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Successful candidates will join existing Steering Board members in providing advice to the Agency and ministers on strategy, targets to be set for quality of service and financial performance, and resources needed to meet those targets.
A public body accountable to the Minister for Universities, Science and Cities, the UK Space Agency manages a budget of approximately £330 million per annum. We work closely with industry, wider government and academia to grow a strategic capability to explore and exploit space for the benefit of the UK. This desire has been translated into the Agency’s overarching goal to help grow the UK space sector to a £40 billion turnover by 2030.
Candidates will be able to demonstrate the ability to chair and provide strategic direction to boards at a senior level, exercise judgement across a broad spectrum of policy and high-level management issues, and deal with complex discussions with diplomacy and resolve. They will have first-rate communication and inter-personal skills coupled with strong intellect and influencing capability across a wide range of stakeholders. They must also be committed to embedding diversity and an inclusive culture appropriate for a public body. The appointment will be for three years in the first instance.
Applications should not arrive later than close of play on 15th of September 2014.
The UK Space Agency is committed to the principle of public appointments on merit through an open and transparent process and to providing equal opportunities for all, irrespective of race, age, disability, gender, marital status, religion, sexual orientation, transgender and working patterns.