Executive Recruitment
Gillian Fairfield, Chair of the Disclosure and Barring Service

"We are looking for an inspirational leader able to steer the organisation through an exciting period of transformation and change".

Gillian Fairfield, Chair of the Disclosure and Barring Service

Welcome

Thank you for your interest in the role of Chief Executive at the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). 

We are looking for an inspirational leader able to steer the organisation through an exciting period of transformation and change. The DBS has come a long way and achieved a lot since it was formed six years ago.  

We now need someone who thrives in a high-profile performance and quality orientated environment to help us achieve the simpler, faster, more accessible and high performing DBS of the future. At the same time your will ensure that we keep safeguarding at the very heart of everything we do.  

You will have the drive, commitment and the ability to help raise the organisation’s profile on a national stage. You are confident in influencing people both within and outside the organisation and will be able to harness the passion and dedication that exists amongst staff, the Executive Team and DBS Board to make this a truly high performing organisation.  

I believe that our new Chief Executive will have a real opportunity to make substantial difference to a vital public service that plays a central part in keeping the most vulnerable in our society safe. 

 I look forward to hearing from you and wish you the very best of luck with your application.

Gillian Fairfield
Chair of the Disclosure and Barring Service

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