Chair of MCS Standards

The Microgeneration Certification Scheme

National (home-based), with a need to interact with MCS offices near Warrington

  • Location

    National (home-based), with a need to interact with MCS offices near Warrington

  • Job type


  • Sector

    Not for Profit

  • Salary/Remuneration

    Day rate plus expenses

  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    16 October 2020

  • Client

    The Microgeneration Certification Scheme

Ref: GSe67459

Contract: 2-3 days per month, 1 year rolling contract

With energy costs constantly rising and climate change affecting us all, low-carbon technology has an ever-increasing role to play in the future of UK energy. Since 2008, the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) has been the recognised Standard for UK products and their installation in the small-scale renewables sector. MCS is a mark of quality. We have a central purpose of ‘Giving people confidence in home-grown energy’.

This is an exciting time to join MCS as we undergo a period of transformational change and repositioning to be at the heart of the UK’s drive to meet net zero carbon emissions by 2050. Changing our governance arrangements for the management of our Standards and associated MCS Documents has given rise to a new position, Chair of MCS Standards, whose role is to empower MCS Working Groups as the main authority on technical matters concerning MCS Documents and to provide oversight of planned changes.

We seek an Independent Chair recognised for your professionalism, objectivity, impartiality and integrity. You will have held senior leadership roles and will have an excellent reputation for engaging and listening to stakeholders. You will be an experienced Chair, able to quickly understand an organisation, its culture, people and processes and the sector in which it operates. You do not need to be or become an expert in microgeneration technologies, but you will need to develop a good overview understanding of MCS operations and MCS Documents.

If you are excited by the opportunity to help drive the success of the UK’s ambition to meet zero carbon emissions by 2050, we look forward to hearing from you. To find out more about this role and how to apply, please click on the link below. For an informal, confidential discussion about the role, please contact Mark Bate on 0113 205 6288 or Heather Greatrex on 020 7426 3984.

Closing dateFriday 16th October
How to Apply

To apply for this role, please submit an up to date copy of your CV, along with a Supporting Statement that addresses the criteria set out in the person specification, using examples to demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements. Please provide your home, work, mobile and email contact details and let us know of any dates when you are not available or where you may have difficulty with the indicative timetable. You should also provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. If you do not wish us to approach your referees without your prior permission, please state this clearly.

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