eQS’ founding principle is to create a ‘business that does good’ and the company has been driven by that ethos since 2006. Together, the Group’s portfolio of diversity, inclusion and wellbeing businesses comprise the UK’s leading Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion (DEI) specialists. Now 100-strong, the eQS workforce are united in a common goal: removing barriers to education, work, and life, and transforming internal cultures to create social and business benefits on a national scale.
eQS has initiated a Group-wide DEI review, designed, and delivered by our own workplace DEI division, EW Group and Challenge Consultancy. This project includes a comprehensive diversity audit across all areas of the business from recruitment, management, policies, communications, training and more to ensure all our practices are inclusive and support diverse talent.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a senior professional to join our Board as a Non-Executive Director with specific expertise in HR. Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and disabled people are underrepresented at board level and are particularly encouraged to apply. We are seeking to appoint an individual who shares our values and who also brings strong understanding of Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion.
This is a one-year fixed term appointment.
Remuneration Fee: £1,000 per day, 1 day per month.
The Non-Executive Director will work with the Board, CEO, and Executive Directors and our Head of People and Culture to inform, deliver and develop the business plan in line with the overall strategy.
Attendance at our Head Office at 9 Apollo Ct, Hebburn NE31 2ES may be required for monthly board meetings.
The time commitment on average is approximately one day per month with flexibility to offer time online and on site when required. As with all Non-Executive Director posts, the time commitment will be flexible across the year with some periods requiring greater input and less depending on the service issues.
To be successful in this role, candidates will be excellent communicators, with the ability to create impact, by engaging and influencing key stakeholders to facilitate positive change. They must be driven and passionate about creating and shaping an innovative strategic vision for the best possible long-term benefit of the organisation.
We recognise the positive value of having a workforce with a variety of experiences and that represent the communities we serve. Therefore, we welcome and encourage applications from all members of the community especially Black, Asian, minority ethnic and disabled people.
If you would like any more information or an informal discussion about the role, please email Carol Ducker by clicking here.
To apply for this role, please submit an up-to-date copy of your CV, along with a Supporting Statement of no more than 2 pages, that addresses the criteria set out in the person specification.
Closing date for applications is Monday 3rd October 2022.
We are looking for a candidate who shares our values…