Non-Executive Director

Valuation Office Agency

Flexible

  • Location

    Flexible

  • Job type

    Permanent

  • Sector

    Central Government

  • Salary/Remuneration

    £15,000 per annum based on a time commitment of c.25 days

  • Job ref

    GSe76093

  • Client

    Valuation Office Agency

Ref: GSe76093

The VOA provides crucial property valuations and advice to Government and local authorities in England, Wales, and Scotland to support taxation and benefits, enabling the collection of more than £51 billion revenue in local taxation alone.  Additionally, we provide strategic property advice and a range of supporting valuation services to the public sector through our Property Services unit, winning work through competitive tendering processes against private sector firms.  An executive agency of HM Revenue & Customs, we employ more than 3,600 people in over 60 locations across Britain.

We are in a period of organisational transformation, which includes full modernisation of our IT and digital infrastructure. This is all to be achieved against the backdrop of compressed timelines for valuations and increased demand for our services. These are exciting times as we enter into new territory and challenge ourselves to continue to deliver improved services for our customers.

We are seeking to appoint a Non-Executive Director to the VOA Board to constructively challenge and contribute to the development of our strategy and scrutinise the performance of management in delivery of our agreed goals/objectives. This Non-Executive Director will also be part of the VOA Audit and Risk Assurance Committee (ARAC), responsible for helping the Committee in ensuring it provides advice and support to the Accounting Officer and Board, with their responsibilities for issues of risk, control and governance. We are very open to the kind of background that you will bring to this opportunity; we are looking for a balance on our Board, however key areas of priority for us include digital, transformation, customer focus, finance, risk and audit and continuous improvement as well as strong governance credentials.

If the challenge of change attracts and you are confident that you can bring value while making a contribution on a national scale, we look forward to hearing from you. 

Recruitment Timetable


Closing date
Midnight, Friday 13 August


Long listing
w/c 30 August


Preliminary interviews
w/c 6 and 13 September


Short listing
w/c 20 September


Final panel
w/c 4 and 13 October


How to apply

To apply for this post, you will need to submit the following documentation no later than Midnight, Friday 13th August 2021.

  1. CV setting out your career history, with key responsibilities and achievements. Please ensure you have provided reasons for any gaps within the last two years;
  2. Statement of Suitability (no longer than two pages) explaining how you consider your personal skills, qualities and experience provide evidence of your suitability for the role, with particular reference to the criteria in the person specification;
  3. A completed Diversity Monitoring Form. All monitoring data will be treated in the strictest confidence, will not be provided to the selection panel and will not affect your application in any way. The completion of the Diversity Monitoring Form is mandatory but it includes the option ‘prefer not to say’.

Failure to submit these documents will mean the panel only have limited information on which to assess your application against the criteria in the person specification. 

If you are unable to apply online, please contact ivy.rowe@gatenbysanderson.com in the first instance.

For more information or for an informal discussion, please contact Eleanor Lawrence, Senior Researcher eleanor.lawrence@gatenbysanderson.com and 07900 601622 or Darra Power-Mooney, Associate Consultant darra.power-mooney@gatenbysanderson.com and 07595 781609 and Julie Myers, Principal Consultant Julie.myers@gatenbysanderson.com and 07595 779 915