Calling Conservatives: New public appointments announced. President of Ofcom – and beyond


Eight years ago, the Alliance of Taxpayers reported that “in the past year, five times more Labor have been appointed to public bodies than the Tories.”

It currently reports that nearly half of the overtly politicians last year owed their loyalty to the Labor Party, compared with less than a third to the Conservatives.

Despite the selection of some members or supporters of the party to fill important positions, over time, conservatives have punched their own weight when it comes to public dating. One reason seems to be that Conservatives simply don’t run in the same number as Labor supporters.

To help remedy this, every week We post links to some of the major public nomination vacancies, so qualified conservators can be aware of the opportunities presented.

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Ofcom – Non-executive board member

“Ofcom is the UK’s communications industries regulator, with responsibilities in television, radio, telecommunications, wireless communications, radio and postal services. Ofcom also took on new tasks in 2021 in regulating content on video sharing platforms and has a new role in ensuring that telecommunications networks have adequate cybersecurity. Ofcom is also preparing for new online tasks to help make the Internet a safer place. Ofcom is accountable to Parliament, but is independent of both the government and those it regulates. “

Weather: Up to 2 days a week

Compensation: £ 42,519 per year.

Closes: November 10

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UK Government Investments – Non-executive directors

“UK Government Investments (UKGI) is the government’s center of excellence in corporate governance and corporate finance. The organization works through the government on some of its most interesting and complex commercial and financial tasks. It is responsible for promoting good governance of publicly owned enterprises, supporting government private sector interventions, and carrying out orderly transactions that generate value for money. UKGI is looking for two non-executive directors to join the board. The Board provides strategic direction and ensures that UKGI is equipped to perform its functions, including the availability of sufficient resources and an adequate organizational structure. The Board also allows effective provisions to be put in place to provide guarantees on risk management, governance and internal control “.

Weather: Not less than 3 days a month

Compensation: £ 25,000 per year

Closes: 11 November

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Crown Trade Service – Non-executive chair

“Crown Commercial Service (CCS) is a commercial fund and executive agency of the Cabinet. Our offices are in Liverpool, Norwich, Newport, London and Birmingham … You will lead and manage the Council’s business to provide clear strategic direction and focus the CCS to achieve the agreed strategy and objectives. You will support the CEO in executing the agreed strategy and add value by offering an independent and constructive challenge to CCS strategic direction, performance and management control. You will bring a track record. leadership success in complex customer-centric environments by providing experience-based control, governance and strategic leadership at the board / executive committee level. “

Weather: About 2-3 days a month

Compensation: £ 20,000 per year

Closes: November 12

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Department of Transportation – HS2 Resident Commissioner

“The Resident Commissioner’s purpose is to hold HS2 Ltd and the Department of Transportation (DfT) accountable for fulfilling their commitments to treat those directly affected by HS2 with sensitivity and respect. The Commissioner specifically ensures that HS2 Ltd adheres to the commitments in its Residents Charter. The Commissioner oversees the communication standards for both legal and non-legal ownership schemes and will ensure that HS2 Ltd, the company in charge of building the new railway, deals fairly and fairly with all those whose lives and properties they affect. “

Weather: 8 days a month

Compensation: £ 43,200 per year

Closes: November 12

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NHS England– Chair

NHS England shares responsibility with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care for promoting a comprehensive health system in England, for ensuring improvements in physical and mental health and for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease. .. The president will play a crucial role in holding the organization accountable for delivering improvements in patient care, value for money and broader healthcare reforms. This will include the recovery of elective services and the creation of a new integrated system between health and social care, focusing on improving the results required following the new levy on health and social care.

Weather: 2-3 days a week

Compensation: £ 63,000 per year

Closes: November 16

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Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority – Board member

“Now is an exciting time to be a board member of the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, as the organization is embarking on a major transformation program (as set forth in the 2021-24 Three Year Business Plan), with a real desire to put customer service at the heart of its regulatory functions. IPSA’s mission is to enable parliamentarians to focus on what really matters by providing exemplary and seamless regulatory service, supporting its purpose of supporting democracy with great service, fair rules and wise spending. Its purpose, mission and values ​​have all been redefined through extensive internal and external engagement, and IPSA recently secured additional funding through the Speaker’s Committee for IPSA (SCIPSA) to deliver its business plan. “

Weather: 2-3 days a month

Compensation: £ 400 per day

Closes: November 22

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UK Space Agency – chairman of the board of directors

“The UK Space Agency, an executive agency of BEIS, supports BEIS in delivering the strategic direction for UK civil space activities and provides funding and other support to grow the UK space sector and promote pioneering science and innovation, with an aspiration to be a significant global leader in space. The Agency’s work covers a broad spectrum of activities, from fundamental research on the origins of the universe to investments in concrete uses of space, such as weather forecasting, telecommunications and safety-critical navigation. “

Weather: 24 days a month

Compensation: £ 13,000-20,000 per year

Closes: November 28

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Ofcom – Chair

“The Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport is looking for an exceptional person to appoint as the new president of Ofcom … Ofcom is the UK’s communications industries regulator, with responsibility in television , telecommunications, wireless communications, online, radio and postal services. Ofcom is accountable to Parliament and is independent of both government and regulators. Ofcom operates at the forefront of digital communications in the UK and in an environment of rapid evolution. Ofcom’s main task is to promote the interests of citizens and consumers, where appropriate, by promoting competition “.

Weather: 3 days a week

Compensation: £ 142,500 per year

Closes: November 29


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