Jan 082021
SES Water – Customer Scrutiny Panel Chair

Customer Scrutiny Panel Chair - SES Water

Job reference: REQ00083
Date posted: 04/01/2021
Application closing date: 05/02/2021
Location: Redhill
Salary: £20k

About us:

Water plays a role in all our lives. It’s an essential service and one that we are proud to deliver to our customers and communities.

SES Water supplies 160 million litres of fresh water to over 735,000 people across Kent, Surrey and South London every day. With a rich history dating back to the mid-19th century, today we maintain over 2,000 miles of water mains and manage eight treatment works, 23 pumping stations and 31 reservoirs and water towers.

Our vision is to be an outstanding water company delivering service excellence. Our plan for the future is to ensure the services we provide meet our customers’ evolving needs, are future-proof, good for the planet and built on smart technology.

We don’t just want to be proud of what we do, we also want to celebrate how we do it. We believe our people are integral to helping us achieve our goal of delivering a high-quality service that is reliable and resilient. We are an inclusive environment that values the community we are part of. We aren’t just recruiting for experience – cultural fit and values are fundamental.

Why you should lead our Customer Scrutiny Panel:

We are a community-focused water company with an exciting transformation journey underway. We play a big role in our customers’ lives, not only in delivering water ‘on tap’ today, but in planning for tomorrow. We don’t just supply water – we want to play a full role in tackling wider societal and environmental challenges.

We have big ambitions and are determined to become one of the most admired and agile utility companies in the world – and our Customer Scrutiny Panel has an important part to play in this journey.

As the Chairperson, you will have the chance to make a positive, lasting impact on our organisation and service by providing an independent voice on our performance and future plans. Your contribution in ensuring that our Business Plan delivers value for our customers over the next 5 years and beyond will be vital. Most importantly, you will ensure that customers remain at the heart of everything we do.

You will have the opportunity to liaise with our Executive Team and shape the remit and role of the Panel going forwards, while benefitting from a comprehensive handover to ensure your success in your new role.

The role:

As Customer Scrutiny Panel Chairperson, you will act as a champion for our customers and make sure we understand what they expect from their water company as we deliver our current plans and shape our future strategy.

We are also committed to playing an important role as a responsible employer, contributing to the education and wellbeing of our current and future citizens and making the area a great place in which to live, work and visit. You will help us to achieve our vision.

Joining us on an initial three year contract, you will:

  • Chair quarterly Customer Scrutiny Panel meetings
  • Take the lead on reshaping the Panel’s terms of reference and recruiting new members
  • Play a key part in the development of our business plan for 2025 – 2030
  • Support a company that has a vision of a greater community focus and a renewed social purpose
  • Liaise with the water industry’s economic regulator Ofwat, particularly as part of the upcoming price review cycle
  • Work as part of the network of Chairs from other water companies
  • Provide constructive feedback on SES Water initiatives which have a customer impact
  • Report to the Board of Directors and Non-Executive Directors at least once a year
  • Salary: contracted on a retainer basis (fixed rate of £20,000 per annum)
  • All reasonable expenses paid
  • Working hours: part time, hours vary according to requirements but equate to approximately two days per month

Other organisations may call this role Chair, Chairperson, Customer Experience Panel Chairperson, Non-Executive Director, Director, Consultant, or Trustee.

About you:

We are seeking a Customer Scrutiny Panel Chairperson who is passionate about championing customers’ interests. Our successful candidate will also need:

  • Experience in senior positions in the private, public or voluntary sector
  • Previous experience of ensuring that the customer voice is at the heart of all organisational activity
  • A passion for customer service, including some specific interests such as customers in vulnerable circumstances, communication or community investment
  • An understanding of how the water industry works and the regulatory environment within which it operates
  • Experience of driving transformation and change

Ideally, you will be a SES Water customer or have close connections with the area that we serve.

Further information

This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit, who SES Water work in partnership with. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency. We are both equal opportunities employers, value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment.

What’s next?

If you are seeking a new challenge as our Customer Scrutiny Panel Chairperson, follow this link to start the application process.

The health and wellbeing of our staff and interviewees is paramount, so we have put practices in place to keep all parties safe.

Jan 062021
Monmouthshire Building Society – Non-Executive Director

Non-Executive Director  - Monmouthshire Building Society

Business / Organisation Name: Monmouthshire Building Society
Business / Organisation Sector: Private
Business / Organisation Website: https://www.monbs.com
Business / Organisation Type: Private Company
Role Title: Non-Executive Director
Remuneration: Paid
Role Description: Non-Executive Director
Location: Newport
Salary: Fees of £30,600 per annum
Closing Date: Friday 22 January 2021

Monmouthshire Building Society opened its doors for business in January 1869, with the sole purpose of helping local people save and have a place to call home.

Over 151 years later, the Society continues to provide local people with savings and mortgages through a network of 23 branches and agencies in Gwent and beyond. As a mutual business, the Society currently has over £1bn assets, 69,000 members and 200 colleagues. The Society is committed to providing communities access to financial services and has recently announced a new branch in Brecon that will open its doors in January 2021.

The Society is recruiting for a Non-Executive Director to join our Board. Candidates must have a breadth of business experience with significant knowledge of the South Wales market. Additionally, candidates should have a sound understanding of corporate governance and exercise of decision making and judgement at a senior level. Financial services experience would be advantageous as well as the ability to speak Welsh.

Candidates should have the ability to work as an effective member of the Board, building strong relationships and making a valuable contribution with objectivity and independence. In addition, they should be customer and colleague focused and possess a high level of strategic planning and analytical skills.

The role requires a commitment of upwards of 35 days per year. Fees for the role are £30,600 per annum.

To apply please visit www.monbs.com/careers and complete our online application.

Unfortunately pre-application discussions about the role are not available until candidates reach shortlisting stage.

Monmouthshire Building Society values the diversity that all sections of the community can bring to our Society, we welcome applications from everyone who shares our values.

As a financial services organisation regulated by the PRA and FCA our staff must be honest, financially sound and maintain high levels of competence and capability in their role. Therefore our pre-employment checks include adverse credit checks and criminal records checks (DBS checks) at a basic disclosure level for the majority of roles but at the standard level for certain roles.

Application Details

Apply Online at: https://www.networxrecruitment.com/Jobs/Advert/2072833?cid=1654&s=False&t=NonExecutive-Director&l=Newport

Closing Date: 22/01/2021

Jan 042021
Dewhurst Plc – Non-Executive Director

Non-Executive Director - Dewhurst Plc

Role: 1115

To apply for role click 'here' to complete application form.

For further company information please see links below:

A Non-Executive Director (Non-Exec) is required for Dewhurst Plc an AIM listed independent global supplier of quality components to the lift, transport and keypad industries. The company was founded in 1919 and the Dewhurst Group now has sales of around £50 million and employs over 300 people in locations around the world. UK headquarters are in Feltham, Middlesex.

The Group’s business sectors include Lift, Transport and Keypad. The geographical segments include United Kingdom, Europe, the Americas and Asia & Australia.

Dewhurst is an Investor in People company with a highly skilled workforce that enables the company a great deal of vertical integration. They are also accredited to ISO 9001.

The Board has 6 regular meetings pa, 2 accounts meetings, 2-3 strategy days plus one Audit and one Remuneration Sub-Committee meeting; the time requirement will be 2-3 days per month covering formal and informal time plus initially more during induction. The remuneration is £20k pa.

Business Concept & Strategy

The Group head office and main factory at Feltham designs and manufactures the core components required by the Group. The subsidiary companies in the Group’s principal markets assemble configurations of these components into the products required by customers. The majority of our customers are lift companies, but we also actively promote our products to consultants and specifiers. Because of the bespoke nature of every order it is important to be close to our customers. Over the last 30 years we have acquired companies in a number of different geographical markets. This has broadened our reach and has also made the Group more resilient when economic conditions change in individual markets. Each of our subsidiary companies has its own Managing Director who has P&L responsibility for the performance of that business. Our MDs have a degree of autonomy but operate within an overall Group operating and reporting structure. The Group has funded its acquisitions over the years from its own cash flow and currently has cash available for further acquisitions.

Non-Exec Director Requirements/Criteria

  • Board level, Executive or Non-Exec, with experience of growing a business from £50m to £200m+.
  • Strong strategic and commercial expertise within the manufacturing sector, ideally in manufacturing electro-mechanical products - lifts, man-machine interfaces.
  • Strong multi-national experience, has been a divisional head, has relevant operating experience.
  • Understands acquisition and/or divesting businesses.
  • Able to understand a family business and is aligned with the company values; Service, Lean and Learning
  • A good understanding of finance and account matters; do not have to be a qualified accountant.
  • You should have enough time availability to make an effective contribution.

Time commitment is 2-3 days per month for Board, Strategy and Committee meetings, initially more during induction. Board meetings are held six times pa in Feltham, Middlesex. Remuneration will be iro £20k per annum.

Closing Date: Monday, 25th January 2021

Jan 042021
Specialist Drainage Manufacturer – Non-Executive Chairman

Non-Executive Chairman - Specialist Drainage Manufacturer

Job Title: Non-Executive Chairman
Location: Lancashire
Salary: Dependent on time commitment - excellent bonus package

Are you currently a Non-Executive Chairman or Non-Executive Director with experience in the Manufacturing or Building Materials Industries?

Are you looking for a strategic growth-focussed post to add to your portfolio?

About the company:

Our client is a privately-owned manufacturer of specialist drainage solutions catering to House Building, Water, and Commercial/Industrial Sectors. The business has been established for over 10 years and has made excellent progress penetrating the existing drainage market with new technology.

About the role:

To guide the business through their next phase of growth, our client is now looking for a dynamic and forward-thinking Chairman with a strong commercial bias. You will be involved in designing and setting a clear strategy for the business in line with current and future growth plans. This will be based around the core business but also exploring the potential of new markets and sales channels.

Key responsibilities:

  • Lead the Board, set its Board Agenda which should be primarily focussed on strategy, performance and values.
  • Promote a culture of openness and debate – managing the Board’s relationship with the executives and in particular with the Managing Director to ensure the Board is an effective working group.
  • Demonstrate the highest standards of integrity and probity, to set clear expectations concerning the company’s culture, values and behaviours, as well as the style and tone of Board discussions.
  • Take responsibility for the Board’s composition

Experience required:

  • Extensive knowledge of the specification sales channel.
  • Extensive knowledge of the Manufacturing and Building Materials field
  • Experience within a growth-focussed Non-Executive Chairman or Non-Executive Director role
  • Experience with Mergers and Acquisitions.
  • Experience with house builders and utility businesses is desirable

To express interest in this exciting Non-Executive Chairman opportunity, please apply today.

NB: Due to high levels of interest, we are unable to respond to every individual applicant.

Non-Executive Chairmen and Non-Executive Directors with experience in manufacturing and building
materials are all welcomed to apply for this exciting opportunity.

Elliot Marsh

London: 0207 206 1206
Manchester: 0161 926 8181
Birmingham: 0121 535 0535

Dec 312020
Precision Engineering services for Space Sector – Non-Executive Advisor

Non-Executive Advisor - Precision Engineering services for Space Sector

non-executive directorLocation: UK - up to 5 days per month.

Our client has an exciting opportunity for a Non-Executive Advisor to join the business on a consultancy basis to leverage contacts and market insight within the UK Space sector.

Are you looking to start or expand your Non-Exec portfolio? Do you have experience of working in an engineering or procurement capacity within the UK Space sector? Are you well networked and able to provide industry insight?

About the company

The organisation is a leading manufacturer of precision engineered components and solutions for a variety of high-tech industries. The business has continued to grow and diversify and is now looking to further expand its potential within the Space and Science sectors in the UK and as such is looking to bring on board a consultant advisor who can leverage former contacts, provide market and technical insight, and assist with introductions to potential customers.

About the role

You will be tasked with assisting with market insight and introductions to potential customers, providing key strategic direction within the Space sector. It is anticipated the role will take up c.2-5 days per month of your time and you will act as a key conduit for further success of the organisation within the UK Space sector. You will work closely with the CEO and Board to help further driven growth of the business.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Act as the face of the organisation, liaising with stakeholders
  • Be able to use experience to advise the business on latest sector developments and routes to market
  • Liaise with CEO and Board

Experience Required

You will have previously worked within a senior capacity within the UK Space Sector, working as an Engineering Manager, Chief Scientist, Head of Procurement, Managing Director, Non-Executive Director, Engineering Director, Head of Materials or similar.

If you are interested in hearing more about this exciting Non-Executive Director opportunity, then please click here.

NB: Due to high levels of interest, we are unable to respond to every individual applicant.

Dec 232020
Aurora-ecs – Non-Executive Director

Non-Executive Director – Aurora-ecs

Location: London
Date Posted: 08/12/2020
Closing Date: 10/01/2021

The NED is the sole Non-Executive of the company, He/She is expected to bring an external, independent perspective to the Board, assist with strategy, help develop the business, and ensure that the risks are suitably managed.

The NED is expected to challenge and advise the executive directors, in line with the company values below, and help them to reach balanced judgments.

  • Contribution – Making a difference to the world we live in.
  • Innovation – Achieving excellence through creativity.
  • Collaboration – Realising together we are stronger.
  • Intelligence – Nurturing talented minds to deliver success.
  • Professionalism – Demanding integrity and quality in all we do.

Roles and Responsibilities

Primary responsibility in the creation and development of new client engagement, working closely with Board and senior team, including: –

  1. Engaging with clients’ visits and presentations at client events or conferences.
  2. Provide access to useful contacts and networks to help develop new business in line with the company strategy.
  3. Identify opportunities for example new services, clients or partners.

Person Specification

Previous Experience

a. CxO / Director / Strategic management of a company which has undergone sustained growth (Executive or Non-Executive).

b. Strategy development, governance, and operational experience with an understanding of markets in which the company operates.

Skills and Qualities

  1. Understanding of the company values and environmental ethos, and track record of living these.
  2. Gravitas to be respected internally and externally.
  3. Ability to engage constructively with senior management and to challenge on difficult issues in a non-confrontational way.
  4. Successful motivator of senior management.
  5. Clear and enthusiastic communicator; verbal and written.
  6. Strategic thinker and business development orientation.
  7. Understanding of systems and risk management.
  8. Good understanding of management accounts and related management information.

Time commitment

The total time commitment per annum is estimated at 2 days per month.

Period of appointment

The appointment will initially be for one year, with the option of renewing at the end of this period up to a further 2 years.

Conflicts of interest and commercial confidentiality

The NED appointment is made on the basis of trust, a key component of which is to ensure that there are no conflicts of interest between this appointment and posts held elsewhere.

This is a home working position and where required the company has office locations in London, and Newcastle. The NED could be based anywhere and can attend key company meetings via Webinar and when required be able to travel with expenses will be reimbursed to UK office locations for Board meetings, and occasionally to other locations and or for special events.

About the Aurora-ecs team

Aurora–ecs is a digital consultancy and managed services company based in UK and Australia focused on the design, build and implementation of process automation’s using a smart technology platform. Founded in early 2019 our mission is to dramatically improve our client’s operations by elevating people through technology, freeing them to focus on more meaningful work.

We’re tackling deep-rooted and tough business problems, and we need a committed and passionate team to build the right solutions. We’re looking for people who are voracious learners, courageous risk-takers, pragmatic perfectionists, and self-directed team players. If this is you, please join us and help make this happen!

We know that the best people in the industry have a lot of choices. At Aurora-ecs, you will have the opportunity to work side-by-side with some of the most accomplished professionals and technologists around. We’re a team that respects each other. We embrace discussion and disagreement. We back each other – always. We wholeheartedly support a life outside of work and believe we give our best when recharged and feeling good about what we do.

At Aurora-ecs, we are committed to our people, which incorporates diversity and equality.

Reference ID: NED-2020
Contract length: 12 months
Application deadline: 10/01/2021
Expected start date: 17/01/2021
Job Types: Part-time, Contract
Salary: Up to £12,000.00 per year

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Dec 212020
Energy Sector / Audit Committee Expertise – Non-Executive Director

Non-Executive Director - Energy Sector / Audit Committee Expertise

Recruiter: Novo Executive Search & Selection Ltd
Location: London (Greater) (GB)
Salary: Competitive NED Compensation
Posted: 18 Dec 2020
Closes: 01 Jan 2021
Ref: GWNED Finance
Position/Level: Board
Responsibilities: Finance, Governance
Sector: Energy, Environmental
Contract Type: Contract / Interim
Language: English

Our Client

This client organisation is a specialist professional services provider in the data, digital, technology, low carbon agenda and wider energy markets. The company is very collaborative, partnering with customers on large scale strategic programmes providing complex services that in certain cases are policy driven. The client is very much a ‘profit for purpose’ organisation and is keen to further its diverse growth into new markets.

The Requirement

Working with the Board, there is the requirement to recruit a Non-Executive Director (NED) for the company who has a strong financial and Audit Committee background. The NED will work 2 days a month with the company and take part in the 6 Board meetings per annum.

Relevant Experience & Knowledge

Suitable candidates will display the following objective experience:

  • Accountant qualification with recent and relevant financial experience
  • Previous Board and Audit Committee experience
  • Sector experience could be across any of the following areas: Health, Cyber, Digital, Public Sector, Energy, Technology, Environmental or Information Services
  • Genuine commercial experience in growth environments, ideally in diversifying existing sector/services
  • Informed views on digitalisation as relevant to the sectors in which the company operates
  • Confidence with financial oversight and company accounts
  • Strong interest in ESG
  • Sound understanding of corporate governance - IoD, FT NED diploma qualifications welcomed
  • Board Experience (as Exec or NED) – willing to accept first time NED
  • No longer shareholder representative although would not rule out a candidate from the shareholder community

It will be nice if candidates have:

  • Experience in complex public contracts and regulated markets
  • Recent or current Exec experience – financially focused
  • SME and professional services businesses experience

Subjectively suitable candidates will:

  • Be independent thinking
  • Have excellent listening and influencing skills
  • Be strong communicators and team players, to add to Board cohesion and effectiveness
  • Have strong values which align with company values of “Innovative, Insightful, Collaborative, and Impactful”
  • Have strong belief in the power of business to do good for people and planet
  • Be entrepreneurial
  • Provide a high level of commitment and energy

Candidate Availability

  • Able/willing to travel to London
  • Ability to attend virtually via video conference from home in the event physical attendance is not possible
  • Attend interviews (in person subject to COVID-19 restrictions) on dates specified
  • Once appointed, approximately 2 days per month, ad hoc calls/meetings, and participation in company events where possible
  • Expectation to serve at least 1 x 3-year term with opportunity to extend to a further 3-year term

If you feel this opportunity is suitable and of interest, please email your CV in the first instance to George Woodward from Novo Executive Search george.woodward@novoexec.com

Dec 152020
Coutts – 2 Non-Executive Directors

2 Non-Executive Directors - Coutts

Recruiter: NatWest Group
Location: London (Greater)
Salary: Per Annum. An appropriate fee reflecting time commitment and committee responsibilities.
Posted: 10 Dec 2020
Closes; 22 Dec 2020
Job Function: Non Executive Director
Industry: Finance, Banking
Job Title: Non-Executive Director
Job Reference: 19012

Applications: By email – katie.field@natwest.com

Job Description:

Coutts provides a superb personal approach to private banking and wealth management. With foundations dating back to 1692, the bank has a rich and diverse history, with exceptional service sitting at the heart of the firm. A business that has been built on understanding the dynamics of wealth, Coutts has a clearly defined proposition aligned to the needs of its private and commercial clients.

Coutts is part of the NatWest Group (formerly Royal Bank of Scotland Group), one of the UK’s largest banking and financial services companies and a member of the FTSE 100.

As part of its succession planning, Coutts is seeking to appoint two additional INEDs to the Board, one with the ability to chair the Risk and Audit Committee, and the second who has the capability to chair the Board in time.


  • Attend and contribute to Board and Committee meetings, providing input and independent oversight and challenge to management.
  • Oversee the development and implementation of the business strategy, providing constructive challenge to management and bringing a different and external perspective to Board discussions.
  • Support the Chair in setting the tone from the top on culture and overseeing actions being taken by management to embed a culture of risk awareness and ethical behaviour in line with the Group’s values.


  • Financially literate with a broad understanding of financial organisations and related products.
  • The ability to add value by offering wise counsel and advice based on relevant experience and a successful track record of achievement.
  • Capable of meeting regulatory requirements in due course in relation to Chairing the Risk and Audit Committee or the Board.

Please reply with full details to: Katie Field, NatWest Group Executive Search, Ref. 19012

Email: katie.field@natwest.com

Closing date for applications: 22 December 2020

Nov 222020

Independent Non-Executive Director - a Lloyd’s Managing Agency

Recruiter: Hitt Search Associates
Location: London (City of), London (Greater)
Salary: Market rate for a Board Director
Posted: 19 Nov 2020
Closes: 18 Dec 2020
Position/Level: Board
Responsibilities: Executive Management
Sector: Insurance
Contract Type: Part-time

A Lloyd's Managing Agency is looking to strengthen its Board with the appointment of an additional Non-Executive Director who can bring an independent and objective perspective to the Board's discussions.

You will acquire a proper understanding of the Managing Agency’s business in order to test and challenge the decisions of Executive Directors, the Senior Management team and Underwriters. You will work with the other Directors of the Company to ensure that strategies are broadly agreed, and the vision is shared.

You will also represent and promote the interests of the Managing Agency in its dealings with third parties and will participate in regular board meetings and meetings of any Committees of the Board to which appointed. Whilst experience of the Insurance or Reinsurance industry or a related corporate discipline would be an advantage, this is not a necessary precondition.

The Managing Agency seeks diversity, creates equity and practices inclusion. Its people are at the heart of everything it does. It is an equal opportunity employer and provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals regardless of race, colour, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy, disability, age or other legally protected categories.

If you wish to be considered for this role, please e-mail your contacts and career details to enquiries@hittsearch.com by 18th December 2020.

Nov 202020
Soft Facilities Management – Non-Executive Director

Non-Executive Director - Soft Facilities Management

non-executive directorLocation: North Of England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 31 July, 2019
Category: Executive Search
Job Type: Contractor
Renumeration: £750 Day rate plus expensed travel & overnight accommodation where needed
Post: Non-Executive Director – Independent Soft FM Business
(18-24 days per annum consisting of average 12 Board Meetings per year plus preparation and ad-hoc days)
Responsible to: Chair

Overview: Now in their sixth year of trading, our client has seen year on year growth taking their turnover to over £20 million. The employ 1600 staff to deliver cleaning, catering & property services to a multitude of public & private sector clients throughout the north of England. With a simple vision “to be the biggest independent soft FM provider in the north of England”, these are exciting times. Working with an engaged and motivated board our client is looking to add a depth of experience to their board with this appointment. They are looking to appoint an experienced industry leader who has a good network of contacts with experience of developing commercial opportunities & identifying acquisition opportunities.

Role purpose:

  • To bring experience, contacts and existing relationships in the cleaning sector and soft services (catering/property services sectors experience is desirable).
  • To operate effectively as part of the Board, providing independent objective insight, to enable the Board of Directors to fulfil their responsibilities for overall governance and direction on issues of strategy, performance and resources including key appointments and standards of conduct.
  • To provide strong leadership.
  • To identify and advise upon new challenges, initiatives and market opportunities.
  • To develop and refocus strategic plans.
  • To support the development of the organisation’s culture in line with company values.
  • To demonstrate a genuine understanding and commitment to the promotion and delivery of facilities management services.
  • To ensure that our client operates in a transparent and ethical manner.
  • To ensure that our client operates profitably.

Principal accountabilities:

  • Constructively challenge and help develop proposals on strategy.
  • Scrutinise the performance of management in meeting agreed goals and objectives.
  • Monitor the reporting of performance.
  • Ensure integrity of financial information.
  • Ensure financial controls and systems of risk assessment are robust and defensible.
  • Determine appropriate remuneration of Executive Directors (via the Remuneration Committee).
  • Involvement in the appointment, removal and succession planning of Executive Directors.
  • Attendance at Board Meetings and other dates as required.
  • Interaction with shareholder as required.
  • Chair or support appeal hearings in relation to issues affecting senior level employees.


  • Demonstrate due skill, care and good faith in exercising fiduciary responsibility.
  • Act within powers set out in the company’s memorandum of association.
  • Promote success of the company.
  • Exercise independent judgement.
  • Exercise reasonable care, skill and diligence.
  • Avoid conflicts of interest.
  • Do not accept benefits from third parties.
  • Declare interests in proposed transactions or arrangements.


  • Integrity.
  • High ethical standards.
  • Sound judgement.
  • Willingness to challenge.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Confidence.
  • Understanding of how conflict occurs and how to deal with it effectively.
  • Persuasiveness.
  • Leadership and self-awareness, ability to gain respect, influence, challenge and inspire.
  • Critical thinking, creativity and strategic awareness.
  • Business acumen, ability to identify new business opportunities.
  • Strategic planning, risk management and high-performance management.
  • Financial and statistical analysis knowledge and experience.
  • Forward perspective, willingness to embrace change and innovation.
  • Inquiring and inquisitive mind – with an ability to assimilate, assess and analyse information, especially financial information.
  • Co-operation and teamworking.
  • Facilitation skills.
  • Ability to take the wider, strategic view.
  • Political astuteness and ability to play the ‘diplomat’.
  • Determination, with the tenacity and drive to succeed.
  • Keenness to gain new knowledge and skills to develop competences further.
  • Ability to identify potential problems and deal with risk.

Person Specification

  • Extensive experience within soft facilities management sectors (cleaning/catering/property services).
  • Extensive management experience at ‘Board’ or very senior level in a complex B2B corporate environment
  • Experience of developing and implementing growth programmes.
  • Strategic thinker and planner, showing an understanding of and responsiveness to the needs of the business and its users.
  • Inspirational/motivational leader, able to motivate, inspire and empower others, by example.
  • Forward-thinker with an innovative approach, able to conceive, develop and implement new initiatives, and manage change.

For further details

Contact Managing Consultant Mark Connor for a confidential discussion.

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