The North Sea Transition Authority (NSTA) is a highly effective authority which licenses, regulates and influences the UK’s oil and gas, offshore hydrogen and carbon storage industries. They help drive North Sea energy transition, realising the significant potential of the UK Continental Shelf as a critical energy and carbon abatement resource. The NSTA is a progressive and highly effective authority which, by attracting investment and jobs, helps to anchor valuable skills and expertise in the UK.
The NSTA are looking for a new Chair that will lead the Board as it licenses, regulates and influences the UK oil and gas, offshore hydrogen and carbon storage industries through a complex economic, commercial and regulatory environment.
The ideal candidate will have a collaborative style and the ability to take the team with them, enabling potential to be reached by all. They will be an effective communicator, with strong influencing skills including an ability to maintain a sense of perspective and to pick out critical issues, listen sensitively, collaborate effectively, debate constructively, decide independently and persuade others of your view. They will bring a sound knowledge of corporate governance issues and an understanding of the oil and gas and/or wider energy sector. Experience with financial and commercial accountability at a senior level is also essential.
Regulatory experience or experience of government bodies and an understanding of the wider energy policy, political and economic environment, in which the NSTA operates would be an advantage.
We ask that you submit your application by 12:00 midday 5 March 2023. Applications received after this date will not be considered.
To apply for this post, you will need to complete the online application process. This should be completed no later than Midday on Tuesday 5 March 2024.
You will be asked to submit the following:
1. A 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 (no longer than two pages);
2. A Statement of Suitability (no longer than two pages) explaining:
a. Your motivation for applying for this role
b. 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. Diversity Monitoring Form
4. Declaration of Conflicts of Interest/Political Activity Form
As part of the online application process, you will be asked a number of diversity-related questions. If you do not wish to provide a declaration on any of the particular characteristics, you will have the option to select 'prefer not to say'.
If you are unable to apply online, or have any issues with the online application process, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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The Department for Energy Security and Net Zero is committed to the principle of public appointments on merit with independent assessment, openness and fairness of process and to providing equal opportunities for all.
Applications are welcome from all, but we particularly encourage applications from women, people from an ethnic minority, people with disabilities and other underrepresented groups. The role is only available to UK nationals due to the level of security clearance required.