The Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) investigates forced and compulsory labour (as defined in the Modern Slavery Act) for all workers in all sectors. It has Police and Criminal Evidence Act powers to search for and seize evidence. Use of these powers is subject to scrutiny by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary, Fire & Rescue Services.
The purpose of the role is to ensure effective delivery of all of the authority's front line activity (intelligence gathering, investigation, enforcement, regulation and partnership working) in line with the GLAA's strategic objectives.
It actively engages with national partners to set clear strategic direction for these activities in line with the mission of the organisation.
The post holder will act as a Deputy to the CEO, and with the CEO and Director of Resources is responsible for the leadership and management of the whole organisation.
The post holder will ensure GLAA resources are effectively directed on the basis of risk and, through engaging senior representatives of partner organisations, in ways that complement the activities of other agencies.
Key Role Accountabilities - Operations
We are looking for Directors who are expected to lead by example in demonstrating the values of the organisation (Integrity, Respect, Commitment, Professionalism and Teamwork) through the highest standards of behaviour in line with those values.
The Director of Operations has specific accountability for the following strategic objectives as set out in the authority's current strategy. It will be for the Director to shape the means through which each objective is delivered. However, anticipated deliverables are listed below under each objective.
In delivery of the above objectives, the Director of Operations is also accountable for maintaining strong stakeholder relationships, in particular with senior officials and Ministers, senior representatives (Chief Executive and Director level) from across national enforcement agencies and partnerships, the Director of Labour Market Enforcement and industry leaders.
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