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Hansel – NXD’s and Committee Members

Hansel is a leading social care provider and not for profit organisation offering a range of services to people living with disabilities. Since our beginnings over 50 years ago we have been at the forefront of innovation in developing supports for adults with learning disabilities and/or living with autism.
From our Directors and management to our front line team members and the people who use our services we share a common vision: we are working together, building a successful future.

We are pleased to offer a range of non-executive director and committee member appointments for individuals who can add real value to the continuing development of our service operations and other charitable initiatives.

We are particularly interested in people with significant experience, understanding and/or strong networks within:
• Social care • Employment and employability
• Social enterprise • Entrepreneurship
• Finance • Communications
• Fundraising • Corporate governance

We would especially welcome individuals with experience as a carer; as a parent, sibling or with other family connections. The role of a Board or Co-opted Committee member is voluntary and unpaid other than reimbursement of approved travel costs or associated expenses.

Additional information can be found on our website, at www.hansel.org.uk.

To receive an information pack or have an informal chat about the opportunity to join our non-executive team please contact Gerry Lindsay, Managing Director, on 01563 830340 or at gerry.lindsay@hansel.org.uk. If you wish to apply for board/committee membership please send, marked private and confidential, your CV and supporting statement explaining your interest in our board/committee opportunities and what you can bring to the charity, to Tom McClements, Chairman, Hansel Foundation, Broadmeadows, Symington, KA1 5PU, or to chair@hansel.org.uk.

South Ayrshire Women’s Aid – new members for Board of Directors

South Ayrshire Women’s Aid provides information, support, advocacy and refuge for women, children and young people with experience of domestic abuse.  We are a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee.

We are currently seeking new members for our Board of Directors. We are particularly interested in applicants who have skills in legal issues.  If you have the desire to assist the organisation in the provision of vital services and have skills in the following areas we would like to hear from you:

  • Personnel issues
  • Legal issues
  • Finance
  • Business Planning
  • Fundraising

The Board of Directors meets every monthly, generally at the offices of SAWA. The Directors may meet on other occasions to discuss specific items of business or to attend training. In addition, the Manager or in her absence members of staff may contact a Director to seek authority or advice on a particular matter when required.

For an application pack please email hazel.bingham@sawamail.org.uk .

If you wish to have an informal discussion about becoming involved with the organisation   please call Hazel Bingham, Manager on 01292 885667 ext 207

Closing date for applications is: 31st December 2017

This post is subject to PVG Disclosure. Women only need apply. This post is covered by a Genuine Occupational Requirement (Schedule 9, Equality Act 2010).

South Ayrshire Women’s Aid is committed to quality, equality and valuing diversity. Scottish Charity No: SC02364

NHS Education for Scotland (NES) – Board Members

If you are looking for a rewarding and worthwhile opportunity, we would like to hear from you. Applications are invited from a wide range of people who have an interest in public service and are committed to the NHS in Scotland. Please pass on details of these opportunities to anyone else you think may be interested.

NHS Education for Scotland (NES) is the Education, Training and Workforce Development Organisation for the NHS in Scotland and helps to provide better patient care by providing educational solutions for workforce development.

NES is looking for two new members to join its Board. As a non-executive member of the Board, you will be expected to play a central role in supporting the provision of the high quality education, training and lifelong learning of NHS staff, which is vital to providing excellent health services. You will be offered the training you need to make a strong contribution.

You must be able to demonstrate the following:

– Ability to communicate effectively

– Ability to influence decision making and challenge constructively

– Ability to analyse and review complex issues

– Ability to contribute to ‘bigger picture’ (eg strategic) thinking

You do not need to be an expert in health or education, or have previous experience of being on a Board. We are looking for people who have the capacity and commitment to grow into the role, to develop their skills and to learn new skills they may require.

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 andpeople aged under 50.

For more specific detail of the particular requirements of the roles, please see the the person specification, which forms part of the application pack. Also included in the pack is more detailed information about NES and its role within NHS Scotland.

Remuneration: £8,169 per annum (non-pensionable) is payable. You will also receive reimbursement for all reasonable travel and subsistence costs and any reasonable dependant-carer expenses incurred whilst undertaking Board duties and for support required to help you carry out your duties effectively.

Time commitment: The time commitment will vary week to week, but on average the role will take up around 8 hours per week. This time will be a mix of daytime Board meetings, committee meetings, reading documents and attending stakeholder events. You should also demonstrate an adequate degree of flexibility to attend at a greater frequency subject to the Board’s ongoing business needs.

Appointment details: The term of appointment will be for up to 4 years. When a term comes to an end, the skills the board requires will be reassessed. If you satisfy the requirements of the new person specification at that time, and there is evidence of your effective performance, Scottish Ministers may consider reappointing you for a further term. A non-executive member’s total period of appointment will not exceed eight years.

Location: Whilst the majority of Board/Committee meetings take place in Edinburgh, the Board may occasionally meet in other towns and cities across Scotland. There will be opportunities offered to new members to visit NES offices in Glasgow, Dundee, Aberdeen and Inverness.

Interviews: It is expected that interviews will be held on 9th and 10th January in Edinburgh.

Further information: If you would like to find out more about the role, you are welcome to contact the Chair, Dr Lindsay Burley, by calling James McCann, Executive Officer to the Board Chair, on 0131 656 3295; or by emailing james.mccann@nes.scot.nhs.uk.

For full information on the appointments, please read the Applicant Information Pack accessed via the link below.

Completed applications must be received on or before Friday 17th November 2017.

Appointments to NES are regulated by the Commissioner for Ethical Standards in Public Life in Scotland.

Appointed on merit; committed to diversity and equality.

Application Information
Please apply online. If you experience any difficulties accessing our website, or in the event that you require a word version of the application form, please contact the Public Appointments Team on (Freephone) 0300 244 1898, by email at PA_Applications_Mailbox@gov.scot, or by writing to the Public Appointments Team, Scottish Government, Area 3F North, Victoria Quay, Edinburgh EH6 6QQ.

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Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) – Chief Executive

In partnership with the Board, you will be responsible for the strategic leadership and financial management of the charity. Overseeing the successful delivery of the key strategic priorities, you will ensure as an organisation SCVO delivers on its purpose to support, promote and connect organisations from across the 3rd sector in Scotland.

Not least, there is enormous potential to drive transformation in service delivery through optimising the development and use of emerging technologies, particularly in regards to provision and uptake of digital solutions and online services. Candidates should be visionary with a willingness to embrace these opportunities, engaging colleagues on the journey that will build a modern and impactful service to member organisations moving forward.

As the key ambassador for SCVO, its members and the third-sector more generally, you will promote and enhance the positive profile of SCVO and ensure recognition of its impact and influence on the third-sector across Scotland.

Further information and how to apply can be found here – http://www.ljg-jobs.com/scvo/

 

 

NHS Boards: NHS Shetland; Scottish Ambulance Service; Golden Jubilee Foundation; NHS Education for Scotland – Chairs

Scottish Ministers are looking to appoint a new Chair to the following NHS Boards: NHS Shetland; Scottish Ambulance Service; Golden Jubilee Foundation; and NHS Education for Scotland.

You will have the senior level experience required for these significant appointments and will play a central leadership role in guiding the strategies which address the health priorities and health and care needs of the people of Scotland. If you have what it takes to fulfil one of these rewarding and challenging roles, we would like to hear from you.

You will be accountable to Scottish Ministers for leading a Board, comprising non-executive and executive members, which will improve, sustain and protect the health of the population of Scotland. You will understand and promote diversity.

An essential requirement of these posts is that you can demonstrate an understanding of the Board for which you are applying and the challenges it faces. You must also be able to demonstrate skills and experience in the following areas:

Leadership

Governance

Performance

Constructive/Supportive Challenge & Influencing

Communication

NHSScotland’s values are at the heart of everything that these organisations do. These values, as outlined in the NHSScotland Workforce Strategy Everyone Matters: 2020 Workforce Vision are: care and compassion; dignity and respect; openness, honesty and responsibility; and, quality and teamwork and guide the work of the Board in all that it does. As Chair of one of these Boards, you will not only need to have the right skills, knowledge and experience for the role, but also be able to demonstrate behaviour aligned to these values.

Applications are invited from a wide range of people who have an interest in public service and are committed to the NHS in Scotland.

We value very highly the benefits of having different points of view and experiences on our Boards. Accordingly, we hope to receive applications from a wide range of talented people irrespective of their religion or belief, gender, age, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, ethnic origin, political belief, relationship status or caring responsibilities.

The Scottish Ministers particularly welcome applications from groups currently under-represented on the Boards of Scotland’s public bodies, such as women, disabled people, people aged under 50 and people from a BME background. Please do complete our monitoring form when you apply as this helps us to ensure that the appointments process is accessible to everyone.

Remuneration: Between £25,462 and £28,008 per annum (non-pensionable) is payable (dependant on the post). You will also receive reimbursement for all reasonable travel and subsistence costs, reasonable dependant-carer expenses incurred whilst undertaking Board duties and for support required to help you carry out your duties effectively, subject to Board policy.

Time commitment: As Chair, you must be able to make a firm commitment to spend at least 3 days per week on Board and NHSScotland business. This time will be a mix of daytime board meetings, daytime visits and other meetings, reading documents in your own time and attending stakeholder events, some of which may be in the evenings or at weekends. You should also demonstrate an adequate degree of flexibility to attend at a greater frequency subject to the Board’s ongoing business needs.

Appointment details: The appointment will be for a period up to 4 years, subject to regular performance appraisals, with the possibility of re-appointment.

Location: Meetings for the Board will normally be held at Board Headquarters, but may on occasion be held elsewhere in the NHS Board area. Regular meetings with other NHS Board Chairs and the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing are held 6 times per year, in Edinburgh.

Assessment Process: Assessment will happen in two stages. The first stage will be the assessment of your written application against the essential requirements and values being tested at this stage. The second and final stage will be a values based assessment, which will involve a psychometric test; an observed role play exercise; and a competency based interview, with presentation. You will complete the psychometric test online at home and in advance of the other elements. The role play exercise will be held on the day prior to your interview; with interviews being held on 24th, 25th and 26th January 2018. As part of the interview, you will be asked to undertake a practical exercise, provided to you in advance, which will involve you preparing a verbal presentation for the panel. Both the role play exercise and interview will be held in Clydebank.

For more information about the role of a Chair, you can contact Dame Denise Coia, Chair, NHS Board Chairs Group and Chair of Healthcare Improvement Scotland, by calling Natalie Hannigan, Private Secretary to the Chair on 0141 227 3272 or by emailing Natalie.hannigan@nhs.net

Full details of the criteria to be met for the positions are contained in the person specification, which forms part of the application pack. Also included in the pack is more detailed information about the NHS Boards and their role within NHSScotland.

For full information on the appointments, please read the Applicant Information Pack accessed via the link below.

Completed applications must be received on or before 17th November 2017.

Appointments to NHS Boards are regulated by the Commissioner for Ethical Standards in Public Life in Scotland.

Appointed on merit; committed to diversity and equality.

Application Information
Please apply online. If you experience any difficulties accessing our website, or in the event that you require a word version of the application form, please contact the Public Appointments Team on (Freephone) 0300 244 1898, by email at PA_Applications_Mailbox@gov.scot, or by writing to the Public Appointments Team, Scottish Government, Area 3F North, Victoria Quay, Edinburgh EH6 6QQ.

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Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) – Board Members

Ranging from local village halls to colleges and universities, the Scottish charity sector is as diverse as the country itself. If you would like to play a key part in this exciting area of Scottish life, an opportunity has arisen. Scottish Ministers wish to appoint 2 members to OSCR’s Board. As a board member you will be responsible for ensuring effective regulation of Scottish charities and act as an ambassador for OSCR to promote its policies and values.

OSCR is the independent regulator and registrar of Scottish charities. It was established as a Non-Ministerial Department in April 2006 by the Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005. OSCR’s vision is of charities you can trust and that provide public benefit.

The board is responsible for the overall vision for OSCR, for the strategy by which this will be achieved, for policy and for monitoring performance.

We are looking for two new board members. These posts may be of interest to people from a wide range of backgrounds including those who do not have previous board experience, but who have the potential to contribute, who wish to develop their skills in this area and are willing to learn.

Furthermore it is important that all applicants have the ability to:

Contribute to the board’s strategic thinking.

Communicate effectively with a diverse range of stakeholders.

Persuade others within a board environment.

Work effectively as part of a team

Understand the role of governance and regulation in the charity sector.

Analyse complex material and to reach sound conclusions based on this analysis

Appointment details: It is anticipated that these appointments will commence in March 2018 for a period of up to four years, with the possibility of re-appointment subject to evidence of effective performance and satisfying the skills, knowledge and personal qualities required at the time of re-appointment and Ministerial approval.

Time Commitment: The formal time commitment is up to 1.5 days per month which includes attending approximately 4 board meetings per annum.

Location: Meetings are held in Dundee and other locations as appropriate.

Remuneration: £200 per day. Travel, subsistence, and reasonable dependent carer allowance incurred as a result of carrying out the duties associated with this appointment will be reimbursed. This is non-pensionable.

Closing date for applications is midnight, on Friday 10th November 2017.

We would welcome applications from anyone who believes they could make a strong contribution although we are also seeking to broaden the diversity of the board including the breadth of its geographical involvement, gender balance and engagement of other groups currently under-represented on Scotland’s public bodies, such as women, disabled people, ethnic minorities and people aged under 50.

Appointed on merit; committed to diversity and equality.

Application Information
An application pack and full details on this and other public appointments can be found at our public appointments website: www.appointed-for-scotland.org

If you experience any difficulties accessing our website, please contact the Public Appointments Team on Freephone 0300 244 1898 or fax on 0131 244 3833, by email at pa_applications_mailbox@gov.scot, or by writing to Public Appointments, Scottish Government, 3F North, Victoria Quay, Edinburgh, EH6 6QQ

Creative Scotland – Chair

Can you help put creativity at the heart of Scottish society?

Creative Scotland is the public body that supports the arts, screen and creative industries across all parts of Scotland on behalf of everyone who lives, works, studies or visits here.

The Scottish Government is seeking to appoint a new Chair to lead Creative Scotland in the delivery of the ambitions set out in its 10 Year Plan, Unlocking Potential, Embracing Ambition, to the benefit of the arts and culture and to the people of Scotland as a whole.

We are seeking to appoint a dynamic and adaptive leader with proven experience at senior level, who will lead the Board and work effectively with the Chief Executive, Janet Archer, her leadership team and her team of dedicated, committed and experienced staff.

For information about the role please click on this link.

Closing date: 27 October 2017 at midnight

Business leaders representing Scotland on a national stage

 

Next week, five of Scotland’s top directors will compete with the UK’s leading business leaders for a coveted IoD Director of the Year Award at the UK Finals.

The Scottish directors (who all won in their category at the Scottish Director of the Year Awards in March 2017) are:

Category: Public and Third Sector Director of the Year
• Gregory Chauvet, Managing Director at Glasgow Bike Station
• Theresa Shearer, CEO of ENABLE Scotland
• Tom Campbell, Managing Director at North Coast 500 Ltd

Category: SME Director of the Year
• Jennifer MacKenzie-Hallwood, Managing Director at TEFL Org UK

Category: Early Stage Business Director of the Year
• Sonia Cottom, Director at Pain Association Scotland

The awards, which take place on Friday 22 September at the prestigious Lancaster London Hotel, will recognise and celebrate some of the nation’s most impressive business leaders, with nominees coming from a range of industries, sectors and backgrounds. The high-calibre entrants have been recognised as the best in their field by the organisation for business leaders, the IoD, on the basis of having all made outstanding contributions in their fields.

David Watt, Executive Director of the IoD in Scotland, said: “These dynamic Scottish leaders have proven their exceptional capabilities, and have led their organisations with the determination, creativity and sensitivity that it takes to achieve business success, particularly in challenging times. As a group, they represent a fine example of the leaders we should all aspire to be, and we wish them luck as they go on to represent Scotland at a national level.”

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Lisa Donnelly, or Lesley Brydon
0141 204 7800 / 0131 225 9596
lisa@clarkcommunications.co.uk / lesley@clarkcommunications.co.uk

Notes to editors

• The Institute of Directors (IoD) was founded in 1903 and obtained a Royal Charter in 1906. The IoD is a non-party political organisation with approximately 35,000 members in the United Kingdom and overseas. Membership includes directors from right across the business spectrum – from media to manufacturing, e-business to the public and voluntary sectors. Members include CEOs of large corporations as well as entrepreneurs and directors of start-up companies.

• IoD in Scotland has six branches – Edinburgh, Glasgow, Tayside, Fife, Aberdeen and Highlands and Islands – https://www.iod.com/events-community/regions/scotland

• The IoD is dedicated to encouraging entrepreneurial activity through good governance and responsible business practice. It provides an effective voice to represent the interests of its members to key opinion-formers at the highest levels. Follow us on Twitter to get the IoD’s reaction on business and public policy issues.

• For further information, visit our website: www.iodscotland.com

The quickest route to certainty will be best for business

 

In response to this morning’s snap general election announcement, David Watt, Executive Director of the Institute of Directors in Scotland, said:

“In the next seven weeks, there will be a lot of issues to be discussed and addressed, and most crucial is to remember that a general election should be about more than one topic.

“Even within the short timeframe that the Prime Minister has set, and on which MPs will vote this week, there is plenty of space for a proper debate about business, the strength of the economy and the position of both post-Brexit. It might be that a general election will force some of these key issues out into the open, which would be welcome.

“What would be unwelcome, and bad for business, is for this general election to become either IndyRef2 or BrexitRef2 – both votes have happened, and today’s announcement gives the whole country an opportunity to move along with the practicalities of the future. The quickest route to certainty will be best for business – it will allow us to get on and do what British business does best, whatever the constitutional landscape is.”

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Issued by Clark Communications for IoD Scotland. For further information, please contact Lesley Brydon on 0131 225 9596 / 07771 630834 or lesley@clarkcommunciations.co.uk

The Institute of Directors

• The Institute of Directors (IoD) was founded in 1903 and obtained a Royal Charter in 1906. The IoD is a non-party political organisation with approximately 34,000 members in the United Kingdom and overseas. Membership includes directors from right across the business spectrum – from media to manufacturing, e-business to the public and voluntary sectors. Members include CEOs of large corporations as well as entrepreneurial directors of start-up companies, third sector and public sector

• The IoD provides an effective voice to represent the interests of its members to key opinion-formers at the highest levels. These include Government ministers and their shadows, parliamentary committee members, senior civil servants and think-tanks. IoD policies and views are actively promoted to the national, regional and trade media. Follow us on Twitter to get the IoD’s reaction on business and public policy issues.

• The IoD offers a wide range of business services which include business centre facilities, with 15 UK centres (including three in London, Reading, Birmingham, Cardiff, Manchester, Nottingham, Norwich, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Belfast), conferences, networking events, virtual offices, issues-led guides and literature, as well as free access to business information and advisory services. The IoD places great emphasis on director development and has established a certified qualification for directors – Chartered Director – as well as running specific board and director-level training and individual career mentoring programmes.

• For further information, visit the website: www.iodscotland.com

Institute of Directors Scotland – Response to First Minister’s speech

In response to the First Minister’s speech earlier today (13 March) David Watt, Executive Director of the Institute of Directors in Scotland, said:

“Not many in the Scottish business community wanted Brexit, and equally, few want a renewed Independence Referendum, and the associated continuation of uncertainty which has had such an impact on the ability of businesses to move forward with their plans.  The modern world presents a multitude of opportunities for businesses to innovate and prosper, and this rather than constitutional arguments is the preferred focus of IoD members. However, if the political will is to move forward with another vote, business will react appropriately and continue to face up to the challenges that such political activity presents.

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Issued by Clark Communications for IoD Scotland.  For further information, please contact:

Lesley Brydon or Lina Lustig

0131 225 9596 / 07771 630834 / 07470 271279

lesley@clarkcommunications.co.uk / lina@clarkcommunications.co.uk

The Institute of Directors

The Institute of Directors (IoD) was founded in 1903 and obtained a Royal Charter in 1906. The IoD is a non-party political organisation with approximately 34,000 members in the United Kingdom and overseas. Membership includes directors from right across the business spectrum – from media to manufacturing, e-business to the public and voluntary sectors. Members include CEOs of large corporations as well as entrepreneurial directors of start-up companies, third sector and public sector

The IoD provides an effective voice to represent the interests of its members to key opinion-formers at the highest levels. These include Government ministers and their shadows, parliamentary committee members, senior civil servants and think-tanks. IoD policies and views are actively promoted to the national, regional and trade media. Follow us on Twitter to get the IoD’s reaction on business and public policy issues.

The IoD offers a wide range of business services which include business centre facilities, with 15 UK centres (including three in London, Reading, Birmingham, Cardiff, Manchester, Nottingham, Norwich, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Belfast), conferences, networking events, virtual offices, issues-led guides and literature, as well as free access to business information and advisory services. The IoD places great emphasis on director development and has established a certified qualification for directors – Chartered Director – as well as running specific board and director-level training and individual career mentoring programmes.

For further information, visit the website:www.iodscotland.com

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