Robinson Hambro share upcoming board positions for women

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Robinson Hambro are intent on putting more women on boards.  

Please find below a selection of Public Appointments currently or soon to open for applications. Please note that information and timings can change.

Full details of all public appointment opportunities can be found at: Public Appointments Website

Positions currently open to applications

Trustee – Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew – closes Monday 6 July

The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew is responsible for ensuring that Kew Gardens operates within guidelines set out by government and secures maximum value for money.

Successful candidates should: have the ability to command the confidence of Ministers, fellow Board members, employees and stakeholders; have an interest in the work and purpose of the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew; be a strategic and creative thinker with the ability to impartially find solutions as well as create and develop a long term organisational vision; and experience or ability in commercial operations, science, visitor attractions, horticulture, and/or information technology.


●        Time:  10 to 12 days per annum;

●        Remuneration: Un-remunerated.


Full details are available on the Public Appointments Website or for more information please contact


Member – School Teachers’ Review Body – closes Monday 13 July

The School Teachers’ Review Body is an independent body which makes recommendations to the Government on the pay and conditions of school teachers in England and Wales.   It assesses evidence from Government and organisations representing schools and the teacher workforce and visits schools and local authorities to develop its understanding of issues facing teachers. In recent years, the STRB has been asked to report on a variety of matters, including establishing a stronger link between teachers’ pay and performance and greater flexibilities for governing bodies to produce individual pay policies based on the requirements of their school.

Successful candidates should have: the ability to operate at a strategic level within a complex organisation; an understanding of pay, remuneration, performance management and reward issues; an appreciation of public sector reward issues with an understanding of the policy context of the bodies work; and experience at a senior level in education.

●        Time:  25 days per annum;

●        Remuneration: £300 per day.


Full details are available on the  Public Appointments Website

or for more information please contact Elliott Rae, 020 7426 3964


The public appointments website also contains details of many other interesting roles, including a Non-Executive and Lead Non-Executive positions for the Ministry of Justice,  a Chair for the Arts Council of Wales, and a Non-Executive Director Steering Board for the Intellectual Property Office.  There is also a section dedicated to NHS Trust Appointments. These rewarding and influential roles provide an opportunity to be involved in decisions that affect our communities and to gain board-level experience, you can find further information on these roles on their website.


Key positions expected to be advertised within the next few months.


British Transport Police Authority – Chair

The British Transport Police Authority is the independent body responsible for ensuring an efficient and effective British Transport Police force. The British Transport Police Authority oversees the police force, sets its targets and allocates funding for its budget. It also deals with complaints, recruitment, independent custody visiting and Freedom of Information requests.


Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Prisons

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons for England and Wales is an independent inspectorate which reports on conditions for and treatment of those in prison, young offender institutions, secure training centres, immigration detention facilities, police and court custody suites, customs custody facilities and military detention.


Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Probation 

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Probation is an independent Inspectorate, funded by the Ministry of Justice, and reporting directly to the Secretary of State on the effectiveness of work with adults; children and young people who have offended aimed at reducing reoffending and protecting the public.


Historic England – Commissioners

Historic England preserves aspects of the built environment, complementing the work of Natural England which protects the natural environment.  It also advises the Government on policy and in cases such as registering listed buildings and scheduled ancient monuments.


Horserace Betting Levy Board – Government-appointed Members

The Levy Board determines annually the levy which the betting industry must pay to the racing industry to support horseracing. Government-appointed Members must be seen to be impartial.


Independent Family Returns Panel – Members

The Panel is made up of medical and child welfare experts, whose role is to provide case-by-case advice on how children’s welfare can be best safeguarded during an enforced return. The advice provided by the Panel helps to ensure that individual return plans take full account of the welfare of the children involved and that the Home Office fulfils its legislative responsibilities.


Judicial Appointments Commission – Chair

The JAC is an independent commission that selects candidates for judicial office in courts and tribunals in England and Wales, and for some tribunals whose jurisdiction extends to Scotland or Northern Ireland.  They select candidates for judicial office on merit through fair and open competition from the widest range of eligible candidates.  JAC is an executive non-departmental public body, sponsored by the Ministry of Justice.

Judicial Appointments and Conduct Ombudsman – Ombudsman

Judicial Appointments and Conduct Ombudsman (JACO) investigates the handling of complaints about the judicial appointments process, and the handling of complaints involving judicial discipline or conduct. JACO works with the Ministry of Justice.


National Museums Liverpool – Trustees

National Museums Liverpool aims to use its collections and other assets to provide the widest possible educational benefit and to promote the public enjoyment and understanding of art, history and science.


NHS Business Services Authority – Member

The NHS Business Services Authority provides central services to NHS bodies, patients and the public, such as managing the NHS pension scheme, issuing European Health Insurance Cards, and administering payments to pharmacists and dentists.


Office of Rail and Road – Chair

The Office of Rail and Road is the economic and safety regulator for Britain’s railways and since April 2015 the Highways Monitor, responsible for monitoring the performance and efficiency of Highways England.


Royal Armouries – Chair

The Royal Armouries maintain and exhibit a national collection of arms, armour and associated objects. It also maintains a record relating to arms and armour and to the Tower of London.


Theatres Trust – Trustees

The Trust was established to promote the protection of theatres for the benefit of the nation. Its remit covers England, Scotland and Wales.


VisitBritain – Board Members

VisitBritain is responsible for marketing Britain worldwide as a tourist destination. The latest figures show that overseas visitor spending has risen to almost £22 billion annually.


Westminster Foundation for Democracy – Governor

Westminster Foundation for Democracy is the UK’s leading democracy-building foundation.  Westminster Foundation for Democracy’s goal is to assist the development of inclusive democracies by providing expertise in developing parliaments, political party structures and civil society organisations – the key institutions that make up a functioning democracy.


These are some great opportunities – many thanks to Robinson Hambro for sharing them with us.