London, Greater London (Hybrid)
£34,761 - £38,150 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Are you ready for a rewarding opportunity to apply your governance expertise working for a charity which makes a real difference to homeless people’s lives?


About the role

We are looking for someone to join the St Mungo’s Governance team to play a key role in assisting the Director of Governance to support Trustees and the Executive team in fulfilling their governance, compliance and best practice responsibilities for the charity.

In the role of Governance Officer you will:

  • Ensure Board and Committee meetings are properly organised and managed, with particular responsibility for St Mungo’s committee structure.
  • Provide advice on governance matters to enable trustees and staff to meet their governance responsibilities.
  • Be responsible for coordinating the internal audit programme, as well as undertaking risk management and compliance activities across St Mungo’s.
  • Prepare reports and analyse data in order to assess legal and regulatory requirements.

About you

The successful candidate is likely to be a governance professional with experience in charity and/or housing association governance. You will need to have the ability to initiate and maintain positive and effective working relationships with others, have excellent attention to detail and the ability to present complex information in a concise and easy to understand way. The ability to plan and work methodically to manage projects and multiple priorities within tight deadlines is also essential.

What we offer

Excellent Development and Growth Opportunities

  • We hold Investors in People Gold accreditation – one of just 3% of Housing Associations to achieve this. 82% of staff who took part in the survey say St Mungo’s is a great place to work.
  • We are committed to developing all of our staff via routes such as secondments, transfers and promotion. In 2019 35% of our vacancies were filled by internal promotions.

A Diverse and Inclusive Work Place

  • Equality, diversity and inclusion are central to the organisation's values and how we work.
  • We are proud of our commitment to diversity and inclusion and have 8 great Diversity Networks to support clients and staff from different backgrounds so they are able to be their best selves.

Flexible Working and Pension

  • We are committed to maintaining your work/life balance. We offer 25 days annual leave, and operate a very popular Flexi Time scheme, which allows you to supplement your annual leave entitlement. After 5 years, staff annual leave entitlement increases to 28 days.
  • St Mungo’s contribute 4% of your gross annual salary, and you are able to enrol in the Defined Contribution scheme following a successful probationary period in which the employer contribution is 6%.

What we do

At St Mungo’s our vision is that everyone has a place to call home and can fulfil their hopes and ambitions. As a homelessness charity and housing association, our clients are at the heart of what we do, and in 2019 – 2020 we supported 32,800 people across all of our services. Our staff are crucial to making this happen.

How to apply

To find out more and apply please go to the St Mungo’s careers page on our website and click the ‘Apply Now’ Button to upload your CV and answer our short application form. 

To view the job description and guidance on completing your application form, please click on the ‘document available’ tab at the top of the advert page on our website.

Closing date: 10am on 8 June 2022

Assessments and Interview: Friday 17 June 2022


Please be advised that all appointments will be made on St Mungo’s current standard Terms and Conditions (T&Cs); this also applies to any internal candidates.

More about St Mungo's

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Refreshed on: 01 June 2022
Closed date: 08 June 2022 at 12:00
Tags: Social Care/Development, Governance