Chair and Non-Executive Directors

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Slough, Berkshire
Chair £54,000, Non-Executive Directors £16,000
15 Mar 2021
16 Apr 2021
Part Time

Chair and Non-Executive Directors

Resetting the provision for children and young people.

Children’s social care in Slough is on a significant improvement journey. We’ve learned from the past and achieved a great deal since Slough Children’s Services Trust was created in 2015. We’ve moved out of ‘inadequate’ for the first time in many years, but we know there is more still to do.

Our strong ambition is to deliver the very best services for our most vulnerable children, young people and their families. To achieve this, with the support of the Department for Education, we are creating a new organisation – Slough Children First. Wholly-owned by Slough Borough Council, this new organisation will be dedicated to keeping children at the heart of our work whilst we continue our journey to good and beyond.

We are now looking for an exceptional Chair and three Non-Executive Directors to lead the next stage of this journey.

 Chair – Remuneration £54,000; Time Commitment 72 days per year 

The new Chair will be essential to the success of Slough Children First. Reporting to the Secretary of State; it is going to be a challenging yet rewarding role, operating in a complex political environment whilst safeguarding the most vulnerable in our community in the best way possible. This is no ordinary Chair appointment and we need someone who has a track record of addressing inequality for children and young people and can balance this with effective governance and creative partnership working.

The Chair will use their experience by bringing together a newly appointed Board to support the Executive team in taking forward the strategic direction of Slough Children First and providing challenge, oversight and support to the leadership of the new organisation.

The successful candidate will have a background in supporting children and possess substantial experience of operating at Board level and of embedding change within an organisation. Excellent relationship-building skills will be key, as will a track record in delivering exceptional customer service to diverse communities.

Closing date: Tuesday 6th April 2021

Non-Executive Directors – Remuneration £16,000 per annum; Time Commitment 32 days per year

We are looking for three Non-Executive Directors to join the Board. The Board will operate at a strategic level and is the responsible body for the performance, achievement and overall direction of the company.

You will support the Chair and recently appointed Executive team to deliver Slough Children First’s vision and you must bring a passion for addressing the needs of young people and tackling the inequalities facing our society. We are creating a multi-disciplinary Board and are keen to attract a diverse range of individuals with backgrounds in finance, HR, risk, legal, digital engagement and cyber safety.

We welcome all applications, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, social background, religious beliefs, ethnicity or age.

To find out more about these roles click on Apply and for a confidential conversation contact Nancy Scott or Elise Kanareck on 020 7426 3370 at GatenbySanderson.

Closing Date: Friday 16th April 2021