Chair, Defence Electronics & Components Agency

Ministry of Defence

Sealand, North Wales

  • Location

    Sealand, North Wales

  • Job type


  • Sector

    Central Government

  • Salary/Remuneration

    £22,500 for 30 days per annum

  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    11 March 2019

  • Client

    Ministry of Defence

Ref: GSe50009

We are the Defence Electronics and Components Agency (DECA), an executive agency of the Ministry of Defence, whose world-class workforce is proud to provide Defence with long-term, agile sovereign capability. We deliver maintenance, repair, overhaul, upgrade and obsolescence management services for a range of avionic and electronic equipment. Run along commercial lines, we also grow profitable business streams through the supply of electronics and components products and services to our customers – Army, Navy, RAF, Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S), and industry.

Our current chair, is standing down after four years’ successful stewardship of our complex organisation, and we are now seeking a successor to continue leading the Board in overseeing its important delivery programme and in transforming the organisation’s capabilities. Sustainable change – business and culture – will be key to success both in the here-and-now and in the longer term to ensure we deliver effectively for our customers. Our operating site at Sealand is set to become a global repair hub for the cutting-edge F-35 aircraft, and we have successfully grown our relationships with Welsh Government and the Deeside Enterprise Zone Board to create skilled, high value jobs. Our new Chair will guide, support and challenge the strategic direction of the Agency at an exciting juncture in its history, contributing simultaneously both to the nation’s defence and to the prosperity agenda.

You are an experienced non-executive with an excellent track record delivering high-value programmes, and considerable experience handling complex commercial issues, ideally joint ventures. Resilient and possessed of first-rate integrity, you will be comfortable and credible representing our organisation at the highest levels and bring excellent understanding of corporate governance too. Your enthusiasm, commitment and credentials will be inspirational to our workforce as it we continued to develop our business and deliver for our customers.

Closing DateMonday 11th March 2019
Long List Meetingw/c 18th March
Preliminary Interviews with GatenbySandersonw/c 25th March
Short List Meetingw/c 8th April
Final Panel Interviewsw/c 15th April
How to Apply

To apply for this post, please submit:

  • a comprehensive CV
  • a detailed supporting statement (ideally no more than two pages) that demonstrates your suitability against the criteria as set out in the person specification.

Please also ensure you have completed and submitted the equal opportunities monitoring form provided on this site. This form can be seen once your CV and supporting statement have been submitted. The information on the form will be treated as confidential and used for statistical purposes only. The form will not be treated as part of your application.

Applications should be submitted via . The closing date for applications is Monday 11th March 2019.

If you have any queries about any aspect of the appointment process, need additional information or wish to have an informal and confidential discussion, our advising consultants, Mark Turner on 020 7426 3983 Michael Dobson on 07891 142 325, or Jemima Dalgliesh on 07393 013 066.

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Contact details
Jemima Dalgliesh: 07393 013 066

Mark Turner: 020 7426 3983

Matt Malone: 0113 205 6063