Independent Member of the National Lottery Committee

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Hybrid with occasional travel to Birmingham
3rd National Lottery Licence
circa £300 per day
Part Time
Fixed Term Contract

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Independent Member of the National Lottery Committee

Reports to: Chair of the Commission
Salary: £300 per day

Do you have experience of risk management, scrutiny or regulation? If so, we are looking for an individual to sit as an Independent Member of the National Lottery Committee. This is a part-time role where the successful candidate will be expected to attend between 4-7 meetings of the Committee throughout the year, with flexibility to review papers between meetings and attend occasional other meetings if possible.

The role is expected to end in mid 2024 to allow for effective closure of the 3rd Licence.

Your Role

The role of the Committee is set out in the terms of reference and includes oversight of the performance and strategy of the National Lottery operator, advising the Commission’s board on the budget for regulation of the National Lottery, and deciding on the outcome of enforcement action against the National Lottery operator. The work of the Committee is particularly important as we enter the last year of the current licence and transition to the fourth licence. You will bring independence of mind, the ability to challenge constructively and a commitment to high standards in regulation.

Your main responsibilities will be:

- Reviewing papers and preparing for meetings.
- Actively contributing to the work of the Committee during meetings and between meetings as needed.
- Bringing an independent and external perspective to the Committee.
- Keeping up to date with developments in the National Lottery and relevant fields (risk, governance) to add value to the Committee.

Meeting Arrangements

The Committee meets between five and seven times per year, although there may be a need to attend other meetings or events on occasion. Meetings take place remotely via Teams or in person in Birmingham. You will sit alongside Commissioners (board members) and senior members of Commission staff and will meet with officials from the current licensee twice a year.

About You

- Ability to read and interpret complex information efficiently and effectively.
- Ability to make sound evidence-based decisions and a keen sense of judgment.
- Experience of participating in decision-making meetings, providing concise, clear and professional challenge.
- A commitment to creating an open atmosphere that welcomes input from officials.
- A willingness to act collegially with other members and to take collective responsibility for decisions.
- A commitment to building understanding of the National Lottery and the structures within which the Commission operates as a public body.
- Familiarity with meetings via Microsoft Teams or similar.

About Us

Set up under the Gambling Act 2005, the Gambling Commission is committed to safeguarding the public against any detrimental impact brought about by gambling. We do this by keeping crime out, protecting children and vulnerable people and ensuring the commercial gambling industry is run fairly and openly. We work with the legal system, the public health system, community groups and the industry itself to understand how we can protect the interests of as many people as possible, as effectively as possible.

The Gambling Commission is committed to promoting equal opportunities and we actively encourage applications from all backgrounds, regardless of age, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and disability. If you are interested in the role, please upload your CV and a covering letter with examples and evidence of how your skills, knowledge and experience meet the criteria for the position on our careers website. The closing date for this role is Monday 26 June 2023.

PLEASE NOTE: incomplete applications will be discounted from short-listing. Please ensure your application is fully completed and submitted before logging out of your account.

We reserve the right to change the closing date depending on the number of responses received. Please submit your application as soon as possible to ensure it is considered in the selection process.

As the regulator of the National Lottery, there are some roles within the Commission that are prohibited from playing the National Lottery. This does not affect your family playing. We will let you know at interview if the role you have applied for is on the Prohibited List.

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