Dec 112018
 

Board of Management - The Lanarkshire Board

Reference: 1569
Remuneration: Unremunrated
Location: South Lanarkshire
Closing date: 07 January 2019 at midnight

Following the Scottish Government's programme of reform of the college sector, which saw colleges grouped into defined geographical regions, The Lanarkshire Board performs the statutory function as the Regional Strategic Body for Lanarkshire and East Dunbartonshire and is responsible for the effective governance of New College Lanarkshire and South Lanarkshire College.

To meet current and anticipated recruitment needs, we are seeking applications from individuals who have the right skills, knowledge, attributes and experience to make a valuable contribution as a Board Member to the Board's work and the strategic direction of the Lanarkshire colleges. To complement our existing strengths, we are particularly keen to receive applications from individuals with human resources, finance, estates development and legal experience.

We wish our Board to be representative of the communities we serve and you should have proven experience in, or knowledge of, our region. We are also keen to hear from individuals with proven experience of education, industry and commerce and applications from people with a wide variety of professional backgrounds are encouraged. In particular, we welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented on Scotland's public bodies, including women, people with disabilities and individuals from ethnic minority backgrounds.

Board Members do not receive a salary, but reasonable expenses are met. Board meetings are normally held in the evenings 3/4 times per year; however, board members are expected to commit to membership of the board's committees which can be held during the college day to promote engagement with the wider college community.

A PVG (Protecting Vulnerable Groups) check will be required as a condition of appointment and all non-executive appointments to the Board are subject to ratification by Scottish Ministers on recommendation from the Chair of the Board. Members of the Lanarkshire Board also have a specific legal role and defined responsibilities as a Charity Trustee under the Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005.

Recruitment for these appointments is being hosted by New College Lanarkshire via My Job Scotland and for more information and to apply, please go to at www.nclanarkshire.ac.uk.

Application Information

The main contact for this advert is Diane McGill, Secretary to the Board – roles@thelanarkshireboard.co.uk

Further information on the role of board members and the work of The Lanarkshire Board is available on the Board’s webpage at https://www.nclanarkshire.ac.uk/us/board-of-management.

Dec 102018
 

Members - NHS Highland

Reference: 1571
Remuneration: £8,416 per annum
Location: Highland
Closing date: 11 January 2019 at midnight

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 these opportunities to anyone else you think may be interested.

NHS Highland's catchment area comprises the largest and most sparsely populated part of the UK. It is responsible for meeting the health needs of around 320,000 people living in the area, and provides a comprehensive range of primary, community-based and acute hospital services for the population.

NHS Highland 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 and social care priorities and care needs of the resident population and monitor the performance of the Board in delivering these. You will be offered the training you need to make a strong contribution.

NHS Scotland's values are at the heart of everything that this organisation does. These values, as outlined in the Everyone Matters: 2020 Workforce Vision guide the work of the Board in all that it does. As a member of the Board, you will not only need to have the right skills, knowledge and experience for the role, but also be able to demonstrate behaviour aligned to these values:

  • care and compassion;
  • dignity and respect;
  • openness, honesty and responsibility; and
  • quality and teamwork.

An essential requirement for these posts is that you can demonstrate knowledge about or connection to the delivery of health and social care services in the area served by the Board. You must also be able to demonstrate:

  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Longer term planning / Seeing the bigger picture
  • Constructive and supportive challenge

In addition to the above requirements, NHS Highland is looking for one member who lives or works in the Argyll and Bute area, who will participate immediately as a member of the Argyll and Bute 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 develop their skills and to learn new skills they may require.

The Scottish Ministers particularly welcome applications from groups currently under-represented on Scotland's public bodies, such as women, disabled people, those from minority ethnic communities, and people aged under 50.

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 Highland and its role within NHS Scotland.

  • Remuneration: £8,416 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 will not exceed eight years.
  • Location: Meetings of the Board and its Committees will normally be held in Inverness, but may on occasion be held elsewhere in the NHS Board area.
  • Interviews: It is expected that interviews will be held on 5th and 6th March 2019 in Inverness.
  • Further information: If you would like to find out more about the role, you are welcome to contact the Chairman, David Alston by calling Seonaidh Laing, Personal Assistant to the Chair on 01463 704953; or by emailing seonaidh.laing@nhs.net.

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

Completed applications must be received on or before Friday 11th January 2019.

Appointments to Highland NHS Board are regulated by the Commissioner for Ethical Standards in Public Life in Scotland.

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.

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Additional Information

Dec 102018
 

Trustees – Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales

Body: Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales
Appointing Department: Welsh Government
Sectors: Culture, Media & Sport
Location: Most Board meetings take place in Cardiff. Travel to other Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales sites across Wales will also be required.
Number of Vacancies: 3
Remuneration: Trustees of AC aren’t paid, but are able to claim travel and subsistence costs (at allowances agreed by AC).
Time Requirements: 12 days per year

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched: 22/11/2018
  • Closed for Applications: 02/01/2019 at 16:00
  • Panel Sift: TBC
  • Final Interview Date: 01/03/2019
  • Announcement: TBC

Assessment Panel

  • Carol Bell - Panel Chair - Vice-President, Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales. • Representative of Organisation

Vacancy Description

The Board’s Role and Responsibilities

The Board of Trustees is the governing body of Amgueddfa Cymru and holds the national collections in trust for the people of Wales. The role of the Board is to provide effective leadership, define and develop strategic direction and set challenging objectives. The Board promotes high standards of public accountability and upholds the principles of regularity, propriety and value for money. It monitors performance against Amgueddfa Cymru’s aims, objectives and performance targets.

Amgueddfa Cymru is a registered charity and a Welsh Government Sponsored Body. Trustees have obligations to the Welsh Government and National Assembly for Wales. Amgueddfa Cymru currently receives c.80% of its annual funding (c.£22 million revenue funding in 2018-19) from the Welsh Government, as Grant in Aid.

The Role of a Trustee

Trustees must first and foremost support the Director General in implementing the Museum’s Vision of ‘Inspiring People; Changing Lives’.

Trustees must also:

  • attend Board meetings regularly and prepare thoroughly for those meetings;
  • be prepared to serve on sub committees;
  • actively support the Museum’s management and staff in their work;
  • represent the Museum at public functions;
  • promote the profile of the Museum;
  • give the Museum the benefit of their experience and expertise;
  • facilitate contact with the Museum’s stakeholders; and
  • contribute to the development of policy, strategies and priorities in the management of the Museum’s collections.

Trustees must be aware of their obligations arising from the position of the Museum as a Welsh Government Sponsored Body. These are laid out in the Framework Document, which sets out the Terms and Conditions of Welsh Government funding to the Museum.

Person Specification

To be effective, the Board needs Trustees with a broad range of expertise and experience. As a Trustee you will help determine policy, strategies and priorities in the Museum’s core activities. You should be able to draw on your own knowledge, skills and experience to provide evidence of your abilities in a range of the following areas:

  • a commitment and enthusiasm for the Museum’s work in supporting change and development in Wales through cultural participation;
  • an understanding and interest in the cultural sector as a whole and a sensitivity to cultural issues;
  • excellent representational and communication skills;
  • ability to work in a collegiate manner with fellow Trustees;
  • management experience and/or a business, institutional, administrative or other context, with an appreciation of the distinction between the executive and non-executive functions;
  • a commitment to equality issues and to challenging discriminatory practices when appropriate.

Essential Crieria

Candidates should be able to demonstrate:

  • a commitment to the values and the Vision of Amgueddfa Cymru and an appreciation of its role and purpose as a national institution in Wales; including the cultural, learning, health and well-being, economic and socio-political contexts in which it operates, as well as understanding its obligations under the Well-bieng of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015;
  • an ability to enhance the Museum’s role in serving and representing the diverse communities and regions of Wales
  • expertise in one or more of the following areas:
    • learning, participation and community engagement;
    • health and well-being;
    • public / charitable / third sector
    • digital media;
    • design and the built environment / delivery of large or capital projects;
    • fundraising;business and income generation.
  • a commitment to Nolan’s ‘Seven Principles of Public Life’ https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-7-principles-of-public-life

Welsh Language Skills – Desirable

The Welsh Government acknowledges the importance of developing and growing bilingual capabilities in public appointments in Wales, and welcomes applications from candidates who demonstrate their capability to work in both English and Welsh. The following list of language requirements represents an objective assessment by the recruiting body of the Welsh language skills required to undertake the duties of this particular post.

Additional Information

Eligibility

Applicants should be persons who conduct themselves at all times in a manner which will maintain public confidence

In particular, applicants are required to declare whether they are aware of anything in their private or professional life that would be an embarrassment to themselves or to the Welsh Government if it became known in the event of appointment.

Information about the eligibility of current or former Trustees to apply for positions on the Board is included in Amgueddfa Cymru’s Royal Charter. https://museum.wales/charter-and-statutes/

Trustees are not eligible to serve on the Board for more than 8 consecutive years in the same role, and 12 consecutive years in total (in any combination of different roles as a Trustee and as an Officer; e.g. Treasurer, Vice President or President). Former Trustees may apply for appointment, provided that they last served as a Trustee more than 4 years ago.

Applicants should also note that being a member of the Board of Trustees of Amgueddfa Cymru is a disqualifying post for membership of the National Assembly for Wales under the National Assembly for Wales (Disqualification) order 2015. http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2015/1536/contents/made

Conflict of Interests

You will be asked to declare any private interests which may, or may be perceived to, conflict with the role and responsibilities as President of Amgueddfa Cymru, including any business interests and positions of authority outside of the role in Amgueddfa Cymru.

Any conflicts of interest will be explored at interview. If appointed, you will also be required to declare these interests on a register which is available to the public.

Standards in Public Life

You will be expected to demonstrate high standards of corporate and personal conduct. All successful candidates will be asked to subscribe to the Code of Conduct for Board Members of Public Bodies; you can access this document at:

http://www.bl.uk/aboutus/governance/blboard/Board%20Code%20of%20Practice%202011.pdf

Contacts:

For further information regarding the role of Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales contact: Elaine Cabuts (Email: elaine.cabuts@museumwales.ac.uk Tel: 02920 573204)

If you need any further assistance in applying for this role, please email publicappointments@gov.wales

How to Apply

To apply for this role, click on the ‘Apply’ button on the Welsh Government e-Recruitment Centre. The first time you apply for a post, you will need to complete a registration form for the Welsh Government’s online application system. You will only need to register once, and you will be able to keep yourself updated on the progress of your application, and any other applications you make, via your registered account.

Once you’ve registered, you’ll be able to access the application form. To apply you will need to submit two supporting documents. The first, a document outlining how your knowledge, skills and experiences meet the criteria for the role as outlined in the information for candidates. This document should be no more than 2 sides of A4. Your application may be rejected if you exceed this limit. The second document is a full, up to date CV. The two documents should be uploaded to the ‘Reasons for applying’ section of the online application form.

In your application, you will also be asked to provide details of any activities which have helped you to develop skills that would be useful in a public appointment role, and list the organisations for which you undertook these activities. We also need to know about any political activity that you’ve undertaken over the last 5 years.

It is recommended that you register for an account and access the application form as soon as possible so that you see how the application form is structured, before starting to prepare your evidence. You don’t have to complete the application form all in one go. You can save your responses, and log in and out as required, until you’re ready to submit – just follow the guidance in the application form.

If you’d like to apply for this opportunity in Welsh, please use the ‘Newid Iaith / Change Language’ link at the top of this page, to take you to the Welsh version of this advert, from which you can apply in Welsh.

If you need any further assistance in applying for this role, please contact the Welsh Government’s Public Appointments Unit on 03000 616095 or PublicAppointments@gov.wales.

For further information about Public Appointments in Wales, please visit www.gov.wales/publicappointments

Attachments

This post is regulated by The Commissioner for Public Appointments

Dec 102018
 

Member - Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland

Reference: 1570
Remuneration: £227.48 per day
Location: Edinburgh, City of
Closing date: 11 January 2019 at midnight

If you are looking for a challenging, 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 protecting the rights and welfare of people with mental illness, learning disability and related conditions. Please pass on details of this opportunity to anyone else you think may be interested.

The Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland (the Commission) protects and promotes the human rights of people with mental health problems, learning disabilities, dementia and related conditions. The Commission has a key statutory role in safeguarding individual rights and monitoring how the principles of mental health and incapacity legislation are applied in practice. Through direct interventions in the care and treatment of individuals using mental health and learning disability services, providing guidance and conducting investigations, the Commission has a strong influence on the quality of care and treatment provided for the people of Scotland.

The Commission is looking for one new member to join its Board. As a non-executive member of the Board, you will be expected to play a central role in ensuring the efficient, effective and accountable governance of the organisation and play your part in providing strategic leadership and direction. This role is as challenging as it is rewarding – and you will be offered the training you'll need to make a strong contribution.

You must also be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Current or recent (within the last two years) experience of being an unpaid carer (ie not as a paid careworker) for a friend or family member living with mental illness, a learning disability, dementia or related condition who uses or has used specialist services
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Ability to contribute to ‘bigger picture' (eg strategic) thinking
  • Ability to analyse and review complex issues
  • Ability to build effective relationships and work collaboratively with others
  • Ability to influence decision making and challenge constructively
  • Enthusiastic and passionate in promoting individual rights

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. You do not need to be an expert in mental health or have previous experience of being on a Board, however, as indicated above, you will require to have current or recent experience as an unpaid carer.

Scottish Ministers particularly welcome applications from groups currently under-represented on the Boards of Scotland's public bodies, such as women, disabled people, ethnic minorities and people aged under 50.

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 the Commission.

  • Remuneration: A fee of £227.48 (non-pensionable) is payable for each per day devoted to Commission business. You will also receive reimbursement for all reasonable travel and subsistence costs and any reasonable dependant-carer expenses incurred whilst undertaking Commission duties and for support required to help you carry out your duties effectively
  • Time commitment: A commitment of around 15 days per year is expected. This time will be a mix of daytime Board meetings, reading documents and attending stakeholder events throughout Scotland. You will need to have flexibility in order to attend at a greater frequency subject to the Commission'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 will not exceed eight years.
  • Location: Commission Board meetings will normally be held in Edinburgh.
  • Interviews: It is expected that interviews will be held on 20th February in Edinburgh.
  • Further information: If you would like to find out more about the role, you are welcome to contact Alison McRae, Head of Corporate Services, Mental Welfare Commission on 0131 313 8764 or at Alison.McRae@mwcscot.org.uk.

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

Completed applications must be received on or before Friday 11th January 2019.

Appointments to the Commission are regulated by the Commissioner for Ethical Standards in Public Life in Scotland.

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.

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Additional Information

Dec 072018
 

Non-executive Director - Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is committed to providing exceptional healthcare services through openness, engagement and integrity. The Trust now wish to recruit two replacement Non-Executive Directors to the Board.

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is committed to providing exceptional healthcare services through openness, engagement and integrity.

The Trust now wishes to recruit two replacement Non-Executive Directors to the Board. The role of the Non-Executive Directors is to support the Board of Directors in providing an independent view on the Trust’s Strategy and to oversee the Trust’s implementation of national strategies and regulatory compliance.

The Trust is currently in year three of its five year strategic plan and, as a Non-Executive Director, you will be part of an enthusiastic, transforming Unitary Board, taking an active involvement in implementing the strategy – keeping the patient at the heart of the Trust’s objectives so they receive the very best care possible. Our requirement is for the candidates to have senior level/Board experience in a large and complex organisation.

Applications are welcomed from all sections of the community; we would be particularly pleased to receive applications from candidates from a BME background and women as part of our strategy to increase diversity at all levels of our organisation.

For an informal discussion, please contact Pearse Butler, Trust Chairman, on 01253 956857.

The closing date for applications is Friday 28th December 2018 (midnight) and the interviews will take place on Wednesday 16th January 2019.

Please note that if you are successful in obtaining a position with the Trust you will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring (DBS) check.

The remuneration is £13,312 per annum with a time commitment of around 4 days per month.

The post can be viewed at http://jobs.bfwhospitals.nhs.uk/job/v1439341

Dec 072018
 

Non-executive Director - Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust are seeking exceptional candidates to help us achieve our vision for the next five years, which is to work with our partners to deliver accessible, personalised and integrated services.

We particularly welcome applications from people from the local black and minority ethnic communities, women and people with disabilities who we know are under-represented on our Board.

About us

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is a major provider of hospital and community healthcare services to the diverse communities of Swindon, Wiltshire and the surrounding counties. We have a turnover of £300 million and a workforce of approx. 4,500 caring, compassionate and skilled staff. We are working hard to develop fully integrated services that offer high quality care and excellent customer service.

Against a challenging financial backdrop, we have recently established an ambitious strategic transformation programme, which is designed to help us meet the healthcare needs of the local population now and in the future.

Who we are looking for

We are seeking exceptional candidates to help us achieve our vision for the next five years, which is to work with our partners to deliver accessible, personalised and integrated services. There is a mandatory requirement for candidates to reside within our geographical area serviced by the hospital – Wiltshire, Oxford, Gloucester and West Berkshire.

Candidates must have commercial experience at a senior level in the public, voluntary and/or private sector and an understanding of health care locally. You will work alongside the Executive Directors, the Non- Executive Directors and Governors. As a member of the Trust Board you will challenge and support the implementation of our strategy, role model our values, scrutinise management performance and ensure we continue to provide high quality care for our patients. The successful candidate will have offer a breadth of senior leadership experience.

Next steps

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter to Ashley Oakshott, Head of Recruitment, Great Western Hospital or via email to a.oakshott@nhs.net

For further information, please see our website or contact Carole Nicholl, Director of Governance & Assurance on 01793 603398 or at carole.nicholl2@nhs.net. For an informal discussion please contact Roger Hill, Chairman on 01793 604175.

  • Remuneration: £13,000 pa
  • Closing date: 14 December 2018
  • Interview Date: January 2019 – Date to be confirmed

Dec 052018
 

Chair - The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust

We are looking for an exceptional leader to chair The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust. This is a unique opportunity to help shape the future of local services by sharing your talents and expertise to help transform the trust and make a positive difference to your community.

M1760

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust is one of the largest acute and community providers in the West Midlands having more than 800 beds on the New Cross site including intensive care beds and neonatal intensive care cots. It also has 56 rehabilitation beds at West Park Hospital and 54 beds at Cannock Chase Hospital.

Almost uniquely, the Trust also provides primary care services to a population of 60,000 in Wolverhampton. As the largest employer in Wolverhampton the Trust employs more than 9,000 staff.

The Trust’s vision is to be an organisation striving continuously to improve the experience and outcomes for the communities it serves. The Trust pledges that they will always strive to be safe and effective, kind and caring and exceeding expectation.

The Trust believes that by adhering to their vision and working with those values in mind they can behave in a way which will ensure the right results for the people that matter most – the patients.

We are looking for candidates who want to use their energy, skills and experience to help drive the delivery of sustainable healthcare services for the people of the Wolverhampton area, and some surrounding areas. We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds who can apply their experience from different sectors, as well as from health, to this demanding role.

To register your interest in the role and for general enquiries contact Joe Porter on 0300 123 2908 or by emailing joe.porter@nhs.net, quoting reference M1760 in the subject line.

For an informal and confidential discussion with David Loughton, Chief Executive please contact Gayle Nightingale, Chair and CEO PA on 01902 695950 or by emailing gayle.nightingale@nhs.net

Key dates:

  • The closing date for receipt of applications is 12 noon on 8 January 2019. Applications should be emailed to NHSI.Chairsandneds@nhs.net
  • The shortlisted candidates will be invited to the Trust to meet groups of its key stakeholders on a date to be confirmed.
  • The final interviews will take place in late January / early February 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.

Dec 052018
 

President – Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales

Body: Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales
Appointing Department: Welsh Government
Sectors: Culture, Media & Sport
Location: The President’s activities will usually be concentrated in the Cardiff area, but he/she will be required to visit other National Museums and other locations. Board of Trustees meetings are held 4 times a year, with most meetings held in south Wales
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: The position is remunerated at £35,182.80 per annum. No bonus payments will be made. The President will not be a member of the Museum’s Pension Scheme. Board members are entitled to claim travel and other expenses within the agreed rates.
Time Requirements: 2 days per week

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched: 22/11/2018
  • Closed for Applications: 02/01/2019 at 16:00
  • Panel Sift: TBC
  • Final Interview Date: 01/03/2019
  • Announcement: TBC

Assessment Panel

  • Carol Bell - Panel Chair - Vice-President, Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales. • Representative of Organisation

Vacancy Description

The Board’s Role and Responsibilities

The Board of Trustees is the governing body of Amgueddfa Cymru and holds the national collections in trust for the people of Wales. The role of the Board is to provide effective leadership, define and develop strategic direction and set challenging objectives. The Board promotes high standards of public accountability and upholds the principles of regularity, propriety and value for money. It monitors performance against Amgueddfa Cymru’s aims, objectives and performance targets.

Amgueddfa Cymru is a registered charity and a Welsh Government Sponsored Body. Trustees have obligations to the Welsh Government and National Assembly for Wales. Amgueddfa Cymru currently receives c.80% of its annual funding (c.£22 million revenue funding in 2018-19) from the Welsh Government, as Grant in Aid.

Trustees must first and foremost support the Director General in implementing the Museum’s Vision of ‘Inspiring People; Changing Lives’. Trustees must also:

  • attend Board meetings regularly and prepare thoroughly for those meetings;
  • be prepared to serve on sub committees;
  • actively support the Museum’s management and staff in their work;
  • represent the Museum at public functions;
  • promote the profile of the Museum;
  • give the Museum the benefit of their experience and expertise;
  • facilitate contact with the Museum’s stakeholders; and
  • contribute to the development of policy, strategies and priorities in the management of the Museum’s collections.

The Role of President

As President, you will be accountable to the Minister for Culture, Tourism and Sport for Amgueddfa Cymru’s performance and delivery of strategic priorities. Developing a close relationship with the Minister and key members of the Welsh Government is a crucial part of the Chair’s role.

The position of President requires a person of stature and vision, capable of leading a national institution in the senior non-executive role, and of being an advocate for the Museum with our key stakeholders.

Essential Expertise:

  1. Leadership
    • Demonstrates strong leadership of the Board as Chair of Amgueddfa Cymru.
    • Has overall responsibility for the Board of Trustees and is personally responsible to Welsh Ministers for the conduct of Amgueddfa Cymru’s affairs and its Trustees.
    • Helps determine policy, strategies and priorities in the Museum’s core activities.
    • Demonstrates a commitment and enthusiasm for the Museum’s work and the cultural sector as a whole, including a broad appreciation of the subjects covered by the Museum’s collections;
    • Has a commitment to equality issues and to challenging discriminatory practices.
    • Contributes to income generation and fundraising activities.
  2. Communications and External Relations
    • Represents and speaks for Amgueddfa Cymru. The President may be expected to represent Amgueddfa Cymru during visits by royalty, by ambassadors and by other senior public figures, and at the opening of exhibitions and events.
    • Demonstrates effective stakeholder management, facilitating and promoting contacts with the Friends and Patrons of Amgueddfa Cymru.
    • Uses strong networking skills for the benefit of Amgueddfa Cymru
  3. Governance
    • Works effectively with the Director General, the Senior Leadership Team and Trustees to maximise engagement.
    • Ensures governance arrangements are working in the most effective way.
    • Is a member of the Performance Review Committee and the Audit Committee.
    • Represents Amgueddfa Cymru in joint appointments processes with the Welsh Government to select new Trustees, ensures that the Board is fit for purpose; that Trustees receive appropriate induction, training, performance assessment and comply with governance requirements under the Royal Charter, Charities Act, Nolan Principles, and the Board’s Code of Conduct.
    • Chairs all meetings of the Board of Trustees, and the Appointments and Remuneration Committee (which oversees Trustee and senior staff appointments, including that of the Director General).
    • Meets formally twice a year with the Minister for Culture, Tourism and Sport alongside the Director General to discuss the progress of Amgueddfa Cymru in fulfilling the requirements of the Cabinet Secretary’s annual Remit Letter
    • Ensures that Trustees are appraised of communications between Amgueddfa Cymru and Welsh Ministers.
    • Has a commitment to Nolan’s ‘Seven Principles of Public Life’ https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-7-principles-of-public-life.
  4. Relationship with the Director General
    • Establishes and builds a strong, effective and supportive working relationship with the Director General, providing support and advice whilst respecting executive responsibility;
    • Supports the Director General in implementing the Museum’s Vision of ‘Inspiring People; Changing Lives’.

Person Specification

Essential Criteria:

  • Demonstrates a commitment to the values and the Vision of Amgueddfa Cymru, and an appreciation of its role and purpose as a national institution in Wales; including the cultural, learning, health and well-being, economic and socio-political contexts in which it operates; and an understanding of its obligations under the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015.
  • Can evidence strong interpersonal, communication and stakeholder management skills, including ambassadorial skills.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to increasing diversity and promoting equality, identifying relevant experience to develop an inclusive and diverse Board, as well as enhancing the Museum’s role in serving and representing the diverse communities and regions of Wales.
  • Demonstrates senior leadership skills and the ability to provide effective support and challenge to a high profile organisation.
  • Demonstrates the ability to think strategically and demonstrates commercial acumen in support of good governance and income-generating activities (including fundraising).
  • Has experience of operating in a complex, multi-disciplinary organisation.

Welsh Language Skills – Desirable

The Welsh Government acknowledges the importance of developing and growing bilingual capabilities in public appointments in Wales, and welcomes applications from candidates who demonstrate their capability to work in both English and Welsh. The following list of language requirements represents an objective assessment by the recruiting body of the Welsh language skills required to undertake the duties of this particular post.

Additional Information

Eligibility

Applicants should be persons who conduct themselves at all times in a manner which will maintain public confidence

In particular, applicants are required to declare whether they are aware of anything in their private or professional life that would be an embarrassment to themselves or to the Welsh Government if it became known in the event of appointment.

Information about the eligibility of current or former Trustees to apply for positions on the Board is included in Amgueddfa Cymru’s Royal Charter. https://museum.wales/charter-and-statutes/

Trustees are not eligible to serve on the Board for more than 8 consecutive years in the same role, and 12 consecutive years in total (in any combination of different roles as a Trustee and as an Officer; e.g. Treasurer, Vice President or President). Former Trustees may apply for appointment, provided that they last served as a Trustee more than 4 years ago.

Applicants should also note that being a member of the Board of Trustees of Amgueddfa Cymru is a disqualifying post for membership of the National Assembly for Wales under the National Assembly for Wales (Disqualification) order 2015. http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2015/1536/contents/made

Conflict of Interests

You will be asked to declare any private interests which may, or may be perceived to, conflict with the role and responsibilities as President of Amgueddfa Cymru, including any business interests and positions of authority outside of the role in Amgueddfa Cymru.

Any conflicts of interest will be explored at interview. If appointed, you will also be required to declare these interests on a register which is available to the public.

Standards in Public Life

You will be expected to demonstrate high standards of corporate and personal conduct. All successful candidates will be asked to subscribe to the Code of Conduct for Board Members of Public Bodies; you can access this document at:

http://www.bl.uk/aboutus/governance/blboard/Board%20Code%20of%20Practice%202011.pdf

Contacts:

For further information regarding the role of Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales contact: Elaine Cabuts (Email: elaine.cabuts@museumwales.ac.uk Tel: 02920 573204)

If you need any further assistance in applying for this role, please email publicappointments@gov.wales

How to Apply

To apply for this role, click on the ‘Apply’ button on the Welsh Government e-Recruitment Centre. The first time you apply for a post, you will need to complete a registration form for the Welsh Government’s online application system. You will only need to register once, and you will be able to keep yourself updated on the progress of your application, and any other applications you make, via your registered account.

Once you’ve registered, you’ll be able to access the application form. To apply you will need to submit two supporting documents. The first, a document outlining how your knowledge, skills and experiences meet the criteria for the role as outlined in the information for candidates. This document should be no more than 2 sides of A4. Your application may be rejected if you exceed this limit. The second document is a full, up to date CV. The two documents should be uploaded to the ‘Reasons for applying’ section of the online application form.

In your application, you will also be asked to provide details of any activities which have helped you to develop skills that would be useful in a public appointment role, and list the organisations for which you undertook these activities. We also need to know about any political activity that you’ve undertaken over the last 5 years.

It is recommended that you register for an account and access the application form as soon as possible so that you see how the application form is structured, before starting to prepare your evidence. You don’t have to complete the application form all in one go. You can save your responses, and log in and out as required, until you’re ready to submit – just follow the guidance in the application form.

If you’d like to apply for this opportunity in Welsh, please use the ‘Newid Iaith / Change Language’ link at the top of this page, to take you to the Welsh version of this advert, from which you can apply in Welsh.

If you need any further assistance in applying for this role, please contact the Welsh Government’s Public Appointments Unit on 03000 616095 or PublicAppointments@gov.wales.

For further information about Public Appointments in Wales, please visit www.gov.wales/publicappointments

Attachments

This post is regulated by The Commissioner for Public Appointments

Dec 052018
 

Chair - Forestry Commission Expert Committee on Forest Science

Body: Forestry Commission (FC)
Appointing Department: Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs
Sectors: Environment, Food & Rural Affairs
Location: Various
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: No remuneration, but expenses paid in line with FC expenses policy
Time Requirements: 2 x two day meetings per year, plus occasional extra involvements. Meetings are held in each of the devolved nations and include, in addition to a business agenda, site visits of scientific/research import.

This is not a ministerial appointment.

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched: 03/12/2018
  • Closed for Applications: 02/01/2019 at 12:00
  • Panel Sift: TBC
  • Final Interview Date: 30/01/2019
  • Announcement: TBC

Assessment Panel

  • Shireen Chambers - Panel Chair - Executive Director, Institute of Chartered Foresters • Independent Member
  • Dr Mary Barkham - Non Executive Forestry Commissioner • Other Panel Member
  • Professor Julian Evans - Current Chair, Expert Committee on Forest Science • Representative of Organisation
  • Professor Chris Quine - Chief Scientist, Forest Research • Departmental Official

Vacancy Description

The Chair of the Forestry Commission Expert Committee on Forest Science will have the opportunity to make a significant contribution to the development of forest science in the UK. This is at a time of unprecedented interest in the benefits, which forestry can provide to society and a rapidly evolving delivery landscape across the devolved administrations.

The chair will be an outstanding individual with a first-class reputation and background in science in a relevant discipline. They will have strong leadership skills, and be able to command the confidence of the department, professionals, commissioners of services, and educational institutions. The chair will have significant experience of successfully leading a complex, high-profile committee, and a commitment to the values of accountability, probity and the government’s best practice principles on transparency, timeliness and exchange of information.

The Chair of the Forestry Commission Expert Committee on Forest Science will have responsibility for:

  • the operation and output of the committee, including assessing the workload and ensuring that the volume of work does not compromise the rigour of discussion;
  • ensuring that every member of the committee has the opportunity to be heard and that no view is ignored or overlooked, using, where appropriate, a structured process which ensures that all views are captured and explored;
  • reporting the committee’s advice to the Forestry Commissioners including alerting them to new evidence likely to have an impact on current policy;
  • ensuring that the secretariat accurately documents the proceedings of the committee so that there is a clear audit trail showing how the committee reached its decisions;
  • ensuring that the right balance of skills is represented in the membership.

Person Specification

The successful applicant must have:

  • Experience as an influential Chair with an excellent record of service on public bodies.
  • Personal authority, capable of dealing both sensitively and authoritatively with Committee members, Forestry Commissioners, senior Department Officials, and Forest Research scientists.
  • Ability to encourage debate whilst preventing strong views from skewing the agenda.
  • Willingness to work hard and uphold the values of the Committee.
  • A broad understanding of the impact of new and emerging forestry and environmental science and an ability to keep abreast of scientific, social and ethical developments in the field.
  • Excellent communication skills, and a willingness to challenge the views of others while maintaining commitment to achieving its objectives through teamwork.
  • A high level of analytical skills and the ability to apply them in relation to forestry research.
  • A commitment to developing a cadre of high quality scientists within Forest Research.
  • Knowledge of the forestry sector in the UK, including the work of Forest Research (FR), is desirable.

Additional Information

The chair will be appointed for a term of 3 years. A maximum of two terms may be served. The chair will be paid expenses in line with Forestry Commission policy.

We value and promote diversity and are committed to equality and opportunity for all and appointments are made on merit.

How to Apply

All candidates are required to complete the following forms:

  • Monitoring form 1 (Political Activity and Conflict of Interest Questionnaire)
  • Monitoring form 2 (Diversity Monitoring Questionnaire)

Candidates should submit their CV with education, professional qualifications and employment history and the names and contact details for two referees, together with their statement of suitability.

The statement of suitability should give evidence of the strength and depth of your ability to meet the essential criteria for this role. Please provide specific examples to demonstrate how you meet each of the criteria (max two pages please).

Your CV and statement should be returned to the following address by the closing date: 12.00 (midday) on 2 January 2019. Email to : commissioners@forestrycommission.gov.uk

For further information please email: commissioners@forestrycommission.gov.uk

Attachments

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

Dec 052018
 

Trustees - Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Reference: 1568
Remuneration: unremunerated
Location: Edinburgh, City of
Closing date: 18 January 2019 at midnight

Appointment of Trustees to the Board of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Appointments for four years from April 2019

Scottish Ministers are looking to fill two Trustee positions on the Board of the Royal Botanic Garden (RBGE). The appointments are an opportunity to help shape the future of one of the world's most renowned botanic gardens.

RBGE's mission is “to explore, conserve and explain the world of plants for a better future”. We contribute significantly to the Scottish Government's National outcomes, not only though protecting and enhancing our environment, but also in the fields of economic development, education and skills development, social inclusion and international cooperation. Our work is based around four strategic objectives:

  1. Delivering world leading plant science and conservation programmes to reduce the loss of global biodiversity and to achieve a greater understanding of plants, fungi and environmental sustainability;
  2. Maintaining and developing RBGE's internationally important collections to maximise their value as a conservation, research, education and heritage resource;
  3. Providing learning and training in horticulture, plant science and biodiversity conservation to stimulate people to appreciate, understand, and contribute to the conservation of plants and our natural environment; and
  4. Offering a first-class visitor attraction to enable more communities, families and individuals to enjoy and be inspired by the gardens and their facilities, become more environmentally responsible and to support the work of the RBGE.

The garden is an outstanding scientific institution. At the international level we are a global scientific resource, providing expertise, training, and information to help people around the world to conserve ecosystems and protect natural capital. We work with and in many countries but have a particular focus in South America, South East Asia, Nepal and the Sino-Himalaya, and the Middle East. Our projects help to reduce plant extinctions and target scarce resources and includes: research that underpins the conservation of the rapidly disappearing dry forests of Latin America, leading the International Conifer Conservation programme, and identifying disease resistant genes and traits in wild crop relatives.

Our specialist training and public engagement links plants to individuals and communities in Scotland and around the world. Over the last five years 59,500 children have participated in our schools programmes, 180 students have graduated from our HND/BSc programme and 89 students from 34 countries have graduated from MSc in Biodiversity and Taxonomy of Plants. Our gardens attract 1,000,000 visits per year and our extensive programme of events, courses and exhibitions are a major attraction, complementing our living and preserved collections and helping to delight and inform our visitors.

Our gardens offer a fantastic place to support communities. In the past year the Botanic Cottage and Community Garden welcomed 2,400 participants from across the community including: disadvantaged adults and families; people with autism, dementia, Parkinson's disease and mental health issues; adults and teenagers with learning disabilities; ethnic minorities and refugees.

350th Anniversary

We celebrate our 350th Anniversary in 2020 and plans are well advanced to capitalise on this opportunity to increase our profile, build a strong platform for fundraising and create a legacy. We plan to start the Edinburgh Biomes project as part of our anniversary year - a six year programme that includes restoring and replacing our glasshouses, building new education facilities and creating state of the art plant health research and biosecurity centre.

The Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is, under the National Heritage (Scotland) Act 1985, statutorily responsible for the custody of RBGE's National Collections and for the overall performance of RBGE's performance.

Role of the Trustees

There are currently seven members of the Board of Trustees out of a statutory maximum of nine. Members have collective responsibility for overseeing the RBGE and pursuing its statutory remit. The Board is responsible for agreeing the organisation's strategy, ensuring that the highest standards of governance are complied with; and to hold the Regius Keeper (and senior staff) to account for the management of the organisation and the delivery of agreed plans on time and within budget. It should take due account of advice given by the Regius Keeper who is not a member of the Board.

Skills

Ministers are looking to fill two distinct positions on the Board of Trustees. One position requires experience/expertise in sustainable development and conservation and the other skill and experience in leading and developing a successful visitor attraction understanding of the development of a tourism or commercial destination.

Position One

  • Sustainable development and conservation
    • expertise in the field of environmental sustainability;
    • experience of delivering environmental protection and enhancement programmes.

Position Two

  • Leading and developing a successful visitor attraction understanding of the development of a tourism or commercial destination;
    • able to realise the potential of physical and intellectual assets to develop a tourism, or commercial destination;
    • can identify new market opportunities;
    • shows imagination and creative thinking to develop an innovative business culture;
    • experience/understanding of fundraising and creating new income streams to support business growth/ diversification.

There are also a number of other skills and personal qualities which are essential for both positions:

  • analysis and decision making;
  • constructive and supportive challenge;
  • governance and financial awareness;
  • commitment and empathy for mission and objectives of RBGE;
  • communication.

Information about the roles

The time commitment is likely to average around eight to ten days per year. Trustee appointments are not remunerated, however, travel and subsistence costs as well as reasonable receipted dependant carer expenses incurred in relation to the Board's work will be reimbursed. The appointments are for up to four years and there is the possibility of reappointment.

Closing date for completed applications is 18 January 2019.

Scottish Ministers particularly welcome applications from groups currently under-represented on Scotland's public bodies, such as women, disabled people, those from minority ethnic communities, and people aged under 50. The public appointments process promotes, demonstrates and upholds equality of opportunity for all applicants.

Accessibility to public appointments is a fundamental requirement and the public appointments process promotes, demonstrates and upholds equality of opportunity and treatment to all applicants. The Scottish Government will always give consideration to disability-related reasonable adjustments that an applicant might request to enable them to meet the person specification and participate fully in the selection process.

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.

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