£200,000 per annum (pro rata)
The Oil and Gas Authority’s (OGA) role is to regulate, influence and promote the UK oil and gas industry in order to maximise the economic recovery of the UK’s oil and gas resources. The OGA is a progressive and highly effective authority which, by attracting investment and jobs, helps to anchor valuable skills and expertise in the UK.
As a Government Owned Company, the OGA works closely with, but has operational independence from, the sponsor department – the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). The OGA Board is accountable for decisions and approving work related to the UK’s oil and gas production licensing regime, and ensures the appropriate governance and controls are in place for the organisation to achieve its goals.
The OGA is largely funded by an industry levy and is based in Aberdeen with a further office in London. It is expected that the OGA will remain a lean organisation with no more than 179 staff.
The OGA has set out its ambitions and priorities, including how the body will work with governments in Westminster and Holyrood, industry, and other stakeholders to achieve the overall goal of maximising economic recovery.
As Chair of the Oil and Gas Authority you will lead the OGA Board as it regulates and promotes the UK oil and gas industry.
Terms of Appointment
The post-holder will work two days per week. Any additional days worked will be on a voluntary basis. The Chair will receive a part-time pay at the rate of £200,000 per annum pro rata. Reasonable travel and subsistence expenses will be reimbursed.
The successful candidate will be appointed for a single term of three years, renewable for a further term at the discretion of the Secretary of State.
The post-holder must demonstrate a high standard of corporate and personal conduct and should particularly note the requirement to declare any conflict of interest that arises in the course of the office’s operations and the need to declare any relevant business interests, positions of authority or other connections with commercial, public or voluntary bodies. These will be published in the OGA annual report with details of all board members' remuneration from BEIS sources.
BEIS is committed to providing equal opportunities for all, irrespective of race, age, disability, gender, marital status, religion, sexual orientation, transgender and working patterns and to the principle of public appointments on merit with independent assessments, openness and transparency of process. BEIS offers professional training courses on public sector finance and governance for those new to the public sector.
How to Apply
The closing date for applications is: 12 noon on Wednesday 12th September 2018.
The recruitment process is being undertaken by Odgers Berndtson on behalf of BEIS. If you wish to apply for this position, please apply online by clicking "Apply", including:
- A comprehensive CV setting out your career history, with responsibilities and achievements.
- A covering letter (maximum two sides) highlighting your suitability and setting out how you meet the person specification. Please note that the covering letter is an important part of your application and is as much the means by which you will be assessed as your CV.
- Details of two professional referees together with a brief statement of the capacity in which and over what period of time they have known you. There is a section for these details in the candidate application form. Referees will not be contacted without your prior consent.
- The Candidate application form – Please submit as an attachment with your CV and covering letter.
- The Diversity monitoring form – All candidates are also requested to complete a Diversity Monitoring Form. Your data will be stored separately from your application and will at no time be connected to you or your application. Please return to email@example.com with 68129 as the subject line.
The preferred method of application is online by clicking "Apply".
All applications will receive an automated response.
Please note that shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend a panel interview on 26 October 2018 or 1 November 2018.
If you would like an informal conversation about this role, please contact Odgers Berndtson: Bob Greenwood, Partner, Oil & Gas Practice, on +44 1224 218988 or Peter Roberts, Partner, Oil & Gas Practice, on +44 207 529 6350.