Governance Officer

New
  • Location
    Manchester, Greater Manchester
  • Salary
    £36,500.00/Year
  • Category
    Public Sector - Public Sector
  • Job type
    Permanent
  • Industry
    Public Sector
  • External Reference
    JN-082019-85279

















Main duties:



� Ensure evidenced compliance with all legislative, regulatory, policy, process, procedures and governance guidance requirements of PHSO.


� Ensure compliance with systems of internal control including schedule of delegations, standing orders and terms of reference, ensuring these are documented and understood by senior managers.


� Assist the Head of Governance to manage the governance working relationships with the Ombudsman, Committee chairs, Chief Executive, Board Members, Executive Team and auditors to provide a high quality secretariat service, including forward plans, agendas, documents, minutes, matters arising and chair's actions.


� Manage information flows and develop a corporate calendar of business for each group that reflects terms of reference, business plan priorities and agreed timeframes. Maintain a record of members of each group ensuring meeting invitations are issued appropriately.


� Maintain a secure document management system for official documents and records. Respond to requests for information appropriately, as required.


� Record declarations of interest, payments, expenses and gifts and hospitality in respect of PHSO Board and Executive Team members.


� Identify issues of potential conflict of interest and how they might be managed.


� Identify governance risks of assurance, compliance, accountability and transparency and develop strategies for managing them.


� Implement and maintain the Governance Framework and a full suite of governance documents that support continuous improvement.


� Undertake board support administration including board member appointments, role descriptions, induction, development, code of conduct, evaluation and succession planning.



� Attend relevant meetings and be responsible for the preparation, distribution and approval of high quality reliable minutes and proactively follow up action logs in accordance with agreed timescales.


� Proactively develop and maintain the governance section of the PHSO website.


� Communicate timely updates to Board members and the executive on developments in governance practice.




Generic Duties:


� To support and engage with change in own area and within wider PHSO.


� To participate in learning & development activity and professional development as required in relation to the role.


� To contribute to an environment of continuous improvement and excellence.


� To provide excellent customer service to all internal and external stakeholders.


� To take decisions in accordance with the role's delegated authority under the casework and/or non-casework delegation schemes.


� To ensure all legislative, regulatory, policy, process, procedures and guidance requirements of PHSO are adhered to and appropriately evidenced to the role's line manager.


� To promote and support the PHSO's vision and values.


� To complete any other duties commensurate with the role.





Person Specification



Knowledge




  • ICSA qualified or part-qualified; educated to Degree-level or equivalent relevant professional experience.

  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of the role of boards and good governance in public sector organisations.

  • An awareness of public administration (central government in particular) and the context in which it operates - ideal but not essential.


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Please apply with your CV to: Linda Reynolds