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Non-Executive Director (NED) Chair | Salix Finance | Location – TBC. Some monthly meetings conducted virtually

It is an exciting time to join Salix and we are now recruiting a new Non-Executive Director Board Chair who will support our CEO and provide oversight to the Board, ensuring that Salix continues to be seen as a national exemplar in its field, delivering the Government’s ambitions in achieving net zero. The Chair is expected to uphold the highest standards of integrity, probity, impartiality and objectivity and to be the driving force in ensuring that the Board and Salix’s executive team are instilling the appropriate culture, values and behaviours in the boardroom and beyond. As Non-Executive Director Chair, you will also help oversee Salix’s management of a number of smaller public sector schemes on behalf of the Department for Education and the Scottish and Welsh Governments.

You will be an experienced non-executive director with an in-depth understanding of regulated environments, particularly with regards to ensuring the integrity of effective governance. A proven leader, you will build strong relationships at a senior level and demonstrate an awareness of public policy developments as well as an ability to shape and implement strategy through periods of transformation and uncertainty. Experience of chairing and working with or for Local Authorities and / or Housing Associations is desirable.

The role is a challenging yet rewarding one and offers the successful candidate the opportunity to have a positive impact on the next generation and beyond.

Salix Finance operates as a Non-Departmental Public Body, under the sponsorship of the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero. This appointment is a Public Appointment. Public Appointments are made on merit following a fair and open competition process which is conducted in accordance with the Governance Code for Public Appointments. It is expected that this appointment will be made by the end of the year.

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