CHAIR OF THE GANGMASTERS AND LABOUR ABUSE AUTHORITY (GLAA)

Announced
Body: Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority
Appointing Department: Home Office
Sectors: Business, Finance & Skills, Charity & Public Sector, Communities, Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, Judicial, Prison & Policing, Regulation
Location: Flexible – the GLAA base is in Nottingham, but the Chair is not required to be based in close proximity
Skills required: Audit and Risk, Business / Commercial, Change Management, Legal / Judicial, Regulation, Transformation
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: The role is remunerated at £330 per day.
Time Requirements: The expected time commitment of the role is six to eight days per month. Three year appointment with the possibility of extension

Announcement

An announcement has been made on the outcome of this appointment.

TBC

Date: 12/12/2018

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Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched

    13/09/2017

  • Closed for Applications

    08/10/2017

  • Panel Sift

    w/c 23/10/17

  • Final Interview Date

    w/c 13 or 20 November 2017

  • Announcement

    12/12/2018

 

Assessment Panel

  • Beth Sizeland Added 12/09/2017

    Panel Chair

    Departmental Official

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  • Matthew Vick Added 12/09/2017

    HMRC, Deputy Director, Individuals and Small Business Compliance • Other Panel Member

    The exact number of panel members is yet to be decided and, should be no more than 3 or 4 members. We will notify you in due course.

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  • Chris Thompson Added 12/09/2017

    BEIS, Employment Agency Standards • Other Panel Member

    The exact number of panel members is yet to be decided and, should be no more than 3 or 4 members. We will notify you in due course.

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  • Paul Williams Added 12/09/2017

    Board member, GLAA • Other Panel Member

    The exact number of panel members is yet to be decided and, should be no more than 3 or 4 members. We will notify you in due course.

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  • Jackline Wahba Added 12/09/2017

    Board member, Migration Advisory Committee • Independent Member

    The exact number of panel members is yet to be decided and, should be no more than 3 or 4 members. We will notify you in due course.

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  • Alan Manning Added 12/09/2017

    Chair, Migration Advisory Committee • Independent Member

    The exact number of panel members is yet to be decided and, should be no more than 3 or 4 members. We will notify you in due course.

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  • Elizabeth France Added 12/09/2017

    Chair, Security Industry Authority • Independent Member

    The exact number of panel members is yet to be decided and, should be no more than 3 or 4 members. We will notify you in due course.

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  • Shaun Sawyer Added 12/09/2017

    Chief Constable, Devon & Cornwall Police • Independent Member

    The exact number of panel members is yet to be decided and, should be no more than 3 or 4 members. We will notify you in due course.

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Vacancy Description

As Chair of the GLAA Board you will provide effective strategic leadership for the operation of the GLAA; playing a significant role in ensuring that the GLAA and its staff maintain the capability, to:

  • deliver the GLAA’s statutory responsibilities and objectives, particularly in relation to the exercise of its new powers and expanded remit under the Immigration Act 2016;
  • take fully into account Government objectives and priorities in the area of employment protection for vulnerable workers;
  • maintain and develop effective partnerships at a strategic level with key bodies;
  • enable it to respond positively and constructively to any changes in the GLAA’s policy or operational context, e.g. the potential impact of Britain’s exit from the European Union, the ‘gig economy’;
  • provide an effective licensing scheme which targets non-compliant labour providers, whilst allowing those businesses which do conform to the required standards, to flourish;
  • achieve the performance indicators, as defined in the GLAA’s business plan, or equivalent;
  • work in close collaboration with the Director for Labour Market Enforcement (DLME), as the GLAA is required to carry out its functions in accordance with the DLME’s strategy;
  • work in close collaboration with HMRC and BEIS to carry out its functions in accordance with the National Minimum Wages Act 1998 and Employment Agencies Act 1973; and
  • fulfil GLAA’s responsibilities and co-operate with the IPCC in relation to complaints regarding the conduct of labour abuse prevention officers; and hold the Chief Executive to account for delivery.

Responsibilities:

In addition the Chair has the following leadership responsibilities:

  • chair meetings of the non-executive Board of the GLAA;
  • ensure active Board consideration of the GLAA’s priorities;
  • support and challenge the GLAA Chief Executive and staff in meeting statutory licensing and enforcement duties and in maintaining the organisation’s capacity to do so;
  • establish and maintain good working relationships with stakeholders;
  • act as the public spokesperson for the Board;
  • plan and manage the Board’s business, including setting agendas for Board meetings and clearing papers;
  • ensure that the proceedings of the Board are documented, so that there is a clear audit trail of Board decisions;
  • undertake annual performance appraisals of the Non-Executive Board members and of the Chief Executive of GLAA in line with agreed procedures and timetable;
  • as necessary, support the Chief Executive in communicating GLAA policies to, and consulting with, a wide range of interested parties;
  • ensure the GLAA operates in line with Government policies as a NDPB; and
  • demonstrate a commitment to the Principles of Public Life.

Person Specification

It is essential in your supporting statement that you provide evidence and proven examples against each of the selection criteria in Part One of the person specification. These responses will be further explored with those candidates invited for interview, together with the criteria listed in Part Two.

There are no fixed views on the specific professional background or sector for this role, although understanding of, or experience in, a law enforcement or regulatory environment would be useful. 

You will be able to demonstrate:

Part One – Essential Criteria

  • Ability to operate at senior board level, working successfully with the Executive and non-executives to develop a high performing Board for an organisation working in a complex and constantly evolving environment.
  • Ability to work in a transformational system and business change environment, to reflect the significant strategic and operational transition the organisation is experiencing.
  • A professional track record that demonstrates dynamic and strategic leadership and inspires confidence in your ability to guide the GLAA in its mission of protecting vulnerable and exploited workers.
  • A successful track record of managing relations with a complex range of stakeholders in an environment where decisions are taken under tough internal and external scrutiny.
  • Proven ability to develop and implement robust governance arrangements and monitor performance encompassing financial, performance and risk management.
  • A sound understanding of and strong commitment to diversity, public service values and the principles of public life.

Part Two – Skills and personal qualities

  • Excellent communication, influencing and relationship management skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively using persuasion and influence effectively in a high profile environment.
  • Political awareness and the ability to operate at the most senior levels within Westminster.
  • Undisputed personal integrity and a personal style that demonstrates authority and commitment to public services values.

Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have or be willing to obtain security clearance to CTC level.

How to Apply

Please email your CV, Supporting Statement and Annex A to:

publicappointments@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk.

Attachments
170912 - GLAA Chair Candidate Pack Final
Annex-A-Supporting-Documentation - GLAA
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