Ofgem, Non-Executive Director

Body: Ofgem
Appointing Department: Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Sector: Energy
Location: Meetings are normally held in London.
Skills required: Accountancy, IT / Digital
Number of Vacancies: 2
Remuneration: The post-holders will receive part-time pay at the rate of £20,000 per annum. Reasonable travel and subsistence expenses will be reimbursed.
Time Requirements: Board meetings take place 10-11 times a year in London and are a commitment of roughly 1.5 days each plus preparation time. Board members are also encouraged to sit on the authority committees which require an additional four 2-4 hour meetings a year, and to contribute informally as appropriate.

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications


  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date

    2 & 3 July

  • Announcement



Assessment Panel

Vacancy Description

GEMA is the Governing Body of the Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (Ofgem), a non-ministerial department and an independent National Regulatory Authority. GEMA’s powers are provided by inter alia the Gas Act 1986, Electricity Act 1989 and the Utilities Act 2000.

Following the recent appointments to the Ofgem board, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy is seeking to recruit a further two Non-Executive board members (NED) with an accountancy and digital transformation background respectively.


Person Specification

NEDs bring independent oversight, support and constructive challenge to Ofgem. GEMA makes decisions on major regulatory issues and NEDs will be expected to contribute to these collective decisions. The NEDs may also be involved in working groups or offer advice and support to individual directors, in addition to ad hoc pieces of work across Ofgem.

Essential Skills:

Your application should demonstrate the following skills and experience.

  • The ability to contribute and inspire confidence with a wide range of stakeholders both in formal environments (such as Board meetings) and in less formal environments (such as one-to-one meetings with Executives);
  • Candidates should be able to demonstrate good judgement and high levels of integrity.
  • Genuine interest in contributing to the effective running of Ofgem;
  • An engaging and collaborative working style together with adaptability. A successful candidate will demonstrate the skills to engage with a range of stakeholders across all sections of society; and
  • All candidates will need to demonstrate expertise in governance and active risk management at a strategic level.

For the accountancy role:

  • Significant expertise in audit, governance and risk assurance;
  • Experience in the public or private sector in both finance and leadership roles;
  • A track record of financial accountability in organisations with significant budgets; and
  • A formal accounting qualification.

For the digital transformation role:

  • Experience in the public or private sector of delivering transformational change by moving to a digital user needs approach to deliver effective and efficient service for customers, including impacts on people, process and technology;
  • Awareness of emerging trends in technology and their likely impact on industry;
  • Interest in disruptive technology; and
  • Knowledge of information technology developments, in particular the delivery of digital services to customers and data utilisation in data-rich organisations.

Additional Information

BEIS is committed to providing equal opportunities for all, irrespective of race, age, disability, gender, marital status, religion, sexual orientation, transgender and working patterns and to the principle of public appointments on merit with independent assessments, openness and transparency of process.

BEIS offers professional training courses on public sector finance and governance for those new to the public sector.

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