May 222019

Trustee - Little Hearts Matter

Organisation: Little Hearts Matter
Vacancy Type: Trustee
Deadline: 20th June 2019
Region: Nation Wide

Vacancy Details

Little Hearts Matter is seeking to expand & strengthen its Trustee Board with someone who has the experience and networking abilities to help us grow efficiently.

Little Hearts Matter

Little Hearts Matter offers support and information to, and represents the needs of, children and families following a diagnosis of single ventricle heart disease, half a working heart. These congenital cardiac conditions can never be cured, even following repeated surgery, so the children have to learn to live within the restrictions that their disability and fears for their future create.

Little Hearts Matter is there from the time parents learn of their child's condition, through risk filled treatment into a challenge filled life at home. The charity supports the children, and their families, through their hopes and aspirations and the gradual realisation that they will never have the same life as their peers.

Becoming an LHM Charity Trustee/Director

Little Hearts Matter is a member-led organisation and it is the role of our Board of Trustees to ensure that the charity's range of support services meet the needs of its ever-growing membership. Working closely with the charity's Chief Executive, the Board is responsible for the governance, management and strategic planning of the charity's activities as well as ensuring the continued financial stability of the organisation. In addition, it ensures that there is good safeguarding practice throughout the charity.

The Board is currently made up of a mix of members and non-members of the charity and they are also Directors of the incorporated charity. We are now looking to strengthen the existing Board line-up so that we have the right breadth of knowledge and skills to facilitate the charity's ongoing strategy as well as ensure it is in a robust position to be able to respond to both our membership's needs as well as external changes and demands.

Applications are welcomed from those who wish to join an experienced, friendly, enthusiastic leadership team and who can display:

  • experience of working at senior or Board level, providing strategic leadership during times of change. The ability to analyse information and prepare well for Board meetings is crucial.
  • vision, enthusiasm, and excellent communication and interpersonal skills – the ability to work well as a team, influence Board decisions, and challenge and support the Executive team.
  • a commitment to helping families at times of crisis, fully supporting our charitable object and focus.
  • is motivated to support our work and has the ability to be a passionate ambassador for the children and family members of Little Hearts Matter.
  • can commit to attending 5 meetings a year, including an annual strategy day (currently held either at the Birmingham office or over Skype on a Saturday or Sunday), and members' Open Day event, as well as being involved in Sub Committees and Project Groups as required.
  • can demonstrate a passion and commitment that matches our own.

We are particularly interested to hear from applicants with experience as follows:

  • Professional experience of working and networking within the corporate/commerce world.
  • Child or youth care management experience, either through schools or social services.
  • Marketing and communications experience, with a thorough understanding of digital/web opportunities.

Ready to make your mark? We want you on board

We have a clear strategy for moving the charity forward over the coming years, for maintaining and building on the very valuable support and information we provide our members, and for raising even more awareness of the needs of our families and our special children. Your contribution would be both hugely valuable, massively rewarding and will give you the opportunity to help change things for the better.

We welcome applications from all sections of the community and are committed to equality of opportunity and an inclusive, diverse team. Each application will be treated on its own merit.

An induction programme and training will be provided. Charity Trustee/Director positions are for 3 years, are not remunerated but all reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed.

To apply, please provide:

  • A current comprehensive CV outlining your key achievements in previous and current roles.
  • A supporting statement, explaining how you believe your skills and experience match the requirements of the role, directly addressing the person specification.
  • Details of two referees (who will not be contacted without your prior consent).

If you would like an informal conversation about the role, prior to application, please contact Julie Fairman via email on

Advert Start Date: 20th May 2019
Contact Telephone Number: 01214558982
Contact Name: Julie Fairman
Contact E-mail:

May 212019

Trustee - Migrant Help

Organisation: Migrant Help
Vacancy Type: Trustee
Deadline: 20th June 2019
Region: Nation Wide

Vacancy Details

Trustee vacancies

Unremunerated, reasonable expenses will be paid

Location: London, Dover and nationwide

Migrant Help is looking to augment, grow and diversify its Board recruiting three new trustees who would like to play part in the next exciting phase of our development. We are a national charity offering support, guidance and accommodation to vulnerable migrants across the UK.

We are looking for individuals with expertise in three particular areas:

  • Knowledge of the UK refugee sector: lived experience, policy, service delivery and/or partnership working;
  • Background in Human Resources, Charity Governance or Safeguarding; and
  • Expertise in social finance and/or social enterprise, experienced in business development and growth, and with knowledge of different funding models for charities.

We are particularly, though not exclusively, interested in individuals who can bring experience of being a refugee or migrant into the UK, either recently or in past generations. We would also welcome applicants with an understanding of public sector commissioning at a national, regional or local level; and experience and/or understanding of the support and care of victims of trafficking.

Most importantly, of course, you will have compassion for the challenges facing refugees and asylum seekers in the UK.

For further details and how to apply please visit

Closing date for applications: 20 June 2019

Advert Start Date: 20th May 2019
Contact Telephone Number: 01304 806755
Contact Name: Sian Epps
Contact E-mail:

May 212019

Board members - North East Scotland College Regional Board

Reference: 1649
Remuneration: Unremunerated
Location: Within Scotland - not further specified
Closing date: 03 June 2019 at midnight

North East Scotland College's vision is to be a College that transforms lives and supports regional development. This will continue to be achieved through the provision of inspirational and innovative teaching, high quality services and facilities, and flexible and accessible courses responsive to the needs of both employers and the communities the College serves.

The College enrols over 18,500 learners each year, employs 700 staff, and operates with an annual budget of £47 million.

The Regional Board is responsible for overseeing the business of the College, determining its strategic direction and fostering a safe environment in which the College's vision is achieved and the potential of all learners is maximised.

The College is currently seeking to appoint Board Members for an initial term of office of up to four years.

To complement the existing skills mix of the Board, applications are particularly welcomed from individuals with professional skills and experience in:

  • Education
  • Finance
  • Hospitality
  • Life Sciences
  • Travel and Tourism

Members have access to ongoing support and training to assist their development as a NESCol BoardMember. Applicants do not therefore need to have previous experience of being a member of a board.

The post is voluntary and non-remunerated, however relevant expenses will be reimbursed.

If you believe you can add value to the Regional Board of North East Scotland College, the applicationform and further information on the role and the benefits of being a Board Members is available on the College's website:

Application Information

Information can also be requested from Pauline May, Secretary to the Board: / 01224 612025.

May 202019

Chair - Action4Youth

Organisation: Action4Youth
Reference: jc
Vacancy Type: Chair
Deadline: 30th May 2019
Region: South East

Vacancy Details

If you want to change lives, call us - we want to hear from you!

Become part of a dynamic charity, with a great mix of people committed to making a real difference for young people through a range of fun and challenging programmes and initiatives.

Action4Youth changes lives and creates better chances for young people by creating opportunities to discover their personal strengths and potential.

We work with young people from all backgrounds and all abilities to make a real difference to their futures.

We are a respected and dynamic charity based in Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes but reaching young people across the wider south east region.

The organisation is currently in a period of ambitious growth as it increases its influence and reach. The role of Chair of the Board of Trustees will add energy, purpose and substance to the team as it pushes forward at an exciting time. This is an opportunity for someone with a can do attitude and a strong desire to make things happen.

Full details of the role are at

Advert Start Date: 13th May 2019
Contact Telephone Number: 0300 003 2334
Contact Name: Jenifer Cameron
Contact E-mail:

May 202019

Treasurer - Voluntary Action Camden

Organisation: Voluntary Action Camden
Reference: Treasurer
Vacancy Type: Treasurer
Deadline: 30th June 2019
Region: London

Vacancy Details

VAC supports individuals and groups to get involved in civil society, sharing information and resources and have a positive impact on the quality of life in Camden. We are looking for individuals who have previous experience of being a trustee, an enthusiastic appreciation and understanding of Camden's community sector and who want to see the sector thrive in the coming years.

If you would like to lead on financial oversight and strategy at Camden's umbrella organisation for the voluntary sector we would love to hear from you. We are particularly interested in someone with finance experience especially of the voluntary, charity and not for profit sector. Download the Treasurer Role Description.

If you would like more information, please take a look at our general trustee role description, together with more information about VAC's strategic objectives and the work we do.

Interested? In the first instance contact Kevin Nunan, Interim Executive Director, for further information or informal discussion: Tel: 020 7284 6557

Advert Start Date: 13th May 2019
Contact Telephone Number: 020 7284 6557
Contact Name: Kevin Nunan
Contact E-mail:

May 192019

Non-Executive Director (Commercial focus) – Instrumentation – Biotechnology

Our client has developed a technology platform that enables discovery and cell line development in a range of growing markets through single cell analysis. The systems make the development of new biopharmaceuticals faster and more cost-effective, improve monoclonal antibody screening, enhance research efficiency and will offer exciting benefits to those working in diagnostics and therapeutics. Candidates must have:

- Strong international sales experience in instrumentation life science companies.
- Fund-raising networks and/or fundraising experience internationally.
- Operated at Senior Management/Board level.
- IPO and/or M&A experience useful.
- Business Development and other experience desirable.

Application Instructions:

To apply for this role please visit our website:

Application Closing Date:

31 July

May 192019

Non-Executive Directors / Trustees – London Transport Museum

Organisation - London Transport Museum
Job - Director/Executive
Position Type - Part Time

Non-executive Director roles

Be the catalyst for change and help our museum to grow and continue to benefit our future generation to help shape the city and its citizens in the future.

Our vision is to be the world’s leading museum of urban transport by igniting curiosity and shaping the future.

TfL’s purpose is to keep London moving, working and growing. The Museum supports this through explaining London’s history and its transport system over the last 200 years, transforming and inspiring our next generation to contribute to the future thinking, innovation and growth of London.

We’re now seeking three Non Executive Directors to join our Enterprise Board to contribute to an exciting new direction and phase of our business growth. Contributing to our entrepreneurial strategy and activities, you’ll help us deliver our 5 year business plan ensuring that we maximise on all of our growth opportunities. Our goal is to be reach l financial sustainability by 2021. We’ve got plenty of opportunities to drive growth through ticketing, events, corporate sponsorships/memberships, retail and online promoting our Hidden London Tours Programme at disused stations and secret sites right across London.

Our Enterprise board meet each quarter, and a further 2/3 away-days per annum which with familiarising yourself with our activities and staff demand a commitment of up to -20 days per year. You’ll be involved in both statutory scrutiny, provide expertise and powerful and far-reaching advocacy on our future growth. We encourage our NEDs to be our critical friends, constructively challenging and providing hands on strategic input to our overall goals enhancing digitisation, online trading, digital marketing, CRM and charitable funding.

About you

You are currently an executive leader at CEO/COO level with entrepreneurial and commercial experience ideally at Board level. Or you may already be a Trustee/ Non Executive Director with a industry experience within the charities/3rd sector, consumer services, retail, leisure/entertainment/media, Arts/Culture or high technology industry with a great on-line trading provision. Either way, you’ll have experience of driving revenue growth through a multi-channelled sales and marketing and digital strategy.

A proven background in either of the following is required:

  • Online Trading – understanding of the online retail environment and maximisation of profitable online environments
  • Fundraising and Individual Giving - development of innovative partnerships to address the corporate social responsibility agenda
  • Digital – realising our sales and marketing potential through multi channelled digital platforms and content
  • Cultural Sector CEO/COO supporting us on key relationships such as, The Arts Council England, National Heritage Lottery Fund

You will be fascinated by the challenge and the chance to directly contribute to the heart of London’s transport heritage and excited by helping to realise the potential offered by the Museum’s outstanding ‘toy box’ of iconic collections – the red Routemaster bus, the Underground Map, Johnston typeface, posters and artwork, Tube trains and the roundel to name but a few.

You will have exceptional ambassadorial, advocacy and negotiating skills.

Closing date for applications: Friday, 31st May 2019.

non-executive director

May 192019

Trustee - Making Space

Organisation: Making Space
Reference: Trustee 2019
Vacancy Type: Trustee
Deadline: 14th June 2019
Region: Nation Wide

Vacancy Details

Making Space is an established registered national charity with an exciting future. We are developing an ambitious new strategy, and having recently refreshed our identity with a new brand and we are currently co-creating our vision with the people that we support.

We would love to hear from people with a wide range of skills to support the Executive Management Team in their leadership roles. We would particularly like to hear from you if you have recent experience of delivering social care and health services; HR expertise; or property management and development.

We certainly want to hear from people who share our values and want to help shape our future and the future services we provide for people with mental health problems, a learning disability or older people. Our mission is to provide high quality health and social care services that are innovative, responsive and flexible to each individual's needs and choices.

We do this by:

  • Providing care and support in people's own homes to help with daily chores, personal care or getting out into the community and taking part in social and leisure activities.
  • Delivering specialised services for people who have serious a mental health illness or age-related illness such as dementia, whilst also providing essential support to their families.
  • Offering community based services through the organisation's network of support workers and volunteers,

Making Space can step in to give carers a much-needed break and enable them to find time in their own life for themselves.

We deliver services from Cumbria to Cambridgeshire and we are looking for committed people from across our geographical footprint to help us develop and deliver our strategy for 2020 to 2023. Trustees are expected to attend four board meetings each year as well as an annual strategy planning day. Board meetings are held in Warrington, Cheshire however we are currently improving our ability to maximise new technology and we are very happy for Trustees to attend some meetings via Skype.

There are many opportunities to contribute and be further involved as a Trustee. The organisation has two Independent Hospitals based in the North West and all Trustees are able to undertake duties as a Hospital Manager for the purposes of the Mental Health Act 1983 (MHA).

We provide full training and buddy system for this role and Trustees are supported by a full time employed Mental Health Law Manager. In addition, we co-produce an annual conference with the people we support and Trustees are welcome to join the planning group and attend the event. To support robust governance arrangements we also have a number of Trustee Lead roles who link with the Executive Leadership Team in order to facilitate reporting and assurance to the Board and provide Trustee support and guidance.

Trustee positions are unpaid, with expenses reimbursed.

To request further details in relation to terms of office and Board meeting arrangements, or if you would like to have a discussion with our CEO or a current Trustee please contact to make arrangements.

To apply for the position please submit your most recent CV along with a two page supporting statement outlining what skills and experience you have that can complement and strengthen our Board of Trustees.

The closing date for applications is Friday 14th June 2019.

All posts are subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Making Space is an equal opportunities employer which values and embraces diversity.
Registered Charity No. 512907.

Please visit our website for more information about the services we deliver and the people we support.

Advert Start Date: 14th May 2019
Contact Telephone Number: 01925 581798
Contact Name: Annette Taylor
Contact E-mail:

May 192019

Board Members - Birmingham Royal Ballet

Closing Date: Noon 04 June 2019
Interview Date: June/July 2019

Birmingham Royal Ballet is seeking expressions of interest from individuals who would be interested in joining the Board of Birmingham Royal Ballet. We are looking initially to appoint three new Directors to replace those who reach the end of their term in 2019.

The Board is the governing board of the company. It comprises 11 non executive directors (who are also charitable trustees) with responsibility agreeing the company’s overall mission and strategic and artistic direction, approving its budgets and ensuring its financial resilience, agreeing key policies, including its general treasury and risk management policies and appointing the company’s senior leaders. We are looking for three new board members to replace the current members who reach the end of their term this autumn.

Birmingham Royal Ballet is one of the UK’s leading classical ballet companies and one of the few with a permanent orchestra. From its home in Birmingham it tours extensively around the UK, performing top quality music and dance in towns and cities each year to well over 150,000 people. It has an extensive outreach and education programme and a second company, Freefall, providing opportunities to perform to highly gifted dancers with severe learning difficulties. It receives generous support from the Arts Council and from many private donors, trusts and supporters.

Roles and Expectations

May 172019

2 Non-Executive Directors - Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

We are recruiting two new non-executive directors for Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust (ICHT). This is an exceptional opportunity to share your talents and expertise to make a positive difference to people’s lives and to support one of the UK’s leading NHS Trusts.


Essential criteria

We are recruiting two new non-executive directors for Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust (ICHT). This is an exceptional opportunity to share your talents and expertise to make a positive difference to people’s lives and to support one of the UK’s leading NHS Trusts as it embraces the exciting and life enhancing developments of integrated healthcare for the 21st century.

The ‘redevelopment’ non-executive director will bring experience of estates transformation, specifically with experience in capital raising and stakeholder management amidst complex infrastructure projects. This person will bring a strategic understanding to the Trust’s estates strategy, to advise the Trust as it modernises and improves current service sites and hospitals over the next decade. The successful candidate will demonstrate resilience, drive, positivity, and a clear ability to inspire and influence the Trust’s actions and engagement from a position of experience, integrity and authority. Most of all they will demonstrate an ability to put patients at the centre of service provision, with a strong future focus on new and the changing needs and opportunities.

The ‘strategy and innovation’ non-executive director will bring an understanding of the strategic direction of travel in health. They will be experiencing building strong external partnerships in healthcare, understanding environments where high quality, service, future sustainability and innovation are valued. Ideally this person will have a good understanding of the digital agenda, of its implications on healthcare provision and be a poignant advocate. The best candidates will be those who understand, through their own leadership experience, how successful organisations adapt to embrace the future health agenda, helping the Trust to realise its vision of ‘Better Health for Life.’ Candidates will bring an understanding of how to co-create integrated plans with our partners to help us deliver our clinical strategy. This person will help the Trust to strengthen current relationships while building new partnerships, engaging widely as a thought leader across the system, with a focus on providing the best care to the patients we are proud to serve.

The Trust is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and welcomes diversity of thought, approach and background in all our people. The Trust welcomes applications from diverse candidates.

You will need to have a genuine commitment to patients and the promotion of excellent health care services and 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 and supportive member of the board;
  • bring independence, external perspectives, support, skills and challenge to strategy development;
  • hold the executive to account as a ‘critical friend’ by providing purposeful, constructive scrutiny and challenge; and
  • 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 NHS Non-Executive Director, the successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the range of behaviours required to contribute effectively in this board level leadership role. These are outlined in the NHS Leadership Academy’s Healthcare Leadership Model.

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 (L1809)
    PDF, 419.5 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 (L1809 MS word version)
    DOCX, 195.9 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.
  • Monitoring form (L1809 alternate rich text format)
    RTF, 1.9 MB
    This is an alternate form in rich text format.

Key dates

  • Closing date for receipt of applications* noon on 30 May 2019
  • Interview date to be confirmed
  • Start dates will be agreed with the successful candidates

* Read the information pack to find out how to apply

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

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust on these appointments.

Candidates should apply for this role through our website at, using code TAFAIA1 for the Redevelopment NED, TAFAIA2 for the Strategy and Innovation NED.

Click on the ‘apply’ button and follow the instructions to upload a CV and cover letter.