Dec 112018

Chair & Non-Executive Director - ZOO Digital Group plc

Role: 1069

A Non-Executive Chair is required for ZOO Digital Group plc, a fast-growing and ambitious AIM-listed tech disruptor with a current market cap of c£100m. ZOO offers a range of software-based services to showcase, localise and distribute movies, TV shows and other digital content. The company is based in UK (London & Sheffield) and the US (California).

ZOO’s services help Hollywood studios, global broadcasters, online retailers and independent distributors reach audiences in nearly every country of the world. ZOO’s vision, based on its innovative technology and thinking, is to be the “go-to” service partner for TV and movie businesses to deliver content to consumers in any language and on any platform, a market with an estimated current value of $3bn and growing at over 10% pa.

ZOO is seeking candidates who are prepared to work closely with the CEO and have a focus on the medium to long term growth of the business, collegiate in approach and able to bring together the views of the ZOO Board members to ensure high quality decision-making to support the development of strategic plans that will underpin significant international business growth.

The Non-Executive Chair will be appointed for an initial three year term and will be expected to work 2-3 days per month (formal & informal time) for Board & sub committee meetings and strategy away days. Meetings are held in London and Sheffield and include one meeting per year held in the US; remuneration will be £45k per annum (to be reviewed in year 2).

In addition to the Chair role, ZOO is also seeking to add a Non-Executive Director who can contribute effectively to the Board; candidates should be able to demonstrate involvement with one or more disruptive, rapid growth companies.

This role will close on Monday 7th January 2019

Please click here to log on to the First Flight website for further information and to complete an application form.

Nov 302018

Non-Executive Director - Close Brothers Asset Management

Location: Central London
Date Posted: 23/11/2018
Closing Date: 21/12/2018

Close Brothers Asset Management is one of the UK’s largest and longest-established providers of high-quality financial planning advice and discretionary investment services. We aim to build and preserve our clients’ wealth by providing a complete, personalised and professional service. We have specialised in managing client portfolios for over 40 years and our investment team and financial planners are supported by more than 550 staff, working from 8 offices across the UK.

About the Role

Close Asset Management (UK) Limited (“CBAM”) wishes to appoint a non-executive director (NED) with extensive asset management experience in an FCA regulated business to the existing CBAM fund operator board. The appointment is in response to the FCA’s Asset Management Market Study Policy Statement (PS)18/8 and the candidate should be in a position to commence the role by 1 April 2019.

The main fund range comprises thirteen multi-asset class, risk targeted funds launched in early 2010 and now with asset under management in excess of £4bn. The funds are UCITS unit trusts and are vanilla in nature. In addition, there are three standalone funds with combined assets of around £75m; these are vanilla funds and are structured as a NURS OEIC, a UCITS unit trust and a UCITS OEIC.

The board of CBAM expects the newly appointed NED to assist in ensuring that the statutory and governance duties of the organisation are discharged effectively; to help instil a culture of continual improvement; and to act in the best interests of the fund shareholders and unitholders. In particular, the NED will be responsible for assisting the board develop the value assessment report for the funds, as described in PS 18/8.

The role will require the NED to be notified to Companies House and approved as an Approved Person and (subsequently) a Senior Manager with the FCA.

Key Responsibilities

  • Considering the interests of the fund shareholders and unitholders, procure that they are treated fairly and consider the value for money that they receive as investors;
  • Providing a current industry perspective on matters relating to pricing, costs and management of the funds;
  • Keeping abreast of regulatory developments in the UK and EU, and ensuring that CBAM’s policies are in line with recent and anticipated regulatory changes;
  • Providing constructive challenge to the policies, proposals and plans developed by CBAM;
  • Contributing to the quality of board debate by providing appropriate challenge and intellectual analysis;
  • Giving counsel, advice and support to the chief executive and executive team;
  • Promoting the highest standards of corporate governance and regulatory compliance; and
  • Adhering to and enactment of the Company Principles, namely demonstrating a commitment to the client, excellence in service, teamwork and operating with integrity.

Time Commitment

The estimated time commitment is around 10 days per annum. In the first instance there may be a requirement to attend additional training or induction activities over and above the usual time commitment.

½ day per Board meeting and 1 ½ days preparation and travelling on the basis of 4 meetings per annum, plus ad hoc correspondence, review and meetings, as required.

About you

  • Candidates would ideally have regulatory and governance experience gained within a financial services organisation (with extensive asset management activities) either by having served as a lawyer, regulator or executive director.
  • Previous experience as a NED would be an advantage.
  • They will be capable of contributing to broad strategic debate at the board as an independent non-executive.
  • Candidates will be accomplished individuals who have the intellect, strategic thinking, energy and enthusiasm to contribute to CBAM’s future strategic growth.
  • The successful candidate will possess a number of personal qualities including:
    • Gravitas and credibility to interact effectively with key stakeholders on behalf of the group;
    • Energetic but not overbearing, with a real interest in adding value;
    • Strong analytical skills, and an ability to assess information quickly, objectively and accurately;
    • Effective relationship building and communication skills; an articulate, personable, enthusiastic manner;
    • Supportive but with the confidence to challenge and question appropriately;
    • Personal commitment to key values of trust, discretion, reliability, honesty and the Company Principles;
    • The highest ethical standards of integrity and probity; and
    • Independence of judgement and an enquiring mind.

Equal Opportunities

As an employer, Close Brothers is committed to equality and valuing diversity within its workforce. We provide equality of opportunity and will aim to ensure that no employee’s or candidates are subject to discrimination on grounds of any characteristics including but not withstanding gender, gender identity, marital status, sexual orientation, race, colour, nationality, religion, age, disability, working pattern, caring responsibilities, political beliefs.

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Nov 302018

Chair & Non-Executive Director Roles - Bristol City Council Commercial Enterprises

Job description

In 2015, Bristol City Council founded a number of commercial enterprises including:

  • Bristol Energy Ltd. (formerly Bristol Energy and Technology Services Supply Ltd)
  • Bristol Waste Company Ltd.
  • Bristol Holding Ltd - The parent company of both

In the Spring of 2016, the companies recruited Independent Non-Executives to the boards of the group companies to provide valuable industry expertise to the company boards. At the same time, it recruited two Independent Shareholder Advisors, to provide similar independent advice and support to the Shareholder Group – the advisory group that sits at the Bristol City Council level – to provide advice to the Mayor, in the exercise of his duties, as shareholder of the Bristol Holding Company, and its subsidiaries.

Now, as Bristol Energy and Bristol Waste, begin to chart their course as more mature businesses, out of their ‘start-up’ period, they are looking to increase board resilience and bring fresh perspectives to assist them in their next phase of commercial growth and transformation.

In addition to strengthening the existing companies’ boards, the Council is also seeking to appoint a brand new board to oversee a Housing Development/Trading Company, which is in the process of being established. The recently incorporated Goram Homes Limited aims to support the Council to build more homes, and have a greater influence over what is built and when, as well as return a profit to the Council. The possibility of a sister Housing Investment Company is also being considered.

Please click here to download an application pack and if you wish to have a confidential conversation please contact Garfield Cameron on 07885 464347 or Clare Connor on 0161 408 0703.

Closing date: Monday 10th December 2018 at 12:00.

Bristol Waste Company - 1 x NED

Bristol Waste Company is Bristol’s local recycling, waste collection and street cleansing company. They also run the two household waste recycling centres in the city and a commercial waste service offering local businesses tailored, cost effective recycling and waste solutions.

Bristol City Council established Bristol Waste in 2015, as a first step in delivering waste services in a different way and has a role in shaping the ongoing direction of the company. On the 11th August 2016, a Cabinet decision was made which agreed to grant Bristol Waste Company a contract for 10 years.

The contract was granted under a ‘teckal’ exemption to the public procurement regulations, which means that where 80% of its activities are to trade with the Council. Bristol Waste manages an integrated waste service including a number of major disposal contracts, and as well as other functions such as communications and engagement. They are committed to working in partnership with the people of Bristol to help all communities recycle more and throw away less.

The Company aims to use its 20% external trading ability, to provide commercial services to other organisations or the public, in order to generate additional income for the city.

Bristol Energy Ltd. - Chair, 1 x NED

In 2015 the Council set up Bristol Energy Ltd. which has been trading on the open market since February 2016. The company aims to help address:

  • the inequality that results in the most disadvantaged paying disproportionately more for their energy,
  • the strengthening of local communities,
  • increased environmental sustainability,
  • the generation of an additional and independent revenue stream for the Council.

Bristol City Council established Bristol Energy as part of its approach to tackling some of the cities energy challenges and offering a better deal on energy for those in fuel poverty.

Bristol Energy works closely with the Councils own Energy Services team, which since 2005, has delivered a wide programme of energy efficiency and investment initiatives, investing tens of millions of pounds in renewable energy generation and energy efficiency and meeting our 2020 corporate carbon reduction target three years early. Bristol City Council supported by Bristol Energy and is now moving forwards with innovative pilot schemes that will help build the City’s future smart energy system, (for example see the City Leap Prospectus) and are seeking long-term partners to work with on a portfolio of energy and infrastructure investment opportunities.

Bristol Energy’s impact statement:

Housing Company - Goram Homes Limited - Chair, 2/3 x NED

The Council has established a local housing development company. Recently incorporated as Goram Homes Limited

The company has just entered a set up phase and is establishing the relationships required to carry out development of new housing developments on two agreed plots of land in Bristol. It is envisaged that the company will enter into a Joint Venture arrangements with a private sector partner to develop sites for the residential housing market to assist tackling the shortage of housing in Bristol. Board directors may therefore be required to sit on one or more Joint Venture boards.

In time, there will be a business case put forwards by the council for a sister Housing Investment Company (HIC) to receive any new homes developed by the development company in the event that it is decided to hold such assets.

It is not yet decided whether this company will be governed as a single unit by the same board as Goram Homes, or whether there will be a separate set of board directors.

Housing Company Approval Report:

Nov 282018

Non-Executive Director - Construction Consulting

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands
Posted: 19/11/2018
Agency: Network Public Sector Limited


Non Executive Director (Non Remunerated)

Our client is a highly respected company specialising in the provision of facilities management, construction management and building consultancy services to external clients in the private and public sectors.

They are seeking to extend the knowledge on the Board with the appointment of a Non Executive Director who has experience of working in the Construction Consulting sector within the public and commercial realms, with the right skills and values to drive the business forward and help deliver growth.

As part of the board of directors you will act as an ambassador for for the company in the marketplace. You will further provide strategic advice both to board members and the company's core senior leadership team.

This is an opportunity to join a company with great ambitions for the future working within a buoyant marketplace with superb opportunities.

Type: Permanent, Temporary
Start Date: 03/01/2019
Contract Length: Ongoing
Contact Name: Ken Wood
Telephone: 01212 005 780
Job Reference: V51100146

Nov 282018

Non-Executive Director - Solvo Vir Ltd

Salary/Rate: £8000/annum
Location: Sale, Trafford
Posted: 27/11/2018 (23:03)
Recruiter: Solvo Vir Ltd


Who Are Solvo Vir?

We are an innovative training provider providing training and apprenticeships to organisations and individuals across the UK.

Job Purpose

The role of Non-Executive Director at Solvo Vir has been developed to ensure that there is senior level independent Further Education experience within the boardroom.

The non-Executive Director is expected to develop and instil the highest standards of integrity and sector knowledge within the Leadership team and to hold the Senior Leadership team accountable for the performance of the company.

Key responsibilities:

  • Full participation as a member of the SLT (Senior Leadership team) at all meetings.
  • To bring senior sector experience to the board in order to develop strategic objectives and governance.
  • Provide expert advice on risk mitigation including strategies for improvement.

General Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Managing Director in supporting annual appraisals for the SLT.
  • Support the Managing Director and the SLT in promoting Solvo Vir, its vision and the values of the organisation.
  • Supporting and promoting a positive culture of change throughout the organisation including within the SLT.
  • Supporting the SLT in shaping Solvo Vir’s curriculum offer to ensure it meets local and regional skills needs.
  • Work with SLT to create a positive culture and ethos where Safeguarding of learners is an important part of everyday life.
  • Constructively challenging proposed decisions to ensure that plans are well presented and well thought-through.
  • Contribute towards and challenge on risk mitigation.
  • Contribute towards strategy and build on success.
  • Scrutinise SLT performance in relation to financials, goals and objectives.
  • Ensure that financial integrity is challenged.
  • Support with executive level remuneration and support with any executive appointments.
  • Support with succession planning for senior roles.

Essential Skills, Experience & Qualifications

  • Extensive experience within a Further Education environment.
  • Previous experience of working at SLT level within an organisation.
  • Strategic experience at a senior level within a further education setting.
  • Previous experience of leading growth change projects.
  • Experience of being part of SLT meetings with a proven track record of success.
  • Understanding the markets, governance and risk within an FE setting.
  • The ability to engage, inspire and challenge constructively.
  • A strategic thinker who can develop strategy to ensure success.
  • A thorough understanding of risk management and mitigation.
  • Good understanding of financial accounts and financial management.

The Package

Payment will be monthly with any appropriate deductions and upon receipt of a timesheet. Travel and subsistence will be paid in accordance with Solvo Vir’s expenses policy and so long as valid receipts are provided.

Solvo Vir’s Board

  • The SLT currently meet 12 times per year to hold SLT meetings.
  • These meetings take place in and around Manchester
  • The total time commitment per year will be 12 days
  • The appointment will be for 1 year initially

All materials provided as part of this appointment must remain confidential and the property of Solvo Vir at all times. Information may not be disclosed to any third party without the express permission of the board. This information will remain confidential for a period of 3 years after the appointment has ceased to be part of the SLT.

Solvo Vir’s Culture

We help individuals unlock their potential and turbo charge their careers. The training we provide gives employees the industry-specific qualifications they need to go further in their chosen career. Employers look to us to provide training which improves their organisation’s productivity, efficiency and agility.

We are committed to widening participation in training, to see individuals flourish and businesses reap the multiple benefits of a more highly skilled and motivated workforce. Learners and employers are at the heart of everything we do!

Type: Part Time
Contract Length: 12 days a year for 1 year
Contact Name: Faye Hand
Telephone: 0330 0539140

Nov 212018

Chair - Private Sector

This vacancy is now closed

Business / Organisation Name:
Business / Organisation Sector: Private
Business / Organisation Website:
Business / Organisation Type: Private Company
Role Title: Chair
Remuneration: Pro Bono pre-funding, £30-40k with 3-7% equity post funding

Role Description

As a diverse young start-up company, we are looking to change the face of a mentoring/freelance sector within a certain industry.

We are looking for an individual or individuals who can help seek investment for our education company. We would then seek to have you on board with a say in the company (chairman, director, board member - or whatever suits your needs)

If you accept and investment is sourced you will be salaried at £30-40k (higher with company performance) with equity in our company of around 3-7% . this will depend on how many we employ to seek investment and join the board.

We can give more details when an NDA has been signed.


  • Substantial experience in a senior leadership role.
  • Ability to work at a strategic level and think creatively.
  • A Sales / Marketing background would be useful but not essential
  • Good, independent judgement and forthrightness.
  • A firm belief in and active commitment to our mission statement
  • An understanding of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities both UK and abroad (again not essential).


Expressions of interest are warmly invited from individuals from all backgrounds. We are especially keen to recruit people with a selection of the following skills and experience:

  • Investment management
  • Income generation
  • Community and/or International Development
  • Board membership (Investment member, trustee or chairman)

We are interested in receiving applications from a diverse range of executives, meaning we are interested in diversifying the role around you and your expertise.

General board member responsibilities are:

  • To work collaboratively with the other trustees and Senior Leadership Team, keeping with and furthering our objectives.
  • To contribute actively to the board of trustees’ role in giving strategic direction to the organisation, setting overall policy, defining goals and setting targets and evaluating performance against agreed targets.
  • Assisting in the development of our professional network.

Contact Dan Ashby to start the process of signing the NDA, so we can disclose more information

Closing Date: 31/12/2018
Contact Name: Dan Ashby
Contact Telephone: 07936870202
Contact Email:

Nov 192018

Non-Executive Director - VC-backed technology company - Newcastle upon Tyne

Our client is a highly innovative, VC-backed technology company ready to move into the next phase of its development – a tremendously exciting time with incredible potential. With major investment pending, they are looking to appoint an seasoned Non-Executive Director (NED/NXD) to their highly experienced team.

As NED/NXD your responsibilities will include:

  • Challenging and contributing to the development of strategy, through a clearer and/or wider view of possible factors influencing the business and its environment
  • Scrutinising and monitoring the performance of management in meeting-agreed goals and objectives, including contributing to succession planning
  • Ensuring financial information is accurate and that financial controls and systems of risk management are robust and defensible
  • Benefitting the company's and board's effectiveness through outside contacts and opinions – connecting both with networks of useful people and organisations
  • Providing independent views on resources, appointments, standards of conduct
  • Board performance evaluation including addressing issues and benchmarking

As NED/NXD you will need:

  • Appropriate/aligned board level experience, preferably with a strong background in Marketing, Health and Insurance
  • Clear understanding of the role and responsibilities of a non-executive director – including those of governance and accountability.
  • Experience of regulated environments and a good understanding of what it means to hold a board position in a private organisation
  • The ability to grasp a wide range of complex financial issues; excellent communication skills; a readiness to listen to the views of others; the ability to challenge, support and influence constructively; exceptional judgement; high level of integrity.
  • Applications from candidates who are still in the executive phase of their careers are welcome, subject to agreement from their employer and avoiding conflicts of interest

Please note: High levels of interest mean we will only contact you if your application is shortlisted and this will happen within five working days. You must also be eligible to work in the UK.

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Sep 252018

Non-Executive Director - Games Workshop


About the Job

Do you want to make an active contribution as a non-executive director to this unique, vertically integrated, global, premium product business? Could you contribute at board level to this Stock Exchange listed company’s constant drive for improved products, performance and shareholder return.

We are looking for someone who will always put the Company’s interest first, who can bring open mind and considered good judgment to the boardroom whilst supporting the executive team. Proven experience at board level and/or being part of a leadership team in a listed company would be of particular interest to us.

You will need to spend sufficient time in the company, to get to know its people and how it works. You will attend all board and related meetings.

Working at Games Workshop

Games Workshop is a business with a strong internal culture. We have a definite set of ideas, beliefs and ways of doing business. We believe that how you behave does matter, therefore, we believe that attitudes – such as honesty and integrity – are even more important than skills. We will happily teach you the skills needed for many roles if you bring a great attitude to your work.

We believe that everybody in the company should be continually making things better for our customers, whether this is by providing ever better products or delivering ever greater service. We are hard working, committed and cheerful. Above all, we try to put the needs of the business first in our decision-making.

We have a strong culture of personal development at Games Workshop and there are many resources and opportunities for both personal and professional development. If the way you behave at work and the attitudes you display fit with ours, it is highly likely you will be successful, well rewarded and happy. However, it is only fair to say that people who don’t fit with our culture, or who play at fitting, will be unhappy and consequently unsuccessful. You can read more about Games Workshop’s business culture at

Other Essential Information

Closing date: Applications must be received by midnight, UK time, on 14 October 2018.

If your application is successful, you must be available for an interview on 14th or 15th November 2018, in Nottingham.

How to Apply

If you wish to apply you must send us a letter or a video telling us why you want this job. We select candidates for interview based on what they tell us in their letter or video.

This is a great opportunity for you to let us know that you understand what we are looking for. Please include an up-to-date CV to support your application. When you’re ready, please click apply, below.

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Sep 032018

Non-Executive Chair of the Board - LCR (London & Continental Railways)

Recruiter: LCR (London and Continental Railways)
Location: London
Salary: Per annum
Posted: 02 Sep 2018
Closes: 14 Sep 2018
Job Function: Non Executive Chair
Industry: Public


An exceptional leader with the necessary skills and experience is being sought to lead the Board of this dynamic government owned development and regeneration company focused on delivering significant social, economic and financial benefits from railway related assets. With a proven track record in leading organisations through significant change, the Chair will play a pivotal role as LCR’s business evolves to meet future challenges.

Positioned on the cusp of the public-private sector, LCR has gained an enviable track record of working in partnership with the private sector and other public bodies to deliver large scale, world class regeneration projects enabled by rail infrastructure, most notably at King’s Cross and Stratford, and more recently at Mayfield in Manchester.

LCR is forging new relationships across the public and private sectors, and building on its considerable experience is now facilitating development at and around transport hubs and other government assets. Through this approach LCR aims to participate in a range of development and regeneration projects, and strategic partnerships, over the next few years. As such, it needs a world class Chair with excellent skills and experience to help support the Executive team in delivering an ambitious business plan.

The role:

LCR is seeking a Non-Executive Chair to join and lead the Board through the next exciting phase of LCR’s evolution.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Significant senior level experience gained within real estate, infrastructure and/or relevant tangential sectors, with experience of large scale development and regeneration projects being an advantage;
  • Demonstrable track record of having worked collaboratively across the public and private sectors in pursuit of strategic objectives;
  • Recent and relevant experience of best practice corporate governance; and
  • Be a change leader with a proven track record of delivering through partnerships in other organisations in the private and public sectors.

The Company:

LCR is a limited company owned wholly by the Department for Transport (DfT).

Interested candidates may apply by emailing with a brief cover letter and Curriculum Vitae. The closing date for applications is 14 September 2018.

Sep 032018

Non-executive Director (Board member) Compliance - Revolut

Recruiter: Revolut
Location: London
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 03 Sep 2018
Closes: 20 Sep 2018
Sectors: Management
Contract Type: Permanent
Hours: Full Time


From clunky apps to hidden fees, banking as we know it is broken. So we decided to build a company from the ground that would challenge the bigger players and reinvent how people interact with their money - for the better.Traditional banks are slow and expensive. Realistically, you're nothing but a number to them with dollar signs attached. So, one continent at a time, we plan on changing this.This may sound a little salesy, but we've signed up more than 1.5m customers without spending a single penny on marketing. It's simple really: if you solve an everyday problem, you don't need to spend a gazillion dollars on fancy marketing campaigns.


To put it bluntly - it's about getting stuff done and owning what you do. We don't hide behind fancy job titles or set up bureaucratic processes. Instead we treat our people equally, fairly and give them a ton of freedom and autonomy to create something awesome.We make mistakes, we learn from them and we back everything up with data and logic.In two years, we've grown to over 350 people and we're adding around 30 new additions each month. From engineers to marketers, we're on the hunt for exceptional talent to help us scale our business and get Revolut in the hands of millions of people everywhere.


We're looking for a Non-Executive Director specialising in Risk & Compliance. Non-executive Director will be a member of Revolut Board and chair Risk & Compliance Board Committee.


  • Design and implement reporting and escalation processes and procedures to Compliance Board Committee
  • Define board risk appetite for different compliance risks Revolut faces
  • Quantify risks and define monthly management risk indicators to track


  • Experience as a board member of a large retail bank
  • Start-up experience
  • Rigid understanding of JMLSG regulation
  • Technical Background (either engineering or maths / physics)
  • You love innovation and automation


  • You'll get to work in one of the hottest and fastest growing tech startups in the world right now
  • We'll arm you with all of the latest tech equipment
  • Competitive salary
  • Private pension plan
  • Free Revolut Premium subscription
  • Free dinners
  • Perkbox

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