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.
- 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.
- 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).
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.