Technical Advisory Board Industry & Independent Members
Would you like to join a group of industry and government experts in analysing complex and technical issues to produce balanced and independent advice for the Home Secretary?
The Technical Advisory Board (TAB) is a non-departmental public body which was established under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA) and whose remit was expanded under the Investigatory Powers Act 2016 (IPA). The TAB has two main duties; to consider the technical requirements and the financial consequences of a notice that is to be imposed upon a telecommunications operator (TO) and to provide advice to the Secretary of State if the TO seeks a review of the notice.
The Home Office is seeking to appoint up to seven individuals to the TAB, to represent the telecommunications industry, or to act as an independent board member. The roles offer exciting opportunities to contribute to the strategic direction of the TAB and to ensure that it can continue to function as an important safeguard for industry and government and contribute to consideration of the way in which these issues bear upon the Government’s future negotiations with the industry.
In order to be considered for the role as an industry member, it is a requirement that you hold office or position with a TO, or you are able to represent the interests of such persons. You will also be required to possess sufficient knowledge and experience to be able to effectively to represent the interests of persons on whom obligations may be imposed.
As an independent member, prior experience working with the telecommunications industry is essential, and a sound working knowledge of relevant legislation (the Investigatory Powers Act 2016 for instance) would be beneficial. For both roles, you will be able to analyse and make judgements from complex data and contribute to workable recommendations on complex and sensitive issues.
In addition, you will be an innovator and motivator, with the ability to promote new thinking to achieve change and continuous improvement and build strong relationships across a diverse range of stakeholders. You will also have undisputed personal integrity and a personal style that demonstrates authority and commitment.
This will be a three-year appointment with the possibility of re-appointment.
To apply, please visit our website.
The closing date for receipt of applications is 11pm on 4 January 2021.
We encourage a diverse workforce and welcome applications from all suitably qualified people.