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Non-Executive Director

Summary Information for vacancy - reference 090071

Department

Central Office of Information

Salary

£17000 - £17000 Per Annum

Location

SE1 7DU, Lambeth (IL), Greater London, London

Closing Date

12 April 2010

Interviews start

Not specified

Grade

Not Specified

Seniority

Not specified

Pay frequency

Monthly

Appointment Terms

Short-term contract

Working Arrangement

Part time

Travel required

Sometimes

No of vacancies

1

Field of work

Communications/Marketing

Brief Description

The Central Office of Information (COI) is the Government's marketing and communications specialist hub. We work with government departments and the public sector to shape the debate about high profile social issues. We help our clients develop life-changing marketing and communications campaigns on everything from adult literacy and child safety to ASBOs and STIs.

Vacancy description

COI’s Supervisory Board is chaired by the Permanent Secretary, Government Communication and comprises the COI Chief Executive, four senior Directors and two non-executive directors. As well as setting the future vision, culture and strategic direction for COI, the Board sets standards, objectives and targets for the organisation.

The role of the non-executive director is to participate actively in the work of the organisation, having the courage to ask questions that no one else has asked, or query why a certain approach is being recommended; to assess the impact of decisions; and to bring an independent view. In addition, the role includes membership of COI’s Audit & Risk Committee; the Committee assists and advises the Accounting Officer in relation to his responsibility for signing the accounts and for issues of risk, internal control, governance and associated assurance. The Audit & Risk Committee is a sub-committee of the Supervisory Board.

 

Skills

We are looking for a person who is creative and dynamic, while being challenging yet supportive. Someone who has the ability to offer opinion and advice independent of personal connections or personnel political views; and who has the ability to understand issues relevant to the Board’s and Audit & Risk Committee’s areas of impact.
 

Further information

CRB check required - Yes

Regulated by OCSC - No

Reserved for existing civil servants - No

Reserved for UK nationals - No

How to apply

Please send CV and covering letter to John Ellery, Deputy Director of HR, at john.ellery@coi.gsi.gov.uk


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