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Interim Governance Officer

Job Description

We are working with an NHS organisation in the South East of the UK who are seeking to appoint an Interim Governance Officer for a short term assignment.

The role will be for 3 months initially and will be at Band 6 under the CCS NMNC RM6277 framework and renumerated under the NHS Agency capped rates.


Key responsibilities will include:

  • The Governance Officer will support the Deputy Trust Secretary and the Trust Secretary in delivering the highest standards of corporate governance in the Trust, ensuring compliance with the regulatory framework, Trust licence, relevant legislation and Trust Constitution;

  • The role will ensure that meetings of the Board Sub-committees are run efficiently and effectively by providing comprehensive administrative support including minute taking and being a key contact for Committee members;

  • The postholder will provide comprehensive administrative service to the Board Sub committees as required;

  • Provide high quality and effective methods of communication across the Trust including the Trust Board members ensuring effective arrangements are in place for the Board to communicate and engage effectively with Key stakeholders;

  • Ensure that there is appropriate information flow within and between the Trust Board, its Sub-committees and other stakeholders;

  • Ensure that reports, supporting papers, minutes and action logs are available as required using advance keyboard skills in the compilation of these documents for each Committee;

  • The postholder will be expected to work on their own authority and initiative, prioritising their own time to ensure that deadlines are met, and work in collaboration with the Chair, Non-Executive Directors, Chief Executive and Executive Directors of the Trust, Executive Assistants supporting the Executive Team, and partnership organisations;


The ideal candidate will have:

  • Educated to degree level or with a comparable work experience;

  • Experience in a corporate governance role and minute taking at Board/Committee level;

  • Awareness of best practice in relation to the organisation and conduct of high-level meetings;

  • A proven track record of building personal and professional credibility, maintaining confidence and establishing highly effective relationships with a range of stakeholders including Board and Committee members, management and staff.


If you are interested in the role, please email Rebecca Taylor 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.