Executive Director: Strategy, Policy and Governance

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Money and Pensions Service
Bedford Borough Hall. We expect our senior leadership to be physically present around three days a week. You must be a full-time UK resident.
Closing Date:
23:55pm - Monday 22 April 2024
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Recruitment timetable

Closing Date
23:55pm - Monday 22 April 2024
Longlist Meeting
w/c 29 April 2024
Preliminary Interviews With GatenbySanderson
w/c 6 and 13 May 2024
Shortlist Meeting
w/c 20 May 2024
Staff Engagement Exercise & Psychometrics
w/c 27 May and 3 June 2024
Final Panel Interviews
w/c 10 June 2024


Big Job – Bigger Opportunity – Lasting Legacy

Here at the Money and Pensions Service (MaPS), we believe a financially healthy nation is good for individuals, communities, businesses and the economy. As the largest single funder of free debt advice in England we helped well over a million people with debt advice, money guidance and pension guidance over the last year. We’re looking for people who have the right skills, knowledge and behaviours for the job, but equally as important is a strong commitment to our objectives, values and vision. We passionately care about transforming lives and want this to drive everything we do as an organisation.

Now four years into our life as an organisation, we are looking for an accomplished leader to join us as our Executive Director – Strategy, Policy and Governance. The purpose of this newly created role is to lead the corporate development process to ensure that MaPS has a clear five year strategy and underpinning annual plans, informed by deep market insight, rigorous evidence and tailored analysis, which delivers enhanced outcomes for customers and value for money for taxpayers. Building on strong evidence-based policy development, you will lead the organisation’s work to ensure that our strategy is focused on delivering in areas of maximum impact. As a key member of the executive leadership team reporting directly to the Chief Executive, your role will extend into the wider strategic leadership of MaPS, shaping our future direction and ensuring that we have a culture that enables people to flourish in delivering the impact we are passionate about realising.

Our new Executive Director – Strategy, Policy and Governance will be an accomplished leader with a significant track record of effective evidence-based policy development and assessment that has delivered positive tangible outcomes. You will be have previously played a key role in shaping strategic thinking at an organisational level that builds on a range of different techniques, research and insight, coupled with the ability to communicate this to a diverse audience. Comfortable managing a multi-disciplinary team of experts, you will also be credible and experienced at influencing at board level with executives and non-executive alike. Culture is as important as capability, and you will demonstrate a values set in line with those we have developed at MaPS.

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How to apply

To apply for this post, you will need to complete the online application process. This should be completed no later than 5pm on Monday 22 April 2024

You will be asked to submit the following:

1.  A CV setting out your career history, with key responsibilities and achievements. Please ensure you have provided reasons for any gaps within the last two years;

2.   A Statement of Suitability (no longer than three pages) explaining:

a.  Your motivation for applying for this role

b.  How you consider your personal skills, qualities and experience provide evidence of your suitability for the role, with particular reference to the criteria in the person specification;

3.  Completed Diversity Monitoring questions;

As part of the online application process, you will be asked a number of diversity-related questions. If you do not wish to provide a declaration on any of the particular characteristics, you will have the option to select 'prefer not to say'. 

If you are unable to apply online, or have any issues with the online application process, please contact kirsten.hasseriis@gatenbysanderson.com 

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