Public Sector Network Tender Alert


PS17121:Executive search for the following position: Met Office Chair

*Please do not respond directly to the buyer. Please Note: Tender will close at 11:00 on 20/06/2017 BEIS are looking to appoint a new Chair to work closely with the full-time Chief Executive of the Met Office. The role of Chair is pivotal and demands effective strategic leadership of the Board. The Chair has many responsibilities for providing first-rate strategic leadership on matters including: • Leading the Board by facilitating a high standard of discussion, allowing it to steer the Met Office through collective working, ensuring that systems are in place to provide Board members with appropriate support and the timely, relevant information required for them to perform their role. • Leading the Board to support and challenge the Executive Team in setting the strategic direction of the organisation, including advising on organisational targets and priorities. • Leading on the appointment, induction, and assessment of non-Executive Board Members to ensure a strong Board with a range of skills, and being actively involved in the appointment and performance assessment of the Chief Executive. • Providing the Minister and BEIS Sponsor with the Board's perspective on strategic matters and other relevant issues as required, this includes ensuring that the Board takes proper account of guidance provided by the Minister and Secretary of State for BEIS. The appointed search and recruitment firm will be required to deliver search requirements for the vacancy in order for the successful applicant to be appointed by October 2017. This post is currently not regulated by the Commissioner for Public Appointments (OCPA). However, the campaign process will still follow the best practice according to those appointment principles. The successful bidder will be required to: • Attend planning meetings and discuss search and campaign requirements with the Independent Panel Member(s), both appointment teams and other key stakeholders to agree the search, advertising strategies and timetable; • Provide search and selection services ensuring a strong and diverse field of candidates; • Give support and advice on the preparation of recruitment documents and ensure applicant packs are made available in alternative formats if requested; • To respond to requests for applications via post and e-mail. To receive, log and acknowledge applications about the post and answer any queries by email or telephone; • Advise on advertising text and negotiating with media on prices for placing external adverts, plus placing advert; and bringing the advert to the attention of names of potential applicants (the team are considering the following publications/websites for advertisements: Times and any other publications/websites which are relevant to the vacant position; • Provide weekly campaign updates and statistics on the search and selection, including diversity; and • Attend a wash up meeting after the advertisement closes to discuss the pool of candidates and debrief.

Concept House
NP10 8QQ

Contract value: 14000

Published: 7 Jun 2017, Receipt by: 20 Jun 2017