Vacancies at the Sustainable development Commission

The Sustainable Development Commission is recruiting for two non-executive directors.

The Sustainable Development Commission is the Government’s independent advisor on sustainable development. It also works to help build the capacity of government and public bodies across the UK to understand and deliver sustainable development; is an advocate for sustainable development within and outside Government; and it performs a watchdog/scrutiny role on Government’s progress in delivering the UK’s Sustainable Development Strategy.

The Commission’s work covers many policy areas including: the built environment; climate change; consumption and business; economics; education, young people and skills; engagement; energy; health; local government; natural resources and land use; sustainable development action plans; and transport.In February 2009, the Commission became an Executive Non-Departmental Public Body and is registered with Companies House as a Company Limited by Guarantee. We are now recruiting to fill two new Non Executive Director positions on the Commission’s Board in:

  • Strategic Finance and Audit
  • Organisational Management

Non-Executive Directors will contribute to establishing the Commission’s strategic direction and the oversight of issues such as performance, budgeting, control and risk. Within this role they will help to put sustainable development at the core of government policy through advocacy, advice, capability building and scrutiny.

Interested candidates can download an information pack about the vacancies and access an application form at Defra’s Public Appointment website:

Both posts are part-time for 10 days per year. Remuneration for each appointment incurs a daily fee of £230.

Closing date for applications: 12 Noon, Monday 14th December 2009 and we will be unable to accept applications after this date.

Contacts for more information:

  • Enquiries about the application or the recruitment process – Gary Lovett (Defra) on tel 020 7979 8601;
  • The roles or work of Commission Board Members – Maf Smith, Acting Chief Executive of the Commission on tel 0300 068 5394.
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