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Corporate Governance Officer


Location:  Southampton Science Park, Chilworth
Salary:   £34,314 to £41,931 per annum
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Friday 09 June 2023
Interview Date:   Wednesday 21 June 2023
Reference:  2280123VB

N.B. This remit for this role is for the NIHR Co-Ordinating Centre hosted in Southampton (previously NETSCC) and not a University wide role. 

Do you have a strong understanding of Corporate Governance? Do you want to use your skills to make a real difference? Then look no further……. 

We are currently recruiting a Corporate Governance Officer to join our National Institute of Health and Care Research (NIHR) Co-ordinating Centre to help us achieve our mission to improve the health and wealth of the nation through research.

Who are we?

We are an National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Co-ordinating Centre, hosted within the School of Healthcare, Enterprise and Innovation. The NIHR helps to fund, enable and deliver world-leading health and social care research that improves people's health and wellbeing and promotes economic growth. Our research helps turn discoveries into new or improved treatments, diagnostics, medical technologies and services. It provides those working in the NHS, public health, global health and social care with the evidence they need to better support patients, the public and people who need care.

What will you do?

As the corporate governance officer, you will play a critical role in ensuring that effective governance policies and arrangements are in place to manage our business, promote effective decision-making and meet reporting requirements. Some of the key responsibilities include:

  • maintenance and development of a comprehensive and robust corporate governance framework,
  • be responsible for the administrative support to enable the smooth running of senior manager governance bodies
  • lead and support on specific projects including policy and work instruction
  • Line manage and support the executive assistants 

Who are we looking for? 

We are looking for someone with a strong understanding of corporate governance who wants to use their skills and knowledge to really help make a difference. Previous experience of supporting the delivery of contract management and business planning would be advantageous but some of the key skills we are looking for include:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to build strong relationships with key stakeholders.
  • The ability to independently organise your own work and prioritise a conflicting workload. 
  • Flexible approach to work 
  • Strong communication skills both written and verbal and able to influence or negotiate with others. 

How do we look after you?

They say a picture is worth a thousand words so rather than take our word for it why not listen to our staff about what it is really like working here:

We also know that the world of work has changed and so we are open to flexible working arrangements and work in a hybrid way with staff expected to attend our Southampton offices around 20% of the time.

We are proactive in fostering a culture of inclusion, respect, and equality of opportunity. We select candidates based on merit and ability. We welcome applications from all with an interest in the role and those who are committed to helping us create an inclusive work environment. This role is offered as a full time (35 hours per week) but we may consider part time to 0.8 WTE, please just state this in your application. 

Please note once in post your job title will be Corporate Governance Officer (NETSCC) 

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We are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and welcome applicants who supports our mission of inclusivity.

Apply by midnight on the closing date. For assistance contact Recruitment on +44(0)2380 592750 or quoting the job number.

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