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Special Projects Manager

£38,205 to £39,705
Job Type
6 Sep 2022

Job Title: Governance Support and Special Projects Manager


Working Hours: 40 hours per week

Contract type: One-year fixed-term contract (maternity cover)

Salary: £38,205 plus £1500 London Weighting where applicable, total £39,705 pa pro rata

Hunter Merrifield are currently working with one of the largest charities in the UK to recruit a Governance Support and Special Projects Manager.

The Governance Support and Special Projects Manager will support and work directly with the CEO, CFO and the Board of Trustees, providing strong executive assistance directly to the CEO and working on special projects as they come up.


Executive Assistance

  • Operate with discretion and diplomacy when dealing with sensitive and confidential matters, and display tactfulness and integrity in day-to-day duties.
  • Draft internal and external communications e.g. emails etc. as directed by the CEO and ensure the accuracy of all outgoing communications.
  • Prepare the CEO for meetings and events, carrying out research and providing them with all relevant information in advance.
  • Produce agendas and minutes for CEO meetings, including Board meetings, SLT Huddles and attending SLT weekly meetings as specified by the CEO, supporting with the accountability of actions, providing copies for all attendees, tracking actions, and ensuring they are followed up on time.
  • Facilitate all Board meetings and away days, ensuring the smooth conduct of business, including all logistical and other arrangements - including attending and convening meetings.

Monitoring and reporting

  • To support the SLT (Senior Leadership Team) and SMT (Senior Mgmt Team) on the compilation of Nordoff Robbins RAG monthly & quarterly monitoring coordinating the collection of data from Directorates Goal RAG reports, performance dashboards for 2023

To act as the core key governance link for the organisation

  • To support a range of governance activities, including an annual governance review, development and review of governance policies and processes; succession process
  • (recruitment, appointment and retirement) of Trustee and Committee members; devising and supporting induction and developing, implementing and continuously monitoring and improving a governance framework and handbook.
  • To act as the key support for Trustee visits to NR centres and/or POs across the UK. These take place once every three years. In 2023 these are not due unless any Trustee was unable to make a visit in 2022
  • To act as the key first point of contact and trusted advisor for Trustees and a key interface between the Trustees and the executive team where appropriate
  • To support the production of Board agendas and reports, quality-assuring all Board papers so ensuring the Board is kept appraised of the charity's performance and has sufficient information to enable Trustees to discharge their responsibilities effectively & in accordance with the regulatory framework

Skills and Experience

  • Excellent written and verbal communications with the ability to communicate effectively and professionally with different internal and external audiences and the ability to build healthy & real relationships
  • Ability and experience in preparing presentations
  • Awareness of confidentiality and data protection including GDPR as well as having tact and discretion in dealing with sensitive issues and information
  • Ability to work independently and flexibly, able to re-prioritise workload when urgent things come in but still be able to achieve longer-term objectives
  • A commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging (EDIB)
  • Experience in or knowledge of the charity sector

For more information on the role, please contact Akash at Hunter Merrifield.

We practice a diverse and inclusive recruitment process that ensures equal opportunity for all we work with, irrespective of race, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, age or gender. As an organisation, we encourage applications from all backgrounds and will ensure measures are met when required, to allow a fair process throughout.

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  • Job Reference: 705431099-2
  • Date Posted: 6 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Hunter Merrifield
    Hunter Merrifield
  • Location: London
  • Salary: £38,205 to £39,705
  • Sector: Administration
  • Job Type: Permanent