Crescent Purchasing Limited (CP Ltd) are a group company owned and run by the FE sector under which Crescent Purchasing Consortium (CPC) and Tenet Education services Ltd are situated. CPC provide members with a large number of EU tendered frameworks, procurement training and specialist advice on best spending practices. Tenet specialise in offering a full portfolio of procurement consultancy services to the education and wider public sectors.
CP Ltd is run by a Board comprising Finance and Purchasing professionals supplied by Members. We are currently seeking to appoint several new Trustees to join the Board from the professions listed below:
• An FE College Principal
• A purchasing representative from the Regional PAG Chairs/ Deputy Chairs (excluding Tenet staff)
• A senior figure from Academy Trust Leadership
You will help to provide strategic direction for the charity as part of a strong Board and ensure that all appropriate financial, legal and governance checks and balances are in place in accordance with the Articles of Association providing advice in specialist areas. Board Trustees are expected to attend the company’s triannual general meetings, in March, June and November at the Head Office in Salford.
Ideal candidates will be strategic thinkers who can analyse complex information, formulate and provide assistance on strategies and plans of action. They also need to be a team player being both a good listener and able to speak up on issues that are important.
This is a volunteering role and is therefore unpaid, but all travel and accommodation expenses are covered.