Head of Professional Standards - £63,500 - Hybrid - Central London

  • Job Reference: HS
  • Date Posted: 9 January 2023
  • Recruiter: Gray & Associates
  • Location: London
  • Salary: £63,500 to £64,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: Excellent Benefits
  • Sector: Higher Education & Charity, Office & Professional
  • Job Type: Contract, Permanent
  • Duration: 12 Months
  • Contact: Hugh Smith
  • Email: Hugh@grayagency.com

Job Description

Hybrid role min one day in the office required.  We are looking for an experienced leader to join this expanding professional regulator.  You will be responsible for preparing and delivering departmental business plan objectives, ensuring effective quality assurance and risk management measures and for overseeing a culture of continuous improvement across the department.  This role will initially be for a 12–14-month period with the potential develop further. 

Role Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the work of the Professional Standards department, ensuring regulatory activities are carried out to a continuously high standard.
  • Direct line management of Investigations Manager and Hearings Manager and responsibility for ensuring effective performance of the Professional Standards team.
  • Provide leadership and deliver on special projects in line with the requirements of the Board’s strategic objectives
  • Oversee the tender and appointment process for external disciplinary legal providers
  • Manage the contracts and service level agreements with disciplinary legal providers.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with stakeholders.
  • Other such relevant or related duties which may be required from time to time

Person Specification:

  • Experience of leading and managing effective teams and being part of an operational management group.
  • Experience of working within a regulatory or professional body would be an advantage.
  • Evidenced experience of working in an investigatory environment, assimilating complex information.
  • Experience of working within a formal Committee/Board structure.
  • Experience in developing and implementing policies and operational procedures, writing reports, and presenting wide ranging management information.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of the role of statutory bodies; an understanding of the legal principles surrounding professional regulation, including the relevance of ECHR and data protection principles.
  • Experience of procuring and managing contracts to ensure best value is obtained.

Key Skills:

  • Strong evidenced skills of being a self-starter with capability for leadership, delegation and managing a diverse and varied workload.
  • Strong organisation skills to review resource pressures and manage workflow and outcomes in a dynamic and demanding context adapting to changing priorities.
  • Excellent analytical skills to interpret and report on complex and wide-ranging information and data, with the confidence to identify and manage risks, seeking and recommending solutions.
  • Strong IT skills and able to take a flexible approach to IT systems and processes.

If you are interested to find out more please do submit your CV.

Gray & Associates is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.