3rd September 2018

Governors, West Nottinghamshire College Group

Members of the Corporation Board West Nottinghamshire College Group Remuneration: Unpaid, voluntary role with reasonable expenses Time commitment: Circa 1-2 evenings per month plus infrequent additional meetings Term of office: 4 years The Corporation Board is the College Group’s governing body and meets monthly to consider strategic developments and monitor College and management performance. It is made up of people drawn from local businesses, public bodies, community groups, educational establishments, staff and student representatives and the Principal & CEO. The Board work closely with the college leadership team to oversee its management and set its future direction. The Group’s subsidiary companies have their own boards which meet on a regular basis. The Board is responsible for the quality of service that the College offers to learners and the local community, as well as the financial health and strategic direction of the College. They are also responsible for the employment practices of the College and for setting the organisational vision, mission and strategy. The West Nottinghamshire College Group is seeking to strengthen its governing body with an injection of new talent and is calling for people with the desire to make a difference to the lives of thousands of students.  Candidates are sought with experience […]
3rd September 2018

Chief Executive, Beds SU

Chief Executive Beds SU £52,540 – £57,790 Our mission is to empower students, so they can achieve their full potential. Beds SU is the students’ union of the University of Bedfordshire and enables over 14,000 students, over 3 campuses and  9 study centres, to get the most out of their university experience. We campaign on issues that students care about as well as provide lots of opportunities for students to meet new people, develop their skills, campaign for change and try something new. We are a friendly and ambitious bunch at Beds SU, proud of the substantial developments we have made and the achievements we have seen in recent years. This has included becoming accredited with Investors in People, achieving ‘Good’ status in the NUS quality student union framework as well as being accredited as ‘Good’ with NUS Green Impact. However, we want to continue to drive our organisation forward and are looking for a Chief Executive who can build on our success, develop our next strategy and empower our dedicated team of staff and officers to achieve continued development. As our next Chief Executive you will have a significant opportunity to build on our foundations when developing our next strategy, […]
29th August 2018

Trustee, Workers’ Educational Association (WEA)

Trustee – Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) Interviews will take place on 19th September 2018 at our London Regional Office on Luke Street (EC2A 4XW) The position is unremunerated, but the WEA will reimburse your expenses. “A better world – equal, democratic and just; through adult education the WEA challenges and inspires individuals, communities and society” The WEA is a unique adult education provider that works with hundreds of organisations at local, regional and national levels to meet individual and collective learning requirements.  It is also a strong and effective campaigner on the important role of adult education in today’s society. In carrying out its roles, the WEA looks to develop an equal, democratic and just world, inspiring individuals, communities and society. The adult education sector is going through unprecedented change and the WEA must change with it, demonstrating the value of our offer, why it is special and different and that the organisation is fit for purpose.  These are big challenges for the WEA’s senior management team and Board of Trustees, and whilst we are delighted to have made good progress to date, we are looking for a passionate individual to join our Board. With an exciting year ahead we […]
24th August 2018

Chief Executive, The University of Nottingham Students’ Union

Chief Executive The University of Nottingham Students’ Union £75,000 – £80,000 plus excellent benefits We’re a Union that changes lives. The University of Nottingham Students’ Union is a community of 34,000 global students from all backgrounds, life experiences and interests. It’s our goal to connect our students and provide them with opportunities to share, support and inspire one another whilst at University as well as also providing a range of campaigning, commercial and professional services that benefit and support students. Our last strategy saw us achieve significant improvements across; academic experience, student wellbeing, employability as well as us achieving ‘Very Good’ Students’ Union accreditation from the NUS. We are just about to finish a major capital redevelopment on our Student Union’s building and now have some of the finest facilities in the sector. However, we are ever changing as the world of students is always radically shifting, as are their priorities and expectations from their university experience. Our goals for the next five years respond to this and focus on: Student Life: Students have the university experience they want Student Skills: Students are ready for life at and after university Student Wellbeing: Students have good physical, mental and emotional wellbeing […]
14th August 2018

Head of Advocacy & Policy, Orchid Project

Head of Advocacy & Policy Orchid Project Vauxhall, London £45,000 – £50,000 Reports to: Chief Executive Officer Orchid Project has a vision of a world free from female genital cutting (FGC) – something we believe is entirely possible. The Head of Advocacy & Policy will use their considerable expertise and experience to make the case at the highest levels to support an end to the practice of FGC.  Whether it’s influencing, engaging with policy, persuading others, collaborating with stakeholders – you will bring to our team knowledge, excitement and a proven track record to achieving change. This new position provides a fantastic opportunity for an advocacy and policy specialist to lead our work on how we support change globally. Working closely with our senior leadership, you will take ownership of driving forwards our successful advocacy and policy outputs, to ensure FGC is prioritised and to ensure more commitment and resources for the issue. You’ll be able to forge relationships and garner political leadership and commitment, and work persuasively with multi-lateral agencies, regional bodies, and governments as well as collaborate with others in our field. You will be devising and delivering a new advocacy strategy to complement our new three year organisational strategy. […]
13th August 2018

Board Members – Finance and Audit, New College Stamford

Members of the Corporation Board 1 x Governor (Vice Chair of the Audit Committee) 1 x Governor (Member of the Finance Committee) Remuneration: Unpaid, voluntary role with reasonable expenses Time commitment: Circa 1-2 evenings per month, plus 1 Saturday per year Term of office: Up to 6 years New College Stamford is a fundamental asset to the local area and is highly valued within the town, by its community and local stakeholders alike.  The College Executive Team and Corporation Board are commitment to building on their recent achievements with a strong upward financial trajectory, increased student numbers, improved reputation and significant investment in digital technology – supported by the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership with a £1million investment scheme. All in all, this is an exciting time to join New College Stamford as a Governor and be part of their continued journey in building and sustaining a preferred teaching and learning environment now and for the future. The Corporation Board is the non-executive decision-making body of the College. It is responsible for ensuring the strategy, finances and risk areas of the business are monitored and developed whilst having oversight of corporate governance and compliance. The role of Governor is to be party to approving the […]
8th August 2018

Non-Executive Board Members, The Disabilities Trust

Non-Executive Board Members (1-2 days per month) The Disabilities Trust Meetings are held in Central London The Disabilities Trust is a significant UK charity with income in excess of £55m per annum, assets of over £100m, and 1,800 staff supporting 1,000 people with assessment and rehabilitation for brain injury, complex autism, learning disabilities and physical disability, through residential centres and our day school in Berkshire. Services, tailored for each individual’s needs, include purpose-built residential accommodation, community-based housing, respite care, special education and community enabling services to maximise each individual’s independence. The Disabilities Trust is going through a period of change and transformation to ensure that the charity is positioned well for growth and to meet the increasing levels of competition from private healthcare providers. The opportunity is to create an organisation that has the commercial efficiency of a private provider with the values and person-centred focus of a charity. The Chief Executive, Irene Sobowale, has a vision for the charity to grow and expand, while putting people with disabilities first and their needs at the heart of what the Trust do. The Chair, Steve Howell, shares this ambition and wants to create a board environment where the board members are […]
2nd August 2018

Senior Development Executive, University of Oxford

Senior Development Executive – Museum of the History of Science University of Oxford Grade 8: £39,992 – £47,722 per annum with possible extension to £52,132 Permanent The Museum of the History of Science’s unique collections tell the story of scientific discovery from early Islam to the discovery of Penicillin in Oxford. The Museum is preparing to launch Vision 2024, an ambitious strategy for the six years ahead in the run-up to its centenary. This strategy will enable the transformation of the Museum’s galleries, endowment of key posts, and support for educational activities. The Museum seeks a dynamic and experienced major gifts fundraiser to initiate and develop high value, long-lasting relationships with individual supporters and philanthropists. The role presents an opportunity to contribute to the Museum’s individual giving strategy and play a leading role in delivering its transformational plans. You will have proven experience of securing five and six figure donations, an understanding of the principles of successful major gift fundraising, and an innovative approach to involving and engaging supporters. You will be able to demonstrate excellent interpersonal, influencing and networking skills to write compelling proposals, and to operate comfortably in a large, complex institution with multiple stakeholders. A graduate or […]