Jul 132021
 
Westfield Health – Non-Executive Director (Audit Committee)

Non-Executive Director (Audit Committee) - Westfield Health

Recruiter: Westfield Health
Location: Homeworking
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 12 Jul 2021
Closes: 26 Jul 2021
Ref: ESAZ-35091
Contact: Adam Dickson a.dickson@parkinsonlee.com 07935 502 755
Position/Level: Board
Responsibilities: Executive Management
Sector: Healthcare
Contract Type: Part-time
Language: English

Parkinson Lee Executive Search are delighted to be retained partners to Westfield Health in the search to appoint a Non-Executive Director to join their Board and Audit Committee, and ultimately become the Chair of Audit no later than November 2022 when the current incumbent is due to step down.

Westfield Health are an FCA regulated, International, market leading Insurance, Health & Wellbeing organisation with a head office based in Sheffield and operations at numerous sites in the UK and across Europe.

For more than 100 years Westfield Health have been empowering people to lead healthier, happier lives. The business has evolved significantly since their humble beginnings in 1919, and today Westfield Health are proud to work with over 400,000 customers and more than 8,000 companies.

Their vision is to power the world's most resilient businesses by transforming the mental and physical wellbeing of their people.
Westfield Health are on a mission to transform mental and physical wellbeing, pushing themselves to help more people and businesses experience the benefits of putting wellbeing first. They are proud that their work makes a healthy difference every day, not just to their customers, but to their colleagues and communities.

As a not-for-profit organisation Westfield Health are committed to giving back and in the last 20 years alone, they have donated over £15 Million to a wide range of charitable causes.

In recent years, Westfield Health have undergone substantial transformation and modernisation, with a strategic plan to diversify their product offering and become a major player in the European Wellbeing Market, in addition to being a UK market leader in the provision of health insurance. The business transformation has been a huge success and has seen Westfield Health almost double their headcount through a combination of organic growth and strategic acquisitions.

The organisation has an exceptional Executive Team, led by their CEO, Dave Capper, and COO, Jason Hogan. Through their vision, passion and leadership, the business has a renewed energy, culture and purpose.

The current Chair of the Audit Committee is due to step down no later than November 2022 and as a result an opportunity now exists for a new NED to join the Audit Committee with a view to stepping into the role of Chair within the next 16 months.

The successful candidate will be a qualified accountant and will require FCA/PRA approval to hold Senior Management Function (SMF), so we are inviting applications from only those individuals that have an extensive track record of Audit within the Financial Services Sector and have held or would be capable of being approved to hold an "approved person" role. We would consider individuals looking for their first NED role however you would need to evidence your experience in attending audit committee meetings.

Importantly, we are looking for individuals who are aligned to the vision and values of Westfield Health and have a passion for helping others and improving lives.

Westfield Health are committed to ensuring their workplace environment is inclusive and diverse, we would therefore welcome applicants from all backgrounds to apply.

For more information on this appointment please contact Adam Dickson at Parkinson Lee at a.dickson@parkinsonlee.com 07935 502 755

Jul 072021
 
Thames Freeport Governing Board – Independent Chair

Independent Chair - Thames Freeport Governing Board

Recruiter: Thames Freeport Governing Board
Location: England
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 05 Jul 2021
Closes: 05 Aug 2021
Ref: 83370
Job Function: Board Member
Industry: Engineering / Manufacturing, Leadership / Management
Position Type: Permanent

Thames Freeport – Britain’s Trading Future is a national and international hub for global trade and investment across the UK which will promote regeneration and job creation in communities in urgent need of ‘levelling-up’. The Freeport has the vision to connect the global ports at London Gateway and Tilbury with Ford’s world-class Dagenham facility, creating an economic zone which accelerates investment and jobs in the region. The Thames Estuary has in recent years regained its status as one of the UK’s largest maritime clusters and it is estimated that the Freeport could generate investment in excess of £4billion and create over 25,000 jobs

The Thames Freeport partnership is a private sector led consortium comprising DP World, Forth Ports and Ford that will bring new investment into the Thames Corridor. The private sector consortium is working very closely with HM Treasury, HMRC, MHCLG, as well as local and regional bodies including Thurrock Borough Council, London Borough of Barking and Dagenham Council, London Borough of Havering, the South East LEP, as well as the Thames Estuary Growth Board.

The Freeports will have a governance board that has responsibility for the oversight of the Freeport to ensure consistency and compliance with the business case submitted to government and to ensure that the parties collaboratively work towards the stated Freeports strategic objectives. While the individual parties will retain their own budgets for funding and capital allocation decisions, the governance board will have oversight of specific freeports activities and accountability for ensuring public funds are used in accordance with those objectives and business case. The projects will range from multi-million pound infrastructure improvements to a range of programmes covering innovation, skills development, digital connectivity, low carbon solutions and the hydrogen economy.

This is a high profile position and a transformational role, offering a rare opportunity to provide strategic direction and alignment with other major economic interventions across the region and crucially integrates with wider commercial, strategic social and environmental aspirations. The delivery of the Thames Freeport will have a transformative impact regionally and contribute significantly to national economic growth.

The key responsibilities of the role are to:

  • Act as a champion and Ambassador for the Freeport in attracting new investment and thereby supporting local, regional and national economic growth.
  • Be a highly credible interface between the Board and Government
  • Be the strong strategic voice that represents the vision of the Board.

The successful candidate for this role will hold a well-developed and established leadership profile and be able to articulate and implement a strategic vision operating within complex multi-organisational governance structures. They will be a clear, visible and inspirational leader with the personal authority and influencing skills to champion and to represent the ambitions of the Board with the credibility to work across the public and private sectors and wider stakeholders.

For the full information pack, including details of how to apply, please visit: www.odgers.com/83370.

The closing date for applications is 12noon on Friday 30 July 2021.

Jun 112021
 
Bludesks.com Limited – Non-Executive Director

Non-Executive Director - Bludesks.com Limited

Business / Organisation Name: Bludesks.com Lmited
Business / Organisation Sector: Private
Business / Organisation Website: https://www.bludesks.com
Business / Organisation Type: Private Company
Role Title: Non-Executive Director
Remuneration: Paid

Role Description

BluDesks provides Corporate and SME customers with a wide range of flexible workspace offerings via its leading online platform. With thousands of UK (and overseas) Grade-A Offices through its network of property partners; post Covid lockdown demand is coming from clients:

  • Considering closing or reducing existing office leases and replacing them with more flexible ad-hoc hot desk space,
  • Interested in saving costs through relocation without taking long term leases and investing in furniture and fittings, and
  • Customers looking for additional flexible office space for ad-hoc meetings, project teams and private offices.

We are seeking to appoint a Finance qualified Non-Executive Director to join our Board who is experienced in early-stage funding, preferably in international e-commerce business, and can proactively help in steering the Company.

NEDs interested in investing in the Company are welcome, but this is not a requirement for this position. The remuneration, at this start-up stage of our business, is around £6,000 p.a.

Application Details

Please send your cv to cnakeeran@bludesks.com.

Closing Date: 30/06/2021
Contact Name: Chelliah Nakeeran
Contact Telephone: 07920555050
Contact Email: cnakeeran@bludesks.com

May 212021
 
TSB – Chair

Chair - TSB

Business / Organisation Name: TSB
Business / Organisation Sector: Public
Business / Organisation Website: http://tsb.co.uk
Business / Organisation Type: Public Company
Role Title: Chair
Remuneration: Paid

Non-Executive Chair, TSB

The Bank is seeking to appoint a new Non-Executive Chair. Candidates should have extensive Non-Executive Director experience ideally in a large retail financial services business, with demonstrated experience of acting in the role of Chair either of a Board, a Committee, or an executive role held during their career.

Candidates must be credible individuals with integrity, gravitas and a strong reputation. They will be able to gain the confidence and respect of a wide range of stakeholders.

Ideally, candidates will bring sufficient practical experience of:

  • Board leadership and stakeholder management in a regulated sector;
  • Customer experience and the ability to put this at the heart of the business’ strategy; and
  • The digital transformation agenda and trends of the banking sector.

Expertise, skills & background

  • Significant Non-Executive Director experience including acting as a Committee Chair in a plc environment. Prior Chair experience would be helpful;
  • A clear understanding of UK FS (ideally UK Banking) having worked in a dual regulatory environment (PRA and FCA), and an appreciation of ring fencing would be an advantage;
  • Have worked in or understand the dynamics of a business that serves the public and all the scrutiny that brings with it;
  • The ability to forge excellent relationships with key stakeholders, including the Shareholder and the Executive team;
  • The ability to foster and maintain an excellent and proactive relationship with both regulators;
  • A sensible, pragmatic and collegiate approach;
  • An advantage to have an understanding of the European banking market.

Time Commitment

Candidates must be able to commit a minimum of 2 days per week to the role.

Application Details

Please send your CV with covering letter FAO Deanne Sutherland to:
EZApplicationsNed@egonzehnder.com

Closing Date: 31/05/2021
Contact Name: Axelle Sznajer
Contact Telephone: +442079431929
Contact Email: deanne.sutherland@egonzehnder.com

May 072021
 
Royale Union Saint-Gilloise – Non-Executive Director

Non-Executive Director - Royale Union Saint-Gilloise

Business / Organisation Name: Royale Union Saint-Gilloise
Business / Organisation Sector: Private
Business / Organisation Type: Private Company
Role Title: Non-Executive Director
Remuneration: Expenses only

Role Description

Royale Union Saint-Gilloise is a Belgian professional football club in full expansion with a recent promotion to the highest Belgian division already one month before the end of the championship with 20 points ahead of the first pursuer. Nevertheless, the club's ambitions do not stop there.

To achieve its ambitions, the club is looking for two new people who are willing to attend board meetings to share their ideas and expertise with the club. Ideally, these people have experience in the areas of community work or in the commercial domain. Extensive strategic experience in these areas is a great asset, but the club is willing to look beyond this by accepting people who do not have years of expertise in this area, but who have other assets that can also be used to fulfil the role of non-executive board member. In line with our ambitions to be a club open to all and our conviction that more diverse boards make better decisions, we are casting our net more widely, we will welcome people of all ages, genders, nationalities etc with all different kinds of experience in these domains and submit them all to fair and transparent selection process.

The purpose of the Board is:

  • To contribute to the board's strategy in their particular area of expertise
  • To bring entrepreneurial experience to the club
  • Develop and promote the vision, purpose, culture, and values of the club
  • Ensure that the club’s obligations to the owner and other key stakeholders are understood and met
  • Ensure that the club is making steady and continues progress towards its goals

Specific Board responsibilities:

  • The new non-executives will be expected to attend board meetings (an average of 8 per year)
  • Are able to use own professional experience, expertise, knowledge, and own established and transferable network of contacts in relevant areas to support the work of the board

Responsibility for the role:

To complement the skills of our existing directors, we are looking for individuals with experience in the following areas: sustainability, community work and the commercial domain. Those selected will use their expertise to help the board and the club grow, specifically in these areas.

Person Specifications:

  • Successful experience in the following areas: sustainability, sustainable management, community working and the commercial field (B2B and B2C).
  • Candidates should have a good understanding of the role and responsibilities of a non-executive member.
  • Ideal candidates will demonstrate a positive attitude to problem solving, always seeking constructive solutions with the aim of building strong relationships.

Application Details

If interested, please send your CV and motivation letter to ines.vandevelde@rusg.be

Contact Name: Ines Van de Velde
Contact Email: ines.vandevelde@rusg.be

May 052021
 
Tullis Russell – Non-Executive Director

Non-Executive Director - Tullis Russell

Tullis Russell is an independent, private, employee-owned specialist coating manufacturing group. It operates three manufacturing plants in Bollington (Cheshire), Ansan (South Korea) and Weihai (China) with distribution facilities in several countries. The group currently has a turnover of £42m and employs 209 people.

The board is comprised of three non-executive directors (including the non-executive chairman) and three executive directors (finance and company MDs) and is now seeking to recruit a new non-executive director to replace a recently retired NED.

He/she will hold/have held a senior executive position (preferably with experience at the CEO level) and will have sufficient main board or subsidiary board experience to provide a good awareness of current corporate governance issues and will have a good grasp of financial decision-making at a strategic level. Previous experience as a non-executive director will also be beneficial.

A background in sales & marketing would be preferrable and his/her experience will include solid commercial experience in a dynamic business preferably in a related sector or process manufacturing business with an international dimension. Experience in new/developing markets, acquisitions, new business and product development activities would all be relevant to this position as would experience of Asian markets, particularly China.

A commitment to promoting/maintaining the values associated with employee ownership would also be critical to anyone undertaking this role.

It is expected that he/she will commit to up to 20 days per annum with some overseas travel involved (at least one board meeting per annum in South Korea).

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May 052021
 
Restaurant Group – Non-Executive Director (Finance Background)

Non-Executive Director (Finance Background) - Restaurant Group

London, Greater London
Permanent, Part-Time
Senior / Executive
70,000 - 90,000 per Annum

Non-Executive Director – Restaurants – Finance Background

Position: Non-executive
Commitment: 2 days a month
Salary: Negotiable

We are currently working with a small restaurant group, who have had consistent growth and are now trading at circa £20 million. As they embark on the next stage of their journey, they are keen to appoint an experienced Restaurant Executive to guide, mentor and advise. The CEO and CFO have ambitious plans for growth and are looking to double turnover within 2 years. The concept is fresh seasonal and stylish and very adaptable within new locations and settings. While they have created a replicable model, they are keen to retain the individuality in each business as well as the quality product.

The position and individual:

This position is aimed at experienced Non-Executives, with extensive experience in the hospitality Sector. The business is specifically looking for someone with much larger experience as well as experience moving a business in a listed position, for example AIM or London stock exchange. The incoming NED will need to have strong knowledge of seeking funding, delivering quick growth and brand rollout as well as personal experience of their journey taking a small business into a listed market. You will support and mentor the CEO and CFO, Chair the Audit Committee and work with the greater board which includes previous investors. The business is hoping to find someone that can share their passion for the business and enjoys working in a supportive capacity as well as someone that can commit long term.

Essential Criteria includes:

  • Previous NED, chair, trustee or committee experience
  • Currently holding or have held a CFO position, in a medium to large branded restaurant / food business / retail business
  • Fully Qualified Accountant
  • Extensive knowledge of pivoting and developing brands though changing circumstances
  • Previous experience working on or chairing an Audit committee is ESSENTIAL
  • Strong knowledge of the UK hospitality market
  • MUST HAVE experience listing a business, for example AIM or London Stock exchange. (this is a non-negotiable criteria for this search)
  • Strong understanding of investor relations would be ideal

Additional desirable experience:

  • Experience in mentoring and coaching
  • Strong knowledge of the UK hospitality market
  • Experience listing a business, for example AIM or London Stock exchange.

If this sounds like an interesting opportunity and you meet the essential criteria, please do click apply today and upload your up to date CV to begin a confidential chat.

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May 042021
 
Tech Nation – Non-Executive Director

Non-Executive Director - Tech Nation

Tech Nation is seeking a Non-Executive Director for its highly experienced Board of Directors. This is an exciting opportunity for a digital tech leader to help shape and guide the next stage of development of this successful tech industry catalyst.

About Tech Nation

Tech Nation is the growth platform for tech companies and leaders. It fuels the growth of game-changing founders, leaders and scaling companies so that they can positively transform societies and economies, providing them with the coaching, content and community they need for their journey in designing the future.

Tech Nation brings together a network of purposeful founders, leaders and philanthropists, progressive enterprises and policymakers, influential funds and institutions, collaborating in building the technological innovation that will improve the future for the UK and beyond. To its members, it provides learning and content, insights and analysis, coaching and research. Laser-focused on delivering powerful outcomes and impact, Tech Nation wants to create a world in which anyone with vision and drive can access the skills and support needed to scale and succeed as a game-changing leader.

With alumni featuring a quarter of the UK’s unicorns, including Babylon Health, Monzo, Checkout.com, SkyScanner, DarkTrace and Swoon, among others, Tech Nation has already become integral in shaping the UK's technology landscape, delivering over $547m to the UK economy, and has ambitious plans to unlock the growth potential of 1,000 scaling tech leadership teams across the UK, generating over $880m to the UK economy by March 2022.

Joining the Board, just as the UK looks to the tech sector to lead our post pandemic recovery, provides an exciting opportunity for a game-changing digital tech founder/leader to help shape and guide the next era of tech scale-up support, as well as helping the organisation grow commercial revenue.

About The Role

Tech Nation has built a Board of world-class calibre, to act as a model both for the companies within its network, and the wider tech industry as a whole.

Tech Nation’s Board is made up of ten Non-Executive Directors and one Executive Director (CEO Gerard Grech). The Board is now looking for one new member, to replace an end-of-tenure appointment, specifically with founder scale-up experience and from outside of the SouthEast region. This is an opportunity for a digital tech and business leader to help guide the next stage of development of this successful tech industry catalyst at a time when it’s never been needed more.

The Board of Tech Nation is responsible for the long-term strategy and success of the organisation and maintains prudent and effective controls to assess and manage risk, ensures that resources are in place for the company to meet its objectives, and reviews management performance. The Board also sets Tech Nation’s values and culture, and ensures that its obligations to its stakeholders and others are understood and met.

Non-executive appointments to the Board are based on merit and with full regard to the benefits of diversity.

Person Specification

Tech Nation is seeking a Non-Executive Director to join its Board in Summer 2021. Tech Nation lives and breathes the sector it serves; it therefore seeks a Board member with experience as a founder, ideally with a digital product development, product strategy or product commercialisation background, and a deep understanding of entrepreneurship and digital ecosystems. In addition, they are already influencers in the tech scale-up community and highly visible in their own local tech ecosystem. Experience or exposure of working with grant-funded organisations would be an added benefit.

Board members are expected to have strong ties to one or more regional UK tech clusters, and specifically for this role this should be outside of London and the South East. International connections, such as Japan, Australia or Singapore, are also desirable. Prior Non-Executive experience is not required.

Additional Information

Board composition

  • Stephen Kelly, Chair, former CEO of Sage, Micro Focus, Chordiant and COO of UK Government
  • Annette Wilson, Global Adviser & Chair Europe, Antler VC
  • David Richards, Co-Founder and CEO of WANdisco
  • Eric Collins, CEO & Founder Member, Impact X Capital Partners
  • Gerard Grech, Executive Director, Chief Executive of Tech Nation
  • Hussein Kanji, Partner, Hoxton Ventures
  • Jo Johnson, Chair Tes Global and Access Creative
  • Lesley Eccles, Co-Founder of FanDuel, Founder & CEO at Relish
  • Sarah Wood, Author of Stepping Up & Co-Founder Unruly
  • Trecilla Lobo, SVP People, BenevolentAI

Time Commitment and Terms of Office

The expected time commitment will be approximately 6-8 days per year, to include scheduled quarterly Board meetings, quarterly operational updates, any emergency meetings and meetings of any governance committee to which the selected candidate is appointed, as well as appropriate preparation time.

The appointment is for an initial term of 3 years, which can be renewed for a further 3 years.

Legal Structure

Tech Nation Group Limited (formally Tech City UK Ltd ) was incorporated on 14 January 2014 as a private company, limited by guarantee, without share capital (company number 088437778). It generates private income and secures grant funding through public bodies such as Her Majesty’s Government in the UK. Tech Nation’s financial year runs from April to March. Its UK government grants are administered through various departments including the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) and Department of International Trade (DIT).

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Apr 202021
 
LUC – Chair

Chair - LUC

Business / Organisation Name: LUC
Business / Organisation Sector: Private
Business / Organisation Website: http://www.landuse.co.uk
Business / Organisation Type: Private Company
Role Title: Chair
Remuneration: Paid

About LUC

LUC is an independent environmental planning and assessment, landscape design, geospatial and ecology consultancy, working primarily across the UK but also internationally. The business is a fully employee-owned organisation, with all the shares held via an Employee Ownership Trust (EOT). Over the last few years, the company has grown its top and bottom lines, and generated good cash levels, contributing to a healthy balance sheet. LUC has high client satisfaction and has won numerous industry awards.

Overview

There is a key requirement to recruit an innovative NED to join the business as a Chair. The NED is the sole Non-Executive Director of the company and chairs the Board of Directors and the Board of Trustees. The NED is expected to bring an external, independent perspective to the Board, assist with strategy, help develop the business, including through facilitating new connections, and ensure that risks are suitably managed. The NED is expected to challenge and advise the executive directors, in line with the LUC company values, and help them to reach balanced judgements.

The Role

Core responsibilities will entail:

  • Chair the LUC Executive Board in a Non-Executive capacity and the Board of Trustees.
  • Bring an external facing, independent perspective and advise the Board accordingly.
  • Assist in setting and revising strategy and objectives.
  • Scrutinise the performance of management against the objectives and values of the company.
  • Advise on risk management and internal control frameworks.
  • Advise on systems which support the integrity and quality of management information.
  • Advise on governance arrangements and assist with succession planning, including chairing Appointments Panels.
  • Line management of the Managing Director.
  • Involvement in business development, (working closely with Board and senior team), including presentations at client events or conferences.
  • Facilitate new connections for the business, though providing introductions.

Person Specification

LUC are keen to see innovative NED Chair candidates that are client and people focused. Suitable people for the role will display the following:

  • Successful track records in chairing business committees or Boards.
  • Values driven with a strong environmental ethos.
  • Evidence of improving equality, diversity and inclusion within organisations.
  • Possibly strategic management or business development role experience in a consultancy organisation, perhaps engaged in environmental-related services.
  • Ability to engage constructively with senior management, scrutinise activity positively and successfully motivate people
  • Director of similar-sized company which has undergone sustained growth (Executive or NED).
  • Strategy development, governance, business development and operational experience.
  • Understanding of markets in which LUC operates or wishes to develop and connections.
  • Clear and enthusiastic communicator; verbal and written.
  • Understanding of systems and risk management.
  • Good understanding of management accounts and related management information.
  • Knowledge of reward and motivation mechanisms.

LUC is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and actively encourages applications from under-represented groups. The business values the differences, needs and contributions a diverse workforce represents, and strives to embed equality, diversity and inclusion in all of the company’s people related activities. It is important that this appointment supports this commitment.

Location

LUC has office locations in London, Bristol, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Manchester. The NED could be based anywhere in the UK but must be able to travel to the office locations for Board meetings, and occasionally to other locations for special events.

Application Details

If this role is of interest and you have suitable experience, please email your CV to George Woodward george@novoexec.com from Novo Executive Search who is handling this assignment for us.

Thank You

Closing Date: 19/05/2021
Contact Name: George Woodward
Contact Telephone: 07715894058
Contact Email: george@novoexec.com

Apr 142021
 
Cognassist – Non-Executive Director

Non-Executive Director – Cognassist

Cognassist is the UK’s leading cognitive assessment and neurodiversity platform, working with over 100 of the UK’s best education providers to transform the lives on learners. 1 in 5 learners in the UK leave education with no basic qualifications. Yes, it’s a scary statistic. Whilst we’ve made significant progress to reduce barriers to education in the UK, we’re still failing 20% of our learners.

Specifically, most learning providers, whether they’re universities, colleges, adult learning or apprenticeship providers struggle with:

  1. Easily identifying learners with additional needs
  2. Supporting those learners to succeed across their educational journey
  3. Accessing funding to provide that support

That’s why we built Cognassist. To help every learner reach their full potential and empower learning providers for the future.

We’re on a mission to make sure, no learner is left behind.

Our platform offers a scalable and accessible digital cognitive assessment, personalised learner journeys with over 500 learning strategies and state of the art neuroscience training for learning providers. This year alone we’ve assessed over 70,000 learners, grown the marketing team by 100% and picked up Global Edtech Start Up of the Year award.

The role

Cognassist seeks a Non-Executive Director with professional education expertise to join its board. The non-executive director (NED) will be a member of the company’s board of directors but not part of the executive team.

The NED will provide a creative contribution to the board by providing independent oversight and constructive challenge to the executive directors, ensuring that risks are managed effectively. Through years of experience, the Non-Executive Director will develop the business and be expected to challenge executive directors in order to do so.

NED Responsibilities

  • Ensuring that the Board of Directors establishes clear objectives and delivers agreed plans. Regularly review performance against these objectives.
  • Supporting and challenging where appropriate, the leadership team to ensure that the Board of Directors conforms to the highest standards of corporate governance and makes appropriate decisions.
  • Encouraging the best use of financial resources.
  • Bringing an independent perspective to the board of a company.
  • Assisting in the setting of strategy and objectives for the organisation.
  • Challenging executive directors about the decisions that they make. This includes having the strength to bring a new perspective to discussions.
  • Scrutinising how the management team performs against organisational objectives.
  • Determining what the appropriate remuneration is for members of the senior management team.
  • Advising on risk management processes for the business. This includes making sure that processes are tested and updated accordingly.
  • Advising on governance procedures for the organisation and making sure they satisfy regulatory requirements.
  • Promoting appropriate processes and procedures to deliver high standards of professional, administrative and personal behaviours across the organisation.

The skill set

  • 5 years plus experience as a Non-Executive Director.
  • Education sector specialist
  • Previous experience as an established and respected expert in the field of education and assessment, with experience with an organisation such as Ofqual, one of the United Kingdom
  • Awarding Bodies or a similar role in the education sector.
  • Highly developed strategic ability.
  • In-depth knowledge of governance and risk management.
  • Experience of boards or business committees, particularly in a sector undergoing rapid growth or change, with a venture capital or private equity interest.
  • The ability to motivate members of a senior management team.
  • The ability to engage in a constructive manner with senior executives and make challenges when necessary.
  • Highly developed written and verbal communication skills.
  • Understanding of reward and motivation systems and their use within a senior management environment.

Meetings are held via video conferencing facilities such as MS Teams.

The Board meets at least 12 times a year, and we anticipate that the time commitment across the year will be up to 24 days in total.

The remuneration for the role is £1,000 per day and reasonable expenses will be reimbursed.

Diversity & Inclusion is important to us and we particularly encourage applications from candidates from ethnic minorities and those with disabilities, to help us increase representation within Cognassist at this level.

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