Time commitment: 6 - 8 days per month
Remuneration: £330 per day
Term length: Two years with the possibility of an extension to accommodate for when the Single Labour Market Enforcement Body goes live
The Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority works in partnership to protect vulnerable and exploited workers.
As the Chair of the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA), you will provide 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. You will do this in an environment that is complex and constantly evolving, including through the establishment of the proposed Single Labour Market Enforcement Body.
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 a Chair with demonstrable experience of operating at senior board level, who can work successfully with the Executive and non-executives to develop a high performing Board for the organisation. As Chair, you will have a strong commitment to the GLAA’s mission to protect vulnerable and exploited, and experience of leading transformational change, to reflect the significant strategic and operational transition the organisation is experiencing.
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The closing date for applications is 23:00, Monday 26 April 2021.
We encourage a diverse workforce and welcome applications from all suitably qualified people. Appointment will be made on merit following an open, fair and transparent competition. This appointment is regulated by the Commissioner for Public Appointments.