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Director of the MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit and Professor of Mitochondrial Science - University of Cambridge (Closing Date: 21st October 2020) FF/10288 -
Director of the MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit and Professor of Mitochondrial Science
The School of Clinical Medicine invites applications for the Director of the MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit. The post holder will hold a Professorship in the School of Clinical Medicine. Individuals whose work falls within the general field of the Professorship may apply. The intention is that the successful candidate takes up the appointment as early as January 2021 or early in the year as agreed.
Applications from non-clinical or clinically qualified individuals are welcome. Clinically qualified individuals would be expected to hold an Honorary Contract to undertake clinical duties with one of the University's NHS partner organisations.
Candidates will have a strong international track record in mitochondrial research, and show evidence of the leadership skills and scientific vision necessary to lead the Unit. They will have a breadth of understanding across the spectrum of basic and translational mitochondria-related science, including clinical application, and the ability to facilitate impact beyond their own immediate area of expertise. They will also have the ability to forge and foster effective partnerships at an institutional level. These themes and others were identified as recommendations in a recent MRC strategic review of mitochondrial biology research and a new Unit Director will be expected to respond to the opportunities presented to deliver an innovative Unit vision and enhance UK mitochondrial research and collaboration.
Standard professorial duties include teaching and research, examining, supervision, administration and contribution to clinical service delivery (if relevant). The post will be based at the MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit, University of Cambridge, Cambridge Biomedical Campus.
Candidates will be considered for the post on the basis of selection criteria outlined below, which they are asked to address in their application.
- An outstanding research record of international stature in mitochondrial science;
- The ability to provide leadership, motivation and strategic direction for the scientific programmes of the Unit (including the Director's own research programme).
- The vision, leadership experience and enthusiasm to build on current strengths in maintaining and further developing a cutting-edge research Unit, and an established record in attracting research grant support;
- The ability to drive strategic development of mitochondrial science in the University and to facilitate its development within the UK;
- The ability to manage and interact effectively with staff and students at all levels;
- An enthusiastic commitment to the recruitment, training and mentoring of the next generation of researchers, including undergraduates, research students, and postdoctoral research fellows;
- Evidence of the ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with key stakeholders locally, nationally and internationally across a range of disciplines and industries so as to maximise scientific opportunities for the Unit, and support the rapid translation of its research.
The Professorship will be co-terminous with the MRC Unit Director appointment.
A competitive remuneration package will be offered.
Clinical Academic Applicants
This is an integrated appointment between the University and relevant NHS Trust / Body. You will therefore also be issued with an Honorary Clinical Contract by tge relevant NHS Trust / Body. You should be aware that if your contract with the NHS Trust / Body is terminated your employment with the University will be terminated, and vice versa.
You will require GMC registration, License to Practice and Medical Defence Cover for the duration of your appointment.
Applications, consisting of a letter of application, a statement of current and future research plans, a curriculum vitae and a publications list, along with details of three referees should be made to http://execroles.penna.com/
A report from the MRC strategic review of mitochondrial biology research is available on request.
Non-clinical Grade 12 (£72,689 to £109,865 per annum)
Clinical £79,860 - £107,668 per annum (depending on seniority)
The closing date for applications is 21 October 2020.
Interviews will take place on 12 November 2020.
If you have any questions about the role please contact Professor Patrick Maxwell via email Regius@medschl.cam.ac.uk.
For an informal discussion in confidence please contact our recruitment partner Roger Russell at Penna on 07710 701 570 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please quote reference SM24083 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.
The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.
The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.
Head of Financial Services and Commercialisation (Deputy S151 Officer) - Basingstoke & Deane Council (Close date: 16th October) - FF10248 -
£72,345 - £78,771 plus £3,700 car allowance.
Location: Basingstoke, Hampshire.
In a challenging financial climate, we’re leading sustainable post-Covid financial and economic recovery for our borough.
Having invested well over the long-term, we are a financially resilient council, despite the impacts of the pandemic. This means that we have the resources to make things happen and to drive an exciting £4 billion development programme, whose yields will underpin the economy and fund public services.
We need someone who isn’t just good at financial management but also has real entrepreneurial flair to get the very best value from our high performing services and considerable assets ensuring we keep our customers at the heart of what we do supporting our exceptionally high 95% resident satisfaction rate with the borough as a place to live.
You will lead our Financial and Commercialisation team providing direction and support for the accountancy function including corporate planning, exchequer and benefits services as well as developing the commercialisation agenda for the authority. You will engineer strategies for each area and ensure outstanding service provision. However, this role isn’t just about expert management. You will have the opportunity to shape the future vision of the financial services and commercialisation team promoting innovation, efficiency and customer focus; developing skills; improving systems; and encouraging flexible working and performance management to transform our culture.
A key member of the Corporate Services Management Team and as part of the organisation’s wider leadership team, you will have the opportunity to influence key organisational strategic planning and decision making.
Working directly with the Executive Director of Corporate Services (S151 officer), you’ll develop the Medium Term Financial Strategy encouraging innovation, commercialisation and creativity as well as our approach to Treasury Management, Capital, Budgeting Setting and many other critical areas. You’ll also give expert advice to senior managers and Members and collaborate with partners.
To take us forward, you need to be a bold and creative finance professional, with a relevant qualification (or equivalent). Full of energy as well as talent, you’ll be a member of CIPFA (or a similar body) with experience of leading teams in financial management and strategy development and be able to drive the commercialisation programme. You’ll be used to providing advice and support across a large and complex public sector organisation building relationships with stakeholders at all levels. Good with people and great with teams, you’ll open the door to possibilities.
Ready to look beyond finance to the future we see ahead?
To apply or find out more please visit www.basingstokerecruitment.co.uk
For a confidential discussion please contact our consultants at Penna: Anthony Hopkin on 07500042272 or Carol Coyle on 07500 887 849
Closing Date: 16 October
Executive Director People - Bracknell Forest Council (Closing Date: Friday 23rd October - Midnight) (FF/10249) - South of England
Bracknell Forest Council
Executive Director People
Up to £167,000
A great place to work, play and thrive
At Bracknell Forest, our ambition is for everyone to be able to access the right opportunities that they need to thrive. The People Directorate is key to this approach with real outcomes for real people at the heart of every service we provide. We have a person-centred approach. Our goal is to keep more families safely together and, by providing the right support at the right time, enable people to live as independently and well as possible, for as long as possible.
Reporting into the Chief Executive, this role has responsibility for Adult & Children’s Social Care, Commissioning, Early Help & Communities, Education & Learning and Mental Health. The post is also responsible for ensuring the provision of Housing Advice and Homelessness Prevention and the pan-Berkshire Emergency Out of Hours Service.
As a truly corporate player, you will bring a strong track record of service improvement and transformation as well as excellent partnering capabilities. You will also be resilient, driven, commercial and innovative in outlook and share our passion for delivering for our families and communities.
If you are an inspirational and motivational leader who likes a challenge and wants to work for a forward thinking and ambitious organisation…we want to hear from you.
For further information please call our advising consultants at Penna: Carol Coyle 07500 887849, Chris Barrow 07500 888102 or Maggie Hennessey 07877 004648.
Closing date: Friday 23rd October 2020 (Midnight)
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Chief Executive Officer - HVM Catapult (Closing Date: 8th October 2020) FF/ 9740 -
Chief Executive – High Value Manufacturing Catapult (HVM Catapult)
Founded in 2011, the High Value Manufacturing Catapult (HVM Catapult) is the largest single manufacturing Research and Technology Organisation in Europe, playing a central role in the UK’s industrial and economic development. The HVM Catapult unites 7 world-leading centres of expertise in the drive to increase the contribution that the manufacturing community can make to the UK’s economic health by harnessing new technology and innovation.
Current CEO, Dick Elsy, was due to retire in 2020 but put this on hold to lead the successful Ventilator Challenge UK Consortium. Now its work is complete, Dick plans to retire in Spring 2021. The HVM Catapult is therefore seeking a new Chief Executive to lead the next phase of the organisation’s development at an exciting time when industrial transformation will be key to the UK’s economic recovery.
To downoad a copy of candidate briefing pack please click the apply button below.
Board Members - GM LEP/GAMMA - Closing Date: Friday 9th October at 9.00am (FF:10268) - - North West
The Greater Manchester Local Enterprise Partnership (GM LEP) is looking for senior business professionals to become new Members. We are seeking Members who are passionate about the region and can help shape its future.
The GM LEP sits at the heart of Greater Manchester’s governance arrangements ensuring business leaders, working with the Combined Authority, are at the heart of setting the strategic course of Greater Manchester, determining local economic priorities and driving growth and job creation within the city region.
As we work to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, the economic challenges and opportunities faced by society are unprecedented and will require innovative and bold approaches to ensure that we emerge stronger than ever.
Against this backdrop of change, you’ll help us set the future direction. With your expert business knowledge, you’ll see that we address the city region’s needs through our Greater Manchester Strategy and GM Local Industrial Strategy. It’s a chance to take the lead in areas where you have particular expertise. With your influence and knowledge, you can make a significant impact.
This role calls for considerable Group or Board level experience. You’ll bring formidable business skills and clear insight into the Greater Manchester region. An independent thinker, you combine your knowledge with a gift for analysis. You are quick to understand issues and able to contribute to strategy. Strong communication skills mean you can express your thoughts articulately and collaborate with others.
We are looking for a diverse group of business leaders from the region and beyond who reflect the full range of Greater Manchester’s business sectors and the diversity of its people. In particular, the LEP would benefit from more representation from our Local Industrial Strategy frontier sectors including Clean Growth; Advanced Manufacturing and Materials; Health innovation; and Digital.
We would also like to hear from individuals with expertise in culture; hospitality/retail and social enterprise but we welcome applications from anyone with relevant experience.
As part of its wider role driving delivery of our Local Industrial Strategy, the LEP is also interested in hearing from individuals who wish to join the Graphene, Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Alliance - or GAMMA - Board. GAMMA will help steer development of an advanced materials and manufacturing strategy in partnership with Government, ensuring GM is at the centre of the revolution in materials science that is transforming manufacturing in sectors from aerospace, to construction, to health technology. This presents an opportunity for candidates who have the experience and drive needed to shape the direction of a new global cluster and particularly individuals with experience in translating R&D into commercial success.
For an informal discussion about joining the LEP Board, or being part of GAMMA, please contact our colleagues at Penna, Pete John on 07701 305617 or Roger Russell on 07710 701570 or download the candidate briefing pack.
Closing Date for Applications: Friday 9th October 2020 at 9:00am
Deputy Chief Executive, Unity Schools Partnership (Close Date: Monday 5th October) (FF/10220) -
Deputy Chief Executive Officer – Unity Schools Partnership
Location: Unity Schools Partnership Trust Office, Haverhill, Suffolk
(Schools are mainly in Suffolk as well as Cambridge, Essex and Havering)
Salary: Up to £130,000 per annum (Teachers’ Pension Scheme)
Job start: January - April 2021
Job term: Full time, Permanent
This an exciting opportunity for an excellent leader with a passion for education and its continued improvement. The role will work local and regionally with a remit to influence and shape education nationally.
We are looking for a Deputy Chief Executive Officer to lead secondary school improvement across the current ten secondary schools serving over 7,000 students’, as well as contribute and influence all areas of the Trust’s operations. This is a new high-profile post which comes at an important point in the development of the trust. We are inviting candidates with extensive educational leadership experience and a knowledge and understanding of creating and maintaining outstanding secondary practice to apply for the role. You will have a background as a Secondary Head and have been in a leadership role in an existing Multi Academy Trust of more than 3 schools (with at least 2-3 being secondary).
The role will take a key part in setting the strategy for the Trust and its daily operations, working very closely with the CEO and executive colleagues. This is an opportunity to help shape the future of secondary education and strive for excellence at a time when the landscape is changing dramatically. An innovative and creative approach is key as well as the ability to influence and build relationships. The Trust is looking for a candidate to match the ambition they have and create a culture of collaboration to achieve it.
Unity Schools Partnership is a Multi Academy Trust of 30 schools, with a strategy to add more. The ambition of Unity Schools Partnership is to achieve a step change in the quality of education provided by primary, secondary and special schools and that its schools are achieving top quartile performance by 2023.
The trust expects its work to be characterised by ethical leadership, an ambition for improvement at pace and the expectation that remarkable improvements can be achieved.
To find out more about this role, please contact our retained Executive Search partner Penna:
Charles Wilson email@example.com 07801 880 420
Claudia Sousa firstname.lastname@example.org 07763 580 368
Unity Schools Partnership is committed to equal opportunities, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check will be required.
Unity Schools Partnership – welcoming diversity.
Operational Director of Children and Young People's Services, LB Hammersmith & Fulham (Closing Date: 5pm 9th October) FF10253 -
Hammersmith & Fulham is a small, ambitious and dynamic local authority with a strong sense of fairness and a commitment that no one in our diverse borough is left behind. We work corporately and collaboratively to create an environment where all children and young people can flourish and be safe. This is reflected in our 2019 ’Good’ Ofsted rating and through the excellent work of our outstanding social work and family practitioners.
Due to the planned retirement of the current post holder, we are seeking to recruit a new Operational Director. Reporting to our DCS Jacqui McShannon, you will have responsibility for a range of children’s statutory services including Front Door & Assessment , Safeguarding , Family Support and Child Protection, Looked after Children/Care Leavers, Fostering and Permanency and the Youth Offending Service. In addition, you will have responsibility for our Clinical Team and Assist programmes.
As well as a strong grip on operations, you will have the opportunity and appetite to think and act strategically, provide a creative input into redesigning services and help us achieve maximum efficiency across all service areas. We will welcome your innovative ideas around some of our challenges such as safeguarding adolescents, preventing youth crime and avoiding disproportionality in the care system.
This is a unique opportunity for a senior experienced leader and social work professional who shares our values and wants to work in an authority where support for children and young people is first and foremost on our agenda.
For further information please call our advising consultants at Penna: Chris Barrow 07500 888102, Anita Denton 07725 554802 or Maggie Hennessy on 07877 004648.
Closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm Friday 9 October 2020
To download a copy of the candidate briefing pack please click the apply link below.
Assistant Director of Transport & Sustainability, Royal Borough of Greenwich (Close date: 9am Friday 2nd October 2020) (FF/10203) -
Assistant Director of Transport & Sustainability
Royal Borough of Greenwich
£93,098 - £102,841
The Royal Borough of Greenwich has experienced an unprecedented programme of regeneration. As our plans for place making and economic revival evolve, our overriding priority is to ensure that all residents and communities can fulfil their potential. That’s where you come in.
About the role
This dynamic role will see you provide strategic leadership to our transport strategy which includes the DLR to Thamesmead, improved east west and north south transport links across the borough, alongside delivering key programmes and business as usual activity such as highways, traffic and parking. In addition, a key part of your role will be working corporately to deliver and coordinate the Greenwich Carbon Neutral Plan.
This is a critical role that will take the ability to build and inspire relationships with internal departments and all key stakeholders including the GLA, TfL, London Councils, local authority partners and resident and community groups.
Our plans are ambitious and we’re looking for someone who recognises the opportunities for transforming services, has a strong approach to programme management that is flexible and is an approach that delivers what we say we will do in a transparent and open way. You’ll bring experience of working in a political environment, experience of working with TfL alongside securing funding to ensure we achieve our ambitions.
Join us and as well as having the opportunity to make an impact on the future of this prestigious borough, you’ll enjoy a range of benefits including:
? Up to 31 days leave per year
? a range of flexible working arrangements
? excellent pension scheme
? learning and development opportunities to maximise your potential
? annual season ticket loan
? cycle to work scheme
? payroll giving
? Greenwich One Card which entitles you to discounts at local businesses
? discounted health and fitness membership
? Employee Assistance Programme
? Staff Networks
To find out more, visit http://www.greenwichleadershiprecruitment.co.uk/ or call Joshua Bembridge on 07739 985 331, or Ben Cox on 07809 374 692. Closing date for applications: 2nd October 2020.
Royal Borough of Greenwich values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this. We therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community.
DG Children, Young People, Education and Skills - Government of Jersey (Closing Date: 9am Friday 2nd October 2020) FF/10168 -
DG Children, Young People, Education and Skills
Since the findings of the Independent Jersey Care Inquiry back in 2017, we’ve addressed the immediate concerns around social care, safeguarding and child protection services. We have also started to improve the educational standards necessary to support our children and young people. Now it’s time to continue with our far-reaching strategy that will improve the personal outcomes and life opportunities of every child on the island.
For you it’s the exciting chance to make your mark as you lead the continuation of service improvements and recovery in this crucial, high-profile role. Setting the strategic direction and leading the deliveries of service, you’ll ensure the safety, educational, social, economic, cultural and emotional needs of children, young people and their families are met now and in the future.
We are committed to ensuring the best start for young children on the Island. This will involve building relationships with Ministers, elected Members of the States Assembly (Parliament), Children’s Commissioner for Jersey, business leaders, headteachers, higher and further education institutions alike, as well as a passion and commitment to include children and young people in your decision-making.
To be successful, you’ll need to bring experience of working in a senior leadership role, ideally focused on an education and children’s agenda. You’ll need to evidence your ability to work with, challenge and negotiate with a wide range of stakeholders. You’ll be an inspirational leader, who has the ability to drive through change and deliver on the government’s promises that will secure positive outcomes for children and young people in the future.
For more information please visit: http://oneteamjersey.gov.je/ to apply please click the apply button below.
For a confidential discussion please contact Julie Towers on 07764 791736 or Maggie Hennessy on 07949 948092 at Penna.
Closing Date: 9am Friday 2nd October 2020
Assistant Director - Workforce & Organisational Development - Cumbria County Council (Closing Date: Monday 28th September - 12Noon) FF/10237- - North West
Cumbria County Council
Assistant Director Workforce and Organisational Development
12 month fixed-term contact
It’s a great time to work in Cumbria. Across the county we’re working in new ways with partners to support Cumbria’s communities to thrive. It’s our drive to build fresh relationships, which look across organisational boundaries, emphasise our strengths, and focus on what makes a difference for people, which makes Cumbria such a stimulating and dynamic place to work.
This is a career-defining role and provides a truly exciting opportunity to make an impact for the people of Cumbria. As a key member of our leadership team, you will be inspirational, collaborative, experienced and with a track record of success in organisational transformation, service improvement, change management and a sound understanding of working in a complex political environment. You will hold responsibility for the Workforce and Organisational Development service area, which includes our People Management, Organisational Development and Workforce Training teams, but you will also work across the senior leadership team of the council and trade unions to support organisational transformation in relation to the workforce.
We are well aware of the realities and uncertainty facing the public sector, especially in this current climate and with the new challenges COVID-19 has brought, but we see the opportunity to innovate, integrate, and do things differently; we are always focussed on how we can improve outcomes for our communities and take our organisation into the future.
This is a fantastic opportunity for the right person, so if you think this could be you, please contact our consultants at Penna, Nick Raper on 07715 690463 or Helen Alwell on 07809 905467.
For more information https://www.cumbria.gov.uk/cumbrialeadership/
We are happy to offer this role as a mixture of homeworking and office-based, and welcome discussions on what we can offer to the right candidate.
Closing date for applications: Monday 28th September 12 Noon
Director of Education and Skills - Telford & Wrekin Council (Close Date: Monday 28th September) (FF: 10039) -
Salary scale: £89,097 - £98,000 per annum.
Location: Telford, but the jobholder may be required to work at home or in any location within the Borough’s boundaries.
The Council’s Children’s Services have become the first in the Midlands and the first outside of London to transform services from “requires improvement to be good” to “outstanding. This is not the end of our journey, we will continue to innovate, develop and improve to ensure that children and young people are safe and have the best possible start in life.
We have successfully worked with head teachers and school governors to promote education excellence for all children and young people and we are ambitious in tackling underperformance. Over 90% of our primary schools are judged good or better by Ofsted and we hold the ambition that every child will have a sense of belonging in their school or setting and that there is the right support in place to enable them to succeed.
We will improve their life chances as an adult by building safe and strong communities, access to housing, a strong economy with better jobs and quality apprenticeships. We believe that we can improve peoples prospects through our ambitious plans.
As a Director you will lead dedicated teams, you’ll inspire, influence and drive partnership working with new approaches and innovation to build on these foundations and achieve our plans.
You will have proven experience of strategic and operational management and leadership of a range of education services in a complex and fast changing organisation focused on customers and the community.
As you can see, we will have high expectations of the person we appoint to this post. Still interested? That’s great; we’ll look forward to hearing from you
For more information please visit www.telford.gov.uk/newdirectors
Please click apply to download the candidate briefing pack, the application form and privacy notice.
For further information or confidential discussion, please contact David Slatter on 07500 828610, David.email@example.com OR Carol Coyle on 07500 887 849, firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing Date: Monday 28th September 2020
Assistant Director Early Help and Prevention, London Borough of Haringey - Closing Date: Friday 9th October 2020 (FF:10190) - London
Up to £115,000
As a place of opportunity, growth and potential, Haringey should not be underestimated. Not only do we play a crucial role within a world-class capital, we boast all of the ingredients that make London one of the great cities – vibrant communities, excellent schools, attractive open spaces, diverse neighbourhoods, great transport links and a flourishing economy. It’s no surprise that Haringey is considered one of the most desirable places to live and work. We’re excited to have a number of pilot initiatives underway that will bring together the very best of Early Help and Social Work for children and families in our borough.
You’ll lead and drive further change and improvement at a time when we are redefining our ambitions for children, young people and families in the borough. Surrounded by a strong, dedicated and ambitious leadership team - motivated by an improving performance direction and support from senior politicians - you’ll have enormous scope to make your mark as a transformational leader. This is a unique opportunity to work collaboratively with partners, at pace, to reinvigorate the way we do things; shape services that directly reflect the needs of our children and young people and deliver the results that will make our communities proud.
As an experienced children’s service professional, you will have an impressive track record and be accountable, ambitious and, above all, human. With a child-centred focus you’ll also share our passion for change and be ready to unlock our further potential.
For further information and to apply please visit: http://www.haringeyrecruitment.com
For a confidential discussion about this role, please call our recruitment partners at Penna: Chris Barrow on 07500 888102 or Anita Denton on 07725 554802.
Closing date: Friday 9 October 2020
Corporate Director, Children, Adults & Health - South Tyneside Council (Closing Date: Wednesday 30th September) (FF/10197) -
The Council’s Senior Officer Leadership Team consists of the Chief Executive, three Corporate Directors - Business & Resources, Children, Adults & Health and Regeneration & Environment and a Head of Corporate and External Affairs. Working closely with the Leader of the Council, Cabinet and Elected Members, this team drives the delivery of strategic priorities to make South Tyneside an outstanding place to live, invest and bring up families. The Senior Officer Leadership Team works corporately, sharing ownership and supporting one another across all priority areas. Working with this team are a highly experienced team of Heads of Service and Corporate Leads.
This is a high-profile role with a broad and exciting portfolio, being able to direct and influence outcomes across the life-course.
You will lead a well-established team, supported by corporate and political commitment to the People Agenda. Key priorities include: leading the Children’s Social Care service from ‘Good’ to
‘Outstanding’; sustaining high attainment and inclusion across schools; and working with partners to shape the future health and social care system.
You will have substantial experience of local authority care service management, commissioning and procuring services at a senior level within a social care or education environment or within the NHS.
This is a career defining opportunity for a resilient, dynamic leader to join a high performing Council. You will lead and shape a wide range of services with the ability to influence outcomes for residents for generations to come.
For an informal and confidential discussion, please contact our consultants at Penna, Nick Raper on 07715 690463 or Helen Alwell on 07809 905467.
For more information or to apply please visit https://www.southtyneside.gov.uk/article/70361
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