The appointment will attract a six figure package. The role requires someone with the calibre to develop the new regulatory role from scratch, command public confidence and be able to work across Government and the private sector at senior levels.
In accordance with the Identity Cards Act 2006 the remuneration will be approved by HM Treasury.
The scheme commissioner will have a secretariat to support the work. In accordance with the Identity Cards Act 2006 the scheme commissioner has the right to ask the Home Secretary for staff required to fulfil the role. The commissioner’s needs will be discussed at the commencement of the appointment.