Governance Business Partner

Governance Business Partner

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  • Salary

    Dependent On Experience

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  • Job Type

    Full Time - Permanent

Humber Recruitment are resourcing for a Governance Business Partner on behalf of our client in Grimsby within the construction sector.

The Role

As a Governance Business Partner, you will be a key part of the team in delivering an effective governance service – taking a ‘Customer First’ approach to ensure the Board, Committees and Leadership team can perform their roles effectively and all colleagues are aware of and can comply with the governance expectations on them.

Specifically, you will be responsible for delivering governance support to the Board & Committee – co-ordinating meetings, supporting member recruitment and onboarding and ensuring ongoing development.

You will be responsible for supporting colleagues in their corporate governance responsibilities such as maintaining and monitoring the governance framework to ensure legal and regulatory compliance.

The role is defined as being flexible under the Client’s agile working policy, therefore you will be able to work from wherever is suitable to complete the task at hand.  This might be at home, in one of their offices located in Boston or Grimsby, or somewhere else!

Your Team

You will be working within the Governance Team which includes Executive Support, Legal and Data Protection and will be required to engage with colleagues, members of the Board and Committees and others from across the Client’s organisation.

Your Manager

You will report directly to the Governance Manager.

Corporate Responsibilities

  • Put the Customer First in all that you do – ensuring that Board Members find it easy to fulfil their roles effectively
  • Have a positive can-do approach and be solution-orientated
  • Work Together with team members and wider colleagues building great working relationships
  • Always act with integrity and represent the Client in a positive light
  • Engage and be part of a learning organisation in order to Listen, Act and Learn to continuously improve what the client does
  • Ensure that considerations of equality, diversity and inclusion inform all that you do
  • Create a safe and healthy working environment, in compliance with corporate health and safety policy and ensure compliance with all other key organisational policies and procedures


  • Take ownership of the Board and Committee meeting process to ensure an effective and proactive support service to these meetings ensuring that they are well planned with accurate minutes and action taking.
  • Support colleagues in understanding, adhering to, monitoring and evidencing compliance against legal, statutory and regulatory requirements as well as best practice guidance.
  • Support colleagues in conducting policy and strategy reviews, ensuring the policy and strategy framework is robust and effectively managed.
  • Ensure probity frameworks such as declarations of interest, raising concerns, and conflicts of interest are appropriately managed and recorded, giving guidance to colleagues.
  • Support the Board and Committee member recruitment process and facilitation of onboarding sessions ensuring a customer-first approach – this will include designing and updating a Governance Induction Handbook.
  • Assist in the Board and Committee member Appraisal process and annual Board Effectiveness review. This includes developing templates, supporting members to complete, reviewing analysis and drafting reports with recommendations.
  • Maintain and monitor the Board and Committee member Induction and Development plan and arrange well-planned and successful Board and Committee strategy and development sessions as well as identifying individual development requirements.
  • Produce the regular Board e-newsletter sharing development opportunities, internal news and sector updates.
  • Proactively monitor the Client’s website, colleague intranet and Board portal to ensure that they are up to date for non-executive directors, colleagues and customers;
  • Provide support to the Data Protection Business Partner in periods of high demand – including responding to subject access requests; and
  • Provide wider support to the wider Governance Team, including holiday and sickness cover, as requested. Specifically, provide support and assistance to the Assistant Director of Governance and Regulation and Governance Manager.

The duties and responsibilities described are not a comprehensive list, and additional tasks may be assigned from time to time. The Client reserves the right to change the scope of the job as necessitated by business demands.

About You

Your Skills, Abilities, Knowledge and Experience

  • Demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills and in particular the skills to take high-quality minutes.
  • Demonstrate excellent organisational and prioritisation skills with attention to detail and deadlines.
  • Customer focussed with good interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and to work on own initiative.
  • Ability to conduct work of a confidential nature.
  • Ability to undertake research, obtain and collate information and present findings.
  • A proactive approach to learning.
  • Good understanding of Microsoft Office 365; and
  • Ability to demonstrate an understanding of the issues facing social landlords including the relevant legal and regulatory statutory requirements.

Career Progression

The Client are committed to investing in the development of their colleagues to enable them to realise their potential.  There are many opportunities that the Client will provide you with to enhance your skills and assist in your career progression.  They measure their success within this area by the number of internal promotions that they’re able to achieve and that they’re able to retain their best talent.  The natural career progression routes that would apply to your role are Governance Manager > Assistant Director of Governance & Regulation (providing candidates are willing to work towards a relevant professional qualification).

To apply for the position, simply click the apply button below and complete the resulting form. For more information on the role, call the Humber Recruitment team on 01472 729768 and we will be happy to assist. You can see our full list of current vacancies by clicking here.

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