Up to £121000.00 per annum
Job description

Strategy and Change Director - Professional Oversight

London (4 days a fortnight in the office)

£121,200 plus excellent benefits

  • Are you a fully qualified auditor with experience within professional services at Director/Associate Partner level?
  • Do you have experience within industry where there is a regulatory component?
  • Do you experience in strategy, planning, change management and risk management?
  • Are you experienced in management of staff/teams and used to dealing with HR related matters?

A regulator is seeking this key hire as they drive forward their enhancement and development of the Professional Oversight Team (POT) and the wider organisation; as they transform into a new body.

The role -

You will manage the strategy and development of the framework required for effective oversight of the relevant professional bodies. This will include - Leading efforts to increase 'joined up' ways of working within the organisation, developing strong relationships with other leaders in the body. Developing and introducing enhanced working practices into POT and working to set the strategic direction of travel for the department.

Key responsibilities -

  • Supporting and developing strategy and responses to ensure strong output from the division
  • Participation in Supervision Senior Leadership Team meetings on behalf of the DPO.
  • Direct line management of a proportion of team members including the heads of workstreams relevant to the role.
  • Active involvement in cross-organisational initiatives, particularly those that impact oversight strategy.
  • Leading the more strategic professional oversight projects.
  • Drafting position papers for review at the Executive Committee (ExCo) and Board level.
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with key external parties, primarily the professional accountancy and audit bodies, relevant to the work of POT and representing the organisation in dealings with them at an operational level.

The person -

  • A good understanding of the law relating to audit regulation and the role of a regulator in the sector
  • A good understanding of the role of the recognised professional bodies in relation to both audit and accounting regulation and the relevant law governing these activities
  • Knowledge of the wider public interest issues that arise from the activities of the recognised professional bodies
  • An audit or accounting qualification and experience at either Director or Associate Partner level within a professional services firm
  • Experience of managing large teams and HR issues that may arise from such responsibilities
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Experience within industry where there is a regulatory component
  • Experience in strategy, planning, change management and risk management

This is a key role within this organisation in an exciting time in their development. You will enjoy working with subject matter experts in a diverse, supportive and "family-feel" culture. Excellent benefits and a very strong work/life balance are also on offer.


As an employer, we are committed to ensuring the representation of people from all backgrounds regardless of their gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, religion, ethnicity, age, neurodiversity, disability status, or any other aspect which makes them unique. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds to apply and would encourage you to let us know if there are steps, we can take to ensure that your recruitment process enables you to present yourself in a way that makes you comfortable.

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Posted on: 03 May 2022
Closed date: 02 June 2022 at 09:47
Job ref: BBBH53732
Tags: Finance