Head of Governance

Job Ref  RO-49376

Grade/Salary  Senior Manager Grade 3 – £52,689 to £56,216 per annum

Closing Date 21st September 2021

Are you our new Head of Governance?

About the Role

As Head of Governance you will be senior governance lead within the organisation and support Elected Members, Leadership Team and the Assistant Director (Legal, Governance & Workforce) and Monitoring Officer by providing expert advice on a wide range of governance issues across a range of services and new ventures.

Partnership working here, across Greater Manchester and the North West region is very strong and there are great opportunities for the right person to make a difference and to work with partners to support the governance of innovative and exciting projects.

About Us

This is an exciting time in Rochdale and across Greater Manchester as economic growth and devolution are creating opportunities for greater integration and innovation across the city region. This will bring about new ways of working and delivery of services so we need a Head of Governance who will guide and support the governance of the organisation through this period of transformation and cultural change.

This transformation is supported by our values and behaviours, Pioneering, proud and passionate, influencing the way we operate, the choices we make and working in an environment with suitably skilled staff, equipped to deliver the best service to our customers.

Within the Resources Directorate, the responsibilities of the Assistant Director (Legal, Governance & Workforce) have recently been increased and the Head of Governance will join the Directorate as the establishment changes are embedding. There is therefore an opportunity to work with the senior team to shape these changes. You will also play an integral role as a member of the Legal, Governance & Workforce Senior Management Team.

About You

To be successful in this role you will need to hold an ICSA qualification or have a degree in a relevant subject area or have a track record at senior management level of leading a service and delivering successful outcomes within a relevant field.

As Head of Service you will have lead responsibility on all aspects of governance and committee support, elections and members services and should be able to demonstrate expertise in leading or delivering on elections/electoral registration processes.

You will have experience of managing a service either working within or alongside public sector organisations and formulating, leading and implementing change.

You will have the resilience and the ability to work at the political interface and of engaging effectively with high profile stakeholders, partners and authorities across the public, private, community and voluntary sectors.

You should have the ability to deputise effectively for the Assistant Director (Legal, Governance & Workforce) both internally and externally.

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone with sound judgement and skills in this area to make a significant contribution to emerging new ways of working to safeguard and protect the Council, through its governance arrangements and enable it to move into a new era of working and decision-making.

Casual User Car Allowance is payable

 Appointment to this post is subject to a enhanced DBS including a barred list check against the adult workforce

Graduated Mandatory Unpaid Leave is applicable for this post, there will be a pay deduction from salary each month equating to 5 days per year.  This will be pro rata for part time/part year employees.

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At Rochdale Borough Council we are committed to our Values and Behaviours.

·         Proud of the difference we make

·         Passionate about the diversities of the Borough

·         Pioneering and Open in our Approach

This organisation has signed up to the Greater Manchester Continuous Service Commitment.  This means we will recognise your continuous or ‘unbroken’ service in any Greater Manchester local authority or NHS organisation, Transport for Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service or Greater Manchester Combined Authority; giving you access to our service-related benefits.

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