Governance Manager

Posted 2 August by Adecco
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Adecco's Public Sector are partnering exclusively with Gentoo Housing to assist them in recruiting an experienced Governance Manager for on a permanent basis to work out of their offices located in Sunderland.

Job purpose

To work with the Chair of the Board, the Executive Team and the Group's Senior Leadership Team to ensure the highest quality governance across the Group. Furthermore, to develop and maintain the necessary operating environment to facilitate effective reporting mechanisms between the Executive and Board Members by managing strong accountability and regulatory compliance.

In addition, to support the Board Members and Executive in the provision of effective Board and Committee services and administration.

Core Duties

  • Provide advice and support to the Board Members and Executive on all aspects of corporate governance, regulation and effective business conduct for the Group, ensuring high standards of probity.
  • Responsible for ensuring the Group complies with its constitutional and regulatory requirements as a registered provider of social housing.
  • Provide professional advice and guidance in the development of policies and procedures to ensure ongoing compliance with the principles of good governance.
  • Plan and organise the schedules of business of all Boards and Committees, including formal meetings, training and development activity and non-executive appraisals whilst ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Provide quality assurance over the production of Board and Committee agendas, reports, minutes of meetings, and other governance documentation.
  • Plan and organise Executive meetings and strategy events.
  • Actively engage with Executive, Board and Committee Members and build/maintain strong and positive relationships.
  • Ensure the organisation and management of governance and meetings comply with regulatory requirements and reflect the Group's protocols and policies, including having oversight of accurate and timely governance records and controls. To include managing the follow up of actions from meetings.
  • Ensure governance and policy information is accurately published on the Group's website.
  • Support the recruitment and induction of new Board Members.
  • Ensure that statutory registers are maintained and regulatory returns are completed and submitted in a compliant fashion.


  • Qualified to degree level in appropriate discipline, or significant experience in a similar role.
  • Evidence of relevant, recent continuing professional development.

Candidate requirements

  • Experience of managing and delivering organisational governance and compliance.
  • Experience of supporting and advising Boards and Committees, preferably gained within a regulatory environment.
  • Experience of establishing strong relationships across a range of stakeholders, and collaborating with other corporate functions.
  • Proven experience of managing a team, with the ability to motivate and engage staff members to achieve positive outcomes for the business.

Package & benefits

  • £45-50,000 circa - depending on experience
  • 36 hour working week
  • 12:30 finish on Fridays
  • 29+8 annual leave days
  • Flexible working options
  • Defined contribution pension scheme, with a maximum employer contribution of 10%
  • Range of other employee benefits and optional schemes

To receive a copy of the Job Description and to book in a discussion regarding the role in more detail please contact Allan Madden on or email

Required skills

  • housing
  • risk
  • governance

Reference: 47702633

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