Calling Conservatives: New public appointments announced. Member of Natural Resources Wales – and more

16 May

As research by the Taxpayers’ Alliance and Policy Exchange has shown, Conservatives are still heavily under-represented when it comes to appointments to public bodies.

ConservativeHome has regularly highlighted some of the appointments to these bodies, and encouraged subscribers to apply, and we will continue to do so.

As well as checking out the appointments that we highlight, we would also encourage all those subscribers with an interest in offering their expertise to public bodies to sign up to the free Cabinet Office email alert service.

Here is the link for the service; setting up an account takes just a couple of minutes.

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HM Land Registry – Non-Executive Chair

“MRC works closely with medical research charities, industry, the NHS and UK Government health research funders, including with the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and gives a high priority to research that is likely to increase our understanding of illness and disease and that will make a real difference to clinical practice and the health of the population… The Executive Chair, working with the MRC Council members, is responsible for setting and implementing the strategic vision for MRC and through this, shaping UKRI’s direction and position on medical and biomedical research. As a visible and credible leader of both MRC and the wider medical and biomedical research community, you will provide direction ensuring delivery of world-class research, innovation, skills development and infrastructure investment.”

Time: Expected time commitment is a minimum of 60 days per year. The Board meets up to ten times a year, both in London and at HMLR sites across England and Wales

Remuneration: “Competitive remuneration package”

Closes:  18 May

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Bank of England – External Member of the Financial Policy Committee 

“This is a high-profile and influential role. The appointment of external members to the FPC is designed to ensure that the Committee benefits from thinking and expertise in addition to that existing inside the Bank of England, and to provide constructive challenge during the Committee’s deliberations.  Each member of the FPC should have expertise in the field of financial services and economics.  External members will be independent – they will not represent or lobby for individual groups, interests, or sectors. The FPC usually meets quarterly for a series of meetings.  The Committee aims to set policy by consensus but will vote if a consensus cannot be reached.  FPC members are also expected to speak to audiences throughout the country, to explain the FPC’s policy decisions and thinking.”

Time: This role requires a part-time commitment of an average 23 days a quarter, though actual experience can vary considerably.

Remuneration: £99,200 a year

Closes:  23 May

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HM Treasury – Chair of the Board of the Reclaim Fund Ltd (RFL)

“The Board is responsible for ensuring that RFL can meet its objectives: to ensure the payment of reclaims from dormant assets can always be made and to thereby enable money from dormant assets be distributed for the benefit of society. The Chair, who will report to ministers, is central to creating the conditions for overall Board and company effectiveness…Candidates must be able to demonstrate both experience commensurate with the seniority of this role and the highest levels of integrity, authority, and independence”

Time: 45-50 days a year

Remuneration: £45,000 a year

Closes:  13 June

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Welsh Government – Welsh Language Advisor 

“Key areas of responsibility: (i) Promoting and facilitating the increase of Welsh language services, and other opportunities to use Welsh; (ii) To work towards ensuring that the Welsh language is treated no less favourably than the English language and that persons in Wales should be able to live their lives through the medium of the Welsh language if they choose to do so: (iii) To encourage best practice and to offer assistance to bodies in relation to mainstreaming the Welsh language in policy development, with the aim of increasing the use of Welsh, increasing opportunities for persons to use the language, and ensuring that Welsh is not treated less favourably than English; (iv) To be responsible for regulating the Welsh Language standards system. Approximately 120 bodies are currently required to comply with standards.”

Time: 5 days a week

Remuneration: £95,000

Closes:  17 June

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Welsh Government – Member of Natural Resources Wales 

“Candidates’ applications will be strengthened by demonstrating some or all of the following desirable skills and behaviours: (i) A commitment to and passion for, tackling the challenges of the climate and nature emergencies, and pursuing and promoting the sustainable management of natural resources; (ii) Either a public profile or communications and/or digital experience; (iii) Experience of accounting or finance roles and/or responsibilities (including at board or committee level); (iv) The ability to communicate in the Welsh Language (except Role 6 (essential as specified)); (v) Understanding: can understand parts of a basic conversation; (vi) Can hold a basic conversation in Welsh.”

Time: Minimum of 36 days a year

Remuneration: £350 a day plus expenses

Closes:  19 June

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HM Prison and Probation Service – MAPPA Lay Adviser Northumbria

“Attend each Strategic Management Board (SMB) meeting. Contribute to the monitoring and evaluation of the operation of MAPPA in Northumbria. Attend a Level 2 or 3 MAPP meeting quarterly, to assist in understanding the process and to enable the monitoring and evaluation of MAPPA. Confirm that the SMB has created effective links with other multi-agency forums, e.g. the Local Criminal Justice Board and the Local Safeguarding Children Boards. Assist in the preparation of the MAPPA annual report. Participate in any SMB sub-groups, working parties or projects. Participate in reviewing the SMB Business Plan and broader communication strategy. Participate in reviewing and questioning local MAPPA statistics. Attend local and regional events with the agreement of the Responsible Authority (Police, Probation, Prison Service).”

Time: Be able to provide up to 8 hours a month but not more than 16 hours per month to the SMB

Remuneration: This is a part-time unpaid post (expenses paid)

Closes:  24 June

Calling Conservatives: New public appointments announced. Welsh Language Advisor – and more

9 May

As research by the Taxpayers’ Alliance and Policy Exchange has shown, Conservatives are still heavily under-represented when it comes to appointments to public bodies.

ConservativeHome has regularly highlighted some of the appointments to these bodies, and encouraged subscribers to apply, and we will continue to do so.

As well as checking out the appointments that we highlight, we would also encourage all those subscribers with an interest in offering their expertise to public bodies to sign up to the free Cabinet Office email alert service.

Here is the link for the service; setting up an account takes just a couple of minutes.

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Nuclear Liabilities Fund  – Chair and Trustee-Director

“The Nuclear Liabilities Fund (NLF) holds assets of c. £20 billion and was established to meet the costs of decommissioning the UK’s nuclear power stations currently owned and operated by EDFE. The Fund is underwritten by HM Government and helps ensure the industry is able to meet its security and environmental responsibilities with regard to the waste management and decommissioning of these plants. This is an opportunity to lead a board that is making a major contribution to the UK economy, to the public good and to the financial and environmental wellbeing of future generations. The Chair leads the Board of the NLF in assessing its funding position, investing its assets, making payments to meet qualifying decommissioning costs and providing strategic input to help control decommissioning liabilities. This role offers the opportunity for active participation in managing innovative investment strategies to meet the Fund’s future liabilities.”

Time: 48 days per year

Remuneration: The role is remunerated at £9,130 per annum. No pension is payable for the appointment.

Closes:  9 May

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National Heritage Memorial Fund – Trustee and Chair of the Committee for Wales 

“The Chair of the Committee will work closely with the Wales Director to promote and represent the Fund in Wales. The successful appointee will be required, consistent with the Fund’s strategic objectives, to engage actively with stakeholders in the heritage and cultural sectors in Wales and with Senedd Cymru (Welsh Parliament). The Chair of the Committee will also ensure that the Trustees have visibility of, and are able to engage with, key issues and opportunities that are specific to the Fund’s work in Wales.”

Time: Trustees will be expected to dedicate an average of five days per month to The Fund business, plus time to read the necessary papers. Trustees will be expected to attend Board meetings (circa 6 -8 per annum) and four Committee meetings each year and other meetings as necessary depending on their membership of the Board’s Committees and panels.

Remuneration: The annual remuneration for the Trustee for Wales is £20,749.

Closes:  12 May

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HM Land Registry – Non-Executive Chair

“MRC works closely with medical research charities, industry, the NHS and UK Government health research funders, including with the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and gives a high priority to research that is likely to increase our understanding of illness and disease and that will make a real difference to clinical practice and the health of the population… The Executive Chair, working with the MRC Council members, is responsible for setting and implementing the strategic vision for MRC and through this, shaping UKRI’s direction and position on medical and biomedical research. As a visible and credible leader of both MRC and the wider medical and biomedical research community, you will provide direction ensuring delivery of world-class research, innovation, skills development and infrastructure investment.”

Time: Expected time commitment is a minimum of 60 days per year. The Board meets up to ten times a year, both in London and at HMLR sites across England and Wales

Remuneration: “Competitive remuneration package”

Closes:  18 May

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Bank of England – External Member of the Financial Policy Committee 

“This is a high-profile and influential role. The appointment of external members to the FPC is designed to ensure that the Committee benefits from thinking and expertise in addition to that existing inside the Bank of England, and to provide constructive challenge during the Committee’s deliberations.  Each member of the FPC should have expertise in the field of financial services and economics.  External members will be independent – they will not represent or lobby for individual groups, interests, or sectors. The FPC usually meets quarterly for a series of meetings.  The Committee aims to set policy by consensus but will vote if a consensus cannot be reached.  FPC members are also expected to speak to audiences throughout the country, to explain the FPC’s policy decisions and thinking.”

Time: This role requires a part-time commitment of an average 23 days a quarter, though actual experience can vary considerably.

Remuneration: £99,200 a year

Closes:  23 May

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Welsh Government – Welsh Language Advisor 

“Key areas of responsibility: (i) Promoting and facilitating the increase of Welsh language services, and other opportunities to use Welsh; (ii) To work towards ensuring that the Welsh language is treated no less favourably than the English language and that persons in Wales should be able to live their lives through the medium of the Welsh language if they choose to do so: (iii) To encourage best practice and to offer assistance to bodies in relation to mainstreaming the Welsh language in policy development, with the aim of increasing the use of Welsh, increasing opportunities for persons to use the language, and ensuring that Welsh is not treated less favourably than English; (iv) To be responsible for regulating the Welsh Language standards system. Approximately 120 bodies are currently required to comply with standards.”

Time: 5 days a week

Remuneration: £95,000

Closes:  17 June

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HM Prison and Probation Service – MAPPA Lay Adviser Northumbria

“Attend each Strategic Management Board (SMB) meeting. Contribute to the monitoring and evaluation of the operation of MAPPA in Northumbria. Attend a Level 2 or 3 MAPP meeting quarterly, to assist in understanding the process and to enable the monitoring and evaluation of MAPPA. Confirm that the SMB has created effective links with other multi-agency forums, e.g. the Local Criminal Justice Board and the Local Safeguarding Children Boards. Assist in the preparation of the MAPPA annual report. Participate in any SMB sub-groups, working parties or projects. Participate in reviewing the SMB Business Plan and broader communication strategy. Participate in reviewing and questioning local MAPPA statistics. Attend local and regional events with the agreement of the Responsible Authority (Police, Probation, Prison Service).”

Time: Be able to provide up to 8 hours a month but not more than 16 hours per month to the SMB

Remuneration: This is a part-time unpaid post (expenses paid)

Closes:  24 June

Calling Conservatives: New public appointments announced. HM Land Registry Non-Executive Chair – and more

2 May

As research by the Taxpayers’ Alliance and Policy Exchange has shown, Conservatives are still heavily under-represented when it comes to appointments to public bodies.

ConservativeHome has regularly highlighted some of the appointments to these bodies, and encouraged subscribers to apply, and we will continue to do so.

As well as checking out the appointments that we highlight, we would also encourage all those subscribers with an interest in offering their expertise to public bodies to sign up to the free Cabinet Office email alert service.

Here is the link for the service; setting up an account takes just a couple of minutes.

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Northern Ireland Food Advisory Committee – Non-Executive Board Member for Northern Ireland 

“The Member of the FSA Board for Northern Ireland has a responsibility to: ensure the FSA discharges its statutory duties in line with the requirement to protect public health and consumer interests in relation to food; to set and to reinforce the FSA’s core values through the development and monitoring of strategic objectives, plans and policies; to represent the FSA and its values; to play an effective part in Board meetings, discussions and decisions; to monitor the performance of the Executive in meeting agreed objectives and targets, including: the delivery of services; continuous improvement; financial performance, and risk management; to assist with the appointment of the Chief Executive, and to participate as a member or Chair of one or more of the Board Committees: Business, and Audit and Risk Assurance.”

Time: 20 days per annum

Remuneration: All members qualify for a basic allowance of £1,046 per annum, and there are additional allowances for members who take on certain special responsibilities

Closes:  3 May

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Nuclear Liabilities Fund  – Chair and Trustee-Director

“The Nuclear Liabilities Fund (NLF) holds assets of c. £20 billion and was established to meet the costs of decommissioning the UK’s nuclear power stations currently owned and operated by EDFE. The Fund is underwritten by HM Government and helps ensure the industry is able to meet its security and environmental responsibilities with regard to the waste management and decommissioning of these plants. This is an opportunity to lead a board that is making a major contribution to the UK economy, to the public good and to the financial and environmental wellbeing of future generations. The Chair leads the Board of the NLF in assessing its funding position, investing its assets, making payments to meet qualifying decommissioning costs and providing strategic input to help control decommissioning liabilities. This role offers the opportunity for active participation in managing innovative investment strategies to meet the Fund’s future liabilities.”

Time: 48 days per year

Remuneration: The role is remunerated at £9,130 per annum. No pension is payable for the appointment.

Closes:  9 May

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National Heritage Memorial Fund – Trustee and Chair of the Committee for Wales 

“The Chair of the Committee will work closely with the Wales Director to promote and represent the Fund in Wales. The successful appointee will be required, consistent with the Fund’s strategic objectives, to engage actively with stakeholders in the heritage and cultural sectors in Wales and with Senedd Cymru (Welsh Parliament). The Chair of the Committee will also ensure that the Trustees have visibility of, and are able to engage with, key issues and opportunities that are specific to the Fund’s work in Wales.”

Time: Trustees will be expected to dedicate an average of five days per month to The Fund business, plus time to read the necessary papers. Trustees will be expected to attend Board meetings (circa 6 -8 per annum) and four Committee meetings each year and other meetings as necessary depending on their membership of the Board’s Committees and panels.

Remuneration: The annual remuneration for the Trustee for Wales is £20,749.

Closes:  12 May

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HM Land Registry – Non-Executive Chair

“MRC works closely with medical research charities, industry, the NHS and UK Government health research funders, including with the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and gives a high priority to research that is likely to increase our understanding of illness and disease and that will make a real difference to clinical practice and the health of the population… The Executive Chair, working with the MRC Council members, is responsible for setting and implementing the strategic vision for MRC and through this, shaping UKRI’s direction and position on medical and biomedical research. As a visible and credible leader of both MRC and the wider medical and biomedical research community, you will provide direction ensuring delivery of world-class research, innovation, skills development and infrastructure investment.”

Time: Expected time commitment is a minimum of 60 days per year. The Board meets up to ten times a year, both in London and at HMLR sites across England and Wales

Remuneration: “Competitive remuneration package”

Closes:  18 May

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Bank of England – External Member of the Financial Policy Committee 

“This is a high-profile and influential role. The appointment of external members to the FPC is designed to ensure that the Committee benefits from thinking and expertise in addition to that existing inside the Bank of England, and to provide constructive challenge during the Committee’s deliberations.  Each member of the FPC should have expertise in the field of financial services and economics.  External members will be independent – they will not represent or lobby for individual groups, interests, or sectors. The FPC usually meets quarterly for a series of meetings.  The Committee aims to set policy by consensus but will vote if a consensus cannot be reached.  FPC members are also expected to speak to audiences throughout the country, to explain the FPC’s policy decisions and thinking.”

Time: This role requires a part-time commitment of an average 23 days a quarter, though actual experience can vary considerably.

Remuneration: £99,200 a year

Closes:  23 May

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HM Prison and Probation Service – MAPPA Lay Adviser Northumbria

“Attend each Strategic Management Board (SMB) meeting. Contribute to the monitoring and evaluation of the operation of MAPPA in Northumbria. Attend a Level 2 or 3 MAPP meeting quarterly, to assist in understanding the process and to enable the monitoring and evaluation of MAPPA. Confirm that the SMB has created effective links with other multi-agency forums, e.g. the Local Criminal Justice Board and the Local Safeguarding Children Boards. Assist in the preparation of the MAPPA annual report. Participate in any SMB sub-groups, working parties or projects. Participate in reviewing the SMB Business Plan and broader communication strategy. Participate in reviewing and questioning local MAPPA statistics. Attend local and regional events with the agreement of the Responsible Authority (Police, Probation, Prison Service).” Time: Be able to provide up to 8 hours a month but not more than 16 hours per month to the SMB Remuneration: This is a part-time unpaid post (expenses paid) Closes:  24 June

Calling Conservatives: New public appointments announced. Deputy Chair of the British Council– and more

25 Apr

As research by the Taxpayers’ Alliance and Policy Exchange has shown, Conservatives are still heavily under-represented when it comes to appointments to public bodies.

ConservativeHome has regularly highlighted some of the appointments to these bodies, and encouraged subscribers to apply, and we will continue to do so.

As well as checking out the appointments that we highlight, we would also encourage all those subscribers with an interest in offering their expertise to public bodies to sign up to the free Cabinet Office email alert service.

Here is the link for the service; setting up an account takes just a couple of minutes.

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National Park Authority – Board Member

“The key functions of a member are to: ensure the National Park Authority furthers its statutory purposes, agree plans that ensure the Park is available to all parts of society, is relevant and is valued as a national asset for its special qualities, represent the Authority through collaborative working with external stakeholders at a national and local level, including other National Park Authorities, agree appropriate policies to meet statutory duties and participate in collective decision making, and encourage a creative, experimental, and innovative culture, where risks are appropriately managed”

Time: Six times a year including two workshops/site visits per year

Remuneration: All members qualify for a basic allowance of £1,046 per annum, and there are additional allowances for members who take on certain special responsibilities

Closes:  26 April

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British Library – Scotland Member

“Members of the Board have corporate responsibility for ensuring that the British Library complies with any statutory or administrative requirements for the use of public funds…The successful candidate to this role will be able to demonstrate in their application a demonstrable ‘special knowledge of Scotland’ and the ability to bring to the Board a broad appreciation of the historic, social and political context of Scotland within the United Kingdom and a strong commitment to, and appreciation of, the British Library’s vision and values, and its public service and entrepreneurial goals.”

Time: The appointment is for a term of four years, expected to start at a mutually convenient date in 2022. The role is for one to two days per month.

Remuneration: The role is remunerated at £9,130 per annum. No pension is payable for the appointment.

Closes:  26 April

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HMRC – General Anti-Abuse Rule Advisory Panel Members 

“The BBC’s Royal 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: Meetings are held four to five times per year.

Remuneration: Voluntary

Closes:  27 April

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Medical Research Council – Executive Chair

“MRC works closely with medical research charities, industry, the NHS and UK Government health research funders, including with the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and gives a high priority to research that is likely to increase our understanding of illness and disease and that will make a real difference to clinical practice and the health of the population… The Executive Chair, working with the MRC Council members, is responsible for setting and implementing the strategic vision for MRC and through this, shaping UKRI’s direction and position on medical and biomedical research. As a visible and credible leader of both MRC and the wider medical and biomedical research community, you will provide direction ensuring delivery of world-class research, innovation, skills development and infrastructure investment.”

Time: Full-time

Remuneration: “Competitive remuneration package”

Closes:  28 April

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Department for Transport – General Aviation Advocate

“The GA Advocate is a freestanding post reporting to the Aviation Minister set up in 2017. The selected candidate will work closely with the Aviation Directorate, the Civil Aviation Authority and particularly the General Aviation sector and its many representative bodies, including the General and Business Aviation Strategic Forum, the General Aviation Partnership and the GA All Party Parliamentary Group. They will ensure the Department for Transport can effectively consider the specific needs of the GA sector.”

Time: Up to 2 days per week for 12 months

Remuneration: £350 per day and necessary expenses at Civil Service rates

Closes:  29 April

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Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office – British Council Deputy Chair 

“This is an exciting and important time to join us, and we are seeking to appoint a Deputy Chair who, working as a team with the Chairman and other Trustees, will, ensure that the British Council continues to have a clear vision, mission, and strategic direction, holds the Executive Team to account, whilst acting as a guardian of the British Council’s reputation and assets. The successful candidate will need to be an experienced Non-Executive Director, with the ability to work with government at a senior level or experience of working with government and/or experience of working in the commercial sector..”

Time: Approximately 20-25 days per annum

Remuneration: None

Closes:  29 April

Calling Conservatives: New public appointments announced. Scottish Member of the British Library – and more

18 Apr

As research by the Taxpayers’ Alliance and Policy Exchange has shown, Conservatives are still heavily under-represented when it comes to appointments to public bodies.

ConservativeHome has regularly highlighted some of the appointments to these bodies, and encouraged subscribers to apply, and we will continue to do so.

As well as checking out the appointments that we highlight, we would also encourage all those subscribers with an interest in offering their expertise to public bodies to sign up to the free Cabinet Office email alert service.

Here is the link for the service; setting up an account takes just a couple of minutes.

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Post Office Limited – Chair

“Transformation is critical to the Post Office’s future. We are working to resolve past failures and fundamentally reform our culture, practices and operating procedures, prioritising strong and trusting relationships with Postmasters whilst we look ahead to ways in which we can adapt and innovate to better serve our customers across the UK. As our Chair, you will lead an energised board of executive and non-executive directors driving significant transformation to modernise the network, introduce more customer-friendly formats, and effectively address historic failures. You will provide outstanding leadership to this organisational transformation, to ongoing culture change programmes, and to rebuilding our relationships with Postmasters and other key stakeholders. At heart, Post Office is a commercial business with a social purpose, and our Chair will take the lead in ensuring that the future of the organisation reflects the best of what these two strands can offer consumers.”

Time: 2 days per week

Remuneration: Up to £150,000 per annum

Closes: 19 April

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BBC Board – Member for Northern Ireland

“The BBC’s Royal 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: Up to 2 days per week

Remuneration: The base fee for all non-executive directors is £33,000 per annum

Closes:  22 April

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National Park Authority – Board Member

“The key functions of a member are to: ensure the National Park Authority furthers its statutory purposes, agree plans that ensure the Park is available to all parts of society, is relevant and is valued as a national asset for its special qualities, represent the Authority through collaborative working with external stakeholders at a national and local level, including other National Park Authorities, agree appropriate policies to meet statutory duties and participate in collective decision making, and encourage a creative, experimental, and innovative culture, where risks are appropriately managed”

Time: Six times a year including two workshops/site visits per year

Remuneration: All members qualify for a basic allowance of £1,046 per annum, and there are additional allowances for members who take on certain special responsibilities

Closes:  26 April

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British Library – Scotland Member

“Members of the Board have corporate responsibility for ensuring that the British Library complies with any statutory or administrative requirements for the use of public funds…The successful candidate to this role will be able to demonstrate in their application a demonstrable ‘special knowledge of Scotland’ and the ability to bring to the Board a broad appreciation of the historic, social and political context of Scotland within the United Kingdom and a strong commitment to, and appreciation of, the British Library’s vision and values, and its public service and entrepreneurial goals.”

Time: The appointment is for a term of four years, expected to start at a mutually convenient date in 2022. The role is for one to two days per month.

Remuneration: The role is remunerated at £9,130 per annum. No pension is payable for the appointment.

Closes:  26 April

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HMRC – General Anti-Abuse Rule Advisory Panel Members 

“The BBC’s Royal 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: Meetings are held four to five times per year.

Remuneration: Voluntary

Closes:  27 April

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Medical Research Council – Executive Chair

“MRC works closely with medical research charities, industry, the NHS and UK Government health research funders, including with the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and gives a high priority to research that is likely to increase our understanding of illness and disease and that will make a real difference to clinical practice and the health of the population… The Executive Chair, working with the MRC Council members, is responsible for setting and implementing the strategic vision for MRC and through this, shaping UKRI’s direction and position on medical and biomedical research. As a visible and credible leader of both MRC and the wider medical and biomedical research community, you will provide direction ensuring delivery of world-class research, innovation, skills development and infrastructure investment.”

Time: Full-time

Remuneration: “Competitive remuneration package”

Closes:  28 April

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

11 Apr

As research by the Taxpayers’ Alliance and Policy Exchange has shown, Conservatives are still heavily under-represented when it comes to appointments to public bodies.

ConservativeHome has regularly highlighted some of the appointments to these bodies, and encouraged subscribers to apply, and we will continue to do so.

As well as checking out the appointments that we highlight, we would also encourage all those subscribers with an interest in offering their expertise to public bodies to sign up to the free Cabinet Office email alert service.

Here is the link for the service; setting up an account takes just a couple of minutes.

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Climate Change Committee – Members x 2

“The UK Government, the Scottish Government, the Welsh Government and the Northern Ireland Executive are seeking to appoint two new members to the Committee: one economist and one person with business/industry/energy expertise. For both campaigns we will keep a reserve list for future opportunities that may arise.​As a Committee Member you will be responsible for developing the work of the Climate Change Committee, determining its strategic direction and providing impartial input into its work. It is important, and encouraged by the Climate Change Act 2008, that the Committee contains the range of expertise that is required to effectively produce its advice and recommendations. While all Members of the Committee participate and provide scrutiny in all discussions, each also has a particular area of expertise.”

Time: Minimum of two days per month 

Remuneration: £800 per day. Remuneration and expenses are taxable. 

Closes: 13 April

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Reviewing Committee on the Export of Works and Art and Objects of Cultural Interest (RCEWA) – Chair

“The Committee reaches a view on the merits of any object which one of the Secretary of State’s expert advisers refers to it. If the Committee finds that an item meets at least one of the Waverley criteria, it will recommend to the Secretary of State that the decision on the export licence should be deferred for a specified period. This will allow institutions and private individuals in the UK a chance to raise the money to purchase the item to enable it to remain in this country. 2022 marks the 70th anniversary of the Waverley Report (1952) which led to the founding of the Committee. This is an occasion to celebrate and communicate widely the work of the Committee and its public impact. It is also an opportunity to take stock and ensure the Committee’s work remains relevant and responsive moving forward amid changes in wider society and the cultural sector.”

Time: Approximately 10 to 12 meetings a year (usually held on a Wednesday of each month) which may last up to a day  

Remuneration: The post is not salaried 

Closes: 16 April

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Post Office Limited – Chair

“Transformation is critical to the Post Office’s future. We are working to resolve past failures and fundamentally reform our culture, practices and operating procedures, prioritising strong and trusting relationships with Postmasters whilst we look ahead to ways in which we can adapt and innovate to better serve our customers across the UK. As our Chair, you will lead an energised board of executive and non-executive directors driving significant transformation to modernise the network, introduce more customer-friendly formats, and effectively address historic failures. You will provide outstanding leadership to this organisational transformation, to ongoing culture change programmes, and to rebuilding our relationships with Postmasters and other key stakeholders. At heart, Post Office is a commercial business with a social purpose, and our Chair will take the lead in ensuring that the future of the organisation reflects the best of what these two strands can offer consumers.”

Time: 2 days per week 

Remuneration: Up to £150,000 per annum

Closes: 19 April

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BBC Board – Member for Northern Ireland

“The BBC’s Royal 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: Up to 2 days per week 

Remuneration: The base fee for all non-executive directors is £33,000 per annum 

Closes:  22 April

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National Park Authority – Board Member

“The key functions of a member are to: ensure the National Park Authority furthers its statutory purposes, agree plans that ensure the Park is available to all parts of society, is relevant and is valued as a national asset for its special qualities, represent the Authority through collaborative working with external stakeholders at a national and local level, including other National Park Authorities, agree appropriate policies to meet statutory duties and participate in collective decision making, and encourage a creative, experimental, and innovative culture, where risks are appropriately managed”

Time: Six times a year including two workshops/site visits per year 

Remuneration: All members qualify for a basic allowance of £1,046 per annum, and there are additional allowances for members who take on certain special responsibilities 

Closes:  26 April

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Medical Research Council – Executive Chair

“MRC works closely with medical research charities, industry, the NHS and UK Government health research funders, including with the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and gives a high priority to research that is likely to increase our understanding of illness and disease and that will make a real difference to clinical practice and the health of the population… The Executive Chair, working with the MRC Council members, is responsible for setting and implementing the strategic vision for MRC and through this, shaping UKRI’s direction and position on medical and biomedical research. As a visible and credible leader of both MRC and the wider medical and biomedical research community, you will provide direction ensuring delivery of world-class research, innovation, skills development and infrastructure investment.”

Time: Full-time 

Remuneration: “Competitive remuneration package”

Closes:  28 April

Calling Conservatives: New public appointments announced. Chair of the Wallace Collection – and more

4 Apr

As research by the Taxpayers’ Alliance and Policy Exchange has shown, Conservatives are still heavily under-represented when it comes to appointments to public bodies.

ConservativeHome has regularly highlighted some of the appointments to these bodies, and encouraged subscribers to apply, and we will continue to do so.

As well as checking out the appointments that we highlight, we would also encourage all those subscribers with an interest in offering their expertise to public bodies to sign up to the free Cabinet Office email alert service.

Here is the link for the service; setting up an account takes just a couple of minutes.

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Climate Change Committee – Members x 2

“The UK Government, the Scottish Government, the Welsh Government and the Northern Ireland Executive are seeking to appoint two new members to the Committee: one economist and one person with business/industry/energy expertise. For both campaigns we will keep a reserve list for future opportunities that may arise.​As a Committee Member you will be responsible for developing the work of the Climate Change Committee, determining its strategic direction and providing impartial input into its work. It is important, and encouraged by the Climate Change Act 2008, that the Committee contains the range of expertise that is required to effectively produce its advice and recommendations. While all Members of the Committee participate and provide scrutiny in all discussions, each also has a particular area of expertise.” ​

Time: Minimum of 2 days per month

Remuneration: £800 per day. Remuneration and expenses are taxable.

Closes: 06 April

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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 and maintain confidence in the programme as we embrace lasting change for this country… The Chair is responsible for leading the HS2 Ltd Board and ensuring its effective operation on behalf of the Secretary of State as sole shareholder.”

Time: 2 days per week

Remuneration: £200,000 per annum

Closes: 06 April

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Reviewing Committee on the Export of Works and Art and Objects of Cultural Interest (RCEWA) – Chair

“The Committee reaches a view on the merits of any object which one of the Secretary of State’s expert advisers refers to it. If the Committee finds that an item meets at least one of the Waverley criteria, it will recommend to the Secretary of State that the decision on the export licence should be deferred for a specified period. This will allow institutions and private individuals in the UK a chance to raise the money to purchase the item to enable it to remain in this country. 2022 marks the 70th anniversary of the Waverley Report (1952) which led to the founding of the Committee. This is an occasion to celebrate and communicate widely the work of the Committee and its public impact. It is also an opportunity to take stock and ensure the Committee’s work remains relevant and responsive moving forward amid changes in wider society and the cultural sector.”

Time: Approximately 10 to 12 meetings a year (usually held on a Wednesday of each month) which may last up to a day

Remuneration: The post is not salaried.

Closes: 9 April

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Building Digital UK – Chair

“Building Digital UK (BDUK) is a dynamic delivery-focused portfolio responsible for delivering the government’s ambition to deliver improved digital infrastructure across fixed and mobile broadband to the hardest-to-reach areas of the UK. This includes fixed gigabit-capable broadband networks through the £5 billion Project Gigabit programme and 4G coverage on mobile devices through the £1 billion Shared Rural Network programme. Project Gigabit is using a blend of subsidy interventions to encourage broadband providers to build networks in non-commercial areas. The Shared Rural Network sees the government working with Vodafone, O2, Three and EE in areas where there is currently no coverage from any operator, bringing faster and more reliable internet speeds to hard-to-reach areas.”

Time: 2 days per week

Remuneration: £80,000 per annum plus expenses

Closes: 10 April

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Wallace Collection – Chair

“Building Digital UK (BDUK) is a dynamic delivery-focused portfolio responsible for delivering the government’s ambition to deliver improved digital infrastructure across fixed and mobile broadband to the hardest-to-reach areas of the UK. This includes fixed gigabit-capable broadband networks through the £5 billion Project Gigabit programme and 4G coverage on mobile devices through the £1 billion Shared Rural Network programme. Project Gigabit is using a blend of subsidy interventions to encourage broadband providers to build networks in non-commercial areas. The Shared Rural Network sees the government working with Vodafone, O2, Three and EE in areas where there is currently no coverage from any operator, bringing faster and more reliable internet speeds to hard-to-reach areas.”

Time: 1-2 days a month

Remuneration: £80,000 per annum plus expenses

Closes: 10 April

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Post Office Limited – Chair

“Transformation is critical to the Post Office’s future. We are working to resolve past failures and fundamentally reform our culture, practices and operating procedures, prioritising strong and trusting relationships with Postmasters whilst we look ahead to ways in which we can adapt and innovate to better serve our customers across the UK. As our Chair, you will lead an energised board of executive and non-executive directors driving significant transformation to modernise the network, introduce more customer-friendly formats, and effectively address historic failures. You will provide outstanding leadership to this organisational transformation, to ongoing culture change programmes, and to rebuilding our relationships with Postmasters and other key stakeholders. At heart, Post Office is a commercial business with a social purpose, and our Chair will take the lead in ensuring that the future of the organisation reflects the best of what these two strands can offer consumers.”

Time: 2 days per week

Remuneration: Up to £150,000 per annum.

Closes: 19 April

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Medical Research Council – Executive Chair

“MRC works closely with medical research charities, industry, the NHS and UK Government health research funders, including with the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and gives a high priority to research that is likely to increase our understanding of illness and disease and that will make a real difference to clinical practice and the health of the population… The Executive Chair, working with the MRC Council members, is responsible for setting and implementing the strategic vision for MRC and through this, shaping UKRI’s direction and position on medical and biomedical research. As a visible and credible leader of both MRC and the wider medical and biomedical research community, you will provide direction ensuring delivery of world-class research, innovation, skills development and infrastructure investment.”

Time: Full-time

Remuneration: “Competitive remuneration package”

Closes: 28 April

Calling Conservatives: New public appointments announced. Chair of the Post Office – and more

28 Mar

As research by the Taxpayers’ Alliance and Policy Exchange has shown, Conservatives are still heavily under-represented when it comes to appointments to public bodies.

ConservativeHome has regularly highlighted some of the appointments to these bodies, and encouraged subscribers to apply, and we will continue to do so.

As well as checking out the appointments that we highlight, we would also encourage all those subscribers with an interest in offering their expertise to public bodies to sign up to the free Cabinet Office email alert service.

Here is the link for the service; setting up an account takes just a couple of minutes.

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Office for Students – Chief Executive Officer

“The Chief Executive is responsible for delivering the OfS’s statutory regulatory duties, as well as the following: providing overall leadership and management of the OfS as the independent regulator of higher education in England, setting and delivering a strategic vision for how the OfS will achieve its aims in championing the interests of students; overseeing the effectiveness and performance of the OfS and ensuring it is discharging its statutory duties in line with ministerial priorities, government policy and actions and direction determined by the OfS Board, as well as its accounting officer duties in relation to managing public money; working closely with Ministers and government officials to take the OfS through its next phase of critical work, including in relation to driving up quality, increasing real social mobility and reducing bureaucracy…”

Time: Full-time

Remuneration: £150-165,000 per annum

Closes: 29 March

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Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency – Chair

“The DVLA is seeking an experienced Chair to lead its Board. Collectively, you will provide challenge and support to the DVLA’s Executive Team. You will play a vital role in the strategic and operational leadership of the organisation. You will use your experience and expertise to provide guidance, governance, scrutiny, challenge and support to the Chief Executive, and her executive team, in their development and execution of the DVLA’s business plan. You will act as an ambassador for the DVLA. Through active engagement with a broad range of senior stakeholders, including Ministers and our customers, you will play a pivotal role in enhancing the DVLA’s reputation and profile.”

Time: 7 days per month

Remuneration: £44,497 per annum

Closes: 04 April

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Ministry of Justice – Victims’ Commissioner for England and Wales

“The Commissioner is required to produce and publish an annual report on performance to the Justice Secretary, the Attorney General and the Home Secretary, and to give advice to a Minister of the Crown or the Treasury when required to do so. The role of Victims’ Commissioner is vital, with the Victims’ Bill consultation considering evidence on how to substantially improve victims’ experience of the criminal justice system. Part of the consultation asked for views about the powers of the Commissioner to hold government to account which may result in some future changes to the role.”

Time: Full-time

Remuneration: £108,000 per annum

Closes: 04 April

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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 and maintain confidence in the programme as we embrace lasting change for this country… The Chair is responsible for leading the HS2 Ltd Board and ensuring its effective operation on behalf of the Secretary of State as sole shareholder.”

Time: 2 days per week

Remuneration: £200,000 per annum

Closes: 06 April

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Building Digital UK – Chair

“Building Digital UK (BDUK) is a dynamic delivery-focused portfolio responsible for delivering the government’s ambition to deliver improved digital infrastructure across fixed and mobile broadband to the hardest-to-reach areas of the UK. This includes fixed gigabit-capable broadband networks through the £5 billion Project Gigabit programme and 4G coverage on mobile devices through the £1 billion Shared Rural Network programme. Project Gigabit is using a blend of subsidy interventions to encourage broadband providers to build networks in non-commercial areas. The Shared Rural Network sees the government working with Vodafone, O2, Three and EE in areas where there is currently no coverage from any operator, bringing faster and more reliable internet speeds to hard-to-reach areas.”

Time: 2 days per week

Remuneration: £80,000 per annum plus expenses

Closes: 10 April

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Post Office Limited – Chair

“Transformation is critical to the Post Office’s future. We are working to resolve past failures and fundamentally reform our culture, practices and operating procedures, prioritising strong and trusting relationships with Postmasters whilst we look ahead to ways in which we can adapt and innovate to better serve our customers across the UK. As our Chair, you will lead an energised board of executive and non-executive directors driving significant transformation to modernise the network, introduce more customer-friendly formats, and effectively address historic failures. You will provide outstanding leadership to this organisational transformation, to ongoing culture change programmes, and to rebuilding our relationships with Postmasters and other key stakeholders. At heart, Post Office is a commercial business with a social purpose, and our Chair will take the lead in ensuring that the future of the organisation reflects the best of what these two strands can offer consumers.”

Time: 2 days per week

Remuneration: Up to £150,000 per annum.

Closes: 19 April

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Medical Research Council – Executive Chair

“MRC works closely with medical research charities, industry, the NHS and UK Government health research funders, including with the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and gives a high priority to research that is likely to increase our understanding of illness and disease and that will make a real difference to clinical practice and the health of the population… The Executive Chair, working with the MRC Council members, is responsible for setting and implementing the strategic vision for MRC and through this, shaping UKRI’s direction and position on medical and biomedical research. As a visible and credible leader of both MRC and the wider medical and biomedical research community, you will provide direction ensuring delivery of world-class research, innovation, skills development and infrastructure investment.”

Time: Full-time

Remuneration: “Competitive remuneration package”

Closes: 28 April

Calling Conservatives: New public appointments announced. Victims’ Commissioner for England and Wales – and more

21 Mar

As research by the Taxpayers’ Alliance and Policy Exchange has shown, Conservatives are still heavily under-represented when it comes to appointments to public bodies.

ConservativeHome has regularly highlighted some of the appointments to these bodies, and encouraged subscribers to apply, and we will continue to do so.

As well as checking out the appointments that we highlight, we would also encourage all those subscribers with an interest in offering their expertise to public bodies to sign up to the free Cabinet Office email alert service.

Here is the link for the service; setting up an account takes just a couple of minutes.

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Office for Students – Chief Executive Officer

“The Chief Executive is responsible for delivering the OfS’s statutory regulatory duties, as well as the following: providing overall leadership and management of the OfS as the independent regulator of higher education in England, setting and delivering a strategic vision for how the OfS will achieve its aims in championing the interests of students; overseeing the effectiveness and performance of the OfS and ensuring it is discharging its statutory duties in line with ministerial priorities, government policy and actions and direction determined by the OfS Board, as well as its accounting officer duties in relation to managing public money; working closely with Ministers and government officials to take the OfS through its next phase of critical work, including in relation to driving up quality, increasing real social mobility and reducing bureaucracy…”

Time: Full-time

Remuneration: £150-165,000 per annum

Closes: 22 March

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The Environment Agency – Chair

“The Environment Agency is at the heart of the Government’s work to create a better environment for people and for nature and to adapt to climate change. It works to create better places for people and wildlife and support sustainable development. It protects people, homes, and businesses by reducing the risk of flooding and helps communities recover when floods do happen. It helps to create new habitats, protecting and improving the quality of our water, land, and air to ensure a cleaner, healthier environment which benefits people, wildlife, and promotes sustainable development. The Environment Agency Chair will provide overall leadership and strategic vision for the Board of the Environment Agency. ”

Time: 3.5 days per week

Remuneration: £100,000 per annum, plus expenses.

Closes: 24 March

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Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency – Chair

“The DVLA is seeking an experienced Chair to lead its Board. Collectively, you will provide challenge and support to the DVLA’s Executive Team. You will play a vital role in the strategic and operational leadership of the organisation. You will use your experience and expertise to provide guidance, governance, scrutiny, challenge and support to the Chief Executive, and her executive team, in their development and execution of the DVLA’s business plan. You will act as an ambassador for the DVLA. Through active engagement with a broad range of senior stakeholders, including Ministers and our customers, you will play a pivotal role in enhancing the DVLA’s reputation and profile.”

Time: 7 days per month

Remuneration: £44,497 per annum

Closes: 04 April

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Ministry of Justice – Victims’ Commissioner for England and Wales

“The Commissioner is required to produce and publish an annual report on performance to the Justice Secretary, the Attorney General and the Home Secretary, and to give advice to a Minister of the Crown or the Treasury when required to do so. The role of Victims’ Commissioner is vital, with the Victims’ Bill consultation considering evidence on how to substantially improve victims’ experience of the criminal justice system. Part of the consultation asked for views about the powers of the Commissioner to hold government to account which may result in some future changes to the role.”

Time: Full-time

Remuneration: £108,000 per annum

Closes: 04 April

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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 and maintain confidence in the programme as we embrace lasting change for this country… The Chair is responsible for leading the HS2 Ltd Board and ensuring its effective operation on behalf of the Secretary of State as sole shareholder.”

Time: 2 days per week

Remuneration: £200,000 per annum

Closes: 06 April

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Building Digital UK – Chair

“Building Digital UK (BDUK) is a dynamic delivery-focused portfolio responsible for delivering the government’s ambition to deliver improved digital infrastructure across fixed and mobile broadband to the hardest-to-reach areas of the UK. This includes fixed gigabit-capable broadband networks through the £5 billion Project Gigabit programme and 4G coverage on mobile devices through the £1 billion Shared Rural Network programme. Project Gigabit is using a blend of subsidy interventions to encourage broadband providers to build networks in non-commercial areas. The Shared Rural Network sees the government working with Vodafone, O2, Three and EE in areas where there is currently no coverage from any operator, bringing faster and more reliable internet speeds to hard-to-reach areas.”

Time: 2 days per week

Remuneration: £80,000 per annum plus expenses

Closes: 10 April

Calling Conservatives: New public appointments announced. Chair of Building Digital UK – and more

14 Mar

As research by the Taxpayers’ Alliance and Policy Exchange has shown, Conservatives are still heavily under-represented when it comes to appointments to public bodies.

ConservativeHome has regularly highlighted some of the appointments to these bodies, and encouraged subscribers to apply, and we will continue to do so.

As well as checking out the appointments that we highlight, we would also encourage all those subscribers with an interest in offering their expertise to public bodies to sign up to the free Cabinet Office email alert service.

Here is the link for the service; setting up an account takes just a couple of minutes.

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Home Office – Members of the Investigatory Powers Tribunal

“The IPT has a UK-wide jurisdiction. Its President is Lord Justice Singh and the Vice-President is Lord Boyd of Duncansby. We are looking for distinguished lawyers with a proven track record of expertise capable of being applied to the work of the IPT, who are able to make informed and reliable decisions on issues which can be of national importance. The successful candidates will have considerable experience in the law at a senior level, be familiar with Administrative Law and have a sufficient knowledge or understanding of RIPA, the Intelligence Services Act 1994, the IP Act, the Human Rights Act 1998 and the recent judgment of the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights in Big Brother Watch & Ors v UK.  Judicial experience will be an advantage.”

Time: At least 15 days per year, five years.

Remuneration: £917.52 per diem

Closes: 14 March

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Office for Students – Chief Executive Officer

“The Chief Executive is responsible for delivering the OfS’s statutory regulatory duties, as well as the following: providing overall leadership and management of the OfS as the independent regulator of higher education in England, setting and delivering a strategic vision for how the OfS will achieve its aims in championing the interests of students; overseeing the effectiveness and performance of the OfS and ensuring it is discharging its statutory duties in line with ministerial priorities, government policy and actions and direction determined by the OfS Board, as well as its accounting officer duties in relation to managing public money; working closely with Ministers and government officials to take the OfS through its next phase of critical work, including in relation to driving up quality, increasing real social mobility and reducing bureaucracy…”

Time: Full-time

Remuneration: £150-165,000 per annum

Closes: 22 March

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The Environment Agency – Chair

“The Environment Agency is at the heart of the Government’s work to create a better environment for people and for nature and to adapt to climate change. It works to create better places for people and wildlife and support sustainable development. It protects people, homes, and businesses by reducing the risk of flooding and helps communities recover when floods do happen. It helps to create new habitats, protecting and improving the quality of our water, land, and air to ensure a cleaner, healthier environment which benefits people, wildlife, and promotes sustainable development. The Environment Agency Chair will provide overall leadership and strategic vision for the Board of the Environment Agency. ”

Time: 3.5 days per week

Remuneration: £100,000 per annum, plus expenses.

Closes: 24 March

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Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency – Chair

“The DVLA is seeking an experienced Chair to lead its Board. Collectively, you will provide challenge and support to the DVLA’s Executive Team. You will play a vital role in the strategic and operational leadership of the organisation. You will use your experience and expertise to provide guidance, governance, scrutiny, challenge and support to the Chief Executive, and her executive team, in their development and execution of the DVLA’s business plan. You will act as an ambassador for the DVLA. Through active engagement with a broad range of senior stakeholders, including Ministers and our customers, you will play a pivotal role in enhancing the DVLA’s reputation and profile.”

Time: 7 days per month

Remuneration: £44,497 per annum

Closes: 04 April

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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 and maintain confidence in the programme as we embrace lasting change for this country… The Chair is responsible for leading the HS2 Ltd Board and ensuring its effective operation on behalf of the Secretary of State as sole shareholder.”

Time: 2 days per week

Remuneration: £200,000 per annum

Closes: 06 April

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Building Digital UK – Chair

“Building Digital UK (BDUK) is a dynamic delivery-focused portfolio responsible for delivering the government’s ambition to deliver improved digital infrastructure across fixed and mobile broadband to the hardest-to-reach areas of the UK. This includes fixed gigabit-capable broadband networks through the £5 billion Project Gigabit programme and 4G coverage on mobile devices through the £1 billion Shared Rural Network programme. Project Gigabit is using a blend of subsidy interventions to encourage broadband providers to build networks in non-commercial areas. The Shared Rural Network sees the government working with Vodafone, O2, Three and EE in areas where there is currently no coverage from any operator, bringing faster and more reliable internet speeds to hard-to-reach areas.”

Time: 2 days per week

Remuneration: £80,000 per annum plus expenses

Closes: 10 April