The UK Regulators Network (UKRN) facilitates cooperation and communication between its 13 member regulators, to promote better cross-sector outcomes for consumers and the economy.
Our members are independent regulators that seek to improve outcomes for consumers and/or UK infrastructure across utilities, transport, financial and professional service sectors. We do this in several ways including: coordination of proactive joint projects, improving shared knowledge and insight; and joint engagement of key stakeholders.
The Expert Panel advises the UKRN, particularly the UKRN CEO, staff team and the members' CEOs' Group. It is not decision-making and does not have a formal role or legal standing. It acts as an independent cross-sector voice and provides constructive challenge to UKRN on the ambition and effectiveness of its work in the context of both immediate and longer term social, economic and environmental challenges. The Expert Panel is chaired by the UKRN Chair, an advisory role fulfilled by the Chair of one of UKRN's member regulators.
We are recruiting up to 4 members of the Panel.
Person specification and essential criteria:
We are seeking Panel members who have expertise in one or more of the fields below and demonstrate good understanding of how public bodies can work in alignment and partnership with each other and with firms, Government and the third sector to contribute to effective efforts that improve social, economic and environmental outcomes.
Candidates should have a demonstrable track record of operating at a strategic level in one or more of the fields below appropriate to membership of a national body:
• promoting and protecting the interests of consumers and sustainable communities and how these are shaped by regulation and policy; and/or
• enabling strategic planning and/or investment in UK essential service sectors with insight into investor behaviour and how this is influenced by regulation and policy; and/or
• evaluation or research into the impact and effectiveness of regulatory and policy tools in enabling outcomes for consumers and the economy; and/or
• enabling organisations to respond to risks and opportunities posed by digitisation and improved use and sharing of data.
Candidates should be able to demonstrate the following skills at Board-level:
• Ability to listen and challenge in a constructive manner, providing an objective and independent point of view;
• Strong communication skills to make an effective contribution to the discussions across multiple public bodies;
• Ability and drive to proactively engage organisations at the appropriate level and in the appropriate manner to have optimal impact on both strategy and delivery
Commitment and remuneration
• Panel members will be contracted to UKRN on a consultancy basis for a regular commitment of 5 days each per year. Included in this, the Panel will meet formally twice a year and may be invited to attend meetings of the CEOs' and Chairs' groups.
• Members may be asked to get involved in additional projects on an ad hoc basis. The maximum potential commitment will be 12 days per year in total (including the 5 days regular commitment).
• Utilisation of time will be within directions set by the CEO group and will be managed by the UKRN Office.
• Remuneration will be at a standard rate of £430 per day plus agreed expenses.
• Reimbursement of expenses will be made in accordance with the general rules set out in the Civil Service Management Code.
How to apply:
If you feel you meet the specification and would like to join the UKRN Expert Panel, please send a letter detailing how you meet the role criteria and your CV to before close of business on 31st December.
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