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Trustee, Examiner, Committee, Question writing

Trustees

Trustees have overall responsibility for the organisation and work closely with the Chief Executive to ensure that NEBDN complies with its governing document, charity law, company law and any other relevant legislation or regulations. In addition to this, trustees working for the Board:

•Actively contribute to the Board’s role in giving strategic direction to NEBDN, setting overall and defining goals, setting targets and evaluating performance against agreed targets.

• Safeguard the good name and values of NEBDN

• Ensure the effective and efficient administration of NEBDN

• Ensure the financial stability of NEBDN

• Appoint the Chief Executive and monitoring his / her performance

Click here for the current NEBDN Board of Trustees

Become a lay Trustee

A new opportunity has come up for four new lay Trustees to join our team! Currently our Board is made up of 12 Trustees and you will be replacing those who have completed their time in position.

What will you be doing?
1. Preparing for and attending approximately six meetings of the Board each year – these are either held in our offices in Preston, Lancashire, or via video conferencing.
2. Attending the NEBDN’s AGM/conference each year.
3. Being a member of, and participating in, one of our subcommittees – this will include a mixture of face-to-face meetings, teleconferences/video conferencing, and work outside the meetings. Trustees are expected to prepare for the meetings in advance.
4. Attending the annual strategic planning day (usually held in October each year) on a day preceding a Board meeting.
5. Ad hoc assistance as required.

Desired skills and experience
As a lay Trustee you are not required to have any dental knowledge. At present we are especially interested to hear from applicants with expertise in Financial Management and would hope to make at least one appointment in this area. We would also welcome applications from those who have a background in Marketing, Business, Education or Law.

As a lay Trustee you will be expected to have knowledge of the industry in which you work and be willing to learn and contribute to the changing factors of dental nursing education.

The position is available for those who wish to become a Trustee for the first time, and are prepared to be supported in their development, as well as those who have previous experience of board level work.

Time and commitment
Overall the time commitment is approximately 12 days a year plus preparation time.

Roles and responsibilities
This is a voluntary role, however, all travel, subsistence costs and reasonable care costs incurred as a result of being a Trustee will be reimbursed consistent with our expenses policy. As a charity we seek to keep our costs to a minimum.

What’s in it for the volunteer?
Whether you’re looking for a new opportunity or challenge to enhance your career objectives or looking for a chance to work for a leading awarding organisation supporting the future of dental nurse education, NEBDN can support you. You will get an opportunity to contribute ideas, attend conferences and work on one of our Committees – this will be discussed upon interview.

All our Trustees are given a dedicated page on our website with a biography about themselves alongside a professional photo as part of our team!

How to apply?
Applications can be made by filling out our application form

Closing date: 10 July 2020
Interviews: 3-4 August 2020

On receipt of application, you will be sent the Trustee information pack unless requested beforehand. This will provide further information regarding the position, key dates for applicant interviews and development and appraisal.

If you have any queries about the application or wish to discuss the post prior to application, please contact Tara Stephenson, Executive Assistant to CEO, via email. tara.stephenson@NEBDN.org

Become a clinical Trustee

A new opportunity has come up for two new clinical Trustees to join our team! Currently our Board is made up of 12 Trustees and you will be replacing those who have completed their time in position.

What will you be doing?
1. Preparing for and attending approximately six meetings of the Board each year – these are either held in our offices in Preston, Lancashire, or via video conferencing.
2. Attending the NEBDN’s AGM/conference each year.
3. Being a member of, and participating in, one of our subcommittees – this will include a mixture of face-to-face meetings, teleconferences/video conferencing, and work outside the meetings. Trustees are expected to prepare for the meetings in advance.
4. Attending the annual strategic planning day (usually held in October each year) on a day preceding a Board meeting.
5. Ad hoc assistance as required.

Desired skills and experience
As a clinical Trustee you will already have experience working in the dental industry and will be/have worked as a dental nurse, dentist or dental clinical professional.

As a clinical Trustee you will be expected to have knowledge of the dental industry and/or changing factors to dental nursing education.

The position is available for those who wish to become a Trustee for the first time, and are prepared to be supported in their development, as well as those who have previous experience of board level work.

Time and commitment
Overall the time commitment is approximately 12 days a year plus preparation time.

Roles and responsibilities
This is a voluntary role, however, all travel, subsistence costs and reasonable care costs incurred as a result of being a Trustee will be reimbursed consistent with our expenses policy. As a charity we seek to keep our costs to a minimum.

What’s in it for the volunteer?
Whether you’re looking for a new opportunity or challenge to enhance your career objectives or looking for a chance to work for a leading awarding organisation supporting the future of dental nurse education, NEBDN can support you. You will get an opportunity to contribute ideas, attend conferences and work on one of our Committees – this will be discussed upon interview.

All our Trustees are given a dedicated page on our website with a biography about themselves alongside a professional photo as part of our team!

How to apply?
Applications can be made by filling out our application form

Closing date: 10 July 2020
Interviews: 3-4 August 2020

On receipt of application, you will be sent the Trustee information pack unless requested beforehand. This will provide further information regarding the position, key dates for applicant interviews and development and appraisal.

If you have any queries about the application or wish to discuss the post prior to application, please contact Tara Stephenson, Executive Assistant to CEO, via email. tara.stephenson@NEBDN.org

Become an Examiner

We aren’t currently recruiting for new examiners. Please check back at a later date.

Become a Committee member

There are a number of different committees operating within NEBDN, all of which support the governance and management of the organisation. Committee duties range from ratifying examination results to quality assuring NEBDN’s activities, while other committees support the Board of Trustees strategically.

The vast majority of our committees are made up of volunteers from NEBDN’s panel of examiners.

If you would like to apply please email recruitment@nebdn.org

Join our Question Writing Team

Our experienced volunteer question writers develop and write multiple choice questions and extended matching questions for NEBDN examinations. If you are dentally qualified, willing to commit some time to writing and reviewing questions and are interested in joining our team of volunteers, please get in touch with us at info@nebdn.org