Calling Conservatives: New public appointments announced. Chair of HS2 Ltd – and more

12 Apr

Eight years ago, the TaxPayers’ Alliance reported that “in the last year, five times more Labour people were appointed to public bodies than Tories”.

It currently reports that almost half of avowedly political appointees last year owed their allegiance to Labour Party, compared to less than a third for the Conservatives.

Despite the selection of some Party members or supporters to fill important posts, over time, the Conservatives have punched beneath their weight when it comes to public appointments.  One of the reasons seems to be that Tories simply don’t apply in the same number as Labour supporters.

To help remedy this, each week we put up links to some of the main public appointments vacancies, so that qualified Conservatives can be aware of the opportunities presented.

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Charity Commission – Chair

“The Charity Commission is the independent registrar and regulator of charities in England and Wales. Its role is to register and regulate the charities in England and Wales, and to ensure that the public can support charities with confidence. It regulates over 168,000 registered charities and £81.2 billion of charitable income.  A non-Ministerial Department, it is based across four sites, employing approximately 420 staff and in 2019/20 had a budget of £29.3 Million. Its current Strategic Plan comes to an end in 2023… The Charity Commission’s Board is ultimately responsible for all that the Commission does. In order for the Commission to discharge its responsibilities appropriately and effectively, day-to-day and operational management is delegated to the Chief Executive.”

Time: Two and a half days per week.

Remuneration: £62,500 per annum.

Closes: 16 April

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UK Government Investments Ltd (UKGI) – Chair

“The Chair of UKGI is a critical role of national importance, providing effective leadership and direction to the Board, shaping the organisation’s strategy and providing appropriate and robust challenge to the senior executive team. Appointed by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Chair will lead UKGI through a period of growth, maintaining effective relationships with stakeholders, and representing UKGI externally. Lead the Board effectively, drawing out the skills and experience of other Non-Executive Board Members (NEDs) and working collaboratively with the Executive. Ensure the optimal balance between support and challenge, particularly between the Non-Executive and the Executive, both through setting the best example as well as leading and guiding Board discussions and decisions. Ensure that the Board is effective in providing direction and holding the executive to account.”

Time: Six days per month.

Remuneration: £40,000 per annum, plus extra fees.

Closes: 16 April

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Gambling Commission – Chair

“The Chair will lead the Commissioners of the Gambling Commission to deliver its statutory objectives and formulate and implement its strategic aims. The Chair’s responsibilities are: strategic leadership of the Board in setting the overall direction, policy and plans for the Gambling Commission; supporting and holding the executive to account to ensure delivery of the Commission’s business plan and forward strategy; encouraging high standards of propriety and promoting the efficient and effective use of resources throughout the organisation; and leading and motivating the Commissioners, and the Chief Executive, in undertaking their roles, including agreeing objectives and undertaking annual appraisals.”

Time: Two days per week.

Remuneration: £55,000 per annum.

Closes: 19 April

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Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority – Chair

“Being Chair of the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) is a role like no other and now is an exciting time to join an organisation that is embarking on a major programme of transformation, with a real desire to put customer service at the forefront of its regulatory functions. IPSA’s mission is to enable MPs to focus on what really matters by providing an exemplary, seamless regulatory service, underpinning its purpose of supporting democracy with great service, fair rules and wise spending. Its purpose, mission and values are all newly defined through extensive internal and external engagement and IPSA have recently secured additional funding through the Speaker’s Committee for IPSA (SCIPSA) to deliver its new 3-year Corporate Plan.”

Time: Two days per week.

Remuneration: £15,000 per annum.

Closes: 26 April

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BBC – Member for Scotland

“The Nation Member for Scotland will be expected to: support the Mission and Public Purposes of the BBC, which is to act in the public interest, serving all audiences and all sections of the population through the provision of impartial, high-quality and distinctive output and services which inform, educate and entertain; support the Chair and the Chief Executive (Director General) to deliver the BBC’s strategic and business plans and effectively discharge its statutory and Charter responsibilities in line with corporate governance best practice; provide leadership ensuring the BBC is up to the challenge of keeping pace with enormous technological changes, and promoting the BBC’s status as a globally-recognised British institution; and be a senior representative and ambassador of the BBC to its various stakeholders, including the United Kingdom Government and Parliament and the Devolved National Government of Scotland.”

Time: Two days per week on average.

Remuneration: £33,000 per annum.

Closes: 30 April

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NHS Business Services Authority – Chair

“This is an opportunity to operate at national level and support the delivery of a wide range of critical business services to the NHS that have a tangible impact on people’s lives. The core responsibilities of the role are as follows: provide effective, visible and professional leadership to the Board in the pursuit of BSA’s strategic vision and underpinning business plans to support delivery of the NHS Long Term Plan and the Department of Health and Social Care’s priorities; chair Board and sub-committee meetings in accordance with BSA’s corporate governance framework, managing the interface between BSA’s Non-Executive Board members and the senior executive team and monitoring and improving the effectiveness of the Board and leading succession planning….”

Time: “Two to three days per week.”

Remuneration: £63,000 per annum.

Closes: 30 April

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British Transport Police Authority – Members

“The British Transport Police (BTP) is the specialist police service for Britain’s railways. BTP’s work is wide reaching. It provides an important service to all passenger and freight operators, Network Rail, their staff and customers across England, Scotland and Wales, keeping them safe and secure. As a public body, the British Transport Police Authority (BTPA) holds BTP to account for the delivery of this vital police service, ensuring its effectiveness and efficiency. The Secretary of State for Transport wishes to appoint up to five new Members of the BTPA. Applicants should have knowledge and experience in relation to the interest of one or more of the areas listed below: persons providing railway services; knowledge of the interests of persons in Wales; [and] railway passengers.”

Time: 30 days per annum.

Remuneration: £15,000 per annum.

Closes: 07 May

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HS2 Ltd – Chair

“HS2 is a once-in-a-generation investment in the UK’s transport infrastructure. As Chair of HS2 Ltd, exceptional leadership and brilliant communication must go hand in hand with a proven track record in delivery, to help unlock the multiple benefits of HS2 and the great potential of the many people working on this project. The right candidate will have the opportunity to not only lead a project of unprecedented size – but to inspire others as we embrace lasting change for this country. From boosting productivity to driving decarbonisation, HS2 remains at the forefront of the Government’s plans to fire up economic growth. Indeed, the transformational potential of the project is unparalleled. By creating thousands of apprenticeships and tens of thousands of skilled jobs, HS2 is at the heart of our plans to build back better from the pandemic, providing certainty at a time when people need it the most.”

Time: 3 days per week.

Remuneration: £200,000 per annum.

Closes: 20 May

Calling Conservatives: New public appointments announced. Chair of the Charity Commission – and more

5 Apr

Eight years ago, the TaxPayers’ Alliance reported that “in the last year, five times more Labour people were appointed to public bodies than Tories”.

It currently reports that almost half of avowedly political appointees last year owed their allegiance to Labour Party, compared to less than a third for the Conservatives.

Despite the selection of some Party members or supporters to fill important posts, over time, the Conservatives have punched beneath their weight when it comes to public appointments.  One of the reasons seems to be that Tories simply don’t apply in the same number as Labour supporters.

To help remedy this, each week we put up links to some of the main public appointments vacancies, so that qualified Conservatives can be aware of the opportunities presented.

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Charity Commission – Chair

“The Charity Commission is the independent registrar and regulator of charities in England and Wales. Its role is to register and regulate the charities in England and Wales, and to ensure that the public can support charities with confidence. It regulates over 168,000 registered charities and £81.2 billion of charitable income.  A non-Ministerial Department, it is based across four sites, employing approximately 420 staff and in 2019/20 had a budget of £29.3 Million. Its current Strategic Plan comes to an end in 2023… The Charity Commission’s Board is ultimately responsible for all that the Commission does. In order for the Commission to discharge its responsibilities appropriately and effectively, day-to-day and operational management is delegated to the Chief Executive.”

Time: Two and a half days per week.

Remuneration: £62,500 per annum.

Closes: 09 April

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UK Government Investments Ltd (UKGI) – Chair

“The Chair of UKGI is a critical role of national importance, providing effective leadership and direction to the Board, shaping the organisation’s strategy and providing appropriate and robust challenge to the senior executive team. Appointed by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Chair will lead UKGI through a period of growth, maintaining effective relationships with stakeholders, and representing UKGI externally. Lead the Board effectively, drawing out the skills and experience of other Non-Executive Board Members (NEDs) and working collaboratively with the Executive. Ensure the optimal balance between support and challenge, particularly between the Non-Executive and the Executive, both through setting the best example as well as leading and guiding Board discussions and decisions. Ensure that the Board is effective in providing direction and holding the executive to account.”

Time: Six days per month.

Remuneration: £40,000 per annum, plus extra fees.

Closes: 16 April

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Gambling Commission – Chair

“The Chair will lead the Commissioners of the Gambling Commission to deliver its statutory objectives and formulate and implement its strategic aims. The Chair’s responsibilities are: strategic leadership of the Board in setting the overall direction, policy and plans for the Gambling Commission; supporting and holding the executive to account to ensure delivery of the Commission’s business plan and forward strategy; encouraging high standards of propriety and promoting the efficient and effective use of resources throughout the organisation; and leading and motivating the Commissioners, and the Chief Executive, in undertaking their roles, including agreeing objectives and undertaking annual appraisals.”

Time: Two days per week.

Remuneration: £55,000 per annum.

Closes: 19 April

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Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority – Chair

“Being Chair of the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) is a role like no other and now is an exciting time to join an organisation that is embarking on a major programme of transformation, with a real desire to put customer service at the forefront of its regulatory functions. IPSA’s mission is to enable MPs to focus on what really matters by providing an exemplary, seamless regulatory service, underpinning its purpose of supporting democracy with great service, fair rules and wise spending. Its purpose, mission and values are all newly defined through extensive internal and external engagement and IPSA have recently secured additional funding through the Speaker’s Committee for IPSA (SCIPSA) to deliver its new 3-year Corporate Plan.”

Time: Two days per week.

Remuneration: £15,000 per annum.

Closes: 26 April

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BBC – Member for Scotland

“The Nation Member for Scotland will be expected to: support the Mission and Public Purposes of the BBC, which is to act in the public interest, serving all audiences and all sections of the population through the provision of impartial, high-quality and distinctive output and services which inform, educate and entertain; support the Chair and the Chief Executive (Director General) to deliver the BBC’s strategic and business plans and effectively discharge its statutory and Charter responsibilities in line with corporate governance best practice; provide leadership ensuring the BBC is up to the challenge of keeping pace with enormous technological changes, and promoting the BBC’s status as a globally-recognised British institution; and be a senior representative and ambassador of the BBC to its various stakeholders, including the United Kingdom Government and Parliament and the Devolved National Government of Scotland.”

Time: Two days per week on average.

Remuneration: £33,000 per annum.

Closes: 30 April

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NHS Business Services Authority – Chair

“This is an opportunity to operate at national level and support the delivery of a wide range of critical business services to the NHS that have a tangible impact on people’s lives. The core responsibilities of the role are as follows: provide effective, visible and professional leadership to the Board in the pursuit of BSA’s strategic vision and underpinning business plans to support delivery of the NHS Long Term Plan and the Department of Health and Social Care’s priorities; chair Board and sub-committee meetings in accordance with BSA’s corporate governance framework, managing the interface between BSA’s Non-Executive Board members and the senior executive team and monitoring and improving the effectiveness of the Board and leading succession planning….”

Time: “Two to three days per week.”

Remuneration: £63,000 per annum.

Closes: 30 April

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British Transport Police Authority – Members

“The British Transport Police (BTP) is the specialist police service for Britain’s railways. BTP’s work is wide reaching. It provides an important service to all passenger and freight operators, Network Rail, their staff and customers across England, Scotland and Wales, keeping them safe and secure. As a public body, the British Transport Police Authority (BTPA) holds BTP to account for the delivery of this vital police service, ensuring its effectiveness and efficiency. The Secretary of State for Transport wishes to appoint up to five new Members of the BTPA. Applicants should have knowledge and experience in relation to the interest of one or more of the areas listed below: persons providing railway services; knowledge of the interests of persons in Wales; [and] railway passengers.”

Time: 30 days per annum.

Remuneration: £15,000 per annum.

Closes: 05 June

Calling Conservatives: New public appointments announced. Chair of the Gambling Commission – and more

29 Mar

Eight years ago, the TaxPayers’ Alliance reported that “in the last year, five times more Labour people were appointed to public bodies than Tories”.

It currently reports that almost half of avowedly political appointees last year owed their allegiance to Labour Party, compared to less than a third for the Conservatives.

Despite the selection of some Party members or supporters to fill important posts, over time, the Conservatives have punched beneath their weight when it comes to public appointments.  One of the reasons seems to be that Tories simply don’t apply in the same number as Labour supporters.

To help remedy this, each week we put up links to some of the main public appointments vacancies, so that qualified Conservatives can be aware of the opportunities presented.

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NHS Business Services Authority – Chair

“This is an opportunity to operate at national level and support the delivery of a wide range of critical business services to the NHS that have a tangible impact on people’s lives. The core responsibilities of the role are as follows: provide effective, visible and professional leadership to the Board in the pursuit of BSA’s strategic vision and underpinning business plans to support delivery of the NHS Long Term Plan and the Department of Health and Social Care’s priorities; chair Board and sub-committee meetings in accordance with BSA’s corporate governance framework, managing the interface between BSA’s Non-Executive Board members and the senior executive team and monitoring and improving the effectiveness of the Board and leading succession planning….”

Time: “Two to three days per week.”

Remuneration: £63,000 per annum.

Closes: 06 April

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Charity Commission – Chair

“The Charity Commission is the independent registrar and regulator of charities in England and Wales. Its role is to register and regulate the charities in England and Wales, and to ensure that the public can support charities with confidence. It regulates over 168,000 registered charities and £81.2 billion of charitable income.  A non-Ministerial Department, it is based across four sites, employing approximately 420 staff and in 2019/20 had a budget of £29.3 Million. Its current Strategic Plan comes to an end in 2023… The Charity Commission’s Board is ultimately responsible for all that the Commission does. In order for the Commission to discharge its responsibilities appropriately and effectively, day-to-day and operational management is delegated to the Chief Executive.”

Time: Two and a half days per week.

Remuneration: £62,500 per annum.

Closes: 09 April

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UK Government Investments Ltd (UKGI) – Chair

“The Chair of UKGI is a critical role of national importance, providing effective leadership and direction to the Board, shaping the organisation’s strategy and providing appropriate and robust challenge to the senior executive team. Appointed by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Chair will lead UKGI through a period of growth, maintaining effective relationships with stakeholders, and representing UKGI externally. Lead the Board effectively, drawing out the skills and experience of other Non-Executive Board Members (NEDs) and working collaboratively with the Executive. Ensure the optimal balance between support and challenge, particularly between the Non-Executive and the Executive, both through setting the best example as well as leading and guiding Board discussions and decisions. Ensure that the Board is effective in providing direction and holding the executive to account.”

Time: Six days per month.

Remuneration: £40,000 per annum, plus extra fees.

Closes: 16 April

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Gambling Commission – Chair

“The Chair will lead the Commissioners of the Gambling Commission to deliver its statutory objectives and formulate and implement its strategic aims. The Chair’s responsibilities are: strategic leadership of the Board in setting the overall direction, policy and plans for the Gambling Commission; supporting and holding the executive to account to ensure delivery of the Commission’s business plan and forward strategy; encouraging high standards of propriety and promoting the efficient and effective use of resources throughout the organisation; and leading and motivating the Commissioners, and the Chief Executive, in undertaking their roles, including agreeing objectives and undertaking annual appraisals.”

Time: Two days per week.

Remuneration: £55,000 per annum.

Closes: 19 April

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Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority – Chair

“Being Chair of the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) is a role like no other and now is an exciting time to join an organisation that is embarking on a major programme of transformation, with a real desire to put customer service at the forefront of its regulatory functions. IPSA’s mission is to enable MPs to focus on what really matters by providing an exemplary, seamless regulatory service, underpinning its purpose of supporting democracy with great service, fair rules and wise spending. Its purpose, mission and values are all newly defined through extensive internal and external engagement and IPSA have recently secured additional funding through the Speaker’s Committee for IPSA (SCIPSA) to deliver its new 3-year Corporate Plan.”

Time: Two days per week.

Remuneration: £15,000 per annum.

Closes: 26 April

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BBC – Member for Scotland

“The Nation Member for Scotland will be expected to: support the Mission and Public Purposes of the BBC, which is to act in the public interest, serving all audiences and all sections of the population through the provision of impartial, high-quality and distinctive output and services which inform, educate and entertain; support the Chair and the Chief Executive (Director General) to deliver the BBC’s strategic and business plans and effectively discharge its statutory and Charter responsibilities in line with corporate governance best practice; provide leadership ensuring the BBC is up to the challenge of keeping pace with enormous technological changes, and promoting the BBC’s status as a globally-recognised British institution; and be a senior representative and ambassador of the BBC to its various stakeholders, including the United Kingdom Government and Parliament and the Devolved National Government of Scotland.”

Time: Two days per week on average.

Remuneration: £33,000 per annum.

Closes: 30 April

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British Transport Police Authority – Members

“The British Transport Police (BTP) is the specialist police service for Britain’s railways. BTP’s work is wide reaching. It provides an important service to all passenger and freight operators, Network Rail, their staff and customers across England, Scotland and Wales, keeping them safe and secure. As a public body, the British Transport Police Authority (BTPA) holds BTP to account for the delivery of this vital police service, ensuring its effectiveness and efficiency. The Secretary of State for Transport wishes to appoint up to five new Members of the BTPA. Applicants should have knowledge and experience in relation to the interest of one or more of the areas listed below: persons providing railway services; knowledge of the interests of persons in Wales; [and] railway passengers.”

Time: 30 days per annum.

Remuneration: £15,000 per annum.

Closes: 05 June

Calling Conservatives: New public appointments announced. Chair of the Pension Protection Fund – and more

22 Mar

Eight years ago, the TaxPayers’ Alliance reported that “in the last year, five times more Labour people were appointed to public bodies than Tories”.

It currently reports that almost half of avowedly political appointees last year owed their allegiance to Labour Party, compared to less than a third for the Conservatives.

Despite the selection of some Party members or supporters to fill important posts, over time, the Conservatives have punched beneath their weight when it comes to public appointments.  One of the reasons seems to be that Tories simply don’t apply in the same number as Labour supporters.

To help remedy this, each week we put up links to some of the main public appointments vacancies, so that qualified Conservatives can be aware of the opportunities presented.

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NHS Business Services Authority – Chair

“This is an opportunity to operate at national level and support the delivery of a wide range of critical business services to the NHS that have a tangible impact on people’s lives. The core responsibilities of the role are as follows: provide effective, visible and professional leadership to the Board in the pursuit of BSA’s strategic vision and underpinning business plans to support delivery of the NHS Long Term Plan and the Department of Health and Social Care’s priorities; chair Board and sub-committee meetings in accordance with BSA’s corporate governance framework, managing the interface between BSA’s Non-Executive Board members and the senior executive team and monitoring and improving the effectiveness of the Board and leading succession planning….”

Time: “Two to three days per week.”

Remuneration: £63,000 per annum.

Closes: 23 March

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Pension Protection Fund – Chair

“The Pension Protection Fund (PPF) is a public corporation, established by the Pensions Act 2004, which has been protecting members of eligible defined benefit pension schemes across the UK since April 2005. The PPF is run by an independent Board and is accountable to Parliament through the Secretary of State for the Department for Work and Pensions. It offers protection to nearly 10 million members belonging to more than 5,300 occupational defined benefit pension schemes. If an employer becomes insolvent and its defined benefit pension scheme has insufficient assets to pay its members what they were promised, the PPF pays compensation for their lost pensions. Before the PPF was established members in this situation would have been at risk of losing their pension benefits.”

Time: Two days per week, 104 per annum.

Remuneration: £60,000 per annum.

Closes: 26 March

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Ofcom – Chair

“Ofcom is the regulator for the UK communications industries, with responsibilities across television, telecommunications, wireless communications, radio and postal services. Ofcom is accountable to Parliament and is independent of both Government and those it regulates.  Ofcom operates at the cutting-edge of the digital communications industries in the UK and in a fast changing environment.  Ofcom’s principal duty is to further the interests of citizens and consumers, where appropriate, by promoting competition. It has responsibility for overseeing television and radio broadcasting throughout the United Kingdom including regulating the BBC and ensuring news is reported with due accuracy and presented with due impartiality; it regulates the postal and telecommunications sectors, taking steps to protect consumers and overseeing universal service obligations..”

Time: “Up to three days per week.”

Remuneration: £142,500 per annum plus expenses.

Closes: 26 March

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Oil & Gas Authority – Non-Executive Directors

“The OGA is seeking to appoint two Non-Executive Directors, both to be appointed in 2021, who will take up their positions ideally between autumn 2021 and early 2022. The OGA has a clear purpose: to maximise the economic recovery of oil and gas. It delivers this through a balance of regulation, influence and promotion and in line with their four core values: Accountable, Fair, Robust and Considerate. Its ambition is to be a world-leading authority, setting the framework for a sustainable and competitive UK Oil & Gas industry, all in the context of the Government’s commitment to achieving net zero carbon emissions in the UK by 2050. The Board of the OGA plays a key role in ensuring that the OGA achieves this purpose through effective oversight, approval of strategy, and provision of guidance and advice.”

Time: “Up to three days per month.”

Remuneration: £20,200 per annum.

Closes: 26 March

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Information Commissioner’s Office – Information Commissioner

“We are looking for an outstanding individual to become the next Information Commissioner, who understands the importance of striking this balance and delivering on this critical agenda. The Information Commissioner has a key role to play to drive the responsible use of data across the economy, to build trust and confidence, and to communicate the wider benefits of data sharing for our society as well as for competition, innovation and growth. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is now one of the most important economic regulators in the UK, responsible for supervising almost every organisation in the country, as well as the public sector. We want to invest in its future success and sustain its world-leading reputation. The Information Commissioner should play an active role to keep the ICO at the forefront of regulatory best practice, continuing to develop governance, key decision-making and other processes to reflect the ICO’s evolving role.”

Time: Full time.

Remuneration: £200,000 per annum.

Closes: 28 March

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Charity Commission – Chair

“The Charity Commission is the independent registrar and regulator of charities in England and Wales. Its role is to register and regulate the charities in England and Wales, and to ensure that the public can support charities with confidence. It regulates over 168,000 registered charities and £81.2 billion of charitable income.  A non-Ministerial Department, it is based across four sites, employing approximately 420 staff and in 2019/20 had a budget of £29.3 Million. Its current Strategic Plan comes to an end in 2023… The Charity Commission’s Board is ultimately responsible for all that the Commission does. In order for the Commission to discharge its responsibilities appropriately and effectively, day-to-day and operational management is delegated to the Chief Executive.”

Time: Two and a half days per week.

Remuneration: £62,500 per annum.

Closes: 09 April

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UK Government Investments Ltd (UKGI) – Chair

“The Chair of UKGI is a critical role of national importance, providing effective leadership and direction to the Board, shaping the organisation’s strategy and providing appropriate and robust challenge to the senior executive team. Appointed by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Chair will lead UKGI through a period of growth, maintaining effective relationships with stakeholders, and representing UKGI externally. Lead the Board effectively, drawing out the skills and experience of other Non-Executive Board Members (NEDs) and working collaboratively with the Executive. Ensure the optimal balance between support and challenge, particularly between the Non-Executive and the Executive, both through setting the best example as well as leading and guiding Board discussions and decisions. Ensure that the Board is effective in providing direction and holding the executive to account.”

Time: Six days per month.

Remuneration: £40,000 per annum, plus extra fees.

Closes: 16 April

Calling Conservatives: New public appointments announced. Information Commissioner – and more

15 Mar

Eight years ago, the TaxPayers’ Alliance reported that “in the last year, five times more Labour people were appointed to public bodies than Tories”.

It currently reports that almost half of avowedly political appointees last year owed their allegiance to Labour Party, compared to less than a third for the Conservatives.

Despite the selection of some Party members or supporters to fill important posts, over time, the Conservatives have punched beneath their weight when it comes to public appointments.  One of the reasons seems to be that Tories simply don’t apply in the same number as Labour supporters.

To help remedy this, each week we put up links to some of the main public appointments vacancies, so that qualified Conservatives can be aware of the opportunities presented.

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Pension Protection Fund – Chair

“The Pension Protection Fund (PPF) is a public corporation, established by the Pensions Act 2004, which has been protecting members of eligible defined benefit pension schemes across the UK since April 2005. The PPF is run by an independent Board and is accountable to Parliament through the Secretary of State for the Department for Work and Pensions. It offers protection to nearly 10 million members belonging to more than 5,300 occupational defined benefit pension schemes. If an employer becomes insolvent and its defined benefit pension scheme has insufficient assets to pay its members what they were promised, the PPF pays compensation for their lost pensions. Before the PPF was established members in this situation would have been at risk of losing their pension benefits.”

Time: Two days per week, 104 per annum.

Remuneration: £60,000 per annum.

Closes: 15 March

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BBC – Board Member for Northern Ireland

“The Charter requires the BBC to ensure that it provides output and services that reflect, represent and serve the diverse communities of all of the United Kingdom’s nations and regions.  To help the BBC deliver this duty the Board includes non-executive Board members representing Northern Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales. Nations members of the BBC Board are appointed by the UK Government with the agreement of the respective devolved Parliament or Assembly.”

Time: “On average up to 2 days per week.”

Remuneration: £33,000 per annum.

Closes: 19 March

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Industrial Development Advisory Board – Members

“The Industrial Development Advisory Board (IDAB) advises ministers on applications from companies proposing to start capital investment projects in the Assisted Areas in England and who have applied for regional selective assistance under the Grant for Business Investment scheme or the Regional Growth Fund. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate that they have shown from previous roles elsewhere in the public or private sector the qualities, skills and experience to meet all the essential criteria relevant to this role. As a member on the Industrial Development Advisory Board (IDAB), you will have a statutory role  advising Government Ministers on whether financial support should be provided to UK businesses.”

Time: Two days per month approx.

Remuneration: “Reasonable travel and subsistence expenses.”

Closes: 21 March

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NHS Business Services Authority – Chair

“This is an opportunity to operate at national level and support the delivery of a wide range of critical business services to the NHS that have a tangible impact on people’s lives. The core responsibilities of the role are as follows: provide effective, visible and professional leadership to the Board in the pursuit of BSA’s strategic vision and underpinning business plans to support delivery of the NHS Long Term Plan and the Department of Health and Social Care’s priorities; chair Board and sub-committee meetings in accordance with BSA’s corporate governance framework, managing the interface between BSA’s Non-Executive Board members and the senior executive team and monitoring and improving the effectiveness of the Board and leading succession planning….”

Time: “Two to three days per week.”

Remuneration: £63,000 per annum.

Closes: 23 March

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Ofcom – Chair

“Ofcom is the regulator for the UK communications industries, with responsibilities across television, telecommunications, wireless communications, radio and postal services. Ofcom is accountable to Parliament and is independent of both Government and those it regulates.  Ofcom operates at the cutting-edge of the digital communications industries in the UK and in a fast changing environment.  Ofcom’s principal duty is to further the interests of citizens and consumers, where appropriate, by promoting competition. It has responsibility for overseeing television and radio broadcasting throughout the United Kingdom including regulating the BBC and ensuring news is reported with due accuracy and presented with due impartiality; it regulates the postal and telecommunications sectors, taking steps to protect consumers and overseeing universal service obligations..”

Time: “Up to three days per week.”

Remuneration: £142,500 per annum plus expenses.

Closes: 26 March

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Oil & Gas Authority – Non-Executive Directors

“The OGA is seeking to appoint two Non-Executive Directors, both to be appointed in 2021, who will take up their positions ideally between autumn 2021 and early 2022. The OGA has a clear purpose: to maximise the economic recovery of oil and gas. It delivers this through a balance of regulation, influence and promotion and in line with their four core values: Accountable, Fair, Robust and Considerate. Its ambition is to be a world-leading authority, setting the framework for a sustainable and competitive UK Oil & Gas industry, all in the context of the Government’s commitment to achieving net zero carbon emissions in the UK by 2050. The Board of the OGA plays a key role in ensuring that the OGA achieves this purpose through effective oversight, approval of strategy, and provision of guidance and advice.”

Time: “Up to three days per month.”

Remuneration: £20,200 per annum.

Closes: 26 March

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Information Commissioner’s Office – Information Commissioner

“We are looking for an outstanding individual to become the next Information Commissioner, who understands the importance of striking this balance and delivering on this critical agenda. The Information Commissioner has a key role to play to drive the responsible use of data across the economy, to build trust and confidence, and to communicate the wider benefits of data sharing for our society as well as for competition, innovation and growth. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is now one of the most important economic regulators in the UK, responsible for supervising almost every organisation in the country, as well as the public sector. We want to invest in its future success and sustain its world-leading reputation. The Information Commissioner should play an active role to keep the ICO at the forefront of regulatory best practice, continuing to develop governance, key decision-making and other processes to reflect the ICO’s evolving role.”

Time: Full time.

Remuneration: £200,000 per annum.

Closes: 28 March

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Charity Commission – Chair

“The Charity Commission is the independent registrar and regulator of charities in England and Wales. Its role is to register and regulate the charities in England and Wales, and to ensure that the public can support charities with confidence. It regulates over 168,000 registered charities and £81.2 billion of charitable income.  A non-Ministerial Department, it is based across four sites, employing approximately 420 staff and in 2019/20 had a budget of £29.3 Million. Its current Strategic Plan comes to an end in 2023… The Charity Commission’s Board is ultimately responsible for all that the Commission does. In order for the Commission to discharge its responsibilities appropriately and effectively, day-to-day and operational management is delegated to the Chief Executive.”

Time: Two and a half days per week.

Remuneration: £62,500 per annum.

Closes: 09 April

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UK Government Investments Ltd (UKGI) – Chair

“The Chair of UKGI is a critical role of national importance, providing effective leadership and direction to the Board, shaping the organisation’s strategy and providing appropriate and robust challenge to the senior executive team. Appointed by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Chair will lead UKGI through a period of growth, maintaining effective relationships with stakeholders, and representing UKGI externally. Lead the Board effectively, drawing out the skills and experience of other Non-Executive Board Members (NEDs) and working collaboratively with the Executive. Ensure the optimal balance between support and challenge, particularly between the Non-Executive and the Executive, both through setting the best example as well as leading and guiding Board discussions and decisions. Ensure that the Board is effective in providing direction and holding the executive to account.”

Time: Six days per month.

Remuneration: £40,000 per annum, plus extra fees.

Closes: 16 April

Calling Conservatives: New public appointments announced. BBC Board Member for Northern Ireland – and more

8 Mar

Eight years ago, the TaxPayers’ Alliance reported that “in the last year, five times more Labour people were appointed to public bodies than Tories”.

It currently reports that almost half of avowedly political appointees last year owed their allegiance to Labour Party, compared to less than a third for the Conservatives.

Despite the selection of some Party members or supporters to fill important posts, over time, the Conservatives have punched beneath their weight when it comes to public appointments.  One of the reasons seems to be that Tories simply don’t apply in the same number as Labour supporters.

To help remedy this, each week we put up links to some of the main public appointments vacancies, so that qualified Conservatives can be aware of the opportunities presented.

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National Institute for Health Protection – Chair

“To give the nation the best chance of beating COVID-19, and continue to monitor, identify and be ready to respond to other health threats, now and in the future, in August 2020 the government announced the intention to create a brand-new organisation to rigorously extend our existing science-led approach to public health protection – the National Institute for Health Protection (NIHP). The NIHP will bring together the existing health protection responsibilities discharged by Public Health England (PHE) with the new capabilities of NHS Test and Trace, including the Joint Biosecurity Centre, creating a single agency with a razor-sharp focus on COVID-19 and the challenges posed by domestic and global threats to health, now and in the future.”

Time: 2-3 days per week.

Remuneration: £63,000 per annum.

Closes: 09 March

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UK Research and Innovation – Chair

The Chair of UKRI will play an integral role in guiding this young organisation along its path to corporate maturity. The Chair will work with the CEO, the Board and the Executive Chairs of UKRI’s nine Councils, leading UKRI in pursuit of its objectives, ensuring its success, and the UK’s continued leadership globally on research and innovation. The Chair acts as custodian for UKRI’s mission and objectives and is responsible for overall direction and management of UKRI, ensuring that the Board takes an effective governance role… We are looking for an outstanding individual with a passion for and knowledge of research and innovation to become Chair of UKRI. Applications are sought from candidates who are able to command the confidence of the academic, business, higher education and policy communities, promote effective stakeholder engagement, guide and challenge the development of UKRI’s organisational approach, ensure the organisation is realising the full benefits of reform and drive increased value for money and impact from research and innovation investments.

Time: 1 day per week approx.

Remuneration: £29,000 per annum.

Closes: 10 March

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UK-Wide Infrastructure Bank – Chair

“The Chancellor of the Exchequer is looking to appoint a Chair for the new UK-wide infrastructure bank (hereafter “bank”). The objective of the bank will be to support and enable private and public investment in infrastructure, and to help the UK government deliver on its goal to create a net zero economy by 2050 and level up economic opportunities across the country. The bank is expected to advise, finance and co-invest alongside private sector investors in infrastructure projects, using a range of financial tools including loans, guarantees, equity and hybrid products; it will be available as a source of expert advice, including to certain public bodies, on developing and financing vital infrastructure. The bank will be headquartered in the north of England, and will operate UK-wide, supporting projects in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.”

Time: “Two days per week, though this may vary week to week.”

Remuneration: £120,000 per annum.

Closes: 10 March

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BBC – Board Member for Northern Ireland

“The Charter requires the BBC to ensure that it provides output and services that reflect, represent and serve the diverse communities of all of the United Kingdom’s nations and regions.  To help the BBC deliver this duty the Board includes non-executive Board members representing Northern Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales. Nations members of the BBC Board are appointed by the UK Government with the agreement of the respective devolved Parliament or Assembly.”

Time: “On average up to 2 days per week.”

Remuneration: £33,000 per annum.

Closes: 12 March

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Intellectual Property Office – Chair of Steering Board

“IPO is the official UK Government body responsible for Intellectual Property (IP) rights including patents, designs, trademarks and copyright. They operate and maintain a clear and accessible intellectual property system in the UK, which encourages innovation and helps the economy and society to benefit from knowledge and ideas. IPO helps people get the right type of protection for their creation or invention, and responsible for policy, educating businesses and consumers about IP rights and responsibilities, supporting IP enforcement, granting UK patents, trademarks and design rights. The Chair should: lead the Steering Board so that it plays its full role as part of the overall governance arrangements for the agency as laid down in the framework agreement; run Steering Board meetings effectively and efficiently; manage relationships and communications with Steering Board members…”

Time: 22 days per annum.

Remuneration: £12,000 per annum.

Closes: 14 March

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Pension Protection Fund – Chair

“The Pension Protection Fund (PPF) is a public corporation, established by the Pensions Act 2004, which has been protecting members of eligible defined benefit pension schemes across the UK since April 2005. The PPF is run by an independent Board and is accountable to Parliament through the Secretary of State for the Department for Work and Pensions. It offers protection to nearly 10 million members belonging to more than 5,300 occupational defined benefit pension schemes. If an employer becomes insolvent and its defined benefit pension scheme has insufficient assets to pay its members what they were promised, the PPF pays compensation for their lost pensions. Before the PPF was established members in this situation would have been at risk of losing their pension benefits.”

Time: Two days per week, 104 per annum.

Remuneration: £60,000 per annum.

Closes: 15 March

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Industrial Development Advisory Board – Members

“The Industrial Development Advisory Board (IDAB) advises ministers on applications from companies proposing to start capital investment projects in the Assisted Areas in England and who have applied for regional selective assistance under the Grant for Business Investment scheme or the Regional Growth Fund. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate that they have shown from previous roles elsewhere in the public or private sector the qualities, skills and experience to meet all the essential criteria relevant to this role. As a member on the Industrial Development Advisory Board (IDAB), you will have a statutory role  advising Government Ministers on whether financial support should be provided to UK businesses.”

Time: Two days per month approx.

Remuneration: “Reasonable travel and subsistence expenses.”

Closes: 21 March

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NHS Business Services Authority – Chair

“This is an opportunity to operate at national level and support the delivery of a wide range of critical business services to the NHS that have a tangible impact on people’s lives. The core responsibilities of the role are as follows: provide effective, visible and professional leadership to the Board in the pursuit of BSA’s strategic vision and underpinning business plans to support delivery of the NHS Long Term Plan and the Department of Health and Social Care’s priorities; chair Board and sub-committee meetings in accordance with BSA’s corporate governance framework, managing the interface between BSA’s Non-Executive Board members and the senior executive team and monitoring and improving the effectiveness of the Board and leading succession planning….”

Time: “Two to three days per week.”

Remuneration: £63,000 per annum.

Closes: 23 March

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Ofcom – Chair

“Ofcom is the regulator for the UK communications industries, with responsibilities across television, telecommunications, wireless communications, radio and postal services. Ofcom is accountable to Parliament and is independent of both Government and those it regulates.  Ofcom operates at the cutting-edge of the digital communications industries in the UK and in a fast changing environment.  Ofcom’s principal duty is to further the interests of citizens and consumers, where appropriate, by promoting competition. It has responsibility for overseeing television and radio broadcasting throughout the United Kingdom including regulating the BBC and ensuring news is reported with due accuracy and presented with due impartiality; it regulates the postal and telecommunications sectors, taking steps to protect consumers and overseeing universal service obligations..”

Time: “Up to three days per week.”

Remuneration: £142,500 per annum plus expenses.

Closes: 26 March

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Oil & Gas Authority – Non-Executive Directors

“The OGA is seeking to appoint two Non-Executive Directors, both to be appointed in 2021, who will take up their positions ideally between autumn 2021 and early 2022. The OGA has a clear purpose: to maximise the economic recovery of oil and gas. It delivers this through a balance of regulation, influence and promotion and in line with their four core values: Accountable, Fair, Robust and Considerate. Its ambition is to be a world-leading authority, setting the framework for a sustainable and competitive UK Oil & Gas industry, all in the context of the Government’s commitment to achieving net zero carbon emissions in the UK by 2050. The Board of the OGA plays a key role in ensuring that the OGA achieves this purpose through effective oversight, approval of strategy, and provision of guidance and advice.”

Time: “Up to three days per month.”

Remuneration: £20,200 per annum.

Closes: 26 March

Calling Conservatives: New public appointments announced. Chair of Ofcom – and more

1 Mar

Eight years ago, the TaxPayers’ Alliance reported that “in the last year, five times more Labour people were appointed to public bodies than Tories”.

It currently reports that almost half of avowedly political appointees last year owed their allegiance to Labour Party, compared to less than a third for the Conservatives.

Despite the selection of some Party members or supporters to fill important posts, over time, the Conservatives have punched beneath their weight when it comes to public appointments.  One of the reasons seems to be that Tories simply don’t apply in the same number as Labour supporters.

To help remedy this, each week we put up links to some of the main public appointments vacancies, so that qualified Conservatives can be aware of the opportunities presented.

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British Pharmacopoeia Commission – Chair

“The British Pharmacopoeia Commission was established in 1970 under Section 4 of the Medicines Act 1968 (superseded by the Human Medicines Regulations 2012). It is an Advisory Non-Departmental Public Body, sponsored by the Department of Health and Social Care. As such, it has no staff but is supported by a Secretariat from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). It has strong links with the wider MHRA, the National Institute of Biological Standards and Control, the pharmaceutical industry and academia. The key role of the BPC is the preparation of the annual editions of the British Pharmacopoeia (BP), which is widely recognised as one of the leading global pharmacopoeias. The publicly available and legally enforceable pharmacopoeial standards are designed to complement and assist the licensing and inspection processes and are part of the system for safeguarding purchasers and users of medicinal products.”

Time: 11 days per annum approx.

Remuneration: £500 per meeting.

Closes: 02 March

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UK Research and Innovation – Chair

The Chair of UKRI will play an integral role in guiding this young organisation along its path to corporate maturity. The Chair will work with the CEO, the Board and the Executive Chairs of UKRI’s nine Councils, leading UKRI in pursuit of its objectives, ensuring its success, and the UK’s continued leadership globally on research and innovation. The Chair acts as custodian for UKRI’s mission and objectives and is responsible for overall direction and management of UKRI, ensuring that the Board takes an effective governance role… We are looking for an outstanding individual with a passion for and knowledge of research and innovation to become Chair of UKRI. Applications are sought from candidates who are able to command the confidence of the academic, business, higher education and policy communities, promote effective stakeholder engagement, guide and challenge the development of UKRI’s organisational approach, ensure the organisation is realising the full benefits of reform and drive increased value for money and impact from research and innovation investments.

Time: 1 day per week approx.

Remuneration: £29,000 per annum.

Closes: 03 March

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Science Advisory Council – Chair

“The Science Advisory Council (SAC) provides independent and scientific support, advice and challenge to Defra. The SAC’s remit is broad and focuses primarily on the strategic direction of the Departments’ evidence. It delivers independent high-level, cross cutting, strategic advice and challenge to help assure the evidence used in Defra policy development and delivery and to this end diversity of thought within the members is encouraged. We are looking for a Chair who has the right qualities to take responsibility for the leadership and output of SAC. In doing so, the Chair will work in partnership with the CSA and SAC members to ensure SAC is able to provide high-level, strategic advice and constructive challenge on Defra’s use of evidence on high profile policies (often at pace) and on cross cutting and longer term challenges relating to the environment, food and rural affairs.”

Time: 11 days per annum approx.

Remuneration: £53 per hour plus reasonable expenses.

Closes: 04 March

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UK-Wide Infrastructure Bank – Chair

“The Chancellor of the Exchequer is looking to appoint a Chair for the new UK-wide infrastructure bank (hereafter “bank”). The objective of the bank will be to support and enable private and public investment in infrastructure, and to help the UK government deliver on its goal to create a net zero economy by 2050 and level up economic opportunities across the country. The bank is expected to advise, finance and co-invest alongside private sector investors in infrastructure projects, using a range of financial tools including loans, guarantees, equity and hybrid products; it will be available as a source of expert advice, including to certain public bodies, on developing and financing vital infrastructure. The bank will be headquartered in the north of England, and will operate UK-wide, supporting projects in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.”

Time: “Two days per week, though this may vary week to week.”

Remuneration: £120,000 per annum.

Closes: 10 March

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Intellectual Property Office – Chair of Steering Board

“IPO is the official UK Government body responsible for Intellectual Property (IP) rights including patents, designs, trademarks and copyright. They operate and maintain a clear and accessible intellectual property system in the UK, which encourages innovation and helps the economy and society to benefit from knowledge and ideas. IPO helps people get the right type of protection for their creation or invention, and responsible for policy, educating businesses and consumers about IP rights and responsibilities, supporting IP enforcement, granting UK patents, trademarks and design rights. The Chair should: lead the Steering Board so that it plays its full role as part of the overall governance arrangements for the agency as laid down in the framework agreement; run Steering Board meetings effectively and efficiently; manage relationships and communications with Steering Board members…”

Time: 22 days per annum.

Remuneration: £12,000 per annum.

Closes: 14 March

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Industrial Development Advisory Board – Members

“The Industrial Development Advisory Board (IDAB) advises ministers on applications from companies proposing to start capital investment projects in the Assisted Areas in England and who have applied for regional selective assistance under the Grant for Business Investment scheme or the Regional Growth Fund. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate that they have shown from previous roles elsewhere in the public or private sector the qualities, skills and experience to meet all the essential criteria relevant to this role. As a member on the Industrial Development Advisory Board (IDAB), you will have a statutory role  advising Government Ministers on whether financial support should be provided to UK businesses.”

Time: Two days per month approx.

Remuneration: “Reasonable travel and subsistence expenses.”

Closes: 21 March

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NHS Business Services Authority – Chair

“This is an opportunity to operate at national level and support the delivery of a wide range of critical business services to the NHS that have a tangible impact on people’s lives. The core responsibilities of the role are as follows: provide effective, visible and professional leadership to the Board in the pursuit of BSA’s strategic vision and underpinning business plans to support delivery of the NHS Long Term Plan and the Department of Health and Social Care’s priorities; chair Board and sub-committee meetings in accordance with BSA’s corporate governance framework, managing the interface between BSA’s Non-Executive Board members and the senior executive team and monitoring and improving the effectiveness of the Board and leading succession planning….”

Time: “Two to three days per week.”

Remuneration: £63,000 per annum.

Closes: 23 March

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Ofcom – Chair

“Ofcom is the regulator for the UK communications industries, with responsibilities across television, telecommunications, wireless communications, radio and postal services. Ofcom is accountable to Parliament and is independent of both Government and those it regulates.  Ofcom operates at the cutting-edge of the digital communications industries in the UK and in a fast changing environment.  Ofcom’s principal duty is to further the interests of citizens and consumers, where appropriate, by promoting competition. It has responsibility for overseeing television and radio broadcasting throughout the United Kingdom including regulating the BBC and ensuring news is reported with due accuracy and presented with due impartiality; it regulates the postal and telecommunications sectors, taking steps to protect consumers and overseeing universal service obligations..”

Time: “Up to three days per week.”

Remuneration: £142,500 per annum plus expenses.

Closes: 26 March

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Oil & Gas Authority – Non-Executive Directors

“The OGA is seeking to appoint two Non-Executive Directors, both to be appointed in 2021, who will take up their positions ideally between autumn 2021 and early 2022. The OGA has a clear purpose: to maximise the economic recovery of oil and gas. It delivers this through a balance of regulation, influence and promotion and in line with their four core values: Accountable, Fair, Robust and Considerate. Its ambition is to be a world-leading authority, setting the framework for a sustainable and competitive UK Oil & Gas industry, all in the context of the Government’s commitment to achieving net zero carbon emissions in the UK by 2050. The Board of the OGA plays a key role in ensuring that the OGA achieves this purpose through effective oversight, approval of strategy, and provision of guidance and advice.”

Time: “Up to three days per month.”

Remuneration: £20,200 per annum.

Closes: 26 March

Calling Conservatives: New public appointments announced. Chair of the UK-Wide Infrastructure Bank – and more

22 Feb

Eight years ago, the TaxPayers’ Alliance reported that “in the last year, five times more Labour people were appointed to public bodies than Tories”.

It currently reports that almost half of avowedly political appointees last year owed their allegiance to Labour Party, compared to less than a third for the Conservatives.

Despite the selection of some Party members or supporters to fill important posts, over time, the Conservatives have punched beneath their weight when it comes to public appointments.  One of the reasons seems to be that Tories simply don’t apply in the same number as Labour supporters.

To help remedy this, each week we put up links to some of the main public appointments vacancies, so that qualified Conservatives can be aware of the opportunities presented.

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British Pharmacopoeia Commission – Chair

“The British Pharmacopoeia Commission was established in 1970 under Section 4 of the Medicines Act 1968 (superseded by the Human Medicines Regulations 2012). It is an Advisory Non-Departmental Public Body, sponsored by the Department of Health and Social Care. As such, it has no staff but is supported by a Secretariat from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). It has strong links with the wider MHRA, the National Institute of Biological Standards and Control, the pharmaceutical industry and academia. The key role of the BPC is the preparation of the annual editions of the British Pharmacopoeia (BP), which is widely recognised as one of the leading global pharmacopoeias. The publicly available and legally enforceable pharmacopoeial standards are designed to complement and assist the licensing and inspection processes and are part of the system for safeguarding purchasers and users of medicinal products.”

Time: 11 days per annum approx.

Remuneration: £500 per meeting.

Closes: 23 February

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Civil Aviation Authority – Non-Executive Director

“The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is a public corporation and the UK’s specialist independent aviation regulator. The CAA has specific responsibilities for aviation safety, security, management of UK airspace, economic regulation of some airports and air traffic control, enforcement of consumer protection rules, and the management of the ATOL financial protection scheme for holidaymakers. The Secretary of State for Transport is seeking to appoint three Non Executive Directors to join the Board of the CAA. We are looking for outstanding individuals who can participate in setting the direction of a key transport regulator as the aviation sector recovers from the impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic, and additional responsibilities as the UK leaves the European Aviation Safety Agency, and shaping the real-world experience of the multiple stakeholders the CAA serves.”

Time: 60 days per annum.

Remuneration: £25,000 per annum, plus £430 per diem for additional duties.

Closes: 25 February

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Historic Royal Palaces – Trustee

“Historic Royal Palaces has a fundamental charitable commitment to help everyone learn about the palaces in their care and the stories that they hold. It shares its work with the public on-site, off-site and on-line, and in many ways – for example through public programming, formal and informal education programmes, outreach activity and as an Independent Research Organisation. We work in partnership with schools, arts and theatre groups, community organisations and many more. We are award-winning and regarded as internationally-leading in the heritage sector, and we want to build further on this record of achievement.”

Time: One day per month approx.

Remuneration: Expenses.

Closes: 25 February

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BEIS – Director of Labour Market Enforcement

“The Director of Labour Market Enforcement was created by the Immigration Act 2016 as part of the Government’s reforms to strengthen efforts to tackle non-compliance in the labour market. The role is now well established, with the post holders having published two full strategies and two annual reports. The most recent interim Director was the second person to hold this role. The Director is responsible for producing an annual labour market enforcement strategy, which provides an assessment of the scale and nature of non-compliance in the labour market and sets out, in a single strategy, the strategic direction for the three existing labour market enforcement bodies – the Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate, the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority, and HMRC’s National Minimum Wage Team.”

Time: 1-2 days per month approx.

Remuneration: £100,000 – £130,000 per annum FTE.

Closes: 28 February

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Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission – Chief Commissioner

“The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland invites applications for the role of Chief Commissioner of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (NIHRC). The NIHRC was established in 1999. It is a public body independent of the Government. It operates as an executive non-departmental public body sponsored by the Northern Ireland Office.  The NIHRC champions and guards the rights of all those who live in Northern Ireland. The Chief Commissioner is responsible to the Secretary of State for ensuring that the NIHRC’s policies and actions are consistent with its statutory duties… The successful applicant will be someone who can give strategic direction to the work of the NIHRC while uniting and leading a team of commissioners and forge good working relations with partner organisations across the public, private and voluntary and community sectors.”

Time: Full-time or part-time.

Remuneration: ££71,932 – £82,464 per annum.

Closes: 28 February

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HS2 Ltd – Non-Executive Director

“The Secretary of State for Transport is seeking a Non-Executive Director to join the board of HS2 Ltd with a real opportunity to shape the direction of this critical and highly visible project. As Non-Executive Director, you will champion the HS2 vision and objectives, challenging Board decisions where appropriate to maintain the aspired strategic direction and culture of the organisation whilst holding the leadership team to account for effective and efficient delivery against the agreed strategy and business plan. This will include offering alternative perspectives to the sector norm, with the ability to consider strategic, complex and often sensitive issues from an informed and balanced perspective. A particular focus is on driving continuous improvements in HS2’s approach to communications and engagement with communities along the route, and for driving the Government’s goal for greater transparency.”

Time: Two days per month approx.

Remuneration: £950 per diem.

Closes: 01 March

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UK Research and Innovation – Chair

The Chair of UKRI will play an integral role in guiding this young organisation along its path to corporate maturity. The Chair will work with the CEO, the Board and the Executive Chairs of UKRI’s nine Councils, leading UKRI in pursuit of its objectives, ensuring its success, and the UK’s continued leadership globally on research and innovation. The Chair acts as custodian for UKRI’s mission and objectives and is responsible for overall direction and management of UKRI, ensuring that the Board takes an effective governance role… We are looking for an outstanding individual with a passion for and knowledge of research and innovation to become Chair of UKRI. Applications are sought from candidates who are able to command the confidence of the academic, business, higher education and policy communities, promote effective stakeholder engagement, guide and challenge the development of UKRI’s organisational approach, ensure the organisation is realising the full benefits of reform and drive increased value for money and impact from research and innovation investments.

Time: 1 day per week approx.

Remuneration: £29,000 per annum.

Closes: 03 March

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Science Advisory Council – Chair

“The Science Advisory Council (SAC) provides independent and scientific support, advice and challenge to Defra. The SAC’s remit is broad and focuses primarily on the strategic direction of the Departments’ evidence. It delivers independent high-level, cross cutting, strategic advice and challenge to help assure the evidence used in Defra policy development and delivery and to this end diversity of thought within the members is encouraged. We are looking for a Chair who has the right qualities to take responsibility for the leadership and output of SAC. In doing so, the Chair will work in partnership with the CSA and SAC members to ensure SAC is able to provide high-level, strategic advice and constructive challenge on Defra’s use of evidence on high profile policies (often at pace) and on cross cutting and longer term challenges relating to the environment, food and rural affairs.”

Time: 11 days per annum approx.

Remuneration: £53 per hour plus reasonable expenses.

Closes: 04 March

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UK-Wide Infrastructure Bank – Chair

“The Chancellor of the Exchequer is looking to appoint a Chair for the new UK-wide infrastructure bank (hereafter “bank”). The objective of the bank will be to support and enable private and public investment in infrastructure, and to help the UK government deliver on its goal to create a net zero economy by 2050 and level up economic opportunities across the country. The bank is expected to advise, finance and co-invest alongside private sector investors in infrastructure projects, using a range of financial tools including loans, guarantees, equity and hybrid products; it will be available as a source of expert advice, including to certain public bodies, on developing and financing vital infrastructure. The bank will be headquartered in the north of England, and will operate UK-wide, supporting projects in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.”

Time: “Two days per week, though this may vary week to week.”

Remuneration: £120,000 per annum.

Closes: 10 March

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Intellectual Property Office – Chair of Steering Board

“IPO is the official UK Government body responsible for Intellectual Property (IP) rights including patents, designs, trademarks and copyright. They operate and maintain a clear and accessible intellectual property system in the UK, which encourages innovation and helps the economy and society to benefit from knowledge and ideas. IPO helps people get the right type of protection for their creation or invention, and responsible for policy, educating businesses and consumers about IP rights and responsibilities, supporting IP enforcement, granting UK patents, trademarks and design rights. The Chair should: lead the Steering Board so that it plays its full role as part of the overall governance arrangements for the agency as laid down in the framework agreement; run Steering Board meetings effectively and efficiently; manage relationships and communications with Steering Board members…”

Time: 22 days per annum.

Remuneration: £12,000 per annum.

Closes: 14 March

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Industrial Development Advisory Board – Members

“The Industrial Development Advisory Board (IDAB) advises ministers on applications from companies proposing to start capital investment projects in the Assisted Areas in England and who have applied for regional selective assistance under the Grant for Business Investment scheme or the Regional Growth Fund. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate that they have shown from previous roles elsewhere in the public or private sector the qualities, skills and experience to meet all the essential criteria relevant to this role. As a member on the Industrial Development Advisory Board (IDAB), you will have a statutory role  advising Government Ministers on whether financial support should be provided to UK businesses.”

Time: Two days per month approx.

Remuneration: “Reasonable travel and subsistence expenses.”

Closes: 21 March

Calling Conservatives: New public appointments announced. Non-Executive Director of HS2 Ltd – and more

15 Feb

Eight years ago, the TaxPayers’ Alliance reported that “in the last year, five times more Labour people were appointed to public bodies than Tories”.

It currently reports that almost half of avowedly political appointees last year owed their allegiance to Labour Party, compared to less than a third for the Conservatives.

Despite the selection of some Party members or supporters to fill important posts, over time, the Conservatives have punched beneath their weight when it comes to public appointments.  One of the reasons seems to be that Tories simply don’t apply in the same number as Labour supporters.

To help remedy this, each week we put up links to some of the main public appointments vacancies, so that qualified Conservatives can be aware of the opportunities presented.

– – – – – – – – – –

British Pharmacopoeia Commission – Chair

“The British Pharmacopoeia Commission was established in 1970 under Section 4 of the Medicines Act 1968 (superseded by the Human Medicines Regulations 2012). It is an Advisory Non-Departmental Public Body, sponsored by the Department of Health and Social Care. As such, it has no staff but is supported by a Secretariat from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). It has strong links with the wider MHRA, the National Institute of Biological Standards and Control, the pharmaceutical industry and academia. The key role of the BPC is the preparation of the annual editions of the British Pharmacopoeia (BP), which is widely recognised as one of the leading global pharmacopoeias. The publicly available and legally enforceable pharmacopoeial standards are designed to complement and assist the licensing and inspection processes and are part of the system for safeguarding purchasers and users of medicinal products.”

Time: 11 days per annum approx.

Remuneration: £500 per meeting.

Closes: 23 February

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Civil Aviation Authority – Non-Executive Director

“The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is a public corporation and the UK’s specialist independent aviation regulator. The CAA has specific responsibilities for aviation safety, security, management of UK airspace, economic regulation of some airports and air traffic control, enforcement of consumer protection rules, and the management of the ATOL financial protection scheme for holidaymakers. The Secretary of State for Transport is seeking to appoint three Non Executive Directors to join the Board of the CAA. We are looking for outstanding individuals who can participate in setting the direction of a key transport regulator as the aviation sector recovers from the impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic, and additional responsibilities as the UK leaves the European Aviation Safety Agency, and shaping the real-world experience of the multiple stakeholders the CAA serves.”

Time: 60 days per annum.

Remuneration: £25,000 per annum, plus £430 per diem for additional duties.

Closes: 25 February

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Historic Royal Palaces – Trustee

“Historic Royal Palaces has a fundamental charitable commitment to help everyone learn about the palaces in their care and the stories that they hold. It shares its work with the public on-site, off-site and on-line, and in many ways – for example through public programming, formal and informal education programmes, outreach activity and as an Independent Research Organisation. We work in partnership with schools, arts and theatre groups, community organisations and many more. We are award-winning and regarded as internationally-leading in the heritage sector, and we want to build further on this record of achievement.”

Time: One day per month approx.

Remuneration: Expenses.

Closes: 25 February

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BEIS – Director of Labour Market Enforcement

“The Director of Labour Market Enforcement was created by the Immigration Act 2016 as part of the Government’s reforms to strengthen efforts to tackle non-compliance in the labour market. The role is now well established, with the post holders having published two full strategies and two annual reports. The most recent interim Director was the second person to hold this role. The Director is responsible for producing an annual labour market enforcement strategy, which provides an assessment of the scale and nature of non-compliance in the labour market and sets out, in a single strategy, the strategic direction for the three existing labour market enforcement bodies – the Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate, the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority, and HMRC’s National Minimum Wage Team.”

Time: 1-2 days per month approx.

Remuneration: £100,000 – £130,000 per annum FTE.

Closes: 28 February

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Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission – Chief Commissioner

“The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland invites applications for the role of Chief Commissioner of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (NIHRC). The NIHRC was established in 1999. It is a public body independent of the Government. It operates as an executive non-departmental public body sponsored by the Northern Ireland Office.  The NIHRC champions and guards the rights of all those who live in Northern Ireland. The Chief Commissioner is responsible to the Secretary of State for ensuring that the NIHRC’s policies and actions are consistent with its statutory duties… The successful applicant will be someone who can give strategic direction to the work of the NIHRC while uniting and leading a team of commissioners and forge good working relations with partner organisations across the public, private and voluntary and community sectors.”

Time: Full-time or part-time.

Remuneration: ££71,932 – £82,464 per annum.

Closes: 28 February

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HS2 Ltd – Non-Executive Director

“The Secretary of State for Transport is seeking a Non-Executive Director to join the board of HS2 Ltd with a real opportunity to shape the direction of this critical and highly visible project. As Non-Executive Director, you will champion the HS2 vision and objectives, challenging Board decisions where appropriate to maintain the aspired strategic direction and culture of the organisation whilst holding the leadership team to account for effective and efficient delivery against the agreed strategy and business plan. This will include offering alternative perspectives to the sector norm, with the ability to consider strategic, complex and often sensitive issues from an informed and balanced perspective. A particular focus is on driving continuous improvements in HS2’s approach to communications and engagement with communities along the route, and for driving the Government’s goal for greater transparency.”

Time: Two days per month approx.

Remuneration: £950 per diem.

Closes: 01 March

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UK Research and Innovation – Chair

The Chair of UKRI will play an integral role in guiding this young organisation along its path to corporate maturity. The Chair will work with the CEO, the Board and the Executive Chairs of UKRI’s nine Councils, leading UKRI in pursuit of its objectives, ensuring its success, and the UK’s continued leadership globally on research and innovation. The Chair acts as custodian for UKRI’s mission and objectives and is responsible for overall direction and management of UKRI, ensuring that the Board takes an effective governance role… We are looking for an outstanding individual with a passion for and knowledge of research and innovation to become Chair of UKRI. Applications are sought from candidates who are able to command the confidence of the academic, business, higher education and policy communities, promote effective stakeholder engagement, guide and challenge the development of UKRI’s organisational approach, ensure the organisation is realising the full benefits of reform and drive increased value for money and impact from research and innovation investments.

Time: 1 day per week approx.

Remuneration: £29,000 per annum.

Closes: 03 March

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Science Advisory Council – Chair

“The Science Advisory Council (SAC) provides independent and scientific support, advice and challenge to Defra. The SAC’s remit is broad and focuses primarily on the strategic direction of the Departments’ evidence. It delivers independent high-level, cross cutting, strategic advice and challenge to help assure the evidence used in Defra policy development and delivery and to this end diversity of thought within the members is encouraged. We are looking for a Chair who has the right qualities to take responsibility for the leadership and output of SAC. In doing so, the Chair will work in partnership with the CSA and SAC members to ensure SAC is able to provide high-level, strategic advice and constructive challenge on Defra’s use of evidence on high profile policies (often at pace) and on cross cutting and longer term challenges relating to the environment, food and rural affairs.”

Time: 11 days per annum approx.

Remuneration: £53 per hour plus reasonable expenses.

Closes: 04 March

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UK-Wide Infrastructure Bank – Chair

“The Chancellor of the Exchequer is looking to appoint a Chair for the new UK-wide infrastructure bank (hereafter “bank”). The objective of the bank will be to support and enable private and public investment in infrastructure, and to help the UK government deliver on its goal to create a net zero economy by 2050 and level up economic opportunities across the country. The bank is expected to advise, finance and co-invest alongside private sector investors in infrastructure projects, using a range of financial tools including loans, guarantees, equity and hybrid products; it will be available as a source of expert advice, including to certain public bodies, on developing and financing vital infrastructure. The bank will be headquartered in the north of England, and will operate UK-wide, supporting projects in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.”

Time: “Two days per week, though this may vary week to week.”

Remuneration: £120,000 per annum.

Closes: 10 March

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Intellectual Property Office – Chair of Steering Board

“IPO is the official UK Government body responsible for Intellectual Property (IP) rights including patents, designs, trademarks and copyright. They operate and maintain a clear and accessible intellectual property system in the UK, which encourages innovation and helps the economy and society to benefit from knowledge and ideas. IPO helps people get the right type of protection for their creation or invention, and responsible for policy, educating businesses and consumers about IP rights and responsibilities, supporting IP enforcement, granting UK patents, trademarks and design rights. The Chair should: lead the Steering Board so that it plays its full role as part of the overall governance arrangements for the agency as laid down in the framework agreement; run Steering Board meetings effectively and efficiently; manage relationships and communications with Steering Board members…”

Time: 22 days per annum.

Remuneration: £12,000 per annum.

Closes: 14 March

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Industrial Development Advisory Board – Members

“The Industrial Development Advisory Board (IDAB) advises ministers on applications from companies proposing to start capital investment projects in the Assisted Areas in England and who have applied for regional selective assistance under the Grant for Business Investment scheme or the Regional Growth Fund. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate that they have shown from previous roles elsewhere in the public or private sector the qualities, skills and experience to meet all the essential criteria relevant to this role. As a member on the Industrial Development Advisory Board (IDAB), you will have a statutory role  advising Government Ministers on whether financial support should be provided to UK businesses.”

Time: Two days per month approx.

Remuneration: “Reasonable travel and subsistence expenses.”

Closes: 21 March

Calling Conservatives: New public appointments announced. Chair of UK Research & Innovation – and more

8 Feb

Eight years ago, the TaxPayers’ Alliance reported that “in the last year, five times more Labour people were appointed to public bodies than Tories”.

It currently reports that almost half of avowedly political appointees last year owed their allegiance to Labour Party, compared to less than a third for the Conservatives.

Despite the selection of some Party members or supporters to fill important posts, over time, the Conservatives have punched beneath their weight when it comes to public appointments.  One of the reasons seems to be that Tories simply don’t apply in the same number as Labour supporters.

To help remedy this, each week we put up links to some of the main public appointments vacancies, so that qualified Conservatives can be aware of the opportunities presented.

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Defence Business Services – Non-Executive Director

“The DBS Board provides strategic direction and holds the DBS executive to account on behalf of the MoD Chief Operating Officer for the efficient and effective delivery of its strategic objectives.  It provides an important oversight and assurance role, ensuring that an effective framework for corporate governance is in place within DBS, as well as playing a critical role in supporting and endorsing the development of annual and corporate plans and significant business cases… The Non-Executive Directors (NEDs) will be accountable to the DBS Board Chair, who will conduct annual effectiveness reviews of NED performance.  NEDs will be expected to provide support to the Board Chair by challenging and holding the DBS executive team to account in delivering against Corporate Plan and Business Objectives.”

Time: Up to 20 days per annum.

Remuneration: £10,000 per annum.

Closes: 10 February

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The Valuation Tribunal Service (VTS) – Chair

“The Valuation Tribunal Service (VTS) is an executive non-departmental public body of the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG).  It was established under the Local Government Act 2003 to provide administrative support, procedural advice and central direction to the Valuation Tribunal for England. It has a strong corporate identity and clearly delegated powers and responsibilities. The VTS employs around 70 staff and is able to encourage the spread of best practice across the organisation, leading to better public service delivery. To support the Valuation Tribunal for England (VTE) in the administration of a fair, efficient and accessible system to deal with appeals against council tax and business rates valuation. This will be done by providing guidance and supporting the recruitment, induction and integration of new members.”

Time: 24 days per annum.

Remuneration: £8,839 per annum.

Closes: 11 February

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British Pharmacopoeia Commission – Chair

“The British Pharmacopoeia Commission was established in 1970 under Section 4 of the Medicines Act 1968 (superseded by the Human Medicines Regulations 2012). It is an Advisory Non-Departmental Public Body, sponsored by the Department of Health and Social Care. As such, it has no staff but is supported by a Secretariat from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). It has strong links with the wider MHRA, the National Institute of Biological Standards and Control, the pharmaceutical industry and academia. The key role of the BPC is the preparation of the annual editions of the British Pharmacopoeia (BP), which is widely recognised as one of the leading global pharmacopoeias. The publicly available and legally enforceable pharmacopoeial standards are designed to complement and assist the licensing and inspection processes and are part of the system for safeguarding purchasers and users of medicinal products.”

Time: 11 days per annum approx.

Remuneration: £500 per meeting.

Closes: 23 February

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Civil Aviation Authority – Non-Executive Director

“The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is a public corporation and the UK’s specialist independent aviation regulator. The CAA has specific responsibilities for aviation safety, security, management of UK airspace, economic regulation of some airports and air traffic control, enforcement of consumer protection rules, and the management of the ATOL financial protection scheme for holidaymakers. The Secretary of State for Transport is seeking to appoint three Non Executive Directors to join the Board of the CAA. We are looking for outstanding individuals who can participate in setting the direction of a key transport regulator as the aviation sector recovers from the impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic, and additional responsibilities as the UK leaves the European Aviation Safety Agency, and shaping the real-world experience of the multiple stakeholders the CAA serves.”

Time: 60 days per annum.

Remuneration: £25,000 per annum, plus £430 per diem for additional duties.

Closes: 25 February

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Historic Royal Palaces – Trustee

“Historic Royal Palaces has a fundamental charitable commitment to help everyone learn about the palaces in their care and the stories that they hold. It shares its work with the public on-site, off-site and on-line, and in many ways – for example through public programming, formal and informal education programmes, outreach activity and as an Independent Research Organisation. We work in partnership with schools, arts and theatre groups, community organisations and many more. We are award-winning and regarded as internationally-leading in the heritage sector, and we want to build further on this record of achievement.”

Time: One day per month approx.

Remuneration: Expenses.

Closes: 25 February

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BEIS – Director of Labour Market Enforcement

“The Director of Labour Market Enforcement was created by the Immigration Act 2016 as part of the Government’s reforms to strengthen efforts to tackle non-compliance in the labour market. The role is now well established, with the post holders having published two full strategies and two annual reports. The most recent interim Director was the second person to hold this role. The Director is responsible for producing an annual labour market enforcement strategy, which provides an assessment of the scale and nature of non-compliance in the labour market and sets out, in a single strategy, the strategic direction for the three existing labour market enforcement bodies – the Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate, the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority, and HMRC’s National Minimum Wage Team.”

Time: 1-2 days per month approx.

Remuneration: £100,000 – £130,000 per annum FTE.

Closes: 28 February

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UK Research and Innovation – Chair

The Chair of UKRI will play an integral role in guiding this young organisation along its path to corporate maturity. The Chair will work with the CEO, the Board and the Executive Chairs of UKRI’s nine Councils, leading UKRI in pursuit of its objectives, ensuring its success, and the UK’s continued leadership globally on research and innovation. The Chair acts as custodian for UKRI’s mission and objectives and is responsible for overall direction and management of UKRI, ensuring that the Board takes an effective governance role… We are looking for an outstanding individual with a passion for and knowledge of research and innovation to become Chair of UKRI. Applications are sought from candidates who are able to command the confidence of the academic, business, higher education and policy communities, promote effective stakeholder engagement, guide and challenge the development of UKRI’s organisational approach, ensure the organisation is realising the full benefits of reform and drive increased value for money and impact from research and innovation investments.

Time: 1 day per week approx.

Remuneration: £29,000 per annum.

Closes: 03 March

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Intellectual Property Office – Chair of Steering Board

“IPO is the official UK Government body responsible for Intellectual Property (IP) rights including patents, designs, trademarks and copyright. They operate and maintain a clear and accessible intellectual property system in the UK, which encourages innovation and helps the economy and society to benefit from knowledge and ideas. IPO helps people get the right type of protection for their creation or invention, and responsible for policy, educating businesses and consumers about IP rights and responsibilities, supporting IP enforcement, granting UK patents, trademarks and design rights. The Chair should: lead the Steering Board so that it plays its full role as part of the overall governance arrangements for the agency as laid down in the framework agreement; run Steering Board meetings effectively and efficiently; manage relationships and communications with Steering Board members…”

Time: 22 days per annum.

Remuneration: £12,000 per annum.

Closes: 14 March