Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council Community Enterprises Ltd (NABCEL) is seeking two new non-executive directors.

Experienced leaders, they will have excelled in their fields and can offer a range of skills gained from the public, private or voluntary sector.

Candidates need expertise in property services or in-depth knowledge of trading companies and the challenges of commercialisation. A time commitment of around two days per month is required. The remuneration is £9,000 per year (non-pensionable).

What is NABCEL?

NABCEL is a local authority trading company based in the Midlands, providing property-related services across Nuneaton, Bedworth and the West Midlands. It was created as a Local Authority Trading Company in 2013 to provide property-related services across Nuneaton, Bedworth and the West Midlands.

NABCEL is looking to expand its understanding of the market and new opportunities and to develop a clear strategy of where NABCEL, as a local authority trading company, fits into this market.

NABCEL’s values

NABCEL’s values are at the heart of everything that the company does. These values are: Customer Service Excellence, Ownership, Commitment and working collaboratively as One Team. These values guide the work of the Board in all that it does.

The Non-Executive Director roles are used to bring additional capacity and insight into key areas of the business and to achieve a balance of Board level skills and expertise, support Board succession strategy and diversity.

NABCEL aims to attract candidates who have demonstrated the ability to succeed and influence and who are keen to gain further board-level experience.

NABCEL values very highly the benefits of having different experience and points of view on their Board. NABCEL believes that diverse boards make the best decisions, and it is important that the board reflects the diversity of the population.

NABCEL believes in treating everyone with dignity and respect, with the Board committed to playing a core role in ensuring the best leadership is developed for the future of the company.

NABCEL’s values

NABCEL’s values are at the heart of everything that the company does. These values are; Customer Service Excellence, Ownership, Commitment and working collaboratively as One Team. These values guide the work of the Board in all that it does.

As a member of the Board, you will not only need to have the right skills, knowledge and experience for the role, but also be able to demonstrate behaviour aligned to those values.

Person specification for non-executive director role

NABCEL is looking for two individuals who both excel in their fields and who can offer a range of skills gained from the public, private or voluntary sector, to complement and balance the existing Board of Directors.

In particular, NABCEL are seeking Non-Executive Directors who can demonstrate experience in a number of the following areas:

 

  • Understanding of the legal framework and challenges in relation to the delivery of services through a Local Authority Trading Company.
  • Senior management level experience in the private, public or voluntary sector.
  • Robust understanding of the principles and practice of good governance.
  • Ability to evidence financial literacy at a level required of a Board director and the behavioural attributes and competencies required.
  • Preferably having experience of membership at Board Sub-Committee level, with an ability to bring independent, external perspectives, skills and challenge to strategy development.
  • An understanding of, and a commitment to, equality and inclusion.
Duties of a non-executive director

The duty of the Board and each individual Director is to act with a view to promoting the success of NABCEL so as to maximise the benefits for both its customers, the Council and its staff team.

The Board is collectively responsible for the performance of NABCEL. Non-Executive Directors play a crucial role within the Board as, in addition to any specific knowledge and skills that they may have, they provide an independent perspective to the operational Executive Directors.

If you are interested in finding out more about one of these roles or would like to apply, please contact speaktous@wearec.co