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Apr 032020
 

Non-Executive Director - Digital Marketing

non-executive directorLocation: London
Salary: Negotiable
Reference: 372143

The Company

We are working in partnership with a high growth digital marketing business who are looking for a Non-Executive Director to join their Board and help in driving forward and achieving the firm’s strategy.

The Role

Working closely with the Board the role will be to challenge and help develop strategy, participating actively in the decision-making process and scrutinising the performance of management in meeting agreed goals and objectives. With a wealth of industry experience, you will act as an advisor, bringing an external and independent perspective ensuring strong communication ties between the company and outside sources.

The Person

We are looking for individuals who bring relevant experience, skills and passion to drive forward our client’s ambitious strategic agenda; in particular those that have a track record of operating at Board level (either as an executive or a non-executive director) within a PLC. With a successful track record of working in high growth businesses you will also ideally have had experience of working in a modern digital marketing/advertising environment.

How to Apply

To apply in absolute confidence, please submit your CV together with reference number 372143.

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Apr 032020
 

Members - Boundary Commission for Wales

Body: Boundary Commission for Wales
Appointing Department: Cabinet Office
Sectors: Charity & Public Sector, Communities
Location: Cardiff - Wales
Skills required: Legal / Judicial, Regulation
Number of Vacancies: 2
Remuneration: £505.50 per day.
Time Requirements: This is a part time and ad hoc appointment. It is anticipated that Members will be expected to commit to around 3 to 4 days a year during periods outside of Boundary Reviews, and around 12 to 15 days a year during Boundary Reviews.

Vacancy Description

The Boundary Commission for Wales is an advisory Non-Departmental Public Body funded by the Cabinet Office. The Commission is required to keep the Westminster Parliamentary constituencies in Wales under review.

This is an outstanding opportunity to sit on a high profile commission that plays an important role in shaping electoral boundaries in Wales. As a member, you will review Parliamentary constituencies and reach reasoned conclusions about recommendations on boundaries. You must be a strong analytical thinker with excellent evaluation and reasoning skills with a commitment to work in an independent and politically neutral manner. You should also understand the different tiers of local and central governments and the services they provide.

It is highly desirable for candidates to have experience working as a senior officer in, or collaborating with, the public sector in Wales, and have an understanding of the context and geography of Wales.While fluency in the Welsh language is not a requirement for this post, applicants would be expected to show empathy for the Welsh language and an appreciation of the bilingual communities throughout Wales.

Person Specification

  • Essential:
    • have the ability to take an independent, evenly balanced view and demonstrate political neutrality.
    • have the ability to analyse and evaluate information effectively and come to a reasoned conclusion.
    • be skilled in communication, and able to present your views in a constructive and impartial manner.
    • have a good knowledge of the different tiers of government in Wales and the services they provide.
    • have a clear understanding and commitment to “the Seven Principles of Public Life”.
  • Desirable:
    • it is highly desirable for candidates to have experience working as a senior officer in, or collaborating with, the public sector in Wales, and have an understanding of the context and geography of Wales.
    • while fluency in the Welsh language is not a requirement for this post, applicants would be expected to show empathy for the Welsh language and an appreciation of the bilingual communities throughout Wales.
    • have the ability to work successfully in a small team

Additional Information

The role of Members will involve:

  • Attending meetings of the Boundary Commission for Wales.
  • Undertaking visits to areas as part of the review process, as required.
  • Formulating proposals according to the remit of the legislation governing the Boundary Commission for Wales.
  • Following the Seven Principles of Public Life set out by the Committee on Standards in Public Life.
  • Complying with the Code of Conduct for Board
  • Members of Public Bodies, and ensure they understand their duties, rights and responsibilities and that they are familiar with the function and role of the Boundary Commission for Wales.

How to Apply

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

  1. A Curriculum Vitae with your education, professional qualifications and full employment history
  2. 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.
  3. Diversity monitoring form (Google) you do not need to have a Google account to complete the form (please see the attached candidate pack for more detail)– 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 Sommer Bristo or Peter Richardson via bcwmemberrecruitment@cabinetoffice.gov.uk.
  4. Disability Confident – Offering an interview to disabled people declaration (if applicable)

Attachments

This post is regulated by The Commissioner for Public Appointments

Apr 022020
 

Non-Executive Director - ECL

Recruiter: ECL
Location: Chelmsford, Essex
Salary: Remuneration £18,000 per annum
Posted: 31 Mar 2020
Closes: 27 Apr 2020
Job Function: Non Executive Director
Industry: Public

Non-Executive Director - Chair of the Audit Committee

Time Commitment 2-3 days per month; Remuneration £18,000 per annum

ECL is a dynamic and ambitious organisation with a proven reputation for delivering high quality services across Essex, London and the South East. We were the first local authority trading company in the country to provide adult social care support services and equipment and are on a successful journey of growth in a fast developing marketplace.

Our committed and experienced workforce sustain high levels of customer satisfaction and we continue to explore new business development opportunities across an enormous network of potential clients ranging from local authorities to privately funded individuals.

We are seeking two experienced and talented individuals to add value to our Board. To be successful as ECL’s Audit Chair, you will be financially qualified with relevant strategic finance experience and sound judgement. Your clear understanding of governance will have been gleaned from your current non-executive roles, preferably as an Audit Committee Chair.

We are committed to a board of varied skills and experience and are also seeking a Non-Executive Director with experience of working in a large, complex organisation providing health and social care services. This may be your first Non-Executive role, but you will bring extensive experience of the challenges of adult social care and health contracting and commissioning.

For further information about these roles, visit www.gatenbysanderson.com. To discuss the roles and your suitability at any point, please call Matt Malone on 0113 205 6063 or Penny Ransley (020 7426 3972) at GatenbySanderson.

Closing date: Monday 27th April

 

Mar 312020
 

Non-Executive Director/Board Member and Chair (designate) of the Development Committee - Housing Association

Recruiter: psd group
Location: South West England
Salary: Stipend + Expenses
Posted: 12 Mar 2020
Closes: 09 Apr 2020
Ref: PR/359153/MH
Sector: Housing & Social, Residential Investment & Development
Job Role: Non-Executive Director
Contract Type: Permanent
Hours: Part Time

Role

As Non-Executive Director/Board Member and Chair (designate) of the Development Committee you will play an integral role in the effective leadership and governance of this major, developing housing association that operate across the South West of England. You will act as chair of the development committee which determines the organisations vision & strategy, upholds their values & culture, ensures compliance, monitoring and performance. In addition, you will build and maintain effective communication and professional relationships with key stakeholders (internal & external) and promote the organisation's activities and objectives. You will bring to bear your considerable house-building experience, assisting with their general development activities (land acquisition, development, delivery sales etc.)

Company

My client is a major developing housing association who operate across the South West. The organisation has a second-to-non track record of developing housing projects that are a mix of affordable/market rent, shared ownership and open market sale, which is undertaken with a social purpose in a commercial manner to enable further investment in new developments. They plan to invest over £2b into the South West Economy over the next 10 years with an ambition to build over 16,000 new homes of mixed tenure. They work independently, in joint-venture and in partnership developing major residential-led, mixed-use sites. Typically, homes are 2 to 3 bed, traditional housing and low-rise apartments within urban, suburban and rural locations. The development team is a blend of individuals from both the housebuilding and affordable housing sectors.

Person

This is a critically important appointment and we seek to identify a high-quality professional who can make a real impact. We are keen to speak with candidates who are, or have been, a Managing Director (or above) of a housebuilder or residentially focussed property company where the development of new build homes is central to the business. Key attributes are:

  • Strategic thinker, able to analyse complex information with clear intellect and contributing to rational, commercial decision making
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, a good listener and respectful of differing views and perspectives
  • Strong team player committed to collective decision making through good quality debate and able to accept cabinet responsibility

We are happy to consider individuals from outside the geographical area and those in full-time employment where a NED role would be supported by their employer.

To discuss this role, in confidence, please contact our retained consultant, Mark Heald, Director, psd group, on 0207 970 9788.

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Mar 312020
 

Non-Executive Director - High Growth Technology Business

non-executive directorRecruiter: Lord Search & Selection
Location: Birmingham
Salary: 40000.00 - 60000.00 GBP Annual
Posted: 24 Mar 2020
Closes: 21 Apr 2020
Sectors: Management
Contract Type: Permanent
Hours: Full Time

The Company

We are working in partnership with a high growth technology business who are looking for a Non-Executive Director to join their Board and help in driving forward and achieving the firm's strategy.

The Role

Working closely with the founder and the Board the role will be to challenge and help develop strategy, participating actively in the decision-making process and scrutinising the performance of management in meeting agreed goals and objectives. As a Finance professional you will also take the lead on ensuring the reliability of financial information and that effective risk management schemes are in place.

The Person

We are looking for individuals who bring relevant experience, skills and passion to drive forward our client's ambitious strategic agenda; in particular those that have a track record of operating at Board level (either as an executive or a non-executive director) within a public listed company. With a successful track record of working in high growth businesses you will be a qualified accountant and have operated as a CFO/Finance Director.

The NED is expected to be available for Board Meetings and ad-hoc advice to the Board on an as-needs basis with a total time commitment estimated as circa 2 days per month.

How to Apply

To apply in absolute confidence, please submit your CV together with reference number (372124).

Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP
Contract Length: Permanent
Contact Name: Lord Search & Selection
Telephone: 0121 445 7900
Job Reference: 372124

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Mar 302020
 

Group Chair, Board and Committee Opportunities - Coastline Housing

Recruiter: Coastline Housing
Location: Redruth, Cornwall
Salary: £2,500 - £12,500
Posted: 16 Mar 2020
Closes: 08 Apr 2020
Sectors: Public Sector
Contract Type: Contract
Hours: Part Time

Coastline Housing – Group Board and committee opportunities

Coastline Housing Ltd (CHL) is an independent, not for profit housing association owning and managing almost 5,000 homes for individuals and families across Cornwall. Also part of the Coastline Group are the following wholly-owned subsidiaries;

Coastline Services Limited (CSL), a building maintenance and grounds contractor;
Coastline Design & Build Limited (CDB), a design and build contractor providing management services to CHL; and
Coastline Homes Limited (CHM), a design, construction and residential housing contactor set up for the development and sale of open market housing.
Together our companies form Coastline Housing Group (‘the Coastline Group’ or ‘the “Group’) which employs a great team of over 300 people. We are governed by a Board of up to ten Non-executive Directors supported by co-opted members with specialist experience.

Our vision, values and objectives are all aligned to ensure we provide high levels of customer service, operate efficiently and have a strong financial and service delivery platform. However, we also recognise the challenges that our companies and customers face now, and over the coming years. We are determined to make the most of these challenges and opportunities through innovation and continuous improvement.

We are looking for someone offering the experience to Chair our Board and to develop and oversee the strategic direction and strong governance of the Coastline Group. The successful applicant will also be inspiring, motivating and empowering in leading our Board and Executive. We are also recruiting to two additional posts to bring a breadth of relevant skills and experience to add value to our Board and Audit, Risk and Assurance Committee. We hope that all new appointees will share our passion for social justice, and recognise the importance of operating with strong financial and commercial acumen. It would be particularly helpful if the Co-opted member to our Audit, Risk and Assurance Committee has a financial background.

You do not need to have a detailed understanding of our work, but you will be able to demonstrate that you understand some of the challenges that our customers, and the communities in which they live, face. It will be a great advantage if you share a passion for and either live or work in CornwallSo, if you would like to play a key role in shaping the future of the Coastline Group, we would welcome your application.

We have included headline information about Coastline in this pack and there is a wealth of information on our website. I hope you find all the documentation both helpful and stimulating and that you are encouraged to apply.

Closing date for applications: Group Chair: Wednesday, 8th April 2020

Closing date for applications: Non-Executive Director and Co-optee for the Audit, Risk and Assurance Committee, Monday 4th May 2020

SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS

Further information and how to apply

To arrange a confidential discussion about the role, in the first instance please contact Sue Manning, Forest HR, sue@foresthr.co.uk.

How to apply

You are asked to provide the following:

  1. A letter containing your supporting statement (no more than two A4 pages) setting out why you feel you are the best person for the role recognising the Role Profile. Please say which of the three role(s) you are applying for;
  2. A CV including details of positions held (and dates), leadership and professional experience including size of budgets and scale of teams managed, key achievements as well as qualifications;
  3. Contact details (name, job title, organisation, phone and email) for two referees. References will only be taken up for the successful appointees,
  4. A completed diversity monitoring form (attached). Please note, this is for monitoring purposes only and will not be seen or used by Coastline.

Please either e-mail talent@foresthr.co.uk or send a hard copy to Sue Manning, Director of Forest HR, The Bothy, Abbotswell Road, Frogham, Fordingbridge, Hampshire, SP6 2JB.

All applications will be acknowledged.

Mar 272020
 

Non-Executive Directors - Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency

non-executive directorBody: Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency
Appointing Department: Department for Transport
Sectors: Business, Finance & Skills, Science & Technology, Transport
Location: Bristol with some travel to other DVSA locations in the UK required
Skills required: Accountancy, Audit and Risk, IT / Digital
Number of Vacancies: 2
Remuneration: £15,000 per annum
Time Requirements: Up to 36 days per annum

Vacancy Description

Driving supports every aspect of modern life for everybody, every day, whether it is getting to a destination or delivering goods for consumption. Safe and reliable driving and vehicles are essential for public wellbeing, and as a society we expect to drive motor vehicles that are safe and compliant and be on the roads with other safe drivers. In addition, we need to look after our environment to ensure we are playing out part in ensuring low emissions. We look to the DVSA as it plays a vital role in ensuring that the roads of Great Britain are kept safe. From carrying out driving practical and theory tests, to ensuring that MOTs are executed efficiently, the DVSA’s work affects a huge number of motorists’ everyday lives.

With rapid progress in the development of new technologies, we are seeing the DVSA start the process of modernising and transforming many of its core services. These range from ensuring that practical and theory tests remain effective and relevant, to ensuring that MOT and vehicle tests are carried out in a rigorous, customer-friendly way. The way people will travel will change more in the next 10 years than it has in the last 100 years. The DVSA will play a vital role in this revolution, ensuring that the changing needs of drivers, cyclists and vehicles are upheld, and that our road network remains one of the safest in the world.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Board of an organisation which keeps Britain moving. You would be joining the DVSA at an exciting time, with the opportunity to help shape the future of the agency and ensure its continued success. This will mean supporting the executive team in developing the organisation to be equipped for a future where technological transformation will significantly influence mobility.

The DVSA is now seeking to appoint two Non-Executive Directors to the Board who will embrace technological disruption, possess an entrepreneurial spirit and have a passion for harnessing the possibilities that digital transformation plays in driving greater customer insight and intimacy. We seek a Non-Executive Director who will be expected to provide thought leadership in digital transformation and keep abreast of digital transformation trends and innovative approaches to operational excellence, as well as a Non-Executive Director who will have the necessary skills required to chair the audit and risk committee.

Person Specification

In prioritising the financial management and innovation and technology aspects of the brief, the board is open minded regarding the sector(s) from which the successful candidate is drawn, albeit those with some prior knowledge and understanding of DVSA’s activities, or tangentially relevant sectors including, for example, its customer base, gaming, technology, retail, manufacturing or broader industrial markets experience might be best placed to contribute. There is no requirement that candidates have to have a background in the automotive industry, or more broadly in the transport sector.

We are particularly interested in experience in one or more of the following areas to reinforce diversity of thought and perspective, whether as a first-time or experienced Non-Executive Director:

  • Expertise and ability to command credibility across stakeholder groups, having worked in a senior executive role at board level delivering transformative results through technology/digital transformation;
  • Ability to challenge the DVSA to ensure that it is a truly customer focused organisation, based on proven experience in delivering excellent customer service and satisfaction;
  • Operating at board level within a corporate environment with a background of advising, architecting and executing digital transformation strategies;
  • Board level experience with considerable, practical post-qualification experience of budgeting, financial control, financial and management accounting and risk management. The new Audit Committee Chair will have worked closely with a board and an audit committee;
  • Risk management and experience from a business of scale and complexity;
  • The ability to successfully deliver change: experience of transforming business processes to improve efficiency and effectiveness at significantly lower cost.
  • We positively welcome applicants from all backgrounds. All public appointments are made on merit following a fair and open competition.

How to Apply

The application deadline is 12:00 on Tuesday 14 April 2020.

For candidates with strong technology expertise – the preferred method of application is online at:

www.odgers.com/76089

For candidates with strong financial management expertise – the preferred method of application is online at: www.odgers.com/76270

If you are unable to apply online please email:

76089@odgersberndtson.com OR 76270@odgersberndtson.com

Any postal applications should be sent direct to Anne Neill, Odgers Berndtson, 20 Cannon Street, London EC4M 6XD.

In order to apply, please submit the following:

  1. A Statement of Suitability (no longer than two pages) – this should explain how you consider your personal skills, qualities and experience provide evidence of your suitability for the role, with particular reference to the nine criteria highlighted in the Person Specification on p.8. Please note that the Statement of Suitability is an important part of your application and is as much the means by which you will be assessed as your CV.
  2. A CV.
  3. All candidates are required to complete an online Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form which you will receive an email prompt to complete during the application process. This will assist the department in monitoring selection decisions to assess whether equality of opportunity is being achieved. Any information collated from the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Forms will not be used as part of the selection process and will be treated as strictly confidential.
  4. All candidates are also requested to complete a Conflicts of Interest and Political Activity form.

Applications will not be considered complete until the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form and Conflicts of Interest and Political Activity form are submitted.

Attachments

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

Mar 272020
 

Economist Member - NHS Pay Review Board (NHSPRB) (VAC-1685)

Recruiter: Department of Health & Social Care
Location: London
Salary: Remuneration: £300 per day
Posted: 13 Mar 2020
Closes: 14 Apr 2020
Job Function: Board Member
Industry: Public, Central Government

NHS Pay Review Board (NHSPRB), Economist Member (VAC-1685)

The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care is looking to appoint an Economist Member to the NHSPRB. The NHSPRB advises the Government on pay issues for NHS staff employed on Agenda for Change pay, terms and conditions.

As a member, you will play a key part in assessing the evidence of the government, organisations representing the NHS and organisations representing NHS staff paid under the Agenda for Change pay system and assist in making annual recommendations to the Government on the remuneration of NHS staff.

Members will be able to gain the respect and keep the confidence of others, including Ministers and senior Government officials, through effective communication and influencing skills.

You will have proven senior level experience of economics in the academic and / or business world and you will be able to think strategically to exercise sound judgement. You will also have the ability to analyse and interpret detailed information and an ability to reflect the patient perspective and the role of reward in supporting excellent patient care.

Members are remunerated at a rate of £300 per day for preparation and attendance at meetings. The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care determines the length of appointment, which may be for up to a maximum of 4 years.

For more information, please visit the Public Appointments website:

http://publicappointments.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/ If you require an alternative format please call Ryan Lloyd on 0113 254 5929 quoting the reference VAC-1685.

The closing date for applications is midday on 14 April 2020. The Department of Health and Social Care values and promotes diversity and encourages applications from all sections of the community.

Mar 272020
 

Non-Executive Board Member - Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education

Body: Department for Education
Appointing Department: Department for Education
Sectors: Business, Finance & Skills, Education
Location: London, Coventry and other locations as required.
Number of Vacancies: 2
Remuneration: A fee of £15,000 a year is payable.
Time Requirements: Members spend 2 days a month carrying out board duties, including attending board meetings, and must be prepared to be flexible about how these 2 days are used. For example, board activities may amount to more than 2 days in one month and less in another.

Vacancy Description

The Government has set itself an ambitious agenda to improve the quality of apprenticeships and technical education, to drive an increase in productivity. To achieve these goals, we need employers to invest more in training their workforce and for people to be trained to fill skills gaps.

The Government’s apprenticeships reform programme is now established and has seen employers take ownership of determining the skills and competencies that they need their apprentices to achieve to best serve their business. The first T Levels will be delivered from September 2020 to provide a high-quality technical option for young people aged 16 to 19.

The Institute was established as a Crown Non-Departmental Public Body, independent of Government and employer-led with a mandate set by Ministers. The Institute is playing a vital role in continuing the apprenticeship and technical education reform process and works on behalf of employers to support the delivery of high quality apprenticeships and T Levels in England. The Institute enables apprentices or learners to be confident that their apprenticeship or T Level is of high quality, respected and will help them to build a career with a clear market value.

The Institute:

  • Acts as the ultimate decision maker on approving apprenticeship standards and assessment plans to ensure they are of high quality, sufficiently stretching and kept occupationally relevant, with employer backing.
  • Advises on the maximum level of government funding available for those standards, so that they represent good value for money.
  • Is responsible for Technical Qualifications, which are the main, classroom-based element of the T Level.
  • Will play a role in the reform of Higher Technical Qualifications.

The Institute’s Board has a diverse range of experience and is primarily made up of employers, education and business leaders. The Institute currently has around 200 staff, based on two sites in London and Coventry.

The Institute’s Board ensures that effective arrangements are in place to provide assurance on risk management, governance and internal control. In particular, the Board has collective responsibility for establishing and taking forward the strategic direction of the Institute, having regard to the Strategic Guidance issued to the Institute by the Government each year.

  • Board members must assure that the Institute develops high-quality apprenticeships and technical qualifications, so they are viewed and respected as highly as other education routes. In driving forward this ambition, Board members will develop and manage effective relationships with senior stakeholders, be a visible authoritative presence on the public stage when necessary, be a credible figure with employers and a champion for apprentices and technical education.
  • Board members must always observe the highest standards of probity, impartiality, integrity and objectivity in relation to management of the organisation and when making strategic decisions, ensuring that high standards of corporate governance are always observed.
  • Board members operate on the principles of collective responsibility, support and respect. Members are provided with all information necessary to ensure vigorous debate and effective decision-making. Members may request any additional information they deem necessary to ensure that the decision-making process is sufficiently well informed and robust.
  • Board members should speak with one voice in public on Institute matters. Board members should not make press or public statements in respect of the Institute’s affairs without the permission of the Chair (or, in the absence of the Chair, the Chief Executive). Briefing and assistance for Board members making public statements is provided.
  • Decisions of the Board are normally reached by consensus and only in exceptional circumstances should a formal vote be necessary. All decisions of the Board are recorded. Minority views are not normally be made public although, if a vote is necessary, the outcome of that vote is be recorded in the Board minutes.
  • If a Board member resigns because of a disagreement with a Board decision, they may state the basis for the disagreement but may not publicly disclose the views of other Board members.
  • There is an expectation that Board members will serve on at least one Board Committee.

Person Specification

Candidates will be proven strategic thinkers able to contribute across a range of governance, policy and financial matters relating to apprenticeships, skills and technical education. The role involves developing and managing effective relationships with senior stakeholders, seeking to bring them on board and win their commitment to the functions of the Institute.

Applications are sought from senior business or public sector figures whose organisations recruit through a range of entry routes, who employ a significant number of apprentices and who understand the challenges and opportunities faced by businesses following the technical education reforms. Members must have the time and skills to contribute across a range of the Institute’s strategic and governance issues.

Essential criteria

A successful candidate will have the following essential criteria:

  • Exceptional leadership skills, with experience of working at board level;
  • Proven ability to drive cultural change, with a track record of delivering outstanding results;
  • A proven track record of commanding respect from employers, both big and small, at a senior level;
  • Excellent analytical skills, with the ability to communicate complex issues clearly, both privately and on the public stage;
  • An understanding of the government’s vision for apprenticeships, skills and technical education, and a passion and determination for it to succeed;
  • An understanding of the challenges and opportunities faced by employers;
  • A commitment to maintaining the independence of the Institute whilst at the same time ensuring it delivers the government’s aims.

For one of the two posts, a successful candidate will have:

  • Proven financial skills that will support the Institute’s financial capability at board level and its work on securing value for money in the apprenticeships programme;
  • A strong background in regulatory work, with the ability to provide sufficient challenge on regulatory effectiveness and compliance.

Desirable criteria

For one of the two posts, we are particularly interested in appointing a candidate from the digital industries.

Applicants will be assessed against these criteria in their application form and at any subsequent interview. In the event that we receive a large number of applications, those which do not clearly demonstrate an understanding of the challenges and opportunities faced by employers, and exceptional leadership skills with experience of working at board level, will be rejected at the first sift stage.

Additional Information

For details of the board and the work they do please visit https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/about/

How to Apply

Please submit the following documents by email to:

PublicAppointments.APPLICATIONS@education.gov.uk

  • A covering letter not exceeding two sides of A4 paper. (Arial size 12).
  • A CV.
  • Candidate application form.
  • Diversity form.

Please include the vacancy title in the subject box and submit each application document as a separate attachment.

We are happy to accept applications in alternative formats from applicants who, for reasons of disability, may find it difficult to fill in our standard form. If you would like to have a chat with us about reasonable adjustments please contact us at:
PublicAppointments.APPLICATIONS@education.gov.uk

Please note the following:

  • We cannot accept applications submitted after the closing date;
  • Applications will be assessed solely on the documentation provided; please refer to the advert and checklist above to ensure you have provided everything requested;
  • Applications will be acknowledged upon receipt;
  • Feedback will only be given to candidates unsuccessful following interview.

Attachments

This post is regulated by The Commissioner for Public Appointments

Mar 272020
 

Chair - Ofsted (Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills)

Body: Ofsted (Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills)
Appointing Department: Department for Education
Sector: Education
Location: Bi-monthly board meetings usually take place in London; other events throughout the year across the country.
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: £46,800 per annum
Time Requirements: 2 days per week

Vacancy Description

The Secretary of State for Education is seeking a new Chair for Ofsted’s non-executive Board of Directors, to support and appropriately challenge the organisation as it continues its drive to improve educational outcomes for children and young people and the quality of children’s social care services.

The Chair leads the Board in discharging its statutory responsibilities, which are to:

  • set strategic priorities for Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector (HMCI) in connection with the performance of her functions;
  • set strategic objectives and targets relating to such priorities; and
  • ensure that HMCI’s functions are performed efficiently and effectively.

The Chair has particular responsibility for providing effective leadership, in partnership with Ofsted’s senior executive team, on matters such as:

  • formulating the Board’s strategy for discharging its statutory duties in line with Government policy;
  • monitoring the strategic performance of the organisation, ensuring that it delivers services in line with relevant Government policy, and the targets and standards set by the Board and HMCI;
  • encouraging high standards of propriety;
  • representing the views of the Board internally within Ofsted;
  • making recommendations to the Secretary of State for the appointment of new Board members/reappointments where needed and providing for the induction, training, objective setting and assessment of individual Board members; and
  • advice to the Secretary of State for Education on the performance of HMCI’s functions, on behalf of the Board.

Person Specification

Applicants will be assessed against the following criteria. If applicant numbers are excessive, preliminary sifting will be done using only the first criteria.

In your application you should demonstrate clearly how you meet each of the following requirements of the post (max 300 words per criteria – if this is exceeded only the first 300 words will be considered).

Essential criteria

  • The ability to think strategically and to lead strategic development in different contexts.
  • Experience of working at the most senior levels and evidence of the ability to work with and in the public, voluntary or private sectors.
  • A good communicator with the ability to build relationships, provide appropriate challenge and gain respect and keep confidence of key stakeholders, including ministers and senior government officials.
  • Evidence of knowledge and understanding of at least one of the sectors in which Ofsted acts as an inspectorate and regulator, and/or experience of inspection and/or regulatory activity.
  • A sound understanding of, and commitment to, equal opportunities for all and the principles of public life.

How to Apply

The closing date for applications is 6th April 11.00am.

Please submit the following documents by email to:

PublicAppointments.APPLICATIONS@education.gov.uk

  • A CV.
  • Candidate application form – you will need to demonstrate clearly how you meet each of the essential criteria (max 300 words per criteria – if this is exceeded only the first 300 words will be considered). Please note that if applicant numbers are excessive, preliminary sifting will be done using only the first criteria.
  • Diversity form.

Please include the vacancy title in the subject box and submit each application document as a separate attachment.

We are happy to accept applications in alternative formats from applicants who, for reasons of disability, may find it difficult to fill in our standard form. If you would like to have a chat with us about reasonable adjustments please contact us at: PublicAppointments.APPLICATIONS@education.gov.uk

Please note the following:

  • we cannot accept applications submitted after the closing date;
  • applications will be assessed solely on the documentation provided; please refer to the advert and checklist above to ensure you have provided everything requested;
  • applications will be acknowledged upon receipt;
  • feedback will only be given to candidates unsuccessful following interview.

Attachments

This post is regulated by The Commissioner for Public Appointments