Public Sector Non-Executive Roles for Senior Business People

Notum is a specialist company offering two unique learning and development programmes for senior leaders and high potential managerial level talent to secure non-executive or trustee appointments on community boards both in the Public and Third Sector. This encourages individuals to step outside of their day to day role and gain valuable experience in an alternative environment. It offers an opportunity for participants to refine key leadership skills and obtain a breadth of tacit knowledge and experience in a board setting.

We focus solely on Public Sector and Third Sector appointments which help the local community. The risks for both the individuals and their companies are considerably lower than in the Private Sector. We believe in supporting the community and provide our services free of charge to all Charity and Public Sector Boards.

Our approach is a positive alternative to traditional methods of talent development, allowing participants to gain on-the-job experience, developing their skills in a totally new environment and making a positive impact on their local communities. The experience also offers enhanced engagement, leadership and stakeholder management opportunities that in turn, create positive brand recognition and enhance the reputation of their own organisation.

The programme also contributes to the well-being and job satisfaction of participants, resulting in increased levels of people satisfaction and engagement in their professional roles. In addition to experience based learning, the programme provides an unrivalled senior networking opportunity.

Notum provide an end to end service across the UK and Ireland and have a significant track record, having successfully appointed over 280 candidates into Non-Executive and Trustee roles.

Benefits for the individual
  • Encourages the development of governance skills
  • Offers the experience of an end-to-end business
  • Allows individuals to build new relationships and think differently
  • Creates a whole new network of contacts
  • Encourages focus and prioritisation
  • Improves listening skills
  • Provides experience working in an alternative environment
  • Increases feeling of self-worth
Benefits for the company
  • A cost effective leadership programme
  • Fully managed programme that requires minimum intervention
  • Builds and deepens community relationships and contributes to society
  • Provides direct external exposure to the way other organisations achieve their goals
  • Helps to build brand recognition and CSR profile
  • Improves strategic thinking
  • Enables executives to learn how boards work
  • Creates networking opportunities across other participating companies
  • Aids the retention of key senior talent
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If you are looking for a NED role, you can do no better than enlist the support of Jim Pringle at Notum. I had the pleasure of working with Jim to secure my first NED role in an NHS Trust. Jim not only pointed out vacancies as they were advertised, but he helped me through the whole process from getting my CV ready, completing the application process and finally coaching me through the interview. Due to all the help and support Jim gave me, I was successful on my first attempt. I would thoroughly recommend Notum to anyone who wants to secure a NED role.
Pradip Patel, Non-Executive Director Hillingdon Hospital Foundation Trust
I have been doing the role of a Trustee in the Citizen’s Advice Bureau for over a year now and have found it a brilliant experience. As a trustee, you get to experience a different aspect of leadership – one of directing and taking accountability without being directly responsible for the action. This is a challenge as often leaders and managers suffer from action-orientation and it is a great skill to develop to further your career. Besides this, I have also been fortunate to meet and work with people with different industries in experience – from senior civil-servants to MDs from private companies. Learning from people with such a wide range of skills and experience is something that is not easily available. I would highly recommend taking a role of a trustee as it can not only contribute to the community but also help build your own skills.
Priya Hunt, Trustee, Reading Citizens Advice Bureau
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