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Governance and Compliance Manager

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Partner

Governance and Compliance Manager

We are looking for a Governance Officer to provide effective governance and compliance support to ensure the GOC meets its statutory obligations.

Key accountabilities

  • Provide governance support for Council and committee meetings, including forward planning, advice on delegated decision-making authority and conflicts management, agenda and paper development, and drafting of accurate minutes and actions to ensure effective decision making within the established governance framework.
  • Provide information, support, advice and guidance to staff in relation to the planning and drafting of papers, corporate policies and the completion of impact assessments.
  • Manage the development, review and implementation of governance and compliance policies including, management of interest, corporate complaints, gifts and hospitality and financial crime, including the drafting and presenting of papers.
  • Manage the processes for appointment, reappointment, induction, development and review of members.
  • Provide up-to-date advice, guidance, induction and training to staff and members on the GOC’s statutory responsibilities and governance and compliance policies to ensure consistency across the organisation with agreed frameworks.
  • Work with the Governance and Compliance team to manage other compliance activity, including:
  • the corporate complaints process, including; delivery of actions to ensure compliance, undertaking investigations, coordinating responses, compiling statistics and drafting reports;
  • the corporate policy review process, including; scheduling reviews, supporting staff with the review of policies, completion of impact assessments, conversion into the policy template, updating into plain English and creating process flow charts; and
  • EDI activity, including; managing the diversity monitoring processes of registrants, staff and members and drafting of the annual diversity monitoring report, development of the EDI strategy and supporting staff with completion of equality impact assessments and EDI activities.
  • Manage the work of other team members and ensure that performance and development is managed in line with organisational requirements.
  • Manage the process of payment of member fees and expenses, ensuring they meet with agreed guidelines.
  • Keep up to date with current legislation, best practice and innovation (particularly in the regulatory sector), including engagement both internally and externally, and translate this knowledge to suggest changes to GOC’s governance and compliance practices.

Salary range: £37,135 to £43,688 – Dependent on experience

Closing date: 12pm Friday 7 August 2020

Interview date(s): Week commencing 17 August 2020

For more information about the role and how to apply, please see the job description and job advert below.

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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Partner

We are seeking an enthusiastic and forward-looking EDI Partner to work alongside our senior leadership team to proactively develop and coordinate our commitment to delivering EDI improvements across the organisation.

Supported by the Head of Secretariat you will promote positive relations and practices towards our diverse staff, helping to identify the barriers and solutions to overcome challenges to our progress in this area.  You will identify and facilitate opportunities to make a positive impact in our business planning and strategy development and support and / or deliver diversity workshops to our staff.

Key responsibilities

  • Develop the EDI improvement plan and support our senior leadership team in delivering against expectations
  • Research, apply and promote EDI initiatives and share best practice
  • Provide advice and guidance to SMT and LT on EDI issues
  • Promote positive change in the organisation
  • Develop systems for safely reporting incidents of discrimination
  • Maintain an up to date knowledge of anti-discriminatory legislation
  • Translate equality legislation into practice to ensure the GOC meets its statutory requirements
  • Prepare and deliver training and presentations and workshops to staff, Council and relevant stakeholders, including how to complete EDI impact assessments
  • Co-ordinating with the Council EDI Lead, HR and staff networks.
  • Maintain an EDI stakeholder list relevant to the optical sector for consultation and engagement on key strategies and policies.
  • Maintain the EDI pages of our intranet, including links to the EDI improvement plan, relevant research, reports and events, working with the relevant staff groups.
  • Regularly review progress against the EDI strategy and the EDI Improvement Plan with relevant teams, supporting them to overcome obstacles and highlighting any concerns with the Head of Secretariat.

Salary range: £29,767-£40,273

Closing date: 12pm - Monday 17 August 2020

Sifting: Wednesday 19 August 2020

Interview date(s): Week commencing 24 August 2020

For more information about the role and how to apply, please see the job description below.

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We are committed to ensuring that in exercising all of our functions we operate in a fair and transparent manner and in a way that is free from discrimination, harassment and victimisation. Within all of our functions, we are committed to promoting equality; valuing diversity; being inclusive; and meeting our equality duties. We will not discriminate on age; disability; gender reassignment; race/ethnicity; religion or belief; gender; sexual orientation; marriage and civil partnership; and pregnancy and maternity.

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