Governance Officer

  • By Greensleeves Care
  • 45000 PA
  • Cheapside
  • Permanent

Governance Officer | London

£45,000 | Permanent | Full-time

Join Greensleeves Care as a Governance Officer in Central London

About Us

Greensleeves Care is an innovative, award-winning and growing, social care charity responding to the changing needs of older people. We deliver exceptional residential, dementia and nursing care across England to over 1,000 adults. Our strategic plan for sustainable development over the next few years, is to have more and better homes where people love living and working.

Our Core Values

  • Respect
  • Openness
  • Responsibility

What You’ll Do:

  • Be a point of contact with Greensleeves Care’s legal firm on governance issues
  • Alongside the Chief Executive, Director of HR and Company Secretariat, be a point of contact for the Charity Commission and Companies House including filing all statutory returns.
  • To ensure there is a strong governance framework in place to ensure Greensleeves Care complies with all legal, statutory and regulatory standards and operates with openness, integrity and accountability.
  • With the Chief Executive and Director of HR and Company Secretariat, be responsible for managing any changes needed to Greensleeves Care’s governing documents, taking legal advice as required.
  • To ensure all governance and compliance policies are kept under regular review, updated as required and communicated effectively.
  • Work with the Chief Executive, Director of HR and Company Secretariat to plan and manage the annual cycle of meetings of the Board and key committees.
  • Work with the Chief Executive, Director of HR and Company Secretariat, to prepare and agree appropriate forward plans and agendas to ensure that agendas are balanced across the year and cover all matters of strategic importance as required by the relevant terms of reference
  • To work responsively with the SMT, Board and related Committees to maximize their ability to contribute to meetings and ensure their decisions are well informed and realized.
  • To establish and regularly review governance policies and procedures to ensure strong decision making across the Trust.
  • Support the various Chairs to ensure meetings operate well, take formal minutes, maintain a log of key decisions and produce action lists, track actions arising and ensure follow-up is actioned.
  • Lead and be responsible for the management of Away Days and any other meetings on behalf of the Chief Executive.
  • Lead on the implementation of the Register of Interests and governance of conflicts of interest through Greensleeves Care’s Declaration of Interest policy and procedure

Why Greensleeves Care

  • Meaningful Work: Experience the fulfilment of making a positive impact on the lives of others.
  • Training and Growth: We’re committed to your professional development. Receive comprehensive training and mentorship that empowers you to excel in your role.
  • Supportive Environment: Join a team that values collaboration and communication. Your insights and contributions will be highly valued.
  • Work-Life Balance: We understand the importance of balance. Enjoy a supportive work schedule that respects your time.

What you will need to succeed in this role

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent demonstrable experience.
  • Knowledge of charity law or understanding of charity governance
  • Significant experience in a similar role in a committee-based governance structure
  • Experience of working alongside and supporting non-executive role holders
  • Awareness of the function of HR and recruitment in relation to good governance and compliance with no experience as full training is provided
  • Demonstrate a commitment to and the ability to role model our values
  • Committed to learning and professional CPD
  • Ability to draft policies and procedures
  • Great attention to detail and prepared to work flexibly in response to changing business needs
  • Ability to write reports and minutes.
  • Excellent skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office

Perks and Benefits

  • Excellent Group personal pension plan
  • Flexible working patterns
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Free Learning and Development programme
  • Death in service benefit; Greensleeves Care provides a discretionary death in service benefit equal to 2 x the employee’s annual salary.
  • Blue Light Card access which offers a range of online and high-street discounts
  • Paid breaks and Greensleeves Care sick pay scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Voluntary Healthcare Scheme
  • Voluntary Lifestyle Benefits through our Hapi app
  • Length of Service Awards at 5,10,20,30,40 and 50 years
  • Competitive rates of pay in comparison to the health and social care industry.
  • Free DBS check
  • Mental wellbeing is of paramount importance to us, which is why our employees can access Thrive, our NHS approved mental health app.
  • Refer a friend Scheme with a £350 pay-out for each referral.

Application Process:

Ready to embark on this rewarding journey? We’re excited to learn more about you. Please apply by submitting a CV and Cover Letter to

The successful applicant will be appointed subject to providing satisfactory references and an enhanced DBS disclosure. This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

Greensleeves Care is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

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