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Governance Support Officer
Ref. 50051083

£22,420.20 per annum (Incl. LWA)

Strategy, Planning and Performance

Central London

This post is part-time, working 21 hours over 3 days per week and is fixed term for 2 years. The full time salary is £37,367 and is pro-rata for this part-time role. 

The Governance Support Officer is responsible for supporting the Executive Board and the Clerk to the Court of Governors in the provision of effective governance and management of the University and will provide professional advice and support to senior managers across the University, contributing to proactive, impactful and integrated governance. You will have lots of interaction with different colleagues across the University, face-to-face, via Microsoft Teams and by email. You will work with colleagues in the Governance, Compliance and Risk team to ensure alignment between the work of the Executive Board and our governing body.

You should have a thorough knowledge of governance principles, including best practice in this area, coupled with demonstrable experience of providing effective secretarial support for senior committees and building effective relationships with colleagues at all levels. You should also be able to operate with discretion and sensitivity and have a proactive approach to problem solving and a positive attitude. Working with busy teams and in a job share arrangement, you will need to be able to prioritise and manage your workload in partnership with your job share colleague, exercise initiative and work well under pressure.

You will be based at our Regent Street site and we have a Smart Working approach that allows for remote working in the UK when you are not required onsite.

The job description and person specification for this role provides full details of the scope and accountabilities, and the skills, qualifications and attributes needed. 

At the University of Westminster, diversity, inclusion and equality of opportunity are at the core of how we engage with students, colleagues, applicants, visitors and all our stakeholders. 

We are fully committed to enabling a supportive and safe learning and working environment which is equitable, diverse and inclusive, is based on mutual respect and trust, and in which harassment and discrimination are neither tolerated nor acceptable.

The University has adopted Smart Working principles to support and further our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion aims of being an inclusive collaborative and flexible employer. Further details of Smart Working can be discussed at interview stage. 

Closing date: midnight on 03 April 2023

Interviews are likely to be held on: 20 April 2023 

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