Non Executive Directors

Port of Tyne


  • Location


  • Job type


  • Sector

    Central Government

  • Salary/Remuneration

    £14,857 for 14 days per annum

  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    12 September 2019

  • Client

    Port of Tyne

Ref: GSe54668

The Port of Tyne, the largest UK trust port, is an independent statutory body governed by its own, unique, local legislation and controlled by an independent Board of Directors.  Its primary duty is to manage, maintain, develop and improve the Port for the benefit of all its stakeholders. 

Two non-executive directors are required to join the Board for an initial 3-year term.  We are seeking candidates who must be able to demonstrate an understanding and experience of:

  • business and commercial imperatives
  • the Port’s interaction with stakeholders; local, regional and national and its significance in the community
  • working at Board level or equivalent
  • partnership working; joint ventures and project development.

In addition, it would be desirable for candidates to demonstrate one or more of the following areas of skills and experience:

  • a strong operational finance background, ideally a qualified and experienced professional accountant experienced in a business to business engineering, logistics or service environment, or
  • logistics/supply chain modernisation through digital and process innovation, or
  • building and structuring commercial partnerships and projects. 

Remuneration for this position is £14,857 for 14 days per annum. This is a public appointment made by the Secretary of State for Transport with a three year tenure and the potential for renewal.

For a confidential discussion, please contact our advising consultants Katrina Paget or Olivia Robinson on 0113 205 6298

Closing Date5pm, Friday 13 September 2019
Longlist Meetingw/c 30 September 2019
Preliminary Interviewsw/c 7,14 and 21 October 2019
Shortlist Meetingw/c 4 November 2019
Final Panelw/c 2 December 2019
How to Apply

Applications must include the following:

  • a summary of specialist or management experience relevant to the position in line with the Experience Required criteria in the information about the role in the document entitled “The Opportunity.”
  • A short covering letter (not more than two A-4 sized pages) outlining your response to the following:
    • describe briefly the most challenging problem which you have faced and what you contributed to its solution.
    • describe a group situation in which you had to balance either your strongly held views or your specialist skills against wider or contrary considerations.  What impact did others' views have on you and your views on them?
  • a full CV with contact details, educational and professional qualifications, a full career history and details of relevant achievements.
  • the names, addresses and contact details of two referees.
  •  A completed online diversity monitoring form and a completed and signed DfT screening form. Please note: Unless a signed copy of this form is submitted, your application cannot be taken forward.
Contact details
Olivia Robinson: 0113 205 6298