Chair, Marshall Aid Commemoration CommissionClosed
|Body:||Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission (MACC)|
|Appointing Department:||Foreign & Commonwealth Office|
|Sectors:||Charity & Public Sector, Culture, Media & Sport, Education|
|Skills required:||Business / Commercial, Change Management, Communication / Media / Marketing, HR, International Experience, Major Projects|
|Number of Vacancies:||1|
|Remuneration:||The appointment is unpaid. Reasonable costs of travel and subsistence within the UK and US to attend Commission meetings and events will be reimbursed, within HMG agreed limits.|
|Time Requirements:||Part time - The role of a Chair involves attending three or four Commission meetings per year, at least two annual Commission events, plus the regular meetings of the Commission’s committees and other ad hoc work requiring a minimum time commitment of 18-20 days per year.|
Closed for Applications
Final Interview Date
FCO Head of Soft Power & External Affairs Department • Departmental Official
Dr Alice Prochaska
Deputy Chair, MACC • Other Panel Member
Independent Panel Member • Independent Member
The Chair will lead the Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission, and will have responsibility for:
- Providing effective leadership of the Commission and ensuring that strong and effective governance is in place.
- Together with the Commissioners, setting direction for the Marshall Scholarship programme and monitoring performance.
- Ensuring that the Commission sets a clear vision and strategy for a vibrant and effective Marshall Scholarships programme that is effectively and appropriately communicated, in the context of changes in funding, in higher education and in the UK/US relationship.
- Effective management of the key stakeholder relationships, particularly with the following:
- Working closely with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office as sponsoring department, including ensuring close alignment with FCO strategic objectives.
- The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) as managing agency.
- The Association of Marshall Scholars (AMS) – the alumni association.
- UK Universities and other partners.
- Acting as the public face of and ambassador for the Commission, promoting and communicating the Commission’s views as required.
- Securing the future of the programme through effective university partnership building, including through and with the Marshall alumni network; and by taking other appropriate actions to secure long-term programme sustainability.
- Co-ordinating and directing the contributions of Commission members presenting different views and opinions, and doing so by establishing good team working.
- Carrying out periodic appraisals on individual Commissioners’ performance.
- Acting as the Accounting Officer responsible for the expenditure of public money.
One candidate is sought whose attributes will range across the following criteria.
- A keen interest in UK-US relations, and a commitment to improve and deepen that relationship.
- The ability to demonstrate strategic leadership at Board level of a significant organisation in the public or private sector, including the ability to lead and chair an interdisciplinary group.
- Ability to network at the highest level and an awareness of how to use networks effectively to achieve an organisation’s goals.
- Excellent communication skills.
- An ability to engage with the best and brightest American students, and a keen concern for their well-being.
- Ability to seek out and conclude strategic partnerships with relevant stakeholders and organisations that can further bolster the scholarship and work of the commission.
- The right to work in the UK.
- Knowledge of finance and governance issues.
- Knowledge or experience working with or on behalf of UK higher education and its institutions.
- Experience of dealing with Ministers, senior officials and stakeholders.
- Skills in stakeholder engagement, and monitoring and evaluation of organisational impact.
- Knowledge and experience of engaging with dispersed and widespread communities and alumni, including through the use of technology.
- Commitment towards and demonstrated ability in promoting equality, diversity and inclusion.
- Experience or knowledge of fundraising and commercial sponsorship.
At Marshall, we want to represent the breadth and diversity of the UK and particularly welcome applications from candidates from a diverse range of professional and personal backgrounds.
More information about Marshall Scholarships and the Commission can be found at www.marshallscholarship.org
|Candidate Pack - Marshall Chair 2020|