£40,000 - £50,000 per year
Permanent, Part-time, 2/3 days per week, weekend work required
Job description
  • To ensure the Union complies with its governing documents and policies, charity and company law and other relevant legislation. To monitor changes in relevant legislation and the regulatory environment and take appropriate action.
  • To advise the Trustees with regard to how the SNU operates and ensure that resources are spent in pursuance of its objects.
  • To maintain all statutory registers and ensure company records are kept effectively and that statutory forms are filed promptly.
  • To represent the company at in-house and external events and presentations and to liaise with any professional bodies and individuals such as lawyers, auditors, etc.
  • Provide advice to the Board on skills criteria for Board Membership, identifying any gaps and supporting the recruitment, selection, induction and appraisal of Board Members. Advise on the retention and refreshment of skills
  • To work in partnership with the Trustees, and the General Managers of Head Office, Arthur Findlay College & Barbanell Centre
  • Be responsible for producing papers and information resources to Board members. Ensuring appropriate electronic and paper records are kept of Board minutes, agenda papers and resolutions.
  • Support the Board in the Trustees Annual Report and AGM process.
  • To contribute to meeting discussions as required and advise members of legal, governance and financial implications of proposed policies and actions.
  • To advise the Trustees on adherence to Spiritualists’ National Union governing documents and rules.
  • To provide the Trustees with relevant and correct information on which to make informed decisions and carry out their responsibilities.
  • To implement actions delegated to you by the Trustees following NEC Board meetings.
  • To ensure that the decisions, policies and procedures of the Spiritualists’ National Union are disseminated to all staff and relevant parties.
  • Oversee and periodically review the overall governance framework for the organisation, ensure it is fit for purpose and provides clearly accountable decision making and oversight
  • Develop and manage the corporate risk register and ensure that all steps to mitigate risks are documented and continually updated.

Experience / Qualifications

  • Substantial company Governance or Company / Board secretary experience.
  • Knowledge of UK legal and regulatory requirements to charities, central government, and companies
  • Education to A level or equivalent
  • Experience of managing compliance risks across multiple functional areas and locations
  • Experience of working with confidential and sensitive material in a professional manner.
  • First class interpersonal skills, including discretion. Used to building credibility with senior figures and managing the relationships between board members. Has the confidence to make impactful interventions at Board Meetings
  • Highly literate with firsclass written business English. A competent minute-takeof Board meetings with meticulous organizational skills and attention to detail
Posted on: 04 August 2022
Closing date: 03 September 2022 at 23:59
Tags: Governance

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