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Head of Scheme Governance & Development - Harrogate

£90,000 - £100,000 per year

  • Exciting high profile role with an opportunity for career progression
  • Opportunity to work in a hybrid manner

About Our Client

LINK is the organisation that runs the UK's ATM network, providing access to cash for over 5 million UK consumers every day. One of the organisation's key objectives is "financial inclusion" and they are focused on ensuring that all consumers have free access to cash even in the most deprived and remote locations in the UK.

Link Scheme Ltd is based in Harrogate, but they currently support hybrid working with a minimum of 1 day working in the office.

Job Description
Reporting into the Chief Scheme Development Officer, the Head of Scheme Governance & Development will provide strategic support, direction and guidance to the Board as well as a range of additional internal and external stakeholders. The Head of Scheme Governance & Development is a key hire and will essentially operate as Deputy to the Chief Scheme Development Officer on all Scheme governance matters, liaising with the Board, Sub-Committees, Senior Management Team and Regulators as required.

The purpose of the role is to:
  • Ensure that appropriate governance is maintained at all times and that the LINK Payment System remains safe and secure in line with regulatory expectations.
  • Support the infrastructure strategy, ensuring that it continues to support Link Scheme Ltd's ongoing role in the provision of access to cash in the UK.
  • Engage with senior stakeholders across the Payment Systems Regulator and Bank of England on regulatory and scheme development matters.

The responsibilities of the position are wide-ranging and varied, and the role will require someone who is able to deal with ambiguity and complexity.

Day to day, the Head of Scheme Governance & Development will be accountable for:
  • Leading a small team with a wide and varied portfolio of responsibilities.
  • Taking ownership for the Scheme's two key contracts (the Members Agreement and
    the Switching & Settlement Agreement), ensuring that key deliverables and time-frames are established so that all relevant parties meet their respective obligations in a controlled and timely manner.
  • Understanding and management of the Scheme landscape as it relates to the Link Scheme Ltd. documents (e.g. Members Agreement, Switching & Settlement Agreement, Operating Rules, LINK Security Standards etc.), to advise and guide Link
    Scheme Ltd. in respect of Scheme governance and development.
  • Supporting the Chief Scheme Development Officer with a varied portfolio of special
  • Acting as the point of reference to Network Members on matters relating to LINK membership and constitutional matters.
  • Relationship Management with the infrastructure provider.
  • Providing support, direction and guidance to the broader business on all elements of Scheme governance and development.

The Successful Applicant

To be successful in your application for the Head of Scheme Governance & Development position, you must demonstrate the following skills, experience and qualifications.
  • Experience of operating at a senior management level with extensive exposure to working with Board/C-Suite Executives as well as other internal and external
  • Experience of working in a high pressure and fast-moving regulated environment.
  • Consulting background.
  • Excellent communication skills with demonstrable experience of being able to quickly assimilate, interpret and explain complex issues in a clear and concise manner, often to a range of diverse audiences.
  • Exceptional organisational skills with the ability to manage a workload often with
    competing priorities and frequent interruptions.
  • Proven experience of working with legal contracts and documentation, being able to disseminate legal requirements into processes and procedures.
  • Proven business analysis skills as well as have a background in Change and Portfolio Management.
  • Proven ability to produce accurate and timely reports for senior management and the
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential as is showing
    exceptional attention to detail.
  • Line management experience and proven experience of working effectively as part of a team.
  • Ability to confidently chair challenging cross-functional and industry committees.
  • Strategic thinker with ability to navigate highly complex matters.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

What's on Offer
  • c£95k base salary +
  • £7200 car allowance +
  • 10% Bonus +
  • Pension +
  • Private Medical and Private Dental Insurance +
  • Critical Illness Cover +
  • Income Protection
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays. There is a holiday purchase/buy back scheme in place +
  • Hybrid working (minimum 1 day in Harrogate) +
  • 4 x Life Assurance +
  • Free on-site parking and charging facilities +
  • Employee Assistance Programme.

    Where specific UK qualifications are required we will take into account overseas equivalents. All third party applications will be forwarded to Page Executive.

    Ref Code: MPTNJN0220235959002Z
    Closing Date: 03/04/23
    Salary: £90,000 - £100,000 per year
    Position Type: Permanent

    How to apply
    Email your application to: susanblack.55862.7383@pageuk.aplitrak.com

    NB: Full Name MichaelPage is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy susanblack.55862.7383@pageuk.aplitrak.com