Committees Secretary – London

Ref: 466 Date Posted: Tuesday 22 Mar 2022
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Committees Secretary

Membership Body

Home or Office Based – West London – Flexible/Hybrid Working Arrangements

Basic Salary Up to £40,800 dependant on experience

12 Month Fixed Term Contract


Our client a nationally recognised membership body with 13,000 volunteers and 2,200 organisations as members is currently recruiting for a Committees Secretary on 12-month fixed term contract.


Core Accountabilities of the Committees Secretary


Being the expert in standardisation within the committee(s), provide advice and guidance to Chair, participants and stakeholders as appropriate

Proactively manage meetings and facilitate consensus using relevant formats, working closely with the Chair and other relevant officers on conflict resolution

Ensuring committee structures are relevant, efficient and simple

Proactively optimise procedures and systems to drive projects to timely and on-target publication

Oversight of project and publication pipeline within portfolio, taking intervention measures when required and reporting into sector network

Preparing business cases as appropriate, working with colleagues to create realistic publication and marketing plans

Provide briefs, input and responses to Policy related to portfolio and procedures

Governance interface (identification of risk and contribution to best practice)

Advising and supporting the UK input into international and European standardisation, taking an active role in international meetings as appropriate

Working with committee members/communities to raise awareness of standards through their networks as appropriate

As required, to have oversight of balance and diversity of participation within the portfolio identify areas for recruitment campaigns and seek input from stakeholders not on the committee

Support to sectors, services and solutions through provision of information and taking a role in project activities as required

Building, maintaining and developing committee and related industry knowledge and relationships

Understanding the use of standards within the portfolio


Knowledge and Skills Required


Experience with committees, secretarial, governance in a similar environment

Ability to build relationships and understand stakeholder needs

Ability to build knowledge of a market or industry and capture into the business

Influencing and facilitation skills; ability to manage conflict

Ability to explain and advise on Standardisation


To apply please send your CV.


Due to the volume of applications we are only able to contact successful applicants. Therefore if you have not heard from us within 10 working days please deem your application as unsuccessful on this occasion.


membershipbespoke is acting as recruitment business in relation to this role. membershipbespoke positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.


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