Head of Companies, Compliance and Assurance
Grade/Salary CWAC JNC – Grade 16, £71,595 to £79,215 per annum
Closing Date 10th March 2023
Ref No W2514
We are looking for an exceptional, experienced and innovative individual to provide strategic leadership and management of the Council’s Companies Compliance and Assurance functions and responsibilities, including health and safety, compliance projects, information governance, data protection, internal audit, fraud, business continuity, risk management, and the shareholder function of the Council’s portfolio of companies.
Cheshire West and Chester Council brings a fresh and energetic approach to providing top quality services for its many customers and communities. West Cheshire is a place where everyone can Thrive – through our core values of Teamwork, Honesty, Respect, Innovation, Value for Money and Empowerment.
This role also includes being the Council’s SIRO and statutory duties in relation to requests for information and management of the Council’s approach to customer compliments and complaints, MP and Councillor casework ensuring we are an organisation that puts residents at the heart of all we do.
The role Head of Companies, Compliance and Assurance will enable the right candidate to develop effective relationships and strong networks across the Council to explore and optimise the opportunity for innovation and development. The successful candidate will enhance the profile and capacity of Corporate Services and ensure the Council is safe, well managed and has a strong ethical culture.
Above all, we are looking for a real self-starter and leader who has the credibility, creativity, experience, and authority to support the Council’s ambitious agenda and constructively challenge and advise to protect the interests of the Council.
What can we offer you?
We offer a competitive salary and extensive reward and benefits package, and you’ll be able to access to the Local Government Pension Scheme (with an employer contribution rate of 23%) with defined benefits when you retire. You’ll start your career at the Council with 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays, and your leave allowance increases to 30 days after working here for five years. Even more flexibility is offered with the option to purchase more annual leave if you need to. And, to support you in the very best way that we can, when you really need it, there are other leave options for those unexpected situations too.
As an employee, you will be able to enjoy the benefits of our Working Rewards scheme, which provides you with access to salary sacrifice schemes like shopping vouchers, home and technology, bikes and cars. There are also great discounts at a variety of retail and leisure outlets for shopping, travel, holidays and cinema tickets.
Our modern and flexible offices are in Ellesmere Port, Chester and Winsford and have been designed with a range of facilities to suit how you need to work. There are collaborative spaces to work with colleagues, individual spaces to concentrate, as well as meeting rooms when you need to bring colleagues together, with the technology in place to support you along the way. These collaborative spaces are available for all employees to use when they need to.
Candidates are welcome that do not meet every single desired requirement. If your experience looks a little different from what we’ve identified and you think you can bring value to this important role, we’d love to learn more about you!
No candidate will meet every single desired requirement. If your experience looks a little different from what we’ve identified and you think you can bring value to the role, we’d love to learn more about you!
In your application you should ensure that you provide evidence of how you have demonstrated meeting the Council’s core competencies of Teamwork, Honesty, Respect, Innovation, Value for Money and Empowerment.
The contractual work location for this role is Ellesmere Port, however you may be required to work from a range of work locations or sites within the Borough and may also be required to work from home, depending on the needs of the service.
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Cheshire West and Chester Council are committed to equality and diversity in employment. Please click the Equality Policy for more information.
Cheshire West and Chester Council have adopted a Local Living Wage for our employees which means that all employees will receive a minimum of £9.90 per hour for all contracted hours.
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Apply for this role at https://jobs.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk/internal/vacancy/head-of-companies-compliance-and-assurance-514927.html