£19,180 (up to 35 days per annum).
Two-year fixed term with the possibility of extension.
Southampton, with travel to other MCA sites
The Department for Transport is seeking a Non-Executive Chair for the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA). The Non-Executive Chair will be appointed by the Secretary of State to play a major role in leading the MCA through a period of transformational change.
The MCA is an Executive Agency of the Department for Transport (DfT) responsible for developing and implementing the Governments strategy for maritime safety and environmental protection, in close collaboration with the DfT and with a wide range of customers and other stakeholders. This is achieved through education, prevention, regulation, inspection and - when required - by initiating and coordinating maritime Search and Rescue through HM Coastguard and other emergency responders. In addition, the Agency runs the economically vital UK Ship Register and certifies seafarers. It provides survey and inspection capabilities to check the safety of ships operating in British waters and UK-registered ships abroad, and administers the law in relation to wreck and salvage.
The MCAs vision is to provide the best Coastguard and Maritime regulator services in the world, to grow the UK maritime sector through its services and the UK Flag, and to show leadership in shipping decarbonisation. It has a dedicated team of some 1,100 professional staff and 3,500 Coastguard volunteers, and an annual budget of around Â£130m plus Â£175m for Search and Rescue helicopters. Many of the activities of the MCA support the UKs wider maritime sector which makes a direct contribution of at least Â£11bn to the economy while directly supporting more than 113,000 jobs and 6,600 businesses.
The Non-Executive Chair will help the Agency to meet its challenging objectives and to support strongly the delivery of DfTs ambitious Maritime 2050 strategy. It offers the right candidate the opportunity to play a major role in an ambitious agenda of internal transformation and external impact in support of DfT.
We are looking for someone who has proven recent experience and success in working at board level in a non-executive role within a large, complex organisation who will challenge and support the MCA as they progress with their strategy and turn it into delivery. Experience of the broad maritime sector would be highly desirable. The ability to communicate and influence across a wide range of stakeholders is essential.
To find out more and to apply, please click on Apply or for a confidential conversation, please contact advising consultants at GatenbySanderson:
Eleanor Lawrence, (Eleanor.email@example.com or 07590 355825);
Julie Myers, (Julie.firstname.lastname@example.org or 07595 779915) or;
Michael Dobson, (Michael.email@example.com or 07891 142325).
Closing date for applications: 23:59 on Monday 14 December
All applicants must be based in the UK and confirm that they are able to prove their eligibility to work in the UK.