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DWP vacancies

03 February 2022

DWP seeking Non-Executive Directors for HSE and MaPS


Health and Safety Executive (HSE) Non-Executive Director x 2 posts

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is a Crown Executive Non-Departmental Public Body sponsored by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).

HSE is the national independent regulator for health and safety for those at work and those affected by work activities.  Its wide range of activities includes overseeing major hazard safety regimes (including offshore oil and gas and onshore chemical processing), workplace inspections, accident investigations, policy development and publishing guidance and research.  HSE continues to drive efficiencies in all that it does and is also seeking to grow its income.

The HSE Board oversees all these activities and is responsible for delivering Government policy and advising Government on health and safety issues.

HSE is a well-respected, world-class regulator but needs to tackle the future by developing innovative, modern strategic approaches to influence further improvements. HSE has begun work on a new strategy that recognises and accommodates the impacts of the changing world of work, industrial and technological advance, the green economy, the role of HSE in post EU Exit chemicals regulation and the Building Safety Regulator.

The new strategy will provide HSE with an enabling tool, providing direction and principles through which HSE has the flexibility to innovate, reform and trial new ways of working to establish those with the greatest effect, whilst maintaining those that have been proven to have a positive effect and have stood the test of time.

The Role of a Non-Executive Director

The successful candidates will contribute to the Board’s role in leading HSE, with the opportunity to influence the future direction of health and safety in Great Britain.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Helping lead the work of HSE by operating effectively as a Board Member and contributing to Board meetings and discussions
  • Chairing or participating in the activities of Board Committees
  • Building and maintaining effective working relationships with a broad range of networks and stakeholders
  • Representing HSE externally, acting collectively in representing its decisions to stakeholders and the general public
  • Acting as a critical friend to HSE’s senior staff, particularly in their area of expertise Demonstrate Commitment to the Seven Principles of Public Life (see annex 1 in the application pack).

Location: Location is flexible, although you will normally be expected to attend Caxton House, London and Bootle regularly for HSE meetings. (Due to covid-19 restrictions, the committee is meeting virtually via Microsoft Teams. This will be reviewed in line with the Government’s Covid-19 policy and guidance)

Remuneration: £15,100

Time requirement: 30 days a year

The vacancy closes at 17.00 on 16/02/22. For more information about the role and how to apply please click the link below.

 Department for Work and Pensions - Apply for vacancies - Find a job, build a career | Hays (applythis.net)


Money and Pensions Service (MaPS) Non-Executive Director x 4 posts

The Money and Pensions Service’s (MaPS) vision is everyone making the most of their money and pensions. 

It is an arm’s-length body, sponsored by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), with a joint commitment to ensuring that people throughout the UK have guidance and access to the information they need to make effective financial decisions over their lifetime.  

MaPS is funded by levies on both the financial services industry and pension schemes. 

DWP is seeking four Non-Executive Directors (NED) with a range of established skills/competences to oversee the governance arrangements in MaPS. DWP is looking for candidates who can provide experience from other organisations with challenges on a similar scale to MaPS.

As a Non-Executive Director at MaPS, you will:  

  • Share responsibility as part of the Board to oversee the effective and efficient delivery of the organisation’s mandate. This includes overseeing and responding to pandemic and economic recovery impact and related behaviour changes, the implementation of the 3-year plan and annual business plans, the delivery of the Pensions Dashboards Programme, the roll out of the UK Financial Wellbeing Strategy, oversight of operational goals for money and pensions guidance, and the continued work on culture and values  
  • Use your expertise to engage directly with the Chief Executive, the Chief Financial Officer and Executive Directors, and other staff as required, to assist in the effective delivery of the organisation’s strategic objectives; 
  • Represent MaPS externally and help it build relationships with key stakeholders
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the Seven Principles of Public Life (see Annex 1 in the application pack). 

 Non-Executive Directors will each participate in Board sub-committees. Current Board Subcommittees are:  

  • Audit, Risk and Assurance Committee 
  • Nomination Committee  
  • Remuneration and People Committee 
  • Finance and Investment Committee. 

Location: London (meetings are currently held remotely and being reviewed in-line with Governments Covid 19 Regulations)

Remuneration: £18,000

Time requirement: 36 days a year

The vacancy closes at 17.00 on 24/02/22. For more information about the role and how to apply please click the link below.

Money and Pensions Service – Non-Executive Directors (cabinetoffice.gov.uk)