Jan 142019

Non-Executive Director - NERC: Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)

Recruiter: NERC
Location: London
Salary: Remuneration package of £9000 per annum, where eligible, together with reasonable expenses.
Posted: 10 Jan 2019
Closing date: 18 Feb 2019
Ref: NED
Industry: Environment, Policy, legislation & strategy, Science, General, Research
Job function: Trustee & non-executive director
Hours: Part time
Contract: Contract
Listing type: Job vacancy

The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) is looking for an independent, part-time, non-executive Director to join two other non-executive Directors on the NERC Management Board (NMB). NERC carries out and supports environmental science research in its Research Centres and through funding research carried out in Universities and with other partners. NMB supports the NERC Executive Chair in the day to day management of NERC.

As an NMB non-executive director you will also sit on the NERC Assurance Board and the NERC Centres’ Assurance Boards and participate in other ad hoc task and finish groups as detailed in the application pack.

Your role will primarily be to:

  • Scrutinise the performance of management in meeting agreed organisational goals and objectives;
  • Fully participate in assurance of the organisation
  • Challenge management on decision-making
  • Challenge and scrutinise financial information and ensure that financial controls and systems of risk management and assurance are robust and defensible.

To carry out this role effectively, you will be expected to:

  • Visit our Research Centres and Swindon Office to better understand their work
  • Share your leadership skills and experiences with fellow NMB members and other leaders in NERC
  • Engage with members of NERC Council and other NERC committees as opportunities arise
  • Provide independent views on the leadership of key NERC activities, where appropriate

Ideally with experience of managing in a large, complex organisation and an interest in environmental or other sciences, you should be able to demonstrate that you have the skills and experience to help NERC and NMB improve its performance.

In return, as well as offering the opportunity to develop your skills and experience in a new setting, we offer a remuneration package of £9000 per annum, where eligible, together with reasonable travel and subsistence costs (in line with organisational policies) for carrying out the role. The appointment is for a period of three years in the first instance, which may be extended subject to annual performance review.

For further information on roles and responsibilities, the full person specification and details on how to apply please see the application pack.

The closing date for the receipt of applications is 12:00 (midday) on 18 February 2019.

Interviews will be held in London on 10 and 11 April 2019.

The successful candidate will be expected to attend their first meeting on 21 May / 25 June 2019 to facilitate a handover of responsibilities.

NERC is committed to the principle of public appointment with openness and transparency of process and to providing equal opportunities for all, irrespective of race, age, disability, gender, marital status, religion, sexual orientation, transgender and working patterns. NERC is particularly keen to ensure diversity in membership of its boards and committees.

If you have any queries please contact, Sue Morrell, by telephone on (01793) 442571 

To apply, please visit our website

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