Metfriendly seek Non-Executive Director with Policing Experience

We are seeking an enthusiastic and engaged individual with a background in the police to join us as a Non-Executive Board Director. You will be responsible for advising and guiding the organisation to success with courage and creativity, whilst applying the highest standards of integrity, during an exciting time in our history.

Background

Metfriendly (the Metropolitan Police Friendly Society) is a mutual friendly society dedicated to police officers, police staff and their families, with a member base primarily in the London area. The organisation has always maintained strong links with its core membership by ensuring that current and/or ex-officers are represented amongst its Board and Staff. Such links are important in building great relationships with the Met, City and other police services, as well as in understanding the needs and concerns of our customer base. This connection continues to be vital and indeed our new Chair is a former Met Chief Superintendent.

Who are we looking for?

In recent years we have seen three former police officers retire from the Board so we are seeking a new Non-Executive Director to replace this experience. The new Board member should represent all that is good in modern policing. They should be well-respected by their peers and colleagues and, as a current or former officer or staff member, have excellent connections at senior levels. They should be values-led, with a passion for delivering the best outcomes for our members.

Principle Purposes of the Role of a Non-Executive Director

  1. To be responsible to the Society Chair, the membership of Metfriendly and relevant stakeholders, together with other members of the Society’s Board of Directors, for ensuring the direction, management and oversight of the Society.
  2. To fulfil with honesty, integrity and diligence the role in line with Regulatory requirements.

 Key Duties and Accountabilities

  1. To serve on and attend, except in exceptional circumstances, all Society Board Meetings, Board Strategy meetings, relevant Committee meetings, the Annual General Meeting and any other key meetings involving the Board.
  2. To consider, together with other members of the Society’s Board, at appropriate frequencies, all matters appropriate to the running of the organisation taking account of regulatory, operational, strategic, governance and similar requirements and including all items specified within the Board’s Terms of Reference.
  3. To abide by and ensure compliance with the Rules of the Society and with the requirements of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA).
  4. To scrutinise and contribute to discussions relating to the performance of the Society’s management in meeting agreed goals and objectives and monitor the reporting of performance.
  5. To contribute to the Board’s consideration of appropriate levels of remuneration for senior managers and in appointing and removing senior personnel and in succession planning.
  6. To attend a sufficient cross section of events and meetings each year to keep abreast of industry and sector developments and to attend events with Society members to obtain a balanced understanding of the issues and concerns facing the Society’s membership.

Expectations of the Role

The successful candidate should:

  1. Be well connected in London’s police and beyond.
  2. Be prepared to dedicate time to understanding the UK financial sector, its regulatory environment, UK Corporate Governance, the mutual model, Metfriendly products and services.
  3. Ideally have an interest of or knowledge in at least one of the following: Strategy Development, People Management, IT, Risk Management, Customer Service, Marketing (including digital).

Time commitment

24 days including:

  • 13 meetings
  • Annual General Meeting attendance
  • Two member engagement events in police premises
  • Time for meeting preparation and training

Remuneration

  • £7,200 pa plus meeting fees of £600 per Board or Committee meeting based on half day attendance.
  • From January this is likely to move to a flat fee, though exact arrangements are to be confirmed.
  • Officers currently in service will need to register this as a business interest.

Next steps

If this is the right role for you please apply by sending your CV together with a brief covering note to:

CEO’s office

Metfriendly

Central Court

Knoll Rise

Orpington

BR6 0JA

Or email us via: vacancies@mpfs.org.uk

For more information about Metfriendly please visit: www.metfriendly.org.uk