Senior Head of Corporate Affairs

East of the U K
£42.16 - £49.53 per hour
Closing date
26 May 2022

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Acute Trust
Job Type
Corporate Affairs
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An exciting opportunity has arisen to support a large NHS organisation as a Head of Corporate Affairs. The post will be working on an interim basis for 3+ months with flexibility for on-site and remote working. The hourly rate will be between £42.16 - £49.53, working inside IR35 (through an umbrella solution company).

The post holder will lead on all related Corporate Affairs matters, offering expert advice and guidance. Develop and implement corporate governance frameworks, ensuring that the Board is properly constituted to meet its obligations.

Key responsibilities will include:
  • Lead the Corporate Affairs team, setting standards for continuous improvement to ensure an effective Board/Committee secretariat function is in place;
  • Facilitate the ongoing operation of the organisation’s governance and support for all Directors;
  • Ensure the organisation is adequately prepared to comply secure ongoing compliance with the complex and changing legislative and regulatory framework;
  • Establish and monitor procedures to ensure that the organisation complies with the requirements of the National Health Service Act 2006 as amended by the Health and Social Care Act 2012 and subsequent legislation, reporting to the Board any matters of non-compliance;
  • Establish appropriate decision-making procedures for the organisation in line with regulatory requirements and the Constitution;
  • Act as the main channel of communication and information for Non-Executive Directors, specifically developing a productive relationship with the Senior Independent Director to support discharge of their responsibilities;
  • Responsibility for the continuing development of the organisation’s Conflict of Interest and Hospitality policy, ensuring an effective processes are in place;
  • Lead on processes to meet the Care Quality Commission’s Fit and Proper Person requirements as this relates to Board members and any other Very Senior Manager to which this applies;
  • Contribute to the development of an organisational culture that embodies NHS values and standards of behaviour.
The ideal candidate will have:
Must have experience working within a senior management level in the NHS;
  • Specialist in-depth professional knowledge in Corporate Affairs;
  • Recognised management or leadership qualification or equivalent level experience;
  • Understanding of healthcare issues and policy, locally and nationally, with a strong commitment to the NHS;
  • Understanding of processes, procedures, legal requirements;
  • Highly effective interpersonal communication, both verbal and written, motivational and influencing skills.
If you are interested in the role, please contact Ria Healy on 0161 416 6078 and send a copy of your updated CV to along with your availability and rate


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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