Jun 302015

Non-Executive Director

Recruiter: exec-appointments.com
Location: Leicestershire (GB)
Salary:: £Competitive
Posted: 26 Jun 2015
Closes: 10 Jul 2015
Position/Level: Board, Director
Responsibilities: Administration, Business Development, Finance,Operations
Sector: Business services
Contract Type: Non-executive director
Language: English

Non-Executive Director Specification

A fast growing AIM listed SaaS company, that is based in Leicester UK and Boston MA is looking for NED.  The company develops and sells a suite of business communications software that has the capability of integrating into various CRM systems and can replace or enhance any existing PBX/Phone system.

Job Purpose:

To offer guidance, support, expertise and an objective perspective to the Board on the key matters of strategy, operational management, organisational structure and development, commercial and financial affairs, and risk management.

Key Accountabilities: 


  • To provide advice, judgement and feedback to the Board of Directors on business planning and Company strategy
  • To support the Board of Directors in establishing clear objectives for delivering and achieving strategic and business plans
  • To assist the Board of Directors in setting challenging objectives for improving organisational performance
  • To contribute towards the leadership, planning and implementation of change
  • To provide an external perspective to constructively challenge and analyse the development of Company strategy


  • To ensure that financial information is accurate and that financial controls are robust and defensible
  • To provide the approval of business plans and annual budgets at Board level


  • To participate in the analysis of the performance of management in meeting agreed goals and objectives and in monitoring the reporting of performance

Board Activities

To attend Monthly Board meetings and, as required to be a member of Board sub committees and other ad hoc meetings of the Board of Directors

To offer advice and guidance in a consultative capacity to the Executive team, as well as Senior Managers as required

To attend the Annual General Meeting of the Company

To act in a coaching and mentoring capacity to the executive team and other senior executives

To act as an unbiased, objective and impartial member of the Board, ensuring that all decisions taken are in the best long term interests of our shareholders, stakeholders and employees

To act in accordance with the Board of Directors’ code of Conduct at all times

Person Specification

Essential Criteria 

  • Non-Executive Director
  • Board level experience within quoted companies
  • Proven track record in technology – preferably within the Cloud, SaaS or telecoms, marketplace
  • The ideal candidate would have direct knowledge on the US Telecoms market
  • Experience in active leadership and achieving positive change
  • Financial strategic thinking
  • Understanding of corporate governance
  • Ability to handle complexity and uncertainty
  • Creative and flexible thinker; open to new ideas and able to modify views and constructively challenge
  • Ability to analyse the performance of executive directors in meeting agreed goals and objectives
  • Able to inspire colleagues and bring energy and enthusiasm to their work
  • Able to build trust, act with integrity and be relied upon.
  • Identify with the values and behaviours that exemplify the cooperative culture
  • Experience of a multi-location business, globally

non-executive director

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