URN 582 – Coal Authority (NED X 2)

Closed
Body: Coal Authority
Appointing Department: Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Sector: Energy
Location: Mansfield
Number of Vacancies: 2
Remuneration: £11,666 per annum
Time Requirements: 3 days per month

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched

    28th June 2022

  • Closed for Applications

    22nd August 2022

  • Panel Sift

    w/c 19th September 2022

  • Final Interview Date

    w/c 10th October 2022

  • Announcement

    ASAP

 

Assessment Panel

Vacancy Description

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.

​The Role

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.

Person Specification

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.

Additional Information

  • 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). 
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