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Governance Manager

Harris Hill
£30k - 32k per year
Closing date
21 Jan 2021
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Job Details

On behalf of a health focused membership organisation, I am looking to speak to a Governance Manager to take on a new role at the charity. The motivated individual will be joining a small, but mighty team, where you will learn a lot and you will have the opportunity to work with senior leaders and stakeholders to ensure that the organisation meets the needs of their beneficiaries and delivers upon their statutory obligations and charitable objectives.

Job purpose: To work closely with the CEO and Chair of the Trustee Board as a source of governance advice and to manage all aspects of Trustee Board and Council meetings and other committee meetings as required. To support the internal operations of the charity including confidential HR matters and compliance with relevant charity legislation.

Key accountabilities:

Working with CEO, Trustee Board and Council

• Proactive planning and support to the CEO to deliver Council meetings as well as Trustee Board meetings, including: management of attendance, agenda setting, following up actions, logistics etc.

• To write accurate, high quality minutes of Board and Council meetings within two days of the meeting. The minutes should reflect that the format and level of detail that has been determined.

• Providing managerial support to the CEO arranging meetings and responding to emails to third parties on her behalf and drafting papers as required.

• Organise elections including, for example Honorary Officers, Council and Professional Advisory group positions and commission and manage third party providers to manage the voting process elections

• Plan and deliver the Annual Members Meeting.

• To be responsible for Trustee and Council member on-boarding and training and maintain a full contact list of board and council members including appointment dates, term of appointments and board member biographies.

• To contribute to the development of the Trustees’ Annual Report-

Internal responsibilities

• Maintenance of HR records for sickness and annual leave and the process for staff onboarding and departure including monthly payroll.

• Liaise with payroll and manage all PAYE matters with the outsourced provider.

Essential experience needed for this role:

• Experience working in a charity and managing Trustee Board meetings.

• Knowledge of relevant legislation for small charities

• Excellent written skills and ability to synthesise key points in complex matters.

• Ability to concentrate and draft minutes synthesising salient summaries of discussions

• Working collaboratively with senior professionals.

• Experience providing management support to a senior member of staff, ideally a CEO

• Clear communication skills

• Excellent time-management and workload management and ability to multi task.

Salary £30,000 - £32,000 (dependent of experience)

Based in London.

Full-time, permanent role.

For more information, please e-mail me your CV to ahead of the closing date of Tuesday 12th January to get an application together.


Harris Hill has been providing the Charity and Not-for-Profit sector with high quality recruitment solutions for over 27 years. In the past year we have worked on more than 3,000 charity vacancies (approximately 2,000 permanent and 1,000 temporary) and are continuing to grow, developing new teams to respond to the strong demand for specialist charity professionals.

Our teams focus on specific functions within charities including Fundraising, Marketing/PR/Digital, Data Management & Business Support, Finance, Human Resources, Temporary and Executive-level roles.

We are committed to delivering a level of excellence to both candidates and clients alike and have an unrivalled reputation for finding talented people their ideal charity jobs within the UK's leading national and international charities and non-profit organisations.

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