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Chair, Companies House

Companies House (UK Gov)
£27000 per annum
Closing date
Sep 24, 2022

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  • Organisation: Companies House
  • Sponsor department: Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Location: Wales
  • Sector: Business, Finance & Skills
  • Skills: Business, Change Management, IT / Digital, Major Projects, Transformation
  • Number of vacancies: 1
  • Time commitment: 30 day(s) per annum
  • Remuneration: £27000 per annum
  • Length of term: 3 years
  • Application deadline: 11pm on 25 September 2022 (These dates are indicative and may be subject to change)

The successful candidates will demonstrate the following: ​

​Essential criteria: ​

  • A strong track record of Board level experience as Chief Executive, Chair or Non-Executive in the private or public sector.  ​
  • A clear understanding of governance, with the skills necessary to chair a significant and high-profile organisation.  ​
  • Excellent influencing and communication skills, including the ability to encourage debate and challenge, and resolve conflict in a constructive manner.  ​
  • A strong leadership record on complex, multifaceted and multi-year transformational programmes.  ​
  • Stakeholder management skills and experience, with the ability to operate effectively within a diverse stakeholder environment. 

​Desirable criteria: ​

  • ​A good understanding of digital delivery and open data. 

​Role description: ​

The Role of the Chair

The incoming Chair will lead a body that is undergoing significant strategic and operational change.​

​Companies House is embarking on a large-scale transformation, and the forthcoming Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill will make the most radical changes to the company register since it was established in 1844 – reshaping the role of Companies House and enabling it to play a more active role in tackling economic crime.

About Companies House

Companies House (CH) is an executive agency of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).  Headed by the Non-Executive Chair, the Board currently comprises a mix of Executive and Non-Executive Directors.  The Board is advisory rather than fiduciary and its principal roles are to ensure challenge of the executive team on behalf of ministers and BEIS, set the organisation’s strategic direction, and to oversee operational effectiveness.  ​

​The new Chair will play a crucial role in guiding the organisation through the next stages of its transformation, ensuring that core services continue while at the same time supporting both a cultural transition as the organisation shifts and skills up to take on entirely new functions, and supporting the development of new systems and processes as the Register moves to a digital default.  ​

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