Met Office - Non-Executive Directors x2
|Appointing Department:||Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy|
|Sectors:||Business, Finance & Skills, Science & Technology|
|Number of Vacancies:||2|
|Remuneration:||£15,000 per annum|
|Time Requirements:||27 working days per annum|
Closed for Applications
w/c 16/11/2020. Please note this date is subject to change.
Final Interview Date
w/c 14/12/2020. Please note this date is subject to change.
Deputy Director Fusion, Research Infrastructures & Establishments Team, BEIS • Departmental Official
Chair of the Met Office • Representative of Organisation
Director, Xifra Businessolutions • Independent Member
The NED role has responsibility for:
- Providing effective contributions to the Board to help develop sound strategic direction for the Met Office;
- Providing challenge to the Executive Team in setting the strategic direction of the organisation, including advising on organisational targets and priorities. This will include holding the Executive Team to account for delivering the Met Office’s Corporate Plan and a major Transformation and Efficiency Programme;
- Working in partnership with the Chief Executive and other Board members as an ambassador and representative of the Met Office; and,
- Helping to ensure that the Board both supports and holds the Executive Team to account for the Met Office’s performance.
- An established and respected scientific leader, with a track record of working at the most senior level in leading research organisations;
- Experience at operating at the most senior levels in a scientific, commercial, academic or governmental environment; and,
- A strong track record of achieving objectives and encouraging innovation; and,
- Good communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to interact with a wide variety of stakeholders.
- Established within the scientific community, and ideally internationally, with an extensive network of contacts;
- A professional understanding of research, science and innovation and/or interest in weather and climate science.
- A strong track record of achieving objectives and encouraging innovation in either a public or private sector organisation;
- Strong analytical skills and judgement;
- The ability to challenge performance and support and encourage a culture of organisational and behavioural change;
- Good communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to interact with a wide variety of stakeholders; and,
- The ability to develop well defined strategies and pursue long-term goals as part of a team, including being able to challenge and support colleagues in order to reach consensus.
- Ability to influence networks at a senior level in Government/commercial world to the benefit of the Met Office, opening opportunities for new collaboration, business and advice; stimulating innovation and steering the outputs of R&D to align with corporate strategy;
- Experience of operating in a senior leadership position in a technology driven organisation with experience in developing and managing the risks around a technology strategy; and,
- Track record in leading the development of commercial strategies for new initiatives and products.
The closing date for applications is 1st November at 23:00. Late applications will not be accepted.
Please tailor your application to meet specifically the criteria listed.
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.
How to Apply
To apply for this post please:
- Complete the Application Form by clicking here
- Submit your CV and separate supporting statement with the subject “Met Office, NED” to email@example.com
If you have any queries about the application process, please contact Nadia Toma at firstname.lastname@example.org
This post is NOT regulated by The Commissioner for Public Appointments.