Head of Governance – London

Ref: 565 Date Posted: Thursday 21 Jul 2022
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Head of Governance

Professional Representative Body

Hybrid Working – at least 2 Days Office Based Central London, 1-3 Days Home Based

Basic Salary: Up to £65,000 (depending on skills and experience) Plus a benefits including Up to 31 Days Holiday, Up to 12% employer’s pension contribution, Enhanced maternity and paternity pay, Life cover, and more

Full Time, Permanent role


Our client a leading professional representative body with 17,000 individual members in England and Wales is currently recruiting for a Head of Governance


The Role of Head of Governance


To develop, secure and identify fit-for-purpose governance arrangements for the body, putting appropriate structures and systems in place to ensure adherence to constitutional documentation, statutory obligations, governance principles and governance best practices across the body and its committees.

The postholder will lead on the development, design and implementation of the body’s and strategic planning process ensuring that business plans feed into, and are aligned with, the overall strategic objectives.

The postholder will also be responsible for managing the system of internal governance controls that cover risk monitoring, regulatory independence and the provision of information from the regulator.

The postholder will manage 3 x direct reports – executive support assistant, committee governance officer and executive officer

Person Specification




Educated to postgraduate level or equivalent experience

Understanding and a willingness to learn more of the structure of the legal profession

Solid experience of business planning, including co-ordination and embedding corporate strategic objectives

Solid experience of leading the development and implementation of changing business processes and governance structures to promote efficiency

Solid technical experience in Corporate Governance matters

Strong ability to initiate and develop reporting mechanisms and performance measurement tools

Confident use of standard technology for sophisticated business use: Outlook, Word, Excel

Meticulous attention to detail

Strategic thinker with the ability to see the bigger picture and to identify unforeseen consequential events arising from decisions made or changes to policies/processes

Significant communication skills: ability to convey information clearly and accurately, orally and in writing

Excellent organisational skills,

Good understanding of project management principles

Strong problem-solving skills: ability to provide constructive advice and analyse information and adopt a solution focused approach

Demonstrable events management experience

Excellent record keeping skills

Excellent organisational skills.




ICSA certificate in corporate governance

Foundation level data protection qualification

Translating policy objectives into practical programmes for delivery

Good experience of records management practice including record retention and disposal.

Knowledge of company law


To apply for this role Head of Governance 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.


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