Non-Executive Board Members - Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA)

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, Transformation
Number of Vacancies: 2
Remuneration: The role is remunerated at £270 per day.
Time Requirements: Expected commitment is 18-25 days per annum. Three year appointment with the possibility of extension


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


Date: 16/01/2019

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Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications


  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date


  • Announcement


Following security clearance for the successful candidate, this appointment has been announced


Assessment Panel

Vacancy Description

The Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) is seeking two Non-Executive Board Members to assist the Chair in providing strategic direction to the GLAA in its mission to protect vulnerable and exploited workers. The Immigration Act 2016 has given the GLAA new powers and an expanded remit. You will work with the Chair to ensure the GLAA exercises these new powers effectively, as well as:


  • maintaining and developing effective partnerships at a strategic level with key bodies;


  • enabling the organisation 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’;


  • providing an effective licensing scheme which targets non-compliant labour providers, whilst allowing those businesses which do conform to the required standards, to flourish; and


  • achieving the performance indicators, as defined in the GLAA’s business plan, or equivalent.


As a Non-Executive Board Member your key responsibilities will be to:


  • work with the Chair and other Board Members to approve the strategic plan, the annual operating plan and the budget and operate an effective, efficient and transparent Board;


  • oversee the work of the Chief Executive in managing the organisation and ensure that the Executive Team is held to account, monitoring and challenging operational performance and performance against budget;


  • ensure that GLAA discharges its statutory duties and responsibilities, working in close collaboration with key partner organisations, especially with the Director of Labour Market Enforcement (DLME), as the GLAA is required to carry out its functions in accordance with the DLME’s strategy;


  • ensure that GLAA works in close collaboration with HMRC and BEIS in carrying out its functions under the National Minimum Wages Act 1998 and Employment Agencies Act 1973;


  • ensure that GLAA fulfils its responsibilities and co-operates with the IPCC in relation to complaints regarding the conduct of labour abuse prevention officers;


  • play a key role in representing the Board and the GLAA with key stakeholders; 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 board level and act effectively as part of a team, developing a high performing Board that takes forward the strategic direction for an organisation working in a complex and constantly evolving environment;


  • a successful track 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 risk management;


  • experience of transformational system or business change to reflect the significant strategic and operational transition the organisation is going through; and


  • 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 work effectively 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:


170912 - GLAA Board Member Candidate Pack Final
Annex-A-Supporting-Documentation - GLAA
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