Duration – Permanent, full time 37 hours
£23,000 per annum plus additional benefits
Based in Nottingham City Centre
At the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) we are an inclusive team who are passionate about protecting vulnerable and exploited workers. We are keen to effectively represent the communities that we serve and as such are looking to encourage applications from a diverse range of backgrounds. Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the heart of our organisation, as are our values of integrity, respect, commitment, professionalism and teamwork.
We are looking for individuals who are excited by the opportunity to improve the lives of others, who live our values, and who enjoy working as part of a passionate and committed team.
The Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) is one of the principal investigative law enforcement bodies for labour exploitation in the UK. We licence labour providers in certain employment sectors and enforce the provisions of the Gangmasters (Licensing) Act 2004. We also have powers to ensure vulnerable workers are more effectively protected from being abused for their labour, such as police-style powers of arrest, and increased powers to search for and seize evidence. The GLAA is able to investigate labour exploitation offences under National Minimum Wage, Employment Agencies as well as Modern Slavery Act.
What we do really matters. Are you interested in joining us?
We are currently recruiting for the position of Appeals Officer to join our Licensing team.
The core focus of the role is to manage and deal with GLAA appeal cases arising from licensing decisions whilst carrying out all aspects of the role in line with the GLAA values.
You will respond to the grounds of appeals submitted by appellants, effectively and concisely putting the best case forward on behalf of the GLAA. You will also liaise with HM Courts and Tribunals Service regarding the appeals and attend to directions from the Court in a timely manner. You will be responsible for managing appeal cases from receipt through to the hearing and decision. This includes attending appeal hearings which can be held across the UK.
You will be confident in building your network as you will be required to work closely with colleagues and both internal and external stakeholders.
You will also be required to review inspection reports, consider the accompanying evidence and make licence decisions as part of your role. Therefore, you must have a good eye for detail and excellent written communication skills.
We offer a generous total package to our employees which includes the following:
- 32.5 days annual leave in addition to 8 public holidays
- Flexible public holiday scheme
- Choice of pension schemes, including access to the extremely generous Civil Service Pension, which also provides a death in service lump sum payment and a survivor’s pension payment
- Annual performance related bonus scheme
- Access to employee discounts
- Access to a wellbeing portal
- Employee assistance programme
- Access to mental health first aiders within the organisation
- Flexibility for working hours through the Flexitime scheme
- Hybrid working available
- Enhanced maternity and paternity benefits
- Commitment to employee development
The successful candidate will require proof of right to work in the UK.
Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or undertake an assessment as part of the recruitment process.
CVs are not accepted. Alternative formats of the application form are available if required. Please email: email@example.com. No agencies at this stage please.
Closing date: 22nd August 2022 at 9:00am