Summary Information for vacancy - reference 090071
Central Office of Information
£17000 - £17000 Per Annum
SE1 7DU, Lambeth (IL), Greater London, London
12 April 2010
No of vacancies
Field of work
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org