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Please find below a selection of Public Appointments currently or soon to open for applications. Please forward this on to any prospective candidates within your personal and wider networks. Please note that information and timings can change.

Full details of all public appointment opportunities can be found at Public Appointments

Positions currently open to applications

Members – Fuel Poverty Advisory Group – closes Friday 5 June

The Fuel Poverty Advisory Group (FPAG) is a Non-Departmental Public Body (NDPB) which advises the Government on tackling fuel poverty in England.

While expert knowledge of fuel poverty is not required, candidates should bring the skills needed alongside some relevant insights, for example to energy issues, health and wellness, local delivery, consumer engagement, housing and vulnerability issues.  Successful candidates should have the ability to understand and challenge complex assessment and option involving economic, environmental, and social considerations.

●       Time: 2 days per month;

●       Remuneration: £8,400 per annum.

Full details are available on the Public Appointments Website
or for more information please contact

Trustee – Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew – closes Monday 8 June

The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew is responsible for ensuring that Kew Gardens operates within guidelines set out by government and secures maximum value for money.

Successful candidates should: have the ability to command the confidence of Ministers, fellow Board members, employees and stakeholders; have an interest in the work and purpose of the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew; be a strategic and creative thinker with the ability to impartiallyfind solutions as well as create and develop a long term organisational vision; and experience or ability in commercial operations, science, visitor attractions, horticulture, and/or information technology.

●       Time:  10 to 12 days per annum;

●       Remuneration: Un-remunerated.

Full details are available on the Public Appointments Website
or for more information please contact

Member (x3) – Senior Salaries Review Body – closes Tuesday 9 June

The independent Senior Salaries Review Body (SSRB) gives advice to the Prime Minister, Secretaries of State and other top-level decision makers on the remuneration of senior civil servants, holders of judicial office, senior managers in the NHS, senior officers of the armed forces, police and crime commissioners and chief police officers. The SSRB’s independent advisory role is valued highly by government and the remit groups – in particular its evidence-based and objective approach to making recommendations.

Applications are sought for one economist member and two business members.  Candidates for the economist member for the SSRB should: have experience of labour market economics, pay, or macroeconomics; be able to apply their professional expertise to an area with significant impact.  Candidates for the business members should have: served as a CEO or senior accountable director to a large private or public sector organisation; practical experience of remuneration, pay and performance management from an operational or strategic standpoint; experience of having served on a remuneration committee or working knowledge of a pay and reward system; and the ability to relate to the different working environments in the public sector.

●       Time: 15 days;

●       Remuneration: £300 per day.

Full details are available on the Public Appointment Website
or for more information please contact

The public appointments website also contains details of many other interesting roles, including a Chair for the Wales Tourism Advisory Board, an Audit and Risk Assurance Committee Member for the Medical Research Council, and Ethics Committee Members for the Science & Technology Facilities Council.


Upcoming Opportunities

Key positions expected to be advertised within the next few months.


Historic England – Commissioners

Historic England preserves aspects of the built environment, complementing the work of Natural England which protects the natural environment.  It also advises the Government on policy and in cases such as registering listed buildings and scheduled ancient monuments.


Independent Family Returns Panel – Members

The Panel is made up of medical and child welfare experts, whose role is to provide case-by-case advice on how children’s welfare can be best safeguarded during an enforced return. The advice provided by the Panel helps to ensure that individual return plans take full account of the welfare of the children involved and that the Home Office fulfils its legislative responsibilities.


Ofcom – Board Members

Ofcom is the regulator and competition authority for the UK communications industries. It regulates the TV and radio sectors, fixed line telecoms, mobiles, postal services and the airwaves over which wireless devices operate.


National Museums Liverpool – Trustees

National Museums Liverpool aims to use its collections and other assets to provide the widest possible educational benefit and to promote the public enjoyment and understanding of art, history and science.


Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner 

The Immigration Services Commissioner regulates immigration advisers throughout the UK, ensuring they are fit and competent and act in the best interest of their clients. The Commissioner heads an independent executive non-departmental public body known as the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner, which is funded by Home Office grant in aid.


Royal Armouries – Chair

The Royal Armouries maintain and exhibit a national collection of arms, armour and associated objects. It also maintains a record relating to arms and armour and to the Tower of London.


Pilot Modern Slavery Multi-Disciplinary Panel – Chairs

The National Referral Mechanism (known as the NRM) is the process by which people who have been trafficked are identified, referred, assessed and supported by the Government of the United Kingdom. Pilots areas are being established in the South West and West Yorkshire regions to test the effectiveness of decision making by multi-disciplinary panels and referrals by Slavery Safeguarding Leads, as part of the NRM process.


The panel chairs will be integral to the effective running of the multi-disciplinary decision-making panels.  Panels will assess and make decisions on modern slavery cases regularly, depending on the volume of decisions to be made. Panel chairs will be expected to be flexible in their approach, chairing virtual panels in either of the two pilot locations, working with a number of nominated panel members who will be identified by the case management unit.


Theatres Trust – Trustees

The Trust was established to promote the protection of theatres for the benefit of the nation. It is also a statutory consultee in the Planning system. Its remit covers England, Scotland and Wales.