Governance Manager
London Fire Brigade
Union Street, London
4d ago

The Role

Post : Governance ManagerGrade : FRS EStarting salary : £37,566 per annumSalary range for the FRS E grade : £37,566 - £44,872 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 Governance Managers are important roles in the team, principally 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.

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

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 undertaking a range of governance and committee related support work or similar in a local government or similar organisation or body.

Selection Criteria 2 - 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 3 - Good organisational skills in order to manage workload, priorities and delegate work and meet deadlines whilst being multi-

task oriented. 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 / 08 / 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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