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Non-Executive Director (NED)
Principality Building Society
Named one of the best workplaces in the UK for the second year running on the Best Workplaces™ list 2019, Principality Building Society (Principality) is the 6th largest Building Society in the UK with 53 branches and 18 agencies across Wales and the borders. As a mutual society, it is owned by and run for the benefit of its 500,000 members.
It is an exciting time to join Principality as it is currently on a Group-wide transformational journey that will see its brand, technology, colleague and customer offerings updated and enhanced to really put Principality on the map and make it a brand and employer of choice within Wales and beyond. This is supported by its recent sponsorship of the iconic Principality Stadium which has placed it on a global stage.
As a business, Principality is keen to attract talented individuals who are interested in joining a company in which they can really make a difference. Although the Society has been established for nearly 160 years, it prides itself on a progressive culture, which encourages its employees to thrive.
As a progressive mutual society, with a long and trusted heritage, Principality has built up a strong Board with a wide range of skills and experience. This knowledge and expertise enables the Board to build on the business’ strong foundations and enhance the Members’ experience. In line with its growth plan, the Society has created a vacancy on its Board and is now seeking to secure a new, high performing Non-Executive Director (NED).
Wales’ national airport and a key gateway to the UK, Cardiff International Airport Ltd (CIAL) is a business that has undergone considerable transformation; the result of which has secured widespread support and praise from businesses, opinion formers, government, local community stakeholders and the wider public. Over the course of 2018, CIAL saw an 8% increase to passenger numbers; representing a 60% growth since the change to Welsh Government ownership. Its direct economic contribution to the region is over £163m and it successfully posted its first positive EBITDA in 8 years. A significant player in the economy of south Wales, CIAL sustains over 1,900 aviation related jobs. Of its c.1.6m passengers, 30% are inbound visitors to Wales.
Articulated via its Master Plan, its vision is to be a pioneering Airport business, making Wales proud, and its purpose is to continue to transform its business through operational excellence, with its team and customers at the heart of everything it does. It aims to grow from its current 1.6m passengers per annum to 3 million and beyond. It will ensure growth is balanced with local environmental and social concerns, recognising the important role sustainability plays in its 20-year vision.
CIAL Chair, Roger Lewis steps down in 2018 and as such, the business is seeking a strong successor. This is an exciting time to be leading a business that is pursuing an ambitious and sustainable growth strategy; positioning itself as a key driver of economic prosperity for Wales.
Part of the £18.5m t/o company, Gwindy 2012 Ltd, JR Industries was founded in 1970 and is Europe’s principal manufacturer of vehicle roller shutter doors and lightweight bulkheads for the commercial vehicle industry. Employing a workforce of 116 people, the Company’s range of products include insulated shutters, aluminium dry freight shutters, plywood dry freight shutters, lightweight range, flexible bulkheads and flush fit doors. The UK headquarters operate from a 65,000 sq ft factory in Caerphilly, South Wales (100 employees). The company has two subsidiaries, JR Industries Sarl occupying a 10,000 sq ft unit near Reims, France (11 employees) and JR Industries GmbH which rents a similar size unit north of Bielefeld, Germany (5 employees). The Company is in the process of creating a new senior management team and is seeking to appoint a Group Sales Director to help it build upon its growth, productivity and profitability.
Cyfarwyddwr Cyfathrebu ac Ymgysylltu
Cynulliad Cenedlaethol Cymru
Caerdydd £79,442 - £101,346
Eleni, bydd Cynulliad Cenedlaethol Cymru yn dathlu 20 mlynedd ers ei sefydlu. Mae cryn dipyn wedi newid ers 1999. Yn wreiddiol, corff corfforaethol â phwerau i wneud is-ddeddfwriaeth oedd y Cynulliad, ond erbyn hyn mae ganddo bwerau deddfu sylfaenol, y pŵer i amrywio trethi, a phwerau a gedwir ar draws ystod o feysydd polisi datganoledig sy'n effeithio ar fywydau pobl Cymru. Mae'r dathliadau i nodi 20 mlynedd o ddatganoli yn gyfle i adnewyddu cenhadaeth y Cynulliad a'i helpu i ymgysylltu â dinasyddion mewn ffyrdd newydd ac ystyrlon. Gan fod cwestiynau sylfaenol yn cael eu gofyn am natur democratiaeth seneddol, mae'n adeg hollbwysig i ysgwyddo'r cyfrifoldeb hwn.
Director of Communications and Engagement
National Assembly for Wales
Cardiff £79, 442 – £101, 346
This year the National Assembly for Wales will mark its 20th anniversary. A great deal has changed since 1999. Originally a corporate body with secondary legislative powers, the Assembly now has primary law-making and tax-varying powers, and reserved powers across a range of devolved policy areas that impact on the lives of the people of Wales. The celebrations to mark 20 years of devolution offer a chance to renew its mission and help the Assembly engage with citizens in new and meaningful ways. With fundamental questions being asked about the nature of parliamentary democracy it is a pivotal moment to take on this responsibility.
Today celebrated as one of Wales’ most recognisable and reputable brands, S.A. Brain & Company Ltd (Brains) is Wales’ largest brewery and hospitality retail company, with a predominantly freehold estate of 166 pubs; 104 of which are currently managed; 62 leased/tenanted. Company turnover in the 2017-18 financial year was £117m. Brains currently brews c. 45,000 barrels of beer per annum. Key brands include Brains Bitter, Brains Smooth, Brains IPA Smooth, Brains SA, Brains SA Gold, Brains Dark, Brains Black, The Rev. James Original and The Rev. James Gold. The core range is supplemented by a range of seasonal ales, e.g. Bread of Heaven and Craft Beers, branded Brains Craft Brewery, of which the most popular brand is Barry Island IPA.
As it embarks on a new phase of growth, it is seeking a strong, innovative and transformational leader to join the executive team and Board as Finance Director.
Today celebrated as one of Wales’ most recognisable and reputable brands, S.A. Brain & Co Ltd (Brains) is Wales’ largest brewery and hospitality retail company, with a predominantly freehold estate of 166 pubs; 104 of which are currently managed; 62 leased/tenanted. Company turnover in the 2017-18 financial year was £117m. Brains currently brews c. 45,000 barrels of beer per annum. Key brands include Brains Bitter, Brains Smooth, Brains IPA Smooth, Brains SA, Brains SA Gold, Brains Dark, Brains Black, The Rev. James Original and The Rev. James Gold. The core range is supplemented by a range of seasonal ales, e.g. Bread of Heaven and Craft Beers, branded Brains Craft Brewery, of which the most popular brand is Barry Island IPA.
The Port of Milford Haven is the UK’s top energy port and Wales’ busiest port handling around 20% of Britain’s seaborne trade in oil and gas. Widely recognised in the industry as the energy capital of the UK, the Port, along with the cluster of energy-related businesses along the Waterway, is a key driver of economic activity in Pembrokeshire; attracting inward investment and supporting over 4,000 jobs. One of the most prominent on the West Coast, the Port is located in the heart of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park – the UK’s only Coastal National Park and is marked as a Special Area of Conservation (SAC). It employs a workforce of c.180 and its 2017 turnover and profit before tax were c.£22.4m and £2.6m respectively.
The organisation has embarked on an exciting and transformational journey which includes delivery of two significant multi-million-pound regeneration projects: Milford Waterfront and Pembroke Dock Marine. The former aims to revitalise the marina and docks into a vibrant destination, adding to the existing mix of leisure, retail and dining businesses and boosting the economy by providing long term, sustainable jobs, whilst the latter aims to reposition Pembroke Dock as a marine renewable energy development and testing centre of excellence.
The Port commits to delivering value to everyone who depends on it. Guided by its core values of safety, collaboration and excellence, the Port has a clear strategy for its operations that includes targeting and securing sustainable income streams; managing and maintaining its property, land and equipment; building strong partnerships and understanding its customers.
This is a rare and excellent opportunity for a high performing, commercially-minded, people-led and change-oriented Chief Executive to join a strategically and economically significant organisation.
WEN Wales is seeking to recruit a new Chair and Treasurer to oversee the next exciting stage of its development, as a membership charity, campaigning for and championing women’s rights and equality in Wales.