Corporate Governance Manager

University of Southampton - The Wessex Institute


Interview Date: To be confirmed

The Wessex Institute is part of the University of Southampton (ranked top 1% in the world). Based at the NIHR (National Institute for Health Research) Evaluation, Trials and Studies Coordinating Centre (NETSCC) we manage and maximise the impact of ground-breaking medical research programmes, influencing the future of healthcare delivery across the UK and medicine worldwide.

Due to retirement, we now have an exciting opportunity for a Corporate Governance Manager to support our CEO, contribute to overall business planning and oversee corporate governance. Duties include:

  • Business planning to meet statutory and contractual requirements
  • Developing and maintaining document control processes
  • Handling complaints management
  • Maintaining company risk registers
  • Strategic input into corporate meetings and events.
  • Leading, managing and co-ordinating a range of projects
  • Line managing the Executive Assistant

To be successful in this role you will need to have significant experience in all of the above areas.

Please see Job Description and Person Specification for full requirements.  This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to work the CEO and the senior management team to help support, influence and shape the organisation through the delivery of the NETSCC contract.

Based within the Southampton Science Park at Chilworth, a site of natural beauty with a conservation area, this is a unique, impressive work environment. You will be challenged and stimulated in a community of multidisciplinary academics, professionals and specialists, working together to improve the health and wealth of the nation through research.

As part of the Wessex Institute, the successful appointee will enjoy the benefits of being an employee of the University of Southampton. Benefits include a very generous holiday allowance with extra University closure days as well as bank holidays, free parking at the Science Park site, annual salary appraisals and structured career development pathways. There are many other benefits including full access to the main University leisure and arts facilitates.

For further information contact Phil Santus (Senior Executive Officer) via e-mail:

 Application Procedure:

You should submit your completed online application form at The vacancy will close at midnight on the closing date as shown above. If you need any assistance, please contact Anastasia Shikhareva on +44 (0) 23 8059 9002. Please quote vacancy reference number 793416VB on all correspondence.

The Faculty of Medicine holds an Athena SWAN Silver Award demonstrating commitment to equal opportunities and gender balance in the workplace. The Faculty recognises that applicants may seek flexible working patterns which will be considered as part of the recruitment process. For further information including key benefits designed to help maintain and support employees' well-being and work-life balance, please see our working with us website pages.

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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