Director of Corporate Services

Professional Standards Authority


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    29 October 2020

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    Professional Standards Authority

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The Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care promotes the health, safety and wellbeing of patients and the public by raising standards of regulation and voluntary registration of people working in health and care. We are an independent body, accountable to the UK Parliament and working with the devolved administrations across the UK. We oversee the work of 10 statutory bodies that regulate 1.6 million health professionals. We review the regulators’ performance, and audit and scrutinise their decisions about whether people on their registers are fit to practise. 

An exciting opportunity to help uphold the healthcare regulation system has arisen, and we are seeking to appoint a Director of Corporate Services who shares our values. The new  Director will be part of our Directors’ Group (SLT), playing a key part in our executive leadership, influencing and engaging at Board level and will provide expert strategic and operational direction to a team of professionals working across Finance, Governance, HR, ICT, Information governance and data protection, Procurement, Risk management, Audit,  performance monitoring, facilities, health and safety and business continuity. A critical element of this position will be maintaining robust and effective systems, processes and a compliance environment and the successful candidate will bring the ability to understand the external landscape, predict and manage risks and spot opportunities.

The ideal candidate will bring substantial cross cutting corporate leadership experience and a strong track record of success, operating at a senior level, leading, developing, motivating and mentoring high-performing multi-functional teams, ideally covering a number of the functional areas within the remit of this role. You will be a CCAB qualified accountant, with demonstrable expertise in developing and implementing complex strategies, business plans and managing budgets, will have exposure to leading systems/process improvement and will also demonstrate a clear understanding of risk-based principles of leading and managing an organisation. Pastoral oversight is as important as technical leadership and credentials, as are  a comprehensive understanding of legal risk and financial management, lateral thinking on topics both operational and strategic, and commercial ‘nous’. Politically astute, the Director of Corporate Services will be a sophisticated communicator with the capacity to win the confidence of stakeholders at all levels.  

To apply and for further details please click on the link below. For a confidential discussion, please contact our advising consultants Katrina Paget or Olivia Robinson on 0113 205 6298.

Closing date: 5pm Friday 30 October 2020

Closing Date5pm Friday 30 October 2020
Longlist MeetingMonday 9 November 2020
Preliminary InterviewsTuesday 10 to Wednesday 13 November 2020
Shortlist MeetingFriday 20 November 2020
Final Panel w/c Monday 30 November 2020

To apply for this post you must submit:

  • CV setting out your career history, with key responsibilities and achievements
  • Supporting Statement (of no more than 3 pages) addressing the Education, qualifications and Training and Experience criteria in the person specification.

Failure to submit both documents (CV and Supporting Statement) will mean the panel only have limited information on which to assess your application against the criteria in the person specification. Please ensure that both documents contain your full name and the details of two referees who can comment on your ability to do the job. Please note, no referees will be contacted without your prior permission.

Applications must be received by 5pm Friday 30 October 2020.

Contact details
Olivia Robinson: 0113 205 6298