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Governance Officer

University of Leicester - Planning, Legal and Governance Services

Location: Leicester, Hybrid
Salary: £38,205 to £44,263 per annum. Grade 7
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 22nd February 2024
Closes: 17th March 2024
Job Ref: 9557

Hours per week: 37.5

Advert closes midnight on: 17 Mar 2024

About the role

In this role, you will work as part of a team who have responsibility for managing the University’s Governance portfolio, covering Corporate, Academic and Subsidiary Company Governance. Reporting to the Strategic Planning Manager (Governance), you will work towards ensuring the continued delivery of an effective and efficient Secretariat function, acting as Secretary or Working Secretary for key University committees and subsidiary company boards.   In addition, you will lead, plan and organise the annual cycle of meetings for relevant committees, working within the Corporate Governance Framework and Academic Governance Code of Practice and taking into account the scheduling of key decision making points.

About you

With experience in a directly comparable role, you will have significant exposure to a governance, accountability or compliance environment. You will be comfortable with negotiating and influencing at all levels to ensure successful outcomes, whilst ensuring you can effectively plan, prioritise and progress your work, using your initiative and judgement as required. 

Excellent communication skills are key, including a high standard of written work, with the ability to produce reports and present information clearly. We are also looking for someone proactive who displays a commitment to continuous improvement for both their team and themselves.

Additional information

For an informal discussion of the role, please contact Alison Benson on akb43@leicester.ac.uk

To apply, please click on the ‘Apply’ button above

We anticipate that interviews will take place during week commencing 8 April 2024.

The University of Leicester has been changing the world, and changing people’s lives, for 100 years. When you join us, you’ll become part of a community of Citizens of Change, which includes not only our staff and our current students but also thousands of Leicester graduates around the world.

As a diverse and forward-thinking employer, we embed the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion into everything we do. That includes not just our core missions of teaching and research, but also our support for staff, students and our local community through our values of Inspiring, Impactful and Inclusive.

We’re committed to the wellbeing of all our staff and to the sustainability of our environment, on our campus and beyond. We offer a competitive salary package, excellent pension scheme and a generous annual leave allowance, along with opportunities to develop your career in a supportive and collaborative environment.

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