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Governance Officer (Part-time)

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Programme Change & Operations Management
Central London
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Andrew Benton

Our Not-for-Profit client based in central London are looking for a Governance Officer to join them on a pro-rata basis (3 days per week)

The Role

  • Deputise for the Governance Manager as required.
  • Support all member elections including; General Assembly, Vice-President; Board of Trustees and any ballots required under the company Charter.
  • Act as Secretary to the Nominations Sub-committee, Audit Committee, Major Projects Scrutiny Committee and other boards and committees as required.
  • Support the delivery of General Assembly meetings.
  • Arrange and co-ordinate board and committee meetings including sourcing venues and monitoring budgets.
  • Prepare, draft, and circulate papers and agendas, write and distribute meeting minutes and co-ordinate follow up actions.
  • Support effective induction programmes for new members of General Assembly and the Board of Trustees.
  • Support and undertake company secretarial duties for various charities and companies as directed by the Governance Manager.
  • Support appointments to the company Committees, Panels and wider governance bodies as required.
  • Prepare briefings and reports for the Senior Executive Team, Presidential Team and Board of Trustees as appropriate.
  • Manage the contracts register.
  • Maintain the register of interests.
  • Manage the Gifts and hospitality register
  • Participate in corporate projects from time to time
  • Manage the paper index and action logs.
  • Produce management information reporting relating to Board and committee statistics
  • Undertake other duties, commensurate with the post, as may be directed by the Governance Manager. 

The Person

  • The organisation is looking for
  • Recent governance experience
  • Previous experience of formal meeting and agenda management and minute taking for committees and groups
  • Working with senior managers and directors up to Board level 
  • Degree level or equivalent is essential. Candidates with legal, governance, compliance qualifications or working towards attaining professional (ICSA) qualification will be preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills commensurate with working with senior managers and directors
  • Resilience in dealing with challenging and committed people
  • Interpret and present data
  • An ability to establish credibility with and inspire confidence in all stakeholders and to exercise judgement in dealing with sensitive and confidential issues
  • An ability to manage stakeholder relationships at all levels 
  • An ability to handle complex information and to manage multiple tasks
  • A team player with a collaborative approach who is committed to the success of the team as a whole
  • Works well under pressure, with a patient manner and calm exterior
  • Proven organisational ability and management of a variety of competing tasks and issues, prioritising appropriately and escalating where necessary
  • Competence in use of Microsoft Office programmes
  • Evidence of team work and collaboration
  • Excellent attention to details and can demonstrate pride in work and ensuring it is of the highest standard


  • Experience of working in the membership or third sectors
  • Knowledge of public or charitable sector procedures and practices.
  • Experience of using Board portals
  • Previous experience of a service type environment (e.g. dealing with queries/helplines) and using judgement when providing support to others