City of London, Greater London
London, Greater London
£58,170 - £66,400 (inclusive of Inner London Weighting)
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Head of Strategy and Governance, BHE

£58,170 - £66,400 (inclusive of Inner London Weighting)

Permanent, Full-time

Ref: TC940


About us

Bridge House Estates (BHE) is a 900-year old historic charity of which the City of London Corporation is Trustee. BHE has remained vital to London over the years and today its primary purpose is to maintain and support five of London’s most iconic Thames Bridges. During the past 25 years, our vision has expanded to tackle social and economic divides across the capital. Today we still maintain our bridges, but via our funding team, the ‘City Bridge Trust’, we distribute approximately £25m each year to support other charitable causes. Collaborating with civil society, foundations, policy makers and businesses, we harness the combined experience of local communities and partners to build a fairer, more inclusive London.


BHE has recently undertaken an extensive Strategic Governance Review to look at how the governance and management of BHE could be enhanced, to ultimately increase the impact and reach of the charity’s activities for the public benefit and to model good practice. The Review has included developing a new overarching strategy for the charity “Bridging London”, embedding a new governance structure for BHE, seeking new governance powers by way of Supplemental Royal Charter and delivering a new brand positioning for BHE.


Following a recent organisational re-design an exciting opportunity has now arisen for a driven and ambitious Head of Strategy and Governance to join our newly developed Leadership Team.


The role

Working closely with the new BHE Chief Operating Officer, you will play a key role in leading, implementing and strengthening the changes resulting from the Strategic Governance Review. You will be responsible for the continued alignment of the charity’s activities with its strategic goals, identifying opportunities for strategic change and being responsible for implementing transformative initiatives that align with the charity’s Bridging London Strategy. You will also be responsible for providing strategic advice and guidance on charity governance matters.  


Essential requirements:


•           Educated to at least degree level or equivalent OR experience of working in a strategy, change management or project related role in a relevant sector.

•           An excellent knowledge of internal and external charity governance matters.

•           Significant experience of developing and delivering cross-cutting change programmes, projects or strategies in a complex organisation

•           Significant experience in an influencing role within a diverse and complex organisation/ charity, or the ability to influence policy at a senior level and lead a programme of strategic change within the voluntary sector.


You must be able to demonstrate:


•           Strong leadership skills and ability to drive and deliver cultural commitment to change.

•           Excellent communication skills with the ability to consult with, negotiate and persuade internal and external stakeholders, including senior officers and Board members.

•           A significant level of political and organisational awareness backed up by continuous research and networking.

•           Ability to working inclusively and collaboratively across boundaries to achieve positive outcomes.


Further Information

This is a full time, permanent position based in Guildhall in central London. Flexible working arrangements are in place with options to work from home.


The BHE team works flexibly and encourages applications on the basis of job share. We are values-based and welcome applications from all backgrounds and sectors. Equity, diversity and inclusion is as important in our staff and governance as it is in all our charitable activities. We are a Disability Confident employer and positively welcome applications from disabled people.


For a confidential discussion, please contact Laila Pastor, HR Change Partner (BHE) 


To be considered for this role and become part of a vibrant and forward-thinking team, please submit your application by 12 noon on Monday, 10 January 2022.


Interviews will take place in the week beginning 31 January 2022.


To apply online, please click the Apply Button


The City of London is committed to Equal Opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.


Posted on: 21 December 2021
Closed date: 10 January 2022
Job ref: TC940
Tags: Senior Management, Governance