Windrush Compensation Scheme, Independent Person

Location
National/Nationwide
Salary
circa £12,600 per annum, based on 36 days’ attendance
Posted
26 Aug 2020
Closes
21 Sep 2020
Position/Level
Board
Responsibilities
Governance, Policy, Regulation, Strategy
Sector
Government
Contract Type
Part-time
Language
English

Do you want to play an important role in ensuring the Windrush Compensation Scheme works for both claimants and the public?

If so, you can do this by becoming the Independent Person to the Windrush Compensation Scheme. The government made a pledge to support those of the Windrush generation who have faced difficulties in establishing their lawful status in the UK. The Windrush Compensation Scheme, which was launched in April 2019, is amongst the measures which have been implemented to help right the wrongs for those people who have suffered impact or loss as a result of these difficulties. The closing date for compensation claims to the scheme has now been extended to April 2023.

We are seeking an Independent Person to oversee the operation of the Windrush Compensation Scheme and report to Ministers. This would include providing independent advice on the strategy and deliverability of the Scheme, scrutinising its performance and challenging how well it is achieving its objectives.

You will possess excellent communication skills, coupled with a personal and professional demeanour that generates trust and confidence in others, including those from the diverse communities that have been affected. You will need to have experience of working with communities and people that have been personally affected by the Windrush events. The Independent Person will also attend and play a key role in the Windrush Cross-Government Working Group, which supports our work.

You will be able to analyse complex issues and have the ability to constructively challenge and influence strategy and decision making. You will also be able to provide oversight in relation to financial, audit and risk management and understand how to improve effectiveness and ensure proper use of public money.

This will be an appointment for up to two years in the first instance, with the possibility of re-appointment, subject to Ministerial approval.

Time Commitment: 36 days per year (possibly up to 40 days)

For further information and details of how to apply, please visit our website.

The closing date for applications is 23:00hrs on Monday 21 September 2020.

We value and promote diversity and are committed to equality of opportunity for all. Appointment will be made on merit following an open, fair and transparent competition.

The Government has adapted the recruitment process around the UK’s coronavirus restrictions, while ensuring a fair and open competition. This includes planning for remote interviews.

This post is not regulated by the Commissioner for Public Appointments.

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