Director of Corporate Services

Discipline: Finance

Sector: Art/Associations

Location: London | Remote working

Type: Permanent

Date posted: 03/01/2022

Start: ASAP

Duration: Permanent

Salary: £90,000 - £95,000 per annum


The ASA is the UK regulator of advertising across all media, including online.  Our work includes taking proactive action against misleading, harmful, offensive or otherwise irresponsible ads and acting on complaints.  We make sure ads are legal, decent, honest and truthful.

The Director of Corporate Services is a key role in the organisation and is responsible for providing leadership and management across Finance, HR, Facilities, IT, Business Intelligence and Data Governance, and also acts as Company Secretary.

This is an exciting time to be joining us as we continue to implement our 2019-2023 strategy, More Impact Online. The ASA is changing to deal with the new challenges posed by regulating online advertising at scale.  We are three years in to the job of rebalancing our regulation away from reactive complaints casework towards proactive, tech-assisted intelligence-gathering, complaint handling, monitoring and enforcement.  Our Corporate Services department is crucial to our ability to succeed.

Building on the foundation of our very high employee engagement, the Director of Corporate Services will lead our People Strategy, helping us to take the next steps in motivating and developing our most important asset – our people – while also ensuring the ASA is a diverse and inclusive place to work.

Having moved into our fantastic new office in Shoreditch shortly before the pandemic hit, we are now adapting to hybrid working and you will help us work out the implications that has on our use of office space.  With a secure and effective IT network, you will lead our exploration of the systems-related changes we need to make, particularly in light of our recent investments in data science. And as a member of our Senior Management Team, you will play an active role in the initiation, development and implementation of strategy and policy across the full range of our responsibilities.

The successful candidate will be a qualified accountant, and will need to demonstrate:

  • Proven experience in a leadership role;
  • Experience at Board level and ability to work collaboratively; and
  • Understanding and experience of strategic risk management, finance audit and internal controls.

We think the ASA is a great place to work.  We have a culture that is open, friendly and collaborative, with a real focus on making the right decisions in the right way, and learning while we are doing it.  We welcome applications from all sections of the community and we are committed to being a diverse and inclusive organisation, both so we can represent everyone in the UK and so our own colleagues feel at home at work.

You can look forward to an interesting and varied career in media regulation if you have the passion and drive to help us achieve our goal to make every UK ad a responsible ad.

For further details regarding this role and the organisation please download the candidate pack here.

Recruitment timings

  • Application Deadline: 23:59 on Sunday 9th January 2022
  • Shortlisting: Thursday 13th January 2022
  • 1st Stage Interviews: 17th – 19th January 2022
  • 2nd Stage Interviews: 25th – 26th January 2022

The ASA are working in partnership with Allen Lane Recruitment. For a confidential discussion please contact Bryony Thomas on 07921 334 625.

Please submit your CV, with a supporting statement describing why you would be the best person to join this team and make the Advertising Standards Authority the best it can be.

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Bryony Thomas (née Feeney)

33 King Street, St. James’s,
London, SW1Y 6RJ

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