Senior appointment – independent alcohol complaints panel chair
A national recruitment campaign is underway to appoint a new Chair of the Independent Complaints Panel which rules on complaints about irresponsible alcohol marketing.
The senior position will oversee a panel of eight independent members who decide whether the name, packaging or promotion of an alcoholic drink is in breach of the Portman Group Code of Practice responsibility rules. Complaints are raised by members of the public or other interested parties.
Sir Richard Tilt, former Director General of the Prison Service, steps down at the end of December after a six year term of office. Previous post holders were Laurence Shurman, the former Banking Ombudsman and Lord Condon, former Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police.
Henry Ashworth, Chief Executive of the Portman Group which provides the secretariat for the Panel said:
“This role is fundamental to the effective and respected operation of the self-regulatory system that governs the responsible alcohol marketing in the UK. The Panel makes the final decision on whether a product name, promotion or packaging has breached responsibility rules.”
The post is being advertised nationally and closes on 16 July 2012. It is an open competition with the only restriction that candidates must be independent from the drinks industry. An honorarium of £12k per annum is payable.
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Closing date:10am, Monday 16 July 2012
Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview on 20July 2012