Mar 202019

Non-Executive Board Member - HM Revenue and Customs

£20,000 for a time commitment of approximately 20 days per annum

HMRC is UK’s tax, payments and customs authority, and we have a vital purpose: we collect the money that pays for the UK’s public services and help families and individuals with targeted financial support. We do this by being impartial and increasingly effective and efficient in our administration. We help the honest majority to get their tax right and make it hard for the dishonest minority to cheat the system. In 2017-18 we brought in total tax revenues amounting to £605.8 billion, generated £30.3 billion of compliance yield and made £229 million in efficiency savings for the UK taxpayer. We also paid out £38.0 billion in benefits and credits, including £26.3 billion in Personal Tax Credit payments and £11.7 billion in Child Benefit.

As a non-ministerial department, the Board is critical to our success. The role of the Board is to advise and challenge the department’s management team, particularly focusing on the performance of the Department and its future strategic direction. This year, this has meant a strong focus on EU exit preparations and the delivery of HMRC’s ambitious transformation plans.

We are seeking an experienced candidate with a professional background in enforcement at senior levels, with an understanding of the UK tax system to take join the Board. This role offers a unique opportunity to advise on, challenge, and scrutinise tax and benefits administration at the heart of government.

The successful candidate will need:

  • A strong professional background in enforcement or an enforcement related field at senior or executive level and an understanding of the regulation and scrutiny of an organisation with statutory enforcement powers.
  • Experience of operating at Board level or equivalent in the public or private sector (or both), within complex organisations.
  • Ability to demonstrate an understanding of the role of HMRC and the issues faced by taxpayers, employers, agents and intermediaries.
  • Ability to think logically and objectively in analysing complex financial and non-financial information in order to identify key issues/implications, make balanced judgements and effective decisions.

Closing date: 30th April 2019

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