Non-Executive Director The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom

Body: The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom
Appointing Department: The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom
Sectors: Judicial, Prison & Policing
Location: Parliament Square, London, SW1P 3BD.
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: £400 per day.
Time Requirements: The time commitment is approximately 16 days per annum.

This is not a ministerial appointment.

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications


  • Panel Sift

    Week commencing 1st April 2019.

  • Final Interview Date

    Week commencing 8th April 2019.

  • Announcement

    Week commencing 29th April 2019.


Assessment Panel

Vacancy Description

The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom is a Non-Ministerial Government Department seeking a new Non-Executive Director with current and established experience of the development of IT systems and processes as well as relevant experience gained at senior management or board level.

The two Non-Executive Directors attend meetings at least once every two months of the Court’s Management Board, chaired by the Chief Executive, as Accounting Officer, to discuss all matters relating to the administration of the Court.

Non-executive Directors are also members of the Remuneration Committee, and of the Audit and Risk Committee; and each of them chairs one of these committees. The Remuneration Committee meets approximately quarterly, usually directly before one of the Management Board meetings; and the Audit Committee separately usually 3 times a year.

Person Specification

We are looking for candidates with current and established experience of the development of IT systems and processes as well as relevant experience gained at senior management or board level.

We are looking for:

  • Exceptional communication skills, high level of personal impact and the ability to provide constructive and independent challenge and support to the Management Board.
    Independence of judgment, the capacity to bring a fresh, external view to decision-making, and an outstanding track record of board level career achievement.
  • Ability to analyse complex information, reach practical decisions and to think strategically.
  • Sound knowledge and experience of good governance at senior levels in an organisation in either private or public sector, and/or an understanding of working with government and/or the National Audit Office. Knowledge of the justice sector would also be beneficial.
  • Substantial knowledge of organisational IT projects and programmes with a proven track record of delivery.
  • Ability to apply commercial insight in a public sector context.

Experience required:

  • Experience of leading organisation wide IT projects which encapsulates internal systems (including Case Management Systems and Reporting tools) and external facing media such as website development.
  • A track record of delivering results.
  • Broad business management experience at board level in delivery organisations in the private, public or third sector, and of building and sustaining relationships with key stakeholders including the ability to respond to and reconcile the differing needs of those stakeholders.
  • Experience of working with Audit Committees (either as a member or as an attendee) – either in a delivery organisation in the public sector, or in the private sector;
    Experience of change and risk management.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience of the strategic development and management of commercial organisations, with a track record of transforming service delivery to deliver improvements to customer service, cut operational costs and maximise value for money.

Additional Information

The Constitutional Reform Act 2005 created The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom which replaced the Appellate Committee of the House of Lords in October 2009. Located in the former Middlesex Guildhall in Parliament Square, The Supreme Court is a non-Ministerial department, the administration of which is headed by a Chief Executive, also the Accounting Officer.  In addition to the direct assistance provided to the Justices for their judicial and court-related work, the Supreme Court administration maintains a full range of corporate services including Human Resources, Finance, Information Technology, Buildings and Security management, Communications and Library Services.

In addition, the Court’s administration is also responsible for supporting the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council (JCPC) and provides the same corporate services support to the Justices when they sit (in the same building) as members of the JCPC.

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How to Apply

CVs and supporting statements to by midnight on Friday 29 March 2019.

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

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