Governance Administrator - RCN01724

Administration | RCN UK HQ | £37,872 (including inner London weighting of £4611)

Contract type: Permanent

Governance Administrator
RCN UK HQ, 35 hours, Permanent

At the Royal College of Nursing we’re an optimistic organisation. And we’ve got good reason to be. We all share the same voice when it comes to changing the shape of the health policies of the future. And as the largest trade union of nursing staff and students in the UK – with over 465,000 members – all we can see are the infinite possibilities for a brighter future. Join us and you will too.

We're accredited with Investors in People Gold Standard. Our people are our greatest asset, and we want people who can contribute to our purpose in line with our values.

As a Governance Administrator within our busy Governance Support Team you’ll use your enthusiasm, positivity and your customer service skills to provide excellent administrative support to RCN Council and a wide range of committees, working groups and executive staff as required.

You will develop and maintain good working relationships with members of the Council, governance and other committees and groups as well as executive staff by providing excellent administrative and committee support to help them to discharge their duties effectively and by demonstrating high levels of customer focus, listening and responding to individual and collective needs.

To join us you’ll need exceptional customer service skills and, ideally, a background in a relevant area such as a membership organisation or a Trade Union. You will need to be highly organised, able to work within tight timelines and have excellent IT skills, particularly Microsoft Office packages.

As well as being a strong team player, you’ll need excellent verbal and written communication skills and a high level of attention to detail. You will have the initiative to take personal ownership of projects and to prioritise your workload to ensure you own and your departmental deadlines are achieved.

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.

What we offer you

We expect you to look after our members. And we expect you to be rewarded for it. Our pay is highly competitive with annual leave up to 32 days plus bank holidays. We offer an impressive range of benefits, a broad range of learning development opportunities and an award-winning health and wellbeing programme.

Balancing work and life commitments is important to us as an organisation. We are a diverse organisation and understand everyone has different needs. Many of our employees enjoy flexible working enabling them to deliver results whilst having a good work life balance. We offer generous maternity, adoption, paternity, and shared parental leave packages.

As a result of our response to the COVID-19 pandemic most of our staff are currently working from home. When this ends, we’ll start trialling blended office and home working to empower our people to do their best work recognising that, to give our best, we must be able to balance the demands of work and home.

Our selection process

Please submit a supporting statement demonstrating how you meet the criteria for this role. You may not be shortlisted if you don’t.

We want your experience applying for a job with us to be the best it can be. We’re having to be more flexible about how we hold interviews and assessments, most of which are held by video call. If you foresee any problems with accessing a computer, webcam, or internet connection for this, please do let us know in your supporting statement.

Contact details

For more information or for an informal discussion about the role please contact Carolyn Croton, Governance Administration Manager on 020 7647 3641.

For more information on the Recruitment & Selection process, please contact

Opening date: 10 January 2022
Closing date: 11.59pm on 25 January 2022

If we receive many applications after a week of advertising, this vacancy may close earlier.

Assessment & interview date: 07 February 2022

Interview date: 07/02/2022

Contracted hours: 35

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