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Volunteer Chair of Finance & Business Effectiveness Committee (FBEC)

National Examining Board for Dental Nurses


Posted over 30 days ago...

The Finance and Business Effectiveness Committee (FBEC) takes delegated responsibility on behalf of the Board taking specific advice from outside advisors when appropriate, and makes recommendations to the Board.


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Remote, PR2 2ZP

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Expires at anytime

What will you be doing?

Duties and tasks to fulfil the key responsibilities: 

To ensure that NEBDN considers and approves the methods for measuring objectively the progress of the organisation in relation to its, business plans and annual targets. To ensure that the Executive reports regularly to the Board of Trustees on progress towards the strategic objectives, business and annual plans. To ensure that NEBDN’s financial dealings are systematically accounted for, audited and publicly available. To ensure that the strategic and financial risks to which NEBDN is exposed have been reviewed and systems have been established to mitigate these risks without the charity becoming totally risk averse. To ensure that moneys are invested to the maximum benefit of the organisation, within the constraints of the law and ethical and other policies laid down by the Board. To ensure policy and process for procurement, Insurance and ICT are regularly reviewed and improvements implemented by the Executive and reported to the Board. To appoint a deputy Chair in their absence. To ensure that FBEC decisions are made in the best, long-term interests of NEBDN and that the Board takes collective ownership of these decisions. In partnership with the Chief Executive Officer that relevant agendas and papers are prepared in good time for FBEC meetings To ensure that the FBEC delegated authority and decisions are recorded in writing.In partnership with the Chief Executive Officer ensure that the Board receives sufficient (neither excessive quantities nor too little) and timely information to make informed decisions. To update the Board Committee in summary on FBEC meetings including any decisions made on behalf of the Board. To ensure that all members of FBEC receive appropriate induction, advice, information and training (both individual and collective).

To hold the Executive responsible for the quality of the Committee papers.  Note: Where the Chair is expected to ‘ensure’ that something happens, it is not necessary for the Chair to carry out the task themselves but is responsible for making it happen.

What are we looking for?

Essential Commitment •Ability to understand and accept the duties and liabilities of being a charity Trustee •Empathy with the vision, mission, values and aims of NEBDN •Willingness to devote the necessary time and effort including participating in other tasks as they arise from time to time (e.g. interviewing new staff, attending Board and other meetings), keeping informed about the activities of the organisation and wider issues, which affect its work  Focus•Ability to think and apply knowledge strategically •Ability to think creatively •Ability to keep mission-focused •Ability to analyse and evaluate management information and other evidence •Willingness to listen and learn Communication and team working•Ability to communicate clearly and sensitively and to take an active part in discussions •Ability to influence and engage •An ability to work effectively as a member of a team to form an effective governing body for the organisation •Willing to express their own opinion in a reasoned way, while also listening to the views of others •Ability to challenge constructively and ask questions appropriately •Willingness to be available to staff for advice enquiries on an ad-hoc basis   Accountability •Willing to apply Nolan’s seven principles of public life: selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership •Ability to exercise sound and independent judgement •Willingness to make and stand by collective decisions, including those which may be unpopular •Ability to manage difficult and/or challenging Ability to maintain confidentiality on on confidential and/or sensitive information Desirable Stewardship and governance  •Trusteeship in a similar size or larger organisation, together with the implementation of best practices in UK and/or international corporate governance Management •Strategic leadership and management in a small/medium-sized or large organisation

What difference will you make?

The National Examining Board for Dental Nurses (NEBDN) is a leading provider of qualifications for Dental Nurses in the UK, delivering awards in both pre-registration and post-registration areas. As a registered charity, we’ve been examining and awarding dental nursing qualifications for over 80 years, and ensure that Learners’ knowledge, understanding and practical skills are assessed by highly experienced practitioners.   What will you get out of it?• The opportunity to get involved in the strategic development of a leading charity• The opportunity to improve leadership and governance skills, including financial and businessskills• The opportunity to develop personally and professionally,


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