Public Benefit Advisor: Public Benefit Committee



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    £500-750 per diem (4-6 days per annum)

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With c.£65m committed to new public benefit programmes over the next three years, we’re on our way to becoming one of the UK’s most active and significant funders in the digital economy. We need someone to help us ensure the money helps improve the lives and life chances of a new generation.

We’re Nominet – a world-leading domain name registry. For over 25 years, we’ve been operating at the heart of internet infrastructure. While we're best known for running .UK domains, we also help protect public services from Cyber threat.

Our aim is to create a world which is more connected, inclusive and secure. We know that technology has the power to transform lives by creating opportunities and providing support where it’s needed most.

The programmes we develop and fund tackle some of the most important digital issues facing young people in the UK. And it's set to get much bigger.

We're looking for an Independent Public Benefit Advisor to use their experience to help guide the programmes for maximum impact.

They'll join a committee our Board has created to steer and oversee our activities in the public benefit area. Alongside non-executive directors of Nominet, the committee also includes a representative from Nominet’s membership, and the new Independent Public Benefit Advisor.  

You’ll have prior experience of a relevant role in a highly scrutinised, purpose-driven organisation, and will bring both governance and specific subject matter expertise to this committee, combining non-executive experience from a not-for-profit content with experience of informing, overseeing and challenging the allocation of public benefit funding.  

We’re looking for somebody with independence and integrity – maintaining a strong, coherent voice, contributing to strategic direction – informing policy decisions and challenging leadership and behaviour to make sure programmes are aligned to, and deliver on Nominet’s public benefit mission.  

We are committed to diversity and inclusion, welcome applicants from all backgrounds and look forward to hearing from you. 

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Russell Brandon on 01962 864124 or Stephanie Wilson on 07880 382745. 

Recruitment Timetable

Closing Date
12 noon, Wednesday 8 June 2022

Preliminary Interviews
Thursday 16 June 2022 – Friday 24 June 2022

Final Panel
From w/c Monday 11 July 2022

How to apply

Please ensure that you provide the following information:

  • Your CV
  • A supporting statement (of not more than 2 pages) detailing how you can address the Essential and Desirable criteria in the Person Specification
  • Daytime, evening and/or mobile telephone numbers as well as your personal email address (to be used with discretion)
  • Contact details for two referees. Referees should be people who can comment authoritatively on you as a person and as an employee and must include your current or most recent employer or his/her authorised representative. Confidential references are taken up on candidates shortlisted for formal interviews. However, we will refer back to you for confirmation that referees may be approached before any contact is made with them.
  • A completed diversity monitoring form, this will appear on screen as part of your online application. 


Russell Brandon: 01962 864124