Governance, Commercial & Financial Executive Director

Vacancy Reference: Governance, Commercial & Financial Executive Director

Posted Date: 21/05/2020, Closing Date: 04/06/2020, Salary: Competitive

The Role

Executive Directors who are part of our corporate governance practice within UKGI will lead on working with government-owned businesses and delivery bodies (arm’s length bodies – ALBs), on behalf of government departments, to achieve excellence in organisational performance and governance. An individual will generally lead a small team on each of one or more ALBs, working closely with the senior management team of the ALB as well as senior officials and Ministers across Whitehall. For individuals with the right experience, this role may in due course lead to becoming a non-executive director on the Board of one of the ALBs within our portfolio.
For those new to government, this role also offers a fascinating opportunity to learn how Government works at the most senior levels.


Experience and skills required

• Significant demonstrable hands-on experience of working directly on Board and governance issues with a variety of Boards or organisations at senior levels
• Strong and current corporate governance knowledge
• Strong financial and commercial skills
• Experience of sitting on Boards, or is Board-ready by virtue of demonstrable hands-on experience of working with Boards
• Excellent communication and relationship-building skills in addition to Integrity and resilience

The full job description is below.

At UKGI we place a high degree of value on work life balance and, as such, applications from individuals seeking flexible working, reduced hours contracts and job shares are actively encouraged.


How to apply

If you would like to be challenged by genuinely fascinating work and work in an environment where work life balance is taken seriously, please apply with your CV including a short summary detailing your Corporate Governance expertise.
In addition, please describe your experience, including at least one specific example, in relation to each area below;
• your experience of working with, and sitting on, boards;
• your commercial experience, and how you have used that to make difficult commercial decisions;
• your experience of assessing, challenging and monitoring financial plans

(200 words limit for each question)

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