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  • Ref no: 183145
  • Published: 12/2/2020
  • Closes: 26/2/2020
  • Location: 100 Bothwell Street , G2 7JD
  • Salary: £49,970.00 - £54,554.00 per year
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Hours: 37.5 hours per week

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£49,970 - £54,554

Location - Glasgow

We’ll accept applications up to the 26th of February and interviews will be scheduled for shortly after.

Why SLC?

Do you want to be part of a fast-moving, dynamic organisation? Could you thrive in a customer-focused business environment? Would you like the opportunity to develop your own personal and professional skills for your future while helping our customers invest in theirs?

If you answer ‘yes’ to all these questions, we might have the perfect job for you.

What’s the job?

The new role of Governance Manager will be the primary interface and adviser to the SLC’s Non-Executive Chair, CEO and Executive Leadership Team (ELT) in respect of governance and Board matters.. This is a fantastic opportunity to work as part of the CEO Office and be at the heart of organisation. The Governance Manager will ensure the SLC is meeting its obligations under its key governance documents and that the Board, its committees and the ELT are operating efficiently, effectively and within the spirit and letter of these documents. The Governance Manager will work closely with the Company Secretary who is responsible for ensuring the SLC meets its responsibilities under the Companies Act. The Governance Manager will be responsible for ensuring the quality, relevance and timeliness of information flows through the business to the ELT, Board and/or its committees; and, through line management of the Board Secretary, will ensure the quality of Board administration, leading the implementation and maintenance of Board standards and compliance with key governance documents.

Key responsibilities:

  • Be the primary adviser to the Chair, Board, CEO and ELT on a wide range of strategic governance issues
  • Act as the subject matter expert on the SLC’s core governance documents, including the Framework Document *, its appendices and the Board committees’ terms of reference
  • Work directly with, and provide direction to, the Board, DfE, DAs, CEO and ELT to ensure the SLC meets its obligations under its core governance documents
  • Anticipate the needs of SLC’s Non-Executive Director and ensure SLC is providing a professional, proactive, responsive and effective secretariat/support service to them
  • Work across the SLC to ensure the timely and appropriate flow of information through the business to the ELT, Board and its committees
  • Own, maintain and control the Board, committee and ELT annual schedules of business, ensuring that meetings are scheduled cognisant to key business peaks/milestones and to allow appropriate reports to be generated, reviewed and submitted in a timely manner
  • Develop, maintain, and deliver guidance and templates to the SLC for reporting to ELT, Board and its committees. Ensuring rigorous quality assurance and sign off before papers are presented
  • Develop and maintain a rolling annual schedule of business for the ELT, Board and its committees in accordance with the requirements of the business and its key governance documents
  • Own an annual Board effectiveness programme while also responding to Board feedback and implementing a programme of continuous improvement and on an ongoing basis
  • Own and lead the SLC induction programme for any new Non-Executive Directors or members of the Executive Leadership Team
  • On behalf of the SLC Chair, own a programme of continuous  improvement and development for Non-Executive Directors
  • Through line-management of the Board Secretary, ensure the effective and efficient administration of the ELT, Board and its committees including but not limited to: the timely and accurate drafting of agendas; calling for papers; review and distribution of papers; minuting of meetings; and all associated logistical arrangements
  • Other reasonable management instructions or requests to suit the business needs.
  • The Framework Document sets out the broad framework within which the SLC will operate and a copy of this can be found at https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uplo… 

How do I apply?

To be considered for this role you should have the following knowledge, skills and experience:

  • Significant experience of working with and influencing Chairs and Non-Executive Directors in a private, public or not-for-profit organisation
  • Significant experience in governance roles and understanding of good public sector governance
  • Ability to quickly develop a sound understanding of the SLC’s operating environment and political context
  • Experience in working with and influencing senior external stakeholders
  • Have at least a degree in English, Business, Law, Administration, Management or similar discipline; or be (or be working towards becoming) a Chartered Governance Professional or member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators
  • In addition to the above requirements, it should be noted that some flexibility on working hours will be required to meet pressing deadlines

Sound good? If so please apply below and a member of our dedicated Recruitment Team will be in touch!

**Please note - As part of the selection process, SLC uses third parties to perform a number of pre-employment checks including reference, criminal record and credit reference. They may supply us with information that will assist us with our recruitment decision**