Nov 142017

Gloucestershire Airport Board - Specialist Non–Executive Directors & Chair

Location: Gloucestershire
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 10 Nov 2017
Closes: 01 Dec 2017
Industry: Finance & accounting, Financial services, Government & politics, Local government, Policy, Travel & transport, General
Job level: Senior executive
Hours: Full time
Contract: Permanent
Listing type: Job vacancy

Specialist Non–Executive Directors & Chair required for Gloucestershire Airport Board

Are you interested in becoming a Non-Executive Director?

Would you like to use your high level business skills to shape, champion and drive the future strategic direction and governance of Gloucestershire Airport Limited (GAL)?

This is an outstanding opportunity to join the Board of Directors for GAL which:

  • is the busiest airport for general aviation in the UK
  • handled over 85,000 aircraft movements in 2016, of which just over 1,300 were operating commercial scheduled or charter services
  • is jointly owned by Cheltenham Borough Council and Gloucester City Council

Following an independent Airport review strengthened business planning processes have been put in place with an approved Business Plan. Management of the Airport is also being strengthened by the appointment of additional resources.

The Shareholding Councils now wish to appoint three independent specialist Non-Executive Directors with the appropriate skills and experience to contribute to driving the Airport business forwards. Candidates will be chosen for their relevant experience related to airport operations and management, and/or legal, commercial, financial management in order to improve the commercial and financial performance of the Airport.

One of the candidates appointed to the three new independent roles will also be required to act as Chair of the Airport Board.

It is envisaged that the time commitment will be a minimum of 2 days per month allowing for attendance at Board Meetings and preparation. There may be a greater initial commitment in the early months to ensure familiarity with the Airport and its operations.

Remuneration will be £6,000 per annum for the Chair and £4,000 per annum for the specialist non-executive directors. It is anticipated that appointments will be for a period of 3 years initially.

If you are interested in undertaking this challenging but rewarding role and would like to apply, a copy of the recruitment pack and application form can be found at our website.

For any general enquiries about the role, please contact Mark Sheldon, Director, Cheltenham Borough Council on 01242 774951

Deadline for Applications: 5pm on 1st December 2017

Interviews: to take place early December


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