Seafish Industry Authority -Non-Executive Chair

Body: UK Fisheries Administrations; Seafish Industry Authority (Seafish), Scottish Government, Welsh Government and Northern Ireland Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs
Appointing Department: Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs
Sectors: Environment, Food & Rural Affairs
Location: Edinburgh and Grimsby
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: £18,000 per annum
Time Requirements: 30 days a year

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications

    23/10/2017 at 18:00

  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date


  • Announcement



Assessment Panel

Vacancy Description

The Chair will lead the Board, set the overall strategic operational direction of Seafish, ensuring good governance to allow Seafish to carry out its work efficiently, effectively and economically, holding the Executive to account.

The non-executive Chair of the Seafish will be independent of the sea fish and sea food industry and have no financial or commercial interests that affect them in their role on the Board.

Person Specification

Candidates must be able to demonstrate all of the following essential criteria:

1. The ability to provide effective strategic leadership and support the reform of a complex and dynamic UK-based delivery organisation during a challenging period of change in a political and stakeholder influenced environment.

2. The ability and capacity to champion and be an ambassador for Seafish by clearly communicating its strategic direction and mission to support a profitable, sustainable and socially responsible future for the seafood industry.

3. The ability to engage and influence a diverse group of senior stakeholders and partners to deliver a top quality service to customers.

4. The ability to build an effective team culture, create consensus and find practical solutions both within the Board and in the way the wider organisation does business.

5. Proven expertise in financial and resource management, audit and governance.

Additional Information

We actively encourage applications from individuals from a wide range of backgrounds. Defra operates a Guaranteed Interview Scheme for disabled people.

1_Seafish- Chair Advert
2_Seafish -Chair Information Pack
3_Public Appointments Guidance notes
4_Monitoring form 1
5_Monitoring form 2
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