Non-Executive Directors

Port of Tyne


  • Location


  • Job type


  • Sector

    Central Government

  • Salary/Remuneration

    £14,857 for c.14 days per annum

  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    12 April 2021

  • Client

    Port of Tyne

Ref: GSe66890

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 three year term.  

We are seeking candidates who have the gravitas and credibility to work at Board level and the ability to exercise the required decision making and judgement.  Candidates must also be able to demonstrate one or more of the following areas of skills and experience:

  • strong networking, influencing and communication skills across a wide ranging and complex stakeholder and government landscape
  • working closely with the public sector at a national and local government level
  • logistics/supply chain modernisation through digital and process innovation
  • significant business experience including commercial partnerships, joint ventures, M&A
  • international commercial networks within energy, oil and gas and renewable sectors.

Remuneration for this position is £14,857 and further details on expected time commitments can be found in the information for applicants. This is a public appointment made by the Secretary of State for Transport with a three year tenure and the potential for renewal.

For further details, please download the candidate information pack. If you have any queries once you have read the pack, please contact our advising consultants Olivia Robinson, Katrina Paget or Julie Myers on 0113 205 6298​.

We welcome applications from all sections of the community. We value diversity and appoint on merit.

Recruitment Timetable

Closing Date
5pm, Monday 29 March 2021

Longlist Meeting
w/c Monday 12 April 2021

Preliminary Interviews
w/c Monday 19 and w/c Monday 26 April 2021

Shortlist Meeting
w/c Monday 10 May 2021

Final Panel
w/c Monday 7 June 2021

How to apply

This is a public appointment made by the Secretary of State for Transport. The DfT is committed to the principles of appointments based on merit with independent assessment, openness and transparency of process. In particular, the Department is committed to addressing the underrepresentation of women, ethnic minorities and people with disabilities who have the required skills and experience. 

For your application to be accepted and assessed, you must complete all of the elements below. Before you submit your application, please check that you have included everything.   

  • 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.


  1. DfT Screening Form.doc