Oct 212019

Lay Commissioner - Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC)

Recruiter: Ministry of Justice
Location: London
Salary: Remuneration
Posted: 20 Oct 2019
Closes: 18 Nov 2019
Job Function: Lay Member
Industry: Public, Central Government

Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC)

Vacancy for a Lay Commissioner with responsibility for Welsh matters

Reference PAT150085

It is widely acknowledged that our judiciary is among the very best in the world, unrivalled for its integrity, professionalism and independence. As a Commissioner, you will be supporting the Commission’s important role in ensuring appointment to the judiciary is based on merit from the broadest possible pool of talent. You will represent the Commission’s work in Wales and with the Welsh Government.

We are seeking candidates with the utmost integrity, excellent judgement and interpersonal skills to join the Commission Board and assist in the most senior judicial appointments. You will bring your experience and judgement to bear on a range of important strategy, governance and policy issues. You will have knowledge and understanding of the particular requirements of Wales and on current developments, both in relation to devolution generally and the administration of justice in Wales. Lay Commissioners cannot be members of the judiciary, legal profession, Justices of the Peace, or a lay member of a tribunal, practised or been employed as a lawyer.

  • Location: London
  • Term of appointment: 3 years
  • Time commitment: 28 days per year
  • Remuneration: £338 per day

Full details at: https://publicappointments.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/

Oct 202019

Non-Executive Director - Oxford City Housing

Recruiter: Hays Client Branded
Location: Oxford
Salary: £12,000-14,000 per annum for around 16 days contribution
Posted: 18 Oct 2019
Closes: 01 Nov 2019
Ref: 3697466
Position/Level: Board
Responsibilities: Asset Management
Sector: Construction
Contract Type: Permanent
Language: English

Oxford City Housing was established to drive housing growth in the city, delivering both affordable and social rented homes and mixed tenure housing developments at scale. The city needs 28,000 new homes by 2031 and 3,500 households are on the local housing register. Oxfordshire as a whole needs 100,000 new homes. We are seizing the opportunity provided by changes in public sector borrowing regulations to embark on a large-scale development programme, bringing 2000 new homes to the city. We are now strengthening and diversifying our board with the appointment of two Non-Executive Directors.

As we move forward with our objective, it is essential that we have in place the right governance to drive and underpin our ambition. We are looking for experienced business leaders to provide independent oversight and constructive challenge to the leadership team and use their professional expertise and experience to help secure our development programme.

It is important that our board is balanced in terms of skill set, professional background and diversity. We are looking for two Non-Executive Directors. One will be an experienced and professionally qualified finance director with experience in the housing development sector, either with a registered provider or a private sector developer. The second will be a residential specialist with Chief Executive or Director level experience and expertise in land, development and/or sales, together with knowledge of the Oxford/wider Oxfordshire housing development market.

This is a superb opportunity for you to use your expertise and experience, helping Oxford City Housing contribute to the city’s future housing needs. By helping ensure our Board is as effective as possible and through providing excellent advice, support and challenge to our leadership team, you will play a major part in delivering affordable, green housing supply in Oxford.

The closing date for applications is Monday 11th November 2019. For further information and to apply visit: hays.co.uk/jobs/oxford-city-housing

Oxford City Housing is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from all members of the community.

Oct 202019

Non-Executive Director - Chair of the Finance and Business Committee - Kent Community NHS Foundation Trust

Recruiter: Harvey Nash Healthcare
Location: Kent (GB)
Salary: C. £13,000 Per Annum
Posted: 18 Oct 2019
Closes: 01 Nov 2019
Ref: A024129
Position/Level: Board
Responsibilities: Accounting, Analyst, Finance, Strategy
Sector: Healthcare
Contract Type: Part-time
Language: English

As one of the largest and best performing community health providers in the NHS, Kent Community NHS Foundation Trust serves approximately 2 million people across Kent, East Sussex and London. The opportunity for a new Non-Executive Director to join the Board is a highly attractive one. We are at a very exciting stage in our development and are looking for high calibre candidates who can make a real impact to our organisation and reflect our We CARE Values: Compassionate, Aspirational, Responsive, and Excellent., alongside a genuine commitment to patients, the promotion of excellent health care services, and partnership working.

You will bring a demonstrable track record of success within financial, accountancy or banking settings, and an understanding of how to work effectively in large complex organisations. A recognised financial qualification in accountancy or banking is essential. The successful candidate will Chair the Board’s Finance Committee that guides our long term investment and financial strategy.

We value and promote diversity and are particularly keen to attract candidates who might bring diverse perspectives and inclusive characteristics. We welcome expressions of interest from the widest possible range of backgrounds particularly those who are underrepresented at Board level in the NHS.

These are exceptional opportunities to apply your talent and expertise to make a positive difference to the large and dispersed population served by the Trust. If you feel you have the skills to make a difference, and your values and ambitions match ours then our retained advisors Harvey Nash would love to hear from you.

For a confidential discussion on the role please contact Simon Green, Director, or Johnny Townson, Principal Researcher, on +44(0)20 7333 1429.

Oct 182019

Chair - The Cabinet Office

Recruiter: The Cabinet Office
Location: Nationwide
Salary: A non-pensionable honorarium of £8,000 is payable
Posted: 16 Oct 2019
Closes: 27 Oct 2019
Job Function: Chair
Industry: Public

The Chair leads the Committee to act independently to advise Government and former Ministers on its decisions under the Rules. Applications are assessed case-by-case on their individual merits. This is a high profile Committee, which attracts considerable public and media interest.

The Committee is supported by a Secretariat, which currently consists of 3 team members and sits within the Civil Service Commission, to remain independent of its sponsoring department – the Cabinet Office.

The Chair is appointed by the Prime Minister for a five year non-renewable term.

Legitimate expenses, including travel and subsistence costs, will be paid.

In addition, all members of the Committee must:

  • ensure they understand their duties, rights and responsibilities, and that they are familiar with the function and role of ACOBA and any relevant statements of government policy. New Committee members will be briefed on these issues by the Secretariat;
  • ensure they act in accordance with the Code of Practice for members and the Seven Principles of Public Life;
  • comply with any rules set by the Committee regarding remuneration and allowances, the reimbursement of expenses and the acceptance of gifts and hospitality; and
  • not misuse information gained in the course of their public service for personal gain or for political purpose, nor seek to use the role of public service to promote their private interests or those of closely connected persons, firms, businesses or other organisations.

Person Specification

All candidates must demonstrate, in their CV and supporting letter, how they meet the following criteria, through their knowledge, skills and experience.

Due to the nature and high profile of ACoBA, the work and decisions often attract considerable public and media interest. The candidate should therefore be someone of outstanding integrity and be open to considering how the role and purpose of ACoBA could be reviewed and clarified to assure the public they can have full confidence in appropriate challenges and decisions.

Essential criteria

We are seeking to recruit an experienced non-executive Committee member who can demonstrate competencies in the following areas:

  • Ability to lead a diverse team of influential people, and a personal style that demonstrates authority and inspires trust and confidence;
  • Excellent judgment, together with the ability to command the confidence of Parliament and the public, and
  • Ministers, civil servants and other Crown servants subject to the Business Appointment Rules;
  • Ability to analyse complex information from a range of sources, identify key issues and make objective and balanced decisions on complex issues.
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral);
  • Experience of acting with autonomy and resilience in the face of external pressures; and
  • Personal integrity and strength of character.

Desirable criteria

  • Experience of dealing with conflicts of interest

Additional Information

For this post, a person cannot be appointed as a Committee Member if he or she is employed in the civil service of the state, has unspent criminal convictions, is subject to bankruptcy, or disqualification as a company director. There must be no employment restrictions, or limit on your permitted stay in the UK.

How to Apply

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

  • A Curriculum Vitae with your education, professional qualifications and full employment history
  • An accompanying Supporting Letter (maximum 2 A4 pages) – setting out your suitability for the role and how you meet the essential and desirable skills set out in the person specification – please ensure your full name is clearly noted at the top of your letter.
  • Equal opportunities monitoring form – this form will not be disclosed to the panel involved in assessing your application.
  • Political activity form
  • Conflicts of interest declaration
  • Details of any public appointments currently held
  • Names and contact details of two referees who may be contacted if you are shortlisted for interview
  • Disability Confident – Offering an interview to disabled people declaration (if applicable)
    Sections 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 are enclosed in a separate Monitoring Forms document.

Please send all the above required application documents to: ACOBArecruitment@cabinetoffice.gov.uk

If you are unable to email your application, you can send it in the post to:

Propriety and Ethics Team
Room 208
Cabinet Office
70 Whitehall/1 Horse Guards Road
London SW1A 2HQ

Please note that applications may be passed, in confidence, to the Commissioner for Public Appointments (CPA) and the Commissioner’s auditors for the purposes of complaints investigation and audit (4.4 of the Governments Govern


This post is regulated by The Commissioner for Public Appointments

Oct 172019

Independent Non-Executive Director - England Boxing

Recruiter: England Boxing
Location: Sheffield
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 15 Oct 2019
Closes: 29 Oct 2019
Sector: Media, New Media & Creative
Contract Type: Permanent
Hours: Full Time

England Boxing is the national governing body for amateur boxing. It represents more than 17,500 members across over 900 affiliated clubs and is committed to maximising the potential of the sport. The England Boxing Ltd Board of Directors is made up of 12 Directors; 7 boxing and 5 independents, which includes the chair.

The organisation is going through rapid change and the sport is experiencing growth in both competitive and recreational boxing. The strategy's Vision is "Inspiring and transforming lives through boxing" and aims to do this in the following ways;

  • Stronger Clubs.
  • An Inclusive Sport.
  • A Strong NGB
  • Unlocking Potential:
  • Driving Profile and Income:
  • Investing in the Boxing Community

The Role

The Directors are ultimately responsible for the performance of England Boxing and monitor the performance of the Chief Executive in achieving England Boxing's strategy and objectives. Principal accountabilities include:

  • To provide a creative contribution to the operation of England Boxing by offering oversight, objective criticism and an independent view, removed from the day to day running of the organisation.
  • To provide significant strategic input, advice and support into driving commercial and sponsorship growth through new and existing revenue streams to reduce the reliance on central funding.
  • To chair the Commercial sub-committee.
  • To provide constructive challenge to the Executive Leadership Team in relation to execution of the strategic plan, policy development and corporate governance

The Person

The successful Candidate will help shape the future of the sport by offering strategic advice to the Chair and Chief Executive.

Applications are invited from Candidates who demonstrate the following:

  • Significant business experience supported by strong track record of achievement particularly with regards to driving marketing and communications strategies to enhance the positioning of the organisation, increase the brand awareness and ultimately growth of the governing body.
  • A strong understanding of social media, the emerging trends in this space and how best to effectively use such channels for marketing, communication and engagement purposes.
  • Strategic thinker, able to analyse complex information, demonstrate clear analytical intellect and add significant value to evidence-based decision making.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills, able to liaise effectively with a wide range of stakeholders and audiences.
  • The ability to bring an external perspective to challenge the business.
  • Articulate and able to network effectively, particularly at senior levels, within the sport, with funding partners, clubs, members and the public.
  • An understanding of the UK publicly funded sporting landscape would be advantageous.

Additional Information

The appointment will be for a period of 4 years with the opportunity for this to be extended by mutual agreement for a further term of 4 years. The Board normally meets 6 times a year most often in London. England Boxing is committed to the Sports England governance code and specifically the commitment to diversity.

This is a voluntary role with reasonable expenses reimbursed.

To apply

Application and Selection Process

To apply candidates should complete the following:

  • a covering letter highlighting your motivation for the post and relevant experience;
  • an up to date curriculum vitae;

Completed applications should be sent via email to kit.taylor@psdgroup.com

England Boxing is committed to the Sports England governance code and specifically the commitment to
diversity, publicly stated on our website as follows;

“That it shall recruit and engage people with appropriate diversity, independence, skills, experience and knowledge to take effective decisions that further the organisation’s goals."

Oct 142019

Non-Executive Director - Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM)

Director's Fee £28,000 - Time commitment: up to 30 days per year
Greater Manchester (GB)

The organisation

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) has responsibility for the delivery of Greater Manchester Combined Authority’s (GMCA) transport policies and priorities across the city-region. An effective transport network is an essential catalyst to realising the potential of Greater Manchester. TfGM is the organisation responsible for ensuring the right transport connections are in place to support the economy and communities of the city-region.

TfGM is an employer of choice across Greater Manchester, their 900+ strong team is diverse and industry leading. From project managers and bus station attendants to designers, apprentices and accountants, together they keep the city-region moving and growing. With safety at their core, they ensure passengers can complete in excess of 5.6 million journeys each day.

Alongside leading day to day operations, TfGM and their partners are responsible for delivering a wide and complex range of transport services and infrastructure on behalf of the GMCA, and manage a c£1.8 billion asset portfolio. TfGM is leading on a number of large, complex ‘change programmes’ including the development of an Assessment in relation to Bus Reform for Greater Manchester; and the development of the Clean Air Plan on behalf of the 10 Local Authorities.

The Role

The TfGM Board currently comprises three Executive Directors and three Non-Executive Directors. With ambitious plans for the future, recent strong performance and positive results, TfGM is looking to strengthen the composition of their Board with the appointment of an additional Non-Executive Director.

The role of the newly appointed NED is to contribute independent perspectives, working with the rest of the Board to provide strategic direction and leadership on organisation wide issues, overseeing TfGM’s future direction and delivery of their wider strategies.

The role includes supporting TfGM’s Executive through providing advice and constructive challenge, encouraging a culture of innovation and a strong sense of accountability.

The Candidate

Suitable candidates will hold strong experience of working effectively at Board level, or will have previous experience as a Non-Executive Director, Trustee, or similar. Consideration will be given to Executive level candidates looking for their first NED position from relevant sector backgrounds.

Key attributes include:

  • A proven ability to influence and shape strategy and make informed strategic decisions of major importance
  • A highly credible ambassador with strong personal reputation amongst relevant peers at the most senior level
  • A strong leader, able to challenge constructively, engaging both internal and external stakeholders
  • Board-level experience within a business or organisation of similar size or complexity

Prospective candidates will demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of one or more of the following:

  • Transport operations
  • Engineering or other technical fields
  • Operating in an international setting
  • IT / digital transformation

Please apply with your CV and current salary details, quoting reference number IDBB6268. You can also email Korinna Sjoholm at ks@warrenpartners.co.uk or alternatively telephone +44 (0) 845 261 0600.

All third party and direct applications will be forwarded to our recruitment partner, Warren Partners.

Oct 132019

Members - Public Health Scotland

Reference: 1708
Remuneration: £8,416 per annum
Location: Edinburgh, and to other locations throughout Scotland
Closing date: 01 November 2019 at midnight

Public Health Scotland – Appointment of Non-Executive Board Members

The public health landscape in Scotland is changing. Applications are invited from individuals who want to be part of that important change, with an interest in public service and who are committed to improving and protecting the health of the people of Scotland.

Public Health Scotland

The overall aim of Public Health Scotland will be to increase healthy life expectancy and to reduce health inequality in Scotland. Our vision for public health reform is ‘a Scotland where everybody thrives'.

Public Health Scotland will employ around 1100 staff and is expected to have a net operating budget of around £60m. Through its efforts, our ambition is:

  • For Scotland to be a world leader in improving and protecting the public's health and wellbeing, using knowledge, data and intelligence in more innovative ways.
  • To create a culture for health in Scotland, with an economic, social and physical environment which drives, enables and sustains healthy behaviours, and where individuals take ownership of their health.

This represents a new and ambitious partnership between the Scottish Government and Local Government, with the Board of Public Health Scotland being jointly accountable to Scottish Ministers and the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA).

We are seeking to recruit capable and committed individuals who will bring different perspectives and views to inform the vision and work of Public Health Scotland.
We are looking for up to seven individuals to join the new Board who will bring different skills, experience and strong commitment to help shape the body's future strategic direction.

About NHS Scotland

NHS Scotland's values will be at the heart of everything that Public Health Scotland will do. These values, as outlined in the Everyone Matters: 2020 Workforce Vision, are:

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

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.
In addition to these values, all Board members will need to have some general skills which will enable them to make a contribution to the work of the Board. These are:

  • Communication;
  • Working cooperatively and collaboratively;
  • Ability to question and challenge constructively;
  • Longer term planning/seeing the ‘bigger picture';
  • Ability to analyse, reflect on impact and review complex issues.

The Board also needs people who bring some very specific skills/experience to the Board and these will take priority during the appointment process. You must be able to demonstrate one of the following:

  • A track record of financial oversight in a complex organisation with the capacity to Chair the Audit Committee, preferably with a financial qualification.
  • Experience of governance of an organisation in the private, public or third sector.
  • Experience of working in partnership and collaboration with a range of organisations and/or groups.
  • Experience of influencing organisational change.
  • The ability to reflect critically on your experience of health inequalities in order to inform solutions.

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 be open to learning.

The Scottish Ministers particularly welcome applications from people with protected characteristics that are not fully reflected 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 Public Health Scotland and its new 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 one day per week. Please note that initially you may be asked to attend at a greater frequency to support the establishment of the new body in partnership with the Chief Executive, Chair and other Board Members. Once the Board is established, your time commitment 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: The Board will most likely be based in Edinburgh, but Board meetings may be held elsewhere across Scotland
  • Interviews: It is expected that interviews will be held on 16th, 20th (am), 22nd, 23rd, 27th (am) and 30th of January in Edinburgh.
  • Further information: If you would like to find out more about the role, the process or the Public Health Reform Programme, please contact Derek Grieve, Head of Health Protection Division at the Scottish Government, on 0131 244 0268, email at Derek.Grieve@gov.scot; or John Wood, Chief Officer for Health and Social Care at COSLA, on 0131 474 9315, email johnw@cosla.gov.uk.

Completed applications must be received on or before Friday 1st November 2019.

It is the intention of the Scottish Ministers that appointments to Public Health Scotland will be regulated by the Ethical Standards Commissioner. More information on the regulated status of these appointments is available in the application pack.

Appointed on merit; committed to diversity and equality.

Application Information

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

Apply for this Vacancy

Additional Information

Oct 132019

Members - Careers Choices Gyrfa (CCDG) Trading as Careers Wales

Body: Careers Choices Gyrfa (CCDG) Trading as Careers Wales
Appointing Department: Welsh Government
Sector: Education
Location: CCDG meetings, which are held quarterly, will predominantly take place at venues throughout Wales and the expectation is that Board members will engage with their duties on a Pan Wales basis.
Number of Vacancies: 5
Remuneration: Board Members of CCDG are not employees of the company or Welsh Government and currently serve in a voluntary, unpaid capacity. Travel and subsistence expenses you incur in attending CCDG meetings or on visits on behalf of CCDG will be reimbursed by CCDG itself at the rate currently applying to members of Government Committees. Claims for reimbursement should be made to the CCDG Secretariat. Childcare and other dependent expenses may be paid, on production of receipts, for additional costs incurred as a direct consequence of duties performed in the capacity of your work for CCDG. Chairs of the three committees also receive a daily payment.
Time Requirements: 10 days per year

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched: 09/10/2019
  • Closed for Applications: 03/11/2019 at 16:00
  • Panel Sift: TBC
  • Final Interview Date: TBC
  • Announcement: TBC

Assessment Panel

  • Andrew Clark - Panel Chair - Deputy Director of Further Education and Apprenticeships Division, Welsh Government • Departmental Official
  • Dr Debra Williams - Chair, CCDG Board • Representative of Organisation
  • Miss Sam Evans - Head of Careers Policy, Welsh Government • Departmental Official
  • James Russell - Acting Director of Operations, Skills Development Scotland, • Independent Member

Vacancy Description

A CCDG Board Member will:

  • Play an active role in delivering the CCDG’s remit and ensuring CCDG will achieve maximum impact. This will include sharing their expertise in what works, challenging the status quo and suggesting solutions;
  • Ensure compliance with relevant procurement rules, both in relation to the Welsh Government funding of CCDG (as wholly owned Welsh Government subsidiary and Teckal company) and CCDG expenditure as a contracting authority subject to the procurement rules;
  • Attend Board meetings regularly and prepare thoroughly for those meetings;
  • Be prepared to serve on sub committees;
  • Provide leadership to CCDG management and staff in implementing the Careers Wales Strategic Vision, Changing Lives – A Vision for Careers Wales;
  • Actively provide, and balance, both challenge and support to CCDG management and staff in their work;
  • Represent CCDG at public functions;
  • Promote the profile of CCDG; and
  • Facilitate contact with CCDG’s stakeholders and actively promote equality and diversity with communities and respective stakeholders
  • Understand and subscribe to the commitments of a public role, as defined in Nolan’s Seven Principles of Public Life

Person Specification

CCDG is seeking five new board members (Welsh desirable) with a range of expertise, across a broad range of economic sectors, professions and social groups.

We would also welcome applications from individuals with skills in one the following areas;

  • Legal
  • Education
  • Corporate governance
  • Procurement and tendering
  • Corporate or Business Management
  • Employer representation
  • Entrepreneurship

Essential Criteria

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:

  • An ability to constructively challenge
  • A proven track record in building relationships with a range of stakeholders
  • Knowledge and understanding of learning and work issues at community, local and regional or national levels
  • An understanding of communities in Wales and a commitment to promoting equality and diversity.
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to clearly and succinctly explain complex issues, while demonstrating respect for the views of others
  • Sound judgement, sensitivity and political awareness
  • An understanding of public life and the principles of good governance

Candidates shortlisted for interview will be required to expand on how they meet the criteria above using examples and evidence.

Welsh Language

Welsh Language skills are desirable for each of the five posts. Although Welsh language skills are not essential all candidates should demonstrate an awareness of the importance of the Welsh language in a bilingual Wales with an appreciation of the Welsh Government’s policies and strategies for the language.

CCDG currently provides its services bilingually and will play a clear role in the promotion and integration of support and advice regarding the Welsh language and Welsh language skills in its operations and delivery of advisory services.

Additional Information


For further information regarding the selection process, please contact:

Public Appointments, Public Bodies Unit
Tel: 03000 255454
Email: publicappointments@gov.wales

For further information regarding the role of the CCDG Board and the role of Members please contact: Emma Hughes, Careers Policy Manager, Careers policy:

Tel: 0300 625 640
Email: Emma.Hughes2@gov.wales

If you need any further assistance in applying for this role, please contact the Public Appointments Unit on publicappointments@gov.wales.

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

How to Apply

To apply for this role, click on the ‘Apply’ button on the Welsh Government online 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.

This post is regulated by The Commissioner for Public Appointments

Oct 102019

Non-Executive Directors - Dorset County Hospital Trust

Recruiter: Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (DCHFT)
Location: Dorchester, Dorset
Salary: £13,283
Posted: 04 Oct 2019
Closes: 31 Oct 2019
Job Function: Non Executive Director
Industry: Health, Public

Join us on our journey from Good to Outstanding

Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is the main provider of acute hospital care to the largely rural communities of North and West Dorset, Weymouth and Portland. We are a high-performing Trust, providing services in GP surgeries, schools, residential homes, people’s own homes, Dorset County Hospital and five community hospitals, by a dedicated workforce of 3,000 employees.

Following its last inspection towards the end of 2018, the Trust was rated as ‘Good’ overall and ‘Good’ for well led with extremely positive observations relating to leadership culture, governance and strong financial management.

Dorset County Hospital is also a partner in Dorset’s integrated care system, known locally as “Our Dorset”. This has evolved from years of partnership working to improve services. As well as our Trust, the partnership includes:

  • Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Poole Hospital, the Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals, Dorset Health University Foundation Trust, South Western Ambulance Service.
  • Bournemouth, Poole & Christchurch Council and Dorset Council.

As the NHS undergoes unprecedented change and has published its vision for the future in the NHS Long Term Plan, Our Dorset is further developing its vision to improve the health and wellbeing of our communities. Dorset County Hospital has a key role to play in this vision, seeking innovative ways to ensure the continued provision of safe and sustainable services. By changing how we work with our partners, we will ensure that these services are provided at the right time and in the right place for patients, making the most of the skills and expertise of our staff.

At this time of huge opportunity and challenge, the Trust is looking to appoint two new Non-Executive Directors, one of whom will have a financial background and will Chair the Trust’s Finance and Performance Committee. We are seeking experienced and talented individuals who will add value to our strong, vibrant, ambitious and forward-thinking Board.

As a Non-Executive Director, you will:

  • Work with fellow directors to set the Trust’s strategic aims, providing advice and challenge to ensure the standards of good governance are upheld;
  • Provide independent judgement and advice, working with colleagues to provide inspiring leadership within a framework, which enables risks to be assessed and managed whilst upholding the highest standards of probity;
  • As a Board member, be collectively responsible for developing, monitoring and delivering the performance of the Trust, ensuring that excellence remains at its core;
  • Act as an ambassador for the Trust, promoting its values, engaging with a wide range of stakeholders.

What we are looking for:

If you share our vision and passion for delivering high-quality services that are fit for future generations, this is the opportunity for you to make a difference to healthcare in Dorset, supporting us to take the Trust from ‘Good’ to ‘Outstanding’.

  • You will ideally have experience as a Director within a complex organisation.
  • You will have a track record of successfully leading organisation change through partnering, collaboration and leadership.
  • You will be a skilled ambassador offering exceptional communication and strategic influencing skills that deliver results and constructively challenge Board decision making from a neutral and independent perspective.
  • You may have experience of local government or IM&T, or finance in the public or private sector with the highest standards of personal propriety in relation to governance, accountability, risk and financial management.

This role is for a 3-year fixed-term contract, working approximately 20 hours per month (to be worked flexibly).

To apply, please visit our website.

Closing date: 31st October 2019.

Telephone/Skype interviews: between 1st - 8th November 2019 to suit candidate availability.

Formal interviews: 6th December 2019.

We are a Trust that celebrates diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We would welcome applications from people in groups which are under-represented at Board level.

Oct 092019

Chair - Mid and South Essex University Hospitals Group

Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust, Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust want to transform care for patients across Mid and South Essex. This is an exciting time for our group of hospitals.

Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust, Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust want to transform care for patients across Mid and South Essex. This is an exciting time for our group of hospitals as we progress towards a formal merger to create a new, single organisation in 2020 which will deliver patient care and experience across our sites.

The new organisation will operate from the 3 current sites, employ c14,000 staff and generate turnover in excess of c£945m. We have the opportunity to define and implement new clinical service models, whilst transforming our corporate and clinical support services for the benefit of patients. In pursuit of this goal, the Council of Governors seeks to appoint a new Chair who will lead on the integration of the three current hospitals to deliver sector leading, accessible and efficient patient focused services.

Subsequent to your appointment as Chair, the Council of Governors aim to appoint a new Shadow Board that will be operational from January 2020, with a view to the new organisation being fully constituted by April 2020. This will be a demanding, complex and challenging role requiring a highly motivated, influential individual offering the requisite drive, vigour and focus to successfully develop and lead the successful implementation of a range of clinical, financial and risk management strategies.

A key aspect of your work will be to ensure that the new organisation continues to play a pivotal role in the wider system and STP development as you lead the new organisation’s development whilst shaping service integration to the benefit of local patients and communities. This will be achieved through designing and delivering innovative early intervention services to help keep patients at home, whilst forming new clinical service pathways and expertise to support the right interventions at the right time – every time. In this role you will:

  • Provide visible, values-based leadership in developing a healthy, well led, dynamic and inclusive culture for the new organisation, modelling this through your own and the Board’s behaviour and decision-making processes.
  • Lead the Board in developing its new vision, strategy and clear objectives which sets the direction and delivers clear organisational purpose and performance to exceed statutory and local standards.
  • Ensure the Board understands its own accountability for governing the organisation through its board committees that support accountability and are properly constituted.
  • Be the organisation’s ambassador, building strong partnerships with patients and public, all staff, key partners and regulators.
  • Ensure the Board and the organisation observe the Secretary of State’s policies and priorities, including the personal behaviours, values, technical competence and business practices.
  • Drive the Trust’s pursuit of excellence and innovation, maximising the potential of future opportunities to advance clinical and medical services, whilst positioning the Trust amongst other sector leading university hospitals to position it as an employer of choice.

We are particularly keen to talk to candidates offering substantial board level leadership and organisational transformation experience. This will have been gained through a varied executive career in a similarly large and complex organisation in either the public or private sectors, combined with sound experience of serving as a non executive or chair of a NHS organisation, ideally within the acute sector.

We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds who can apply their experience from different sectors, as well as from the health service, to this demanding role.

For further information, details on how to apply and eligibility criteria, please visit www.veredus.co.uk using reference 931299 and read the information pack, or for an informal discussion, please contact our retained consultant, Simon Potts on 07889 736 071 E simon.potts@veredus.co.uk or, Reece D’Alanno on 07711 779022 E Reece.D’Alanno@veredus.co.uk

Closing date is 14 October 2019.

Interviews to be held w/c 4 or w/c 11 November 2019.