Interim Governance Manager

Our client, a well-known public body based in North Wales, is looking for an Interim Governance Manager to lead and manage a review of their governance framework. The purpose of the project will be to ensure that the governance scheme is robust, proportionate and fit for purpose whilst also ensuring it supports informed decision making in delivering the organisation’s vision and values. Reporting to the Head of Corporate Services, the role will be autonomous with a high degree of exposure to senior stakeholders. The contract length will be approximately three months and there is also the potential to consider candidates on a part-time or flexible basis if required. 

The ideal candidate will be a strong communicator at all levels and will have a governance-related background involving the influencing of strategic decision making. If you’re looking to instil change through enhancing the governance arrangements within a progressive public sector organisation in your next assignment, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch for a confidential discussion today.

Roles and responsibilities

  • Develop a robust and effective governance framework to ensure efficiency and best practice
  • Lead and manage the governance framework, ensuring it is fit for purpose, reflects best practice and proportionate
  • Provide direction and support to the organisation to ensure the governance arrangements are effectively managed across the body
  • Engage with service areas to understand the impact of policy development on governance
  • Engage with service areas as a governance subject matter expert, providing best practice advice to ensure the organisation meets the principles of good governance within the public sector
  • To attend any meeting relevant to the governance framework and provide advice and update on progress as required
  • Managing communications with key stakeholders
  • Promote and comply with relevant policies on equality and health and safety both in delivery of service and the treatment of others
  • Any other duties as directed

Experience and qualifications

  • Extensive knowledge of governance, within the public sector ideally
  • Proven experience of leading on and implementing effective governance arrangements
  • Experience of working with senior managers to influence strategic decision making to support change initiatives

Personal qualities and behaviours

  • Strong influencing and negotiation skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Stakeholder management skills
  • Good planning and organisational skills

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