|Body:||Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC)|
|Appointing Department:||Department for Education|
|Sectors:||Charity & Public Sector|
|Location:||Regional - London for most Board meetings|
|Number of Vacancies:||Up to three|
|Remuneration:||The remuneration for the post is a per diem rate of £400/day|
|Time Requirements:||1-2 days per month (up to 25 days per year).|
The deadline for the Non-Executive Commissioners at the Equality and Human Rights Commission has been extended until 17.00 on Tuesday 31 October. Please be assured that all applications received before the earlier deadline of 12 September remain under consideration. This does mean that interview dates scheduled for 30 October and 6 November will not go ahead. Revised interview dates are 18th and 19th January 2018. Please hold these dates if possible. Candidates will be notified whether or not they have been selected for interview in December.
Closed for Applications
31/10/2017 at 17:00
Final Interview Date
8th & 13th December, 8th January
We expect to be able to inform interviewees of outcomes before the end of March.
Julius Weinberg Added 30/08/2017
Chair of Ofsted • Independent Member
David Isaac Added 30/08/2017
EHRC Chair • Representative of Organisation
Hilary Spencer Added 30/08/2017
Government Equalities Office Director • Departmental Official
The Secretary of State for Education and Minister for Women and Equalities wishes to appoint up to three Commissioners to the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC). We are seeking to appoint Commissioners who can:
- Work with the Chair and Chief Executive to set the strategic direction of the EHRC;
- Scrutinise the EHRC’s performance, and support the Chair in holding the Chief Executive to account; and
- Comply at all times with the Cabinet Office’s Code of Conduct for Board members of Public Bodies (2011)
We are seeking to appoint Commissioners who can demonstrate:
- The ability to operate collaboratively at Board level, whilst also bringing a strategic mind-set, an understanding of the context in which the Commission operates and impartiality to steer the Commission’s work;
- The ability to build constructive relationships and influence at the highest level, and to act as an ambassador for the Commission, promoting its role and aims to the public and a wide range of partners; and
- A commitment to, and knowledge or experience of, equality and/or human rights and an understanding of how the Commission might most effectively uphold shared values of tolerance and respect to others. We are seeking to appoint a Commissioner who will bring particular insight in the sphere of religion and belief. We are also seeking candidates with knowledge or experience of gender identity and / or race equality.
Applications are welcomed from as diverse a range of applicants as possible. We guarantee to interview any disabled applicant whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post – this is known as a Guaranteed Interview Scheme.
Appointments to the Commission are for between 2 and 5 years.
It is envisaged the successful candidate(s) will take up their roles in January 2018.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission is a statutory non-departmental public body established under the Equality Act 2006. It is the independent body responsible for promoting and enforcing the laws that protect fairness, dignity and respect. Further information on the Commission and its work can be found in the candidate information pack which accompanies this vacancy, or on the Commission’s website at: https://www.equalityhumanrights.com/en
|Potential Conflicts of Interest (Annex A)|
|Political Activities (Annex B)|
|Diversity Monitoring Form (Annex C)|
|Guaranteed Interview Scheme (Annex D)|