Aug 232019
 

Member – Export Guarantees Advisory Council (EGAC)

Location: London
Date Posted: 17/08/2019
Closing Date: 15/09/2019

Vacancy Description

The Export Guarantees Advisory Council (EGAC) is an Expert Committee which advises the Secretary of State on UK Export Finance’s (UKEF) operations.

The Council normally provides advice to the Secretary of State through UK Export Finance officials, usually at meetings attended by UK Export Finance’s Chief Executive. The Council addresses its views directly to the Ministers on any subject where it deems it appropriate to do so. It meets with the Minister once a year, or more if necessary.

In practice, the Council primarily concerns itself with providing advice on the ethical policies applied by UKEF in the conduct of its business related to anti-bribery and corruption, environmental, social and human rights risks and impacts of the projects which it supports, sustainable lending and transparency (including freedom of information).

The Council does not have any executive powers. It reviews past decisions UKEF has made to support export transactions and provides advice on the decision-making and, in particular, the application of ethical policies.

Person Specification

The preferred candidate is expected to have:

  • experience of commerce and international trade, the private export finance and credit insurance market and debt/capital markets;
    • expertise in one or more of the following;
    • Climate Change / Paris Agreement
    • The Sustainable Development Goals
    • Sustainable Lending
    • Environmental and social issues, including human rights
    • Sectors where UKEF typically works or is looking to support in the future, such as renewable/low carbon energy, infrastructure, heavy industry, etc.
  • an understanding of UKEF’s purpose and business and its role of supporting exports while at the same time complying with policies on ethical matters;
  • familiarity with the OECD ‘Recommendation of the Council on Common Approaches for Officially Supported Export Credits and Environmental and Social Due Diligence (The ‘Common Approaches’), the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (the Ruggie ‘Protect, Respect and Remedy Framework’), the Equator Principles, and related international agreements which may be associated with the role of export credit agencies;
  • familiarity with the OCED recommendations in relation to export credits on anti-bribery and sustainable lending an understanding of the role of an advisory council, including its relationship to Ministers.

Suitable candidates will demonstrate the following personal qualities:

  • an ability to contribute to the work of the EGAC through giving advice, challenge, constructive criticism and support;
  • an ability to work effectively in managing positive relationships with stakeholders that adds value to an organisation; and
  • a commitment to attend all meetings and undertake the necessary preparation.

We would welcome and encourage applications from:

  • professions which could include business, public sector, not for profit sector, which would include expertise from the environmental, construction, consultancy, legal, finance professions.
    women, disabled and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates.

Additional Information

Location

EGAC meetings usually take place in UKEF’s London office based in 1 Horse Guards Road, London, SW1A 2HQ.

Time Commitment

EGAC meets quarterly (for 3-4 hours). Members are expected to attend each meeting. There is also a formal dinner with the Trade Minister held once each year.

Length of Appointment

The appointment is for three years with the possibility of being reappointed for a further period, up to a maximum of ten years.

How to Apply

Applicants should provide a copy of their c.v. together with a covering letter, of no more than two A4 pages, explaining why you are interested in the position and how you meet the criteria outlined in the personal specification.

Applicants should ensure they highlight what experience they have in dealing with:

  • Climate Change / Paris Agreement
  • The Sustainable Development Goals
  • Sustainable Lending
  • Environmental and social issues, including human rights
  • Sectors where UKEF typically works or is looking to support in the future, such as renewable/low carbon energy, infrastructure, heavy industry, etc.

Applicants should also complete the Conflicts of Interest form and the Monitoring form. The Monitoring form will be kept separately from your application and Conflicts of Interest form, and will not be seen by the selection panel in order to meet the Cabinet Office’s Government Code on Public Appointments

Application should be sent to Recruitment2@ukexportfinance.gov.uk using “EGAC Application” in the subject line.

Should you have any questions regarding the process please contact Recruitment2@ukexportfinance.gov.uk using “EGAC Application” in the subject line.

What is the timetable?

The closing date for applications is 15th September 2019 at 23.00.

Applications will be sifted week commencing 16th September 2019 and candidates will be notified whether they will be invited to interview.

The interviews are scheduled to take place on Wednesday 2nd October 2019 at UKEF’s London offices in Westminster. Applicants should therefore be available to interview on this day.

Further Information

Further information on UKEF and EGAC can be found on UKEF’s website:

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-export-finance

Attachments

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

Aug 222019
 

Members - Committee on Mutagenicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and the Environment (COM)

Location: London
Date Posted: 19/08/2019
Closing Date: 01/10/2019

Vacancy Description

Ministers are seeking to make two appointments to the Committee on Mutagenicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and the Environment: one Lay Member and one Expert Member.

Role and Responsibilities of a Member

COM is an important committee reporting to the Chief Medical Officer, and the Chair of the Food Standards Agency on all aspects of mutagenic risks to humans from exposure to chemicals in food, consumer products and the environment (see terms of reference). As a specialist in genetic toxicology or related area with a particular expertise in the role of mutations in cancer studies, members will:

  • Contribute to discussions of the Committee working alongside recognised experts who assess other aspects of the detailed technical data on genotoxins under consideration (e.g. mode of action/mechanism studies, traditional and novel toxicity testing strategies, statistics).
  • Are expected to contribute to the Committee’s discussions and to the consideration of detailed statements and conclusions from the Committee.
  • May be asked to contribute to other discussions (such as in working groups) or to draft text within your specialism if the need arises.

The Department of Health and Social Care values and promotes diversity and encourages applications from all sections of the community. The boards of public bodies should reflect the population they are there to serve. Boards also benefit from fresh perspectives, and we are always keen to encourage candidates with private sector experience to consider applying for our roles.

Person Specification

To be considered, you must be able to demonstrate that you have the qualities, skills and experience to meet all the essential criteria for appointment.

Lay and Expert Member

All applicants must possess the expertise to provide independent scrutiny and credible advice on the issues that fall within the remit of COM and must:

  • Be able to provide specific advice independent of government or industry
  • Be a good communicator with sound judgement
  • Be able to demonstrate an ability to contribute to the work of COM
  • Have some experience of committee membership
  • Have contributed to national or international fora whose work is within the remit of COM

Expert member

In addition, for the expert member role applicants must have:

  • A sound understanding of a field of genotoxicity and be able to show a track record of achievement in one or more of the following areas of expertise:

Regulatory aspects of genotoxicology

  • The development of novel in vitro (non-animal) methods for the assessment of genotoxic risks from chemicals
  • Expertise in reproductive toxicology
  • Expertise in epigenetics

We will consider candidates with track records in related areas.

Additional Information

The Committee on Mutagenicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and the Environment (COM) advises government on the mutagenicity of chemicals used in pesticides, pharmaceuticals and other products.

COM provides independent advice to government departments and agencies on the potential mutagenicity and genotoxicity of chemicals (whether they are likely to cause mutation in cells), from natural products to new synthetic chemicals used in pesticides or pharmaceuticals. It also advises on strategies and research for genotoxicity testing.

The committee also advises on important general hazards (the inherent property of the substance) or risk (the likelihood of mutagenetic or genotoxic effects occurring after a given exposure) and gives recommendations for genotoxicity testing.

COM is an advisory body and has no regulatory status. However, it may provide advice to agencies that have a regulatory role.

How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in the appointment of a Member to the Committee on Mutagenicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and the Environment.

To make an application please email your CV, a supporting letter and completed monitoring forms to:

appointments.team@dhsc.gov.uk – please quote VAC-1647 in the subject field.

If you are unable to apply by email you may send your application by post to:

Sally Brough-Hirst, Department of Health and Social Care, Room 1N09, Quarry House, Quarry Hill, Leeds, LS2 7UE

Applications must be received by midday on 1 October 2019.

In making an application please note the following:

Supporting letter

The supporting letter is your opportunity to demonstrate how you meet each of the criteria set out in the person specification. It will benefit the Advisory Assessment Panel if you can be clear which evidence you provide relates to which criteria. Providing separate paragraphs in relation to each criterion is common practice. Please write all acronyms in full first.

Please ensure your full name, the role to which you are applying and the corresponding reference number for the post are clearly noted at the top of your letter.

Please limit your letter to two pages, and type or write clearly in black ink.

Conflicts of interest

If you have any business or personal interests that might be relevant to the work of COM, and which could lead to a real or perceived conflict of interest if you were to be appointed, please provide details in your Supporting letter.

If appointed, you will also be required to declare these interests on appointment and they will be entered on a register which is available to the public.

Standards in public life and ensuring public confidence

Given the nature of public appointments, it is important that those appointed as members of public bodies maintain the confidence of the public and Government. If there are any issues in your personal or professional history (including any convictions or bankruptcy) that could, if you were appointed, be misconstrued, cause embarrassment to Ministers or COM or cause public confidence in the appointment to be jeopardised, it is important that you bring them to the attention of the Assessment Panel and provide details of the issue/s in your supporting letter. In considering whether you wish to declare any issues, you should also reflect on any public statements you have made, including through social media and blogs. Due Diligence may be carried out on any publicly available information and shared with the Advisory Assessment Panel.

The panel may explore any issues you declare with you before they make a recommendation on the appointment.

Failure to disclose such information could result in an appointment being terminated, as those who hold public appointments are expected to demonstrate the highest standards of corporate and personal conduct and are required to subscribe to the Code of Conduct for Board Members of Public Bodies, as part of agreeing to the terms and conditions of appointment. You can access this document at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/board-members-of-public-bodies-code-of-conduct

There are also circumstances in which individuals may not be considered for appointment, due to them not meeting certain eligibility criteria for appointment. For further information, please refer to Section 2.3: Eligibility Criteria

If you wish to discuss any queries on conflicts, please see the contacts section.

CV

Please ensure your CV includes:

Your full name, title, home address, personal contact telephone numbers (land line and mobile), personal email address and details of any Twitter accounts and LinkedIn accounts including your Twitter handle/username.
Similar contact details for two referees who will support your application. One referee should be the person to whom you are/were accountable in your current/most recent appointment or position of employment. Please indicate the relationship of each referee to you. References will be requested for short-listed candidates prior to interview
Brief details of your current or most recent post and the dates you occupied this role. Please identify any past or present Ministerial appointments.

Monitoring form

Please complete the monitoring form. Diversity monitoring information will not be seen by the Advisory Assessment Panel assessing your application.

Political activity information is primarily for monitoring purposes only, however if you are shortlisted for interview, this information will be shared with the selection panel. The reason for this is that it is appreciated that such activities may have given you relevant skills, including experience gained from committee work, collective decision-making, resolving conflict and public speaking. If you have had such experience and you consider it relevant to your application for this post, you should also take the opportunity to include it separately in your supporting statement. If possible, you should not, however, identify the relevant political party in your statement.

If you are appointed to this role, please note that any political activity you declare will be published in accordance with the Governance Code on Public Appointments.

Guaranteed Interview Scheme

The Department of Health and Social Care operates a Guaranteed Interview Scheme (GIS) for disabled people. The Equality Act 2010 defines a person as disabled if they have a physical or mental impairment and the impairment has a substantial and long term adverse effect on their ability to carry out normal day to day activities. Under the GIS a disabled candidate will be selected for interview if they meet the essential criteria for the post.

If you wish to apply under the GIS please complete the GIS form and return it with your application.

All applications will be acknowledged by email after the closing date.

Contacts

For further information regarding the selection process, please contact

Sally Brough-Hirst

Appointments Team

Tel: 0113 2546138

Email: Sally.Brough-Hirst@dhsc.gov.uk

For further information regarding the role of the COM and the role of a Member please contact:

Ovnair Sepai

Tel: 01235 825163

Email: ovnair.sepai@phe.gov.uk

Please quote reference VAC-1647 on all correspondence.

If you choose to apply, we would like to thank you in advance for your time and effort in making an application

Attachments
VAC-1647 COM Members Information Pack FINAL
12.1 DHSC_Privacy-notice-v03
DHSC diversity & monitoring form (PA)
GIS_Form.doc
OCPA Regulated

This post is regulated by The Commissioner for Public Appointments

Aug 202019
 

Committee Member - DIT Audit and Risk Assurance

Appointing Department: Department for International Trade
Sector: Business, Finance & Skills
Location: London
Skills required: Audit and Risk, Business / Commercial, IT / Digital
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: £5,000 per annum.
Time Requirements: Approximately 12 days per annum, including at least five Audit and Risk Assurance Committee meetings per annum. Three-year contract.
This is not a ministerial appointment.

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched: 12/08/2019
  • Closed for Applications: 09/09/2019
  • Panel Sift: To be confirmed
  • Final Interview Date: To be confirmed
  • Announcement: To be confirmed

Vacancy Description

Background

The Department for International Trade (DIT) helps businesses export, drives inward and outward investment, negotiates market access and trade deals, and champions free trade. Our work supports productivity and our economy, providing our businesses with access to new markets, and in turn new processes, technologies and better supplies. This improves people’s living standards as they benefit from greater choice at lower prices. Equally, by driving global prosperity, trade and international investment contribute to global stability and security, as well as increasing the UK’s influence globally.

The role

The Department for International Trade is seeking to recruit one external member to the Audit and Risk Assurance Committee.

The Audit and Risk Assurance Committee is comprised of three external members and two Non-Executive Board Members, including the Chair of the Committee. It is charged with ensuring that the Departmental Board and Accounting Officer of DIT gain the assurance they need on governance, risk management, the control environment and on the integrity of the financial statements, as well as other elements of the Annual Report and Accounts.

For more information on the Audit and Risk Assurance Committee see: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/audit-committee-handbook

Audit and Risk Assurance Committee members:

  • attend five Committee meetings per annum, whilst keeping up to date with the Department’s affairs outside the Committee cycle;
  • review the comprehensiveness of assurances on governance, risk management and the control environment in meeting the Board and Accounting Officer’s assurance needs;
  • review the reliability and integrity of these assurances;
  • review the integrity of the financial statements; and
  • offer support and challenge to executives and their offices to continue to improve the performance of the Department.

Person Specification

The successful candidate must have experience and expertise of cyber, IT and digital information management.

The successful candidate should also demonstrate as many of the following criteria as possible:

  • an understanding of trade policy, driving exports and/or foreign direct investment;
  • experience as a Board member or at an equivalent level in an executive or non-executive capacity in either the public, private or voluntary sector;
  • experience of risk, performance and financial management;
  • an awareness and experience of managing change;
  • an understanding of the key challenges faced by the public sector and the ability to bring their experience on these challenges;
  • the ability to contribute and inspire confidence with a wide range of stakeholders both in formal environments (such as Committee meetings) and in less formal environments (such as one-to-one meetings with Executives);
  • sound judgement and a high level of integrity (including when dealing with confidential or sensitive issues) and a commitment to the seven principles of conduct in public life; and
  • a genuine interest in contributing to the effective running of the Department, at the Audit and Risk Assurance Committee, elsewhere in the Department and (as appropriate) across Government.

The position need not be filled by someone with auditing and accounting qualifications and experience.

All candidates are expected to adhere to the adhere to the Principles of Public Life and the Code of Conduct for Board members.

The successful candidate will be required to undertake security checks in line with the Civil Service guidelines, which we would envisage to be at SC (Security Check) level.

Due diligence will be carried out at shortlisting stage, which will include requests for references and background checks.

How to Apply

Please send a CV and covering letter to board.secretariat@trade.gov.uk

If you have any questions, please direct them to the DIT Secretariat Team at board.secretariat@trade.gov.uk

DIT is committed to the principle of public appointments on merit with independent assessment, openness and fairness of process and to providing equal opportunities for all. Applications are welcome from all, but we particularly encourage applications from women, people from an ethnic minority, people with disabilities and other underrepresented groups. Both UK nationals and international candidates are encouraged to apply.

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

Aug 182019
 

Western Isles NHS Board - Members

Reference: 1683
Remuneration: £7,705 per annum
Location: Stornoway
Closing date: 09 September 2019 at midday

If you are looking for a rewarding and worthwhile opportunity, we would like to hear from you. Applications are invited from a wide range of people who have an interest in public service and are committed to the NHS in Scotland. Please pass on details of this opportunity to anyone else you think may be interested.

NHS Western Isles is responsible for meeting the health needs of around 26,950 people living in the Western Isles, and provides a comprehensive range of acute, mental health, primary and community services.

NHS Western Isles is looking for two new members to join its Board. As a non-executive member of the Board, you will be expected to play a central role in guiding the strategies which address the health priorities and health care needs of the resident population. You will be offered the training you'll need to make a strong contribution.

For these positions you must be able to demonstrate the following essential criteria:

  • NHSScotland Values
    • care and compassion;
    • dignity and respect;
    • openness, honesty and responsibility; and,
    • quality and teamwork.
    • Good communications skills
    • Able to see the ‘bigger picture'
  • Governance

It would be helpful if you can also demonstrate the following desirable criteria:

  • Knowledge about, or connection to, health and/or social care services
  • Understanding of the issues that can affect the quality of the health and social care experience of groups under-represented on the Board, specifically Young people, Gaelic speakers and Ethnic Minorities.

In addition to the above requirements, for one of the posts being filled, we would like to hear from someone who can also bring financial experience to enable them to offer advice to the Board and also participate in the Audit and Finance Committees for both the NHS Board and Integration Joint Board.

You do not need to be an expert in health or have previous experience of being on a Board. We are looking for people who have the capacity and commitment to grow into the role, to develop their skills and to learn new skills they may require.

Scottish Ministers particularly welcome applications from people currently under-represented on Scotland's public bodies, such as women, disabled people, people aged under 50 and people from a BME background.

For more specific detail of the particular requirements of the roles, please see the the person specification, which forms part of the application pack. Also included in the pack is more detailed information about NHS Western Isles and its role within NHS Scotland.

Remuneration: £7,705 per annum (non-pensionable) is payable. You will also receive reimbursement for all reasonable travel and subsistence costs and any reasonable dependant-carer expenses incurred whilst undertaking Board duties and for support required to help you carry out your duties effectively

Time commitment: The time commitment will vary week to week, but on average the role will take up around 8 hours per week. This time will be a mix of daytime Board meetings, committee meetings, reading documents and attending stakeholder events. You should also demonstrate an adequate degree of flexibility to attend at a greater frequency subject to the Board's ongoing business needs.

Appointment details: The term of appointment will be for up to 4 years. When a term comes to an end, the skills the board requires will be reassessed. If you satisfy the requirements of the new person specification at that time, and there is evidence of your effective performance, Scottish Ministers may consider reappointing you for a further term. A non-executive member's total period of appointment in the same role will not exceed eight years.

Location: Meetings of the Board and its Committees will normally be held in Stornoway, but may on occasion be held elsewhere in the NHS Board area.

Interviews: It is expected that interviews will be held on the 30-31 October in Stornoway.

Further information: If you would like to discuss these opportunities in more detail, you are welcome to contact the Chairman, Mr Ian Burgess, by calling Michelle McPhail, Business Manager, on 01851 708044; or by emailing michelle.mcphail@nhs.net.

For full information on the appointments, please read the Application Information Pack accessed via the link below.

Completed applications must be received before midday 9 September 2019.

Appointments to Western Isles NHS Board are regulated by the Ethical Standards Commissioner.

Appointed on merit; committed to diversity and equality.

Application Information

Please apply online. If you experience any difficulties accessing our website, or in the event that you require a word version of the application form, please contact the Public Appointments Team on (Freephone) 0300 244 1898, by email at PA_Applications_Mailbox@gov.scot, or by writing to the Public Appointments Team, Scottish Government, Area 3F North, Victoria Quay, Edinburgh EH6 6QQ.

Apply for this Vacancy

Additional Information

Aug 182019
 

Board Members - Home Office Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA)

Body: Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority
Appointing Department: Home Office
Sectors: Business, Finance & Skills, Charity & Public Sector, Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, Regulation
Location: Flexible
Skills required: Change Management, Regulation, Transformation
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: £270 per day
Time Requirements: 18-25 days per annum

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched: 23/07/2019
  • Closed for Applications: 02/09/2019
  • Panel Sift: Expected W/C 16/9/2019
  • Final Interview Date: Expected W/C 14 October
  • Announcement: TBC

Assessment Panel

  • Zoe Wilkinson - Panel Chair - Head of Home Office Sponsorship Unit • Departmental Official
  • Margaret Beels - Chair • Representative of Organisation
  • Dr Brian Bell - Migration Advisory Committee Member • Independent Member

Vacancy Description

Your mission is to protect the rights of vulnerable and exploited workers, through targeted enforcement action and an effective licensing scheme

As a Non-Executive Board Member of the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA), you will support the GLAA Chair in providing effective strategic leadership for the organisation. You will play a significant role in ensuring GLAA and its staff maintain the right capabilities to protect the rights of vulnerable and exploited workers in a complex and constantly evolving environment.

There has been significant change in labour market regulation in recent years. The GLAA has gained new powers under the Immigration Act 2016. It now has a wider remit, in new sectors of the economy. Labour Abuse Prevention Officers have been recruited, to bring GLAA’s staff complement to approx 120. The Officers have powers to enter and search premises and people, seize evidence and arrest suspects where they suspect labour market offences have been committed. As the organisation exercises these new powers, it must also continue to provide an effective licensing scheme, which targets non-compliant labour providers, whilst allowing those who conform to flourish. Identifying and tackling unlawful employment practices will require highly effective partnership working with other bodies and law enforcement agencies, particularly the Director of Labour Market Enforcement.

We are seeking a candidate experienced in operating at board and senior board level. You will need to work with the GLAA Executive team and the non-executive Board internally, and with a range of external partner organisations, to guide the GLAA in its mission – ensuring workers receive their lawful employment rights, while taking effective action against unlawful or exploitative employers. Experience in business and system change is required, along with excellent relationship management and influencing skills. In addition, you should be able to demonstrate your ability to put robust governance arrangements in place for effective financial, performance and risk management.

This will be a three-year appointment with the possibility of re-appointment.

Person Specification

You will be able to demonstrate:

Part One – Essential Criteria

  • experience of operating at board level and how you can work as part of a team, developing a high performing Board that takes forward the strategic direction for an organisation working in a complex and constantly evolving environment;
  • demonstrable record of creating positive and collaborative relationships with a complex range of stakeholders, in an environment where decisions are taken under tough internal and external scrutiny;
  • ability to develop and implement robust governance arrangements and monitor performance, encompassing financial, performance and risk management;
  • experience of organisational, system or business change to reflect the significant strategic and operational transition GLAA is going through and may face again going forward; and
  • a sound understanding of and strong commitment to diversity, public service values and the principles of public life.

Part Two – Skills and personal qualities

  • Good understanding of the business world, particularly in a labour intensive sector,or one with extended supply chains, and the ability to work effectively with business stakeholders.
  • Good understanding of the operation of high end enforcement or regulation in an international context.
  • Understanding of the experience of vulnerable workers and/or with getting worker voice heard.
  • Ability to work collaboratively using persuasion and influence effectively in a high profile environment
  • Political awareness and the ability to work effectively as Board member of an Arms Length Body with its associated governance.

Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have or be willing to obtain security clearance to CTC level. Pre-appointment checks will also be undertaken on immigration and criminal convictions. It usually takes between 4-6 weeks to obtain the security clearance.

How to Apply

If you wish to apply for this position, please supply the following by 23:00 on Monday 2 September 2019:

  • A comprehensive CV setting out your career history and including details of any professional qualifications.
  • A short supporting statement (maximum two sides A4, minimum 11 font) giving evidence of the strength and depth of your ability to meet the essential criteria for the roles. Please provide specific examples to demonstrate how you meet each of the experience, qualities and skill areas identified in the person specification.
  • The names and contact details for two referees. These must be people who know you in a professional capacity to comment on your suitability for the post. They will be expected to have authoritative and personal knowledge of your achievements. Referees will not be contacted without your prior agreement.
  • In addition, please also complete and return via email the forms at Annex B, relating to referees, diversity, nationality, political activity and conflicts of interest.

Completed applications should be emailed to: publicappointments@homeoffice.gov.uk.

Please note it is your responsibility to ensure we receive your application by the closing date.

Attachments

This post is regulated by The Commissioner for Public Appointments

Aug 172019
 

Non-Executive Senior Independent Finance Director - East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust

We are recruiting a Non-executive Senior Independent Finance Director for East Kent NHS Foundation Trust to join the Board of our wholly owned subsidiary company, 2gether Support Solutions, an employer of in excess of 1,100 staff providing total facilities management to EKHUFT.

The Trust established 2gether as a social enterprise principled limited company so that core facilities and support services can continue to be operated successfully with the added benefits that a private sector culture and approach can bring to enhancing and developing these services.

Essential Criteria

We are looking for a Non-Exec to join the Board and provide financial oversight and support to the development of the business. You will be a qualified chartered accountant and strong business acumen, including financial management to support the business and the relationship with the parent company. This will be coupled with an interest in risk and governance. The role will be Chair of the 2gether Audit committee.

Contributing to the work of the Board

  • Contribute to the development of the strategic direction of the organisation and set challenging objectives to underpin continuous improvement in performance.
  • Shape the culture of the organisation, its values and behaviours, ensuring they are demonstrated by the Board in all its actions.
  • Participate fully in the work of the Board, ensuring the corporate responsibility of the board of Directors.
  • Ensure that strategies and actions are approved by the Board of Directors are implemented effectively by the Managing Director and the senior leadership team.
  • Monitor the performance of the organisation and have a clear understanding of the risks and challenges (both internal and external) facing the organisation

Board and other activities

  • Attend and possibly chair other sub committees of the Board and other ad-hoc meetings of the main Board
  • Undergo an individual and Board performance appraisal, attending any additional training highlighted as a result of the evaluation process.
  • Act as an ambassador for 2gether through active participation in external meetings and other events.
  • Ensure a high level of visibility throughout the organisation and personally engage with staff across the organisation.

Governance and compliance

  • Ensure that 2gether complies with all relevant legislation and regulations.
  • Ensure the highest standards of probity, integrity and governance and that 2gether’s internal governance arrangements confirm to best practice and statutory requirements.

Specific requirement for the role as Chair of Audit committee and Senior Independent

  • Chair 2gether’s Audit Committee.
  • Work closely with the Chairman, acting as a sounding board and providing support.
  • Be available to shareholders and other non-executives to address concerns or issues they feel have not been adequately dealt with through the usual channels of communication (i.e. through the chairman, the managing director or finance director).
  • Meeting at least annually with the non-executives to review the chairman’s performance and carrying out succession planning for the chairman’s role.
  • Attending sufficient meetings with shareholders to obtain a balanced understanding of their concerns and issues.

Specific requirement for the role

  • Previously a Board Level Finance Director of a c£100m business.
  • Commercially aware and qualified accountant.
  • Previous experience of an Audit Committee (Chair experience beneficial).
  • Good Risk and Corporate Governance credentials.
  • Ideally a knowledge of healthcare.
  • Understands the parent company interface.
  • Uphold the standards of conduct set out in The Nolan Principles of Public Life.
  • Sufficient time availability to commit to a minimum of 3 days per month.

Key dates

  • Closing date for receipt of applications: 2 September 2019 (11.00am)
  • Interview dates: 25 September 2019 in Canterbury
  • Proposed start date: as soon as possible after appointment

* To read the candidate information pack and find out how to apply, register and complete the application form please go to www.firstflightnonexec.com/candidates/register-cv

Find out More

  • 2gether Support Solutions: Jacqui Siggers, Interim Associate Director of People is available for an informal and confidential discussion on 01233 651965 or email jacqui.siggers@nhs.net
  • First Flight Non-Executive Directors are helping us to identify potential candidates, if you would like a confidential discussion about the role contact Naomi Scott-Mackie, Senior Consultant on 01797 270 271 or email naomi@firstflightnonexec.com

Aug 142019
 

Non-Executive Director - Solent NHS Trust

We are recruiting a Non-executive Director for Solent NHS Trust. The successful candidate will have senior clinical experience and a passion for delivering excellent patient experience.

The opportunity

Established in 2011, Solent NHS Trust is a leading provider of community and mental health services, with a top performing and award winning Academy of Research and Improvement. The 4,900 talented people at the Heart of Solent share an ambitious vision to keep more people healthy, safe and independent at, or close to, home.

Rated as ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission, with ‘Outstanding’ in caring, Solent NHS Trust has a strong learning and improvement culture and is striving to be an ‘Outstanding’ organisation. The Trust’s clear and ambitious vision and the active role they take in joining up, and shaping, future care were recently cited by the inspection team as examples of ‘outstanding’ practice.

Solent NHS Trust really is a great place to work. For three years in a row, the Trust have seen an improvement in their NHS Staff Survey results, and their 2018 results saw them as ‘best in class’ nationally in the combined Community, Mental Health and Learning Disability trust class. The Trust continues to invest heavily in creating an environment in which everybody counts, where people feel engaged in their work and motivated to deliver the very best care, embedding their HEART values throughout.

Solent NHS Trust believe that the future is one of local, integrated services, working as a care system. The Board place great emphasis on working with other organisations in joining up, and shaping, future care and play an active role in the development of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP), and in the development of the local integrated care partnerships.

There is a vacancy for a Non-executive Director (NED) at Solent NHS Trust. This is an exceptional opportunity to share your talents and expertise to make a positive difference to the lives of people served by the Trust.

Essential criteria

You will need to have a genuine commitment to patients and the promotion of excellent health care services. We are looking for someone who has clinical experience gained from medical, nursing, allied disciplines or social care experience at a senior level. You will need to have a passion for delivering excellent patient experience, a commitment to patient safety, a desire to make improvements and an orientation to working collaboratively.

You will need to be able to demonstrate you can use your experience to:

  • work alongside other non-executives and executive colleagues as an equal member of the board
  • bring independence, external perspectives, skills and challenge to strategy development
  • hold the executive to account by providing purposeful, constructive scrutiny and challenge
  • shape and actively support a healthy culture for the trust

All non-executive directors must champion the standards of public life – by upholding the highest standards of conduct and displaying the principles of selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty, and leadership.

As a future NHS leader, the successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the range of behaviours required to contribute effectively in this board level role. These are outlined in the NHS Leadership Academy’s Healthcare Leadership Model.

Applicants should live in or have strong connections with Southampton, Portsmouth or wider Hampshire.

We value and promote diversity and are committed to equality of opportunity for all and appointments made on merit. We believe that the best boards are those that reflect the communities they serve.

We particularly welcome applications from women, people from the local black and minority ethnic communities, and disabled people who we know are under-represented in chair and non-executive roles.

Our recruitment processes are conducted in accordance with the Code of Governance to ensure that they are made on merit after a fair and open process so that the best people, from the widest possible pool of candidates, are appointed.

Application documents

  • Information pack (S2014)
    PDF, 349.8 KB
    This is a comprehensive information pack for candidates, which explains the requirements to undertake the role, as well as details of how to apply and information about the trust.
  • Solent NEDs Role Specification
    PDF, 140.2 KB
  • Monitoring form (S2014)
    DOCX, 267.5 KB
    We like to monitor information to establish who applies for our roles and to ensure no group is treated unfairly. Your answers will be treated confidentially and will not be shared with the selection panel unless explicitly stated. Please let us know if you require either a RTF or MAC form.

Key dates

  • Closing date for receipt of applications* 1 October 2019 at 11am
  • Preliminary interviews w/c 7 October 2019. Long-listed candidates will be invited for a preliminary interview with Carmel Gibbons, Head of Healthcare from Odgers Berndtson. To facilitate this, we will share your application with Odgers Berndtson. Feedback from these interviews will be given to the panel
  • Interview date end October 2019 (tbc). This will also include carousel interviews involving different stakeholder groups and feedback will be given to the panel
  • Proposed start date This post is to commence 1 April 2020

*Read the information pack to find out how to apply and forward your completed application to NHSI.Chairsandneds@nhs.net

Our recruitment processes are conducted in accordance with the Government’s Principles of Public Appointments and Governance Code and are made on merit after a fair and open process so that the best people, from the widest possible pool of candidates, are appointed. This appointment is regulated by the Commissioner for Public Appointments.

Find out more

  • Odgers Berndtson are helping us to identify potential candidates, if you would like a confidential discussion about the role contact Carmel Gibbons on 020 7529 6314.
  • Solent NHS Trust - following an initial conversation with Odgers Berndtson, the Chair of the Trust, Catherine Mason can be available for an informal discussion if required.
  • NHS Improvement – for general enquiries contact Miriam Walker on 0300 123 2059 or by emailing miriam.walker@nhs.net

Aug 122019
 

Non-Executive Director - South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

Business / Organisation Name: South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust
Business / Organisation Sector: Public
Business / Organisation Type: Foundation or Trust
Role Title: Non-Executive Director
Remuneration: Paid

Role Description

Bicester
Remuneration £12,900 per annum; time commitment three - four days on average per month

South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SCAS) provides a range of emergency, urgent care and non-emergency healthcare services, along with commercial logistics services. The Trust delivers most of these services to the populations of the South Central region – Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire and Oxfordshire – as well as non-emergency patient transport services in Surrey and Sussex.

We serve a population of over seven million people across the six counties. We employ 3,600 staff who, together with over 1,000 volunteers, enable us to operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

We are now seeking to appoint a Non-Executive Director who will support us in maintaining our high quality services and responding to the challenges presented by the evolving healthcare landscape within which we operate. You will bring experience gained within (and therefore an understanding of) the complex stakeholder map and increasingly integrated health and social care system within which we operate. A track record of providing strategic leadership within structures of comparable complexity and scale and of engaging and working through a breadth of stakeholders will be essential. Above all your independence of judgement and values driven approach, aligned to our own unified, values base, will be what sets you apart.

We’ve got an exciting and challenging agenda ahead of us; one focused on delivering exceptional services to a diverse and dispersed population. We are looking for an individual with the credibility to challenge constructively, work collaboratively and help us maintain effective stewardship and governance to ensure we truly are fit for the future.

Application Details

For more information contact, Carmel Bell (07917 826639), Serena Dobson (07530 627120) or Melanie Shearer (07785 616548) at GatenbySanderson or visit www.gatenbysanderson.com/job/GSe5490

Closing Date: 16/09/2019
Contact Name: Carmel Bell
Contact Telephone: 07917 826639

Aug 112019
 

3 Associate Non-Executive Directors - The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust

We are recruiting three Associate Non-executive Directors for The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust. This is an exceptional opportunity to share your talents and expertise to make a positive difference to the lives of people in your community.

The opportunity

Ref M1876

We are recruiting three Associate Non-executive Directors (NEDs) for The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust (RWT). This is an exceptional opportunity to share your talents and expertise to make a positive difference to the lives of people in your community.

The Associate NED role is used successfully in the NHS to support Board succession strategy and achieving a balance of Board level skills. Associate NED cannot participate in any formal vote at Board.

The successful candidates for the Associate role will be appointed by the Trust but may also be considered for appointment as a NED of the Board in future, should a vacancy arise and they have the appropriate skills.

Essential criteria

For all posts, candidates will have a genuine commitment to patients and the promotion of excellent health care services. You will have recent relevant senior level experience in one of the following areas:

  • Clinical experience gained in either a medical, nursing or allied discipline with a strong service delivery background. The successful candidate will join the Quality and Governance Assurance Committee
  • Experience of informatics in a large complex organisation. This experience can be achieved in a range of areas in informatics, from the application of informatics to assisting the Trust in the gathering, storing, interpreting, and managing of Big Data
  • Academic or education or research experience within an education or healthcare organisation. This experience can be achieved in a range of areas including the use of data to improve quality, in education & training and in research.

You will need to be able to demonstrate you can use your experience to:

  • work alongside other non-executives and executive colleagues as an equal member of the board
  • bring independence, external perspectives, skills and challenge to strategy development
  • hold the executive to account by providing purposeful, constructive scrutiny and challenge
  • shape and actively support a healthy culture for the trust

All non-executive directors must champion the standards of public life – by upholding the highest standards of conduct and displaying the principles of selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty, and leadership.

As a future NHS leader, the successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the range of behaviours required to contribute effectively in this board level role. These are outlined in the NHS Leadership Academy’s Healthcare Leadership Model.

Applicants should live in or have strong connections with the area served by RWT.

We value and promote diversity and are committed to equality of opportunity for all and appointments made on merit. We believe that the best boards are those that reflect the communities they serve.

We particularly welcome applications from women, people from the local black and minority ethnic communities, and disabled people who we know are under-represented in chair and non-executive roles.

Our recruitment processes are conducted in accordance with the Code of Governance to ensure that they are made on merit after a fair and open process so that the best people, from the widest possible pool of candidates, are appointed .

Application documents

  • Information pack (M1876)
    PDF, 306.8 KB
    This is a comprehensive information pack for candidates, which explains the requirements to undertake the roles, as well as details of how to apply and information about the trust.
  • Monitoring form (M1876)
    DOCX, 267.2 KB
    We like to monitor information to establish who applies for our roles and to ensure no group is treated unfairly. Your answers will be treated confidentially and will not be shared with the selection panel unless explicitly stated. Please let us know if you require either a RTF or MAC form.

Key dates

  • Closing date for receipt of applications* 30 August 2019 at 11am
  • Interview date 23 September 2019
  • Proposed start date To be confirmed

*Read the information pack to find out how to apply and forward your completed application to NHSI.Chairsandneds@nhs.net

Our recruitment processes are conducted in accordance with the Government’s Principles of Public Appointments and Governance Code and are made on merit after a fair and open process so that the best people, from the widest possible pool of candidates, are appointed. This appointment is regulated by the Commissioner for Public Appointments

Find out more

  • The Chair of the trust, Steve Field is available for informal and confidential discussions about the roles on 12 and 13 August 2019. Please contact Gayle Nightingale on 01902 695950 if you would like to arrange a discussion.
  • NHS Improvement – for general enquiries contact Miriam Walker on 0300 123 2059 or by emailing miriam.walker@nhs.net

Aug 112019
 

3 Non-Executive Directors - The Pensions Regulator

Body: The Pensions Regulator
Appointing Department: Department for Work and Pensions
Sector: Regulation
Location: Brighton
Skills required: Audit and Risk, Change Management, IT / Digital, Transformation
Number of Vacancies: 3
Remuneration: £17,992
Time Requirements: A minimum of 26 days per year

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched: 02/08/2019
  • Closed for Applications: 30/08/2019
  • Panel Sift: 09/09/2019
  • Final Interview Date: 18/10/2019
  • Announcement: TBC

Assessment Panel

  • Jamey Johnson - Panel Chair - Head of ALB Partnership, DWP • Departmental Official
  • Mark Boyle - Chair, The Pensions Regulator • Representative of Organisation
  • Rosie Varley - Former OCPA appointed Public Appointments Assessor. • Independent Member

Vacancy Description

The Pensions Regulator (TPR) is the independent UK regulator of work-based pension schemes. We are an arms-length public body sponsored by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). We work with trustees, employers, and business advisers of occupational pension schemes in the private and public sectors, to help them understand their legal duties and the standards we expect. We also work with employers and their advisers to ensure compliance with Automatic Enrolment duties.

Our statutory objectives are set out in the Pensions Act 2004. These are:

  • to protect the benefits of members of occupational pension schemes
  • to protect the benefits of members of personal pension schemes where direct payment arrangements are in place
  • to reduce the risk of situations arising which may lead to compensation being payable from the Pension Protection Fund (PPF)
  • in relation to our functions for DB scheme funding only, to minimise any adverse impact on the sustainable growth of an employer
  • to maximise employer compliance with employer duties and the employment safeguards introduced by the Pensions Act 2008
  • to promote, and to improve understanding of, the good administration of work-based pension schemes.

TPR works within the policy and resource framework determined by the Secretary of State; its Corporate Plan and its financial resources and headcount budget is agreed with the DWP.

Person Specification

Each Non-Executive Director will:

  • Contribute to the Pensions Regulator Board meetings and discussions, drawing on their breadth of expertise and experience;
  • Contribute to and review the strategic direction of the Board;
  • Scrutinise the performance of the Chief Executive in securing that TPR’s functions are exercised efficiently and effectively;
  • Monitor the extent to which the Board is meeting its statutory objectives, KPIs, KOIs and other targets;
  • Monitor the Board’s reporting of its activities to the Secretary of State in the annual report;
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of the Board’s internal financial controls;
  • Contribute to setting the remuneration of the Chief Executive;
  • Act as a confidant, mentor and wise counsel to the Chair, balancing a challenging approach with being supportive;
  • Contribute through ad hoc involvement with the executive team and other TPR staff on specific areas of interest/priority;
  • Where appropriate, represent TPR externally, and help it build relationships with key stakeholders;
  • Contribute their own professional experience to guide the development of the Pensions Regulator in a way that is supportive, collegiate and adds value; and
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the Seven Principles of Public Life.

NEDs will each participate in the Non-Executive Committee and one of its sub-committees, currently the Audit and Risk Assurance Committee and the Remuneration Committee.

How to Apply

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

  • A CV (maximum 2-3 pages) with your education and professional qualifications and full employment history.
  • An accompanying Supporting Letter (maximum 2 pages) – this is your opportunity to demonstrate how you meet each of the essential criteria set out on page 7. You should aim to provide specific examples that demonstrate how your knowledge and experience matches each of the criteria, and which describe what your role was in achieving a specific result.
    Please ensure your full name and the post for which you are applying is clearly stated at the top of your CV and Supporting Letter.
  • Personal Information Form. Most of the information requested is not seen by the panel assessing your application (though the panel will consider any declaration of interests).
  • Diversity Monitoring Form. Collecting and analysing candidate data will help us improve our diversity strategy. It will allow us to run more successful recruitment exercises in the future and ensure that competitions are fair for all. This form is not part of the selection process and will be treated in strictest confidence. It will be kept separate from your application and not be seen by the selection panel.
  • If relevant, please also submit a completed Guaranteed Interview Scheme Form if applying under this scheme.

Reasonable Adjustments

If you have a disability and require reasonable adjustments to enable you to attend for interview, please advise us when you return your application.

Attachments

This post is regulated by The Commissioner for Public Appointments