Non-Executive Directors, High Speed Two (HS2) Ltd

Body: High Speed Two (HS2) Ltd
Appointing Department: Department for Transport
Sector: Transport
Location: Birmingham/Various
Number of Vacancies: 3
Remuneration: £950 per day
Time Requirements: 2 day(s) per month

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications


  • Panel Sift

    Late October

  • Final Interview Date

    Mid December

  • Announcement



Assessment Panel

Vacancy Description

Non-Executive Directors of HS2 Ltd have the opportunity to have oversight of a project that is unprecedented in terms of scale, complexity, speed and mission. As a Non-Executive Director for HS2 Ltd, you will need recent and relevant executive board or non-executive director experience.

Please see the candidate pack for detailed information about the role and about HS2.

Person Specification

We are looking for candidates who can demonstrate the following cross cutting skills:
• Ability to apply independent judgement, challenge and support to drive value for money for the taxpayer – drawing on experience to deliver sound, impartial advice on complex infrastructure, environmental, corporate, and technological issues. Strong attention to detail, confidence in challenging opinions and making difficult decisions is also required.
• Experience in leading, coaching and supporting in a complex setting – to support HS2 Ltd’s continued performance as an effective organisation and embedding a culture of continued improvement across the organisation.
• Excellent communication and stakeholder skills – ability to work, and build confidence with, a range of diverse stakeholders to help support a culture of collaboration, openness and transparency. A clear understanding of the public’s priorities and the ability to reconcile differing perspectives.
In addition, successful candidates should have technical skills in at least one of the following areas:
• Digital and systems integration
• Commercial appraisal/corporate finance
• Audit
• Large civil engineering or complex commercial arrangements at scale
• Environment

How to Apply

Please read the candidate pack for the role. If you wish to apply for these positions, please supply the following by Monday 3 October:
• A CV or equivalent biographical information (maximum two sides A4, minimum 12 font) setting out your career history and including details of any professional qualifications.
• A short supporting statement (maximum two sides A4, minimum 12 font) setting out how you meet the essential criteria – make sure you refer to the contents of this document and provide specific examples.
• In addition, please also complete and return via email the monitoring and supporting evidence form.
• Completed applications should be emailed to or you can apply through this link
HS2 Ltd NED candidate pack 31 AUG 2022
Annex B - Monitoring and Supporting Evidence form
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