Security Industry Authority Members (Non-Executive Directors)

Body: Home Office
Appointing Department: Home Office
Sectors: Business, Finance & Skills, Charity & Public Sector, Judicial, Prison & Policing, Regulation
Location: During the Covid pandemic members are currently working remotely. Normally, successful candidates will be required to attend meetings at the SIA Headquarters in London and on occasion other parts of the UK.
Skills required: Accountancy, Audit and Risk, Business / Commercial, Legal / Judicial, Regulation
Number of Vacancies: 2
Remuneration: £9,160 per annum, based on up to 32 days worked
Time Requirements: A term of between two to four years

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications


  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date


  • Announcement



Assessment Panel

Vacancy Description

Do you want to contribute to an authority which is ensuring that private security operatives are properly trained and qualified to perform their essential duties?

 If so, you can do this by becoming a Non-Executive Director (NED) of the Security Industry Authority (SIA). The SIA is an executive Non-Departmental Public Body responsible for regulating the UK private security industry. It is an important delivery partner to protect the public, through ensuring that unsuitable people are prevented from working in the industry. It’s two main duties are:

  • the compulsory licensing of individuals undertaking designated activities within the private security industry,
  • to manage the voluntary Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS), which measures private security suppliers against independently assessed criteria.

The SIA is looking for two NEDs whose responsibilities will be to work with the Chair and other Authority Members in setting the strategic direction of the Authority, Chair and participate in Authority sub Committees, oversee the work of the Chief Executive in managing the Authority and its delivery programme; and play a key role in representing the SIA in communications with key stakeholders.

We are looking for candidates with a successful track record of achievement in a Board-level or equivalent experience; a thorough understanding of issues arising from delivering services and business improvements within a high profile and sensitive environment; and a good understanding of the wider issues relating to the regulation of the private security industry or a sector with similar characteristics to the private security industry.

This appointment will be for a period of between two to four years.

Person Specification

It is essential in your supporting statement that you provide evidence and proven examples against each of the selection criteria in Part One only of the person specification, in so far as you are able. These responses will be further developed and explored with those candidates invited for interview, together with the other criteria listed in Part Two.

Part One – Essential Criteria

• Successful track record of achievement in a Board-level or equivalent experience or ability to effectively contribute at Board level, think strategically and provide robust and reasoned challenge, as well as support;

• Ability to build positive, productive relationships internally and externally, including communicating with a range of stakeholders;

• Understanding of issues arising from delivering services and business improvements within a high profile and sensitive environment;

• Evidence of a good understanding of the wider issues relating to:

a) regulation generally;
b) regulation of the private security industry; or
c) a sector with similar characteristics.

Part Two – Desirable Criteria

• An understanding of the private security industry.

• We are looking to recruit a new Chair the Audit and Risk Committee and therefore experience of managing corporate risk including IT and finance would be an advantage, preferably with an accountancy qualification.

• An understanding of the Scottish or Northern Ireland criminal justice system, public sector or Regional government.

• Experience of digital/information technology strategy and systems and/data and digital/online customer journey experience.

Additional Information

The successful candidates will be required to have or be willing to obtain security clearance to Counter Terrorism Check (CTC) level. It usually takes between 4-5 weeks to obtain the security clearance.

20220120 - SIA NEDs Candidate Pack - Final
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