Latest Central Government Mandates, September 2014

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Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Our client is the Skills Funding Agency whose role is to deliver the Government’s skills priorities including more high-quality Apprenticeship and Traineeship opportunities; raising standards across vocational training, with a particular focus on English and maths; and reviewing qualifications to drive up the standards of vocational courses for a coherent and comprehensible skills system. The Agency operates nationally but is adaptable and responsive so that local delivery can happen for individual employers and Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs).


Public Services Ombudsman
As the Public Services Ombudsman, you will investigate complaints made by members of the general public that they have suffered hardship or injustice as a consequence of maladministration or service failure by Welsh public bodies. These bodies include the Welsh Government, local government including community councils, the National Health Service including General Practitioners, registered social landlords and a range of other public bodies.


Head of Corporate Governance & Assurance
The purpose of the post is to provide assurance and independent appraisal to the Principal and Additional Accounting Officers on the effectiveness of the policies, procedures and standards by which the Welsh Government manages and administers its resource, through internal audit and the other components of the assurance system; to act as an authoritative source of advice on governance issues, both system-based and individual novel or contentious issues as they arise; to lead or oversee investigations or reviews of internal or external sensitive cases; to promote best practice in risk management and to develop the capacity, capability, procedures and operating model of the Welsh Government internal audit function to enable it to pass favourable comparison with any equivalent small government audit practice and overall assurance system.


Interim Management

Interim Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Qualification Wales proposes its launch in September 2015. This new statutory body, outside of Government, will lead the reform of the Welsh qualifications system. To guide Qualification Wales through its crucial early stages, we are seeking a Chief Executive (Interim) to provide high calibre strategic leadership. This senior role offers an opportunity to shape the quality assurance model for Welsh qualifications and develop the organisation’s awarding functions.


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