Director of Resources
We are currently recruiting for a Director of Resources.
In the past the Gangmaster Licensing Authority’s (GLA) main function was to run and enforce a licensing system aimed at protecting the rights of agency workers in the agriculture, horticulture, food packing and shellfish sectors.
These responsibilities remain. However, the Immigration Act 2016 expanded both the scope of GLA’s remit and the powers given to the organisation. Renamed the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA), and using its new powers, the organisation investigates forced and compulsory labour (as defined in the Modern Slavery Act) for all workers in all sectors. It has Police and Criminal Evidence Act powers to search for and seize evidence. Use of these powers is subject to scrutiny by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary, Fire & Rescue Services.
Under the Gangmasters Licensing Act, GLA had oversight of c 0.5million temporary workers. It has been estimated that, with its additional scope, the workers GLAA now seeks to protect number around 10 million.
GLAA also has new powers to seek Labour Market Enforcement Undertakings and impose Labour Market Enforcement Orders under the Immigration Act 2016. GLAA is the lead agency where offences span National Minimum Wage legislation, Employment Agency Standards legislation and the Gangmasters Licensing Act.
The government recruitment service is managing this process on behalf of the GLAA.
Further details including the job description can be found here.