Non-Executive Director

Maritime & Coastguard Agency

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Non-Executive Director, £11,000 (up to 24 days per annum)

Southampton, with travel to other MCA sites

With a history stretching back almost 200 years, the Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) is the cornerstone of government’s work with one of our most important transport sectors.  An Executive Agency sponsored by the Department for Transport (DfT), we work to prevent the loss of life on the coast and at sea, produce legislation and guidance on maritime matters, and provide certification to ships and seafarers. We also provide a 24/7 maritime search and rescue service around the UK coast, and international search and rescue, through HM Coastguard and have made significant strides in the technology and assets available to us enabling us to enhance our capability considerably. We are the only UK-wide emergency services organisation, and our team of around 1,000 staff and 3,500 volunteers makes a vital contribution to the UK’s economic wellbeing, public safety, and international reputation.

The MCA has a long and distinguished past, but a dynamic and challenging present and future with an ambition for transformational change.   We are looking to appoint a Non-Executive Director who will embrace the challenge of providing a high-quality service while adapting to the changing needs both commercially and environmentally across the global shipping sector.  A leader that is able to bring credibility and connectivity to the sector and engage at Board level to, act as an ambassador in the sector for the organisation, building sustainable relationships at the most senior levels. You will lean on your commercial nous, excellent judgement, and outstanding leadership credentials, together with your knowledge and network in the sector and bring a creative, strategic mind to some of the challenges and priorities that we have the ambition to address.    

You will be operating successful at the senior leadership level within the wider maritime sector, with experience of operating in a substantial, complex business. Change management has featured strongly in your career, and you will be acutely aware of the environmental challenges that face our industry as we look ahead. Confident, charismatic, and credible, your relationship management and communication skills are impeccable, and you will have a track record of challenging executive colleagues in a constructive and insightful way. Prior track record as a non-executive would be helpful. Candidates from the private sector will have the intellectual horsepower to adapt to new financial and commercial practices in a public sector context.

To find out more and to apply, please visit , or for a confidential conversation, please contact Michael Dobson on 07891 142325, or Matt Malone on 0113 205 6063. 

Closing date for applications: 23:59 on 9 March 2020

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