Governance Manager

2 days left

England, Greater Manchester, Didsbury
08 Jan 2019
22 Jan 2019
Heather Ninnes
Professional / Specialist
Contract Type

This Governance Manager role is responsible for all governance issues for the business, this is a broad role managing one Governance Officer, reporting in to the Director of Corporate Services. Company Secretarial experience in the housing sector is key.

Client Details

This Governance Manager role can be based in Manchester or Liverpool and sits in a friendly and changing business, after a recent restructure, the business has moved from a group structure and is now operating as two separate legal entities. This role sits with a North West based housing association.


This Governance Manager role can be based in Manchester or Liverpool and involves:

To manage the delivery of Company Secretarial and governance services across the organisation, acting as first point of contact for the Board



  • Governance
    • Develop and manage governance policies, processes and controls to ensure that all activities performed comply with relevant policies, business standards and regulatory requirements. Provide support for the Board and governance processes acting as first contact for non-executive directors, organising and facilitating board and committee meetings (including minute taking).
  • Company Secretarial
    • Develop and manage delivery of company secretarial processes across the organisation, including the execution of documents, signing and dealing registers, maintaining statutory records, key registers and undertaking required filings with regulatory bodies such as the Homes and Communities Agency, Companies House and the Charities Commission.
  • Developing the Service
    • Identify, build and develop an extensive network of key stakeholders, internal and external, to keep abreast of best practice and benchmarking to deliver efficiencies, improvements and value for money.
  • Management, Leadership and Culture Change
    • Manage the budgets, resources and priorities of the team ensuring effective and efficient use of resources to deliver agreed performance targets and customer satisfaction. Drive culture change across the organisation based on the 8 characteristics


This Governance Manager role can be based in Manchester or Liverpool and requires:

This role requires previous governance experience gained in the housing sector.



  • Experience of delivering high levels of customer service
  • Detailed knowledge of the various aspects of governance in the context of housing associations or a similar regulated sector
  • Experience of working with and influencing external partners
  • Experience of translating strategic intent into operational plans and then successfully delivering on those plans
  • Experience of interpreting complex data and using it to inform business decisions
  • Experience of leading and developing people
  • Experience of working proactively to develop services and improve customer satisfaction
  • IT skills - Microsoft office up to intermediate level

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