Governance Lead

Victim Support is an independent charity for people affected by crime in England and Wales. We work towards a world where people affected by crime or traumatic events get the support they need and respect they deserve. 

Our Governance Lead plays a critical role in ensuring that the charity is effectively governed and our trustees are actively involved in the work of this life-changing national charity. The post sits in the Communications and Governance Team and will be responsible for:

  • Providing effective, efficient and timely support to Committee Chairs and Board of Trustees
  • Co-ordinating activity related to the Charity’s governance documents ensuring they are kept up-to-date and accessible
  • Assisting with the continual improvement of governance within the charity

In addition the post provides some executive support to the Chief Executive, the Company Secretary and other senior staff as well as playing an active part in managing internal communications across the charity. You will be working as part of a small and highly productive team, with occasional travel needed to other parts of England and Wales. 

To be successful you will have experience of Committee/Board administration including preparation and editing of Board papers and associated documents, demonstrable experience of organising meetings and taking accurate complex minutes, excellent interpersonal skills and excellent written skills with an eye for detail. 

Victim Support offers competitive rewards and benefits including pension and life assurance, 25 days annual leave (pro-rata), voluntary benefits such as season ticket loans and the opportunity to play a key role in a national charity providing world-class services to victims and witnesses and being a vital force for change. 

Applications should be explicit enough to provide good evidence against the shortlisting criteria, which are marked in the person specification as (s). In order to apply, please create a profile in our website (jobs section), complete and submit an online application form.   If the vacancy has not specified the essential criteria for shortlisting, please use this section to express how your experience and skills are relevant for the role. If you have the drive to make a difference within an organisation which makes a difference we look forward to hearing from you. Full details and an application form are available via our website.
Victim Support are committed to recruiting with care and to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Background checks and Disclosed Barring Service checks will be required.
Victim Support takes pride in being a diverse organisation, enriched by the participation of all individuals and communities. Diversity matters and we value it.

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