Non-Executive Directors

Body: Health and Safety Executive
Appointing Department: Department for Work and Pensions
Sector: Regulation
Location: London
Skills required: Audit and Risk, Regulation
Number of Vacancies: 2
Remuneration: £15,100
Time Requirements: 30 days per year

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications


  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date


  • Announcement



Assessment Panel

Vacancy Description

The successful candidates will contribute to the Board’s role in leading the Health and Safety Executive, with the opportunity to influence the future direction of health and safety in Great Britain.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Helping lead the work of HSE by operating effectively as a Board Member and by contributing to Board meetings and discussions;
  • Chairing or participating in the activities of Board Committees;
  • Maintaining effective working relationships with a broad range of networks and stakeholders;
  • Representing HSE externally, acting collectively in representing its decisions to stakeholders and the general public;
  • Acting as a mentor to HSE’s senior staff, particularly in their area of expertise;
  • Demonstrating a commitment to the Seven Principles of Public life

Person Specification

We are seeking candidates with the right skills and abilities to complement the existing Board members. The successful candidates will need to demonstrate:

  • Ability to effectively contribute to Board activity in a high profile environment;
  • Ability to influence, build consensus and communicate with a range of stakeholders;
  • Ability to analyse health and safety issues;
  • Ability to work in a sensitive area, sometimes under the pressure of close public scrutiny;
  • For the first post, significant and senior experience of representing workforce issues;
  • For the second post, significant and senior experience of local government.


The following criteria are also desirable:

  • The ability to chair or be a member of an Audit and Risk Committee;
  • For the first post, current networks with employee or workforce organisations and/or current knowledge of workplace issues
  • Knowledge of health and safety issues;
  • Ongoing connections with stakeholders in Wales (for one or other post).

How to Apply

  1. A CV with your education and professional qualifications and full employment history.
  2. An accompanying Supporting Letter (maximum 2 pages) – this is your opportunity to demonstrate how you meet each of the criteria set out on page 4. You should aim to provide specific examples that demonstrate how your knowledge and experience matches each of the criteria, and which describe what your role was in achieving a specific result. Please ensure your full name, the post to which you are applying and the corresponding reference number for the post are clearly noted at the top of your letter.
  3. Public Appointment Monitoring Form.
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