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Non Executive Directorships

NED for Fred Olsen Travel

Location: Ipswich

Date Posted: 20/08/2019

Closing Date: 31/10/2019

Reference: AUG20193673
Expiry date: 23:59, 31 October 2019
Location: Ipswich
Salary: Competitive
Benefits: Standard
Fred Olsen Travel was established in 1987 with family values at its heart and knowledgeable staff across the board. As one of the UK’s most established travel companies, Fred. Olsen Travel provides outstanding customer service, choice and value for money through our six distinct specialisms, covering land, river and sea to go along with the multiple high street travel agencies dotted around East Anglia and the South Coast.

We continue to go from strength to strength and are now in a position to recruit a highly motivated and dedicated Non-Executive Director to join the team based in our Ipswich Office. Board meetings will be held quarterly, with expected workload being up to 10 days over the year.
You will

  • Help deliver a world class traveller experience
  • Challenge working practices that aren’t consistent with our strategic approach

Job Description

  • To assist the board in operating in line with the strategic vision
  • To assist the board in being effective in discussing and setting the organisations strategic direction
  • To offer guidance, support, expertise and an objective perspective on matters relating to the Travel Industry
  • To be part of specialist sub-groups as appropriate, especially those in line with your expertise
  • To play a key part in the decision-making process on strategic and governance issues
  • To offer advice and guidance in a consultative capacity to the board and executives as required to ensure the organisation delivers high levels of performance

The Successful Applicant

  • You will either currently hold an existing Non-Executive Director position, or be seeking your first NED appointment, in either case you will have extensive experience and track record gained from the travel, tourism, leisure or hospitality sectors,
  • You will be able to work with the board to deliver a strategy that will enable the organisation to continue to deliver excellent personal service and world class visitor experiences.
  • You will be collaborative, hands-on with strong decision making skills with the ability to facilitate focused and relevant discussions.
  • You will have experience of setting and implementing corporate strategy with strong all round commercial acumen.
Fred. Olsen Travel offers a range of company benefits including Pension Scheme, BUPA medical, Life Assurance, Critical Illness Cover, and discounted holidays and cruises.

As an equal opportunity employer, we celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

 

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