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The Gambling Commission is currently recruiting a new Chair.

About us

The Gambling Commission was set up under the Gambling Act 2005 to regulate commercial gambling in Great Britain. The total annualised UK gross gambling yield is £14.3bn. It is a non-departmental public body (NDPB) sponsored by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS).

The Role

The Chair will lead the Commissioners of the Gambling Commission to deliver its statutory objectives and formulate and implement its strategic aims. The Chair’s responsibilities are:

  • strategic leadership of the Board in setting the overall direction, policy and plans for the Gambling Commission
  • supporting and holding the executive to account to ensure delivery of the Commission’s business plan and forward strategy
  • encouraging high standards of propriety and promoting the efficient and effective use of resources throughout the organisation
  • leading and motivating the Commissioners, and the Chief Executive, in undertaking their roles, including agreeing objectives and undertaking annual appraisals.

To execute the role successfully you will need the ability to lead the organisation and board of Commissioners working in a high profile and emotive policy area, while exercising impartiality and independent judgement, including while under close scrutiny. Throughout, the role will require high standards of integrity, corporate governance and principled leadership.

You will need to be able to build relationships and work with partners through excellent communication and influencing skills, while acting as a respected ambassador for the organisation and a supportive, challenging leader to the CEO and executive.

The Chair will be leading the organisation through the transition to a new National Lottery Licence, the Gambling Act Review and continued internal transformation, during an exciting but challenging period of change for the Commission.

To apply

More information and how to apply (opens in a new tab).

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