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UK Cyber Security Council seeks new Trustees

UK Cyber Security Council seeks new Trustees

Closing Date
27 June 2021
Please enquire on application
Time Commitment
1.5-2 days a month

Four Trustees are sought to join the existing Board and newly appointed Chief Executive (currently being recruited) in further developing the Council’s strategy and growing awareness of, and engagement with, the Council amongst key stakeholders. This will include the first members of the Council from September 2021. The Trustees will be instrumental in ensuring that The Council values equality, diversity and inclusion, acts with integrity, fairness and impartiality, and is informed, collaborative, straightforward, honest, lawful, and accountable in all its dealings, decisions and actions.

The UK Cyber Security Council are looking for candidates who have a strong empathy with their vision and mission, combined with an in-depth understanding of their work and ambitions. Previous Trustee experience, as well as an understanding of the culture and needs of mission- and values-driven organizations, are particularly sought. A cyber security background is not essential, nor is it necessary to be a ‘technical expert’.

Key Skills & Competencies

  • An understanding of the issues relating to the setting, maintenance, assessment and promotion of, and ensuring compliance with, professional standards.
  • An understanding of the UK education and training environment (and wider if possible). This should include a strategic perspective as well as encompassing qualification frameworks, curricula and assessment methods.
  • Experience in start-up and early years businesses and a focus on the issues of diversification and management of income streams, and the assessment and management of risk.
  • Understanding of legal issues especially in relation to professional regulation, standards and charity governance.
  • An understanding of the development and application of professional ethics.
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills to promote the interests of the Council.
  • Be a recognised leader in their field.
  • A collaborative approach and openness to other views and feedback on own contribution.
  • Experience/knowledge of charity governance.
  • An ability to think diversely, produce innovative ideas and challenge existing thinking and perspective.
  • Commitment to the Council’s mission and values.
  • Commitment to delivering public good.
  • Commitment to bringing high standards of ethics and transparency to the Council‘s governance.
  • Commitment to inclusion and diversity.

Please click here for application details and a link to the full candidate pack.