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Job id: 092211. Salary: £51,974 - £61,021 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance.

Posted: 03 July 2024. Closing date: 21 July 2024.

Business unit: Chairman & College Secretariat. Department: Governance Services.

Contact details: Irene Birrell. irene.birrell@kcl.ac.uk

Location: Strand Campus. Category: Professional & Support Services.

About Us

King’s College London, a research-intensive, Russell Group university is located in the heart of London with campuses at the Strand, Waterloo, Guys/London Bridge and St Thomas’/Westminster Bridge.  The Office of the Chair and College Secretariat manages the effective operation of the University’s topmost governance structures, working closely with the Vice-Chancellor and their senior executive team. The Office is located at the Strand Campus.

About the Role

Reporting to the Senior Governance Manager, the Governance Manager supports the efficient operation of governance services at the University.  As a key member of the Governance team, the Governance manager provides support for the Council of the University and helps manage the corporate governance decision-making bodies, structures and processes.

Specific responsibilities include: meeting preparation, meeting attendance and follow up; production of meeting papers, minutes and reports, communication of governance and policy information, assisting with the management of election processes, managing the website policy hub content, and maintaining Council records.

The role requires tact, discretion and the ability to interact with high profile individuals serving on Council and its committees, supporting members in their roles so that they can engage effectively with the College.

The post holder will be expected to act for the Senior Governance Manager as needed.

This is a full time post, and you will be offered an indefinite contract.

About You

Essential criteria

  1. Undergraduate or equivalent.
  2. Excellent oral and written communication skills, with the ability to present detailed and complex information to a wide audience.
  3. Significant experience of accurate minute taking for multiple meetings.
  4. Ability to build and sustain an effective network of internal stakeholders.
  5. Ability to work in a team but also capable of independent work and able to exercise appropriate level of initiative
  6. Rigorous, analytical approach with demonstrated commitment to a high service standard and attention to detail in an environment with tight deadlines and changing priorities
  7. Demonstrated understanding of governance principles and practices.
  8. Experience working in a higher education or governance environment.

Desirable criteria

  1. Experience interacting with senior management and distinguished independent members.
  2. Understanding of the policy and political context for higher education in the UK.
  3. Experience working within a large, highly decentralised institution.

Downloading a copy of our Job Description

Full details of the role and the skills, knowledge and experience required can be found in the Job Description document, provided at the bottom of the next page after you click “Apply Now”. This document will provide information of what criteria will be assessed at each stage of the recruitment process.

Further Information

We pride ourselves on being inclusive and welcoming. We embrace diversity and want everyone to feel that they belong and are connected to others in our community.

We are committed to working with our staff and unions on these and other issues, to continue to support our people and to develop a diverse and inclusive culture at King's.

We ask all candidates to submit a copy of their CV, and a supporting statement, detailing how they meet the essential criteria listed in the advert. If we receive a strong field of candidates, we may use the desirable criteria to choose our final shortlist, so please include your evidence against these where possible.

To find out how our managers will review your application, please take a look at our ‘How we Recruit’ pages.

We are not able to offer sponsorship for candidates who do not currently possess the right to work in the UK.