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Non-Executive Director (NED) - Life Sciences

Nottingham NG1 4FQ  •  Remote

Permanent, Part-time

  • Employer: Medilink Midlands
  • Updated: 4 days ago

Medilink Midlands Ltd is seeking to recruit two Non-Executive Director (NED) roles to join the current board.

Medilink Midlands is a membership organisation with over 20 years’ experience as the region’s specialist, not-for-profit provider of life sciences innovation and business support – leading the way as the Voice of Industry and facilitating cluster development and ecosystems to help businesses establish, develop, and grow. The Midlands is a world class region for the life science sector, and home to the largest number of MedTech businesses in the UK with a £1.6bn annual regional contribution.

It is an exciting time to be working with and supporting such an impactful sector and we are delighted to be recruiting two new NED’s to strengthen the strategic work of the current board as we move forward as an organisation.

Summary of responsibilities:

NEDs are responsible for objectively looking at the plans framed by the executive team. They help with formulating and overseeing the Medilink Midlands strategy by providing constructive criticism and a broader view of the external factors affecting the business.

Medilink Midlands’ has a code of corporate governance that all Board Members must adhere to. A summary of the principles is as follows:

Medilink Midlands’ Board Members should:

  • Strive to attend all meetings, sending apologies to the chair for necessary absences
  • Prepare for the meeting by reading the agenda, papers, and emails before the meeting
  • Talk to the chair before the meeting if you need to clarify anything
  • Arrive on time. Stay to the end
  • Participate fully in the meeting
  • Listen to what others have to say and keep an open mind
  • Contribute positively to the discussions
  • Try to be concise and avoid soliloquies/speeches
  • Help others concentrate on the meeting. Discourage side conversations
  • Have the best interests of Medilink Midlands in mind at all times
  • Draw attention to any potential conflicts of interest that may arise in the meeting
  • Fulfil any responsibilities assigned to you at the meeting and be prepared to report back on your progress at the next meeting

Person specification

  • Experience as a NED in the private or public sector
  • Experience of working in a commercial environment
  • Experience of trading in overseas markets
  • Experience of private equity/wealth and investment management
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and leadership skills.
  • Experience within the life sciences sector
  • High ethical standards and a commitment to corporate governance principles
  • Experience of leadership and strategic decision making
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other board members and senior executives
  • Sound judgment and the ability to provide independence, objective advice
  • Network across the Midlands region

Time Commitment

NEDs are expected to attend 6 main board meetings in person wherever possible, plus an Annual General Meeting. Meetings will last around 2 hours duration and which are generally held in working hours or at other times at the discretion of the board. In addition a NED may be invited to join one of 2 sub-committees which typically run before a main board meeting (alternating between the 2, 3 per year) which typically last 1.5 hours.

For further details, or for an informal discussion, please contact:

Melanie Davidson, CEO of Medilink Midlands,

To apply, click the 'Apply' button or send a CV and covering letter explaining your suitability for the role, by email to by COP 16th August 2024

  • Employer: Medilink Midlands
  • Reference: N2Talent
  • Closes: 16 Aug 2024

  • Title
    Non-Executive Director (NED) - Life Sciences
  • Location
    Nottingham, East Midlands

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