Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority Non-Executive Board Members

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 Board members are not required to be based in close proximity
Skills required: Audit and Risk, Business / Commercial, Change Management, Legal / Judicial, Regulation
Number of Vacancies: 2
Remuneration: £270 per day with an expected minimum time commitment of 18-25 days per year
Time Requirements: Two years with the possibility of an extension to accommodate for when the Single Enforcement Body goes live

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications


  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date


  • Announcement



Assessment Panel

Vacancy Description

As a Non-Executive Board Member of the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA), you will support the GLAA Chair in providing effective strategic leadership for the organisation. You will play a significant role in ensuring GLAA and its staff maintain the right capabilities to protect the rights of vulnerable and exploited workers in a complex and constantly evolving environment.

The GLAA must continue to provide an effective licensing scheme for regulated businesses, which targets non-compliant labour providers, whilst allowing those who conform to flourish.  Since 2016 GLAA has had a wider remit, in other sectors of the economy. Labour Abuse Prevention Officers have been recruited, to bring GLAA’s staff complement to approximately 120. The Officers have powers to enter and search premises and people, seize evidence and arrest suspects where they suspect labour market offences have been committed. Identifying and tackling unlawful employment practices requires highly effective partnership working with other bodies and law enforcement agencies, particularly the Director of Labour Market Enforcement.

We are seeking candidates experienced in operating at board and senior board level. You will need to work with the GLAA Executive team and the non-executive Board internally, and with a range of external partner organisations, to guide the GLAA in its mission – ensuring workers receive their lawful employment rights, while taking effective action against unlawful or exploitative employers. Strong experience in business and system change is required, along with excellent relationship management and influencing skills. In addition, you should be able to demonstrate your ability to put robust governance arrangements in place for effective financial, performance and risk management.

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 only of the person specification, in so far as you are able. These responses will be further developed and explored with those candidates invited for interview, together with the other criteria listed in Part Two.

There are no fixed views on the specific professional background or sector for this role, however applications from individuals with backgrounds in operational law enforcement, finance and/or an understanding of the perspectives of vulnerable victims/workers would be welcome.

Part One – Essential Criteria

• Experience of operating at board level and how you can work as part of a senior team, developing a high performing Board that takes forward the strategic direction for an organisation working in a complex and constantly evolving environment.

• Demonstrable record of creating positive and collaborative relationships with a complex range of stakeholders, in an environment where decisions are taken under tough internal and external scrutiny.

• Ability to develop and implement robust governance arrangements and monitor performance, encompassing financial, performance and strategic risk management.

• Experience of developing strategic plans and effective performance monitoring of delivery against those plans at an organisational level.

• Organisational, system or business change to reflect the significant strategic and operational transition GLAA is going through and may face again going forward.

• A sound understanding of and strong commitment to diversity, public service values and the principles of public life.

Part Two – Personal skills and qualities

• Good understanding of the business world, particularly in a labour-intensive sector or one with extended supply chains, and the ability to work effectively with business stakeholders.

• Good understanding of operational law enforcement or regulation.

• Understanding of the experience of vulnerable workers and victims and/or with getting worker voice heard.

• Ability to work collaboratively using persuasion and influence effectively in a high-profile environment.

• Political awareness and the ability to work effectively as Board member of an Arm’s Length Body with its associated governance.

Additional Information

The successful candidates will be required to have or be willing to obtain security clearance to Counter Terrorism Check (CTC) level.

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