Non-executive Director

Job Title: Non-executive Director
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: £0.00 - Voluntary
Reference: J59988
Contact Name: Eleanor Urben
Contact Email:
Job Published: December 19, 2018 15:52

Job Description

Play a role in helping us to save lives and reduce injuries on our roads as a Trustee of the Road Safety Trust & Non-Executive Director on the board of their subsidiary, UKROEd

The Road Safety Trust seeks a new Trustee who will sit on its trading subsidiary company Board as its representative.

The Road Safety Trust is a company limited by guarantee, a registered charity and the leading independent funder of road safety research in Great Britain. Its wholly owned trading subsidiary, UKROEd, is a company limited by guarantee run by a board of directors appointed by the members of the Trust, who are the police forces of England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

UKROEd is responsible for the administration of the scheme known as NDORS. This is a suite of educational courses offered by the police as an alternative to prosecution for certain road traffic offences. Its turnover is approximately £50m and profits are gifted up to the Road Safety Trust each year to be given out in grants funding road safety projects that aim to save lives and reduce injuries on UK roads.

UKROEd Non-executive Director Duties

UKROEd needs a strong Board with independent, impartial, and experienced non-executive directors to:

  • Attend and contribute to regular UKROEd Board meetings.
  • Set the strategic direction of the company.
  • Ensure regulatory and legislative compliance.
  • Set budgets and maintain financial oversight of the company.
  • Monitor budget and operational performance of UKROEd as a wholly owned subsidiary of the Road Safety Trust, holding the Executive to account as required.
  • Assess and monitor key strategic and operational risks.

Road Safety Trust Trustee Duties

  • Promote and develop the Road Safety Trust whilst retaining its core values and aims.
  • Ensure the Road Safety Trust complies with legislative and regulatory requirements, acts within the framework of its governing documentation and in furtherance of its strategic aims.
  • Promote the organisation and facilitate links between the Road Safety Trust and other initiatives in the field.
  •  Appoint the CEO and ensure appropriate support and supervision for the post holder;
  •  Provide advice and support, where necessary, to the senior management team (as appropriate).
  • Ensure sound management of resources, ensuring that any investment/new activity meets appropriate criteria of organisational aims and objectives.
  • Act as a counter signatory on cheques and applications for funds as required.
  • Maintain absolute confidentiality about all sensitive/confidential information received in the course of being a Trustee.

Person Specification


  • Substantial experience in a leadership role.
  • Experience of financial due diligence and risk management for a similar sized organisation (current turnover £50 million).
  • Ability to work at a strategic level, think creatively and criticise constructively.
  • Good, independent judgement and a willingness to speak your mind.
  • A firm belief in and commitment to the organisation’s purpose.
  • Commitment to Nolan’s seven principles of public life: selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership.
  • An understanding of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship and being a company director.


  • Understanding of the complexities of running a substantial trading subsidiary.
  • Experience of strategic planning and financial analysis within a commercial context.

Time Commitment:

  • Attendance at four UKROEd board meetings each year – currently held in Milton Keynes.
  • Attendance at four Road Safety Trust board meetings each year – held in London.


Applications must be made via TrusteeWorks in the first instance. To apply please submit your CV along with a covering letter stating why you wish to join the organisation, how your skills would add value to the Road Safety Trust and UKROEd boards, and any other relevant information.

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