Education and Skills Funding Agency

3 Non-Executive Directors including Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee

Meetings in London and Coventry

£10k per annum (c. 20 days per annum)

£15k per annum for Audit and Risk Committee Chair (c. 25 days per annum)

Closing date 13th June 2018


“Supporting and overseeing education and skills for young people and adults”

The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) is accountable for £63 billion of funding for the education and training sector, providing assurance that public funds are properly spent, achieves value for money for the taxpayer and delivers the policies and priorities set by the Secretary of State.  It also has regulatory functions, has responsibility for the delivery of major projects and operates key services in the education and skills sector.

Now at an exciting time of transformation, the ESFA wishes to recruit three individuals to its Management Board, one of whom will become the Chair of the ESFA Audit and Risk Committee from January 2019.

Board members will support the Chair, Chief Executive and the executive team in setting ESFA’s strategic priorities, you will provide expert support in areas such as effective risk management, provide effective scrutiny and challenge, and monitor the strategic performance and budget spend of the organisation,

It is essential that the successful candidates are outstanding senior leaders, able to operate at board level and with experience in driving change, and the ability to consider issues from a strategic perspective, to support and challenge the executive in its planning.

Ideally you will have a background in financial regulation and/or senior level leadership of improvements in customer insight and experience.  It is not necessary that you have a background from within the Education sector, however you must have a commitment to promoting education and skills for young people and adults.

The chair of the Audit and Risk Committee will additionally have knowledge of governance, risk and control, as well as financial experience and expertise at some scale, to support understanding and oversight of good financial management disciplines

We are also looking to improve the diversity of the Board, and would warmly invite applicants from any background to apply, including people who are in the early or mid-part of their careers. We particularly welcome disabled, female and minority ethnic applicants.

To apply and for more information please click the following link; https://publicappointments.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/appointment/12648-2/ and download the candidate information pack.

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