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Corporate Governance Officer

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust
Depending on experience £24,907 - £30,615 pa pro rata
Closing date
5 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated and enthusiastic individual to work as a key member of the Trust Head Office within the Corporate Governance Team working with the Company Secretary, which is right at the heart of the Trust's overall corporate governance. This role will provide professional and efficient secretariat support services to a number of the Committees of the Trust Board of Directors, ensuring the effective and efficient coordination of the flow of business.

Consideration will be given to part-time (not less than 30 hours) and full-time (37.5 hours) working per week.

The post allows remote working / working from home with a minimum requirement to be in the office 1-4 days a month

Main duties of the job

You will have proven significant experience of supporting and minuting senior level meetings and committees and demonstrate flexibility, confidentiality and professionalism. You will have excellent interpersonal and influencing skills and the ability to plan ahead, document well and keep careful track of timelines and business cycles. The role requires the ability to juggle multiple, competing priorities as well as to be organised, logical, and to work under both your own initiative and as a team player.

About us

Sustainability is integral to the Trust achieving the NHS Net Zero target. All staff are therefore actively encouraged and supported to implement new ways of working within their field of expertise.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Corporate Governance Officer will work as a member of the Company Secretarys team to provide professional and efficient secretariat support services to the Trust Board and its committees, ensuring the delivery of sound corporate governance and the effective and efficient coordination of the flow of business.

Person Specification



  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience.


  • Interest in undertaking the ICSA Company Secretaries qualification.



  • Previous experience in a corporate governance environment.
  • Extensive administrative or management experience at a senior level.
  • Experience of working with Senior Managers, Executives and Boards.
  • High standard of computer skills including highly proficient use of Outlook and Word. Competence in Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Experience in report writing, presentation, influencing and persuasion, minute taking, developing action plans to cover a range of complex activities.


  • Previous NHS or public sector experience.
  • Project management skills.

Practical and Intellectual Skills


  • Knowledge of the working of Corporate Governance and the role of the Company Secretary / Knowledge of how the Non-Executive Directors work within the NHS / other bodies.
  • Knowledge of how Trust Board and sub-committees work.


  • Broad understanding of NHS policies and principles and the wider political context.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust


Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust

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