Interim Head of Corporate Secretariat - Bristol

1st Executive
England, Bristol
£300 - £350 per day
15 Feb 2019
01 Apr 2019
Adam Dennison
Specialist Area
Public Sector
Full Time
  • Interim Head of Corporate Secretariat - £300-350p/d (inside IR35)
  • Bristol

An Interim Head of Corporate Secretariat at £300-350p/d (inside IR35) is required for a public sector organisation based in Bristol. A 6 month contract, very likely to extend, this is an exciting opportunity within undertaking effective secretarial and support services management, engagin with senior stakeholders. A great role for any candidate who is looking to develop their experience within a diverse and fast-paced function.


  • Leading the Corporate Secretariat team in ensuring that effective support and secretarial services are provided to senior stakeholders and directors.
  • Organising the duties of directors, Overseeing transparent corporate governance and regulatory compliance.
  • Ensuring the directors are informed of the latest developments in legal, regulatory or corporate governance.
  • Acting as the representative for the Secretariat team in internal meetings by taking accurate minutes.
  • Ensure the Agency's overall compliance with corporate governance best practice and governance requirements.
  • Ensure the provision of an efficient and effective secretariat to the Board and its sub-Boards and Committees
  • Communicating and promoting good governance across the Agency and helping to drive a positive governance culture where any member of staff can understand how decisions are made within the Agency.
  • Daily contact with Directors and Corporate Senior Leaders to provide expert advice and guidance on governance policies and processes, anticipating issues before they reach the point of escalation
  • Work closely with the Head of Strategy, Planning and Performance to ensure that the Board and Committee agendas support the strategic direction of the agency
  • Work closely with the Head of Assurance and Assurance, Risk and Business Continuity Manager to ensure governance requirements are in-line with assurance needs of the Agency and vice versa.

Required Skills:

  • Previous secretariat experience
  • Previous minute taking experience
  • Thorough understanding of governance
  • Management experience highly desired

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