Senior Governance Manager
London Fire Brigade
Union Street, London
1d ago

The Role

Post : Senior Governance ManagerGrade : FRS FStarting salary : £44,872 per annumSalary range for the FRS F grade : £44,872 -

£58,266 per annumClosing date : Thursday 25 July 2019 at 16 : 00 GMT The London Fire Brigade is investing in its new and busy governance team, after structural reforms introduced by the Policing and Crime Act 2018.

The team is responsible for the management and facilitation of the Brigade’s board structures, including Directorate Boards, Commissioner’s Board, the London Pension Board and the Deputy Mayor’s Fire and Resilience Board.

It provides advice to the organisation about the requirements of the Brigade’s governance framework, ensuring the proper progress of business reporting and decisions.

It liaises with the Greater London Authority and other members of the GLA Group about joint decision-making frameworks (such as for collaboration) and in fulfilling the governance requirements established by the Mayor of London.

Reporting to the Head of Governance, the Senior Governance Manager is an important role in the team, ensuring that the Brigade’s governance framework is being serviced and adhered to appropriately.

This will include having oversight of the procedures and systems maintained by the team. They will also ensure that governance advice received by the organisation is correct and proportionate.

The Senior Governance Manager will maintain a strong understanding of the Brigade’s Scheme of Governance, providing advice to the organisation about its application.

The successful candidates will be experienced in supporting governance frameworks, perhaps in a local or regional public service.

They will be proactive, with an excellent eye for detail; written skills; and organisation skills. They will be experienced working with the leaders of organisations, capable of providing credible and authoritative advice.

They will be expert in all major Microsoft packages. Further information about the main duties and responsibilities of the role are detailed in the attached job description.

Please ensure you give yourself enough time to complete and submit your application. Late or un-submitted applications will not be accepted.


We are keen to hear from anyone with the ability to do this job to help us achieve a workforce as diverse as the communities that we serve.

We value the diversity of our employees, and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects our diverse communities across London.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified individuals, irrespective of people's age, disability, gender, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or other personal circumstances.

We have guidance in place to ensure that all applicants are treated fairly and consistently at every stage of the recruitment process, including the consideration of reasonable adjustments for people who have a disability.

The London Fire Commissioner is an Equal Opportunities Employer and we positively welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

Assessment Overview

As part of the online application form, candidates must provide evidence to address the following criteria : Selection Criteria 1 -

Experience of developing or working on policies, procedures and plans to support organisational objectives. Selection Criteria 2 -

Excellent interpersonal and team working skills in order to liaise with, develop, and maintain effective relationships with the Commissioner, Directors, Senior officers, staff at all levels including the ability to deal effectively with sensitive and confidential issues, and delegate tasks as required.

Selection Criteria 3 - Excellent written and oral communication skills in order to communicate and present to a wide range of people and to draft complex reports requiring research and analysis.

Selection Criteria 4 - Good working knowledge of the processes and procedures applicable to the administration of the governance arrangements of a large local authority, organisational and political awareness and an understanding of the importance of confidentiality and security of information in reference to relevant legislation.

Assessment for this role is due to place week commencing 19 August 2019. Please be advised that if you are unable to make the scheduled assessment date, we may not be able to make alternative arrangements.

Additional Information

Please ensure you give yourself enough time to complete and submit your application. Late or un-submitted applications will not be accepted.

In line with the Basic Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) employment checks will be completed by successful candidates, which will include a basic criminal records check.

Successful candidate will be required to declare any convictions for offences which are not spent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and any offer of employment is subject to the LFC receiving a criminal records disclosure which it considers satisfactory.

Successful candidates should apply to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to get a copy of their criminal record and share the original disclosure certificate with the LFC.

The check will only show convictions that are not spent’. It will cost the successful candidates £25 (current charge) and usually takes up to 14 days.


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