Chair - Ordnance Survey

Closed
Body: Ordnance Survey
Appointing Department: Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Sectors: Business, Finance & Skills, Science & Technology
Location: Meetings tend to happen at Ordnance Survey Headquarters in Southampton
Skills required: Business / Commercial
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: £50,000 per annum
Time Requirements: The Chair is expected to work a minimum of 60 days per annum

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched

    22/07/2021

  • Closed for Applications

    09/09/2021 at 12:00

  • Panel Sift

    Mid-late September

  • Final Interview Date

    Mid October

  • Announcement

    TBC

Sift and Interview dates are subject to change

 

Assessment Panel

Vacancy Description

Ordnance Survey (OS) is a world-leading geospatial data solutions company utilising innovation and technology to provide quality data and services to a broad range of customers in the UK and worldwide.

OS’s mapping data is relied on by every one of us. If you call for the fire service or an ambulance, more often than not it is OS data that is used to find you. Want to locate your nearest post office, cinema or supermarket? OS is there, supporting the search engines and pointing you in the right direction. As the national mapping services provider of Great Britain, OS provides critical location data and know-how to more than 5,000 organisations working for the public good in areas such as housing, the natural environment, connected transport and national security, and to a broad range of business sectors including energy, utility, property, retail and finance.

OS is looking for a Non-Executive Chair with exceptional board leadership skills and a proven track record of building commercial businesses to support management in driving the long-term, profitable growth of the company. This comes at a crucial time for OS as it seeks to expand its commercial business in new, fast-growing markets whilst transforming its delivery of critical geospatial data and services to the public sector across Great Britain.

The incoming Chair will lead the Board in encouraging and challenging the executive team, shaping the strategic direction of the company and monitoring delivery against agreed commercial strategies and plans.

The successful candidate will have the personal credibility and professional abilities to lead the Board and represent the organisation at the highest levels, including:

  • A record of commercial business leadership at Board level or equivalent;
  • Excellent inter-personal skills and experience of managing complex senior stakeholder relationships;
  • The ability to think strategically, set clear direction and communicate effectively to command the confidence of a range of audiences;
  • Senior experience of supporting significant organisational transformation and culture change programmes;
  • A record of achievement in a Non-executive Director role; and
  • An understanding of the public sector context and the values of public service.

The OS Chair is a Ministerial appointment, made through a process regulated by the Office of the Commissioner for Public Appointments.

Person Specification

Essential skills

OS is seeking to appoint an individual possessing the following skills and capabilities:

  • A record of commercial business leadership at Board level or equivalent, preferably in a company developing commercial activities in new or fast-growing markets;
  • Excellent inter-personal skills, including the ability to build effective team relationships with Board members and executives, and experience of managing complex senior stakeholder relationships;
  • The ability to think strategically, set clear direction and communicate effectively to command the confidence of a range of audiences;
  • Senior experience of supporting significant organisational transformation and culture change programmes;
  • A record of achievement in a Non-executive Director role, demonstrating sound knowledge of corporate governance good practice and the ability to work effectively as part of a board; and
  • An understanding of the public sector context and an understanding of, and commitment to, the principle of Ministerial accountability and the values of public service.

Desirable criteria

  • Previous experience as a non-executive chair of the board of a commercial and/or international business; and
  • Experience of working at senior levels to deliver commercial growth within or alongside the public sector, including in a global context.

Additional Information

This campaign is being managed by UK Government Investments (UKGI) and all candidates should read the UKGI Data Privacy notice attached prior to applying.

This appointment process will follow the Cabinet Office Governance Code for Public Appointments as regulated by the Commissioner for Public Appointments.

Attachments
OS-Non-Exec-Chair-Candidate-Pack-v3
UKGI Privacy Notice for Public Appointment Applicants Jan 2020
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