Body: Security Industry Authority
Appointing Department: Home Office
Sectors: Business, Finance & Skills, Charity & Public Sector, Judicial, Prison & Policing, Regulation
Location: National
Skills required: Audit and Risk, Business / Commercial, Regulation
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: £9,160 per annum
Time Requirements: The expected time commitment is up to 32 days per annum

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications


  • Panel Sift

    Expected w/c 2 September 2019

  • Final Interview Date

    Expected w/c 30 September 2019

  • Announcement

    Following pre-appointment checks


Assessment Panel

Vacancy Description

The Home Office is seeking to appoint two Members (Non-Executive Directors) to the Security Industry Authority (SIA). As a Member your key responsibilities will be to:

• work with the Chair and other Authority Members in setting the strategic direction of the SIA, and ensuring the Authority discharges its statutory duties in line with the requirements of the Private Security Industry Act 2001, overseeing the timely production of realistic and costed business and forward plans;

• ensure that the Senior Executive Team is held to account and systems are in place to enable them to discharge their responsibility effectively, monitoring and challenging performance, finance and the management of risk;

• in reaching Authority decisions, to take proper account of guidance provided by the responsible Minister or Home Office, and devolved administration;

• chair and participate in Authority sub Committees;

• oversee the work of the Chief Executive in managing the organisation and its delivery programme;

• play a key role in representing the Board and the SIA in communications with key stakeholders; and

• adhere to the code of practice for Members of executive NDPBs.

Person Specification

Part One – Essential Skills and Experience

• Successful track record of achievement in a Board-level or equivalent experience.

• Thorough understanding of issues arising from delivering services and business improvements within a high profile and sensitive environment, working with external partners (ideally enforcement); and/or

• Evidence of 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.


• An understanding of the private security industry or law enforcement; and/or

• An accountancy qualification.

Part Two – Personal abilities and behaviours

• An innovator and motivator, able to promote new thinking to achieve change and continuous improvement.

• Able to build strong working relationships and communicate effectively, using a range of medium, to Ministers, officials, staff, a diverse range of stakeholders, the public, Parliament and the Devolved Administrations.

• Strong negotiating and influencing skills and the ability to convince through personal credibility.

• Undisputed personal integrity and a personal style that demonstrates authority and commitment.

• As holders of a public office, Board members are expected to follow the Seven Principles of Public Life, as set out by the Nolan Committee on Standards in Public Life, at Annex A.

Additional Information

The successful candidates will be required to have or to obtain security clearance to Counter Terrorism Check (CTC) level. Pre-appointment checks will also be undertaken on immigration and criminal convictions. It usually takes between 4-6 weeks to obtain the security clearance. The role will be offered on a conditional basis until the successful candidate has passed all checks.

190711 - SIA Board members (NEDs) x2 - Candidate Pack - Final
Annex B - Supporting Documentation 2019
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