Political Activity and Disability Confident Scheme form
The closing date for applications is 13:00pm on 23rd September.
Apply by email: James.Konya@ots.gov.uk or, if you cannot apply online, by post to Office of Tax Simplification, Room G41, 1 Horse Guards Road, London SW1A 2HQ.
Applications must include:
- The role title and reference
- A CV, which provides details of your qualifications, employment history, skills and expertise
- A covering letter in which you succinctly address how you meet the essential and (if appropriate) desirable criteria
- Names of at least two referees who may be contacted at short list stage, i.e. before interview
- The forms (above) regarding contact details, diversity and political activity. This information is required for monitoring purposes only and will not be seen by any selection panel.
If you would like to know more about being a board member of the OTS or to have a conversation about how your experience and perspectives could support its work, please email James.Konya@ots.gov.uk to arrange a conversation with OTS Chair Kathryn Cearns.
This is a Chancellor Appointment. The Chair of the Office of Tax Simplification nominates appointable candidates to the Chancellor.
The OTS was set up on 20 July 2010 and made a permanent independent Office of HM Treasury on 21 July 2015. It was then placed on a statutory basis in sections 184 to 189 of, and Schedule 25 to, Finance Act 2016, which came into effect as from 28 November 2016.
HM Treasury carried out its first five-yearly statutory review of the OTS in 2021, one of the recommendations of which was for this expansion of the OTS Board by increasing the number of independent board members. The legislation has now been amended to allow for additional Board appointees following Royal Assent of the 2021-22 Finance Bill on 24 February.
Board members are appointed for a term of office of up to five years and are eligible for reappointment. Board meetings take place in Central London. They can be attended virtually, but some attendance in person is encouraged.
We welcome applications from all suitably qualified people and committed to providing equal opportunities for all, irrespective of race, age, disability, gender, marital status, religion, sexual orientation and transgender.
We are committed to actively encouraging applications from people with disabilities. Applicants with a disability are guaranteed an interview if they meet the minimum criteria for the appointment, as outlined in the relevant role description. Declaring a disability for the purposes of a guaranteed interview is your decision and is entirely voluntary. If you wish to apply under the Interview Access Scheme, please complete the Disability Confident Form. Whether you choose to apply under the Interview Access Scheme or not you can still ask us to make particular arrangements for you when attending an interview. You can also contact us if you want to discuss the criteria for the role or have questions regarding your application.
Reasonable expenses incurred by candidates during the recruitment process will be reimbursed.
You will be required to exercise care in the use of official information acquired in the course of your duties, and not to disclose information which is held in confidence.
You are expected not to occupy a paid party-political post or to hold a sensitive or high-profile role in a political party during your appointment as OTS Board member. Subject to this, you are free to engage in political activities provided you are conscious of your general public responsibilities and exercise a proper discretion, particularly with regard to the work of the OTS.
Due Diligence: as part of the recruitment process, due diligence, including social media checks, will be undertaken on short-listed candidates.