Non-Executive Director – Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency Body: Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency Appointing Department: Department for Transport Sectors: Transport Location: Bristol Skills required: Business / Commercial, Change Management, IT / Digital, Regulation, Transformation Number of Vacancies: 1 Remuneration: £15,000 per annum Time Requirements: Up to 36 days per annum Campaign Timeline Competition Launched: […]
Members – Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs Body: Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs Appointing Department: Home Office Sectors: Charity & Public Sector, Communities, Health, Judicial, Prison & Policing, Regulation, Science & Technology Location: Central London Number of Vacancies: 9 Remuneration: The role is unremunerated, but travel expenses incurred on committee business […]
Non-Executive Director – Women on Boards UK ABOUT US Women on Boards is an independent, action-oriented business operating on social enterprise principles. We have a proud history of supporting women to leverage their professional skills and experience into non-executive director and other board level roles. WOB UK Ltd is part of a global operation; we […]
2 Non-Executive Directors – Criminal Cases Review Commission Body: Criminal Cases Review Commission Appointing Department: Ministry of Justice Sectors: Regulation Location: Birmingham, although there may be occasional meetings in London Skills required: Regulation Number of Vacancies: 2 Remuneration: £300 per day Time Requirements: 15-20 days per year including reading and preparation. Campaign Timeline Competition Launched: […]
Chair – Nomad Opening Doors Organisation: Nomad Opening Doors Reference: Vacancy Type: Chair Deadline: 25th April 2019 Region: Yorkshire and Humber Vacancy Details Nomad Opening Doors is a growing housing charity, based in Sheffield, South Yorkshire. Our objectives are: To improve access to decent, affordable housing, To help people transition out of homelessness quickly and […]
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Non-Executive Director - Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency
Body: Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency
Appointing Department: Department for Transport
Skills required: Business / Commercial, Change Management, IT / Digital, Regulation, Transformation
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: £15,000 per annum
Time Requirements: Up to 36 days per annum
Pauline Reeves - Head of Motoring Agency Sponsorship Team, DfT • Departmental Official
Clive Scrivener - Chair, Vehicle Certification Agency • Independent Member
The DVSA plays a vital role in ensuring that the roads of Great Britain are kept safe. From carrying out driving practical and theory tests, to ensuring that MOT’s are executed efficiently, the DVSA’s work affects a huge number of motorists’ everyday lives.
With rapid progress in the development of new technologies, we expect to see more changes to transportation in the next 10 years than there have been in the previous 100 years. It is anticipated that we will see driverless cars on our roads from 2021, meaning that the way in which people travel will change substantially in the coming years. The DVSA will play a vital role in this revolution, ensuring that the changing needs of drivers, cyclists and vehicles are upheld, and that our road network remains one of the safest in the world.
In the role of Non-Executive Director, you will support and challenge the Board to ensure that the agency is delivering against its strategic goals during a critical period, using your experience and expertise to provide advice and opinion on a range of management, operational and governance matters.
You will be an experienced Non-Executive or Board-level leader, with the interpersonal and communication skills required to develop positive and constructive relationships with a range of stakeholders. Experience within the automotive sector is not essential, but you will need to demonstrate a track record of supporting customer-focused organisation in placing customer service and satisfaction at the heart of business strategy. An understanding and experience of the delivery of digital projects is highly desirable.
Body: Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs
Appointing Department: Home Office
Sectors: Charity & Public Sector, Communities, Health, Judicial, Prison & Policing, Regulation, Science & Technology
Location: Central London
Number of Vacancies: 9
Remuneration: The role is unremunerated, but travel expenses incurred on committee business in the UK will be reimbursed.
Time Requirements: The expected time commitment is 10-15 days per year.
Competition Launched: 20/03/2019
Closed for Applications: 16/04/2019
Panel Sift: 23/04/2019
Final Interview Date: w/c 20 May
Subject to Ministerial agreement, we expect the interviews will take place on 20, 22 and 24 May.
Katherine Merrifield and Gwen Nightingale - Panel Chair - Joint Heads, Drugs and Alcohol Unit, Crime, Policing and Fire Group, Home Office • Departmental Official
Dr Owen Bowden-Jones - ACMD Chair • Representative of Organisation
Dr Duncan Harding - Defra’s Agri-food Chain – Innovation, Productivity and Science Unit • Independent Member
Do you want to play a leading role in advising the Government on a range of issues relating to drug misuse?
The Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) is one of the most important expert advisory non-departmental public bodies in Government.
Under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 the ACMD has a statutory duty to keep drug misuse in the United Kingdom under review, and to advise the Government on measures for preventing misuse and the resulting health and social problems. The ACMD is also a statutory consultee under the Psychoactive Substances Act 2016.
As a member of the ACMD, you will contribute towards the development and delivery of independent and expert advice to Government. We are seeking new members with expertise in the following areas:
Expert in prevention in relation to drug misuse, which may include experience of working with young people.
Social scientist in relation to drug misuse.
Clinical toxicologist with expertise in relation to drug misuse.
GP with experience of dealing with issues related to drug misuse.
Medicinal or forensic chemist with expertise in drugs misuse.
Police officer with experience of dealing with drug-related offences.
Legal with experience of dealing with issues related to drug misuse.
Addiction psychologist with experience of dealing with issues related to drug misuse.
Neuropharmacologist with experience in relation to drug misuse.
We would welcome members who have knowledge of drug-related issues relevant to LGBT and BAME communities.
The successful candidates will possess excellent communication and influencing skills; the ability to critically analyse, synthesise, evaluate and systematically approach evidence, data and information from diverse sources, making impartial and balanced decisions; the ability to work collaboratively with other members and stakeholders, and to constructively contribute to discussions, negotiating between conflicting opinions and values to reach consensus.
This appointment will be for a period of three years with the possibility of re-appointment.
To deliver in the role, applicants should be able to demonstrate:
The ability to apply their respective areas of expertise and bring authority, knowledge and breadth to this multi-faceted issue of great public interest and importance;
Strong interpersonal skills and evidence of working successfully in a professional, community or voluntary capacity on committees or other decision-making groups;
Evidence of working collaboratively with committee members and stakeholders and actively and constructively contributing to discussions, negotiating between conflicting opinions and values and reaching impactful and timely conclusions;
The ability to think logically and objectively, to critically analyse, synthesise, evaluate and systematically approach evidence, data and information from diverse sources identifying key issues and making effective impartial and balanced decisions;
The confidence to deal with difficult situations sensitively and to take, and be accountable for decisions;
An appreciation of equality and diversity and a willingness to champion difference.
The successful candidates will be required to have or be willing to obtain security clearance to Security Check (SC) level. Pre-appointment checks will also be undertaken on immigration and criminal convictions. It usually takes between four to six weeks to obtain the security clearance. The role will be offered on a conditional basis until the successful candidate has passed all checks.
Women on Boards is an independent, action-oriented business operating on social enterprise principles. We have a proud history of supporting women to leverage their professional skills and experience into non-executive director and other board level roles. WOB UK Ltd is part of a global operation; we launched in the UK in 2012 based on a successful Australian business model. Globally, Women on Boards offers services to 50,000 members and in the UK we are supporting 5 women a week to take on a new board role.
Women on Boards exists to provide information, encouragement and connections to help women get to the top within their own company or to take on a board or committee role as a non-executive director (NED), trustee or governor. We are breaking down the barriers to entry to the boardroom and building the pipeline of board-ready women.
As an organisation, we prioritise growth in impact over growth in revenue.
Women on Boards in the UK is seeking an independent non-executive director to support our ongoing growth and long-term sustainability.
We are looking for someone with the capacity to strategically influence the direction we take as a business and with strong networks in the UK and beyond. International experience as an executive will be viewed favourably as will previous experience as a non-executive director. We anticipate the time commitment required to be 12 to 15 days a year.
While this role is on the board of WOB UK Ltd, an ability to contribute to our coordination with Women on Boards Australia would be welcome, as would an interest in the global opportunities that exist to extend our impact beyond Australia and the UK.
Financial Oversight; Governance; Digital Technology; Business Growth; Brand Strategy
We are looking for:
Experience building a business in a customer focused sector (retail/B2C market, professional services, membership services);
Experience delivering commercial growth strategies, both national and global;
Strategic understanding of the role of digital technology in customer acquisition / service delivery.
You will be an effective communicator and influencer with a commitment to improving gender balance and inclusion in workplaces across the UK. You will also have a strong business network, particularly across the private sector.
Body: Criminal Cases Review Commission
Appointing Department: Ministry of Justice
Location: Birmingham, although there may be occasional meetings in London
Skills required: Regulation
Number of Vacancies: 2
Remuneration: £300 per day
Time Requirements: 15-20 days per year including reading and preparation.
Competition Launched: 20/03/2019
Closed for Applications: 10/04/2019
Panel Sift: Late May
Final Interview Date: TBC
Helen Pitcher - Chair of the Criminal Cases Review Commission
Karen Kneller - Chief Executive of the Criminal Cases Review Commission
Andrew Humphrey - Head of Transformation and Tailored Reviews ALB Centre of Expertise. Ministry of Justice
TBC - Independent Member
The Board is responsible for determining and overseeing the overall strategic direction of the Commission. As non-executive directors you have corporate responsibility to ensure high standards of corporate governance are observed at all times. You will provide external perspective and challenge to the Commission’s work, strengthen governance by supporting the Chairman in securing good governance and supporting the Chief Executive in the effective and efficient management and leadership of the Commission and its staff.
The CCRC is based in Birmingham which is where most of the Board meetings will take place. However, there may be occasional meetings in London and other locations.
Given that the Commission is running a major digital transformation programme, we would be particularly interested in hearing from individuals with experience of IT and digital transformation programmes and who can also demonstrate experience of working at Board level. We would also like to hear from individuals from either the justice sector or a large delivery organisation in the public sector. The successful candidates must have sound knowledge and experience of good governance at senior levels in a large private or public sector organisation. One successful candidate is likely to have an understanding of the workings of Government departments and the inter-relationship with Arm’s Length Bodies.
15-20 days per year including reading and preparation.
How to Apply
Send the following documents:
A copy of your CV, in no more than two sides of A4
A supporting statement that evidences how you meet all the criteria, in no more than two sides of A4
Declaration of interests form;
Previous or current public appointments;
Names and contacts details of two referees (who will be contacted if you are shortlisted for interview);
Political activity declaration form;
Equal opportunities monitoring form, and the
Guaranteed interview scheme declaration, if relevant.
Complete applications should be sent to: email@example.com ,receipt of applications will be acknowledged.
Organisation: Nomad Opening Doors
Vacancy Type: Chair
Deadline: 25th April 2019
Region: Yorkshire and Humber
Nomad Opening Doors is a growing housing charity, based in Sheffield, South Yorkshire.
Our objectives are:
To improve access to decent, affordable housing,
To help people transition out of homelessness quickly and positively, and
Support people to develop the skills and resilience to help them avoid homelessness in the future.
Our aims are:
Increasing supply by encouraging and supporting landlords to let to people experiencing or threatened with homelessness
Equipping people using our services with the skills and resilience they need to ensure that once they do secure accommodation, that they can sustain it
How we do this:
We provide strengths-based support people transitioning out of homelessness, and so increase their personal assets and resilience. We will support people to access education, training, employment, and volunteering opportunities that relate to their aspirations.
We support people to sustain their tenancy and reduce repeat cycles of homelessness, using evidence-based approaches.
We work with private sector landlords to improve the availability, standard, and affordability of private rented housing.
We work with social housing providers and the local authority to develop innovative and sustainable responses to the needs of people who use our services.
Our experience and links to the private sector in Sheffield means that we are exceptionally well-placed to source accommodation for those who would otherwise find it impossible to access. We are experts in the management of shared housing, with extensive experience in creating successful house-shares.
Our primary work at present is around improving the supply, standard and affordability of privately rented shared accommodation. Our Smart Steps programme works with single homeless people to help them find and sustain shared housing. Our Smart Steps clients are not in priority-need and so are not owed a statutory accommodation duty. Our experience and links to the private rented sector in Sheffield means that we are well placed to source accommodation for those who would otherwise be excluded from accessing housing. We develop fruitful relationships with local landlords and manage landlord-tenant relationships to make sure tenancies are sustained, supporting people to work towards being able to independently manage their own tenancy.
Our plan is to open a trading subsidiary, which will operate as a social letting agency. This will allow us to increase the housing options available to the people using our services and offer us more control over the management and standard of the housing on offer. In the first instance, we will need to focus on shared housing, in order to maintain a continuous supply of housing for our Smart Steps program. Ultimately, being able to offer a range of housing options – self-contained family homes as well as shared housing – will enable us to expand our services to other people in housing need.
The Chair will lead the Board of Trustees to ensure that the charity's governance and strategy is robust. They will hold the Board and CEO to account as the charity works towards achieving its mission. They will ensure that each trustee fulfils their duties and responsibilities for the effective governance of the charity, and they performance manage the CEO. The Chair will also support, and, where appropriate, challenge the CEO and ensure that the Board functions as a unit. They will represent Nomad publicly where required, along with the CEO.
Commitment to Nomad's strategic objectives and mission
Confident and strong communicator, capable of leading a growing and well-established charity
Able to develop strong professional relationships, both with the CEO and board, and as an ambassador for Nomad
Able to listen and engage effectively, and chair an experienced board of trustees with confidence and direction
Strong networking capabilities that can be utilised for the benefit of the charity
Able to develop a strong and collaborative team
Ability to commit sufficient time to conduct the role well, including attendance at meetings and work with the CEO between meetings, occasional travel and attending events out of office hours
Experience of operating at a senior strategic leadership level within an organisation
Successful track record of achievement through their career
Experience of charity governance and working with or as part of a Board of Trustees
Experience of external representation, delivering presentations and managing stakeholders
Significant experience of chairing meetings and events
Knowledge and skills
Broad knowledge and understanding of the charity sector and current issues affecting it, preferably in relation to housing, homelessness or a related field
Strong leadership skills, ability to motivate and bring people together
Financial management expertise and a sound understanding of charity finance issues
Good understanding of charity governance issues and willingness to undertake additional training
Experience of working within a small charity
Previous experience as a Chair
Understanding of the specific challenges faced by small charities
Passionate about prison education? We are looking for trustees who can help us make a bigger difference to learners inside.
We'd love to hear from people with fresh ideas, new perspectives and a heartfelt commitment to our cause. We warmly welcome applications from people who have been in prison.
The Board of Trustees are individually and collectively responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction of PET, our financial health, and the probity of our activities. They are responsible for developing PET's aims, objectives and goals in accordance with our Articles of Association and taking full account of legal and regulatory guidelines. All Trustees are committed to working alongside service users, ensuring prison learners are at the heart of all that PET does.
Read our recruitment pack for more information about the organisation, the role and what we're looking for.
Non-Executive Director - British Dietetic Association
Business / Organisation Name: British Dietetic Association
Business / Organisation Sector: Not-for-Profit
Business / Organisation Website: http://www.bda.uk.com
Business / Organisation Type: Association
Role Title: Non-Executive Director
The British Dietetic Association
Join us as a Company Director in the next stage of our exciting development.
“A small team of A+ players can run circles around a giant team of B and C players” – Steve Jobs
The British Dietetic Association (BDA) is a growing, dynamic and exciting professional association and trade union. Following a recent governance change we are recruiting Directors, from both inside and outside our membership, to help steer us through the next stage of our growth. We want team players who have passion and the desire to drive the association forward.
You will bring experience of working at a strategic level, a solid understanding of membership associations, an interest in the health of the nation and leadership skills which will add value to our governance team.
If you have Board, Director or strategic leadership experience we would like to hear from you. We particularly welcome applications from people who have experience of:
Change management and organisational development
Health policy in at least one of the four UK countries
Education and professional practice in dietetics
Business development and/or risk management
Communications and PR – especially in dietetics
Location for most meetings will be Birmingham. The positions attract a fee of £2850 per year, for around 2 days per month commitment, subject to review.
Organisation: Safety When It Matters
Reference: SWIM Volunteer and/or Trustee
Vacancy Type: Other
Deadline: 12th April 2019
Region: Nation Wide
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY UK
Safety When It Matters (SWIM Cambodia) is a drowning prevention charity working in Cambodia.
Over the last three years our Cambodian trainers have taught water safety awareness, safe rescue and CPR skills to over 2900 children and 500 adults increasing children's safety from drowning. We currently have 22 volunteers active in teaching in Cambodia and aim to reach more through paid staff.
We are looking for a volunteer trustee to join our UK SWIM trustee team. We are looking for people with experience, skills and knowledge in the following areas:
The mission of the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) is to promote transparency and integrity in business. These are cornerstones to generating public trust and confidence in UK business and help attract investment in successful companies that provide jobs, create prosperity and generate economic growth.
The FRC sets the UK Corporate Governance & Stewardship Codes which aim to make investors more accountable to their clients and beneficiaries. The FRC also sets standards for accounting, auditing and actuarial work. As the UK’s independent regulator and Competent Authority for Audit it monitors, and takes action where necessary, to promote the quality of corporate reporting and audit. It also operates independent enforcement arrangements for accountants and actuaries.
Following the Independent Review in to the Financial Reporting Council (FRC), the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has accepted the recommendation that FRC should be replaced with a new independent regulator and Competent Authority for Audit – the Audit, Reporting and Governance Authority (ARGA).
The FRC will therefore be undergoing a period of significant change as the recommendations are implemented, and a new regulator is created. The Government wants to see change implemented to put in place a world-class regulator operating with the highest levels of effectiveness.
The incoming Chair will lead the regulator’s Board to take forward the fundamental changes recommended in the Independent Review, and to set the strategic direction of the new regulator once it is established.
The successful candidate will initially be appointed to the FRC, and will hold to account the executive leadership of the organisation as it undertakes its regulatory duties and commences implementation of the Independent Review’s recommendations.
Key responsibilities and accountabilities
The Board of the FRC is responsible for the long-term strategy and success of the FRC. It maintains prudent and effective controls to assess and manage risk, ensures resources are in place for the FRC to meet its objectives and reviews management performance. The Board also sets the FRC’s values and culture and ensures that its obligations to its stakeholders and others are understood and met.
In light of the Independent Review by Sir John Kingman, the Board will ensure that there is oversight and strong governance while driving forward the recommended changes to create a strong and robust regulator.
The Chair will be responsible for:
Effective, cooperative and inclusive leadership of the Board so that it provides clear strategic direction. This will include enabling a high standard of discussion and challenge, while fostering an environment in which diverse views are encouraged and considered;
Holding the Executive Team to account for the performance of the regulator against its objectives, duties, and impact; and ensuring it continues to improve and increase the overall quality and effectiveness of the audit, reporting, and governance landscape.
Working with the Board to ensure that the Board, committees, and Executive Team have an appropriate range of skills, and that they promote diversity;
Oversee the implementation of the recommendations in the Independent Review, conducting an overhaul of the Board to ensure the appropriate skills and experience needed by the future regulator are present, and working in collaboration with the Executive Team, BEIS and other stakeholders to take forward these recommendations and embed them within regulator; and
Leading the new regulator once it is established, ensuring the UK has a world-leading body.
The Chair will be accountable to Parliament, and to the Secretary of State for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy. The Chair will be expected to appear in front of the BEIS Select Committee.
Key skills and experience
As the incoming Chair will lead a body preparing for fundamental transformational change, it is essential that the successful candidate brings:
The ability to develop a Board and provide leadership through periods of significant change;
Excellent influencing and communication skills, including the ability to encourage debate and challenge, and resolve conflict in a constructive manner;
Strong analytical skills and a capacity to operate strategically and with influence;
Ability to successfully implement reforms within an organisation;
An ability to ensure the effective use of public funds;
Ability to demonstrate attitudes consistent with the expectations of public office and the Nolan Principles of Public Life.
Experience in working in a business or regulatory field at senior levels, including holding to account those responsible for delivery.
Please submit the following documents:
A Statement of Suitability (no longer than two pages)
This should explain how you consider your personal skills, qualities and experience provide evidence of your suitability for the role, with particular reference to the points highlighted in the essential criteria. Please note that the statement of suitability is an important part of your application and is as much the means by which you will be assessed as your CV.
Candidate application form enclosed in this pack
Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form – all candidates are asked to please complete this form and send it to BEIS Public Appointments Mailbox: firstname.lastname@example.org
This will assist BEIS in monitoring selection decisions to assess whether equality of opportunity is being achieved. Any information collated from the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Forms will not be used as part of the selection process and will be treated as strictly confidential.
All applications will receive an automated response.
Failure to submit both your CV and Statement of Suitability will mean the panel only have limited information on which to assess your application against the essential criteria.
The closing date for applications is 2300 on 22/04/19
1 Non-Executive Director & 2 Associate Non-Executive Directors - Wye Valley NHS Trust
Wye Valley NHS Trust has a vacancy for a Non-executive Director (NED) and two Associate NEDs to complement and enhance the skills on its Board of Directors. This is an exceptional opportunity to share your talents and expertise to make a positive difference to the lives of people in your community.
You will need to have a genuine commitment to patients and the promotion of excellent health care services.
Post 1 - Non-Executive Director
Senior level finance experience ideally with a recognised finance qualification.
Post 2 - Associate Non-executive Director
Significant experience of healthcare delivery and experience in the development and integrated care / or the implementation of healthcare policy.
Post 3 - Associate Non-executive Director
Commercial experience gained at a senior level in a large complex organisation with experience and a strong understanding of the interface between health and social care and the NHS.
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.
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.
Information pack (M1940)
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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 and information about the trust.
Monitoring from (M1940)
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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.
Closing date for receipt of applications Monday 15 April 2019 - TBC
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 – for an informal and confidential discussion with Russell Hardy, the Chair of the trust, please contact Val Jones on 01432 364000 or by emailing email@example.com.
Anderson Quigley are helping us to identify potential candidates, if you would like a confidential discussion about the role contact Helene Usherwood, Head of Practice on 07719 322669 or Helene@andersonquigley.com.
NHS Improvement – for general enquiries contact Todd Fleming on 0300 123 2922 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org