Jan 242021
The Geospacial Commission – Chair

Chair - The Geospatial Commission

Recruiter: Geospacial Commission
Location: London (Greater)
Salary: £27,500 per annum
Posted: 22 Jan 2021
Closes: 26 Feb 2021
Job Function: Chair
Industry: Public, Central Government
Time commitment: 4 days per month, including 6 formal meetings per year. This is a 3 year term.

The Geospatial Commission is an independent expert committee at the centre of Government which is responsible for setting the UK’s geospatial strategy and coordinating public sector geospatial activity. As part of the Cabinet Office, its remit is to unlock economic, social and environmental value from geospatial data.

The Government is seeking an outstanding leader to Chair the Geospatial Commission. You will be a leader in your field with the desire and drive to elevate geospatial data into the public consciousness, as well as develop and articulate the UK’s vision for the widespread use of geospatial data.

The role requires a truly strategic thinker who possesses excellent judgement, personal integrity and the proven ability to create a cross-government consensus on the priorities to deliver the Strategy, successfully harnessing the expertise of the Commission’s highly experienced, independent Board. Whoever takes on this role will be able to engage effectively at the highest levels with a wide range of stakeholders within government as well the public and private sectors.

You must be able to advocate successfully for access to data and understand the value that the broad range of uses that geospatial data brings to the UK. You will work in a collaborative manner, building effective relationships with Board colleagues, the executive team, and across the organisation with an open and engaging style.

To apply for this post, you will need to complete the online application process by no later than midday Friday February 26th 2021. All applications must be submitted using the link https://www.allenlane.co.uk/vacancies/8124/

If you would like a confidential discussion about the role please contact our recruitment adviser Rebecca O’Connor at Allen Lane rebeccaoconnor@allenlane.co.uk 07921 336 229.

Diversity and Equality of opportunity

Diversity of opportunity is something the Cabinet Office cares passionately about.

Applications are encouraged from all candidates regardless of ethnicity, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity. We particularly welcome applications from women, those with a disability and those from a black or ethnic minority background. We would also particularly welcome applications from those currently working in, or with experience of, the private sector, and those who have not previously held public appointments. We want to explore the widest possible pool of talent for these important appointments.

Offering an Interview to Disabled People (GIS scheme)

As a Disability Confident employer, we will ensure that a fair and proportionate number of disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for this position will be offered an interview. The Equality Act 2010 defines a person as disabled if they have a physical or mental impairment and the impairment has a substantial and long term adverse effect on their ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities. For more information please visit the Public Appointments website.

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