Board Secretary, St James's Park, London

St James's Park London
£123 per day
Circa 36 days per annum (3 days per month)
Closing date:Sunday, January 13, 2019 - 00:00
Interview date, week commencing:
Job role:

The successful candidate will be discreet, professional and highly efficient. You will need excellent administrative skills including the ability to draft and amend documents in Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

In addition you will need to demonstrate good verbal and written communication skills, be honest and trustworthy and be comfortable working independently under your own initiative.

You will report to the Chair of Trustees and other Board members as appropriate.

Your role includes; attending Board meetings, preparing agendas, taking meeting minutes, dealing with trustee correspondence and ad-hoc projects relating to the Board.

The Board Secretary will be responsible for:

  • Ensuring that the Trust has in place appropriate policies and systems to deliver sound corporate governance to enable it to comply with its legal, constitutional and regulatory requirements and to manage corporate risk effectively
  • Acting as lead support for the Chair in the effective functioning of the Board, including ensuring systems are in place for the active management of agreed items and actions
  • Formulate Board meeting agendas with the Chair and JCEO and liaise with the SMT on content, and organisation and timeliness of reports or presentations for Board meetings
  • Ensuring that all Board meetings are recorded in a timely and appropriate way and ensuring that the minute books are developed and maintained with certified copies of the minutes
  • Ensuring that all sub-committees and working groups are recorded in a timely and appropriate way.
  • Any additional duties in support of Board members in the discharge of the duties

It is essential that the successful Board Secretary has:

  • Advanced and in depth and broad knowledge of corporate legislation and governance agenda
  • A strong background working with Board Assurance Frameworks
  • Experience as Board Secretary in a complex organisation
  • The ability to build excellent relations and influence wide range of internal and external stakeholders and partners

WDP are committed to the ongoing professional development of all our staff.  Through joining WDP, you will receive a warm welcome, peer support, extensive training, regular supervision and the chance to thrive in a lively and aspirational service.

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Simon Marshall, Head of Workforce on 02074213102 

WDP is recovery focused organisation. Our staff and volunteers are committed to helping our service users to improve their health and wellbeing, and to become free from dependency.

WDP is committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults. All post holders are subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service check.

WDP aims to be an equal opportunities employer.