Dec 062019

Members - Community Justice Scotland

Appointment of Members to the Board of Community Justice Scotland (CJS)Community Justice Scotland (“CJS”) is the public body that supports the delivery of robust and effective community justice services in Scotland.

What is Community Justice?Community justice describes a wide range of services which aim to reduce the use of imprisonment, especially ineffective short-term imprisonment, and prevent and reduce reoffending, with the ultimate aim of reducing further victimisation and damage to individuals, families and communities. This includes the provision of community alternatives to imprisonment (e.g. community sentences), and wider support services which address the underlying causes of offending behaviour (e.g. mental health problems, substance misuse etc).

In order to support successful delivery of community justice in Scotland, it is essential that CJS works closely with all community justice partners including local authorities, NHS Board, Police, Scottish Prison Service and the third sector. Building strong, positive relationships with partners at a strategic level is critical in delivering our shared aims of reducing reoffending and reducing the use of imprisonment.

Changing public attitudes and understanding of community justice is essential if we are to see a shift towards greater use of preventative measures which better address the underlying causes of offending behaviour and, in particular, a greater use of community alternatives to custody. In order to do that we must also build confidence in community justice services – amongst the public, sentencers and wider public services. We need a clear public narrative about community justice: what it is, what it means for communities, families and individuals and how it supports wider public safety – owned and shared by all community justice partners.

Scottish Ministers are looking to appoint 2 new Board Members who bring another perspective and enthusiasm to add to the excellent mix of skills already on the Board. These two roles are very different in terms of skills and experience as set out below. Each appointment is an opportunity to make a difference in communities across Scotland, changing lives for the better and improving safety for all.

The Roles

Role 1 requires robust partnership working and strong local and national leadership. We are looking for someone who understands the landscape that community justice services operate in and has experience of working at senior level with local authorities and partners in wider public and third sectors. This role has a focus on informing the Board's consideration of how to continue to build positive relationships with community justice partners to support delivery of the National Community Justice Strategy for Scotland.

Applicants will be expected to demonstrate evidence of the following criteria:

  • Experience of enhancing positive relationships with local authorities and partners
  • Working cooperatively and collaboratively
  • Analysis and decision making
  • Governance
  • Seeing the ‘bigger picture'

Role 2 is specifically aimed at improving understanding of and building confidence in community justice services. We are looking for applicants with experience of developing and delivering public awareness campaigns, or campaigns which aim to change public attitudes and perspectives. Experience in community justice is not essential as subject matter expertise will be provided by Community Justice Scotland, and wider partners. This role has a focus on informing the Board's consideration of how best to develop and support public messaging on community justice with the aim of building confidence in these services.

Applicants will be expected to demonstrate evidence of the following criteria:

  • Experience of developing and implementing a public communications and engagement strategy which informed and influenced attitudes and understanding.
  • Working cooperatively and collaboratively
  • Constructive and supportive challenge
  • Analysis and decision making
  • Seeing the ‘bigger picture'

Remuneration and Time Commitment

This position attracts a remuneration rate of £226 per day and you will be expected to give a commitment of up to 20 days a year.

Further Information

An application information pack and full details on how to apply for the role can be found via the link below. If you experience any difficulties accessing our website, please contact Scottish Government Public Appointments, on Freephone 0300 244 1898 by email at

Closing date for completed applications is midnight 6 January 2020.

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.

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. If you require any of the application pack documentation in an alternative format, please contact Scottish Government Public Appointments on Freephone 0300 244 1898 or by email at

Appointed on merit; committed to diversity and equality.

Application Information

How to apply

Application will be by letter supported by a tailored cv/career history and basic application form that captures your personal details, declarations, career history and equalities monitoring information. What you put in your letter will be the key evidence that determines whether or not you will be shortlisted for interview. Additional evidence from interview will then determine how you progress through assessment stage/s and ultimately to appointment. You must, therefore, demonstrate clearly the evidence required in the letter to show how you meet the priority quality/skills for Post 1 or Post 2 at this stage. Please do not substitute a CV for the completed letter of application as a CV will not be considered on its own.

In your letter of application you should provide evidence showing clearly how you meet one of the following criteria:

Post 1 - “Experience of enhancing positive relationships with local authorities and partners.”


Post 2 - “Experience of developing and implementing a public communications and engagement strategy which informed and influenced attitudes and understanding.”

You should provide clear and succinct evidence about how you have demonstrated the skills sought during your career or from your personal experiences. If providing examples, you should choose the ones which best demonstrate to the selection panel what it is you did and what specifically about your approach affected the outcome. The selection panel will not make assumptions about your examples so it is important you take the time to ensure that the information you are providing in respect of your application fully demonstrates how you meet the required competencies. You may be asked to expand on your answers if you are shortlisted for interview so it is a good idea to retain a copy of your letter of application.

The letter containing the evidence requested must be accompanied by the application form that contains your personal details, declaration, a career history and equalities monitoring information. The basic application form is available to download below and should be emailed with the completed letter to by midnight on 6 January 2020. Letters without the accompanying application form will not be considered.

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Additional Information

Dec 062019

3 Non-Executive Directors – NHS Blood and Transplant

non-executive directorRecruiter: Department of Health & Social Care
Location: London (Central), London (Greater)
Salary: Remuneration will be £7,883 per annum for a time commitment of 2 to 3 days per month
Posted: 04 Dec 2019
Closes: 17 Dec 2019
Ref: VAC-1678
Job Function: Non Executive Director
Industry: Public, Central Government
Position Type: Part time

The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care is looking to appoint three Non-Executive Directors to NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT).

NHSBT is responsible for the provision of a reliable, efficient supply of blood to hospitals in England, and associated services to the wider NHS. It is also the organ donation organisation for the UK and is responsible for matching and allocating donated organs.

As a Non-Executive Director, you will work with the Chair; non-executives; and the Chief Executive and her Executive team to govern the activities of NHSBT. With them you will share the corporate responsibility for the decisions of the Board and the performance of the organisation.

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.

Furthermore, you should be to demonstrate how your skills and experience can be used to the benefit of NHSBT, in one or more of the following areas:

  • a clinician, working in the field of organ donation and transplantation
  • an experienced scientist, who can bring relevant expertise in science/
  • science research to support the development of NHSBT and its services
  • a strong track record in communications, marketing and working collaboratively with others to deliver successful outcomes

Remuneration will be £7,883 per annum for a time commitment of 2 to 3 days per month. The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care determines the length of appointment, which may be for up to a maximum of 3 years.

For more information, please visit the Public Appointments website:

If you require an alternative format please call Sally Brough-Hirst on 0113 254 6138 quoting the reference VAC-1678.

The closing date for applications is midday on 17 December 2019​. The Department of Health and Social Care values and promotes diversity and encourages applications from all sections of the community.

Dec 052019

5 Non-Executive Directors - NHS Lincolnshire CCG

There are vacancies for five Non-executive Directors of NHS Lincolnshire CCG. This is an exceptional opportunity to share your talents and expertise to make a positive difference to the lives of people in your community.

In Lincolnshire our four NHS clinical commissioning groups (CCGs - East, South, South-West and West) have been working increasingly closer together; joining up our approach to purchasing healthcare services for the nearly 800,000 people who live within the county. Since April this year we have had a single Chief Officer leading the four organisations and in October our Regulator, NHS England/Improvement, agreed in principle to a formal merger of the four CCGs to create a new organisation, NHS Lincolnshire CCG, from April 2020. NHS Lincolnshire CCG will have an annual revenue budget of approximately £1.3bn and employ over 200 staff.

We are ambitious for the future of the health and care system in Lincolnshire and for the health of the population we serve. While there are undoubtedly significant challenges to address, we have an exciting agenda to transform care across the county and the creation of NHS Lincolnshire CCG provides an opportunity to accelerate progress.

The fourth largest county in England, Lincolnshire is a predominantly rural health economy, covering almost 6,000 square kilometres. While the county as a whole has a deprivation score (measured by the Indices of Multiple Deprivation) that is close to the England average, there are three local authority areas where the deprivation score is considerably higher than both the county and national average: Lincoln to the west and East Lindsey and Boston to the east.

As a county-wide organisation, we aim to take a system leadership role in Lincolnshire and to work effectively with partners across the system to deliver our ambitious collective vision of improving the health and wellbeing of the population we serve, reducing health inequalities and improving quality of care.

To help us on the next stage of this journey we are now looking to appoint five Non-executive Directors to join our board. These Non-Executives will have significant board-level experience and a track record of working well in teams to deliver continuous improvement. Strong communication and strategic skills are essential, as is the capacity to provide constructive challenge and support to board colleagues.

We are keen to consider people from the broadest possible backgrounds with a particular interest in those with experience in finance, integration, HR& OD, partnership working and digital/technology, alongside governance and public/patient involvement.

If you would like to learn more, please contact our recruitment partners Rhiannon Smith and Jenny Adrian at Hunter Healthcare on 0207 9354570 or email them at

Candidate Information Pack

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    This is a comprehensive information pack for candidates, which explains the requirements to undertake the role, as well as details of how to apply.

Dec 052019

Chair - West College Scotland

West College Scotland is looking for a new chair of the board which is a paid role. This is a great opportunity to make a difference to the lives of people in West Scotland and applications from individuals of under-represented groups are particularly welcome. Board experience is required and applicants need to demonstrate strategic leadership, governance and accountability and an ability to work collaboratively. The closing date is 11th December for applications.

Changing the Chemistry in the boardroom so people and boards embrace diversity of thought

Public Appointment: Challenge and change in Scotland’s colleges - Appointment of Chair to West College Scotland

Do you want to help make a difference to the lives of people in West Scotland? With 28,000 students, 1,200 staff and turnover of over £65 million West College Scotland is the second largest regional college in Scotland based over 3 campuses. Their vision is based on the premise that vocational education and training can transform people's lives.

Scottish Ministers are appointing a new Chair to West College Scotland. The appointment will be for up to four years from 3 March 2020.

Role and responsibilities:

As Chair, you will establish impactful leadership of the Board ensuring that it fulfils its duties, roles and responsibilities, including those as an employer. You will work in partnership with employers and other regional stakeholders to focus on providing opportunities which meet demand in key industry sectors within the region and beyond; ensure the College develops the right skills and positive attitudes within its student cohort to support the needs of local, regional and national employers, and ensure that West College plays a key role in supporting inclusive economic growth across the region.

You must already have board experience and be able to demonstrate experience, knowledge and expertise in all of the following:

  • Impactful Strategic Leadership
  • Impactful Governance and Accountability which delivers results
  • Working collectively and collaboratively

Length of appointment:

The appointment will be for up to four years with the possibility of reappointment subject to evidence of effective performance and satisfying the skills and knowledge required at the time of reappointment and beyond.

Time commitment:

It is anticipated that you will devote up to 2 days per week to performing your functions as and when required, up to a maximum of 104 days per year. Whilst the majority of Board meetings will take place in the local area, you will be required to attend meetings, representing the board, in other venues across Scotland from time to time. Your time will mainly be spent attending meetings, reading documents, evening and weekend events and contributing to national debate and policy development relating to post-16 learning, as well as keeping abreast of the wider skills and enterprise context to address sector wide opportunities and challenges.

Remuneration and Expenses:

The daily remuneration rate for this position is £265, up to a maximum total fee of £27,560 per financial year.


You will be based at Abercorn Centre, Paisley Campus Board Meetings are rotated between campuses.

For further information and to apply, please see:

The closing date for applications is midnight on 11 December 2019.

Dec 022019

Non-Executive Directors - Guildhall Capital Ltd

Recruiter: The Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames
Location: London
Salary: Remuneration - £10,000 for approximately 12 days per year
Posted: 29 Nov 2019
Closes: 16 Dec 2019
Job Function: Non-Executive Director
Industry: Public

Regional Profit for a local Purpose

The Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames is looking to appoint three Non-Executive Directors to support its commercial property investment ambitions through its new trading company Guildhall Capital Ltd.

The Company will require a mix of expertise from the commercial property, capital financing and fund management sectors to acquire, with the support of Board appointed professional partners, a £70 million balanced portfolio of commercial property. Having acquired the portfolio, the Board will then oversee the management of the fund and the driving out of further value from the assets. Ultimately, profit from trading will return to the Council to support Borough projects, delivering improvement for those living and working locally.

As a successful appointee, you will have knowledge of commercial property investment, the ability to critically appraise investment opportunities and the returns and risks inherent in such investments. You will also have the capability to support company colleagues, transfer your knowledge and apply it to Kingston’s trading ambitions.

Please apply online by uploading your current CV and a supporting statement outlining how you meet the requirements for this role, as outlined in the role profile.

Additional Information:

Closing Date - Sunday 15th December 2019
Interview Date - To be confirmed

Nov 292019

Chair - Professional Standards Authority

Recruiter: Professional Standards Authority
Location: London
Salary: Remuneration £34,530 per year (2 days per week)
Posted: 26 Nov 2019
Closes: 13 Dec 2019
Job Function: Chair
Industry: Health

The Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care promotes the health, safety and wellbeing of patients, service users and the public by raising standards of regulation and voluntary registration of people working in health and care. We are an independent body, accountable to the UK Parliament and working with the devolved administration across the UK. We oversee the work of 10 statutory bodies that regulate 1.6 million health professionals across the four countries of the UK and social workers in England. We review the regulators’ performance, and audit and scrutinise their decisions about whether people on their registers are fit to practise.

Our current Chair, George Jenkins, will step down in April 2020, having served for four years, and you will join us at a critical point when a new UK Government will be beginning its work, giving us opportunities to be at the centre of the implementation of reform of health and social care regulation. It’s a challenging time for the sectors and for how we regulate in systems under pressure, so your personal credibility, strong diplomatic skills and ability to lead the development of our strategy, policy and planning will be central to your work for us. You will inspire and command confidence with our key stakeholders, including the governments and administrations across the United Kingdom, with the statutory and non-statutory regulators we oversee, with representatives of highly diverse patient and professional groups, and with other stakeholders and influencers.

Our new Chair must have the ability to understand the role of regulation in the delivery of professional services, a demonstrable record of leadership in substantial roles and proven chairing and board level experience. An inspiring leader, who has never been a member of any of the professions we provide oversight regulation to, you will show a commitment to upholding standards and ensuring good governance and transparency and will be a visible and motivating leader, exercising diplomacy and sensitivity when required, yet willing to challenge the status quo when needed. You will be an advocate for the Authority’s work. Your integrity, standing and judgement will inspire public confidence in what we do and hold the respect of a diverse range of professions.

This is a unique and influential role in the high-profile field of health and social care. If you can demonstrate the skills required, we encourage you to apply.

The time commitment and remuneration for the Chair is 2 days per week and £34,530 per year.

For further information including how to apply, please click here and for an informal confidential discussion, contact our advising consultants Katrina Paget or Duncan Ewart at GatenbySanderson on 0113 205 6092.

Closing date: 5pm on Friday 13th December 2019.

Nov 282019

2 Non-Executive Directors - Airedale NHS Foundation Trust

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust are recruiting two Non-executive Directors. The Trust are particularly interested in applicants with clinical experience (who will Chair our Quality and Safety Committee) or a commercial finance background.

Non-Executive Director (2 roles)

  • Non-Executive with a clinical background (and Chair of Quality and Safety Committee)
  • Non-Executive with commercial finance experience

£13,000 per annum for an average of 5 days a month


Airedale NHS Foundation Trust is a highly successful and award winning acute hospital and community services trust with a workforce of just under 3000 and 300 volunteers serving a population of over 200,000 people across West and North Yorkshire as well as East Lancashire. The Trust has a turnover of over £185 million, is regulated by NHS Improvement and the CQC.

We are seeking two Non-Executive Directors to join the Board in a radically changing and evolving NHS landscape. The focus for all our Board, working with our partners and stakeholders, is to deliver the Trust’s Strategy aligned to the NHS Long Term Plan and to ensure patient experience and population health is placed at the heart of every decision.

You will thrive in an innovative environment with the opportunity to shape the future of healthcare services for our population ensuring we put the patient at the centre. We are therefore keen to hear from individuals who have strong links to the diverse communities that we serve and can contribute to shaping our organisation’s strategic direction, bringing a depth of understanding of their different and changing healthcare environment.

We are also seeking candidates with the knowledge and career experience that equips them to make a highly informed contribution to Board debate about healthcare strategy and delivery. We are particularly interested in applicants with clinical experience (who will Chair our Quality and Safety Committee) or a commercial finance background. Both posts require previous board experience and experience of chairing meetings. Previous non-executive director experience or equivalent would be advantageous. There is also the opportunity to be the Non-Executive Director who Chairs the Trust’s wholly-owned subsidiary AGH Solutions Ltd which will attract an additional time commitment of 1.5 days per month and associated remuneration.

We would welcome applications from people who live within easy reach of the main hospital site and who ideally have local knowledge and networks in Bradford, Leeds, Airedale, Wharfedale, Craven and East Lancashire region. The Trust aspires to be truly representative of the population we serve and we welcome applications from people of diverse backgrounds and who can evidence an understanding of the needs of the communities served by the Trust.

Applicants for the vacancy to which this brief relates should meet the eligibility criteria to be a director. A copy of the self- declaration that the successful candidate will be required to sign is available on request.

The expectation is that Non-Executive Directors will spend an average of 5 days per month on Trust business or more if business dictates. More information on Trust Board meetings is available at

Closing date for applications: midnight 8 December 2019.
Interviews to be held: 19 December 2019

Please submit a full CV and supporting statement via Trac or NHS Jobs

If you wish to have an informal discussion with the Chair, Andrew Gold about either of these roles please contact Trish Smith or Helen Gardner directly on 01535 294803.

Nov 272019

Non-Executive Director - The National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL)

Recruiter: Green Park
Location: London and UK various
Salary: Remuneration will be £25,000 per annum.
Posted: 27 Nov 2019
Closes: 5 Jan 2020
Ref: 9122
Position/Level: Board
Responsibilities: Executive Management, Strategy
Sector: Public Sector
Contract Type: Permanent
Language: English

The National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) is the national laboratory responsible for nuclear fission R&D and independent science based advice. It is wholly owned by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). It operates commercially, with an annual turnover of approx. £100m. Major clients include Sellafield Ltd, Ministry of Defence (MoD) and EDF Energy. It employs around 900 people, most of whom are highly qualified experts in a variety of scientific and technical disciplines.

Unusually for a national laboratory, NNL is self-financing. It reinvests its profit, referred to as Earnings to Reinvest, in its own R&D programme, updating and commissioning its facilities, and in maintaining critical parts of the UK’s nuclear fission skill base, all of which benefit the wider UK nuclear industry. In support of this, NNL runs a Technical Advisory Board (TAB). The TAB consists of representatives from strategic partners, nationals laboratories and universities as well as key customers. It provides advice on NNL’s R&D strategy, its effectiveness, and the impact of NNL’s science and technology programmes, including advice on reinvestment and R&D programmes.

NNL supports national programmes delivered by MoD and Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA), and has played a key role in saving the tax-payer several billion pounds, as well as acting as increasing profits for others, and is an impartial expert advisor to the government on nuclear technical matters through the Nuclear Innovation and Research Office (NIRO).

NNL was created in 2009 and is owned and sponsored by BEIS, with the shareholder function being managed by UK Government Investments (UKGI).

NNL is currently going through a multi-year programme of Business Transformation as it adapts to the new opportunities of the evolving nuclear landscape.

Person Specification

The NNL is seeking a Non-Executive Director, with nuclear sector expertise, to sit on its Board and to fulfil all the duties and responsibilities commensurate with this position. The Board is collectively responsible for the oversight of the operation of the NNL, with emphasis on its strategic direction, management control, and corporate governance.

The Board currently comprises five Executive Directors and four Non-Executive Directors, including Sir Andrew Mathews, the Chair. All Non-Executive Directors are expected to make a substantial contribution in all Board discussions including the vision, values and strategy for the business.

It is expected that the new Non-Executive Director will join the Board to replace current post-holder who is coming to the end of his term in May 2020.

The Board meets at least six times a year, in NNL offices around the UK and in London. In addition, Non-Executive Directors may also be expected to chair the NNL’s Remuneration, Audit and Risk committees and one to chair the NNL Technology Advisory Board, and Assurance Advisory Board.

The position will be of interest to candidates who embrace complex challenges, can foster a culture of innovation, and who have the strategic and team skills to work closely with board colleagues.

The Role

Essential Criteria

The Non-Executive Director should be a senior leader with an ability to demonstrate:

  • Clear and effective influencing and communication skills, including an ability to contribute fully to Board discussions, challenge the Executive effectively but constructively, and communicate with a wide range of audiences
  • Independent and strategic thinking with an ability to analyse complex issues and promote innovative thinking
  • Team working and collaboration skills, including an ability to work together with other executives and non-executives in the organisation to solve problems collectively
  • Results orientation and a willingness to look for solutions combined with a focus on targeted performance measurement; and
  • Adaptability and pragmatism, including an ability to adapt quickly to fast moving situations

The appointee will also need to bring experience and knowledge covering the following areas:

  • A deep and wide technical understanding of civil nuclear technology sufficient to act as a credible and authoritative chair of the NNL Technology Advisory Board. Such experience may have been gained in an academic or industry environment but with evidence of relevant interface with the commercial sector and government.
  • A sound understanding of matters relating to nuclear safety and security, including familiarity with relevant legislation and regulations and/or experience of working in a highly regulated environment.
  • Knowledge of international nuclear organisations, policies and companies
  • Capable of chairing the NNL board in the absence of the chair

Desirable Criteria

It is desirable that the appointee has an understanding of business or commercial activity gained in competitive markets, with some experience of one or more of the following: the commercialising of technology; strategic planning; risk management; project management; and managing organisational and cultural change.

Some understanding and experience of government relations would also be desirable, as would experience and understanding of brand, particularly its role in implementing growth and diversification strategy and engaging employees.

Previous experience as a Non-Executive Director would be an advantage but is not essential, although candidates must have a clear understanding of the differences between executive and non-executive roles.

How to Apply and Timetable

Your application

If you wish to apply for this position, you must submit the following two documents:

A supporting statement (maximum two sides A4) highlighting your suitability and setting out, with clear examples, how you meet the essential criteria as highlighted in the Person Specification. Please note that the supporting statement is an important part of your application, it is an evidence-based document and is as much the means by which you will be assessed as your CV.

A comprehensive CV setting out your career history, with responsibilities and achievements. Please provide details of your current remuneration package (and band if you are an internal candidate from within the Civil Service) and two professional referees together with a brief statement of the capacity and over what period of time they have known you. Referees will not be contacted before final interviews without your express permission.

Additionally, please also provide the following:

A statement of conflicts of interest: if you, your spouse/partner, dependants, business partner or associate have any business interest or other activities which are or could be perceived as a conflict of interest with the role, you should declare that in your supporting statement. This may involve suspending or relinquishing stock market activity.

A completed Diversity Monitoring Form. All monitoring data will be treated in the strictest confidence and will not affect your application in any way; you may select ‘Prefer not to say’ if you do not wish to answer any questions.

We are a Guaranteed Interview Scheme employer. If applying under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme (GIS), please complete the form downloadable.

Please email your completed application, including the vacancy reference number and job title;
Ref: 9122 - NNL - NED in the subject line of your email to:

The closing date for all applications is 23:59 Sunday 5th January.

If you do not receive an automated response email within 24 hours of submitting your application, please call 020 3145 3434 and speak to the Public Sector Search team, who can verify whether your application has been received or not.


Please note that these dates are only indicative at this stage and could be subject to change. If you are unable to meet these timeframes, please let us know in your application letter.

The anticipated timeline is as follows:

Application closing date 23:59 Sunday 5th January
Sift meeting TBC
Panel Interview TBC

Further Information

If you have any other questions about this position, or for an informal, confidential discussion please contact Green Park, our retained executive search partner and speak to Andrea Trainer or Emma Berwick on 0207 399 3240.

We will send you a copy of the reports from any assessments undertaken as part of the recruitment process once the recruitment has concluded

Nov 272019

Independent Non-Executive Director - Low Level Waste Repository

Recruiter: Hays Client Branded
Location: Cumbria
Salary: £1.7k per day
Posted: 27 Nov 2019
Closes: 03 Jan 2020
Ref: 3718624
Position/Level: Board
Responsibilities: Executive Management
Sector: Public Sector
Contract Type: Permanent
Language: English

Low Level Waste Repository

Independent Non Executive Director (Chair of Audit and Risk Committee)

About us

For over 60 years, the Low Level Waste Repository site in Cumbria has ensured that low level radioactive waste generated in the UK is managed in a way that protects people and the environment. The site’s operator, LLW Repository Ltd (LLWR), is seeking to recruit an independent Non Executive Director.

Our mission – to clean up the UK’s nuclear legacy with care for people and the environment – is of vital national importance. LLWR has shown a commitment to consistently improve its approach to safety management and learn from best practice, inside and outside the nuclear sector.

Currently owned by its parent body (UK Nuclear Waste Management Ltd), LLWR is the legal entity responsible for; delivering a range of waste management services, managing the UK’s National Waste Programme and operating the LLWR site - all on behalf of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA).

This is an exciting time to join the board of LLWR. A number of opportunities to adopt a more integrated approach to radioactive waste management across the UK have been identified by the NDA and LLWR will be central to many of these. LLWR has already demonstrated a progressive and dynamic approach in this field, enabling its customers to access options which re-use or recycle material where appropriate, delivering a 95% diversion of waste into other outputs.

Additionally, the broader NDA group is undergoing substantial change, as it creates the ‘OneNDA Group’ - a way of working together to find more effective and efficient approaches to nuclear clean-up and decommissioning, on behalf of the tax-payer.

About the role

LLWR requires an independent Non-Executive Director (INED) to provide oversight, independence and impartiality to the board as well as constructively challenge its executive directors.

The INED will also be responsible for chairing the Audit and Risk Assurance Committee (ARAC); managing its affairs and ensuring that it is properly organised and functions efficiently. The ARAC Chair needs to provide insight and strong constructive challenge where required to ensure control measures for key business risks are in place and working effectively.

The Board meets once every month in Cumbria and all Directors are expected to attend the majority of meetings in person. In addition, the successful candidate will also be expected to Chair the ARAC meetings every quarter in the same location.

The person

Successful candidates for the post should demonstrate

  • Exceptional communication skills and a high-level of personal impact with the ability to provide constructive and independent challenge and support to the Board
  • Strategic skills – including an ability to analyse complex issues, maintain independence of view and to guide and facilitate the resolution of complex debates
  • Experience in the nuclear or other high hazard or highly regulated sector would be desirable, but is not essential, as would prior exposure to working with government
  • Independence of judgement, the capacity to bring a fresh, external view to decision-making; and ability to analyse complex information and reach practical decisions
  • Experience of operating at board level, with a strong understanding of governance models, an inclusive and collaborative approach to board membership and committee chairing
  • Strong knowledge of risk management in a complex organisation
  • A strong focus on the needs and interests of customers, together with an understanding of communication & engagement techniques

For a confidential conversation regarding this opportunity please contact Andrew Timlin or Margaux Shipley on 02072598743 or see our dedicated microsite

Key dates:

  • Closing date: 3rd of January 2020
  • Shortlist: 8th of January 2020
  • Final Interviews: w/c 13th of January

Nov 272019

Chair - Bromley Healthcare

Recruiter: Bromley Healthcare
Location: Orpington, Greater London
Salary: Remunerated
Posted: 21 Nov 2019
Closes: 18 Dec 2019
Job Function: Chair
Industry: Health
Position Type: Part time

Since its inception in 2011, Bromley Healthcare has aimed to be the best community care provider, striving for the provision and delivery of caring, safe and effective services to local people, either within homes or the wider community. Services range from helping new parents to care for new born children to supporting the elderly to continue living at home as long as they can, with therapy services, health visiting, district nursing, school nursing and specialist nursing.

Bromley Healthcare was established as an employee owned social enterprise spun out of the NHS. Today it employs over 1,000 permanent staff with 500 staff on bank, which includes nurses, therapists, and health professionals who deliver 35 services making 500,000 patient contacts each year. Their success can be measured by the feedback it receives from its patients. 98% of patients were either likely or extremely likely to recommend our services to others. This was the best patient result in London and the joint second nationally.

The last 9 years at Bromley Healthcare have delivered a successful, people focused, tech-led narrative which is rare within the NHS, and now it is seeking to appoint an exceptional individual as Chair for whom its operational and strategic success, as well as the welfare of its patients and staff will be paramount. This individual will need to be a sophisticated leader and influencer, with the ability to engage with commercial and public sector stakeholders, and especially those working across the patch to ensure that Bromley continues to sustain its reputation for successful, joined up working.

This is an opportunity to join a positively thriving social enterprise, which puts its people and its patients at the heart of its culture and its success. The Chair of Bromley Healthcare will work closely with the Chief Executive to lead strategically, with the values of Care, Compassion, Competence, Communication, Courage and Commitment front and centre of their priorities. There are many exciting business opportunities that the next Chair will help to drive forward, including the acquisition of a domiciliary care business, which will further broaden Bromley Healthcare’s scope for providing much needed joined up care in the community.

The role comes at a critical moment for the NHS long term plan, where technology is at the forefront of priorities for the majority of organisations in the healthcare sector. The national focus on integration, technology, and joined up working chimes very much with what has been achieved at Bromley over the last decade. Bromley now has access to the same patient records as its users’ GP services, and having produced joined up data is now in a position to enable joined up care, collaboration, and research.

Chair meetings take place on a bi-monthly basis. Current Chair remuneration is in the range of £48,450 per annum. Remuneration is reviewed annually in line with overall staff pay. The Chair will need to be prepared to give a total of 2 - 3 days a week.

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to Bromley Healthcare on this appointment. For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit using reference TAHAMA. Alternatively telephone +44 (0)20 7227 0880 (during office hours). Applications should be received by noon Wednesday 18th December.