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Governance Adviser - RCN00716

Governance | RCN UK HQ | £42,738 (including inner London weighting of £4,110)

Contract type: Permanent

Imagine a place that's literally bursting with opportunities. A place where nursing professionals work alongside those in specialist fields, like you - all for the greater good, to improve the quality of patient care. Now just imagine that you are part of that. You'll be part of the largest professional body and trade union for nursing in the UK with 17 national locations and around 435,000 members. Join us and you'll discover plenty of ways to make an impact. All you need to do is think bigger, better and brighter. And with an attitude like that, anything's possible.

We're number 14 in The Sunday Times 100 Best Not for Profit Organisations to work for, with Three Star Best Companies Accreditation for 2018 and are accredited with Investors in People Gold Standard.

Governance Adviser
RCN UK HQ Office, 35 hours per week, Permanent

As a Governance Adviser you'll use your positive attitude, your knowledge of governance and your ability to deliver an excellent committee secretariat to our Council and its committees.

It's a job full of possibilities as you could get involved in anything from working with our senior members and staff to planning committee meeting agendas, as well as following through with concise minutes, and ensuring actions are completed and decisions recorded. We'll look to you to build great relationships with our Council and committee members, as well as colleagues throughout the UK. You will also work closely with us to deliver our key governance events, RCN Congress and our general meeting, and will be providing advice and information on governance matters.

The focus of your role will be the RCN's governance committees such as Finance and Audit but you will work with our other governance advisers to provide support across all our committees which support both our trade union and professional activities. You'll be supported by our fantastic team of governance administrators who look after the logistical arrangements of our committee work.

As a Governance Adviser you will gain experience of working with very senior people in a highly influential organisation which is very well regarded and respected throughout the UK and beyond.

What we offer you

We expect you to look after our members. And we expect you to be rewarded for it. As well as a whole range of learning and development opportunities we can also offer you an impressive range of benefits. We have a highly competitive pay structure, as well as flexible working, and annual leave of up to 32 days.

Balancing work and life commitments is important to us as an organisation. We are a diverse organisation and understand everyone has different needs. All employees can ask for flexible working and when personal circumstances change we will work with you to find a smarter working solution that suits everyone. In fact, many of our employees enjoy home working, flexible working or compressed hours, enabling them to deliver results with minimum impact to their professional and personal commitments. We also offer generous Maternity, Paternity and Adoption leave packages.

As well as exceptional customer service, to join us you'll need the skills and experience to deliver a first rate committee secretariat along with knowledge of corporate governance gained in either the private, not-for-profit or voluntary sectors. If you are fully or part-trained as a company secretary or hold a qualification in corporate governance, or have top-level committee secretariat experience, you would be a perfect candidate.

Whatever your background, you'll be efficient, accurate and show a real empathy with our members and their passion for nursing.

To succeed at the Royal College of Nursing all you need to do is think bigger, better and brighter. And with an attitude like that, anything's possible.

For more information or for an informal discussion regarding the role please contact Stephanie Wilson, Governance Support Manager, on 0207 647 3642

For more information on the recruitment & selection process, please contact the Recruitment team on recruit@rcn.org.uk

Closing Date: Midnight on 28th May 2018

Assessment Centre and Interview Date: Friday 8th June 2018

Interview date: 2018-06-08

Contracted hours: 35

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