Non Executive Directorships

CHAIR OF THE FIREFIGHTERS PENSION SCHEME ADVISORY BOARD

Location: London

Date Posted: 17/01/2020

Closing Date: 16/02/2020

Vacancy Description

£437/day

The Chair is tasked with effectively leading a diverse Board that is representative of both Scheme employers and members, whilst ensuring that the Board operates efficiently and transparently in the public interest.

The duties of the Chair include, but are not limited to:

  • Effectively managing Board meetings and promoting consensus and co-operation among members.
  • Ensuring that the Board focuses on the top priorities for the safeguarding of the firefighters’ pension scheme.
  • Overseeing the structure and operations of the Board, including the creation of, and appointments to, sub-committees and working groups.
  • Ensuring that the Board operates within the limits of its statutory/regulatory authority and in accordance with the authority delegated and the guidance issued from its sponsoring Department.
  • Holding Board management to account for the effective use of public funds and ensuring value for money.
  • Working collaboratively with local partners, including representatives of pension scheme employers and employees.
  • Ensuring that the Board’s affairs are conducted with probity, and that high standards of corporate governance are observed at all times.
  • Complying at all times with the rules relating to the use of public funds and conflicts of interest.

 

 

Person Specification

Part One – Essential skills and experience

  • Ability to lead and manage a board and to set clear strategic direction for an organisation, whilst delivering at pace.
  • Experience chairing or leading a working group composed of representatives of diverse interested parties.
  • Experience working with central and / or local government, and of engaging with a broad range of stakeholders.
  • A proven track record of ensuring effective governance for high profile organisations, and management of organisations.

Desirable

  • Experience of regulation, preferably in the public sector.
  • Knowledge of public pension scheme legislation.

Part Two – Personal abilities and behaviours

  • Strong communication, interpersonal and engagement skills – the ability to gain respect and keep the confidence of key stakeholders, including Ministers and senior Government officials, through effective communication and influencing skills.
  • The Chair must maintain the independence to command the continued confidence of members of the Board representing both employer and employee members of the Scheme.
  • High standards of corporate and personal conduct – demonstrate a sound understanding of and strong commitment to equal opportunities and the principles of public life.

 

How to Apply

The closing date for applications is 11pm Sunday, 16 February 2020

Please submit the following 4 documents, clearly labelled, by email to:

publicappointments@homeoffice.gov.uk.

  • comprehensive CV (maximum two sides A4, minimum 11 font) setting out your career history and including details of any professional qualifications.
  • short supporting statement (maximum two sides A4, minimum 11 font) giving evidence of the strength and depth of your ability to meet the essential criteria for the role. Please provide specific examples to demonstrate how you meet each of the experience, qualities and skill areas identified in the person specification.
  • Please complete and return via email the forms at Annex B, relating to referees, conflicts of interest and nationality.
  • In addition, please complete the Diversity Form at Annex C. Please click on the link to the Public Appointments website for further information on recording whether or not you have a disability.

 

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