What are Public Appointments?
Public Appointments are typically Ministerial appointments of non-executive Chairs and Board members to the Public Bodies, sometimes known as Arm’s Length Bodies (ALB), sponsored by the Department for Transport (DfT). These bodies play a vital role in delivering public services.
Non-Executive appointees to the boards of DfT’s ALBs play a crucial role in providing leadership, direction, and challenge – this includes setting the organisation’s strategy, holding senior staff to account – this includes holding managers to account, representing the work and views of the body – this might be to ministers, parliamentarians, key stakeholders.
What we look for in Public Appointees
Non-Executive Director or Chair roles on one of the DfT’s ALBs require a range of skills depending on the role for example leadership, strategic thinking, governance, financial, communications and for some roles technical knowledge.
We want to ensure the leadership of our public bodies reflects the communities that they represent. We are keen to encourage applications from across the UK, from minority ethnic candidates, female candidates, candidates with a disability and candidates with other protected characteristics.
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Diversity and Inclusion
Public appointments are for everyone.
As part of the Department for Transport’s commitment to diversity, we believe that our public appointments should reflect our customers – the travelling public – who come from all walks of life and have different experiences and backgrounds.
We very much welcome fresh talent, expertise, and perspectives, to help us better understand the needs of the communities and diverse society that we serve and to support better decision-making for all. This includes people who may have never applied for a public appointment before – but could bring a diversity of thought, new ideas, insights, and energy.
We want to ensure that people are at the heart of our policies and that everyone flourishes in public service. If you are interested in applying for one of our public appointments, we would love to hear from you.
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