Chair - Social Security Advisory CommitteeClosed
|Body:||Social Security Advisory Committee|
|Appointing Department:||Department for Work and Pensions|
|Number of Vacancies:||1|
|Time Requirements:||Around 5 days per month|
Closed for Applications
Final Interview Date
Pete Searle Added 01/11/2017
DWP Strategy Director for Working Age Benefits and Devolution • Departmental Official
Gill Aitken Added 01/11/2017
Director General (General Counsel) at HMRC • Other Panel Member
Colin Godbold Added 01/11/2017
SSAC Vice Chair • Other Panel Member
Rosie Varley Added 01/11/2017
Former OCPA appointed Public Appointments Assessor • Independent Member
The SSAC Chair will be required to demonstrate strong leadership as he/she sets the strategic direction for the Committee and harnesses effectively the expertise and experience of a diverse Committee membership ensuring that it operates effectively as a team. The successful candidate will have the ability to build constructive relationships at senior levels (both in Government and with external stakeholders) and demonstrate good judgement.
The Chair will ensure the Committee provides an independent view (independent of both Government and other interested parties) which reflects a wide range of perspectives.
Scrutinising, and where the Committee so decides, reporting on draft regulations entails mastering complex legal and technical detail, as well as understanding the operational context in which legislation will be brought into effect. The Chair will be able to draw on the considerable knowledge and expertise of the Committee membership during the scrutiny process, however they will need to have the capability to pick up on detailed proposals quickly in order that he/she can communicate credibly with Ministers, stakeholders and the media as appropriate.
The Chair also develops and maintains productive relationships with Ministers, Departmental officials and the Committee’s external stakeholders to inform SSAC’s work. The Chair does this through a mixture of formal and informal visits, attendance at events and conferences and through chairing the Committee’s own annual stakeholder event.
The Chair and Members have access to sensitive proposals from time to time. These are shared with the Committee in confidence.
• Strong leadership qualities with the ability to set and shape the strategic direction of the Committee, and to harnesses effectively the expertise and experience of a diverse Committee membership ensuring that it operates effectively as a team;
• Ability to operate constructively and build positive relationships with Board level and senior stakeholders (for example in this role you will regularly work with Ministers, senior Whitehall officials, Parliamentarians and other senior stakeholders) – communicating effectively/persuasively and demonstrating sound judgement;
• Ability to understand, evaluate and advise objectively on complex issues relating to social security;
• Ability to take an independent view (independent of both Government and other interested parties) which reflects a wide range of perspectives. To be credible, the Chair will need to be able to demonstrate their independence from the Committee’s primary stakeholders; and
• An understanding of Government policy and the political and financial context in which social security policy operates.
• An understanding of finance and governance issues
|SSAC Chair Candidate Pack Nov 2017 FINAL|