MET Office Readying for privatisation: Offers non-exec roles in lobbying, sales and weather guessing

Posted: February 19, 2013 by tallbloke in solar system dynamics

met office logo£750-950 per day. Not bad!

Salary: £20,000 per annum + reasonable expenses
Contract for services. Typically 2/3 days a month, board meetings at Met Office, Exeter or in London

Closing date for applications: 26 February 2013
The role of a Non Executive Director
The Met Office Board, through which the Met Office Executive reports, is vital in monitoring, scrutinising and constructively challenging the organisation. It ensures that we are delivering our commercial and operational goals while effectively managing risk and demonstrating the highest levels of integrity.

As a Non-Executive Director, you will play a key role in shaping how we operate, today and in the future. Your professional expertise, commercial and political awareness will help to successfully manage and further improve our organisational performance.
Your background and expertise
Your achievements should reflect significant Board-level experience, ideally within science or technology. We are looking for three Non-Executive Directors, each with a specific specialism and area of expertise.

Firstly, we’re looking for someone who knows how government works, with proven experience and a strong current understanding of service delivery within Whitehall. Ideally, you’ll have senior level connections in a range of government departments or other public sector bodies.

 

We would also like you to have experience of working with organisations which, like the Met Office, deliver core services and policy advice across government. This is campaign reference 002675 – NED: Government, please quote this reference in your application for this role.

The second position relates to one of our key priorities: leveraging our brand, expertise and assets to build a thriving, successful commercial business. With a proven track record of success, you’ll ideally have gained significant experience in a science or technology company which markets and sells a wide range of products. Specifically, we’d like you to have led the successful commercialisation of an existing brand into new markets, in the UK and overseas. This is campaign reference 002676 – NED: Commercial, please quote this reference in your application for this role.

Our third Non-Executive Director should have scientific excellence in weather and/or climate science and a track record of leading a world class research programme. Experience in taking science through to improved weather forecasts and/or climate predictions, coupled with an understanding of their value in terms of customer services, would be a distinct advantage. Ideally, you should also have an awareness of the international meteorological scene too. This is campaign reference 002677 – NED: Science, please quote this reference in your application for this role.

Comments
  1. oldbrew says:

    ‘Ideally, you’ll have senior level connections in a range of government departments or other public sector bodies.’

    Chris Huhne won’t be applying.

  2. Position 1
    Tim Yeo, Lord Deben writing must be on the wall once the power cuts kick in and their positions become untenable.

  3. Bloke down the pub says:

    Reading between the lines, only warmists need apply. Can’t see Monckton getting a look in.