We are recruiting for an organisation based in Bracknell and they are seeking a Governance Manager to take a lead in managing the organisations day to day governance processes, assisting with the production of, implementing and monitoring a framework of policies, processes and procedures to ensure the high expectations of its governance processes are met.
This position will play a significant role in supporting the organisation in achieving excellent and outstanding outcomes aligned to the organisational strategy
Salary £40,000 per annum, plus competitive benefits
Duties and responsibilities
Manage, develop and implement the Institute's governance programme throughout the year, to include but not limited to the efficient management and execution of meetings, including communication, managing attendance, preparation and drafting of papers and accurate minutes.
Manage the process of developing policies and processes to ensure the governance processes are fit for purpose, and consider any improvements, initiatives, emerging legislation/regulations that could strengthen the governance of the institute.
Manage and deliver effective and efficient processes under the Nominations Committee to include but not limited to
Trustee recruitment, applications, interviews, election and Trustee induction and evaluation.
Hub recruitment processes, interviews and induction as determined by the Hub Regulations.
Manage and deliver the effective and efficient processes under the Finance and Risk Committee to include but not be limited to:
Oversee the internal audit function of the Institute, ensuring that the governance of the audits is run in a timely manner.
Assist with the management of General Meetings of the Institute as required, including the handover of the President as required.
Assist with the management of the Past Presidents' annual lunch as required.
Be an active member of the Members' Forum team, taking a key role in facilitating the smooth running of the Forum, as directed by the Director or project team leader, in relation to but not limited to the Trustees involvement and Governance matters
Grievance, Appeal and Board matters
Manage and develop the processes of the Grievance and Appeals Board to ensure efficient management and execution of grievances and appeals, preparation of case evidence and responding in a timely manner.
Manage and develop training programme for the Grievance and Appeals Board and ensure all members are fully trained in relation to the process and procedures of the Board to ensure compliance.
Manage the full cycle of board recruitment, ensuring reviews are conducted where appropriate to ensure continuous improvements are implemented.
Other activity in pursuing the Strategic Plan 15%
Develop and deliver the strategic direction for Governance activities, working closely with the Director of Governance & Institute Secretary, ensuring this is evidence based and aligned to the Institute's Royal Charter, Bye-Laws and Corporate Plan.
Working collaboratively across the business, in particular with the senior management team, to create clear and overarching vision statements for governance, facilitating effective communication.
Working collaboratively with the Director of Governance & Institute Secretary to draft and implement governance projects (briefs, budgets, business plans, standards, and quality assurance) and report to Working Groups, Committees and the Board.
Financial Management - Budget Holder
Budgets/Reforecasts: Produce, monitor and manage high quality, accurate budgets that align with the Institute's Operational and Corporate Plans.
Management Accounts: Monitor and deliver detail and variance analysis on monthly departmental financial performance, ensuring that key operational and financial targets/KPI's are met while facilitating decision making, forward planning and performance measurement.
General Financial Management: Ensure consistent application and compliance with financial procedures and deliver excellent management of financial resources, promoting efficiency and accuracy.
Team Management, Development and Motivation
Manage the performance and development of your team in line with our Values Framework and Corporate Plan, motivating and engaging team members to deliver excellent performance.
Coach and develop team members, ensuring they have the required levels of skill, behaviour and knowledge; and personal development plans which they can take accountability for.
Drive effective team communication through regular and engaging one to one's, team meetings and performance conversations.
Skills and experience
Demonstratable experience of governance practice within a legal, governance or regulatory environment
Demonstratable experience in managing high profile meetings with tasks that include annual planning, drawing up agendas, commissioning and drafting high quality papers, supervising meeting arrangements and drafting of minutes.
Excellent communication skills both written and verbal, with the ability to communicate effectively at all levels from senior stakeholders to members of the public.
Demonstratable experience of building and maintaining strong and credible working relationships.
Ability to deal independently with a number of competing priorities simultaneously, prioritise accordingly and make sound and well-reasoned decisions, delegating actions where appropriate.
Demonstrable knowledge and understanding of effective business processes, with experience in supporting robust decision-making in a streamlined fashion.
Excellent team and management skills, including effective coordination, influencing, motivation and negotiation.
Demonstratable experience of delivering service improvement.
Proficient in the use and utilisation of digital technology to maximise efficiency and effectiveness - Word, Excel, SharePoint, finance and HR systems, outlook and teams.
Ability to deal with confidential and sensitive information with tact and discretion, exercising sound judgement.
Ability to operate flexibly, finding innovative solutions to intractable problems.
Highly organised with the ability to manage and prioritise both a current and future workload.
Ability to think strategically and to contribute to strategic direction