Governance and Safeguarding Manager
- Location: Cardiff, Rhyl or Aberystwyth
- Salary: £30,785
- Contract Type: Permanent
- Closing Date: 17:00 15 May 2017
- Hours: Full-time
To develop and deliver WCVA’s good governance and safeguarding services for third sector organisations and their trustees.
Aspects of good governance include compliance with legislation regulations and quality standards, trustee roles and responsibilities, effective leadership and management, reputation and public trust in charities.
· Develop and deliver WCVA’s good governance and safeguarding service for third sector organisations and trustees, which includes:
o The creation of a good governance and safeguarding hub, comprising information, resources, tool kits and good practice
o Learning and development including training, online learning, webinars and events (including Trustees’ Week)
o Providing advice on good governance and sign-posting to other sources of information, advice and support, including professional legal advice
o Communications and social media
· Act as WCVA’s service lead for good governance and safeguarding, including co-ordination of WCVA’s joint work with county voluntary councils (CVCs) and other partners and networks
· Lead WCVA’s influencing work on good governance and safeguarding, including representing the sector in responding to relevant consultations e.g. the Code of Good Governance
· Establish and maintain working relationships with key stakeholders and regulators, such as the Charity Commission, Fundraising Regulator, Social Care Wales, Wales Audit Office, and other legal and governance experts.
· Establish and facilitate a Safeguarding Ambassadors network
· Line manage WCVA’s Safeguarding Officer
· Represent WCVA on relevant steering and stakeholder groups
· Generate additional income to support WCVA’s good governance services for third sector organisations.
This is not an exhaustive list. The post holder may be asked to carry out additional duties from time to time or, as required, by the developing needs of the service or organisation.
Funding for this post is subject to annual review.
As WCVA is part financed by European Funding (through the Welsh European Funding Office) some of your duties may require you to spend time working across these projects. The WEFO references for these projects are 80845, 80846, 80847 and 80848.
- Demonstrated experience of analysing problems, finding solutions and implementing activities in partnership with internal and external stakeholders.
- Knowledge and understanding of legislation, regulation and good practice in relation to the governance of charities.
- Knowledge and experience of current safeguarding policies, procedures and practice and the legislation/government policy that underpins these.
- Demonstrated experience of planning a work programme, setting firm targets and meeting deadlines.
- Demonstrated ability to prepare clear and concise reports, summaries, guidance notes, information sheets, consultation responses, electronic newsletters and online content on relevant topics to a range of audiences.
- Demonstrated ability to identify the implications for third sector organisations of new legislation and policy initiatives.
- Ability to work as part of a team; to work strategically; and to work with people at all levels.
- Excellent oral and written presentation skills.
- Experience of designing and delivering training.
- A commitment to WCVA’s purpose and its equal opportunities and Welsh language policies.
The following are key skills: (these skills are needed for the role but could be acquired on the job or through training within 6 months of appointment)
1. Experience of the voluntary sector
2. Experience of working with Welsh Government departments, political representatives, voluntary and community sector organisations on policy issues.
3. Understanding/experience of quality standards
4. Ability to rapidly acquire an understanding of legislation and related regulations
The following are desirable skills: (these skills are preferable, and would enhance the application)
1. Welsh language skills would be an asset to the post but are not considered essential.
Salary: £30,785 increasing to £32,486 per annum following successful completion of a six- month probationary period. The post will attract a maximum contribution of 9% of annual salary to WCVA’s approved pension scheme or membership to the local government pension scheme.
Base: Cardiff, Rhyl or Aberystwyth
Annual leave: 25 days plus bank holidays plus five discretionary days
Travel: Use of public transport is preferred; when this is not convenient staff may use their own vehicles or use the car rental system. Mileage rates are paid in accordance with recommended Inland Revenue rates.
Hours: 35 hours per week. A flexi time scheme is in operation and time off in lieu is permissible for any work required to be undertaken outside the normal hours.
Superannuation: The post will attract a maximum contribution of 9% of annual salary to WCVA’s approved pension scheme or membership to the local authority final salary pension scheme.
Language skills: Welsh language is desirable but not essential to the post