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£55,000 (2 days per week - Birmingham and London)

These are exciting and challenging times for the Gambling Commission, an independent regulator sponsored by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. We are responsible for regulating commercial gambling in Britain, subject to the overriding public protection objectives of keeping gambling fair and open; free from crime and protecting the young and vulnerable. Since October 2013 the Commission has also regulated the National Lottery and is now responsible for player protection and maximising returns to the good causes. 

Our activities and priorities are broad and high profile, ranging from the regulation of the fast-paced, competitive online gambling market, through to regulation of the National Lottery which contributes over £1bn a year to good causes and sport across the UK. We are respected internationally and as sports betting grows, we are working with governing bodies and crime agencies, globally, to help guard against match fixing.

To succeed in this role, you will have the skills necessary to chair a board in a high profile organisation that regulates a highly competitive industry. You will have the ability to build sustainable relationships with partners in the gambling industry, government, consumer groups and the lottery operator and you will continue to position the Commission as thought leaders within the industry.

Closing date: 12 noon on Friday 17 June 2016

Notes to editors 

  1. More information about how we regulate the gambling industry.
  2. Useful statistics on the gambling industry
  3. More information on prevention of money-laundering.

Journalists can contact our press office on 0121 230 6700 or email: communications@gamblingcommission.gov.uk

Posted on 19 May 2016