Feb 212019
 

Members - Creative Scotland

Reference: 1612
Remuneration: Non-Remunerated
Location: Edinburgh and Glasgow
Closing date: 15 March 2019 at midday

Creative Scotland is the public body that supports the arts, screen and creative industries across all parts of Scotland on behalf of everyone who lives, works, studies or visits here. The organisation distributes funding from the Scottish Government and the National Lottery with an annual budget of over £90m and a staff team of more than 120 people.

The Scottish Government is seeking to appoint Board members to help Creative Scotland in the delivery of the ambitions set out in its 10 Year Plan, Unlocking Potential, Embracing Ambition, to the benefit of the arts and culture and to the people of Scotland as a whole. The Board comprises up to 14 members, led by the Chair, Robert Wilson.

We are seeking to appoint up to 4 people with significant art form and cultural sector knowledge and experience to join the Board and to work effectively with the Chair, the rest of the Board, the Acting Chief Executive Iain Munro, the leadership team and the team of dedicated, committed and experienced staff.

The Board members will play a key role in making strategic decisions on the delivery of Creative Scotland's statutory functions, overseeing its effective governance, financial accountability and its delivery of value as a public body, in line with Scottish Government and Ministerial priorities.

These are high profile positions in Scottish public life and they offer an opportunity to make a significant and positive difference to Scotland's creative life, society and economy. We encourage applications from individuals who feel they have the knowledge, experience, energy and commitment to successfully fulfil the demands of these roles.

You must be able to demonstrate the following personal qualities, skills and experience:

  • Art form knowledge and experience;
  • Challenging the views of others in a constructive and supportive way
  • Seeing the ‘bigger picture'
  • Communicating effectively
  • Knowledge/understanding of equalities

The selection panel invites applications from people with a knowledge and understanding of the wider cultural sector, awareness of the current issues it faces, and evidence of decision-making in this field.

As a Lottery distributor and public funder, Creative Scotland is committed to addressing diversity, as outlined in our Equalities, Diversity and Mainstreaming Report 2017.

We are keen to attract applicants from under-represented groups, and who understand the barriers to entry and progression through lived experience. Full details of the criteria to be met for the position are contained in the person specification, which forms part of the application pack.

Applications are invited from a wide range of people across Scotland, who have an interest in public service and are committed to the work of Creative Scotland. Scottish Ministers welcome applications from groups currently under-represented on Scotland's public bodies, such as women, disabled people, ethnic minorities and people aged under 50.

  • Remuneration: All reasonable receipted expenses required in helping you carry out your duties effectively will be reimbursed, including carer expenses such as childcare. Members' appointments for Creative Scotland are however non-remunerated and the appointment is not pensionable.
  • Time commitment: At present the anticipated time commitment for Board members is 1 day per monthon Board business, including preparation for meetings and attending events, though members are welcome to spend as much additional time as they wish on Board business. There will also be periods when pressure of business will require additional time.
  • Appointment details: Scottish Ministers determine the length of appointments for Board appointments. Appointments are normally for a four year term, with the possibility of re-appointment up to a maximum combined length of eight years.
  • Location: We are seeking applications primarily, but not solely, from people who are ordinarily based in UK/Scotland. Creative Scotland has offices in Edinburgh and Glasgow. Its headquarters are located in Edinburgh. Board meetings alternate between Edinburgh and Glasgow with occasional meetings held in locations across Scotland. If attendance at meetings in person is not possible, it may be possible to take part using Skype, video conferencing or by telephone on an exceptional basis.

The closing date for applications is: Friday 15 March at midday.

Full details of the criteria to be met for the position are contained in the person specification, which forms part of the application information pack.

Appointments are made on merit, alongside a commitment 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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Feb 212019
 

Chair and Non-Executive Directors - University Hospitals of Derby and Burton

Job Reference: TYDX11 (Chair), TYDX12 (Clinical NED), TYDXI3 (Finance NED)
Closing Date: Tuesday 12 Mar 2019

We are looking for an exceptional leader to chair University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust (UHDB) as well as two Non-Executive Directors.

This a particularly exciting time to join UHDB – having merged two single organisations from Derby and Burton – Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, in July 2018. We are now one of the largest NHS Trusts in the country, with over 12,000 staff across five hospitals. Our vision is to be one of the best hospitals in the country and significantly contribute to the population we serve, not simply in terms of our specialist health and well-being services, but also as one of the largest employers in the region and as an emerging leader in healthcare research, education and innovation. The Chairman and Non-Executive Directors must be able to continue the integration of UHDB – particularly to support our staff – working across all sites. The Board of Directors and the Council of Governors will work in partnership to achieve these important goals, building on rising staff engagement, strong clinical leadership and increasingly important relationships with many partners cross Derbyshire and Staffordshire, as well as nationally.

The successful Chair candidate will have substantial leadership experience, ideally gained within organisations of significant size and complexity in the public, private or voluntary sectors. The Chair will have an enabling and collaborative style with first class chairing skills, building respect at all levels of the organisation through their highly developed interpersonal and communication skills. The ability to influence and persuade at the most senior levels in private and public sector contexts and to forge strong partnerships will be important. The Chair will provide credible support and challenge to the Trust and have experience of building strong alliances with a wide and diverse range of stakeholders.

We are also looking for a qualified accountant to serve on the board as a Finance Non-Executive. This new Non-executive Director will bring the confident strategic corporate and financial insight that could only be gained through having served at board level in a complex and highly regulated consumer facing organisation. It is likely that the successful candidate will have non-executive or trustee experience as well.

We are also looking to appoint our new medical Non-Executive. This individual will most likely have worked at executive board level and will bring experience of governance and seniority of view to provide guidance on clinical development to the wider board, with the ability to challenge and support the Trust’s executive clinical leaders. This individual will be a doctor who might have developed experience in acute care or community health services. Evidence of system-wide understanding of healthcare would be beneficial.

Across all appointments, a commitment to UHDB’s values and to the needs of patients, staff and the local and national communities served by the Trust is essential. The time commitment for the Chair is approximately 3 days per week, remunerated at £50,000. The time commitment for both Non-Executive roles is 4-6 days per month, and the remuneration is set at £13,500 per annum plus additional (£1,500) fee for Committee Chair and expenses.

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust on these appointments. For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit www.saxbam.com/appointments . If applying for the Chair role, please use code TYDXI1, if applying for the Clinical NED use code TYDXI2, and if applying for the Finance NED use code TYDXI3. Alternatively telephone +44 (0)20 7227 0880 (during office hours). Applications should be received by noon on 12th March 2019.

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Feb 182019
 

Non-executive Director - Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust

We are recruiting a Non-executive Director to chair the Audit Committee for Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust. This is an exceptional opportunity to share your talents and expertise to make a positive difference to the lives of people in your community.

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Essential criteria

You will need to have a genuine commitment to patients and the promotion of excellent health care services. You will have senior level finance experience gained within in a large and complex organisation, preferably with a financial qualification.

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

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

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

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

Applicants should ideally live in West Kent or have strong connections with the area.

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

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

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

Application documents

  • Information pack (S1935) PDF, 336.2 KB
    This is a comprehensive information pack for candidates, which explains the requirements to undertake the role, as well as details of how to apply and information about the trust.
  • Monitoring form (S1935) DOCX, 199.8 KB
    We like to monitor information to establish who applies for our roles and to ensure no group is treated unfairly. Your answers will be treated confidentially and will not be shared with the selection panel unless explicitly stated.

Key dates

  • Closing date for receipt of applications 4 March 2019 at 11am
  • Interview date 25 March 2019
  • Proposed start date As soon as available

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

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

Find out more

  • We strongly recommend an informal and confidential discussion with David Highton, the Chair of the Trust Board (although Mr Highton will only be available for such a discussion on 1 March 2019). Please contact Kevin Rowan, Trust Secretary, on 01622 228 698 or via kevinrowan@nhs.net. Mr Rowan is also available to respond to any practical queries about the role.
  • NHS Improvement – for general enquiries contact Miriam Walker on 0300 123 2059 or by emailing miriam.walker@nhs.net

Feb 182019
 

Non-executive Director - Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust

We are recruiting a Non-executive Director to chair the Audit and Assurance Committee for Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust. This is an exceptional opportunity to share your talents and expertise to make a positive difference to the lives of people in your community.

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Essential criteria

You will need to have a genuine commitment to patients and the promotion of excellent health care services. You will have recent, relevant senior level finance experience in a large and complex organisation with the capacity to Chair the Audit Committee. The successful candidate must also have a financial qualification.

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

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

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

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

Applicants should live in or have strong connections with Devon or its surrounding counties.

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

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

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

Application documents’

  • Information Pack (S1837) PDF, 261.3 KB
    This is a comprehensive information pack for candidates, which explains the requirements to undertake the role, as well as details of how to apply and information about the trust.
  • Monitoring form (S1837) DOCX, 198.2 KB
    We like to monitor information to establish who applies for our roles and to ensure no group is treated unfairly. Your answers will be treated confidentially and will not be shared with the selection panel unless explicitly stated.

Key dates

  • Closing date for receipt of applications: 5 March 2019 at 11am
  • Interview date 20 March 2019
  • Proposed start date 1 April 2019

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

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

Find out more

  • The Trust – we strongly recommend an informal and confidential discussion with James Brent the Chair of the Trust, please contact Geraldine Garnett-Frizelle on 01271 311830
  • NHS Improvement – for general enquiries contact Miriam Walker on 0300 123 2059 or by emailing miriam.walker@nhs.net

Feb 162019
 

Chair - IMEG, Independent Medical Expert Group (MoD)

Body: Independent Medical Expert Group
Appointing Department: Ministry of Defence
Sectors: Defence, Health
Location: Meetings are usually held at Ministry of Defence offices in London with some UK travel
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: Reasonable travel and subsistence expenses will be reimbursed.
Time Requirements: Approximately 10 days per year

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched: 14/02/2019
  • Closed for Applications: 10/03/2019 at 12:00
  • Panel Sift: TBC
  • Final Interview Date: 11/06/2019
  • Announcement: TBC

Vacancy Description

The Independent Medical Expert Group’s (IMEG) role is to provide independent evidence-based advice to Minister (Defence Personnel and Veterans) on the medical and scientific aspects of the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS) and related matters so that AFCS policy and individual decision-making reflects contemporary medical understanding on causation and progress of disorders. IMEG has no role in individual decision-making. The Chair is responsible for the operation of the Group and must:

  • engage fully in collective consideration of the issues, taking account of the full range of relevant factors, including any guidance issued by the sponsor department or the responsible minister;
  • ensure that the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information (including prompt responses to public requests for information) is adhered to;
  • respond appropriately to complaints, if necessary, with reference to the sponsor department; and ensure that the Group does not exceed its powers or functions.

Person Specification

For this role, the successful candidate should meet the following essential criteria:

  • be a medically qualified senior consultant of at least five years standing in one of the relevant specialities (trauma, orthopaedics, neurology, audio vestibular/audiological medicine, occupational medicine, mental health, epidemiology, rehabilitation), and be completely independent of the Ministry of Defence (MOD), having not previously worked either in the Department or been a member of the Armed Forces.
  • have experience working collaboratively on high level committees or at board level;
  • demonstrate excellent communication skills and team-work; and
  • be a British citizen.

For this role, we are also looking for candidates who meet the following desirable criteria:

  • have an interest in occupational medicine, disability analysis and personal injury compensation; and
  • show skills in analysis, interpretation of evidence, discussion and reaching reasoned conclusions across a range of complex scientific and medical data, with reports accepted for publication in the leading peer-reviewed scientific and medical literature, and experience in writing scientific reports and giving presentations; have experience working on an advisory body.

Additional Information

The appointment will be for a period of three years starting 1 August 2019

The Advisory Assessment Panel Members are:

Chair – Commodore Jim MacLeod – Acting ACDS Pers Cap.

Departmental Member – Dr Anne Braidwood – CDP Medical Advisor

Independent Member – Professor David Delpy

None of the panel have any notified political affiliations.

How to Apply

Please complete the attached Expression of Interest, an accompanying Support letter and Diversity Information Forms and send a copy of each along with your most recent CV to DBSCivPers-ResNONSTDAPPTS@mod.uk quoting reference 16730 .

Attachments

This post is regulated by The Commissioner for Public Appointments

Feb 162019
 

Non-Executive Directors - The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King's Lynn, NHS Foundation Trust

There is a vacancy for a Non-executive director at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King's Lynn, NHS Foundation Trust. This is an exceptional opportunity to share your talents and expertise to make a positive difference to the lives of people in your community.

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King’s Lynn, NHS Foundation Trust is a district general hospital providing services to West Norfolk and parts of Breckland, North East Cambridgeshire, North Norfolk and South Lincolnshire. The Trust is relatively small and is like many hospitals, challenged; however, we are proud to receive the support of the community we serve and numerous accolades for our services. As examples, we have been recognised for the excellence of our stroke services, for innovation and for the quality of some of our recent ‘estate’ refurbishments.

We provide a comprehensive range of specialist, acute, obstetric and community-based services. We also have established clinical network relationships with our tertiary neighbours, including with The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, NHS Foundation Trust and Cambridge University Hospitals, NHS Foundation Trust.

The geographical area served by the Trust is largely rural / coastal and covers the towns of King’s Lynn, Wisbech, Hunstanton, Downham Market and Swaffham, as well as numerous villages and hamlets, across an area of more than 750 square miles. The population of this area is approximately 250,000. The royal Sandringham Estate is situated just eight miles from the hospital.

The ideal candidate will have a background and experience that will allow him/her to make a positive contribution to the Board. Candidates could come from a range of backgrounds but will ideally have gained senior experience in an organisation of a similar scale and/or complexity and will be able to engage effectively with a wide cross-section of people in and outside the organisation.

We are currently seeking to appoint two Non-Executive Directors to join our Board. Both successful candidates will have experience of working at a very senior level in a complex ‘customer-service’ driven organisation, whether public or private, and will therefore have a broad understanding of:

  • Quality service provision
  • Finance and efficiency
  • Corporate governance
  • Leadership
  • Strategy
  • Organisational Development
  • Communications
  • Transformation

We are looking for Non-Executive Directors who are, within the context of a constrained financial position, able to bring relevant transferable experience, insight, expertise and challenge. You will have the skills, experience and knowledge to support the Board in ensuring that the Trust delivers care that is safe, effective, sustainable and provides patients with the most positive experience possible.

If you would like to know more about the role or the process for selection and appointment, please contact Trust Secretary, Gill Rejzl on 01553 613614 or by email at gill.rejzl@qehkl.nhs.uk

The closing date for applications is Friday 15 March 2019

It is anticipated that interviews will be held during the week commencing 01 April 2019

  • Candidate Brief
    PDF, 435.3 KB
    This candidate brief provides further information on the trust, role, selection criteria and application process

Feb 162019
 

Non-executive Director - Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

There is a vacancy for a Non-executive Director at Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. This is an exceptional opportunity to share your talents and expertise to make a positive difference to the lives of people in your community.

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a high performing Trust which has achieved significant progress in the delivery of our strategic objectives, we are proud of the commitment of our staff to ensuring a strong and sustainable future for this organisation which is highly valued by our local communities.

We have a leadership team in place that is driving financial stability, innovation, efficiencies and improvements right across the service and the Board is looking for an experienced professional to join them in a Non-Executive Director capacity.

The strategy for sustainability and growth is being delivered by talented, enthusiastic clinical business units who are committed to ensuring patients get the best possible care, every time.

There has never been a better time to join Barnsley Hospital. It is moving at pace and a ‘we can do this’ attitude is evident right through the organisation, where staff are engaged for change and committed to being part of the journey to recovery, sustainability and growth.

In order to deliver the best care to our patients we know we need the best leaders to help us on our journey and to continue to be the best for our patients. As a Foundation Trust we enjoy greater flexibility, but this places greater reliance on the leadership and governance of our Board.

Successful candidates will possess exceptional leadership skills and demonstrate real motivation for making a difference. They will be strategic thinkers, widely experienced in the dynamics of a modern business operating in a rapidly changing environment. Experience of working in a Human Resources and/or Organisational Development background or Commercial Business skills including People Management would be highly desirable. You will have board level or equivalent experience in a large, complex organisation.

Ideally you should live or work in the Barnsley area or Yorkshire and Humber region and be willing to demonstrate a commitment to the wider Barnsley community as well as the Trust. You should also be committed to the NHS and the principles behind an NHS Foundation Trust.

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 that they serve.

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

For an informal discussion please contact Lindsay Watson, PA to the Chief Executive and Chairman on 01226 431800

For application enquiries please contact Michelle Sheppard, HR Resourcing Manager on 01226 432312, alternatively email michellesheppard@nhs.net

Closing Date: Sunday, 10th March 2019

Assessment Centre Date: Tuesday, 9th April 2019

Feb 152019
 

Chair - Lancashire Local Enterprise Partnership

Body: Lancashire Local Enterprise Partnership
Appointing Department: Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Sectors: Communities
Location: Preston
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: The role is not currently remunerated, although there may be some flexibility dependent on candidate specific circumstances.
Time Requirements: 5 days per month when aggregated
This is not a ministerial appointment.

Campaign Timeline

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

Vacancy Description

Lancashire Enterprise Partnership: Chair

In Lancashire we like to get on with making a difference for all our people and businesses. These values run through our LEP. Without shouting about it, we’ve quietly become one of the most successful LEPs in the country, with an economy worth £31bn, a growth deal of £320m and a targeted investment of £1bn.

We’re a key player in the nation’s economy, members of the new ‘Council for the North’ and one of the foundations of the Northern Powerhouse. We have a globally significant aerospace cluster and the largest manufacturing base outside of the South East. We are a complex patchwork of interests and sectors, with global, high-tech, research-led industries operating side by side with thriving rural and tourist economies. But we also have challenges. The gaps in incomes, opportunities and therefore life outcomes are too great across the County. Whilst addressing this we must continue to exploit, drive and develop a sustainable, competitive and productive world class economy.

As our new Chair you’ll certainly be kept busy. You’ll lead us through the next stage of our development. This will include working through and shaping a new future following the LEP review, introducing a Local Industrial Strategy, embedding new relationships, engaging across the County, harnessing all the strengths of a high calibre private sector led Board, bringing us a national profile and ensuring a relentless focus on delivery. You’ll serve all of Lancashire and every sector, visible to our 52,000 businesses and 1.5m people.

You’ll see the big picture, understand what makes our economy tick and what’s needed to accelerate growth. With deep private sector experience, you’ll be relentlessly commercial, but understand that real cross-sector partnerships create strong foundations for success. As comfortable on the shop floor as in the corridors of power where you’ll be meeting the PM or Ministers, you’ll have a style that builds alliances and exerts quiet influence. You’ll be scrupulously open-minded, driven by your passion for Lancashire and a thirst for something better. You’ll have the political judgement and resilience to take tough decisions when needed, bringing simplicity, focus and direction to a complex system.

You’ll build your credibility through how you influence, marshal all resources and use your profile to achieve a sustainable, step-change in our economy. We know we’re asking a lot. But what else would you expect? If you think you’re prepared to stand up and be counted for the County that you love, then we want to talk. Contact our advising consultants at Proventure Consulting: Mark Tobin 07717 725 844 or Stephen Cooley on 07747 698 829 or go to Proventure Consulting to find out more.

Person Specification

About the person

You’ll understand what drives business and how to ensure commercial success, honed through deep commercial experience. As comfortable on the shop floor as walking the corridors of power where you’ll be meeting the PM or Ministers twice a year. You’ll have a style that wins friends, build’s alliances and exerts quiet influence. You’ll see the big picture, understand what makes our economy tick, be scrupulously open-minded and driven by your passion for Lancashire. You’ll have the political judgement to take tough decisions when needed and the resilience to keep driving the County forward. Within a complex system, you’ll bring simplicity, focus and direction. As visible to Lancastrians as you are to global and national players, you’ll propel us onto the national stage.

You’ll build your credibility through how you influence, marshal all resources and use your profile to achieve a sustainable, step-change in our economy. How you use all your skills, values, knowledge and experience will enable you to make a real difference. You don’t have to be the finished article, you’ll have the backing of a talented Board and the goodwill of an entire County. You can build your knowledge of the specific Lancashire economy or what the SEP looks like on the ground, but you’ll need the core skills, values and judgement to adapt quickly. You’ll have the credibility to succeed at the very highest level.

You don’t have to be living in or have a career based in Lancashire, but you will have a strong connection to the County. You will have, or will quickly be able to develop, an understanding of how public policy and place shaping combines with skills’ strategies and private sector growth strategies to achieve generational change. You will be able to navigate the complex environment of a public-private partnership, cutting through any factors which can limit a sub-region working together.

We know we’re asking a lot. That’s what our people and businesses expect. But when you’re talking about the prosperity of 1.46m people and spending £1bn in a growth plan across 50 initiatives, wouldn’t you ask a lot? If you think you have what it takes and are prepared to stand up and be counted for the County that you love, then we want to talk.

Personal Values

All Board members must be committed to our core vision of directing economic growth and drive job creation. It is important that our Board values align with the vision and behaviours that we are committed to. We want Board members who understand and empathise with business and those who work in the region – their challenges and opportunities.

Additional Information

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy is the facilitator of this advertisement but NOT the appointing body. The appointing body is Lancashire Local Enterprise Partnership.

How to Apply

Important advice on completing your application

The decision to invite you for interview is based entirely on the information you give in your application. Please read this pack carefully as the information will help you to decide if you wish to apply for the position. The person specification lists the experience, knowledge, and skills needed to do the role.

Required Documents

Help in compiling your application can be found on the Proventure Website. Your application should be made up of:

  • A full and up to date CV (please let us know if you would like assistance with this)
  • A covering letter, explaining your interest in the Chair role, how you would make a contribution to the continued development of the LEP and how you can help it to deliver against its aims. The letter should detail how you meet the experience of requirements of Part One of the person specification (items 1-5). Part Two areas will be discussed at a preliminary interview. Please include confirmation that there are no conflicts or potential conflicts of interest and that you meet the eligibility criteria.
  • A completed Equal Opportunities form (word doc)

In responding to the person specification, you should consider your own experience and suitability for the role as well as the general LEP context and its expectations of the Chair role. We suggest that you take each header from the person specification ( LEP Chair JD+PS ) and then provide your evidence point by point. You should explain the depth of your experience here, but only need to provide one good example to demonstrate each item/area.

Bullet points can be helpful. Please do not get fixated on the length of the letter, but try to avoid being over-long. If you want advice, please call us and we will talk this through.

Also, please outline any dates on which you would be unavailable for discussions and interviews in March or April.

Please remember to complete the Equal Opportunities Form.

Sending Applications

Applications should be emailed to Elaine Smith elaine.smith@proventureconsulting.co.uk with the reference number “744 LEP Chair” and your name in the subject field. If necessary, post applications to:

Stephen Cooley
Proventure Consulting Ltd
Blackfriars House
Parsonage
Manchester, M3 2JA

Please contact us if you do not receive confirmation of your application within 48 hours.

A panel selected from the Board members will lead the selection process. The process will include opportunities to meet wider members of the Board.

Queries and help

We have provided more information on applying on the Proventure website that will help you to produce your application. Please take your time to review this before sending your documents to us. The information provided will give you the tools you need to maximise the impact of your application.

If you have any queries about this appointment, about your application, or would like an informal and confidential discussion, please contact Stephen Cooley on 07747 698 829 or 0161 835 3377 or Mark Tobin on 07717 725 844. They will be pleased to take your call.

Please contact Proventure Consulting on 0161 835 3377 if you have a disability and wish to make alternative arrangements. If you have difficulty in completing your application, we will be happy to consider an alternative application. Should you require any adjustments to be made to the selection process arising from any disability please notify our advising consultants of your needs.

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

Feb 142019
 

Chair - Defence science and Technology Laboratory

Body: DSTL
Appointing Department: Ministry of Defence
Sectors: Defence, Science & Technology
Location: Porton Down, Wiltshire
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: £28,000 per annum
Time Requirements: 30 days per annum
Closing Date: 11/03/2019

Vacancy Description

Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) is an executive agency of the Ministry of Defence (MOD). The highly-skilled 4,000 strong workforce is committed to providing sensitive and specialist science and technology research, advice and analysis for MOD and the wider UK government. The context is exciting and demanding, with continuing globalisation and the rapid development and emergence of new technologies, against a backdrop of ongoing shifts in economic and military power, all influencing our customers and, by extension, DSTL. It plays a central role in helping MOD respond in a rapidly evolving and complex setting, and our advice to the Department’s Chief Scientific Advisor and other MOD stakeholders makes a major contribution to keeping our country safe.

The current Chair is standing down after six years’ successful stewardship of this large and complex organisation, and we are now seeking a successor to continue leading the Board in overseeing its important delivery programme and in developing the organisation’s capabilities. The new Chair and their board colleagues will work constructively with each other and with the executive team, drawing out their individual and collective strengths to enhance the quality and effectiveness of strategic decision-making and operational delivery. It is an exciting yet challenging time for DSTL, driving efficiencies in the business, the absorption of the activities of the Home Office’s Centre for Applied Science & technology into DSTL laboratories and significant IT infrastructure renewals being two of the key short-to-medium-term challenges facing the organisation. The new Chair will lead the DSTL Board to meet these, and undoubtedly many others, during their tenure, ensuring its effectiveness in all aspects of its role.

Person Specification

You are an experienced non-executive with first rate leadership and influencing skills who can point to a track record applying your excellent judgement, analytical and decision-making abilities to complex bodies and their wider contexts. A sophisticated operator, you are credible, representing a complex organisation at the highest levels and can point to a range of skills that will render you an effective ambassador for DSTL across the rich and diverse ecosystem in which our work takes place. You will have proven experience building and maintaining effective relationships with a wide array of stakeholders which will stand you in good stead with key players in the government, industry and academic communities. You will also bring a successful track record supporting and challenging Chief Executives and their executive colleagues in the appropriate measures, and will be able to demonstrate robust understanding of the governance arrangements of large and complex organisations and ideally, of customer focus too.

Additional Information

As this position requires developed vetting security clearance, applicants must be prepared to undergo security checks if they do not currently hold this level of clearance. The appointment is for 3 years subject to satisfactory performance.

How to Apply

To obtain further information about this role and how to apply please visit https://www.gatenbysanderson.com/job/GSe50006/chair-of-dstl/. If you wish to have an informal conversation about the position please contact Mark Turner on 020 7426 3983.

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Feb 142019
 

Board Member - Ofqual

Body: Ofqual
Appointing Department: Department for Education
Sectors: Business, Finance & Skills, Education, Regulation
Location: Coventry; advisory and sub-groups are held in Coventry or London
Number of Vacancies: 5
Remuneration: Members are entitled to remuneration at £6,000 per year. Remuneration is taxable under Schedule E and may be subject to Class I National Insurance Contributions. It is not pensionable.
Time Requirements: Up to 20 days per year

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched: 06/02/2019
  • Closed for Applications: 10/03/2019
  • Panel Sift: TBC
  • Final Interview Date: 23/04/2019, 01/05/2019, 07/05/2019, 08/05/2019
  • Announcement: TBC

Assessment Panel

  • Roger Taylor - Panel Chair - Chair of Ofqual • Representative of Organisation
  • Michelle Dyson - Director, Qualifications, Curriculum and Extra-Curricular Directorate • Departmental Official
  • Irene Lucas - Non-Executive Board Member, Department for Education • Independent Member

Vacancy Description

Ofqual wishes to recruit up to five, high calibre individuals to the Board. We are looking to appoint at least one in each of the following areas: assessment and qualification design, regulation, finance and apprenticeships.

You will be expected to support Ofqual’s aims and objectives and act as ambassadors for the organisation.

We are looking for independent thinkers who will offer challenge and guidance to Ofqual’s executive to support their decision making. We seek applicants who have significant experience and expertise to bring to Board discussions and are committed to driving forward the work of the organisation.

To help you decide whether you wish to be considered for these posts, we have listed the essential criteria that will be applied when assessing applications.

Person Specification

Successful candidates will need to demonstrate in their written application instances where their experience matches the criteria detailed below. These areas will then be explored further at interview.

Essential criteria

You will have:

  • The ability to think strategically and to contribute to strategic development in different organisational contexts;
  • The ability to build effective relationships at senior levels and/or between organisations; and
  • The ability to support and provide challenge to Ofqual’s executive on both strategy policy and organisational matters.
  • While previous experience of board membership is not essential, candidates will need to demonstrate the ability to operate at board level in the public, voluntary or private sectors.

You will also have at least one of the following, depending on which role(s) you are applying for:

  • A deep technical understanding of assessment and qualification design;
  • A deep understanding of regulation and senior experience of working in a regulatory body, either on the board or as part of the executive;
  • A successful track record of working at a senior level in finance; and/or
  • Senior level expertise in apprenticeships.

Board diversity

We are focussed on equality of opportunity for all, and particularly welcome applications from women, people with disabilities, LGBT candidates and those from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds.

Additional Information

Induction will be provided on appointment.

Should you have any queries about the recruitment, please do contact us at PublicAppointments.APPLICATIONS@education.gov.uk.

How to Apply

Please submit the following documents by email to:

PublicAppointments.APPLICATIONS@education.gov.uk

  • A covering letter
  • A CV
  • Candidate Application Form
  • Diversity form
  • Guaranteed Interview Scheme form (if applicable)

Please include the heading “Ofqual Board Application” in the subject box. If submitting your application by email, please submit your application documents as separate attachments.

Alternatively, you can send your application via post to:

HR, Public Appointments
Ground Floor
Bishopsgate House
Feethams
Darlington
DL1 5QE

Please note applications will be assessed on the documentation provided. Please refer to the advert and checklist to ensure you have provided the necessary documentation. We will assess it based solely on documentation provided.

Applications will be acknowledged upon receipt.

Please note, feedback will only be given to candidates unsuccessful following interview

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