This is an exciting time for the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC). The NIC was created in 2015 and became an Executive Agency of HM Treasury in 2017. After the successful publication of the National Infrastructure Assessment in July 2018, the NIC is now looking to the future. A new strategy is in development, to take us to the next National Infrastructure Assessment in 2023, and to support and drive this growth we are seeking to appoint one new Non-Executive Member to our Oversight Board.

The role of the National Infrastructure Commission’s Oversight Board is to ensure that the NIC is managed and governed appropriately, operates within its financial and operational delegation limits and has effective governance arrangements in place. Oversight Board members play an important role in supporting and challenging the executive team in improving the NIC’s strategic and operational delivery.

The Oversight Board is responsible for:

  • Assuring the effectiveness of the NIC’s financial management and administrative functions.
  • Holding the Chief Executive to account in managing the organisation and its delivery programme.
  • Ensuring that the Executive Team is held to account and systems are in place to enable them to discharge their responsibilities effectively, whilst monitoring and challenging performance.
  • Assuring the effectiveness of the NIC’s corporate governance arrangements, including ensuring that accountability and assurance issues, primarily based on the work of the NIC’s Audit and Risk Committee, are considered.

The NIC is seeking a Non-Executive Member, with expertise across areas of HR, workforce, and/or IT and data, to sit on its Oversight Board and to fulfil all the duties and responsibilities commensurate with this position. The Board is collectively responsible for the oversight of the operation of the NIC, with emphasis on its management control and corporate governance.

The Oversight Board currently comprises Sir John Armitt as the Commission Chair, and three Non-Executive Members, whilst the NIC’s Chief Executive and Chief Operating Officer form the two Executive Members of the Board. All Non-Executive Members are expected to make a substantial contribution in all Board discussions including the vision, values and strategy for the organisation, whilst also providing bilateral support and advice in their areas of expertise.

It is expected that the new Non-Executive Member will join the Board in January 2020.

The Board meets four times a year at the NIC’s central London offices. The position will be of interest to candidates who embrace complex challenges and are keen to support the strategic and operational development of a relatively new organisation.

More information on the role can be found here. The deadline for applications is Friday 17 January 2020.