Independent Chair of MCS Standards

With energy costs constantly rising and climate change affecting us all – low-carbon technology has a bigger and bigger role to play in the future of UK energy.

We’re here to ensure it’s a positive one.

Since 2008, the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) has been the recognised Standard for UK products and their installation in the small-scale renewables sector. MCS is a mark of quality. We create and maintain standards that allows for the certification of low-carbon products, installers and their installations, used to produce electricity and heat from renewable sources.

This is an exciting time to join MCS as we undergo a period of transformational change and repositioning to ensure that we are at the heart of the UK’s drive to meet net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

MCS is changing its governance arrangements for the management of its Standards and associated guidance notes, tools and calculators (MCS Documents). These changes have given rise to a new role, that of Chair of MCS Standards. This role will report to the Board of the MCS Service Company.

We seek an Independent Chair recognised for your professionalism, objectivity, impartiality and integrity. You will have held senior leadership roles and will have an excellent reputation for engaging and listening to stakeholders. You will be an experienced Chair, able to quickly understand an organisation, its culture, people and processes and the sector in which it operates. You do not need to be or become an expert in microgeneration technologies, but you will need to develop a good overview understanding of MCS operations and MCS Documents.

This is a part-time role, providing oversight of the MCS Standards Community, made up of individual technical Working Groups, encompassing over 220 technical, market and consumer protection experts.

To apply for this role please submit an up to date copy of your CV, along with a Supporting Statement that addresses the criteria set out in the person specification, using examples to demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements.
Submit your application online here.
Closing Date: Friday 16th October, 9.00am