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Governance & Risk Officer

London, Greater London (Hybrid)
£31,125 per annum, increasing to £32,000 after 6 months and £32,850 after 12 months
Job description

At Independent Age, we believe that no older person should face financial hardship. That’s why, by 2027, our goal is to have improved the lives of one million older people. Our impact across policy, campaigning, information and advice, grant-making and partnerships improves lives by increasing the financial well-being of older people in financial hardship, enabling greater choice and independence in wider areas of life. We want to find talented individuals from diverse backgrounds to join us on this journey.


Responsibilities and Person Specification:

This is an exciting new role at Independent Age reporting to the Head of Governance & Risk. The post holder will provide excellent support to the Governance & Risk team across a broad range of activities, including governance, risk management, procurement and contracts, data protection, safeguarding and business continuity.

You will be responsible for servicing our Board and Committees, supporting the Head of Governance & Risk in aspects of risk, procurement, safeguarding and our annual planning cycle and providing efficient support to the rest of the Governance & Risk Team, including the Director of Finance & Governance.

You will have a passion for good governance and risk management, including a demonstrable understanding of charity governance best practice and the principles of good risk management. You will also have a good working knowledge and experience in one or more of the following specialisms – safeguarding, data protection, procurement and contract management or business continuity planning. You will be an excellent communicator, with an eye for detail and a proactive can-do attitude. You will also have a desire to get things done efficiently and well.

This is a full-time role, 35 hours per week, which you can choose to work over five days or a 9-day fortnight. 

If your experience doesn’t align perfectly with all of the above criteria but you do meet most of them and are excited about the role, we encourage you to apply anyway. 

In line with the current guidance in relation to the activity to be undertaken in this role, a Basic Level DBS Certificate will also be required.


What it’s like to work at Independent Age:

We celebrate diversity at Independent Age and champion the differences that make each of us unique. We actively support and encourage people from a variety of backgrounds, experiences and skill sets to join us and help shape what we do. We aim to attract and retain a wide range of talent and create an environment where everyone can feel safe, protected, welcome and included.   

We offer great benefits including 28 days annual leave plus public holidays, a generous pension scheme with life assurance, and fantastic learning and development opportunities. We also offer a number of enhanced leave provisions and benefits.

We know that a good work life balance helps us perform at our best and supports wellbeing. Flexible working hours and hybrid working is standard for all. Colleagues are required to attend the office a minimum of 1 day per week, but this role will frequently require you to be in the office 2-3 days in a week to support Board and Committee meetings.

You can find out more about what it’s like to work at Independent Age here.


Application Process:

To apply, please visit our website to submit a CV and a Supporting Statement, detailing how your skills and experience meet the criteria within the Job Description and Person Specification (please do not hesitate to contact us if you have specific requirements and need support to apply in an alternative format).

Independent Age is committed to safeguarding and follows Safer Recruitment practices to ensure we are safeguarding those we work with. We therefore ask that you supply your full work history with explanations for any gaps in the application documents you submit and, if offered the post, we will require two employment references including your current or most recent employer. 


Closing Date: 15 November 2023

Interview Dates: Early December (TBC)

Posted on: 30 October 2023
Closed date: 27 November 2023 at 23:59
Tags: Admin, Governance

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