Discipline: Other

Sector: Central Government

Location: London

Type: Permanent

Date posted: 31/03/2021

Start: ASAP

Duration: 2 year term*

Salary: Remuneration: £15,000 per annum


The Geospatial Commission is an independent expert committee at the centre of Government which is responsible for setting the UK’s geospatial strategy and coordinating public sector geospatial activity. As part of the Cabinet Office, its remit is to unlock economic, social and environmental value from geospatial data.

In the three years since its establishment, the Commission has delivered a range of high impact policy and programme-based measures which include: pilots for a National Underground Asset Register; signing a £1bn contract with Ordnance Survey to upgrade the UK’s foundational public sector data assets over ten years and, mandating across the public sector the golden thread of housing data identifiers: unique property and unique street reference numbers.

We are now seeking a highly-regarded leader to join the Board of Commissioners to drive implementation of the UK government’s ambitious Geospatial Strategy by providing guidance and challenge on all aspects of the Geospatial Commission’s cross cutting work, including the use of location data to support Housing, Land Use, Property and Planning.

We require an experienced Non-Executive Director who will provide robust, impartial advice under a high level of public interest and scrutiny; will work closely with the Chair and wider Board members to help build consensus towards and support implementation of the UK Geospatial Strategy; and will act as a source of advice to the executive management team.

Please view our candidate pack for further information on the role.

To apply for this post, you will need to complete the online application process by no later than midnight Friday April 30th 2021. All applications must be submitted to

If you would like a confidential discussion about the role please contact our recruitment adviser Rebecca O’Connor at Allen Lane 07921 336 229.

Diversity and Equality of opportunity

Diversity of opportunity is something the Cabinet Office cares passionately about.

Applications are encouraged from all candidates regardless of ethnicity, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity. We particularly welcome applications from women, those with a disability and those from a black or ethnic minority background. We would also particularly welcome applications from those currently working in, or with experience of, the private sector, and those who have not previously held public appointments. We want to explore the widest possible pool of talent for these important appointments.

Offering an Interview to Disabled People (GIS scheme)

As a Disability Confident employer, we will ensure that a fair and proportionate number of disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for this position will be offered an interview. The Equality Act 2010 defines a person as disabled if they have a physical or mental impairment and the impairment has a substantial and long term adverse effect on their ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities. For more information please visit the Public Appointments website.

*2 days per month, including 6 formal meetings per year. This is a 2 year term.

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