The Wise Group is a social enterprise that improves lives, communities, and businesses by building opportunities for the most vulnerable in society. The Wise Group do this by following a common set of values that build their relational approach and embody who they are and what they do. These values inspire the positive change that the Wise Group delivers for customers, colleagues, and stakeholders. With the current cost-of-living crisis, their purpose, and the way they achieve this, are more relevant, and more needed than ever. The Wise Group pride itself on its values, striving to:
- Hurdle boundaries and innovate
- Celebrate and respect individual difference
- Are ambitious to make a real difference every day socially, financially, and culturally
- Go the distance, so their colleagues and customers reach a positive and sustainable future
- Thrive through collaboration, kindness, and learning together
The Wise Group is now looking to appoint two new Non-Executive Directors who share in these values to join the Board. With an ambition and a passion to help many more vulnerable people and their families in the future, the newly strengthened Wise Group Board is focusing on delivering a significant growth strategy on a UK level which will be enabled by further strengthening the Board. New Board members will be tasked with supporting and challenging the Wise Group’s future investment, both in colleagues and in society through 2023 and beyond.
They will help build the positive reputation and credibility of the enterprise and the capacity for new sources of funding and re-investment. Furthermore, they will constructively challenge current programs and procedures, as well as offer senior counsel to the Executive Team to reinvigorate operational effectiveness whilst anticipating and advising the need for directional changes in Investment, Policy, and Governance.
The Wise Group is looking to bring on two individuals to the board under two distinct opportunities. The first opportunity is to bring financial expertise to the board and to sit as Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee; the second is a more general opportunity to bring any relevant expertise to contribute to the strength of the board.
Ideal candidates will be proven and highly accomplished senior leaders with a demonstrable track record in their field. For the finance opportunity, the candidate will have experience in the following:
- Professional finance
- Orchestrating transitional growth in private or public sector organisations
- Growth strategy
- Charities Statement of Recommended Practice (SORP 102)
- Commercial business
Candidates will be at a stage in their career where a voluntary role in a unique leadership position requiring a deep-rooted personal interest in and desire to help improve the lives of the most vulnerable holds great appeal. Alternatively, this role could be a valuable addition to a main career.
The time commitment will centre around 15 days/annum for a period of 3 years, and this is a non-remunerated role, although reasonable expenses will be covered.
For more information, please visit https://aspenpeople.co.uk/wisegroup
For a confidential discussion about the opportunity, please contact Nigel Fortnum, David Currie, or Danielle Cairney at Aspen People on 0141 212 7555.
The closing date for applications is Monday 19th December.