UK UNESCO Appointment of two Non-Executive Directors
Deadline 7 June 2013
These appointments are not directly connected with ICOMOS-UK - we are posting them here on behalf of UK UNESCO.
The UK National Commission for UNESCO (UKNC) is seeking to appoint two Non-Executive Directors to its Board. The closing date for applications is 7 June 2013. Interviews for selected candidates will be held on Friday 5 July in London. Although these appointments do not come within the remit of the Commissioner for Public Appointments, they are being made using a process which takes into account the Commissioner's Code of Practice as best practice. Appointments will be ratified by the Secretary of State for International Development.
The main tasks of the role are:
- to take part in formulating and regularly reviewing the strategic aims of the UKNC
- with other Directors to ensure that the policies and practices of UKNC are in keeping with its aims
- with other Directors to ensure that the organisation functions within the legal and financial requirements of a company limited by guarantee and strives to achieve best practice, in particular appropriate value for money and transparency.
Essential requirements are:
- commitment to the broad objectives and ideals of the UK National Commission
- broad understanding of UNESCO, its objectives and activities, and a commitment to UNESCO's values
- particular knowledge and experience of work in one or more of UNESCO's main fields of competence (Education, Science, Culture, Communications, International Development). Preference may be given to candidates who are able to take the Culture and Higher Education Portfolios.
- Experience of strategy and policy development and performance monitoring
- Ability to communicate clearly and succinctly in English (orally and in writing) with a wide cross-section of society.
Directors should anticipate a time commitment of no less than 12 days a year on average, and will, on occasion, be expected to travel to meetings in Paris or other locations. Applicants should complete and submit an application form with a short covering letter indicating the relevance of expertise, engagement and networks and the names of two referees to: UK National Commission for UNESCO, c/o Broadway Secretarial Services, 50 Broadway, London SW1H 0BL. Further information may be obtained from the UK UNESCO website or by telephone appointment with the Chairman. Please email Professor W J Morgan to arrange a date and time.