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Governance Manager £Exc +bens

This purpose driven responsible investor are currently seeking an experienced Governance Manager to join their team. The role will hold responsibility for providing an effective and efficient governance / company secretarial service, including providing support to the Company’s CEO, Board, and its Pension Board. In addition, the successful individual will assist and provide support to the Head of Governance in ensuring adherence to all statutory, regulatory, and constitutional requirements, and that the highest standards of probity are maintained.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Provide a full secretariat service to the boards and committees in accordance with constitutional requirements. This responsibility includes scheduling and meetings organisation; forward agenda planning; co-ordination, review, and publication of the papers; recording accurate minutes and following up on action points.

  • Support the CEO activities in relation to Board, committee and related activities and meetings, for example informal Board away days or training sessions.

  • Write governance related board and committee papers.

  • Assist with the arrangement and reporting of board and committee effectiveness reviews, providing advice and assistance.

  • Lead as the first point of contact for internal and external Governance and Company Secretarial queries referring any constitutional matters to the Chief Executive Officer.

  • Develop and maintain the policy framework to ensure that policies are monitored appropriately, in line with governance guidance to ensure regular review, amendment and publication to the appropriate site.

  • Undertake ad hoc governance activities and projects as directed by the CEO.

  • Provide support to the Head of Governance in the development and delivery of the governance framework.

Experience & Qualifications

  • Relevant professional qualification: The Chartered Governance Institute qualified, part qualified or equivalent experience.

  • Company secretarial / governance experience including board and committee support or equivalent experience such as working closely with C-suite executives.

  • Accomplished governance / company secretarial professional with good organisation skills with a high commitment to quality with focus on accuracy and excellent attention to detail.

  • A proactive, self-motivated team player who has the ability to meet multiple deadlines ensuring expectations are managed throughout.

  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, with the aptitude to deal with complex issues.

  • Experience of drafting Board Reports and dealing with stakeholders.

  • Extensive experience of minuting and managing Board and Committee meetings.

  • Desirable knowledge of working for  local authority or other public sector organisation. Ideally, have experience of working in regulated and/or compliance environments.

  • Experience of developing governance policies and drafting governance documents.

  • High level of numerical and writing skills and competent in the use MS office software to a high level (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and PDF editor) to assist in communication of key messages to facilitate decisions.

  • The ability to understand and support the Company’s commitment to combat discrimination and promote equality of opportunity.

To hear more about this exciting opportunity, please contact Karen Consalvi on 020 7847 8874 or email your CV to Ref: KC14924.

Please note: that due to the high volume of applicants responding to our adverts we are regrettably not able to feed back on all applications; only successful candidates will be contacted.

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