The Strategy, Policy and Climate Directorate (SPoCC) is responsible within UKEF for contributing and responding to HMG strategy and policy developments, oversight of corporate strategy and planning, setting policy, central responsibility for UKEF’s approach to Climate Change matters and Sustainable Development Goals, and engaging internationally in UKEF’s capacity as an ECA.
Within the Strategy, Policy and Climate Directorate, the Information and Governance division leads on three major areas:
1) Governance structure
2) Knowledge and Information Management
2) The SPoCC Office
The Strategy, Policy and Climate Change Directorate (SPoCC) contains 6 functions which all have strategic importance, but all have a very different brief. The functions are strategy, climate and sustainability, international relations, governance and information, policy & products and environmental and social. The variation in the briefs, the number of people in the directorate and the need for efficiency and pace in the strategic priorities means that a strong administrative function is needed to support the Directorate. This is where the SPoCC Office comes in.
The SPoCC office will be overseen by the role holder who will report to the Head of Governance & Information, offering them support as needed with her objectives for the function, but will also work directly with the Director in relation to their priorities and corporate reporting responsibilities.
Responsibilities will include but are not limited to the following.
correspondence in place of the Director as needed.
SPoCC achieve its objectives.
Department or x-Whitehall that the Director or CEO wishes to dedicate resource to (examples for illustration only -
new reporting system/clearances/or across the Department/unlocking best governance solutions for new areas
such as climate/modern slavery/sustainability, leading SpoCC team meetings when Director not present, scoping
a new idea for collaboration with an academic initiative, commissioning research)
with private officers of Ministers, Permanent Secretaries, DIT Director Generals and line reports across relevant
strategic agenda; ensuring that the Board and EGAC agendas dovetail appropriately, and each knows what the
other is doing.
Officer System Statement, Corporate Governance Framework and updating the Concordat and other policies such
as Managing Public Money and Functional Standards.
administrative function of the Directorate, including diary management, travel bookings and corporate reporting;
and managing the workload of the SPoCC office team.
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