Coal Authority , Non Executive Director

Body: Coal Authority
Appointing Department: Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Sector: Energy
Location: Mansfield
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: £11,666
Time Requirements: 3 days per month for a term of 3 years.


An announcement has been made on the outcome of this appointment.

David Brooks was appointed as a Non-Executive for Coal Authority

Date: 08/02/2022

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Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications


  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date

    08/10/2021, 11/10/2021 & 12/10/2021

  • Announcement



Assessment Panel

Vacancy Description

As a Non-Executive Director of The Coal Authority, you will provide independent challenge, advice and support to the Non-Executive Chair and Executive through attendance at Board and sub-committee meetings. The Non-Executive Director role will Chair the HR & Remuneration Committee.

You will support the Executive team in its leadership of the organisation and assist the Chief Executive to develop the organisation’s capacity and capabilities to meet its future challenges and responsibilities.

You will also provide independent and objective guidance to the Board and Executive team on business development and ensure that the Board maintains compliance with the ‘Corporate governance in central government departments: Code of good practice’, and that personal compliance with the ‘Code of Conduct for Board Members of Public Bodies’ is maintained.

Essential Criteria

  • Leadership experience which will enable the successful candidate to provide constructive challenge and to support, coach and mentor the executive.
  • An interest in developing experience at Board level and some understanding of corporate governance and developing organisational strategy.
  • Good judgement and a willingness to make decisions.
  • Skills, knowledge, and experience in at least one of the following: People and organisational development, Customer and community engagement, Innovation or business development.
  • A demonstrable commitment to equality, diversity, and inclusion.


Person Specification

You will be someone with strong leadership skills and have a keen interest in developing experience at Board level.

You will have some understanding of corporate governance and developing organisational strategy.

Good judgement and a willingness to make decisions are also key to the role.

Skills, knowledge, and experience in either  People and organisational development, Customer and community engagement, Innovation or business development is essential.

Additional Information

Important information

We will be holding an open webinar for interested potential applicants on Monday 23 August 2021 at 4pm. Please note that this date/time may be subject to change.

If you are interested, please register in confidence using the following link:

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.

Your Application

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

Your application is submitted in two parts

Both parts must be submitted by 23:00 on 31 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 es
  • Save the document as ‘Surname, First initial – URN 403 – Coal Authority
  • Send to with URN 403 – Coal Authority in the subject heading.

Part two: Diversity Monitoring and Conflict of Interest Form.

  • Complete this Form
Coal Authority candidate pack
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