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Violet has been appointed by a range of companies seeking female non executive Board Members. This interest has increased markedly since the publication of Lord Davies' report in October 2015.

These companies include a prominent Retailer, a UK plc operating across Europe in Business Services capitalised at £2.5bn, a film production company and a Solicitors' practice.

However, since the feature in the Sunday Times 17th July 2011, the number of companies seeking Women Board Members who have contacted Mark Mills has exploded and therefore, there will be a short delay whilst Violet Recruitment's staff post the female non executive director positions.

Please do contact us as the sooner we engage with you, the sooner you will be able to make a contribution to companies who seek a non executive director.

If you are a woman board member seeking a non executive director position, please call Mark Mills at Violet to arrange an early meeting on 020 7989 7989. Alternatively, please submit your CV via our registration page or book onto a Training Course for £250 plus VAT for non-members.
Reference: Pentathlon GB
Location: London and Bath
Description: Non Executive Director (Commercial)

Modern pentathlon comprises five diverse sports: swimming, fencing, riding, running and shooting. Pentathlon GB is the governing body for the Olympic sport of modern pentathlon.

It leads the progression of the sport through a participation growth programme, and an elite performance programme, which are funded by Sport England and UK Sport respectively.

The governing body also oversees the growth in other forms of the sport, including specific events in the following formats; biathlon, triathlon and tetrathlon.
GB Pentathlon is currently looking to recruit a Non Executive Director from a commercial background. There are up to five Board meetings per annum, four of these are likely to be in London and one in Bath.

It is anticipated that this NED position will Chair a commercial working group, which will meet before some of the Board meetings.

This role will contribute towards the strategy and vision and will help to focus thought on potential commercial revenue streams.
Candidates for this position should be able to demonstrate effective commercial skills at a senior level within an organisation.

Successful candidates do not need to have experience within the sport sector and applications from other sectors are encouraged.

To apply please send CV to or email Daryl to arrange a call regarding the position. Closing date for applications: 23rd April 2017

Pentathlon GB promotes an equal opportunities policy. As black and minority ethnic (BME) and female candidates are currently under-represented on the Board, we would particularly welcome applications from BME and/or female candidates.
All appointments will be made on merit, following a fair and transparent process. Applications are welcomed
regardless of gender, age, marital status, disability, religion, ethnic origin, political opinion, sexual orientation
or whether or not you have dependents.

Proposed Package: Expenses only.

Closing Date: 23.04.2017
Reference: 6662
Location: Cheshire
Description: East Cheshire Hospice are looking to recruit a new Chairman due to the forthcoming retirement of the current chair.

Please see the briefing document for an insight into what East Cheshire Hospice do, a feel for their approach and culture, and the requirements of the new Hospice Chairman to help their patients and our community.
Reference: Chair of the Board
Location: Cambridge
Description: Violet is working in conjunction with Headhunters Campbell Tickle.

A new vancance for a Chair person has arisen.

CHS is all about people. We’re about the 7,000 people living in our affordable homes. We’re about the 2,000 people who choose to rely on our care, support and community investment services, and about the CHS team of 400 people listening to our customers who make sure we deliver the high quality services they want.

We are now seeking a new Chair of the Board to lead the organisation through the next positive and exciting stage. We are looking for an individual with a considerable commercial understanding, possessing good business and finance skills. You will need to have a strong connection to the local area, along with a successful background in senior governance roles. The successful candidate will have excellent skills as a Chair, lead and inspire the staff, develop strong relationships with our stakeholders and represent CHS Group externally at the highest level.

To apply, please call the office on 020 7989 7989
Reference: Plus500
Location: London, UK
Description: Plus500 is a UK based company with its main offices located in the city of London. The company is regulated and authorized by the Financial Services Authority (FSA) to offer Contracts For Difference (CFD). The company is a rapidly growing CFD provider in Europe and Asia and currently offers its portfolio of over 1000 instruments to over a million clients.

A women board member is required with legal and marketing experience. Please call 020 7989 7989 or email your CV to Mark Mills at
Reference: VR 987
Location: North West, UK


We have an opportunity for professional with sound business acumen and strong ethical values to contribute as a Non Executive Director to the direction and development of our Cash Plan business.

Who are we?

Part of a Hospital Saturday Council, one of Manchester’s longest established businesses, with our roots going back to the mid 1800’s. We are a not for profit company limited by guarantee, which provides a range of health insurance products, known as health cash plans. We have achieved considerable success in rebranding and reshaping the business over the past 2 years, which has lead to higher levels of customer service and increased charitable donations.

What are we looking for?

We are now looking to bring in additional expertise, to our board of five non-executive directors and a Chief Executive. We currently seek someone with a background in the areas of retail sales, insurance, financial services, or HR.

To be successful in this role you will need to be:

• an experienced professional, well respected in your field
• used to working within a team at senior level.
• able to contribute to the strategic direction of the business.
• values driven, objective with high integrity
• a good communicator, able to listen, contribute positively and influence

Roles are remunerated at £2,000 per annum plus normal expenses incurred in the performance of duties
Should you wish to be considered for this opportunity please send your cv together will an outline of how you meet the requirements, and why you would like to join us, to the email address shown below.

You can find more information on our business by calling 020 7989 7989
Reference: BEL945
Location: City of London - Non-Executive Director required
Description: Non Executive Director for Financial Services company based in the City of London

Salary: £40k p.a.

The client is a well established Financial Services Company based in the City of London. The company is embarking on a programme of significant change led by the Chief Executive.

The Company wishes to identify prospective Non Executive Director Candidates with a view to taking a seat on the Board.

The following background and experience is preferred:

* Experienced, commercial, senior/board level executive with outstanding career achievement

* Exposure to boards through experience as an executive director or non-executive director of Financial Services companies

* Deep management experience – both high and low level

* Operating experience across business – marketing, sales, finance operations

* Financial Services experience is essential, specifically in the area of Wealth Management Services, preferably in the private banking sector with exposure to high net worth private clients

* Detailed regulatory and Corporate Governance experience

* Possess ability to make independent, analytical enquiries

* High integrity, accomplishment, and emotional maturity.

* Possess the courage to step up to challenging issues, including director or CEO performance issues.

* Possess ability to contribute to a diversity of viewpoints among Board members

* Willingness and ability to devote the time required to perform Non Executive activities adequately (c25 to 30 days per year)

* Possess undisputed integrity standing and authority

If you are interested in taking on this exciting opportunity, please reply attaching your CV quoting reference BEL945.
Reference: 36361
Location: Kirklees
Description: Role of Chair

* Employer: Community Healthcare Social Enterprise
* Location: Kirklees, UK
* Salary: £20k for 7 days per month

Locala Community Partnerships CIC (Locala) is a new, innovative and forward thinking Social Enterprise which will provide community healthcare for the people of Kirklees - services which are currently provided by Kirklees Community Healthcare Services (KCHS). Significant expansion is expected next year, but currently KCHS has a turnover of £40 million and employs around 1250 staff.

Services and staff will be transferred from Kirklees Community Healthcare Services (KCHS) to Locala on the 1st October 2011 as part of the Transforming Community Services Agenda. Locala will build on KCHS’s excellent reputation for quality community services and will strive to continually improve services for people in Kirklees. The Board will require a Chair and two Non-Executive Directors to be responsible for leadership support and direction, working cohesively with Executive Board members.

As Chair you will be working approximately seven days a month and will:

* Provide high profile leadership to the Locala Board and the Membership Council in the pursuit of its strategies to provide effective and high quality services; and act as an ambassador in building strong partnerships with stakeholders

* Play a lead role in ensuring that Locala has a strong business ethos and the ability to develop and grow a financially sustainable organisation

* Have a proven track record of leading and supporting major change in a large, complex customer facing organisation coupled with an interest in the local and national health agenda

* Be strategic thinker with a natural ability to lead and inspire

* Have strong commitment to social enterprises and knowledge of how social enterprise develop and function
Reference: BEL869
Location: Channel Islands
Description: Non Executive Director in the Oil and Gas Sector

Salary: Circa £30k p.a.

We have been notified of this position by another company. Please call or email us if it is of interest to you.

The client is an oil and gas company based in the Middle East. The company intends to form a new Channel Islands-based board, with a view to gaining a full London Stock Exchange listing as soon as possible.

The company wishes to identify between 3 and 5 Non Executives Directors to sit on this new Board.

The following background and experience is preferred:

* Experienced, commercial, senior/board level executives with outstanding career achievement

* Exposure to boards through experience as an executive director/finance director or non-executive director on joint venture boards or industry boards

* Oil and Gas experience is preferred

* International experience with exposure to, or working for Middle East based companies would be an advantage

* Prepared to contribute circa 20 to 24 days per year

* Stock Market listing experience

* Sympathetic to the cultural challenges of working with Middle Eastern Shareholders

If you are interested in taking on this exciting opportunity, please reply attaching your CV to Mark Mills.
Reference: A H plc
Location: UK
Description: The company

The client is a small UK animal health plc on a clear course for growth. Its core business is generic licensed veterinary medicines principally for companion animals. It plans to build on its current sales with an ambitious product development programme.

The role

The current board consists of a non-executive Chairman, three executive directors - the Chief Executive, Financial Controller, the Director of Marketing - and one other non-executive director. They are seeking to appoint an additional non-executive director to bring complementary knowledge & experience to the existing board. This is likely to be a background in research & development or manufacturing in life sciences, preferably animal health. Some understanding of the animal health regulatory framework and other European markets would be desirable. In particular, they should be able to contribute to discussions on the product development programme, including routes to market, contract manufacturing and regulatory requirements.

The commitment

The new non-exec would be expected to provide up to 12 days input per annum for meetings plus ad hoc phone discussions and email contact. This includes 7 / 8 board meeting each year.

The candidate

Ideally, candidates will currently be working, and would continue to work, in a life science organisation with an understanding of this sector gained from present or previous roles, or perhaps early retired / semi-retired from the animal health sector.

They must have a successful track record in business, sound commercial acumen and a strategic orientation. They should be a good fit for an entrepreneurial culture and a team player prepared to take individual responsibility. They will need to be able to assimilate and understand business and financial information quickly, paying attention to both the detail and the big picture.

If you match the profile above, please send your CV to Mark Mills (
Reference: 66964
Location: London
Description: Non Executive Director required

Investment Fund Management

£Flexible - London

Passionate Non Executive Director sought for exceptional fund management opportunity. Only those with a desire to transform 100,000’s of lives need apply.

Investment Management Foundation is revolutionising the way investment management business can be done. Through offering investors a way to achieve their full commercial returns, whilst at the same time transforming the lives of hundreds of thousands of the worlds poorest people, we are building a richer, more profound, sustainable approach that satisfies commercial sense, common sense and your conscience.

Fund sells a range of investment funds under its own brand name throughout the UK, Europe and Asia. It is focused on delivering full commercial returns for its clients, but from its management fee it donates a large%, of its revenue to fund a range of humanitarian projects in Africa without in anyway reducing the investor’s returns.

They now seek a passionate Non Executive Director to play a pivotal role in thier expansion. This is a rare chance to join one of the UK’s most entrepreneurial businesses in a Board role.

Responsibilities include:

* Working with an existing board, overseeing the performance and progress of the business and advising on the development of sales and marketing strategies

* Sharing responsibility for ensuring the best use of resources in order to maximise outputs for the business and deliver the highest standards of performance

* Ensuring an execution and performance culture in this growing SME

Ideally you will have

* Significant Board level experience at either as Chairman, CEO, MD, NED within a recognised fund management organisation

* Interest and passion for social enterprise / charity

* An ability to lead with a bold vision that is seeking significant and wide reaching changes within the industry

* An ability to challenge, influence and build consensus on a wide range of issues

* An ability to give a minimum of 3 hours per month for board meetings in London in addition to a small amount of advisory time outside of the board meetings
Reference: Department for Work and Pensions
Location: Leicester, England
Description: Non-Executive Director

* Salary: £7,688 p.a. plus expenses

The Department for Work and Pensions is responsible for welfare and pension policy and is a key player in tackling child poverty. It is the biggest public service delivery department in the UK and serves over 20 million customers.

DWP supports the government’s commitment to being transparent about public finances.

The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions wishes to appoint a non-executive director to supplement the Board of Remploy, a leading disability organisation and Non Departmental Public Body.

The Board ensures that the Company fulfils its mission and the specific aims and objectives set by the Secretary of State by establishing the Company’s overall strategic direction, and ensuring efficient and effective delivery of its mission, and proper use of public funds.

Having been a senior executive in a commercial role in the Private Sector, a FTSE 250 company or similar, you will have contributed to the strategic development of the mission and business model of an organisation.

You will have proven experience of engaging with the executive in a constructive way to drive through improvements in business performance. A good understanding or experience of the issues and challenges facing disabled people particularly in employment, and experience of working with or within a Government Agency, and working at Board level in the public or third sector is also desirable.

Attendance at six board meetings a year in Leicester, plus two to three days a month spent on Remploy business is normally expected.

Violet Recruitment was recently contacted about this role and applicants should email Mark Mills at or call 020 7989 7989
Reference: Job Reference: C50670
Location: London
Description: Member of the Governing Body

* Employer: Honorary Treasurer
* Location: London, UK
* Salary: unpaid

We seek expressions of interest from high calibre individuals who would like to join our Governing Body as Honorary Treasurer and Chair of Resources & Planning Committee, to help take forward our vision and strategy as we approach our centenary in 2016.

You must be able to exercise governance responsibilities with drive, enthusiasm, initiative, creativity, commitment and discretion, and in accordance with Nolan Principles on Standards in Public Life.

You will be someone with excellent interpersonal and communication skills, who is an established figure in your field, able to bring insights from that area to the overall governance of the School.

To find out more information or to apply for this role, please email Violet now. The closing date is 28th July 2011.

SOAS values diversity and aims to be an equal opportunities employer.

“We particularly welcome applications from women, from disabled people and from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within SOAS at senior management levels”

Job Reference: C50670
Reference: CO446
Location: London
Description: SME with growing sales force require non executive director to assist with change management and sales process refinement.

Call Mark Mills on 020 7989 7989 for details.
Reference: CO445
Location: North West
Description: Growing recruitment franchise requires non executive to help with strategic shift.
Reference: CO444
Location: Central London
Description: London listed PLC with 2,500 staff operating in 11 countries seeks Non Executive Director.
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