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Associate Director of Corporate Affairs

Job Description

Finegreen have an exciting opportunity supporting an NHS organisation as an Associate Director of Corporate Affairs. The post is based in the South-Central UK for an interim period of 4 – 6 months at a competitive salary based on experience.

The post holder will support the Chief Executive Officer in fulfilling their accounting officer’s responsibilities with respect to good governance and maintaining the highest standards of prudence, propriety, and regularity.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Support the Chief Executive Officer in fulfilling their accounting officer’s responsibilities with respect to good governance and to maintain the highest standards of prudence, propriety, and regularity;
  • Undertake projects as directed by the Chief Executive Officer, Chair or Chief Nursing Officer which will focus around translating strategic direction into operational reality, whilst also playing an active role in support of the executive team;
  • Be appointed company secretary to any subsidiary companies established by the organisation;
  • Lead the organisation’s legal function ensuring a robust service to the organisation and strong management of external legal service contracts with providers;
  • Lead the development, implementation, and ongoing monitoring of communication systems with non-executive directors;
  • Oversee induction programme and process for non-executive and executive directors, ensuring all are equipped with tools to undertake their duties;
  • Ensure the Council of Governors, its committees and working groups are supported effectively in their roles and fulfil their statutory duties and responsibilities;
  • Ensure that effective arrangements are in place for the board of directors and the Council of Governors to communicate and engage effectively with each other and with members of staff, the public and other stakeholders;
  • Establish and monitor procedures to ensure that the organisation complies with all relevant legal, constitutional, and regulatory requirements;
  • Ensure the organisation adheres to all NHS System Oversight Framework requirements;
  • Maintain the register of interests for the organisation directors, governors and all employees including the annual reminder process for decision-making staff;
  • Ensure that the organisation’s constitution is kept up to date and that amendments to it are drafted and approved in line with correct procedures and best practice;
  • Ensure processes and procedures are always in place to monitor organisation-wide compliance with standing orders, providing assurance to the Board of Directors;
  • Minute all Board and executive meetings and other board committees as needed and ensure that the minute books are maintained with copies of the minutes;
  • Prepare papers, reports, and presentations on behalf of the Chief Executive Officer for meetings with internal colleagues and external stakeholders;
  • Ensure robust mechanisms for policy development, approval and review are in place.
  • The ideal candidate will have:

  • Educated to degree level;
  • Chartered secretary (CGI);
  • Significant continuing professional development;
  • Highly developed communication (written and oral) skills;
  • Ability to quickly understand issues involving highly complex, sensitive and contentious information;
  • Experience of working with the legal and regulatory requirements of complex organisations;
  • Experience of integrated governance and the proactive management of risk;
  • Ability to always maintain confidence;
  • Exceptionally high levels of personal integrity and loyalty.
  • If you are interested in the role, please contact Donna Larder on 0161 241 9674 and send a copy of your updated CV to donna.larder@finegreen.co.uk along with your availability and rate.