Governance & Accountability for Leaders in ALBS

Many Non-Executive Directors who join public bodies’ Board often come from the private sector, with limited experience working in the public sector. Governance and accountability have different meanings and expectations in the public sector. It enhances the Board performance if all Board members have the same understanding of what is good governance and what strong accountability looks like.

Governance & Accountability for Leaders in ALBs & NHS Bodies is one of the most popular online courses from our Accountability & Governance series, this virtual training will equip Board members and senior leaders with in-depth knowledge on governance and accountability through examining key guidance issued by Cabinet Office and HM Treasury. Participants will gain practical insights through analysing case studies, especially scrutiny by the Public Accounts Committee.

At the Civil Service College, we tailor our courses to each participant's role and organisation, ensuring that each participant gets the most out of the training. Our courses and trainers are continuously updated and evaluated to ensure that we are always delivering the best service possible.

Key Training Features

Who Can Attend

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Key Training Features:

  • Why do Arm's Length Bodies exist?
  • Understand the Accounting Officer system in the ALB context
  • What is the current government policy on arm's length bodies
  • What is the relationship between central government and arm's length bodies
  • What are the expectations from Board Members

Who Can Attend:

This expert-led virtual training is designed for senior management and Board members of arm's length bodies and NHS bodies. Managers who support the Board will also find this course practical and beneficial. Civil servants who are involved in sponsoring arm's length bodies will have a better understanding of their responsibilities in relation to their departments and respective ALBs.

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10:00 - 16:00


£495 + VAT


Zoom or Microsoft Teams

In-House Option

This course is available In-House and can be tailored to meet your individual training requirements.


Lead Trainer

Bill Malloy

Bill Malloy

Bill has first-hand experience of working in a variety of public sector organisations including; central and local government, ALBs, police and NHS Foundation Trusts.

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Bill Malloy

Bill Malloy

Bill has significant first-hand experience in the public sector across central government, Arms Length Bodies, Police, local government and NHS Foundation Trusts. He has advised on reporting for the Intelligence and Security Committee and has appeared at the Public Accounts Committee.

He brings the practical knowledge and application of governance and accountability across different tiers of government and public sector bodies.

A qualified public sector accountant (CPFA) with additional qualifications from CIMA and an MBA.


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