Closing date: 19 August 2022

Non-executive director

Job description 

As a non-executive director, you are accountable to the chair for promoting the success of the organisation and ensuring its good governance. Specifically:

  • Developing electronic commerce and the use of unified standards in data
  • Monitoring the strategic direction of the company and the performance of the executive team within a prudent and effective governance framework

Primary responsibilities

  • Strategy – to challenge constructively and contribute to the strategic development of GS1 UK, ensuring the needs of its members are met
  • Monitoring performance – to oversee the delivery of the strategy, scrutinising the performance of management in the delivery of agreed objectives within a robust fiscal and risk management environment
  • Member interests – to ensure that the interests of members (and emerging market needs) are appropriately reflected in strategy, plans and board decision-making
  • Communication – to represent the company externally, acting as an advocate of the company and its purpose
  • Promotion – to promote the objectives and strategy of the company through your network and the use of personal expertise and knowledge
  • Advice and guidance – to provide the executive team and wider company with advice and guidance on technology and other external trends
  • Effective board performance – to use skills, knowledge and experience to assist the Board and board committees to operate effectively and make sound decisions

Person specification - skills, experience and personal characteristics

  • Knowledge and experience of strategic planning, delivery and of monitoring performance against strategy and objectives
  • Experience of or contribution to the setting, approval and monitoring of financial strategy and budgets
  • Demonstrable experience of contributing constructively to Board or senior leadership level meetings with a sound understanding of governance and performance management
  • Appreciation of the differing roles and contributions made by non-executive and executive Board members
  • A good understanding of how standards and technology can transform business, and lives, with a strong commitment to GS1 UK’s purpose and values
  • Strong communication and listening skills with the confidence to challenge constructively, recognising the importance of supporting collective decisions and of balancing challenge with assurance and support
  • Creative thinker with strong independent judgement
  • Relevant sector, technical or functional experience

Closing date for this role is 19 August 2022. Applications received after this date may not be considered.