Industrial Injuries Advisory Council (IIAC) Chair

Body: Industrial Injuries Advisory Council (IIAC)
Appointing Department: Department for Work and Pensions
Sectors: Regulation
Location: London
Skills required: Regulation
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: £15,000 per annum
Time Requirements: 60 days committment. Chair is expected to take a full part in the eight Council meetings per year in London.

Campaign Timeline

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Assessment Panel

Vacancy Description

The Industrial Injuries Advisory Council (IIAC) is a scientific, advisory, Non-Departmental Public Body. It is a statutory body established under the National Insurance (Industrial Injuries) Act 1946, which came into effect on 4 July 1948. IIAC’s role is to provide independent advice to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on:
• matters relating to industrial injuries benefit or its administration that he has referred to the Council;
• any other matter relating to such benefit or its administration (principally the prescription of diseases within the scheme), and
• any regulations he proposes to make relating to industrial injuries benefit or its administration.

Person Specification

As Chair of the Industrial Injuries Advisory Council you will have particular responsibility for:
• providing effective leadership to members of the Council
• ensuring the work of the Council remains relevant and transparent to wider interested parties and stakeholders
• ensuring the Council’s statutory role is fully and effectively discharged.

You will also provide a high level of scientific assurance that Council investigations are informed, constructive and rigorous in the preparation of its recommendations to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and to the Department of Communities in Northern Ireland.

The Chair will ensure:
• there is appropriate representation of the Council in all matters relevant to IIDB and the Scheme
• engagement with stakeholders and the public in an open and fair manner
• advice is provided to DWP on the drafting of relevant legislation and guidance.

IIAC Chair Candidate Pack 2017_FINAL
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