Body: Non-Executive Board Member of Government (Gov) Facility Services Limited (GFSL) and Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee.
Appointing Department: Ministry of Justice
Sectors: Prison & Policing
Location: The role is based in London
Skills required: Audit and Risk
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: £400 per day. An additional £2,400 annual payment will be paid for the role of Chair of the Audit Committee.
Time Requirements: 24 days per annum, for three year tenure.

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications

    10/12/2018 at 12:00

  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date


  • Announcement



Assessment Panel

  • Stephanie Hill Added 19/11/2018

    Panel Chair

    Finance Director, Gov Facility Services Ltd

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  • Cheryl Avery Added 19/11/2018

    MoJ Corporate Finance Director and GFSL Non-Executive Board Member • Departmental Official

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  • Nick Campsie Added 19/11/2018

    MoJ Non-Executive Member • Independent Member

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Vacancy Description

As a Non-Executive Board Member and Chair of the Audit Committee you are expected to:

  • Uphold the highest ethical standards of integrity and honesty, and demonstrate that you have an understanding of, and are committed to, the value and importance of the Seven Principles of Public Life (see appendix 1);
  • Use personal and professional skills, experience and judgement with integrity and independence to scrutinise the short and long term performance of the agency; and
  • Play a full part in Chairing the Audit and Risk Committee to arrive at balanced and objective decisions; and objective decisions.


  • There must be no employment restrictions, or time limit on your permitted stay in the UK. You should normally have been resident in the United Kingdom for at least three years prior to your application.


  • Sound knowledge and experience of good governance at senior levels in a large organisation in either private or public sector, and/or an understanding of working with government. Knowledge of the justice sector would also be beneficial;
  • Experience of working with Audit Committees (either as a member or as an attendee) either in the justice sector, a large delivery organisation in the public sector, or the private sector; and
  • Experience of change and risk management.

Person Specification

Essential Criteria

Candidates will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Hold a recognised CCAB qualification, or equivalent;
  • Exceptional communication skills, high level of personal impact and the ability to provide constructive and independent challenge and support to the Board;
  • Independence of judgment, the capacity to bring a fresh, external view to decision-making;
  • Broad business management experience at board level in a major delivery organisation 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;
  • Ability to analyse complex information, reach practical decisions and to think strategically;
  • Knowledge, skills or experience in business management including ‘digital processing’ in a public or private sector environment; and
  • Evidence of valuing and promoting diversity.





Additional Information

For successful candidates, confirmation of appointment will be subject to basic clearance checks, covering confirmation of identity and right to work in the UK plus a criminal record check. This will involve completion of several paper and electronic forms and can take up to five weeks to process.

If you have any questions about any aspects of this post, you are welcome to contact Campaign Manager, Kathy Malvo by e-mail at .

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