National Highways, Non-Executive Director

Body: National Highways
Appointing Department: Department for Transport
Sector: Transport
Location: Flexible, some travel to London and other National Highways regional locations will be required
Skills required: Business / Commercial, Change Management, IT / Digital
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: £25,000 per year
Time Requirements: Circa 27 days a year

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications

    24/01/2022 at 12:00

  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date


  • Announcement



Assessment Panel

Vacancy Description

Highways are essential to connect people to places. They are used by everybody, every day, whether getting to a destination or delivering goods for consumption. Safe and reliable roads are vital for the economy and public wellbeing. National Highways manage and improve the UK’s motorways and major A-roads, helping customers have safer, smoother and more reliable journeys. Beyond that, National Highways are committed to working with Government to achieve zero carbon and exploiting the full potential of the digital revolution.

The role is a crucial one and the incumbent will have the opportunity to help shape the future of the UK’s roads and ensure the organisation’s continued success. The National Highways Board holds the executive team to account and provides oversight, governance and assurance to the organisation. The new Non-Executive Director will be heavily involved in providing organisational strategic direction and overseeing all National Highways functions.

Person Specification

The successful candidate will bring experience in a customer-facing organisation, where they will have driven understanding of customer perspectives. They will be experienced in reputation and relationship management in a complex environment. Digital transformation experience, an understanding of shaping sustainable outcomes and of driving a culture of safety in the delivery of products and services would be helpful. Candidates do not require prior non-executive experience but must understand how to operate at board level. National Highways is committed to a policy of diversity and inclusion and would welcome applications from individuals from underrepresented backgrounds.

How to Apply

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to National Highways on this appointment. Candidates should apply for this role through our website using code QAMAZA.

Click on the ‘apply’ button and follow the instructions to upload a CV and cover letter, and complete the online equal opportunities monitoring* form.

The closing date for applications is noon on Monday 24 January 2022.

This post is NOT regulated by The Commissioner for Public Appointments.

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