Overview

The Strategic Estates team celebrated its first birthday in June 2017. Strategic Estates brings together all teams delivering capital investment along with supporting Property, Planning and Design teams. We are now seeking non executive directors to support and scrutinise our team, our delivery of high profile construction projects, and our portfolio of programmes and initiatives.

As a Non-Executive board member for the Joint Investment Board and the Northern Estates Programme board you will understand the Parliamentary Estate and the challenges and issues that need to be addressed in delivering construction projects. You will bring an independent perspective to discussions on Parliamentary estates projects, including at project and programme boards where appropriate, ensuring a balanced perspective.  As a non-executive board member of the Strategic Estates Management Board you will provide support in managing the expanding workload of the broader team, and support the delivery of the improvement plan.

You need to be comfortable in a challenging role and able to scrutinise performance. You will have the ability and commitment to relate to the senior Parliamentary Estates Directorate executive team; build good relationships with them; and to engage them from a position of professional parity. You will have a depth of knowledge around large scale public procurement processes. You will be pragmatic, innovative, and creative.

Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity and inclusion (D&I) principles are at the heart of Parliament’s approach to being a well-respected institution and an inclusive environment in which to work and to visit. We are continuing our efforts to increase the diversity of our staff at all levels to reflect the population of London and the UK, as well as to attract the diversity of skills and experience needed to run this complex organisation effectively. We particularly welcome women and minority ethnic candidates to apply for this position and support us in achieving our D&I and corporate strategic goals.

Candidates should not be active members of a political party, and will be subject to restrictions on political activity once appointed. Security clearance is an ongoing requirement of the role as is the right to work in the United Kingdom. Parliament is not able to sponsor visas.

Time commitment and remuneration

The successful candidates will need to be willing to dedicate around 10 to 15 days per year to the role.  This will include meetings/familiarisation visits by arrangement.

Appointment will be for one year, with the possibility of extension. An annual fee of £9,000 will be paid.

You are invited to apply with a letter of interest and full CV via the House of Commons careers website – https://www.careers-houseofcommons.org