Chief Executive Recruitment

Chief Executive

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London or Glasgow
c.200,000 per annum plus benefits
Closing date:
3rd July
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Recruitment timetable

Closing Date
Wednesday 3rd July at 23.59pm
Longlist Meeting
Thursday 11th July 2019
Preliminary Interviews
16, 17th, 23rd and 24th July 2019
Shortlist Meeting
Thursday 8th August 2019
Weeks commencing 12th or 19th August 2019
Final Panel
Thursday 5th September 2019


This is an outstanding opportunity to take on the leadership of Ofgem, Great Britain’s independent economic regulator and the energy sector’s watchdog, tasked to protect the interests of current and future energy consumers. We are a non-ministerial government department and an independent National Regulatory Authority, recognised by EU Directives.  Reporting into Ofgem’s Chair Martin Cave, you will be joining Ofgem at an exciting period of unprecedented change for the energy sector, which is driven by technological revolution as the sector moves to a more sustainable, low-carbon energy system which will protect the energy consumers of tomorrow. At Ofgem’s core is the overriding purpose of ensuring all consumers receive good value and service from the energy market.  This core purpose is delivered by 800+ talented and committed colleagues operating out of our two offices in London and Glasgow.

Working with our Chair, Board and executive colleagues, you will develop and communicate an inspiring vision and strategy to further Ofgem’s core purpose, championing the interests of consumers and leading and steering the organisation through an exciting innovative, structural and cultural transformation.  With your first-class communication and interpersonal skills, this is a vital role in promoting our work and developing a credible and respected voice for Ofgem that influences and shapes the energy sector’s developments, particularly in technology, digital and cyber security

This is no ordinary Chief Executive appointment and we are seeking an extraordinary individual. Whether your background is in the commercial or public sector, we are looking for an outstanding commercial, entrepreneurial and inclusive leader with a track record of driving innovation, strategic direction, successful stakeholder engagement and business transformation, whilst maintaining efficient financial stewardship.  Politically astute, you will be a visible and motivating leader, exercising diplomacy and sensitivity when required yet willing to challenge the status quo and bring an innovative approach to our work.  As an ambassador for Ofgem and the energy sector. your integrity, standing, judgement and vision will inspire confidence in the regulatory arrangements and hold the respect of our many stakeholders, within the energy sector and beyond.

To find out more about this opportunity click on the Apply button below. For an informal and confidential discussion, contact Katrina Paget, Chris Bernard, Duncan Ewart or Matt Malone on 0113 205 6063.

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How to Apply

To apply for this post, you will need to submit the following documentation through the website at  no later than 23:59 Wednesday 3rd July 2019.

  1. A CV setting out your career history, with key responsibilities and achievements. Please ensure you have provided reasons for any gaps within the last two years;
  2. A Statement of Suitability (no longer than two pages) explaining how you consider your personal skills, qualities and experience provide evidence of your suitability for the role, with particular reference to the criteria in the person specification;
  3. A completed Diversity Monitoring Form. All monitoring data will be treated in the strictest confidence, will not be provided to the selection panel and will not affect your application in any way. The completion of the Diversity Monitoring Form is mandatory but it includes the option ‘prefer not to say’.

Failure to submit both documents (CV and Statement of Suitability) will mean the panel only have limited information on which to assess your application against the criteria in the person specification. 

Please ensure that both documents contain your full name.

Should you encounter any issues with submitting your application please get in touch with Emma Clark on 0113 205 6111


The following consultants are managing this role and will be happy to answer any questions that are not covered in the person specification on the next webpage.

Matt Malone
0113 205 6063
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