Mar 252020

Non-Executive Director - Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority

Location: Glasgow
Date Posted: 19/03/2020
Closing Date: 05/04/2020

Vacancy Description

The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) is an Agency of the Ministry of Justice. It administers the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme throughout England, Scotland and Wales, and pays compensation to victims of violent crime.

Responsibility for day-to-day management and for all operational decisions lies with CICA’s Executive Management Board (EMB). To help ensure effective governance, CICA has a Strategy and Performance Board (SPB) which includes three Non-Executive Board Members. The purpose of the SPB is to help set the overall strategic direction for the CICA and to monitor, and where appropriate, to challenge organisational performance.

The Non-Executive Board Members (NEBMs) are also expected to form an Audit and Risk Committee (ARC) which will assist the Chief Executive/Accounting Officer by advising on the good and efficient management of CICA assets and operations and supporting the EMB in relation to risk control and governance.

The positions:

CICA currently has vacancies for three NEBMs who will serve on its Strategy and Performance Board and Audit and Risk Committee.

One NEBM will be specifically appointed to Chair the CICA Audit and Risk Committee, for which there is additional candidate requirements.

Person Specification

As a NEBM, it is expected that you will:

  • Uphold the highest ethical standards of integrity and honesty, and demonstrate that you understand, and are committed to, the value and importance of the Seven Principles of Public Life;
  • Use personal and professional skills, experience and judgement with integrity and independence to scrutinise the short and long-term performance of CICA;
  • Play a full part in enabling the SPB and ARC to arrive at balanced and objective decisions.

Essential criteria for all NEBMs:

  • Exceptional communication skills, high level of personal impact and the ability to provide constructive and independent challenge;
  • Independence of judgement, the capacity to bring a fresh, external view to decision-making, and an outstanding track record of board level career achievement;
  • Broad business management experience at board level in a major delivery organisation in the private, public or third sector;
  • Ability to analyse complex information, reach practical decisions and to think strategically;
  • Sound knowledge and experience of good governance at senior levels in a large organisation in either private or public sector;
  • Experience of working with Audit Committees (either as a member or as an attendee) – either in the justice sector, a large delivery organisation in the public sector, or the private sector;
  • Experience of change and risk management.

Please note, that to be considered for the role of Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee, in addition to the above criteria, applicants must hold a recognised CCAB qualification, or equivalent.

Desirable criteria:

  • Knowledge, skills or experience in business management including the delivery of services through digital channels in a public or private sector environment.

Additional Information

Appointments will become effective on a phased basis between July and December 2020 to coincide with our current NEBMs ending their current terms of appointment.

How to Apply

If applying, we require three pieces of documentation from you, namely:

  1. Your CV;
  2. Supporting Statement;
  3. Supporting Documents.

You will find guidance on applying for the role on the attached document.

The supporting documents you need to send us are also attached:

  • Conflict of Interest Declaration Form;
  • Diversity Monitoring Form;
  • Reference Request Form.

Your completed documents should be sent by email to: by 00:00 on Sunday 5 April.

If you would like an informal discussion about CICA and the role, please call 0141 228 1562 to make arrangements to speak to June Fellowes, Interim Deputy Chief Executive, or email


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