Calling Conservatives: Quotes. OFCOM Non-Executive Director, and more. – News Block

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Cabinet Office – Chairman of the House of Lords Appointments Committee

“The House of Lords Appointments Commission is an independent, advisory, non-departmental public body, established by the Prime Minister in May 2000. The Commission recommends individuals for appointment as non-partisan Life Fellows and also reviews nominations for Life Peers, including those nominated by UK political parties, to ensure the highest standards of decorum… Commissioners recommend people for appointment as Life Peers without political affiliation. They also provide advice to the Prime Minister after vetting nominations for Life Partners, including those nominated by UK political parties, to ensure the highest standards of decorum. The President leads the Commission in recommending and approving appointments to the House of Lords.

Time: Adhoc. Non-renewable five-year terms.

Remuneration: £8000 per year

Closes: 11:59 p.m. on July 4, 2023

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Ministry of Justice – MAPPA Lay Adviser Northamptonshire (x2)

“The role involves: attending every Strategic Management Board (SMB) meeting; contribute to the monitoring and evaluation of the operation of MAPPA; attend a MAPP level 2 or 3 meeting quarterly, to help understand the process and enable MAPPA monitoring and evaluation; confirm that the SMB has created effective links with other multi-agency forums, eg the Local Board of Criminal Justice and Local Child Protection Boards; assist in the preparation of MAPPA’s annual report, among other functions”.

Time: Adhoc. Terms of 3 or 4 years.

Remuneration: You may claim reimbursement for reasonable travel and subsistence expenses necessarily incurred on official business in accordance with the travel and subsistence rates and policy of the organization to which you are applying. However, these payments are taxed as earnings and will be subject to national tax and insurance, which will be deducted at source under PAYE before you are paid.

Closes: 7 PM on July 27, 2023

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Department of Science, Innovation and Technology – Non-executive director of Ofcom (x3)

“Ofcom’s roles and duties are set out in a series of primary and secondary laws, and a new online security bill is currently before Parliament which gives Ofcom new powers. As Ofcom fulfills the duties of video-sharing platforms and prepares for new responsibilities online, there will be a need to embed the online experience in Board members. One or more appointees are expected to have an excellent understanding of the Internet, from its policy challenges and business drivers to its governance and architecture. We are also looking for one or more non-executive board members with knowledge and experience in other areas of Ofcom’s regulatory arena, specifically Telecommunications, Post and Economic Regulation.”

Time: 2 day(s) a week.

Remuneration: £42,519

Closes: 11:55 p.m. on July 31, 2023

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Department of Science, Innovation and Technology – Non-Executive Director of UK Business Shared Services (UK SBS)

“This is an exciting, interesting and challenging time for UK SBS as the company implements its transformation strategy to become a cloud-enabled organization that delivers greater value and user experience for multiple clients. We are especially looking for candidates with senior experience in leading significant change and transformation in people, processes and technologies.”

Time: 15 day(s) per year.

Remuneration: £300 per day

Closes: 23:00 on July 31, 2023

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Cabinet Office – Chairman of the Superior Salary Review Body

“As Chair of the Senior Salary Review Body (SSRB), you will be responsible for providing strategic leadership and direction to the SSRB in carrying out its functions as an advisory body; providing independent advice and delivering high quality recommendations in response to matters that have been referred to the SSRB by the Prime Minister, the Lord Chancellor, the Secretary of State for Defence, the Secretary of State for Health and the Home Secretary”.

Time: 20 day(s) per year. Three year terms.

Remuneration: £350 per meeting

Closes: 17:00 on August 18, 2023

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Department of Education – School Conciliator

“The role of a school adjudicator is challenging and rewarding. His decisions are legally binding. They can only be challenged by judicial review and are expected to be legally and evidentially sound and consistently established. Decision makers are called upon to make people care and can attract local and national media interest. A school referee needs credibility and build trust throughout the educational community, derived from experience and knowledge, independence, integrity and impartiality. Successful applicants will have a range of experience in the publicly funded school system in England in a senior level.”

Time: 60 day(s) per year.

Pay: £58 per hour

Closes: 10 AM on September 15, 2023

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