The Press Recognition Panel (PRP) is the independent body set up by Royal Charter to ensure that regulators of the UK press are independent, properly funded and able to protect the public. The PRP works in the public interest by supporting and promoting a free press in a free and fair society.

We are now seeking an individual to join our Nominations Committee as an independent Member. The independent Member will play a key role in bringing an external perspective to the work of the Committee whilst providing advice, support and constructive challenge across all aspects of the Committee’s activities.

The successful candidate will have recent and relevant knowledge and understanding of recruitment and selection and/ or appointments, allowing them to competently assist the Committee to discharge its duties. You will be clear thinking and impartial, able to operate strategically, and provide specialist knowledge, support and information.


The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate:

Essential criteria

Recent and relevant knowledge and experience in recruitment and selection and/ or appointments.
Ability to provide specialist knowledge, support and information relevant to the work of the Committee.
Experience and understanding of the boundaries between executive and non-executive responsibilities.
Ability to listen, communicate and influence effectively.
Ability to work effectively as part of a team.
Analytical capacity, intellectual flexibility and sound independent judgement.
Awareness of equality and diversity issues.
Desirable criterion

It is desirable for candidates to have experience of non-executive appointments and an interest in press regulation.

Candidates will be expected to demonstrate high standards of corporate and personal conduct including impartiality, integrity and objectivity in the execution of the role and responsibilities. To ensure that these values are maintained by those in working for the PRP, the successful candidate will be required to subscribe to the PRP’s governance and conduct policies.

This is a part time role with a commitment of approximately two days per annum during the years when the PRP will be recruiting non-executive Members. The role is remunerated at £300 per day. The initial tenure will not exceed three years with the possibility of reappointment for a further three years. Most meetings are held in central London.

Closing date: 12pm, Wednesday 7 March 2018
Interview date: Tuesday 24 April 2018
If you think you might have the combination of skills, enthusiasm and commitment that this role demands, please send in a copy of your CV together with a cover letter (no more than 2 sides of A4) explaining how you meet the criteria set out in the person specification to suppal@pressrecognitionpanel.org.uk. If you require any further information about the role or the process, please call Susie Uppal, Chief Executive on 020 3443 7072.
The PRP strives to be as diverse as the public it protects and welcomes applications from everyone, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity.