direction of TPR;
  • scrutinise the performance of the Chief Executive in securing that TPR’s functions are exercised efficiently and effectively;
  • monitor the extent to which TPR is meeting its statutory objectives, Key Performance Indicators and other targets;
  • ensure effective reporting of activities to the Secretary of State in TPR’s annual report;
  • evaluate the effectiveness of the TPR’s internal financial controls;
  • contribute to setting the remuneration of the Chief Executive;
  • act as a confidant, mentor and wise counsel to the Chair, balancing a challenging approach with being supportive;
  • contribute through ad hoc involvement with the executive team and other TPR staff on specific areas of interest/priority;
  • where appropriate, represent TPR externally, and help it build relationships with key stakeholders;
  • contribute their experience to guide the development of the Pensions Regulator in a way that is inclusive, supportive, collegiate and adds value; and
  • demonstrate a commitment to the Seven Principles of Public Life

Information Webinar

There will be an information webinar hosted by TPR on 30th September 2021 from 13:00 -14:00 to provide prospective candidates with information about TPR and the requirements of the role. It will include information on why everyone at TPR is passionate about delivering better outcomes for pensions savers, the diverse culture of TPR, tips for completing the CV and covering letter, and what candidates can expect if they are selected for interview. There will also be a Q&A session with the presenters who will include TPR Chair, Sarah Smart and Non-Executive Director Katie Kapernaros.

If you would like to attend the webinar, please register your interest by emailing Lisa.Raymond@tpr.gov.uk by close of business on Monday 27th September 2021. If you are unable to attend you will be able to see a recording of the session on the TPR website shortly after 30th September 2021.

  • Location: Brighton (Board meetings have recently followed a remote access model, and in future are likely to be a mixture of in person and remote access meetings.)
  • Remuneration: Non-Executive Directors (£17,992) Non-Executive Director /Chair of the Audit and Risk Assurance Committee (£21006)
  • Time Requirements: Around 26 days a year for Non-Executive Directors and around 30 days a year for Non-Executive Director/Chair of the Audit and Risk Assurance Committee

Application Details

The vacancy closes at 17pm on 08/10/21. For more information about the role and how to apply please click the link below.

https://publicappointments.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/appointment/the-pension-regulator-tpr-non-executive-director/

Closing Date: 08/10/2021

Sep 222021
 
Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust – Non-Executive Director

Non-Executive Director - Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust

Employer: Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust
Location: Nationwide
Salary: Not Specified
Closing date: 21 Oct 2021

We are delighted to be partnering with Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust in their search for a new Non-executive Director.

This is an exciting time to consider joining their organisation as an NED. They have a refreshed strategy and their aim is to ensure that the Trust is well positioned to continue to manage the ongoing impact of the pandemic whilst also recovering services, taking the best of the changes, learning and innovation from this period and using the learnings to reset how they do things.

They are looking for someone who has a track record of achievement at board level in a complex organisational environment (private, public or voluntary sectors) and is good with people, supportive and understanding, with the ability to empathise in a systematic manner. Experience of leading or managing significant change with a complex range of stakeholders is also desirable.

For further information on the Trust, their strategic vision, and how to apply, please view the candidate briefing pack on the website

Contact: Neal Mankey, Associate Director Neal.Mankey@veredus.co.uk 07541 644162

Sep 172021
 
Early-stage technology company – Non-Executive Director and Audit Committee Chair

Non-Executive Director and Audit Committee Chair - Early-stage technology company

Recruiter: Walker Hamill
Location: Central London
Salary: £45,000 + Benefits
Posted: 16 Sep 2021
Closes: 30 Sep 2021
Ref: DC51695
Position/Level: Board, Consultant, Professional / Specialist, Senior Management
Responsibilities: Accounting, Finance, Strategy
Sector: Technology
Contract Type: Part-time
Language: English

Our client is an early-stage technology company seeking an IPO in Q4 2021. The business offers a logistics marketplace via an innovative platform that combines technology with intelligent algorithms to provide quick, efficient solutions at disruptor level prices.

Description

We are currently seeking a Non-Executive Director and Audit Committee Chair to join the Board in preparation for the company’s admission to AIM. The appointee will be expected to set the Audit Committee agenda and understand and take a strategic view on how to tackle the risks facing the business. They should make sure that the triangle of Audit Committee Chair, CFO, and the external Audit Partner, work openly and effectively. They should be prepared to hold the CFO to account while supporting them and challenge the External Audit Partner to seek out opinions and obtain clear explanations, whilst keeping the Board Chair and CEO informed on significant issues as they arise. Good quality feedback to the wider Board is essential. As the custodian of ‘true and fair’, they will also be the true representative of the shareholders.

Skills

We are seeking qualified accountants with good prior PLC experience, whether main market or AIM and these two criteria are essential. Prior technology sector experience is not essential, nor is experience gained in a start-up. If anything, quality of prior company and experience of “what good looks like” is of paramount importance. Candidates should feel comfortable preparing and managing an agenda and have the gravitas and transparency necessary to form positive and productive relationships with key stakeholders. Independence of thought and robustness of character, combined with mentoring skills in working within an entrepreneurial, early-stage environment would be highly advantageous.

This is an interesting opportunity to join an early-stage technology company, with a very exciting future as it prepares for listing and beyond.

Please note, this opportunity is 2 days a month, based in Central London.

Apply

To apply for this role, please email your CV to NXDTech@walkerhamill.com quoting reference DC51695.

Please note that due to the expected volume of applications, we will only be able to respond to those candidates whose experience matches the requirements of our client. We are sorry, but if you have not heard from us within the next ten days, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Walker Hamill has been a specialist finance and strategy recruiter for over 30 years. We have an extensive client group, including major multinational listed organisations, private equity backed businesses and privately owned companies. We recruit across all sectors and have particularly strong client relationships in media, retail, pharma/biotech, technology, property/real estate, leisure and business services. Headquartered in London, we have additional offices in continental Europe. For more information, please see the Walker Hamill website.

Sep 172021
 
ACCA – Lay Members

Lay Members - ACCA

Recruiter: ACCA
Location: London (Greater) (GB)
Salary: Remunerated
Posted: 16 Sep 2021
Closes: 14 Oct 2021
Ref: 83937
Position/Level: Board
Responsibilities: Executive Management
Sector: Financial Services
Contract Type: Permanent

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (“ACCA”) - the global body for professional accountants - has long been at the leading edge of governance best practice with regards to regulation and discipline. It introduced lay oversight of its disciplinary arrangements in the 1980s and was the first accountancy body to open its disciplinary hearings to members of the public in the 1990s. ACCA supports 233,000 members and 536,000 students throughout their careers in 178 countries, providing services through a network of local offices and active centres.

It now seeks to make a number of Lay Member appointments to its Regulatory Board, Appointments Board, Qualifications Board and Standards Board. These appointments are two members for the Regulatory Board, two members for the Appointments Board, two members for the Qualifications Board and one for the Standards Board. They also seek two additional appointments to commence in 2022 for the Appointments Board and Standards Board.

Applications are sought from individuals who can demonstrate an impartial mind-set and a well-developed understanding of good governance practice. The rationale is to provide constructive challenge from an ‘outside’ perspective and introduce specific non-accountancy skills. The appointees will bring independence and clarity to each role, showing an understanding of the ACCA’s obligations to operate in the public interest and, ideally, an existing knowledge of regulatory and disciplinary matters.

These roles are not open to accountants. The appointments are made for an initial term of three years, renewable for a further term of three years. Further information is available at www.odgers.com/83937

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