Board Member - Advisory Board for Safer Gambling

Job Ref
INS 30/32/35
Home Based
£270 per day
Part Time
Fixed Term Contract
2 days per month

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Board Member - Advisory Board for Safer Gambling (ABSG)
London, WC1 (office/home based)
£270 per day

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.

We are now seeking to appoint two new Board Members to the Advisory Board for Safer Gambling (ABSG) for a commitment of circa two days per month. Appointing terms are for one – three years.

ABSG is an independent expert advisory board to the Gambling Commission, which:

- Helps deliver the National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms
- Helps increase research capacity and capability through engaging with a wide range of experts
- Helps share findings about best practice so they have an impact
- Helps solve policy dilemmas where research evidence is lacking or ambiguous

ABSG does this by:

- Providing independent advice to the Gambling Commission on the implementation of the National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms
- Monitoring progress of the Strategy
- Recommending priorities for research
- Strengthening prevention and treatment through robust research, evaluation and practice
- Working collaboratively with others who have expertise, bringing them together to discuss issues of mutual concern


ABSG’s values are:

- Integrity - we are honest, we listen to others and consider carefully diverse views
- Transparency - we are open
- Excellence - we are committed to high standards
- Collaborative - we work with others to reduce harm

The Role

As a Board Member, you will help improve our understanding of what makes people vulnerable to gambling-related harms, and identify what works to prevent those harms.

You will contribute to the development of expert advice, through discussions at Board meetings, engagement with stakeholders and participation in working groups on key topics between meetings.

Contributing up to two days per month on average, you will attend six Board meetings per year and engage on thematic issues via working groups and research projects and review and comment on relevant advice papers and documents.

Currently, meetings are held remotely, however, when restrictions allow, meetings will usually take place in London.

About You

To be considered as a Board Member, you will need:

- Research and/or academic expertise
- Experience of working collaboratively on gambling-related research projects
- Experience of publishing peer reviewed research on gambling-related issues
- Demonstrable academic credibility and impact nationally and internationally
- The ability to assess evidence to provide balanced strategic advice
- Experience of stakeholder engagement

We welcome candidates who bring knowledge academia internationally, and we will consider how we can be flexible to involve non-GB-based candidates into the work of ABSG.

Experience of working on other executive or advisory boards in the public, voluntary or private sector would be beneficial to your application.

Other organisations may call these roles NED, Non-Executive Director, Independent Board Member, Director, or Committee Member.

The closing date for applications is the 5th March 2021.

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.

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