Head of Investigations Team
Work at the Charity Commission and you’ll make a difference every day. To the 167,000 charities of all shapes and sizes that we regulate across England and Wales. To the trustees we partner with and advise. And to the people and causes that benefit from the £10bn generously donated each year by the public.
About the role
As Head of the Investigations team you’ll be a senior member of the Directorate. You’ll be taking the leadership role in driving performance and continuous improvement of the team across London, Taunton and Liverpool. The team primarily deals with statutory inquiries into high risk, serious non-compliance and abuse of charities including allegations of fraud and financial abuse, money laundering, abuse of vulnerable beneficiaries and related safeguarding concerns.
You’ll be making a difference by ensuring the team effectively deliver expedient, targeted and proportionate regulatory outcomes from our investigations and enforcement casework.
We need you to quickly get to know members of the team and the important inquiry and enforcement work they do on a daily basis. You’ll appreciate the seriousness and diverse nature of these investigations, some of which are very high profile and sensitive. The expectation from the public for the Commission to swiftly publish the statements of results of the inquiries are high.
You’ll ensure their casework is effectively managed, successfully progressed and delivered on a timely basis. To achieve this, you may need to conduct reviews of the inquiries, provide management advice, guidance and strategic direction on appropriate cases. You’ll use management and performance information to drive a culture of continuous development and improvement, rigour and focus to ensure the successful delivery of relevant key performance indicators and internal performance measures and targets for the team. You may also be personally involved in the handling of very complex cases to support the case progression.
At a wider corporate level, you’ll work collaboratively with senior colleagues operationally across the Commission to ensure an effective joined up and consistent regulatory approach to investigatory and compliance work, and promote common solutions to our case work which avoids silo working. Externally, you’ll attend strategic or operational meetings and events with other regulators, agencies and government departments to manage good working relationship and promote awareness of our compliance role and approach of investigations and enforcement work.
We help charities working in every community and across the world to meet their legal requirements and give the public confidence that their money is put to good use. It’s a huge responsibility – and one that gives every member of our workforce enormous influence and impact. Now, as the sector comes under increasing scrutiny, the scope and profile of our work is growing and changing. Fast.
Excited by the challenge of a role that offers endless variety and hungry for a chance to develop your career, you’ll be self-motivated and good at expressing yourself clearly, both in person and on paper.
You’ll already have proven leadership and people management skills and are able to lead, motivate and inspire staff to get the best results from them. It is about you leading from the front; establishing strategic direction and a persuasive future vision with conviction and enthusiasm. You’ll have a firm focus on delivering timely quality outcomes with energy, building a performance culture and addressing performance issues promptly.
You’ll have no problem demonstrating your ability to manage a high caseload and personally conduct complex investigations or regulatory compliance work at a senior level exercising sound judgment on difficult decisions in sensitive situations.
And, of course, you’ll be someone who can work independently while also supporting, listening to, collaborating and building effective partnership with others both across the Commission and with external stakeholders to deliver business objectives.
If you’re already familiar with charity regulations and have knowledge or understanding of the charity sector, so much the better.
In return, we’ll provide:
- An additional London Allowance of £4,245
- A family friendly working environment offering outstanding flexibility in both working patterns and ability to work from home
- A generous Civil Service pension scheme
- Paid overtime
- The Perkbox scheme - free mobile phone insurance, discounts on gym membership, cinema tickets and restaurants etc.
- Interest-free season ticket loan/bicycle loan after two months.
This is an opportunity to make an impact to people’s lives in the UK in a sector worth £76 billion supporting around 170,000 charities and their 700,000 trustees.
Closing date: 6 Aug 2018
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