Governance officer – part time

Governance officer – part time

Reporting to Company Secretary/Society Secretary

Based in Edinburgh with flexibility

£27-31,000 FTE (pro-rata to reflect part-time working)

A growing not-for-profit with a governance focus are recruiting for a governance officer with previous experience to expand their team. The function was recognised in the ‘Governance HOT 100’ under the board influencer category and take pride in their holistic approach to governance. This position will be broad and will encourage personal development, supporting your progression through the chartered governance qualifications and/or training relevant to the role. Suited to a candidate with experience in CoSec, governance or board administration offering a development opportunity in a supportive environment.

The role:

  • Work closely with the wider Secretariat team on all governance matters
  • Assisting the Secretary to arrange the Annual General Meeting
  • Liaising with internal and external individuals as required to ensure delivery of governance meetings
  • Supporting the Board and Committees to facilitate the efficient conduct of business and decision-making including managing action logs, agenda preparation, commissioning and organising papers, proofing and editing papers and minute taking
  • Providing an efficient support service to the Board of Directors and its Committees
  • Maintaining accurate trustee records
  • Assisting the Secretary with reviewing, updating and drafting relevant policies as required
  • Making statutory returns and filings for the Society
  • Assisting with administration of grants and awards


  • At least 1 year’s experience of managing and providing administrative support to committees
  • Governance administration and managing governance compliance processes (charitable experience preferred)
  • Preparing board packs and other governance documents
  • Experience of working closely with key stakeholders
  • Chartered Governance Institute UKI (formerly ICSA) qualified/part-qualified or working towards this qualification is desirable. Those with relevant education or equivalent experience will be considered.

For more information about this role and how to apply, please contact me on 02030 588 005 or at

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