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ICAEW Regional Director Wales

Location : Within Wales
Type : Part Time
Salary : Competitive. 2.5 days a week

Overall purpose of role

  • To raise the profile of Chartered Accountants and ICAEW in Wales.
  • To support members in their careers and deliver ICAEW’s strategy working with local active member groups, delivering exceptional member engagement and service in an efficient and effective manner.
  • To demonstrate the highest levels of leadership to encourage staff and active members to take responsibility in delivering ICAEW strategy in their roles.

Main responsibilities

  • To work collaboratively to ensure that ICAEW strategy is delivered locally, engaging with both active members and colleagues across the region.
  • To put in place a programme of activity to support members throughout their careers.
  • To raise the standing and profile of Chartered Accountants and ICAEW within Wales.
  • To manage relationships with the Welsh Government, the Senedd Cymru/Welsh Parliament and related stakeholders and engage on appropriate matters.
  • To identify and implement new initiatives that will engage a wider group of members and stakeholders around the regional economy, regional governance and business support structures.
  • To engage and collaborate with local active member networks to support them in planning, devising, delivering, and evaluating local programmes of meetings, events and activities.
  • Develop and nurture relationships with members, member firms and key local/regional stakeholders to enhance and identify new opportunities for engagement.
  • To manage and oversee the regional staff as line manager and oversee the financial and operational aspects of the Wales Region.
  • Transform ways of working to ensure activities are delivered in an efficient and effective manner, sharing ideas on best practice across the region and the wider UK Regions team.
  • To ensure an effective programme of two-way communications across all channels between members, stakeholders and ICAEW (including other internal teams).
  • To ensure timely and accurate reports are produced, providing insight through member feedback and data analysis, detailing the outcomes and impact of local/regional activities.
  • Specific duties will vary from time to time in line with business needs.

Candidate profile

  • Experience of working with/ building relationships at national/ local level with government.
  • The ability to demonstrate a good understanding of the issues affecting the profession.
  • Demonstrable experience of working with stakeholders.
  • Demonstrable previous experience of managing and leading teams (some of whom will be home based).
  • Excellent presentation skills with the ability to present/communicate to both small and large audiences.
  • Understanding and experience of selecting appropriate methods of communication which are fit for purpose to maximise audience reach and impact.
  • Experience of Diversity and Inclusion initiatives which promote equity in fair access, opportunity and advancement for all people; a fair playing field.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to work credibly with senior volunteers and staff within ICAEW and external stakeholders.
  • Demonstrable experience of leading activities and projects to deliver impactful outcomes.
  • Proven ability to negotiate, with a sound commercial awareness
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Current drivers’ licence (and access to vehicle) with flexibility to travel around the region (and to ICAEW offices/other locations across the UK when required) and work out of normal office hours where required.
  • The ability to work remotely, manage your time effectively and work under own initiative.
  • A good standard of education, with relevant business qualification (ACA/FCA desirable).
  • Excellent IT skills.
  • Must be located in Wales
  • Welsh speaker (desirable).

ICAEW values

  • All staff are expected to work to these values - The 3 i’s – Initiative Insight and Integrity
  • The 3 i’s are the values that drive our attitude and approach to working at ICAEW, along with our ways of working being agile, collaborative and innovative.   

Initiative

  • Actively collaborating to identify needs and look for innovative solutions.
  • Bring together different groups and communities to work together.
  • Empowering people to be agile, so they can take ownership and harness the collective efforts of ICAEW in a flexible and responsive way.

Insight

  • Actively gathering insights to develop innovative and considered thought.
  • Collaborating with our networks to voice different perspectives and insights internally and externally to stimulate discussion and debate.
  • Being agile in finding new and timely ways to provide understanding and insight to our members, organisations, and government

Integrity

  • Acting with transparency, consistency and openness as Integrity underpins all activity we undertake.
  • Standing by your principles to adhere to the highest professional standards even when facing adversity. 
  • Doing the right thing, even when no one is looking.

Any direct or agency applications will be forwarded to the retained consultants for screening. 

Position of : ICAEW Regional Director Wales, Within Wales

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