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Interim Associate Director Corporate Affairs

Job Description

We are working with an NHS organisation who are seeking to appoint an Interim Associate Director of Corporate Affairs for a short term assignment of between 3 and 6 months. The organisation are looking for someone who can start ASAP and will be at Band 9+.

The post will lead the Corporate Governance function for the organisation and some hybrid working is available.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Providing expertise and technical support to the organisation’s Chief Executive, Chair and other Board members;

  • Working within the governance framework and constitution, as well as the effective running of the Board, committees, executive management group and wider infrastructure;

  • Develop and implement effective place-based governance arrangements;

  • Developing and implementing an effective risk framework and Board Assurance Framework for the organisation;

  • Ensure the Board discharges its responsibilities by complying with relevant legislation and NHS processes by advising the CEO and Board members appropriately;

  • Provide highly complex specialist advice to the organisation in all aspects of the governance agenda to ensure compliance with all statutory and regulatory frameworks, fully articulate and provide assurance;

  • Provide advice to the Board on upholding legal requirements of the constitution and the NHS Act;

  • With the Chair, ensure that the Board and its Committees are properly constituted, operated and supported according to Standing Orders and the regulatory framework;

  • Provide authoritative advice to the Chair, Chief Executive, executive directors and non-executive directors on legal, constitutional matters, correct and proper conduct of business and meetings.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Company secretarial training and qualification and/or qualified legal

  • practitioner (Solicitor/Barrister) or equivalent experience;

  • Chartered Secretary or Chartered Governance Professional or equivalent experience;

  • Understands the principles of Corporate Governance

  • Regulated industry or public sector experience;

  • Previous experience working in a company secretariat or in a senior governance role either in public or private sector;

  • Well-developed influencing and persuading skills;

  • Able to assess risk and assign strategic priorities.

If you are interested in the role, please email Toni Coates with a copy of your updated CV to along with your availability and rate understanding in line with the above.

If you do not receive a response within 72 hours (3 working days) of receipt, please assume that on this particular occasion, your application did not meet the client’s requirements for this specific role.