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Board Members – Marine Management Organisation

Number of vacancies:  2
Time commitment:  3 day(s) per month
Remuneration : £11040 per annum
Length of term :Three years
Application deadline : 11:59am on 29 September 2023

Role description
The Board of the MMO has collective responsibility for the overall performance and success of the MMO, for ensuring it carries out its statutory duties and delivers its priorities as agreed with the Secretary of State. The Board is also responsible for holding the Chief Executive to account, ensuring that the MMO is properly and effectively managed, and provides stewardship for the public funds entrusted to it.

In addition to the day-to-day role of the MMO Board, the MMO are also seeking to add significant skills, knowledge and experience to the Board in the three following areas:

Strategic communication, public relations, or stakeholder management, desirable experience within the marine, conservation, or fisher industry.
Strategic human resources, including change management and improving organisation culture, capacity, and capability
Audit and Risk Assurance Committee Chair experience, with an understanding of the committee’s role and value to an organisation, including providing a strong diversity of thought and a fresh perspective to the work of the ARAC.

Person specification
Essential criteria
Candidates must be able to demonstrate all of the following essential criteria:
1) Enthusiasm and genuine interest in MMO’s role in delivering a sustainable marine development and an ability to drive delivery of change whilst maintaining a top quality service to customers;
2) An ability to analyse issues at a strategic level; able to provide honest and constructive challenge within a Board setting of a large and complex delivery organisation.
3) High standards of integrity and impartiality to ensure transparency, strong governance, and efficiency.
4) An ability to successfully influence, engage a strong and diverse network of stakeholders and partners in a complex stakeholder environment.
5) A demonstrable commitment to promote and increase equality, diversity and inclusion.


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