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Corporate Governance Officer

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust
Trinity House
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum pro rata
Closing date
31 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We have an exciting opportunity for a Governance Officer to join the Corporate Governance Team.

The Corporate Governance Team are responsible for the successful delivery of the highest levels of corporate governance. This includes overseeing all governance arrangements such as ensuring effectiveand efficient running of the Board, Council of Governors and Board sub-committee meetings.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work as part of the Corporate Governance Team and will be responsible for supporting governance arrangements across the Trust by ensuring that effective arrangements are in place for supporting the Board and Committees.

The post holder will support the Assistant Trust Secretary to co-ordinate Board / Committees' agendas and papers taking responsibility for the timely coordination and distribution of highly complex, confidentialand sensitive information.

The Post Holder will be required to manage the forward planner anticipating possible needs by remaining informed of forth coming activities and developments.

The role will manage the department's administrative processes, this includes ensuring forward plans are up to date, timely production of meeting agendas, meeting papers and advanced minute-taking and follow-up of actions from meetings as required.

About us

One of the largest community NHS trusts in the UK, KCHFT are rated 'outstanding' by the CQC. We've got a passion for delivering high standards of care to patients and deliver excellent services to improve the health of our communities. To do this we need outstanding people who share our valuesCompassionateAspirationalResponsiveExcellent

We're committed to equality, diversity and inclusion, which leads to better patient care and a happier workforce. So, all our colleagues have equal access to career opportunities.

Flexibility is another way we do this. In the NHS, we're reminded every day how important life is. As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want you to be able to work in a way that is best for us, for our patients and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement without having to sacrifice time for personal interests or family commitments. We'll support you to work flexibly in a way that will suits us both

Looking for professional development? We can support that too! Ourcareer pathways will help you achieve your aspirations

Job description

Job responsibilities

The job description and person specification gives you all the information you need about this role. Please look carefully at the criteria in the person specification and tell us what you have done that shows you meet this.

Still have questions? The recruiting manager would love to hear from you, their contact details can be found in the job advert.

We can get a lot of applications for some roles so to be in with the best chance of being shortlisted please make sure you apply as soon as possible. A vacancy may close early if there is a lot of interest in the job.

If you need an application form in an alternative format please let our recruitment team know so they can help you with this.

All information you supply on your application should, to the best of your knowledge, be true and accurate. Interviews are due to take place on the 3rd of June 2024.

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Although vaccination against COVID-19 is not mandatory, we are strongly encouraging colleagues in clinical and non-clinical roles who have direct or social contact with patients to be fully vaccinated. In this way we will be doing all we can to ensure your safety and that of your colleagues and the patients we serve.

Person Specification



  • Level 6 qualification (e.g. Bachelor degree BA/BSc, NVQ level 6, ordinary degree without honours) or equivalent demonstrable experience



  • Proven use of office systems, with advanced use of Microsoft Office, i.e. MS Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and Excel. Experience in providing robust administrative support to senior leadership teams. Sound judgement and logical approach to decision making with the ability to determine and implement solutions.


  • NHS specific IT system experience Understanding of NHS Community Services Experience of working in a unionised environment



  • Specialist knowledge of the corporate directorate. Handling confidential and sensitive information in accordance with DPA / GDPR. Development of standard and bespoke data reports from Databases.


  • An understanding of the NHS current agenda and challenge

Skills & abilities


  • Specialist knowledge of the corporate directorate. Handling confidential and sensitive information in accordance with DPA / GDPR. Development of standard and bespoke data reports from Databases. Excellent written and verbal communication skills including presentation skills. Excellent inter-personal skills and the ability to communicate and work effectively with a wide range of people from different backgrounds at all levels of seniority. Ability to produce accurate and professional minutes of meetings and present to a high standard. Proven standard of word processing skills, with a high standard of presentation and accuracy. The ability to plan and organise own workload and work autonomously. The ability to be innovative, objective as well as logical in resolving problems. The ability to maintain a high level of performance and meeting of deadlines even when faced with conflicting priorities of others. Ability to learn from mistakes as a positive learning opportunity and encourage others to do the same. The ability to prioritise and balance a range of competing tasks to deliver to agreed timescales. Professional and flexible attitude to work.

Personal attributes


  • Ability to apply a common sense and logical approach to identify key or underlying issues in difficult situations and use initiative to solve problems. Ability to deal with distressing or emotional situations and discussions frequently, objectively and with emotional intelligence. Ability to travel to diverse sites. Eligibility to work in the UK.

Employer details

Employer name

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust



Trinity House

TN25 4AZ

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