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“The Chair will be expected to do the following (amongst other things): oversee reforms to the LEASE service, including contributing to service improvement and working with the Department on what this means for LEASE; oversee the creation and delivery of robust and regular insights to DLUHC and the Welsh government on the issues that leaseholders and park homeowners are facing to support Government action where needed; provide clear strategic direction for the organisation and Executive/Non-Executive teams, using engagement with the Minister and DLUHC/Welsh Government officials to fully understand priorities and what these mean for LEASE.”
Time: 4-6 years
Remuneration: £135,000 to £148,000 per annum
Closes: 8th May– – – – – – – – –
“The UK Genetics for Livestock and Equines (UKGLE) Committee is an expert scientific advisory committee providing advice to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and the Devolved Administrations in Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland…The Committee provides advice to Defra and Devolved Administrations on all issues relating to livestock genetic resources, particularly their efficient production, conservation, and sustainable use. For this purpose, UKGLE covers cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, poultry and equines. UKGLE needs excellent people to help it deliver its vital work in assisting Defra to raise awareness of livestock genetic resources, responding to new technological advances, advising on ways of improving the productivity of livestock, and on zootechnical controls.”
Time: The UKGLE Committee meets up to three times each year. Some preparation time for the meetings will be required. Members may be required to work on average 1-2 days per month.
Remuneration: Committee members receive an attendance fee of £180 per meeting plus fees for preparation of £45 for 3 hours or £90 for 6 hours or more. Reasonable travel and subsistence expenses will also be reimbursed.
Closes: 9th May– – – – – – – – –
“Members of the Board have corporate responsibility for the general management and control of the Museum, subject to the terms set out in the Imperial War Museum Acts (1920 and 1955), subsequent amending legislation and other governing documents. It is their responsibility also to ensure that the Museum complies with any statutory or administrative requirements for the use of public funds…The Imperial War Museum (IWM) was founded in 1917 to record the story of the Great War. Its remit was subsequently extended to cover the Second World War and today, IWM is the world’s leading authority on conflict and its impact focusing on Britain, its former Empire and the Commonwealth, from the First World War to the present..”
Time: 1 day per month, with a 4 year term
Remuneration: You can claim reimbursement for reasonable travel and subsistence costs which are properly and necessarily incurred on official business, in line with the travel and subsistence policy and rates for the organisation to which you are applying. However these payments are taxable as earnings and will be subject to tax and national insurance, both of which will be deducted at source under PAYE before you are paid.
Closes: 17th May– – – – – – – – –
“The Prime Minister wishes to appoint a Chair to the Board of Trustees of the Science Museum Group (SMG) to succeed Dame Mary Archer whose term of office as Chair comes to an end in December 2023. SMG has a clear and ambitious vision for the future as it recovers from the global pandemic. With this in mind, candidates will bring leadership experience gained in an organisation of similar size or status, a strong understanding of corporate governance, and the ability and influence to act as an advocate and an ambassador for SMG with a diverse range of stakeholders…SMG is the world’s leading group of science museums, including the Science Museum (South Kensington, London) the Science and Industry Museum (Manchester), National Science and Media Museum (Bradford), the National Railway Museum and Locomotion (York and Shildon) and the National Collections Centre (Wroughton).”
Time: Adhoc, with a 4 year term
Remuneration: You can claim reimbursement for reasonable travel and subsistence costs which are properly and necessarily incurred on official business, in line with the travel and subsistence policy and rates for the organisation to which you are applying.
Closes: 18th May– – – – – – – – –
“Arts Council England is looking to appoint new Chairs to the South East and North Area Councils. We are interested in hearing from candidates who are passionate about the arts, culture and creativity and understand the positive contribution that they can make to our lives, our communities and the economy. The role of the Area Chair is rewarding and varied. As well as leading the Area Council and acting as an advocate for creativity and culture in the area, you will help to set the strategic direction of the organisation and make key investment and policy decisions. You will also be a member of the Arts Council’s governing body – National Council – and a trustee of the charity.”
Time: 4 years
Remuneration: £6858 per annum
Closes: 19th May– – – – – – – – –
“The CAC is an independent statutory authority with specific functions relating to trade unions and employers. The most significant function of the CAC is adjudicating on the recognition and de recognition of trade unions for collective bargaining in the workplace…The overall responsibility for the CAC’s work rests with the Chair. The CAC itself comprises three groups: Deputy Chairs; Members with experience as employers’ representatives (mainly HR Directors and Employment Relations leaders); and Members with experience as workers’ representatives (mainly senior trade union officials). It works through Panels consisting of the Chairman or a Deputy Chair and one member drawn from each of the other two groups. CAC applications under all jurisdictions are handled by three person panels.”
Time: 5 years (1 day per month)
Remuneration: £296.62 per month
Closes: 14th June