150084 - Non-Executive Board Member of Government (Gov) Facility Services Limited (GFSL).

Body: Non-Executive Board Member of Government (Gov) Facility Services Limited (GFSL).
Appointing Department: Ministry of Justice
Sector: Prison & Policing
Location: London
Skills required: Audit and Risk
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: Remuneration will be £7,200 for up to 24 days per annum pro rata, which equates to a daily rate of £300. There is no pension entitlement.
Time Requirements: Typically, including preparation time, the time commitment required from the successful candidate is not expected to exceed 24 days per annum although this is subject to the needs of the organisation.


An announcement has been made on the outcome of this appointment.

Date: 07/04/2020

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Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications

    15/11/2019 at 12:00

  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date


  • Announcement

    07/04/2020 at 10:00


Assessment Panel

Vacancy Description

As a Non-Executive Board Member, you are expected to:

  • Use personal and professional skills, experience and judgement with integrity and  independence to scrutinise the short and long-term performance of GFSL; and
  • Play a full part in supporting and guiding the Executive Board in achieving the aims of the business through balanced and objective decision making.
  • Uphold the highest ethical standards of integrity and honesty, and demonstrate that you have an understanding of, and are committed to, the value and importance of the Seven Principles of Public Life (see appendix 1);


  • There must be no employment restrictions, or time limit on your permitted stay in the UK. You should normally have been resident in the United Kingdom for at least three years prior to your application.


  • Knowledge and experience of good governance at senior levels in a large organisation in either private or public sector. Knowledge of the justice sector would also be beneficial;
  • Previous demonstrable experience of supporting the management and assurance of a building management, or FM related service business at Non-Executive level; and
  • Have an excellent understanding of Health & Safety, and experience of the associated Legislative Statutory Compliance requirements of the industry.

Person Specification

Essential Criteria

 Candidates will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Hold a recognised building services and/or Facilities Management related qualification, or equivalent;
  • Exceptional communication skills, high-level of personal impact with the ability to provide constructive and independent challenge and support to the Board and build and sustain key stakeholder relationships, responding to and reconciling the differing needs of those stakeholders;
  • Independence of judgment, the capacity to bring a fresh, external view to decision-making; and ability to analyse complex information, reach practical decisions and to think strategically;
  • Relevant business management experience at board level, including “digital processing” in a major delivery organisation in the private, public or third sector.
  • Evidence of valuing and promoting diversity.

Additional Information

If you have any questions about any aspects of this post, you are welcome to contact Campaign Manager, Kathy Malvo by e-mail at PublicAppointmentsTeam@justice.gov.uk

How to Apply

To make an application, please send:

  • A CV (maximum two sides of A4) detailing your qualifications, employment history and any appointments or offices you hold. Please also provide your preferred contact number and email address.
  • A personal statement (maximum two sides of A4) providing evidence against the role criteria and your suitability for the post, including evidence of leadership qualities and a vision for the organisation. Please consider the role and criteria carefully in preparing your statements. Information from Advisory Assessment Panels indicates that applications which offer specific and tailored examples against the criteria, making clear the candidate’s role in achieving an outcome are often the strongest. Structuring the statement around the criteria using relevant headings also aids clarity.
  • Guidance on how to write a successful application is provided at Appendix 2.


 Supporting Documents (Appendix 3 – attached separately on cabinet office website)

Please also complete and return the following supporting documents:

  • potential conflicts of interest: If you have any interests that might be relevant to the work of GFSL and which could lead to a real or perceived conflict of interest if you were to be appointed, please provide details in your supporting documents.


    • It is important that those appointed maintain the confidence of Parliament and the public. If there are any issues in your personal or professional history that could, if you were appointed, be misconstrued, cause embarrassment, or cause public confidence in the appointment to be jeopardised, it is important that you bring them to the attention of the Assessment Panel and provide details of the issue/s in your supporting letter. In considering whether you wish to declare any issues, you should also reflect on any public statements you have made, including through social media. The Advisory Assessment Panel may explore any issues with you before they make a recommendation on the appointment. Failure to disclose such information could result in an appointment either not being made or being terminated.
  • Conflicts might arise from a variety of sources such as financial interests or share ownership, membership of, or association with, particular bodies or the activities of relatives or partners.       If you need further advice, please contact Kathy Malvo at PublicAppointmentsTeam@justice.gov.uk


  • note of public appointments – please list any appointments currently held;
  • referee details – please give names/contact details of two referees (who will be contacted if you are shortlisted for interview);
  • the political activity declaration form – In line with the Governance Code for Public Appointments, details of any declared activity will be made public if you are appointed; and
  • the equal opportunities monitoring form – information is requested for monitoring purposes only and plays no part in the selection process. It will be kept confidential and will not be seen by the Advisory Assessment Panel.

Please send your CV, personal statement and supporting documents to: PublicAppointmentsTeam@justice.gov.uk quoting reference PAT 150084 in the subject line of your email. We will acknowledge receipt.

Conflict of Interest
Reference Request form
Diversity monitoring form
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