Non Executive Board Member - Scotland

Body: Security Industry Authority
Appointing Department: Home Office
Sector: Regulation
Location: The role will be home based and members will be required to attend meetings in Scotland, Central London, at SIA HQ (90 High Holborn, London, WC1V 6WY)
Skills required: Regulation
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: £9,160 per annum
Time Requirements: Two days a month


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

An announcement is expected in March following Security Checks.

Date: 27/03/2018

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Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications


  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date


  • Announcement


This appointment has been delayed due to the General Election.


Assessment Panel

  • Jeremy Oppenheim Added 10/02/2017

    Panel Chair

    Director of Safeguarding, Home Office • Departmental Official

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  • Elizabeth France Added 10/02/2017

    Chair of the SIA Board • Representative of Organisation

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  • Linda Hamilton Added 10/02/2017

    Deputy Director; Defence, Security and Cyber Resilience Division; Scottish Government • Other Panel Member

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  • Iain Livingstone Added 10/02/2017

    Deputy Chief Constable • Independent Member

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Vacancy Description

The Home Office is seeking to appoint a Non-Executive Board Member to the Board of the SIA to represent the interests of Scotland.

As a Non-Executive Board Member your key responsibilities will be to:

  • work with the Chair and other Board members in setting the strategic direction of the SIA, and ensuring the Authority discharges its statutory duties in line with the requirements of the Private Security Industry Act 2001, overseeing the timely production of realistic and costed business and forward plans;
  • ensure that the Executive Team is held to account and systems are in place to enable them to discharge their responsibility effectively, monitoring and challenging performance, finance and the management of risk;
  • in reaching Board decisions, to take proper account of guidance provided by the responsible Minister or Sponsor Department;
  • chair and participate in Board sub Committees (such as the Audit and Risk Committee);
  • oversee the work of the Chief Executive in managing the organisation and its delivery programme;
  • play a key role in representing the Board and the SIA in communications with key stakeholders; and
  • adhere to the code of practice for Board members of executive NDPBs.


Person Specification

Part One – Essential Skills and Experience

  • Successful track record of achievement in a Board-level or comparable role within a major organisation.
  • Thorough understanding of issues arising from delivering services and business improvements within a high profile and sensitive environment, working with external partners.
  • Evidence of a good understanding of issues relating to the regulation of the private security industry or a sector with similar characteristics to the private security industry.

In addition, as the Board member for Scotland, you will bring:

  • A good understanding and knowledge of Scottish interests in relation to the security industry and public protection and the ability to represent Scotland’s security interests to the Board and Senior Management Team.
  • An awareness of the political and stakeholder landscape in Scotland, and understanding of the sensitivities encountered by a UK regulator operating in a devolved administration

Part Two – Personal abilities and behaviours

  • An innovator and motivator, able to promote new thinking to achieve change and continuous improvement.
  • Able to build strong working relationships and communicate effectively, using a range of medium, to Ministers, officials, staff, a diverse range of stakeholders, the public, Parliament and the Devolved Administrations.
  • Strong negotiating and influencing skills and the ability to convince through personal credibility.
  • Undisputed personal integrity and a personal style that demonstrates authority and commitment.

Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have or to obtain security clearance to Security Check (SC) level.

How to Apply

For further information and details of how to apply, please see the attached candidate pack.

Completed applications should be emailed to

If you can not apply online, please post applications to:
Public Appointments Team

Home Office

2 Marsham Street

Ground Floor, Seacole Building

London  SW1P 4DF

170222 - SIA Board member - Candidate Pack
Annex A - Supporting Documentation 2016
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