Lay Non-Executive Director 

National Register of Public Service Interpreters
Location: Not Disclosed
Remuneration: Remuneration of £1,750 pa will be made available and reasonable expenses incurred will be reimbursed.  
Terms of Appointment: In respect of time commitments, the basic requirement for members is to attend the board meetings which are normally held every two months, on a remote basis. There will be occasional additional board meetings to discuss strategy or other issues and members may serve on external groups. In addition, some directors will serve on appropriate committees (internally and when appropriate externally representing the NRPSI), attend conferences and act in any relevant manner to promote and explain NRPSI. 
The appointment will be made for a term of three years, following which a further term is possible subject to the board’s decision.  
Closing date: Monday 5th December 2022.  

Organisation Overview

NRPSI is the UK’s independent voluntary regulator of professional interpreters specialising in public service. We maintain a public register of professional, qualified and accountable interpreters.


The Board consists of seven non-executive Directors of whom four are lay members (including the chair) and three are practitioner members (interpreters registered on NRPSI). The following brief summary applies to all Board members whether lay or practitioner. A Board member is expected:

  • To act with independent judgement  to use their skills and experience for the benefit of the Board
  • To be committed to working solely in the best interests of the NRPSI
  • To devote the necessary time to carry out the function of a Board member
  • To comply with the Board ’s governance requirements
  • To demonstrate a participative, active and team working ethos in Board discussions and decisions
  • To undertake training specified by the Board from time to time

A Board member will ensure they are familiar with the functions of the NRPSI.


A Lay Non-executive Board member should have wide experience in one or more of the following areas, for which appointments will be made to facilitate a beneficial mix:

  • regulation of professions
  • appropriate commercial/ industrial experience
  • financial expertise
  • marketing including search engine maximisation and use of digital platforms
  • lobbying
  • general communication skills
  • operations/ administration
  • strategic insight, marketing

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 Applications, preferably by email, are by a letter addressed to the Executive Director ([email protected]) outlining suitability for the role together with an accompanying CV and the names and contact details of two referees. Referees will not be contacted until later in the process and also not without the candidates’ prior agreement. Both the CV and covering letter should be no more than two A4 pages in length. 

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