Met Office on the search for Non Executive Directors…

We are seeking to recruit two Non-Executive Directors who will bring commercial and change management experience to the Board.  We are looking for candidates who can provide strategic advice and scrutiny of Executive activities supporting delivery of the corporate plan and the transformation and efficiency programme.  We will look to identify candidates with a strong record of either commercial development or organisational change ideally in a technology based organisation either in the public or private sector.  

Person Specification

The successful candidates will:

  • Contribute to the development and monitoring of strategic plans and commercial objectives
  • Provide advice and expertise on change management and organisational transformation
  • Monitor the performance of the Executive Team in meeting agreed goals and targets, including the delivery of services, improvements and financial performance
  • Ensure that financial controls and systems of risk management are robust, and that the Board is kept fully informed through timely and relevant information
  • Ensure effective corporate governance of the Met Office, including serving on relevant sub-committees

We are looking for candidates with:

  • The ability to deliver high-level technological and transformational change, with experience in either the public or private sector, ensuring outcomes and objectives are successfully met
  • Demonstrable experience of successfully improving and managing organisational performance at or up to Board level (or equivalent)
  • Experience of strategic planning, risk management, change management and high performance management
  • Commercial awareness with the ability to understand the wider environment in which the Met Office operates
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to lead, influence, challenge and inspire.

Additional Information

The Met Office is the UK’s national meteorological service and fulfils an essential role in safeguarding life and property.  The quality and reliability of Met Office weather and climate forecasts is recognised all over the world.  As well as providing essential information for citizens, business and public services it is a major innovator in service provision, delivering services beyond weather and climate in the UK and through its growing international work.

The Met Office is an Executive Agency and a Trading Fund of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.  It employs more than 1,800 people at 60 locations throughout the world supporting products and important safety of life services that meet the needs of customers such as the general public, UK armed forces, broadcasters and civil aviation.  It is one of only two meteorological services providing 24×7 global weather forecasting services for high-level aviation.

Over the next four years, the Met Office will seek to realise the full value from the £97 million investment the Government is making in the new super-computer and reshape its cost base, through a transformation and efficiency programme.

Remuneration: Expected time commitment of 27 days per year with remuneration at £15,000 per year plus reasonable expenses, or £20,000 on the basis of 36 days
Time Requirements: Both roles are part-time
Closing Date: 20/07/2016
Interviews: mid-August/early September

How to Apply

Please submit your application by e-mail in the first instance to:

Applications should consist of:

  • A full CV (including nationality, education and professional qualifications, career history and relevant achievements and responsibilities)
  • A covering letter demonstrating evidence of your ability to meet the criteria for this role.  Please provide specific examples to demonstrate how you meet each of the criteria
  • The completed Political Activity, Conflict of Interest and Diversity Monitoring questionnaire
Met Office application pack Final

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