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Head of Corporate Governance

£46.47 - £54.88 per day
Closing date
15 Feb 2022

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Acute Trust
Job Type
Corporate Affairs
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An exciting opportunity has arisen, supporting a large Healthcare organisation as a Head of Corporate Governance.

This is an interim post for 3 – 6 months working in London. The post will require 2 -3 days per week on-site and the rest remote working. The hourly rate will be between: £46.47 - £54.88, working inside IR35 (through an umbrella solution).

The post holder will operate as a critical member of the corporate governance department, ensuring that effective and compliant integrated corporate governance arrangements are in place, and the board & the membership council are supported and operate effectively and efficiently.

Main Responsibilities:
  • Provide assurance to the board through the continued development of the corporate risk register and board assurance framework;
  • Ensure the effective operational management of the board, its committees and membership council as well as the management executive and organisations management committee, managing the work of the committee secretary;
  • Lead the organisation’s governor & membership function, managing the work of the membership officer;
  • Assist with the development of systems, control process and risk management arrangements that promote the effective working of the Board and its Committees and the Membership Council, ensuring they are properly constituted, operated, and supported;
  • Help develop internal business planning processes as these relate to the work programmes of the Board and its senior Committees and ensure the smooth operation of the organisation’s formal decision-making reporting processes, including annual forward plans for the Board and its Committees and the Membership Council;
  • Work with the Chief Executive, Chief Financial Officer, and company secretary/general counsel to ensure the statutory annual returns, including the annual accounts and annual report, are prepared, and presented to the Regulator and laid before Parliament;
  • Work with the company secretary/general counsel to ensure the Annual Report and Accounts are prepared in accordance with NHSI guidance;
  • Cohesively work with the company secretary/general counsel to ensure that an Annual General Meeting is held in accordance with the requirements of the 2006 Act and the Independent Regulator’s licence;
  • Obtain internal and external agreement to all documentation for circulation;
  • Prepare and issue notices of meetings and work with Directors to prepare for stakeholder/member questions;
  • Lead on the design, development, and implementation of the Board Assurance Framework, ensuring the Board, stakeholders and the public receive assurance on the achievement of organisational objectives;
  • Oversee the implementation of the recommendations from the 2022 Well-Led Framework review;
  • Maintain a register of interests of governors and directors;
  • Handle and maintain a register of interests for consultants and other senior staff and report on a regular basis as required by national guidance;
  • Lead on the development of suitable induction plans for non-executive directors and ensure that
  • Develop an effective membership engagement strategy and work with governors to implement the strategy;
  • Keep up to date with developments in the field and keep under review the corporate governance and legislative issues affecting the organisation, ensuring that the Board and Membership Council are briefed as necessary.
A successful candidate will have:
  • A post graduate degree at master’s level, or equivalent;
  • Significant experience in a similar NHS role supporting boards and councils of governors and dealing with highly complex and sensitive situations, or equivalent experience in another sector;
  • Experience of working with a range of internal and external stakeholders creating effective relationships;
  • Solid understanding of corporate governance legislation and best practice;
  • The ability to negotiate, influence and motivate others.

If you are interested in the role and have the above skill set, please send a copy of your updated CV along with your availability to Ria Healy on


Put simply, we help our clients to recruit the best possible people to lead, manage and direct their organisations. Since launching in 2005 we have become an award winning, market-leading consultancy focusing on both public and private sector Healthcare recruitment. 

Leadership skills have rarely been at such a premium - as organisations across both public and private sectors attempt to improve services and standards at a time of widespread change and unprecedented financial constraints.

Like other leading executive recruiters, Finegreen has developed a pool of talent built up over many years, along with established networks, to ensure that right-match candidates get to hear about relevant positions. Where Finegreen differs from many others, is in its willingness to spend quality time with clients - to gain an in-depth knowledge of roles being filled and their importance to an organisation.

During just 12 years in the Healthcare market, Finegreen has developed into a Virgin Fast Track top 100 company - and was voted Recruiter of the Year 2013, 2014 and 2016 at the Health Investor Awards, Top small to medium sized business 2013 -1 2018 at the Best Business Awards, and featured in Recruiter’s Top 10 Public Sector Recruitment providers.


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