URN 582 – Coal Authority (NED X 2)
|Appointing Department:||Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy|
|Number of Vacancies:||2|
|Remuneration:||£11,666 per annum|
|Time Requirements:||3 days per month|
28th June 2022
Closed for Applications
22nd August 2022
w/c 19th September 2022
Final Interview Date
w/c 10th October 2022
Chair of the Coal Authority • Representative of Organisation
The Coal Authority is an Executive Non-Departmental Public Body that has an independent Chair and Board. It is responsible to the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).
Approximately 350 staff are employed to deliver the key statutory functions that protect the public and the environment from the legacy of coal mining in Great Britain. This translates into repairing subsidence damage to properties, making safe any ground collapses and treating contaminated water discharges from historic coal mines. The Coal Authority carries a huge amount of financial, safety and environmental risk on behalf of the Department.
We are recruiting for two Non-Executive Director roles at this time and the key responsibilities are:
- To provide independent challenge, advice and support to the Non-Executive Chair and Executive through attendance at Board and sub-committee meetings.
- To support the Executive team in its leadership of the organisation and assist the Chief Executive to develop the organisation’s capacity and capabilities to meet its future challenges and responsibilities.
- To provide independent and objective guidance to the Board and Executive team on business development and ensure that the Board maintains compliance with the ‘Corporate governance in central government departments: Code of good practice’, and that personal compliance with the ‘Code of Conduct for Board Members of Public Bodies’ is maintained.
One of the roles will Chair the Health, Safety and Well being Committee and the other will Chair the Sustainability Committee.
In addition, one of the roles will be the lead member for the Coal Authority’s activities in Wales and will need to have experience of operating in Wales and engaging with Welsh Government and stakeholders.
You will support the Executive team in its leadership of the organisation and assist the Chief Executive to develop the organisation’s capacity and capabilities to meet its future challenges and responsibilities.
You will also provide independent and objective guidance to the Board and Executive team on business development and ensure that the Board maintains compliance with the ‘Corporate governance in central government departments: Code of good practice’, and that personal compliance with the ‘Code of Conduct for Board Members of Public Bodies’ is maintained.
Candidates should demonstrate in their application how they meet the following essential criteria:
- Leadership experience which will enable the successful candidate to provide constructive challenge and to support, coach and mentor the executive.
- An interest in developing experience at Board level and some understanding of corporate governance and developing organisational strategy.
- Good judgement and a willingness to make decisions.
- Skills, knowledge, and experience in at least one of the following: Operational Delivery, Customer and Community Engagement, Climate Change and Nature Resilience/Recovery, Innovation or Research and Development. One NED will need experience of operating in Wales and engaging with Welsh Government and stakeholders.
- A demonstrable commitment to equality, diversity, and inclusion.
- Nature of Appointment: This is a Public Appointment by the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. The post holder would be an officeholder and not be an employee of the Coal Authority.
- Availability: Successful candidates will be encouraged to take up their appointment as soon as possible, following the successful completion of pre-appointment checks and security clearance (at Basic level).
How to Apply
Your application is submitted in two parts.
Both parts must be submitted by 23:00 on 22 August 2022 in order for your application to be considered complete. Applications received after this date will not be considered.
Part one: CV and Statement of Suitability
- One document combining a two-page statement of suitability and two-page CV (no more than four sides of A4 in total). The key to a good application is to give the reader specific information about how you meet the criteria for appointment. Think about your knowledge, skills, experience and personal attributes, and take full advantage of the space available. Provide practical evidence that best demonstrates how you meet the es
- Save the document as ‘Surname, First initial – URN 582 – Coal Authority
- Send to email@example.com with URN 582 – Coal Authority in the subject heading.
Part two: Diversity Monitoring and Conflict of Interest Form.
- Complete this Form
Additional Information Important information – We will be holding an open webinar for interested potential applicants on Friday 5 August 2022 at 12noon. If you are interested, please register in confidence using the following link:
Please note that this date/time may be subject to change
|Coal Authority Candidate Pack|