I am delighted that you are considering applying for these important appointments by the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS).
The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas) is an independent Non-Departmental Public Body which is sponsored, and largely funded, by BIS. It has statutory responsibilities to promote the improvement of employment relations and to provide conciliation services where there are disputes between employers and trade unions, and in actual and potential claims to the Employment Tribunal. Acas also offers individuals and organisations a range of support and advisory services directed at improving workplaces, working life and employment relations, including a telephone helpline, online guidance and training. Please see the Acas tab and the available roles tab for further details about Acas and this important role.
The Low Pay Commission’s purpose is to provide advice to the Government on the National Minimum Wage and it has now been doing that for fifteen years.
When the National Minimum Wage was introduced in the UK, the intention was that it should support a competitive economy, be set at a prudent level, be simple and straightforward, and make a difference to the low paid. This intention has not changed and our aim is to help as many low-paid workers as possible without harming employment prospects. Please see the Low Pay Commission (LPC) tab and the available roles tab for further details about the LPC and these important roles.
If you have the experience and skills we are looking for, we very much hope you will consider applying for these posts.
BIS is committed to providing: equal opportunities for all, irrespective of race, age, disability, gender, marital status, religion or belief, sexual orientation, gender identity and working patterns; and to the principle of public appointments on merit with independent assessments, openness and transparency of process.