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Committee secretary

Job Description

We are working with an NHS organisation in Central London who are looking to appoint a Committee Secretary. This role will be working on an interim basis for 3 months initially with an hourly rate of 31.57, working inside IR35 (through an umbrella solution company).

The post holder will ensure the overall management of board committees is in accordance with the organisation constitution, to achieve legal compliance of all committees.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Provide appropriate managerial and administrative support to the board committees;
  • Establish effective systems for developing and managing the forward planner and agenda for each committee as agreed with each chairman;
  • Provide advice on compliance with the constitution and appropriate regulatory requirements to the chairs and executive leads of each board committee;
  • Co-ordinate the production of papers, ensuring timely distribution of agendas and supporting papers for internal and external stakeholders;
  • Draft the audit committee annual report and monthly committee reports to the board;
  • Attend and minute specified meetings and accurately and appropriately record discussions and decisions taken;
  • Monitor action against agreed points and ensure these are scheduled for matters arising or the forward planner as appropriate;
  • Work with the board secretary tin continuing to develop board and committee governance arrangements in the light of national good practice guidance;
  • Assist with the auditing process of board and committee meeting arrangements.
  • The ideal candidate will have:

  • Degree or equivalent proven experience within a similar area;
  • Must have experience working within the NHS/a healthcare setting;
  • Ability to work on your own initiative and anticipate the needs of committee chairs and senior colleagues in preparing for meetings;
  • Proven ability to take accurate and relevant minutes and to manage agendas;
  • Remain calm in a busy environment;
  • Flexible approach to work.
  • If you are interested in the role, please contact Ria Healy on 0161 241 9672 and send a copy of your updated CV to along with your availability and rate.