Chair, Committee on Fuel Poverty

Body: Committee on Fuel Poverty
Appointing Department: Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Sectors: Communities, Energy
Location: BEIS Office/Virtual
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: £14,000 per annum
Time Requirements: 2-3 days per month

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched

    23/07/2021

  • Closed for Applications

    01/08/2021

  • Panel Sift

    W/C 23/08/21 or W/C 30/08/2021 (TBC)

  • Final Interview Date

    W/C 20/09/2021

  • Announcement

    TBC

The timeline for this campaign is indicative and subject to change. Please check the advert for any updates.

 

Assessment Panel

Vacancy Description

The Committee on Fuel Poverty (CFP) is an advisory non-departmental public body sponsored by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. The Committee advises on the effectiveness of policies aimed at reducing fuel poverty and encourage greater co-ordination across the organisations working to reduce fuel poverty. The Committee on Fuel Poverty (CFP) consists of a Chair and 5 members who are appointed for 3 years.

The role of the Committee is to report on the progress towards the interim milestones and 2030 fuel poverty target. It also reports on the effectiveness and impact of policies and schemes on fuel poverty.

The Committee has had it’s fourth annual report, published in June 2020.

Further information about The Committee on Fuel Poverty can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/committee-on-fuel-poverty/about

 

We are seeking to appoint a Chair to the Committee on Fuel Poverty Board.

As Chair of the Committee on Fuel Poverty, you will play a key role in leading the group to deliver high quality, independent, evidence-based advice to Government.

You will also be responsible for reporting this advice to Parliament and communicating with stakeholders and the wider public.

Your role will involve leading, and setting the strategic direction of, a group of independent experts.

 

Person Specification

You will be someone with strong leadership skills and have knowledge and understanding of fuel poverty issues. Experience of working with fuel poverty stakeholders (such as housing, health, energy supply, local government, household energy efficiency and community engagement) would be advantageous.

You will possess the ability to effectively chair a Board, understand and effectively monitor the progress of the Government’s Fuel Poverty Strategy in England.

Please provide evidence to demonstrate the following:

Essential Criteria

  • You will be someone with strong leadership skills and have knowledge and understanding of fuel poverty issues.
  • You will possess the ability to effectively chair a Board and monitor the progress of the Government’s Fuel Poverty Strategy for England.
  • The ability to quickly understand and analyse complex issues, such as the need to decarbonise heating in home, strategic engagement across policy areas or building a robust supply chain for energy efficiency measures.
  • Able to engage effectively with Ministers and influence senior stakeholders, and act as an advocate for the Committee conveying complex messages clearly to a variety of audiences.

 

Desirable criteria

  • Knowledge and understanding of fuel poverty issues.
  • Experience of working with fuel poverty stakeholders (such as housing, health, energy supply, local government, household energy efficiency and community engagement) would be advantageous.

 

Additional Information

Reserve List

If we identify more appointable candidates than we currently have posts available, we will hold applicant details on a reserve list for a period of 12 months from which further appointments can be made.

 

Please tailor your application to show how you meet the criteria listed. You should set out your suitability for the role and how you meet the criteria set out in the person specification.

If you are shortlisted for the role, due diligence will be carried out and your referees are likely to be contacted.

You will be asked to prepare some identification documents if you are invited to an interview – further information will be provided at that stage.

Interviews are likely to be held remotely through Microsoft Teams.

Please note: feedback will only be provided to candidates who attend an interview.

How to Apply

Both parts must be submitted by 23:00 on 1 August 2021 in order for your application to be considered complete. Applications received after this date will not be considered.

Part one: CV and Statement of Suitability

  • One document combining a two-page statement of suitability and two-page CV (no more than four sides of A4 in total). The key to a good application is to give the reader specific information about how you meet the criteria for appointment. Think about your knowledge, skills, experience and personal attributes, and take full advantage of the space available. Provide practical evidence that best demonstrates how you meet the essential criteria.
  • Save the document as ‘Surname, First initial – URN 406 – Committee on Fuel Poverty.
  • Send to publicappointments@beis.gov.uk with URN 406 – Committee on Fuel Poverty in the subject heading.

 

Part two: Diversity Monitoring and Conflict of Interest Form.

Attachments
Candidate Pack - CFP Chair NEW dates
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