Head of Governance and Society Secretary

Job Title: Head of Governance and Society Secretary

Job Description

Status: Part time – 20 hours per week, although flexibility would be required around busy governance periods (e.g. AGM)

Contract terms: The role is available as either a permanent employee or as a self-employed contractor

Location: Flexible with frequent travel to our office in Elstree, Hertfordshire 

Reporting to: Chair of the Board

Salary Banding: £Attractive

Here at HF Holidays, we have over 100 years’ experience organising outdoor holidays. We specialise in offering a fantastic range of Walking and Leisure Activities holidays and every year over 60,000 guests choose to travel with us to over 70 destinations all over the world.

We currently employ a team of over 500, who work in our two main offices in Elstree and Penrith and across our 18 country houses around the UK, all in National Parks or Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. 

HF Holidays is a co-operative society owned by its 40,000 members worldwide. Our Mission is to provide shared holiday experiences, which inspire friendship, fun, and an active enjoyment of the great outdoors. We aim to achieve our Mission by applying the following values Trusted, Collaborative, Exceptional Experiences, Ownership, Inspiring, Passionate and Fun.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a skilled and dynamic Head of Governance and Society Secretary to join our exceptional team. 


Reporting to the Chair you will ensure HF Holidays has the appropriate governance systems and processes in place to support both the Board and the Chief Executive to deliver the HF Holidays’ strategy and goals. You’ll also be able to provide authoritative, up to date counsel and support, challenge when appropriate and ultimately deliver high quality governance in line with our values.

As an ICSA accredited Qualified Chartered Secretary level or similar you’ll have recent, practical experience of working at Board level in a company governance / secretarial role within a member owned organisation or body of a similar nature and be able to effectively manage member relationships.

In addition, you’ll be closely aligned with our company values as well as a strong communicator with an impeccable attention to detail. You will also possess essential attributes such as; patience, diplomacy, pragmatism and the ability to network.

We are offering an attractive and highly competitive salary as well as a fantastic benefits package (should you choose to join us as an employee) including a free one week familarisation visit to any of our 18 country house hotels for you and your family each year, exclusive discounts at several top brand high street outdoor equipment and clothing stores and significant savings on holidays for your friends and family amongst much, much more.

So, if this sounds like something you might be interested in please either send us yur CV and cover letter or get in touch via recruitment@hfholidays.co.uk or on 07864 923 665, we’d love to speak to you. 


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