Board Member: Ebbsfleet Development Corporation

Body: Ebbsfleet Development Corporation
Appointing Department: Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities
Sectors: Business, Finance & Skills, Charity & Public Sector, Communities
Location: Ebbsfleet, North Kent
Skills required: Audit and Risk, Business / Commercial, Change Management, Communication / Media / Marketing, Major Projects, Regulation
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: £12,000 (based on a time commitment of 2 days per month)
Time Requirements: 2 days per month


An announcement has been made on the outcome of this appointment.

Date: 08/05/2017

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Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications


  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date


  • Announcement

    30/11/2017 at 12:00


Assessment Panel

Vacancy Description

We wish to appoint a Non- Executive Director Board Member – Ebbsfleet Garden City.

In 2014 the Chancellor set out plans for a new Garden City of up to 15,000 homes at Ebbsfleet in North Kent. The area has long been identified as having significant development potential, with excellent transport links – including the High Speed 1 rail station and good availability of brownfield land across a number of strategic sites.

The Government’s ambition is that the EDC will serve as a catalyst for the creation, at pace, of a new Garden City for the 21st century whose features include:

  • High quality housing, with designs and layout in keeping with local preferences;
  • Well integrated social and economic infrastructure;
  • Ample, high quality green space and development which respects the natural environment;
  • A coherent identity that takes account of, and delivers benefits for, existing communities in the wider local area as well as those living in the new development.

Board members have collective corporate responsibility for ensuring that the Corporation discharges its functions effectively and efficiently; that it fulfils the overall aims, objectives and priorities set out in its corporate plan; and that it complies with all statutory or administrative requirements relating to the use of public funds.

Board members are responsible for:

  • Setting the strategic direction for the Corporation;
  • Overseeing and driving the successful delivery of the Corporation’s remit;
  • Holding the Corporation’s management to account for the effective use of public funds and driving value for money by receiving and reviewing regular financial data and other information concerning the management of the Corporation;
  • Ensuring that the Corporation’s affairs are conducted with probity and that high standards of corporate governance are observed at all times – abiding by the framework agreement with DCLG and any subsidiary documents thereof;
  • Ensuring that the Board operates within the limits of its statutory authority and in accordance with the authority delegated from its sponsoring Department and with guidance issued by it;
  • Complying at all times with the rules relating to the use of public funds and to conflicts of interest; and
  • Acting in accordance with the seven principles of public life.

Person Specification

Selection Criteria

Candidates will be assessed against the following criteria:

Essential Criteria

The essential criteria are as follows:

  • A strong track record of making effective decisions at senior levels within the private, public or voluntary sectors.
  • Excellent communication and stakeholder engagement skills with the ability to command the respect of, and to challenge, fellow Board members, staff and senior stakeholders in both the public and private sectors.
  • Strong commercial and financial acumen.
  • Strong analytical skills with an ability to get to grips with complex issues.

Desirable Criteria

  • A good understanding of the land-use planning system.
  • Hands-on experience of development and development finance – ideally with some experience in the house building sector.

Additional Information

If at any stage, you would like information on the role, please contact Nina Shuttlewood, EDC Corporate & Governance Lead at or on 07976 496152.

How to Apply

All candidates are required to complete and submit the following:

  1. A copy of your CV (no more than 3 pages).
  2. A covering letter explaining how you meet the essential and desirable criteria for the role (no more than 3 pages) – please refer to the person specification.
  3. Political Activity Questionnaire (Appendix B) – This questionnaire enables the monitoring of political activity of candidates for a public appointment, insofar as it is already in the public domain. Neither activity nor affiliation is a criterion for appointment (except where statute dictates specific representation).
  4. Other Relevant Information Declaration Form (Appendix C) – Any appointee to a Public Body could find that matters or incidents which previously attracted no attention could become matters of public interest once the person concerned holds a public appointment.
  5. Diversity Monitoring Form (Appendix D) – The Department for Communities and Local Government is committed to providing equal opportunities for all and welcomes applications from candidates irrespective of race, age, disability, gender, marital status, religion, sexual orientation, transgender or working patterns. Please complete this form and return it with your application.  Please note the form will not be treated as part of your application.  The data will be treated in the strictest confidence, and will be used for monitoring and statistical purposes only.
  6. Guaranteed Interview Scheme – only if applicable (Appendix E) – The Department for Communities and Local Government uses the guaranteed interview scheme to help widen opportunities for disabled people.  Applicants with disabilities who meet the criteria stated in the person specification as assessed by the panel and submit a completed ‘Guaranteed Interview Scheme’ form will be guaranteed an interview.
  7. Conflicts of Interest (Appendix F) – Please give details of any business or other interest or personal connections which, if you are appointed, could be misconstrued or cause embarrassment to either DCLG or the Corporation.
  8. Details of two referees (Appendix G) – The referees will be approached only if you are invited for the panel interview and the references, which will be taken before the interview, will be made available to the panel.
  9. Advertisement Publicity Survey (Appendix H)Please indicate how you heard about this post.

Your completed application should be returned by 11pm on 2 March 2017, by email to

Or by post to:

Flora Njoku
EDC Board Recruitment
Department for Communities and Local Government
Partnership and Delivery Unit
1st Floor, NE, Fry Building, 2 Marsham Street, London SW1P 4DF

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