Health & Safety Executive NED - Employee Representative Role

Body: Health & Safety Executive
Appointing Department: Department for Work and Pensions
Sectors: Regulation, Science & Technology
Location: London
Skills required: Regulation
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: £15,100 per annum
Time Requirements: 30 days committment per annum

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications

    18/08/2017 at 17:00

  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date


  • Announcement



Assessment Panel

Vacancy Description

The successful candidate will contribute to the Board’s role in leading the Health and Safety Executive, with the opportunity to influence the future direction of health and safety in Great Britain.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Helping lead the work of HSE by operating effectively as a Board Member and by contributing to Board meetings and discussions;
  • Chairing or participating in the activities of Board Committees;
  • Maintaining effective working relationships with a broad range of networks and stakeholders;
  • Representing HSE externally, acting collectively in representing its decisions to stakeholders and the general public;
  • Acting as a mentor to HSE’s senior staff, particularly in their area of expertise;
  • Demonstrating a commitment to the Seven Principles of Public life set out by the (see page 9 in this pack).

Person Specification

We are seeking candidates with the right skills and abilities to complement the existing Board members. The successful candidate will need to demonstrate:

  • Ability to effectively contribute to Board activity in a high profile environment;
  • Ability to influence, build consensus and communicate with a range of stakeholders;
  • Ability to analyse complex issues;
  • Ability to work in a sensitive area, sometimes under the pressure of close public scrutiny; and
  • Significant experience of representing workforce issues at a senior level.

The following criteria are also desirable:

  • Current networks with employee or workforce organisations and/or current knowledge of workplace issues;
  • Knowledge of health and safety issues; and
  • Ongoing connections with stakeholders in Wales.

Additional Information

£15,100 per annum for approximately 30 days committment

How to Apply

In order for us to progress your application please submit the following completed documentation:

  1. A CV with your education and professional qualifications and full employment history.
  2. An accompanying Supporting Letter (maximum 2 pages, font 12) – setting out how you meet each of the essential and desirable criteria set out on page 4. You should provide specific examples that demonstrate how your knowledge and experience matches each of the criteria, and which describe what your role was in achieving a specific result. Please ensure your full name is clearly noted at the top of your letter.
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