Head of Policy, Programmes and Strategy

Recruiter
Financial Reporting Council
Location
London
Salary
£103,424
Posted
14 Sep 2020
Closes
24 Sep 2020
Ref
1699019565
Position/Level
Professional / Specialist
Contract Type
Permanent
Language
English

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC )'s mission is to serve the public interest by setting high standards of corporate governance, reporting and audit and holding to account those responsible for delivering them. We are ] [ is ] the UK Competent Authority for audit. We also set the UK Corporate Governance and Stewardship Codes as well as UK standards for accounting, auditing and actuarial work, and monitor and take action to promote the quality of corporate reporting and operate independent enforcement arrangements for accountants and actuaries. Further information about our role can be found at our website.

The FRC's Regulatory Standards Division is responsible for public and technical policy covering accountancy, audit, actuarial work and corporate governance and stewardship, for which we set regulatory codes and standards and develop guidance to drive high quality work in the public interest. The Division also includes the FRC Lab, which encourages high quality reporting through the development of best practice, and innovation more widely, and all of the FRC's stakeholder engagement and communications work.

The Role:

The Head of Policy, Programmes and Strategy ensures that the Division's development of public and technical policy is co-ordinated and carried out to a consistent high standard in the public interest. The head of policy will ensure that work is developed and carried out in a way that alights with and supports the division and FRC strategies, is impactful and meets the needs of our stakeholders, and mitigates against any risk of duplication, or waste of resources. The head of policy will also support the Executive Director in ensuring that the division is accountable for its use of resources and its performance.

The Person:

The successful candidate will be either a CCAB qualified Chartered Accountant or have equivalent experience at a senior level in policy development and implementation or regulation in an area where there is a public interest objective. They should have detailed knowledge, understanding and experience of a minimum of one of the policy areas covered by the division. An ability to keep abreast of developments in the wider regulatory environment and to conceptualise and develop proposals for enhancing the divisional strategy and work programme are important attributes for the post holder, as are strong communication skills, including an ability to present effectively to external and internal parties, and to develop high-quality papers for the FRC Board and Committees.

The role is based in our Central London Office. The post holder should be able to work flexibly to support the team's activities and also provide cover within the FRC as necessary.

Rewards and benefits:

  • The FRC offers competitive remuneration packages, including 30 days annual leave plus ability to buy extra leave.
  • Generous employer pension contribution of 10%.
  • Staff Employee Assistance Programme including confidential counselling and work life services.
  • Values in Practice Scheme, rewarding performance against our values and behaviours.
  • The FRC offers staff the opportunity to save at least 25% on the purchase of a new bike through the Cycle to work scheme.
  • The FRC has a strong work/life balance ethos.

The FRC believes that equality of opportunity and diversity is important in the work that we do and we are strongly committed to being an inclusive employer. Our values of being fair and independent supports this commitment. We're a signatory to the Government's Disability Confident scheme, which means that we guarantee an interview to any disabled candidates entering under the scheme, should they meet the minimum criteria for a role.

Equal opportunities monitoring is an important means of demonstrating and implementing our commitment to promoting equality of opportunity and diversity. Completing our diversity form will assist the FRC to identify any barriers that prevent access to employment and career development for certain groups of people, and to develop solutions, such as action plans, new policies and practices. The form is completed on a voluntary basis and we strongly encourage all job applicants to complete it.

Complete the Diversity Form here

Please apply by emailing a copy of your CV and covering letter to the FRC Recruitment team via the button below. In the covering letter, please set out, by reference to the person specification above, how you meet the required skillset:

  • Confirm that you have the right to work in the UK
  • Tell us where you heard about this job

Please note that we can only accept applicants who have the right to work in the UK.

 

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