Skills Required

To be nominated to a board you will need to ensure you have the relevant skills and experience for the role.

Before registering for our Nominations Service, check your suitability using the checklist below.

1. Do you have experience as a Chief Executive or Senior Manager in a commercial, professional or community organisation?

2. Have you been a chair or president of a community group?

3. Do you have governance experience? Your experience might include a position on one or more of the following:

  • Public sector board or committee
  • Private sector board of directors
  • Local or regional council
  • Regulatory or professional body
  • School board of trustees
  • Religious or community organisation

4. Do you have specialist qualifications and/or work experience? For example, extensive experience in any of the following:

  • Accounting
  • Financial management
  • Banking and insurance
  • Barrister or solicitor
  • Risk and assurance
  • Strategic development and senior business management
  • Change management and organisational development
  • Health and safety management
  • Applied technical fields in engineering
  • Infrastructure, transport and logistics
  • Science and digital technology
  • Big data
  • Research and development
  • Media and communications
  • Arts and culture
  • Education
  • Health
  • Social services
  • Engagement with Crown and public sector agencies

If you have answered ‘yes’ to three or more questions, you may be a suitable candidate.

We do not nominate public servants to Public sector boards and committees. But previous experience as a public servant can be valuable. The Cabinet Office circular CO (02) 5 Appointment of Public Servants to Statutory Boards (external link) has further information.

Check out Belonging to a board

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