For more than 100 years the British Association of Removers has been providing membership to removal companies in the UK so that the industry has a voice, and is continually improved and regulated to meet the changing needs of the consumer. Membership is determined by a very strict set of Criteria together with a stringent Code of Practice, against which all BAR Members are audited annually and must remain fully compliant or face having membership terminated. In addition the performance of BAR Members, and the BAR itself, is uniquely monitored by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) to ensure that service provision is appropriate to the needs in of their customers and in accordance with consumer landscape legislation.

The Association is now seeking to fill the position of Governance and Compliance Manager, a role that has the responsibility for ensuring the effective administration, maintenance and application of, and compliance with, all considerations relative to, governance, rules, regulations, systems, procedures, the Code of Practice, disciplinary functions and associated protocols that govern the operation of the Association. The role also has responsibility for ensuring the smooth and effective operation of the Compliance and Complaints team. As a not for profit Association, the BAR is a membership organisation and the role of the Governance and Compliance Manager is instrumental in maximising the opportunities and resources to increase membership through recruitment and retention schemes.

Candidates must have the confidence and communication skills necessary to liaise at senior levels with the BAR Boards, and other organisations, and must command the respect of BAR staff and Members alike, together with a broad range of other stakeholders. Based in BAR Head Office in Watford, the Governance and Compliance Manager will report to the BAR Director General for all service delivery. The successful candidate must be prepared to represent the BAR at various Boards, Committees and groups as and when required, with some need to travel, for the proper execution of the role. This is an exciting and challenging opportunity to help shape the future of the Association and applications should be submitted with a covering letter to explain how the applicant would be the right candidate for this role, together with a comprehensive CV and salary history by email to tracy.britten@bar.co.uk by 27th September 2019.