NON-EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBERS DISCLOSURE AND BARRING SERVICEClosed
|Body:||Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)|
|Appointing Department:||Home Office|
|Sectors:||Communities, Judicial, Prison & Policing, Regulation|
|Skills required:||Audit and Risk, Business / Commercial, Regulation|
|Number of Vacancies:||2|
|Remuneration:||Remuneration will be £12,000 per annum. The post holder can claim reimbursement for reasonable travel and subsistence costs necessarily incurred during the course of their duties at rates set centrally|
|Time Requirements:||The expected time commitment of the role is 20 days per year|
Closed for Applications
w/c 12 November 2018
Final Interview Date
w/c 3 December 2018
Shortlist expected to take place week commencing 12 November 2018.
Cecilia French Added 04/10/2018
Director of Public Protection, Home Office
Glenn Houston Added 04/10/2018
DBS Non-Executive Board member • Representative of Organisation
Dr Hilary Emery Added 04/10/2018
Board Director, Eynsham Partnership Academy Trust of schools, Norham Fellow, Oxford University Department of Education • Independent Member
The Disclosure and Barring Service is seeking two Non-Executive Board Members.
The first is to have a strong commercial background, to provide effective oversight of the DBS commercial landscape. Candidates are likely to have served in a large organisation, either public or private sector, and have management experience of IT enabled change. Relevant experience could include the procurement and management of major contracts, business development, financial management, a major operations role or corporate strategy.
The other should be a safeguarding specialist, with expertise in analysing evidence, assessing risks and a strong understanding of the safeguarding environment and needs of the vulnerable, whether it be children or adults.
The main responsibilities as a Non-Executive Board Member will be to:
- Work with the Chair and other Board Members in setting the strategic direction of DBS, and ensure the DBS discharges its statutory duties in line with the requirements of Schedule 8 of the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012.
- Hold the Chief Executive to account in managing the organisation and its delivery programme.
- Ensure that the Executive Team is held to account and systems are in place to enable them to discharge their responsibilities effectively, monitoring and challenging performance, finance and management of risk.
- Take a key role in representing the Board and the DBS in communications with key stakeholders and acting as an ambassador for the DBS outside of the organisation.
It is essential in your supporting statement and at interview that you provide evidence and proven examples against each of the selection criteria how they meet the requirements of the post. The criteria that will be used to assess whether candidates have the required qualities, skills and experience are listed below.
You will be able to demonstrate the following essential criteria:
· Evidence of providing effective leadership in an advisory or senior management role, and the ability to participate in the formulation of policies and strategies within a large, multidisciplinary organisation.
· Strong commercial or safeguarding background.
· Ability to challenge constructively and influence decision making within a Board setting.
· Ability to analyse complex issues, particularly around people, financial and commercial management, and provide impartial advice at Board level.
· Capability to drive change, improve performance and manage risk.
· Ability to think and act strategically, developing practical, innovative and creative solutions to strategic issues.
· An understanding of the complexity and sensitivities of the fields in which DBS operate.
- Committed and goal focused, with the ability to set clear priorities and to contribute meaningfully to Board discussions.
- Excellent communication skills, coupled with a personal and professional demeanour that generates trust and confidence in others.
The successful candidate will be required to have or be willing to obtain security clearance to Security Check (SC) level. Pre-appointment checks will also be undertaken on immigration and criminal convictions. It usually takes between 4-6 weeks to obtain the security clearance.
|181002 - DBS Board Members - Candidate Pack - Final|
|181002 - Annex B- Supporting Documentation - DBS Board Members|