Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Non-Executive Director

Body: Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (CEFAS)
Appointing Department: Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs
Sectors: Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, Science & Technology
Location: Lowestoft (flexible)
Skills required: Audit and Risk, Business / Commercial, Change Management, International Experience
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: The remuneration is £10,000 per annum and reasonable expenses are paid
Time Requirements: 20 days per year

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications


  • Panel Sift

    Mid-February 2021

  • Final Interview Date

    April 2021

  • Announcement

    May 2021


Assessment Panel

Vacancy Description

Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Non-executive advisory directors (NEDs) advise and support the Board and Chief Executive, providing objective and independent views and experiences designed to further our shared Vision and our Values. In particular, NEDs play a key role in helping to lead our people in high standards of science impact and quality, operational effectiveness and corporate governance.

Person Specification

• Experience of working with or in applied marine science, research, and/or biomedical sectors with associated contacts and personal networks

• Influencing strategic decision making at a senior level

• Ability to form partnerships with range of organisations to achieve strategic outcomes

• Delivering enhancements to people performance and culture, especially equality, diversity and inclusivity, in organisations

• The governance, assurance and systems of control that are required to support excellence in a Government or public facing organisation

Additional Information

Please see candidate pack.

We actively encourage applications from individuals from a wide range of backgrounds. Defra is a Disability Confident employer.

How to Apply

All candidates are requested to send the following:

• Monitoring form 1 (Conflicts of Interest and Conduct)

• a cover letter highlighting why you are interested in the post setting out a short summary of evidence/examples of how you meet the experience and personal attributes identified in the Person Specification above

• an up to date CV, including any other current roles and details of referees

• note we invite applications from groups who are currently under-represented, namely from women and ethnic minorities as well as those who identify themselves as living with a disability.

Your completed application should be returned to Karin Rundle, Director of HR/OD by email karin.rundle@cefas.co.uk by the closing date of 31st January 2021

1_CEFAS NED(S) Candidate Information Pack
2_Monitoring form 1 (Political Activity and CoI Questionnaire)

This post is NOT regulated by The Commissioner for Public Appointments.

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