Oct 242020

Legal Member & Non-Legal Member - Scottish Legal Aid Board (SLAB).

Reference: 3837
Remuneration: £236.55 per day
Location: Nationwide
Closing date: 16 November 2020 at midnight

Scottish Ministers are looking to appoint one legal member and one non-legal member to the Scottish Legal Aid Board (SLAB).

Legal aid plays a vital role in Scottish society by enabling people to enforce and protect their rights, defend themselves and manage their personal affairs and relationships. SLAB’s role is to administer the funding for this important service. SLAB’s Board is responsible for setting the organisation’s strategic direction and its approach to managing the risks that it faces

To ensure a balanced range of knowledge and experience, we are looking for people with backgrounds from the wider community, the advice sector, the business sector as well as solicitors and advocates.

We are currently looking to appoint:

  • one ‘legal’ member
  • one ‘non-legal’ member

To apply for the legal member role, you must be a member of the Law Society with a current practising certificate and current or recent substantial experience of practising in criminal law.  You will be asked to confirm in the application form (and if invited to interview) that you meet this requirement.

To apply for the non-legal member role, you must have one or more of the following specialist attributes:

  • Experience of how the issues of human rights/equalities can impact on, or improve the delivery of public services and/or
  • Knowledge of developing digital strategies and their implementation
  • Understanding of what is required to support organisational change management

You will be asked to confirm in the application form (and if invited to interview) that you meet this requirement.


You will receive a fee of £236.55 per day (7.5 hours) (non-pensionable and excluding lunch breaks) devoted to performing your functions (as required or requested by the Chair) on a pro rata basis.  Members will also receive reimbursement for all reasonable travel and subsistence costs and any reasonable dependant/carer expenses, including child care, incurred whilst undertaking Board duties and for support required to help members carry out their duties effectively.

Time Commitment

The time commitment for a board member is expected to be on average 3.5 days per month (a maximum of 42 days per year which includes reading time).  You should also demonstrate an adequate degree of flexibility to attend at a greater frequency subject to the Board’s on-going business needs.

Length of Appointment

Board members terms of appointment will be for a period of between three and five years.  When a term comes to an end, the skills the Board requires will be reassessed.

There is the possibility of reappointment subject to evidence of effective performance and having regard to the skills, knowledge, understanding and experience required by the Board at the time.  Any appointments and subsequent reappointments will not extend beyond a maximum of eight years.


  • Interviews for the non-legal member will be held on 10 December 2020.
  • Interviews for the legal member will be held on 17 December 2020.

Due to the current restrictions of Covid-19 and social distancing, interviews will be conducted remotely via video conferencing.  Applicants who are offered an interview will also be offered any advice or support they may need to attend the video-conferenced interview.

Closing date for applications is Monday 16 November 2020.  For further information on these appointments, please read the Applicant Information Pack accessed via the link below.

If you experience any difficulties accessing the website, please contact Freephone 0300 244 1898 or email pa_applications_mailbox@gov.scot.

Scottish Ministers particularly welcome applications from people with protected characteristics that are currently under-represented on the Scottish Legal Aid Board, such as women, disabled people, LGBTI+ people, those from black and minority ethnic communities and people aged under 50.

If you have a disability within the meaning of section 6 of the Equality Act 2010 and require an adjustment at any stage of the public appointments process, please get in touch with the Public Appointments Team on Freephone 0300 244 1898 or by email Public.appointments@gov.scot.

Appointed on merit; committed to diversity and equality.

Application Information

Please apply online. If you experience any difficulties accessing our website, or in the event that you require a word version of the application form, please contact the Public Appointments Team on (Freephone) 0300 244 1898, by email at PA_Applications_Mailbox@gov.scot.

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Additional Information

Oct 212020

3 Non-Executive Members - Regulator of Social Housing (RSH)

Recruiter: Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Location: London
Salary: Remuneration
Posted: 20 Oct 2020
Closes: 20 Nov 2020
Job Function: Board Member, Non Executive Director
Industry: Public, Central Government

The Secretary of State for the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) is seeking to appoint up to three new non-executive members to the Regulator of Social Housing (RSH). The new Board Members will help guide the next phase of the organisation’s growth and development. We are open to applicants with a wide range of skills and backgrounds and would welcome hearing from applicants who have experience leading an organisation through significant change or reform.

We hope to recruit up to two non-executive members with experience in consumer regulation and one with economic regulation experience.

The Board is responsible for:

  • Supporting the Chair in establishing the Board’s overall strategic direction in line with its statutory objectives and functions;
  • helping to ensure that the strategic direction and operation of the Regulator secures and maintains wide confidence in the viability and stability of the social housing sector both within Government, and with the sector’s funders, and;
  • operating and exercising the Board’s functions in accordance with the highest standards of conduct and probity and established good practice in decision making; and promoting the most effective and efficient use of resources.

The Board takes decisions on matters such as:

  • Maintaining and developing the regulatory framework – to keep pace with changing sector risks and ensure an approach that can withstand emerging challenges;
  • Regulatory standards, strategy on the use of registration powers for both non-profit and profit-making organisations.
  • Strategy on enforcement and intervention;
  • Strategy on proactive economic regulation;
  • The use of financial and economic analysis, for example on the risk profile of the sector; and
  • Delegation of regulatory functions.

Seven principles of public life

Person Specification

Essential Criteria and experience for these roles:

  • Director Level Senior Management experience and governance, including running or operating at a senior level in a large and/or complex organisation, with experience of working with or on a Board;
  • Senior level experience of working within, or with, public sector organisations and interface with government;
  • For the consumer regulation roles, we are looking for individuals with experience of driving excellent customer service – experience of delivering consumer regulation in any sector and/or running a large-scale customer service delivering a complex service or product, using customer feedback and corporate processes to drive improvement;
  • For the economic regulation role we are looking for someone with experience of a senior executive leadership role in the social housing sector who can clearly articulate the sector’s drivers and operating model balanced with the ability to demonstrate an application of the principles of economic regulation and delivering a risk-based approach to regulation and making decisions based on complex financial products and models.
  • We are looking for someone with experience in helping a sector balance its economic and commercial drivers with protecting customers and regulated assets.

Desirable criteria and experience for these roles:

  • Experience of managing an organisation through corporate change.

Additional Information

The Regulator is one of the MHCLG’s key arm’s length bodies, ensuring that providers are well-run, financially sound and able to deliver the homes that are needed, and that existing tenants have landlords that provide homes that are safe and deliver a good service.

The Regulator is currently dealing, like many others, with a sector facing the unprecedented challenges posed by Covid-19. These challenges will continue for some time and ensuring the financial stability of the sector and overseeing the response of landlords will continue to be crucial for the Regulator. As an economic regulator overseeing a sector with access to approximately £100bn of private finance, this is the moment where the regulation and understanding of the sector is key in building market confidence and spotting financial issues before they arise.

How to Apply

To apply for this post please supply the materials below:

Your completed application should be in Word format and include the following:

Part 1: CV & Covering Letter – CV should include education and professional qualifications and full employment history (max. 2 pages). Covering Letter should explain how you meet the essential and desirable criteria for the role (max. 3 pages). Please use specific examples from your experience to demonstrate how you meet any of the essential criteria.

We would prefer Part 1 to be provided online via email to:


If you are unable to apply online, please email PublicAppointments@communities.gov.uk. Please include the reference “RSH , Board Member (Specifying which role your application relates to i.e Consumer Role or Economic Role” in the title of your email

Part 2: Further Information – To process your application MHCLG require all candidates to provide the information requested online at: https://publicappointments.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/

Please note that Part 2 information should be submitted to the Public Appointments Unit in the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government via the below links.

Information is also available from the MHCLG Public Appointments Unit at PublicAppointments@communities.gov.uk.

Please note that both Parts of your application are required for it be considered.

We cannot accept information and forms submitted with previous applications because your circumstances may have changed in the meantime and some of this information will be specific to the post being applied for.

Please note that the initial assessment of your suitability against the role criteria will be made only from the evidence you set out in your covering letter and CV.

Supporting documents

Oct 202020

Non-Executive Director - University of Morecombe Bay NHS Foundation Trust

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust are seeking a Non-executive Director with significant strategic leadership experience, preferably with a clinical background and experience of working in primary care setting.

''A great place to be cared for; a great place to work''

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay has been nationally recognised as the UK’s most inclusive NHS organisation. As such we have a firm commitment to strengthening the diversity of our workforce, and therefore welcome and encourage applications from likeminded people who can support our ambition to become effortlessly inclusive.

We are particularly keen to hear from protected groups which are underrepresented in Senior Leadership roles across the NHS – including BAME, LGBT+ and people with a disability.

Are you driven to developing our local healthcare to meet the needs of patients?

This role is a fantastic opportunity to shape, inform, develop and deliver our approach to providing high quality services and creating “a great place to be cared for; a great place to work”.

Are you ready to take a lead on pioneering change across a healthcare system?

Working alongside the Chair and Executive Directors of the Foundation Trust Board, Non-Executive Directors advise on strategy development and oversee hospital performance by providing independent and objective judgement. Non-Executive Directors also play a key part in the oversight and assurance processes which inform the development of our approach to work across Health and Social Care in Cumbria and Lancashire.


To succeed you will have significant strategic leadership experience and a track record of achievement in your field, you will have the ability to network and influence agendas at a local and regional level, and be able to demonstrate a commitment to continuously improving standards of quality and experience. You will recognise the importance of staff and volunteers dedication, and will need high level governance and organisational skills which have been developed in a regulated environment. Preferably you will have a clinical background and experience of working in primary care setting.

To be eligible for the role you must reside in the constituency boundaries of the Trust which reaches from the North West of England across to North Yorkshire and into Cumbria.

To apply for this post please submit a copy of your CV and a covering letter outlining your relevant experience and what you can give the community though your role as a Non-Executive Director to Liesje Turner Assistant Director - Strategic Recruitment :- liesje.turner@mbht.nhs.uk or call 07747 576 635

Please visit https://www.jobs.nhs.uk/xi/vacancy/916220674 for job description and person specification and how to apply

Oct 202020

Chair  - Nottingham and Nottinghamshire ICS

Business / Organisation Name: Nottingham and Nottinghamshire ICS
Business / Organisation Sector: Public
Business / Organisation Website: http://www.IndependentChairNottsICS.co.uk
Business / Organisation Type: Other
Role Title: Chair
Remuneration: Paid

Role Description

Nottingham and Nottinghamshire ICS have combined forces of the NHS, local councils and the voluntary sector to coordinate health and care services for the whole needs of our local population. Our vision is ambitious: we want people living in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire to live longer, healthier and happier lives.

We have three levels of partnerships, each with different responsibilities and tasks according to the size of community it serves. At neighbourhood level, we have 20 Primary Care Networks (PCNs) serving communities of 30,000 to 50,000 people; at place level, we have three Integrated Care Partnerships (ICPs) – Mid-Nottinghamshire, Nottingham City and South Nottinghamshire serving populations of 250,000 to 500,000 people. The system level is the Strategic Commissioner (CCG) and Integrated Care System (ICS) Board. They look after the entire system across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, setting the goals for the ICPs and PCNs and the strategy for success.

We are now looking for a new Independent Chair to take us on the next stage of our evolution, enabling and galvanising the work of system leaders to maximise the benefits of collaborative working and effective governance whilst also ensuring the Board provides assurance to the wide range of stakeholders including provider trusts, commissioners, NHS regulators, local authorities and the population we serve.

You will be leading in an environment where traditional boundaries and authorities are shifting to a wider collective approach and therefore strong influencing skills are crucial in order to ensure that the constituent organisations are working collegiately and are aligned to the strategy and ambition of the ICS, recognising that constituent organisations each have their own statutory responsibilities.

To be successful in the role you will need to be adaptive and comfortable within a dynamic environment. You will be person-centred, inclusive, collaborative, altruistic and consensus seeking. Your long-term view will be focused on transformation of our whole system, and primarily on our accountability to local people and communities.

These traits will be underpinned by deep knowledge of Health and social care or the broader public sector, and specifically of complex public service systems and highly effective system-wide partnership arrangements.

The Independent Chair must have the vision and passion to continue our journey towards greater integration across the system. You will develop and stimulate a constructive and frank relationship with members of the ICS Board and promote a culture of openness and transparency with all organisations ‘acting as one’. Specifically, you will ensure the ICS Board develops and oversees strategies which will result in tangible improvements to the health of the population.

Some of the key determinants of success will be the ability to foster partnerships, build a strong Board, facilitate constructive challenge and debate, and effectively hold the Board to account.

The successful appointee will have substantial board level experience and personal credibility in their chosen profession. A proven track record of chairing within a complex organisation and working in a regulated environment requiring collaborative working with system partners is essential.

The ICS Board is comprised of the senior leaders of all the health and care organisations in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. The Board has oversight of the whole system, sets the strategic direction and defines the outcomes the system should deliver.

Application Details

For further information, please visit www.IndependentChairNottsICS.co.uk.

If you have any questions or would like a confidential discussion with our recruitment partners at Badenoch + Clark, please contact James McLeod on 07523 044455 or at james.mcleod@badenochandclark.com or David Hunter on 07889 202229 or at david.hunter@badenochandclark.com

Closing Date: 15/11/2020
Contact Name: James McLeod
Contact Telephone: 07523 044455
Contact Email: applications@badenochandclark.com

Oct 192020

Non-Executive Director - Solent NHS Trust

We are seeking to recruit a Non-executive Director with senior level finance experience and with the capacity to chair the Audit Committee for Solent NHS Trust.


The opportunity

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 be a values-driven leader and have a genuine commitment to patients and the promotion of excellent health care services. You will also have:

  • Recent, relevant finance experience in a large and complex organisation with the capacity to Chair the Audit Committee, preferably, with a financial qualification
  • Experience of providing high levels of scrutiny, strong governance, risk management and strategic leadership would be advantageous.

Solent NHS Trust is committed to building a diverse Board and would welcome perspectives from those who will complement their existing Board members. Whilst some knowledge of the health and care sectors may be useful, the Trust is keen to hear from applicants from all sectors who offer relevant audit and risk experience at board level in complex environments.

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 (S2243)
    PDF, 393.8 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.
  • Monitoring form (S2243)
    DOCX, 112.3 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.

Key dates

  • Closing date for receipt of application* 11 November 2020 at 11am
  • Preliminary interviews mid November 2020
  • Stakeholder meetings and panel interview date 14 December 2020
  • Proposed start date To be confirmed

*Please read the candidate information pack to find out how to apply 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

  • Odgers Berndtson are helping us to identify potential candidates. If you would like a confidential discussion with Carmel Gibbons, please contact Rebecca Coates on 020 7518 2612 or at rebecca.coates@odgersberndtson.com
  • We strongly recommend an informal and confidential discussion with Catherine Mason the Chair of the Trust. Please contact Rachel Cheal on 023 8060 8814 to make arrangements.
  • NHS England / NHS Improvement – for general enquiries contact Miriam Walker on 0300 123 2059 or by emailing miriam.walker@nhs.net

Oct 192020

Lay Member - NHS Leeds Clinical Commissioning Group

NHS Leeds Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is recruiting a Lay Member to join its Governing Body.

NHS Leeds CCG is ambitious and committed to focussing real change in tackling health inequalities, which was highlighted even more by Covid-19. The response to Covid-19 has also seen a lot of innovation in a short space of time and the CCG would like the lay member to be able to offer support around the digital and information agendas, whilst also bringing challenge and assurance around programmes and investments.

The successful candidate will have the following specific competencies & qualifications for the role:

  • Previous experience of organisational change
  • A track record of facilitating business transformation, involving information management & technology
  • Understanding of business / enterprise architecture, including value streams and business capability modelling

In addition, the CCG is keen to appoint a candidate with a passion for the following areas:

  • Tackling health inequalities
  • Championing diversity - including talent management, especially for BAME colleagues
  • Partnership development – around assurance, risk and shared investment -both within Leeds and the wider Integrated Care System (West Yorkshire and Harrogate)
  • Securing the digital and analytical infrastructure to underpin Population Health Management

Applicants will also be able to demonstrate a special interest in Leeds, for example, living or working in the area or by being closely involved in projects and other activities in the city. Some time commitment may be required in the evenings and there will be some travel within the CCG boundary and occasionally further afield.

The time commitment will be 3 days per month (on average) and remuneration is to be confirmed. This post is a three year appointment, commencing from November 2020.

For further information and details of how to apply, please read the Job Description and Supporting Information Pack.

  • Closing date for applications: 5pm on Friday 23 October 2020
  • Interviews will be held on: Friday 30 October (TBC)

If you would like to find out if this role is right for you, for an informal discussion please contact the clinical Chair, Dr Jason Broch's PA, Ela Trent on ela.trent@nhs.net before the closing date.

To apply for this post please send the following by e-mail to samantha.ramsey2@nhs.net by 5pm on Friday 23 October 2020:

  • A CV which demonstrates how you meet the criteria
  • A covering letter highlighting the aspects of the role and Leeds CCG that particularly attract you and outlining why you feel you are right for us
  • Contact details for four referees (who will not be contacted without your permission)
  • A completed Equal Opportunities


Oct 192020

Non-Executive Director - Lothian Pension Fund

Business / Organisation Name: Lothian Pension Fund
Business / Organisation Sector: Public
Business / Organisation Website: https://www.lpf.org.uk/
Business / Organisation Type: Private Company
Role Title: Non-Executive Director
Remuneration: Paid

Role Description

Lothian Pension Fund (LPF) administers the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) in Edinburgh and the Lothians. We’re a multi-employer scheme with around £8 billion assets and were 98% funded at our last valuation in 2017, managing 87,900 records of 81,500 members and 80 employers. Lothian Pension Fund is the second largest LGPS fund in Scotland.

We also manage the Scottish Homes Pension Fund on behalf of the Scottish Government. This a closed fund and has 1,550 deferred and pensioner members with £0.16 billion investments. Members of Homeless Scotland Action were transferred into this fund recently.

Our investment team is unique in Scotland in holding FCA authorisation. We manage over 85% of assets in-house via internal equity, bond and other real asset portfolios (e.g. infrastructure, property and timberland investments).

We established a regulated investment company providing resourcing, operational support, governance and deal execution for our private markets and gained FCA authorisation in 2015. This enables collaboration with other LGPS funds on investment management, strategic investment advisory, private markets, and listed and indirect property investments.

In March 2017, we became the first UK Local Government pension fund awarded accreditation for the Pensions Administration Standards Association and have held the Customer Service Excellence Award for over ten years.

The day-to-day running of LPF is carried out by a specialist team who undertake pension administration, accounting and investment functions.
LPF colleagues are employed by an arms-length company, LPFE Limited (LPFE), which is wholly-owned by the City of Edinburgh Council (CEC).

In connection with the appointment to LPFE, the function of this board is to ensure the experience of people employed in LPF meets our ambitions as an employer and ensures we have the governance, policies, remuneration and culture that allows us to attract, engage and retain the talent we need to succeed for our members.

In connection with the appointment to LPFI, the function of this board is to ensure that our systems and controls, policies and risk profile is suitable for our profile as an investment manager authorised and regulated by the FCA. This board has oversight of our external client activities but does not set the investment strategy for these clients or for the main Fund.

All the operations, costs and liabilities in relation to LPF, including those of LPFE and LPFI, are borne by LPF.

The opportunity

We’re seeking to appoint an independent non-executive director to our LPFI and LPFE boards to support our continuing growth. There’s a high degree of commonality in the work of the boards and a single candidate could be appointed to both, but we will consider individual appointments to the extent that serves our needs.

Essential Requirements

Credible experience and qualifications to perform the following functions are highly desirable for the appointed individuals

  • Able to provide independent scrutiny and sound judgement, providing challenge and support to ensure the Group delivers on its strategic, business and financial targets and plans; supporting and enabling a culture of member or client service
  • Set suitable long-term performance goals for executive directors and assess their performance against same
  • uphold high standards of integrity and probity and support the chairperson and executive directors in instilling the appropriate culture, values and behaviours in the boardroom and beyond
  • Provide executive officers with challenge, support and guidance on delivering the relevant aspects of the Operating Plan for the Fund
  • Setting risk appetite, controls and policies in the areas of FCA regulated investment management
  • Guiding board-level responses to technology oversight and cyber risk challenges
  • Oversight of assurance models including three lines of defence approaches
  • Setting durable and appropriate compensation policies for senior managers in financial services and / or public-sector roles
  • Set the Company’s values and standards and ensure that its obligations to its sole shareholder and others are understood and met
  • Satisfy yourself on the integrity of financial information and that financial controls and systems of risk management are robust and defensible
  • Be responsible for determining levels of remuneration of executive directors and have a prime role in appointing and, where necessary, removing senior management and ensuring succession planning
  • Devote time to developing and refreshing your knowledge and skills.

Time Commitment

You will be expected to devote such time as is necessary for the proper performance of your duties. Overall, we anticipate that you will spend in the region of five hours each month on work for the Company after the induction phase. This will include attendance at Board meetings (ordinarily to be held every two months and a strategic planning session held annually) and attending one meeting per year of the Company’s parent Pensions Committee (if required) held on a quarterly basis. In addition, you will be required to consider all relevant papers before each meeting. Unless urgent and unavoidable circumstances prevent you from doing so, it is expected that you will attend all meetings.

The nature of the role makes it difficult to be more specific about the maximum time commitment. You may be required to devote additional time to the Company in respect of preparation time and ad hoc matters which may arise and particularly when the Company is undergoing a period of increased activity. At certain times it may be necessary to convene additional Board, committee or shareholder meetings. As a result, this role may not be suitable for candidates with existing full-time executive responsibilities.

Recruitment Timetable

  • Applications Deadline: 2 November 2020
  • First Interviews: week of 9 November 2020
  • Final Interviews: to be confirmed
  • Appointments commence: December 2020


To apply for the role, which is for both boards please upload your CV and a covering letter expressing interest, outlining your suitability for the role and the reasons for the application.

Equal Opportunities (including our support for Public Sector Equality Duty)

Lothian Pension Fund is an equal opportunities employer and we are committed to promoting a diverse, equal and inclusive culture and welcome applications from people of all sectors of the community.

We particularly encourage people from under-represented communities to apply, including but not limited to those with disabilities, from minority ethnic groups, who are part of the LGBT+ community, and all those who feel their voices are not commonly represented at board level.

Application Details

To apply for the role, which is for both boards please upload your CV and a covering letter expressing interest, outlining your suitability for the role and the reasons for the application to https://lothianpensionfund.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=43&source=aWQ9OQ%3D%3D

Closing Date: 02/11/2020
Contact Name: Stephanie Duddy
Contact Telephone: 0131 529 5225
Contact Email: lpfpeopleandcommunicationsteam@edinburgh.gov.uk

Oct 182020

Committee Members – Audit and Accountability Committee - Police Investigations and Review Commissioner

Reference: 3836
Remuneration: £200 daily fee plus reasonable travelling expenses
Location: Hamilton
Closing date: 05 November 2020 at midnight

The Police Investigations and Review Commissioner is currently seeking to appoint 3 Committee Members to their Audit and Accountability Committee.

The Police Investigations and Review Commissioner (PIRC) was established under the Police, Public Order and Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2006 as amended by the Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012.  It is an Executive Non-Departmental Public Body.  It was established in 2013 and is responsible for carrying out independent investigations into incidents involving the police and independent reviews of the way the police handle complaints from the public. The PIRC is completely independent of the police and plays a key role in the policing landscape in Scotland by supporting public confidence in a fair and transparent system.

Our aim is to secure public confidence in policing in Scotland by supporting continuous improvement and promoting positive change.

Role of Members

In accordance with the requirements provided by Scottish Public Finance Manual, there is a requirement for the PIRC to have an Audit and Accountability Committee (AAC). Having an effective AAC is essential to ensure the organisation has strong corporate governance arrangements. The AAC’s role is to provide strong constructive challenge, where required, as well as robust financial scrutiny.  The AAC will support the PIRC’s Accountable Officer with their responsibilities for issues of risk, control and governance and associated assurance through a process of constructive challenge.

The Accountable Officer is looking to appoint 3 committee members who will be expected to:

  • provide robust scrutiny of the governance processes deployed by the PIRC;
  • act as a critical friend to the Commissioner and provide constructive advice;
  • provide robust financial scrutiny, challenge and advice to the PIRC, in particular to the Accountable Officer ;
  • support the Accountable Officer by overseeing and reviewing the risk, control and governance processes that have been established and the associated assurance processes, through constructive challenge;
  • assist the Accountable Officer in reviewing annually the sources of assurance necessary for audit purposes are comprehensive enough to assure the Commissioner;
  • promote effective working relationships with criminal justice organisations and stakeholders;
  • ensure the PIRC complies with legislation, including equality obligations and provides an accessible and inclusive service; and
  • promote and build public confidence in the PIRC.

The AAC will comprise of three non-executive Members, one Chairperson, the Commissioner, Accountable Officer and a representative from both internal and external audit will also attend meetings. Non – committee members may be invited to attend meetings, if appropriate.

Members and Chair shall be recruited by a panel including representatives from the PIRC and other external organisations for an initial period of two years with the possibility of extension, for a further 2 years

Time Commitment

The Committee will be expected to meet formally 4 times per year, with time required to prepare in advance of these meetings. Additional ad-hoc meetings may be required over and above these formal meetings.  Unless there are extenuating circumstances, failure to attend 2 consecutive meetings may result in the termination of  your appointment.

Successful candidates will be expected to undertake 1 day of training to assist them in their committee role. Successful candidates will be required to undergo vetting and Disclosure Scotland screening which the PIRC will arrange.

The PIRC is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to promoting a diverse workforce, with an emphasis on the PIRC values of integrity, impartiality and respect. We therefore encourage applications from all members of the community. We are committed to the Disability Confident Initiative and offer a guaranteed interview to any applicant who meets all of the selection criteria required for the post and considers themselves to be disabled.

Important Information Regarding Interviews

In recognition of the Scottish Government's ongoing measures and guidance in its response to Covid-19 (Coronavirus), we would like to advise applicants that all interviews will be conducted in a virtual/remote setting.  In order to facilitate this new way of working, we are asking all applicants to ensure that they have a suitable space to complete the virtual /interview as well as a personal device of choice with an account registered to the 'Zoom' app by which you can undertake the interview if selected. We are also asking that you ensure that your personal Wi-Fi/Broadband capacity will be sufficient to carry both audio and video feeds to undertake the interview. This will ensure that there are no issues incurred during the interview.

How to Apply

The candidate Information Pack /application form is available from:

Email: jobs@pirc.gov.scot

The closing date for applications is midnight on 5 November 2020.

Shortlisting will take place thereafter and successful applicants will be allocated an interview date.
Applicants who have not been contacted by us within 3 weeks of the closing date should assume they have been unsuccessful on this occasion.
Only completed application forms will be considered.  Please do not substitute your Curriculum Vitae for a completed form since this will not be considered.

Application Information

*Please note this is not a regulated public appointment, therefore, the Public Appointments Team are unable to answer any queries in relation to this vacancy, Please contact the Board directly.*

Oct 182020

Chair - Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust are seeking a high calibre Chair to lead their Council and Board to deliver outstanding care for their service users and carers over the next three years and beyond.

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is a successful healthcare organisation delivering mental health, and learning disability services across the county of Lincolnshire and beyond through networks and alliance services.

The successful applicant must commit to the Trust vision, values and behaviours and be able to provide outstanding leadership to the Council of Governors and the Board of Directors, ensuring their effectiveness in all aspects of their role and agenda.

The Chair must have substantial senior or board level experience within a complex organisation, with the ability to demonstrate the highest standards of probity, integrity and governance. Skills in developing strategy, scrutinising performance, gaining assurance and organisational development will all be key strengths that the successful applicant will bring to the Trust, the wider health and social care community and the people it serves.

The Trust is committed to being an equal opportunities employer and particularly welcomes applications from people with disabilities, from black and minority ethnic backgrounds, and lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgender people.

An information pack is available to download on this link or by telephoning Peter Howie, Trust Secretary, on 01522 309196.

All candidates are required to provide a Curriculum Vitae and a letter of application identifying their reasons for application and demonstrating how they meet the person specification. The Curriculum Vitae must include two references.

Applications should be returned by e-mail to peter.howie1@nhs.net or by post to Peter Howie, Trust Secretary, Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, St George’s, Long Leys Road, Lincoln LN1 1FS.

The closing date for applications is Sunday 29 November 2020.

Oct 172020

Member of the Regulatory Scrutiny Board - European Commission

Recruiter: European Commission
Location: Brussels (BE)
Salary: Competitive Salary
Posted: 16 Oct 2020
Closes: 16 Nov 2020
Ref: COM/2020/10396
Position/Level: Board
Responsibilities: Policy
Sector: Public Sector
Contract Type: Contract / Interim

Temporary Agent – Grade AD14 (Three-year fixed term contract) COM/2020/10396

The Regulatory Scrutiny Board is a central element of the European Commission’s Better Regulatory Policy, with responsibility for assessing the quality of impact assessments, ex-post evaluations and fitness checks. The Board comprises a chairperson and six full-time members, three of whom are recruited from outside the European Commission on the basis of their academic expertise.

Your responsibilities:

  • Assessing reports on evaluations and examining the impact of new political initiatives;
  • Delivering expert opinions to drive continuous improvement;
  • Advising individual Commission services on interpreting and applying guidelines in particularly challenging contexts.

Your skills:

  • A strong academic record in regulatory policy, impact assessment or ex-post evaluation processes and methodologies;
  • In-depth knowledge of EU policies and decision-making processes, including Better Regulation;
  • Specific expertise in one or more of these fields: macroeconomics, microeconomics, social policy and environmental policy.

The European Commission applies an active equal opportunities policy aimed at further increasing the share of women in management functions and it particularly encourages applications from women.

Please consult the Official Journal C 344 A of 16 October 2020 for the detailed vacancy notice as well as the eligibility and selection criteria.

The closing date for registration is 16 November 2020, 12 noon Brussels time.

For more information on how to apply, please click here.

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