Criminal Cases Review Commission Non-Executive Directors

Body: Criminal Cases Review Commission
Appointing Department: Ministry of Justice
Sector: Regulation
Location: Birmingham, although there may be occasional meetings in London
Skills required: Regulation
Number of Vacancies: 2
Remuneration: £300 per day
Time Requirements: 15-20 days per year including reading and preparation.

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications


  • Panel Sift

    Late May

  • Final Interview Date


  • Announcement



Assessment Panel

Vacancy Description

The Board is responsible for determining and overseeing the overall strategic direction of the Commission.  As non-executive directors you have corporate responsibility to ensure high standards of corporate governance are observed at all times. You will provide external perspective and challenge to the Commission’s work, strengthen governance by supporting the Chairman in securing good governance and supporting the Chief Executive in the effective and efficient management and leadership of the Commission and its staff.


The CCRC is based in Birmingham which is where most of the Board meetings will take place. However, there may be occasional meetings in London and other locations.


Person Specification

Essential Criteria:

Given that the Commission is running a major digital transformation programme, we would be particularly interested in hearing from individuals with experience of IT and digital transformation programmes and who can also demonstrate experience of working at Board level. We would also like to hear from individuals from either the justice sector or a large delivery organisation in the public sector. The successful candidates must have sound knowledge and experience of good governance at senior levels in a large private or public sector organisation.

Candidates will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Exceptional communication skills, high level of personal impact, the ability to provide constructive and independent challenge and support to the Board;
  • The capacity to bring a fresh, external view to decision-making;
  • Experience at board level in a major delivery organisation ideally with experience of digital transformation work and/or senior level leadership experience within government or the criminal justice system;
  • Ability to understand and deal with issues of a high-profile sensitive casework based organisation;
  • Ability to seek, challenge and analyse complex information to reach practical decisions and to think strategically; and
  • Demonstrable commitment to and an understanding of diversity and equality.



One successful candidate is likely to have an understanding of the workings of Government departments and the inter-relationship with Arm’s Length Bodies.

Additional Information

15-20 days per year including reading and preparation.

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