Overview

2 Non-Executive Directors – Cognus Ltd

Finance x 1
Marketing and Communications x 1

Salary – Unpaid (with reasonable expenses covered)
Days – Approx 6-12 days per annum
Location- Denmark Road/ The Grove Carshalton

Sutton is a borough that stands at the top of the national tree when it comes to educational performance in our schools. It is also a borough that has a track record of innovative commissioning of services, including supporting a number to “spin-out” from the Council into new service delivery vehicles. Cognus Limited is the latest of these, delivering services to the Council and to local schools, academies and others. It currently employs around 200 staff and is a joint venture with a range of Sutton governing bodies and academy trusts, with LB Sutton owning 75% of the company.

We are seeking to appoint 2 Non-Executive Directors to join the Board. The newly appointed Non-Executive Directors will provide appropriate oversight, scrutiny, in two particular areas: Finance and Marketing and Communications. At Cognus, the Non-Executive Directors also have a particular role in scrutinising the performance of the executive management team, in meeting agreed goals and objectives and monitoring the reporting of performance.

Like most local authorities the Council is having to reduce its expenditure across its services, and education is no exception. One of the major challenges Cognus will face in the coming year is bringing its income and expenditure into a sustainably balanced position. The challenges you will therefore face, include supporting the development of financial management within the company, improving commercial awareness among staff and developing business and business planning.

If you have a proven track record in a senior role in either the area of Finance or the area of Marketing and Communication, have energy and talent and want to make a difference, we would like to hear from you!

Please upload your C.V. and a statement of suitability summarising your skills and experience, why you are interested in becoming a Non-Executive Director of Cognus Ltd and why you are suitable for the role.