Jun 142019

Governor - City of Bristol College

Business / Organisation Name: City of Bristol College
Business / Organisation Sector: Public
Business / Organisation Website: http://cityofbristol.ac.uk
Business / Organisation Type: School, College or University
Role Title: Governor
Remuneration: Expenses only

Role Description

Are you interested in Further and Higher Education and Training?

At City of Bristol College we provide education and training to 12,000 learners in and around Bristol, offering 1,000 courses and teaching from sites across the City. We currently have vacancies on our Governing Body – would you like to join us?
Governors come from a wide variety of backgrounds and work as a team, alongside the Principal and Chief Executive, to set the College’s strategy and ensure there is a clear vision for the future. Governors play an important ambassadorial role with communities and employers, ensuring that we effectively meet the needs of our key stakeholders. They also play a critical role in ensuring and assuring the quality of teaching, learning and assessment as well as ensuring the College’s overall financial health is strong.

What skills do I need?

We’re looking for Governors who can bring a wide range of skills to the Board. An interest in Further and Higher Education and a commitment to improve the lives of people through education and training is essential.

What is the time commitment?

Governors are expected to attend the four Main Board meetings each year. There is one each term and they are held in the evening from 6.00 – 8.00pm. Governors receive the papers a week in advance and are expected to familiarise themselves with the items for discussion and to contribute at the meeting. In addition to the Board meetings, there are three additional meetings held each year for Governor development and training.

You may also be invited to join one of the Board Committees (Audit, Business Services, Curriculum & Quality, Remuneration or Search and Governance). Each Committee holds a meeting each term, usually in the evening.

Outside of the formal meetings you are encouraged to participate in the life of the College through planned visits including learning walks to see lessons taking place and to meet students and staff. You will be invited to College events to celebrate success including the annual Student Awards, Staff Awards and Higher Education Graduation Ceremony.

If you don’t feel you have the time to join as a full member but you have specific skills you would like to share, you may be able to join one of the committees as a Co-opted Member without the responsibility and time commitment required of full Board members.

Will I be paid?

College Board Members do not receive payment but can claim expenses incurred as part of their role e.g.travel expenses or childcare costs to enable you to attend evening meetings.
City of Bristol College encourages members to attend relevant training and pays for the cost of this.

Application Details

Where can I find more information?

If you would like an informal discussion about the role, or more information about the Board or application process, please contact Joanne Ward, Clerk to the Corporation on 0117 312 5006 or by email to governance@cityofbristol.ac.uk

You can view more information about the City of Bristol College Corporation including a list of current governors on our website - http://www.cityofbristol.ac.uk/about-us/corporate-governance/

We believe that the best Boards are those that reflect the student population and wider local communities we serve. We particularly welcome applications to join our Board from groups that are under-represented on Governing Bodies. We are committed to equality of opportunity for all and, when a vacancy arises, appointments are made on merit, also taking account of the need to fill any identified skills.

Closing Date: 30/09/2019
Contact Name: Joanne Ward
Contact Telephone: 01173125006
Contact Email: governance@cityofbristol.ac.uk

Jun 142019

Non-Executive Director - Plymouth CAST

Business / Organisation Name: Plymouth CAST
Business / Organisation Sector: Public
Business / Organisation Website: http://www.plymouthcast.org.uk
Business / Organisation Type: School, College or University
Role Title: Non-Executive Director
Remuneration: Expenses only

Role Description

Non-Executive Director with Finance Background needed to support a Multi Academy Trust Board.

We are looking for a Board member with experience in Finance, possibly as a CFO or similar. Educational Finance understanding would be an advantage. The Trust is in a time of change with critical areas being declining demographics, Government funding and an increasing cost base. We are looking for a strong individual to join a team of supportive, critical friends driving the Trust forward to deliver exceptional education to children from 0 to 18.

There will be 5 Board meetings a year and 5 Finance and Resources Committee meetings a year with other possible events ad hoc. Meetings presently take place in Ashburton but can be scheduled anywhere within the Penzance to Poole region as the Trust covers 36 schools across a large geographical area.

Application Details

Please contract the Clerk to the Trust Board, Helen Laird by email at helen.laird@plymouthcast.org.uk to discuss application details.

Closing Date: 05/07/2019
Contact Name: Helen Laird
Contact Telephone: 01364 645 450
Contact Email: helen.laird@plymouthcast.org.uk

Jun 122019

Chair of the Royal Armouries - Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS)

Recruiter: The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Location: Nationwide
Salary: Unremunerated
Posted: 10 Jun 2019
Closes: 19 Jun 2019
Job Function: Chair
Industry: Public

The Royal Armouries is Britain’s national museum of arms and armour, and one of the most important museums of its type in the world. The collection of c.70,000 items – apart from the c.2700 loans to other bodies – is now displayed and housed not only at the Tower of London but also at its purpose-built flagship museum in Leeds and at Fort Nelson, Fareham, near Portsmouth. It currently employs 160 staff and receives approximately two million visitors a year across the three sites.

This is a very exciting time for the Royal Armouries, which, having substantially increased its commercial operations, is in the process of devising a masterplan to transform the museum brand and its offer at the main museum site in Leeds. The Royal Armouries vision is to inspire people to discover how many of the most compelling narratives of human endeavour and experience have been, and continue to be, shaped by arms and armour.

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport is now seeking to appoint an outstanding individual as the next chair of the Royal Armouries, to take the Museum forward at this new and critical period in its history. The ideal candidate will have a passion for cultural heritage, a commitment to public service, strong commercial acumen and a successful track record in public service, heritage management, or business. The successful candidate will be central to taking the Royal Armouries forward and putting it on a long-term sustainable footing, including through playing a key part in raising funds for the museum’s ambitious plans and programme.

For further information and to apply please visit https://publicappointments.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/appointment/chair-of-the-royal-armouries/

Alternatively, for an informal and confidential discussion, then Joanna Thornton or Mark Bate (0113 205 6288) of GatenbySanderson will be pleased to take your call. GatenbySanderson will respect the privacy of any initial approach or expression of interest in this role, whether formal or informal.

Closing date: 10.00am - Wednesday 19th June 2019

Jun 102019

Chair - Rural Payments Agency Audit, Risk and Assurance Committee

Body: Rural Payments Agency (RPA)
Appointing Department: Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs
Sectors: Business, Finance & Skills, Environment, Food & Rural Affairs
Location: Reading or London
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: £500 per day + reimbursement of travel and subsistence
Time Requirements: 30 days per year
This is not a ministerial appointment.

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched: 07/06/2019
  • Closed for Applications: 10/07/2019 at 12:00
  • Panel Sift: 16/07/2019
  • Final Interview Date: 21/08/2019
  • Announcement: 28/09/2019 at 14:00

Assessment Panel

  • Anne Marie Millar - Panel Chair - Finance Director, RPA • Senior Independent Panel Member
  • Alison Webster - Strategy and Policy Director • Representative of Organisation
  • TBC

Vacancy Description

About the Rural Payments Agency (RPA)

The Rural Payments Agency (RPA) is an executive agency of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).

Established in October 2001 as an accredited European Union (EU) Paying Agency, the RPA is responsible for making direct aid and rural development payments to farmers in England. It is also the paying agency for market support measures across the United Kingdom under the authority of the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and as appropriate in agreement with the Scottish Government, Welsh Government and Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs Northern Ireland. The RPA also has responsibility for livestock identification and traceability services within Great Britain.

Following the EU referendum and until exit negotiations are concluded, the UK remains a full member of the European Union. During this time RPA and Defra will continue to negotiate, implement and apply EU legislation. It will be for the Government to begin negotiations to exit the EU. The outcome of these negotiations will determine what arrangements apply in relation to EU legislation and funding in future once the UK has left the EU. RPA will work with Defra to provide expertise, advice and guidance relevant to the work of the agencies in these future negotiations.

The role and structure of the RPA’s Management Board & Audit and Risk Assurance Committee

The post will see you become chair of RPA’s Audit and Risk Assurance Committee and a Non-Executive member of RPA’s Management Board, and Defra Group’s Audit and Risk Committee.

Non-Executive Directors advise, challenge and provide independent advice to RPA’s Management Board to ensure that the most appropriate strategy and development plan is being designed by the organisation. You will provide a high level of insight into the issues facing the rural economy and will offer a balanced view based on their leadership position within the agricultural sector.

RPA Management Board

The role of the RPA Management Board is to ensure that effective arrangements are in place to provide assurance on risk management, governance and internal controls. It has no executive responsibility and acts to provide independent, expert advice and challenge to the Chief Executive Officer. The Board will provide advice on strategy and the deliverability of policies and key objectives (agreed annually with the Ministers) achieving value for money, scrutinise performance and provide support and challenge in the delivery of RPA responsibilities and the exercise of the Chief Executive Officer’s (CEO) responsibilities as Accounting Officer. The Board takes into account guidance issued by the Department and will receive and review regular financial information concerning the management of the RPA; and provides positive assurance to the department that appropriate action has been taken on such concerns.

The RPA Management Board is chaired by a lead Non-Executive Director. It comprises of three other Non-Executive Members, four Executive Directors (including the CEO) and Defra’s Corporate Customer. The Board meets a minimum of 6 times a year

RPA Audit and Risk Assurance Committee (ARAC)

The Audit and Risk Assurance Committee (ARAC) is a committee of the RPA Management Board. It has no executive responsibility and acts solely as an advisory committee to the Management Board and to the Accounting Officer.

Its aim is to support and advise on issues of risk, control and governance within the agency. The role of Non-Executive Directors is to largely provide an effective challenge function to the executive. They have a responsibility to ensure the audit programme is focused on Agency priorities so that they can assure the Accounting Officer that appropriate controls are in place and operating effectively. Non-Executive Directors also play a key role in ensuring high standards of financial probity and corporate governance.

The Audit and Risk Assurance Committee will meet at least four times a year and will be scheduled at key points along the accounts timetable. The Chair of the ARAC may convene additional meetings when they consider it necessary, or at the request of other members.

Membership comprises of 3 Non-Executive Directors (including the Chair) and is normally attended by the Finance Director, Head of Internal Audit, Defra Internal Audit and the National Audit Office. Committee members can also meet without others present should the occasion arise.

Defra Audit and Risk Assurance Committee

The Defra Audit and Risk Assurance Committee is a sub-committee of the Defra Board and advises the Defra Board and the Principal Accounting Officer (the Permanent Secretary) on issues of risk, control and governance.

The Committee comprises of 2 Defra Non-Executive Board members plus 4 ex-officio members.

The role of the Chair of RPA’s Audit and Risk Assurance Committee and a Non-Executive member of RPA’s Management Board, and Defra Group’s Audit and Risk Committee

The role of the Chair is to:

  • Support the RPA Management Board Chair to provide expert advice, support and constructive challenge, bringing external experience and expertise to the Board’s decisions on strategic and operational issues.
  • Support the RPA Management Board Chair by providing advice on finance, risks and governance issues.
  • Attend Board meetings and maintain a high standard of discussion and debate, helping to steer the Agency by collective working.
  • Chair RPA’s Audit and Risk Assurance Committee and attend Defra Group’s Audit and Risk Committee.
  • Contribute to the delivery of the Annual Report and Accounts and Business Plans.
  • Communicate regularly with the other Non-Executive Directors and senior officials

The role of a Non-Executive Director is to:

  • Provide scrutiny and constructive challenge on performance, operational issues including operational and delivery implications of policy.
  • Attend Board and / or Committee meetings and maintain a high standard of discussion and debate, helping to steer the agency by collective working.
  • Ensure compliance with the Corporate Governance Code, Code of Conduct for Board Members of Public Bodies and rules relating to the use of public funds and conflicts of interest. Any deviations from the Codes are adequately explained.
  • Ensure that the Board obtains and considers all appropriate information through close collaboration with the Chair.
  • To meet regularly with the other Non-Executive Directors to ensure their views are understood and that the Chair is made aware of any concerns.

Expected behaviours of individual Board members

In addition to the Seven Principles of Public Life, Board members are expected to:

  • Comply at all times with the Code of Conduct for Board Members of Public Bodies and with the rules relating to the use of public funds and to conflicts of interest;
  • Not misuse information gained in the course of their public service for personal gain or for political profit, nor seek to use the opportunity of public service to promote their private interests or those of connected persons or organisations;
  • Comply with the board’s rules on the acceptance of gifts and hospitality, and of business appointments; and
  • Act in good faith and in the best interests of the RPA.

Person Specification

The vacancy is for a Non-Executive Chair of the RPA Audit and Risk Assurance Committee (meets 4 times a year) and member of the RPA Management Board (meets 6 times a year), and the Defra Group’s Audit Risk Committee (meets 4 times a year).

Essential criteria

We are particularly interested in individuals who can offer the following skills and experiences:

  • A formal accounting qualification and relevant accounting, auditing or risk experience to complement the existing range of skills on the Committee
  • A good understanding of government and experience of serving on an Audit Committee and / or Board meetings
  • Be familiar with current approaches to risk management, internal control and corporate governance
  • Experience of dealing with internal and external audit

Desirable criteria

  • Knowledge of the farming industry and rural community.

Personal Attributes

  • Integrity, probity and high ethical standards, with a comprehensive understanding of the principles of governance and systems of control, and how to apply them appropriately
  • An ability to maintain a sense of perspective and to pick out critical issues, and to question intelligently, debate constructively, challenge rigorously and decide dispassionately
  • Independence of mind and sound judgement, together with the ability to provide impartial, objective and pragmatic advice
  • Sufficient strength of character to seek and obtain full and satisfactory answers within the environment of the Committee, and to influence effectively outside of RPA
  • A good communicator, able to represent the RPA and articulate its purpose clearly, with well-developed influencing skills and personal credibility
  • A commitment to the 7 principles of public life, together with the willingness and availability to devote the necessary time to understand the business dynamics and context

Additional Information

Appointments follow civil service protocol and are for a fixed term of between one to three years. Thereafter, whilst not automatic, an extension period of up to three years may be granted. Appointments beyond six years will only be considered exceptionally.

You will be expected to devote approximately thirty days per year to your duties. This allows for attendance at Board and Committee meetings, involvement in Board sub-committees, associated preparation time and other ad hoc Management Board events/advisory support to executives. Meetings generally take place in Reading or London.

During your appointment as a Non-Executive Director, you must not put yourself in a position of conflict with your duties to the Agency. You are also expected to adhere to the Seven Principles of Public Life

Remuneration will be £500 per day along with reimbursement of travel and subsistence. This appointment is not pensionable with any fees and expenses subject to tax and National Insurance

How to Apply

All candidates are required to submit the following below:

  1. A copy of your CV, including your current postal and email address and contact telephone (mobile and home) number(s).
  2. A covering letter outlining how your experience matches the requirements for this post. Please note the closing date for applications is Wednesday 10 July 2019.
  3. Monitoring form 1 (Political Activity and Conflict of Interest Questionnaire)
  4. Monitoring form 2 (Diversity Monitoring Questionnaire)

These should be returned to Alec Harris by:-

  • email (preferable) to Alec.Harris@rpa.gov.uk
  • or by post to Alec Harris, RPA, Eden Bridge House, Lowther Street, Carlisle, CA3 8DX

Short-listing will determine which candidates best demonstrate the specified qualities and experience, who will then be invited for interview to be held on 21st August. Please could you let Alec know if your availability on this date will be an issue.


Any enquiries can be directed to Alec on 020 776 43569 or at the above email address


References may be taken up prior to appointment.

We actively encourage applications from individuals from a wide range of backgrounds. Defra is a Disability Confident employer.


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

Jun 102019

General Visitor x4 regions - Court of Protection

Body: Office of the Public Guardian
Appointing Department: Ministry of Justice
Sector: Regulation
Location: East Midlands (NG, LN, PE, LE, DE)
Skills required: Regulation
Number of Vacancies: 2-3
Remuneration: Fees range from £128 - £184 per visit and subsequent visit report.
Time Requirements: Flexible

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched: 03/06/2019
  • Closed for Applications: 24/06/2019 at 12:00
  • Panel Sift: 24/06/2019
  • Final Interview Date: TBC
  • Announcement: 01/09/2019

Assessment Panel

  • Adam Short
  • OPG permanent visitor
  • Independent panel member

Vacancy Description

You will visit our clients and those acting for them, and report to the Public Guardian or Court of Protection on the clients’ needs, wishes and best interests and on how the deputy or attorney is managing their affairs. You will assess the client’s capacity to make certain decisions and be expected to consult with agencies like Social Services, residential or nursing care home managers, to provide accurate written reports to deadline and in line with agreed targets and standards. You will be self-employed and responsible for paying your own tax, national insurance and having professional and public liability insurance. This position may be combined with other work commitments, paid or unpaid.

Person Specification

We are seeking self-motivated individuals who can demonstrate their professional knowledge, experience or qualifications in areas related to social care, health, finance or law, to work as a general visitor. You will have an excellent understanding of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and be willing to travel extensively within your region. This is a statutory appointment under Section 61 of the Act.

How to Apply

Further details and an application form are available below. Your completed application form should be sent by 24th June 2019 to opgvisitorsrecruitment@publicguardian.gov.uk or by post to Visits Office, Office of the Public Guardian, P.O. Box 16185, Birmingham, B2 2WH

Reference number: OPGGENERAL19 EM


This post is regulated by The Commissioner for Public Appointments

Jun 102019

Member – NHS Pay Review Body (NHS PRB) VAC-1667

Body: NHS Pay Review Body
Appointing Department: Department of Health
Sectors: Business, Finance & Skills, Health
Location: London
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: Members are remunerated at a rate of £300 per day for preparation and attendance at meetings
Time Requirements: 15 meetings per year

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched: 31/05/2019
  • Closed for Applications: 27/06/2019 at 12:00
  • Panel Sift: 15/07/2019
  • Final Interview Date: 05/09/2019
  • Announcement: TBC

Assessment Panel

  • Tim Sands - Panel Chair - DHSC senior sponsor • Departmental Official
  • Philippa Hird - Chair of NHSPRB • Representative of Organisation
  • Martin Williams - OME Director • Other Panel Member
  • Hilary Randall - Independent Member

Vacancy Description

Ministers are seeking to make a member appointment to the NHS Pay Review Body (NHS PRB).

Role and Responsibilities of a Member

To play a key part in assessing the evidence of the Government, organisations representing the NHS, and organisations representing NHS staff paid under the Agenda for Change pay system making annual recommendations to the Government on the remuneration of NHS staff. Specifically, to:

  • Using your own experience and expertise contribute to the effective understanding, analysis and challenge of evidence from stakeholders and wider sources relevant to the remit;
  • Monitor developments in the NHS and bring insights on the issues facing the NHS to Review Body discussions;
  • Work collaboratively and constructively with colleagues to develop shared thinking on the overall approach and key recommendations; and to help shape the draft report;
  • Effectively represent the NHSPRB in meetings with stakeholders (oral evidence and informal contacts) and with NHSPRB staff on visits to Trusts and Health Boards.

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.

Candidates are required to have recent senior leadership experience in the NHS and an appreciation of the pay arrangements.

They must also:

  • Have an ability to think strategically and to exercise sound judgement on complex and sensitive issues;
  • Have an ability to analyse and interpret detailed information, for example detailed policy proposals or statistical information;
  • Be able to gain respect and keep the confidence of others including Ministers and senior Government officials through effective communication and influencing skills;
  • An ability to reflect the patient perspective; the role of reward in supporting excellent patient care
  • Be able to demonstrate a sound understanding and commitment to public service values

Additional Information

The NHS Pay Review Body (NHSPRB) is independent, it is responsible for:

  • Making recommendations on the pay of all staff paid under Agenda for Change (NHS staff pay and grading system) and employed in the NHS, with the exception of doctors, dentists and very senior managers (just under 1.5 million staff (headcount))
  • Conducting research on pay and related matters
  • Visiting trusts and health units to meet staff and managers to gather information and views on pay and related issues

The Review Body may also be asked to consider other specific issues.

The Review Body is also required to take careful account of the economic and other evidence submitted by the Government, Trade Unions, representatives of NHS employers and others.

The Review Body should take account of the legal obligations on the NHS, including anti-discrimination legislation regarding age, gender, race, sexual orientation, religion and belief and disability.

  • The Review Body recommendations and reports are submitted to:
  • The Prime Minister and the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care
  • The First Minister and the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing in Scotland
  • The First Minister and the Minister for Health and Social Services in the National Assembly for Wales
  • The First Minister, Deputy First Minister and the Minister for Health, Social Services and Public Safety of the Northern Ireland Executive.The secretariat is provided by the Office of
  • Manpower Economics and meetings are held at their offices in London. There are around 15 meetings throughout the course of the year between November and May. These are usually all day and take place on Tuesdays. In addition, there may be the opportunity for site visits.

A message from Philippa Hird

Thank you for your interest in this appointment.

The eight public sector Pay Review Bodies provide independent advice to the Government on the pay of key public sector workforces. Members of the NHS Pay Review Body have an interesting, strategic and challenging role providing objective analysis of the data and evidence to recommend pay awards for the 1.4 million NHS staff paid under Agenda for Change. Accordingly, we make an important contribution to the NHS by making pay recommendations to support the NHS to recruit, retain and motivate Agenda for Change staff.

We operate by, first, receiving written and oral evidence from the Government, employers, NHS organisations, trades unions and staff associations. With the support of a strong secretariat, we analyse and weigh this evidence and consider independent research before formulating our detailed recommendations on pay and related matters. Our main work programme starts in the autumn and culminates in submission of our reports to the Government, usually, in May each year (although this can vary). Further details on our current work can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/nhs-pay-review-body

I have been Chair of the NHSPRB for the last two pay rounds. We currently have seven members with a range of backgrounds and expertise. As some of those members complete their terms of appointment we are looking to develop the team with a new member for the next round with work beginning towards the end of the summer. We are particularly looking for candidates with recent senior leadership experience in the NHS and an appreciation of the pay arrangements.

As a member of the NHS Pay Review Body you would have responsibility for working strategically and collaboratively with members from a broad range of backgrounds. You would also need to share our commitment to the NHS by making recommendations to government that support the recruitment, retention and motivation of NHS staff in delivering vital public services at a time of significant change and reform.

If you feel that this work would be interesting and worthwhile and that you have the appetite to contribute please apply and we look forward to hearing from you.

Once again many thanks for your interest.

Philippa Hird
Chair, NHS Pay Review Body

How to Apply

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

appointments.team@dhsc.gov.uk – please quote VAC-1667 in the subject field.

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

Daniel Clemence Department of Health and Social Care, Room 1N09, Quarry House, Quarry Hill, Leeds, LS2 7UE

Applications must be received by midday on 27 June 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 particular 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 the NHS PRB 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 into 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 NHS PRB 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:


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.


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.


For further information regarding the selection process, please contact

Daniel Clemence
Appointments Team
Tel: 0113 2545335
Email: Daniel.Clemence@dhsc.gov.uk

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

Charles Jordon Office of Manpower Economics
Tel: 0207 211 8840
Email: Charles.Jordan@beis.gov.uk

Please quote reference VAC-1667 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.


This post is regulated by The Commissioner for Public Appointments

Jun 092019

2 Non-Executive Directors - East Cheshire NHS Trust

East Cheshire NHS Trust is proud to provide safe, effective and personal care to their patients. You have the opportunity to become part of the Board that sets the Trust’s culture and future vision for an exciting period of new and transformational change.

The opportunity

Ref: N1818

East Cheshire NHS Trust is proud to provide safe, effective and personal care to their patients. They are a community and acute trust serving a large population and their vision is to deliver the best care in the right place. They have over 2,500 staff who work across their community settings and their three hospital sites. You have the opportunity to become part of the Board that sets the Trust’s culture and future vision for an exciting period of new and transformational change. 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.

We are seeking two new Non-executive Director appointments to the Board. There are three key aspects to the role:

  1. setting direction and sharing the vision
  2. ensuring the appropriate governance is in place to safeguard patients, staff and standards
  3. holding ourselves and executives to account for delivery

As a Board member the role will require you to:

  • challenge the Board collaboratively to find different ways of thinking and doing
  • assimilate board information, analyse it and use to shape services
  • solve problems in unconventional ways
  • demonstrate how you have had a wider sphere of influence and impact
  • have the courage and confidence to speak out against the status quo

The person specification

You will need to have a genuine commitment to patients and the promotion of excellent health care services. We are particularly keen to meet you if you can:

  • Demonstrate an entrepreneurial approach, having worked in a transformed or transforming market
  • Bring insight and experience to digital change and/or bring a clinical background
  • Add to the existing board members’ life experience through one or more of the following; if you are a woman, a younger person with strong digital literacy or open about your faith, bring personal insight into the lives of people from socially deprived backgrounds, live with a disability or openly as LGBorT.

You will also be required to:

  • Inspire confidence of the public, patients and our staff through compliance with the ‘fit and proper persons’ checklist
  • Demonstrate a genuine commitment to improving services for our patients
  • Proactively contribute to the values based culture of our organisation
  • Able to commit on average two to four days per month in support of trust business

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, support 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 ideally be based within a reasonable commuting distance from the Trust (c. up to 1.5 hours).

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 (N1818)
    PDF, 231.4 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 (N1818)
    DOCX, 267.0 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.
  • Monitoring form RTF (N1818)
    RTF, 3.0 MB
    This is an alternate version of the monitoring form in rich text format.
  • Fit and Proper Persons self-assessment checklist
    DOCX, 17.0 KB

Key dates

  • Closing date for receipt of applications* 27 June 2019 at 11am
  • Interview date mid to end July 2019, to be confirmed
  • 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

  • We strongly recommend an informal and confidential discussion about the roles with the Chair of the Trust, Lynn McGill. Please contact her PA Fiona Baker on 01625 661501 prior to the closing date to make arrangements for this.
  • NHS Improvement – for general enquiries contact Miriam Walker on 0300 123 2059 or by emailing miriam.walker@nhs.net

Jun 072019

Chair - Endorsement Board - Financial Reporting Council

Recruiter: Odgers Berndtson
Location: London
Salary: £190,000 per annum plus pension for a three year fixed term contact
Posted: 06 Jun 2019
Closes: 06 Jul 2019
Ref: 72769
Job Function: Chair
Industry: Finance, Public, Public
Position Type: Contract

A new United Kingdom Accounting Standards Endorsement Board (UKEB) is being established to serve the UK public interest. It will contribute to the research and development of high-quality international financial reporting standards and their endorsement and adoption for use in the UK.

The new UKEB will influence the development of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), and play a central role in the international debate on developments in financial reporting by entities.

The organisation will be accountable to the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) on technical matters, and to the board of the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) on governance and due process. Following an Independent Review commissioned by BEIS, the FRC will be replaced in due course with a new independent regulator and Competent Authority for Audit – the Audit, Reporting and Governance Authority (ARGA).

Key responsibilities and accountabilities

A full time position, the Chair of the UKEB will have full operational responsibility for determining and implementing the strategy and work agenda, including responsibility for the management of the Secretariat.

They will be responsible for:

  • Establishing the UKEB’s credibility, leading the recruitment of its board members and further developing the secretariat, in line with Government guidelines.
  • Leading the UKEB in determining its strategic direction and work agenda, to agreed timescales, and directing and managing the organisation’s activities to ensure they are transparent and operate in the public interest.
  • Promoting the UK’s views on financial reporting and establishing the profile and reputation of the UKEB.
  • Ensuring the UKEB remains independent in its decision-making, and acting as the lead contact for the relationship with the FRC, BEIS and the Secretary of State, and wider stakeholder relationships to include media, politicians and other interested groups.

Key skills and experience

The successful candidate will have knowledge and understanding of the role of accounting in ensuring the seamless operation of capital markets, locally and globally. They will have credibility in financial reporting and accounting standard-setting circles globally, to help ensure the UK is seen as having a strong voice amongst the global standard setting community.

An effective full-time Chair will be expected to demonstrate:

  • A credible contribution in areas relevant to financial reporting accounting and the operation of financial markets.
  • Effective leadership with the ability to represent the UK’s views with credibility and integrity, and to develop an effective Board and provide leadership through periods of significant change.
  • A proven track record of influencing, with excellent communication skills, including the ability to encourage debate and to challenge.

The deadline for application is: Friday 28th June at 23:00.

For further information or to apply, please visit: www.odgers.com/72769

Jun 072019

Non-Executive Directors - UK Atomic Energy Authority

Recruiter: UK Atomic Energy Authority
Location: UK - Various
Salary: £15,000 per annum
Posted: 06 Jun 2019
Closes: 07 Jul 2019
Job Function: Non Executive Director
Industry: Public

The UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) is seeking to appoint four Non-Executive Directors who will be responsible for contributing to and overseeing the UKAEA’s strategy, and carrying out its aims, within the overall framework of Government policy.

The UKAEA manages the UK fusion programme at the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy (CCFE), which is one of the world’s leading fusion research laboratories. UKAEA works with partners around the globe to lead commercial development of fusion power and related technologies, and position the UK as a leader in sustainable nuclear energy.

The incoming NEDs will have the exciting role of overseeing the forward work programme and working through the Chief Executive to carry out the Board’s decisions. Experience within the nuclear industry or the public sector is not essential. UKAEA are looking for candidates with experience in funding and commercialisation of technology, campus development, engineering, nuclear and the technology sector.

A candidate pack and further information is available at the following link: https://publicappointments.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/appointment/uk-atomic-energy-authority-non-executive-directors-x4/

Further enquires and applications should be sent to: UKAEA@moloneysearch.com

The closing date for applications is 23:00 on 7th July 2019.

UKAEA is committed to diversity and equality and is an equal opportunities employer.

Jun 052019

Chair - Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust

We are looking for an exceptional leader to chair Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust. This is a unique opportunity to help deliver the NHS 10 year plan and shape the future of local services by sharing your talents and expertise to help transform community services.

Ref: M2015

Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust (HCT) was established in 2010 as the principal provider of community-based healthcare services to the 1.2 million residents Their 2,800 staff provide a full range of community services for adults and children in a variety of settings, including community hospitals. Clinics, GP surgeries and patients’ own homes. They are pleased to be rated as 'Good' by the Care Quality Commission. They are proud to have achieved all their financial targets for many years running, retaining their Level One Single Oversight Framework rating. Building on this strong foundation they have the commitment and drive to further transform to be a truly ‘outstanding’ organisation.

We are looking for candidates who want to use their energy, skills and leadership experience to help drive the delivery of sustainable healthcare services for the people of Hertfordshire and west Essex.

We welcome candidates from diverse industry and professional backgrounds who can bring substantial leadership experience from operating in complex political environments to this critical leadership appointment.

For more information, please contact Melanie Shearer, Partner at Gatenby Sanderson on 0113 205 6073, or on 07785 616 548 or by emailing melanie.shearer@gatenbysanderson.com. To request an information pack and for general enquiries contact Miriam Walker at NHS Improvement on 0300 123 2059 or by emailing miriam.walker@nhs.net.

The closing date for application is 2 July 2019 at 12 noon. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend a stakeholder event at the Trust during w/c 22 July 2019. Final panel interviews will be held on 31 July 2019.

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.