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Technical Advisory Board – Industry and Independent Members

Location: Home Office

Date Posted: 20/11/2020

Closing Date: 04/01/2021

All reasonable TAB expenses

Vacancy Description

Would you like to join a group of industry and government experts in analysing complex and technical issues to produce balanced and independent advice for the Home Secretary?

The Technical Advisory Board (TAB) is a non-departmental public body which was established under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA) and whose remit was expanded under the Investigatory Powers Act 2016 (IPA). The TAB has two main duties; to consider the technical requirements and the financial consequences of a notice that is to be imposed upon a telecommunications operator (TO) and to provide advice to the Secretary of State if the TO seeks a review of the notice.

The Home Office is seeking to appoint up to seven individuals to the TAB, to represent the telecommunications industry, or to act as an independent board member. The roles offer exciting opportunities to contribute to the strategic direction of the TAB and to ensure that it can continue to function as an important safeguard for industry and government and contribute to consideration of the way in which these issues bear upon the Government’s future negotiations with the industry.

Person Specification

INDUSTRY MEMBERS

Part One – Essential Skills and Experience

  • In order to be considered for the role, it is a requirement that you hold office or position with a Telecommunications Operator (TO) on whom obligations may be placed by virtue of retention notices, national security notices, or technical capability notices under the Investigatory Powers Act, or you are able to represent the interests of such persons.
  • In addition to those holding positions with mobile network operators and mobile virtual network operators, interest is sought from those holding position with, or able to represent the interests of, TOs offering the range of telecommunications services as defined by the Investigatory Powers Act.

In addition, you must;

  • Possess sufficient knowledge and experience to be able to effectively to represent the interests of persons on whom obligations may be imposed.
  • Be able to contribute to the development of a sound strategic direction of a non-departmental public body.
  • Be able to analyse and make judgements from complex data and contribute to workable recommendations on complex and sensitive issues.
  • Be able to gain respect and keep the confidence of key stakeholders, including Ministers and senior Government officials through effective communication and influencing skills (both oral and written).

Part Two – Personal abilities and behaviours

  • An innovator and motivator, able to promote new thinking to achieve change and continuous improvement.
  • Able to build strong working relationships and communicate effectively, using a range of medium, to Ministers, officials, and a diverse range of stakeholders.
  • Strong negotiating and influencing skills and the ability to convince through personal credibility.
  • Undisputed personal integrity and a personal style that demonstrates authority and commitment.

 

INDEPENDENT MEMBERS

Part One – Essential Skills and Experience

  • In order to be considered for the role, it is a requirement that you have prior experience of the telecommunications industry (possibly through previous employment/academia)

In addition, you must;

  • Be able to contribute to the development of a sound strategic direction of a non-departmental public body.
  • Be able to analyse and make judgements from complex data and contribute to workable recommendations on complex and sensitive issues.
  • Be able to gain respect and keep the confidence of key stakeholders, including Ministers and senior Government officials through effective communication and influencing skills (both oral and written).

Desirable

  • knowledge of the relevant legislation, i.e. the Investigatory Powers Act 2016.

Part Two – Personal abilities and behaviours

  • An innovator and motivator, able to promote new thinking to achieve change and continuous improvement.
  • Able to build strong working relationships and communicate effectively, using a range of medium, to Ministers, officials, and a diverse range of stakeholders.
  • Strong negotiating and influencing skills and the ability to convince through personal credibility.
  • Undisputed personal integrity and a personal style that demonstrates authority and commitment.

 

 

Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have or be willing to obtain security clearance to Developed Vetting (DV).

How to Apply

The closing date for applications is 23:00, Monday 4 January 2021.

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

publicappointments@homeoffice.gov.uk

  1. A comprehensive CV (maximum two sides A4, minimum 11 font) setting out your career history and including details of any professional qualifications.
  2. A 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.
  3. Please complete and return via email the forms at Annex B, relating to referees, conflicts of interest and nationality.
  4. 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.

Please include the heading (Industry / Independent Member, Technical Advisory Board) in the subject box.

Please submit your application documents as 4 separate attachments.

Please note the following:

  • We cannot accept applications submitted after the closing date.
  • Applications will be assessed on the documentation provided. Please refer to the advert and checklist to ensure you have provided the necessary documentation We will assess it based solely on documentation provided.
  • Applications will be acknowledged upon receipt.
  • Feedback will only be given to unsuccessful candidates following interview.

 

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