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Position Title

Organization

Job/Reference Number

Location

Closing Date

Second Permanent Secretary

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)

P2204-073L

London/Salford, United Kingdom

17/06/22

Non-Executive Director and Member of Remuneration Committee

Lloyds Banking Group plc

2202-087L

UK

03/06/2022

Foundation S – The Sanofi Collective, Head of Programs

Sanofi

2204-035P

Paris/Amsterdam/Brussels/Boston, USA

10/06/2022

Chief Executive

Macmillan Cancer Support

2204-048L

UK

15/06/2022

Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee

Crown Commercial Service

2204-019L

UK

27/05/2022


Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)
Second Permanent Secretary

London/Salford, United Kingdom
P2204-073L

Our goal is to make the UK one of the best places in the world to work and do business; become a world leader in science and innovation to drive productivity; drive transformation of the energy system to ensure we have a secure, reliable and affordable energy supply; and to lead what is nothing short of a fundamental transformation of the UK economy to meet our decarbonisation goals.

As a department, we create the conditions for companies and consumers to flourish in a green, open, productive economy. The work we carry out represents nothing short of a transformation of the UK economy and some of the critical networks on which we rely every day. It is a truly exciting agenda making BEIS one of the most rewarding places to work. 

Sitting at the heart of the Department, the mandate is a large and complex one and the role requires someone with an outstanding, collaborative and inclusive track record of leadership, and someone with strong delivery experience in a complex environment, who is confident and credible with a range of senior stakeholders, both inside and outside of Government.

The Second Permanent Secretary will provide delivery leadership across the whole breadth of the department’s programme portfolio – ensuring the department delivers successfully at pace across one of the largest and most challenging portfolios in government, and will advise the Secretary of State and provide lead oversight of the successful delivery of the department’s major programmes.

The Civil Service is committed to achieving a workforce that reflects the society it serves, at all levels including the most senior. We are committed to supporting the principle that everybody should have the same opportunities for employment, development and progression. This should be based on their ability, competence and suitability for the role.

BEIS has retained Russell Reynolds Associates to advise on this appointment. For further information about the position and additional details on qualifications, requirements, terms and conditions of service and how to apply, please review the specification below. 

The closing date for applications is 23:59 on Friday 17th June 2022.

Position Specification

Lloyds Banking Group plc
Non-Executive Director and Member of Remuneration Committee

UK
2202-087L

Lloyds Banking Group (the Group) is the largest UK retail and commercial financial services provider with around 26 million customers and a presence in nearly every community. With the unique purpose of Helping Britain Prosper, the Group’s strategic vision is to be the UK customer-focused digital leader and integrated financial services provider, capitalising on new opportunities, at scale. Lloyds Banking Group plc, Lloyds Bank plc, Bank of Scotland plc (together with Lloyds Bank plc, the Ring-fenced Banks) and HBOS plc (each a relevant Group Company) are seeking to appoint a Non-Executive Director to their respective Boards who will also sit on the Remuneration Committee, and (subject to conditions including regulatory approval) serve as a future successor for the Remuneration Committee Chair. Candidates will bring an ability to contribute to shaping the corporate strategy of Lloyds Banking Group as a whole. Candidates must have stature, integrity, business acumen and a strong reputation. They will be able to build relationships and win the confidence and respect of a wide range of stakeholders while being passionate about fostering a climate of success in the Group.

Expertise, skills & background

  • Ideally candidates will bring significant practical experience and capabilities including:
  • Plc/listed company (or equivalent) credentials as an executive or non-executive director on the board of a financial services business of significant scale
  • Remuneration committee experience, ideally as chair of the remuneration committee for a FTSE 100/250 (or equivalent) in a comparably complex institution, preferably financial services
  • Strong stakeholder engagement skills to engage effectively with executives, the Board, shareholders, investors and regulators  
  • Senior leadership experience within a comparably complex institution of scale, bringing commercial acumen, strategic insights, operational experience, and good judgement
  • Customer focused and consumer centric, ideally bringing senior experience from across a digitally enabled financial services, e-commerce, and customer focused regulated business
  • Exceptional intellect and high EQ; an inquisitive mind, with an ability to manage the detail of a board role, influence others and provide constructive challenge whilst building trust 
  • Open, inclusive leader with an ability to challenge from a broader perspective the processes by which Group Companies assess their risks and manage their business
  • Alignment to the Group’s purpose, and sustainability and inclusion and diversity goals

Time Commitment

  • The estimated minimum likely time commitments are c.30 – 34 days per year as Non-Executive Director and member of the Remuneration Committee (which includes attendance at scheduled Board and Remuneration Committee meetings, the AGM, strategy sessions and preparation time). For Committee Chair roles additional time as required. A typical year may include 10 Board and 5 Remuneration Committee meetings. Candidates will ideally be resident or domiciled in the UK or be comfortable travelling to the UK for Board meetings. 

Applications

  • For further information about this role, please review the position specification. The closing date for applications is 5.30pm GMT on 3 June 2022.
  • Applications must be accompanied by:
    • A full curriculum vitae;
    • A cover letter and/or any other information needed to provide adequate briefing on the candidate’s credentials for the role;
    • Please quote 2202-087L as the reference number.

Position specification

Sanofi
Foundation S – The Sanofi Collective, Head of Programs

Paris/Amsterdam/Brussels/Boston, USA
2204-035P

Foundation S – The Sanofi Collective is Sanofi’s philanthropic endowment fund aiming to create healthier futures for generations to come. It was officially launched in early May 2022 and builds on the successes of the previous Sanofi Espoir Foundation. Using donations, partnerships and collective action, Foundation S will focus on three critical areas: childhood cancer, the health of communities most vulnerable to the effects of climate change and pollution, and access to lifesaving medicines and vaccines.

Foundation S is seeking to appoint its collaborative and experienced Head of Programs who will lead the strategic direction, design, implementation, and evaluation of the Foundation’s programs and will report to the Head of the Foundation. They will be a key contributor to the long-term strategic vision and scale of the organization and will be the focal point with all grantees to ensure adequate implementation of the Foundation’s programs. The role will play an important part in developing and stewarding relationships with outside organizations and individuals working within the Foundation’s thematic focus areas, and in representing the organization in external meetings and forums where relevant. In partnership with the Head of Operations and Strategic Initiatives, the Head of Programs will also be responsible for ensuring the Foundation’s programs and donations comply with the strictest ethical and compliance practices.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a leadership track record in leading and motivating teams, including cross-functional teams, with a commitment to collaboration and co-creation of programs. They will have expertise in environmental matters and ideally at the intersection of health and the environment and a very good understanding of this ecosystem’s issues and actors. The Head of Programs will have well-honed cross-cultural competencies with a commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion through programming and in organizational culture.

Sanofi has retained Russell Reynolds Associates to assist with this appointment.

For further information on the position, please see the position specification  Please send your CV, and supporting statement to responses@russellreynolds.com with role title and reference number 2204-035P in the subject of your email by 10 June 2022.

Location: Can be based in either Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam or Boston, US

Foundation S is an equal opportunity employer that embraces diversity to foster positive, innovative thinking that will benefit people worldwide.

Position Specification

Crown Commercial Service
Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee

UK
2204-019L

The Crown Commercial Service (CCS) plays a vital role in helping the public sector buy goods and services to deliver maximum value for the taxpayer. Using their commercial expertise, CCS helps thousands of public and third sector buyers in the UK to purchase everything from locum doctors and laptops to police cars and electricity. It is the biggest public procurement organisation in the UK and the collective purchasing power of its customers, combined with its first-class procurement knowledge, means it can get the best commercial deals in the interests of taxpayers.

We are looking for an exceptional individual to join the CCS Board as a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit and Risk Assurance Committee to support its ambitious growth plan, central to which is ensuring that there is robust corporate governance, internal control and risk assurance processes. The CCS has already saved taxpayers millions of pounds but there is more to be done to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of procurement in the public sector.

The Audit and Risk Assurance Committee Chair reports to the Board and to the Non-Executive Chair. They set the overall direction and has primary responsibility to drive the work of the Committee. The role requires a strong financial and audit background, excellent interpersonal skills, tact and diplomacy and strategic vision with the ability to positively influence those inside and outside who impact on the strategic direction of the organisation.

CCS is committed to diversity throughout the organisation, and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates.

CCS has retained Russell Reynolds Associates to advise on this appointment. For further information about the position and additional details on qualifications, requirements, terms and conditions of service and how to apply, please review the candidate pack at the link below.

The closing date for applications is 23:59 on Friday 27th May 2022.

Candidate pack

Disability form

Macmillan Cancer Support
Chief Executive

UK
2204-048L

Macmillan Cancer Support (Macmillan) is one of the UK’s largest and most-loved charities. It is a household name that is held in great affection and admiration, both by those who have experienced its life-changing care, and those who support its mission. This role offers a unique and exciting opportunity to lead Macmillan employees, professionals and volunteers to have real impact on the lives of people living with cancer across the UK.

Delivering through three main routes – direct services, advocacy and partnerships – Macmillan works with heart, strength and ambition to do whatever it takes for people living with cancer. Against a backdrop of Covid-19, financial insecurity and gaping health inequalities, the care it provides is more critical than ever before, and Macmillan supported 2.4 million people in 2021 alone. There is great challenge and great opportunity in considering how Macmillan can maximise its impact by working in partnership to respond to the current healthcare crisis, adapt to changing healthcare needs and capitalise on some of the healthcare innovations on the horizon. Underpinning this, Macmillan delivers innovative and award-winning fundraising, brand and marketing which have enabled it to rapidly bounce back to pre-pandemic income levels.

Building on these strong financial foundations and a powerful brand, now is the time for Macmillan to be bold: taking risks and embracing opportunities that will enable it to provide the best possible support, for everyone.

We are seeking a new Chief Executive to provide ambitious, strategic and visionary leadership to Macmillan employees, professionals and volunteers. They will champion the organisation’s mission and values, working with the Board and Executive Team to ensure the right long-term strategy is in place, as well as the capability to execute at pace. In conjunction with the Chair and other colleagues, the Chief Executive will represent Macmillan externally – working with and influencing a range of stakeholders, including Government, the NHS, healthcare professionals, partners, industry, supporters and the public as a whole. They will ensure that everyone associated with, or connected to, Macmillan is respected and valued, and that the charity’s commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion is prioritised and progressed.

The successful candidate will be an energising, empowering and aspirational leader with an unflinching focus on the mission: to do whatever it takes for people living with cancer. They will have substantial leadership experience and the ability to build bridges and influence beyond the boundaries of their organisation. Prior experience of healthcare and the third sector is not essential, but Macmillan’s Chief Executive will have the curiosity and learning agility to make a rapid impact.

Macmillan aims to be representative at all levels; ensure all colleagues and volunteers feel they belong; and that people with cancer from all backgrounds feel cancer services are accessible and inclusive. It will be a major asset if applicants bring lived experience of inequalities or exclusion. We welcome applications from all candidates, particularly disabled and/or minority ethnic candidates who are under-represented in our organisation and the charity sector at leadership level.

Cancer affects the lives of so many of us; this is a valuable opportunity for someone with determination and energy to make a real difference.

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 15th June 2022.

Macmillan has retained Russell Reynolds Associates to advise on this appointment. For further information about the position and additional details on qualifications, requirements, terms and conditions of service and how to apply, please see the position specification below.

Position Specification