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Assistant Director of Corporate Governance

£49.54 per hour
Closing date
8 Aug 2022

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Acute Trust
Job Type
Corporate Affairs
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We are currently working with an NHS organisation, based in Wales to appoint an Assistant Director of Corporate Governance for a period of 6 – 9 months.

The role will be mostly be undertaken remotely but there may be occasional travel to North Wales to attend bi-monthly board meetings. The hourly rate will be £49.54, working inside IR35 (through an Umbrella solution company).

The post holder will deputise for the Board Secretary in acting as a principal advisor to the Board and the organisation as a whole on all aspects of governance. Providing expert advice and guidance to the Chair and individual Board members on all aspects of board business including contentious and sensitive issues of concern.

Key responsibilities will include:
  • Develop a proactive relationship with Board/Committee members, acting as a principal point of contact with members and providing ongoing advice and support regarding the discharge of their duties;
  • Keeping under review legislation, national policy, regulatory and governance developments, nationally and internationally that impact on the LHB’s activities and ensuring that the Board is appropriately briefed on them;
  • Guiding the Board in the responsible and effective conduct of its role, providing, where appropriate, a discreet, independent and challenging voice in relation to Board deliberations and decision making;
  • Contributing to the development of an organisational culture that embodies NHS values and standards of behaviour;
  • Ensuring that Committees and Groups falling under the potholder's area of responsibility are managed in accordance with good governance principles;
  • Continually review developing best practice in public sector governance taking account of developments in other parts of the NHS, the wider public sector and the private sector and applying this to the Health Board’s governance framework, as appropriate;
  • Support Board succession planning and overseeing Independent Members’’ rotation on committees as appropriate.
The ideal candidate will have:
  • Must have experience working within the NHS/a healthcare setting;
  • Expert legal knowledge related to the NHS and the conduct of Health Boards;
  • Thorough understanding of the statutory and regulatory framework for the NHS;
  • Significant experience of developing governance and assurance arrangements at an organisational level
  • Experience of operating within a complex environment
  • Management of teams, working at a senior level;
  • Able to identify and manage critical issues and priorities.
If you are interested in the role, please contact Ria Healy on 0161 241 9672 and send a copy of your updated CV to along with your availability and rate.


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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.

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