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Governance Adviser - RCN01482

Governance | RCN UK HQ | £45,810 (including inner London weighting of £4410) pro rata

Contract type: Fixed Term Contract

Do you have excellent committee secretariat skills? Can you promote and encourage good governance in a high profile membership organisation?

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 over 450,000 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 accredited with Investors in People Gold Standard.

Governance Adviser
RCN HQ Office, 21 hours per week, 12 month Fixed Term Contract or Secondment

As a Governance Adviser you’ll use your positive attitude, your knowledge of governance and your ability to deliver an excellent committee secretariat to RCN committees – and you will help take forward our governance IT and customer service agendas.

It's a job full of possibilities as you will work 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 relations with our committee members, as well as colleagues throughout the UK. You will also work on promoting and implementing our governance IT systems and championing their use across the organisation.

This is a job share role and you will work collaboratively with your job share partner to deliver a seamless service to our members.

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 at the RCN you will be exposed to 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. 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. We’re also looking for someone with experience and knowledge of governance IT systems with a strong positive outlook and engaging personality to support our members and staff across the UK.

Whatever your background, you'll also be highly 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.

Please note, that due to Covid-19, while we are trying our best to accommodate our Assessment Centres and Interviews on the dates outlined in our adverts, we may need to be flexible about how and when we run our Recruitment processes for the time being.

We are currently running Assessments and Interviews remotely should we need to, in accordance with Government advice, so if you envisage any issues with accessing a computer, webcam or a sufficient internet connection for a video call, then please do highlight this in your Supporting Statement. We will of course do all we can to ensure you have the best experience in applying to work with us during this challenging period.

Please note, should we receive a high volume of applications for this role, your application may not be shortlisted if you do not submit a Supporting Statement. A Supporting Statement is an important part of our application process, so we would encourage you to submit one as part of your application.

Should we receive a suitable number of applications for this post after a week of posting this advert, this vacancy may close early, before the closure date stated below.

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

Opening Date: 25 May 2021
Closing Date: 11.59pm on 15 June 2021
Assessment Centre and Interview Date: 26 June 2021

Interview date: 25/06/2021

Contracted hours: 21

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