Non-Executive Director, Dover Harbour Board
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For more information about
this role please contact: 
Edward Wild or Poppy Bryanton on 0207 233 2230 or email dhb@wildsearch.org

Closing Date: Monday 26th March at 9am.

Late applications will not be accepted.

 

Non-Executive Director, Dover Harbour Board

The Port of Dover, Europe’s busiest ferry port, handles up to £122bn of trade each year and supports up to 22,000 jobs. As one of the largest trust ports, it is an independent statutory corporation and operates as a highly commercial enterprise.

The Board is responsible for the continued development of this world class port and vital international gateway, including its administration, maintenance and improvement. The Board is focused on developing the port, growing the business and providing an important and continued contribution to the regeneration of Dover.

In addition to maintaining and improving the Eastern Docks Ferry Terminal, a major investment programme is underway, including the revival of the Western Docks, comprising a new cargo terminal, new marina and waterfront development. This represents the largest single investment the Board has ever undertaken. As the closest point to mainland Europe a challenge for the Port is to understand the implications for the Port of the UK leaving the EU

The Dover Harbour Board seeks a Non-Executive Director who will be appointed by the Secretary of State for a tenure of three years.  Alongside the integrity, skills and judgement required of all Non-Executive Directors, the successful candidate should offer:

  • Wide and relevant business experience at senior levels in an organisation or organisations of comparable complexity, profile and prominence.
  • Relevant board experience and wide ranging commercial experience.
  • Wide knowledge and experience of the ports and shipping industry; knowledge of cargo and ferry operations being desirable.
  • An understanding and knowledge of delivery of infrastructure programmes and projects.
  • A track record of business growth and the ability to support the Board and the Executive team in attracting new customers to the Port.
  • Experience of the development of port logistics facilities will be an advantage.

 

 
Ash ColbeckABE
Governor, The Legal Education Foundation
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For more information about
this role please contact: 
Amy Wevill on 0207 233 2230 or email lef@wildsearch.org

 

Governor, The Legal Education Foundation

The charitable Object of The Legal Education Foundation is “to promote the advancement of legal education and the study of law in all its branches”. It was created in late 2012 with the monies received from the sale of the education and training business of the College of Law. The proceeds of the sale, £200 million, have been invested with the aim of generating annual income of c.£7m to advance. 

The Object is currently delivered by supporting public and civic legal education and developing a broad range of schemes aimed at promoting access to justice through legal education and an understanding of the law. 

The key strategic objectives are to increase public understanding of the law and the capability to use it; advance high-quality thinking, training and practice in legal education and legal services so as to ensure legal needs are met; and to widen access to employment in the legal profession and, in particular, to advance social mobility and diversity.

The governing board would benefit from a further person who has extensive knowledge and experience of social welfare law and/or legal advice centre management. Candidates must be solicitors or barristers.
 

 

 
Ash ColbeckABE
Director, The Paddock Project
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For more information about
this role please contact: 
Amy Wevill or Edward Wild on 0207 233 2230 or email sat@wildsearch.org

 

 

Director, The Paddock Project

The Paddock Project will see the creation of an ambitious, world-class multi-million pound art gallery in the centre of Sherborne, Dorset, with regional and national standing. The Sherborne Arts Trust, a UK registered charity, is seeking to appoint an experienced, commercially-minded, innovative and professionally qualified individual to drive the project from this early stage. 

The Director will lead on the artistic vision and strategy, exhibition programming and audience delivery, as well as being responsible for the management and economic sustainability of the project across all areas of activity. He/she should be a confident, capable and committed individual whose commercial drive, enthusiasm and energy will be apparent. 

This is a full-time and permanent position based in Sherborne, Dorset. 

 
Ash ColbeckABE
Head of Quality and Compliance, ABE (Association of Business Executives)
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For more information about
this role please contact: 
Amy Wevill on 0207 233 2230 or email abe@wildsearch.org

 

 

Head Quality and Compliance, ABE (Association of Business Executives)

The Association of Business Executives (ABE) is a non-profit organisation which provides internationally recognised qualifications and a worldwide professional association for business executives. Since its establishment in 1973, it has improved business education for aspiring entrepreneurs in developing countries, many of which are now high-growth economies. 

Reporting to the Chief Executive, the Head of Quality and Compliance is accountable for ensuring that ABE remains compliant with OFQUAL’s General Conditions of Recognition through its core operations and strategic plans. This will be achieved through continuous monitoring and risk assessment activity, giving advice and recommendations to senior management and modifying and improving compliance arrangements.

This is a full-time and permanent position based in New Malden, Surrey. 

 
Ash ColbeckABE
Head of Operations, ABE (Association of Business Executives)
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For more information about
this role please contact: 
Amy Wevill on 0207 233 2230 or email abe@wildsearch.org

 

 

Head of Operations, ABE (Association of Business Executives)

The Association of Business Executives (ABE) is a non-profit organisation which provides internationally recognised qualifications and a worldwide professional association for business executives. Since its establishment in 1973, it has improved business education for aspiring entrepreneurs in developing countries, many of which are now high-growth economies. 

Reporting to the Chief Executive, the Head of Operations will oversee the systems and processes underpinning the logistical delivery of assessments, issue of accurate results and global distribution of certificates. The appointee would also be responsible for managing various back-office functions including an out-sourced IT service desk. As ABE continues to automate its processes and develop digital products, the Head of Operations will play a key role in creating and maintaining the systems eco-system required for continued growth and success.

This is a full-time and permanent position based in New Malden, Surrey. 

 
Ash ColbeckABE
Head of MIS and Applications, BIMM (British and Irish Modern Music Institute)
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For more information about
this role please contact: 
Poppy Bryanton on 0207 233 2230 or email bimm@wildsearch.org

 

 

Head of MIS and Applications, BIMM (British and Irish Modern Music Institute)

BIMM, The British and Irish Modern Music Institute, is the largest provider of contemporary music education in Europe with seven colleges located in London, Berlin, Dublin, Brighton, Manchester, Bristol and Birmingham. 

The Head of MIS and Applications will have the technical ownership of the BIMM business application systems and responsibility for providing support to users. They will be the owner of the business application architecture and interfaces to and from internal and external applications, also overseeing the provision of both internal and external management reporting. 

The BIMM student record system is Capita’s UNIT-e with a selection of specialist applications including Moodle and Celcat linked. Experience of managing a similar group wide application operational system for a minimum of three years is essential.

This is a full time role based in Brighton with some travel to London expected.

 
Amy WevillBIMM
Director, The Good Schools Guide Group
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For more information about
this role please contact: 
Amy Wevill on 0207 233 2230 or email gsg@wildsearch.org

 

 

Director, The Good Schools Guide Group

The Good Schools Guide Group is a bold, trusted, well respected and growing business. The Good Schools Guide is published annually, as well as other publications including The Good Schools Guide Boarding School. The Group has a growing international consultancy service which provides personal advice to parents. Other areas of the business include the magazine, newsletter, The Good Schools Guide International website and Uni in the USA.

The Director will be committed to ensuring future success and to grow the business, while embedding the content and ethos that makes The Good Schools Guide Group unique and valued.

The appointed candidate will demonstrate a sound professional background with experience of business development, management and marketing as well as financial and operational aspects, preferably with experience in international markets. They will have an interest in – and passion for – the best in education and schools, although experience within the education sector is not essential.

S/he will be required to meet colleagues and others in London or elsewhere on a regular basis, but there will be significant flexibility with regard to working hours and location. This position could therefore suit someone with a portfolio career or childcare responsibilities.