Date Added: 9 November 2022
: 27 November 2022
Job Title: Head of Governance
Working For: Equality & Human Rights Commission
Location: Cardiff, Manchester or Glasgow
Salary: £49,226.52 per annum
Length of Contract: Permanent
We are Britain’s national equality regulator and a United Nations accredited ‘A status’ national human rights institution.
We uphold people’s rights without fear or favour. We use the full force of our legal powers to defend people from unfair or unequal treatment and to challenge breaches of the law. We advise on developing laws and provide guidance, training and support to enable compliance.
We bring people together to create change. We work with employers, governments and a wide range of organisations, to promote understanding of equality and human rights and we support them to make improvements in practice.
Our new strategy for 2022-25 gives us a strong platform to show that we will use our powers to protect and promote equality and human rights, and that we have identified the main challenges in society where we can make a difference in our role as a regulator.
About the role
This is a key corporate role in the Commission, leading our corporate governance team. The Head of Governance will be responsible for the smooth running and operating of our Board, committees and processes that underpin them.
The postholder will be the subject matter expert in our governance function and will be expected to contribute to wider corporate discussions on the effectiveness of our corporate governance standards and processes.
They will work closely with our Chairwoman and the chairs of our committees and our senior leadership team to understand their needs and to provide appropriate solutions within our operating context.
Leading the governance team, they will also coach, and mentor others, and where required, will provide direct support to Board members.
Closing Date: 27 November 2022
Interview Dates: 6 or 8 December 2022
Vacancy closing date / time: 11.59pm on 27 November 2022
How to apply
If this sounds like the role for you, please review the Candidate Pack for more information and submit your application by following the link below.
Through our online application, you will be asked to provide specific examples that outline how your experience, skills and knowledge meet the requirements of the role.
You will also be asked to provide a copy of your Curriculum Vitae. This will not be used during the written sift, but will used to inform the interview stages.