Non Executive Directorships

Government Property Agency: Board Non Executive Director

Location: Londonan d Birmingham

Date Posted: 01/03/2021

Closing Date: 19/03/2021

£15,000 for 30 days/year

Vacancy Description

This is both a challenging and exciting time to join the Government Property Agency. We are looking to appoint an individual with commitment and expertise to the Board.

This is an exciting opportunity for the right individual to shape and improve the financial and commercial performance of the GPA, ensuring that the government’s commercial estate is developed as an asset to support transformation with improved financial returns and better value.

Whilst the Board’s Chair has overall responsibility for the performance of the Board, all members of the Board have an important individual and collective role in working with the Chair, the Chief Executive and the Senior Management Team to evolve the strategic direction of the body, to ensure delivery goals, and to ensure that it fulfils the governance, financial management, and efficiency standards required of it as a public body.

The successful candidate will be responsible for Chairing the Government Property Agency Audit and Risk Committee.

Person Specification

All candidates must demonstrate, in their CV and supporting letter, how they meet the following criteria, through their knowledge, skills and experience.

We are seeking to recruit an experienced non-executive Board member who will:

  • be a qualified accountant
  • be an experienced senior leader with proven success leading in corporate real estate or property management organisations
  • have the ability to engage effectively with and influence diverse and high-profile stakeholders
  • be able to show evidence of excellent judgement and the ability to assimilate a range of evidence and perspective
  • be able to provide examples that demonstrate customer focus
  • have experience of establishing and guiding organisations and/or managing change programmes
  • have experience of corporate governance and management of risk
  • be able to demonstrate capability to work effectively with central government
  • be able to demonstrate experience of strategic decision making and innovation in the property sector

For this post, a person cannot be appointed as a Board Member if he or she is employed in the civil service of the state, has unspent criminal convictions, is subject to bankruptcy, or disqualification as a company director. There must be no employment restrictions, or limit on your permitted stay in the UK.

Disability Confident candidates will be assessed against the same criteria.

Additional Information

Background to the organisation

The 2015 Budget announced that the Government would implement a new commercially driven approach to land and property asset management across the central government estate. In response to this, the Government Property Agency was established as an Executive Agency of the Cabinet Office in April 2018, responsible to the Minister for the Cabinet Office.

The GPA is reframing the way the government manages its multi-billion-pound annual investment in the Central Civil Estate. The agency aims to drive financial benefits through optimising usage and releasing surplus estate.

The GPA also champions transformation, providing departments with innovative solutions and property expertise that enable them to deliver wider business change. Through their national presence, the GPA’s remit is also intrinsically linked to delivering the Government Estate Strategy, including the ambitions for regional growth and strengthening the Union.

Beyond bricks and mortar, the GPA is about providing great workplaces for our people. Through programmes like Hubs and Smarter Working, we are leading on the rollout of modern working environments and flexible working practices. Real estate is at the heart of reinventing Government.

GPA has four areas of strategic focus: Growth across the UK; Transformation of the Civil Service; Contribution to Net Zero; and Better value. More detail on these can be found in the Business Plan 2020/21.

Size and composition of the Board

The Board currently comprises 9 Members. Members of the Board are listed below:

  • Pat Ritchie CBE, Government Property Agency Non-Executive Chair
  • Mickola Wilson, Non-Executive Director
  • Jane Hamilton, Non-Executive Director
  • Mark Collins, Non-Executive Director
  • Mike Parsons, Director General of Government Property
  • Steven Boyd, Government Property Agency Chief Executive Officer
  • Steve Blake, Government Property Agency Finance Director
  • Rupert McNeil, member from Government Department
  • Robert Razzell, member from Government Department
  • Mike Green, member from Government Department

The Board’s principal function is to advise the CEO and Sponsor Department on the strategic direction of the Agency. Specifically, the Board is responsible for:

  • formulating, and supporting the CEO in taking forward, the strategic aims and objectives of the Government Property Agency, consistent with government policy and overall strategic direction;
  • providing constructive challenge to the Agency on the delivery of its strategic objectives;
  • ensuring that the Cabinet Office is kept informed of any changes which are likely to impact on the strategic direction of the GPA or on the attainability of its targets, and determining the steps needed to deal with such changes;
  • ensuring sound financial and resource management by regularly reviewing financial and performance information concerning the management of the GPA;
  • authorising submission to HMT where decisions of the GPA Investment Committee exceed HMT delegated approval limits; and
  • demonstrating high standards of corporate governance at all times, including by using the independent audit and risk committee to help the Board to address key financial and other risks

The Board provides assurance to the Sponsor Department on the performance of the Agency.

The Chair has the right of direct access to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and to the Principal Accounting Officer of the Sponsor Department, for the purpose of both regular reporting and in the event of any disagreement with the CEO relating to the strategic and operational delivery of the Agency.

How to Apply

In order for us to progress your application please submit the following completed documentation:

  1. A Curriculum Vitae with your education, professional qualifications and full employment history
  2. An accompanying Supporting Letter (maximum 2 A4 pages), setting out your suitability for the role and how you meet the essential and desirable skills set out in the person specification – please ensure your full name is clearly noted at the top of your letter.
  3. Diversity monitoring form (here), any information you provide in Section A will not be used as part of the selection process and will not be seen by the interview panel. The form now includes questions about disability.  If you experience problems accessing the monitoring form please contact ogpsecretariat@cabinetoffice.gov.uk
  4. Disability Confident, offering an interview to disabled people declaration (if applicable)

Please send all the above required application documents to: ogpsecretariat@cabinetoffice.gov.uk

Due to limited availability of selection panel members, shortlisted candidates should ensure that they are available to attend on the advertised interview date as it is unlikely that an alternative date can be accommodated.

Interviews will be held virtually.

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