Senior Independent Director of Low Carbon Contracts Company and Electricity Settlements Company

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Flexible location, with regular travel to London

  • Location

    Flexible location, with regular travel to London

  • Job type


  • Sector

    Central Government

  • Salary/Remuneration

    Up to £40,000 (1 day per week)

  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    17 March 2020

  • Client

    Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Ref: GSe60206

LCCC and ESC are sister companies (wholly-owned by the Secretary of State for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy) that play key roles in supporting the delivery of secure and low-carbon electricity for the UK. LCCC is the counterparty for Contracts for Difference, which incentivise investment in low-carbon electricity generation. ESC is responsible for all financial transactions and associated assurances for the Capacity Market, which maintains a healthy surplus of electricity capacity. The work that we do plays a key role in protecting energy security for the country and supporting and facilitating long-term investment in the UK’s low carbon energy future.

Since forming five years ago, the LCCC & ESC have established a positive reputation across the stakeholder environment we operate and with the recently announced appointment of Regina Finn as our new Chair, we are facing an exciting time of change.  You will work closely with the new Chair and Board, supporting and developing capability and impact across the business. The organisation faces some significant, large scale and complex challenges which, with the right leadership will build confidence in electricity market reform through effective commercial delivery and continuous improvement.   

The successful candidate will bring experience of working within a commercial environment, with knowledge of the complexities of the structured finance arrangements that enable major infrastructure projects. You will be an excellent communicator, with experience of operating at Board level, in either an Executive or Non-Executive capacity and bring the capability to engage with a diverse range of stakeholders and partners across sectors.  The challenges facing the organisation are diverse, offering you a great opportunity to make a positive impact in the electricity market.

Closing date23:59 Tuesday 17th March 2020
Short listingFriday 3rd April 2020
Final Interviewsw/c 4th May 2020
How to Apply

If you wish to apply for this post you will be required to submit the following by no later than 23:59 on Tuesday 17th March:

  • A CV of no more than two sides of A4
  • A supporting statement of no more than two sides of A4 setting out how you meet the essential criteria. Make sure you refer to the contents of this document and provide specific examples.
  • Email addresses for two referees
  • Completed diversity monitoring form
  • Completed conflicts of interest, conduct, and political activity monitoring form

Please note, all of the above documents are mandatory and your application may not be accepted if not submitted. 

If you do not receive confirmation of your application within 48 hours please contact Julie Smith at GatenbySanderson on

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, Michael Dobson (07891 142325) or Olivia Robinson (0113 205 6298) or Julie Myers (07595 779915) will be pleased to talk to you.