Valuation Tribunal Service - Senior Tribunal Board Member

Body: Valuation Tribunal Service
Appointing Department: Department for Communities & Local Government
Sector: Communities
Location: London
Number of Vacancies: 2
Remuneration: Fixed annual salary of £5,694
Time Requirements: Maximum of 2 days per month.

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched

    01/10/2019

  • Closed for Applications

    22/10/2019

  • Panel Sift

    23/10/2019

  • Final Interview Date

    19/11/2019

  • Announcement

    TBC

 

Assessment Panel

Vacancy Description

Please note you must be a serving Chair of the Valuation Tribunal for England to be eligible to apply.

The Minister for Local Government and Homelessness, on behalf of the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, is seeking to appoint up to 2 Members to the Board of the Valuation Tribunal Service (VTS). The vacancy is only open to serving Chairs (Senior Members) of the Valuation Tribunal for England (VTE).

The VTS is an executive Non-Departmental Public Body of the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG). It was established under the Local Government Act 2003 to provide administrative support, procedural advice and central direction to the VTE.

Board members have an overall responsibility to ensure that the VTS fulfils its statutory functions. The roles will involve:
• Attending VTS Board meetings (and sub-committee meetings if requested) and contributing to subjects under discussion including strategy, policy development and the monitoring and review of performance.
• Helping to develop the VTS’s future strategy and its Corporate and Business Plans, through which the VTS’s objectives and targets are established and their budget set.
• Assisting in the development of improvements to VTE’s and VTS’s customer service delivery.
• Assisting in the implementation of policies and systems to discharge the VTS’s statutory responsibilities.
• Board members may be required to chair or be a member of a VTS established committee or sub-committee.
• Acting in accordance with the Seven Principles of Public Life.

Person Specification

Please note you must be a serving Chair of the Valuation Tribunal for England to be eligible to apply.

Successful candidates should have:

1. An understanding of corporate governance and accountability
2. An understanding of the role of an accounting officer and a non-executive board
3. Ability and interest in the development of strategy
4. Ability to support, monitor, review and challenge performance where necessary
5. Excellent communication skills.

Please note no previous Board experience is necessary for this role.

It would be helpful to have:
1. Knowledge of how government and public bodies work
2. Financial, HR or IT experience

Additional Information

Candidates are reminded of the importance of abiding by the Code of Conduct for Board Members of Public Bodies and the Seven Principles of Public Life.

How to Apply

Please note you must be a serving Chair of the Valuation Tribunal for England to be eligible to apply.

Part 1: Curriculum Vitae – max. 2 pages.
Part 2: Covering Letter – Explaining how you meet the Selection Criteria – max. 2 pages.
Part 3: Further Information including: Supplementary Information Form, Diversity Monitoring Questionnaire, Guaranteed Interview Scheme
form, Conflict of Interest form, Other Relevant Information Declaration form.

We cannot accept information and forms submitted with previous applications because your circumstances may have changed. Please email your completed application to the MHCLG Public Appointments Team at: publicappointments@communities.gov.uk by 22/10/2019. Please include the reference “Valuation Tribunal Service Board Member” in the subject of your email. Your application will be acknowledged by the Public Appointments Team. We are unable to accept any applications submitted after the closing date.

Attachments
VTS Senior Tribunal Members Candidate Pack
MHCLG Public Appointments Further Information Form VTS
GUIDANCE ON CONFLICTS OF INTEREST AND CONDUCT
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